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Korea’s Davich Optical Looks to IBM Cloud to Expand Global Business – CNNMoney

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

The eyewear chain uses SoftLayer's global data center network to grow overseas operations SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Davich Optical Chain Store, the largest eyewear retail chain in Korea, has adopted IBM cloud to expand its operations overseas and improve internal information management processes.  Founded in 1986, Davich Optical currently has 170 branches across the country

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Melbourne nabs Australia’s first IBM SoftLayer datacentre – ZDNet

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

IBM today announced plans to open two SoftLayer datacentres in Australia, with Melbourne playing host to the first of the pair, which is set to open in September, and Sydney to see the launch of the second later this year.

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Techaisle Survey Shows That US SMB Hybrid Cloud Adoption Will Jump by 56 … – PR Web (press release)

Posted on Aug 23, 2014 in SMB Cloud

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Techaisle’s recent SMB Cloud computing adoption survey of 1455 US SMBs shows that hybrid cloud is gaining momentum in small businesses, and is becoming entrenched in the mid-market businesses. According to the survey, hybrid cloud is currently being used by 18 percent of cloud-using SMBs and will be the approach of choice for 28 percent in 2015, an increase of 56 percent. Similarly, Hybrid Cloud accounts for 32 percent of cloud using mid-market businesses today, and is expected to capture a similar proportion of new spending in 2015.

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VMware Enlists Partners to Create a Federated Cloud – MSPmentor

Posted on Aug 23, 2014 in Cloud News

VMware is moving to combine the data center facilities it owns with those of its service provider partners into a VMware vCloud Air Network to create a federated cloud computing environment that will span both private and public cloud computing environments. VMware built its Hybrid Cloud Service to provide a VMware public cloud service to IT organizations. Now the VMware service formally known as vCloud Hybrid Services will be replaced by the VMware vCloud Air Network, which adds the cloud computing capabilities of VMware service partners

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Second City Computers to Join Netrix, Adding Depth in SMB Field – TheHostingNews.com (press release)

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in SMB Cloud

August 22nd, 2014 By: THN News (The Hosting News) – Netrix LLC, a leading information technology and infrastructure provider, announced today that Second City Computers [SCC] is the latest addition to the fast growing Netrix family. Founded in 1992, SCC grew a computer assembly and repair firm into a support and repair services practice by 1997. By 2004, SCC evolved into providing proactive managed services with 24×7 support for the SMB market.

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Dark skies hang over midtier cloud providers – InfoWorld

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in Cloud News

We now have three major cloud leaders: Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft.

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Linksys Reboots SMB Offerings Following Belkin Purchase – CRN.in

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Linksys Reboots SMB Offerings Following Belkin Purchase By Michael Novinson, CRN, Aug 22, 2014 After being neglected for years, Linksys is back with a plethora of new business offerings and a new partner program Linksys Business is back after languishing for years in the IT wilderness. Belkin has invested heavily in Linksys product development in the SMB market since purchasing it from Cisco in March 2013, said Wayne Newton, Director, Business Division, Belkin. "When you talk with people inside the industry, everybody has a story with Linksys," Newton told CRN during the recently ended XChange 2014 conference in San Antonio.

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Unified Office Nabs New Funding To Scale Channel Business – CRN

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Unified Office hopes to stake its claim to a slice of the SMB market by banking on an industrywide trend taking place among companies transitioning away from legacy VoIP phone systems. New funding, part of a Series A round, from LaunchCapital Chief Investment Officer Bill McCullen, and Charles River Ventures Co-Founder and Partner Emeritus Rick Burnes, should help the company tap that market through Unified Office's channel network.

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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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IBM launches cloud computing platform in South Korea – The Korea Herald

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Cloud News

IBM launched Bluemix, an open-source cloud computing development platform, in South Korea on Thursday.The platform enables developers to create applications for smartphones, running on both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.More than 50 types of services are also available on the platform to develop applications for databases, the Internet of Things, big data and security.“Bluemix, which was launched in the U.S.

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Techaisle Survey Shows That US SMB Hybrid Cloud Adoption Will Jump by 56 … – IT Business Net

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in SMB Cloud

  August 19, 2014 -- San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Techaisles recent SMB Cloud computing adoption survey of 1455 US SMBs shows that hybrid cloud is gaining momentum in small businesses, and is becoming entrenched in the mid-market businesses. According to the survey, hybrid cloud is currently being used by 18 percent of cloud-using SMBs and will be the approach of choice for 28 percent in 2015, an increase of 56 percent.

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VMware Expands vCloud Hybrid Operations In Europe And Asia – Trefis

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Virtualization giant VMware (NYSE:VMW) revealed its plans for international expansion in days after its Q2 earnings. The plans focus around VMware’s hybrid cloud offering, which is largely responsible for driving strong results in recent quarters.

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Must-know: SAP’s renewed focus on SMB through SAP Solutions Group – Market Realist

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Must-know: SAP AG's 2Q14 earnings review (Part 7 of 12) By Anupama Shukla  • Aug 18, 2014 2:35 pm EDT SAP’s renewed focus on SMB Small and medium businesses (or SMB) are in the transformation phase. It’s triggered by the increased usage of mobile and cloud computing. As a result, the preference for cloud applications is growing—especially for Software as a Service (or SaaS) because it eliminates the need for huge upfront investments into physical IT infrastructure.

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CloudSigma Enhances Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Equinix Cloud Exchange – IT Business Net

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Equinix broadens reach for cloud service providers by enabling direct access to enterprise customers and network service providers August 18, 2014 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --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

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How Michael Gregoire plans to put CA back on track – Good Gear Guide

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

CA CEO Michael Gregoire What's new at CA Technologies?

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