Compute resources and capacity are undergoing a revolution – no longer a specialized good or service, compute is becoming a commodity, able to be traded on an exchange just like wheat, oil and coal. As such, compute resources, including CPU, RAM and storage, could be easily bought and sold on a liquid [...]

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Over the past few years, the number of e-commerce data breaches have risen exponentially, and the increase in numbers and frequency show no signs of slowing down, mainly due to a number of reasons:

First is the fact that the number of e-commerce sites continue to increase, which simply means that attackers [...]

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Fusion-io Launches Intelligent Virtualization VM Environments

Fusion-io, a world leader in flash-based memory management, introduces a solution for increasing the performance of flash in virtual server environments.  With an update of ioTurbine software, Fusion-io offered up to 40 times increased performance for applications in VM environments, doubling the number [...]

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CloudTimes is proud to be a media sponsor for this year’s Cloud Expo 2013 in Santa Clara, CA.

Despite the economy, cloud computing is doing well. Gartner estimates the cloud market will double by 2016 to $206 billion. The time for dabbling in the cloud is over!

The 13th [...]

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The former arch enemies Microsoft and Oracle join forces in a new partnership in the field of cloud computing. The partnership will enhance the compatibility of certain Oracle software (including Java, WebLogic Server and Oracle Database) with the Microsoft Windows Azure or Windows Server Hyper-V platform.

 

Did an Alliance Become Necessary? [...]

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Despite some financial problems which have arisen in connection with which came into effect on March 1 this year, the US federal agencies have significantly stepped up efforts aimed at the implementation of new solutions in the field of processing large amounts of data (Big Data) and plans to further reduce [...]

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Google has recently announced plans to launch a new campaign that will be instrumental in eliminating child porn on the Internet. Google is planning to throw money at the problem, and while there are many agencies that have already tried and failed to stop child porn on the Internet in the past, [...]

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Windows Azure is the platform used by application developers to create cloud based applications. As it turns out, more than 50 percent of firms in the global Fortune 500 are already using the Windows Azure cloud services.

Microsoft noted that the expansion of client coverage coincides with the growth of the [...]

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A recent report by UK publication The Guardian has revealed that the National Security Agency has a top secret program called PRISM, which gives them unbridled access to the systems of Facebook, Google, Apple, and other Internet giants from the US. The Guardian managed to verify the authenticity of the document, which [...]

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With over 2 million subscribers all over the globe, boasting of 3.2 billion messages being sent on a monthly basis, MailChimp is unequivocally considered as one of the largest and most influential email marketing service providers, with clients that range from large enterprises to SMEs and even one-man basement marketers.

Against the [...]

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CenturyLink, a Louisiana TV, Voice and Internet provider announced its official acquisition of AppFog this week, a leading PaaS provider company in Oregon, Portland. The partnership will give birth to a new subsidiary and a merger with Savvis. This merger will create a premium cloud provider that will deliver managed hosting, [...]

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VMware continues to be in a brawl with Red Hat over the cloud control. This originated over a conflict with a former employee, Tim Fox, the former lead apps developer of VMware who left the company last December 2012 to join Red Hat.

The conflict began over the control of an open [...]

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By Vic Nyman

“Cloud Computing!”  Is it the savior of IT or the bane of our existence?  Cloud computing has extreme potential, especially for achieving operational efficiencies and cost savings.  Unfortunately, with that potential is the potential for business disaster – outages in places you can’t control impacting customer satisfaction or even [...]

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Technology spending is increasingly a key building block for the enterprises. Cloud integration makes businesses more agile, a trend which includes improvement in mergers and acquisitions approaches. Cloud/SaaS and smart mobility drove more deals than any other deal-driving trend in first quarter of the year, according to the latest report on [...]

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