Acer Cloud Competency Center Launched in Acer e-Enabling Data Center in Taiwan

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (August 26, 2011) – Acer announces the completion of an all-new clustered computing competency center, Acer Cloud Competency Center, located at Acer’s e-Enabling Data Center (Acer eDC) in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The center offers proof of concept designs and new clustered computing solutions – including high-performance computing and cloud solutions – and builds upon

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EnterpriseDB Intros Database-as-a-Service for Public and Private Clouds

EnterpriseDB Intros Database-as-a-Service for Public and Private Clouds EnterpriseDB has introduced a full-featured, enterprise-class PostgreSQL database-as-a-service (DaaS) for public and private clouds with support for Amazon EC2 and Eucalyptus. The new launch-Postgres Plus Cloud Server- can also be used outside the cloud as an easy-to-use scale-out database architecture for bare metal deployment in standard data

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US Military Asks for Private Sector’s Help to Understand Cloud Computing

US Military Asks for Private Sector’s Help to Understand Cloud Computing The US military has always been at the forefront of technology. From transportation to materials science, from detection to communication, US military technology has always led its commercial counterparts. The Internet, GPS, jet aircraft, even the non-stick material Teflon – all these were developed

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Escaping The Mainframe Trap

Escaping The Mainframe Trap “Over the next four years, almost half of all CIOs expect to operate the majority of their applications and infrastructures via cloud technologies. This change requires that CIOs reimagine IT and lead it through a process of ‘creative destruction’.” Source: Reimagining IT: The 2011 CIO Agenda, Gartner, January 1, 2011. This

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VMware Offers Micro Cloud Foundry as a Free Download

VMware Offers Micro Cloud Foundry as a Free Download VMware has announced the beta availability of Micro Cloud Foundry as a free download at http://micro.cloudfoundry.com. Micro Cloud Foundry is a complete version of the industry’s first open Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution, Cloud Foundry. Cloud Foundry delivers access to modern, high productivity frameworks and

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10 Rockin' Cloud Computing Music Services

10 Rockin’ Cloud Computing Music Services BestBuy Music Cloud BestBuy Music Cloud will allow for you to scan and upload your own music files into their cloud library. You can play these remotely using your portable devices at any time. They will also be offering their own music collection in which can you can purchase

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Red Hat CloudForms Infrastructure-as-a-Service: Build Clouds Without Limits

Red Hat CloudForms Infrastructure-as-a-Service: Build Clouds Without Limits Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is about delivering self-service infrastructure— which is to say resources like compute, storage, and networking—to users in a managed, governed, and secure way. Many organizations are getting into cloud computing by building a private1 IaaS cloud that lets them maintain more direct control over their

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Chi-East Selects Equinix as its Primary Cloud Data Hosting Provider

Chi-East Selects Equinix as its Primary Cloud Data Hosting Provider SINGAPORE — August 24, 2011 — Chi-East, the independent, pan-Asian trading venue, and Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data centre services, today announced that Chi-East has chosen Equinix’s Singapore 2 (SG2) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) as its primary data centre. Chi-East, which

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How to Plan Your Migration to the Cloud

How to Plan Your Migration to the Cloud Since I have already provided some guidelines for choosing a cloud provider, I would like to further discuss steps to be undertaken when preparing for a cloud migration. Problems might appear at any moment, and the best thing you can do is take all measures to reduce

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3CLogic Unveils New “Cloud Switch” Incentive Program

3CLogic Unveils New “Cloud Switch” Incentive Program 3CLogic is motivating customers to switch from the Five9 platform they are currently using over to 3CLogic’s Call Center Service deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The cloud based contact centers specialist has launched a three-point incentives program called “Cloud Switch” to this end and says that it

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Startup Promises to Revolutionize Cloud Analytics with Social Media Techniques

Startup Promises to Revolutionize Cloud Analytics with Social Media Techniques Social media is the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue. As the multi-billion dollar valuations of Facebook and Twitter have shown, social media is one of the defining phenomena of the modern age. Therefore, it is not surprising that

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Amazon Announces ElastiCache

Amazon Announces ElastiCache Amazon ElastiCache is a web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory cache in the cloud. The service improves the performance of web applications by allowing you to retrieve information from a fast, managed, in-memory caching system, instead of relying entirely on slower disk-based databases. Amazon ElastiCache

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DynamicOps Supports Amazon EC2

DynamicOps Supports Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)   DynamicOps has announced new support for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).   The Operations Virtualization platform provider has made significant enhancements to the DynamicOps Cloud Automation Center and also expanded support for the physical and virtual resources comprising a cloud infrastructure – including Cisco UCS, Dell and

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