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PayPal Declares It’s 100% OpenStack Cloud – InformationWeek

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

After a three-year migration, PayPal says it has implemented its own OpenStack cloud for close to 100% of its operations, making it one of the largest financial services OpenStack clouds in production. 7 Linux Facts That Will Surprise You (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) PayPal has completed a three-year migration from a typical mixed-enterprise data center to an OpenStack private cloud.

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MIR3 Joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance in Providing Integration … – GlobeNewswire (press release)

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

March 31, 2015 09:00 ET | Source: MIR3, Inc. SAN DIEGO, March 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MIR3®, Inc., an innovator of real-time Intelligent Notification (IN™) and response technology, today announced that the company has been awarded certification in the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

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Arista, Supermicro Partner on Integrated Solutions for HPC, Cloud – eWeek

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

Supermicro will integrate its servers and storage appliances with Arista networking to create converged offerings for virtualization and big data. Arista Networks and Supermicro are combining forces to develop tightly integrated data center solutions for hyperscale workloads.The two companies announced March 30 that Supermicro will integrate Arista's networking switch products and EOS+ network operating system into its server and storage hardware to create rack-level offerings that officials said will drive the adoption of software-defined data center (SDDC) environments. They will be optimized for workloads in such areas as high-performance computing, network virtualization, big data, server virtualization and storage software.The move also brings Supermicro and Arista into the rapidly growing market of converged and integrated infrastructure solutions that include such top-tier vendors as Oracle, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, EMC, VCE and Cisco Systems.Such offerings—which include highly integrated server, storage, networking, virtualization and management software in a single package—are designed to give organizations data center solutions that are easier and less costly to deploy and manage than traditional systems.

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8×8: New Arrow Deal Is First UC Integrator Partnership – Channel Partners

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

**Editor's Note: Click here for a list of recent channel-program changes you should know.** By Edward Gately Arrow Electronics is following up a pair of distribution deals it signed with vendors last week with news that it subsidiary, Arrow Systems Integration, has partnered with 8x8 to add the VoIP, cloud-based UC and contact-center provider’s complete suite of products and services to its portfolio for partners to sell. Arrow SI already provides UC and contact-center offerings, along with voice and data technologies, network security, services and support

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8×8 Teams With Arrow Systems Integration to Bring Next-Generation Cloud … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), a leading provider of cloud-based unified communications and contact center solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement with Arrow Systems Integration, formerly Arrow S3, calling for the addition of 8x8’s complete suite of services to Arrow’s world-class unified communications platforms and services portfolio.

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10 best product announcements at Enterprise Connect 2015 – Network World

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

The 25th VoiceCon/Enterprise Connect was held last week under the bio-dome known as the Gaylord Palms in Orlando. The show provides an opportunity for buyers interested in the broad category known as Unified Communications to come and learn about the market, seek out new vendors, and boldly go where no UC deployment has gone before. The show has also become a launching pad for startups and for existing vendors to announce new products.

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Amazon Cloud Shortcut Via Pivotal Cloud Foundry – InformationWeek

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

VMware-spinoff Pivotal brings out a supported version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry with an ability to launch servers on Amazon as well. 11 IoT Programming Languages Worth Knowing (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) There's a new twist in using Cloud Foundry as a platform for developing next-generation applications. The commercial product, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, is frequently installed and used on-premises by enterprise development teams

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Solving the Data Center Paradox: Enabling Higher Performance at a Lower Cost – Data Center Knowledge

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Motti Beck is Director of Enterprise Market Development at Mellanox Technologies Inc. Follow Motti on Twitter: @MottiBeck.

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bpsNode Expands National Footprint with Telx Data Centers – MarketWatch

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

BALTIMORE, Md., Mar 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- via PRWEB - bpsNode--a premier provider of managed cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)-- today announced that it has partnered with Telx®, a leading provider of global interconnectivity, data center solutions, and cloud enablement services, to join the Telx Cloud Xchange ecosystem in Telx's MIA1 facility. In addition, bpsNode is expanding its footprint within Telx facilities throughout North America starting with Dallas, TX in April 2015.

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Five Basic Things You Should Know About Cloud Computing – CIO

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Cloud News

We’ve all heard about cloud computing, but it may still seem like a foreign language to some. Because cloud computing has become a big deal (like, change the face of IT big), we thought we would provide a brief cloud computing introduction.

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Santen Chooses NTT Communications’ Hybrid-cloud ICT Infrastructure for … – Finances.com

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (NYSE:NTT) , announced today that it has constructed an ICT backbone and information system that Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

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What Efficiency Means In The Data Center – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 in Cloud News

How efficient is your data center? In advance of the upcoming Data Center World Global Conference, Data Center Knowledge, now a sister site of Talkin' Cloud, had the opportunity to discuss data center efficiency issues with a couple of conference speakers. The event, which will be held in April at the Mirage Resort in Las Vegas, covers all the essentials for seasoned data center and facilities management professionals.

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Capitalizing On The Hybrid Cloud – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 in Cloud News

Pete Hayes, chief sales officer for Equinix. With the rise of hybrid cloud computing, many of the ways IT has been traditionally deployed are about to be fundamentally changed. Hybrid cloud computing is about a lot more than just connecting data centers; where application workloads are processed at any given time is going to be different at any given time

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Avaya Teams with Google on Cloud-Based Contact Center – Top Tech News

Posted on Mar 19, 2015 in Cloud News

Brands are taking their contact center operations to the cloud at a rapid clip for good reasons, namely flexibility and simple service subscription models. Avaya is working to help midmarket companies make the cloud transition with a new product. At the Enterprise Connect 2015 conference in Orlando this week, Avaya announced a cloud-based contact center solution that delivers its IP Office customer engagement technology as a subscription service.

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Enterprise Connect News Highlights, Part 2 – Network World

Posted on Mar 18, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Today we’ll hit the highlights again with more news announced at this year’s Enterprise Connect conference coming from 8x8, Avaya, Cisco, Comcast, and Interactive Intelligence. 8x8 unveiled a new bundle of services, features and professional support capabilities targeting mid-market and enterprise customers. "Virtual Office Enterprise Suite" adds capabilities and performance assurances on top of 8x8's robust Virtual Office cloud solution

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