Cloud computing has truly evolved from providing computing or storage resources to a more industry-specific community. Today, there are cloud instances to cater to each compliance and security requirements of a particular industry. Verizon has its cloud service which complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act for the Continue Reading

Google Apps has been widely recognized by business owners. It is commonly used for video and text messaging, slide show presentation, and collaborative document writing in the clouds. Introduced some 6 years ago, it was designed for tech start-ups and small enterprises. Google didn’t expect that large businesses will take notice of [...]

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Dell World 2012 brought together more than 6000 people including customers, partners, media, analysts and employees, for three days of relationship, education and induction strategy and Dell solutions to solve newer IT challenges customers facing currently.

At Dell World, Dell announced that today more and more customers around the world rely [...]

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Gartner has released what 2013 holds for IT organizations and users. The predictions of the consulting focus on economic risks, opportunities and innovations that CIOs adopt to foster a new generation of highly oriented business solutions.

In the new report entitled, “Predicts 2013: Security Solutions,” Gartner states that increased adoption [...]

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By Floyd Strimling

Google challenges Amazon AWS for public cloud supremacy

With far too much attention being placed on an OpenStack competitor to Amazon, Google Compute Engine will emerge as the clear alternative. Google’s secret sauce includes a complex mix of datacenters, virtualization, breakthrough software, a comprehensive fiber backbone, and the use of [...]

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Red Hat, provider of open source solutions, announced new portfolio of solutions designed for open hybrid cloud for enterprises to create and manage open hybrid clouds.

The solutions combine the complete product portfolio of Red Hat – which includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage, JBoss [...]

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The International Data Corporation recently released its report which predicts IT cloud services’ revenues to reach $43.2 billion in the United States of America by 2016. The amount is comparatively large, up by 18.5% from its 2011 amount of $18.5 billion. The public IT cloud offerings include services for both [...]

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Economic difficulties damaged western European market performance of global software, while Russia, USA, China, Latin America and other regions continue to evolve positively. However, according to IDC, 2012 marks the beginning of a growth period with more conservative than those recorded in 2010 and 2011.

Software applications are the fastest growing [...]

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Since its Initial Public Offering in August 2008, Rackspace Hosting’s share value has grown almost 6 times its original value. This is primarily because of the company’s growth in terms of earnings per share, revenue, and subscriber base. The cloud service provider is currently trading with an impressive profit-to-earnings ratio and analysts [...]

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Under the Radar is returning for their 20th Conference in San Francisco and friends of CloudTimes can save $100 or more on the event’s registration fee. Just use the code ‘cloudtimes’ and register here: http://undertheradarcommerce2012.eventbrite.com/?access=cloudtimes

With the increased use of mobile devices and social networks, consumers can discover, share and purchase [...]

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Sharing and synchronizing files become decidedly fashionable function in software. After DropBox, Google, Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, EMC, Apple and others, it is the turn of Salesforce to unveil a service for sharing and synchronizing files, called Chatterbox.

Salesforce.com, the leader in enterprise cloud computing, unveils Chatterbox to show how a company [...]

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At this time of financial uncertainty, investors want to search for a winner and it’s to be expected. They don’t want to part with their hard-earned money only to find themselves losing in the end. Most of them will troop to Amazon because it’s been touted as the number one bookseller, even [...]

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Michael Dell is not worried at all about the continuously resurfacing predictions of PC’s doom, stating that PC sales have actually increased by almost 300% since the term “post-PC” was coined back in 1999.

Michael Dell was recently a speaker at [...]

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At recent VMworld conference, VMware announced pushing deeper into private cloud computing, with their approach centering on a package of their core data center virtualization products integrated with vCloud Director. They dubbed this new combination as “vCloud Suite.”

VMware CEO Paul Maritz recalls [...]

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To entice more customers to try their public clouds, Rackspace and VMware are now offering cloud computing trials either at a very low cost or for free. Rackspace and Red Hat are both offering a free version of their OpenStack’s [...]

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OpenStack is currently riding high on a momentum built up by Rackspace’s recent decision to rebrand themselves around the open source cloud project, along with long-running auction site eBay coming out and admitting that they are using the technology, but it’s not completely smooth sailing for Openstack, as there are still a [...]

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