Cloud Computing to Slice Data Center Energy Consumption by 2020

Cloud Computing to Slice Data Center Energy Consumption by 2020 Cloud computing is set to reduce data center energy consumption of 31% from 2010 to 2020, according to a recent report from Pike Research.  Pike Research is a market research and consulting firm that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. Its newly released

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Cloud Computing – As You Like It

Cloud Computing – As You Like It In one of my previous articles, How To Choose Your Cloud Provider, I was mentioning how important flexibility is when choosing a cloud provider. I believe this is important because I know this is a question being asked by many: will the cloud software be tailored how I

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Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces CloudReady™ Program in India

Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces CloudReady™ Program in India Program designed to help channel partners on cloud computing opportunities Mumbai, India – September 20, 2011 – Avnet Technology Solutions, the leading technology solutions distribution company and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced CloudReady™ Program, an initiative designed to prepare and enable channel

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Latisys Scales Cloud Services with F5 Networks

Latisys Scales Cloud Services with F5 Networks F5 VIPRION Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) will serve as the foundation of private cloud and managed hosting solutions for IT outsourcing provider Latisys.  F5 Networks, the global specialist in Application Delivery Networking, will help Latisys to enhance its high-availability enterprise-grade managed services offering through this alliance. Customers can

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What Does Verizon Expect from the CloudSwitch Acquisition?

What Does Verizon Expect from the CloudSwitch Acquisition? Verizon is betting big on cloud computing. After this year’s $1.4 billion acquisition of data center operator Terremark, Verizon has once again loosened its purse strings to buy cloud computing startup CloudSwitch. The latter develops software that eases the transition of company applications from in-house servers to

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AWS News: Microsoft Windows on Amazon EC2 Cluster Instances

Run Microsoft Windows on Amazon EC2 Cluster Instances Starting today you can run Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows SQL Server Standard 2008 R2 on Cluster Compute and Cluster GPU instances for Amazon EC2. Cluster Compute Instances provide customers with high CPU capability within a high bandwidth, low latency network for IO intensive

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Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 1

Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 1 “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910), noted American author and humorist. By quoting the most famous American author on how statistics are often used to bolster unreasonable arguments, I may have showed my hand prematurely, but here are

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8×8 Acquires Cloud Call Center Services Provider Contactual

8×8 Acquires Cloud Call Center Services Provider Contactual 8×8 has acquired cloud-based call center and customer interaction management solutions provider Contactual acting on its intent to buy the company on September 12, 2011. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Contactual provides small businesses and enterprise departments with an efficient way to improve customer satisfaction while lowering

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HP CloudSystem Matrix: Managing at a Higher Level

HP CloudSystem Matrix: Managing at a Higher Level This Illuminata Spotlight discusses HP CloudSystem Matrix and its use as an out-of-the-box platform for private clouds suited to enterprise IT. Many now look to the idea of “cloud computing” as their future ideal state. Clouds emerged first as a mechanism for Web and network computing, but

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Windows 8: Microsoft Finally Unveils OS Designed With Cloud in Mind

Windows 8: Microsoft Finally Unveils OS Designed With Cloud in Mind “Metro-style” user interface aside, upcoming Windows 8 operating system is set to feature some useful cloud capabilities while developers and top executives at Microsoft still decline to unveil its full cloud capacity. Most analysts focus on Windows 8´s ability to run all applications in

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Cloud Computing Standards – is it time?

Cloud Computing Standards – is it time? In a previous article, Top 5 Cloud Computing Trends, I said that an alignment of standards in cloud computing is necessary, since cloud computing is at a relatively early stage of development and its evolution is moving at a high rate of speed. There are many organizations developing

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FireHost, Inc. Secures $10 Million in Series B Funding Led by The Stephens Group, LLC

FireHost, Inc. Secures $10 Million in Series B Funding Led by The Stephens Group, LLC Investors Confident in FireHost’s Position as the Go-To Cloud Host for Security (DALLAS, TX – Sept. 15, 2011) — FireHost, a secure cloud hosting company, announces today a growth investment by The Stephens Group, LLC, as well as earlier-round investors.

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NetApp Powers Cloud Offerings by BSNL, India

NetApp Powers Cloud Offerings by BSNL, India NetApp will aid Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited -BSNL data centres offer cloud services including co-location, managed hosting and enterprise cloud services.   BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd is a major telecommunications provider in India offering telephone services to private and business customers. The cloud services offered would target

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What Ails The Rackspace Stock?

Cloud Stock Factor

What Ails The Rackspace Stock? Rackspace US, Inc. (NYSE: RAX), a IT hosting company based in San Antonio, Texas, has long been a darling of the cloud computing industry. Established in 1998 and gone public in 2008, Rackspace is one of the early success stories of the cloud computing revolution. However, its recent stock performance,

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