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Amazon links 8000 Indian firms to Cloud services – Economic Times

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Cloud News

BANGALORE/MUMBAI: Six years ago when most enterprises were still trying to figure out what cloud computing means, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group decided to take the entire $1-billion-plus conglomerate to cloud. Today, the familyheld group's entire IT infrastructure is on Amazon cloud."We wanted to have a standardised IT infrastructure for all our group companies across 52 locations and cloud was the best way to do it," said Aditya Berlia, a management board member of the Delhi-based group.The company has moved all its servers, including the missioncritical ones, to Amazon Web Services (AWS), reducing its internal IT staff to three from 23 and cutting IT costs by over 80 per cent. "The best part about AWS is that whenever I talk to them once in three months, they come up with a new way to reduce my cost, as against others who are constantly trying to dig into my pockets," Berlia said.They are not alone

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CloudSigma Enhances Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Equinix Cloud Exchange – Bobsguide (press release)

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Equinix broadens reach for cloud service providers by enabling direct access to enterprise customers and network service providers  Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that CloudSigma, a public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions, is the latest cloud service provider to join the Equinix Cloud Exchange™. Enterprises now have access to CloudSigma services across the globe via the Equinix Cloud Exchange, an advanced interconnection solution designed to accelerate cloud adoption and performance, enabling hybrid-cloud IT through secure, on-demand access to multiple clouds and networks across the globe. Leveraging the Equinix Cloud Exchange enables CloudSigma to solve the business challenge of providing private cloud access to enterprise customers in an automated, high-performance and cost-effective manner

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10 ways to make your business more secure – PC Pro

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Posted on 14 Aug 2014 at 10:19 With a third of small businesses falling victim to online crime, this is where we explain the risks and how best to protect yourself The statistics for cybercrime, online fraud and data theft make for disturbing reading. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) reckons the cost to each business is £4,000 per year, with around a third of FSB members falling victim to online crimes such as malware infections, hacking attacks or full-on data breaches. For the small- to medium-sized-business (SMB) owner especially, the impact of such attacks go beyond the immediate financial loss and disruption to the daily working schedule – there’s the loss of reputation and customer trust to factor in, too

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QTS Adds Hybrid Connectivity Features to Enterprise Cloud Solution – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

QTS Logo. (PRNewsFoto/QTS) OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and managed services, and a leader in security and compliance has enhanced its Enterprise Cloud service to enable hybrid cloud delivery

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Caution: Cloud brokers may not deliver what you expect – InfoWorld

Posted on Aug 12, 2014 in Cloud News

I hear about these types of solutions each and every day. Cloud brokers or cloud exchanges, typically from existing colocation or MSPs (managed services providers), make a few promises: They'll provide access to several public clouds, typically Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and a few others. (I don't see Google much in cloud brokering, but I figure the brokers will fit Google in as well.) They'll allow you to provision the public cloud services using their user interface or APIs, so you can provision services across public cloud providers as needed

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QTS Adds Hybrid Connectivity Features to Enterprise Cloud Solution – Wall Street Journal

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Cloud Platform Enhancements Support Evolving Hybrid IT Environments OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and managed services, and a leader in security and compliance has enhanced its Enterprise Cloud service to enable hybrid cloud delivery. QTS Hybrid Network Connectivity provides high-performance networking options that allow customers to integrate seamlessly with a variety of IT architectures, including public and private clouds, hosted and on-premises environments

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The new role for the private cloud – it’s not what you think – CloudTech

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 in Cloud News

By David Linthicum Private cloud was popular in the early days of cloud computing when enterprises struggled with security and control issues.  These days, public cloud dominates, as revealed in the recent “State of the Cloud Study” from RightScale. The reasons for the growth of public clouds are pretty clear, including low operating costs, instant scalability, and the ability to better support changing businesses.  However, the private cloud still has a place in IT, and understanding what’s about to emerge in the private cloud space will give you a better focus on this pattern of cloud architecture

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Quantum Secure’s SAFE for Secure Cloud – SecurityInfoWatch

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 in SMB Cloud

San Jose, CA (August 4, 2014) – Quantum Secure announces the launch of SAFE for Secure Cloud, broadly increasing the accessibility of their premium physical identity and access management (PIAM) solution. As an alternative to on-premise deployment, SAFE for Secure Cloud leverages Quantum Secure’s sophisticated software which is presently in use at over 100 high profile private and public sites globally.

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The age of network as a service: This startup can take your firm’s entire wide … – Tech in Asia

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

In recent years, we’ve gotten used to hearing about cloud computing: Data is stored on the cloud, software services are delivered on the cloud, and cloud computing platforms are all the rage. And now, the next level of disruption is here: entire wide area networks on the cloud. An enterprise’s wide area network (WAN) connects computers across a large geographical area, covering multiple cities or even countries

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An E-learning Ecosystem Based On Cloud Computing – CloudTweaks News

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 in Cloud News

An E-learning Ecosystem Based on Cloud Computing E-learning is learning through the use of technologies.

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What you need to know about cloud computing – Sydney Morning Herald

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 in Cloud News

Servers at Fujitsu's Numazu Software Development Cloud Center in Japan.

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Aspect Enterprise Solutions Launches Game-Changing Partner Program on the … – Insurance News Net

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 User organizations embarking on complex commodities trade and risk management (E/CTRM) deployments will soon have access to a network of partners for sales, support and implementation through the new Aspect Partner Program (APP).

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Breakthrough Elastic Cloud-to-Cloud Networking Unveiled by AT&T, IBM … – MarketWatch

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Cloud News

DALLAS and YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.

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Zadara Storage First To Offer 5 TB HDD Drives With Its Enterprise Storage as a … – MarketWatch

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

IRVINE, Calif., Jul 29, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zadara™ Storage, Inc., whose enterprise Storage as a Service (STaaS) offering provides fully-managed NAS and SAN in the cloud with high QoS, scalability and privacy,todayannounced the addition of 5 TB Repository Drives to its complement of available SSD and HDD storage options.

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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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