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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Apigee, a leading provider of API products and services which was formerly known as Sonoa Systems, announced their PCI-compliant Enterprise API management solution in the cloud. APIs are key in IT today and there are several organization competing for the lead on API management like Mashery, 3scale, Stratus Security or WebServius.

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OS33, an IT-as-a-Service Delivery Platform for MSPs, announced today that it has formed a partnership with Cloupia, a cloud automation and management software provider, to power its Virtual Datacenter Controller and help service providers overcome today’s limited ability to provision infrastructure resources on the fly. In working with the Cloupia, [...]

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First Trust, a money management firm, is planning to launch on July 6 an ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) focused on cloud computing.

According to information posted on the company’s website, the ETF called “The First Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index Fund” will be listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol “SKYY” and [...]

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AppHarbor, a platform as a service (PaaS) provider for .NET developers and businesses, today announced an add-on API that will provide a self-service portal for third-party service providers.

Under the baseline “Azure done right“, the AppHarbor team has made some significant progress since their prototype release in September 2010. I [...]

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June 22 marked am important day for Flint Waters as all of its employees are transferred to a fully cloud-based email and communications’ system. The ribbon cutting was attended by key personalities: Governor Matt Mead, David Girouard, President of Enterprise for Google and Flint Waters, Wyoming Chief Information Officer. Wyoming is expected [...]

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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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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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Since 2008, we have seen a “cambrian explosion” of cloud and infrastructure companies. This now being followed by an M&A feeding frenzy, as the early leaders were gobbled up by the giants. In this panel, we assemble some of the leading M&A rockstars and review some of their biggest hits from last [...]

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Salesforce’s acquisition of pioneering PaaS platform Heroku raises many new questions in the SaaS industry. Is the acquisition for the cloud platform technology or the large developer base? Will Salesforce now push harder to be the core platform of choice for enterprise developers in the cloud? Is this a new strategic direction [...]

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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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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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SolidFire, a Boulder-based company that is developing all solid-state data-storage systems for cloud service providers, launched today its worldwide Early Access Program for cloud service providers.

CloudTimes reported last week that Dave Wright, Founder and CEO, will be participating in the “Cloud Storage: Moving Beyond Backup” panel [...]

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According to IDC, public cloud computing services will account for 46% of net new growth in overall IT spending in five key product categories: applications, application development and deployment, systems infrastructure software, basic storage, and servers. The research report states that over the next five years as spending on public IT [...]

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