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Cloud-based management comes with trade-off – TechTarget

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Cloud computing offers a plethora of benefits and enterprises are deploying cloud applications in mounting numbers. Spending on cloud infrastructure and services should hit $174.2 billion by the end of this year, according to IHS Technology Inc., a 20% increase from 2013. And as the cloud footprint grows, data centers face the daunting task of managing these systems.

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Michael Dell Sees Advantage in Rivals’ ‘Chaos and Frustration’ – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Inc., says going private has helped the company accelerate the delivery of new products to market and make strategic investments for customers.

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London police using Big Data to tackle small crime – CloudTech

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Cloud News

Small criminals are predictable, at least that's what London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) are hoping. New software, developed by Accenture, pulls large amounts of data in-use by the police service and puts it through an advanced analytics engine to predict when criminals are likely to strike.

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Accenture Invokes APIs to Create Hybrid Cloud Computing Environment – ProgrammableWeb

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Cloud News

Most organizations to one degree or another will wind up deploying applications on multiple public and private cloud computing environments. To help streamline that process, Accenture has developed a set of APIs designed to make deploying and managing applications across a hybrid cloud computing environment simpler. Michael Liebow, global managing director for the Accenture Cloud Platform, says the latest version of the system integrator’s hybrid cloud framework, announced this week, provides a set of APIs that creates an overlay over public clouds and private clouds based on VMware, OpenStack and Cisco platforms.

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IBM inks partnership deal with Tencent for Chinese cloud opportunities – CloudTech

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: iStockPhoto It’s official: IBM is going partnership mad. A couple of months after announcing a huge mobility collaboration with Apple, and only a week after inking a deal with Twitter for enterprise social analytics, Big Blue has announced a deal with Chinese Internet provider Tencent for cloud software. The goal is to enable Chinese industries to provide public cloud with software as a service (SaaS), to utilise mobile, cloud computing and big data tools.

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EMC Expands Cloud Management Ambitions – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Bharat Badrinath, senior director of Global Solutions Marketing for EMC In one fell swoop this week EMC transformed into a force to be reckoned with in the cloud management space with the launch of new hybrid cloud services and the acquisition of three separate companies. The EMC acquisition list included The Cloudscaling Group, a provider of a cloud operating system that spans public and private clouds; Maginatics, a provider of global namespace services; and Spanning Cloud Apps, a provider of a backup and recovery service designed specifically for software-as-a-service applications.

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NetApp helps enterprises and service providers build a hybrid cloud foundation – ITWeb

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

New software, services and partnerships simplify hybrid cloud deployments and data management. NetApp Insight North America 2014, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced new software, services, and partnerships that simplify data management across clouds

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IBM, Tencent Offer Enterprise Cloud In China – InformationWeek

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

IBM partners with Tencent, China's largest Internet company, to offer enterprise-level, industry specific cloud services.

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5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, Oct. 31 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Cloud News

Talkin' Cloud brings together the top cloud computing financing stories of the week for readers. Each week Talkin' Cloud compiles a list of cloud computing financing stories for readers who might have missed the news earlier in the week. This week's column features funding news from SwiftStack, GreenQloud, Krimmeni Technologies, Xplenty and Bracket Computing.

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Why Hybrid Cloud Makes Sense – Light Reading

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Cost reduction alone cannot be the only economic justification for cloud adoption. To change the economic model, it is critical to look at what cloud adoption creates in the way of new business models and transactions. The hybrid cloud concept is an important step toward this new paradigm

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Demystifying cloud computing jargon: A guide to understanding the future of IT … – ITProPortal

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in Cloud News

How many of you really understand the cloud? If you were tasked with explaining "the cloud" to a child could you manage it

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POST Telecom Selects CTERA and EMC ViPR to Power Cloud Storage Services … – MarketWatch

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in SMB Cloud

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Clarifying DISA’s Cloud Computing Role – Signal Magazine

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in Cloud News

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EMC makes a late hybrid cloud play with triple acquisition – SiliconANGLE (blog)

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Just when you thought EMC Corp. couldn’t be any busier, it’s gone and acquired no less than three cloud startups in one fell swoop – The Cloudscaling Group Inc., Maginatics Inc., and Spanning Cloud Apps Inc.

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EMC makes a late hybrid cloud play with triple acquisition – SiliconANGLE (blog)

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Just when you thought EMC Corp.

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