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APC by Schneider Electric and CA have announced a partnership that will provide enterprise customers a fully integrated solution set for assessing and fully optimizing their data center energy consumption. APC will offer assessment services, integration services, and physical layer man...
We need services like Feedburner and Yahoo Pipes to provide the service they say they will. I know they’re not bound by the kind of service level agreements that would be in place if we were actually paying them, but they surely have to operate within the bounds of, well, operability. ...
As we build services/APIs for use within the enterprise or cloud computing, there seem to be two clear trends for those who are consuming the services/APIs: they want to leverage APIs that drive social networking, such as Twitter and Facebook, and they want to leverage complex, busines...
AtTask has announced that a new version of its @task on-demand PPM software is now available. The new release includes several user-requested features and product enhancements, illustrating the company's commitment to its customers and meeting their project management software needs. C...
It will take a while for SaaS in a Cloud Computing model to catch up with SOA. One obstacle for the pure plays in the cloud to join SOA is to recognize and deal with the increased testing and validation of data from even more diverse sources, as well as the governance and validation of...
SYS-CON Events' sales team replied to Scott Kelly's exhibitor inquiry, but when they never heard back from Scott, they decided to do a little Googling and here is what they found out. Mr Kelly is actually the 'Director of Product Management at TechTarget,' a technology media company th...
Skytap announced a strategic alliance with SAVVIS to resell Skytap's Virtual Lab service. The alliance enables SAVVIS customers to conduct software development and testing in the cloud using Skytap's Virtual Lab Platform, and subsequently run these applications in production as part of...
Canadian antitrust regulators have now gone the same path as the US Justice Department and reached out and hired an outside litigator, David Kent, a Toronto antitrust expert, to look into the Google-Yahoo deal. The news comes from the Wall Street Journal, which got it from “lawyers clo...
Citrix took its virtualization widgetry, repackaged it, and went into the cloud business Monday, announcing a new Citrix Cloud Center (C3) product family targeted at the would-be hosted cloud services that are chasing both consumers and enterprise data centers. C3 is supposed to be a c...
IBM Wednesday opened four new cloud computing centers in emerging markets. They’re in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Bangalore, India; Seoul, Korea; and Hanoi, Vietnam. That brings the number of IBM cloud centers worldwide to 13. The company brags that it’s got “the world’s largest network of expe...
“Even as large numbers of users turn to ‘cloud computing’ applications, many may lack a full understanding of possible consequences of storing personal data online,” said John B. Horrigan, Associate Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project and author a recent report, "Use o...
Reminding people of how its backing was the making of Linux, IBM, to no one's surprise, has thrown its support behind cloud computing, that delicious nexus of every chi-chi buzzword technology currently in vogue: Web 2.0, rich Internet applications, software-as-a-service, SOA, grid com...
RightScale, the Santa Barbara cloud management start-up, has gone multi-cloud. Besides Amazon’s EC2, where its users reportedly have hundreds of thousands of instances running, RightScale widgetry now works on GoGrid and UK-based FlexiScale clouds too. It’s also working with Rackspace ...
Recently, scores of businesses in the southeastern United States have experienced significant email downtime because of Hurricanes Gustav, Hanna and Ike. In an effort to help these and all businesses protect their email from the unexpected (as well as the expected), LiveOffice launched...
Oracle’s 11g Database, Fusion Middleware and Enterprise Manager now support Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Oracle said Monday that customers can use their existing software licenses on EC2 for no additional fees as well as a set of free Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) to provision ...
The future model for providing IT infrastructure and services in large organizations is what many today are calling "Cloud Computing" - a concept popularized by Amazon through its web services efforts. Merrill Lynch analysts for example reckon that by 2011 the volume of Cloud Computing...
Intel and Oracle are talking about making enterprise-ready cloud computing more efficient and secure. And they say they’re going to identify and drive standards such as the Open Virtual Format (OVF) that will enable flexible deployments of both public and private clouds. What that larg...
Neudesic has announced that it will be promoting the latest developments in software plus services. The company will be officially announcing the launch of Cloud Computing User Groups across the nation. These groups will focus on providing the latest information about cloud computing, ...
IBM, the company that invented virtualization back in the mainframe’s Pleistocene period, claims it’s made a breakthrough that will accelerate the spread of the virtual desktop by slashing VDI storage requirements by as much as 80%. The widgetry is supposed to encourage users to move t...
CohesiveFT announced an update to its Elastic Server Manager service. Elastic Server Manager is a lightweight administration and monitoring tool that provides a consolidated view of virtual server-related activities such as logs, configurations, administrator permissions, and the abili...
Terms were not disclosed. Neither was the fact that Jabber’s an open source play so it’s unclear how Cisco will handle Jabber’s open source business model. Intel, France Telecom and Webb Interactive Service put $7.2 million in the thing back in 2003 and Jabber is believed to have had r...
Morph Labs announced Morph AppCloud, an on-demand application platform that enables companies to take advantage of cloud computing without the burden of configuration, setup and ongoing management. Morph AppCloud enables companies to define their own cloud computing environment. It sta...
IBM unveiled a cloud-computing center in Bangalore, India. The center will give enterprise customers including mid-market, universities and government bodies in India immediate access to the resources they need to pilot cloud infrastructures and applications, and deliver new and innova...
Delivering on its mission to help software teams to simplify, collaborate, and innovate more efficiently at a lower cost, CollabNet announced the launch of CollabNet CUBiT 2.0. CUBiT 2.0 virtually eliminates the process of configuring servers for build and test by managing those config...
IBM opened four new cloud computing centers in emerging markets. They are in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Bangalore, India; Seoul, Korea; and Hanoi, Vietnam, where there is an increasing demand for Internet-based computing models and skills to help companies compete in highly competitive environ...
“AppNexus is making enterprise-class infrastructure accessible to a wide range of businesses and has seen significant traction in the advertising and consumer product industries,” said Mike Tyrrell, general partner at Venrock. “We are impressed with the company’s leadership and vision,...
"Platform-as-a-Service is not only real; it is inevitable," said Pankaj Malviya, LongJump’s founder and CEO, as he unveiled the company's LongJump Development Suite. "For LongJump, capturing the hearts of developers and businesses alike means incorporating industry standard tools," Mal...
The Storm Cloud of Innovation is where user demands and vendor dynamics are played out, where the interactions between suppliers and architects are precipitated around the need to overcome challenges and roadblocks on the journey to adoption. In this session, 451 Research Director for ...
Terremark announced its relationship with VMware as part of the VMware vCloud Initiative. This relationship is designed to help both parties provide leading-edge utility and cloud computing services to the enterprise market. VMware’s Virtual Datacenter Operating System (VDC-OS) is an i...
Electric Cloud announced the availability of its product line, including the ElectricAccelerator software build solution, for Microsoft’s High Performance Computing (HPC) platform. The Electric Cloud solution provides a more efficient, manageable IT infrastructure and as much as 20x fa...
LongJump unveiled its LongJump Development Suite for developers eager to exploit the business opportunities and advantages of Internet-based application development and delivery. LongJump’s developer suite reflects the growing interest in cloud computing, which Gartner named one of the...
Cloud Computing isn’t just another buzzword: this session will look at what the industry is up to, Amazon is up to, and especially how people are innovating in the cloud. Buzzwords aside, virtualized (cloud) computing is a disruptive game changer at both technical and business levels, ...
NaviSite unveiled the next-generation of dynamic application infrastructure platform, AppStructure. AppStructure integrates three of the most desired information technologies of the decade -- Virtualization, Social Networking and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) -- into a comprehens...
Cloud Computing isn’t just another buzzword: this session will look at what the industry is up to, Amazon is up to, and especially how people are innovating in the cloud. Buzzwords aside, virtualized (cloud) computing is a disruptive game changer at both technical and business levels, ...
RightScale announced a new strategic product and partnership initiative as it broadens its cloud management platform to support emerging clouds from new vendors, including FlexiScale and GoGrid, while continuing its long-standing support for Amazon's EC2. RightScale is also working wi...
F5 Networks has announced that BlueLock is using the F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) solution with VMware virtualization solutions to provide clients with its virtual cloud computing platform. Using an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) model, virtual cloud computing enables Blue...
What are the telltale signs that your company is already Computing in the Cloud? Is it when the CIO makes a big announcement at the monthly IT meeting? Is it when the IT newsletter drops a reference to pilot testing of some ‘web based’ software? Or, is it when the secretary whips out t...
VMware has whistled up outside support for its newfangled vCloud Initiative, collecting upwards of 100 partners such as BT, Rackspace and Verizon Business, it said, for the push to deliver enterprise-class cloud computing by federating compute capacity on demand between virtual data ce...
Electric Cloud announced that it is making the agile best practice of "continuous integration" truly scalable and reliable with the newest version of its ElectricCommander SPM automation software, version 3.0, available later this month. Continuous integration is a well-known agil...
Elastra announced that it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partnership (TAP) program. Elastra’s Cloud Server Enterprise enables businesses implementing cloud computing architectures to create and consume on-demand corporate infrastructure in their own data centers as well as e...


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