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Amazon, VMware On Collision Course – InformationWeek

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

At this year's Re:Invent conference, Amazon showcased new features and agility plans that could push it solidly ahead of its cloud competitors. Editor's note: The writer's firm, CloudVelox, specializes in cloud workload migration and disaster recovery in the cloud

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Webzilla Joins SGIX – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- 12/18/14 -- Webzilla, a global enterprise hosting provider, joined the Internet exchange (IX) in Singapore, SGIX. The move allows for a significant reduction in latency and increased service quality in the region.

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F-Secure Introduces New Partner Program To Meet Growing Demand For … – Business Solutions Magazine

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

By Bernadette Wilson, associate editor, Business Solutions magazineFollow Me On Twitter @bernadeditor F-Secure finds that businesses are looking to managed services providers (MSPs) to help navigate an environment of a growing number of malware attacks and challenges from an increasingly mobile workforce. The F-Secure white paper “Small

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A Top Cloud Pick Will Accumulate Gains – Barron’s

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Wedbush We argue that software-as-a-service has created more choice for buyers and more powerful customers. For vendors, we see pluses and minuses to the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, but the net result will likely be lower margins than those enjoyed by the prior generation of major on-premise vendors, in our view. More...

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Spoken Communications to Power Avaya Hybrid Cloud Solution for Enterprise … – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

SEATTLE, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spoken Communications, a cloud infrastructure provider specializing in contact center virtualization, today announced an agreement with Avaya, a leading provider of team and customer engagement solutions, to offer a hybrid cloud Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) solution for enterprise contact centers. Together, the companies will offer Avaya Cloud Services powered by Spoken, a multi-tenant cloud platform that enables companies to seamlessly transition to next-generation contact center capabilities

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Box Rolls Out Cloud Security Service – Top Tech News

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Cloud News

Online file-sharing service Box recently announced Box Trust, a service to help its customers successfully embrace a modern security framework as they move information and collaboration to the cloud . Box Trust will give customers access to Box’s security products, visibility into its various compliance and controls, and the muscle of numerous security and governance technology partners. The announcement was made in a blog post by Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of the Silicon Valley-based company, which also offers personal cloud content management services

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How Cloud Computing Can Help You Grow Your Small Business – Business 2 Community

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Cloud News

As a small business owner, you should see cloud computing as way to gain immediate access to a level of technology that has previously been restricted to companies with large IT resources. The really good news with the cloud is that you will be able to start small with almost no up-front capital investment and grow your IT resources at the same pace as your business grows.

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Harmon.ie aims to bring order to cloud message chaos – SiliconANGLE (blog)

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Harmon.ie Inc. today became the latest player to address cloud sprawl with a new service that promises to consolidate off-premise data sources into a unified view of the user’s workflow.

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BrandPost: 3 Keys to Success with Cloud-based Unified Communications – PCWorld

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in SMB Cloud

The market for hosted unified communications and IP voice services is growing at a healthy clip – 13 percent this year, according to Infonetics, which projects it will reach 62.6 billion seats by 2018, accounting for $12 billion in revenue. This seems a good time, then, to offer up some key considerations for companies as they embark on a hosted UC deployment.

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Cloud computing enters mainstream, but questions remain over impact – The Guardian

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in Cloud News

In a post-Snowden landscape, organisations are concerned over the location of their data. Photograph: Uncredited/AP Back in 1724 Edward Ward famously noted that death and taxes are the only two certainties in life – had he lived in the present day he may well have added the adoption of cloud computing to this list.

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2015 Prediction: The Emergence of Workspace Management as a Service Platform – Virtualization Review

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

News 2015 Prediction: The Emergence of Workspace Management as a Service Platform Citrix's Mitch Parker believes the platform "will offer APIs to connect to all of the on-premises datacenter elements seamlessly." Editor's Note: This is one in a series of 2015 predictions for virtualization and cloud computing. It comes courtesy of Mitch Parker, vice president and GM, Cloud Services Group, Citrix Systems, Inc

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Microsoft Rolls Out Multiple Azure Services – Redmond Channel Partner

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in SMB Cloud

News Microsoft Rolls Out Multiple Azure Services By Kurt Mackie December 15, 2014 Microsoft released a number of improvements to its sprawling Azure cloud platform last week, some of them in preview and some in general availability.

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Customer Service Moves to the Cloud – Windows IT Pro

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

As more cloud-based technologies become available and their security and functionality improves, more companies are moving to the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for all of their enterprise applications. The use of online software for customer service has lagged slightly behind its use in other areas, but it is catching up

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DigitalOcean Displays ‘Meteroic’ Rise As Web Host – InformationWeek

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Netcraft survey on world's largest web hosts shows DigitalOcean has risen to No.

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Finding critical business data — fast – Computerworld

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

A lot of security processes failed during the breach of Target’s systems during last year’s holiday season, but one surprising revelation was that the retailer actually did receive security alerts about the malware in its system. Yet because the security team was bombarded with alerts — estimated at hundreds per day — it couldn’t adequately prioritize them. Both within the security field and in other areas, that’s a problem that a lot of companies face in the big data era: The top priority is to dig out useful insights from the wealth of data that’s coming at them from multiple sources.

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