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Coming Soon to a Government Near You: Cloud Computing – Governing

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Cloud News

When cloud computing first emerged, government officials viewed it with some skepticism. Long accustomed to owning and controlling all of their IT hardware, software and networks, states and localities didn’t take very seriously the idea that they could, for a monthly fee, simply stream pretty much everything to a worker’s desktop. Delivering a Netflix movie was one thing, the argument went, but a robust data management system was quite another

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CenturyLink opens second data center in Toronto market – MarketWatch

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

HEADLINE2Tier III-certified facility built to support 5 megawatts of IT load, 100,000 square feet of raised floor MONROE, La., Aug. 27, 2014 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- CenturyLink, Inc

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VMware, NVIDIA and Google Unveil Future of Graphics-Rich Applications … – CNNMoney

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

VMware, NVIDIA and Google Unveil Future of Graphics-Rich Applications Delivered on Enterprise Cloud DesktopsCollaboration Delivers Fluid, Remote User Experience With Any Windows Applications on Google Chromebooks Today at VMworld® 2014, VMware, NVIDIA and Google announced a collaborative effort to deliver high-performance virtual desktops and workstation-class graphics to Google Chromebooks. Showcased as a technology preview, the solution demonstrates the next generation of VMware Blast Performance and NVIDIA GRID™ vGPU™ technology to satisfy customers' most demanding visual computing needs.

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Salesforce.com and Cloud Computing Sustainability – Triple Pundit

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Cloud News

SalesForce.com released its most recent sustainability report There will always be debate about whether having more and more of our data on the cloud is really more sustainable in the long run, but one company making a difference in this space is Salesforce.com. On the business side, it is easy to argue this San Francisco-based company has had a beneficial impact on customer relationship management (CRM) systems. In recent years the US$4 billion company has become a major force in the cloud-computing sector, and is frequently touted for both being a truly innovative company as well as for its sustainability agenda.

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Microland adapts to the cloud – Times of India

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

BANGALORE: IT services company Microland has rolled out Microland 4.0, positioning itself as a hybrid IT infrastructure service provider that combines cloud-based services, automation and process re-engineering.The Bangalore-based IT infrastructure specialist will marry traditional IT, and public, private and hybrid cloud services from different service providers to help businesses become more agile and efficient. "Hybrid IT is the enabling framework to deliver computing as a service whereby shared resources, software and information are provided as a utility (like the electric grid) over a network (both enterprise networks and private networks like the internet)," said Pradeep Kar, CMD of Microland. The firm has partnered with Amazon Web Services, Citrix, Microsoft and VMware to deliver cloud-based offerings.IT research and advisory firm Gartner said the public cloud services market is expected to grow 17.8% to $153 billion in 2014

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For CFOs, Tech Transition Is A Matter Of When, Not If – Forbes

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

According to a recent survey by financial services company UBS UBS AG (UBS), more than half of American and European CIOs plan to gradually shift to cloud services while another third are transitioning as quickly as possible.

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IBM Launches First SoftLayer Data Center in Australia Extending Local Cloud … – MarketWatch

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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HP and VMware Collaborate to Simplify Software-Defined Data Center and … – MarketWatch

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

HEADLINE2 HP-VMware Networking Solution Unifies Automation Across Physical and Virtual Networks Joint Efforts Help Streamline Enterprise Adoption of OpenStack(R) Technology SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Aug 25, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Today at VMworld(R) 2014, HP and VMware announced the expansion of a long-standing relationship to help customers gain competitive advantage by adopting the software-defined data center and hybrid cloud. This announcement includes the general availability of both the standalone HP-VMware networking solution, as well as the solution delivered as part of HP Converged Systems. The companies also announced HP Helion OpenStack will support enterprise-class VMware virtualization technologies.

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VMware Unveils New vCloud Air Mobile and Hybrid Cloud Services – CNNMoney

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

VMware Continues Rapid Expansion of Its Hybrid Cloud Platform, Now Available Across 75 Percent of the World's Cloud Market Continuing the rapid expansion of its VMware vCloud® Air™ hybrid cloud platform, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today unveiled new hybrid cloud service capabilities and a new lineup of third-party mobile application services designed to enable enterprise and application developers to better support the dynamic needs of modern businesses. "Businesses today look to modern, mobile applications to drive revenue, differentiation and loyalty," said Bill Fathers, executive vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware

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Red Hat Releases Hybrid Cloud Management Solution – CRN

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

When Red Hat bought ManageIQ almost two years ago, the plan was to take the small startup's proprietary cloud management and automation technology and distribute it through Red Hat's familiar business model of open sourcing.

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HP and VMware Collaborate to Simplify Software-Defined Data Center and … – CNNMoney

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

HP and VMware Collaborate to Simplify Software-Defined Data Center and Hybrid Cloud AdoptionHP-VMware Networking Solution Unifies Automation Across Physical and Virtual Networks Joint Efforts Help Streamline Enterprise Adoption of OpenStack(R) Technology Today at VMworld® 2014, HP and VMware announced the expansion of a long-standing relationship to help customers gain competitive advantage by adopting the software-defined data center and hybrid cloud. This announcement includes the general availability of both the standalone HP-VMware networking solution, as well as the solution delivered as part of HP Converged Systems. The companies also announced HP Helion OpenStack will support enterprise-class VMware virtualization technologies.

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5 Ways the Workforce Will Change in 5 Years – Mashable

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in SMB Cloud

What's This? Image: Getty Creative, mediaphotos By James O'Brien2014-08-25 16:24:47 UTC Five years isn't a long way away, but human-resources experts predict significant changes within the workforce over the next half-decade. A sizable shift is coming as millennials take their seats at businesses large and small, and Baby Boomers simultaneously either retire or modify their work styles to reflect increasingly flexible and mobile opportunities

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AT&T and VMware to Bring Enterprise-Grade Security, Speed and Reliability to … – CNNMoney

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

AT&T and VMware to Bring Enterprise-Grade Security, Speed and Reliability to VMware vCloud Air CustomersNew Solution Will Allow Customers to Use their Virtual Private Networks to Connect to VMware's Hybrid Cloud Platform Today at VMworld® 2014, AT&T and VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) announced they will deliver highly secure, flexible bandwidth, low latency private cloud network connectivity for VMware vCloud® Air™ customers using AT&T NetBond(SM).

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Born in the Cloud: What Hybrid VARs Need From Vendors – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in Cloud News

Born in the cloud VARs expect more than competitive margins from vendors. As one of the newest members to join CompTIA’s Partner Advisory Council a few weeks ago I was immediately and affectionately dubbed the "poster child" for the Hybrid VAR.

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HP and VMware Collaborate to Simplify Software-Defined Data Center and … – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

HP-VMware Networking Solution Unifies Automation Across Physical and Virtual Networks Joint Efforts Help Streamline Enterprise Adoption of OpenStack® Technology SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 25, 2014) - Today at VMworld® 2014, HP and VMware announced the expansion of a long-standing relationship to help customers gain competitive advantage by adopting the software-defined data center and hybrid cloud. This announcement includes the general availability of both the standalone HP-VMware networking solution, as well as the solution delivered as part of HP Converged Systems

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