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Unleashing Cloud Performance: Making the Promise of Cloud a Reality

Introduction: The reality of cloud services Thirty-five percent. By 2014, analysts believe that thirty-five percent, or over one-third, of global enterprise IT budgets will be spent on cloud services. While today the percentage of organizations investing in these types of offerings is small, the implication is clear: “the cloud” is not another industry buzz word,…

NTT America Demos Cloud Computing Platform at Web 2.0 Expo

NTT America Demos Cloud Computing Platform at Web 2.0 Expo NTT America will demonstrate its cloud computing platform at the Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco. Attendees will get a chance to listen to NTT America‘s technical staff who will discuss the company’s hosting, cloud computing, security and colocation offerings. These offerings help businesses to tap…

Cloud Computing and Virtualization WAN Governance Solution

Cloud Computing and Virtualization Cloud computing and virtualization are gaining momentum and are becoming a reality. But as companies virtualize their networks and move them into the cloud, what does the IT manager need to know in terms of optimizing and managing such networks? Or is this something that they can now outsource to the…

Free Trial: Deploy Cloud Storage in Minutes with Gluster

Free Trial: Deploy Cloud Storage in Minutes Free yourself from the constraints of costly, hard to manage, monolithic storage environments.Deploy scale-out Network Attached Storage (NAS) to manage the explosion of unstructured data growth in cloud and virtualized environments. Gluster offers Virtual Storage Appliances for VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) providing you with a highly…

15 Recommended Cloud Computing Management Tools For Your Business

15 Recommended Cloud Computing Management Tools Abiquo Designed from the ground-up to provide next generation Cloud management, Abiquo is the most complete and advanced solution available on the market today. Abiquo provides class-leading features like virtual to virtual conversion through a platform that is easy to implement and operate, liberating your IT organization from the…

Energy Efficient Microservers from Dell for Cloud Computing Infrastructures

Energy Efficient Microservers from Dell for Cloud Computing Infrastructures Dell introduced its third generation of microservers, PowerEdge C5000 line, including the PowerEdge C5125 and C5220 for deploying shared infrastructure and cloud environments.  This new series of custom designed microservers enable building cloud computing infrastructures that allow applications to run on individual dedicated physical servers without…

Cloud Based Service Level Agreements – Two Different Worlds

Cloud Based Service Level Agreements – Two Different Worlds

Cloud Based Service Level Agreements A common theme in the chatter about cloud computing is the need for SLAs around performance and availability. These SLAs simply don’t exist or are specified in a way that makes them look like they’ll never be violated. For example, Amazon’s availability SLA is around the network connectivity for an…

Why Is Rackspace Targeting Startups?

Why is Rackspace targeting Startups? I have often spoken about how cloud computing can help level the playing field between established enterprises who can afford to spend millions on information technology (IT) infrastructure to support their operations, and smaller entities that cannot. (See: Fighting Above Your Weight Class Through Cloud Computing). Cloud computing, with its…

BlackBerry-maker RIM Ties Up with Microsoft for Cloud Storage

BlackBerry-maker RIM Ties Up with Microsoft for Cloud Storage Last week saw the announcement of two major joint ventures in the cloud computing space. While German enterprise software maker SAP AG tied up with Verizon to offer its CRM solutions on the cloud, BlackBerry-manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) announced it was teaming up with Microsoft…

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