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On July 26, 2011 By

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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Nasuni launched this week a new service called Data Protection which guarantees 100% – 24/7 uptime service-level agreement for access to all objects it stores in the cloud.

Nasuni is a software company that produces Nasuni Filer, a virtual NAS file server/front end that runs on VMware and uses publicly available cloud [...]

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Microsoft is helping game developers roll out games faster by offering them tools and, in return, having them host their games on Windows Azure. Microsoft launched this week at the Casual Connect in Seattle, a toolkit for developers that provides the basic code for a number of back-end game technologies which all [...]

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On July 21, 2011 By

Creating a Dynamic and Compelling Cloud

Virtualization could mean an end, but making a significant emphasis on that “end” is in fact the cloud.

However, this idea does not have validity. The cloud is another tool in pursuing a fully dynamic, interoperable data environment for an even greater end.

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Accer announced today its plans to acquire cloud-service provider iGware for $320 million. iGware will become a new Acer division named Acer Cloud Technology Company.

Acer says that it will deliver a new service, using the acquisition of iGware’s technology, called Acer Cloud, aimed at better serving Acer customers and enhancing Acer brand value.

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Today, Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW) launched SeeMore, the world’s first semantic search and analytics platform for talent management, using secure Cloud technology.  Built on Monster’s successful 6Sense® semantic search technology, SeeMore provides Monster’s enterprise customers with intelligence and visibility into multiple talent pools, to help managers and recruiters identify, access and manage [...]

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According to a new study by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), large U.S. companies using cloud computing can achieve by 2020 annual energy savings of $12.3 billion and annual carbon reductions equivalent to 200 million barrels of oil,  enough to power 5.7 million cars for one year.

Cloud Computing: The IT Solution for [...]

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