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Cloud Governance vs Cloud Management: What’s the Difference? CLOUD GOVERNANCE VS CLOUD MANAGEMENT: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

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Aug 18, 2017

While clouds have proliferated in enterprise organizations – public, private, hybrid– it has become increasingly important to define strategy around cloud governance and management. A first step in establishing a successful multi-cloud strategy is simply making clear the difference betwe...

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Microsoft Acquires Cycle Computing for Big Computing in the Cloud MICROSOFT ACQUIRES CYCLE COMPUTING FOR BIG COMPUTING IN THE CLOUD

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Aug 15, 2017

When Rachel, Rob, Doug, and I started Cycle twelve years ago on an $8,000 credit card bill, customers needed large up-front investments to access Big Compute. We set out to fix that, to accelerate the pace of innovation by changing the way the world accesses computing. Since then, our products have ...

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Microsoft Bolsters Azure With Cloud HPC Deal MICROSOFT BOLSTERS AZURE WITH CLOUD HPC DEAL

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Aug 15, 2017

Microsoft has acquired cloud computing software vendor Cycle Computing in a move designed to bring orchestration tools along with high-end computing access capabilities to the cloud.

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8 OUT OF 10 IT LEADERS HAVE CLOUD FOMO - DO YOU? 8 OUT OF 10 IT LEADERS HAVE CLOUD FOMO - DO YOU?

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Aug 08, 2017

Public and private cloud vendors – some of the largest companies in tech and in the world - are in a competitive race to make the cloud a more efficient, flexible and fast part of every organization’s overall business strategy. In such a competitive – and exciting – cloud era...

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3 Must-Know Pieces of Cloud Access Security Brokers 3 MUST-KNOW PIECES OF CLOUD ACCESS SECURITY BROKERS

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Aug 03, 2017

Let’s dive into one of the most buzzworthy cloud security topics today: cloud access security brokers, or CASBs (pronounced KAZ-bees). Previously, I discussed securing your organization if you use any cloud apps. Having a CASB in place is one of those critical components of a layered security ...

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ASSURING CLOUD PERFORMANCE PART 1: HYBRID CLOUD WORKLOAD VISIBILITY ASSURING CLOUD PERFORMANCE PART 1: HYBRID CLOUD WORKLOAD VISIBILITY

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Aug 01, 2017

Turbonomic understands that moving to the cloud is an intricate process for even the most savvy IT professional. For the rest of us, it is roughly as charming as a charismatic dentist meeting you for the first time gripping a sledgehammer. As well spoken and articulate as he is, your eye cannot help...

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Microsoft is outpacing the market in cloud share growth MICROSOFT IS OUTPACING THE MARKET IN CLOUD SHARE GROWTH

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Jul 31, 2017

For some analysts and industry observers, the best way to measure the winners and losers in a growing cloud computing market has been to use metrics such as run rate, growth rate, and market share.  To date, Amazon’s AWS cloud compute has reign supreme in most of those categories as it lo...

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Out of many, one hybrid cloud management platform OUT OF MANY, ONE HYBRID CLOUD MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

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Jul 31, 2017

As organizations continue to look to cloud services for IT and business uses, their computing environments are becoming vast, entangled webs that span public cloud services and various forms of private cloud. They’re exceedingly difficult to monitor, manage and secure.

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Why developers should favor a hyperscale, converged infrastructure WHY DEVELOPERS SHOULD FAVOR A HYPERSCALE, CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE

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Jul 28, 2017

The original step in the modern infrastructure journey was pioneered by hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), and Nutanix in particular. HCI incorporates software-defined technologies; scale-out, modular components; and unified management interfaces (UIs, APIs, automation, orchestration, etc). Althou...

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MAINTAINING HA COMPLIANCE IN THE PUBLIC CLOUD MAINTAINING HA COMPLIANCE IN THE PUBLIC CLOUD

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Jul 28, 2017

The Cloud is great. It allows you to deploy applications and never have to worry about infrastructure again. But, never worrying about infrastructure again is not the same as never worrying about application availability again.

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Multi-cloud Management Best Practices MULTI-CLOUD MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES

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Jul 25, 2017

More and more companies are implementing a multi-cloud strategy. According to the RightScale 2017 State of the CloudReport, 85 percent of enterprises now have their applications running in more than one cloud. These companies have  discovered the benefits of multi-cloud management, including av...

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Finding the Right Data Center Workloads for the Cloud FINDING THE RIGHT DATA CENTER WORKLOADS FOR THE CLOUD

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Jul 21, 2017

One of the most common questions data center operators have is which workloads they should move to the cloud. A frequent follow-up is which cloud is the best destination for each workload.

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Meet the Trailblazer: Intrepid’s adventurous cloud technology transformation MEET THE TRAILBLAZER: INTREPID’S ADVENTUROUS CLOUD TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMATION

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Jul 20, 2017

Intrepid Group wanted to take its customers on a more personal journey, as well as lay the foundation for international expansion. To achieve these objectives, the world’s largest adventure travel company underwent a cloud technology transformation.

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Artificial Intelligence tunes Azure SQL Databases ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TUNES AZURE SQL DATABASES

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Jul 19, 2017

To stay competitive, today’s businesses need to make sure that they focus on their core competencies that directly deliver customer value while relying on their cloud provider to offer an affordable, reliable, and easy to use computing infrastructure that scales with their needs.

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GDPR AND CLOUD SERVICES GDPR AND CLOUD SERVICES

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Jul 18, 2017

The first thing you need to consider is your cloud suppliers’ stance on privacy and GDPR, which will vary by their location.  Data sovereignty is an important issue today, and will become more important beginning May of 2018. Data is subject to the law where it resides, as demonstrated by...

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Who Will Support Your Company WHO WILL SUPPORT YOUR COMPANY'S PRIVATE CLOUD?

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Jul 18, 2017

For most enterprises, the move into cloud computing is already well under way. The reason is that the cloud offers some compelling benefits over traditional IT, including lower costs, greater flexibility, and enhanced ease of use.

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Tableau and Azure SQL DB, a match made in the cloud TABLEAU AND AZURE SQL DB, A MATCH MADE IN THE CLOUD

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Jul 18, 2017

In recent years, Microsoft SQL and Tableau Engineering teams have been working closely together to provide a superior user experience with the two platforms. Today we are sharing some advice on how to optimize the connectivity between Azure SQL DB and Tableau.

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10 advantages of cloud computing for small businesses 10 ADVANTAGES OF CLOUD COMPUTING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jul 17, 2017

Wondering whether you should move to the cloud? Any three of these advantages would be enough to convince many businesses to move their business into the cloud. But when you add up all 10? It’s approaching no-brainer territory.

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Enterprise Cloud Strategy, 2nd Edition ENTERPRISE CLOUD STRATEGY, 2ND EDITION

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Jul 11, 2017

I’m delighted to announce the second edition of our free e-book, Enterprise Cloud Strategy, written by Barry Briggs and myself. Get your copy of the e-book. Much has changed in the two years since we published the first edition. Cloud computing has evolved from a technology that delivers effic...

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The EU: Where Cloud Services and Privacy Meet THE EU: WHERE CLOUD SERVICES AND PRIVACY MEET

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Jul 10, 2017

Today our lives are dominated by cloud-based services offered by companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon. The business world has taken a similar route: an increasing number of companies use cloud services, from office and collaboration software to salesforce automation or enterprise resource pla...

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Clarifying hybrid cloud storage: passive vs active data CLARIFYING HYBRID CLOUD STORAGE: PASSIVE VS ACTIVE DATA

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Jul 07, 2017

I recently gave a webinar with Forrester analyst, Richard Fichera. In his opening he noted “the inexorable march to public cloud is underway.” And he’s right. We see it everywhere. But “march” is a critical word. It’s not a leap and it won’t happen overnight...

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34 Ways Your Finance and HR Clouds Need to Connect 34 WAYS YOUR FINANCE AND HR CLOUDS NEED TO CONNECT

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Jul 07, 2017

To accomplish these plans, finance and HR must not only work more closely together across lines of business—they must share technology and a common cloud framework. Otherwise, teams will be mired in manual work, integrating or even re-entering data from HR systems into finance and back again.&...

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Why NetScaler in the Cloud? WHY NETSCALER IN THE CLOUD?

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Jul 07, 2017

Since NetScaler VPX was first launched in the AWS Marketplace in 2012, we’ve seen many customers begin to actively explore the merits of deploying a dedicated virtual ADC in the cloud.

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Managing A Multi-Cloud Environment MANAGING A MULTI-CLOUD ENVIRONMENT

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Jul 05, 2017

A survey by Forrester Research reveals that 52 percent of large enterprises are already using more than one cloud provider. In fact, almost a third of those organizations are working with four or more cloud vendors. IDC predicts that by 2018 more than 85 percent of enterprises will have implemented ...

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ISVs find their cloud footing on Azure ISVS FIND THEIR CLOUD FOOTING ON AZURE

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Jun 29, 2017

According to Gartner, “By 2020, anything other than a cloud-only strategy for new IT initiatives will require justification at more than 30% of large-enterprise organizations.” With innovation shifting to public datacenters, pressure is on ISVs to develop their own cloud roadmap.

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Cloudian Moves Private Cloud Beyond Backup CLOUDIAN MOVES PRIVATE CLOUD BEYOND BACKUP

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Jun 29, 2017

In a data protection application, Cloudian acts as a backup target. To excel in this role, the system of course needs to be scalable, fast, and cost effective. But most importantly, it must ensure that data is never, ever corrupted or lost. Fortunately, data durability was the #1 design goal of Clou...

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VM Migrations and Database Transformations for Simple Enterprise Cloud Adoption VM MIGRATIONS AND DATABASE TRANSFORMATIONS FOR SIMPLE ENTERPRISE CLOUD ADOPTION

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Jun 29, 2017

At Nutanix .NEXT 2017, Nutanix announced new virtual machine (VM) migration and database (DB) transformational capabilities, designed to help customers more easily assess, and more simply migrate or transform datacenter workloads into the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud.

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Who Needs a Private Cloud? WHO NEEDS A PRIVATE CLOUD?

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Jun 28, 2017

Corporations, both large and small, are moving into the cloud in great numbers. That’s because the cloud offers some very attractive benefits, including rapid deployment, infinite scalability, automatic provisioning, universal accessibility, and an OpEx pay-as-you-go economic model that yields...

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Nutanix Teams Up with Google Cloud to Fuse Cloud Environments for Enterprise Apps NUTANIX TEAMS UP WITH GOOGLE CLOUD TO FUSE CLOUD ENVIRONMENTS FOR ENTERPRISE APPS

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Jun 28, 2017

The human brain has massive computational power and has access to large data sets through all the senses. However, it’s a low bandwidth, high latency decision system. To compensate for this, humans have evolved into creating an extension of this computing fabric called the spinal cord that is ...

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Get More from the Cloud: Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine Delivers GET MORE FROM THE CLOUD: ORACLE DATABASE EXADATA CLOUD MACHINE DELIVERS

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Jun 23, 2017

Cloud-integrated engineered systems for Oracle Database address many of the key concerns that inhibit enterprises from making a swifter transition away from legacy on-premises infrastructures. It’s fair to say that the vast majority of companies are well aware of the benefits provided by cloud...

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Join Cloudian at Nutanix .NEXT to Learn About a New Data Protection Solution JOIN CLOUDIAN AT NUTANIX .NEXT TO LEARN ABOUT A NEW DATA PROTECTION SOLUTION

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Jun 21, 2017

Data protection requires significant storage capacity. For every gigabyte of primary storage on Nutanix, your backup environment will need at least three gigabytes of capacity. Between full backups, snapshots and offsite DR storage, capacity needs add up fast. In data-intensive applications, where s...

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Announcing Microsoft Azure Government services in the Cloud Solution Provider program ANNOUNCING MICROSOFT AZURE GOVERNMENT SERVICES IN THE CLOUD SOLUTION PROVIDER PROGRAM

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Jun 21, 2017

We are excited to announce that Azure Government services are now available through the Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP). The CSP program enables partners to make Microsoft Cloud services part of their customer offerings, expanding U.S. government customer options in meeting their mission goals...

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Your Keys To Success With Cisco Spark YOUR KEYS TO SUCCESS WITH CISCO SPARK

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Jun 16, 2017

You understand moving to a cloud collaboration suite could complement, or even replace, your current unified communications (UC) solution. But, until now, you’ve hesitated to invest in a public cloud-based service.

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Gartner names Microsoft Azure as a leader in the Cloud IaaS MQ GARTNER NAMES MICROSOFT AZURE AS A LEADER IN THE CLOUD IAAS MQ

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Jun 16, 2017

As customers bet more and more on Cloud to drive digital transformation within their organizations, we’re seeing tremendous usage of Azure. Recently, Forbes reported a study done by Cowen and Company Equity Research, and stated that Microsoft Azure is the most used Public Cloud as well as most...

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Microsoft joins Cloud Foundry Foundation MICROSOFT JOINS CLOUD FOUNDRY FOUNDATION

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Jun 15, 2017

Cloud Foundry is an open source cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for software application developers to use for building, deploying and running applications — being cloud, it also has direct application ‘scale’ functions.
Microsoft thinks that the move to embrace Cloud Fou...

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Making the Complex Simple With Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud Platforms MAKING THE COMPLEX SIMPLE WITH DELL EMC HYBRID CLOUD PLATFORMS

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Jun 13, 2017

t’s no secret that today’s most innovative organizations are embracing hybrid cloud strategies to accomplish their digital initiatives. Research backed by Dell EMC customer results affirms that hybrid cloud not only enables IT transformation, but also paves new avenues of innovation and ...

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AWS GovCloud (US) Heads East – New Region in the Works for 2018 AWS GOVCLOUD (US) HEADS EAST – NEW REGION IN THE WORKS FOR 2018

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Jun 13, 2017

AWS GovCloud (US) gives AWS customers a place to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the AWS Cloud. The first AWS GovCloud (US) Region was launched in 2011 and is located on the west coast of the US.
I’m happy to announce that we are working on a second Region that we expect ...

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Is It Time To Look At Skype For Business And Cloud PBX? IS IT TIME TO LOOK AT SKYPE FOR BUSINESS AND CLOUD PBX?

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Jun 09, 2017

Cloud PBX is Microsoft’s technology for enabling call control and PBX capabilities in the Office 365 cloud using Skype for Business Online. It provides voice calling mainstays such as call hold, transfer, voicemail, call forwarding and more.

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Bring Object Storage to Your Nutanix Cluster with Cloudian HyperStore BRING OBJECT STORAGE TO YOUR NUTANIX CLUSTER WITH CLOUDIAN HYPERSTORE

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Jun 09, 2017

Your Nutanix-powered private cloud provides fast, Tier 1 storage for the information you use every day. But what about the information that’s less frequently used, or requires more capacity than your Nutanix cluster has to spare? Cloudian HyperStore is on-prem storage that provides extra capac...

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Bi-directional curious? Veritas tackles multi-cloud migration maladies BI-DIRECTIONAL CURIOUS? VERITAS TACKLES MULTI-CLOUD MIGRATION MALADIES

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Jun 09, 2017

Information management company Veritas Technologies is targeting the headaches that the firm suggests might be thrown up by running multi-cloud operations.
Hybrid cloud deployments featuring a mix of public and on-premises deployments are conceptually sound, but the reality of application (an...

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Mining for digital hybrid-cloud gold — Veeam and NetApp on theCUBE MINING FOR DIGITAL HYBRID-CLOUD GOLD — VEEAM AND NETAPP ON THECUBE

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Jun 08, 2017

In the digital age, data is gold. With global data growth projected to reach 180 zettabytes by 2025, we are on the threshold of a digital gold rush of epic proportions. The challenge is how do you extract the most value out of your digital assets when data is disbursed across on-premises and public-...

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Netskope Investors Double Down on a Cloud Security Platform for the Enterprise NETSKOPE INVESTORS DOUBLE DOWN ON A CLOUD SECURITY PLATFORM FOR THE ENTERPRISE

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Jun 07, 2017

When we started Netskope five years ago, the cloud access security broker (CASB) market was just getting started. Talking to CIOs and CISOs about their cloud adoption in those early days, it felt like we were speaking a different language.

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TensorFlow in the Cloud: Accelerating Resources with Elastic GPUs TENSORFLOW IN THE CLOUD: ACCELERATING RESOURCES WITH ELASTIC GPUS

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Jun 06, 2017

Combined with GPUs, TensorFlow poses a powerful instrument for deep learning. However, it may still be difficult to switch between CPUs and GPUs—both in a local environment and in the cloud. One of the sessions at TensorBeat 2017 explored the ways to address the associated challenges and to ma...

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CFOs have discovered the big stick of cloud computing CFOS HAVE DISCOVERED THE BIG STICK OF CLOUD COMPUTING

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Jun 06, 2017

That’s logical if you think about it. CFOs are charged with keeping the company financially healthy. They are not happy about most IT expenses, and they have a deep-seated belief that IT is spending more money than it needs to. So, the concept of cloud computing seems to be a hammer that the C...

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XenMobile Makes Transitioning to the Cloud a No-Brainer for Enterprise Mobility XENMOBILE MAKES TRANSITIONING TO THE CLOUD A NO-BRAINER FOR ENTERPRISE MOBILITY

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Jun 06, 2017

If you’re at HPE Discover in Las Vegas this week, stop by the Citrix booth #105 to find out why this is the year of the cloud for XenMobile enterprise mobility management solutions. With new pricing and service programs to support cloud transitions, we’re seeing tremendous interest for t...

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Check Out 10 New AWS Cloud Services of 2017 CHECK OUT 10 NEW AWS CLOUD SERVICES OF 2017

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Jun 05, 2017

Amazon has given a new lease on life to the Cloud Services through DevOps, especially since the launch of the AWS services. Right from data scooping, to bringing on the revolution of facial recognition, Amazon has done it all. If you go thinking about the past, you would realize how simple life was ...

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5 lessons: How DevOps, cloud reinvented IT Ops at Hiscox 5 LESSONS: HOW DEVOPS, CLOUD REINVENTED IT OPS AT HISCOX

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Jun 05, 2017

The cloud managed with the help of IT automation software, boosts productivity and frees IT staff for strategic challenges. DevOps and the rapid rollout of new services, meanwhile, allow IT to quickly roll out new applications as customer and business needs change.

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Challenges in Cloud Application Development CHALLENGES IN CLOUD APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

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Jun 03, 2017

Web applications running on a cloud platform are different from applications running on-premise in many ways. A cloud based infrastructure provides many services and options to develop a scalable and highly available application which can cater to a global audience. It provides unlimited opportuniti...

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Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Storage (And Why MSPs Should Recommend It) BENEFITS OF HYBRID CLOUD STORAGE (AND WHY MSPS SHOULD RECOMMEND IT)

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Jun 01, 2017

Enterprises are moving their data to the cloud at a rapid pace. According to a recent survey conducted by IDG, 70 percent of organizations already have at least one application in the cloud, and another 16 percent plan to do so within a year.

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7 Best Practices for Cloud DR Strategy 7 BEST PRACTICES FOR CLOUD DR STRATEGY

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May 24, 2017

When it comes to your business applications, you can’t be more careful. Business applications and systems are the lifeblood and data is the oil for your organization, which is why CIOs need to take a closer look at the new and emerging DR practices that can help them recoup their business in t...

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Why Managed IT Services Providers Shouldn WHY MANAGED IT SERVICES PROVIDERS SHOULDN'T BE AFRAID OF THE CLOUD

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May 24, 2017

According to a 2016 survey by CompTIA, cloud computing “top[s] the list of things that keep MSPs awake at night.” The fear is that the reduced costs, increased flexibility and greater ease of use available with cloud-based products will encourage customers to conclude they don’t re...

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HackerNews Finds Cato Cloud To Be A “Huge Benefit” For IT Professionals HACKERNEWS FINDS CATO CLOUD TO BE A “HUGE BENEFIT” FOR IT PROFESSIONALS

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May 16, 2017

Connectivity involved connecting to resources on-premises and in cloud datacenters. Normally, users to connect directly to resources in the cloud. With hybrid clouds, users end up having to connect and reconnect every time they want to access resources in a different cloud. Kumar looked at how Cato ...

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How To Stop WannaCrypt Infections With The Cato Cloud HOW TO STOP WANNACRYPT INFECTIONS WITH THE CATO CLOUD

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May 15, 2017

The Cato Cloud should be configured to inspect WAN traffic, preventing WannaCrypt from spreading across the company in the event of an infection (Figure 5). This is done by blocking unnecessary SMB traffic between branches. In the case of an attack, users  should be limited to the local a site ...

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RightScale Product Updates: Cloud Cost Management, Self-Service Plugins, Azure Resource Manager Enhancements, and More RIGHTSCALE PRODUCT UPDATES: CLOUD COST MANAGEMENT, SELF-SERVICE PLUGINS, AZURE RESOURCE MANAGER ENHANCEMENTS, AND MORE

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May 11, 2017

Our May product updates include RightScale Optima, the first cloud cost management solution designed as a collaborative platform that integrates cost-saving recommendations and automated action with extensive cost reporting to help you reduce cloud costs.

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New Data Protection Capabilities that Enable Your Cloud Strategy NEW DATA PROTECTION CAPABILITIES THAT ENABLE YOUR CLOUD STRATEGY

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May 08, 2017

Many organizations today have been given a mandate to have some percentage of their IT infrastructure in the cloud.  In fact, IDC states that 70 percent of CIOs have a “cloud first” strategy.  With increasing amounts of mission-critical data being moved to the cloud, it cannot ...

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Vulnerability Remediation to the Cloud and Beyond VULNERABILITY REMEDIATION TO THE CLOUD AND BEYOND

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May 03, 2017

Security teams often use a variety of vulnerability management and response tools to assess and address the vulnerability situation across the organization, frequently using different sets of tools for different environment types.   This often makes getting a single picture of the current ...

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How to maintain security compliance in the cloud HOW TO MAINTAIN SECURITY COMPLIANCE IN THE CLOUD

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Apr 28, 2017

Compliance is one of the main reasons why many organizations hesitate to fully engage in a cloud-first strategy. However, a clear understanding of how compliance can be achieved in the cloud enables companies to capitalize on the business agility and growth that the public cloud provides.

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How do you recover when your cloud is the disaster? HOW DO YOU RECOVER WHEN YOUR CLOUD IS THE DISASTER?

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Apr 27, 2017

Part of the allure of cloud services is not having to worry about disaster recovery (DR). Yet, during the S3 outage, having an independent DR plan would have come in handy for Apple, Snapchat, and other companies reportedly affected.

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Red Flags That You’re Not Dealing with a Cloud 2.0 Solution RED FLAGS THAT YOU’RE NOT DEALING WITH A CLOUD 2.0 SOLUTION

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Apr 26, 2017

Cloud software as a service (SaaS) are not just buzzwords anymore; they’re ways for organizations to become agile and efficient to meet their changing business needs. This is the age of the cloud. And as technology becomes more diverse and complex, we spend too much time managing it, instead o...

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The Carrier Cloud Needs A New Fabric, Not A Patched Cloth THE CARRIER CLOUD NEEDS A NEW FABRIC, NOT A PATCHED CLOTH

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Apr 25, 2017

SD-WANs are driven by the explosive growth of Internet traffic and the changes in traffic flows. There is less demand for MPLS-to-the-datacenter and more demand for accelerating and securing traffic to internet destinations, such as cloud infrastructure and public cloud applications.

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SHIFTING BATTLEFRONTS IN CLOUD SECURITY SHIFTING BATTLEFRONTS IN CLOUD SECURITY

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Apr 24, 2017

In assessing risks to their organizations' data and their cloud-based environment, security teams must also be prepared to stay ahead of the latest IT security trends.

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In case of emergency, call from the cloud IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CALL FROM THE CLOUD

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Apr 21, 2017

A business that has incorporated Voxbone’s emergency access services to its customer offering is Dialpad. This “desk phone killer” company was featured in a press release that explains how its BYOD (bring your own device) customers stay compliant while cutting the cords of traditio...

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Come together! Ovum looks at trends in UC COME TOGETHER! OVUM LOOKS AT TRENDS IN UC

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Apr 13, 2017

Ovum sees employees in 2017 using a variety of software-based tools, not only within organizations but also within teams, as individuals adopt their own preferred options. Another big trend is the rise of mobile communications within the workplace, which will continue to displace traditional devices...

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Can Launching a Cloud Contact Center Really Be That Easy? CAN LAUNCHING A CLOUD CONTACT CENTER REALLY BE THAT EASY?

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Apr 12, 2017

To my delight, this conversation quickly turned into a heart to heart when the topic turned to his experience with the administration and deployment of the product. He told me that he selected interns straight out of college—without a technology background to architect, administrator, and depl...

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What’s New With B2 Cloud Storage WHAT’S NEW WITH B2 CLOUD STORAGE

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Apr 07, 2017

Backblaze B2 continues to grow in popularity as developers, IT personnel and more realize the benefits of affordable cloud storage.

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Green Cloud and Veeam’s Business-Boosting Offer Continues! GREEN CLOUD AND VEEAM’S BUSINESS-BOOSTING OFFER CONTINUES!

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Apr 05, 2017

Back in February, Veeam launched a promotion for the nearly quarter-million end-users of their Cloud Connect services, offering eligible customers up to $1,000 in FREE Cloud Connect services. On top of that, Green Cloud gave eligible partners special promotional rates of $0.05 per GB for signing up ...

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Future Proof Your Cloud Strategy While Preparing for GDPR FUTURE PROOF YOUR CLOUD STRATEGY WHILE PREPARING FOR GDPR

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Mar 30, 2017

Vaultive helps organizations prepare their cloud environment for GDPR compliance by applying unified security and governance to all their SaaS applications, allowing them to maintain complete continuous control over their data.  Features like advanced encryption, context-aware policy controls, ...

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Connectivity Security – the Key to Protecting Your Data in the Cloud CONNECTIVITY SECURITY – THE KEY TO PROTECTING YOUR DATA IN THE CLOUD

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Mar 30, 2017

The cloud transforms the way we work, from providing access to critical services on the move to enabling businesses to better communicate and grow.

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Mware vCloud Director: An Introduction MWARE VCLOUD DIRECTOR: AN INTRODUCTION

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Mar 28, 2017

Cloud computing is growing at a spectacular pace. Most organizations are either using cloud technology or developing products that support it. VMware’s cloud management tool is called vCloud Director (vCD), which works on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) architecture.

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Embracing Service Agility, NFV Infrastructure Automation and the New Cloud Reality EMBRACING SERVICE AGILITY, NFV INFRASTRUCTURE AUTOMATION AND THE NEW CLOUD REALITY

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Mar 23, 2017

At Mobile World Congress recently, I was privileged to be invited to speak on a panel debating NFV. The topic of the panel discussion was “NFV: a re-examination” and included participants from Telefonica, InterDigital Europe, Cisco, Spirent and Red Hat. It was a far reaching discussion w...

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Connecting to the cloud – your options explained CONNECTING TO THE CLOUD – YOUR OPTIONS EXPLAINED

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Mar 23, 2017

In this, the latest in our series of blogs looking at connectivity, we outline the options for connecting your office directly into the public cloud.

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Hybrid Cloud Is the Raw Material For Digital Transformation HYBRID CLOUD IS THE RAW MATERIAL FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Mar 21, 2017

For companies pursuing digital transformation, the cloud is as necessary as workouts to an athlete. Hybrid cloud can be dovetailed into the broader digital strategy of a company.  Because the two trends are interlinked. Currently, the cloud market’s fastest-growing segment is the hybrid c...

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CUSTOM CLOUD SECURITY: HELPING A DIGITAL MARKETING AGENCY, THE GARRIGAN LYMAN GROUP, PROTECT ITSELF AND ITS CLIENTS CUSTOM CLOUD SECURITY: HELPING A DIGITAL MARKETING AGENCY, THE GARRIGAN LYMAN GROUP, PROTECT ITSELF AND ITS CLIENTS

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Mar 20, 2017

If you work in the cloud, you must have a cloud security system to protect yourself—and your customers.

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CLOUD SECURITY AS A VALUE ADDED SERVICE CLOUD SECURITY AS A VALUE ADDED SERVICE

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Mar 16, 2017

Several Microsoft VARs and SIs are making the change to Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider program.  According to Microsoft, companies that integrate their own Intellectual Property into their services outperform those that do not.

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How To Migrate To A Multi-Cloud Deployment HOW TO MIGRATE TO A MULTI-CLOUD DEPLOYMENT

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Mar 15, 2017

Migrating to the cloud is a significant challenge for most organizations especially when the migration involves multiple datacenters, mobile users and remote locations. Ensuring secure access to cloud assets with legacy networks often leads to two choices — backhauling cloud traffic to a centr...

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EVOLVING YOUR SECURITY OPERATIONS STRATEGY TO FIT THE CLOUD EVOLVING YOUR SECURITY OPERATIONS STRATEGY TO FIT THE CLOUD

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Mar 06, 2017

ou’ve decided to move to the cloud. It’s faster, more scalable, and more agile. However, you’re worried about security. The foundational infrastructure delivered by cloud providers is secure, but protecting the applications, workloads, and data you run on top of it is your responsi...

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5 Lessons I Learned in My Journey to the Cloud 5 LESSONS I LEARNED IN MY JOURNEY TO THE CLOUD

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Mar 03, 2017

Throughout my workday I use chat and video to communicate with colleagues around the world. We use PureCloud to easily share files, our desktops, and ideas as naturally as if we were in the same room. When I am not working, I pop onto another type of cloud to check my various social media for the la...

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CLOUDBLEED CAUSES CLOUDFLARE LEAK CLOUDBLEED CAUSES CLOUDFLARE LEAK

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Mar 02, 2017

The bad HTML parsers were initially introduced in September 2016 to a few sites that used CloudFlare’s services so only a relatively small amount of sites were affected. However, by February the number increased significantly when CloudFlare issued an update making the parsers much more widely...

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Why your cloud services should be designed to fail WHY YOUR CLOUD SERVICES SHOULD BE DESIGNED TO FAIL

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Mar 01, 2017

This week’s AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) outage has served as a stark reminder that all cloud services can and do fail.

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The Economics of Hybrid Cloud Storage THE ECONOMICS OF HYBRID CLOUD STORAGE

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Feb 28, 2017

Hybrid Cloud has jumped into the IT vernacular over the last few years. Hybrid Cloud solutions intelligently divide processing and data storage between on-premise and off-premise resources to maximize efficiency.

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Boost Your Business with Great Offers from Green Cloud and Veeam BOOST YOUR BUSINESS WITH GREAT OFFERS FROM GREEN CLOUD AND VEEAM

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Feb 23, 2017

Through June 30, 2017, Veeam is running an incredible promotion for the nearly quarter-million end-users of their Cloud Connect services. Eligible customers will receive up to $1,000 in FREE Cloud Connect services. And to sweeten the deal, Green Cloud is offering special rates of $0.05 per GB to our...

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New HyperStore 4000: Highest density storage, cloud-like prices NEW HYPERSTORE 4000: HIGHEST DENSITY STORAGE, CLOUD-LIKE PRICES

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Feb 21, 2017

Rack space and budget. Most data centers are short on both. Yet somehow, you’re expected to accommodate a 50% increase in unstructured data volume annually. That’s a problem. The new solution is the HyperStore 4000. With 700TB in just 4U of rack height, it’s nearly 2X the density o...

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Cloud Computing Trends: 2017 State of the Cloud Survey CLOUD COMPUTING TRENDS: 2017 STATE OF THE CLOUD SURVEY

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Feb 15, 2017

In January 2017, RightScale conducted its sixth annual State of the Cloud Survey of the latest cloud computing trends, with a focus on infrastructure-as-a-service. In 2017, we see several new themes emerging: a narrowing race among public cloud providers, decrease in private cloud adoption, a renewe...

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Introducing Mimecast Internal Email Protect INTRODUCING MIMECAST INTERNAL EMAIL PROTECT

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Feb 13, 2017

These employees have had their accounts or systems taken over by an external attacker through credential harvesting, phishing or the installation of various forms of malware.

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MICROSOFT AZURE CLOUD USAGE IS GROWING – DON’T FORGET ABOUT SECURITY MICROSOFT AZURE CLOUD USAGE IS GROWING – DON’T FORGET ABOUT SECURITY

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Feb 02, 2017

During their Q2 earnings call this past January, Microsoft shared that the amount of Azure compute usage has more than doubled in the past year, helping drive continued growth in their Intelligent Cloud business.

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5 Roadblocks to Successful Cloud Adoption 5 ROADBLOCKS TO SUCCESSFUL CLOUD ADOPTION

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Feb 02, 2017

Though cloud service providers invest heavily in developing and administering secure offerings, they are required by law to comply with government subpoenas and data requests. With government demands for data on the rise, it’s important for organizations to realize that their cloud provider ma...

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Quantum StorNext adds Q-Cloud as AWS archiving tier QUANTUM STORNEXT ADDS Q-CLOUD AS AWS ARCHIVING TIER

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Jan 28, 2017

Every cloud storage option has its pros and cons. Depending on your specific needs, the size of your environment, and your budget, it’s essential to weigh all cloud and on-prem options. Download this comprehensive guide in which experts analyze and evaluate each cloud storage option available ...

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RightScale Product Updates: Azure Resource Manager Support for All Accounts, New Audit Entries in Cloud Management and More RIGHTSCALE PRODUCT UPDATES: AZURE RESOURCE MANAGER SUPPORT FOR ALL ACCOUNTS, NEW AUDIT ENTRIES IN CLOUD MANAGEMENT AND MORE

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Jan 12, 2017

Our January product updates include Azure Resource Manager support for all accounts, new audit actions available in Cloud Management, and a new server href option that simplifies the API call and/or Cloud Workflow code for managing your resources.

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Three Things to Consider When Selecting a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Provider THREE THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING A DISASTER RECOVERY AS A SERVICE (DRAAS) PROVIDER

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Jan 11, 2017

This is part of a series of interviews with Asigra Partners. In this post we’re talking with Nikolaos Prapas, Data and Recovery Solutions Engineer at TAS France who shares the importance of having a sound disaster recovery plan/DRaaS solution, trends in the European market related to backup an...

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2016 Year in Review: The Four Biggest Trends of the Year 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW: THE FOUR BIGGEST TRENDS OF THE YEAR

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Jan 06, 2017

2016 was a very interesting time in the world of IT. Ransomware and malicious attacks became prevalent, BYOD became more popular, Office 365 and SaaS applications proliferated the marketplace and cloud backup solutions became the preferred choice for many IT professionals. 2016 is over, but it compl...

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Three Major Cloud Adoption Trends for 2017 THREE MAJOR CLOUD ADOPTION TRENDS FOR 2017

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Dec 27, 2016

Small and medium-sized businesses will be the driving force behind the cloud adoption not only because the cloud presents an amazing and cost-effective opportunity to utilize the services they are not able to afford in-house, but also because it’s the easiest and scalable market demographic fo...

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Why Westworld WHY WESTWORLD'S VISION OF THE FUTURE NEEDS MORE CLOUD

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Dec 22, 2016

Do the writers of Westworld, HBO's hit sci-fi TV show, take into consideration all the changes that the world of technology is currently going through, for example, the cloud, industry 4.0, the Internet of Things (IoT), software-defined infrastructure, and data-centric security? Well, yes and no...

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The top 10 hyperscale cloud posts of 2016 THE TOP 10 HYPERSCALE CLOUD POSTS OF 2016

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Dec 21, 2016

It's end of year list time. So let's check out what ten posts grabbed the most attention in year one of the Hyperscale Cloud blog. And let us know what you want to see in 2017! We need supply-chain integrity to overcome insider threats in the connected digital world . Our "digital immun...

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How Sonian embodies the five cloud superpowers HOW SONIAN EMBODIES THE FIVE CLOUD SUPERPOWERS

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Dec 20, 2016

For six years, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has held their customer-centric conference in Las Vegas. The previous keynotes by AWS CEO Andy Jassy have used a narrative theme to weave together different elements to tell a “modern cloud story.” Last year, the theme was the “Seven Cloud F...

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The 12 days of hyperscale - a holiday cloud chorus THE 12 DAYS OF HYPERSCALE - A HOLIDAY CLOUD CHORUS

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Dec 20, 2016

Check out our version of the 12 Days of Christmas as sung by the cheerful CEO of an enterprise whose CIO has enthusiastically adopted hyperscale cloud. On the first day of Christmas, my CIO gave to me: a hyperscale datacenter system. On the second day of Christmas, my CIO gave to me: a datacenter ma...

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Twilio, Salesforce Are Masters of Cloud at Drexel TWILIO, SALESFORCE ARE MASTERS OF CLOUD AT DREXEL

blog article

Dec 19, 2016

Software makers Twilio (TWLO) and Salesforce (CRM) both get the thumbs up at Drexel Hamilton from analyst Brian White this evening.White issued a note to clients starting coverage of both stocks at Buy, with a $45 price target on Twilio and a $100 target on Salesforce stock. The two stocks both ende...

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Asigra Expands Global Footprint with Addition of New Australian Partner ASIGRA EXPANDS GLOBAL FOOTPRINT WITH ADDITION OF NEW AUSTRALIAN PARTNER

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Dec 16, 2016

For more than 10 years, CloudRecover has helped businesses across the South Pacific manage their data solutions. As a Cloud Managed Service, they protect over nine petabytes of data and were looking for a robust solution to protect a myriad of servers with high-performance architecture.

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4 Tips for Cloud Budgets You Can Trust 4 TIPS FOR CLOUD BUDGETS YOU CAN TRUST

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Dec 15, 2016

Remember the days when you actually had to WAIT to get access to the technology resources you needed? That’s so 2010! Of course with cloud resources accessible with a few clicks on a keyboard, you have access to everything you need, whether it’s storage, compute, dev tools, or some speci...

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Asigra Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation ASIGRA CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF INNOVATION

blog article

Dec 14, 2016

Before cloud backup was an industry buzzword, CEO and Founder David Farajun knew that there was a need for agentless architecture after losing all of his files and data. It started with a prototype and a goal – how to create a robust agentless multi-site backup and recovery managed service pla...

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Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts are now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region AMAZON EC2 DEDICATED HOSTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE AWS GOVCLOUD (US) REGION

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Dec 14, 2016

You can now provision Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. Dedicated Hosts are physical servers with EC2 instance capacity fully dedicated for your use. Dedicated Hosts can help you reduce costs by allowing you to use your existing server-bound software licenses, including Win...

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Now available: EC2 Convertible RIs and the RI regional benefit in AWS GovCloud (US) region NOW AVAILABLE: EC2 CONVERTIBLE RIS AND THE RI REGIONAL BENEFIT IN AWS GOVCLOUD (US) REGION

blog article

Dec 14, 2016

Cloud computing can help your business to keep costs down, not just because it requires less investment in computing resources than traditional, physical IT infrastructure, but also because, thanks to its straightforward manageability and flexible scalability, the cloud solutions also help your busi...

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Tips for a Successful Migration to the Cloud TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL MIGRATION TO THE CLOUD

blog article

Dec 13, 2016

If your business is debating whether moving to the cloud will be beneficial, it’s important to investigate all your options. There’s little denying that cloud storage is the wave of the future (and the here and now), with a recent State of the Cloud Survey from RightScale showing that 95...

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5 Microsoft Azure How-To Videos Your Engineers Should Leverage 5 MICROSOFT AZURE HOW-TO VIDEOS YOUR ENGINEERS SHOULD LEVERAGE

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Dec 13, 2016

On a daily basis, we are asked by IT solution providers if we can help them chart a course to a profitable go-to-market strategy that leverages the power of the Azure platform for better technology that solves problems for their customers.  And we are more than happy to help!  Working with...

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Effective Cloud Management with CloudOps EFFECTIVE CLOUD MANAGEMENT WITH CLOUDOPS

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Dec 13, 2016

IT operations tasks and processes have typically been manual, tedious, and rigid to ensure that changes are controlled and documented to prevent unplanned outages.  However, as environments shift to agile infrastructures where speed is everything, automation of IT tasks and processes becomes cr...

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Supporting diverse perspectives to make the cloud community better SUPPORTING DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES TO MAKE THE CLOUD COMMUNITY BETTER

blog article

Dec 13, 2016

Office of the Cloud is a group of leaders from tech organizations who convene to share ideas and learn from each other’s successes and failures with cloud technology. It’s all about “putting companies together to talk to each other and being able to solve problems,” explained...

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How one company embraced multi-cloud and created a platform around it HOW ONE COMPANY EMBRACED MULTI-CLOUD AND CREATED A PLATFORM AROUND IT

blog article

Dec 13, 2016

Around six years ago, Madhura Maskasky began to feel as though her IT career had become stagnant. In search of something more challenging, she began looking around for opportunities that would allow her to best capitalize on the considerable knowledge base afforded to her by her time with VMware Inc...

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Amazon CloudWatch adds detailed billing to CloudWatch Logs AMAZON CLOUDWATCH ADDS DETAILED BILLING TO CLOUDWATCH LOGS

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Dec 13, 2016

Amazon CloudWatch announces detailed billing to CloudWatch Logs. You can now get usage and cost per log group. You can also add tags on your log groups to get a fine-grained view on cost for logs across business dimension such as cost center, application name, AWS services such as Lambda, CloudTrail...

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Amazon CloudWatch adds support for evenly distributing log data from CloudWatch Logs to Amazon Kinesis AMAZON CLOUDWATCH ADDS SUPPORT FOR EVENLY DISTRIBUTING LOG DATA FROM CLOUDWATCH LOGS TO AMAZON KINESIS

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Dec 13, 2016

You can now configure your Amazon Kinesis Streams subscription in CloudWatch Logs to evenly distribute log data from a log group to multiple shards. Previously log data from one log stream went to the same shard.

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SUCCESS IN THE CLOUD SUCCESS IN THE CLOUD

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Dec 12, 2016

Executives are constantly asking, “Is my cloud infrastructure secure?” Given business complexities and the distributed nature of cloud computing, that’s not an easy question to answer. With people constantly spinning up cloud infrastructure across your organization (and forgetting ...

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The 3 phases of Ericsson THE 3 PHASES OF ERICSSON'S UNIQUE JOURNEY TO CLOUD COMPUTING

blog article

Dec 12, 2016

Why is Ericsson venturing into the cloud and datacenters? Ericsson has always been in the business of building the infrastructure to support the core competencies of their service provider customers. That path has naturally led to the cloud. The last 140 years of Ericsson’s history can be cons...

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CloudVelox Automates Setting Up AWS Clouds for Legacy Apps CLOUDVELOX AUTOMATES SETTING UP AWS CLOUDS FOR LEGACY APPS

blog article

Dec 09, 2016

It’s now apparent to even the most casual of IT observers that large numbers of application workloads are now running in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud. But while deploying a new workload in AWS is a relatively simple endeavor, moving an existing application workload into AWS can b...

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What is Cloud Technology? | Parallels Answers WHAT IS CLOUD TECHNOLOGY? | PARALLELS ANSWERS

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Dec 09, 2016

In today’s IT world, you hear a lot about "the cloud." So what is cloud technology? Cloud computing, or cloud technology, is a revolutionary method of delivering on-demand computing resources over the Internet on a pay-per-use basis. From datacenters to applications, organizations ca...

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Cloud Computing as the Ultimate Connector CLOUD COMPUTING AS THE ULTIMATE CONNECTOR

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Dec 08, 2016

Last year, Salesforce.com UK did a post on the 10 Benefits of Cloud Computing that put forward various reasons as to why small business end users are making the move to cloud. While flexibility made the top of their list, I think that connectivity is just as important. Cloud computing is the ultimat...

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Sneak peek: A new Azure Cloud Console SNEAK PEEK: A NEW AZURE CLOUD CONSOLE

blog article

Dec 07, 2016

For a while now, I have been passionate about containers and how they are revolutionizing and truly delivering the promise of cloud native computing. However, even as excited as I am about revolutionizing container compute with Azure, I’m equally passionate about user interface.  After al...

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SOTI Works with OneLogin for SSO and Provisioning as It Moves to the Cloud SOTI WORKS WITH ONELOGIN FOR SSO AND PROVISIONING AS IT MOVES TO THE CLOUD

blog article

Dec 07, 2016

Mustafa Ebadi, Vice President of IT and Services at SOTI Inc., already had another identity and access management (IAM) implementation under his belt when he came to SOTI.SOTI is the leading provider of enterprise mobility management (EMM) software. Its flagship product, SOTI MobiControl, manages ov...

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Splunk helps FamilySearch gain agility in the cloud SPLUNK HELPS FAMILYSEARCH GAIN AGILITY IN THE CLOUD

blog article

Dec 07, 2016

With cloud’s appeal to standard businesses expanding every day, getting information directly from some of those companies that have already successfully made the move to cloud services can be just the thing to help interested prospects decide to jump into cloud themselves. At this year’s...

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Not All Cloud Productivity Requirements Are Created Equal NOT ALL CLOUD PRODUCTIVITY REQUIREMENTS ARE CREATED EQUAL

blog article

Dec 06, 2016

We are passionate about provide IT Solution providers with Access to best in class cloud and managed service technology.  Tech Data Cloud’s portfolio of solutions is built on lasting partnerships with established market leaders and innovative born in cloud vendors. It’s probably no ...

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Storage Appliances in the Cloud STORAGE APPLIANCES IN THE CLOUD

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Dec 06, 2016

AWS announced Elastic File System (EFS) as General Availability earlier this year, meaning we are a little closer to finally having a managed file storage service within AWS. However, its release is limited to a handful of regions and a limited set of features.

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Can a single pane of glass effectively manage cloud and on-prem? CAN A SINGLE PANE OF GLASS EFFECTIVELY MANAGE CLOUD AND ON-PREM?

blog article

Dec 06, 2016

One of the tools used by Amazon Web Services customers is CA Technologies’ CA Unified Infrastructure Management for cloud monitoring. This tool enables users to optimize performance across private or public cloud environments, providing what the company calls a comprehensive, unified solution....

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Cloud accounting firm Xero adds Apple Pay invoice payment option CLOUD ACCOUNTING FIRM XERO ADDS APPLE PAY INVOICE PAYMENT OPTION

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Dec 05, 2016

Xero, which currently boasts some 862,000 subscribers, is rolling out Apple Pay transactions in available markets through a strategic partnership with payments service Stripe. Small businesses using Apple Pay will see payments automatically logged and matched against Xero invoices in the cloud.With ...

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JIRA Service Desk Data Center now available on the AWS Cloud with AWS Quick Start JIRA SERVICE DESK DATA CENTER NOW AVAILABLE ON THE AWS CLOUD WITH AWS QUICK START

blog article

Dec 04, 2016

The AWS Quick Start for JIRA now includes support for JIRA Service Desk Data Center. You can use the updated Quick Start to deploy one of the following JIRA products on AWS:
• JIRA Software Data Center, which is a software development tool that is used by agile teams. This tool helps dev...

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How To Keep Your Accounting Data Safe On Cloud HOW TO KEEP YOUR ACCOUNTING DATA SAFE ON CLOUD

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Dec 04, 2016

Cloud hosted accounting has brought about many changes the way accounting firms and professionals carry out their daily practice. It has enabled them to deliver more able solutions, act quickly and with greater efficiency while reducing the chances of data entry errors. However, data security is sti...

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Global Channel Partner Perspectives on the Move to Cloud GLOBAL CHANNEL PARTNER PERSPECTIVES ON THE MOVE TO CLOUD

blog article

Dec 02, 2016

Earlier this month, we announced the next generation of our international channel program, Channel 2.0, which enables 8x8 partners to accelerate growth by taking full advantage of the industry shift from product-based, on-premises solutions to cloud communications and deliver maximum customer value....

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The big lesson from the monstrous DDoS attack on Internet of Things (IoT) devices THE BIG LESSON FROM THE MONSTROUS DDOS ATTACK ON INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) DEVICES

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Dec 02, 2016

As per New York Times, they defined DDoS as, “A distributed denial-of-service attack, or DDoS, occurs when hackers flood the servers that run a target’s site with internet traffic until it stumbles or collapses under the load. Such attacks are common, but there is evidence that they are ...

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Introducing TIBCO Nimbus 10 INTRODUCING TIBCO NIMBUS 10

blog article

Dec 02, 2016

We at TIBCO are proud to announce the release of TIBCO Nimbus 10. TIBCO Nimbus 10 is a landmark release that will improve the user experience for all users of process and further strengthen TIBCO’s position as a key player in the business process management space for all non-technical and tech...

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AWS VPN CloudHub and Cisco DMVPN: What to Consider When Evaluating VPN Solutions AWS VPN CLOUDHUB AND CISCO DMVPN: WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN EVALUATING VPN SOLUTIONS

blog article

Dec 01, 2016

As the adoption of the public cloud for enterprise organizations continues, more and more applications are being hosted in IaaS providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS). Enterprise organizations should consider how users in remote locations securely access these workloads and how remote sites commun...

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A “no cloud” strategy is no strategy at all A “NO CLOUD” STRATEGY IS NO STRATEGY AT ALL

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Nov 30, 2016

When I hear organisations report that they have consciously decided against cloud enablement, I have to scratch my head. In my opinion, there really is no such thing as a “no cloud” strategy. Whether companies sanction the use of cloud apps and services or not, their employees are using ...

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5 Things You Should Know About Cloud Technology 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CLOUD TECHNOLOGY

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Nov 29, 2016

Cloud-based technologies are making it easier than ever for businesses to collect, access, and analyze their data. And best of all, early adopters of these technologies are finding that they provide significant competitive advantages. If your dealership is looking to make a move to the cloud, it'...

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5 Tips To Enhance ATX Tax Software Performance 5 TIPS TO ENHANCE ATX TAX SOFTWARE PERFORMANCE

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Nov 29, 2016

As the internet and its applications keep growing more and more advanced everyday, it has resulted in portable devices becoming more capable. With the corporate world going through a revolution, working on the go has become a necessity rather than just a luxury. This is where cloud computing technol...

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AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud Pricing: Compute Instances AWS VS AZURE VS GOOGLE CLOUD PRICING: COMPUTE INSTANCES

blog article

Nov 28, 2016

Comparing cloud pricing is complicated. It can be difficult to make apples-to-apples comparisons because cloud providers offer different pricing models, unique discounting options, and frequent price cuts. This article dives down into the details to show you which providers have the lowest-cost opti...

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WHEN SHARED CLOUD SECURITY RESPONSIBILITY BECOMES SHARED CONFUSION WHEN SHARED CLOUD SECURITY RESPONSIBILITY BECOMES SHARED CONFUSION

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Nov 28, 2016

With all of the advantages cloud providers offer – convenience, flexibility, ROI – it’s often difficult to resist. Indeed, the benefits are so alluring that corporate managers often buy into security pitches that promise more than can be delivered. However, one of the main ways clo...

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Three Insights to help you on your Cloud Journey THREE INSIGHTS TO HELP YOU ON YOUR CLOUD JOURNEY

blog article

Nov 28, 2016

On 17 November, I attended the IDC Cloud Applications Conference in London to meet, speak and share ideas with some of the best minds in the cloud industry. Looking back on the day, I had a number of fascinating discussions with my peers, but one stood out. At the ‘Cloud migration and integrat...

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Cloud is the new normal in IT. Get over IT! CLOUD IS THE NEW NORMAL IN IT. GET OVER IT!

blog article

Nov 23, 2016

The time has come! For years, people involved in real cloud technologies have had to explain and defend what it is, justify its role in 'IT' and explain that ‘public’ cloud is not open to the public. This has got to change. Cloud is the new normal. It is the only viable form of I...

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Cloud Transformation – Common Pitfalls CLOUD TRANSFORMATION – COMMON PITFALLS

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Nov 22, 2016

Cloud can often be seen as a silver bullet, which brings higher agility and elasticity whilst at the same time driving down overall costs and increasing efficiencies. Cloud providers, in their drive to gain market share, have been offering incentives and freebies to help clients dip their toe in the...

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Siemens Technology India SIEMENS TECHNOLOGY INDIA

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Nov 22, 2016

Siemens plans to make its open IoT ecosystem MindSphere available on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform in 2017. MindSphere enables industrial enterprises to improve the efficiency of plants through the acquisition and analysis of large quantities of production data. The two companies plan to offe...

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Hybrid cloud for enterprises - advantages and challenges HYBRID CLOUD FOR ENTERPRISES - ADVANTAGES AND CHALLENGES

blog article

Nov 22, 2016

The array of cloud options for enterprises can be as intimidating as a hawker center in Singapore. Read about hybrid cloud challenges and opportunities and how a secure container management platform is maybe your best option to work across any combination of cloud platforms. For hungry first-timers ...

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Cloud Complexity and its Soft Underbelly CLOUD COMPLEXITY AND ITS SOFT UNDERBELLY

blog article

Nov 22, 2016

If cloud were human, it would probably be at the pre-teen stage.  It’s dynamic, fast-growing and rapidly learning – plus everyone is doing it!  Let’s be honest, cloud has a long way to go on the maturity curve and it’s certainly no easy feat to migrate any of your t...

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Driving SaaS Sales: Lead Generation and Bundles DRIVING SAAS SALES: LEAD GENERATION AND BUNDLES

blog article

Nov 21, 2016

If you’re in the business of selling cloud services, one of the most important questions you must answer is this: How do you attract customers to your store and get them to buy?

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Qualys’ Cloud Platform Receives FedRAMP Authority-to-Operate From HHS QUALYS’ CLOUD PLATFORM RECEIVES FEDRAMP AUTHORITY-TO-OPERATE FROM HHS

blog article

Nov 18, 2016

Qualys‘ cloud platform has received an authority-to-operate from the Department of Health and Human Services under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program as the company seeks to expand its footprint in federal civilian agencies. The company said Thursday the Qualys Cloud Platfor...

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Embrace the Cloud but Beware the Risks! EMBRACE THE CLOUD BUT BEWARE THE RISKS!

blog article

Nov 17, 2016

For the past few weeks, we’ve ben revisiting some of the most-read blogs from Adapt, the leading UK managed cloud services provider and Advanced AWS Consulting Partner recently acquired by Datapipe. In today’s post, we explore some of the common pitfalls that occur when migrating to the ...

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CGI Awarded GAO Financial Mgmt System Cloud Migration Contract CGI AWARDED GAO FINANCIAL MGMT SYSTEM CLOUD MIGRATION CONTRACT

blog article

Nov 17, 2016

CGI has received a potential five-year, $7.2 million contract to help the Government Accountability Office transition GAO’s financial management, budgeting and procurement systems to a cloud infrastructure.The company said Wednesday it will use the Momentum enterprise platform within the Legis...

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The Cloud – a true innovation booster THE CLOUD – A TRUE INNOVATION BOOSTER

blog article

Nov 17, 2016

Using a few examples, here we will see how the Cloud, especially run by Microsoft Azure, is more than a simple virtualization solution (even though still a productive tool for IT Managers and professions). Through changing its status progressively, the Cloud is no longer just a means to an end, or s...

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Serenova Recognized as One of the Top Cloud Contact Center Vendors SERENOVA RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE TOP CLOUD CONTACT CENTER VENDORS

blog article

Nov 17, 2016

It’s been almost a year since we announced our divestiture from LiveOps Inc. to become an independent software company. And what a year it has been! We’ve built out new and refreshed teams, put in place new infrastructure, delivered an all-new, built from the ground up CCaaS solution wit...

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The Future of Accounting – What the Client wants THE FUTURE OF ACCOUNTING – WHAT THE CLIENT WANTS

blog article

Nov 17, 2016

Since Luca Pacioli developed the first accounting strategies and practices in 1494, accounting and bookkeeping have come a long, long way. Nowadays most accountants and CPAs rely on cloud hosted accounting software for their accounting practices rather than the archaic manual accounting practices. C...

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Hardware Acceleration in the Cloud – Why Not? HARDWARE ACCELERATION IN THE CLOUD – WHY NOT?

blog article

Nov 14, 2016

Data processing and computing power are these days moving into the cloud, which is mainly a virtualized environment with huge flexibility and scalability achieved through a massive infrastructure, based on uniform computing platforms working in parallel. This means that the cloud utilizes same serve...

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Put your mainframe data…into the cloud? PUT YOUR MAINFRAME DATA…INTO THE CLOUD?

blog article

Nov 14, 2016

I end up hearing many storage administrators vent about old data. In some cases, it’s old HSM data. In other cases, it’s data that should be deleted but out of an abundance of caution no one actually deletes it. The only option has been to buy more FICON-connected disk or tape, which fil...

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Fight Against Ransomware Takes to the Cloud FIGHT AGAINST RANSOMWARE TAKES TO THE CLOUD

blog article

Nov 14, 2016

This was the simple question asked prior to this law enforcement (Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, Dutch Police) and private industry (Kaspersky Lab, Intel Security) portal going live, which I didn’t have a clue how to answer. What do YOU think? How many people do you expect to acce...

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Four Essential Tips for Cloud Security FOUR ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR CLOUD SECURITY

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Nov 11, 2016

The frenetic pace and growth of digital business impacts the way companies are using the cloud to reduce costs, increase agility, and deliver services faster.  At the same time, news of security breaches are becoming commonplace, impacting the brand equity of organizations. Security is not only...

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VISIBILITY, SECURITY TOP CONCERNS FOR CLOUD COMPUTING ADOPTION VISIBILITY, SECURITY TOP CONCERNS FOR CLOUD COMPUTING ADOPTION

blog article

Nov 10, 2016

Enterprises considering adopting public clouds are concerned about where their data is located and how it’s protected, according to a new survey by IDG.Companies will have about 60 percent of their IT environment in public, private, or hybrid clouds, according to a survey of about 1,000 IT dec...

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MAJOR CLOUD IS INFESTED WITH MALWARE, RESEARCHERS SAY MAJOR CLOUD IS INFESTED WITH MALWARE, RESEARCHERS SAY

blog article

Nov 10, 2016

Cloud repositories are actively supplying malware, according to computer experts. And problematically, it’s insidious and hard to find.Hundreds of buckets have been undermined, says Xiaojing Liao, a graduate student at Georgia Tech who’s the lead author on a study that’s looking in...

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French companies are finally keen on Cloud solutions! FRENCH COMPANIES ARE FINALLY KEEN ON CLOUD SOLUTIONS!

blog article

Nov 10, 2016

It’s quite exciting to see French companies becoming more natural at consuming business services on the Cloud. While the B2C services powered though a while ago, B2B applications took a little longer to make an impact. Changing French corporate habits is challenging for sure but what took time...

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5 Reasons To Host Your Lacerte Tax Software On Cloud 5 REASONS TO HOST YOUR LACERTE TAX SOFTWARE ON CLOUD

blog article

Nov 10, 2016

Lacerte Tax Software from Intuit is by far one of the most useful and productive tools when it comes to taxation related tasks and processes. It is widely popular with both individuals as well as businesses of all sorts and sizes. It offers its users with improved and integrated solutions involving ...

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Moore’s law won MOORE’S LAW WON'T FIX YOUR CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE PROBLEMS

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Nov 09, 2016

The classic datacenter model was based on Moore's law. But this only promotes the status quo, and there are three primary shortcomings to the model. Read what they are and why hyperscale provides the best way forward. IT infrastructure has long evolved using the same  classic model, in whic...

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6 Reasons Why mindSHIFT Cracked the Talkin 6 REASONS WHY MINDSHIFT CRACKED THE TALKIN' CLOUD TOP 10 CLOUD PROVIDERS

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Nov 09, 2016

In September, 2016, Penton ranked mindSHIFT #9 in the global 2016 Talkin’ Cloud 100 list of cloud services providers. We couldn’t be more proud of the ranking—we have jumped from #25 two years ago to the top ten on the 2016 list today. So, we wanted to share some of our thinking on...

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How to Select the Best Data Protection and Recovery Solution For Your Business HOW TO SELECT THE BEST DATA PROTECTION AND RECOVERY SOLUTION FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Nov 08, 2016

The needs of businesses are ever-changing with the emergence of cloud-based technology. With more employees working globally and remotely, companies now require greater network availability, stronger security and data protection measures to ensure businesses run efficiently.

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Deploying Coded Infrastructure with Your Cloud Management Portal DEPLOYING CODED INFRASTRUCTURE WITH YOUR CLOUD MANAGEMENT PORTAL

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Nov 08, 2016

To exhibit this methodology in action, Amazon Web Services has a solution that simplifies provisioning and management on AWS, allowing users to create templates themselves to deploy servers, PaaS Services, security groups, load balancers, and much more: AWS CloudFormation Templates. To simplify this...

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If Cloud is a Numbers Game, What’s Yours? IF CLOUD IS A NUMBERS GAME, WHAT’S YOURS?

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Nov 07, 2016

Cloud is the new normal.  I don’t think anyone can dispute that simple yet bold statement. The statement, however, begs the question “How normal are you?”  What I really mean to ask is, “How cloud all-in are you?”  Are you 10% or more like 60%? 

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Application Testing – Is It Vital Before My Cloud Migration? APPLICATION TESTING – IS IT VITAL BEFORE MY CLOUD MIGRATION?

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Nov 04, 2016

Over the next few weeks, we will be revisiting some of the most-read blogs from Adapt, the leading UK managed cloud services provider and Advanced AWS Consulting Partner recently acquired by Datapipe. This series will look at common themes that stand out when working through a cloud migration. In to...

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Cloud Accounting: Not Just for Cost Cutting CLOUD ACCOUNTING: NOT JUST FOR COST CUTTING

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Nov 04, 2016

If for some reason you’d go around asking cloud users their foremost reason to migrate operations to the cloud, most of them will instantly state the cost saving as their primary reason to migrate to the cloud. Alternatively, we can also say that the increased cloud adoption rates also spells ...

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Microsoft’s Future Decoded: “The Cloud is the Engine, Data is the Fuel” MICROSOFT’S FUTURE DECODED: “THE CLOUD IS THE ENGINE, DATA IS THE FUEL”

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Nov 03, 2016

This week Datapipe exhibited at Microsoft’s Future Decoded conference in London. The conference gave Microsoft an opportunity to communicate its vision of digital transformation and gave us a glimpse into – what it says will be – the next industrial revolution. The consensus amongs...

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Envisioning your Future with Microsoft Azure ENVISIONING YOUR FUTURE WITH MICROSOFT AZURE

blog article

Nov 03, 2016

Working with solution providers to understand how to better access, power, and master the cloud is core to what we do every day. One of the more popular topics of conversation lately has been Microsoft Azure. Working with solution providers to understand how to better access, power, and master the c...

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Analytics for Everyone… Except Decision-makers? ANALYTICS FOR EVERYONE… EXCEPT DECISION-MAKERS?

blog article

Nov 03, 2016

The business intelligence and analytics industry has justifiably earned a reputation as “the land of broken promises.” Over the past two decades, vendors have made grandiose claims about empowering business people to work with data on their own. “Analytics for everyone,” or v...

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Diebold Nixdorf, Cybera Collaborate to Offer Secure and Cloud-Based Applications for Service Stations DIEBOLD NIXDORF, CYBERA COLLABORATE TO OFFER SECURE AND CLOUD-BASED APPLICATIONS FOR SERVICE STATIONS

blog article

Nov 02, 2016

Diebold Nixdorf, a world leader in driving connected commerce, and Cybera, an information technology (IT) leader in software-defined wide-area-networks (SD-WAN), are partnering to securely connect physical systems and digital operations for service stations with a unified, easy-to-manage platform. C...

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Gartner Symposium: Cloud is Now the Baseline GARTNER SYMPOSIUM: CLOUD IS NOW THE BASELINE

blog article

Nov 02, 2016

One of my favorite reasons to attend the Gartner Symposium year after year is to hear about the main trends that are dominating and obtain Gartner’s insights on the market. Last year’s event was centered around data gravity. This year, the theme was all around cloud as the baseline. Let ...

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Public, Private Or Hybrid Cloud: What’s Best For You & Why PUBLIC, PRIVATE OR HYBRID CLOUD: WHAT’S BEST FOR YOU & WHY

blog article

Nov 02, 2016

Cloud technology and cloud-based IT has seen massive adoption in all business verticals from healthcare to marketing. But one question that still remains unanswered for businesses who are ready to make to jump to the cloud but have no idea as to which cloud system, is what is the best fit for their ...

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Twitter Chat: The Developer Gap – Join Us Tomorrow! TWITTER CHAT: THE DEVELOPER GAP – JOIN US TOMORROW!

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Nov 02, 2016

Today, we published a report titled “Identifying The Developer Gap,” which divulges a looming shortage of developers with cloud skills. This “Developer Gap” presages difficulties not only for IT but for businesses in general — particularly as software continues to &ldqu...

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4 reasons why you would never choose a cloud backup solution 4 REASONS WHY YOU WOULD NEVER CHOOSE A CLOUD BACKUP SOLUTION

blog article

Nov 01, 2016

On-premise or cloud backup solution? That is the question. 64% of IT pros say a data loss event is literally a life-or-death situation for their small business. Every minute that a system (or application) is down, your business is losing money and using 100% of its IT resources to get it back. With ...

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Siemens Unveils Cloud-Based Digital Grid Services Platform Offering; Mike Carlson Comments SIEMENS UNVEILS CLOUD-BASED DIGITAL GRID SERVICES PLATFORM OFFERING; MIKE CARLSON COMMENTS

blog article

Nov 01, 2016

Siemens has launched a new digital grid services offering the company designed to help utility sector customers in the U.S. access digital operational environments through cloud and managed service systems.The digital grid services platform offering comprises subscription-based software as a service...

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Case Study: Faster time to revenue with easy to deploy Asigra Converged Data Protection Appliance for Managed Service Providers CASE STUDY: FASTER TIME TO REVENUE WITH EASY TO DEPLOY ASIGRA CONVERGED DATA PROTECTION APPLIANCE FOR MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDERS

blog article

Oct 30, 2016

Cloud-based backup and recovery is the #1 cloud service for new revenue growth potential for Managed Services Providers (MSP’s). However, many MSP’s struggling with finding a way to offer this solution to their customers in a simple, quick and cost effective way due to the complex nature...

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How Can I Try Out Cloud Foundry? HOW CAN I TRY OUT CLOUD FOUNDRY?

blog article

Oct 27, 2016

So you’ve built a cloud native app, taking advantage of all the 12-factors, or at least most of them. Is there a cloud application platform that you could run it to test it out? Yes, there is: Cloud Foundry. Here are some of our certified providers that can help you get up and running on Cloud...

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What-If you could Predict your Cloud Future? WHAT-IF YOU COULD PREDICT YOUR CLOUD FUTURE?

blog article

Oct 24, 2016

What if we had world peace?  What if we had zero poverty or no world hunger?  A cure for cancer and free education for all?  Sadly, not todays reality, but dreaming is free and someday I do believe we will get there.  “What-if” also happens to be the name of a pretty ...

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HYBRID CLOUD – THE THIRD WAY FOR YOUR DATA HYBRID CLOUD – THE THIRD WAY FOR YOUR DATA

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Oct 24, 2016

Many companies nowadays are turning to cloud solutions to automate and manage their operations, but also to structure their business processes. It’s become a common practice allowing them to speed up their digital transformation, improve efficiency, and boost productivity. And the majority of ...

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The Path to Cloud Application Modernization THE PATH TO CLOUD APPLICATION MODERNIZATION

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Oct 20, 2016

If enterprises want to drive costs down, they should first target applications that are candidates to consume platform services so that enterprises only pay for the services they use as an applications use them. This approach allows a much better match of computing services supply with demand from a...

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Wipro to buy Appirio cloud services for $500M, its 2nd biggest acquisition WIPRO TO BUY APPIRIO CLOUD SERVICES FOR $500M, ITS 2ND BIGGEST ACQUISITION

blog article

Oct 20, 2016

Wipro said it would buy cloud services company Appirio for $500 million, its second biggest acquisition, as it looks to boost growth from newer services.Appirio was established in 2006 and has offices in Indianapolis, San Francisco, Dublin, London, Jaipur and Tokyo. It has 1250 employees worldwide.W...

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7 Ways Pivotal And Google Simplify Cloud-Native For The Enterprise 7 WAYS PIVOTAL AND GOOGLE SIMPLIFY CLOUD-NATIVE FOR THE ENTERPRISE

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Oct 19, 2016

Pivotal Cloud Foundry is now generally available to run on Google Cloud Platform.This means enterprises can now build, deploy, and run cloud-native apps on the same infrastructure that powers Google Search, Google Maps, and YouTube.

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5 Small Accounting Mistakes That Have a Huge Impact 5 SMALL ACCOUNTING MISTAKES THAT HAVE A HUGE IMPACT

blog article

Oct 18, 2016

Cloud computing and Cloud hosted accounting solutions are no longer mythical IT jargon. Every accountant on the face of this planet certainly knows about Cloud accounting, its many benefits, and are also aware of it significant impact on traditional accounting practices.

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Episode Five EPISODE FIVE

blog article

Oct 18, 2016

Unlike the wall between application developers and application operators, which has come tumbling down at many enterprises thanks to emergence of DevOps, the wall between developers and data professionals remains standing. RedMonk analyst Stephen O’Grady covers the issue in a recent blog post,...

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New in Spring Cloud Services 1.2: Multi-Site Service Discovery NEW IN SPRING CLOUD SERVICES 1.2: MULTI-SITE SERVICE DISCOVERY

blog article

Oct 18, 2016

As microservice architectures increase in popularity, so too has the interest in Spring Framework projects. The most popular use case: modernizing legacy JVM-based applications to use cloud-native patterns. For years, enterprises have entrusted their most critical business functions to apps running ...

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Docker drops anchor in China with Alibaba Cloud partnership DOCKER DROPS ANCHOR IN CHINA WITH ALIBABA CLOUD PARTNERSHIP

blog article

Oct 17, 2016

Docker Inc. is bringing the container phenomenon to China via a partnership with one of its biggest cloud computing providers, Alibaba Cloud.Founded back in 2009, Alibaba Cloud is the cloud computing arm of well-known Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd., and claims to be China’...

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The Five Components of the Fully Tuned Cloud THE FIVE COMPONENTS OF THE FULLY TUNED CLOUD

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Oct 13, 2016

The fully tuned cloud is one that operates with efficiency in both performance and cost. And while overall cloud adoption is increasing, optimization efforts are seriously lagging with tasks such as shutting down unused services, rightsizing instances, selecting lower cost providers or taking advant...

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Event Announcement: Connecting Clouds Coming to Detroit on November 1! EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: CONNECTING CLOUDS COMING TO DETROIT ON NOVEMBER 1!

blog article

Oct 13, 2016

AHEAD is pleased to announce a new event coming to Detroit, Michigan, on November 1: Connecting Clouds! Hosted at the trendy Madison Theater and Office Building in downtown Detroit, this event will welcome Michigan-based IT experts interested in learning more about getting their enterprise up and ru...

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Top 10 Industry Cloud Moments from Dreamforce ’16 TOP 10 INDUSTRY CLOUD MOMENTS FROM DREAMFORCE ’16

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Oct 13, 2016

Last week, leaders in cloud computing and innovation descended onto San Francisco to meet with Salesforce and Vlocity, and to attend customer success presentations, Industry Cloud workshops, CXO dinners, on-stage presentations and interviews, and the “must-attend” industry networking rec...

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Digital industrialization and hyperscale at Cloud Expo Asia DIGITAL INDUSTRIALIZATION AND HYPERSCALE AT CLOUD EXPO ASIA

blog article

Oct 11, 2016

Our Geoff Hollingworth talked with John Bensalhia of Cloud Expo Asia earlier this month about cloud security, the lower TCO that comes with hyperscale and how if you're not planning for cloud, then CIO stands for "Career Is Over." Geoff, who is Head of Cloud Marketing for Ericsson, wil...

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Introducing Steeltoe RC1, A Microservices Toolkit for .NET INTRODUCING STEELTOE RC1, A MICROSERVICES TOOLKIT FOR .NET

blog article

Oct 11, 2016

Go to any industry conference today, and you’ll undoubtedly hear the about “microservices”—an approach to software architecture that’s gaining momentum with enterprise developers.

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Talking datacenter automation and the future of cloud with Jason Hoffman TALKING DATACENTER AUTOMATION AND THE FUTURE OF CLOUD WITH JASON HOFFMAN

blog article

Oct 07, 2016

In an episode of Conversations in the Cloud from Intel, Jason Hoffman, VP and Head of Product Area Cloud Infrastructure at Ericsson, talks about digital factories and why cloud is nowhere near done, as well as the launch Datacenter Automation Platform and how it gives you an unprecendented view of y...

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5 Ways Cloud Computing Can Streamline Your CPA Firm 5 WAYS CLOUD COMPUTING CAN STREAMLINE YOUR CPA FIRM

blog article

Oct 07, 2016

Traditional accounting practices have now become archaic and somewhat obsolete since the inception of Cloud accounting and accounting software. Accounting firms, which still rely on outdated or non-integrated accounting systems, are considered to be operating on a significantly lower level of effici...

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Introducing: The pCloud Insiders 100 project INTRODUCING: THE PCLOUD INSIDERS 100 PROJECT

blog article

Oct 07, 2016

pCloud is an open company. We constantly keep our ears to the ground for feedback from our users, and try and introduce as many of the features they request as possible. In other words, we like hearing from the people who actively use our services and benefit from them. This is why we are launching ...

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How to save and share screenshots easier with pCloud Drive HOW TO SAVE AND SHARE SCREENSHOTS EASIER WITH PCLOUD DRIVE

blog article

Oct 07, 2016

Taking screenshots is a piece of cake – press command + shift + 4, drag around the area you wish to capture (orcommand + shift + 3 for a grab of your entire screen), and you’re good to go. Windows users have it even easier – they press the PrntScr for the whole screen (or Alt + Prn...

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Introducing the New and Improved QTS Government Cloud INTRODUCING THE NEW AND IMPROVED QTS GOVERNMENT CLOUD

blog article

Oct 06, 2016

According to a recent Fortune Magazine article, U.S. government agencies are moving to cloud computing faster than private corporations. QTS is meeting this migration with the new and improved QTS Government Cloud. Announced Wednesday, QTS has acquired sole rights to VMware vCloud® Government Se...

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An Introduction to the AHEAD Cloud Delivery Platform Part 3: Cloud Management and Automation AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AHEAD CLOUD DELIVERY PLATFORM PART 3: CLOUD MANAGEMENT AND AUTOMATION

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Oct 06, 2016

In part 1 and part 2 of this series (respectively), AHEAD's CTO, Eric Kaplan, guided us through the basics of the Cloud Delivery Platform (CDP), and Director of Cloud & ESM Solutions, Tim Currie, introduced the first component of the platform, Enterprise Service Management.

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Case Study: A Cost-Effective Path to Cloud Backup Services (and Recurring Revenue) CASE STUDY: A COST-EFFECTIVE PATH TO CLOUD BACKUP SERVICES (AND RECURRING REVENUE)

blog article

Oct 06, 2016

Increasing recurring revenue is one of the toughest challenges that MSPs face. With income from project work and break/fix frozen in place or declining, many MSPs turn to cloud-based managed services such as data backup and recovery to boost monthly recurring revenue.

Finding a way to...

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Cloud models and the future of IT with Mark Thiele CLOUD MODELS AND THE FUTURE OF IT WITH MARK THIELE

blog article

Oct 05, 2016

In these short video clips, Mark Thiele, the Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, shares his insights on the state of IT and the industry evolution towards cloud computing. Mark assesses different cloud models, provides insights into the costs associated with moving applications to the cloud, provides...

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How to make a network cloud-ready for Office 365 HOW TO MAKE A NETWORK CLOUD-READY FOR OFFICE 365

blog article

Oct 05, 2016

Enterprise organisations are embracing the cloud as the preferred delivery model for new applications and services, moving from traditional on-premises applications to software as a service (SaaS). Increasingly, though, whilst organisations recoup many of the benefits of moving to a cloud model, the...

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Develop Cloud Applications for OpenStack on Murano, Day 1: What is Murano, and why do I need it? DEVELOP CLOUD APPLICATIONS FOR OPENSTACK ON MURANO, DAY 1: WHAT IS MURANO, AND WHY DO I NEED IT?

blog article

Oct 03, 2016

Developing applications for cloud can be a complicated process; you need to think about resources, placement, scheduling, creating virtual machines, networking… or do you?  The OpenStack Murano project makes it possible for you to create an application without having to worry about direc...

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Building Blocks for SaaS Go-to-Market Success BUILDING BLOCKS FOR SAAS GO-TO-MARKET SUCCESS

blog article

Oct 03, 2016

Cloud services are fast becoming an indispensable tool for businesses of all sizes. In fact, according to Gartner, 93 percent of companies have already deployed or are already using cloud-based solutions in their organizations today. For cloud service providers, however, the process of selling these...

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CipherCloud Launches New Cloud Data Protection Platform CIPHERCLOUD LAUNCHES NEW CLOUD DATA PROTECTION PLATFORM

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Sep 30, 2016

The industry leader in the cloud security domain, CipherCloud, has announced its latest data protection solution, extending its industry-leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) platform. The new application called CipherCloud Active Encryption can be extended to external cloud players, creating ...

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Hype, Hyperscale, and Hybrid Cloud at Microsoft Ignite HYPE, HYPERSCALE, AND HYBRID CLOUD AT MICROSOFT IGNITE

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Sep 30, 2016

This week Microsoft hosted 23,000 attendees at their annual Ignite show which was held in Atlanta, Georgia. Ignite debuted last year, combining the former TechEd and MMS shows and bringing together users of a variety of Microsoft solutions including Office365, Dynamics, PowerBI to Bing, SharePoint a...

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Cloud Field Day 1: A Review of Druva Software CLOUD FIELD DAY 1: A REVIEW OF DRUVA SOFTWARE

blog article

Sep 30, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to participate as a delegate for Gestalt IT's Cloud Field Day 1. While I was there, I had the opportunity to meet with representatives from Druva Software, as they were sponsoring the event (check out Druva’s presentation videos from Cloud Field Day 1 her...

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Lenovo lights up Microsoft Ignite 2016 with new cloud-based data center offerings LENOVO LIGHTS UP MICROSOFT IGNITE 2016 WITH NEW CLOUD-BASED DATA CENTER OFFERINGS

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Sep 29, 2016

This week at Microsoft Ignite 2016, Lenovo and Microsoft have teamed up to address the escalating demand for enterprise storage with advance solutions built upon Azure and Windows Server 2016.  We’ll be demonstrating a new leading-edge software-defined storage solution leveraging the adva...

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Four Cloud Industry Trends That Will Shape the Future FOUR CLOUD INDUSTRY TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE THE FUTURE

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Sep 29, 2016

“Cloud” has been a buzzword within the industry for the past decade. In fact, some even claim it’s “old news.” And while others may be looking to the next big thing, visionaries in the space view the cloud movement as the first step of a monumental shift in both the IT ...

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21 Tips to free up space in your iPhone 21 TIPS TO FREE UP SPACE IN YOUR IPHONE

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Sep 29, 2016

You’re about to snap a gorgeous picture when suddenly the dreaded message appears on your iPhone:
It’s a terrible feeling. You curse and scramble to delete unnecessary photos to free up a few megabytes of space on your phone so you can take the picture you desperately want. And, o...

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Cloud lock-in may not be what you think CLOUD LOCK-IN MAY NOT BE WHAT YOU THINK

blog article

Sep 28, 2016

In this post from Apcera, Chief Strategy Officer Mark Thiele talks about the changing nature of cloud lock in and how IT must be there to enable technology based solutions that create opportunity for the business, not individuals.  In the technology space there has always been the struggle betw...

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Enabling new cloud applications and architectures ENABLING NEW CLOUD APPLICATIONS AND ARCHITECTURES

blog article

Sep 28, 2016

Apcera is a policy-driven, next-generation platform as a service (PaaS) and container management platform that allows IT teams to deploy, orchestrate, and govern containers as well as legacy and cloud-native workloads across any infrastructure ⎯ public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, or bare met...

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Datastring Founders Establish Cloud Backup Company through Asigra Partnership DATASTRING FOUNDERS ESTABLISH CLOUD BACKUP COMPANY THROUGH ASIGRA PARTNERSHIP

blog article

Sep 27, 2016

Meet the people behind the UK and Ireland’s most exciting, up-and-coming cloud backup provider – Datastring. Jon Thordarson, CEO and Steinthor Kristinsson, CTO are highly experienced IT infrastructure engineers who have protected customer data using Asigra since 2004 at Securstore (later...

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Chrome OS Printing via Google Cloud Print – Is It Worth The Security Risk? CHROME OS PRINTING VIA GOOGLE CLOUD PRINT – IS IT WORTH THE SECURITY RISK?

blog article

Sep 27, 2016

One of the most frequently common questions we receive are concerns about Chrome OS printing. My answer is although Google Cloud Printing is easy to use and rather handy, it isn't perfect. Google Cloud Print is a technology that allows you to print over the web from anywhere, including your mobi...

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Salesforce Rolls Out Commerce Cloud After Demandware Purchase SALESFORCE ROLLS OUT COMMERCE CLOUD AFTER DEMANDWARE PURCHASE

blog article

Sep 27, 2016

Salesforce.com Inc. introduced a product that helps consumer companies track customers and improve online shopping, as the software maker seeks a broader lineup of services to fend off rivals. The offering, called Commerce Cloud, is available Tuesday, adding to Salesforce’s products in areas s...

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The ROI of Microsoft Azure PaaS THE ROI OF MICROSOFT AZURE PAAS

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Sep 27, 2016

Microsoft Azure is a flexible cloud platform, designed to enable users to quickly build, manage and deploy applications. It touts the ability to to help any developer or IT professional boost productivity through integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services that simplify building and m...

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Adobe: Cowen Likes Shift to Azure, Marketing Deal with Microsoft ADOBE: COWEN LIKES SHIFT TO AZURE, MARKETING DEAL WITH MICROSOFT

blog article

Sep 27, 2016

Shares of Adobe (ADBE) are up $1.25, or 1%, at $108.51, after the company yesterday said it struck an agreement with Microsoft (MSFT) to “make Microsoft Azure its preferred cloud platform” for all the various Adobe programs such as “Creative Cloud,” shifting away from some us...

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How Heavy is the Backblaze Cloud HOW HEAVY IS THE BACKBLAZE CLOUD

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Sep 26, 2016

The question “How heavy is the Backblaze Cloud?” came up in a marketing meeting one Monday afternoon. “One million pounds,” someone guessed, “A hundred thousand pounds,” someone else said trying to sound sure. The truth is we had no idea. “Well, how much doe...

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Adobe to run some of its creative cloud services on Azure ADOBE TO RUN SOME OF ITS CREATIVE CLOUD SERVICES ON AZURE

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Sep 26, 2016

Microsoft and Adobe are extending their existing partnership to enable some of Adobe's subscription services for creative professionals to run on Azure. Adobe will offer its Adobe Creative Cloud, Marketing Cloud, and Document Cloud hosted on Microsoft's Azure. Microsoft and Adobe officials a...

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Cloud Smart in 6 Steps – Don’t Get Out(cloud)smarted CLOUD SMART IN 6 STEPS – DON’T GET OUT(CLOUD)SMARTED

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Sep 23, 2016

As the saying goes, once you go hybrid you never go back.  OK I just made that up but it really seems that way from every piece of research I’ve read over the past two years (with 70% now doing hybrid) and with all the cloud provider news announcements that have been coming out in just th...

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The 2016 Accounting Challenge: 8 Trends That Will Make You Move Accounting To Cloud THE 2016 ACCOUNTING CHALLENGE: 8 TRENDS THAT WILL MAKE YOU MOVE ACCOUNTING TO CLOUD

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Sep 23, 2016

The wave of cloud accounting is slowly covering each and every financial practice, picking out the companies able to sustain the trend and stand on the surface to the damage of ones that chose to ignore it. At the same time, the challenge of ‘moving online’ is well justified with surpass...

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VPN vs. Cloud VPN VS. CLOUD

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Sep 23, 2016

VPN stands for “Virtual Private Network”, which extends across a public network. Let’s say you want to access something on your computer using the Wi-Fi at the nearest coffee shop. Even a three-year-old would know that’s not a good idea – mostly because public hotspots ...

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Pivotal Cloud Foundry: A First-Class Home For Your .NET Applications PIVOTAL CLOUD FOUNDRY: A FIRST-CLASS HOME FOR YOUR .NET APPLICATIONS

blog article

Sep 22, 2016

You’ll forgive .NET developers for being slower than others to jump on the cloud bandwagon. AWS started off with a Linux and OSS heavy lineup of cloud services before eventually embracing Windows and the .NET runtime. Google just added Windows images to Google Compute Engine in 2015.

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Cloud Tech Improving Patient Care for Healthcare Organizations CLOUD TECH IMPROVING PATIENT CARE FOR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

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Sep 22, 2016

89% of healthcare IT professionals said their organizations are using cloud-based apps, resulting in happier patients, better treatment and more efficient hospital administration SADA Systems recently performed a survey of over 300 healthcare IT professionals in North America on healthcare IT trends...

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BT joins forces with Microsoft to simplify Hybrid Cloud BT JOINS FORCES WITH MICROSOFT TO SIMPLIFY HYBRID CLOUD

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Sep 22, 2016

BT has announced BT Compute for Microsoft Azure, which is a new service that allows BT customers to order Microsoft Azure alongside BT's own cloud services through its award winning Compute Management System (CMS) online management tool. The service enables customers to build hybrid cloud infrastruc...

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Cloud Foundry: Brazen Opinions And Easy Extensions CLOUD FOUNDRY: BRAZEN OPINIONS AND EASY EXTENSIONS

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Sep 21, 2016

As companies scramble to become digital businesses, the challenge invariably boils down to how well you build software, and more specifically how rapidly you can iterate on that software.

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7 Things to Watch Out for in a Cloud Provider SLA 7 THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN A CLOUD PROVIDER SLA

blog article

Sep 21, 2016

Choosing a public cloud service provider for your business is no easy task. With many factors to consider — price, features, customer support, storage — the choices can be overwhelming.

While needs vary by company and industry, a service level agreement (SLA) is essential ...

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Bringing the Private Cloud to the Public Sector BRINGING THE PRIVATE CLOUD TO THE PUBLIC SECTOR

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Sep 20, 2016

People don’t often associate government with entrepreneurship. Within the Dutch government’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, however, we are taking an entrepreneurial approach to technology. We are driving a digital transformation that will dramatically enhance the service delivered to cit...

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Database as a Service on the CloudOS Platform DATABASE AS A SERVICE ON THE CLOUDOS PLATFORM

blog article

Sep 20, 2016

Database as a Service is a standardised offering that can either be combined with other Lucidity services or integrated into existing IT infrastructure. Built on Lucidity’s CloudOS platform, the service offers high availability and a range of options from small or shared infrastructure through...

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Adobe revenue beats estimates as cloud push gains pace ADOBE REVENUE BEATS ESTIMATES AS CLOUD PUSH GAINS PACE

blog article

Sep 20, 2016

Adobe Systems Inc (ADBE.O) reported a better-than-expected 20 percent jump in quarterly revenue as its Creative Cloud package of software tools attracted more users. The company's shares were up 5.1 percent at $105.80 in after-market trading on Tuesday. If current gains hold, the stock is on pac...

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What Lies Ahead for Cloud Computing and Mobile in 2017? WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR CLOUD COMPUTING AND MOBILE IN 2017?

blog article

Sep 19, 2016

As 2017 quickly approaches, it’s a great time to assess some of the key trends that lie ahead for cloud computing and mobility. 2016 has been a year in which more and more companies have embraced both technologies, and 2017 could offer even more innovation in these growing sectors of the digit...

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Breaking Down the Differences Between SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS BREAKING DOWN THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SAAS, IAAS, AND PAAS

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Sep 19, 2016

The cloud has changed how we think about IT infrastructure and technology resources. The days of needing to set up data centers with servers, switches, load balancers, and other components are long gone. The same goes for needing to code and host application frameworks from scratch, or install softw...

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EOL Timeline for Legacy Cloud Foundry DEA Backend EOL TIMELINE FOR LEGACY CLOUD FOUNDRY DEA BACKEND

blog article

Sep 19, 2016

Cloud Foundry’s next generation runtime, Diego, is production ready and has been running production workloads since October 2015.  Work to increase its scalability substantially past that of the DEAs is nearing completion.

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Cloud Smart Series: How to Enrich Your Cloud Data from External Sources CLOUD SMART SERIES: HOW TO ENRICH YOUR CLOUD DATA FROM EXTERNAL SOURCES

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Sep 16, 2016

It is becoming increasingly apparent that cloud services provide an agile, cost-effective, and secure method for managing and growing your IT infrastructure.  It is imperative to have a proper tagging strategy to help track ownership of those services and provide usage and cost details, as desc...

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The Three Levels of Cloud Marketplace THE THREE LEVELS OF CLOUD MARKETPLACE

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Sep 15, 2016

As a managed service provider (MSP), it can be challenging to get cloud solutions in front of your existing and potential customers—but hybrid technology solutions should absolutely be part of your offerings. These challenges are made even more complex by the expanding cloud ecosystem made up ...

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Accelerate the Adoption of Your Cloud-Based Service Management Platform with the AHEADStart for ServiceNow Express ACCELERATE THE ADOPTION OF YOUR CLOUD-BASED SERVICE MANAGEMENT PLATFORM WITH THE AHEADSTART FOR SERVICENOW EXPRESS

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Sep 15, 2016

One of the key layers that makes up AHEAD’s Cloud Delivery Platform is Enterprise Service Management (ESM). In order for AHEAD's ESM practice to be successful, we leverage the power of ServiceNow to serve as the foundational platform of our practice and as a true cornerstone of cloud trans...

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5 Experts Predict Cloud Computing Trends for 2017 5 EXPERTS PREDICT CLOUD COMPUTING TRENDS FOR 2017

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Sep 15, 2016

The cloud as we know it may look and feel like an entirely different animal in 2017. Cloud usage is rising at tsunami speed, in both its usage and significance across the globe. A report by Cisco found that more than four-fifths of all data center traffic — 83 percent — will be based in ...

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Bringing the Heat to Rackspace Private Cloud BRINGING THE HEAT TO RACKSPACE PRIVATE CLOUD

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Sep 15, 2016

Heat, which allows you to perform cloud orchestration within the OpenStack ecosystem, is my favorite OpenStack service, but it’s also one of the most overlooked. It’s a great way to get started with infrastructure automation code or, as I’ve called it, “DevOps with training wheels.”

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Cloud Computing Economics 101 CLOUD COMPUTING ECONOMICS 101

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Sep 14, 2016

The Channels’ Financial Guide to Cloud Computing is a multi-part series discussing the financial impact of cloud computing within the channel. Topics include the economic impact of cloud computing, changing the portfolio of products / services and designing sales compensation plans to change b...

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When Private Cloud Embraces Public WHEN PRIVATE CLOUD EMBRACES PUBLIC

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Sep 14, 2016

It’s sometimes hard to believe how rapidly public cloud services adoption has grown.  In just one decade, tens of billions of dollars have been poured into cloud services across two major providers and the pace doesn’t seem to be slowing down.  One of the key goals of the marke...

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DigitalOcean Releases High Memory Droplets to Support Large-Scale Databases DIGITALOCEAN RELEASES HIGH MEMORY DROPLETS TO SUPPORT LARGE-SCALE DATABASES

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Sep 14, 2016

DigitalOcean, the cloud for developers, today released High Memory Droplets (cloud servers) to continue to support more advanced workloads and applications at scale. While DigitalOcean’s standard Droplets make it easy for developers to deploy a healthy balance of RAM, CPU and local SSD-based s...

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Huawei Sets Ambitious Target for Cloud Computing Business HUAWEI SETS AMBITIOUS TARGET FOR CLOUD COMPUTING BUSINESS

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Sep 14, 2016

With the announcement that it is officially entering the field of cloud computing infrastructure, Huawei is looking to mount a strong challenge against Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Cisco Systems and Dell, the current crop of leading global suppliers of cloud equipment. The Chinese giant is one of the...

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How to build a hybrid cloud for Estonia HOW TO BUILD A HYBRID CLOUD FOR ESTONIA'S PUBLIC SECTOR

blog article

Sep 13, 2016

Ericsson was recently chosen to play a lead role in a public-private partnership project to build a hybrid cloud for Estonia’s public sector. Based on the full Ericsson cloud stack, the project will improve services ranging from tax reporting to online healthcare, all in a DevOps environment c...

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Should companies learn to let go and trust the cloud? SHOULD COMPANIES LEARN TO LET GO AND TRUST THE CLOUD?

blog article

Sep 13, 2016

One of the greatest challenges of cloud technology is how companies can smoothly move their servers and applications, and how they then connect their customers and employees. Riverbed Technology, Inc.’s line of software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) products use a Virtual Private Network (VPN), providi...

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Rackspace Private Cloud, Based on OpenStack, Arrives in New Version RACKSPACE PRIVATE CLOUD, BASED ON OPENSTACK, ARRIVES IN NEW VERSION

blog article

Sep 13, 2016

OpenStack cloud computing distributions, many of them based on the latest Mitaka build of the OpenStack platform, are proliferating. With so many vendors competing in this arena, market consolidation is also underway. Only days ago, Red Hat announced its latest platform: OpenStack Platform 9. Direc...

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Symantec intros endpoint security cloud for SMBs SYMANTEC INTROS ENDPOINT SECURITY CLOUD FOR SMBS

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Sep 13, 2016

With its new Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud, the security firm says SMBs can gain access to a single cloud-based console for managing antivirus and personal firewall software, as well as mobility and encryption services.

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MOVING FULLY TO THE CLOUD FOR BUSINESS – IS THIS SOON TO BE A REALITY? MOVING FULLY TO THE CLOUD FOR BUSINESS – IS THIS SOON TO BE A REALITY?

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Sep 12, 2016

The vast majority of businesses believe migrating to cloud computing is vital to their long-term success and will serve as an effective tool in implementing their development strategy. And yet many of them admit they have not completely made the switch to the cloud. So is the seemingly increasing po...

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Your Peers Are Gathering for an Online Event: Business Continuity in a Cloud-Based World YOUR PEERS ARE GATHERING FOR AN ONLINE EVENT: BUSINESS CONTINUITY IN A CLOUD-BASED WORLD

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Sep 12, 2016

Many companies these days are asking themselves if their organization should leverage the cloud for DR, and if the timing is right. Concerns typically relate to the total cost of ownership of the various solutions, flexibility, and whether it’s necessary to manage the infrastructure.
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DigitalOcean Launches Hatch DIGITALOCEAN LAUNCHES HATCH

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Sep 12, 2016

Startups have a new incubator program. Hatch, launched by DigitalOcean, gives startups access to DigitalOcean’s cloud for 12 months. Hatch also offers free technical training, mentoring, and also connectivity to other startups and potential investors.
DigitalCloud, had been working with...

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Teradata expands database, consolidates analytics across clouds TERADATA EXPANDS DATABASE, CONSOLIDATES ANALYTICS ACROSS CLOUDS

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Sep 12, 2016

The Teradata Everywhere initiative allows Teradata's MPP analytic database to run on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, in addition to Teradata IntelliFlex, VMware, and the Teradata Managed Cloud.

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Teradata expands analytics for hybrid cloud TERADATA EXPANDS ANALYTICS FOR HYBRID CLOUD

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Sep 12, 2016

Analytics solutions provider Teradata has released new hybrid-cloud management capabilities to better compete with rising pressure from both open source and commercial solutions. Teradata Everywhere expands support for existing cloud-hosted Teradata solutions and adds new hybrid and cross-cloud orch...

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The Cost of Migrating an Enterprise Application THE COST OF MIGRATING AN ENTERPRISE APPLICATION

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Sep 12, 2016

Migration from a dedicated legacy platform to the cloud is a multi-step process that highlights all the applicable, real-life considerations in real-time. Specifically, ensuring that the customer’s availability requirements are met throughout the process and any configuration changes that are necess...

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Huawei’s Cloud-Computing Plans Aim Sky High HUAWEI’S CLOUD-COMPUTING PLANS AIM SKY HIGH

blog article

Sep 11, 2016

Huawei Technologies Co. is already one of the world’s top three makers of telecom-networking gear and smartphones by market share. Now, the Chinese technology giant is taking aim at the market for cloud computing largely dominated by Western heavyweights.

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Pay attention to business user concerns about cloud PAY ATTENTION TO BUSINESS USER CONCERNS ABOUT CLOUD

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Sep 08, 2016

In a new report, Ericsson ConsumerLab interviewed 1,500 business users and 350 decision makers about the benefits and challenges of cloud transitions. And while the perceived benefits are closely aligned, decision makers should pay attention to how business users perceive the challenges. Most discus...

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Salesforce.com Unveils Lightning Bolt for Community Cloud SALESFORCE.COM UNVEILS LIGHTNING BOLT FOR COMMUNITY CLOUD

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Sep 08, 2016

Salesforce.com today enhanced its Community Cloud with Lightning Bolt, a framework that helps companies launch customer-facing websites that address the particular needs of their industries and markets. According to Mike Micucci, general manager and senior vice president of Salesforce Community Clou...

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Alert Logic Taps Rackspace to Deliver Fanatical Support for Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure ALERT LOGIC TAPS RACKSPACE TO DELIVER FANATICAL SUPPORT FOR MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 AND MICROSOFT AZURE

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Sep 08, 2016

today announced thatAlert Logic, a leader in security and compliance solutions for the cloud, is using RackspaceFanatical Support for Office 365 and Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure to optimize performance across a portfolio of Microsoft services.

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Sonian Engineers Re-invent Cloud-Based Archiving SONIAN ENGINEERS RE-INVENT CLOUD-BASED ARCHIVING

blog article

Sep 07, 2016

More than 25,000 customers in 43 countries trust Sonian’s secure proprietary SaaS platform and cloud search engine to retain and retrieve valuable data and protect intellectual property. As an early innovator in cloud-based archiving, they preserve, protect and present the world’s inform...

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CF-Release for Open POWER CF-RELEASE FOR OPEN POWER

blog article

Sep 07, 2016

In a previous blog, we had described the availability of a Cloud Foundry BOSH stemcell and release binary for OpenPOWER systems (based on the IBM POWER microprocessor architecture). In this blog, we will describe the availability of a cf-release binary tarball (BOSH release for Cloud Foundry) for Op...

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How Many Developers Does It Take to Create 50 Billion Connected Devices? HOW MANY DEVELOPERS DOES IT TAKE TO CREATE 50 BILLION CONNECTED DEVICES?

blog article

Sep 07, 2016

Cloud Foundry Foundation CEO Sam Ramji sat down with OZY reporter Renee Morad to discuss the potential for a devastating “cloud skills gap” that comes as a result of a predicted 50 billion connected device just four years from today.

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DigitalOcean offers $100K in cloud credits to startups DIGITALOCEAN OFFERS $100K IN CLOUD CREDITS TO STARTUPS

blog article

Sep 07, 2016

DigitalOcean Inc. is stepping up its efforts to court startups. The infrastructure-as-a-service provider today launched a program called Hatch that offers eligible teams $100,000 worth of free cloud resources plus training materials, priority support and other assistance.
The initative aims t...

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How a Cloud-Based Mobile Device Lab Accelerates Time to Market and ROI HOW A CLOUD-BASED MOBILE DEVICE LAB ACCELERATES TIME TO MARKET AND ROI

blog article

Sep 06, 2016

Mobile applications enable businesses to connect with their customers through an exclusive platform. These applications help businesses with product or service updates, with immediate resolution of customer complaints, and for conducting reviews. The plethora of mobile applications, however, only ma...

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Cloud Smart Series: How to Apply Tags to Historical Data CLOUD SMART SERIES: HOW TO APPLY TAGS TO HISTORICAL DATA

blog article

Sep 06, 2016

There is no question that tagging is the most flexible and powerful tool available to assign ownership to cloud resources, and for this reason it’s highly recommended, especially for multi-cloud environments.

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AHEAD AHEAD'S JASON NASH INVITED TO PARTICIPATE AS DELEGATE AT CLOUD FIELD DAY 1

blog article

Sep 06, 2016

Next Wednesday and Thursday, September 14-15, Jason Nash, Solution Principal at AHEAD, will be in San Jose, California, participating as a delegate for Gestalt IT's Cloud Field Day 1.

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Vlocity Sponsors ISM for the Second Consecutive Year VLOCITY SPONSORS ISM FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

blog article

Sep 06, 2016

Vlocity Public Sector continues to advance the industry cloud in government, with a focus on helping health and human services agencies streamline their case management processes and enhance citizen experiences.

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Calling All AWS Insiders: Share a Tip & Win Great Prizes! CALLING ALL AWS INSIDERS: SHARE A TIP & WIN GREAT PRIZES!

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Sep 06, 2016

The largest annual gathering of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) community, re:Invent 2016, is just around the corner, which means it’s time for CloudEndure’s annual AWS Insider Tips Competition!

We invite AWS users far and wide to share a tip about using AWS for a chance to ...

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Global Manufacturer Gets Lean, Streamlines Its Supply Chain with Move to the Cloud GLOBAL MANUFACTURER GETS LEAN, STREAMLINES ITS SUPPLY CHAIN WITH MOVE TO THE CLOUD

blog article

Sep 06, 2016

Execution on those principles is far more difficult. Few people know that better than Ed McMahon, the CEO of Epec Engineered Technologies, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of custom build-to-print electronics including battery packs, flex and rigid-flex circuits, high reliability user interfaces, ...

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Huawei Wants to Sell Components for Building Cloud Infrastructure HUAWEI WANTS TO SELL COMPONENTS FOR BUILDING CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE

blog article

Sep 05, 2016

With the growing demand for cloud computing platforms, Chinese tech giant Huawei is throwing its hat into the fray. Huawei aims to establish itself as a major provider of software and devices for cloud computing. The company plans to turn its cloud computing arm into a $10 billion business by 2020. ...

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Public Cloud: Definitely More Secure Than Your Own Datacentre PUBLIC CLOUD: DEFINITELY MORE SECURE THAN YOUR OWN DATACENTRE

blog article

Sep 03, 2016

Headline too strong for you? Well, it was inspired by a couple of conversations this week that took me back in time to 2011 when I first joined Cloudreach, and the business world was a little more suspicious of cloud security.

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AWS Summit NY speech: Successful Cloud Adoption for the Enterprise AWS SUMMIT NY SPEECH: SUCCESSFUL CLOUD ADOPTION FOR THE ENTERPRISE

blog article

Sep 02, 2016

Many of you were present at our 60-minute session during the last AWS Summit in New York. Damian Tommasino, Cloudreach Solution Architect presented a highly-anticipated session about Cloud Adoption for the Entperprise.

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Latest Findings Revealed: Cloud Foundry is the ‘Holistic Solution’ Needed As Organizations Make Moves Toward Digital Transformation LATEST FINDINGS REVEALED: CLOUD FOUNDRY IS THE ‘HOLISTIC SOLUTION’ NEEDED AS ORGANIZATIONS MAKE MOVES TOWARD DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

blog article

Sep 02, 2016

Today we’ve released findings from our latest survey of the Cloud Foundry community, recorded at the Cloud Foundry Silicon Valley Summit in May of this year. Attendees at this year’s Cloud Foundry Summit ran the gamut from seasoned technology professionals and business leaders to smaller...

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Huawei Accelerates Cloud Transformation to Digitize Industry HUAWEI ACCELERATES CLOUD TRANSFORMATION TO DIGITIZE INDUSTRY

blog article

Sep 02, 2016

Huawei at a recent event outlined its success with digital transformation and discussed the theme of Accelerating carriers’ cloud transformation and enabling the digitization of vertical industries. Zou Zhilei, President of Huawei's Carrier Business, said that the IT industry has gone thro...

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Huawei Finacle partner on financial cloud solution HUAWEI FINACLE PARTNER ON FINANCIAL CLOUD SOLUTION

blog article

Sep 02, 2016

The Infosys Finacle Universal Banking Solution Suite is now globally available on Huawei’s FusionCloud based cloud platform. Ahead of the roll-out, the two worked together on a benchmarking project, observed and reviewed by EY, in which a test was simulated on a Finacle database size of almost 1 TB,...

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Dropbox hack, far bigger than thought, may be a cloud security wakeup call DROPBOX HACK, FAR BIGGER THAN THOUGHT, MAY BE A CLOUD SECURITY WAKEUP CALL

blog article

Sep 01, 2016

A hack of online storage provider Dropbox Inc. in 2012 has been revealed to be much larger that previously disclosed, with the details of some 68 million account holders finding their way online.Motherboard obtained a selection of files that were being traded on a “database trading community&r...

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Sync explained: why pCloud Drive is perfect when you edit files offline SYNC EXPLAINED: WHY PCLOUD DRIVE IS PERFECT WHEN YOU EDIT FILES OFFLINE

blog article

Sep 01, 2016

Raise your hand if you take some of your work with you when you leave the office. We all do that, whether we’re going on vacation, on a business trip or just commuting back home. It’s a challenge not to peak into your inbox, or do a little bit of work the night before and optimize your s...

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Office 365 and Google Apps for Work: A Guide for Resellers OFFICE 365 AND GOOGLE APPS FOR WORK: A GUIDE FOR RESELLERS

blog article

Aug 31, 2016

As SMB cloud adoption grows, ISVs are rushing to meet the demand for cloud-based business applications. In fact, IDC predicts that this increasing demand will help drive a 10x increase in the number of SaaS solutions over the next few years.

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Getting What You Pay for with Cloud. GETTING WHAT YOU PAY FOR WITH CLOUD.

blog article

Aug 31, 2016

Last week, Gartner put pen to paper and authored a new type of report called Innovation Insight (at least new to me) on the topic of Cloud Services Expense Management (aka CSEM). This was the first stake in the ground to demonstrate Gartner’s recognition of the distinct differences between tra...

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5 Confessions Of A Platform Builder 5 CONFESSIONS OF A PLATFORM BUILDER

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Aug 31, 2016

Matt Walburn is on a mission: to save you from building your own platform.Prior to joining Pivotal, Walburn (featured left) was an engineering director for a popular Fortune 50 retailer.

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Alibaba, Infocomm tap the power of cloud to support start-ups ALIBABA, INFOCOMM TAP THE POWER OF CLOUD TO SUPPORT START-UPS

blog article

Aug 31, 2016

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, and Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL) have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to collaborate and drive technology innovations in Singapore, built upon Alibaba Cloud’s support network and suite of cloud infrastructure services.

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Working in the cloud—overcoming barriers to CIO success WORKING IN THE CLOUD—OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO CIO SUCCESS

blog article

Aug 30, 2016

Ericsson ConsumerLab interviewed both IT decision-makers and business users about the benefits and challenges of working in the cloud, from security to training. From the business user point of view, it becomes clear that just deploying a new cloud solution is not enough. What keeps CIOs up at night...

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ViaWest Delivers a Seamless Cloud Experience with Rubrik VIAWEST DELIVERS A SEAMLESS CLOUD EXPERIENCE WITH RUBRIK

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Aug 30, 2016

We have designed the client centric approach to optimize the cloud experience and provide customers with the ongoing support and guidance needed to achieve success in business. What makes ViaWest unique is our belief that we are not our clients’ vendor, but rather an extension of our clients’ teams ...

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Rackspace cloud gets acquired, set to go private RACKSPACE CLOUD GETS ACQUIRED, SET TO GO PRIVATE

blog article

Aug 29, 2016

Rackspace is one of the earliest cloud providers that tried to compete with Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. Founded in 1998, it has been trading publicly on the New York Stock Exchange since 2008. It reported revenue growth of $2 billion last year. Its stock price was once valued at $80 a share but ...

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Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by VMware to Support VMware Software RACKSPACE PRIVATE CLOUD POWERED BY VMWARE TO SUPPORT VMWARE SOFTWARE

blog article

Aug 29, 2016

Rackspace a VMware vCloud Air Network partner, today announced from VMworld that it will support VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) technologies including VMware NSX®, Virtual SAN™ and vRealize® Suite as a part of Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware.

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Ericsson to Lead Estonia ERICSSON TO LEAD ESTONIA'S PUBLIC SECTOR CLOUD TRANSFORMATION

blog article

Aug 29, 2016

Ericsson will lead the deployment and operation of a hybrid cloud environment in the country through a public-private consortium, ensuring improved scalability, resilience and data security of an extensive range of e-society services

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Nutanix Acquisitions Fuel Cloud Platform Ambitions NUTANIX ACQUISITIONS FUEL CLOUD PLATFORM AMBITIONS

blog article

Aug 29, 2016

As part of an effort to transform hyperconvergence platforms into a foundation for building private clouds, Nutanix today announced it has acquired both Calm.io and PernixData. Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey says now that the company has established itself as a pioneer of hyperconvergence, the next logi...

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Backup Industry Veteran Reveals Data Protection Risks of SaaS Applications BACKUP INDUSTRY VETERAN REVEALS DATA PROTECTION RISKS OF SAAS APPLICATIONS

blog article

Aug 28, 2016

According to IDC, the market for cloud services is currently growing at 20% and set to exceed $37B this year alone. IT departments are migrating to cloud-based SaaS applications such as Office 365, Google Apps and Salesforce at an unprecedented pace.

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The Cloud Security Alliance publishes its best practices for Big Data security THE CLOUD SECURITY ALLIANCE PUBLISHES ITS BEST PRACTICES FOR BIG DATA SECURITY

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Aug 28, 2016

Big Data is a boon for businesses worldwide, but the benefits come at a cost. The more data companies store, the more vulnerable they are to potential security breaches. And data breaches can be enormously expensive when they occur.

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Nutanix acquires PernixData and Calm.io to expand its cloud ambitions NUTANIX ACQUIRES PERNIXDATA AND CALM.IO TO EXPAND ITS CLOUD AMBITIONS

blog article

Aug 28, 2016

Hyper-converged infrastructure leader Nutanix Inc. has said it will acquire two companies, PernixData Inc. and Calm.io, in a move that enhances its data and storage services as it continues to grow its business. The financial terms of the deals were not released.

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Samsung Cloud Is How An Android Backup System Should Be: Launched With Galaxy Note 7, Coming To Galaxy S7 And Galaxy S7 SAMSUNG CLOUD IS HOW AN ANDROID BACKUP SYSTEM SHOULD BE: LAUNCHED WITH GALAXY NOTE 7, COMING TO GALAXY S7 AND GALAXY S7

blog article

Aug 28, 2016

Samsung has launched Samsung Cloud alongside the release of its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7, with the service showing how an Android backup and restore system should be done.

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Cloud Smart Series: How to Add Missing Cloud Resource Tags CLOUD SMART SERIES: HOW TO ADD MISSING CLOUD RESOURCE TAGS

blog article

Aug 26, 2016

In my previous posts, I’ve covered the reasons and benefits for having a strong tagging strategy to manage your cloud resources. But the reality is that very few companies start their journey to the cloud with a proper tagging strategy in place as this subject usually comes up when the amount ...

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Rackspace to Go Private in $4.3 Billion Deal RACKSPACE TO GO PRIVATE IN $4.3 BILLION DEAL

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Aug 26, 2016

Cloud-computing provider Rackspace Hosting Inc. is being taken private by private-equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC for $4.3 billion. The deal’s per-share price of $32 represents a 38% premium over the company’s stock price before The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 4 that a dea...

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Why Rackspace Is Taking Its Cloud Act Offstage WHY RACKSPACE IS TAKING ITS CLOUD ACT OFFSTAGE

blog article

Aug 26, 2016

Rackspace Hosting Inc.’s going private is a good reminder that anything is for sale—at the right price. The cloud-service provider spent a good chunk of 2014 talking with potential buyers. Its stock was in the high-$30 range then, and its trading history to that point suggested that Rackspace would ...

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Accelerate Code Development with Cloud Application Templates ACCELERATE CODE DEVELOPMENT WITH CLOUD APPLICATION TEMPLATES

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Aug 25, 2016

RightScale Cloud Application Templates (CATs) help you orchestrate, operate, manage, and provision complex application stacks in the cloud regardless of the cloud infrastructure providers you use. CAT files deliver an end-to-end solution for organizations to develop approved applications and add the...

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Amy Frampton to Emcee Cloud Foundry Summit Europe AMY FRAMPTON TO EMCEE CLOUD FOUNDRY SUMMIT EUROPE

blog article

Aug 25, 2016

We are excited to announce this year’s emcee at Cloud Foundry Summit in Frankfurt: Amy Frampton, Director of Product Marketing at HPE Cloud, based in Seattle, Washington, USA. Register to attend Cloud Foundry Summit in Frankfurt here! Registration is €449 until Friday, September 2 when pr...

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Fujitsu takes Hamilton City Council to the hybrid cloud through Microsoft Azure FUJITSU TAKES HAMILTON CITY COUNCIL TO THE HYBRID CLOUD THROUGH MICROSOFT AZURE

blog article

Aug 25, 2016

Hamilton City Council has moved to the hybrid cloud with Fujitsu, deploying solutions based on the Microsoft Azure Pack and Microsoft Azure. Transforming the Council’s existing infrastructure, the IT provider moved the organisation out of its previous data centre in New Zealand, migrating from a leg...

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Fujitsu takes Hamilton City Council to the hybrid cloud through Microsoft Azure FUJITSU TAKES HAMILTON CITY COUNCIL TO THE HYBRID CLOUD THROUGH MICROSOFT AZURE

blog article

Aug 25, 2016

Hamilton City Council has moved to the hybrid cloud with Fujitsu, deploying solutions based on the Microsoft Azure Pack and Microsoft Azure. Transforming the Council’s existing infrastructure, the IT provider moved the organisation out of its previous data centre in New Zealand, migrating from a leg...

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Microsoft and NTT Team Up to Offer Hybrid Cloud in Hong Kong MICROSOFT AND NTT TEAM UP TO OFFER HYBRID CLOUD IN HONG KONG

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Aug 25, 2016

Microsoft’s Hong Kong arm and the Japanese telecommunications company NTT have decided to partner on a hybrid cloud project in Hong Kong. With the hybrid cloud becoming the new normal, it’s a great move by both companies.

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What We Learned After Five Years of Cloud Foundry at Rakuten WHAT WE LEARNED AFTER FIVE YEARS OF CLOUD FOUNDRY AT RAKUTEN

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Aug 24, 2016

A team of seven engineers at Rakuten, a Japanese ecommerce and Internet company, has been running Cloud Foundry in production for five years on over 5,000 virtual servers. In this video, DevOps engineers Ronak Banka and Carlo Alberto Ferraris demonstrate their breadth of experience.

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Alibaba expands cloud services with online SAP software ALIBABA EXPANDS CLOUD SERVICES WITH ONLINE SAP SOFTWARE

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Aug 24, 2016

Alibaba Cloud (AliCloud), a subsidiary of e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Group, is set to introduce three major online enterprise applications from German software giant SAP by the end of this year, marking its most ambitious product launch to date with a foreign information technology supplier.

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A Complete Guide To Cloud Accounting A COMPLETE GUIDE TO CLOUD ACCOUNTING

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Aug 23, 2016

Cloud accounting is a modern accounting technique which is more of an operational strategy rather than a simple technique. However the accounting industry has been somewhat slow in terms of adoption rates when it comes to Cloud Accounting, but it is predicted to become an industry norm in the very n...

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Approaches For Designing And Implementing Applications In Microsoft Azure Hybrid Scenarios APPROACHES FOR DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING APPLICATIONS IN MICROSOFT AZURE HYBRID SCENARIOS

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Aug 23, 2016

If you’re like most organizations today aspiring to give the best of benefits and values while optimizing your costs, cloud could be a core part of your IT strategy. Consider your Line of Business applications; there could be various reasons for your consideration of cloud as a model for your ...

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Microsoft, NTT team up to offer hybrid cloud solution MICROSOFT, NTT TEAM UP TO OFFER HYBRID CLOUD SOLUTION

blog article

Aug 23, 2016

Microsoft Hong Kong and Japanese telecommunication company NTT are partnering to offer a hybrid cloud solution to companies in Hong Kong, as the pace for cloud adoption among multinational corporations (MNCs) in the city picks up. The partnership will leverage Microsoft’s Azure public cloud, N...

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QTS, Canonical unveil private, fully managed openstack cloud QTS, CANONICAL UNVEIL PRIVATE, FULLY MANAGED OPENSTACK CLOUD

blog article

Aug 23, 2016

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) and Canonical has unveiled a private, fully managed openstack cloud solution to manage private cloud offerings, the companies said. The solution is available from any of QTS´ data centers in mid-September.

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3 Questions the Software Channel Must Address in the Cloud 3 QUESTIONS THE SOFTWARE CHANNEL MUST ADDRESS IN THE CLOUD

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Aug 22, 2016

There has been much written on the disruption that cloud computing is bringing to the enterprise, but there has been surprisingly little coverage on the significant impact that accelerating cloud adoption is having on existing traditional software channels.

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GDPR: ARE CLOUD APPLICATIONS READY FOR 2018? GDPR: ARE CLOUD APPLICATIONS READY FOR 2018?

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Aug 22, 2016

The amount of data collected by companies in Europe is skyrocketing. In an effort to harmonize data protection regulations between EU member states, the European Commission has adopted the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), a new regulatory framework which comes into force in 2018. A recent ...

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Exploring IoT, 5G and cloud at IDF 2016 EXPLORING IOT, 5G AND CLOUD AT IDF 2016

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Aug 19, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) 5G and, of course, cloud came together in an exciting way at the Intel Developer Forum 2016 this week.  We featured IoT solutions like smart parking, NB-IoT sensors, IoT-in-a-box and smart building applications.  In this video, Warren Chaisatien, Ericsson's...

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AWS Transit Network VPC: The Cloud Networking Glue AWS TRANSIT NETWORK VPC: THE CLOUD NETWORKING GLUE

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Aug 19, 2016

Following the pace of innovation at Amazon Web Services is a tough task. Because of the glut of innovation that regularly occurs at Amazon, really great ideas are sometimes overlooked due to the influx of new developments that transpire.

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The magic behind zero-knowledge privacy explained THE MAGIC BEHIND ZERO-KNOWLEDGE PRIVACY EXPLAINED

blog article

Aug 18, 2016

Whether we like it or not, a big part of our online safety depends on the services we use and that’s not only a matter of trust. It’s a question of data privacy as well. Data breaches become more frequent by the year and that’s no secret. According to TechCrunch, over 707 million f...

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Azure SQL Data Warehouse – Elasticity and Cost Control for Cloud Data Warehousing AZURE SQL DATA WAREHOUSE – ELASTICITY AND COST CONTROL FOR CLOUD DATA WAREHOUSING

blog article

Aug 17, 2016

Is there anything that Azure SQL Data Warehouse doesn’t do for users moving data and analytics into the cloud? As a scalable database service that can process massive volumes of data of any kind, SQL Data Warehouse offers fast provisioning, even faster compute scaling, cost savings by paying o...

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Game On: Cloud Contact Center Is No Longer a Fantasy GAME ON: CLOUD CONTACT CENTER IS NO LONGER A FANTASY

blog article

Aug 16, 2016

Your contact center is a mission-critical business function. So if you move it to a cloud contact center, you’ll need the support of a global data center footprint, providing redundancy and failover for your cloud-based applications and distributed agents. Another big deal is data privacy and ...

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Three Steps to Choosing Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery THREE STEPS TO CHOOSING CLOUD-BASED DISASTER RECOVERY

blog article

Aug 16, 2016

While traditional business continuity and disaster recovery solutions are costly and complex to manage, QTS Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) provides a flexible, scalable alternative. An innovative, cloud-based, enterprise-grade replication solution to meet the needs of today’s hybrid IT...

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Stark & Wayne’s Dr. Nic on Winning in Production STARK & WAYNE’S DR. NIC ON WINNING IN PRODUCTION

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Aug 16, 2016

With his trademark sense of humor, Stark & Wayne’s Dr. Nic recounts what it was like to build a web application without the knowledge of how to run it in production, how discovering Cloud Foundry enabled a massive shift, and how clients have now adopted Cloud Foundry in production of over ...

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The Cloud’s Transformation of Business Intelligence THE CLOUD’S TRANSFORMATION OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

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Aug 16, 2016

The field of business intelligence is nothing like when it got started many years ago; quarterly and month-end reports are minimally relevant when it comes to creating competitive advantage. Today, business people need analytics on an hourly or faster basis. Modern BI systems must be able to incorpo...

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Rackspace open source cloud breakfast: techie toasties & cloudpaccinos RACKSPACE OPEN SOURCE CLOUD BREAKFAST: TECHIE TOASTIES & CLOUDPACCINOS

blog article

Aug 16, 2016

The press conference is dead as a meeting format isn’t it? No, apparently not. Managed cloud computing company Rackspace staged what is now its sixth breakfast press briefing this morning in London’s glittering Soho region. MongoDB’s Mat Keep explained how much we have seen the move to ‘open source ...

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FTP vs. Cloud FTP VS. CLOUD

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Aug 15, 2016

While FTP is generally an outdated concept, many companies are still using it rather than migrating to cloud technologies. In this article, we compare the two and determine the clear edge that cloud computing has to local servers.

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Citrix replacement for Microsoft Azure RemoteApp is coming in 2017 CITRIX REPLACEMENT FOR MICROSOFT AZURE REMOTEAPP IS COMING IN 2017

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Aug 15, 2016

Microsoft and Citrix revealed on Friday last week that Microsoft was dropping its Azure RemoteApp service, and its replacement would be coming from Citrix in the form of something currently named "XenApp Express."

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Cloudian and AWS team up for on-premise cloud storage CLOUDIAN AND AWS TEAM UP FOR ON-PREMISE CLOUD STORAGE

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Aug 12, 2016

Cloudian and Amazon Web Services are now offering a new service that allows customers to use Cloudian HyperStore Hybrid Storage offering that stores data locally but leverages the S3 object storage. AWS cloud storage will manage the usage and billing for the customers. It targets applications and da...

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Security Benefits Of Cloud-Based VMI SECURITY BENEFITS OF CLOUD-BASED VMI

blog article

Aug 12, 2016

You know that with supply chain management, whether it involves operations at the production, distribution, or in-store level, actionable information is the key to streamlined activity and lowered costs. However, the gains that can be realized through real-time, point-of-sale data transfers and accu...

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What cloud strategists can learn from the cargo industry WHAT CLOUD STRATEGISTS CAN LEARN FROM THE CARGO INDUSTRY

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Aug 12, 2016

The cargo industry started with a broad variety of customized packaging and transport systems. This generated a set of diverse systems with low transport and packaging commonalities between industries. In a similar way, hardware and software has been optimized together for different compute, storage...

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5 Reasons Your Cloud Is About To Become a Legacy System 5 REASONS YOUR CLOUD IS ABOUT TO BECOME A LEGACY SYSTEM

blog article

Aug 12, 2016

We have reached a tipping point in the deployment of Cloud services in the US.  IDC predicts that next year nearly 2 in 3 enterprise IT organizations will deploy hybrid clouds.  The federal government has issued a “cloud first” policy, which “mandates that agencies take f...

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Grape Up Revisits Cloud Foundry: UDP, VoIP, and Beyond! GRAPE UP REVISITS CLOUD FOUNDRY: UDP, VOIP, AND BEYOND!

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Aug 12, 2016

Roman Swoszowski, Grape Up’s CTO and VP of Cloud Foundry Services, provides a deep dive into what Cloud Foundry is and all that it has to offer. While Cloud Foundry is well-suited for web applications and 12-factor apps, it also supports TCP traffic, making itself ideal for IoT solutions.

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Mirantis and SUSE support multiple Linux OpenStack clouds MIRANTIS AND SUSE SUPPORT MULTIPLE LINUX OPENSTACK CLOUDS

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Aug 12, 2016

So, some companies, such as Red Hat, offer OpenStack software stacks to help companies with this. SUSE, another Linux pioneer, has also tried this approach with its OpenStack offerings. Now SUSE is trying something a little different. In partnership with Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, th...

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Orange Business Services Delivers cloud platform to Lane Crawfoed ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES DELIVERS CLOUD PLATFORM TO LANE CRAWFOED

blog article

Aug 11, 2016

Orange Business Services has been selected by Lane Crawford, a multi-brand designer label luxury retailer, to provide a cloud-based platform to extend, secure and manage its IT resources in Hong Kong and China. This deployment will enable Lane Crawford to marry offline strengths with digital advanta...

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Cloud Accounting- The Next Big Thing for CPAs CLOUD ACCOUNTING- THE NEXT BIG THING FOR CPAS

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Aug 11, 2016

Cloud computing in the past few decades have gained immense popularity and is now considered to be the inexorable and most sensible IT management solution for businesses. Cloud Accounting is a modern form of accounting where all of your accounting and other financial data are stored on the cloud. Th...

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Getting started with the CloudOS Control Panel GETTING STARTED WITH THE CLOUDOS CONTROL PANEL

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Aug 11, 2016

Once you are onboard with CloudOS and your own Private Cloud has been set up by the team at Lucidity, you can use the Tenant Control Panel Portal to administer your Virtual Servers and Networks and securely connect to Server Desktop Consoles and resources.

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Rackspace manages security across clouds RACKSPACE MANAGES SECURITY ACROSS CLOUDS

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Aug 11, 2016

Rackspace is hoping security will draw more enterprises to its OpenStack offerings. The company has announced plans to extend its Rackspace Managed Security platform to support Microsoft Azure. The platform already supports Rackspace’s Dedicated and VMware environments, as well as Amazon Web S...

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Rackspace Expands Multi-Cloud Security to Microsoft Azure RACKSPACE EXPANDS MULTI-CLOUD SECURITY TO MICROSOFT AZURE

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Aug 11, 2016

Rackspace today announced fromRackspace::Solve that Rackspace Managed Security for Microsoft® Azure® is now available in early access. This means that companies using Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services

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How to Make Strategic Decisions About the Cloud HOW TO MAKE STRATEGIC DECISIONS ABOUT THE CLOUD

blog article

Aug 10, 2016

When discussing a move to a hybrid IT solution and leveraging the cloud, cost reduction is a frequently mentioned benefit. However, if budget is all you’re considering before making the switch, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise.The cloud has many great uses, but like any IT decision you...

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The Cloud is Changing Our Business THE CLOUD IS CHANGING OUR BUSINESS

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Aug 10, 2016

More organizations are doing business in the cloud than ever before and according to IDC, that trend will continue for some time. The cloud can have a tremendous impact, giving business leaders the power to manage budgets better, reduce capital expenses and create a more agile IT organization. But t...

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CenturyLink Broadband Roadmap: Funding Shifting From the Cloud CENTURYLINK BROADBAND ROADMAP: FUNDING SHIFTING FROM THE CLOUD

blog article

Aug 10, 2016

CenturyLink has set a goal of bringing broadband service supporting speeds of at least 40 Mbps to 50% of its base by the end of 2018, said Tony Davis, head of investor relations for CenturyLink, at a financial conference today. Although CenturyLink has done some fiber-to-the-home deployments to supp...

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8 Easy Tips for Maximizing SaaS Growth 8 EASY TIPS FOR MAXIMIZING SAAS GROWTH

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Aug 10, 2016

As the cloud as grown and matured, the demand for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products has skyrocketed. In fact, a recent Gartner survey found that SaaS and other alternatives to traditional on-premises licenses account for more than 50 percent of new software implementations. But, you don’t ...

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The Gap on Cloud Optimization & Cloud Foundry THE GAP ON CLOUD OPTIMIZATION & CLOUD FOUNDRY

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Aug 10, 2016

Philip Glebow, Gap’s Director of Pricing Architecture, draws an analogy between cloud optimization and a balanced diet of foods with the highest nutritional impact at minimal cost. To achieve this optimized “diet,” Gap employs linear optimizer Gurobi, which integrates with Cloud Fo...

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9 Steps for Building Pipelines for Continuous Delivery and Deployment 9 STEPS FOR BUILDING PIPELINES FOR CONTINUOUS DELIVERY AND DEPLOYMENT

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Aug 10, 2016

This is the second blog in our mini-series that illustrates how BMC was able to use the Spinnaker continuous deployment platform to deliver a new cloud-native product that we push to production once a week.

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CarrierSales, Cloud Contact Center Specialists Who Place a Premium on Relationships CARRIERSALES, CLOUD CONTACT CENTER SPECIALISTS WHO PLACE A PREMIUM ON RELATIONSHIPS

blog article

Aug 09, 2016

As my second installment of our Partner Spotlight series, we recently had the opportunity meet with Ray Hicken at CarrierSales to find out how they are finding such great success into today’s competitive market and delve into the importance of offering a cloud-based contact center (CCaaS) solu...

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On Citrix Going ON CITRIX GOING 'ALL IN' WITH MICROSOFT IN CLOUD

blog article

Aug 09, 2016

The relationship between Citrix and Microsoft goes back more than 25 years, but as both companies look to bring their respective customers and traditional channel partners to the cloud, they're embarking on their most extensive and symbiotic pact to date.

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4 Ways Cloud Computing Helps Accelerate Innovation 4 WAYS CLOUD COMPUTING HELPS ACCELERATE INNOVATION

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Aug 08, 2016

Leveraging the cloud makes innovation more affordable and attainable than ever before. Rather than investing significant capital into their own IT infrastructure, companies can spend more time innovating new products and less time purchasing and maintaining IT infrastructure.

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Power the Cloud: StreamOne Updates POWER THE CLOUD: STREAMONE UPDATES

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Aug 08, 2016

We have made three exciting enhancements to StreamOne, the platform that powers Tech Data’s award-winning Cloud Solutions Store. We released the enhancements to ensure the global platform performs even more efficiently as you learn, buy and manage your cloud subscriptions. First, we have redes...

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Internap: Craig-Hallum Ups to Buy on ‘Active Strategic Sale Process’ INTERNAP: CRAIG-HALLUM UPS TO BUY ON ‘ACTIVE STRATEGIC SALE PROCESS’

blog article

Aug 08, 2016

The company is actively shopping itself, with the help of the same banker as Morgan Stanley, and there are also some could product trends for the company in cloud computing:

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Egenera Chooses Asigra for Xterity Essential Backup-as-a-Service for SMEs EGENERA CHOOSES ASIGRA FOR XTERITY ESSENTIAL BACKUP-AS-A-SERVICE FOR SMES

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Aug 08, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Egenera®, a brand new Asigra partner, is launching Xterity™ Essential Backup-as-a-Service (E-BaaS) using Asigra Cloud Backup™ technology.

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Cloud Foundry Morning Edition, Episode 19: Live from SpringOne CLOUD FOUNDRY MORNING EDITION, EPISODE 19: LIVE FROM SPRINGONE

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Aug 08, 2016

Welcome to the Cloud Foundry Morning Edition, Episode 19, Live from SpringOne.Today’s episode is brought to you by the following Cloud Foundry Ambassadors.

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Think differently for Mobile Usability THINK DIFFERENTLY FOR MOBILE USABILITY

blog article

Aug 08, 2016

Mobile technology has redefined the way many of us are working now. Gone are the days when mobile technology was used by employees/users mainly for accessing the internet and email communication apart from the voice communication. Now with enhanced functionalities provided by various apps and improv...

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Get Your Facts Right: Busting Top Cloud Accounting Myths GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT: BUSTING TOP CLOUD ACCOUNTING MYTHS

blog article

Aug 05, 2016

Each latest and greatest business trend comes with its very own set of doubts and misconceptions. A few decades ago, nobody would’ve imagined the possibility of large scale remote, cloud-based business operations and the office was considered to be the base for all business operations. But in ...

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Tips for Dropbox Paper cloud collaboration tool & mobile app TIPS FOR DROPBOX PAPER CLOUD COLLABORATION TOOL & MOBILE APP

blog article

Aug 04, 2016

Dropbox Inc. unveiled its cloud collaboration tool, Paper in a private beta in October. Now the company is officially entering the collaboration space with the announcement of the public beta for Dropbox Paper.Dropbox Paper will be competing with some established players in the market, like Google D...

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An Introduction to the AHEAD Cloud Delivery Platform Part 2: Enterprise Service Management AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AHEAD CLOUD DELIVERY PLATFORM PART 2: ENTERPRISE SERVICE MANAGEMENT

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Aug 04, 2016

At this year's Looking AHEAD technology summit and in Part 1 of this series, Eric Kaplan, AHEAD's Chief Technology Officer, gave us a comprehensive overview of AHEAD's Cloud Delivery Platform.

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How to Conquer the New IT: Cloud, Network, and Managed Services HOW TO CONQUER THE NEW IT: CLOUD, NETWORK, AND MANAGED SERVICES

blog article

Aug 04, 2016

There is a subtle nuance to the public cloud market worth noting: nearly all the leading providers have some other line of business that complements (or subsidizes) their cloud services. In this regard, CenturyLink is no different.

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UOB partners with cloud accounting firm Xero to ease SMEs UOB PARTNERS WITH CLOUD ACCOUNTING FIRM XERO TO EASE SMES' BOOKKEEPING WOES

blog article

Aug 03, 2016

Xero’s small business customers under UOB can now automatically send transactions to cloud, and do away with downloading statements manually Singapore-based SMEs who use cloud accounting software Xero and bank with UOB will now enjoy streamlined bookkeeping services. Today, the company announc...

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Cloud Foundry BOSH on OpenPOWER systems open sourced!! CLOUD FOUNDRY BOSH ON OPENPOWER SYSTEMS OPEN SOURCED!!

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Aug 03, 2016

In a previous blog, we had described how we enabled Cloud Foundry to run on OpenPOWER systems based on the IBM POWER architecture. We have now upstreamed changes into the Cloud Foundry BOSH source code repository.

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Before You Do That BEFORE YOU DO THAT 'LIFT & SHIFT' CLOUD MIGRATION

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Aug 03, 2016

Lift-and-shift migration is to cloud architects what Mjolnir is to Thor - indispensable and often used at whim. An all important question - is the hammer always the answer?The lift-and-shift approach to cloud migration involves moving an application to the cloud platform almost exactly as it runs on...

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Getting Started with Cloud Native Applications GETTING STARTED WITH CLOUD NATIVE APPLICATIONS

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Aug 03, 2016

This is the first blog in our mini-series that illustrates how BMC was able to use agile development, cloud services, an Infrastructure as Code approach, and new deployment technology to deliver a new cloud native product.

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Dropbox Paper, now in open beta, lets teams collaborate in the cloud DROPBOX PAPER, NOW IN OPEN BETA, LETS TEAMS COLLABORATE IN THE CLOUD

blog article

Aug 03, 2016

Paper allows teams to work on documents together in the cloud. It makes it easy to add text, images, and embedded videos from YouTube, Google, or Dropbox itself. Users can also add programming code, which gets formatted automatically.

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Asigra CEO and Founder Recognized as a Channel Innovator ASIGRA CEO AND FOUNDER RECOGNIZED AS A CHANNEL INNOVATOR

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Aug 02, 2016

David Farajun, CEO and Founder of Asigra has been recognized by The Channel Company in the 2016 CRN list of Top 100 Executives as an innovator. Hand-picked by CRN staff, each honoree is selected and placed into one of four categories as an influential executive, innovator, channel sales leader or di...

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Big Data as a Service: the hottest trend in cloud now? BIG DATA AS A SERVICE: THE HOTTEST TREND IN CLOUD NOW?

blog article

Aug 02, 2016

Once in a while, a technology comes along that is so disruptive and so unique that it often takes a few years before applications to make the most effective use of that technology are sufficiently developed. So it is with the advent of cloud computing and its application as a service to analyze big ...

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Rather cheeky of you to build a private cloud, isn RATHER CHEEKY OF YOU TO BUILD A PRIVATE CLOUD, ISN'T IT?

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Aug 01, 2016

Building your own private cloud to complement your public cloud services gives you more options for business agility, letting you choose the most suitable resource for your services. Here are five infrastructure capabilities that will deliver on the promise of private cloud. Build your own cloud or ...

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NetSuite NETSUITE'S SWEET OPPORTUNITY FOR CLOUD-SAVVY INTEGRATORS

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Jul 31, 2016

It appears that NetSuite’s channel is struggling to keep up at a time when the cloud ERP vendor is really hitting its straps. For savvy resellers, this spells opportunity to pick up a lucrative vendor in a hot market. Last month I flew to San Jose for NetSuite’s SuiteWorld conference and...

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How Telcos and Other MSPs Are Succeeding in Cloud HOW TELCOS AND OTHER MSPS ARE SUCCEEDING IN CLOUD

blog article

Jul 28, 2016

There is little debate: Cloud computing has moved us into a new era of IT. Yet for service providers ranging from telcos to managed services providers (MSPs), the cloud provides both business challenges as well as enormous opportunities.

With the advent and strong adoption of public c...

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Cloud Foundry Morning Edition, Episode 18: The Cloud Foundry Ambassadors! CLOUD FOUNDRY MORNING EDITION, EPISODE 18: THE CLOUD FOUNDRY AMBASSADORS!

blog article

Jul 28, 2016

Welcome to the Cloud Foundry Morning Edition, Episode 19, Live from SpringOne.Today’s episode is brought to you by the following Cloud Foundry Ambassadors.

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Using Citrix Cloud with Remote Access to Azure using NetScaler Gateway Services USING CITRIX CLOUD WITH REMOTE ACCESS TO AZURE USING NETSCALER GATEWAY SERVICES

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Jul 27, 2016

Citrix has recently announced the public beta of a new cloud feature called NetScaler Gateway services. This feature is a Windows based NetScaler solution which allows remote access to a Citrix environment using the windows server that has the cloud connector component installed.

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Try to imagine a new industrial revolution without cloud TRY TO IMAGINE A NEW INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION WITHOUT CLOUD

blog article

Jul 26, 2016

In 1947, the British government made an important move to aid Germany in rebuilding its industry. The Brits hosted an “industrial fair” (tech conference) in one of the only unbombed factories in Hanover, of Germany’s Lower Saxony. The fair was a huge international success, resultin...

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How to Evaluate a Recurring Payment Solution HOW TO EVALUATE A RECURRING PAYMENT SOLUTION

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Jul 26, 2016

The expectations of today’s cloud software buyers are higher than ever before. They want a user-friendly experience, one that offers a streamlined shopping and purchase process combined with almost instantaneous provisioning.

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Brocade’s Wi-Fi subsidiary moves network management to the cloud BROCADE’S WI-FI SUBSIDIARY MOVES NETWORK MANAGEMENT TO THE CLOUD

blog article

Jul 25, 2016

Ruckus Wireless Inc. has apparently been busy since its $1.5 billion sale to Brocade Communications Systems Inc. earlier this year. The Wi-Fi equipment provider today unveiled a new hosted management platform that promises to let organizations centrally configure, maintain and monitor their wireless...

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Why you can WHY YOU CAN'T IGNORE DYNAMIC CLOUD SECURITY

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Jul 25, 2016

Suppose you’re throwing a party at your office (to celebrate your success with deploying cloud security at your organization). Word has gotten out… a bit more than you expected. Too many people are coming, and many of them aren't even employees or clients. Things could easily get ou...

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Trend Micro and Microsoft Azure Team Up to Guard User Data TREND MICRO AND MICROSOFT AZURE TEAM UP TO GUARD USER DATA

blog article

Jul 21, 2016

Many technology professionals consider cloud computing the most significant technology advancement of the past decade. Organizations are racing to adopt Infrastructure as a Service computing approaches that create flexible, agile computing platforms built on basic computing, storage and networking r...

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The Business Cloud - It THE BUSINESS CLOUD - IT'S LIKE FARMING SHEEP

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Jul 20, 2016

I hate the hype that goes with Cloud. In the IT industry we unfortunately make it harder (through the use of jargon), not easier for business leaders to understand. With so much technology and so many terms that the average person can’t comprehend, it’s no wonder people get confused and ...

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Choosing the right CloudOS Network configuration CHOOSING THE RIGHT CLOUDOS NETWORK CONFIGURATION

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Jul 20, 2016

The key first step to setting up your CloudOS tenant is to configure the networks you want to build your services on. There are essentially 5 different networking scenarios that CloudOS customers generally use when deploying the service. More complex configurations can be deployed depending on your ...

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Cloud scalability combined with speed - inside GE CLOUD SCALABILITY COMBINED WITH SPEED - INSIDE GE'S CLOUD TRANSFORMATION

blog article

Jul 19, 2016

“Cloud is the future of IT”—Shane Stakem, IT Leader, IaaS Platforms, GE. Dealing with unpredictable workloads is an inescapable part of the IT professional's working life. What happens when you add to that a requirement for massive scalability? Scale and speed: inside GE's ...

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Fujitsu partners Cloud Lending Solutions for fintech FUJITSU PARTNERS CLOUD LENDING SOLUTIONS FOR FINTECH

blog article

Jul 19, 2016

Fujitsu Limited and Cloud Lending Solutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreeing to a strategic partnership to provide banks and other financial services organizations around the world with a cloud-based, end-to-end lending and leasing platform developed by Cloud Lending Solutions. Th...

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Cloud Computing Acronyms Explained CLOUD COMPUTING ACRONYMS EXPLAINED

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Jul 15, 2016

The IT world isn’t slowing down, and as it evolves so does the terminology and the acronyms used to explain services and products. This is particularly true for cloud computing acronyms, which all sound similar but can have completely different meanings. We’ve tried to alleviate confusio...

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Do you have the willpower for cloud transformation? DO YOU HAVE THE WILLPOWER FOR CLOUD TRANSFORMATION?

blog article

Jul 15, 2016

It's time to face up to some truths about cloud from an organizational perspective. Today, many businesses – both vendors and enterprises – are attempting cloud for the second or third time (in some cases, it’s even more). And there’s a growing realization that cloud is m...

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OpenStack Fuels Surge of Regional Rivals to Top Cloud Providers OPENSTACK FUELS SURGE OF REGIONAL RIVALS TO TOP CLOUD PROVIDERS

blog article

Jul 15, 2016

As the handful of top cloud providers expand around the world, battling it out in as many markets as they can get to, they are also increasingly competing with smaller regional players in addition to each other. One of the biggest reasons for this surge in regional cloud players is OpenStack. The fa...

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Summer House Cleaning Tips for Your Cloud SUMMER HOUSE CLEANING TIPS FOR YOUR CLOUD

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Jul 14, 2016

This summer, take time to step back and reevaluate new ways to fine-tune your cloud infrastructure. Whether your environment is public, private or hybrid, performing a bit of seasonal maintenance can significantly optimize computing resource performance. Summer house cleaning helps you refresh your ...

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Demandware Is ‘Best Ecommerce Cloud Asset’ For CRM: UBS DEMANDWARE IS ‘BEST ECOMMERCE CLOUD ASSET’ FOR CRM: UBS

blog article

Jul 14, 2016

Thill reiterated a Buy rating and $100 price target on the stock, writing that while Demandware was Salesforce’s largest acquisition ever, it’s still relatively small, less than 5% of the company’s overall revenues, so revisions to this estimates are modest. He also cut about 1% fr...

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Four strategic steps to cloud success FOUR STRATEGIC STEPS TO CLOUD SUCCESS

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Jul 14, 2016

In a recent article in Ericsson Business Review, Mariette Lehto lays out the four essential phases that a cloud strategy should cover. In my last post, I highlighted what Lehto had to say about what your organization needs to do to win the cloud game. Now let's look at her strategy: Prioritize d...

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Join the Cloud Foundry User Case Studies Program Today! JOIN THE CLOUD FOUNDRY USER CASE STUDIES PROGRAM TODAY!

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Jul 12, 2016

Through the Cloud Foundry User Case Studies Program, we are raising awareness of Cloud Foundry. We want to share stories about how people use Cloud Foundry in order to encourage contributions to the open source software project and increase usage.

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The Hidden Cost Of Cloud THE HIDDEN COST OF CLOUD

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Jul 12, 2016

At the dawn of the age of the cloud, there was some skepticism and a lot of interest. After all the Cloud paradigm brought an ease of accessibility to IT, which never existed before. All of a sudden the stuff that would take months to procure and setup, was available at the touch of a button [or a c...

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Mirantis Embracing Kubernetes and Containers for OpenStack Cloud MIRANTIS EMBRACING KUBERNETES AND CONTAINERS FOR OPENSTACK CLOUD

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Jul 12, 2016

Among the vendors that are working on enabling OpenStack to run as a set of containers is Miranits, which is currently developing a new version of its Fuel platform to make use of Kubernetes.

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Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things CLOUD COMPUTING AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS

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Jul 11, 2016

Moving from an in-house computing framework to a cloud computing solution is a big leap for many businesses to make. However, there are significant benefits to cloud computing for reducing operating costs, improving security and maintaining better hardware. Utilizing a third party who specializes in...

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Six steps to win with cloud strategy SIX STEPS TO WIN WITH CLOUD STRATEGY

blog article

Jul 11, 2016

"Cloud isn’t only what you do—it’s also how you do it," writes Mariette Lehto in a new article in Ericsson Business Review on cloud strategy. She notes that in 2015, the size of the cloud market was estimated at USD 125 billion and is expected to reach USD 230 billion by ...

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SUSE joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance, Test Drive Program SUSE JOINS MICROSOFT ENTERPRISE CLOUD ALLIANCE, TEST DRIVE PROGRAM

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Jul 07, 2016

SUSE is partnering with Microsoft to provide the popular SUSE Linux Enterprise Server distribution to customers of the Azure cloud platform. The Linux-based OS will also be part of the Microsoft Test Drive program, which means users will be able to evaluate SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for High Perf...

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Channel: Top 3 Considerations for Choosing a Cloud Provider CHANNEL: TOP 3 CONSIDERATIONS FOR CHOOSING A CLOUD PROVIDER

blog article

Jul 06, 2016

As an organization thriving in the channel, if you’re planning a business transformation to start selling cloud solutions, you should know this is no small feat and cannot be taken lightly. There are many layers to consider, not the least of which is to ensure that the cloud provider you selec...

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A framework for secure, mission-ready cloud solutions A FRAMEWORK FOR SECURE, MISSION-READY CLOUD SOLUTIONS

blog article

Jul 06, 2016

In the past year or so, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has made a number of changes to make it easier for DoD agencies to buy cloud services, including accepting some additional risk for less mission-critical data. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the DoD Chief Information Off...

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Corporate “no-cloud” policies to be extinct by 2020, Gartner says CORPORATE “NO-CLOUD” POLICIES TO BE EXTINCT BY 2020, GARTNER SAYS

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Jul 05, 2016

Cloud computing is getting so pervasive throughout the enterprise that Gartner Inc. is predicting so-called “no-cloud” policies will become as rare as “no-Internet” stances in the near future.

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Highstreet IT Case study HIGHSTREET IT CASE STUDY

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Jul 05, 2016

Highstreet IT Solutions, an IT outsourcing company was looking to expand into managed services with a new Cloud Division. In order to provide effective and dependable private cloud IT solutions, they required a cloud backup and recovery platform both flexible and powerful enough to protect any data ...

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Drive Growth and Revenue Through Easier Cloud-Based Reselling DRIVE GROWTH AND REVENUE THROUGH EASIER CLOUD-BASED RESELLING

blog article

Jul 05, 2016

Not too long ago, “cloud computing” seemed like nothing more than tech jargon, something that was hard to understand and was confined to corporate IT departments. Today, cloud computing has caught on with companies of all sizes and is fueling fundamental shifts in business models. With t...

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The Evolution of Private Cloud Computing THE EVOLUTION OF PRIVATE CLOUD COMPUTING

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Jul 01, 2016

Private Cloud Computing: Implementing a cloud solution for a business is a very complex process, one that requires a lot of thought and consideration. This is mainly due to the fact that there are different kinds of cloud services, which generally can be divided into two: public cloud and private cl...

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A Look at Trends in DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and the Cloud A LOOK AT TRENDS IN DEVOPS, CONTINUOUS DELIVERY, AND THE CLOUD

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Jul 01, 2016

How well your DevOps teams collaborate can make a big impact on digital business and your company’s bottom line. In fact, according to research by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), companies that rated their DevOps interactions as excellent or above average were more than 10 times as likely to...

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IDaaS: Modernizing Identity Management in the Cloud IDAAS: MODERNIZING IDENTITY MANAGEMENT IN THE CLOUD

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Jun 30, 2016

These days it seems that life is more complicated than ever for IT. Security and IT infrastructure teams are faced with complex challenges- including the daunting task of securely managing the identities of employees, partners, and other outside collaborators, and granting them the access to the eve...

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Why we need security between the clouds WHY WE NEED SECURITY BETWEEN THE CLOUDS

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Jun 30, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) and the pervasiveness of cloud-based applications and services further reinforce the need to have security embedded at the heart of IoT, cloud and between clouds. Every day, we get closer to the cloud. Already today, many of the different services that we have grown accu...

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Juniper Networks Advances Cloud Networking JUNIPER NETWORKS ADVANCES CLOUD NETWORKING

blog article

Jun 30, 2016

The days when IT organizations had to manually provision every network service consumed by a branch office are finally, and mercifully, coming to a close. This week, Juniper Networks unfurled a cloud-based approach to software-defined networking (SDN) that enables IT organizations to centrally manag...

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Nutanix .NEXT 2016: The Cloud is the Limit NUTANIX .NEXT 2016: THE CLOUD IS THE LIMIT

blog article

Jun 29, 2016

The main message that I captured at the conference was the focus on simplicity.

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Pakistan’s First OpenStack Cloud deployed by Nayatel with PLUMgrid and Inbox PAKISTAN’S FIRST OPENSTACK CLOUD DEPLOYED BY NAYATEL WITH PLUMGRID AND INBOX

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Jun 29, 2016

PLUMgrid, a leader of secure and scalable SDN and NFV solutions for container and OpenStack® clouds, announced today that Nayatel, a leading provider of fiber to the home (FTTH) services in Pakistan, has deployed the nation’s first OpenStack cloud based on PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) and Cl...

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Eight Reasons to Move from an On-Premises Contact Center to the Cloud EIGHT REASONS TO MOVE FROM AN ON-PREMISES CONTACT CENTER TO THE CLOUD

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Jun 28, 2016

So you’re considering a move to the cloud—a cloud-based contact center, that is. You’ve had on-premises technology for years. It’s worked well, but it has served its purpose and you’re ready to do something different. The cloud is appealing for many reasons. And you&rsq...

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Adobe pushes new open standard for cloud-based digital signatures ADOBE PUSHES NEW OPEN STANDARD FOR CLOUD-BASED DIGITAL SIGNATURES

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Jun 28, 2016

Adobe says it processes more than six billion digital and electronic signature transactions each year through Adobe Sign and Adobe Document Cloud. So it's no surprise that the creative software giant is backing a consortium of tech providers in a push to bring about industry-wide open standards ...

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Key criteria to consider in choosing a cloud migration partner KEY CRITERIA TO CONSIDER IN CHOOSING A CLOUD MIGRATION PARTNER

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Jun 28, 2016

Many organizations are seeking to reduce their legacy IT spend and re-invest the savings into digital enabling technologies like cloud computing to drive business agility, transformation and overall competiveness. Their aging IT infrastructures have become too expensive and time consuming to maintai...

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Three Reasons to Shift Development and Testing to the Cloud THREE REASONS TO SHIFT DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING TO THE CLOUD

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Jun 22, 2016

In fast-moving environments that depend on development and delivery speed, DevOps professionals and enterprises need solutions that meet the demands of their digital ecosystem. The cloud offers a solution that helps agencies speed software development and testing cycles, while reducing costs and tim...

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All business is the cloud ALL BUSINESS IS THE CLOUD

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Jun 22, 2016

Even if you are not a technology company, you are still in the business of technology. What do a manufacturing company, a bank, and a fitness chain all have in common? The cloud. Even if you are a tech company, you may be shedding your internal IT capabilities, choosing outside providers to fulfill ...

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How IOT is changing the cloud HOW IOT IS CHANGING THE CLOUD

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Jun 22, 2016

With such this exponential growth, the cloud will not be able to store all that data. As Jonathan Wilkins, the head of marketing for EU Automation, says, "The IoT can only happen through cloud, but today's cloud infrastructure still has a long way to go before it can accommodate for the hug...

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A Journey with Cloud Foundry, BOSH and Concourse at Stark & Wayne A JOURNEY WITH CLOUD FOUNDRY, BOSH AND CONCOURSE AT STARK & WAYNE

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Jun 22, 2016

I am lucky to have the opportunity to work at Stark & Wayne while earning my PhD in Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo. Stark & Wayne has lots of customers using Cloud Foundry, including GE, Intel, Swisscom, Zipcar, SAP and others.

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Planning for Adversity: Ensuring Business Communication Continuity with the Cloud PLANNING FOR ADVERSITY: ENSURING BUSINESS COMMUNICATION CONTINUITY WITH THE CLOUD

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Jun 22, 2016

When business is going well, employees usually experience a boost in productivity and morale. They feel the excitement of new business and enjoy working hard to onboard serve new customers. And if your business is like ours, that also means that phones are ringing more frequently and that employees ...

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Teradata attempts to disrupts itself with cloud push TERADATA ATTEMPTS TO DISRUPTS ITSELF WITH CLOUD PUSH

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Jun 22, 2016

Pronouncements of moving to the cloud would have been unthinkable just a few years ago, but Teradata, like many vendors, is adapting to a changed technology landscape. After a series of disappointing quarters, Teradata's board ousted CEO Michael Koehler in March and tapped board member Victor Lund t...

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Have you seen this latest cloud news? HAVE YOU SEEN THIS LATEST CLOUD NEWS?

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Jun 21, 2016

There’s plenty of great cloud industry news lately!From increased adoption rates by enterprises to easier migration solutions, things keep looking up for the cloud and those who take advantage of it.Here’s three recent articles about the continued successful rise of cloud computing: Info...

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Adobe unveils June 2016 Creative Cloud update ADOBE UNVEILS JUNE 2016 CREATIVE CLOUD UPDATE

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Jun 21, 2016

Adobe's Creative Cloud (CC) now has a well-established structure, comprising core desktop apps such as Photoshop and Illustrator, a constellation of companion mobile apps (primarily iOS, plus some Android), a marketplace including Adobe Stock photography and a thriving creative community -- now 7 mi...

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Why platforms are the future of cloud computing WHY PLATFORMS ARE THE FUTURE OF CLOUD COMPUTING

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Jun 17, 2016

How do you spot a platform? It's easy - it’s when you give away one thing while getting paid (and making sure others get paid) for a second thing. Facebook is a platform, since it offers free social media, gets paid for ads, and makes sure other people get paid through ads. And in the clou...

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Samsung Gains Public Cloud by Acquiring Joyent SAMSUNG GAINS PUBLIC CLOUD BY ACQUIRING JOYENT

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Jun 17, 2016

For most companies of a certain size it almost always makes more economic sense for them to own their own IT infrastructure. For organizations such as Samsung that are trying to build a massive application ecosystem around a wide variety of devices, it’s almost essential.

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Deploying a Phone System that Works for Remote Employees DEPLOYING A PHONE SYSTEM THAT WORKS FOR REMOTE EMPLOYEES

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Jun 16, 2016

Think for a second about the challenge of hiring a significant number of new employees within a short period of time. Finding the right talent that will do the job exceptionally well and meet the demands of your growing business would certainly be difficult.

As a manager, you know tha...

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Follow the Data Trail to New Monthly Recurring Revenue FOLLOW THE DATA TRAIL TO NEW MONTHLY RECURRING REVENUE

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Jun 15, 2016

As more and more organizations increasingly move workloads to the cloud new opportunities are being generated for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) who offer cloud backup services. The data migration to the cloud presents a real opportunity for the channel to monetize the cloud by driving new recurri...

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Hertz Leads IT Transformation using Cloud Foundry HERTZ LEADS IT TRANSFORMATION USING CLOUD FOUNDRY

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Jun 15, 2016

Companies that are household names are rarely associated with innovation. Particularly when those companies have been household names since the 1920s. This is especially true for industries like car rental.

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Cloud Management Tools: Using vRealize Code Stream to Facilitate CI/CD CLOUD MANAGEMENT TOOLS: USING VREALIZE CODE STREAM TO FACILITATE CI/CD

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Jun 14, 2016

Part of the AHEAD Cloud Delivery Platform (cloud management and automation component) focuses on DevOps and modern software development methodologies. We understand that there is no point in building the world’s greatest cloud if no one uses it.

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What’s up with Bluemix? IBM cloud tech chief’s got the skinny WHAT’S UP WITH BLUEMIX? IBM CLOUD TECH CHIEF’S GOT THE SKINNY

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Jun 13, 2016

Angel Luis Diaz (@AngelLuisDiaz, right) is a busy man. In addition to running IBM’s cloud technology operations, he’s in charge of the company’s San Jose, CA lab and one of its leading evangelists for open-source software. He’s also in charge of development of Bluemix, the IB...

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Salesforce joins government’s secure cloud services list SALESFORCE JOINS GOVERNMENT’S SECURE CLOUD SERVICES LIST

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Jun 10, 2016

Salesforce has been added to the Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL) maintained by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD). The company’s software as a service and platform as a service offerings have been certified for use with Unclassified DLM information (information that is not classifie...

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FUJITSU, BOX TO MANAGE CONTENT WITH CLOUD STORAGE DEAL FUJITSU, BOX TO MANAGE CONTENT WITH CLOUD STORAGE DEAL

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Jun 10, 2016

One of Japan’s major IT companies, Fujitsu, has developed a partnership with Box, a cloud storage company. They have agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to find a way to improve how Fujitsu manages its content. As part of the strategy, Fujitsu will implement solutions offered by Box ...

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Enabling the Mission at Trade Associations with Desktops in the Cloud ENABLING THE MISSION AT TRADE ASSOCIATIONS WITH DESKTOPS IN THE CLOUD

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Jun 09, 2016

Trade associations have enough on their plates. IT and data security is the last thing they need to worry about. Urgent member service and growth initiatives, coupled with limited staff and budgets, means there just isn’t enough time or resources available to manage desktops and laptops, confi...

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Making Decisions with Data – Using Data Internationally Needs a New Approach MAKING DECISIONS WITH DATA – USING DATA INTERNATIONALLY NEEDS A NEW APPROACH

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Jun 08, 2016

In my last piece, I discussed how to support the use of data by different teams across an organisation and what steps you should take to make this work. In this piece, I’d like to tackle an issue that is related to this: use of data across companies with operations in multiple countries.

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Avoiding Content Management Pitfalls in the Modern Website AVOIDING CONTENT MANAGEMENT PITFALLS IN THE MODERN WEBSITE

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Jun 08, 2016

Imagine you've written a post for your association's website that you're particularly proud of, and you can't wait for your members to read it. It's a well-researched, beautifully crafted piece that you've put a lot of care into making it visually appealing, too. Those deskto...

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How Managed Service Providers (MSPs) Can Maintain Revenue and Relevance in the Cloud HOW MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDERS (MSPS) CAN MAINTAIN REVENUE AND RELEVANCE IN THE CLOUD

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Jun 07, 2016

According to Gartner, by 2020, 50% of business users will employ cloud-based office systems. As customers shift their data and workloads to cloud platforms such as AWS and Microsoft Azure, Managed Service Providers can take advantage of this opportunity to drive revenue by offering services that add...

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The Cloud Foundry Foundation: The Power of a 501(c)(6) THE CLOUD FOUNDRY FOUNDATION: THE POWER OF A 501(C)(6)

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Jun 07, 2016

Cloud Foundry is an open source software project. The software was originally developed by VMWare, then transferred to Pivotal and open sourced in 2014. In 2015, the Cloud Foundry Foundation was created.

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3 keys to getting your talk accepted at a conference 3 KEYS TO GETTING YOUR TALK ACCEPTED AT A CONFERENCE

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Jun 06, 2016

As co-chair of the Cloud Foundry Summit and the Grace Hopper Women in Computing Open Source track, I’ve read a lot of talk proposals and had to make a lot of decisions. I’ve also helped many Cloud Foundry community members as well as a few open source community members prepare their prop...

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Fujitsu announces ongoing worldwide rollout of Cloud Service k5 FUJITSU ANNOUNCES ONGOING WORLDWIDE ROLLOUT OF CLOUD SERVICE K5

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Jun 06, 2016

the new Fujitsu cloud service accelerates application development and brings together enterprise-grade reliability, performance and scalability with the cost efficiency of open source-based cloud technology.

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What is the Cloud 2.0 and How Will it Use Big Data? WHAT IS THE CLOUD 2.0 AND HOW WILL IT USE BIG DATA?

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Jun 03, 2016

The last two decades have been an especially exciting time to watch technology. We slowly understood and embraced the Internet, we slowly wrapped our minds around the concept of a cloud, and now we get to watch the genesis of “Cloud 2.0”.  So what is it? Where does Cloud 2.0’s...

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PowerShell DevOps Cloud Automation #DevOps POWERSHELL DEVOPS CLOUD AUTOMATION #DEVOPS

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Jun 02, 2016

Summertime is here and we’ve been humming along on some new releases. To start the season, we’d like to announce support for PowerShell with our handy new module found here. With this Windows engineers can now take programmatic advantage of ProfitBricks and the functionality found in the...

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Ciena CEO Smith: Cloud Is Not Another 2000 Dot-Bomb CIENA CEO SMITH: CLOUD IS NOT ANOTHER 2000 DOT-BOMB

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Jun 02, 2016

Shares of fiber-optic networking equipment vendor Ciena (CIEN) are up $1.95, or almost 11%, at $19.72, after the company this morning reported Q2 revenue and profit that topped analysts’ expectations, and forecast this quarter higher as well. One analyst, Nomura’s Jeffrey Kvaal, characte...

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Why Should You Have A Cloud-Exit Strategy? WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE A CLOUD-EXIT STRATEGY?

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Jun 02, 2016

Maybe it would have been a much easier question if I had asked, What's your cloud strategy? I know some fine people who joke that your cloud strategy should be so simple that you should be able to explain with just emojis.

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Apple APPLE'S ICLOUD COMES CRASHING DOWN: MUSIC AND APP STORES, STREAMING SERVICE AND PHOTOS GO OFFLINE FOR USERS

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Jun 02, 2016

Apple's online stores have suffered a major crash, stopping users from access the firms iTunes and app stores. The outage started just after 3:30 p.m, and users took to Twitter to complain of the services, with many unable to access their music stored on the firm's iTunes Music service.

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Salesforce fluffs up cloud business at a high cost SALESFORCE FLUFFS UP CLOUD BUSINESS AT A HIGH COST

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Jun 01, 2016

Salesforce.com is fluffing up its cloud business – but at a lofty cost. Boss Marc Benioff’s online-software company has agreed to pay $2.8 billion for e-commerce specialist Demandware. That may add some zip to slowing growth while boosting a heated rivalry with old-school Oracle. But the price inclu...

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TCP Routing comes to Cloud Foundry TCP ROUTING COMES TO CLOUD FOUNDRY

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May 28, 2016

It was announced on cf-dev mailing list and demo’d in CF Summit 2016…yes, TCP Routing is now available on Cloud Foundry. It will allow developers to bring non-http work loads to Cloud Foundry. It will open up the platform and its benefits to all kind of new applications!.

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Microsoft, Citrix Take Partnership to Next Level with Azure Pact MICROSOFT, CITRIX TAKE PARTNERSHIP TO NEXT LEVEL WITH AZURE PACT

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May 27, 2016

Announced Tuesday by Citrix CEO and President Kirill Tatarinov at the Synergy conference in Las Vegas, the partnership entails Microsoft Azure becoming the strategic cloud for delivering on Citrix's imperative of cloud-enabling all of its offerings. The new partnership also covers Office 365, Enterp...

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Cloud communications startup Twilio hopes to raise up to $100M in IPO CLOUD COMMUNICATIONS STARTUP TWILIO HOPES TO RAISE UP TO $100M IN IPO

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May 26, 2016

Twilio threw its name into the IPO hat on Thursday with a Securities and Exchange Commission filing to raise up to $100 million in an upcoming offering.The San Francisco cloud-based communications startup, which also has offices in Mountain View, said it plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange ...

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#tbt to Wednesday at Summit #TBT TO WEDNESDAY AT SUMMIT

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May 26, 2016

The Cloud Foundry Summit NA has come to an end–with the distinction of being the largest Cloud Foundry gathering in history! With 107 sessions, keynotes, lightning talks, breakouts, BoFs and project office hours and 29 sponsors, Cloud Foundry NA Summit 2016 was a smashing success.

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Azure service brokers released today AZURE SERVICE BROKERS RELEASED TODAY

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May 25, 2016

The first public preview of service brokers for Azure is released today! This marks another great milestone for Cloud Foundry on Azure; It enables application developers to easily connect and configure Azure services, expending the Cloud Foundry service ecosystem to Azure.

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Goin’ Up in the Cloud on a Tuesday GOIN’ UP IN THE CLOUD ON A TUESDAY

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May 25, 2016

Who can believe it’s Wednesday already? Today is the last official day of Cloud Foundry Summit .

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Salesforce, Amazon get cozy with expanded SALESFORCE, AMAZON GET COZY WITH EXPANDED 'PUBLIC CLOUD' PARTNERSHIP

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May 25, 2016

Salesforce will expand its use of Amazon Web Services to core services — including Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, App Cloud, Community Cloud, Analytics Cloud and more — for the company's planned international infrastructure expansion

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Benefits of Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery BENEFITS OF CLOUD-BASED DISASTER RECOVERY

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May 24, 2016

Preparation is crucial in lessening the impact of an unexpected disaster. Many businesses are shifting the responsibility off of their in-house IT professionals and letting third-party providers manage their disaster recovery. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a more cost-effective and relia...

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Gemalto brings security to Platform-as-a-Service GEMALTO BRINGS SECURITY TO PLATFORM-AS-A-SERVICE

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May 24, 2016

Cloud Foundry and Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a hot market space. The return on investment that PaaS provides is compelling as it offers improved efficiency in development, test and deployment of new applications, cost savings from a pay-as-you-go service model, and ability to easily scale up an...

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Just Another Multi-Cloud Monday JUST ANOTHER MULTI-CLOUD MONDAY

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May 24, 2016

We’re right in the heart of Cloud Foundry Summit 2016! Monday’s behind us and Tuesday’s talks are well underway.

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Nutanix Aims to Make Small Business Cloud Deployments Easier and More Affordable NUTANIX AIMS TO MAKE SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD DEPLOYMENTS EASIER AND MORE AFFORDABLE

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May 24, 2016

For many large enterprises, deploying a large-scale cloud platform is both a necessity these days and something that is relatively easy to handle with a large IT team. Yet for a small business, getting the same kind of benefits with a small IT staff is a high hurdle. Nutanix aims to change the equat...

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Informatica unveils new releases, plans for a world of clouds INFORMATICA UNVEILS NEW RELEASES, PLANS FOR A WORLD OF CLOUDS

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May 24, 2016

At the 2016 Informatica World conference, attendees are getting the opportunity to get early information on Informatica Corp.’s latest releases, revisions and developments, while Informatica gets to directly draw upon its consumers’ interests and business needs. One of the early topics covered by Sc...

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Executive Sponsorship: Don’t Migrate to the Cloud Without It EXECUTIVE SPONSORSHIP: DON’T MIGRATE TO THE CLOUD WITHOUT IT

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May 23, 2016

It doesn’t matter what business you’re in or what type of project you’re managing. Change is hard. The bigger the change, the more you need senior leadership to help pave the way. Migrating to the cloud can fall into this category. And, while you might have a C-level executive such...

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From Science Fiction to Reality: Come meet these inspiring scientists! FROM SCIENCE FICTION TO REALITY: COME MEET THESE INSPIRING SCIENTISTS!

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May 21, 2016

Last year at the Cloud Foundry Summit we had several science fiction writers talk. I was super excited to hear from Cory Doctorow and Andy Weir.

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Multiply Your Possibilities with Cloud Communications MULTIPLY YOUR POSSIBILITIES WITH CLOUD COMMUNICATIONS

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May 20, 2016

Seamless communication is something you should expect from your phone provider. But if you are using an on-premises phone system the chances are its old and doesn’t integrate with your other methods of work.  Typically you take your phone for granted and don’t think about it very of...

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Cloud strategy: All in, or hybrid? CLOUD STRATEGY: ALL IN, OR HYBRID?

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May 20, 2016

Writing this post freshly back in a UK time zone, following a trip to the west coast last week to the Microsoft Cloud & Hosting Summit. It was my first time at the event, and I had some fascinating conversations with a number of senior individuals. As I think about the takeaway messages, the one...

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Challenges of Testing a Highly Distributed Highly Scalable Cloud Platform: A Case of Cloud Foundry CHALLENGES OF TESTING A HIGHLY DISTRIBUTED HIGHLY SCALABLE CLOUD PLATFORM: A CASE OF CLOUD FOUNDRY

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May 20, 2016

Cloud Foundry is an open source heavily distributed platform-as-a-service (PaaS) software system for managing deployment and scalability of applications in the cloud.

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Introducing Healthcare Community Cloud INTRODUCING HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY CLOUD

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May 18, 2016

QTS is excited to offer healthcare organizations and affiliated service providers a purpose-built community cloud solution. QTS Healthcare Community Cloud (HCC) is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, designed to meet the unique needs of those in the healthcare industry.Healthcare organiz...

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Questions to Ask When Procuring Cloud Backup Services QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN PROCURING CLOUD BACKUP SERVICES

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May 18, 2016

We provide a range of online backup and hybrid/private backup solutions to organizations in both the private and public sector. UK Backup provides an end-to-end solution that not only makes backing up easy but ensures that our customers can quickly and easily restore their data as and when they need...

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Cloud.gov: Offering agencies production-level security and scalability CLOUD.GOV: OFFERING AGENCIES PRODUCTION-LEVEL SECURITY AND SCALABILITY

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May 18, 2016

In October 2015, 18F announced cloud.gov, a new platform that will enable federal teams to rapidly develop and deploy web services with best-practice, production-level security and scalability.

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ServiceNow Cloud Management adds Microsoft Azure support SERVICENOW CLOUD MANAGEMENT ADDS MICROSOFT AZURE SUPPORT

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May 18, 2016

ServiceNow's Cloud Management suite now supports Microsoft Azure infrastructure. The company's Cloud Management tools had managed private infrastructure as well as Amazon Web Services. With Azure support, ServiceNow Cloud Management provides: One system to automate private and public cloud m...

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Storm Clouds Loom for Companies That Don’t Invest in Cloud-to-Cloud Data Protection STORM CLOUDS LOOM FOR COMPANIES THAT DON’T INVEST IN CLOUD-TO-CLOUD DATA PROTECTION

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May 17, 2016

Last week was not a good week for Salesforce.com or for its customers. The data loss experienced last week is tragic; however, it validates why companies of all sizes need to ensure that they have a data protection strategy in place for data born and stored in any part of the cloud.

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The ABCs of Digital Transformation: Apps, Backup and the Cloud THE ABCS OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: APPS, BACKUP AND THE CLOUD

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May 17, 2016

We are experiencing a fundamental shift in the way businesses view, purchase and consume information technology (IT) infrastructure. Over the coming years, technology will continue to drastically change the way they operate, making them more efficient, more agile and better prepared to adapt to chan...

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Solving the Container Networking Puzzle on Cloud Foundry SOLVING THE CONTAINER NETWORKING PUZZLE ON CLOUD FOUNDRY

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May 17, 2016

Inter-container communication or container networking on Cloud Foundry has been a big challenge for the Cloud Foundry community. So far, the only mechanism for enforcing policy for inter-container communication is to use GoRouter as a broker for all requests.

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Springer Nature Reduces Deployment Time From Weeks To Minutes with Cloud Foundry SPRINGER NATURE REDUCES DEPLOYMENT TIME FROM WEEKS TO MINUTES WITH CLOUD FOUNDRY

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May 17, 2016

Two years ago when Daniel Otte, Head of Platform Engineering, and Simon Johansson, Platform Engineer at Springer Nature, chose Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service (PaaS) as the foundation for global application deployment, little did they know that this decision would be a harbinger of huge transfor...

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Sam Ramji’s keynote at the Sapphire Partner Conference SAM RAMJI’S KEYNOTE AT THE SAPPHIRE PARTNER CONFERENCE

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May 16, 2016

This morning Sam Ramji is giving one of the opening keynotes at the Sapphire Partner Conference, an event hosted by SAP and ASUG. Here’s a preview of what he’s going to tell the audience about Cloud Foundry.

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Managing Hybrid It - Why And How MANAGING HYBRID IT - WHY AND HOW

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May 15, 2016

All enterprises are moving towards an inevitable "cloud first" policy. However, they will adopt a cautious approach owing to many factors such as the maturity of the cloud delivery models, security, data protection, compliance, performance etc.

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A Vision for the Future of Container Networking on Cloud Foundry A VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF CONTAINER NETWORKING ON CLOUD FOUNDRY

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May 13, 2016

In this post, the team working on networking shares a collaborative vision for container networking on Cloud Foundry and wants feedback from developers, architects, operations and network leaders.

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Meet the Community at Cloud Foundry Summit! MEET THE COMMUNITY AT CLOUD FOUNDRY SUMMIT!

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May 13, 2016

In open source software projects, events are important places to meet the community — the Cloud Foundry Summit is no exception.

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Today’s Enterprises Need Application-Centric Clouds TODAY’S ENTERPRISES NEED APPLICATION-CENTRIC CLOUDS

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May 13, 2016

Organizations that aren’t able to move quickly to address customer needs or competitive threats, risk customer and business loss to more agile competitors. Examples of digital disruptors replacing long standing business models usually include companies like Uber taking on Taxis or Netflix taking on...

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Opaque Access Tokens in Cloud Foundry OPAQUE ACCESS TOKENS IN CLOUD FOUNDRY

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May 12, 2016

The Cloud Foundry UAA, User Account and Authentication server is an OAuth 2 authorization server implementation, and responsible for a great deal of identity management in the Cloud Foundry platform.

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The Hybrid Effect in Cloud Communications THE HYBRID EFFECT IN CLOUD COMMUNICATIONS

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May 11, 2016

Over the last couple of years, we’ve been hearing more about hybrid cloud computing and communications as companies consider cloud as a strategic business initiative. In March at Enterprise Connect, it was certainly a hot topic of discussion and there seemed to be a demonstrable shift in opini...

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GE Leverages Pivotal Cloud Foundry to Build Predix, First Cloud for Industry GE LEVERAGES PIVOTAL CLOUD FOUNDRY TO BUILD PREDIX, FIRST CLOUD FOR INDUSTRY

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May 11, 2016

At the 2015 Minds + Machines conference in San Francisco, GE announced that its Predix platform – the first PaaS built specifically for industry – was open for general availability. We chatted with Jeff Barrows, Cloud Platform Engineering Manager at GE Digital, to get his perspective on ...

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Salesforce.com Launches Marketing Cloud Lightning at its Connections Conference SALESFORCE.COM LAUNCHES MARKETING CLOUD LIGHTNING AT ITS CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE

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May 11, 2016

"The always connected customer doesn't care [if he or she is experiencing] a sales, service, or marketing interaction,” said Scott McCorkle, CEO of Salesforce's Marketing Cloud, during his Tuesday morning keynote at Salesforce.com's Connections conference. "The always connected customer just wants h...

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OpenStack Summit 2016: Recap of the Cloud Foundry / BOSH Training OPENSTACK SUMMIT 2016: RECAP OF THE CLOUD FOUNDRY / BOSH TRAINING

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May 10, 2016

There is beauty when we learn – not necessarily joy – because wisdom and knowledge can come from pain. However, on April 27, 2016, a group of 20 people got together to learn about two of the most exciting (and complex) products that the Open Source community has to offer: BOSH and Cloud ...

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We’ve got your Back(up) - Subscribe to the Asigra Data Protection Trends Newsletter for Managed Service Providers! WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK(UP) - SUBSCRIBE TO THE ASIGRA DATA PROTECTION TRENDS NEWSLETTER FOR MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDERS!

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May 08, 2016

At Asigra, we find exciting news about data protection, cloud-based technologies, and industry updates every day. Sharing that news through our monthly newsletter is part of our mission to help you stay informed. From tips about how to increase monthly recurring revenue, saving money on backup costs...

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BOSH Day Q&A with Paula Kennedy BOSH DAY Q&A WITH PAULA KENNEDY

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May 06, 2016

The idea of the “Cloud Foundry Technical Day: BOSH” is to create an event that is focused on BOSH, the orchestration tool which lies at the heart of Cloud Foundry.

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100-day Challenge #100: Running admin-ui on Cloud Foundry 100-DAY CHALLENGE #100: RUNNING ADMIN-UI ON CLOUD FOUNDRY

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May 06, 2016

The 100th and last topic of “Cloud Foundry 100-Day Challenge” is Administration Web UI for Cloud Foundry NG (“admin-ui” hereafter), a Sinatra application for operation management that is used officially by Cloud Foundry.

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Cloud Foundry 100-day Challenge #100+1: Closing Words CLOUD FOUNDRY 100-DAY CHALLENGE #100+1: CLOSING WORDS

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May 06, 2016

Translator’s note: This is the 22nd, and the final article of the series “Cloud Foundry 100-day Challenge selection”. “#100+1” in the title means that it is one extra post (published on November 16, 2015) of the original 100-article series in Japanese. Thank you for rea...

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The Cloud Foundry Way: Open Source, Pair Programming and Well Defined Processes THE CLOUD FOUNDRY WAY: OPEN SOURCE, PAIR PROGRAMMING AND WELL DEFINED PROCESSES

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May 05, 2016

Cloud Foundry is a unique open source software project. Actually, it’s a collection of projects that all together make a product that helps organizations run applications on an industry standard, multi-cloud infrastructure.

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Pivots Are What Set Pivotal Apart PIVOTS ARE WHAT SET PIVOTAL APART

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May 05, 2016

Today, on our three year anniversary, we announced that Pivotal has raised a Series C investment round, highlighted by $253 million in new cash, led by Ford, in conjunction with Microsoft and previous investors GE, EMC, and VMware.These additional resources position us even better to make our missio...

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How to Empower Employee Collaboration with Cloud Communications HOW TO EMPOWER EMPLOYEE COLLABORATION WITH CLOUD COMMUNICATIONS

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May 04, 2016

Remember the days when the only way you could empower your team to collaborate was in face-to-face meetings that required time and travel that were planned far in advance? That brings up not-so-fond memories of securing landlines, delayed flights, flip charts, windowless meeting rooms and maybe even...

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100-day Challenge #091: Running shooter.io on Cloud Foundry 100-DAY CHALLENGE #091: RUNNING SHOOTER.IO ON CLOUD FOUNDRY

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May 03, 2016

The 91st topic of “Cloud Foundry 100-Day Challenge” is shooter.io, a multi-player shooter game.This is an application that runs with coordinated servers, between the shooter-server, written in Go, and an HTTP server shooter-html5.

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Secure Cloud: Healthcare Leads The Way SECURE CLOUD: HEALTHCARE LEADS THE WAY

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May 03, 2016

Healthcare and pharmaceutical companies are now the driving force behind secure cloud, according to a poll that specifically asked about use of security-enhanced cloud environments. The survey, conducted in the first quarter of 2015, revealed that healthcare was well ahead of other industries with s...

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Meet Runner, the Newest Multi-Cloud Automation and Orchestration Service MEET RUNNER, THE NEWEST MULTI-CLOUD AUTOMATION AND ORCHESTRATION SERVICE

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May 02, 2016

CenturyLink is excited to announce the launch of Runner, a configuration management and orchestration service that works across Hybrid-IT architectures and diverse cloud environments. Runner addresses the potential time and resource drain confronting organizations that want their own private clouds....

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Cloud Foundry Morning Edition, Episode 17: Cloud Foundry Summit, Santa Clara! CLOUD FOUNDRY MORNING EDITION, EPISODE 17: CLOUD FOUNDRY SUMMIT, SANTA CLARA!

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Apr 29, 2016

Welcome to the Cloud Foundry Morning Edition, Episode 17, Cloud Foundry Summit, Santa Clara includes news about.

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Survey sees rapid growth in enterprise cloud adoption SURVEY SEES RAPID GROWTH IN ENTERPRISE CLOUD ADOPTION

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Apr 29, 2016

A new survey of IT professionals indicates that cloud computing is growing faster in large organizations than in small ones. Use of public clouds at large companies will grow 52 percent annually over the next two years, while private cloud use will surge 31 percent per year during that same time, ac...

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Syncplicity Releases European Cloud Storage SYNCPLICITY RELEASES EUROPEAN CLOUD STORAGE

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Apr 28, 2016

April 2016 has been an exciting month for the privacy community! Legislators in Europe up-voted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), down-voted EU-US Privacy Shield and wait for it… Syncplicity quietly launched European Cloud Storage! Syncplicity is excited to announce the general a...

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Samsung intros ARTIK Cloud as part of push into IoT, cloud services market SAMSUNG INTROS ARTIK CLOUD AS PART OF PUSH INTO IOT, CLOUD SERVICES MARKET

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Apr 27, 2016

Samsung on Wednesday introduced the ARTIK Cloud service, the latest addition to a family of ARTIK software and hardware products designed for the Internet of Things. The ARTIK Cloud provides the tools companies need to securely collect, store, analyze and act on data collected from any connected dev...

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Exploring the cloud was, for a long time, one of humanity’s dreams EXPLORING THE CLOUD WAS, FOR A LONG TIME, ONE OF HUMANITY’S DREAMS

blog article

Apr 26, 2016

Cloud computing is a concept that enables the user or company to utilise resources and services located all over the globe, linked by a network such as the Internet, without physically having the corresponding computer infrastructure, which is hosted in the cloud provider.

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100-day Challenge #082: Running Wekan on Cloud Foundry 100-DAY CHALLENGE #082: RUNNING WEKAN ON CLOUD FOUNDRY

blog article

Apr 26, 2016

The 82nd topic of “Cloud Foundry 100-Day Challenge” is Wekan (previously called Libreboard), the second in the series of applications by Meteor.

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By going private, Rackspace looks to fuel its cloud evolution BY GOING PRIVATE, RACKSPACE LOOKS TO FUEL ITS CLOUD EVOLUTION

blog article

Apr 26, 2016

Rackspace, a company that was an early player in the cloud market, is being forced to evolve or continue to be left behind. The cloud and web-hosting company announced today that it’s being acquired by Apollo Global Management, a U.S.-based private equity firm, and will become a private compan...

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OpenStack: The telecoms OPENSTACK: THE TELECOMS' CLOUD OF CHOICE

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Apr 26, 2016

Six years ago, at the first OpenStack Summit, OpenStack started as an open-source infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud. It still is that, but telecom companies like AT&T and Verizon are moving not just their infrastructure but also their networks to OpenStack.

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OpenStack’s director: Why open source cloud should be the core of your data center OPENSTACK’S DIRECTOR: WHY OPEN SOURCE CLOUD SHOULD BE THE CORE OF YOUR DATA CENTER

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Apr 25, 2016

As it does so, OpenStack has cemented itself as the dominant open source IaaS platform. But at the same time, more proprietary offerings from vendors like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and VMware still seem to reign in the broader market.

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OpenStack by the numbers: Who’s using open source clouds and for what? OPENSTACK BY THE NUMBERS: WHO’S USING OPEN SOURCE CLOUDS AND FOR WHAT?

blog article

Apr 25, 2016

The latest bi-annual survey data of OpenStack users shows a continuing march of the open source cloud software into mainstream of enterprises, but also the project’s continued challenges related to ease of deployment and management.

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Finding the Why FINDING THE WHY

blog article

Apr 22, 2016

As a Cloud Systems Engineer, I’m lucky enough to be able to work with customers from all around the globe, and hailing from many different industries. I act as a guide for those customers who are transitioning into a new way of working: a cloud way of working.

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Yahoo! JAPAN Corporation builds on Pivotal Cloud Foundry and OpenStack YAHOO! JAPAN CORPORATION BUILDS ON PIVOTAL CLOUD FOUNDRY AND OPENSTACK

blog article

Apr 22, 2016

Pivotal® and Yahoo! JAPAN Corporation, the most visited website in Japan and the 15th-most visited site globally, recently announced that they will build the world’s largest open source-based private cloud platform with Pivotal Cloud Foundry® running on OpenStack.

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What WHAT'S THE TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP FOR AN OPENSTACK CLOUD?

blog article

Apr 22, 2016

There has been no systematic answer to this questionuntil now. Massimo Ferrari and Erich Morisse, strategy directors at Red Hat, embarked on a project to calculate the TCO of OpenStack-based private cloud over the years of its useful life.

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Guest Post: Want to grow your cloud business? Go to the gym! GUEST POST: WANT TO GROW YOUR CLOUD BUSINESS? GO TO THE GYM!

blog article

Apr 21, 2016

For too many years I was a "gym lollygagger" going to the gym too inconsistently and when I did I measured my results on how much time I would spend there. I was basically checking the health check box and got zippo results. A few years ago I finally came to my senses and signed up for a p...

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100-day Challenge #081: Running Rocket.Chat on Cloud Foundry 100-DAY CHALLENGE #081: RUNNING ROCKET.CHAT ON CLOUD FOUNDRY

blog article

Apr 21, 2016

Translator’s note: This is the 18th article of the series “Cloud Foundry 100-day Challenge selection”. “#081” in the title means that it is 81st (published on October 19, 2015) in the original Japanese series.

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Rackspace and Cloud Technology Partners Align Efforts to Help Enterprises Move to the Cloud RACKSPACE AND CLOUD TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS ALIGN EFFORTS TO HELP ENTERPRISES MOVE TO THE CLOUD

blog article

Apr 21, 2016

Rackspace and Cloud Technology Partners (CTP) announced a strategic relationship to deliver professional and managed services for enterprises leveraging the leading cloud platforms.

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Yahoo! JAPAN To Build Largest Open Source-Based Cloud Platform YAHOO! JAPAN TO BUILD LARGEST OPEN SOURCE-BASED CLOUD PLATFORM

blog article

Apr 20, 2016

Pivotal® and Yahoo! JAPAN Corporation, the most visited website in Japan and the 15th-most visited site globally, recently announced that they will build the world’s largest open source-based private cloud platform with Pivotal Cloud Foundry® running on OpenStack. With Pivotal Cloud Fo...

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Apple should give customers free iCloud space to match their devices APPLE SHOULD GIVE CUSTOMERS FREE ICLOUD SPACE TO MATCH THEIR DEVICES

blog article

Apr 20, 2016

The newly refreshed MacBook has fixed storage that tops out at 512GB. Some Mac laptops even start at 128GB! That just isn't enough, and we think the answer is in the cloud.

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Asigra Signs Cloud Service Provider Partners and Announces Free AWS Snapshot Manager Software ASIGRA SIGNS CLOUD SERVICE PROVIDER PARTNERS AND ANNOUNCES FREE AWS SNAPSHOT MANAGER SOFTWARE

blog article

Apr 19, 2016

The past few weeks have been busy with a number of new developments, in case you missed them, here are the top Asigra announcements that took place over the past two weeks.

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100-day Challenge #080: Running CommaFeed on Cloud Foundry 100-DAY CHALLENGE #080: RUNNING COMMAFEED ON CLOUD FOUNDRY

blog article

Apr 19, 2016

Translator’s note: This is the 17th article of the series “Cloud Foundry 100-day Challenge selection”. “#080” in the title means that it is 80th (published on October 16, 2015) in the original Japanese series.

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Cloud models for reducing security risks CLOUD MODELS FOR REDUCING SECURITY RISKS

blog article

Apr 19, 2016

Cloud computing has given rise to new and varied security risks, challenging organizations in every sector to understand the risks and develop a holistic IT security policy that takes into account the cloud dimension. In my first blog on this topic, I shared some of the different types of cloud secu...

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Cloud Storage: AWS vs Azure vs Google vs SoftLayer CLOUD STORAGE: AWS VS AZURE VS GOOGLE VS SOFTLAYER

blog article

Apr 18, 2016

In taking a strategic approach to choosing their cloud infrastructure, enterprise are opting for a mix of public and private clouds to ensure that they are using the most appropriate clouds for their workloads and applications. AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and IBM SoftLayer are among...

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Teradata forms global IoT unit to tackle cloud-based analytics TERADATA FORMS GLOBAL IOT UNIT TO TACKLE CLOUD-BASED ANALYTICS

blog article

Apr 18, 2016

Teradata said it is creating a specialized team of data scientists, data engineers and software designers to tackle cloud-based analytics for the Internet of Things. The Global IoT Analytics unit will operate within Teradata Labs and will focus on building new cloud-based analytic services that coul...

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Fake iCloud scam site wants your Apple ID and password FAKE ICLOUD SCAM SITE WANTS YOUR APPLE ID AND PASSWORD

blog article

Apr 18, 2016

Watch out if receive a text message telling you that your iCloud account is set to be deactivated. It’s a scam designed to get your Apple ID, credit card information and password.

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Context Path Routing CONTEXT PATH ROUTING

blog article

Apr 15, 2016

We’d like to share a feature developed by the OSS Routing team at Cloud Foundry called Context Path Routing that should simplify creation and management of multiple microservices. Although this was introduced late last year, we have just completed CLI support for it; so this is a good time to ...

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100-day Challenge #068: Running spring-boot-cf-service-broker-mongo on Cloud Foundry 100-DAY CHALLENGE #068: RUNNING SPRING-BOOT-CF-SERVICE-BROKER-MONGO ON CLOUD FOUNDRY

blog article

Apr 15, 2016

The 68th topic of “Cloud Foundry 100-Day Challenge” is spring-boot-cf-service-broker-mongo. This is an application that works as a Cloud Foundry (“CF”) service broker, in a category similar to postgresql-cf-service-broker from Article #002. By deploying it, the application al...

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Cloud based Public Transportation Management System for complex transit operations CLOUD BASED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR COMPLEX TRANSIT OPERATIONS

blog article

Apr 14, 2016

Railroads deal with the transportation of freight across the larger geographical spread. This requires them to ensure that proper trained personnel are deployed for the efficient and timely movement of goods. Any delay in movement results in huge financial loss to the operator. The operator also nee...

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Building the Best Cloud BUILDING THE BEST CLOUD

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Apr 14, 2016

As networks and IT infrastructure become increasingly virtualized, the lines between a business’s organizational areas continue to blur. That’s why it’s important to check in from time to time to see what’s going on in adjacent fields to see how developments in those fields impact a business’s innov...

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ECaaS: The Next Evolution in Cloud Communications ECAAS: THE NEXT EVOLUTION IN CLOUD COMMUNICATIONS

blog article

Apr 12, 2016

For years, legacy, on-premises equipment has struggled to keep pace in the new era of business communications and collaboration. Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed several dynamic forces at play: IT increasingly supporting the rise of a global distributed workforce, the demand for highly...

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100-day Challenge #067: Running fc2blog on Cloud Foundry 100-DAY CHALLENGE #067: RUNNING FC2BLOG ON CLOUD FOUNDRY

blog article

Apr 12, 2016

The 67th topic of “Cloud Foundry 100-Day Challenge” is the famous blog engine fc2blog (Translator’s note: “fc2.com” is a well-known blogging service in Japan). It actually is open source ready, so let us try to run it on Cloud Foundry. A part of the functions did not op...

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Xilinx: Pole Position in Cloud Servers, Says Citi; QCOM Deal Less Likely XILINX: POLE POSITION IN CLOUD SERVERS, SAYS CITI; QCOM DEAL LESS LIKELY

blog article

Apr 11, 2016

Citigroup’s Chris Danely today reiterates a Neutral rating on shares of programmable chip maker Xilinx (XLNX), writing that the company is less likely at the moment to be acquired by Qualcomm (QCOM) because it’s having its own success on two fronts: beating competitor Altera, now part of...

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Cloud Competency: What is Cloud Disaster Recovery CLOUD COMPETENCY: WHAT IS CLOUD DISASTER RECOVERY

blog article

Apr 11, 2016

Your business and the critical systems that support it are vital to your internal and external users. In an age where users access business systems from around the globe at any time, can your business recover from a disaster that brings down your production site? When a disaster strikes, businesses ...

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100-day Challenge #062: Running WordPress on Cloud Foundry 100-DAY CHALLENGE #062: RUNNING WORDPRESS ON CLOUD FOUNDRY

blog article

Apr 09, 2016

Translator’s note: This is the 14th article of the series “Cloud Foundry 100-day Challenge selection”. “#062” in the title means that it is 62nd (published on September 16, 2015) in the original Japanese series.The 62nd topic of “Cloud Foundry 100-Day Challenge&rd...

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Rackspace bolsters private cloud lineup with new on-premise OpenStack offering RACKSPACE BOLSTERS PRIVATE CLOUD LINEUP WITH NEW ON-PREMISE OPENSTACK OFFERING

blog article

Apr 08, 2016

Six years after its initial release, OpenStack is proving to be an attractive alternative to traditional data center management software for many organizations. But not every enterprise that would potentially be interested in adopting the platform can put together an implementation by itself, a segm...

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Why an open archive API is needed to transfer data between cloud services WHY AN OPEN ARCHIVE API IS NEEDED TO TRANSFER DATA BETWEEN CLOUD SERVICES

blog article

Apr 07, 2016

I know that it might seem like I have spent a lot of time discussing archives recently, but it is an unassailable fact that the more data that is transferred to the cloud, the more we might have to retrieve at some point in the future. Not to bring back on-premises - at least not in the majority of ...

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What Should Managed Services Providers Do Differently In A Cloud-First World? WHAT SHOULD MANAGED SERVICES PROVIDERS DO DIFFERENTLY IN A CLOUD-FIRST WORLD?

blog article

Apr 07, 2016

Managed Services - On a lighter note this is the business of outsourcing your problems so don't have to deal with it. Managed services providers take care of break-fix and/or performs on-demand services and bills the customer for the time spend or activity performed.

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Rackspace says it will manage clouds anywhere RACKSPACE SAYS IT WILL MANAGE CLOUDS ANYWHERE

blog article

Apr 07, 2016

Rackspace Hosting Inc. (NYSE:RAX) said Thursday it is making its fully managed OpenStack private cloud service available to any data center, anywhere. “From the floor tiles all the way up the service stack, Rackspace is extending our signature fanatical support and hosting model into any data ...

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OpenStack Everywhere: Rackspace Simplifies Cloud Adoption by Delivering Managed Private Cloud Everywhere OPENSTACK EVERYWHERE: RACKSPACE SIMPLIFIES CLOUD ADOPTION BY DELIVERING MANAGED PRIVATE CLOUD EVERYWHERE

blog article

Apr 07, 2016

Rackspace today announced companies can run afully-managed private cloud in any data center around the world without bearing the high cost, risk and operational burden of doing it themselves. By delivering OpenStack everywhere, the new integrated software

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Mimecast launches new email security cloud service as research shows whaling is on the rise MIMECAST LAUNCHES NEW EMAIL SECURITY CLOUD SERVICE AS RESEARCH SHOWS WHALING IS ON THE RISE

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Apr 06, 2016

Cloud-based email management firm Mimecast Ltd has announced the general availability of Impersonation Protect, a new service billed as the first cloud product that directly combats spear-phishing email attacks where company officers are impersonated, also known by names including CEO Fraud, Busines...

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100-day Challenge #055: Running Kanboard on Cloud Foundry 100-DAY CHALLENGE #055: RUNNING KANBOARD ON CLOUD FOUNDRY

blog article

Apr 06, 2016

The 55th topic of “Cloud Foundry 100-Day Challenge” is the Kanboard, which employs the Kanban method and can be used for project management, similar to the topic we picked up in the previous article (Translator’s note: in Japanese) .This application is limited in functions when com...

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ServiceNow acquires cloud management startup ITapp SERVICENOW ACQUIRES CLOUD MANAGEMENT STARTUP ITAPP

blog article

Apr 05, 2016

Enterprise cloud management platform ServiceNow said Tuesday it plans to acquire four-year-old cloud startup ITapp. Financial terms were not disclosed. Based in San Jose, ITapp is known for its cloud management software for the enterprise, which by all accounts appears to line right up with ServiceN...

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Asigra Cloud Backup™ Version 13.1 Has Arrived. What’s New? ASIGRA CLOUD BACKUP™ VERSION 13.1 HAS ARRIVED. WHAT’S NEW?

blog article

Apr 04, 2016

We’re excited to let you know that the latest edition of our data protection software, Asigra Cloud Backup™ Version 13.1, has been released. This new version includes many new enhancements to help solution providers secure new business opportunities and enhance competitive position with ...

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Cloud Foundry Morning Edition, Episode 16: All the News & Summits! CLOUD FOUNDRY MORNING EDITION, EPISODE 16: ALL THE NEWS & SUMMITS!

blog article

Apr 04, 2016

Welcome to the Cloud Foundry Morning Edition, Episode 16, All the News & Summits includes news about: IBM Dojo launch in Raleigh,LF Collaboration Summit: 8 Cloud Foundry talks and lots of great meetings,Tim Harris started at the Foundation. He’ll be leading our certification projects,The C...

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An Overview of Cloud Computing & The Importance of Cloud Testing AN OVERVIEW OF CLOUD COMPUTING & THE IMPORTANCE OF CLOUD TESTING

blog article

Apr 01, 2016

Cloud computing is no longer a new technology trend; adoption of cloud computing is increasingly being considered by organizations as an appropriate and promising option in the recent years for not only reducing the costs but also to position their offerings / services competitively. It has transfor...

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100-day Challenge #051: Running Camaleon CMS on Cloud Foundry 100-DAY CHALLENGE #051: RUNNING CAMALEON CMS ON CLOUD FOUNDRY

blog article

Apr 01, 2016

The 51st topic of “Cloud Foundry 100-Day Challenge”, and the first topic of the second half, is Camaleon CMS , a Ruby-on-Rails based CMS. It may come in handy when, for example, you want to launch a simple website for private use.However, there are some restrictions that need to be kept ...

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Supporting Success: Bundling Technical Support with Cloud Services SUPPORTING SUCCESS: BUNDLING TECHNICAL SUPPORT WITH CLOUD SERVICES

blog article

Mar 31, 2016

It’s no secret that happy customers are good for business. Common sense tells us that a satisfied customer will return to a company for additional products and services, while a dissatisfied customer will look for other options.

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Meet the Photon Platform BOSH CPI MEET THE PHOTON PLATFORM BOSH CPI

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Mar 31, 2016

Today, we’re excited to continue addressing the needs of developers by announcing the release of the Photon Platform BOSH CPI. We’re building upon the recent release of v0.8 of Photon Controller: a distributed, multi-tenant and elastic platform purposefully-built for modern applications....

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What Would You Do if You Lost Everything? WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU LOST EVERYTHING?

blog article

Mar 31, 2016

Based on the current trends of backup initiatives, Gartner predicts that by 2018, 50% of organizations will replace their current backup application.  By 2017, the number of organizations using the cloud as a backup destination will double to 25%.

Luckily, there are several proce...

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100-day Challenge #049: Running Fulcrum on Cloud Foundry 100-DAY CHALLENGE #049: RUNNING FULCRUM ON CLOUD FOUNDRY

blog article

Mar 30, 2016

Hello everyone, this is @tnaoto, the super-sub of Japan Cloud Foundry Group. I’m becoming famous in certain circles, thanks to the Publickey’s recent and smash-hit article (Translator’s note: in Japanese).This was supposed to be the last article of the first half of the “Clou...

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The Cloud in 2016: CIOs Under Pressure THE CLOUD IN 2016: CIOS UNDER PRESSURE

blog article

Mar 29, 2016

I can’t resist giving you my opinion on the evolution of the Public Cloud in 2016 and, as you don’t like surprises, we’ll go straight to the point: The Public Cloud will increase the grip it has on data centres, liberating your business!

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NTT Data Seeks to Boost Global Cloud with Dell Services Deal NTT DATA SEEKS TO BOOST GLOBAL CLOUD WITH DELL SERVICES DEAL

blog article

Mar 28, 2016

NTT Data Corp.’s $3.06 billion deal with Dell Inc. to buy Dell Services, announced Monday, is aimed squarely at leveraging the cloud to boost the company’s global footprint in the IT services market, NTT Data CEO John McCain told CIO Journal.

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100-day Challenge #045: Running phpMyAdmin on Cloud Foundry 100-DAY CHALLENGE #045: RUNNING PHPMYADMIN ON CLOUD FOUNDRY

blog article

Mar 25, 2016

Many Cloud Foundry-based services provide free MySQL databases in the form of a built-in service. I’m sure many of you would like to utilize this built-in service for your development work. However, there is a problem that many people face at the outset.To be specific, it is the issue that the...

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AppDirect and Xendo, Solving the Cloud Management Challenge with Search APPDIRECT AND XENDO, SOLVING THE CLOUD MANAGEMENT CHALLENGE WITH SEARCH

blog article

Mar 24, 2016

Today, cloud services are putting more power in the hands of workers than ever before. This is true not only in terms of pure functionality—running a company’s entire payroll with a few clicks, for example—but also in terms of flexibility; employees can access these cloud-based app...

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CI/CD Running on Cloud Foundry CI/CD RUNNING ON CLOUD FOUNDRY

blog article

Mar 24, 2016

Pushing Apps to Cloud Foundry is as easy as it gets, thanks to the cf push command. However, it is still tedious to push your code after every change you make, just to see if it runs in the cloud. That’s where a CI/CD (continuous integration and continuous deployment) server comes in handy. It...

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Developer Certification Clears a Faster Path to Distribution DEVELOPER CERTIFICATION CLEARS A FASTER PATH TO DISTRIBUTION

blog article

Mar 23, 2016

Today, buying boxed software on a retail store shelf is like using a dot matrix printer or a dial-up modem—still possible, but increasingly rare. The reason is simple: The cloud has revolutionized the software industry, changing everything from the way applications are developed and deployed, ...

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100-day Challenge #037: Running OpenDocMan on Cloud Foundry 100-DAY CHALLENGE #037: RUNNING OPENDOCMAN ON CLOUD FOUNDRY

blog article

Mar 23, 2016

Translator’s note: This is the 9th article of the series “Cloud Foundry 100-day Challenge selection”. “#037” in the title means that it is 37th (published on July 27, 2015) in the original Japanese series. The 37th topic of “Cloud Foundry 100-Day Challenge” ...

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Welcome to the IBM Cloud Foundry Dojo! WELCOME TO THE IBM CLOUD FOUNDRY DOJO!

blog article

Mar 22, 2016

The Dojo in RTP, NC is focusing on 3 components of the Cloud Foundry, the DEAs, Warden, and HM9000. In short, this Dojo is the base for the RuntimeOG team. Having another Dojo is really exciting! Opening a Dojo space on the East Coast expands the reach of Cloud Foundry. Now people have more options ...

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Salesforce.com Releases Wave Analytics for Community Cloud SALESFORCE.COM RELEASES WAVE ANALYTICS FOR COMMUNITY CLOUD

blog article

Mar 22, 2016

Though sales are often carried out by teams that represent the company by name and title, it is not uncommon across industries—whether it's manufacturing, high-tech, financial services, or consumer-packaged goods, for instance—for firms to sell their products via channel partners.

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Platform on Platform – CUBA apps on Cloud Foundry PLATFORM ON PLATFORM – CUBA APPS ON CLOUD FOUNDRY

blog article

Mar 21, 2016

Deploying an application on Cloud Foundry is slightly different from the Infrastructure as a Service approach. In the last post i took a look on how to deploy a CUBA application with a Tomcat on Docker which is kind of the IaaS approach. In this blog post i’ll highlight the differences between...

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The Power of Public Cloud for your Enterprise THE POWER OF PUBLIC CLOUD FOR YOUR ENTERPRISE

blog article

Mar 21, 2016

Cloud computing enables data access across the globe at supersonic speeds; consider this as a primary option if you are seeking a constant stream of users asking for your services without putting a load on your servers. Public cloud is a flexible cloud platform offering data storage, application hos...

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Adobe gives marketers a data-science boost with new cloud services ADOBE GIVES MARKETERS A DATA-SCIENCE BOOST WITH NEW CLOUD SERVICES

blog article

Mar 21, 2016

If the marketer's goal is to reach customers with the right message, in the right place, at the right time, it stands to reason that deeper insight into any of those dimensions could only be a good thing. Enter Adobe, which just rolled out a raft of new data-science tools designed to help make that ...

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A Technical Walkthrough of QuickBooks Cloud Hosting on Remote Servers A TECHNICAL WALKTHROUGH OF QUICKBOOKS CLOUD HOSTING ON REMOTE SERVERS

blog article

Mar 20, 2016

QuickBooks software has been intelligently designed to facilitate the users with reduced clerical work loads and systematization of work schedule. One does not require any specific IT knowledge to use it. However, this does not indicate that the use of this accounting software does not involve IT is...

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100-day Challenge #024: Running SugarCRM on Cloud Foundry 100-DAY CHALLENGE #024: RUNNING SUGARCRM ON CLOUD FOUNDRY

blog article

Mar 18, 2016

Translator’s note: This is the 8th article of the series “Cloud Foundry 100-day Challenge selection”. “#024” in the title means that it is 24th (published on July 7, 2015) in the original Japanese series. The 24th topic of “Cloud Foundry 100-Day Challenge” i...

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Backupify Migration from AWS to Datto Cloud Nears Completion BACKUPIFY MIGRATION FROM AWS TO DATTO CLOUD NEARS COMPLETION

blog article

Mar 17, 2016

By now you’ve probably read the news that Dropbox has migrated the majority of its data from the Amazon S3 cloud to its own data centers. In a blog posted on Monday, Akhil Gupta, Dropbox’s Vice President of Engineering, explained that Dropbox currently maintains about 90% of its data in-...

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