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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WhitePaper: Fast Facts for the Hybrid Cloud

Fast Facts for the Hybrid Cloud Read these Fast Facts to learn how Riverbed Technology’s range of solutions enable organizations to build a flexible, hybrid cloud environment. Cloud computing benefits can include a unique blend of performance, availability, cost, and control. However, accomplishing these benefits requires the ability to integrate public and private services with

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Tips to Help Businesses Make the Most of the Cloud

Tips to Help Businesses Make the Most of the Cloud Businesses looking to embrace the cloud sometimes try to find a solution that will allow them to make the transition from in-house services to the cloud as effortlessly as possible. Most of the successful examples that we witnessed in our practice, though, embrace the cloud

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The Cloud Lock-In (Part 2): The Great Lock-In of PaaS

The Cloud Lock-In (Part 2): The Great Lock-In of PaaS As we climb up the cloud layers scale, the complexity increases hence the vendor lock-in. PaaS as well as SaaS layers present stronger vendor lock-in than the IaaS layer. Did you read the 1st part on IaaS Lock-In ? The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is

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North American Students Hone Business Skills on NetSuite Cloud

North American Students Hone Business Skills on NetSuite Cloud A large number of North America students are learning real-world business operation skills on NetSuite Cloud. A total of thirteen North American university accounting programs have adopted NetSuite as a key component of their degree curricula. Universities including Purdue University and University of California will introduce

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Case Study: Cloud Computing Competence Development (ING)

Case Study: Cloud Computing Competence Development  ING’s IT Strategy ING set out a cloud strategy that had the potential for substantial savings in cost while also providing for greater control of IT infrastructure, newer technology, improved stability, and a more agile organization. However, ING understood that the roles of IT professionals change as a result

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Mobile + Cloud = The Future is Here

Mobile + Cloud = The Future is Here The combination of mobile and cloud technologies seems a match made in heaven. The cloud is highly flexible and charges on usage, while the mobile technologies deliver the applications everywhere and anywhere the users might need them, really fast. I have largely touched upon the subject when

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Wyse Introduces New T50 Thin Client in UK

Wyse Introduces New T50 Thin Client in UK Wyse Technology is introducing entry-level thin client computing in UK featuring best-in-class multimedia, performance and management capabilities. The company claims it is making Cloud Client Computing accessible to more UK businesses with the release of the Wyse T50 that delivers excellent web, Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware VDI

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HP Unveils Expanded Enterprise Security Solutions for the Instant-On Enterprise

HP Unveils Expanded Enterprise Security Solutions for the Instant-On Enterprise Comprehensive security services and technology portfolio delivers insight and protection against modern cyberthreats (PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2011) HP today announced its expanded Enterprise Security Solutions portfolio, designed to help enterprises establish and execute a comprehensive security strategy that addresses threats and potential liabilities

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Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government?

Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government? The Federal government’s relationship with cloud computing have always been a topic of interest on this website. Over the last months, I have covered this area in considerable detail. However, but for the slight hint of skepticism, the articles have been largely positive about

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Lightweight Application Development Systems Ride the Cloud: IDG Report

Lightweight Application Development Systems Ride the Cloud: IDG Report Cloud computing is gaining widespread adoption, and for good reason. Lower costs, increased flexibility, and the ability to scale IT resources up or down as needed are among the primary benefits that have a majority of CIOs leveraging the cloud. In a recent survey conducted by

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