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CloudSearch, a new product by Amazon Web Services (AWS), offers integration of highly scalable and fully managed search functionality in their software applications. It uses the same A9 technology which runs Amazon.com’s search. In order to use the new functionality, IT staff needs to create a search domain as well as upload the data [...]

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Hewlett-Packard is continuing to challenge Amazon in the public cloud domain. It has launched its own public cloud service which takes advantage of its own datacenters. HP’s Converged Cloud is similar to Amazon’s Web Services (we reported earlier). Beginning May 10, Converged Cloud will be offering on-demand virtual machines and instances where customers [...]

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Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) firm GoGrid along with managed hosting company Sungard, announced the general availability of Big Data solutions based on Hadoop technology. The big data services are designed to handle high-performance analytic jobs while leveraging open source data solutions such as Hadoop.

According to the company, this solution enables customers to [...]

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Cloud Slam 2012 will be held from May 30 to June 1 at the South San Francisco Conference Center in San Francisco, California. It is the fourth international exhibition and conference for cloud computing enthusiasts around the world. The event provides a venue for the discussion of the latest innovations and trends in cloud [...]

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While rumors of its arrival have been getting stronger and stronger, Google Drive seems to be finally about to arrive and to be released next week probably on April 24/25 and will offer 5 GB of storage for free accounts. The launch date for next week is not yet confirmed, but details seem now [...]

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Cedexis launched today their unique CDN and Cloud performance reporting tool: “Which Cloud and/or CDN shall I chose for better delivery of my content and applications in a specific country?”

It’s a question all IT decision-makers ask themselves. To start answering it, Cedexis proposes a new data visualization interface available on: http://www.cedexis.com/country-reports/

Every [...]

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Rackspace Hosting, one of the contenders in the fight to take on Amazon Web Services division and Citrix as the dominant public cloud provider and a co-founder of OpenStack, announced the launch of world’s first large scale next generation cloud based products powered by OpenStack technology. The new offerings feature enhanced cloud solutions such [...]

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IT departments are struggling to adapt to new economic realities and a rapidly changing technology environment that includes fundamental shifts in mobile, social, and cloud computing technologies.

The lingering effects of the downturn marked by flat-to-negative IT budgets are forcing IT departments to reassess and more accurately measure the real business value [...]

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HP today announced the launch of the HP Converged Cloud, which promises to create, manage and secure hybrid cloud environments. The initiative is the part of HP’s operational change plans recently put by CEO Meg Whitman.

Designed for the enterprise and termed as the first industry strategy and portfolio based cloud solution on a [...]

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In today’s increasingly instrumented and interconnected world, business leaders are seeking ways to leverage strategies that optimize growth, improve agility, driver higher-value customer relationships and lead to increased revenue. Many see cloud as the answer. In fact, a recent IBM Institute for Business Value study found that 90 percent of organizations expect to adopt or substantially [...]

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Cloud storage is one of the many ways that organizations are leveraging cloud services today. With public and private cloud storage available from a number of well-known providers such as Amazon, AT&T, Nirvanix, RackSpace, Google, HP and OpenStack, and cloud storage gateway technologies enabling instant integration of cloud storage into existing IT storage environments, [...]

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For small business owners, security is the most important concern when it comes to cloud computing.  Here is an infographic by MegaPath Security Services that serves as a resource for small business owners looking to protect themselves from the hacker community that discusses the new security challenges that small businesses should be aware of [...]

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Over 500 executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders across business and technology attended the Data 2.0 Summit this week in San Francisco with CloudTimes being a media sponsor at the show.

With over 100 speakers from Microsoft, Google, HP, Salesforce, Data.com, Mozilla and LinkedIn, the Data 2.0 Summit  explored topics [...]

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Dell announced on Monday that it has reached a deal to acquire Wyse Technology, a privately held provider of cloud computing and desktop virtualization technologies, for an undisclosed amount.

The deal is the latest in a string of moves by the computer maker to move [...]

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Violin Memory, Inc., today announced $50 million in Series D funding, putting the company at a market value of more than $800 million. Investors include long time partners Toshiba and Juniper Networks in addition to new investors SAP Ventures and Highland Capital, among others. With this latest round, Violin continues to be [...]

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CloudTimes recently visited Piston Cloud’s offices in San Francisco and interviewed CEO Joshua McKenty.

Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. is an enterprise OpenStack company. Founded in early 2011 by technical team leads from NASA and Rackspace, PistonCloud’s technology is built on OpenStack, the fastest-growing, massively scalable open source cloud framework. The company’s core product, Piston Enterprise OSTM (pentOS) is the [...]

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Hottest IT Skills in 2013 – Cloud, Mobile and BI
In 2012, more than 1.7 million jobs in the field of cloud computing remained unoccupied, according to analysts firm IDC. READ MORE
How Cloud Computing Influences Digital Marketing
Cloud marketing has the ability to drastically change the ways in which they reach and engage their audience, particularly with regard to distributing and storing mission-critical data. READ MORE
Gartner: BYOD to Take Center Stage For Mobile App Use by 2017
More and more companies encourage their employees to work on their devices, thus reducing the cost of computer equipment, but also increase the cost to maintain licenses and safety. READ MORE
Maturity in the Cloud: Start Thinking Like a Grown-Up
Despite the inclination to wait until all of the cloud’s kinks have been worked out, holding off on cloud initiatives until the industry matures won’t guarantee success. READ MORE
PwC: Cloud, SaaS and Mobile Are Changing Software Industry
The software industry is undergoing major changes by trends such as cloud, SaaS, mobile technology and the “consumerization of IT”. READ MORE
10 Cloud Computing Game Changers
Here are the ten most influential cloud computing companies, and the reason why. READ MORE