Microsoft and NYC work together on Cloud Computing deal

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New York City’s government is moving to Microsoft’s cloud. A $20 million deal between the Bloomberg administration and the Redmond, Wash., computing giant announced Wednesday that it will consolidate software and hardware operated by individual agencies onto Internet-based computer “clouds.” They allow software, documents and other data normally stored on local hard drives and servers

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Cloud Computing Market to Reach $25 Billion by 2013

Cloud Computing Market to Reach $25 Billion by 2013 ROCKVILLE, MD–(Marketwire – October 19, 2010) –  MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of Renub Research’s new report “Cloud Computing – SaaS, PaaS, IaaS Market, Mobile Cloud Computing, M&A, Investments, and Future Forecast, Worldwide” to their collection of Internet Applications market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/product/display.asp?ProductID=2807915

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Microsoft Windows Azure Part I

Microsoft Windows Azure – Part I By now, almost everybody is convinced that cloud computing is here to stay; more applications are getting transformed from on-premises based data center to internet accessible data centers. The benefits of the same are far exceeding compared to the risk associated with it. While the cloud offering from Amazon

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Hybrid Clouds

Hybrid Clouds Hybrid? True that it is getting noisier with cloud computing. And in clouds, hybrid cloud is making more noise! In giving the meanings to hybrid, dictionaries mention that it is an offspring of two animals and more similar synonyms. Going further, they use the word heterogeneous in origin and composition, two different types

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Engine Yard Announces Formal Support for ‘fog’ to Ensure Application Portability in the Cloud

Open Source Package Consolidates APIs for Multiple Cloud Infrastructures and Prevents Potential Infrastructure Lock-in SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – October 13, 2010) –  Engine Yard, the leading Platform-as-a-Service for Ruby on Rails, today announced the company is expanding its support of open source software to ensure an API neutral interface exists for Ruby applications, so they

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Rackspace Helps Businesses Find the Apps They Need with New AppMatcher

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What online matchmaking did for love, Rackspace Hosting does for productivity, matching business users with relevant SaaS apps SAN ANTONIO – October 7, 2010 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced the launch of AppMatcher, the matchmaking engine that helps businesses quickly locate the apps

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Survey Shows Cloud Is a Strategic Direction for Most Companies

Top Cloud Criteria Include Data Protection, Easy Self-Management and Fast Scalability, While Uncertainty Over Cloud Benefits Ranked the Number One Barrier to Cloud Acceptance SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – October 7, 2010) – A recent survey on cloud computing and “as a service” solutions, conducted by Hubspan Inc, revealed that “cloud” is a strategic direction for most

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Scattered cloud coverage bring rewards, risks

Just about every person in business these days has heard the buzz about “cloud computing” and all the benefits it can deliver. The hype surrounding it would have you think that everyone is using these application or infrastructure services-for-hire. The idea behind cloud computing seems to make good sense, given the economic pressure businesses are

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Business Intelligence in the Cloud

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Business Intelligence in the Cloud Part I Cloud based Business Intelligence (BI) and SaaS offerings are getting more and more popular. Benefits of Cloud BI: The quick fire benefits of Cloud Computing are getting extended into various sectors. The enterprise software stalwarts like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, SAP etc… are making

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Early Adopters Now Running 60 to 70 Percent of Business Applications in the Cloud

Armada Group and Cloud.com Convene Executive Advisory Council to Bring Together Leading Cloud Innovators SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  Cloud computing innovators from Armada, Cloud.com, RightScale, Apigee and enStratus hosted the first Executive Advisory Council on Cloud Computing during VMworld 2010 in San Francisco, concluding that early adopters are now deploying 60

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Verizon Business Furthers Cloud Strategy Through Global Data Center Expansion

Expanded Facilities to Accommodate Increased Customer Demand for Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud Services BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ – To meet the increasing demand for the full range of cloud services, Verizon Business is enhancing its data centers around the globe.  Within the next year, Verizon Business will expand its flagship cloud computing

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: SaaS: Software as a Service

SaaS: Software as a Service SaaS – Software as a Service From the old term of ASP or Application Service Provider, the service of providing Software Applications On-Demand over internet dates back a decade or more.  However, with Cloud Computing entering with real time zeal, SaaS is banging enterprises with resurgence.  During the year 2009

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Microsoft Seeks Privacy Law to Aid Cloud Computing

Microsoft Seeks Privacy Law to Aid Cloud Computing Article By BloomBerg Microsoft Corp. is urging an overhaul of U.S. laws for electronic privacy to help new services such as cloud computing, a technology that may double sales in five years. As more data are stored on remote servers and away from personal computers, a 1986

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Exalogic Elastic Cloud – Oracles New “Cloud In A Box”

Oracle Reveals New Exalogic Elastic Cloud SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones) — Oracle Corp. (ORCL) Chief Executive Larry Ellison kicked off his keynote address at Oracle’s annual customer conference on Sunday with comments on cloud computing and Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM), rather than focusing on Oracle’s strained partnership with partner Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ). “Cloud stands in stark

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