Cirtas Systems Nets $22.5 Million in Series B Funding for Bluejet Cloud Storage Controller

New Investors, Shasta and Bessemer, Team with NEA, Lightspeed and Amazon to Close Landmark Investment Round Manage Terms San Jose, CA – January 25, 2011 – Cirtas Systems, the first company to make cloud storage work like onsite enterprise storage, announced today that it has closed a Series B funding round totaling $22.5 million, led by Shasta

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Efficiency

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Australian Government Releases Paper On Migration To Cloud Computing

Governments have been traditionally slow adopters of new technology, and with the security concerns surrounding the nascent field of cloud computing, the latter can expect little support from official circles. That was the long-held belief. Fortunately, things have improved in the recent past. Not only have governments encouraged innovative technologies through research grants, they have,

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Emails from Cloud Server – Part 3

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Continued From part 2 Emails from Cloud Server – Part 3 Third Party ESP as a solution to the problem: After a series of customer support discussions with the cloud service provider, we decided to go for a third party ESP for the requirement. Incidentally we found that a lot

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Red Hat Live Event: Implementing for IaaS Tools, Components, & How to Put Them Together

Free Registration Cloud Best Practices: Implementing for IaaS Tools, Components, & How to Put Them Together Date: January 26, 2011 Time: 02:00 pm (UTC+1) Dr. Malcolm Herbert — Director, Strategy & Solutions, Red Hat Lee Denison — Senior Architect, Red Hat In this session, Malcolm Herbert and Lee Denison, senior architect at Red Hat, will

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: CohesiveFT

Cohesive Flexible Technologies, or CohesiveFT, can be depicted as more than a European cloud-based rising star. The London-headquartered start-up has offices in Chicago and Palo Alto and in the past three years has attracted the interest of journalists and analysts alike. Craig Heimark, Alexis Richardson, and Dwight Koop founded the company in 2006 with the

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Elastic Clouds

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Tradeshift

Three Danish e-business enthusiasts and former e-business pioneers working in the European Union and Danish government went on to establish the cloud start-up Tradeshift in 2009. The three were frustrated by expensive or inefficient invoicing solutions and lack of technological advancement in this field. “Back then we asked simple questions like, why are the smallest

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Internap Unveils First Open Source Infrastructure Cloud Platform

Internap Unveils First Open Source Infrastructure Cloud Platform By Kiril Kirilov of CloudTweaks Atlanta-based company Internap unveiled the first open source infrastructure cloud platform called Internap XIPCloud Storage, the company said. The service is still in its beta stage but is expected to be available to the general public very soon. “Internap XIPCloud Storage takes

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Emails from Cloud Server – Part 2

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: SPAM, the root cause: We learn that some companies have left cloud servers because of this email sending problem. Quite natural, because this is one of the important requirement from web sites or web applications! When this is not done, the whole purpose of the site gets defeated. So the

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Microsoft Survey: Top 10 List of The Most Cloud-friendly U.S. Cities

Boston Tops The List of The Most Cloud-friendly U.S. Cities A newly published survey by Microsoft Corp. unveils the top 10 “cloud-friendly” cities across the United States, with Boston leading the pack among enterprise-size companies while Washington D.C. ranks first based on responses by managers at small and medium-sized businesses. The survey called “Cloud Computing

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MONITIS TO RE-LAUNCH THE WOLRD’S FIRST FREE SERVER-MONITORING CLOUDWARE

MONITIS TO RE-LAUNCH THE WOLRD’S FIRST FREE SERVER-MONITORING CLOUDWARE Small Business Sysadmins to Gain Time with New Mon.itor.Us PRESS RELEASE: Monitis, the award-winning provider of the world’s first all-in-one monitoring cloudware, will launch fully redesigned its free monitoring service, Mon.itor.Us. “We’re celebrating the New Year by juicing up our free services and offering more extensive

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Hitachi Consulting Joins Citrix Solution Advisor Programme

LONDON – Jan. 17, 2011 – Hitachi Consulting, a recognised leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions, announced today it has joined the Citrix® Solution Advisor™ programme. Under this relationship, Hitachi Consulting will collaborate with Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), to develop and deliver strategic server and desktop virtualisation, software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Brightpearl

Bristol-based Brightpearl was founded by Chris Tanner and Andrew Mulvenna in 2007 with the idea there is a niche in the financial software market. The company specializes in development of end-to-end web based solutions and offers its product as Software as a Service (SaaS). Actually, their flagship solution includes integrated CRM, accounting, order and stock

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