November 2011

BizCloud Computing Consultants Offer 7 Tips for Securing Data in the Cloud

Grazed from PR Web.  Author: PR Announcement.

The cloud technology experts at BizCloud® compiled a list of tips to help organizations properly address their underlying security concerns and issues that are holding many of them back from migrating their IT infrastructures to the cloud. While cloud computing offers tremendous benefits, from Capex reduction to improved business agility, companies are still cautious about moving their data to the cloud environment, often viewing it as a complete loss of control over security and data...

Cavium Announces Shipment of 64-Core NITROX(R) III -- World's Highest Performance Security and Compression Processors for Cloud

Grazed from MarketWatch.  Author: PR Announcement.

Cavium, Inc. /quotes/zigman/5451014/quotes/nls/cavm CAVM -11.69% , a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home, announced initial shipments of NITROX(R) III processors to multiple application delivery and enterprise OEM customers. The NITROX III security processor family integrates 16 to 64 purpose-built security RISC cores and multiple compression engines to deliver up to 200K SSL ops, 40Gbps SSL and IPSec and 20Gbps compression processing along with virtualization hardware with a PCI-Express Gen 2 16-lane interface. This level of performance is up to 5 times greater than alternative multi-chip solutions within the same power envelope. The NITROX product line is the industry leading security processor line designed into data center, cloud infrastructure, enterprise and service provider equipment including Application Delivery Controllers, Cloud Server Offload, WAN Optimization Appliances, UTM Gateways, routers, switches and servers. NITROX III processors are software compatible with Cavium's widely-adopted NITROX PX processors with 12x performance increase, enabling increased scalability with seamless software re-use...

Are You Ready for Networking in the Cloud?

Grazed from PCWorld.  Author: Jim Metzler.

The two primary forms of public cloud computing, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), are both growing dramatically in popularity. Over the last few years, the primary focus of the IaaS providers has been on offering the basic compute and storage resources required to run applications...

How mobile devices and the cloud will converge

Grazed from SmartBusiness.  Author: Toni Paoletta.

Mobile cloud computing, where applications are driven from the “cloud” and not from the handheld device itself, is becoming a vital part of the business landscape. Is your company positioned to take advantage of this emerging and potent technology? Mobile apps powered by the cloud will include productivity applications that accentuate collaboration, data sharing and multitasking. Now is the time to adopt cloud computing strategies as there will be a seismic change in how information is distributed and applied...

Pacnet looks up to cloud for data center growth

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author:  Editorial Staff.

In an interview with ZDNet Asia, Pacnet CTO Wilfred Kwan explained that the proliferation of the Internet and the way people now consume online content have put strong focus on energy consumption in data centers...

Huawei looks for cloud acquisitions, partnerships

Grazed from The Economic Times.  Author:  Editorial Staff.

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's No.2 network equipment maker, said it is open to acquiring and partnering companies with expertise in producing software for cloud computing...

SolidFire Raises $25 Million to Bring SSDs to the Cloud

Grazed from MarketWatch.  Author: PR Announcement.

SolidFire, a provider of all-solid-state (SSD) primary storage systems for cloud service providers, today announced that it has raised $25 million in its second funding round, bringing the total funding to $37 million. NEA, Valhalla Partners, and Novak Biddle participated in the round. The company also received individual investments from advisors Frank Slootman, former CEO of Data Domain, David Schneider, former VP of Worldwide Sales at Data Domain, and Greg Papadopoulos, Ph.D., former VP and CTO of Sun Microsystems. Funds will be used for the rapid expansion of the sales and marketing departments to support the growing customer demand for the company's all-SSD systems in the cloud...

'Your Office Anywhere' Launches Comprehensive Cloud Computing Service for Small Businesses

Grazed from PR NewsWire.  Author: PR Announcement.

In a mobile world "Your Office Anywhere" puts your office at your fingertips no matter where you are. It eliminates most technology costs for small businesses, and connects co-workers through online meetings and collaboration. And it leads the cloud computing software as a service industry in affordability at only $10 per month.

For small businesses running on small margins, keeping pace with technology can eat into precious profits and balloon operating expenses. And even after investing in server space, software and IT, a small business is often left with a product that doesn't meet the demands of a mobile, 21st Century office...

Sage Readies Cloud Computing Release Of MAS 90 ERP Applications

Grazed from CRN.  Author:  Rick Whiting.

Sage North America is readying a Software-as-a-Service version of its Sage ERP MAS 90 application suite for small businesses and channel partners will earn 25 percent margins on the subscription revenue for providing support, training and other services...

GoGrid IaaS to offer dedicated line between its data centers

Grazed from InformationWeek.  Author: nancy Gohring.

Infrastructure-as-a-service provider GoGrid is adding a dedicated line service between its facilities so users can be sure of fast and secure transfers.

Customers with applications that require fast database replication or that use GoGrid's two data centers for disaster recovery may be interested in the new CloudLink offering, executives said. "Anybody who wants to keep data in sync" will be interested in the service, Rupert Tagnipes, product lead for the CloudLink service said...

Deloitte Expands Cloud Computing Services with CloudPrint

Grazed from MarketWatch.  Author: PR Announcement.

Deloitte is expanding its cloud computing consulting services with the addition of Deloitte CloudPrint (CloudPrint), a proprietary delivery framework specifically designed to help guide clients through the process of becoming a cloud service provider or subscriber...

StillSecure Joins the Rackspace Cloud Tools Program

Grazed from MarketWatch.  Author: PR Announcement.

StillSecure(R), a managed network security solutions and certified compliance company, today announced that it has joined the Rackspace(R) /quotes/zigman/259867/quotes/nls/rax RAX +3.18% Cloud Tools Program. The relationship with Rackspace, the world's leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, provides easy access to StillSecure's Cloud Security Monitoring Service (Cloud SMS) for Rackspace Cloud customers free of charge. Details on the Cloud SMS solution can be obtained by visiting the Rackspace Cloud Tools site...

Two Concerns Cloud Providers are Taking Seriously

Grazed from Business Insider.  Author:  Ramon Ray.

Cloud! Cloud! Cloud! These days cloud computing is a buzzing word among enterprise owners. It is considered as the next revolution in IT industry. It has become an increasingly attractive option for many small businesses as a convenient and cost-effective method for data storage and applications. It remains a good option for a company to migrate all of its data services to a cloud service and it is definitely going to get more popular in the future...

Ten reasons why cloud is good for startups

Grazed from CloudPro.  Author:  Jon Collins.

Cloud computing may not be all things to all businesses. But one area it does appear to excel is in helping startups, particularly but not only technology-related.

But what, specifically, does cloud computing bring to startup companies? With the caveat that a poorly considered technology solution will always be higher risk, higher cost and lower benefit, whether it is running in the cloud, in-house or any other way, here's our ten benefits of cloud for savvy startups...

IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS

Grazed from NetworkWorld.  Author:  Jeff Caruso.
 

Several different flavors have sprung up in cloud computing and each has their pros and cons. Add to these the plethora of vendor-created acronyms and it can be confusing to figure out the best option.

The three primary types of cloud computing are IaaS, PaaS and SaaS - infrastructure, platform and software as a service, respectively. When you take a closer look, you'll see that what will decide this argument are your own company's needs and comfort level...

IBM talks up cloud BPM

Grazed from CloudPro.  Author: Miya Knights.

IBM has laid out its ‘big data’ vision and the role that cloud, management and analytic technologies have to play in defining business processes in future.

The IT vendor recently unveiled a broad portfolio of new software that applies its business process management (BPM) expertise to the emerging hybrid cloud infrastructures end-user organisations...

Minimizing public cloud disruptions

Grazed from TechTarget.  Author: Geva Perry.

Cloud computing depends on connectivity and availability, but those can be far from perfect with some providers. Disruptions to a public cloud can impair the productivity of an entire organization, unless data center administrators know what to do when it happens—and it will happen. In this tip, you will learn how to choose a public cloud provider and how to best respond to outages...

Rackspace Joins EMC Velocity Service Provider Partner Program

Grazed from MarketWatch.  Author: PR Announcement.

Rackspace(R) Hosting /quotes/zigman/259867/quotes/nls/rax RAX +0.63% , the service leader in cloud computing, today announced it will expand its relationship with EMC by joining the EMC Velocity(TM) Service Provider Program to develop new cloud-based service offerings. The two companies have collaborated since 2001 to bring a full range of innovative solutions leveraging EMC's portfolio of information infrastructure products including virtual storage and a range of cloud-based data management services...

Feds Aim To Speed Cloud Adoption With New Roadmap

Grazed from Information Week.  Author: J. Nicholas Hoover.

The federal government Tuesday released a draft version of a roadmap that aims to accelerate federal agencies' adoption of cloud computing and support the tech industry's development of cloud services by defining and communicating standards and requirements, as well as action plans to meet those standards...

IU and Penguin Computing partner to provide secure cloud computing service

Grazed from Indiana University NewsRoom.  Author: PR Announcement.

Indiana University and Penguin Computing today (Nov. 2) announced a partnership to offer US researchers access to powerful shared computing resources in a secure environment. This type of service -- also known as on-demand or cloud computing -- lets individuals and organizations share the resources of large computing systems without individually purchasing and maintaining the costly equipment...