Cloud Computing – The future cloud should fend for itself

by James Urquhart with CNet It is fascinating the ways in which the world of computing can be made easier, thus creating opportunity for new complexities–usually in the form of new computing technologies. It’s happened with programming languages, software architectures, computer networks, data center design, and systems virtualization. However, nothing has raised the bar on

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The Security Benefits of Cloud Computing

The Security Benefits of Cloud Computing. Yes, believe it or not there are some! Cloud computing offers many advantages and some disadvantages while offering its servers to be used by customers. Security is both an advantage and disadvantage of the cloud-based environment.  Because of the immense size, skilled and dedicated professionals of the cloud providers

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Mezeo Software Announces Partnership With CTERA Networks at HostingCon 2010

CTERA Networks’ Mezeo Ready Appliances Enable Affordable Hybrid Cloud/On-Premises Storage, Sharing and Backup for Mid-Size Organizations AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwire – July 20, 2010) – Mezeo Software™ (www.mezeo.com), the leading provider of a deployable cloud storage platform for service providers, today announced the addition of CTERA™ Networks (www.ctera.com) as a Mezeo Ready Solution Partner. The announcement was

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Microsoft Cloud Services Helps Service Providers Capture Opportunities

Microsoft software and services empower service provider partners to deliver enterprise-class solutions to small and midsize businesses. WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – This week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010, Microsoft Corp. is highlighting market opportunities for hosting and communications service providers as adoption of cloud services among small and midsize business (SMBs) continues

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Big News! eBay and Microsoft Announce Cloud Computing Partnership

WASHINGTON — July 12, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. and eBay [NASDAQ: EBAY] today announced that eBay will be one of the first customers of Microsoft’s new Windows Azure platform appliance for cloud computing. The partnership is a significant joint engineering effort that will couple the innovation and power of the Windows Azure platform appliance with

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Disruption from the Cloud: Opportunities and Challenges for SMB Channel Partners

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The rapid growth of cloud computing is making it much easier for SMB channel partners to provide a broader range of offerings on a 24/7 basis at a lower cost and with fewer IT staff. These offerings include services such as SaaS and managed IT services. As a result, SMB channel partners could

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IBM Builds Animation Cloud for Multimedia Development Corporation

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia and ARMONK, N.Y., July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) today announced the development of Malaysia’s most advanced cloud computing animation center, bolstering the country’s fledging creative content industry. Addressing the rapid increase in creative content companies, both within and outside of MDeC and the increased demand

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Ingram Micro Announces New Cloud Conduit Initiative to Accelerate Adoption of Cloud Computing

Forges New Relationships with Amazon Web Services, Rackspace Cloud Hosting and salesforce.com DALLAS, June 7 /PRNewswire/ — INGRAM MICRO CLOUD SUMMIT – As part of its inaugural Cloud Summit, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced the Cloud Conduit − a new services initiative that connects Ingram Micro’s North America channel partners with leading and

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