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Amazon has launched an HTTP content delivery service (CDN) called CloudFront that works with its S3 cloud storage widgetry and EC2. It's now a public beta, having been privately tested the last couple few months. It's the stuff Amazon promised in September and may someday give the like...
Last Friday Sun Microsystems, its fortunes about as low as a snake’s belly, moved its StarOffice franchise into a new Cloud Computing unit with clear instructions to “grow revenues.” StarOffice 9, the latest rev of the Microsoft wannabe, was sent to market Monday priced at $34.95 for a...
CA and VMware are going to jointly develop a management solution and, to start, have signed a deal to make CA Data Center Automation Manager interoperate with VMware Stage Manager. The joint solution is designed so enterprises and cloud service providers can seamlessly provision applic...
Symantec has announced Veritas Operations Services, a new cloud computing-based online services platform to help organizations identify hidden risks in their data centers - improving service availability and increasing productivity of the operations staff. Veritas Installation Assessme...
Appistry announced findings from the first in a series of surveys the two organizations are conducting among CloudCamp participants. The inaugural Appistry/CloudCamp "Inside the Cloud" survey showed Amazon besting Google by a nearly two-to-one margin as the company expected to play the...
HP jumped the gun Tuesday and told the worried multitudes a week ahead of when it’s supposed to release its latest numbers that it more than just survived the volatile quarter it just ended in October when the bottom fell out of the economy. Not only that but, unlike the panicky Cisco ...
LynuxWorks has announced immediate availability of LynxSecure 2.0, a next-generation separation kernel and embedded hypervisor for high assurance systems. LynxSecure provides a standards-based, multi-domain computational platform that serves as a trusted foundation for applications wit...
David Linthicum, the highly popular SOA thought leader and practitioner, will be keynoting in San Jose, CA, on November 19 at the SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 West. 'While everyone wants to do SOA right the first time, the typical results are not always stellar,' says Linthicum. 'T...
Atlanta-based TechOperators, a new early stage VC targeting cloud computing and SaaS as well as Internet services, security, infrastructure and mobile, is launching its first venture fund and claims it didn’t have too many problems raising the $20 million-$30 million. The four managing...
CA and VMware have announced an expansion in their long-standing relationship centered around the creation and delivery of integrated management solutions to complement the VMware virtualization platform. The relationship is aimed at helping enterprise IT organizations and cloud servic...
Moderro Technologies will debut its Xpack Internet Computer – an integrated (hardware, operating system and web management) solution for the Web 2.0 desktop – at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, November 19-21, in San Jose, CA. The Xpack features a clean and friendly user i...
GigaSpaces Technologies has announced that Nati Shalom, founder and CTO, will be presenting at The Cloud Computing Expo. Shalom is a world-renowned evangelist of grid technology and cloud computing. In his role at GigaSpaces, he has worked with dozens of large organizations in the fina...
Yahoo has confirmed that Jerry Yang will be stepping down as soon as the board can find a new CEO. Yahoo said the executive search has started. Yang, who botched a sale to Microsoft, saw his backup ad deal with Google trumped by the Justice Department and couldn’t put anything resembli...
The BlackBerryR Technical Webcast Series is designed to help BlackBerry administrators better manage and leverage the capabilities of their BlackBerry solution. Each webcast is packed with detailed technical information, covering topics that are relevant to you. Our on-demand webcasts ...
rPath has hit the road to promote the graduated adoption of cloud computing technologies. This follows a podcast interview published on Friday during which Billy Marshall, rPath co-founder and chief strategy officer, speaks with a leading industry pundit about the importance of a manag...
SYS-CON Media announced today that its 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo sold out both on the Expo Floor and delegate registrations. The most anticipated technology event of the year in Silicon Valley will take place November 19-21, at the Fairmont Hotel, in San Jose,...
EMC has taken its Mozy and Pi holdings – Pi being the stealth-mode mystery start-up it bought to acquire ex-Microsoft kingpin Paul Maritz before it fired Diane Greene and put him in charge of VMware – and Mozy being its year-old $76 million online consumer backup acquisition – and put ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that more than 40 Cloud technology providers, as well as Virtualization and SOA companies will exhibit at the upcoming First International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo on November 19-21, in San Jose, California. It's co-located with SOAworld West and...
With today's EMC announcement of their cloud optimized storage (COS) platform called Atmos, we are starting to see the first time an enterprise ready attempt at a global cloud storage system. For the most part, these types of global distributed file systems have been what Chuck Hollis ...
The explosion of cloud computing providers dramatically lowered the barriers to entry for web entrepreneurs and innovative projects. However, the lack of interoperability and consistency across services keeps many businesses from adoption.
Working across all of Sun, Senior Vice President, Dave Douglas, has been appointed today to lead the Company's cloud computing efforts. Simultaneously, in a package of "decisive actions to align Sun's business with global economic realities," Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz announced a restr...
A round-up of the many themes and topics of interest to infrastructure architects, developers and IT managers featuring at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo being held November 19-21, 2008 at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. The conference is expecting a record turnout of senio...
Okay, here's the deal. When you observe the big software guys and see how quickly they adopt emerging technologies, which will change IT the way we know it today, here is what we see. Larry Ellison invested millions in old SaaS / cloud companies, which gave him zippo in return, and he ...
Moderro Technologies www.moderro.com will debut its Xpack Internet Computer – an integrated (hardware, operating system and web management) solution for the Web 2.0 desktop SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, November 19-21, in San Jose, CA. The Xpack features a clean and frie...
"More than a half dozen conferences and events targeting Virtualization and Cloud Computing canceled in the past two months," said Fuat Kircaali, CEO of SYS-CON Media. "We predicted that this would be the outcome for many competing shows due to the current economic conditions," he adds...
Google has shifted from solving problems in distributed, massively parallel computing to developing next-generation cloud-centric applications. Google can, with the deployment of software, deliver global services that other companies cannot match in terms of speed of deployment, operat...
SYS-CON Events announced today that more than 40 Cloud technology providers, as well as Virtualization and SOA companies will exhibit at the upcoming 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), November 19-21, in San Jose, California. The conferenc...
"Virtualization is a word often mentioned these days," observes the charismatic Chairman & CEO of Parallels, Serguei Beloussov, before adding: "Though largely users are only just starting to understand the range of applications for the technology." Beloussov will be giving a much-antic...
In the past month or so I have talked to a lot of people in the cloud computing and virtualization space. Many of these folks are working at/on startups that solves one of the many challenges for Enterprise cloud computing. What are these challenges? I have tried to summarize them here...
While cloud computing reporting has recently been focused on Microsoft's Azure announcement and Amazon's upgrade to EC2, there's an elephant in the cloud: Google. According to a well-researched article in SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal, Google filed as long ago as February 2006 a pr...
"These are still the early days of Cloud Computing, where delivery has so far focused primarily on price, as set by the market leader, Amazon," notes Dave Durkee, Founder, CEO & Technical Director of ENKI Consulting. "However, while successful in the Web 2.0 market," he adds, "price-ba...
"It's a chance for Cisco to participate on a bigger scale, helping to bring peace to the world. Is that too big a dream?...(long pause)...Maybe." With that thought Cisco CEO John Chambers ends an interview published this week by BusinessWeek in which he reveals that Cisco's cloud compu...
Cloud Computing is the newbuzzword in the technology industry. But even industry insiders don’t agree on exactly what the term means. We shouldn’t be surprised that mainstream business is approaching it with caution. Businesses have many concerns about moving their data to the cloud, s...
Dan Chu, VMware's VP of Emerging Business, intends to take an industry leader's perspective next week when he presents a breakout session at SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (November 19-21, 2008) being held at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. Chu will a...
"What sold me on joining Cisco was the excellent opportunity to explore the 'uncharted territory' that is the network's role in cloud computing." With those words the tireless and insightful Cloud blogger James Urquhart this week revealed that he's taking on the role of Marketing Manag...
Months ago, 3tera unveiled our Cloudware architecture. But rather than try to convince the world that there is only a single architecture that works and ours is it, we emphasized that Cloud architectures need to be open. Not only need they interoperate with all sorts of hardware and so...
Are cloud computing and grid computing one and the same? There are many similarities and one key difference separating these burgeoning fields. Both cloud and grid propose an architecture that masks the complexity of managing thousands of commodity servers from their users. Consequentl...
In a recent report, Gartner made some bold predictions around the near-term future of SaaS. In essence they are endorsing that the SaaS model has increasing leverage over existing software models as the IT spending tightens - worldwide software-as-a-service revenue in the enterprise ap...
Cloud computing has replaced virtualization as the new hot topic of 2008. Yet underneath the headlines a very basic shift is taking place in the network that promises even more conversations in the very near future. Let’s call this shift the rise of infrastructure 2.0 or the result of ...
"Cloud Computing by its very nature depends on the Network for both the construction of the Cloud as well as the delivery to users," declares David Bernstein, whose team runs Cisco's internal Cloud Computing platform. As VP and General Manager of Network Applications Infrastructure for...


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