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IBM has announced it is working with six universities to leverage IBM Blue Cloud solutions to speed up projects and research initiatives that were once constrained by time, limited or unavailable resources, or overloaded IT systems. The Qatar Cloud Computing Initiative, driven by three...
Can GDrive (or Web Drive, or whatever they finally decide to call it) become a central repository for the entire Web-using public's digital data? That, among other questions, was being asked Web-wide yesterday as new rumors of Google's next giant leap into Cloud Computing surfaced and ...
Cisco is planning to start building servers. To be precise, servers equipped with virtualization software. A fascinating article in the New York Times expresses some surprise at this move, but it seems terribly obvious now that the news is out. After all, there is already a move afoot ...
2009 is shaping up to be an "interesting" year. What makes 2009 interesting - rather than good, bad or indifferent - is the daily conflict between hope and despair for those on the good side of a bad trend. Like bankruptcy attorneys or pawnbrokers, some find themselves buoyed by a down...
Brian Zanghi, President and CEO of Kadient, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. In this session, Zanghi will cover key lessons learned by the speaker when transforming a traditional ent...
IBM said Monday that six universities in Qatar, Japan and Sub-Saharan Africa have started using its Blue Cloud to advance research initiatives previously constrained by time, resources and maxed-out systems. It’s unclear exactly what IBM is getting out of it.
CSC and Terremark Worldwide, two old beltway bandits, have thrown in their lots together to offer cloud computing services to the US government. That means they’ll approach federal agencies about buying their IT infrastructure requirements as services over the web. The offer will inclu...
This How-To White Paper documents the process of implementing the open source UniCluster software in Amazon's Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) web service. Published by one of the leading informatics consultancy and HPC systems integrators, this paper by Univa presents step by step instru...
Doug Tidwell, Senior Software Engineer for IBM, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. As more data and code moves into the cloud, packaging and using those resources becomes more complex....
Kenneth Oestreich, VP of Marketing for Egenera, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. How did the leading compute cloud providers build their infrastructure management tools? How did they...
David Bernstein, VP and General Manager of Network Applications Infrastructure for Cisco, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Although there are a lot of “Cloud Consumers” out there, t...
It is the infrastructural paradigm shift that is sweeping across the Enterprise IT world, but how is it best defined? I refer of course to 'Cloud Computing' - the phenomenon that has as many definitions as there are squares on a chess-board. To try and narrow it down we bring here a ro...
Bob Quinn, Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer for 3Leaf, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Cloud computing is enabled by virtualization, and virtualization means separatin...
Zuora, the Marc Benioff-backed on-demand billing and payments start-up, has announced what it calls the Z-Commerce Platform, a development platform dedicated to monetizing cloud computing services. Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo describes the widgetry as “a big step towards our vision of being th...
RightScale announced that it has integrated Splunk IT Search technology with the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. RightScale also announced that it is a founding member of the new Splunk Powered Associate partner program. With Splunk's powerful, high-speed IT Search technology int...
iEnterprises has announced that it will be integrating its Empower CRM with IBM LotusLive. The integration offers LotusLive users a more complete view and enhanced management capabilities of contacts, documents, pipelines and other important information needed to keep prospects and cus...
Zuora has announced the Z-Commerce Platform. The Z-Commerce Platform is a development platform dedicated to enabling monetization for cloud computing services. The addition of the Z-Commerce Platform to Zuora’s product list, including Z-Billing, Z-Payments, and Z-Force, creates a full ...
Zimory GmbH, a Berlin cloud spin-off of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, has been added to Microsoft’s so-called Founder Initiative, a k a “Unternimm Was,” which supports start-ups to accelerate their growth and technical development. Microsoft is supposed to give Zimory both technical a...
IBM has announced LotusLive, a cloud-based portfolio of social networking and collaboration services designed for business. LotusLive will extend customers' current investments and link to everyday business services. LotusLive.com is the place to find all of Lotus' cloud solutions, inc...
When thinking about what Cloud Interoperability truly means, for me it's all about the API. There is much talk of ID / Authentication, storage, networking, system management and so forth. The one problem that all these various aspects share is that point of programmatic access / contro...
SYS-CON Media announced today that the Website showcasing one of its most distinguished titles, Cloud Computing Journal, founded in 2008, has been stunningly re-designed and re-launched. Under the technical-savvy leadership of Editor Alan Williamson, Cloud Computing Journal continues t...
Linxter announced that it has been selected as Microsoft Startup of the Day. The startups featured in this showcase are recognized by Microsoft for providing extremely innovative software and services. Less than a month after joining the BizSpark program, which gives select startups ac...
To the extent that organizations use governance to harness the richness of cloud environments, they will be able to supercharge their SOA initiatives while radically improving scalability and cost-effectiveness. Unfortunately, the cloud arena may continue to evolve so fast over the nex...
As new offerings like Amazon's CloudFront, Microsoft's Azure, and VMware's vCloud are rolled out, the worldwide cloud computing momentum continues to grow. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal surveys a globe-girdling network of leading infrastructure experts, IT industry executives...
With the advent of Cloud Computing, the cost of computation, application hosting and content storage and delivery is plunging fast by several orders of magnitude. Behind all the buzzwords, a basic shift is occurring - the wholesale outsourcing of core business applications. This is why...
Acer has warned that its Q4 revenue will be down 5%-10%, blaming a softening in inventory. Netbook maven Asustek said it won’t meet shipment forecasts and Compal, the second-largest contract manufacturer and supplier to HP, Dell and Lenovo, off 6% in Q4, said laptop shipments could be ...
It was resellers that made Microsoft great and so, following in those well-trod footsteps, Google said that it’s recruiting resellers to push its Google Apps to businesses of all sizes everywhere in the world, taking Microsoft on where it lives. So far Google’s collected 50 “pilot part...
Cloud Sherpas has announced it has been selected to join the Google Apps Authorized Reseller program. Cloud Sherpas extends the power of Google across the enterprise by helping customers get more value from their Google Apps deployments. Cloud Sherpas launched a series of Google Apps E...
Salesforce.com has announced the Service Cloud, its solution for customer service. Built on the Force.com platform, the Service Cloud offers customer service through cloud computing, and brings together cloud computing platforms like Google, Facebook and Amazon.com to capture every con...
"We are in an ideal position to accelerate our business to continue our leadership in this rapidly advancing cloud market," says RightScale CEO Michael Crandell, in this Exclusive Q&A with the editor-in-chief of SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal, Alan Williamson. "We decided the timing...
In this Exclusive Q&A with Jeremy Geelan of SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal in August 2008, Rajeev Kutty of Keynote Systems speaks of the factors currently driving companies to increase their effort in monitoring the performance of their Web and mobile applications, and about how Key...
With its revenue growth projected to slow this year to half of what it was Salesforce.com, the CRM software-as-a-service pioneer, has come up with a new trick that adds a new revenue stream. It’s rigged up a thing it calls a Service Cloud, touting it as the next generation in customer ...
Micro Focus has announced that Micro Focus will enable enterprise applications to run on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Platform. Micro Focus provides a secure, reliable approach that requires zero rewriting of code. Support for Amazon EC2 is a part of Micro Focus’ recently launched...
ZapThink announced its partnership with David Linthicum of Blue Mountain Labs, and an Associate Analyst with ZapThink, to deliver a one-day conference called Cloud Computing with SOA: A ZapThink SOA Deep Dive on April 7, 2009 in the Washington, DC area. The one day event will feature ...
Most code in the world is still COBOL. That being so, Micro Focus has enabled enterprise COBOL apps to run on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), expecting to save legatees millions of dollars as clouds become more and more popular as a modernization and cost savings strategy. It pro...
Peter Coffee, Director of Platform Research for Salesforce.com, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Coffee, who works with enterprise and entrepreneurial developers and IT managers to b...
Bull is going to push Cassatt widgetry - software from BEA co-founder Bill Coleman's start-up - to improve the effectiveness of data center infrastructures of large European organizations. It's going to hit on select lines of business, sectors like large government and local authoritie...
According to the latest Evans Data Global Development Survey, over half of all developers (51.9% averaged over all regions) expect to work on programs delivered in the SaaS model during the next 12 months. Adoption expectation is strongest in the Asia-Pacific region, although the numb...
Nirvanix announced the appointment of Jim Zierick as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Zierick is tapped to apply his extensive industry knowledge and business acumen to aggressively grow and expand Nirvanix’s position as a cloud storage market leader. Zierick has more than 25...
David Linthicum, newly appointed Editor-in-Chief of SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal, will be presenting at the 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Linthicum, an internationally known technology expert and a sought-af...


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