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CloudSigma, OpenVPN Partner on Public Cloud Security – The VAR Guy

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Cloud News

CloudSigma and OpenVPN say they can ease SMBs' main worry about public cloud adoption—data security— through a new partnership that will integrate an open source OpenVPN server into CloudSigma's cloud hosting platform. The partnership, announced July 22, will place an OpenVPN appliance in the CloudSigma cloud, allowing users to connect to private VLANs when accessing public cloud resources to protect against data snooping over the public Internet. The solution, according to the companies, means that businesses "don't have to expose their services over the Internet, and can instead use the VPN service to grant remote workers and branch offices more secure access." The partners are pitching the pairing of a public cloud with an integrated VPN server as a rare value that larger public cloud hosts won't match

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IBM Wins Deal to Supply Cloud Computing to California Agencies – Businessweek

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Cloud News

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM:US) will supply cloud services to the government of California, letting more than 400 state and local agencies save money by pooling their computing resources. IBM will store data and software on remote servers in a service called CalCloud, available to all state and local government bodies, the company said today in a statement.

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SAP Extends Open Source Collaboration with OpenStack, CloudFoundry Support – The VAR Guy

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Cloud News

The future of cloud computing lies in open source. That's the message this week enterprise software giant SAP, which has announced significant new endorsement of open source cloud projects OpenStack and CloudFoundry, as well as the release of related developer resources.

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VMware opens up second UK data centre, sees customer demand – CloudTech

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Cloud News

Virtualisation bod VMware has opened up a second UK data centre, with a new site in Chessington, London, adding to the current data centre in Slough. The move is evidently designed to represent UK and EMEA customers who want quicker access to their data, and comes a few months after VMware launched its hybrid disaster recovery service (vCHS), which provides a continuously available recovery platform if a data centre goes down. Gavin Jackson, general manager and VP cloud services EMEA, said: “Our customers have started off using our hybrid service on specific projects for the easy, affordable and seamless movement of workloads between private and public cloud, knowing they can move their legacy and new applications back and forth with ease

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Flash, Cloud Computing Boost EMC’s Q2 Earnings – Infostor magazine

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Cloud News

EMC announced record second quarter sales today of $5.9 billion, a 5 percent year-over-year increase, beating Wall Street estimates of $5.83 billion. The Hopkinton, Mass.-based data storage company also reported a profit of $882 million or $0.43 per share, in line with analyst expectations. CEO Joe Tucci said business was brisk overall, despite a drop in demand for the company's high-end storage products.

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Cloud migration best practices for law firms – CloudTech

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Cloud News

By David Linthicum Legal IT Professionals’ online survey of its readership presented a split decision on about a move to the cloud.  “The online news publication covering international legal information technology asked readers: ‘If your law firm’s management asked for your advice regarding moving key applications to the cloud, would you be in favour of this strategy?’ The 438 responses from legal information technology staff, lawyers and paralegals was nearly split down the middle, with 46% opposing and 45% in favour, while 9% had no opinion.”  The complete survey report can be found here.

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Cloud migration best practices for law firms – CloudTech

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Cloud News

By David Linthicum Legal IT Professionals’ online survey of its readership presented a split decision on about a move to the cloud.  “The online news publication covering international legal information technology asked readers: ‘If your law firm’s management asked for your advice regarding moving key applications to the cloud, would you be in favour of this strategy?’ The 438 responses from legal information technology staff, lawyers and paralegals was nearly split down the middle, with 46% opposing and 45% in favour, while 9% had no opinion.”  The complete survey report can be found here. The participants of this 2013 survey might be a bit more cloud-oriented these days, as more law firms find a new home for IT in the cloud.

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Datapipe’s Cloud Analytics For AWS Recognized With 2014 Cloud Computing … – HostReview.com (press release)

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Cloud News

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Datapipe’s Cloud Analytics For AWS Recognized With 2014 Cloud Computing … – HostReview.com (press release)

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Cloud News

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The VAR Guy Poll: Cloud Computing, Open Source a Good Team – The VAR Guy

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Cloud News

In our most recent The VAR Guy poll, we asked you whether you thought open source would take on a larger role in cloud computing. Based on reader responses, it looks as though open source has a bright future in the cloud computing sphere

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Why is cloud computing such a fast-growing business? – Market Realist

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Cloud News

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Cloud computing boosts Microsoft Q4 revenue – Hindu Business Line

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Cloud News

Los Angeles, July 23:   Microsoft’s net income stood at $4.6 billion dollars for the fourth quarter, down 7 per cent from $4.96 billion a year earlier, according to the company’s earnings report on Tuesday. Sales rose by 18 per cent to $23.38 billion in the fourth quarter, said the company, based in Redmond, Washington

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How A Regular Employee Helped Put Amazon On The Path To Billions Of Dollars – Business Insider

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Cloud News

YouTube/O'Reilly Benjamin Black. Last year Amazon's cloud computing business, Amazon Web Services (AWS), brought the company $3.8 billion in revenue.

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Microsoft brings two open source tools to Azure – InfoWorld

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Following through on promises from new CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft continues to add support for non-Microsoft technologies, allowing them to run well on the company's Azure cloud hosting platform. "There are a wide variety of platforms and technologies that developers and IT managers like to use

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Microsoft brings two open source tools to Azure – InfoWorld

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Following through on promises from new CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft continues to add support for non-Microsoft technologies, allowing them to run well on the company's Azure cloud hosting platform. "There are a wide variety of platforms and technologies that developers and IT managers like to use. We're just trying to assure that regardless of your choice, it will work well on Azure " said Doug Mahugh, a technology evangelist for Microsoft Open Technologies, a subsidiary that develops software and tools for non-Microsoft platforms.

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