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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Although the potential of cloud computing is impressive, the scope and depth of impact and the level of acceptance over time are uncertain and require frequent revisions of the strategy being taken by the company in each case.

In this sense, Gartner has identified five trends of cloud computing that is accelerating [...]

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CloudTimes Top 100 Cloud Computing Companies

CloudTimes is proud to announce its list of Top 100 Cloud Computing Companies and introduces CT Score™. After a year long research and our initial post in November 2011, the new list is continuously updated.

VIEW THE TOP 100 LIST HERE

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VMware, the global leader in cloud infrastructure and virtualization, on Monday announced the formation of VMware Accelerate Advisory Service, a group of former intelligence officers (CIOs), chief technology officers (CTOs) and industry consultants, aimed at business executives and IT Senior Business in order to deepen their knowledge about how cloud computing can [...]

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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 Slam 2012 will be held from May 30 to June 1 at the South San Francisco Conference Center in San Francisco, California. It is the fourth international exhibition and conference for cloud computing enthusiasts around the world. The event provides a venue for the discussion of the latest innovations and trends [...]

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While rumors of its arrival have been getting stronger and stronger, Google Drive seems to be finally about to arrive and to be released next week probably on April 24/25 and will offer 5 GB of storage for free accounts. The launch date for next week is not yet confirmed, but details [...]

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IT departments are struggling to adapt to new economic realities and a rapidly changing technology environment that includes fundamental shifts in mobile, social, and cloud computing technologies.

The lingering effects of the downturn marked by flat-to-negative IT budgets are forcing IT departments to reassess and more accurately measure the real [...]

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Facebook reached an agreement to buy Instagram for $1 billion according to Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook  “Timeline”

“I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook.”

Zuckerberg says Instagram will help Facebook offer the best experience for sharing beautiful [...]

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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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By Chris Brenton

During its March patch cycle, Microsoft quietly fixed a remote code execution problem with the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). RDP is the service used for remote Windows system management, as well as remote desktop services. Identified as CVE-2012-0002, the exploit can permit an attacker to execute any command [...]

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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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CloudTimes is proud to announce the sponsorship of the upcoming Data 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. The summit will be held on April 3rd, 2012 and is the largest Cloud Data conference in 2012.

Why is the next technology revolution a Data Revolution? Connect to speakers from Microsoft, Yahoo, Salesforce [...]

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CloudTimes is pleased to be supporting the Cloud Analytics Summit which will provide an executive forum for corporate decision-makers to learn about the latest Cloud-based business intelligence (BI) and analytics solutions and strategies that can help them harness their ‘Big Data’ sources and integrate their systems and applications into a more productive enterprise-wide resource to achieve [...]

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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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Hewlett-Packard (HP) rolled out its new security products at the last RSA Conference, which included a new risk management tool to assess IT assets, threats and operations to speed up remediation actions. The new Security Intelligence and Risk Management (SIRM) platform will serve as baseline information for IT people [...]

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