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OVH.com Launches Power8-Based Cloud Service – InformationWeek

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

OVH.com is the first cloud supplier to use IBM's Power8 processor for data analytics services. 7 Cloud Service Startups To Watch (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) OVH.com, a cloud service provider based in France with data centers in North America, has launched a big data cloud service based on IBM's Power8 processor. OVH has dubbed the on-demand, hourly service RunAbove

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Microsoft launches Azure cloud in a box – ZDNet

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Microsoft is teaming with Dell to create an Azure cloud in a box offering for customers who want to run their own, on-premises datacenters. Microsoft executives took the wraps off the new offering, known officially as the "Microsoft Cloud Platform System," during an October 20 event in San Francisco about Microsoft's cloud futures.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the Cloud, Gender Equality – Top Tech News

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Cloud News

In his first TV interview since becoming Microsoft’s third CEO, Satya Nadella talked about Microsoft's cloud ambitions, as well as controversial comments he had made about women in the workplace. Microsoft has already shown its muscle in the cloud era as one of three companies with the resources and knowledge to dominate the $100 billion cloud market, CEO Satya Nadella told CNBC's John Fortt. "If you're not already spending a lot of capital in the order of four or five billion dollars each year to just grow your cloud, probably it's too late to enter the market," he said.

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Johnson Controls’ CIO Helps 125 Year Old Company Become Leader In The … – Forbes

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

On the face of it, you would not think of Johnson Controls as a leading candidate to be an innovator in the world of the Internet of Things. Johnson Controls is a 125-year-old company based in Milwaukee that produces more than $40 billion in revenue per annum

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BI startup’s cloud service makes big data understandable – InfoWorld

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Amassing a pile of big data is not sufficient to spur insight, even if you have clever ways of analyzing that data. The savvy data scientist must also find a way to make all this information tell a story so it can be understandable to others

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CNBC Exclusive: CNBC Transcript: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Sits Down with … – CNBC

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

WHEN: Today, Monday, October 20th WHERE: CNBC's Business Day Programming Following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC EXCLUSIVE interview with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

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As vendors split and jettison, can Microsoft avoid the same fate? – ZDNet

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

There used to be a time when an IT leader could sign one purchasing and support contract with a single vendor, and have all the computing hardware and software needed to conduct enterprise computing for the foreseeable future. "Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM" was regarded as an axiom, and IT purchasers could get everything from mainframes, rack servers, thinkpads, and thinkcentres for corporate desktop needs, and everything in between

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Hitachi and HDS Deliver Virtualization Support for SAP HANA(R) Platform – DigitalJournal.com

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

TOKYO, JAPAN and SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 19, 2014) - Hitachi and Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced an industry-first release of the Hitachi LPAR (logical partitioning) technology on x86 servers for the SAP HANA® platform. Customers can now deploy secure, LPAR-virtualized environments running SAP HANA on-premises and in the cloud, as well as in hybrid cloud environments

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Cloud May Be The New Outsourcing, But The Same Due Diligence Must Apply – Forbes

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

In times gone by, when enterprises sought to shave costs off non-core processes, or add capabilities not immediately available in their organizations, they turned to third-party providers.  Now, they’re more likely to first look at cloud services before bringing aboard live partners. But this doesn’t mean it’s okay to sit back and let automation take over. Cloud is simply outsourcing in a new form

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Three Cloud Features SMBs Are Looking For – MSPmentor (blog)

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) run the gamut in terms of industry, size, influence and customer base. Some SMBs focus on verticals, such as dental offices, while others touch a variety of customer types by offering more general products and services

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EMC Buys Cloud Computing Startup Cloudscaling – NewsFactor Network

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Cloud News

Data storage company EMC has agreed to acquire Cloudscaling Group, an OpenStack-powered cloud computing company, for less than $50 million according to a Bloomberg report. Cloudscaling helps companies manage public and hybrid cloud storage systems running OpenStack software. EMC has made no official announcement about the deal, but spokesperson Dave Farmer said in a statement to Bloomberg that EMC would use the acquisition to “further extend our breadth of cloud platform support.” EMC is planning to hold an event on cloud computing on October 28, he added.

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Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: White House gives agencies the lead role in … – FederalNewsRadio.com

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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Cloud computing terms defined in new ISO standard – Out-Law.com

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Cloud News

Concepts such as the public and private cloud have been defined as part of a new cloud computing standard developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).17 Oct 2014 The new standard described cloud computing as "an evolving paradigm" and identified and described its "key characteristics". A separate standard has also been developed for cloud computing 'reference architecture'.

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Cloud computing demystified – DestinyMan

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Cloud News

If you’re a small business owner and concepts like ‘the cloud’ fly over your head or send you into a flat panic, Darlene Menzies, CEO of SMEasy, says stop, breathe and embrace it because it’s a beneficial tool for SMEs Cloud computing remains an under-utilised platform among small- to medium-size enterprises (SMEs), driven largely by a lack of understanding, security concerns and perceptions that it’s expensive. According to the 2014 SME Survey conducted by World Wide Worx, around 22% of SMEs are using cloud services, up from just 9% in 2012. And while the uptake of cloud-based products in South Africa has been slow, World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck says small business owners “remain on track for steady growth, even if it is not going to transform the market suddenly or dramtically” it’s a concept that’s shaping SME competitiveness in the country and a resource small business owners ought to consider

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Tallac Delivers SDN Cloud-Managed Networks for Branch Offices and SMB … – MyHostNews.com (press release)

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 in SMB Cloud

San Francisco, CA and Dusseldorf, Germany - Tallac Networks, a pioneer in SDN cloud-managed networks, will showcase an SMB branch office virtualization and orchestration solution at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Dusseldorf, Germany. Tallac’s cloud-managed network solution enables businesses of any size to easily and securely create branch office networks that connect remote employees and their applications.

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