Last February, the person responsible for VMware’s Cloud Foundry service, Derek Collison, has left the virtualization giant in order to start his own venture, with the main goal of further improving the service of making platforms. The idea behind his new project is to approach platforms not as tools meant for developers, [...]

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One of the most contentious problems in the IT industry is the fact that applications have always been the driving force behind infrastructure. The advancements in hardware or infrastructure have always been held back or limited by the desire to be backwards compatible; from batch processing to web applications and even LAMP [...]

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The Gartner Executive Programs (EXP) survey shows that CIOs’ top two technology priorities are implementing virtualization and cloud computing technologies to reduce capital expenditures (CAPEX) and operating expenditures (OPEX) and increase agility and flexibility. Two-thirds of organizations have virtualized 50% or less of their infrastructure, and 29% say the primary roadblock is [...]

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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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Cloud computing is one of the tech buzzword of the decade, and can be considered another IT revolution since the time the Internet was discovered. The reliable and fast connections have also changed the way people connect and communicate.

The rise of the cloud robotics also known as brain robots may have [...]

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Gartner Special Research team conducted a study to identify how business enterprises plan to thrive in the coming years. Obviously, the cloud had significantly influenced how business strategies are done and how customer needs are met. Gartner released two reports that looked into the cloud computing trends; entitled, “The New PC Era: [...]

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IT experts around the world have almost the same predictions that cloud computing will continue to create thousands of jobs in the coming years. A research study was commissioned by Microsoft, which was conducted by IDC in India, Canada and South Africa to determine how many jobs will be available in these [...]

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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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US Technology Company AEC Partners and Videocon have placed their combined investment funding of $21 million for Nivio, a Palo Alto cloud computing company.

Nivio is expected to use this funding to leverage their cloud services in Europe, India, Australia and West Asia. These services will provide cloud solutions for individuals, small [...]

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Craig Huitema of Cisco has an interesting viewpoint on the future of technology where the key elements include network virtualization and network switches. Cisco has put all efforts on their product and service updates plus enhancements particularly with its Catalyst network switches and Nexus.

Huitema said business enterprises are faced with the [...]

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Platform as a service (PaaS) remains to be the core element of cloud computing in any personal or business solutions. Any changes, therefore, to its make up will definitely affect cloud vendors and users according to the research analyst Gartner.

Vice president and Gartner analyst, Yefim Natis said, “With large and growing [...]

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Nicira is a new startup that is making great waves in the cloud computing industry. Everyone seems to be impressed with its networking virtualization solutions and is waiting to see who will next buy its software.  To date, among the users of its Network Virtualization Platform include eBay, AT&T, NTT, Rackspace and [...]

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independenceIT was recently chosen to boost cloud computing services for customers in New Zealand and Australia. They were tasked to deliver both custom and cloud applications; this was recently announced at the last MSPWorld 2012. Australian Cloud and New Zealand Kiwi Cloud chose independenceIT for their complete Total Freedom (TM) workspace. Both [...]

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Australia’s leading cloud platform, Brennan IT is completing its cloud portfolio and it recently announced that it will include Microsoft’s Hyper-V in the 2012 package. This is as they predicted that 15% of their cloud users will be running on Microsoft Hyper-V. The company sees Microsoft Hyper-V as the key ingredient to [...]

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Joyent recently bagged $85 million of funding from several investors headed by major participant’s Accelero Capital and Weather Investment II Group. Other funding are also expected from Telefonica Digital plus existing support from Intel Capital, Liberty Global, Epic Ventures, El Dorado Ventures and Greycroft Partners.

The series of funding will leverage Joyent’s [...]

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