Wednesday, July 25, 2012

SAP Profits From the Cloud

SAP Profits From the Cloud
Wall Street Journal
German software company SAP AG Tuesday said profits rose strongly and it confirmed it is on track to meet its full-year targets, defying global economic worries as it continues to expand in growth segments such as cloud computing. Net profit for the second ...

Cloud Computing: Apple Wants $2.5 Billion in Damages from Samsung
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Ahead of the great Apple v Samsung Android trial that starts Monday in California Apple filed a damages claim with the court seeking $2.525 billion from Samsung. Good ole reliable FOSS Patents got to it first and isolated the key passage. It reads: "Samsung ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Growth of Cloud Computing Brings Change and Disruption to IT Practices and ...
MarketWatch (press release)
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The increasingly integral role of cloud computing in IT operations is accompanied by significant change and disruption for cloud users, their IT staffs and their technology providers, new ...

Google Partners Up to Sell Cloud Computing and Storage
... knowledge resources for customers to jump into the Google cloud. The technology partners will provide actual software to connect their existing tools or new tools to Google's Compute Engine, Cloud Storage or the SQL-based BigQuery database engine.

Cloud computing journey starts with the data centre
The debate on cloud computing should not be about private or public clouds but on the data centre, according to Raju Chellam, cloud practice head, Dell South Asia & Korea. And the key questions are about merging legacy systems with new infrastructure ...

Cloud Computing: The Transformational Cloud
SYS-CON Media (press release)
"Cloud solutions are great for lots of workloads but the cloud is not perfect for everything," noted Robert Miggins, senior vice president of business development for PEER 1 Hosting, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan.
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Agosto Joins Google Cloud Platform Partner Program
MarketWatch (press release)
Agosto provides Google Cloud services and solutions including Google App Engine development, Google Cloud Storage, and Google APIs to help clients build and run applications, host sites and store and access data. "The Google Cloud Platform Partner ...

Box embraces Windows Phone (half heartedly)
While it's overstating the case to say that Box has renounced a fatwa on Windows Phones, it is worth pointing out that the cloud storage company now supports the current release of Windows Phone and will support the upcoming Windows Phone 8 as well.

Informatica Joins Google Cloud Platform Partner Program
MarketWatch (press release)
Extending its award-winning Informatica Cloud integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS), enterprises of all sizes can now securely move data to and from their on-premise and cloud IT systems and Google Cloud services such as Google Cloud Storage and ...

A clearer view of cloud computing security now that the haze is gone
Network World
The cloud computing and consumerization (BYOD) technology waves are changing the distribution of IT control: Users are taking more control of the devices they use; business managers are taking more control of the budgets; and service suppliers are taking ...

Cloud Computing Market in India & Augmented Reality in the Cloud Analyzed in ... (press release)
Written by 24 July 2012. DALLAS, July 18, 2012 - adds new market research reports on Augmented Reality in the Cloud, Cloud Computing in India and IT Market in BRIC for 2011-2015. A. IT Market in BRIC ...

Google Builds Out Cloud Platform With Partner Program
Wired News
Google Cloud Storage: Cloud Storage technology partners have integrated Google Cloud Storage directly into their offerings to provide you with active archiving, backup and recovery, and primary storage solutions. The full partner list can be found here.

Cloud Computing: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Hit with Europe-Wide Ban
SYS-CON Media (press release)
A German appeals court Tuesday extended an existing ban on selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 anywhere in Germany to anywhere in the 27 countries of the European Union. The 7.7 ban has been in effect since last September. The larger, more popular ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Majority of Companies Expanding Cloud Computing Skills: Survey
The rise of cloud computing in firms of all shapes and sizes means faster and broader access to computing resources. But it also means changes in job descriptions, and a need for vendors and enterprises alike to reconsider the type of working relationships ...

For some workloads, Google's cloud can't yet hang with AWS
Compute Engine didn't fare any better when Zencoder tested transfer speeds between the cloud storage platform and the cloud computing platform. Whereas rates between Amazon S3 and Amazon EC2 topped out at 1458.32 Mbps, the rate between Google ...


Ryan Shriver Joins The Virtualization Practice to Lead New Agile Cloud ...
MarketWatch (press release)
WRENTHAM, MA, Jul 24, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Today The Virtualization Practice, an industry analyst firm that provides unique analysis, commentary and resources on Virtualization and Cloud Computing, announced that Ryan Shriver has ...

Cloud Computing: VMware's Buying Nicira for $1.26 Billion
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Paul Maritz, now VMware's lame duck CEO and going out with a bang, said in a statement that "VMware has led the server virtualization revolution, and we have the opportunity to do the same in data center and cloud networking. The acquisition of Nicira ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

GAO Highlights Issues with Agencies' Cloud Computing Plans
govWin (blog)
Interestingly, 20% of the plans and implementations for services considered pre-dated the 25 Point Plan (issued in December 2010) – reinforcing the fact that agencies had already begun plans to utilize cloud services. Following the 25 Point Plan's release, ...

The Sale of Nicira, Cheaper Clouds and Troubled Cisco
New York Times (blog)
Cloud computing just became a lot more powerful. Time to start counting the possible winners and losers. VMWare said Monday it would pay $1.26 billion for Nicira, a maker of innovative software-defined networking gear. VMWare hopes to deploy Nicira's ...

HP Brings Just-in-Time Discovery to Cloud Computing
Increased use of private cloud computing and virtualized infrastructures compounds an existing problem: how to track IT assets and their interdependencies. HP is aiming to address the challenge with its Configuration Management System 10 (CMS), which ...

VMware buys Nicira, Expanding Cloud Computing Offering
Bright Side of News*
On Monday, VMware announced it had agreed to acquire Nicira, a pioneer in software-defined networking (SDN) and a leader in network virtualization for open source initiatives. Additionally VMware reported that revenue for the quarter ended June rose to ...

Bright Side of News*

Box brings cloud storage service to Windows Phone
The company has just announced the imminent release of Box for Windows Phone, which in addition to the customary cloud storage brings some features that tie in with Windows Phone's unique live tile functionality. If you've never heard of Box, the service is ...

Talend Joins Google Cloud Platform Partner Program
MarketWatch (press release)
"The Google Cloud Platform offers a broad set of application development, compute, cloud storage, large scale computing, and big data capabilities that democratize big data for our clients, thanks to the native support by Talend Open Studio for Big Data of ...

3 new roadblocks to cloud computing
Infrastructure readiness refers to the ability for the existing networks and computers that will consume cloud services to perform at the levels required. It's true that many enterprises will have to upgrade their existing infrastructure to support the requirements of ...

The Department of Defense Cloud Computing Strategy
SYS-CON Media (press release) (blog)
To that end, the Chief Information Officer of the DoD, Teri Takai, released its Cloud Computing Strategy, which outlines its goals to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing throughout the department. In the strategy, the Office of the CIO explains why it wants to move to the cloud, its goals, the challenges that ... This means both sharing and adopting the most secure commercially available cloud services. To do so, the strategy hopes to establish a Department of Defense Enterprise CloudEnvironment. The DoD ...

SYS-CON Media (press release) (blog)

Liaison Technologies' Managed Services for Cloud Integration Finds Traction ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Liaison attributes the increase to the growing number of mid-market companies interested in reaping the "speed to value" and cost benefits of cloud services, but wanting to avoid the integration complexities of folding them into their existing IT infrastructures.

SAP Q2 earnings up 12 pct on sales to financial, retail companies; cloud, data ...
Washington Post
It has added businesses in mobile and “cloud” computing, which means storing and processing information on an Internet-linked network of servers rather than on just one local computer. The company confirmed its outlook for the year, predicting software and ...

QlikTech Joins Google Cloud Platform Partner Program
MarketWatch (press release)
Cloud storage solutions, such as high-end backup and recovery, active archiving, global file sharing/collaboration, and primary SAN/NAS, using Google Cloud Storage. -- Large-scale computing solutions, such as batch processing, data processing and high ...

Cloud Hosting Provider Datapipe Joins AWS Partner Network (APN)
MarketWatch (press release)
JERSEY CITY, NJ, Jul 24, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Cloud hosting provider, Datapipe, a global provider of managed services and infrastructure for outsourced IT and cloud computing, today announced its membership with Amazon Web Services' ...

HANA, Cloud Uptake Drive Record Q2 Revenues for SAP
Enterprise Apps Today
Co-CEOs Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe attribute SAP's financial health to gains in markets like cloud computing and Big Data analytics. "SAP stands apart in its ability to bring its customers innovations in cloud, mobile and in-memory computing on top of a ...SuccessFactors Drives Cloud Optimism. Also paying off is SAP's $3.4 billion acquisition of SuccessFactors, a human capital management (HCM) cloud services provider. Twelve-month SuccessFactors subscription billings -- new and upsell -- are up ...

Methodology Of Cloud Computing Risk Assessment | CloudTweaks ...
By Abdul
Methodology Of Cloud Computing Risk Assessment A Break in the Cloud's Silver Lining Thoughcloud computing is considered as the new paradigm of computing, ... enhance the benefits ofcloud computing. The working group responsible for the risk assessment also determined a methodology which allows direct comparison between items that enable organizations to perform their own risk assessment and risk management of cloud services and infrastructure. The purpose of which ... - Cloud Computing...

Box Cloud Storage Service Launches Windows Phone App ...
By Pradeep
Box, a leading cloud storage service today announced the release of their Windows Phone client. Also Box is planning to provide 50GB free storage in partnership with Qualcomm for all Snapdragon powered Windows Phone devices.

Nonprofits and Cloud Computing: Infrastructure in the Stratosphere ...
By Brett
Nonprofits & Cloud Computing starts July 31st. Our latest webinar series, "Nonprofits & Cloud Computing: Infrastructure in the Stratosphere", brought to you for free with the generous support of Google, starts on July 31st. If you're thinking ...

Forecasting the Future of Cloud Computing | Expedient
By Expedient
Cloud computing has made its presence known through several industries, and according to a recent survey it looks as though that trend will continue.

How to Provide Differentiated Cloud Services | Cloud Orchestration ...
By Tony Lucas
Tony explains how service providers can offer differentiated cloud services; be it through public, hosted private or a hybrid cloud offering.
Cloud Orchestration software...

Majority of Companies Expanding Cloud Computing Skills: Survey
By Olivia Herriford
In addition, three fourths of the IT service suppliers in the study say they are seeking to beef up their vendor-neutral credentials showcasing knowledge and expertise in cloud computing. Types of Skills/Roles Companies Have Added to IT Departments Skills to build ... have experimented with cloud solutions beyond simple applications,” the study concludes. “As these firms explore more advanced uses of cloud computing, the demand for cloud services from solution providers will rise.” ...
Mid-Pacific ICT Center

New HP Cloud Services Integration | Service Catalog & Request ...
By webadmin
We have now added HP Cloud Services to our list of supported platforms. HP's industry level infrastructure allows for data and applications to.
Service Catalog & Request Fulfillment

How to Get 1 Year of Free Cloud Storage with JustCloud ...
By admin
Here at JustCloud we take great pride in our cloud storage system, which we believe to be the best on the market. Sounds a little bold perhaps, doesn't it? But we feel it's justified. You only have to check out … Continue Reading...
JustCloud News

SADA Systems joins Google Cloud Platform Partner Program - Blog
By SADA Systems
Share This Page. Tweet · SADA Says | Cloud Computing Blog. » SADA Systems joins GoogleCloud Platform Partner Program ... “The Google Cloud Platform offers a broad set of application development, cloud storage, large scale computing, and big data capabilities that provides us with the tools to build and deploy scalable Enterprise-grade solutions for organizations of any size.” Google's Cloud Platform products enable customers to implement: Cloud app solutions, such as ...
SADA Says | Cloud Computing Blog

'Box' Cloud storage service app now available for Nokia Lumia ...
By Fakhre
'Box' the popular cloud storage service today released its app for Nokia Lumia smartphones over Windows Phone Markteplace. The app features batch uploading, searching through files/folders, file sharing and homescreen live tiles. Desktop ...

CDN-as-a-Platform for Cloud Services | A Systems Approach
By Larry Peterson
In other words, it fair to view a CDN as a platform that hosts functions to accelerate B2C and B2B transactions over the Internet, especially transactions that involve cloud-based services. In this scenario, the CDN runs at the edge of the ...
A Systems Approach

WD 2go app mixes personal and public cloud storage
By Stephen Withers
"By combining access to Dropbox and personal cloud storage into a single intuitive mobile app, WD is empowering consumers with the flexibility and control of anytime, any-device management of their growing libraries of digital content," said ...
Latest News

Cloud Storage Firm NetApp to Create 460 Jobs in $75M Data ...
By Justin Lee
Cloud storage provider NetApp is planning to create 460 new jobs by building a $75 million data center in Durham, North Carolina's Research Triangle Park. ... Related Topics: cloud computing, data centers, netapp, storage technology. Cloud ... - Daily Web Hosting News

Consumer Cloud Services (MCP-7654) - Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Remote Access: The Real Flavor of Consumer Cloud Computing.....II-7: Consumer Mobile Cloud Services: A Lucrative Subset of Consumer Cloud Computing.

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