Previously available under beta, Dome9’s new commercially available service introduces two new service plans and many new capabilities to deliver simple and scalable cloud computing security management for private and public clouds across all server operating systems and service providers.  Dome9 uniquely automates and centralizes cloud server security across hosting and cloud providers – leveraging [...]

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After a very successful GigaOm Structure event in June, CloudTimes is sponsoring Mobilize, the event on emerging trends for mobile web, connected devices and the mobile enterprise.

A year ago, the mobile landscape was markedly different. Widespread LTE deployments weren’t in existence. The patent fight [...]

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Guest article written by Jelle Frank van der Zwet, Cloud Marketing Manager, Interxion

The path to the cloud continues to dominate business strategy, proving its value and confirming it is not a passing trend. With Gartner estimating the cloud services market will reach $150.1 billion by 2013, there’s tremendous market potential and [...]

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Many it executives can sympathize with the issues that Obopay, inc. faces every day. The company provides a service that enables customers to send and receive money quickly using mobile phones. Its core application must interconnect with a complex network of partner systems as well as the many flavors of mobiles phone on the market. And it [...]

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Salesforce.com has acquired help desk service provider Assistly for approximately $50 million, the two companies announced Wednesday.

Salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff praised Assistly’s service for its “instant sign up and zero-touch onboarding,” and predicted that its offering would be used by “millions of companies around the world.”

Salesforce.com plans to [...]

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ZeroDesktop, Inc., a leading developer of fully featured public and private cloud computing solutions, announced a new “Freemium” plan for its ZeroPC (http://www.zeropc.com) personal desktop in the cloud, providing worldwide consumers with 1GB of free cloud storage, plus integrated access to up to an additional free 14GB from popular cloud [...]

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Verizon again made a milestone when it acquired CloudSwitch last month; this was following its earlier purchase in January of Terremark, a premier cloud storage provider. The latest acquisition of CloudSwitch is expected to boost the cloud enterprise value of Verizon. This is following the global trend from big mobile and smartphone [...]

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The Malta government has finished signing an agreement with Microsoft Corporation that officially sealed the partnership for a Microsoft Innovation Centre (MIC) in Malta in 2012, which will have its primary focus on the cloud computing infrastructure.

For this project alone Malta government and Microsoft will be investing a huge €3 million.

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Today’s Startup Battlefield featured newcomer Bitcasa, showing you what a world with infinite storage will look like. CEO Tony Gauda demonstrated the power of Bitcasa, by streaming not one but two 1080 dpi movies – and at the same time.

Why you’d care about Bitcasa:

Infinite storage: Bitcasa makes the hard drive [...]

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CloudTimes is reporting live from Techcruch Disrupt. Follow our Twitter feed or watch TC’s live channel here.

We’ll add more videos and news during the show below. Stay tuned.

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Insight, opportunity and growth abound at Mobilize 2011. CloudTimes is a media sponsor for the two day event, which will unveil the newest opportunities at the crossroads of mobile and cloud computing – from products and services to new technologies and emerging [...]

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Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com’s CEO discussed its new recent development platforms in the last Dreamforce 11 Conference. Here he emphasized on the model of social enterprise as a counterpart for the “platform as a service” battle in the cloud. He gave the participants an overview of the company’s new products, Force.com, Heroku and [...]

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OpenStack continues to grow, but over the past week, product updates and acquisitions from Citrix, Eucalyptus, Red Hat and VMware signify that the competition to become the dominant private cloud provider and win over the enterprise also intensifies. Each of these solutions has features that meet a customer’s needs. For example, OpenStack [...]

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Cloud is Oversold

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The organizations are curious to move their in-house hosted COTS based and customized business applications to cloud managed environment. The oversold benefits of the cloud computing viz., no upfront capital investments, ‘pay as you use’ subscription model, available on-demand, committed uptime and response time, availability of global hosting facilities to collocate the [...]

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Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com kicked off Dreamforce 2011 this week, the largest cloud computing event of the year with over 45,000 in attendance and 35,000 joining online. Benioff took the stage at San Francisco’s Moscone Center to the pulsing sound of Metallica drawing an image of the future of [...]

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Citrix Systems in now offering the source code for VMworld’s CloudStack cloud management tool. This development happened just recently; Citrix is also developing new provisional support for additional workloads from new hypervisors. It could be remembered that VMworld acquired Cloud.com in July this year, which gave them full control over CloudStack management.

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