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It’s pointless to define cloud computing – InfoWorld

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Cloud News

The International Standards Organization (ISO) has released two new standards for cloud computing in an attempt to put some order around the loose terminology in cloud computing. If you think you’ve seen this movie before, you’re right

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Government Agencies, SAP Working on New Federal Cloud – Mobile Enterprise

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

A U.S. federal secure cloud offering is being developed by SAP that is planned to address all dimensions of the cloud model, including support, operations and delivery.  The planned U.S. federal secure node, delivered in partnership with SAP National Security Services  (SAP NS2), an independent, U.S.-based subsidiary of SAP, is a fully managed, secure cloud

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NIST finalizes cloud computing roadmap – SC Magazine

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Cloud News

October 23, 2014 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has finalized the first two volumes of its U.S. Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, laying critical requirements for security, interoperability and portability, addressing cloud migration challenges and defining priority action plans (PAPs) for each requirement

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NIST Cloud Computing Roadmap Reflects Worldwide Input – Scientific Computing

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Cloud News

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II. The roadmap focuses on strategic and tactical objectives to support the federal government’s accelerated adoption of cloud computing

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NIST Cloud Computing Roadmap Reflects Worldwide Input – Scientific Computing

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Cloud News

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II. The roadmap focuses on strategic and tactical objectives to support the federal government’s accelerated adoption of cloud computing. This final document reflects the input from more than 200 comments on the initial draft received from around the world.

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Salesforce’s Strategy to Bring Game Changing Technologies to SMBs – IT-Director.com (blog)

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in SMB Cloud

This is part two of a two-part blog series discussing Salesforce.com’s strategy to help SMBs better capitalize on technology. Part One, California Dreaming

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NIST’s finalizes cloud computing roadmap – R & D Magazine

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Cloud News

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the U.S. Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II. The roadmap focuses on strategic and tactical objectives to support the federal government’s accelerated adoption of cloud computing.

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Nimbix Selected to Present High-Performance Cloud Computing Benefits at SEG … – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Cloud News

Company CTO Underscores Public Cloud Values for Oil, Energy, and Mineral Industries ANNA, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2014) - Nimbix, a leading provider of cloud-based high-performance computing infrastructure and applications, today announced the company's Chief Technology Officer, Leo Reiter, has been selected as a speaker for SEG Denver 2014, October 26-31, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Reiter's presentation titled, "Why the Time is Right for High-Performance Computing in the Public Cloud," will be held at the Society of High Performance Computing Professionals (SHPCP) HPC Focus Theater (Booth #1582) on October 27 at 10:30 am.  The SEG International Exhibition and 84th Annual Conference is the premier venue for individuals in the oil, energy, and mineral industries to discuss new technology use for discovery and exploration. Reiter's session will focus on how cloud-based IT environments are best suited for the industry's most complex compute challenges, as well as how this outsourced structure is enhancing service levels.

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New Option for Enterprise to Cloud – Dark Reading

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Radical new technology is backed by corporations, including GE and Qualcomm, as well as leading venture firms Andreessen Horowitz, Norwest Venture Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures and ARTIS Ventures Sunnyvale, CA, October 22, 2014 – Bracket Computing, Inc., today unveiled the Bracket Computing Cell, the world’s first Cloud Virtualization System, bringing to market the enterprise-grade security, performance, reliability and control that large enterprises require to run significant workloads on the public cloud. The Computing Cell is an enterprise infrastructure service that encapsulates every aspect of a customer’s IT infrastructure — security, storage, compute and networking — in a fully encrypted software system that spans multiple hyperscale clouds. Bracket’s software-based infrastructure allows customers to dynamically adjust service levels that are backed by strong Service-Level Agreements (SLAs), including several industry firsts.

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IBM’s Struggles In The Cloud Computing Era – TheStreet.com

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Cloud News

By Barry Randall International Business Machines Corp.

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Coming of Age in Cloud Computing – New York Times (blog)

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Cloud News

New York Times (blog) Coming of Age in Cloud Computing New York Times (blog) Cloud computing isn't merely changing the way much of the technology business works. Now it is changing itself, and putting even more computing power in more places

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IBM’s struggles in the cloud computing era – Fox Business

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Cloud News

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‘Cloud first’ sounds like a breeze, but it’s not always smooth sailing – The Conversation AU

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud computing will be mandatory for most government departments and agencies, but there are privacy concerns.

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Feds Loosening Purse Strings for Cloud Deployments – E-Commerce Times

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

By John K. Higgins10/21/14 5:00 AM PT Federal investment in cloud technology is picking up steam and should increase sharply in the next several years -- but that doesn't mean that government agencies suddenly have found that cloud migration will be either quick or simple. Federal cloud spending will jump from slightly more than US$3 billion in fiscal 2014 to $9.9 billion in fiscal 2018, according to IDC Government Insights' September update of its government cloud investment forecast

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Rackspace Accelerates Customers’ Journey to the Hybrid Cloud With Increased … – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

SOURCE: Rackspace Hosting SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - October 20, 2014) - Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced the newest release of its Rackspace Hybrid Cloud offering, RackConnect® v3, including new security capabilities, increased scalability and an improved customer experience. Rackspace created the unique RackConnect technology to address the needs of customers who require the scalability of the cloud, combined with the enhanced security and performance of traditional dedicated hosting.

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