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Compuware Corporation on Monday announced the publication of its latest Application Performance Management (APM) Best Practices collection, titled: "Optimizing Cloud & Virtualized Applications." Written by thought leaders from Compuware's APM Center of Excellence, this new volume provi...
Dimension Data announced on Tuesday that it has introduced WAN optimization capabilities to its cloud globally. By deploying WAN optimization technology in Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platform™ (MCP) cloud data centers, Dimension Data clients are reporting a significant increase in ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that BillingPlatform.com, a flexible, high-volume, cloud-based billing platform, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. BillingPlatform.com is t...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Code 42 Software, the creator of CrashPlan, CrashPlan PRO, and CrashPlan PROe award-winning onsite, offsite and cloud backup solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits ...
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), a British accounting regulator, said on its web site Monday that it’s launched an investigation into the financial reports Autonomy put out between January 1, 2009 and June 30, 2011 right before it was acquired for $11.1 billion by Hewlett-Packard...
Mellanox Technologies on Monday announced the availability of new RDMA InfiniBand and Ethernet long-haul interconnect solutions as part of the company’s MetroX product line. MetroX products enable long-reach, high-throughput RDMA connectivity within and between data centers across mult...
SoftLayer Technologies on Monday announced that its Catalyst startup program will support member companies from Startup Texas, a branch of Startup America. These promising startups can take advantage of generous IT credits on the SoftLayer platform for one full year, and get executive ...
Cloudscaling, the cloud infrastructure software shop, has released Open Cloud System (OCS) 2.0 for general availability in production deployments. CTO Randy Bias says, “General availability of OCS version 2.0 is a major milestone. As far as we are aware, we’re the only company to shi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Skyera Inc., an emerging provider of enterprise solid-state storage systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Skye...
A two-month-old SEC filing that’s just been unearthed by GigaOm says that Tod Nielsen will cease being co-president of VMware’s application platform unit to join his old colleague from Microsoft, EMC’s chief strategy officer Paul Maritz, who’s running the new joint VMware-EMC Big Da...
Rackspace, co-developer of the OpenStack cloud platform, has created a more direct path for large, full-service IT providers to deploy the popular open source-based software in large-scale private cloud projects, according to an article on eWEEK. Rackspace released three new blueprin...
With IaaS combined with the many features Windows Azure offers, the opportunities for enterprise IT as well as small and medium businesses are real and exciting to employ cloud as a delivery platform for LOB services including media and phone apps.
Rackspace Hosting has partnered with Alamo Colleges to provide job training using a $2.5 million Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Rackspace CEO Lanham Napier stated that “Rackspace fully understands the importance of a highly engaged, cloud sav...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Zimory, the cloud management software company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Zimory provides heterogeneous, independent IaaS cloud...
IBM is out to push its Power-based servers into Big Data and the cloud. Its problem is the cheap commodity servers sold by HP and Dell. Its answer Tuesday was to cut the price of its proprietary hardware by as much as 50%. That was the day it unveiled a line of eight Power 7+-bas...
Avanade, the global enterprise IT services company started by Accenture and Microsoft in 2000 to focus on Microsoft widgetry, has acquired the software written by a young 15-month-old SaaS operations start-up by the name of Opstera that helps manage cloud solutions, the underlying plat...
Racemi, the moving company for the cloud, announced on Thursday updates to its cloud migration software that add support for the SoftLayer CloudLayer platform. As part of the launch, Racemi has also announced special pricing of $99 per migration to CloudLayer for the next 30 days. Sof...
Samsung Ventures has made an undisclosed strategic investment in Boston-based Cloudant and its NoSQL database managed service joining the CIA through its venture arm In-Q-Tel as another hush-hush backer of the four-year-old start-up. The move comes within hours of Samsung saying it w...
“Our Big Data Analytics Managed Services help customers get outcomes fast, without tying up CAPEX or increasing head count” said Sidney Minassian, Founder & CEO of Contexti, as the Australian big data analytics managed services, support and training company launched two new subscriptio...
Organizations are faced with the requirement to migrate applications from Windows Server 2003 to Windows 2008(R2) or even Windows 2012 when adopting a private, managed or public cloud. AppZero’s tool extracts Windows server applications from production environments and packages them fo...
After 25 years as a public company, the Dell board met Monday night to approve an offer to take the company private for $24.4 billion. The deal, which values Dell at $13.65 a share, was announced Tuesday morning. The stock closed at $13.27 Monday, down 2.6%. Stockholders still have...
IBM says it is buying the software portfolio of Star Analytics Inc, a privately held business analytics firm in California, on undisclosed terms. The acquisition, another in a string of Big Data and analytics acquisitions, is supposed to advance IBM’s business analytics initiatives s...
Talend, the global integration software leader, on Tuesday announced that 2012 marked a year of sustained growth and expansion in a market increasingly driven by the need to maximize the value of enterprise information assets. Providing Integration at Any Scale, Talend’s integration so...
Piston Cloud Computing, the OpenStack disciple, has gotten an $8 million B round to accelerate OpenStack adoption from Cisco, Data Collective, Divergent Ventures, Hummer Winblad, Swisscom Ventures and True Ventures. The money will be used for product development. Cisco, Data Collec...
AMD’s SeaMicro SM15000 x86-based micro server has been certified for the Rackspace Private Cloud, which simplifies the management of large pools of compute, storage and networking resources using OpenStack. The so-called “Nova in a Box” and “Swift in a Rack” reference architectures a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datanami has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 13th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 4...
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPC in the Cloud has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 13th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on No...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Innodisk USA, a leading manufacturer of DRAM and Flash storage products, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Innodisk is a leading manuf...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ScaleOut Software, a leading provider of in-memory data grids (IMDGs), will exhibit at SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. ScaleOut Software develops so...
By the end of January, it’s estimated that 80 percent of those who make New Year’s resolutions will have already broken them. The New Year is a time for reflection and introspection, but not necessarily one that leads to action, it seems. The opposite should be true during software com...
SYS-CON Events announced today that PEER 1 Hosting, the global IT hosting provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. PEER 1 Hosting is one of the world's leading IT host...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Supermicro, a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and innovation, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. S...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that AppZero will exhibit at SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. AppZero is the fastest and most flexible way to move server applications to the cloud, witho...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Site24x7, a leading website and web application monitoring service from Zoho Corp, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Site24x7 is a clo...
Startup Convercent builds tools to fill void in GRC market by implementing and measuring compliance to corporate values and culture. GRC has traditionally provided companies with tools to help customers meet government and industry regulations, enforce corporate policies and better de...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Appcore, provider of the industry's only complete automated cloud computing platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New Yo...
The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Tuesday morning released version 2.0 of its ISO-recognized Open Virtualization Format (OVF) standard that enhances the packaging format for virtual appliances. The revised standard now applies to emerging cloud use cases and includes enhan...
“CommVault and Coraid complement each other perfectly for organizations that need a scalable, comprehensive, cost-effective approach to data protection,” said Doug Dooley, vice president of product management at Coraid, as Coraid today announced certification for its EtherDrive storage...
“The Hortonworks Data Platform powered by Apache Hadoop assessed and certified for Rackspace Private Cloud, enables enterprise organizations to test the open source big data platform’s compatibility with OpenStack-powered private clouds,” said Paul Rad, vice president, Private Cloud, R...


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