Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Microsoft details Cloud Ops


Microsoft Details Cloud Ops
PCWorld
By Joab Jackson, IDG News Microsoft kicked off its annual TechEd conference Monday much the way it did last year's, heavily touting cloud computing as a more efficient way for businesses to run IT operations. This year, however, company executives ...
Microsoft's BPOS Service Outage Illustrates Cloud Conundrum
eWeek
Microsoft's well-publicized BPOS service outage illustrates how all cloud services experience downtime. But will that dissuade businesses from jumping to the cloud? Customers of Microsoft's BPOS service last week found themselves cut off from email. ...
Autonomy Boosts Cloud Offer With Iron Mountain Deal
Wall Street Journal
LN) Monday said it has agreed to buy selected assets of US information management company Iron Mountain Inc.'s (IRM) digital division for $380 million in cash, in a move aimed at strengthening itscloud offering. Autonomy--which makes software that ...
Microsoft Highlights Windows Azure Cloud and Devices at Tech-Ed
Redmond Developer News
Building cloud services and managing access to those applications across multiple devices is a key focus of Microsoft's Tech-Ed North America conference this week. By Kathleen Richards Microsoft executives officially welcomed developers and IT ...
Cloud computing's big surprise
CNET
by Gordon Haff The main thrust of early cloud computing discussions--even before that particular term became popular--was fundamentally about economies of scale. For example, in his book "The Big Switch," author Nick Carr writes that: "Once it becomes ...
EU seeks to maximise cloud computing potential
Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission called on Monday for contributions to an EU strategy on cloud computing, saying the remote technology could bring savings as well as huge revenues to the 27-member bloc. The EU executive said cloudcomputing ...
SAP, Dell Partner on In-memory and the Cloud
PCWorld
By Chris Kanaracus, IDG News SAP and Dell are expanding their relationship in the areas of cloudcomputing and in-memory databases, the companies will announce on Monday during the Sapphire conference in Orlando. First off, SAP customers will be able ...
VMware Acquires Shavlik to Boost SMB Offerings
PCWorld
By Mikael Rickn√§s, IDG News VMware has entered into an agreement to acquire Shavlik Technologies, a company that develops traditional and cloud-based management products for small and medium-sized businesses, helping them to manage, monitor and secure ...
HP Expands Data Center Consulting Services
InformationWeek
The company also introduced HP Network Management Center 9.1 with enhanced features for managed service providers, cloud computing, and unified communications management. By Chandler Harris InformationWeek Hewlett-Packard announced Monday a new ...
National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a draft of its cloud computing guidelines http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/800-146/Draft-NIST-SP800-146.pdf


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