Amazon announced today that it is rolling out its Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) service to its data centers around the world and giving enterprise customers dedicated private links into the cloud infrastructure. The new service gives enterprise customers more flexibility, security and control over the data stored in the cloud.

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Zynga recently filed an initial public offering (IPO) which we have reported about earlier. This move is a result of Zynga’s business partnership with Facebook and their popular games such as FarmVille and CityVille. It is expected that the company value will increase from [...]

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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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Cloud computing remains to be the most important phase of the IT industry at the moment, but it also remains to create opposing effects of hope and dread in the business world. For those who are prepared and see its benefits, they see it as a means of revenue saving, but for [...]

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Forrester Research projected that by 2020, the cloud computing business will be worth $241 billion dollars! Both SaaS and cloud computing platforms have promised to cut the costs by doing away with the huge software licenses.

There are at least 25 cloud vendors who are brawling for the big chunk of the [...]

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Cloud computing and cloud-based storage are two of the fastest growing technologies in enterprise IT. Conversion of the “trend” into real productivity gains, is still to be seen in real life.

Below we have pointed out 5 key areas where we believe that cloud computing will make the most impact towards realizing [...]

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Business and IT decision makers are increasingly confused by the rising number and type of cloud computing solutions. Everyone it would seem is now promising to save you time and money with this or that kind of web-based service for everything from email and enterprise applications to storage and data management. Regardless [...]

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Cloud computing continues to gain more mainstream adoption as more companies move into the cloud. This article focuses on where the cloud space stands in the market and the future driving trends in these five specific areas: Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service, Cloud Storage and [...]

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The results of a cloud computing survey conducted by North Bridge Venture Partners, in partnership with GigaOM Pro and The 451 Group, were released today at the GigaOM Structure Conference during the Cloud Leadership Panel. CloudTimes is a media sponsor of the GigaOM Structure conference in San Francisco, CA.

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Capacity planning is a vital component of cloud computing adoption that involves understanding necessary resource requirements in order to meet the anticipated needs of customers and users.

Companies who are able to predict their computing needs can reserve capacity and plan for their predicted usage based on their IT budgets.  Other models [...]

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Abiquo, the leading Enterprise Cloud Management software provider, announced today it has won the Cloud Computing World Series award for Best Cloud Management Solution. The Cloud Computing World Series Awards annually recognize the best Cloud products and services. The winners are selected by an independent panel of judges, including press editors, [...]

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IBM announced today SmartCloud, new cloud services that enable clients to protect, store and retrieve their most critical data in minutes versus days in the event of a disaster.

When an unforeseen event strikes (i.e: Disasters from hurricanes, earthquakes or IT failures Businesses) businesses should ensure uninterrupted business operations and [...]

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