CenturyLink Technology Solutions Uses IO Technology To Open Multi-Megawatt Data Centers

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MONROE, La., and PHOENIX - January 29, 2014 - CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and IO today announced a strategic agreement to expand the CenturyLink Technology Solutions colocation footprint using IO’s Intelligent Control technology platform, with initial deployments at IO Phoenix and nearby IO Scottsdale. CenturyLink Technology Solutions, which formerly operated under the name Savvis, will enter the Phoenix market as

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Five Reasons You Need Hybrid Cloud Unified Communications

Five Reasons You Need Hybrid Cloud Unified Communications Cloud-based unified communications services have transformed the ways businesses communicate.  With unified communications–as-a-service solutions (UCaaS) enabling traditional communication and collaboration tools to be mobile and portable, business can have a seamless communication environment available anywhere, anytime. This new seamless communications environment has helped businesses become more nimble, more

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Cloud Infographic: Managed Services & The Cloud

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Cloud Infographic: Managed Services & The Cloud Everyone seems to want to take advantage of cloud computing these days, but few people actually take the time to think about the risks that come along with this kind of service. To manage cloud security risks, you have to know which risks in the cloud actually pose

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Security In The Cloud – Maintaining A Secure Environment

Security In The Cloud – Maintaining A Secure Environment One of the most prevalent points brought up by skeptics of cloud computing is the integrity of the security for said systems. Different reservations are held against different models of cloud computing, in particular for public clouds. The mere fact that public clouds host environments for

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Major Cloud Outages Of 2012 To Learn From

Major Cloud Outages of 2012 to Learn From According to a recent report by the International Working Group on Cloud Computing Resiliency, each year a cloud computing service is usually down for an average of 7.5 hours.  Companies who use the cloud for running their operations totally or partially were severely affected this year. So,

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Gartner Introduces: New Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IaaS

Gartner Introduces: New Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IaaS I’m happy to announce that the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service has been published. (Client-only link. Sorry; I’ll link a public reprint when one is available.) This is a brand-new Magic Quadrant; our previous Magic Quadrant has essentially been split into two MQs, this new Public

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The Public Cloud

The Public Cloud While I was writing my article on the history of cloud computing the other week, I have realized how far we have come, starting from brilliant ideas in Internet and computing as services, to today’s world where both are common place. The dream of on-demand computing where services are available much like

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SunGard Offers Cisco Powered IaaS Cloud

SunGard Offers Cisco Powered IaaS Cloud SunGard Enterprise Cloud Services have met the highest level of achievement for partners delivering Cisco technologies as a managed solution. The company has been certified as a Cisco Master Managed Services Channel Partner (MSCP) and also received the official designation of a Cisco Cloud Provider to offer Cisco Powered

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Oracle Supports Cerner Cloud Services

Oracle Supports Cerner Cloud Services Global health care company Cerner is using Oracle Enterprise Manager to launch new private and public cloud services to increase IT efficiency and optimize business value. Cerner was experiencing a growing client base and aimed to leverage its operational knowledge within a cloud infrastructure to support its 9,000 facilities across

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Cloud Computing – As You Like It

Cloud Computing – As You Like It In one of my previous articles, How To Choose Your Cloud Provider, I was mentioning how important flexibility is when choosing a cloud provider. I believe this is important because I know this is a question being asked by many: will the cloud software be tailored how I

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Tieto Accelerates Time-to-Market with Cloud

Tieto Accelerates Time-to-Market with Cloud IT service company Tieto is taking SAP and Database platforms to the cloud by the introduction of two new PaaS (Platform as a Service) offerings. By leveraging the dynamic SAP Landscape, enterprises can run applications without spending on expensive hardware or technical expertise. The Dynamic SAP Landscape, claims Tieto, has

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Motorola Accelerates Public Safety LTE Adoption with Cloud

Motorola Accelerates Public Safety LTE Adoption with Cloud Motorola Solutions has announced the LTE Cloud Core Service as an offering available within its suite of Public Safety Managed Services.  This service has been designed to provide customers deploying Public Safety LTE technology a choice of implementation models. Motorola is offering both a hosted and owned

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Public cloud computing (IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS) is set to grow 153% from 2010 to 2015

In-Stat Forecasts Growth in All Public Cloud Service Segments Overall public cloud computing (IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS) is set to grow 153% from 2010 to 2015, according to a new In-Stat research, Cloud Computing and Managed Hosted Services: US Business Spending by Size of Business and Vertical, 2010-2015. The research indicates that IaaS (infrastructure as

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Health Care’s Reservations about Cloud Computing

“Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.” – Julius Caesar (100BC – 44 BC), legendary Roman general and statesman. Some background on the above quote before I elaborate on the health care industry’s reservations about cloud computing: Julius Caesar, as everyone knows, was one of the most powerful leaders in history. Even before he became emperor

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