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Cloud Computing Reducing Costs, Improving Productivity – eWeek

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 in Cloud News

Nearly two-thirds of respondents report faster access to technology with the cloud. Organizations with more than 500 employees are seeing tangible benefits from cloud computing, with 85 percent saying the cloud has lived up to industry hype and 23 percent declaring that cloud has exceeded their expectations, according to a global study of 1,000 senior IT decision-makers by Tata Communications.Tata reported that 83 percent of enterprises are seeing benefits they did not expect. The most popular of these are increased productivity (69 percent), better access to data (65 percent), and reductions in costs (63 percent).The findings also indicate that by 2024, off-premises storage will have overtaken on-premises alternatives.

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Net neutrality will put U.S. behind Europe, Cisco’s Chambers says – PCWorld

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

U.S. net neutrality rules will help Europe take the lead in broadband, Cisco CEO John Chambers says. The regulations approved last week by the U.S

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Telecom Italia and Cisco Announce Intent to Enter Agreement to Offer … – CNNMoney

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Telecom Italia and Cisco Announce Intent to Enter Agreement to Offer Innovative Cloud Services to Italian OrganizationsNew Telecom Italia Cloud Offering Planned to Include Cloud Managed Business Solutions From Cisco At Mobile World Congress 2015, Telecom Italia and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced that Telecom Italia intends to deliver new Cisco-enabled managed business services, including Cisco Meraki, to organizations throughout Italy as part of its innovative LAN management offering. Embracing technology from Cisco Meraki, the leader in cloud controlled Wi-Fi, routing, and security, Telecom Italia will offer a modular and complete set of services for managing and operating business customer networks, while providing deep application control for a superior end-user experience

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InterCloud Systems, Inc. Announces New Small Cell and DAS Business of Over … – CNNMoney

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

InterCloud Systems, Inc. Announces New Small Cell and DAS Business of Over $3.2 Million SHREWSBURY, N.J., March 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterCloud Systems, Inc.

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Santen Chooses NTT Communications’ Hybrid-cloud ICT Infrastructure for … – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

– Centralized cloud, data centers, network in EU, U.S. and Japan regions enable rapid, flexible responses to global business-development needs – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (NYSE:NTT), announced today that it has constructed an ICT backbone and information system that Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

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DoD CIO Details Information Technology Priorities – Department of Defense

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

DoD CIO Details Information Technology Priorities By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 – Acting Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen discussed the joint information environment, the cloud, detailed technology investments and the threat of sequestration yesterday in testimony before a House panel. During the hearing, on information technology investments and programs in the current cyber threat environment, Halvorsen told members of the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee on emerging threats and capabilities that one of his priorities is to implement a foundational element of the joint information environment

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Santen Chooses NTT Communications’ Hybrid-cloud ICT Infrastructure for … – (press release)

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

NTT Communications CorporationPosted on: 25 Feb 15 NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (NYSE:NTT) announced today that it has constructed an ICT backbone and information system that Santen Pharmaceutical Co.

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TM Forum Catalysts Target NFV Management – Light Reading

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in SMB Cloud

The TM Forum is expanding the range of the hands-on technology demos it calls Catalyst projects, and is focusing more than half of the 21 new efforts on orchestrating network functions virtualization. The global network management organization will announce the new Catalysts tomorrow, and will debut them in June at TMForum Live in Nice.

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NTT Comm powers Santen’s hybrid cloud ICT Infrastructure – Telecompaper (subscription)

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

NTT Communications (NTT Com), the ICT services and international communications business within the NTT Group, has built an ICT backbone and information system that Santen Pharmaceutical. The hybrid-cloud environment combines NTT Com’s branded services for cloud, data center and network, with a globalized multilingual help desk for Santen employees. Santen will use the centralized hybrid-cloud infrastructure to optimize ICT resources and costs, and respond to global business-development needs.

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What Remains After the Cloud Computing Move? – Midsize Insider

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 in Cloud News

Although the cloud computing move is on schedule, not every business function perfectly meets the criteria for a move. The question remains: What can be done about the remaining systems and data?

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ZyXEL Launches 10-Gigabit Ethernet Switches for High Performance SMB … – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 in SMB Cloud

SOURCE: ZyXEL Communication 12 and 24-Port Carrier-Grade Switches Boost Bandwidth for Virtualization, Cloud and IP Surveillance Applications ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2015) - ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband access, connected home and business networking products, today announced 12 and 24-port 10-Gigabit switches to satisfy the growing demand for affordable, low port density and high performance all 10G switches for small to mid-size businesses (SMBs). The switches include XS1920-12, a 12-port smart-managed 10-Gigabit switch and XS3700-24, a 24-port L2+ managed 10-Gigabit switch. The increased adoption of virtualization and cloud-based applications, VoIP, video streaming, and IP surveillance by small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) today is driving the need for faster, high-bandwidth switches.

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Kaltura and IBM Cloud to Power Turner Latin America’s New Cloud-TV Service – Multichannel News

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

2/23/2015 2:04 PM New York and Armonk, N.Y., IBM InterConnect Conference, Las Vegas - Kaltura (, provider of the leading video technology platform, and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced they have been selected by Turner Broadcasting System Latin America, Inc. to power a new authenticated on-demand service that will be offered through Turner’s Multiple Systems Operator (MSO) partners in Latin America and Brazil.   The new service launched on February 22nd when Turner streamed the Academy Awards ceremony over the Internet across the Latin America region.  The service is powered by Kaltura’s market-leading OTT TV platform, and is hosted on IBM’s SoftLayer cloud infrastructure, which provides market leading performance, control and scalability.

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Google Cloud Outage: Virtual Networking Breakdown – InformationWeek

Posted on Feb 20, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Google's virtual networking software stopped providing routing updates, and customers lost their connections to the outside world. 5 Cloud Contract Traps To Avoid (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) A two-hour and 40-minute outage for Google Compute Engine that occurred late Feb.

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Google Cloud Platform goes down for two hours after connectivity issue – CloudTech

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 in Cloud News

(c) Google has resolved an issue with Google Compute Engine whereby its platform went down for two hours. The network issue where instances in ‘multiple zones’ lost connectivity first began at 2259 US Pacific time (0659 GMT), with Google first issuing an update on 2346. “The problem with network connectivity in Google Compute Engine is resolved as of shortly after 0100 US/Pacific,” a Google status page explained.

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eToro chooses TelecityGroup’s Cloud-IX to drive innovation via the hybrid cloud – Bobsguide (press release)

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

Social investment network uses Azure ExpressRoute to achieve flexible cloud deployment while meeting strict regulatory requirements.  eToro, the world's largest social investment network, has chosen TelecityGroup’s Cloud-IX platform to achieve a flexible, secure and resilient hybrid cloud deployment for its core IT infrastructure. The solution will enable eToro to migrate select mission-critical components to the public cloud via Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, whilst still operating private infrastructure located in TelecityGroup’s premium data centre facilities

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