News Digest

  • IBM Launches New Cloud-Based Web Analytics And Marketing Automation Solution

    IBM announced today a new cloud-based Web analytics and digital marketing suite to help organizations automate online marketing campaigns across all online channels, such as web sites, social media networks, and mobile phones. The new cloud-based analytics is an integration of IBM’s recent acquisitions of Coremetrics and Unica.

    Companies using the web analytics and digital […]

  • Google+ Reaches 1 Million Users

    According to Larry Page, CEO of Google, Google+ already has 10 million users who are sharing 1 billion items every day, and Google’s +1 button (the Google version of News Feed) is being hit 2.3 billion times per day.

    Larry Page was speaking to analysts today during Google’s second-quarter earnings conference call. He also said that every […]

  • Microsofts Cloud Computing Plans Revealed

    Microsoft is making noise with their new cloud plans in Los Angeles. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Chief Executive Officer started the annual business partner conference with a blast which was chosen for the key note address. The event was held last Monday, with software giant the Redmond, Wash taking everyone on the spotlight.

    The event […]

  • Yukihiro Matsumoto “Matz” Creator of Ruby Language Joins Heroku

    Yukihiro Matsumoto the creator of the free and open source Ruby programming language is joining Heroku as Chief Architect of Ruby. Heroku is an open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) founded in 2007 which was acquired last year by Salesforce.

    The Ruby programming language was publicly released in 1995 and […]

  • New Research Shows IaaS Will Reach $4 Billion in 2015

    A new research from In-Stat forecasts that Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) will grow to $4 Billion by 2015.

    Greg Potter, In-Stat Analyst says “Growth is expected in all public cloud service segments. Many SaaS (software-as-a-service) applications have been around for a long time, but only now since the advent of entire platforms for applications, […]

  • OS33 Announces Platform Update Aimed at Providing a Unified IT Cloud Platform

    OS33, an IT-as-a-Service Delivery Platform for MSPs, announced today the latest update to its OS33 Platform, including features such as Cloud Printers, enhanced Cloud File Manager, and usability enhancements.

    OS33 is pushing the boundaries of its cloud platform for end-users and MSPs by building functionality to address their needs.  Alex Osipov, Director of […]

  • UK Cloud Alliance to Provide Local Cloud Services

    15 cloud service providers have grouped themselves together to create the “UK Cloud Alliance”. They were formed primarily to service local businesses and partners in the UK. Star, a communications reseller led the move and promised to give local businesses “clarity and confidence” in their cloud services.

    “The objective is to provide medium sized […]

  • Citrix Acquires to Strengthen its Presence in the Cloud

    Citrix announced today it has completed its acquisition of, a provider of software-infrastructure platforms for cloud providers.’s products which include the CloudStack product line, are designed for the deployment and management of cloud services. The acquisition gives Citrix a boost in its cloud-deployment efforts.

    Mark Templeton, President and CEO, Citrix said “As […]

  • How to Merge Cloud Computing with Green IT

    Forrester Research seems to be the best in position to investigate the link between cloud technologies and Green Computing. Like many other companies, Forrester agrees that there are more approaches that can be done to make cloud computing more energy efficient. For this to be possible, both IT professionals and infrastructure should be committed […]

  • Overcoming Challenges in Mobile Cloud Computing

    Renaud Larsen, Chief Architect for Cloud at Juniper Networks said in a statement recently, “The mobile ecosystem has to traverse many complex layers, each of which adds network latency and transmission delay. In addition, the cloud allows users to swap devices and retain access to information—this is a disruptive development, and means that cloud […]

  • MetraTech Introduces Metanga, a SaaS billing solution on Azure

    As more and more businesses are turning to the cloud for an easier and more effective monetization system, IDC recently forecasted the billing market to total $21.9 billion in 2015. As this market continues to grow, ISV customers are in need of an effective end-to-end billing solution in the cloud. To meet these demands, […]

  • Telcos Move to the Cloud with OpSource

    A subsidiary of the Japanese telecom NTT Holdings, Dimension Data, will acquire OpSource to become their key Cloud Solutions Business Unit.

    OpSource, based in Santa Clara, CA, is a key player in cloud service and managed hosting provider and according to CEO Treb Ryan, they have become a “tough proponent in the enterprise cloud”. […]

  • How Cloud Strategy is Key to Success for Zynga

    Zynga recently filed an initial public offering (IPO) which we have reported about earlier. This move is a result of Zynga’s business partnership with Facebook and their popular games such as FarmVille and CityVille. It is expected that the company value will increase from $15 billion […]

  • Zeus Technology Moves Ahead on Application Delivery Controllers

    Although the market for Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) is consolidating, innovation continues, especially among some select smaller players.

    Zeus Technology pioneered software-based solutions for mainstream, scalable ADC applications. The Zeus Elastic Application Delivery (ZEAD) platform provides a seamless architecture between the cloud and the enterprise. The company is finding increasing traction among […]

  • CloudTimes Partners with CIO Cloud Summit

    We are happy to announce a new media partnership with a leading cloud computing event that is coming up in December: The CIO Cloud Summit in Scottsdale, AZ from Dec 8th – Dec 9th.

    The CIO Cloud Summit is an opportunity for […]

  • 8 Requirements For Self-Service IT And The Next Generation Data Center

    Virtualization is revolutionizing computing. It greatly facilitates the creation and deployment of services, permitting IT to be fast on its feet in delivering the services the business requires. With virtualization, IT can deliver services to users on-demand. With this capability, IT can empower users to serve themselves in requesting services. For example, a user […]

  • The Building Blocks For Private Cloud: Automation, Virtualization, And Cloud Service Management
    When most people think of virtualization, they think primarily, or at least initially, of one-off server consolidation projects. However, almost 60% of organizations also obtain long-term benefits from greatly improved flexibility and agility. For example, provisioning virtual machines (VMs) rather than physical machines effectively eliminates roadblocks like procurement, racking, stacking, and cabling. This allows […]

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