12 Open Source Cloud Services To Help Your Business Grow

12 Open Source Cloud Computing Services that may help your business. offers enterprises a powerful new data platform built on the popular Apache Hadoop open-source software package. We unlock the storage and processing technologies of the world’s biggest Web companies, allowing our growing list of global customers to use Hadoop to solve problems and achieve

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Salesforce.com Appoints JP Rangaswami as Chief Scientist

LONDON, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ – Salesforce.com  (CRM 143.37, +0.87, +0.61%) , the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced the appointment of JP Rangaswami to the newly created position of Chief Scientist. At salesforce.com, Rangaswami reports to Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. In his new role, Rangaswami will help European customers think

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Agree on Service Levels – IaaS and SaaS

Service Level Agreements should ideally be agreements that describe the services delivered, customer obligations, warranties, disclaimers, service management levels, service availability and termination clauses. There are some important factors that the buyer should consider when discussing the SLA with a provider: How do the provider calculate the availability figure? You need to understand their formula

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Platform as a Service: Read the fine print

Platform as a Service: Read the fine print I’m surprised at the number of startups that are now going directly to the cloud, bypassing traditional web hosting solutions and avoiding the need to own a server in-house. That’s great news, and at a minimum it shows that the big players — Google, Amazon and Microsoft —

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Coupa Expenses for Salesforce Now Available on Salesforce.com AppExchange 2, the World’s Most-Popular Marketplace for Business Apps

SAN MATEO, CA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Coupa Software today announced the availability of Coupa Expenses for Salesforce on AppExchange 2. With Coupa Expenses for Salesforce, salespeople no longer need to worry about tracking paper receipts or wasting hours to file an expense report. Now managers can see the impact of T&E expenses on

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AWS Start-Up Challenge 2010 Regional Semi-Finalists

Here is a partial list of semi-finalists for the AWS Start-Up Challange. From the group of semi-finalists, seven finalists will be inivited to Silicon Valley for the finale on December 8th where they will compete for the grand prize of $50,000 in cash.  Full Source of this information is from the AWS Blog LabSlice –

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New EMC Executive Research Uncovers Information Governance Risk Factors in Public and Hybrid Clouds

Leadership Council for Information Advantage Provides Roadmap for Intelligent Governance Strategies in a Cloudy World HOPKINTON, Mass., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today released a new report from the Leadership Council for Information Advantage that explores how the use of public and hybrid cloud

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Windows Azure at Supercomputing 2010 – Cloud Computing for biological research

Microsoft announced the release of the National Centre for Biotechnology Information Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (NCBI Blast) on Windows Azure at Supercomputing 2010. The new application enables a broader community of scientists to combine desktop resources with the power of cloud computing for biological research. Microsoft showcased the scale of the application on Windows

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Virtualization and Cloud Technologies Add Complexity to Disaster Recovery Initiatives Symantec research reveals gap in downtime expectations and reality

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – November 22, 2010 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the global results of its sixth annual Symantec Disaster Recovery Study, which demonstrates the growing challenge of managing disparate virtual, physical and cloud resources because of added complexity for organizations protecting and recovering mission critical applications and data. In addition, the

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New Compellent Storage Center Optimizes Scale, Management and Availability for Enterprises and Cloud Computing

Live Volume, Enterprise Manager Integration and Next-Generation Hardware Form the Foundation for Flexible Grid Storage EDEN PRAIRIE, MN–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – New Compellent virtualized storage array allows enterprises to rapidly adapt to changing business requirements with greater scale up from a next-generation hardware platform and enhanced scale out from a dynamic business continuity

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