With every passing day, the clout of cloud computing is increasing. Leaders in their own areas, new players come in and try to create a niche for themselves.  Redhat already announced a PaaS offering called openshift, and now with the release of Jboss Enterprise Data Grid 6, they have taken cloud integration [...]

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Online retail giant Amazon Inc. has experienced a major outage of its Web-hosting and cloud-computing platform. Large websites such as Foursquare and Reddit became unavailable due to the disruption of Amazon Web Services.

Amazon issued an apology in response to the situation. As compensation, the company offered a 10-day service credit to [...]

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The US government is facing a revolution in IT infrastructure. The country’s first CIO, Vivek Kundra has taken early steps towards moving federal IT to the Cloud. Back in November 2010, Jeffrey Zients, the federal government’s first chief performance officer, announced that the Office of Management and Budget will now require federal [...]

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In an effort to support the cloud computing community with the latest thought leadership on cloud computing, security and virtualization, CloudTimes is proud to announce our own Research Library. The library consists of whitepapers, articles, documents and webinars which can be downloaded for free on http://research.cloudtimes.org/

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MeriTalk, the government information technology (IT) network, today announced the results of the “Federal Cloud Weather Report” report. The report provides a status on Federal cloud computing migration, explores agencies’ cloud challenges, and delivers insight on the road ahead. Underwritten by VMware, the leader in virtualization [...]

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Dell has rolled out at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2011 conference in Orlando, new subscription-based private cloud services for healthcare providers. These cloud services will provide a more streamlined access to patients’ archived information for easier sharing and management of the information between physicians, hospitals and other point [...]

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U.S. President Obama’s proposed 2012 Federal budget included proposals to improve the inefficiencies in government data centers. The Obama administration asserted that cloud computing and data center consolidation will play a significant role in lowering IT costs. The administration plans to reduce the number of data centers [...]

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Read our exclusive section on the latest topic on Cloud Computing: “Big Data”. CloudTimes recently visited the Strata Conference in Santa Clara, CA, which was the most important event around Big Data so far. The event was based on the theme “Making Data Work”, and will be held twice a [...]

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In an effort to join the cloud computing race, HP which has lagged behind Dell and IBM in its cloud computing efforts, launched this week Enterprise Cloud Services—Compute and HP CloudSystem.

HP Enterprise Cloud Services—Compute, offers enterprises the ability to run key applications and securely access them over a network—without investing in [...]

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To enhance its cloud computing capabilities Verizon acquired Terremark, a Miami-based cloud services and data center hosting provider, for $1.4 billion. With this acquisition Verizon will be competing with major cloud services players such as Amazon. Verizon, which already offers its own Infrastructure-as-a-Service product, as well as managed hosting for enterprise customers, [...]

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IBM, the Armonk, New York-based company said in a statement released today that they will be partnering with Range Technology Development a data-center service and telecommunications-network- services provider to build a cloud computing center in northern China, Hebei Province, in order to facilitate the development of the province and in particular the [...]

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We have been covering data center management and also managed services in the cloud e.g. Rackspace’s new offering. ScaleXtreme focuses on a cloud based IT systems management. The Palo Alto company is backed by Accel Partners, a leading venture capital firm.

ScaleXtreme took a $2.5 [...]

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