State of Minnesota Signs Historic Cloud Computing Agreement with Microsoft

State of Minnesota Signs Historic Cloud Computing PRESS RELEASE St. Paul, MN—In an effort to deliver technology services as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, the State of Minnesota’s Office of Enterprise Technology (OET) signed a groundbreaking enterprise-wide service agreement with Microsoft last week. The agreement calls for the State’s Enterprise Unified Communications and Collaborations services

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Orange Business Services, Cisco, EMC and VMware to Pave the Way for Easy Cloud Computing Adoption

Companies form a global business alliance to address enterprise cloud computing needs PARIS & SILICON VALLEY, Calif. & HOPKINTON, Mass., Sep 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Orange Business Services together with Cisco, EMC and VMware have formed a business alliance, called Flexible 4 Business, to offer end-to-end cloud computing services for enterprises. This business alliance

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SAP Interview With CloudTweaks

SAP Discusses First Native Cloud Application CloudTweaks.com had an opportunity this week to speak with Rahul Sood, SVP, SAP Carbon Impact product management, Technology and Innovation Platform.  SAP recently released an enhanced version of SAP Carbon Impact OnDemand 5.0.  It is SAP’s first native cloud application,  and is designed to help companies  reduce their energy and

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Microsoft Seeks Privacy Law to Aid Cloud Computing

Microsoft Seeks Privacy Law to Aid Cloud Computing Article By BloomBerg Microsoft Corp. is urging an overhaul of U.S. laws for electronic privacy to help new services such as cloud computing, a technology that may double sales in five years. As more data are stored on remote servers and away from personal computers, a 1986

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: CDN and Amazon CloudFront

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: CDN and Amazon CloudFront: High performance websites need efficient content delivery networks. A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a collection of servers distributed across various geo-graphical locations. The distribution of the web servers in the network makes it accessible from nearest point with lesser hops. The

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Practically Speaking about Cloud Storage Part 2

Practically Speaking about Cloud Storage Part 2 The marketplace for cloud storage is getting more and more crowded each and every day. Whether it is targeted towards individuals, SMBs or Enterprises more new players are trying to offer service value. As in the case with Dropbox.  There are at least a dozen others in the

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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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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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CA Technologies to Share Expert Insights on Real-World Cloud Computing Event

ISLANDIA, N.Y., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ — As more organizations implement cloud computing solutions to become more nimble and better serve the needs of business users, IT leaders are in need of pragmatic advice about implementation best practices. Experts from CA Technologies will be sharing their insights to help organizations get the most out of their

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BigMachines and Salesforce.com Announce New BigMachines Configuration and Quoting Application

Cloudforce 2010 London SAN FRANCISCO & CHICAGO, Sep 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — –BigMachines Demonstrating New Solution at Cloudforce 2010 London BigMachines, the leading vendor in the configuration and quoting space, and salesforce.com, (CRM 119.00, -0.63, -0.53%) the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced BigMachines’ on-demand configuration, quoting and proposal application is now tightly integrated

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Cloud Computing Comparisons Between AWS, RackSpace and GoGrid

Cloud Computing Comparisons Between AWS, RackSpace and GoGrid Windows Server Domination: It is no secret that most of the early cloud servers were in Unix flavors. However, in the recent past, there is a spate of new Windows cloud servers bursting out from leading cloud vendors. It is true that windows cloud servers, though they

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Sony Challenges Apple ITunes with New Cloud Based Digital Service.

Sony Challenges Apple ITunes with New Cloud Based Digital Service. Sony has made an announcement at the at the IFA conference in Berlin. They have announced that they will be competing with Apple iTunes by offering an unlimited cloud-based music service which will be accessible through the PS3 and other cloud connected mobile devices.  This

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Salesforce.com Announces Cloudforce 2010

Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff to deliver keynote Global industry leaders from BMC and CA to present at 8th September event SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 01, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Salesforce.com  (CRM 116.40, +6.52, +5.93%) , the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced Cloudforce 2010: London, the largest cloud computing event in the UK. This

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HP Launches CloudStart to Fast Track Private Clouds

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 30, 2010 HP today announced HP CloudStart, the industry’s first all-in-one solution for deploying an open and flexible private cloud environment within 30 days. Built on an HP Converged Infrastructure, HP CloudStart simplifies and speeds private cloud deployments. Consisting of hardware, software and services, HP CloudStart empowers businesses to deliver pay-per-use services

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