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 [...]

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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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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, [...]

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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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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IBM Cloud Insights

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IBM enjoys a strong second quarter share of revenue as the results were shown yesterday morning. Big Blue released its latest mainframe products that gave a boost to their strong earnings; it also set the standard for the projected growth of cloud computing and data storage. IBM is on track of its [...]

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Microsoft and Amazon Web Services have agreed to let Amazon cloud users run Microsoft Windows Server Application on their Amazon cloud infrastructure. The partnership was made public on Wednesday at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference.

The announcement came after Microsoft launched its License Mobility with Software Assurance Program almost a month ago. Microsoft’s [...]

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CenturyLink announced on Friday that it has closed the deal to buy the cloud computing company Savvis for $2.5 billion and prepaid about $546 million of Savvis’ credit facility debt. We have reported about this deal earlier.

CenturyLink expects the combination with Savvis will [...]

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IBM announced today a new cloud-based Web analytics and digital marketing suite to help organizations automate online marketing campaigns across all online channels, such as web sites, social media networks, and mobile phones. The new cloud-based analytics is an integration of IBM’s recent acquisitions of Coremetrics and Unica.

Companies using the web analytics [...]

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Microsoft is making noise with their new cloud plans in Los Angeles. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Chief Executive Officer started the annual business partner conference with a blast which was chosen for the key note address. The event was held last Monday, with software giant the Redmond, Wash taking everyone on the spotlight.

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A subsidiary of the Japanese telecom NTT Holdings, Dimension Data, will acquire OpSource to become their key Cloud Solutions Business Unit.

OpSource, based in Santa Clara, CA, is a key player in cloud service and managed hosting provider and according to CEO Treb Ryan, they have become a “tough proponent in the [...]

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Storage software developer Gluster has partnered with cloud infrastructure provider GoGrid to make its open-source storage solution available on the GoGrid platform.

Innovative cloud storage solution now in beta and available on enterprise-leading cloud computing infrastructure to increase availability and performance and drastically simplify management of cloud storage

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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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This week, Cloudera announced its new product offering in Santa Clara, Cloudera Enterprise. This new product is focused on providing their enterprise customers to include Apache Hadoop into their production.

Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera said, Enterprise Hadoop is a “next-generation data management software and the first product specifically designed to help [...]

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In a move to beat the competition and join the Cloud movement, Microsoft is moving its flagship applications, like Word and Excel, in the cloud for the first time. We had expected this move for a long time.

The new product, known as Office 365, is Microsoft boldest attempt so far to [...]

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