HP announced the public beta of its first public cloud services that allow developers to create Web application on its public cloud, or hybrid cloud. Announced in early April, HP Converged Cloud (the name HP has given to the company’s promising cloud ecosystem) is based on OpenStack and will also support [...]

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In the recent concluded Amazon Web Services Summit in New York, Dr Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon provided some insight highlighting how cloud computing particularly public cloud computing will transforms future business market.

Vogels claims seven essential technology transformations will create strong foundations for enterprises to adopt cloud computing. Vogels ideas were well [...]

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CloudTimes is proud to feature some of the leading experts in Cloud Computing as our Guest Authors. We have now published a listing with the most prominent ones – SEE HERE. Guest authors come from a wide range of cloud companies, like: CloudPassage, Rackspace, IBM, Chart.io, Wipro, PuppetLabs or Rainstor. Many [...]

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Citrix Systems announced last week the launch of CloudStack software to the Apache Software Foundation. This makes them the first legitimate alternative to OpenStack. The creation of Citrix was actually inspired when OpenStack failed to work with Citrix’s system. After exhausting all strategies, they decided that a defection is the best next [...]

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CloudSearch, a new product by Amazon Web Services (AWS), offers integration of highly scalable and fully managed search functionality in their software applications. It uses the same A9 technology which runs Amazon.com’s search. In order to use the new functionality, IT staff needs to create a search domain as well as upload [...]

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Cloud storage is one of the many ways that organizations are leveraging cloud services today. With public and private cloud storage available from a number of well-known providers such as Amazon, AT&T, Nirvanix, RackSpace, Google, HP and OpenStack, and cloud storage gateway technologies enabling instant integration of cloud storage into existing IT [...]

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CloudTimes recently visited Piston Cloud’s offices in San Francisco and interviewed CEO Joshua McKenty.

Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. is an enterprise OpenStack company. Founded in early 2011 by technical team leads from NASA and Rackspace, PistonCloud’s technology is built on OpenStack, the fastest-growing, massively scalable open source cloud framework. The company’s core product, Piston Enterprise OSTM (pentOS) [...]

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The trend in cloud computing has evolved to include highly dynamic and complex online applications, eBanking on the hybrid cloud and workforce requirements for more portable yet efficient software. In answer to these clamors, Microsoft decided to expand its suite of applications and reinvent their cloud offerings.

To do this, they plan [...]

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Amazon may well have a new rival on its cloud computing services because Hewlett-Packard announced recently that they will be moving towards that same direction soon.

Senior vice president and general manager of HP’s cloud services, Zorawar “Biri” Singh said that NYSE: HPQ plans to market a more business friendly with more [...]

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The statement to work on the cloud may previously mean to daydream or to fantasize over something. This may have worked for creative jobs like writing and designing, but today to work on the cloud has a whole new meaning. In fact, a latest survey released by IBM stated that more and [...]

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Cloud computing if used appropriately can clearly define objectives, efficiently implement business strategies and effectively address challenges. All these can be acquired without having to worry too much on cost because cloud computing in its diversity has fair value for what it’s worth.

In addition to these features, cloud computing can increase [...]

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Tremendous efforts are being placed by the researchers at the Computer Science Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to design a new security system against cloud computing viruses. Their aim is to create an environment where the computing system will heal by itself just like how it is [...]

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EMC, a giant data storage company in Hopkinton; VMWare, a cloud computing trendsetter and Atos, a French technology services enterprise will join forces to strategically plan the cloud computing framework in Europe. The result of the alliance will be the birth of another cloud computing company called the Canopy. Canopy is expected [...]

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Salesforce.com announced recently that the former US Federal Government author and CIO of the Cloud-First policy, Vivek Kundra has joined the company as Executive Vice President to leverage their cloud social enterprise. Kundra is a popular figure in the IT technology and has been coined as an enterprise innovator.

Kundra’s track record [...]

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KLAS recently conducted a survey of small clinics and hospitals and surprisingly found that 55% are already using cloud-based apps. It was from their storage, clinical applications, e-mail, communication systems and file or picture archiving. About 25% of the respondents said that they are already using remotely accessed health records.

58% of [...]

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AT&T has closed a major partnership deal with OpenStack to provide an open-source cloud-based platform. This development was announced last January 9, 2012. AT&T is expected to give the project a big boost, while the company also benefits from the OpenStack cloud platform.

OpenStack, an IaaS project was the brainchild of NASA [...]

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