According to Larry Page, CEO of Google, Google+ already has 10 million users who are sharing 1 billion items every day, and Google’s +1 button (the Google version of News Feed) is being hit 2.3 billion times per day.

Larry Page was speaking to analysts today during Google’s second-quarter earnings conference call. He also said [...]

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Yukihiro Matsumoto the creator of the free and open source Ruby programming language is joining Heroku as Chief Architect of Ruby. Heroku is an open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) founded in 2007 which was acquired last year by Salesforce.

The Ruby programming language was publicly released in [...]

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A new research from In-Stat forecasts that Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) will grow to $4 Billion by 2015.

Greg Potter, In-Stat Analyst says “Growth is expected in all public cloud service segments. Many SaaS (software-as-a-service) applications have been around for a long time, but only now since the advent of entire platforms [...]

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OS33, an IT-as-a-Service Delivery Platform for MSPs, announced today the latest update to its OS33 Platform, including features such as Cloud Printers, enhanced Cloud File Manager, and usability enhancements.

OS33 is pushing the boundaries of its cloud platform for end-users and MSPs by building functionality to address their needs.  Alex Osipov, [...]

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A subsidiary of the Japanese telecom NTT Holdings, Dimension Data, will acquire OpSource to become their key Cloud Solutions Business Unit.

OpSource, based in Santa Clara, CA, is a key player in cloud service and managed hosting provider and according to CEO Treb Ryan, they have become a “tough proponent in the [...]

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CloudTimes Partners with CIO Cloud Summit
We are happy to announce a new media partnership with a leading cloud computing event that is coming up in December: The CIO Cloud Summit in Scottsdale, AZ from Dec 8th – Dec 9th.

The CIO Cloud Summit is an [...]

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Virtualization is revolutionizing computing. It greatly facilitates the creation and deployment of services, permitting IT to be fast on its feet in delivering the services the business requires. With virtualization, IT can deliver services to users on-demand. With this capability, IT can empower users to serve themselves in requesting services. For example, [...]

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When most people think of virtualization, they think primarily, or at least initially, of one-off server consolidation projects. However, almost 60% of organizations also obtain long-term benefits from greatly improved flexibility and agility. For example, provisioning virtual machines (VMs) rather than physical machines effectively eliminates roadblocks like procurement, racking, stacking, and cabling. [...]

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As competition increases in the cloud media streaming market, Amazon made a move Wednesday to get ahead of Apple’s launch in fall of its new iCloud service and announced that Cloud Drive and Player are now available for people to store and retrieve unlimited amounts of music files for $20 a year. [...]

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Storage software developer Gluster has partnered with cloud infrastructure provider GoGrid to make its open-source storage solution available on the GoGrid platform.

Innovative cloud storage solution now in beta and available on enterprise-leading cloud computing infrastructure to increase availability and performance and drastically simplify management of cloud storage

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Securing Virtual Payment Systems, an Information Supplement authored and recently published by the Virtualization SIG of PCI’s Security Standards Council, provides clearer guidance for how to achieve and maintain PCI compliance in virtual environments. The new guidance is far reaching and significantly challenges the virtualization security status quo. Virtual system administrators and [...]

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Square Scores $100Million in Third Round Funding

Square, a Mobile payments startup, announced this morning that it has raised $100 million in Series C financing which puts its valuation close $1 billion according to the Wall Street Journal. The funding round was led by high-profile venture capital [...]

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Apple just released over 100 session videos from WWDC 2011 earlier this month. You will need to be a Registered Apple Developer, however you can apply easily on Apple’s website. You can download the video on iTunes and have also access to presentation slides.

Here is the list of available [...]

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First Trust, a money management firm, is planning to launch on July 6 an ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) focused on cloud computing.

According to information posted on the company’s website, the ETF called “The First Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index Fund” will be listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol “SKYY” and [...]

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In a move to beat the competition and join the Cloud movement, Microsoft is moving its flagship applications, like Word and Excel, in the cloud for the first time. We had expected this move for a long time.

The new product, known as Office 365, is Microsoft boldest attempt so far to [...]

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Interested in attending the Cloud Control Conference in Boston from July 19th-21st, but don’t have a ticket yet? CloudTimes has 5 free tickets to giveaway – a $1385 value each! All you need to do is send us an email to info@cloudtimes.org with your name, company and email address, Continue Reading

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