At recent VMworld conference, VMware announced pushing deeper into private cloud computing, with their approach centering on a package of their core data center virtualization products integrated with vCloud Director. They dubbed this new combination as “vCloud Suite.”

VMware CEO Paul Maritz recalls [...]

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Online storage provider SpiderOak has recently started offering enterprises a way to use their cloud sync, backup, and sharing service from behind the safety of a firewall via an enterprise-targeted service dubbed the Blue Private Cloud.

SpiderOak originally launched in 2007 as a clout storage provider for consumers, in the same year as [...]

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The big name Cloud storage providers, such as Google Drive, SugarSync, and Dropbox are currently changing how consumers deal with content, and they’re changing it quicker than users are used to. But it’s not a negative change, as the ability to access their files from any internet capable device allows them to [...]

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Application delivery networking has its roots in simple load balancing, but has evolved considerably over the last decade. The first evolution was the integrated traffic management appliance, combining load balancing with additional networking functions such as SSL acceleration, compression, caching, TCP offload, connection multiplexing and Web firewalls to improve the performance, availability [...]

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With OpenStack almost finished, Rackspace has taken its own initiative to rebrand itself in order to put emphasis on open cloud. Although it is keeping its Rackspace Hosting name, there’s going to be a new logo as it moves to offer open [...]

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Microsoft’s MS Office Suite is one of the oldest and most used software in the industry. Many of us spend our days in front of the suite, even people who don’t work in an office still has a use for at least Microsoft Word.

Last May, Microsoft provided industry people with a [...]

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The term cloud computing immediately evokes services that high profile companies like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Rackspace or Salesforce.com offer to their customers. This is what we call the public cloud, allowing you to rent computing capacity and storage, and an ever-expanding range of services and business applications. Prices are attractive [...]

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After a trial period of four months, Rackspace has just introduced its Open Cloud platform based on OpenStack, which could be defined something like a cloud version of Linux, a project that Rackspace has worked for the past two years.

The project OpenStack was launched about two years ago to develop an [...]

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Dell has recently made some steps towards growing out of their hardware supplier status and becoming a complete business intelligence vendor, via a move that sees their software that has the ability to aggregate and organize data being bundled with Microsoft’s SQL Server 2012 database on an appliance.

Dubbed The Dell [...]

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Microsoft’s First Loss

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Microsoft recently reported a $492 million loss for its 4th quarter ending June 30. The loss is inclusive of a previously announced $6.19 billion write down for its ailing online services division. This loss is considered as Microsoft’s first ever loss as a public company in its 26 year history.

Microsoft’s online [...]

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Microsoft has officially unveiled a preliminary version of office suite, Office 2013, which is schedule for release this autumn. The new Office has implemented support for new operating system Windows 8, touch base sensor interfaces, as well as SkyDrive cloud services.

Microsoft Office, the next version of its Office software has been [...]

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Storing of data in the cloud is convenient, there is no need to buy any equipment and in most cases it helps companies address challenges related to the growth of protecting and managing of business application data. Now users can quickly recover lost data when stored in a system based on cloud [...]

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Mac users recently found out that when they search for hotels at the Orbitz website, they were provided with more expensive offers than PC users. This is possible through Hadoop, a technology platform capable of gathering information. The open source technology was able to gather information like those who use Mac [...]

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Not to make light of the entire situation, but it seems that digital clouds are not completely immune to problems caused by real clouds, as severe storms that swept across the United States last June wiped out power for more than 2 million people, an outage that affected Amazon’s Elastic Compute cloud [...]

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Experts are currently puzzled, and some of them even shocked, at Oracle’s latest public cloud vision, in which the software company continues their lock-in approach, which is not a good idea considering the direction taken by the cloud industry these days.

Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison recently reintroduced the Continue Reading

Another report predicts the growing benefit of Big Data among Small and Midsize enterprises (SMBs). This time, online poll was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of enterprise application software provider SAP AG.

The survey is the result of the poll conducted among 154 C-suite executives across wide range of industries in [...]

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