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Cisco sets $1 billion investment for global cloud computing network – Reuters

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Cloud News

By Marina Lopes WASHINGTON Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:05am EDT Tweet Share this Email Print A Cisco logo is seen at its customer briefing centre in Beijing, November 14, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cisco Systems will invest $1 billion over two years to expand its cloud offerings, the company said on Monday, linking hundreds of data centers and cloud providers around the world in a network with more than 30 partners. The network, called Intercloud, will help businesses process and manage data generated from billions of devices and applications around the world, Cisco said.

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CenturyLink expands its managed hosting availability into China – Canada NewsWire (press release)

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Extends services to better serve multinational corporations in Asia-Pacific region MONROE, La., Sept. 29, 2014 /CNW/ -- CenturyLink, Inc.

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Cisco ropes in more than 30 partners to inflate its hybrid cloud service – VentureBeat

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

So what if Cisco is setting up its cloud infrastructure eight years after Amazon?

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Cisco Sets $1 Billion Investment For Global Cloud Computing Network – Business Insider

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Cloud News

Thomson ReutersA Cisco logo is seen at its customer briefing centre in Beijing By Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cisco Systems will invest $1 billion over two years to expand its cloud offerings, the company said on Monday, linking hundreds of data centers and cloud providers around the world in a network with more than 30 partners. The network, called Intercloud, will help businesses process and manage data generated from billions of devices and applications around the world, Cisco said.

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Oracle Announces Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL and New MySQL … – CNNMoney

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Oracle Announces Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL and New MySQL Enterprise Edition ExtensionsCustomers Benefit From an End-to-End Management Solution for Their Oracle Technology Stack, Including MySQL Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) News Summary To help customers simplify management of complex IT environments, Oracle is extending Oracle Enterprise Manager capabilities to MySQL databases. With this new offering, customers can manage complex deployments of Oracle technologies that include MySQL, either on-premises or in a cloud

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One Big Idea For Data Center Storage – InformationWeek

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

A single, global file management system turns data center-centric thinking inside out. It grants ease of access around the world but keeps control centralized. IT Dress Code: 10 Cardinal Sins (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Sometimes one is better than many

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Open Data Center Alliance Pushes TOSCA – InformationWeek

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Cloud standards group ODCA pushes TOSCA standard for workload mobility across cloud service providers. Where is Amazon

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Lenovo Launches New Cloud Computing Program – ChinaTechNews.com

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 in Cloud News

Chinese technology company Lenovo announced a new cloud computing program during its enterprise business strategy and ThinkServer Gen5 launch meeting. The company also published its self-developed cloud platform management solution named ThinkCloud. Gerry Smith, Lenovo Group's executive vice president, head of enterprise and head of Lenovo's North America operations, said that apart from PC, enterprise business is another major profit contributor for Lenovo.

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Hurd: Oracle Takes On Microsoft in the Cloud – New York Times (blog)

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 in Cloud News

New York Times (blog) Hurd: Oracle Takes On Microsoft in the Cloud New York Times (blog) Oracle's powerful relational database, which it has spent years and billions putting into cloud computing systems, is still at the center of business.

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Escape From the Data Center: The Promise of Peer-to-Peer Cloud Computing – IEEE Spectrum

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Illustration: Rob Wilson Not long ago, any start-up hoping to create the next big thing on the Internet had to invest sizable amounts of money in computing hardware, network connectivity, real estate to house the equipment, and technical personnel to keep everything working 24/7. The inevitable delays in getting all this funded, designed, and set up could easily erase any competitive edge the company might have had at the outset. Today, the same start-up could have its product up and running in the cloud in a matter of days, if not hours, with zero up-front investment in servers and similar gear.

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XO Communications Interconnects with CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

DENVER, Sep 18, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CoreSite Realty Corporation COR, -0.09% a provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center solutions, today announced that XO Communications (XO) is advancing its strategy of enabling enterprises with dedicated connectivity to multiple cloud service providers through the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange. Likewise, CoreSite is focused on bringing together a strong network and cloud community to support the needs of the enterprise and create a highly diverse customer ecosystem.

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inContact Continues Workforce Optimization (WFO) Market Momentum with New … – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 in SMB Cloud

HEADLINE2Delivers Discover WFO suite in the cloud unified with inContact contact center platform, just four months after acquisition of Uptivity SALT LAKE CITY, Sept.

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State governments experiment with cloud computing – Marketplace.org

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in Cloud News

From the outside, Cheyenne, Wyoming’s Green House Data center looks fairly nondescript, just another boring building in a corporate office park. But get past security and it feels like something out of "The Matrix" — a long white hallway leads to row after row of blinking servers. They’re extremely well protected, says staff engineer Courtney Thompson: "Laser grid-based systems on penetrations on the outside of our walls

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Alibaba expands its cloud computing business – InternetRetailer.com

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in Cloud News

September 3, 2014, 4:36 PM More than 1.4 million clients use the service, which is similar to Amazon Web Services.

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Coming Soon to a Government Near You: Cloud Computing – Governing

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Cloud News

When cloud computing first emerged, government officials viewed it with some skepticism. Long accustomed to owning and controlling all of their IT hardware, software and networks, states and localities didn’t take very seriously the idea that they could, for a monthly fee, simply stream pretty much everything to a worker’s desktop. Delivering a Netflix movie was one thing, the argument went, but a robust data management system was quite another

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