VMware Acquires Cloud-based Presentation Provider SlideRocket

VMware Acquires Cloud-based Presentation Provider SlideRocket Palo Alto-based cloud computing company VMware has announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based SlideRocket for an undisclosed sum. While the former focuses on virtualization and cloud infrastructure, the latter is a cloud-based online presentation application that produces slideshows and is used by over 20,000 customers and 300,000 users. Considering

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Cisco's New Green Data Center in Texas Showcases Private Cloud Deployment

Cisco’s New Green Data Center in Texas Showcases Private Cloud Deployment New Facility Demonstrates Cisco Data Center Technologies; Unified Computing, Unified Fabric, and Unified Network Services Create Highly Virtualized Environment to Reduce Costs and Enhance Efficiency SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 15, 2011 – Cisco today announced a new green data center in Allen, Texas,

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Netmagic Leverages Cisco, VMware to Develop Cloud Platform

Netmagic Leverages Cisco, VMware to Develop Cloud Platform Indian managed IT hosting services provider Netmagic jointly collaborated with VMware and Cisco to develop its next generation cloud computing platform. The company has announced the beta release of its high performance Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform. Netmagic’s newest release leverages VMware vSphere and Cisco’s Unified

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65 Reasons For NOT Moving To The Cloud – Proceed At Your Own Risk!

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65 Reasons For NOT Moving To The Cloud While navigating the Cloud Computing, VMware, Virtualization and Enterprise 2.0 Group on LinkedIn, I ran across this question, originally asked in Focus, a network of business and technology experts, thought leaders, and veteran practitioners. “What is a good reason for NOT switching to a cloud computing system?” Let me begin

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Cisco, EMC, VMware Evolve Australian Data Centre to Private Cloud

Cisco, EMC, VMware Evolve Australian Data Centre to Private Cloud Cisco, EMC and VMware have teamed on helping KPMG Australia, part of a global network of firms providing audit, tax and advisory services, to evolve its data centre to a private cloud with a Vblock infrastructure platform. The companies claim that this platform successfully blends

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Free Trial: Deploy Cloud Storage in Minutes with Gluster

Free Trial: Deploy Cloud Storage in Minutes Free yourself from the constraints of costly, hard to manage, monolithic storage environments.Deploy scale-out Network Attached Storage (NAS) to manage the explosion of unstructured data growth in cloud and virtualized environments. Gluster offers Virtual Storage Appliances for VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) providing you with a highly

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VMware Delivers New Operations Model For Cloud Computing Environments

PALO ALTO, CA–( March 8, 2011) –  VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced a strategy and a new solution to simplify and automate how IT organizations manage services in dynamic virtual and cloud environments. VMware vCenter™ Operations will help customers transform IT operations to achieve the agility

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A Day In The Cloud – Part II

A Day in the Cloud – Part II Last week at Intel’s Day in the Cloud event in Portland, Oregon, I had an opportunity to get an overview of Intel’s Cloud Strategy, and discuss the Cloud industry with members of Intel’s team and several of Intel’s ecosystem partners such as Cisco, EMC, and VMWare. That

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: CohesiveFT

Cohesive Flexible Technologies, or CohesiveFT, can be depicted as more than a European cloud-based rising star. The London-headquartered start-up has offices in Chicago and Palo Alto and in the past three years has attracted the interest of journalists and analysts alike. Craig Heimark, Alexis Richardson, and Dwight Koop founded the company in 2006 with the

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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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