New York City Has Agreed To Utilize IBM Cloud Technology

(Reuters) – New York City has hired IBM to consolidate the technology departments for more than 50 city agencies by using “cloud computing,” the company said in a statement on Sunday. New York City, which faces a deficit of as much as $4.4 billion (2.7 billion pounds), could save $100 million (63 million pounds) over

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Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They?

Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They? “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” – Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), British physicist and engineer. Lord Kelvin, father of the absolute temperature scale now named after him, got it right more than a hundred years ago. Measurement is critical to improvement, whether it be a product

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Cloudmore

Headed by Michael Wicander, who co-founded Cloudmore in 2004, the Swedish company managed to establish itself as one of the leading providers of cloud services in Europe in less than a decade. Headquartered in Stockholm, the company has particularly strong positions in the Nordic markets as well as in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It

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CloudTweaks Interview with Sandeep Johri, VP of Strategy at HP

Interview with Sandeep Johri, VP of Strategy and Industry Solutions at HP HP announced this week a suite of new products and services that enable businesses and governments to leverage the power of the cloud. In an exclusive interview this week with Sandeep Johri, VP of Strategy and Industry Solutions at Hewlett-Packard, Cloudtweaks discussed the

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GridGain Marks Record Usage in December

GridGain Marks Record Usage in December 160,000 Starts of New GridGain 3.0 Cloud Application Platform Signal Rapid Growth, Positive Economic Recovery San Francisco (January 28th, 2011)—In perhaps another positive sign that the economy may be on the road to recovery, GridGain Systems, a leading open-source cloud application platform, announced today the company set a new

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EquaTerra Survey Reveals Steady Growth of Cloud Computing Outsourcing in 2011

EquaTerra Survey Reveals Steady Growth of Cloud Computing Outsourcing in 2011 Cloud computing will dominate IT outsourcing market while demand for outsourcing and third-party services is expected to grow moderately in 2011, the fourth quarter 2010 Pulse survey by EquaTerra revealed. The survey reflects business and IT service market activity during fourth quarter of last

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Flexiant

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Flexiant Flexiant is a company headquartered in Livingston, Scotland and offers its Cloud Computing platform FlexiScale within the United Kingdom since 2007. Actually, that was the first service of this kind in the UK launched in 2007 by XCalibre Communications Ltd., which was later acquired by Flexiant. The

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How Cloud Computing Can Save You Money

How Cloud Computing Can Save You Money “Over the long term, absent of other barriers, economics always win.” – Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun Microsystems. Bechtolsheim made this announcement when presenting on the potential of cloud computing, where he stated that ultimately, it will be economics that dictates worldwide adoption of this new technology. And

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: ResearchGATE

ResearchGATE Monetizes Its Web-platform Connecting Researchers Worldwide The “FaceBook For Scientists” Scientists were, and still are, the driving force behind the booming IT industry and its newest sector – Cloud Computing. Scholars have been actively sharing ideas since the dawn of times although the invention of aviation, telephone and electricity made it possible for scientific

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Computing Without Borders – What Works, What Doesn’t

Computing Without Borders “Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.” – Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th US President. “You live in the age of interdependence. Borders don’t count for much or stop much, good or bad, anymore.” – Bill Clinton,

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1 GB Free Data Transfer with Amazon Simple Email Service

Amazon Introduces Bulk Email Service, Users Receive 1 GB Free Data Transfer Amazon Web Services (AWS), the online arm of Amazon, officially introduced the beta release of its cloud-based Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) – bulk and transactional email-sending service for businesses and developers. The service integrates with other AWS services, making it easy

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Free Red Hat Event: Cloud Best Practices

Last Day To Register For This Online Event! Free Registration Cloud Best Practices: Implementing for IaaS Tools, Components, & How to Put Them Together Date: January 26, 2011 Time: 02:00 pm (UTC+1) In this session, Malcolm Herbert and Lee Denison, senior architect at Red Hat, will discuss key Red Hat technologies, methodologies, and ideas for

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SQL Databases Thrive in the Cloud: Virtualizing Data-Intensive Applications for High Availability

As more and more organizations embrace cloud computing to save money, increase productivity, and to gain the ability to scale their infrastructures up or down on a moment’s notice, concerns still remain around the level of performance, availability, and overall security of their databases once they move to a hosting vendor. Since most companies lack

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HP Drives New Era for Cloud Computing – New HP Hybrid Delivery solutions

New HP Hybrid Delivery solutions make the cloud enterprise grade PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 – HP today announced a suite of new products and services that enable businesses and governments to leverage the power of the cloud while ensuring they meet required levels of security, performance and availability. Cloud computing is an important

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