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Optimizing Virtualization for the Hybrid Cloud – Datamation

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Since its inception, the promise of virtualization has been that it would make everything in the Data Center easier and less expensive.   Very few people would argue that broad point, but at the same time, there are still some areas that have not seen those benefits.  One of these is data replication.  Data replication solutions originally designed for the physical world can, of course, replicate data from one physical site to another.  Virtualization hasn’t broken them.  But it has added complexities and subtleties that legacy replication products simply cannot address. Even as virtualization’s widespread adoption continues to grow (more than 65% of all workloads are virtualized today, and growth is expected to continue for several more years), IT is finding that it’s just not enough.  Virtualization within the local data center --  Private Cloud -- has been a great source of cost savings, but there is a need to expand beyond that, and store and access data and workloads at remote locations (the Public Cloud).  This combination of Private and Public Clouds is called the Hybrid Cloud.  To achieve a true Hybrid Cloud, users need to be able to easily and quickly replicate their data and workloads between hypervisors within their Private Cloud, and to be able to move them to Public Cloud providers and back again, with similar speed and ease, while managing the whole thing from a single interface.

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Unified Office Nabs New Funding To Scale Channel Business – CRN

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Unified Office hopes to stake its claim to a slice of the SMB market by banking on an industrywide trend taking place among companies transitioning away from legacy VoIP phone systems. New funding, part of a Series A round, from LaunchCapital Chief Investment Officer Bill McCullen, and Charles River Ventures Co-Founder and Partner Emeritus Rick Burnes, should help the company tap that market through Unified Office's channel network.

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FirstLight Fiber Chosen by SymQuest to Enable Cloud-Based Capabilities and … – MarketWatch

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

HEADLINE2 New England-Based Managed IT Services Provider Selects FirstLight's Data Center Service and Reliable Connectivity to Best Serve Businesses Throughout the Region ALBANY, NY, Aug 21, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada, announced today that it will provide data center and connectivity services to SymQuest, a design, installation, and support business that handles the information flow of electronic communications over the cloud in addition to its other managed services. FirstLight's Vermont data center, served by its own geographically diverse fiber optic systems, offers the reliable, secure facility that SymQuest needs as the company further develops its growing retail cloud division

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FirstLight Fiber Chosen by SymQuest to Enable Cloud-Based Capabilities and … – MarketWatch

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

HEADLINE2 New England-Based Managed IT Services Provider Selects FirstLight's Data Center Service and Reliable Connectivity to Best Serve Businesses Throughout the Region ALBANY, NY, Aug 21, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada, announced today that it will provide data center and connectivity services to SymQuest, a design, installation, and support business that handles the information flow of electronic communications over the cloud in addition to its other managed services. FirstLight's Vermont data center, served by its own geographically diverse fiber optic systems, offers the reliable, secure facility that SymQuest needs as the company further develops its growing retail cloud division. In addition to utilizing FirstLight's data center services to accommodate its retail-based cloud service offering, SymQuest will also utilize FirstLight's Ethernet and Internet solutions, which will enable SymQuest to continue to provide high quality and reliable copier and network services for area businesses.

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NSF greenlights ‘Chameleon’ and ‘CloudLab’ for innovative cloud computing … – FierceGovernmentIT

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Cloud News

The National Science Foundation said it's funding academic research to develop and experiment with innovative cloud computing architectures. NSF announced Aug

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Pivotal Cloud Foundry Targets Mobile App Development – EnterpriseTech

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Expanded enterprise mobile services launched by Pivotal, the enterprise platform-as-a-service specialist spun out of VMware, are intended to help developers and cloud operators speed the delivery a range of mobile applications. The company said its Pivotal CF product offers app developers a set of mobile capabilities that work with previously announced data services to deploy next-generation applications. The “CF” in the new product’s name refers to Cloud Foundry, the open-source platform cloud framework associated with the VMware spinoff

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Pivotal Cloud Foundry Targets Mobile App Development – EnterpriseTech

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Expanded enterprise mobile services launched by Pivotal, the enterprise platform-as-a-service specialist spun out of VMware, are intended to help developers and cloud operators speed the delivery a range of mobile applications.

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21 benefits of cloud computing – Dubbo Photo News | Dubbo Weekender

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Cloud News

THE accounting landscape is constantly evolving and with the emergence of cloud accounting in more recent years, even more opportunities are available for accountants and their clients. In order to understand the increased possibilities that cloud accounting brings, we must first understand what the core benefits are of cloud computing

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Secure IoT in the enterprise: Finding a model that works – VentureBeat

Posted on Aug 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

These days, when you hear about the Internet of things, it’s usually about body sensors, such as Fitbit, or smart home sensors. But while consumers are just now beginning to be exposed to these sensors, they already exist extensively in the enterprise.

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5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, Aug. 15 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Aug 15, 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. This week's column features funding news from IBM, Nasuni, Platform9, Luminal and StrataCloud

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The Cloud is for Everyone, But Not for Everything – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 in Cloud News

Everyone can use cloud, but that doesn't mean everyone should. As a business consultant to managed services providers, I often help my clients build a cloud offering to sell to their customers. The first thing I tell them is, "the cloud is for everyone, but not for everything." Sometimes when I say this I get that "deer in the headlights" look from them.

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Intuit says 37 percent SMBs are fully adapted to cloud – right or wrong? – Diginomica

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 in SMB Cloud

SUMMARY: An Intuit sponsored study conducted by Emergent Research says that today, 37 percent of SMBs are ‘fully adapted’ to the cloud, a figure set to rise to 74 percent by 2020. If the data is correct then this is not a shabby result. That runs contrary to what Ron Miller reckons.

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Video: What to focus on when moving to the cloud computing – Tech Page One

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 in Cloud News

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Microsoft’s strategy on identity management aimed squarely at cloud-based … – Network World

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Microsoft’s strategy for providing customers with identity management options is increasingly reliant on cloud-based methods of authentication and access control for provisioning of Windows-based mobile devices as well as Apple iOS and Google Android devices. The most recent example is Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite, which includes the type of software-based “containers” for securing applications that can be found in competing mobile application management software from MobileIron, AirWatch (acquired by VMWare) and others, says  Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s identity management solutions. But Microsoft wants to differentiate with Enterprise Mobility Suite by combining cloud-based authentication and provisioning as well

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SUSE Hooks Ceph, VMware To Cloud 4 OpenStack – EnterpriseTech

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

The latest version of SUSE Cloud, the variant of the OpenStack cloud controller developed by commercial Linux distributor SUSE Linux, adds support for the Ceph distributed storage system along with VMware capabilities. In rolling out SUSE Cloud 4, the Linux distributor said new automation features are intended to smooth the adoption of OpenStack in enterprise datacenters

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