The Cloud is Here (and Not Going Anywhere)

The Cloud is Here (and Not Going Anywhere) Lately, there have appeared many articles on the Internet about how the cloud is now approaching maturity, and definitely here to stay, so I thought we should have a look at the evidence and what it actually means. This State of the Cloud 2011 Global Survey shows

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Calculating the ROI on Cloud: The Cost of Cloud – Part 3

Continued from Part 2 The Cost of Cloud Clearly, there is great return potential associated with Cloud-based model. However, transition to Cloud-based model from an on-premise model is not without cost. Direct Ongoing Cloud Costs While the cost savings associated with a cloud-based model over an on-premises model are clearly substantial, there are two areas

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Business in the Clouds in 2012

Business in the Clouds in 2012 The year 2012 is quickly approaching and I would like to add my thoughts about what will might see.  I have nothing to add about the end of the world ending in 2012. My daughter was frantic about it several months ago but now even the teenagers seem to

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Akamai Appoints Frederic Moraillon as Asia Pacific Japan Marketing VP

Akamai Appoints Frederic Moraillon as Asia Pacific Japan Marketing VP Frederic Moraillon takes on new role at Akamai to drive branding, marketing, and lead generation activities in Asia Pacific Japan. SINGAPORE – November 16, 2011 – Akamai Technologies Pte. Ltd. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing userexperiences on any

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SAP Drives Openness and Choice for Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Preferred Three-Way Strategic Collaboration With EMC and VMware to Deliver  Next-Generation Infrastructure With SAP® Services Offerings to Provide Upgrade Support for Customers MADRID, Spain – November 09, 2011 – As cloud computing and virtualization rapidly evolve, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) is working in a preferred three-way strategic collaboration with partners EMC (NYSE: EMC) and VMware

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Zenoss Expands Unified Cloud Monitoring With Support for Citrix CloudStack

Heterogeneous Cloud Management Enhanced With Addition of Leading Cloud Computing Platform SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwire – Nov 7, 2011) – Today at Cloud Expo, Zenoss, a leading provider of management software for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructures, announced the availability of a free and open source CloudStack ZenPack. The new ZenPack extends Zenoss Core to

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CipherCloud Introduces Connectors for Amazon Web Services

CipherCloud Introduces Connectors for Amazon Web Services CipherCloud has introduced CipherCloud out-of-the-box connectors for Amazon Web Services (AWS) allowing organizations that use AWS to implement encryption, tokenization and masking to protect sensitive data on-the-fly, before it is sent to the cloud. All these tasks are done without impacting functionality, usability or performance, according to CipherCloud,

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Free “Point-and-Click” Cloud Migrations with Racemi Cloud Path

Free “Point-and-Click” Cloud Migrations with Racemi Cloud Path Beta opens for on-boarding to public cloud providers ATLANTA, October 18, 2011 – Migrating existing servers to the cloud is now point-and-click easy –- and free for the next 30 days for the first 100 customers — with a new online beta migration service from Racemi. Racemi

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Around the Cloud: Top Cloud News/Oct 13

NASA CTO claims IT help desks on the way out Cloud platforms making dedicated support surplus to requirements Like the 30 spacecraft his agency has launched, Tom Soderstrom, CTO at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, sees everything through the clouds. NASA’s JPL uses 10 public or private clouds to store everything from photos of Mars for

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HP Enables Cloud–Based Delivery of SAP Applications

HP Enables Cloud –Based Delivery of SAP Applications HP Enterprise Services will provide cloud-based delivery of SAP applications under an agreement between HP and SAP AG. HP is an SAP-certified global provider of cloud services, application management services and hosting services, providing high-quality standards for cloud-based delivery of SAP applications. The alliance between HP and

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AboveNet Enables Access to AWS Cloud Computing Platform

AboveNet Enables Access to AWS Cloud Platform AboveNet has become an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect Solution Provider to help provide high performance access to the AWS cloud platform. AboveNet, a provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, has signed an agreement with AWS to this end. The company notes that companies of all sizes

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Windows 8: Microsoft Finally Unveils OS Designed With Cloud in Mind

Windows 8: Microsoft Finally Unveils OS Designed With Cloud in Mind “Metro-style” user interface aside, upcoming Windows 8 operating system is set to feature some useful cloud capabilities while developers and top executives at Microsoft still decline to unveil its full cloud capacity. Most analysts focus on Windows 8´s ability to run all applications in

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CloudSense Partners With Persistent Systems for Developing Next Generation Force.com Based Solutions

CloudSense Partners With Persistent Systems for Developing Next Generation  Force.com Based Solutions   (Pune, India – September 12, 2011) CloudSense, the leading Cloud Integrator has announced a new partnership agreement with Persistent Systems (BSE & NSE: PERSISTENT), a global company specializing in software product development services for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Enterprises. Through this partnership,

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IBM Builds a Cloud Computing Platform in China

IBM Builds a Cloud Computing Platform in China IBM has been contracted to build a cloud computing platform that will improve the life of citizens in China via an online portal for a range of social services. A citizen livelihood service information network will cover a population of 300 million. The company has been selected

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