Microsoft Expands Its Cloud Customer Base

Microsoft Expands its Cloud Customer Base Microsoft has expanded its customer base for its popular suite of cloud applications. Several companies including Advocate Health Care, Manpower Inc., Shell and Tampa General Hospital are using Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), to enjoy benefits such as better collaboration and productivity. Manpower, a provider of innovative work-force

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Zenith Infotech Launches MirrorCloud

The First Business Continuity Solution to offer a credible “stepping stone” to Private Cloud for Small and Medium Business Storage element of “SmartStyle Computing” concept offers innovative Business Continuity appliance for on-premise that scales to deliver a private local cloud computing solution March 10, 2011, GHENT – Zenith Infotech, a technology innovation company specializing in

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IBM Expects To Generate $7 billion In Cloud Computing Revenues By 2015: CEO

IBM expects to generate $7 billion in cloud computing revenues by 2015: CEO That some of the big IT players are expecting big bucks from cloud computing is nothing new; what’s new is Big Blue IBM’s amazing optimism on the future of the market in general and its fortunes in particular. On 8 March 2011,

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Amazon Chief Technology Officer talks about the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

Amazon Chief Technology Officer talks about the Cloud Computing Ecosystem At the Cloud Connect conference currently on in Santa Clara, California, Amazon Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Werner Vogels spoke about what he called the “cloud computing ecosystem.” By “ecosystem”, Vogels was referring to the gamut of services built upon the base of Amazon’s cloud-based platform

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OpSource Offers Affordable Cloud To Businesses Of All Sizes

OpSource Offers Affordable Cloud OpSource is making secure cloud computing accessible and affordable to businesses of all sizes.  The enterprise cloud and managed hosting provider is bundling hardware-based security and networking with its Cloud Servers to this end.  The company notes that even though cloud computing has the potential to cut costs by 70% many

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IT Giants Battle for Virtualization and Cloud Dominance

IT Giants Battle for Virtualization and Cloud Dominance The Desktop and its Operating System was yesteryear’s battleground. We know how that story turned out – Microsoft won that war. Then the browser wars began and that battle rages on. Similarly with the rise of smartphone technology and other mobile platforms, Nielsen has even declared Android as the

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VMware Delivers New Operations Model For Cloud Computing Environments

PALO ALTO, CA–( March 8, 2011) –  VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced a strategy and a new solution to simplify and automate how IT organizations manage services in dynamic virtual and cloud environments. VMware vCenter™ Operations will help customers transform IT operations to achieve the agility

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Cloud Data Migration: What An ISV Needs To Know

Cloud Data Migration: What an ISV Needs to Know Data migration is not new to ISVs. Data conversion from legacy systems during new implementations is common and so is the data migration during major upgrades. ISVs adopt either manual methods or proprietary tools or resort to sophisticated ETL tools for this important step of a

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Gmail Outage – Is Cloud Computing To Blame?

Gmail Outage – Is Cloud Computing To Blame? “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State and Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff. Unless you are living under a rock, you must have come across the

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A Day In The Clouds – Part I

Discussions of Cloud computing often revolve around strategy, business, economics, and technology, particularly in the higher levels of the Cloud stack, SaaS, PaaS, so you may wonder why I’m writing about Intel’s Day in the Cloud event when microprocessors are found deep within enterprise infrastructure components, and the Cloud computing industry focus seems to be

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A Taxonomy Of The Amazon Cloud

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Using the Amazon cloud is a challenge, partly due to the overwhelming number of terms that must be understood to just get your servers up and running. Below is a taxonomy break-down that you can use as a reference for getting started with the Amazon cloud.: Cloud Computing: A self-service environment for the creation of highly-scalable applications,

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Intel Meeting – Day In The Cloud

Meeting the Cloud Challenge Anthony Park of CloudTweaks attended Intel’s – ‘Day In The Cloud’  yesterday with a number of other prominent Media sites and Bloggers. We will be discussing some of Intel’s new developments over the next couple of weeks. Here are a few illustrations from Dylan Larson at Intel, Director, Technology Initiatives Data

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What Cisco’s Defeat Means For Cloud Computing

What Cisco’s Defeat Means For Cloud Computing “The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” –   Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), American statesman and orator. When every day brings with it news of some new cloud computing-based product or service, when every IT company worth its name has already entered

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Layered Technologies Enhances Cloud Computing Data Services

Layered Technologies Enhances Cloud Computing Data Services PLANO, Texas—Layered Technologies, Inc. (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant hosting, managed dedicated hosting and on-demand virtualization/cloud computing services, is adding bandwidth at its wholly owned, 77,000-square-foot data center in Kansas City, Mo., while also increasing connectivity between the Kansas City, Dallas and Chicago facilities. “Our

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