The potential advantages of cloud computing are well documented. If designed and provisioned properly, cloud deployments can lower capital and operating costs, increase flexibility, and improve service levels. Private cloud deployments are particularly important because they increasingly represent an enterprise’s first step toward the ultimate goal of dynamically matching IT service demand [...]

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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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According to data compiled by the research firm IDC, the global revenue for servers deployed in public and private clouds is expected to approach $9.4 billion by 2015. This revenue will mainly be driven by IT managers’ growing view of cloud computing as a the best way to simplify managing and administrating of [...]

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General Dynamics Corp. announced Monday that it has acquired Network Connectivity Solutions (NETCONN) Corp., a provider of enterprise services and cloud computing to the U.S. Department of Defense. The value of the cash transaction has not yet been disclosed. General Dynamics said the acquisition would help it boost earning and expand [...]

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Yukihiro Matsumoto the creator of the free and open source Ruby programming language is joining Heroku as Chief Architect of Ruby. Heroku is an open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) founded in 2007 which was acquired last year by Salesforce.

The Ruby programming language was publicly released in [...]

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Citrix announced today it has completed its acquisition of Cloud.com, a provider of software-infrastructure platforms for cloud providers.

Cloud.com’s products which include the CloudStack product line, are designed for the deployment and management of cloud services. The acquisition gives Citrix a boost in its cloud-deployment efforts.

Mark Templeton, President and CEO, Citrix [...]

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Forrester Research seems to be the best in position to investigate the link between cloud technologies and Green Computing. Like many other companies, Forrester agrees that there are more approaches that can be done to make cloud computing more energy efficient. For this to be possible, both IT professionals and infrastructure should [...]

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When most people think of virtualization, they think primarily, or at least initially, of one-off server consolidation projects. However, almost 60% of organizations also obtain long-term benefits from greatly improved flexibility and agility. For example, provisioning virtual machines (VMs) rather than physical machines effectively eliminates roadblocks like procurement, racking, stacking, and cabling. [...]

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We are happy to announce a new media partnership with a leading cloud computing event that is coming up in December: The CIO Cloud Summit in Scottsdale, AZ from Dec 8th – Dec 9th.

The CIO Cloud Summit is an opportunity for CIOs and technology executives from multiple industries to explore critical [...]

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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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Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s new Server and Tools President, spoke for the first time today at the GigaOM Structure conference since he took on this new role. Nadella, who replaced Bob Muglia, a Microsoft veteran who is stepping down, declared that the industry is moving toward “the post-virtualization era.”

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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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Capacity planning is a vital component of cloud computing adoption that involves understanding necessary resource requirements in order to meet the anticipated needs of customers and users.

Companies who are able to predict their computing needs can reserve capacity and plan for their predicted usage based on their IT budgets.  Other models [...]

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