cloudtimes News Digest

  • Cloud Hosting – Platform, Infrastructure and Software as a Service
    The undeniable benefits associated with cloud hosting continue to attract businesses that are looking to enhance operational efficiency in conjunction with lowering IT related costs.

    While the dedicated server environment still maintains substantial market share, it is becoming increasingly difficult for medium size and enterprise level companies to ignore the significant opportunities presented through [...]

  • Realizing the Promised Savings of the Cloud

    Written by guest author Dave Zabrowski, Cloud Cruiser.

    Spending on IT cloud services is predicted to grow at more than five times the rate of the IT industry as organizations move a wide range of assets and workloads into the cloud.  Analyst firm Gartner recently projected the cloud services market to exceed $148 billion [...]

  • Cloud Providers should Focus on SMB Requirements
    The increasing number of small and midscale businesses in the Asia Pacific region presents a huge potential for business. They may appear granular but the number of SMBs is growing steady in number. Their business requirements may be challenging but it will definitely be a very profitable market.

    Birger Steen, CEO for virtualization of [...]

  • Puppet Enterprise 2.0 Major Cloud Upgrade

    Puppet Lab had its major cloud upgrade in its features that will now provide orchestration, provisioning and automation of management capabilities of enterprise users. This move is expected to gain more leverage for the company in the management field.

    The application, Puppet Enterprise 2.0 is anticipated to be released on October 21, 2011. This [...]

  • CRM Pavilion at Oracle OpenWorld 2011

    Oracle Open World is scheduled to host another much awaited event, the CRM Pavilion. Back by popular demand; this event will have participants from carefully selected group of partners from ISVs (independent software vendors) and Sis (system integration). The group will be chosen according to the relevance they have contributed to Oracle’s sales organization [...]

  • Larry Ellison and Marc Benioff Standoff

    Marc Benioff once again reignited its long time hostility and war of words with Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison. He lashed out his sour remarks in front of a huge number of 15,000 customers and stakeholders at the big Dreamforce affair a few weeks ago. He started by commenting that Oracle’s Exadata is “the false [...]

  • OpenStack’s Cloud Feature Upgrade

    OpenStack recently strengthened their new cloud open source platform by introducing new application features to their existing cloud framework. The announcement was made last Thursday; the OpenStack upgrade will now include a new dashboard that will include a new service monitoring and user authentication security system called the Active Directory.

    NASA and Rackspace were [...]

  • Zetta, the Enterprise Cloud Storage Provider, Raises $9 Million

    This month, enterprise cloud storage provider Zetta announced that it has raised $9 million in a third round of funding, bringing the total funding to $31.5 million. Both existing investors Foundation Capital and Sigma Partners participated. The company also announced this week that the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts, is using Zetta Data Protect for [...]

  • Piston Cloud to Create World’s Most Secure OpenStack Distribution

    Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the enterprise OpenStack™ company, officially entered the market today to introduce pentOS™, an easy, secure and open cloud operating system for managing enterprise private cloud environments.

    Building and Betting on OpenStack
    Piston Cloud CEO and co-founder, Joshua McKenty, was technical lead and cloud architect of NASA’s Nebula Cloud Computing [...]

  • Cloupia Introduces Open Automation for Clouds To Simplify and Enhance Cloud Management

    Cloupia announced today a new solution for its customers and partners allowing them to extend, add or enhance data center management and operations automation.

    Cloupia is a provider of cloud automation and management software that helps organizations to smoothly evolve from static data center or virtual environments to private and public cloud environments and [...]

  • G-Cloud Project Isn’t Dead: It’s ‘Alive and Kicking’

    The G-Cloud project, the government’s own cloud computing project, is already “alive and kicking,” after being put on hold and despite having a skeptical future due to financial constrains, according to delivery board member for the government’s cloud computing project.

    According to Martin Bellamy, Ministry of Justice official, this project got delayed in 2010 [...]

  • CloudSigma Launches Its Pure-Cloud IaaS in the U.S.

    CloudSigma, the only international, pure-play Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, today announced its launch into the U.S. at the Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit after repeated requests from European and North American customers and prospects. Unlike current offerings, CloudSigma’s IaaS offering is a flexible, open platform where the customer is given complete control [...]

  • Cloud Email Battle: Google Gmail Rivals Microsoft Exchange

    Google Gmail is already breaking through in the enterprise email industry, becoming a threat to the big email players in the market. Although Google holds only one percentage of the market and is still resistant to provide the small tweaks that certain businesses need, it still makes up nearly half of the cloud email [...]

  • Dome9 Unveils Cloud Server Security Management Service for Automated and Elastic Security

    Previously available under beta, Dome9’s new commercially available service introduces two new service plans and many new capabilities to deliver simple and scalable security management for private and public clouds across all server operating systems and service providers.  Dome9 uniquely automates and centralizes cloud server security across hosting and cloud providers – leveraging the security built into [...]

  • Mobilize 2011: Announcing LaunchPad Winners

    After a very successful GigaOm Structure event in June, CloudTimes is sponsoring Mobilize, the event on emerging trends for mobile web, connected devices and the mobile enterprise.

    A year ago, the mobile landscape was markedly different. Widespread LTE deployments weren’t in existence. The patent fight among handset [...]

  • Seeing the Data Center through the Clouds

    Guest article written by Jelle Frank van der Zwet, Cloud Marketing Manager, Interxion

    The path to the cloud continues to dominate business strategy, proving its value and confirming it is not a passing trend. With Gartner estimating the cloud services market will reach $150.1 billion by 2013, there’s tremendous market potential and companies of [...]

  • Ready or not, here comes the cloud

    Many it executives can sympathize with the issues that Obopay, inc. faces every day. The company provides a service that enables customers to send and receive money quickly using mobile phones. Its core application must interconnect with a complex network of partner systems as well as the many flavors of mobiles phone on the market. And it needs to traverse [...]

  • Salesforce.com acquires help desk service firm Assistly

    Salesforce.com has acquired help desk service provider Assistly for approximately $50 million, the two companies announced Wednesday.

    Salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff praised Assistly’s service for its “instant sign up and zero-touch onboarding,” and predicted that its offering would be used by “millions of companies around the world.”

    Salesforce.com plans to market Assistly’s [...]

  • CEO Series: Interview with Loggly’s CEO, Kord Campbell

    I recently sat down with Loggly‘s CEO, Kord Campbell in his hip San Francisco office to discuss how the company came about and the recent developments with the product. In this interview, Kord also explains what differentiates Loggly from other companies that [...]

     
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