Saturday, September 17, 2011

Gartner: Google Gmail now a viable alternative to Microsoft Exchange Online in business e-mail

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Gartner: Google Gmail now a viable alternative to Microsoft in business e-mail ...
The Seattle Times
Research firm Gartner says that after five years in the market, Google's Gmail now presents a viable alternative to Microsoft Exchange Online and other cloud email services for companies with over 5000 seats. "The road to its enterprise enlightenment ...
Companies Promise a Cloud that Won't Crash
MIT Technology Review
Some say that recent high-profile cloud outages are just a matter of bad design. By Erica Naone Whenever Amazon's cloud service goes down, the sites and services that rely on it, including Reddit, Quora, and Foursquare, go with it. ...
8x8 Completes Acquisition of Contactual, Inc.
MarketWatch (press release)
This strategic investment is one of several recent initiatives implemented by 8x8 to advance its mission of becoming the industry's premier provider of broad-based cloud communications and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) solutions. ...
EMC Targets VMware With Cloud Center of Excellence
CIO Today
EMC just opened the doors to a new 450000-square-foot Center of Excellence in Durham, NC, to deliver on its promise of cloud computing and IT as a service . Beyond housing a virtualized clouddata center that supports EMC's more than 50000 employees ...
1010data Receives Safe Harbor Certification for Its Cloud-Based Big Data ...
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, NY, Sep 16, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- 1010data, Inc., the leading cloud-based big data analytics platform, today announced the company received the US - European Union (EU) Safe Harbor certification from the US Department of Commerce. ...
Kaspersky improves cloud security with latest products
Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines - Internet security firm Kaspersky has launched its 2012 versions of anti-Virus and internet security home-user products, featuring an enhanced protection for users from the threats of the cloud. "In the 2012 versions of Kaspersky ...
Amplidata Demonstrates Highly Scalable and Reliable Storage Solutions for ...
MarketWatch (press release)
16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Amplidata, an innovator in unbreakable, low power object storage technology, demonstrates the Cloud Builders reference architecture of its next generation AmpliStor system that leverages Intel's Xeon(TM) processor ...
Symantec cloud-based service seeks out 'rogue certificates'
ITworld.com
September 14, 2011, 3:46 PM — Symantec this week introduced what it calls the Symantec Certificate Intelligence Center, a cloud-based service that works with an on-premises software component to keep track of SSL server certificates used by an ...
Joyent Cloud Offers Customers Free, Integrated Application Performance ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
New Relic, Inc., the SaaS web application performance management (APM) provider, announced today that Joyent Cloud has enhanced its leading public cloud hosting platform with the availability of free New Relic Standard for its public cloud customers ...
Government told "go cloud or die" by Salesforce boss
MicroScope (blog)
The UK government has been urged to embrace the cloud by one of the leading proponents of hosted services, writes Nick Booth. The call was made by Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff at the company's annual rally, Cloudforce 2011, which was held in London ...
Cloud Computing: Microsoft Previews Windows 8
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Microsoft is supposed to be "re-imagining" all its widgetry "from the chipset to the user experience" to run on or through the cloud, an exercise that's supposed to equate to re-imagining Microsoft itself while Windows remains at its core and every ...
VMware, virtualisation and the Cloud
BusinessCloud9
The UK government was this week accused of hiding behind private Cloud and placing too much emphasis on virtualisation by Marc Benioff, CEO of public Cloud enthusiast Salesforce.com. Benioff's been arguing the case that virtualisation isn't Cloud ...
How to Save Energy With Cloud Computing
PCWorld
And at present, there is no technology discussion bigger than cloud computing. The media has covered cloud debates to the point of saturation. Is cloud is hype or reality? How do you define cloud computing? What applications are best suited for the ...
SBS looks to Cloud services
CIO Australia
A journey to Cloud services looked increasingly compelling. “When going to the Cloud we need to talk less about the technology and more about the business impact,” Schelp says. “We have been challenged to provide more effective and integrated ...
Joyent upgrades cloud service to compete with Amazon
Techworld.com
By Mikael Rickn√§s | Published: 13:30, 16 September 2011 Joyent is upgrading its public cloudservice with better analytics and the ability to run Linux and Windows, as it hopes to persuade CIOs to move more applications to the company's cloud...
Cloud Computing: Dome9 Harnesses Firewalls for Cloud Security
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Cloud start-up Dome9 Security says it's got the first multi-platform firewall management system in the industry. It automates and centralizes the complex, manually hard-to-handle firewalls embedded in all server operating systems using dynamic policy ...
Leverage the Power of the Cloud at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley ...
In his session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Matt Krebs, Business Development Manager for Axis Communications, will explore and highlight the benefits of IP network video technology. He will discuss the cost advantages as well as the ...
Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal
Cloud storage provider Box.net spurns $500M offer (exclusive ...
By Matthew Lynley
Cloud storage provider Box.net rejected a $500 million offer to purchase the company, multiple sources have confirmed to VentureBeat. Turning down a $500 million acquisition offer isn't necessarily a bad move for a hot company like Box.
VentureBeat
Matching Security to Your Cloud
By Trend Micro
There's a lot of talk about cloud computing and cloud security this week as many people are attending VMworld in Las Vegas (follow Trend Micro at VMworld). But not all types of cloud security are best suited for all types of cloud computing. ...
Trend Micro Asia Pacific News Library
The Future of GIS is in the Cloud | Slashgeo.org
By Digital Map Products
The Future of GIS is in the Cloud. In the past year we've seen Cloud Computing come on the scene in a big way, revolutionizing how local government implements and uses technology. GIS (Geographic Information System) has especially ...
Geospatial Press Releases
Infosecurity (UK) - Blog - The “Don't Trust Model” of Cloud Computing
Cloud service providers realize this lack of trust is preventing enterprise IT from completely embracing cloud computing. To ease this concern, cloud service ...
www.infosecurity-magazine.com/blog/2011/9/.../406.aspx
Dell's Approach to Cloud Computing for SMBs - www ...
Our small business analyst explains Dell's latest foray into the cloud, and what it means for small businesses.
www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/..._/Dells-Approach-to-Clo...
Dreamforce Takeaway: It's All About Cloud Channel Strategies
In my previous commentary in this space, I suggested that the evolution of the channel in the cloudis entering a new stage in its development. Last month's ...
www.ecommercetimes.com/story/73249.html

Three Years of Transforming Businesses with Cloud
Wired News
This is where Cloud Computing comes in. Cloud has come a long way in the last few years. From being an exotic, non-mainstream idea, based mainly on public clouds for shared usage, organizations have reacted strongly and positively. ...
Tackling the Challenges of Securing the Cloud
The Data Center Journal
The acceptance of cloud computing by the corporate world is one of the fastest growing information technology (IT) trends today. On-demand cloud services, including online collaboration tools and social networking platforms, are able to deliver speed, ...
Amazon's cloud services get approval under FISMA
GCN.com
By Kevin McCaney The General Services Administration has put its stamp of approval on Amazon Web Services to provide cloud services in compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act. The accreditation covers Amazon Elastic Compute ...
NIST plan for cloud encourages innovation
GCN.com
By William Jackson An assessment of existing technical standards that could be used in cloudcomputing and a reference architecture for government use in the cloud have been published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. ...
Symform debuts free cloud storage offering with up to 200GB
CTR
Symform Inc., a provider of cloud storage solutions, announced this week a new referral program that will reward users with up to 200GB of free cloud storage. This offer represents significant savings for customers and 1000 percent more free storage ...
DDoS is Cloud's security Achilles heel
Computerworld Australia
Cloud providers and customers are ignoring the importance of securing online services against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks at their own peril. That's the view of network security expert and Arbor Networks APAC solutions architect, ...
Intel Lays Out Vision of 'Cloud 2015'
Wired News
The big cloud presentation at Tuesday's IDF was a post-lunch session called, “Driving towards cloud2015: a technology vision to meet the demands of cloud computing tomorrow” by Intel Senior Fellow Stephen S. Pawlowski. Pawlowski's job at Intel is ...
Cloud-enabled Windows Server 8 will exceed your expectations
FierceCIO
Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) upcoming Windows Server 8 operating system is a cloud-enabled platform that will include support for advanced capabilities and high-availability features for building advanced, large-scale virtualization systems. ...
Open Cloud Initiative envisions an open cloud future
SDTimes.com
By Alex Handy While cloud computing is seen as a way to cut IT costs, the linings around Amazon, Linode, Rackspace and other providers aren't always silver. With each added feature, each cloudbecomes more proprietary, which in turn adds to the price ...

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