The Internet’s Most Connected Company

Equinix Chief Stephen Smith on the advantages of being a digital middle-man. Article By Forbes.com SAN FRANCISCO — Equinix‘s business is straightforward. The company owns more places, where more networks meet, than any other. That’s what brings new customers to its data centers. Each new customer ultimately makes this business more valuable. That’s because in

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Cloud Gaming System – OnLive Offers Indie Game Developers a Direct-to-Consumer Channel on TV, PC and Mac

PALO ALTO, CA–(Source: Marketwire – September 15, 2010) – OnLive Inc., the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video games, announced today that it is making its SDK and developer tools available to independent developers to launch their games on its new cloud gaming platform. With the same level of effort made to reach only PC users,

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Novell Delivers First Solution for Comprehensive Cloud Management

Novell Cloud Manager, customers can build and securely manage cloud environments across all leading hypervisors, operating systems and hardware platforms WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL) today announced the availability of Novell® Cloud Manager, a new solution that enables customers to create and securely manage a cloud computing environment as a seamless

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3PAR Partners With Dongbu CNI to Sell Utility Storage Systems in Korea

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA–(Marketwire – September 7, 2010) –  3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today a partnership with Seoul-based Dongbu CNI to deliver 3PAR Utility Storage products and maintenance services to customers throughout Korea. 3PAR Korea, the company’s Korean subsidiary, chose Dongbu CNI due to its large, nationwide customer base

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Update – 3PAR Accepts Matching Acquisition Offer by Dell

Revised Transaction Valued at Approximately $1.8 Billion FREMONT, CA–(Marketwire – August 27, 2010) –  3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, today announced it has accepted a matching offer to be acquired by Dell for a price of $27 per share, or approximately $1.8 billion, net of 3PAR’s cash. Accordingly, 3PAR and

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HP acquires data software firm Stratavia

(Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N) said on Thursday it would acquire Stratavia, a private company that makes software to manage databases and has applications in cloud computing. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. HP said in a statement that Stratavia will make HP’s Software and Solutions portfolio stronger with its software that helps

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10 Cloud Computing Startups that you may or may not have heard of…

10 Cloud Computing Startups that you may or may not have heard of… Tap In Systems They offer Management of Your Cloud Services. This gives you control over your virtual infrastructure, automating the deployment of cloud services around your IT policies. Keep your applications running smoothly by monitoring all your cloud services with a single

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Nimbula raises $15M to expand cloud service

Reuters Press Release Nimbula, a provider of cloud-computing services, raised an additional $15 million in venture capital funding in a second round led by Accel Partners on Monday. It plans to use the money to promote market adoption of its on-demand computing service. Accel Partners snagged a spot on the company’s board of directors, which

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Cloud Computing – The future cloud should fend for itself

by James Urquhart with CNet It is fascinating the ways in which the world of computing can be made easier, thus creating opportunity for new complexities–usually in the form of new computing technologies. It’s happened with programming languages, software architectures, computer networks, data center design, and systems virtualization. However, nothing has raised the bar on

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Cloud Security – Intel buys security software firm McAfee for $7.68B

Intel announced today that it will acquire McAfee, maker of anti-virus and other security software, for $7.68 billion in cash, or $48 per share. The per share price is 60 percent more than McAfee’s $29.93 closing price on Wednesday. McAfee shares jumped 58 percent after the deal was made public to $47.42 in pre-market trading,

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CA Technologies Acquires Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure Consulting Firm

4Base Technology Will Help Customers Move Quickly, Pragmatically and Successfully from Virtualization to Cloud by Providing Strategic Advice and Implementation Expertise ISLANDIA, N.Y., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — As part of its continued investment in virtualization and cloud management, CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) today announced the acquisition of privately-held 4Base Technology, a virtualization and cloud infrastructure

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Cloud Growth – Cisco posts 79 percent jump in quarterly profit

Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers on Wednesday reported strong revenue and profit — as well as thousands of new hires around the globe, including hundreds in San Jose — but his upbeat comments came amid “mixed signals” from customers nervous about the wobbly global economy. On a day markets plunged on worries about a stalling

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Why Cloud Based Computing is the Best Practice to Adopt

Cloud based computing offers the most sought after advantages to corporations and all with reduced cost and easy implementation. With the passage of time corporations are becoming more specialized and skilled in their operations. Instead of doing everything themselves, they concentrate more on their specific area and get services from other vendors for related tasks.

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Cloud computing provider RightScale – How the Cloud Industry is Scaling

Cloud computing management provider RightScale updated its blog this morning with some impressive figures that point to company’s growth: its customers’ cloud computing usage has increased by 1000% in one year. While the post accompanies a press release, it would be a mistake to dismiss the numbers as just PR. The increased usage reflects three

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