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The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet – NPR (blog)

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 in Cloud News

hide captionA Google data center in Oklahoma is shown. Google recently slashed prices for its cloud services; Amazon responded by cutting its cloud prices.

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VMware Offers up Hybrid vCloud DRaaS Solution – The VAR Guy

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Bill Fathers, senior vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware http://infotechlead.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Bill-Fathers-VMware.jpg VMware (VMW) has taken the wraps off vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery, a new cloud-based disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) for VMware virtualized data centers. The new DRaaS is available immediately in all five of VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service data centers in the United States and United Kingdom. The vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery continuously replicates virtual machines to a virtual data center within VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service, with a recovery point objective (RPO) of up to 15 minutes, according to the press release

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VMware Offers up Hybrid vCloud DRaaS Solution – The VAR Guy

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Bill Fathers, senior vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware http://infotechlead.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Bill-Fathers-VMware.jpg VMware (VMW) has taken the wraps off vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery, a new cloud-based disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) for VMware virtualized data centers. The new DRaaS is available immediately in all five of VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service data centers in the United States and United Kingdom. The vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery continuously replicates virtual machines to a virtual data center within VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service, with a recovery point objective (RPO) of up to 15 minutes, according to the press release

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In The Midst Of An Epic Transformation, IBM Lands A Huge $500 Million Cloud … – Business Insider

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Cloud News

Paul Morigi/Getty Images IBM CEO Ginni Rometty IBM is in the middle of a huge transformation and will issue a progress report — its quarterly results — after the market closes on Wednesday. It will go into that call with analysts with a piece of good news: A new, $500 million cloud computing contract. That's nice news compared to some of the challenges IBM has had in the past few months.  IBM sold one of its computer server businesses to Lenovo and said it is investigating other divestitures

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The Coming of the Cloud – Beijing Review

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in Cloud News

COSTUME PARTY: At the Cloud China 2014 exhibition held in Beijing in March, recipients dressed up as "white clouds" distribute pamphlets and answer questions (TANG YUANKAI) In China cloud computing technology is becoming a larger and larger part of people's lives, often without the knowledge of their users. Cloud computing enables people to access systems using a Web browser regardless of their location or the devices they use. Meanwhile, those selling cloud computing services have physical servers that host products and services from a remote location, so that end-users don't have to store it on their own devices

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CSC’s ServiceMesh Agility Platform and Microsoft System Center Combine to … – Broadway World

Posted on Apr 12, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Related: Press Release, News CSC (NYSE:CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, today unveiled plans to launch an innovative hybrid cloud management solution that integrates CSC's ServiceMesh Agility Platform with Microsoft Corp.'s System Center datacenter management product to provide enterprises with greater flexibility, simplicity and efficiency in building, cataloguing and deploying applications on multiple clouds, including CSC BizCloud and Microsoft Azure. Customers will be able to adopt the Microsoft Cloud OS vision enabled by System Center, Windows Server and Azure and will be able to compress IT delivery time and lower management costs with end-to-end application lifecycle management across multiple clouds. System Center and ServiceMesh Agility Platform customers will be able to manage, monitor, and automate applications over heterogeneous and hybrid clouds

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Cloud Computing: The Center of Midsize Business – Midsize Insider

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in SMB Cloud

The cloud is becoming the center point of IT for midsize firms. A new report, featured on Channel Partners Online, delves into the details concerning why growing firms are more accepting of the technology.

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Verizon Launches New Cloud Interconnectivity Software – CloudTweaks News

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Verizon Launches New Cloud Interconnectivity Software  Verizon has found a niche in the cloud market: businesses who manage operations on multiple cloud servers.  Working on different clouds simultaneously can be a confusing and frustrating endeavor, but Verizon is offering a solution to this difficult process with the launch of its Secure Cloud Interconnect service (SCI). With SCI, businesses will be able to connect to multiple cloud services, including Verizon Terremark, Microsoft Azure, and private cloud servers in the 15 Equinix data centers spread across the globe

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Verizon announces Secure Cloud Interconnect service for enterprises – Infotech Lead

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Verizon recently announced the launch of its Secure Cloud Interconnect service (SCI) for enterprises. The company is offering SCI with Verizon cloud in three locations (Denver, Northern Virginia and Santa Clara, Calif.), with sites in Europe (London, Amsterdam) from May.

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Verizon announces Secure Cloud Interconnect service for enterprises – Infotech Lead

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Verizon recently announced the launch of its Secure Cloud Interconnect service (SCI) for enterprises. The company is offering SCI with Verizon cloud in three locations (Denver, Northern Virginia and Santa Clara, Calif.), with sites in Europe (London, Amsterdam) from May. Additional sites will be added for Europe and the Asia-Pacific region by year’s end.

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Verizon Expands Cloud Solutions, With Secure Cloud Interconnect – DigitalJournal.com

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon is addressing the growing need for organizations to connect more than one cloud seamlessly and securely, with the launch of its Secure Cloud Interconnect service (SCI). Enterprise organizations will be able to use Verizon's Private IP service to connect to multiple cloud services including the Verizon cloud and Microsoft Azure, with an additional half-dozen other major cloud services expected to come online later this year.    In addition, enterprises that have located their private cloud infrastructure in Equinix data centers can directly access Verizon's Private IP service in 15 Equinix data centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific: Northern Virginia., Newark, N.J., Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Silicon Valley; London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris; Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.  "With Secure Cloud Interconnect, Verizon is removing the barriers for enterprise cloud adoption," said Michael Palmer, vice president of product development for Verizon. "The reality is that many organizations today use multiple clouds to meet their business and technical objectives, but there was no easy way to manage this environment until now.

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Verizon Expands Cloud Solutions with Secure Cloud Interconnect – Newswire Today (press release)

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

  Verizon is addressing the growing need for organizations to connect more than one cloud seamlessly and securely, with the launch of its Secure Cloud Interconnect service.

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What The Future Holds For Cloud Computing – Manufacturing Business Technology

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 in Cloud News

Ranga Bodla, Director of Vertical Marketing, NetSuite Inc.

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Verizon Expands Cloud Solutions, With Secure Cloud Interconnect – MarketWatch

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon is addressing the growing need for organizations to connect more than one cloud seamlessly and securely, with the launch of its Secure Cloud Interconnect service (SCI). Enterprise organizations will be able to use Verizon's Private IP service to connect to multiple cloud services including the Verizon cloud and Microsoft Azure, with an additional half-dozen other major cloud services expected to come online later this year.    In addition, enterprises that have located their private cloud infrastructure in Equinix data centers can directly access Verizon's Private IP service in 15 Equinix data centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific: Northern Virginia., Newark, N.J., Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Silicon Valley; London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris; Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.  "With Secure Cloud Interconnect, Verizon is removing the barriers for enterprise cloud adoption," said Michael Palmer, vice president of product development for Verizon.

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Key Business Drivers for a Hybrid Cloud – PCQuest

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

In a report published in October 2013, Gartner has predicted that almost half of large enterprises will be engaged in a combined, public/private cloud operation, often described as "hybrid" cloud computing, four years from now.

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