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7 Cloud Service Startups To Watch – InformationWeek

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

From databases to mobile management, cloud service startups want to tackle classic enterprise problems. Check out these interesting options -- including a service to keep an eye on shadow IT. The cloud computing startup race shows no real sign of slowing

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VMware opens up second UK data centre, sees customer demand – CloudTech

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Cloud News

Virtualisation bod VMware has opened up a second UK data centre, with a new site in Chessington, London, adding to the current data centre in Slough. The move is evidently designed to represent UK and EMEA customers who want quicker access to their data, and comes a few months after VMware launched its hybrid disaster recovery service (vCHS), which provides a continuously available recovery platform if a data centre goes down. Gavin Jackson, general manager and VP cloud services EMEA, said: “Our customers have started off using our hybrid service on specific projects for the easy, affordable and seamless movement of workloads between private and public cloud, knowing they can move their legacy and new applications back and forth with ease

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Colt and Virtustream partner to help customers migrate business critical SAP … – Government Security News

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Colt Technology Services, the information delivery platform, and Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud software and services provider, have partnered to offer SAP cloud and SAP HANA cloud services to enterprises and government customers across Europe, leveraging their joint expertise in enterprise application management, IaaS and IT services. The partnership will help European enterprises and public sector organizations meet the security, compliance, performance and efficiency requirements needed to migrate and run the most complex mission-critical enterprise applications in public, private and hybrid cloud environments.

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The Case for Hybrid Cloud – Channel Partners

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

By Wendy Holmquist and Jo Peterson The cloud truly has been a game changer and an equalizer. It has allowed companies to avoid the capital costs associated with hardware — servers, firewalls and load balancers — and pay a monthly operating cost for these solutions

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Funambol Introduces White-Label Enterprise Cloud File Storage Solution – MarketWatch

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

FOSTER CITY, CA, Jul 23, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Funambol, the leading provider of white-label personal cloud solutions, today introduced its first cloud storage solution for enterprises. Funambol OneBizHub is a white-label solution that enables service providers to offer a branded, easy and secure way to share, sync and backup business files. OneBizHub differs from other cloud storage solutions in several important ways

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Cloud Computing Keeps Allconnect Fast and Flexible – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Cloud News

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allconnect, a national leader in connecting consumers with essential home services, has built its entire business platform on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. Allconnect found that cloud computing allows the company to expand with more flexibility, while significantly reducing capital expenditures. “When we began building a new platform, we realized we could avoid a large upfront capital expenditure and easily scale up or down by using AWS.

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Report: PaaS Proportion of Market is Significant and Growing – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Cloud News

The platform-as-a-service (PaaS) market is growing considerably, and according to the latest research from MarketsandMarkets, the cloud computing segment is still on track to reach a value of nearly $7 billion by 2018. But for now, the market has already grown since the company released its market data late last year, growing to an estimated $1.28 billion this year from $1.23 billion in 2013. According to MarketsandMarkets, the expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the global PaaS market is 32.54 percent

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Arkadin Wins Cloud Computing Excellence Award for New UCaaS Solution … – MarketWatch

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Cloud News

ATLANTA, GA, Jul 23, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Arkadin, one of the world's largest and fastest growing providers of Unified Communications and Collaboration services, announced today that it is the winner of The Cloud Computing Excellence Award. Presented by Cloud Computing magazine, the award honors exemplary performance in bringing new and differentiated cloud-based offerings to market.

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SAP supports open source Cloud Foundry and OpenStack for cloud – ZDNet

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Portland, OR: Well, this is surprising. SAP had been pushing forward with bringing its enterprise software suite to the cloud for some time. But no one expected to see SAP really putting its muscle behind the open source cloud and that's exactly what they're doing

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CloudSigma offers OpenVPN – Business-Cloud.com

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in SMB Cloud

CloudSigma and OpenVPN are offering SMB the same level of connection security as that often deployed by large enterprises.

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Storing Data in the Cloud: How Safe is It? – Triple Pundit

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Businesses large and small are turning to cloud computing systems to forge leaner, more effective and efficient organizations.

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Colt Technology Services and Virtustream Partner to Help Enterprises and … – MarketWatch

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

WASHINGTON, Jul 23, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Colt Technology Services (Colt), the information delivery platform, and Virtustream , Inc., the enterprise-class cloud software and services provider, have partnered to offer SAP cloud and SAP HANA cloud services to enterprises and government customers across Europe, leveraging their joint expertise in enterprise application management, IaaS and IT services. This partnership will help European enterprises and public sector organizations to meet the security, compliance, performance and efficiency requirements needed to migrate and run the most complex mission-critical enterprise applications in public, private and hybrid cloud environments. Migrating business critical applications to a cloud-based infrastructure is a complex project for any organization, causing concerns about the availability and performance of business critical applications during the migration, and the associated impact on the business.

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Oracle builds on BlueKai acquisition with Data Cloud – InfoWorld

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Cloud News

Oracle is combining its BlueKai consumer data aggregation platform with other parts of its catalog to create Oracle Data Cloud, a data-as-a-service offering aimed at companies that want to reach customers and prospects across multiple channels. As part of Data Cloud, Oracle is offering two services

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How A Regular Employee Helped Put Amazon On The Path To Billions Of Dollars – Business Insider

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Cloud News

YouTube/O'Reilly Benjamin Black. Last year Amazon's cloud computing business, Amazon Web Services (AWS), brought the company $3.8 billion in revenue. As LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman, along with entrepreneurs Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh, illustrate in their new book "The Alliance," this multibillion-dollar business wasn't the brainchild of CEO Jeff Bezos or even an executive.

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Microsoft brings two open source tools to Azure – InfoWorld

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Following through on promises from new CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft continues to add support for non-Microsoft technologies, allowing them to run well on the company's Azure cloud hosting platform. "There are a wide variety of platforms and technologies that developers and IT managers like to use

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