Category Archives: Storage

Evolution Systems Builds Cloud with Red Hat

Evolution Systems, a Sydney, Australia-based full service IT support business, is using Red Hat Solutions to build its cloud service offering. The Evolution Cloud service is built leveraging a combination of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2.  This offering has enabled many customers to achieve new levels of scalability, performance…

Progressive Cloud Backups Improve Recovery Efficiency

Progressive Cloud Backups Improve Recovery Efficiency One of the biggest benefits of switching from a manual (usually tape-based FIFO or GFS backup rotations) methodology to a cloud-based backup service is the fact that it allows companies to begin performing progressive backups without having to purchase any new hardware. Progressive backups are extremely efficient and fully…

Riverbed Optimizes Data Protection with Cloud

IT performance company Riverbed Technology is optimizing data protection through its new Riverbed Whitewater cloud storage gateway models. Riverbed’s new releases will enable more businesses of all sizes to leverage the benefits of cloud data protection. The company has designed these models according to the size of the company. Small and medium sized businesses may…

Microsoft Signs Statewide Cloud Deal with Delaware Schools

The Delaware Department of Education has chosen a cloud-based suite of easy-to-use services from Microsoft. Microsoft Live@edu, an innovative suite of online communication and collaboration tools will benefit students, faculty and staff in district and charter schools throughout the state. As per the agreement between the two organizations, about 20,000 faculty and staff will initially…

Data Protection – What EMC is Doing to Backup

What EMC is Doing to Backup This ESG paper describes how through consistent individual product innovation and integration EMC backup and recovery solutions tackle the issues that prevent customers from transforming data protection. If you still yearn for an infrastructure that can handle unpredictable data growth and enable you to enhance service levels, while ensuring…

Cloud Computing in the Middle East

Cloud Computing in the Middle East Over the last few months, I have written about cloud computing and associated events across the world. While most of the articles have understandably concentrated on the US, the largest market in the world, Europe, Australia and Asia have also been covered (For a list of these articles, see…

Apple Set to Unveil iCloud Services

Apple Set to Unveil iCloud Services Apple is set to unveil its new cloud service iCloud that is designed to improve how users can access content across different Apple devices. iCloud from Apple is expected to retain the company’s dominance in the smartphone and tablet markets and avoid customers to buy mobile devices from the…

Do You Know What Cloud Computing Is?

Do You Know What Cloud Computing Is? “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” – Old proverb. This little piece of enlightenment has been assiduously handed down over the ages; yet, in today’s technological and connected world, it may be the one thing with the potential of holding back cloud computing. Please allow me to…

5 Promising Cloud Based API Services For Cloud Developers

Tropo Makes it simple to build phone, SMS and Instant messaging applications. You use the web technologies you already know and Tropo’s powerful cloud API to bring real-time communications to your apps. Cloudkick REST API lets you query information about your servers and monitors quickly and easily, giving you the ability to integrate Cloudkick into…

IBM SmartCloud for Education, Now Available

IBM SmartCloud for Education, Now Available The IBM SmartCloud for Education services are now available to deliver advanced software, computer lab resources and services to students and researchers at schools, colleges and universities. This newly released set of cloud services and offerings from IBM can be deployed without the need for advanced IT expertise at…

Should You Be Concerned? A List of Recent Cloud Computing Failures – Intuit Goes Down

UPDATE: June 2nd, Intuit Goes Down… Based on a recent visitor tip to CloudTweaks. FYI — Intuit is in the midst of another payroll server outage right now (June 2, 2011) and it has been going on since noon yesterday, June 1st.  Hundreds of small business owners are outraged over the lack of service by…

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