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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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Microsoft Q4 2014 Earnings: Cloud Drives Revenue – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Cloud News

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company's move to hit home with cloud is paying off. Reported this week, Microsoft's (MSFT)'s revenue in its fourth quarter of 2014 hit $23.38 billion, up from $20.40 billion the previous sequential quarter and up from $19.9 billion for the same quarter a year ago. This revenue includes $2 billion from the Nokia Devices and Services business

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Cloud Computing Keeps Allconnect Fast and Flexible – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Cloud News

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allconnect, a national leader in connecting consumers with essential home services, has built its entire business platform on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. Allconnect found that cloud computing allows the company to expand with more flexibility, while significantly reducing capital expenditures. “When we began building a new platform, we realized we could avoid a large upfront capital expenditure and easily scale up or down by using AWS.

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Arkadin Wins Cloud Computing Excellence Award for New UCaaS Solution … – MarketWatch

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Cloud News

ATLANTA, GA, Jul 23, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Arkadin, one of the world's largest and fastest growing providers of Unified Communications and Collaboration services, announced today that it is the winner of The Cloud Computing Excellence Award. Presented by Cloud Computing magazine, the award honors exemplary performance in bringing new and differentiated cloud-based offerings to market.

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Why cloud computing is changing the IT industry and key players – Market Realist

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Cloud News

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INetU To Deliver Multi Cloud Management With The Addition Of Amazon Web … – 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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Oracle builds on BlueKai acquisition with Data Cloud – InfoWorld

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Cloud News

Oracle is combining its BlueKai consumer data aggregation platform with other parts of its catalog to create Oracle Data Cloud, a data-as-a-service offering aimed at companies that want to reach customers and prospects across multiple channels. As part of Data Cloud, Oracle is offering two services

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Cyber life: What is cloud computing? – Illawarra Mercury

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Cloud News

July 23, 2014, 10:30 a.m. One question that is coming up more and more with business owners is "what is cloud computing?" CYBER LIFE One question that is coming up more and more with business owners is "what is cloud computing?" In layman's terms it means storing and accessing data and programs over the internet instead of your computer's hard drive.

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FrontRange Receives 2014 Cloud Computing Excellence Award – The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Cloud News

MILPITAS, Calif. — FrontRange, the Hybrid IT software company, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the company’s HEAT Service Management platform as a 2014 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner for the 4th consecutive year.

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Don’t believe false alarms about Docker containers – InfoWorld

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Cloud News

July 22, 2014 As Docker picks up steam, a few people are suggesting that this approach to cloud workload portability and management may have an Achilles' heel. Docker containers sit on a shared Linux implementation, which creates the potential for significantly more vulnerabilities that can affect the operation of every container on a server, especially if the underlying OS goes down.

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INetU to Deliver Multi Cloud Management with the Addition of Amazon Web … – DigitalJournal.com

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Cloud News

ALLENTOWN, Pa.--(Business Wire)--INetU, the customer-centric cloud company, today announced that it will offer integrated managed services across cloud environments with additional support for Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Will cloud computing save Schedule 70? – Washington Technology

Posted on Jul 19, 2014 in Cloud News

CONTRACTING Will cloud computing save Schedule 70? By Mark Rockwell Jul 18, 2014   EDITORS NOTE: This story was first published on FCW.com.

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Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks July 14th To July 18th And … – Forbes

Posted on Jul 19, 2014 in Cloud News

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Business Agility Drives Cloud Adoption – CIO

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in Cloud News

Companies moving aggressively to adopt cloud computing are winning competitive advantage by reducing complexity and increasing business agility, according to a recent study by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. If you're stuck on using new technologies like cloud just to save money, you're really losing outAngelia Herrin, research director at HBR, says 70 percent of respondents to HBR's survey had adopted cloud computing, and 35 percent of adopters "are very aggressively moving forward where ever it makes sense." Drilling deeper, 56 percent of aggressive adopters told HBR they were gaining "significant advantage" as a result." "The people that are really getting competitive advantage are the ones who are moving aggressively," Herrin says. "And they're certainly not leading with cost as a reason to do this." In research sponsored by Verizon, HBR surveyed 527 Harvard Business Review readers in large and mid-sized companies in wide range of industries around the world.

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