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Alibaba to open cloud-computing data center in Silicon Valley – Los Angeles Times

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 in Cloud News

Alibaba continues to make inroads in the U.S. In a move that directly competes with Amazon.com, the Chinese Internet juggernaut announced Wednesday that Aliyun, its 5-year-old cloud-computing business, will open its first overseas cloud-computing data center in Silicon Valley. Alibaba did not specify which city would house the center, when the facility would open or how much the company would spend to build it.

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Alibaba Is Now Competing on Amazon’s Home Turf in the Cloud – Wired

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 in Cloud News

Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba may not be competing with Amazon for Americans’ retail dollars just yet. But it’s now stepping to its US rival in the cloud. Today, Alibaba announced that its cloud-computing arm, Aliyun, has opened a data center in Silicon Valley.

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Alibaba Cloud Computing Opens Data Center in Silicon Valley – MarketWatch

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 in Cloud News

HANGZHOU, China, Mar 03, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Aliyun, Alibaba’s cloud computing business, today announced the opening of its first overseas data center in Silicon Valley, signifying an important move to serve clients globally. The center will initially target Chinese enterprises based in the United States with the plan to gradually expand its products and services to international clients in the second half of this year. Aliyun has existing data centers in Hangzhou, Qingdao, Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong

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The Code/Enterprise Series Is Coming: Hear From Josh James, Aaron Levie and … – Re/code

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

If you like Re/code’s coverage of enterprise technology companies, then April 21 is your lucky day. That’s when we’ll be hosting the very first installment of what we hope will be many Code/Enterprise Series events. That evening, we’ll gather at San Francisco’s Dogpatch WineWorks for a chat with a pretty powerful quartet of speakers from different parts of the enterprise IT universe

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SAP Simplifies Enterprise Mobility with SAP HANA® Cloud Platform Mobile … – MarketWatch

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

BARCELONA, Spain, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE SAP, +0.49% today announced availability of SAP HANA® Cloud Platform mobile services, the foundation of SAP's mobile app development strategy and the next step in delivering mobile innovations in the cloud.

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Santen Chooses NTT Communications’ Hybrid-cloud ICT Infrastructure for … – Rock Hill Herald (press release)

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

TOKYO — 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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Pains of assessing cloud computing costs lingers – TechTarget

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in Cloud News

Many companies now have more than two years' experience with cloud computing, and nearly every major company has at least a few applications in the cloud. Despite that experience, cloud buyers still have unresolved concerns

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XKL DarkStar DWDM Appliances Help Drive Enterprise Cloud and Data Center … – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Company Releases the First High Capacity DWDM Solution for the Enterprise -- in a 1RU Appliance KIRKLAND, WA--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2015) - XKL LLC, a leading provider of enterprise fiber optic networking systems, announces today that its new DarkStar DWDM appliance solutions are driving significant adoption of 10G and 100G cloud and data center interconnects. DarkStar DWDM appliances are resonating with customers and DWDM appliance sales were XKL's strongest-growing product area in 4Q2014.

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Santen Chooses NTT Communications’ Hybrid-cloud ICT Infrastructure for … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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. (Santen) will use as core ICT infrastructure to support its goal of becoming one of the world’s top three providers of medicines for prescription ophthalmic solutions.

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NTT Comm powers Santen’s hybrid cloud ICT Infrastructure – Telecompaper (subscription)

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

NTT Communications (NTT Com), the ICT services and international communications business within the NTT Group, has built an ICT backbone and information system that Santen Pharmaceutical. The hybrid-cloud environment combines NTT Com’s branded services for cloud, data center and network, with a globalized multilingual help desk for Santen employees. Santen will use the centralized hybrid-cloud infrastructure to optimize ICT resources and costs, and respond to global business-development needs.

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IBM To Pour $1 Billion into Storage Software – CIO Today

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in Cloud News

Big Blue said Tuesday it will invest more than $1 billion in its storage software products over the next five years. IBM will use the money to fund research and development in the areas of new cloud storage software, object storage and open-standard technologies.

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IBM To Pour $1 Billion Into Storage Software – Top Tech News

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in Cloud News

Big Blue said Tuesday it will invest more than $1 billion in its storage software products over the next five years.

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Cisco Rebounds on Cloud, Software-Defined Networking Strategies – Top Tech News

Posted on Feb 12, 2015 in Cloud News

Cloud-computing and software -defined networking have been two major areas of focus for Cisco as the company works to grow beyond its traditional realm of routers and switches. And those new targets appear to be paying off, according to Cisco's latest quarterly earnings report

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Interactive Intelligence Provides Glimpse into PureCloud’s Future – No Jitter

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Interactive Intelligence Provides Glimpse into PureCloud's Future CEO Don Brown made it clear in a recent call with financial analysts that PureCloud is not just a multitenant replacement for the company’s traditional product. CEO Don Brown made it clear in a recent call with financial analysts that PureCloud is not just a multitenant replacement for the company’s traditional product. If one uses the Gartner Magic Quadrant as a barometer of some measure, there are four contact center market leaders: Avaya, Cisco, Genesys and Interactive Intelligence.

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Containers Get Ready To Run Critical Production Apps – InformationWeek

Posted on Feb 10, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Interest in Docker runs high, even among practiced virtual machine users. One big question: Who will provide container management?

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