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Google Slashes Cloud Computing Prices, Introduces Pre-emptible Virtual Machine – International Business Times AU

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Cloud News

Google recently announced that it has reduced the price of its Compute Engine hosted infrastructure service by up to 30 per cent as well as launched a new range of virtual machines that will deliver short term capacity boosts at lower costs, according to reports.

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Why businesses should embrace the hybrid cloud – BetaNews

Posted on May 22, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

When cloud technology started to gain traction with businesses the main concerns expressed were over data security and control. Customers questioned what compromises they would have to make with their on-premise infrastructure to reap the benefits of cloud computing. However, the cloud has developed significantly over the past few years, and the emergence of hybrid cloud has allowed businesses to reap the benefits of lower cost public cloud offerings whilst keeping control of their most prized and sensitive data on-premise.

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Google Cloud Platform Drops Prices, Again – InformationWeek

Posted on May 18, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

It's also offering a big discount for computing jobs that aren't time sensitive and thus can run during low-demand times.

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Google Drops Cloud Computing Prices By Up To 30 Percent, Launches … – TechCrunch

Posted on May 18, 2015 in Cloud News

Google today announced yet another round of price cuts for its cloud computing platform, as well as a new instance type that will allow businesses to save even more on some of their cloud computing tasks. Today’s cuts focus on the Compute Engine side of the service and include cuts of up to 30 percent for the smallest instances.

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Why Small Businesses Are Becoming More Cloud Conscious – Forbes

Posted on May 17, 2015 in SMB Cloud

The atmosphere in the wide world of small business is getting “cloudy,” but that’s just fine because this Cloud is actually a silver lining that delivers bright and good tidings. Cloud is a series of application servers in remote locations accessible on the internet that enables dissemination of communications, computations and data storage.

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5 ways to future-proof your cloud computing deals – CIO

Posted on May 15, 2015 in Cloud News

IT organizations big and small are seeing significant benefits from some of their cloud computing contracts. The value of cloud services deals increased 60 percent in the last three years and the $40 billion global cloud services market is expected to grow 27 percent annually over the next three years, according to recent research by the Everest Group. Indeed, many types of software are especially suited to an as-a-service delivery model, including customer relationship management, salesforce automation, human capital management, procurement supports and IT service management.

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Commvault optimizes journey to the cloud to turn public and hybrid cloud data … – Al-Bawaba

Posted on May 14, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Commvault, a leader in enterprise data protection and information management, today announced numerous additions to its product portfolio that enable organizations to thrive in the next wave of cloud adoption by turning data residing in public and hybrid clouds into a powerful strategic information asset. With the release of Commvault Cloud Disaster Recovery, Commvault Cloud Development and Test, Commvault Cloud Gateway and Commvault Cloud Replication, the company is addressing several critical needs demanded by enterprises today. As companies continue to move data to public and hybrid clouds, they are looking for opportunities to reduce costs, improve utilization, and simplify traditionally complex and siloed management to unlock the true potential of cloud projects.

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TeraGo Reports First Quarter 2015 Results – Strong Progress in Cloud and Data … – Satellite PR News (press release)

Posted on May 14, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – May 13, 2015) - TeraGo Inc.

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Avoid these 4 common cloud computing mistakes – TechSpective (press release)

Posted on May 13, 2015 in Cloud News

The demand for cloud computing has increased exponentially in recent years. Enterprises all over the world are migrating to cloud servers and date as they realize the importance of having flexibility, scalability, and better-secured access to their data.

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Commvault Optimizes Journey to the Cloud to Turn Public and Hybrid Cloud … – CNNMoney

Posted on May 13, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Commvault Optimizes Journey to the Cloud to Turn Public and Hybrid Cloud Data into a Powerful Strategic AssetDelivers solutions to operationalize cloud usage, making large scale recovery a reality in the cloud, improving R&D efficiency, and increasing choice, flexibility and speed of cloud adoption TINTON FALLS, N.J., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a leader in enterprise data protection and information management, today announced numerous additions to its product portfolio that enable organizations to thrive in the next wave of cloud adoption by turning data residing in public and hybrid clouds into a powerful strategic information asset.

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Could Windows Server 2003 expiry boost G-Cloud? – Cloud Pro

Posted on May 12, 2015 in SMB Cloud

The expiration of Windows Server 2003 could boost public sector take-up of G-Cloud, according to managed services provider Annodata. Spending on the G-Cloud framework, which provides a portal through which public sector buyers can contract SMB cloud suppliers, has increased to surpass £500 million recently

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Retail SMB Forecast: "Cloudy" and Bright – Point of Sale News ™ (press release)

Posted on May 11, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Guest post by Dave Eagle When pointofsale.com first approached me to write an article entitled, “Are Cloud-Based Tablet POS Solutions the Future For SMBs?” I responded with an emphatic “Yes!”  It seemed like the kind of post that would write itself, which was great because I had a lot of laundry to fold.  I quickly submitted my first draft, the entirety of which I will share with you now:     Yes. That’s it.  Short, to the point, totally lacking in any kind of obfuscation or big-city rhetoric.  But, alas, they wanted more.  I needed to “really answer the question, definitively.”  So I went back to my lair and quickly hammered out a second draft:     Yes, Cloud-Based Tablet POS Solutions are definitely the future for SMBs.

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IBM cloud will reach back to tape for low-cost storage – Computerworld

Posted on May 11, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

In the new world of cloud storage, there's still room for old standbys like tape. IBM says combining them can save enterprises money.

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SMBs Worldwide to Increase Investments in Cloud and Hybrid Business … – IT News Online

Posted on May 10, 2015 in SMB Cloud

SMBs Worldwide to Increase Investments in Cloud and Hybrid Business Continuity SolutionsGlobeNewswire2015-04-28 New Research Confirms Market Opportunity for Cloud-Based Business Continuity Solutions for Small and Mid-Size Businesses BOSTON, April 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)-- Carbonite, Inc. (Nasdaq:CARB), a leading provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), today announced the results of a 2015 Business Continuity Study done in conjunction with IDC, titled "The Growth Opportunity for SMB Cloud and Hybrid Business Continuity." In the survey of 700 SMBs worldwide, IDC found that 81 percent of SMBs currently using business continuity solutions are considering improvements to their strategies with 72 percent expected to increase investments in business continuity over the next 12 to 24 months. Download IDC White Paper The Growth Opportunity for SMB Cloud and Hybrid Business Continuity at: http://cbnt.it/1OnZodU "Small businesses are facing operational challenges stemming from persistent data growth, budgetary constraints and the need to produce more with less, which is driving adoption of cloud computing, data analytics and mobility similar to their enterprise counterparts," said Laura DuBois, Program Vice President Storage, eDiscovery and IG at IDC

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Microsoft Ignite: Data is Sexy – Windows IT Pro

Posted on May 6, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Is data sexy?

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