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Net One Systems and 3Tera announced that the two companies have signed a multi-year agreement naming Net One Systems as the exclusive distributor of 3Tera's AppLogic, the commercial grid OS for cloud computing, in Japan. Starting immediately, Net One Systems will offer cloud computing ...
Every time I log into Facebook, or search for flights online, I am taking advantage of cloud computing. However, neither of these examples would be considered SaaS. According to Gartner, cloud computing is not just a buzzword; it does have a distinct meaning separate from SaaS.
IBM claims to have created new species of custom-built, industry-standard, Linux-based rack server for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing companies with massive data centers and tens of thousands of servers, like online gaming, social networks, search and Internet firms. A relatively limited ...
Salesforce.com, which has already linked its CRM software to Google Apps and integrated AdWords tracking into its platform, is deploying a free new Force.com Toolkit for Google Data APIs so third-party developers can interact with data in Google services. The toolkit is supposed to bri...
Parallels announced that ProServe has selected Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 to deliver a cost-efficient and scalable Online Backup solution via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers provides the virtualization technology for ProServe's Virtual Onlin...
GigaSpaces Technologies and CohesiveFT announced their partnership to enable simplicity in building scalable applications in cloud environments. GigaSpaces' recently announced cloud application server, combined with CohesiveFT's Elastic Server On-Demand, allows customers to build softw...
Amazon has kicked into Engine Yard's $15 million Series B round along with Benchmark Capital and New Enterprise Associates. The two-year-old 70-man open source company provides a deployment infrastructure, services and support for developers to take their Ruby and Rails applications to...
About a month and a half ago HP created a Scalable Computing and Infrastructure Organization (SCIO) out of a stealth Web 2.0 group that it's had under the covers for the last year, year-and-a-half and its HPC unit along with its cloud intentions.
The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency, which provides most of the systems used within the Department of Defense, has been reaching out to a wide range of companies in the belief that their IT approaches -- including the use of cloud computing technologies -- could help DISA bette...
SaaS based applications continue to grow at a staggering rate. According to software market analysts, SaaS represented approximately 5% of business software revenue in 2005 and, by 2011, 25% of new business software will be delivered as SaaS and will grow at a 21% % annual growth rate ...
The surge in demand for cloud computing and SaaS is partially due to macro-market factors, such as the recessionary economic climate and escalating pressures to fundamentally change traditional business practices. But, growing interest in cloud computing and SaaS is also the result of ...
Safe Software, the makers of FME specializing in spatial ETL, together with WeoGeo, known for its marketplace and cloud computing expertise, announced that they have partnered to bring the powerful data transformation capabilities of FME technology to the cloud.
InstallFree has reached an agreement with Click Manageware to distribute its products in the UK and across Europe on a Software as a Service model. The arrangement expands Click Manageware's portfolio into the developing application and desktop virtualization space, which helps IT dire...
GoGrid was first to market with a unique web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), Windows and Linux cloud servers, free f5 hardware load balancing, and free 24x7 support, among other breakthrough features. GoGrid announces another first: the only Cloud Computing provider that offers a...
Brian Stevens, the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering of Red Hat, delivered his Virtualization Keynote 'The Future of the Virtual Enterprise' at SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference & Expo 2007 West in San Francisco. 'Virtualization is the hottest subject today,...
Damballa, Inc., the only Internet security company focused exclusively on targeted threats such as BotArmies, announced the release of the Failsafe 2.0 appliance. Failsafe utilizes Internet cloud participation to provide immediate identification, protection and feedback on targeted att...
Security applications delivered as cloud-based services will more than triple by 2013, according to Gartner. The firm said 20 percent of the revenue of messaging security tools, such as antimalware and antispam services for email and instant messaging, currently comes through the cloud...
HP today announced a container-based data center offering that enables customers around the globe to rapidly expand data center capacity in support of IT and business growth.
Now, it's business 101 that the first entrant into a market does necessarily win and that so called 'fast followers' can quickly take over a market. In Cloud computing there are early guys (notably Amazon), the fast followers (notably Google), the weird followers (notably Microsoft and...
Information Technology is fantastic, absolutely essential, and largely responsible for this country's increase in productivity over the past decade or so. It's also broken. IT is overly complex, difficult to implement correctly, and expensive to maintain over its short lifespan.
Platform as a Service (PaaS) firm, Morph Labs, has added capabilities to its end-to-end platform as a service, Morph AppSpace, to allow Java and Grails applications to be deployed, delivered and managed.
Net One Systems, Japan's largest network integrator, and 3Tera, a grid computing technology and cloud computing services, announced today that the two companies have signed a multi-year agreement naming Net One Systems as the exclusive distributor of 3Tera's AppLogic in Japan. Starting...
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...
Boomi has partnered with Innotas to enable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) integration for Innotas' on-demand project portfolio management (PPM) solutions. The Boomi On Demand offering provides Innotas' PPM users with the ability to integrate the Innotas solution with any other SaaS or on...
Boomi announced it has raised $4 million in its first institutional round of financing. The investment will be used to accelerate Boomi's go-to-market strategy and further secure the company's high standing position as a provider of cloud-based data and application integration services...
Catalyst Resources released a 'green audit' of their software-as-a-service (SaaS) collaborative workspace project that allows distributed business teams of all sizes to work virtually and seamlessly online. The Rich Internet Application (RIA) enabled Catalyst Resources to reduce its ca...
Alert Logic announced that it has released version 1.1 of its flagship log management product, Alert Logic Log Manager. The company also announced that Log Manager fully leverages the power of grid computing and virtualization technologies.
Boomi announced that it has teamed with Taleo to lower the cost and increase the software-as-a-service (SaaS) integration options for Taleo Business Edition customers. With the on-demand recruiting solution for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), Taleo Business Edition customers h...
Salesforce.com, which has already linked its CRM software to Google Apps and integrated AdWords tracking into its platform, is deploying a free new Force.com Toolkit for Google Data APIs so third-party developers can interact with data in Google services. The toolkit is supposed to bri...
eXpresso, a year-old venture-backed California start-up, has taken Excel to the clouds with Microsoft's blessings. PowerPoint, Word and PDF files are set to follow by the end of the summer. eXpresso webifies legal Excel users and lets them share, edit, download and print their spreadsh...
Boomi announced that it has partnered with Zuora to enable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) integration for Zuora's on-demand billing application with financial and customer relationship management (CRM) applications. Zuora is embedding the Boomi On Demand offering to provide its on-demand...
AmberPoint announced that it has extended the reach of its runtime SOA governance software to include enterprise applications from software vendors and Software as a Service (SaaS) providers. SOA-based systems are heterogeneous composite applications that often include packaged applica...
From Application Virtualization to Xen, a round-up of the virtualization themes & topics being discussed in NYC June 23-24, 2008 by the world-class speaker faculty at the 3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo being held by SYS-CON Events in The Roosevelt Hotel, in midtown ...
When picturing the relationship between the enterprise and the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model, imagine an evolutionary process that can be divided into three main stages: 'The Comfort Zone,' 'The Enlightenment,' and 'The Re-Assessment.' Once we examine these, we can then d...
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Industrial Development Agency of Ireland (IDA Ireland) announced the establishment of Europe's first Cloud Computing Center. Located in Dublin, the new facility will serve as a hub that will deliver Cloud Computing research and services to a number of satellite ...
Cloud computing is becoming one of the next industry buzz words. It joins the ranks of terms including: grid computing, utility computing, virtualization, clustering, etc. Cloud computing overlaps some of the concepts of distributed, grid and utility computing, however it does have its...
Intalio reckons it's got the first open source Business Process Management System delivered as a service. It's running dedicated servers on top of Amazon Web Services (AWS). A subscription for Intalio On Demand starts at $1,500 per dedicated server and includes bandwidth, licenses, mai...
NetSuite, Larry Ellison's other company, the SaaS one, and rival of CRM SaaS pioneer salesforce.com, which of course was started by former Ellison lieutenant Marc Benioff - ah, incest - has named Per Brondum Jakobsen, the former head of product strategy at salesforce, VP of product man...
Boomi and StrikeIron announced a partnership focused on driving Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) adoption by enabling seamless integration of StrikeIron's Marketplace Web services into Boomi On Demand. Boomi users can now integrate the full spectrum of business intelligence, CRM, e-commerc...
SugarCRM has pushed out a closed beta of Sugar Data Center Edition (DCE), a new product line, due this summer, described as a complete set of system management provisioning and monitoring tools so service providers and large organizations can deploy and handle multiple instances - as i...


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