UPDATE: Microsoft COO: ‘We Are Going To Lead With the Cloud’

SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)–Cloud computing tops a four-point plan Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has developed for maintaining its position in the business-software market, Kevin Turner, the company’s chief operating officer, said Thursday. “We are going to lead with the cloud,” Turner said at the Redmond, Wash. software giant’s analyst day. “It helps position Microsoft to sell

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Top 10 Cloud Computing Venture Capital Firms To Help Build Your Business

Top 10 Cloud Computing Venture Capital Firms To Help Build Your Business For more than 30 years, NEA has been helping to build great companies. Our committed capital has grown to $11 billion and we’ve funded more than 650 companies in the Information Technology, Energy Technology and Healthcare sectors. For more than 49 years, Norwest

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CA Technologies buys its way into cloud fray

By Kevin Kwang, ZDNet Asia Its 2010 acquisition blitz to date includes Oblicore, Nimsoft and 3Tera and shows no signs of slowing as CA Technologies (CA) continues its buying spree to “plug gaps” and bulk up on technical capabilities, particularly in the cloud environment. According to Andi Mann, vice president of product marketing at CA,

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Fujitsu sales suggest the market is turning

News that Fujitsu UK & Ireland has signed £200m in new business with three large customers will be seen as welcome relief to Fujitsu shareholders, among others. While it will disappoint the companies that lost to Fujitsu, they will nevertheless be encouraged that the private sector is once again spending money. After keeping their hands

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Vision Solutions Acquires Industry-Leading Double-Take Software

Leading High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions for Windows, Linux, Power Systems and Cloud Computing Now Available From a Single Provider IRVINE, CA, Jul 26, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Today Vision Solutions, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Double-Take Software, Inc., a leading provider of recovery solutions for the rapidly growing

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Novell and Tencent Establish Joint Cloud Computing Laboratory in China

The FINANCIAL — Novell and Tencent on July 22 announced the establishment of a research laboratory in Shenzhen, China to jointly develop an Internet Data Center (IDC) cloud computing platform. Tencent, China’s largest Internet service portal with more than 480 million active users, is adopting SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server and PlateSpin Orchestrate as its auto-deployment system. As

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Developers Pick Google and IBM as Top Cloud Vendors, New Cloud Development Survey

Dublin, Jul 22, 2010 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) — Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3b43c9/cloud_development) has announced the addition of the “Cloud Development Survey 2010 v.1″ report to their offering. The Cloud Development Survey Report examines the concerns, intentions and current adoption of developers regarding deploying to and developing for public or private clouds. The report covers the

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IBM unveils hybrid mainframe – Cloud Computing

IBM on Thursday will unveil a new hybrid mainframe design that aims to cut data center sprawl and be a bridge to other systems. All of the hardware giants—IBM, HP, Cisco, Dell and Oracle—are producing magic boxes (or armies of them) to modernize data centers and bridge them to cloud computing. IBM is aiming its

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Cloud Computing Firm VMware Reports Second Quarter 2010 Results Revenue Growth of 48%

PALO ALTO, CA, Jul 20, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — VMware, Inc. (VMW 72.42, -0.93, -1.27%) , the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter to the cloud, today announced financial results for the second quarter 2010: Revenues for the second quarter were $674 million, an increase of 48% from the

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CloudTweaks Media Partner For The Cloud Security Alliance Congress November 16-17

CloudTweaks is pleased to be a Media Partner with the MIS Training Institute and The Cloud Security Alliance Congress. Read more information on the Workshop Below. Conference Overview Cloud Security Alliance Congress November 16-17, 2010 Optional Workshops: November 15 & 18, 2010 Expo Dates: November 16 & 17, 2010 Hilton Disney World Resort Orlando, FL

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8 Promising Private Cloud Computing Companies

Cloupia was founded by experienced entrepreneurs and funded by Silicon Valley angel investors to create the foundation for next-generation cloud technologies. We are a group of seasoned professionals with complementary IT backgrounds joining forces to help businesses with complex IT needs ranging from small business to large enterprises. Our corporate headquarters is based in Santa

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Cloud Computing: Two Kinds of Agility

A Nice Article by: Bernard Golden with CIO CIO — A key benefit often discussed about cloud computing is how it enables agility. This benefit is real and powerful. However, the term agility is used to describe two different kinds of benefit; both are real, but one of them will, ultimately, be seen as offering

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IBM Expands Cloud Computing Capabilities With New Cloud Competence Center in Ehningen, Germany

New Facility Delivers Commercial Development and Test and Desktop Cloud for European Clients EHNINGEN, Germany and ARMONK, N.Y., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new IBM Cloud Computing Competence Center in Ehningen, Germany, which will provide a broad range of cloud solutions and services to clients locally and internationally.  Located in

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