Cloud Management: An Important Consideration In The Road Map For An ISV

Cloud Management Cloud management is more than just monitoring service in the cloud computing environment. It is the task of provisioning, metering, billing and monitoring service in a cloud computing environment and staying profitable. The following key areas play an important role in operating cloud services: Self-service Portal Service Level Agreement Policy Management Metering and

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More APAC SMBs To Adopt Cloud Computing In 2011

More SMBs to Adopt Cloud in 2011 Popularity of Cloud Computing is increasing in Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) (APAC) region and a newly released research conducted by AMI-Partners shows that Cloud Computing market for SMBs in this region will hit US$11.4B in 2011. Apparently, SMBs have recognized the tremendous opportunities offered by Cloud and are therefore

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Cloud.com Releases New Version of CloudStack – The Open Source Cloud OS

CloudStack 2.2 accelerates enterprise and service provider cloud deployments with improved hypervisor support, AJAX web interface and scalability enhancements CUPERTINO, Calif. – March 15, 2011 – Cloud.com today announced CloudStack™ 2.2, the latest version of its innovative open source cloud computing platform. CloudStack is a comprehensive, open source software solution that accelerates the deployment, management

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Gluster Joins OpenStack Community – RightScale, Amazon AWS, VMware

Gluster Joins OpenStack Community with the likes of RightScale, Amazon AWS, VMware Milpitas, Calif. – March 15, 2011 – Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions for public and private clouds, today announced that it has joined the OpenStack™ community. It is Gluster’s intention to develop enhancements to OpenStack Storage offerings that give

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Gaming as a Service – The Future of Cloud Gaming

Gaming on the Cloud “Gaming is no child’s play; it’s big business!” Quick, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you visualize gaming? If you are thinking “unsocial teenager whose only exercise is moving his fingers on the computer keyboard”, you are wrong. While unsocial teenagers do comprise a big chunk of the

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Managing Cisco QoS with Cloud-Based Applications

Managing Cisco QoS with Cloud-Based Applications ActionPacked! Networks is sponsoring a free one hour online training session on March 16 to help network engineers understand how to apply QoS to their cloud-based applications. This session titled “Managing Cisco QoS with Cloud-Based Applications” will feature real-world examples of popular cloud applications and will be presented by

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Acronis And Red Hat Partner To Enable Expanded Virtualization Capabilities For Enterprises

Acronis and Red Hat Partner to Enable Expanded Virtualization Capabilities for Enterprises RALEIGH, N.C. and WOBURN, MASS., – March 14, 2011 – Red Hat, Inc., the (NYSE: RHT) world’s leading provider of open source solutions, and Acronis, a leading provider of backup, recovery and security solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced that

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Cloud Audio Platform Service 'SoundCloud' Partners with 'ThingLink'

ThingLink and SoundCloud Announce Innovative Collaboration of Technologies that adds Sound and Music to Images March 14, 2011 (San Francisco, CA) — ThingLink, the provider of image interaction tools, and SoundCloud, the fast-growing audio platform, today announced an innovative collaboration of technologies that enables anyone to add sound and music directly to their images. For

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Cloud Accounting Software Specialist Secures Second Round Funding

Cloud Accounting Software Specialist Secures Second Round Funding and Launches Major New Release Cloud Accounting software specialist, Liquid Accounts has successfully secured second-round funding in order to develop its sales, coinciding with the release of Version 7 of its award-winning online accounting software.  The new version includes many enhancements including a new optional integrated Payroll

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Earthquakes and Cloud Computing

Earthquakes and Cloud Computing “We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American poet and lecturer. Switch on the television, and there’s only one news item grabbing headlines around the globe – the earthquake in Japan. Unless you have been meditating in the Himalayas, you must know that Japan has

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IBM Invests $38 million In Singapore Data Center To Address Asia-Pacific Cloud Computing Needs

On 11 March, IBM announced a $38 million investment in a new IBM Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Centre in Singapore. This center will help deliver the company’s cloud computing services to clients in the Asia Pacific region which has seen a tremendous growth in demand. “IBM’s investment in our Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data

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Cloud Provider Named As One Of The Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies

The Wall Street Journal Names Cyan as “Next Big Thing” Cyan is ranked sixth among the top 50 venture-backed companies according to research firm VentureSource Petaluma, CA, – March 14, 2011 – Cyan today announced that it has been ranked sixth by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 50 venture-backed companies. The

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Harvest Solutions Promotes Cloud Computing with Facebook

Harvest Solutions Promotes Cloud Computing with Facebook Cloud computing software specialist Harvest Solutions is expanding its online presence through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. The company is also promoting its products through a new blog, which went live last week. Apparently, Harvest Solutions is doing what most fast track companies are doing these days-leveraging social media to

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Rackspace Announces Rackspace Startup Program and Availability of Rackspace Cloud 2.0

The Rackspace Cloud 2.0 Now Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for Free SAN ANTONIO, TX – March 11, 2011 –Rackspace®, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today formalized a new program, the Rackspace Startup Program, where Rackspace provides cloud computing resources to startups participating in programs with 500

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