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tw telecom and Virtacore Team to Provide Enterprise Customers with Secure … – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

HEADLINE2tw telecom's eLynk(sm) service and Virtacore's infrastructure together drive cloud adoption LITTLETON, Colo., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom TWTC, +1.77% a leading provider of Business Ethernet and networking solutions, and Virtacore, a leading cloud services provider specializing in virtual infrastructure solutions, today announced a partnership to provide a combination of cloud, network and data center services, giving customers the ability to deploy flexible cloud solutions. Virtacore provides customers the ability to cost-effectively extend their IT infrastructure in the cloud utilizing best-of-breed technologies built on Cisco's UCS platform, VMware VSphere, and hybridized storage using either NetApp or Nimble storage devices hosted at Equinix data center ecosystems.  Utilizing tw telecom's eLynk service, customers benefit from a secure, dedicated and scalable Ethernet cloud connection

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How businesses can maximise the potential of cloud computing – TechRadar UK

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Cloud News

Matthew Finnie is CTO of Interoute, and a regular advisor to the European Commission on ICT research and innovation, and a member of the CONNECT Advisory Forum (CAF) advising the EU commission on investment priorities as part of the digital futures and horizon 2020 initiatives.

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Top 6 Trends In Cloud Computing – Business 2 Community

Posted on Sep 13, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud computing is here to stay and its growth is being driven by several trends at the moment.

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Ajubeo Joins Zayo’s Connect to the Cloud Platform – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”), an international provider of Bandwidth Infrastructure services, today announced that Ajubeo, a global provider of high-performance virtual data centers, desktops, disaster recovery and cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), has joined Zayo’s Connect to the Cloud platform. Ajubeo, a Boulder-based company, delivers wholesale cloud infrastructure solutions such as private-label cloud to partners, and enterprise-class cloud deployments to companies of all sizes and industries. Its infrastructure was built by CIOs for CIOs, providing a differentiated platform for discerning enterprises seeking global cloud connectivity

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UTSA awarded $500000 National Science Foundation grant to study cloud … – UTSA Today

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 in Cloud News

Ram Krishnan and Ravi Sandhu By Deborah Silliman WolfeCommunications Coordinator, College of Engineering (Sept. 10, 2014) - Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, and Ravi Sandhu, Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences and director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, have been awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve the security of cloud-based infrastructures.

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There are many ways that Cloud computing is changing the face of the IT industry. – Business 2 Community

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 in Cloud News

We all know how IT works, the traditional way of building an IT network involves servers, hardware, licenses and software, all of which is an expensive process involving many IT infrastructural demands with sometimes lengthy deployments.

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ControlScan Brings UTM to the SMB – Dark Reading

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Managed security services, Unified Threat Management technology combine to relieve IT security burden ATLANTA, Sept. 10, 2014 -  ControlScan announces the general availability of its newest cloud-based managed security service, designed to help small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) cost-effectively protect their IT networks from the continuous barrage of attacks by malware, trojans and viruses.

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NTT Communications’ Enterprise Cloud Service Enables Honda to Strengthen … – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

HEADLINE2– 14X faster CAD data transfers, 30% reduced annual operating costs – TOKYO, Sep 11, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT NTT, +1.65% Group, announced today that car manufacturer Honda Motor Co., Ltd. leveraged NTT Communications’ Enterprise Cloud service to significantly strengthen its global supplier network with faster, more secure file sharing and reduce annual operating costs. NTT Com, a global strategic partner of Honda, has been providing the automaker with its Enterprise Cloud service from delivery centers in Japan and Singapore since 2013

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Cloud Computing: Where Expectation Should Always Match Reality – Data Center Knowledge

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 in Cloud News

Scott Azzolina, VP of Marketing at Connectria Hosting, has more than 30 years of experience in technology with established Fortune 100 companies. When it comes to cloud computing, hosting providers should always serve as a partner and true extension of your IT organization

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Staples Unloads MSP Thrive Networks to Telecom Services Player MetTel – CRN

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Staples is selling Thrive Networks -- its MSP unit featured on CRN's 2014 Managed Service Provider Elite 150 list -- to telecom services company MetTel, the companies said Tuesday. The purchase will allow MetTel, which is based in New York and has 7,600 customers, to add network management and monitoring, virtualization solutions, data protection and a cloud service to its managed services offering

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Box and AT&T to Bring Enterprise-Grade Network Security, Speed and … – Broadway World

Posted on Sep 5, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Related: Press Release, News Box, a cloud platform that helps businesses securely store, share and manage content, and AT&T* will work together to bring highly secure, enterprise-grade cloud and mobility solutions to businesses of all sizes. As a result of the alliance, AT&T business customers will be able to use AT&T NetBondSM as their highly secure "on ramp" to the Box cloud. AT&T NetBond enables customers to connect to cloud services using their AT&T Virtual Private Network (VPN), which delivers highly secure connections with high reliability and performance capabilities rather than relying on access to cloud services via the public Internet.

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SharePoint Updates Ease Move to Cloud – Enterprise Apps Today

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Posted September 4, 2014 By Paul Ferrill     Feedback SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1's new features are worth a look if you have any plans on integrating with Microsoft's cloud offerings. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 has been out for quite some time and received a Service Pack update earlier in the year. While SP1 included the usual mix of performance, reliability and security fixes, it also provided a number of new and updated features with an eye toward the cloud

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Equinix and XO Communications Collaborate to Deliver Multi-Cloud Solutions … – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

HEADLINE2Enterprises in five new markets now have direct access to a variety of cloud resources through the Equinix Cloud Exchange REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and HERNDON, Va., Sept.

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New Future for Cloud Computing: NSF Awards $20M to Two New Testbeds – Scientific Computing

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Cloud News

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds—to be called "Chameleon" and "CloudLab"—that will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new, architecturally-enabled applications of cloud computing. Cloud computing refers to the practice of using a network of remote servers to store, manage and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer

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NSF Awards $10M to Create Cloud Computing Testbed – Product Design & Development

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud computing has changed the way we work, the way we communicate online, even the way we relax at night with a movie. But even as "the cloud" starts to cross over into popular parlance, the full potential of the technology to directly impact science, medicine, transportation, and other industries has yet to be realized

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