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Microsoft Cloud Event Recap: What makes it the most complete cloud platform? – WinBeta

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

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Market hit for cloud computing heavyweights IBM, SAP part of industry’s growth … – Financial Post

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Cloud News

As more companies look to the cloud for their software and storage needs, traditional technology heavyweights International Business Machines Corp. and SAP took a hit Monday with reduced earnings projections that sent both companies’ shares plunging. But Sir Terence Matthews, the chair of Mitel Networks and one of the best known names in Canadian technology, says the market reaction Monday doesn’t diminish the fact that the future for Internet-based software solutions — so-called cloud computing — remains bright.

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OVH.com Launches Power8-Based Cloud Service – InformationWeek

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

OVH.com is the first cloud supplier to use IBM's Power8 processor for data analytics services. 7 Cloud Service Startups To Watch (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) OVH.com, a cloud service provider based in France with data centers in North America, has launched a big data cloud service based on IBM's Power8 processor. OVH has dubbed the on-demand, hourly service RunAbove

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Comverse Expands Cloud Offering to European Service Providers – CNNMoney

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Comverse's Newest European Data Facility Powering Cloud-Based VAS and Advanced Digital Services Key Takeaways Comverse inaugurates new ultra-modern data center in Europe to accommodate growing customer demand for cloud/ virtualized solutions In parallel, Comverse expands availability of SaaS subscription-based models of its leading VAS, Evolved Communication Suite and BSS offerings Cloud-based SaaS engagement models enable communication service providers (CSPs) to upgrade existing services and launch compelling new services at reduced cost and risk, with fast time to monetization WAKEFIELD, Mass., Oct.

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The difference between disaster recovery and business continuity – Tech Page One

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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10 Trends Transforming Enterprise IT – TechCrunch (blog)

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Editor’s note: Matt Murphy is a general partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he focuses on investments in mobile and cloud infrastructure technology.  When it comes to corporate IT, revolution is in the air. The way companies buy, build, manage, optimize and secure information technology is changing dramatically. From cloud computing to big data analytics to ubiquitous mobile connectivity, corporate IT systems are getting faster, more efficient, cheaper to operate and easier to use

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EMC Buys Cloud Computing Startup Cloudscaling – NewsFactor Network

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Cloud News

Data storage company EMC has agreed to acquire Cloudscaling Group, an OpenStack-powered cloud computing company, for less than $50 million according to a Bloomberg report. Cloudscaling helps companies manage public and hybrid cloud storage systems running OpenStack software. EMC has made no official announcement about the deal, but spokesperson Dave Farmer said in a statement to Bloomberg that EMC would use the acquisition to “further extend our breadth of cloud platform support.” EMC is planning to hold an event on cloud computing on October 28, he added.

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5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, Oct. 17 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Cloud News

Talkin' Cloud brings together the top cloud computing financing stories of the week for readers. Each week Talkin' Cloud compiles a list of cloud computing financing stories for readers who might have missed the news earlier in the week

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Cloud computing demystified – DestinyMan

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Cloud News

If you’re a small business owner and concepts like ‘the cloud’ fly over your head or send you into a flat panic, Darlene Menzies, CEO of SMEasy, says stop, breathe and embrace it because it’s a beneficial tool for SMEs Cloud computing remains an under-utilised platform among small- to medium-size enterprises (SMEs), driven largely by a lack of understanding, security concerns and perceptions that it’s expensive. According to the 2014 SME Survey conducted by World Wide Worx, around 22% of SMEs are using cloud services, up from just 9% in 2012. And while the uptake of cloud-based products in South Africa has been slow, World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck says small business owners “remain on track for steady growth, even if it is not going to transform the market suddenly or dramtically” it’s a concept that’s shaping SME competitiveness in the country and a resource small business owners ought to consider

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Tallac Delivers SDN Cloud-Managed Networks for Branch Offices and SMB … – MyHostNews.com (press release)

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 in SMB Cloud

San Francisco, CA and Dusseldorf, Germany - Tallac Networks, a pioneer in SDN cloud-managed networks, will showcase an SMB branch office virtualization and orchestration solution at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Dusseldorf, Germany. Tallac’s cloud-managed network solution enables businesses of any size to easily and securely create branch office networks that connect remote employees and their applications.

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Sophos aims for unified cloud security nirvana with Mojave acquisition – TechRepublic

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

With the purchase of Mojave Networks, Sophos seeks to combine cloud security, endpoint security and advanced filtering to deliver hybrid protection for real-time scenarios. With massive breaches affecting everything from retail establishments to Hollywood stars, one has to wonder if there is a better way to protect data in transit and at rest, and if anyone has discovered a process to make that become a reality. Sophos, known for its desktop security products and cloud-based security services, is aiming to build a more secure cloud by acquiring Mojave Networks, a San Mateo, California-based startup that came to market with cloud-based security solutions

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Cloud computing myths debunked – DestinyConnect

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 in Cloud News

If you’re a small business owner and concepts like ‘the cloud’ fly over your head or send you into a flat panic, Darlene Menzies, CEO of SMEasy, says stop, breathe and embrace it because the cloud is a beneficial tool for SMEs Cloud computing remains an under-utilised platform among small- to medium-size enterprises (SMEs), driven largely by a lack of understanding, security concerns and perceptions that it’s expensive. According to the 2014 SME Survey conducted by World Wide Worx, around 22% of SMEs are using cloud services, up from just 9% in 2012.

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6 Hot Higher Education Technology Trends – Government Technology

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Enterprise-level technology continues to evolve at a furious pace, and with the growing operational and technological complexity of our higher education institutions, school administrators and executives charged with IT responsibilities can be left scratching their heads trying to understand and navigate their options. Higher education decision makers are eyeing ways to better understand, plan for, and execute around the technology trends that will impact their organizations in 2014

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Cloud Cruiser Introduces Analytics Functionality With 4.0 Release – CRN

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Most enterprises these days operate in hybrid cloud environments in which multiple workloads are sometimes hosted across a number of public and private cloud platforms, as well as legacy IT infrastructure. Managing costs in those complex environments can be tricky and optimizing cloud spend downright perplexing.

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Lenovo, VMware Partner on SDN Data Center Solutions – The VAR Guy

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Raghu Raghuram, executive vice president, Software-Defined Data Center Division at VMware Lenovo is partnering with VMware (VMW) to help customers adopt software-defined data center (SDDC) technology through new IT infrastructure solutions for private and hybrid cloud, end user computing and virtualization. The agreement extends VMware’s existing 16-year relationship with System x, which Lenovo recently acquired from IBM (IBM). The partnership unites Lenovo’s servers and networking hardware with VMware infrastructure technology to help enterprises and service providers simplify the data center, speed application provisioning and reduce costs, according to the press release

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