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According to AMI Partners, a leading SMB research firm, 62 percent of midsize businesses see customer relationship management as strategically important, yet only 14 percent have implemented it due to return on investment pressures and limited resources. Further, while 64 percent think...
Stodolnic brings more than 15 years of marketing experience at both start-ups and Fortune 1000 companies to help guide Hyperic's fast-paced growth. He has worked for successful technology companies during their early stages of development within the enterprise software and Software as ...
Scalent's software is unique in its ability to provide real-time data center management, automation, and virtualization across physical and virtual servers, networks, and storage. Scalent V/OE software enables data centers to react in real-time to changing business needs by shifting wo...
To create application and workload best practices, Mellanox, Dell, and AMD have provided a new Dell PowerEdge SC 1435 twenty-four node cluster, utilizing the latest Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processors and Mellanox ConnectX® InfiniBand adapters to the HPC Advisory Council Cluster Center. ...
The Concentric Cloud Computing Platform is a fault-tolerant, high availability, distributed computing infrastructure. Key benefits include on-demand processing power, bandwidth and storage capacity, high availability, fast error recovery, and lower total cost of ownership. Complete mai...
The pace of change in modern business is breathtaking. Successful companies are embracing change by innovating aggressively, mastering operational efficiency, and leveraging new regional and global business opportunities. This session addresses key ways that Cloud Computing, in the for...
Windows Azure took center stage at PDC last week during the keynote. The cloud computing space is now really heating up with competing platform plays from Google’s AppEngine and Amazon’s recent EC2 announcements. In some sense this is perhaps the re-birth of Windows as a platform that ...
One of the biggest problems about this year's PDC is the sheer volume of new stuff that has been unleashed upon us. Some clickbaiters like Joe Wilcox are in "Bash Microsoft" mode and are calling the Azure platform "vaporware" (yes, despite the fact that we've been able to actually buil...
As a software-as-a-service pioneer Salesforce.com has always been fluffy, but it got even cloudier Monday when it introduced Force.com Sites, offering to let its customers build their public-facing web sites on Salesforce servers. Pushing to be an end-to-end cloud, both inside and out ...
Through this agreement, Internet Explorer users downloading Sun's JRE will have the option to download the MSN Toolbar and have one-click access to Live Search features, as well as news, entertainment, sports and more from the MSN network and direct access to Windows Live Hotmail and W...
The technology blueprint of President Elect Barack Obama, if implemented as promised, bodes well for the future of Cloud Computing. Let me consider some of the Barack Obama's Technology proposals and explain how it is relevant to the success of Cloud Computing. This is not a political ...
Cloud Computing by its very nature depends on the Network for both the construction of the Cloud as well as the delivery to users. Use of network facilities to enable security, isolation, and quality of service is possible today - yet is hardly used. Utilizing these features, as well a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global virtualization and cloud computing technology provider Zeus Technology named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's upcoming 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), November 19-21, in San Jose, Cali...
I get pitched by a large number of Turkish internet startups, and none of them, not one, so far, have built their application using cloud computing. I wonder why that is. It seems to me that the cloud computing service providers like Google App Engine, AWS and 10gen, offer a solid, sca...
I am completely obsessed with working in a virtual environment. There is no better extension of this obsession than cloud computing. I will intermittently post snippets of various "cloud" tools that I use to work and live. There are fanatics out there that "need" a clear line and defin...
Content-rich Web 2.0 applications such as video and photo sharing services combined with the growth of user-generated content on the Web is creating billions of new objects in the form of documents, videos, digital images and music. This combination of massive growth, new information t...
According to The Oregonian, Amazon.com is building a huge $100 million cloud computing data center in Boardman, Oregon in the Port of Morrow, a 9,000 acre industrial park. The newspaper notes that it is Oregon's cheap energy resources that seem to have attracted first Google - which bu...
MediaZoo is an online media library & player. It streams uploaded music to any device where a GravityZoo client is installed, and allows users to invite close friends to their "Music Room". With the public release of MediaZoo, GravityZoo hopes to create a platform that allows users, mu...
Until now, legacy switches have required large upfront capital investments or expensive upgrades requiring data center budgets to grow ahead of the businesses they support. Woven’s product family of EFX 10 GE Fabric Switches depart from this legacy model by enabling its customers to gr...
Derivix, a financial services software company that provides institutional-strength options pricing, risk visualization and analytics solutions, today announced the launch of its new real-time Portfolio Risk system This product enables buy- and sell-side firms to visualize real-time op...
Many already realize that the economic downturn increases the usefulness of Cloud Computing. But do you? Rather than writing that $2M check for your data center hardware refresh, wouldn't you rather manage your infrastructure as a service? Those attending SYS-CON's pioneering "Cloud Co...
Microsoft has invested in both technology and software to allow us to run our environments more aggressively than a traditional data center environment. We understand that certain industries have very specific requirements around the operation of storage of information which drive and ...
Eric Engleman from TechFlash is reporting that Jeff Lawson, ex Product Manager of Amazon Web Services, is in the early stages of a new startup company aimed at providing on-demand scalable telephony services to companies. Twilio is looking to take the same usage model that has made Ama...
On Azure it would compete with Earth Class Mail (ECM), which has just signed Swiss Post to a trial of its approach to digitizing postal mail. ECM is also threatening PBMS’ corporate mailroom accounts like Sprint. Of course ECM can deliver now; the five-country Swiss Post pilot is due t...
NetSuite, Larry Ellison’s other company, the on-demand one usually seen as a foil for Salesforce.com and its CEO, ex-Ellison lieutenant Marc Benioff, has started directing its attention to Larry’s great hereditary enemy, SAP. It’s got a new migration program called Business ByNetSuite ...
Data services, contends Rob Steward, Vice President of Research and Development at DataDirect Technologies, are critical to the predominant and emerging architectures we're embracing for building new systems. "Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is becoming a standard enterprise archit...
How can security standards such as Open Authorization and Semantics be used to bind Cloud-based services to form a robust trust model? The answer to this question will be given by Geoff Brown, Founder & CEO of m2mi Corporation, in a breakout session at DataServices World 2008 West in S...
There is much debate raging over whether cloud computing and grid computing are one and the same. In fact, 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 ...
By the end of the month Red Hat will release JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 4.3 and JBoss Operations Network 2.1, which are supposed give it more skin in the enterprise SOA game. The company said the new revs feature cooperative support and allow for remote monitoring and management of ...
Seemingly from nowhere, cloud computing has become one of the hottest IT topics. For most IT practitioners, cloud computing represents IT delivered by providers outside the enterprise via the internet. In reality, every IT shop will become a cloud computing provider for their own appli...
Hadoop, an open source implementation of map/reduce, has garnered tremendous momentum in large scale data processing, marting, and on occasion warehousing. In an upcoming breakout session at DataServices World 2008 West, being held in November conjunction with the 14th International SO...
Recently, so much ink has been spilt on our VC-backed brethren racing for the cash-conserving hills. Why they weren’t shooting for revenue and profitability from day one is beyond us. Joyent believes when a company is built to be profitable from day one, market context is much less mea...
On2 Technologies and Zencoder have announced that they are collaborating to build a high-capacity video encoding service within the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. On2 will integrate its On2 Flix Engine video encoding software with the Zencoder video transcoding system to create a web-ba...
Cloud storage requires a new approach to scalable NAS and file serving. Existing architectures were built to satisfy enterprise file sharing and high performance computing environments. This session will review different architectural approaches to building a cloud or massively scalabl...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global cloud computing technology provider Moderro Technologies to exhibit at the upcoming Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com) which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of S...
"There is already sort of a cloud ecosystem out there in the world of PHP," notes Sun's Tim Bray in a recent post. "There are a whole bunch of competitive vendors where you can upload a bunch of .php files and database dumps and with only a moderate amount of twiddling, get your app ru...
Today, offerings such as Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) are providing a new model for on demand compute resources based on virtual machines. Virtual appliances are a natural deployment vehicle for this type of infrastructure, allowing a clean separation between the me...
Astadia has announced the formation of the Astadia Cloud Computing Acceleration Program. The CCAP provides Systems Integrators, ISVs and Consultants worldwide with the tools and the confidence to deliver Cloud Computing solutions, including Salesforce CRM and the Force.com platform to ...
The Justice Department made it crystal clear this morning that if Google hadn’t abandoned its controversial ad deal with Yahoo the companies would have found themselves in court. The agency put out a statement from the head of its antitrust unit Thomas Barnett saying that Yahoo and Goo...
Under threat of a suit by the Justice Department Google this morning terminated its controversial, widely feared, revenue-sharing advertising agreement with Yahoo. Google lawyer David Drummond made this announcement on Google web site: “After four months of review, including discussion...


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