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3-Front Attack On Microsoft’s Cloud – Forbes

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

On the surface it seems unwise to bet your business on something as ephemeral as a cloud. Even if you apply tech’s appropriation of that term — a $100 billion market for services that let organizations rent access to information technology – the cloud seems a little risky as a business proposition. How so?

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Oracle CTO Ellison Does Demos – InformationWeek

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Oracle cloud platform-as-a-service lets you modernize apps while lowering costs, says Larry Ellison in a show-and-tell session at Oracle OpenWorld. 10 New Side Projects For Larry Ellison (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Oracle executive chairman and chief technology officer Larry Ellison took the OpenWorld stage on Tuesday to detail, through live demonstrations, advantages of Oracle's platform-as-a-service that he described in his Sunday night kickoff speech.

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Factors Influencing The Adoption Of Cloud Computing – CloudTweaks News

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Cloud News

Factors Influencing The Adoption Of Cloud Computing Cloud is typically indicates a large pool of usable resources such as hardware and software that are easily accessible via the Internet. The notable characteristics of cloud computing are on-demand self-service, broad network access, flexibility, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, cost saving, and multitenancy of data (sharing of an application by multiple customers). Cloud computing can also track actual computer utilization by user

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Oracle rolls out analytics cloud services – PCWorld

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Add big data and analytics to the businesses Oracle wants to dominate in the cloud. Oracle Analytics Cloud essentially forklifts the entirety of Oracle’s on-premises analytics software to its cloud platform

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Oracle Announces New Innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware, the Leading … – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

SOURCE: Oracle Corporation Executive Vice President Thomas Kurian Outlines New Enhancements Across the Oracle Fusion Middleware Portfolio, Enabling Customers and Partners to Harness the Power of the Cloud, Simplify IT, and Deliver New Innovations and Customer Value SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 29, 2014) -  ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO -- Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) News Summary Today at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development at Oracle, outlined new innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware. With these enhancements, customers and partners can leverage the world's leading cloud platform to power innovation and drive a digital business advantage throughout their organizations. New features run the gambit of the Oracle Fusion Middleware portfolio, including new social, mobile, security, integration, and collaboration technologies.  News Facts Today at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development at Oracle, unveiled new innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware, the cloud platform for digital business

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Bitglass Protects Enterprises From Security and Compliance Risks of "Shadow IT" – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

New Service Helps Control Risks of Employee Use of Unauthorized Cloud Applications by Providing Dynamic Threat Analysis CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2014) - Bitglass, the Total Data Protection company, today announced Bitglass Cloud Discovery, a free service that dynamically analyzes an enterprise's risk of data leakage from employees' use of unauthorized cloud applications, also known as Shadow IT. This new service enables enterprises to identify which cloud apps employees are using, identify suspicious and high-risk activity, and use the information as part of an ongoing program to achieve compliance and boost security. Cloud Discovery is part of the Bitglass Total Data Protection Suite, the industry's only holistic offering, protecting corporate data on the network, in the cloud, at access and on mobile devices

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IG Faults OPM Cloud Computing Contracting – FEDweek

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Cloud News

Published: Monday, September 29, 2014 The language in OPM's current cloud computing contracts does not adhere to established best practices, and the cloud service providers hosting OPM systems are not certified or authorized in accordance with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program requirements, the OPM inspector general has said Based on a sample of agency cloud computing contracts the IG determined that none of them incorporated all best practices outlined by the CIO Council and Chief Acquisition Officers Council in their “Creating Effective Cloud Computing Contracts for the Federal Government” document. The document covers areas including security, privacy, cloud-service selection and end-user agreements.

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Oracle Opens Its Cloud To Channel Partners – CRN

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Oracle told its partners on the first day of the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco that its enterprise cloud products -- at least some of them -- will for the first time be opened to the channel via four of the company's value-added distributors. At Sunday's Oracle PartnerNetwork keynote, VP of Worldwide Alliances and Channels Bruce Chumley highlighted the Redwood City, Calif-based software giant 's commitment to building out its rapidly growing cloud services markets with the help of resellers and introduced a new program.

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Equinix-Cisco partnership brings value, stability and security to hybrid cloud … – Automated Trader (blog)

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

I am very excited about the Equinix-Cisco partnership because it brings significant value, stability and security to enterprises and software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers as they start to build hybrid cloud solutions.

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Every cloud needs a home – but not just any home – CloudTech

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: Diana Parkhouse/Flickr The phenomenal growth in cloud based service delivery and managed services is changing essential data centre requirements. For any Managed Services or Software as a Service (SaaS) provider looking for a data centre to support this critical new business model and meet 99.999% customer Service Level Agreements (SLA), issues such as the resilience of connectivity and power, as well as security are clearly critical. Organisations also need to consider the time it takes to get engineers on site – not only to address issues that may impact the SLA but also to set up and install new customer equipment quickly.

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Cisco Adds More Than 30 New Intercloud Partners, Including OneNeck(R) IT … – CNNMoney

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Cisco Adds More Than 30 New Intercloud Partners, Including OneNeck(R) IT Solutions SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept.

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Arrow Adds Rackspace to Cloud Services Portfolio – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sep 29, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Arrow Electronics, Inc. ARW, -0.75% today announced a distribution agreement with Rackspace® RAX, -0.43% a leading managed cloud company, that will expand the company’s cloud service portfolio in the United States and Canada.

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AWS billing prompts use of third-party cloud cost analysis tools – TechTarget

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

IT pros who battle complex AWS billing each month have found third-party cloud cost analysis tools crucial to keep the financial planning process under control.

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Oracle Unveils Latest Cloud Applications at Oracle OpenWorld – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Sep 29, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO -- Oracle ORCL, -1.31% News Summary At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle introduced Oracle Cloud Applications Release 9, including significant additions and updates to its full portfolio of software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. Oracle offers a modern cloud that is personalized, connected, and secure to deliver complete, best-of-breed functionality in the cloud that helps its customers succeed in a digital world.

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Cisco pumping $1 billion more into Intercloud – Network World

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Cisco on Monday said it is expanding on its Intercloud multi-cloud service provider initiative with another $1 billion investment, designed to lead to more products, data centers and partners. Announced six months ago, Intercloud is a global interconnection of public, private and hybrid clouds. Cisco launched Intercloud with an initial $1 billion dollar investment, and hails it and its Application Centric Infrastructure product line as the foundational elements of the Internet of Everything

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