cloudtimes News Digest

  • What Caused Microsoft’s Outage?

    Last August 17, 2011 was a difficult day for the North American users of SkyDrive and Microsoft Office 365 because they experienced a 3-hour blackout on their cloud system. This was still followed by a series of interruptions during the week.

    Microsoft has recently decided to talk about the circumstances that led to the [...]

  • Benefits of Cloud Computing Realized by Increasing Number of Companies

    Cloud Computing Providers Challenged to Dispel Security Concerns

    By Arjan de Jong, Marketing Manager, Jitscale

    The adoption of cloud computing services has been swift for both large and small companies and satisfaction with cloud computing is very high, according to a recent study conducted by the Cloud Industry Forum in the UK [...]

  • Verizon Buys CloudSwitch

    CloudSwitch, a provider of cloud software technology, was acquired today by Verizon Communications Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

    CloudSwitch eliminates a key barrier to widespread cloud adoption by developing a software that facilitates the secure move of applications, or workloads, between company data centers and the cloud without changing the application or [...]

  • Strong Growth of Cloud Computing Dictates Enterprise Security Strategies

    Traditional security approaches no longer work easily for the private and public cloud so the nonprofit Cloud Security Alliance is working with various CIO’s in evaluating the different cloud providers.

    The steady and remarkable growth of the cloud services has placed a different [...]

  • 6fusion Receives $7 Million for Cloud Hybrid Platform

    6Fusion is a key cloud management platform that provides infrastructure management software and services by enabling both the private and the public cloud as a pay-per-service utility. It provides an efficient metering tool through the Workload Allocation Cube (WAC) that they have.

    Recently it has announced that it has gathered $7 million [...]

  • IBM Reveals New Hybrid Cloud Solution

    IBM announced today a new hybrid cloud solution that can help clients significantly reduce the time it takes them to connect manage and secure public and private clouds. Building on its acquisition of Cast Iron, IBM’s new solution helps organizations of all sizes gain greater visibility, control and automation into their assets and computing [...]

  • Cloud Foundry Selects AppFog As PHP Community Lead

    AppFog, announced today it has been named PHP Community Lead for VMware’s Cloud Foundry the industry’s first Open PaaS. AppFog is a cloud-based PaaS that makes it easy to deploy and scale web based applications. AppFog will be in charge of contributing and maintaining PHP support for CloudFoundry.org, and Cloud Foundry will [...]

  • Automation Consultants Launches First Cloud-based Full-service Test Management Tool

    Automation Consultants Ltd., the IT services and software company, today announces the launch of TestWave, a full-service, cloud-based test management tool. Priced at £75 per user per month, and instantly accessible through a web browser, TestWave fills a gap in the market for a full service test tool that is [...]

  • Steve Jobs Steps Down as CEO of Apple

    Steve Jobs resigned today as chief executive of Apple stating that he can no longer meet his duties and expectations. Jobs has been on medical leave since Jan 17 for an undisclosed condition. Tim Cook was immediately designated as CEO while Jobs  will stay on as chairman of the board.

    Jobs said in a letter [...]

  • Enabling Efficiency Cloud Utilization in Federated Cloud Eco-systems

    Cloud computing is becoming ubiquitous with more players coming out with public cloud offerings (IBM Public Cloud, Korean Telecom, Tata Communications) and a number of cloud platforms have matured in the last one year including cloud.com (acquired by citrix), Cloupia and OpenStack. The latter, derived from NASA’s OpenNebula project and supported by RackSpace, is [...]

  • Google Gets Slammed for Running Illegal Drug Ads – Pays $500 Million in Fines

    On Wednesday the government announced that Google has agreed to pay $500 million to settle government charges that it has shown illegal ads for online Canadian pharmacies in the United States selling prescription and non-prescription drugs to American consumers.

    the Justice Department said the fine covers revenue that Google earned [...]

  • OpenStack Hands-on Training Now Offered By Rackspace

    Rackspace announced today that it will be offering professional training for OpenStack provided by Rackspace Cloud Builders. OpenStack is an open source cloud operating system that is quickly becoming the industry standard for public and private clouds. OpenStack is supported by more than 100 participating organizations. Rackspace Cloud Builders will provide hands-on training courses for [...]

  • Microsoft to Co-develop Cloud Products with CS2C in China

    Microsoft announced today that it has signed a legal covenant agreement with China Standard Software Co. Ltd. (CS2C) and will work with the Chinese operating system developer to create cloud computing products for the Chinese market, in a move that could help Microsoft sell to Chinese government agencies.

    China Standard Software has co-developed with [...]

  • HP Focuses on Cloud – Shuts Down Its Personal Computer Segment

    Léo Apotheker, HP’s CEO, announced last week sweeping changes intended to help the company recover from a series of disappointing quarters and return to high-margin profitability.

    Over the next 12 to 18 months, the firm will be closing down its PC operations and is instead turning to Cloud and infrastructure solutions and software [...]

  • Dreamforce 11 To Kickoff With An Intro To The Social Enterprise

    Salesforce.com is prepping for yet another big Dreamforce event this year with more than 40,000 registrations. The company announced today that chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will kick off this year’s conference with a keynote address outlining the company’s vision for the social enterprise. It’s been 2 years since Salesforce introduced social [...]

  • Has your small business taken to Cloud Computing?

    In our increasingly globalised world, small businesses need an working communications network to span the geographically distributed sections of the company. But the business applications required to achieve this are an pricey proposal in our current economic climate. This is making [...]

  • Realize the True Value of Salesforce With Integration

    By George Gallegos, CEO of Jitterbit (www.jitterbit.com)

    CRM applications such as Salesforce are critical to the success of any enterprise organization. Using Salesforce, organizations can quickly and easily store, aggregate, and retrieve customer data critical to the success of the business. With better organization, greater accessibility, and improved communication across your marketing, [...]

 
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