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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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.

For most businesses, this means a vigorous combination of [...]

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Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced that it has acquired Aptimize Limited, a privately-owned company that is a market leader in web content optimization. The Aptimize organization, based in Wellington, New Zealand, will become the new Web Content Optimization product group, led by the former CEO [...]

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Gale Technologies, along with NetApp, demonstrated at Cisco Live 2011 the service tiering capabilities of GaleForce Turnkey Cloud solution which allows IT architects to design and publish infrastructure offerings as easy-to-use services. Organizations use GaleForce Turnkey Cloud solution to convert their existing compute, network, and storage infrastructure into a private or hybrid [...]

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The cloud is revolutionizing computing as businesses and organizations shift from client-server model to cloud computing. In the next years, technology experts and users expect to ‘live mostly in the cloud’ as they work through cyberspace-based applications accessed from networked devices.

GigaOM Pro’s research releases new opportunities in the cloud, new architectures [...]

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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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ScaleXtreme, Inc., a leading cloud-based systems management company, today announced new functionality for VMware vCloud Director and Amazon EC2. The new cloud provisioning and management functionality, offers users the first hybrid-cloud management product that can both provision and manage the lifecycle of machines through the cloud. Using ScaleXtremeTM, customers with VMware® [...]

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A recent research study from IDG stated that business IT solutions in Europe should have the agility in providing its end-users the powerful forward motion through cloud computing. The study surveyed 600 IT mangers as their respondents, and out the 600, 90% agreed that the cloud clearly provides the means to access [...]

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LongJump is introducing two new services today: LongJump Javelin and LongJump Relay, which bolster its cloud platform aimed at helping companies turn their data into customizable cloud-based business apps that can go mobile in minutes. CloudTimes had the chance to interview LongJump’s Founder and CEO, Pankaj Malviya, about LongJump’s mission [...]

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Everyone in IT business has gone into cloud computing with the primary model of subscription-based services; and Intel is no exception.

Intel is now looking at server makers, ISV’s and utility service providers for its new breed, the “Hybrid Cloud Platform.” This platform will target to have the application for lease even [...]

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APM: Assuring Service Delivery and an Optimum User Experience Your business depends on its IT ecosystem, and you are responsible for making sure IT delivery is flawless. Of course, you have to do this in a constantly changing environment where you are adopting new technologies to deliver more flexible and powerful [...]

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As cloud adoption grows, the traditional technology ecosystem is facing disruption—but few players in the ecosystem are fully prepared. The disruption will increase opportunities for many players, including web and cloud masters like Amazon.com and Google, as well as telecom operators and other service providers.

As companies turn increasingly to the cloud [...]

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The Cloud-based Systems Management startup, ScaleXtreme is launching their Early Access program today. We had the chance to interview their CEO, Nand Mulchandani.

Which problems do you solve?

The rate of server deployments is vastly outstripping the rate of systems admin hiring. Admins are being asked to manage more servers, [...]

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Expanding their long-term partnership, SAP and Microsoft announced their plans to improve integration between SAP software and Microsoft virtualization and cloud computing technologies, for their mutual customer base.

The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE® NOW, held in Orlando, Florida, May 15-18, 2011 where Microsoft was also named SAP Global Technology Partner of [...]

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The architectural concept of virtualized hybrid cloud architecture is compelling. It demands a set of virtualized servers within the data center to move virtual machines between public cloud providers to the data center dynamically.

Establishing balance between the private and public clouds at the VM level, moving virtual machines between on-premise and [...]

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Cisco announced on Tuesday that it plans to acquire newScale, in a deal that would ramp up its cloud computing services.
NewScale, provides self-service, service catalog, and lifecycle management software for enterprise IT and private/hybrid cloud computing.  The company, founded in 1999,  is privately held and based in San [...]

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