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Cloud Storage Forecast: Sunny with a Strong Chance of Hybrid – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Cloud Storage Forecast: Sunny with a Strong Chance of Hybrid SOURCE: Avere SystemsOctober 21, 2014 09:00 ETAvere Survey of Over 200 Cloud and Storage Professionals Finds That 58 Percent of Organizations Are Building a Hybrid Cloud, and the Number Is GrowingPITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2014) -  Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today released the findings of an original cloud adoption study conducted at the 2014 Cloud Expo New York and the 2014 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit New York.

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NetSuite, Coupa Partner for Cloud-based Expense Management Solution – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Cloud News

NetSuite (N) and Coupa have launched an integrated solution that is designed to help businesses improve spend visibility and gain more control over their financial processes. The new Coupa Cloud Procurement and Expense Management SuiteApp for NetSuite supports businesses that want to improve their procurement and expense management processes and drive customer savings, according to NetSuite. The NetSuite-Coupa integrated solution provides businesses with: Auditing capabilities Executive dashboards Real-time alerts Spend management benchmarks NetSuite noted the integrated solution can help drive user adoption of company cost-saving initiatives as well.

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Best practices for moving workloads to the cloud – CSO Online

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

The rapid diffusion for the cloud computing paradigm and promised benefits for the adoption of cloud infrastructure are attracting a growing number of businesses and organizations. Of course, it is essential for organizations to maximize the benefits of migration to cloud architecture by reducing costs and minimizing risks. Cloud computing represents a fundamental change in how companies use and provide their services.

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US firms battle for lead in cloud computing revolution – The Japan News

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 in Cloud News

By Tomoko Echizenya / Yomiuri Shimbun CorrespondentSAN FRANCISCO — Competition over cloud computing services — which allow users to store and manage documents, photos and other data in an integrated online format — is intensifying among U.S. information technology companies.

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The Future Of AI Will Be Stacked – TechCrunch (blog)

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Editor’s note: Rick Collins is the president for enterprise business at Next IT, creators of the Alme virtual assistant platform. Prior to joining Next IT, he served as director of business development for Microsoft. We are entering an exciting period for artificial intelligence

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10 Trends Transforming Enterprise IT – TechCrunch (blog)

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Editor’s note: Matt Murphy is a general partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he focuses on investments in mobile and cloud infrastructure technology.  When it comes to corporate IT, revolution is in the air. The way companies buy, build, manage, optimize and secure information technology is changing dramatically. From cloud computing to big data analytics to ubiquitous mobile connectivity, corporate IT systems are getting faster, more efficient, cheaper to operate and easier to use

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EMC Buys Cloud Computing Startup Cloudscaling – NewsFactor Network

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Cloud News

Data storage company EMC has agreed to acquire Cloudscaling Group, an OpenStack-powered cloud computing company, for less than $50 million according to a Bloomberg report. Cloudscaling helps companies manage public and hybrid cloud storage systems running OpenStack software. EMC has made no official announcement about the deal, but spokesperson Dave Farmer said in a statement to Bloomberg that EMC would use the acquisition to “further extend our breadth of cloud platform support.” EMC is planning to hold an event on cloud computing on October 28, he added.

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Aliyun Worldwide Developer Conference 2014 – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Cloud News

HANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The fourth annual Aliyun Worldwide Developer Conference (AWDC) hosted by Alibaba Cloud Computing (AliCloud) concluded today and attracted more than 10,000 developers and partners from around the world for wide-ranging discussions focused on cloud security, cloud computing platforms, cloud migration and applications. The event also provided opportunities for attending third-party developers to connect with venture capitalists to pursue funding. AWDC is the largest annual cloud computing event in China attracting international corporations and overseas developers including Rovio, ChinaSoft, China Software Development Net, Face++, Philips, Quixey and Schneider

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Ananth Kumar: Make cloud computing relevant to the common man – Hindu Business Line

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Cloud News

Bangalore, Oct 17:   There is a need to build a technology infrastructure, with the right regulatory, legal framework, if India has to take the lead in Information technology going ahead. Addressing delegates at the IEEE International Conference on cloud computing for emerging markets, Ananth Kumar, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India emphasised the importance of making cloud computing accessible to the mass.

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IBM and SAP Partner to Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Adoption – CNNMoney

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

ARMONK, N.Y. and WALLDORF, Germany, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that SAP has selected IBM as a premier strategic provider of Cloud infrastructure services for its business critical applications – accelerating customers' ability to run core business in the cloud.

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Cloud computing is coming for your DNA, and it will lead to better drugs and … – Gigaom

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 in Cloud News

DNAnexus, a Mountain View-based startup that leverages the cloud to turn raw DNA sequences into useful data, announced today that Regeneron Genetics Center is the latest health care company to use its system to search for new drugs. The startup is already sifting through 1,000 genomes each week, stripping away any information that could tie it back to its source while pulling out the interesting data points that can help laboratories and companies connect genes with different health problems.

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The public cloud just got a new poster child – TechRepublic

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

GE is moving 90% of its workloads to the public cloud, and it's nowhere near done. Forget Netflix.

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CLOUD COMPUTING VMware Launches vCloud Air Data Center in Germany – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud and virtualization software provider VMware opened its three-day VMworld Europe 2014 trade show with a flurry of announcements. Perhaps the biggest news was the opening of a new data center in Germany as part of the ongoing expansion of vCloud Air, the service formerly known as vCloud Hybrid Cloud Services.

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Salesforce Joins the Analytics Wave – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

As Salesforce's annual Dreamforce conference gets under way this week in San Francisco, the CRM company is getting a jump on new product announcements.

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Jitterbit Joins New Salesforce Analytics Cloud Ecosystem to Connect All … – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud, Is the First Cloud Analytics Platform Designed for Every Business User, Making It Easier Than Ever for Anyone to Explore Data, Uncover New Insights and Take Action Instantly From Any DeviceNew Jitterbit Analytics Connect Harnesses the Power of Salesforce Analytics Cloud and External Data, Helping Every Business User to Instantly Analyze On-Premise, Cloud, IoT, Mobile and Social Enterprise Data From Any DeviceCome See the Power of Jitterbit Analytics Connect and Analytics Cloud Together in Action at Dreamforce 2014, the World's Largest Software Conference SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2014) - Dreamforce 2014 -- Jitterbit, the leading provider of fast, agile cloud integration solutions for the modern enterprise, today announced it has joined the Salesforce Analytics Cloud ecosystem to enable users to effectively analyze the full range of enterprise data to engage customers in new ways. The explosion of cloud, mobile, device and social APIs, along with the three-decade legacy of on-premise applications and databases, means that companies require a proven data integration strategy to aggregate and optimize all their information in order to harness the true power of analytics. Jitterbit Analytics Connect runs on the single Jitterbit Harmony cloud platform and is designed for the Salesforce administrator, providing the fastest path for companies to connect the new Salesforce Analytics Cloud to the rest of the enterprise.

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