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Hon Hai, NEC Form Cloud Computing Partnership – ChinaTechNews.com

Posted on May 4, 2015 in Cloud News

Taiwan's Hon Hai and Japan's NEC have reached a cloud computing deal covering China and other Asian countries. Hon Hai and NEC's cloud computing centers for big data are located in Taiwan's Kaohsiung and mainland China's Guiyang, respectively. The two parties' cloud computing business will be reportedly launched at the end of 2015, targeting corporate users

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PC Connection’s (PCCC) CEO Tim McGrath on Q1 2015 Results – Earnings Call … – Seeking Alpha

Posted on May 2, 2015 in SMB Cloud

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Google’s Urs Hoelzle: Cloud Will Soon Be More Secure – InformationWeek

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Google's chief data center architect, Urs Hoelzle, says cloud security will improve faster than enterprise security in the next few years. Cloud Certifications To Boost Your IT Skills (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Google has pioneered key features of cloud computing, including chiller-less data centers, broader use of Linux containers, and the big data system that was the forerunner of NoSQL systems. Far from resting on its laurels, Google's Urs Hoelzle, senior vice president of technical infrastructure, said, "All the innovations that have happened so far [are] just a start." Hoelzle made that pronouncement during the morning keynote address to Interop attendees at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 29

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CLOUD COMPUTING Interop Winners Announced, JumpCloud Takes Grand Prize – CIO Today

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 in Cloud News

The organizers of Interop's annual IT trade fair announced the winners of the 2015 Best of Interop Awards in Las Vegas on Tuesday. There was one winner chosen from three finalists in each of 10 categories, including Applications, Cloud/Virtualization, Data Center, Mobility, Networking, Performance Management & Monitoring, Software-Defined Networking, Security, Storage, and Best Startup. And, drumroll please...

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The Weather Company: Cloud Journey Requires Cultural Change – InformationWeek

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

The Weather Company, the No. 5 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, embraced cloud infrastructure in order to meet dramatic swings in demand for weather information. Is it possible to transform a company's technology foundation and its culture in just three years

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The Weather Company: Cloud Journey Requires Cultural Change – InformationWeek

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

The Weather Company, the No. 5 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, embraced cloud infrastructure in order to meet dramatic swings in demand for weather information. Is it possible to transform a company's technology foundation and its culture in just three years

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The Weather Company: Cloud Journey Requires Cultural Change – InformationWeek

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

The Weather Company, the No. 5 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, embraced cloud infrastructure in order to meet dramatic swings in demand for weather information

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CLOUD COMPUTING Best of Interop 2015 Finalists Compete in Vegas – CIO Today

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 in Cloud News

Interop has announced the finalists for its 2015 Best of Interop Awards. The awards recognize innovation and technological advancements in nine technology categories. Award winners will be announced at Interop Las Vegas 2015, which takes place Aprii 27 to May 1.

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Sphere 3D (ANY), Microsoft (MSFT) Enter Cloud-Enabling Technologies … – StreetInsider.com

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

Sphere 3D (Nasdaq: ANY) announced that in collaboration with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), the company will showcase its technologies and product solutions during a joint global partner roadshow that will be hosted at multiple Microsoft Technology Center (MTCs) locations. During these events, Sphere 3D will present its cloud-enabling technologies, including Glassware 2.0 Windows container technology for application delivery, and virtualized storage technologies for enterprise hybrid cloud infrastructure, to a combined audience of Microsoft and Sphere 3D channel partners

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Sphere 3D and Microsoft to Showcase Virtualization and Cloud Solutions – Nasdaq

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sphere 3D Corp. (Nasdaq:ANY), a virtualization and data management solutions provider, today announced that in collaboration with Microsoft, the company will showcase its technologies and product solutions during a joint global partner roadshow that will be hosted at multiple Microsoft Technology Center (MTCs) locations. During these events, Sphere 3D will present its cloud-enabling technologies, including Glassware 2.0 Windows container technology for application delivery, and virtualized storage technologies for enterprise hybrid cloud infrastructure, to a combined audience of Microsoft and Sphere 3D channel partners

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Injects Cloud Computing, Big Data In Sinopec – Bidness ETC

Posted on Apr 19, 2015 in Cloud News

By: Troy Kuhn Published: Apr 17, 2015 at 7:30 am EST Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) further enriched its cloud computing services today, with the announcement of a link-up with Asia’s largest oil refiner, Sinopec. The partnership will allow e-commerce giant, Alibaba to inject ‘big data’ analysis in its cloud computing services.

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Alibaba Intensifies Expansion into Global Cloud Computing Market, Launches … – Yibada (English Edition)

Posted on Apr 18, 2015 in Cloud News

Manny Salvacion | Apr 18, 2015 08:33 AM EDT Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma during the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover, Germany, on March 16, 2015. (Photo : Reuters) Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has stepped up its efforts to increase its presence and get more potential clients in the booming global cloud computing market as Aliyun, its cloud computing agency, recently opened a data center in the United States. Alibaba's first data center overseas opened in March at Silicon Valley, home of the world's largest tech firms and thousands of startup companies.

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Avaya Acquires KnoahSoft, Adds In-House WFO – No Jitter

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Avaya Acquires KnoahSoft, Adds In-House WFO Companies increasingly want workforce optimization integrated into their contact centers, as evidence in this latest industry acquisition.

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Build? Buy? Another Perspective on Data Center Ownership – MSPmentor

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in Cloud News

Build? Buy

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Day1 Solutions and CloudVelox Partner to Deliver Migration and Disaster … – Satellite PR News (press release)

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

MCLEAN, Va., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Day1 Solutions, the cloud services and solutions expert, and CloudVelox, a leader in hybrid cloud disaster recovery (DR) and migration, today announced a teaming agreement to deliver migration and DR solutions to enterprise customers using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. “CloudVelox’s hybrid cloud automation software extends the reliable, agile, scalable and secure features our migration and DR solutions deliver to enterprise customers moving mission critical IT operations to the cloud,” said Luis Benavides, CEO of Day1 Solutions. “With CloudVelox on our team of industry leading technology partners, the tools in our arsenal are even more robust.”  “Day1 Solutions’ cloud consulting, compliance, security expertise and solutions are very complementary to our highly automated cloud DR and migration platform,” said Rajeev Chawla, chief executive officer of CloudVelox.  We are delighted to be an automated cloud migration and DR partner for Day1 Solutions.” Day1 Solutions helps enterprise customers plan, design, migrate, manage and optimize the cloud environment with turnkey solutions, managed and white label services.  The company is a member of the AWS Partner Network and is recognized as an Advanced Consulting Partner, Authorized Government Partner, Managed Service Partner and Channel Reseller Partner.  CloudVelox’s One Hybrid Cloud™ software platform enables seamless mobility of application workloads across data centers and clouds for hybrid cloud use cases, including Pilot Light DR and cloud migration

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