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FireHost Secures $25 Million in Series E Funding – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Cloud News

FireHost CEO Jim Lewandowski FireHost, a managed cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider, has received $25 million in Series E funding led by private investment firm The Stephens Group. According to a press release, FireHost plans to use the funds to extend its brand awareness, product development and sales. "This funding round allows us to invest further in the technology required to provide our customers the type of secure cloud computing they have come to expect from FireHost," Jim Lewandowski, FireHost's CEO, said in a prepared statement

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Red Hat Touts Virtual Containers as Next Advance in Cloud Computing – eWeek

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Cloud News

NEWS ANALYSIS: Red Hat says virtual containers will be an efficient way to distribute applications across the hybrid cloud infrastructures that are favored by enterprises. The development of shipping containers enabled the global trade we now enjoy and made shipping your products around the world a simple transaction. As the opening paragraph in a book chronicling the rise of shipping containers (The Box) from the origins in 1956 onward stated, "The container made shipping cheap, and by doing so changed the shape of the world economy."Now containers, albeit in a digital form, are being touted as the next big thing in cloud computing.At the Red Hat Conference April 14-17 in San Francisco (which I did not attend but did watch the keynotes on YouTube), containers were a big piece of the news.

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The Explosive Growth of Cloud Computing [Infographic] – Business 2 Community

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Cloud News

Today I have an infographic from a UK based internet service provider called Eclipse Internet all about the growth of cloud computing. The 1st part of the infographic is about the growth of cloud computing, from its initial inception in 2008 to the widespread adoption we see today

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The Explosive Growth of Cloud Computing [Infographic] – Business 2 Community

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Cloud News

Today I have an infographic from a UK based internet service provider called Eclipse Internet all about the growth of cloud computing. The 1st part of the infographic is about the growth of cloud computing, from its initial inception in 2008 to the widespread adoption we see today. There is a chart that shows that in 2008 the cloud computing industry was estimated to be worth $46 billion and in 2014 it is estimated to be worth more than $150 billion

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Hartford signs on with IBM for cloud computing update – Business Insurance

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Cloud News

Looking to modernize its computing infrastructure, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. announced a six-year technology contract with Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM Corp.

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3 Half Truths of Cloud Computing – MSPmentor

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in Cloud News

While there have been plenty of discussions about the increased usage of cloud technology among businesses, there are probably a few things that many people haven’t considered just yet. While I wouldn’t quite call them “myths”, there are some common perceptions of the cloud movement that may not be as entirely accurate as previously thought. Tim Clark explains “3 Cloud Computing Trends You Didn’t See Coming” here at Forbes, so let’s take a look at how these are really the explanations to some myth-like concepts, or “half-truths." Half-Truth #1: Everyone and everything is, or should be, moving to the cloud.

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Cloud computing enables businesses to discover their entrepreneurial spirit – The Guardian (blog)

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in Cloud News

Large businesses can benefit from cloud computing and they shouldn’t feel restricted by legacy IT systems. Photograph: Corbis Although it is difficult to pin down just one factor that makes cloud computing such a game changer for businesses, perhaps the key benefit rests in its ability to "level the playing field"

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In Public Cloud Computing Warfare, Is ITaaS the Key to Peace? – Midsize Insider

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in Cloud News

The gloves are off in a fight for public cloud computing dominance. In the last two weeks, several cloud leaders have announced changes to their pricing structure in a bid to woo enterprise and midsize IT professionals who still have doubts about a shared cloud solution

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The Next Chapter In The Cloud Brokerage Story – CME Tech Used To Launch … – Forbes

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in Cloud News

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Is Your Agency Ready for the Cloud Security Deadline in June? – Nextgov

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in Cloud News

A deadline for federal agencies to adhere to the government’s baseline cloud security standards and changes to the standards themselves are both fast approaching. June 5 is the scheduled deadline for agencies to have their existing cloud computing solutions assessed against the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, and those that fail to do so risk falling in the crosshairs of oversight bodies like inspectors general or the Government Accountability Office

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The Next Chapter In The Cloud Brokerage Story – CME To Launch An Exchange – Forbes

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in Cloud News

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Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks April 7th To April 11th And … – Forbes

Posted on Apr 13, 2014 in Cloud News

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The Cloud by Default (and other bold predictions) – MSPmentor

Posted on Apr 13, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud computing has come so far already, but as we’ve noted before, there is a still a long way to go. So what will the cloud look like in 5 years, 10 years and beyond? Ragna Bodla, the Director of Vertical Marketing at NetSuite, shared a few interesting thoughts on this matter at Manufacturing Business Technology.

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In Public Cloud Computing Fight, the Gloves Come Off – Computerworld India

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Cloud News

Microsoft partners, developers and customers may get a clearer picture of how the company plans to keep Windows relevant now that its rock-solid position in the market has been shaken up by competitors, shifts in technology and the lukewarm reception of recent releases.

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Learning about the Cloud (from the Cloud) – MSPmentor

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Cloud News

With the vast amount of information about cloud technology, it can be a daunting task (particularly for your clients) to manage and sift through what really matters. This applies to the most seasoned cloud experts and those with absolutely zero cloud knowledge.

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