Deutsche Bank Conquers the Cloud

Deutsche Bank Conquers the Cloud Considering the dynamic, constantly-changing nature of cloud computing, “conquering” it may be an exaggeration; however, that was the title bestowed onto Deutsche Bank by its peers in the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA). Late last month, the ODCA announced that Deutsche Bank won the “Conquering the Cloud Challenge,” a competition

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Federal Roadmap to Your Cloud

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Federal Roadmap to Your Cloud Achieve Greater Efficiency and Contain Costs Today, the Federal government operates and maintains approximately 2,100 datacenters, with a mandate to reduce that number by 800 by 2015. With virtualization, this goal is achievable, especially because fewer than 15 percent of Federal x86 servers are currently virtualized, according to recent estimates.

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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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2011 Competition: "Conquering the Cloud Challenge"

2011 Competition: “Conquering the Cloud Challenge” Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has announced a best practices competition called “Conquering the Cloud Challenge” to find the most innovative cloud-related practices by corporations and institutions. The grand prize, $10,000, will be awarded to the entry selected by a panel of expert judges: Jan Drake, Disney Corporation; Ben

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Security as a Service: The Cloud Alternative

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Security as a Service: the cloud alternative The malware storm puts businesses in a corner bounded by security, performance, and cost—is there a way out? Yes there is—and fittingly, it leads right back to the Web. Security as a Service, or SaaS, is a comprehensive set of security applications, delivered to clients as services through

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NEC Helps Customers Build Enterprise Hybrid Clouds

NEC Helps Customers Build Enterprise Hybrid Clouds NEC is enabling organizations to directly implement communication-as-a service delivery models as part of their private or hybrid clouds.  The company has announced the immediate availability of UNIVERGE Sphericall as a VMware software-based virtual appliance to this end. Because UNIVERGE Sphericall is adapted to a VMware software-based virtual

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Progressive Cloud Backups Improve Recovery Efficiency

Progressive Cloud Backups Improve Recovery Efficiency One of the biggest benefits of switching from a manual (usually tape-based FIFO or GFS backup rotations) methodology to a cloud-based backup service is the fact that it allows companies to begin performing progressive backups without having to purchase any new hardware. Progressive backups are extremely efficient and fully

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SunGard Availability Services Positioned to Advance Services Expansion with Executive Appointments

SunGard Availability Services Positioned to Advance Services Expansion with Executive Appointments Wayne, PA – April 20, 2011 – SunGard Availability Services announced today additions to its executive leadership team to fully support, develop and grow its services as well as further reinforce its leadership position in disaster recovery services, enterprise cloud services, managed IT services,

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SunGard Expands Business Partner Program with Enterprise Cloud Services

SunGard® Availability Services Expands Business Partner Program with Enterprise Cloud Services Wayne, PA – April 6, 2011 – SunGard Availability Services has expanded its Business Partner Program with the addition of the SunGard’s Enterprise Cloud Services to the channel program. SunGard’s partners can now tap the fast-growing cloud computing market by offering SunGard’s fully managed,

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Marvell Boosts Enterprise-Class Cloud Computing

Marvell Boosts Enterprise-Class Cloud Computing Global provider of integrated silicon solutions, Marvell has introduced a revolutionary product for enterprise-class cloud computing. Known as the Marvell DragonFly Virtual Storage Accelerator (VSA), the device is powered by HyperScale embedded processor technology. The enterprise-class cloud computing product can plug directly into all commercially available servers with a PCIe

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