Emails from Cloud Server – Part I

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Introduction: Recently we had a practical experience of migrating one public website to cloud hosting. The site was with a leading hosting service provider and migrated to a leading cloud service provider. One of the issues that we faced and sorted out is sending email from cloud. Of course for

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Analysis: Investors look to cloud for tech stock picks

BOSTON (Reuters) – Jeffrey Saut simply looks up to remind himself which tech stocks will be hot in 2011. Saut, chief investment strategist for brokerage Raymond James, says he is betting on companies that are leaders in cloud computing — using Internet technology to move computers and information away from desktops and into remote data

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Free Cloud Based Research Materials Now Available

Whitepapers, Case Studies, Webinars and more… CloudTweaks has been busy with a number of fantastic new developments over the past several months.  One of the new developments is our cloud computing research directory and vendor list. In addition to our articles, we are now offering 1000’s of free cloud resources (white papers, case studies, webinars

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Ubuntu Expands Cloud Support

Ubuntu Expands Cloud Support By David Schofield of CloudTweaks The forthcoming launch of Natty Narwhal (version 11) of Ubuntu will see the addition of OpenStack support APIs into the kernel in addition to the support that already exists for Eucalyptus and Amazon EC2 clouds. This will expand the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud offering in the private

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Sourcefire Aquisition – Now competitor in the cloud based anti-virus market

Sourcefire Acquires Cloud-based Anti-virus Maker Immunet for USD 21 Million By Kiril Kirilov Cybersecurity solutions provider Sourcefire has acquired Immunet, a cloud-based anti-virus start-up, in a deal worth USD 21 million, the two companies said in a press release. Massachusetts-based Sourcefire is to pay initial USD 17 million in cash while the rest of the sum

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Salesforce.com Acquires Dimdim – An Open Sourced Collaboration Service

Salesforce.com Acquires Dimdim Acquisition will extend salesforce.com’s Chatter collaboration platform with critical real-time communication technologies.  Follows the proven Facebook model of combining real-time collaboration and communication into a single integrated service. Enables salesforce.com to build on momentum of 60,000 Chatter customers,  accelerating the industry shift to Cloud 2 SAN FRANCISCO, – Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the

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Lower Amazon Prices – Cloud Support Package Breakdown

Lower Amazon Prices – Cloud Support Package Breakdown By CloudTweaks On January 6th 2011, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced some good news for users of the existing Premium Support offerings with a 50% usage pricing reduction. They have also added two new support plans; Bronze and Platinum to their existing Silver and Gold Premium Support

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LiveOps Receives Customer Interaction Solutions® Magazine’s 2010 Product of the Year Award

Contact Center Cloud Platform Honored for Exceptional Innovation SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwire – January 6, 2011) – LiveOps announced today that the LiveOps Contact Center Cloud Platform has received a 2010 Product of the Year Award from Technology Marketing Corporation’s (TMC®) Customer Interaction Solutions magazine, the leading publication covering CRM, call centers and teleservices since 1982.

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Cloud Computing-What is its Potential Value for Your Company?

Cloud Computing-What is its Potential Value for Your Company? Examining whether cloud computing makes good business sense for your company. In essence, cloud computing means running software and accessing data that reside somewhere else. ZDNet explains (Hinchcliffe, 2008) cloud computing in business-trend terms: “Software platforms are moving from their traditional centricity around individually owned and

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Plex Online Cloud ERP Offers Customers Expanded Integration

Plex Online Cloud ERP Offers Customers Expanded Integration Plex Systems Partners With Revolution Group to Offer Seamless ERP, CRM AUBURN HILLS, MI–(Source: Marketwire – January 4, 2011) – Plex Systems, Inc., provider of the No. 1 rated manufacturing ERP software, today announced additional functionality options for its Plex Online customers who use Salesforce.com. With a

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Skytap Secures $10 Million to Accelerate Business Growth for Cloud Automation

Skytap Secures $10 Million to Accelerate Business Growth for Cloud Automation OpenView Venture Partners Leads Round With Participation From Current Investors — Ignition Partners, Madrona Venture Group and Washington Research Foundation SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – January 3, 2011) –   Skytap, the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced an oversubscribed $10 million Series C

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Server Virtualization: Its Challenges and Benefits

Server Virtualization: Its Challenges and Benefits Guest Post By Anup Pal, Vice President, Global Solutions and Support, Symphony Services The adoption of server virtualization is becoming a very common trend in the industry to improve efficiency and availability of IT resources. The trend of having one server/one application is going away, making way for the

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India – the next virtualization giant?

India – the next virtualization giant? By CloudTweaks The recent growth of virtualization in the Asia-Pacific region cannot be overlooked. Statistics show that 75% of end-users want to switch to cloud computing services within the next year. This percentage is the highest compared to other countries of the region (even surpasses Singapore and Malaysia). The

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Fujitsu set to invest $1.2 billion-plus on cloud computing in 2011

Fujitsu set to invest $1.2 billion-plus on cloud computing in 2011 By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks Cloud computing circles are abuzz with the news that Fujitsu is set to invest a whopping $1.2 billion in this emerging technology next year. Such a large investment certainly augurs well for this new field of computing science. For

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