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The British courier service Shutl had to discover better ways of service when they decided to move to the cloud two years ago. The only courier service that commits to deliver within 90 minutes within the very busy streets of London, hopes to make their services even better.

One difficulty they had [...]

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Gluster announced today the Gluster Connector for OpenStack which provides highly scalable and highly-available VM storage functionality for OpenStack, an emerging open source cloud platform. With last week’s announcement of GlusterFS 3.3, OpenStack users will be able to add scale-out integrated file and object storage to any deployment. These two capabilities together enable OpenStack [...]

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CloudFloor, a cloud management and optimization start-up, opened up its private beta for the CloudControl solution which enables users to visualize and control cloud infrastructures through their key business metrics. The product was first unveiled last June at the GigaOM Structure LaunchPad 2011

CloudControl provides visibility into cloud operations by capturing all [...]

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A team of engineers and entrepreneurs led by former NASA CTO Chris C. Kemp, launched today Nebula and announced plans for a turnkey OpenStack hardware appliance that allows businesses to easily, securely and inexpensively deploy large private cloud computing infrastructures from thousands of computers with minimal effort.

Chris Kemp, CEO of Nebula said “Until [...]

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Big data and Platform-as-a-Service offerings have recently gained momentum, indicating a shift in enterprise IT practices around application development and analytics.

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The second-quarter kicked off with Amazon Web Services cloud computing outage – the biggest networking issue that affected Platform-as-a-Service offering. These architectural flaws – AWS outage, Sony’s PlayStation Network security breach [...]

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A group of 71 companies, the largest hardware, software and Internet companies led by Salesforce.com and VCE,  told the Obama administration that cloud computing must be adopted by the US quickly to drive job growth and preserve US technology leadership.

The report sent today to the Commerce Department and Vivek Kundra, gives recommendations on [...]

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Survey Finds Widespread Concerns about Government Cloud Initiatives

Staffing, cloud management and Cloud First budget cuts are top-of-mind as the Federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, leaves office.

According to a survey of 113 FOSE attendees conducted by IT operations and cloud management software provider ScienceLogic, Inc., two-thirds [...]

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Dell has created a package of hardware, software and services using OpenStack cloud software, which helps organizations looking to deploy their own Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) operations.

Crowbar, an open source program from Dell was also released under the Apache 2 license. Crowbar helps organizations automate the installation and configuration of OpenStack across multiple [...]

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Staffing, cloud management and Cloud First budget cuts are top-of-mind as the Federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, leaves office.

According to a survey of 113 FOSE attendees conducted by IT operations and cloud management software provider ScienceLogic, Inc., two-thirds of federal agencies have identified applications that will move to the cloud and [...]

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A new report “Global Cloud Systems Management Software Market 2010-2014” was released by MarketResearch.com, which was prepared based on in-depth analysis of the market with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the current market landscape and growth prospects of the Cloud Systems Management Software market and focuses on the Americas, EMEA, and [...]

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Piston Cloud Computing recently earned $4.5 million dollars of funding for supplying software in the crowded space of private cloud computing. Earlier this year and for several months Piston participated in the Nebula NASA project, and for awhile it has been the favored beta software for testing by early users. Joshua McKenty, [...]

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The current trend to move to virtualization was very evident at the Cloud Control Conference held last week in Boston that CloudTimes was sponsoring as a media partner. IT managers have different views and foresee different problems plus their probable solutions. However, there is one area that they all agreed, and [...]

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IDC’s Asia Pacific Cloud services and technologies principal analyst, Chris Morris predicts that the future challenges to be faced by the chief information officer (CIO) of 2015 will be trends in outsourcing, the cloud giants dictating the trends with cloud vendors and the converged IT infrastructure.

According to Morris who spoke at the recent [...]

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The new technology trend next year will be about strong connections between various electronic gadgets, PC’s and post-PC devices. It will be about the cloud dominion using shared interfaces, wireless communications, cloud-based database storage, which will highlight connections without using cords.

This is what Google mobile apps is all about with the launch of [...]

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EMC reported last Wednesday in the IDG News Service that the company’s revenue in the second quarter of this year has marked a new financial record. This steady increase is a result of huge demands from personal and business demands for a bigger database for their cloud computing efforts.

The big bulk of revenue [...]

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CloudTimes is happy to announce that we closed a media partnership for the Mobilize 2011 conference, on September 26 & 27 in San Francisco, CA. This comes is in continuation to the successful partnership for GigaOM’s Structure event in June 2011 [...]

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