cloudtimes News Digest

  • Creating a Dynamic and Compelling Cloud

    Virtualization could mean an end, but making a significant emphasis on that “end” is in fact the cloud.

    However, this idea does not have validity. The cloud is another tool in pursuing a fully dynamic, interoperable data environment for an even greater end.

    For most businesses, this means a vigorous combination of private, public [...]

  • IBM Cloud Insights

    IBM enjoys a strong second quarter share of revenue as the results were shown yesterday morning. Big Blue released its latest mainframe products that gave a boost to their strong earnings; it also set the standard for the projected growth of cloud computing and data storage. IBM is on track of its business projection [...]

  • Gartner: Why Enterprises Choose Private Cloud

    The potential advantages of cloud computing are well documented. If designed and provisioned properly, cloud deployments can lower capital and operating costs, increase flexibility, and improve service levels. Private cloud deployments are particularly important because they increasingly represent an enterprise’s first step toward the ultimate goal of dynamically matching IT service demand with IT [...]

  • Riverbed Acquires Zeus Technologies and Aptimize

    Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced that it has acquired Aptimize Limited, a privately-owned company that is a market leader in web content optimization. The Aptimize organization, based in Wellington, New Zealand, will become the new Web Content Optimization product group, led by the former CEO of Aptimize, [...]

  • EMC Debuts New Cloud Storage Management ProSphere

    EMC announced a new cloud storage management solution aimed at large enterprises called ProSphere which can also scale to address the needs of data centers and globally distributed enterprises.

    According to Kevin Gray, manager of IMG storage resource management for EMC, the platform addresses management of increasingly larger, more disparate environments while integrating virtualization and [...]

  • Microsoft and Amazon Open Windows Server App To Amazon Cloud User

    Microsoft and Amazon Web Services have agreed to let Amazon cloud users run Microsoft Windows Server Application on their Amazon cloud infrastructure. The partnership was made public on Wednesday at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference.

    The announcement came after Microsoft launched its License Mobility with Software Assurance Program almost a month ago. Microsoft’s License Mobility [...]

  • IBM Launches New Cloud-Based Web Analytics And Marketing Automation Solution

    IBM announced today a new cloud-based Web analytics and digital marketing suite to help organizations automate online marketing campaigns across all online channels, such as web sites, social media networks, and mobile phones. The new cloud-based analytics is an [...]

  • CenturyLink Completes purchase of Savvis For $2.5Billion

    CenturyLink announced on Friday that it has closed the deal to buy the cloud computing company Savvis for $2.5 billion and prepaid about $546 million of Savvis’ credit facility debt. We have reported about this deal earlier.

    CenturyLink expects the combination with Savvis will improve its [...]

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