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VMware said Tuesday that it has sent its vCloud API to the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) to standardize the mobility, provisioning, management and the service assurance of applications running in internal and external clouds. The submission is part of the VMware’s vCloud Ini...
Intalio, The Enterprise Cloud Company, has announced the acquisition of Webtide, the team behind the Jetty open source Java application server. Jetty is currently used on millions of web servers, and powers products such as Cisco SESM, Google AppEngine, Google GWT, HP OpenView, IBM Tiv...
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications and another of VMware’s little friends, has extended its cloud-based Computing-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution to its data center in Amsterdam to address Europe’s stringent regulations. It says the Amsterdam location benefits companie...
At the risk of being redundant, Gmail has come a cropper again. It’s been down this time for hours and hours with no explanation given other than a “service outage” note. At around 4pm Eastern time Google’s Apps Status page finally said, “Google Mail service has already been re...
Catbird, a provider of security and compliance solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, has announced the immediate availability of vCompliance, a comprehensive automated monitoring and enforcement solution that ensures security and regulatory compliance for virtualized and cloud-...
Infinite Group has announced the launch of Cloud-Cast, a new division focused on the growing market for cloud computing and virtualization services. In addition, the company named virtualization and cloud computing expert Jason Langone to the position of division President. Targeting o...
Queplix Corp. has unveiled its QueCloud platform, designed to accelerate migration of enterprise applications to private and public cloud infrastructures. The company also announced that it has closed a $1.5 million Series A investment from Javelin Venture Partners to expand its cloud ...
Queplix Corp., today announced that it has added three experienced executives to its team. Mark Cashman has been named as CEO of the company, and Kevin Brown and Carl Wright have joined the company's Board of Directors and Advisory Board, respectively. Additionally, the company announc...
There is little doubt that cloud computing is big news, but who is gaining your mind share? Amazon, NetSuite, and Salesforce.com, have been in the news recently with a number of announcements. So many that I've been attempting to track them by creating specific journals for each. ...
Celebrating three decades of helping individuals and organizations of all sizes transform how they compete, save money, reduce risk, and create value from their information, EMC Corporation announced the formation of the EMC Information Honors program. The new program is designed t...
Salesforce.com has poached Cisco mandarin Doug Dennerline, the head of Cisco’s Collaboration Software Group, the repository of its WebEx widgetry and its cloud and SaaS ambitions – like the idea of taking on Microsoft’s $60 billion Office franchise with some Google Apps-like mojo that ...
To most who practice it, technology is a religion. So it will come as no surprise that one amongst us now claims to have discovered the “true Cloud,” the Cloud beyond simple development, the Cloud that brings us to the nirvana of serious application deployment and production via the cl...
Rackspace Cloud has launched an online service called Cloud Tools for sharing tools, applications and services built by its strategic partners and independent developers. The company says it shows it’s committed to an open cloud and to supporting the cloud ecosystem. Its new site aims ...
OpenAir announced that it has partnered with AIPEX to resell and support OpenAir solutions in Australia. This partnership is expected to help bring the industry's leading PSA and SRP solution to Australian companies, enabling them to manage their projects, resources, time and expense t...
Atlassian, the Aussie ISV, has released Bamboo 2.3, the latest take on its cloud-supporting continuous integration (CI) server. Bamboo automatically builds and tests code changes as they’re committed so bugs don’t pile up. Bamboo 2.3 improves the widgetry’s support for running “elastic...
There are clouds, and then there are storage clouds. A Florida outfit called Zetta, which thinks it can capitalize on the “Perfect Data Storm” currently lashing everybody, claims to have the first enterprise cloud storage service and claims to have altered the cloud storage landscap...
Arista Networks, the so-called “cloud networking” start-up that began life by challenging Cisco with an ultra-fast network switch that cost a tenth the price of a Cisco switch, is closing in on the problem of redesigning the network to support large data centers and cloud computing tha...
Dell, the industry's basket case, survived the July quarter with shipments, revenue, operating income, gross margin and earnings all higher sequentially while operating expenses are still on the decline, down 14% in the period. The company was so excited and relieved it (probably ac...
In an increasingly competitive market and wearing a target on its back, Amazon Web Services LLC, the company’s cloud arm, went into the hybrid cloud business Wednesday when it announced Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Still in limited beta and only in Amazon’s Eastern US Availabili...
SYS-CON Media announced today that nominations will close on September 4 for its first annual Government IT Readers' Choice Awards. These awards recognize excellence in the software, solutions, or services provided by the industry's top vendors. Voting will begin September 7, 2009, and...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Javier Soltero, CTO for SpringSource, will be presenting at the upcoming Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com) this coming November 2-4, 2009, in Santa Clara, California. His session will be entitled “Top Infrastructure Heada...
Platform as a service (PaaS) is a big piece of the cloud computing puzzle, the other pieces being Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and Application software as a service (SaaS). PaaS enables the delivery of solution frameworks and components as on-demand, pay-as-you-go services. Some ...
LiveOffice, the leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) email archiving, email hosting and email continuity solutions, today announced that Windsor Foods has deployed LiveOffice Personal Archive and LiveOffice Discovery Archive to provide unlimited storage capacity, improved s...
Appirio Tuesday launched a cloud-based professional service automation (PSA) solution on Salesforce.com’s Force.com platform. Called simply Professional Services Enterprise, it’s supposed to be designed for the most sophisticated professional service organizations, delivering end-to-en...
F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today announced the results of a survey that shows how large enterprises are implementing cloud computing. The study reveals that among large enterprises, cloud computing is gaining critical m...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Steve Lesem, President and CEO of Mezeo Software, will be presenting at SYS-CON’s 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA, this coming November 2 – 4, 2009. His session is entitled “The Profit Model for Cloud Computing....
SYS-CON Events announced today that Louis Naugès, Founder and President of Revevol will be presenting at the upcoming Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com) this coming November 2-4, 2009, in Santa Clara, California. His session will be entitled “Cloud & SaaS Pr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that David Snead, attorney specializing in technology legal issues, will be presenting at the upcoming Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com) this coming November 2-4, 2009, in Santa Clara, California. His session will be entitled ...
SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal announced today that nominations are now open for its first annual Cloud Computing Readers' Choice Awards. SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards, also known as the "Oscars of the Software Industry," has been one of the most prestigious industry award progra...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Brian Boruff, CSC's Vice President of Cloud Computing and Software Services, will be presenting at SYS-CON’s 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA, this coming November 2 – 4, 2009. His session is entitled “Orchestrat...
Government IT Conference & Expo Keynote, Bob Gourley, joined Ulitzer and created the CTOvision Journal at http://ctovision.ulitzer.com/. Bob Gourley, former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), is Founder and CTO of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm pr...
As a pioneer in large-scale computing, Unisys has tackled some of the toughest security challenges in the world for both public and private sector clients. The company brings a holistic approach to security that spans digital and physical environments, securing a client’s people, place...
"We have been listening very closely to the real requirements that our customers have and have worked closely with many...CIOs and their teams to understand what solution would allow them to treat the cloud as a seamless extension of their datacenter," writes Amazon's VP & CTO, Werner ...
Sybase has announced the newest release of Adaptive Server® Enterprise (ASE) Cluster Edition, its enterprise data management solution that reduces the complexity of deploying a database application across a shared disk server cluster environment. Sybase has worked with its early custom...


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