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Cloud server shipments to skyrocket in 2012

Cloud server shipments to skyrocket in 2012
16, 2012, 8:23am PT No Comments For anyone needing yet another data point to show that cloud computing is driving IT, check out new projections from IHS. The researcher predicts that unit shipments of “cloud servers” — computers used to power public ...


Data-digesting cloud colossus touted by Fujitsu
Smelling an opportunity to make some money, Fujitsu is launching a big data cloudservice that allows you to offload all or some of this work to the Japanese IT giant. The big data cloud service that Fujitsu announced today is not just about using ...

Symantec acquires cloud storage vendor LiveOffice
By Jeremy Kirk IDG News Service - Symantec has acquired LiveOffice, a provider ofcloud-based data archiving and storage, for $115 million, the companies announced Monday. LiveOffice, based in Torrance, California, offers a variety of storage and ...

Windows Server Now Runs for Free in Amazon's Cloud
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Enterprises can now run Windows Server in Amazon'scloud for up to 750 hours per month at no charge, using the AWS (Amazon Web Services) Free Usage Tier, the company said on Sunday. With this announcement, enterprises that ...

"Cloud Check-What's Your Next Move?" New Event Series Launch in 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Zenith Infotech, an international company that specializes in delivering innovative business continuity and cloud computing for IT service providers, announced today the launch of an advanced series of events focused...

Has SAP gotten cloud religion?
16, 2012, 2:22pm PT No Comments Last Friday, when SAP pre-announced better-than-expected earnings for its FY 2011, there was no mention ofcloud computing. But, there is a feeling that the company, as it completes its buyout of SuccessFactors and ...


NCR Unveils Cloud-Based Point of Sale for Independent Retailers at NRF 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
The software platform enables businesses to combine point-of-sale devices as well as to access their data and configure their system in the cloud, while also providing the ability to track customer history and run email marketing campaigns from ...

The downside of cloud computing: 4 reasons to think twice
You've probably seen tons of articles, editorials, and marketing anecdotes about how great the cloud is; how it can save you tons of money, empower you to do incredible things, free your staff up to do all kinds of important projects, and more. ...

DemandTec Strengthens Cloud Analytics Suite
MarketWatch (press release)
Assortment Optimization: DemandTec will deploy an all-new, cloud-native instance of the Assortment Optimization app. Merchants, category managers, and invited manufacturer trading partners can understand essential assortment planning insights including ...

Fujitsu Announces ValueCENTER Stored Value Card Management in a CloudEnvironment
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, NY, Jan 16, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- National Retail Federation Convention -- Fujitsu today announced that it will begin offering its ValueCENTER(TM) gift card management technology via the cloud. Fujitsu ValueCENTER technology offers ...

Cloud database services reduce complexity, skills needed
ZDNet Asia
By Liau Yun Qing , ZDNet Asia on January 16, 2012 (10 hours ago) Database-as-a-service shields companies from having to worry about low-level management tasks and need for skilled database workers, although common cloud challenges apply, insiders note. ...

Networker's guide to private cloud orchestration
A private cloud architecture represents a major shift in not only how enterprise data centers are built, but ultimately how IT services are delivered to the end user. Compute, storage and networking form a collective pool of resources that can be ...

Cloud Roundup for January 16, 2012
By Joe Brockmeier / January 16, 2012 8:00 AM / 0 Comments This post is part of our ReadWriteCloud channel, which is dedicated to covering virtualization and cloudcomputing. The channel is sponsored by Intel and VMware. Read the case study about how ...

Miradore releases new cloud device management suite
The new cloud-based Miradore management suite allows for centralised control and management of iPads and iPhones, other tablets and smart phones, laptops and desktops, all via a single dashboard. Miradore CEO, Kristian Järnefelt, said the company's...

Cloud server shipments to skyrocket in 2012 — Cloud Computing ...
By Barb Darrow
For anyone who doubts cloud computing is driving IT, check out new numbers from IHS. The researcher predicts unit shipments of "cloud servers" -- those that run cloudcomputing infrastructure -- will grow 35 percent to a whopping 875000 ...

Symantec Buys Cloud-Based Email Archiving Company LiveOffice ...
By Leena Rao
In addition to providing cloud based email archiving, LiveOffice also archives email which is on-premise. By hosting email archives with LiveOffice, customers can migrate from their current provider to a cloud provider without having to deal ...

Mobile Cloud 101: Leaders, Underdogs and Innovation ...
By Mellisa Tolentino
In the past, we've tackled how cloud services make our lives easier, eliminating the need for external storage devices such as thumb drives, discs, external hard drives, etc. Any file — documents, photos, MP3/4s, etc. — can easily be stored in ...

VatorNews - Symantec buys cloud email service LiveOffice for $115M
By Krystal Peak
Symantec buys cloud email service LiveOffice for $115M. The new must-have acquisition is cloud technology -- especially for data and IT companies by Krystal Peak on January 16, 2012.
Vator.tv news stories and report

Cloud Roundup for January 16, 2012 - ReadWriteCloud
By Joe Brockmeier
Today's links include some thoughts from Bruce Schneier on surveillance, the latest update from OpenStack on community work and a post from Neelie Kroes (vice president of the ...

Connect your world through the cloud « A Smarter Planet Blog
By Guest
by Jebb Dykstra, CEO of Meetrix, an IBM Premier Business Partner It used to be that a person with his head in the clouds had unrealistic and impractical.
A Smarter Planet Blog

The downside of cloud computing: 4 reasons to think twice ...
By Casper Manes
You've probably seen tons of articles, editorials, and marketing anecdotes about how great the cloud is; how it can save you tons of money, empower you to do incredible things, free your staff up to do all kinds of important projects, and more.

The Cloud Ate My Homework | Simply Security
By Cloud Security Blog
Recent headlines focus on how a convicted murderer got a retrial because a computer virus destroyed the transcripts of his trial. Normally, court stenographers.
Simply Security

Position Paper: Five Attributes Of Enterprise Cloud Applications
By Krishnan Subramanian
As more and more enterprises embrace cloud computing in a big way, there is a natural tendency among the vendors to cloud-wash their applications and claim cloudcredentials. Essentially, some of the vendors are re-purposing their existing ...

Federal IT managers anxious about "cloud only" approach ...
By admin
Federal IT managers anxious about cloud only approach.
TechJournal South

Cloud is complex—deal with it — Cloud Computing News
If you are looking to cloud computing to simplify your IT environment, I'm afraid I have bad news for you. For every problem eliminated by choosing cloud, it just ...

Managing Virtualized IT Workloads and Private Clouds | Cloud ...
Better managing virtualized IT workloads and private clouds is a top concern for IT leaders going into 2012. They may want to follow the lead of global travel and ...

Telecommuting Efforts Increasingly Aided by the Cloud - Cloud ...
Organizations are increasingly able to offer the benefits of telecommuting to workers, due in large part to their increasing adoption of cloud solutions that support ...

Jan. 12 #cloudchat: All about hybrid cloud | Thoughts on Cloud
Hybrid cloud was big in 2011 and no doubt will only grow as a major strategy in ... We'll have Christopher Ferris, IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO Cloud ...

10 Cloud Predictions For 2012
The cloud will continue to evolve in 2012, from new advancements in PaaS to mobilecloud capabilities, here are 10 cloud predictions for 2012.

Cloud Computing Buyers Demand More, Survey Finds - Network ...
Plain vanilla cloud infrastructure isn't the main goal. Companies want to use online apps, develop cloud apps or run a more automated internal cloud.

Dear Acer: Your cloud strategy way late, way me-too | ZDNet
If all Acer can come up with is a clone of other cloud services, the company has serious problems.

WFTCloud Announces Private Cloud Service by www ...
(The Hosting News) - WFTCloud – SAP Certified Cloud Services Partner has announced a new service to enable SAP customers to migrate to lower-cost, ...

Cloud Cloud's sounds on SoundCloud - Create, record and share ...
Create, record and share the sounds you create anywhere to friends, family and the world with SoundCloud, the world's largest community of sound creators.

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