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Seagate targets Qnap in NZ with SMB focused NAS offering – ChannelLife NZ

Posted on May 21, 2015 in SMB Cloud

May 21, 2015 - 12PM Sean Mitchell Over many years Seagate has diversified its business from just manufacturing hard drives into other hardware and software that broadly fits into the storage category.

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KoçSistem selects Virtustream xStream Software to Power its Enterprise Class … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on May 21, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud software and services provider, today announced it has been selected by KoçSistem, Turkey’s largest cloud provider and information technology consultancy, to provide enterprise class cloud technologies for cloud services to Turkey’s growing cloud computing market. KoçSistem will integrate Virtustream’s xStream™ cloud management software across its software integration, business application and data center/cloud services units, the latter of which is the largest in Turkey. The enterprise-cloud offering will build on KoçSistem’s expertise managing on-premises IT infrastructure with its proprietary productivity and reporting tools and also extend Virtustream’s expertise in managing business-critical enterprise applications in the cloud to Turkey, a country in which the vast majority of enterprise organizations rely on on-premises IT

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Open Text Issues Disappointing Guidance, Plans Job Cuts – Wall Street Journal

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Open Text Corp. on Wednesday issued disappointing quarterly guidance as foreign-exchange headwinds and challenging industry conditions weigh on results

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Thinspace CEO Talks Cloud and Desktop Computing in Exclusive Interview with … – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

PORT ORANGE, Fla., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinspace Technology Inc. (OTCQB: THNS; "Thinspace" or the "Company"), a global provider of reliable, scalable and affordable application delivery, virtualization, and cloud client technology to public and private sector companies and organizations of all sizes, today is pleased to announce Thinspace Chief Executive Officer, Chris Bautista was recently interviewed by Michael Yorba, Host of fast moving, high energy New Equity Network Show known for interviewing and showcasing CEOs and companies from all sectors. Segment 1 of the interview can be found here: http://www.nens.biz/archives/chris-bautista-ceo-thinspace-technology-inc-seg-1-5-8-15-live.htm, In the New Equity Network Show, host Michael Yorba interviews front-page Titans about the latest in capital markets, CEO milestones, trading tools, acquisitions and market trends

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Oracle heads for the cloud – The Australian Financial Review

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Cloud News

by Stewart Oldfield Larry Ellison's Oracle is trying to transition from a mature data management software vendor into the world's biggest play on cloud computing, a sector which could triple its revenues over the next five years.  Off a relatively small base, Oracle's cloud computing revenues are growing at 30 per cent a year, while the traditional on-premises software licence business on which the company was built is going backwards. Given Oracle has a market capitalisation of US$190 billion ($233 billion) and a forward price-to-earnings multiple of more than 15, the market appears to be backing Ellison's vision of becoming the global leader in cloud computing

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Box CEO Aaron Levie Talks Cloud Computing, Privacy and the Patriot Act – U.S. News & World Report

Posted on May 19, 2015 in Cloud News

Cloud computing has brought immense convenience in recent years to everything from storing vacation photos on social networks to sharing sensitive business and medical documents – but the rapid adoption of such technology has outpaced the development and use of safeguards to ensure delicate data does not fall into the wrong hands. "Cloud complacency" is the flip side of the computing revolution that has enabled companies to store and share data in online servers. Consumers who fail to protect the vast information they store can be vulnerable to everything from reputation-damaging online leaks to identity and trade-secret theft.

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Alibaba to open more data centers in global cloud computing push – Computerworld

Posted on May 19, 2015 in Cloud News

To expand its cloud computing business, China's Alibaba Group is preparing to open more data centers across the world. In March, the Chinese Internet giant launched its first data center in California as part of a push into the U.S. market.

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Alibaba to open more data centers in global cloud computing push – PCWorld

Posted on May 19, 2015 in Cloud News

To expand its cloud computing business, China’s Alibaba Group is preparing to open more data centers across the world. In March, the Chinese Internet giant launched its first data center in the U.S., as part of a push into the country’s market. On Tuesday, Alibaba said it would establish data centers also in Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia and the Middle East

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Odin SMB Cloud Insights Report Forecasts 11.4 Percent Industry Growth over … – FierceTelecom

Posted on May 18, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Small and medium businesses continue to purchase more mature IT options, looking for enterprise-level sophistication on a smaller scale Odin SMB Cloud Insights Report Forecasts 11.4 Percent Industry Growth over the Next Three Years in the United States OdinNikolett Bacso, 425-282-5982 Odin has released its fifth annual U.S. SMB Cloud Insights™ report. The new report forecasts that the small and medium business (SMB) cloud services market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.4 percent in the next three years from $25.2B in 2015 to $34.9B by 2018.

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Helping Businesses Scale Is The Catalyst of Cloud Service Provider Growth – Forbes

Posted on May 17, 2015 in SMB Cloud

attaining an 11.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in three years. 79% of SMBs have a positive opinion of their Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider today. Cloud-based CRM applications are projected to attain a CAGR of 27% in the next three years, adding 417,000 paid SMB users by 2018.

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CloudXOS and Cloudbase Solutions Partner On Winning Hybrid-Cloud … – TheHostingNews.com (press release) (blog)

Posted on May 15, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

CloudXOS and Cloudbase Solutions Partner On Winning Hybrid-Cloud OpenStack Solutions with Native Windows SupportMay 15th, 2015 By: THN News (The Hosting News) – The fast growing hybrid-cloud software platform “CloudXOS” has already been making waves within the Enterprise, Credit Unions, Health Care, and Entertainment markets with its subscription based hybrid-cloud and disaster recovery solutions with native Windows support. Now CloudXOS has strategically partnered with Cloudbase Solutions to accelerate capabilities and offerings to its fast growing customer base

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How the cloud marketplace is shifting to target specific niches [Q&A] – BetaNews

Posted on May 15, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Spending on Platform-as-a-Service (Paas), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is forecast to reach $118 billion this year, and it's clear the cloud is now big business. Companies are fighting to enter the space with new industry- and marketing-specific offerings. But what effect will this have and will it worry the big players like Amazon Web Services

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​Cisco: Can it win enterprise data center turf war? – ZDNet

Posted on May 14, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Cisco turned in a solid third quarter, delivered an optimistic state of the union address from outgoing CEO John Chambers and essentially stated it was destined to be the No. 1 information technology company. Special Feature The Art Of The Hybrid Cloud Cloud computing is insatiably gobbling up more of the backend services that power businesses.

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Cloud Computing Checklist For Startups – CloudTweaks News

Posted on May 14, 2015 in Cloud News

There are many people who aspire to do great things in this world and see new technologies such as Cloud computing and Internet of Things as a tremendous offering to help bridge and showcase their ideas. This is a perfect time for highly ambitious startups to make some noise. CMS (Contact Management Systems) such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal are either free or inexpensive

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Cloud computing boosts Datatec revenue and earnings – The Citizen

Posted on May 13, 2015 in Cloud News

Business 13.5.2015 10.23 am ANA Reporter Image courtesy of Stock.xchng Datatec said in a statement that earnings before interest, tax, demortisation and appreciation rose 17.7 percent to $206.4 million and that it was maintaining its scrip distribution with cash dividend alternative at 17 US cents per share for the full year. “Our revenue growth continued this year, driven by a strong recovery in sales and market share at Westcon. Logicalis delivered an improvement in the second half, leading to profitable growth year-over-year

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