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Global Cloud Computing Boosts the Mega Data Center – Midsize Insider

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 in Cloud News

Global cloud computing is changing the future of the mega data center. Firms that aim to benefit from cloud computing will be a part of this future, according to new research. Growth and Interconnection A new report from Research and Markets featured in BusinessWire reveals that mega data centers will grow heavier in data loads thanks to the deluge of data that will continue to be transferred to them

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Open Data Center Alliance Announces Partnership with Asia Cloud Computing … – Broadway World

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Related: Press Release, News HONG KONG, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), the global organization where members work together to advance the deployment of enterprise cloud solutions and services that are interoperable, secure and free of vendor lock-in, today announced its partnership with the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA). ODCA Board Member Xinhua Zong, General Manager, IT & E-Commerce Business Unit, China Unicom, made the announcement at Cloud World Forum Asia where he also welcomed four China-based companies as new members of the Alliance.

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Open Data Center Alliance Announces Partnership with Asia Cloud Computing … – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in Cloud News

HONG KONG, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), the global organization where members work together to advance the deployment of enterprise cloud solutions and services that are interoperable, secure and free of vendor lock-in, today announced its partnership with the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA).

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IBM Brings More Security, Control to Cloud-Based DevOps with new "Bluemix … – DigitalJournal.com

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014--(PR Newswire)-- ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's platform-as-a-service. The new platform enables developers to build applications around their most sensitive data and deploy them in a dedicated cloud environment to help them capture the benefits of cloud while avoiding the compliance, regulatory and performance issues that are presented with public clouds.

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ISO 27018 – Data Protection Standards for the Cloud – The National Law Review

Posted on Nov 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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IBM Brings More Security, Control to Cloud-Based DevOps with new "Bluemix … – MarketWatch

Posted on Nov 22, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's platform-as-a-service. The new platform enables developers to build applications around their most sensitive data and deploy them in a dedicated cloud environment to help them capture the benefits of cloud while avoiding the compliance, regulatory and performance issues that are presented with public clouds. IBM is also introducing a new, private API catalog on its public instance of Bluemix

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Amazon Cloud: 10 New Insights – InformationWeek

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

AWS already has five times the compute capacity of 14 competitors combined, but it's still expanding fast. See what else we learned at Re:Invent this week. 8 Lessons From Rosetta Comet Mission (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Amazon Web Services's third annual Re:Invent conference, where developers and customers gather to hear the latest AWS service roadmap, concludes Friday in Las Vegas.

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Peak data center company raises $9 million in new funding, eyes acquisitions – Denver Business Journal (blog)

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Cloud News

Enlarge Photo Demetrius Luke Norris, CEO of Peak, a Denver-based data center and cloud computing infrastructure company. Peak, a Denver data center and cloud computing company, has raised $9 million in new funding to expand the business and is eying potential acquisitions. The 50-employee company brought on a third investor, New York City-based Ares Capital Corp., which joins existing investors Meritage Funds, of Denver, and Sweetwater Investment, of Redmond, Washington, in the funding round.

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Heating Your House With Cloud Computing – InformationWeek

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 in Cloud News

Is it time to get serious about recycling the radiant heat from servers into heating for other buildings large and small? 10 Smart Tech Toys For Kids (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) The cloud apparently is made of hot air -- the heat exhaust from servers in data centers -- and a growing number of companies and organizations are trying to use that heat, rather than disperse it. Heat reuse is not a new idea; it has been implemented in data centers and other energy-intensive facilities such as laboratories

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How Amazon is turning cloud computing into the ‘new normal’ – Fortune

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 in Cloud News

Amazon cloud strategy chief Andy Jassy opened his keynote address this week at its annual re:Invent conference on the offensive. “More and more companies are moving their computing workloads to Amazon Web Services,” the Amazon Web Services (AWS) senior vice president declared from the Las Vegas stage, pointing to fast-growing digital businesses such as Airbnb and Pinterest and venerable Fortune 500 companies like Bristol Myers Squibb BMY , Johnson & Johnson JNJ , and Merck MRK . Certainly, according to an oft-quoted “magic quadrant” evaluation cooked up by research firm Gartner, the sheer computing capacity in active use on AWS server and storage hardware is roughly five times what’s available in aggregate from its 14 closest cloud computing competitors.

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Rackspace Goes All-In with Microsoft Cloud OS Network – Top Tech News

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 in Cloud News

Managed-hosting company Rackspace has become the latest partner to join Microsoft's Cloud OS Network and offer support for the Microsoft cloud platform. Launched last year, the fast-growing Microsoft network now has more than 100 partners with 600 data centers serving 3.7 million customers.

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Amazon Cloud-Computing Boss Downplays Cash Threat From Rivals – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 in Cloud News

The head of Amazon.com ’s Web-services division says he’s not threatened by large cash hoards at cloud-computing rivals Google and Microsoft . “I don’t view that as a differentiator,” Andy Jassy said Wednesday at the annual Amazon Web Services conference in Las Vegas. “We are highly confident inside of Amazon that we’ll be able to fund this business to its potential.” As he has before, Jassy said he expects Web services to one day surpass Amazon’s traditional retail business in revenue, though he said he doesn’t know when that would happen

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Selects Avere Hybrid Cloud … – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

PITTSBURGH, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/11/14 -- Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has selected Avere to help scale datacenter performance and capacity for its new genomic sequencing environment. Avere will be supporting the CDC's Office of Infectious Diseases (OID), which aims to lead, promote, and facilitate science, programs and policies to reduce the burden of infectious diseases in the United States and across the globe

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Equinix and Datapipe Collaborate to Deliver Hybrid IT Solutions for Enterprises – MarketWatch

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and JERSEY CITY, N.J., Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, together with Datapipe, the global leader in managed hybrid IT solutions for the enterprise, today announced a collaboration to provide managed Hybrid IT Solutions for Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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John W. Thompson Joins Illumio’s Board of Directors – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Nov 10, 2014 in SMB Cloud

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illumio today announced that John W. Thompson, chief executive officer of Virtual Instruments and former chairman and CEO of Symantec Corp., was appointed to the Illumio board of directors. Thompson also serves as chairman of the board at Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and is on the board of Liquid Robotics and Virtual Instruments

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