Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 1

Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 1 Threat – an indication or warning of probable trouble Opportunity – a good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success A new technology, a new way of thinking, a new environment, a paradigm shift – these are often threats to established players who dominate the landscape. However, these same things often offer opportunities for others to thrive. Consider the dinosaurs.

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Top 110 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 2Q 2011

Top 110 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 2Q 2011 Happy 4th of July! I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend (if you happen to live in the U.S.) Today we take a look at the first half of 2011 to see which Cloud players are gaining mind share. In addition to the, “Top 110 Cloud

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50GB of Free Cloud Storage Available in HP App Catalog

50GB of Free Cloud Storage Available in HP App Catalog Box.net has launched its Box for TouchPad, which is available immediately in the HP App Catalog. In addition to offering enterprise-grade content storage and sharing to tablets, Box for TouchPad App makes available 50GB of free cloud storage for the lifetime of the account. Box

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8×8 and VCE Deliver Cloud Services to Businesses

8×8 and VCE Deliver Cloud Services to Businesses Business communications and cloud computing solutions provider 8×8 and VCE are collaborating to deliver cloud computing services to businesses utilizing the Vblock Infrastructure Platform. VCE or the Virtual Computing Environment Company was formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel. This company was established

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Dimension Data Acquires OpSource To Accelerate Global Cloud Strategy

Dimension Data Acquires OpSource To Accelerate Global Cloud Strategy Johannesburg, South Africa and Santa Clara, CA – June 30, 2011 – Dimension Data announced today that it has acquired OpSource, an enterprise cloud company, in a deal that will see Dimension Data, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Holdings, accelerate its cloud computing services offerings. 

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What’s In It For Me? – The Key Question Companies Ask of Cloud Computing

What’s In It For Me? – The Key Question Companies Ask of Cloud Computing “What’s in it for me? I’ve got to ask, If it’s only more tears Then I’ll have to pass. If you’ll open up Then I can see, Deep in your heart What’s in it for me?” – John Berry, American country

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Google Apps Vs Office 365

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Amazon and 3DS Team on Delivering Cloud-Based Applications

Amazon and 3DS Team on Delivering Cloud-Based Applications Dassault Systemes (3DS) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have teamed to enable companies of all sizes to get started quickly with 3DS Version 6 solutions on AWS. Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, delivers elastic cloud infrastructure. Dassault Systemes (3DS) specializes in 3D and Product Lifecycle

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Amazon AWS Announces New Data Transfer Pricing For CloudFront

AWS Announces New Data Transfer Pricing We’re pleased to announce that we’re lowering our pricing for AWS data transfer, effective July 1, 2011. We’ve often told you that one of our goals is to drive down costs continuously and to pass those savings on. We’ve reduced prices on over a dozen occasions over the last

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What Bromium’s Funding Means For Cloud Security

What Bromium’s Funding Means for Cloud Security What can prompt three experienced professionals in the IT industry – former CTO and SVP of engineering at Phoenix Technologies Gaurav Banga, former CTO of the Data Center & Cloud Division of Citrix Simon Crosby, and former VP of advanced products in the Virtualization and Management Division at

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Driving Business Productivity through DevOps + Cloud Computing

Driving Business Productivity through DevOps + Cloud Computing Software development and operations/systems administrators have been operating in a mutually opposing, yet beneficial, relationship. If software development teams are Ying, then system admins would be considered the Yang. X’s to O’s. In traditional IT departments, the development team aims to deliver new, innovative features to end-users

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Avnet Provides Cloud Solutions Demos to HP Partners

Avnet Technology Solutions has introduced its HP-designated Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) at its Global Solutions Center in Chandler, Ariz. Avnet’s HP CCoE is built on a complete, integrated and open platform – HP’s CloudSystem.  This platform allows both businesses and service providers to build and manage services across private, public and hybrid cloud environments.

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Update: Rackspace Discontinues Reseller Client Support

Update: Rackspace Discontinues Reseller Client Support We are discontinuing 24×7 Client Support to resellers’ end customers. To more clearly identify who is authorized to act on behalf of an account, Rackspace will no longer discuss account related issues or provide account specific support to individuals that are not our direct customers.  We will stop providing

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