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Green Cloud Announces Partnership with AVANT, A Premier Distributor of Next Generation IT Technologies

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Green Cloud Technologies ("Green Cloud"), a cloud technology solutions provider, has partnered with AVANT, a leader of channel sales enablement of next-generation IT solutions. In this new strategic partnership, Green Cloud will become an AVANT cloud provider, expanding AVANT's product portfolio for cloud-based IT solutions. 

AVANT partners will now be able to sell Green Cloud's IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), VMware powered DaaS (Desktop as a Service), DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) and Veeam Powered BaaS (Backup-as-a-Service). Green Cloud is one of the largest independent channel-only cloud IaaS providers in the country, with data centers in Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, Houston, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Nashville, TN and Phoenix, AZ.


AWS Chosen by Hulu as Its Cloud Provider

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Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Hulu has selected AWS as its cloud provider, and leveraged AWS to launch its new, over-the-top (OTT) live TV service. Hulu turned to AWS for a scalable, agile, and cost effective infrastructure to support the addition of more than 50 live channels for the Hulu with Live TV launch in May 2017. Running its live TV service on AWS's reliable and secure infrastructure allows Hulu to deliver a great viewer experience, even in times of rapid spikes in viewership and traffic. AWS's comprehensive cloud offering allows Hulu to focus on innovating OTT delivery for its highly personalized viewer experience instead of managing infrastructure.

5 Steps to Choosing a Trusted Cloud Provider

 Grazed from Bloombery Law.  Author: Dennis Garcia.

The high-profile data breach incidents that continue to occur highlights that companies will only use technology they can confidently trust. If your company is ready to reap the many well-documented benefits associated with cloud computing, it’s critical to select a “trusted cloud” provider.  While that sounds like a great idea, how does a company identify a trusted cloud provider?

Assemble Your Team

The first step is to assemble a team of stakeholders who will help your company conduct the necessary due diligence to select a trusted cloud provider...

Cloud Host Linode Adds Professional Services Support Option

Grazed from TheVarGuy.  Author: Christopher Tozzi.

As SSD cloud hosting and storage provider Linodecontinues to redefine itself, its latest move is the introduction of a "Professional Services" option that adds full deployment and management off-loading to the company's customer service offerings.

Professional Services is a fee-for-service support option designed to allow enterprises to hire Linode staff to perform work on their clouds. "Should a customer not have the time, expertise, inclination or staff-bandwidth to tackle essential sysAdmin duties, Linode can be enlisted to implement them," the company said...

LG consulting biz wants to be 'trusted' supplier of cloud, big data

Grazed from ZDNet. Author: Eileen Yu.

LG's consulting services unit is seeking out growth opportunities in cloud computing and big data, which it believes will be further fueled by the emergence of smart devices. "Our goal is to become one of the most trusted suppliers for technology solutions in cloud computing and big data," said Kim Dae-hoon, CEO of LG CNS, during last week's Entrue World 2014 forum, reported The Korea Times.

He said the world was transitioning toward Smart Technology 2.0, an era comprising smart devices such as smart glasses, faster network connectivity, big data, and cloud computing services. Businesses in the automotive, medical, security, transportation, logistics, and manufacturing sectors would benefit most from this new realm, Kim noted, adding that LG CNS is poised to rise this wave. Its cloud offerings include virtual desktop infrastructure, storage, and consulting services...

How to Select a Cloud-based Business Process Vendor – Part 3

Grazed from Business2Community.  Author: Depankar Neogi.

In earlier posts, I described the business value of cloud computing and helped you identify vendors who can ensure your data is safe and secure – even in the case of a disaster. However, the day-to-day issues are less about security (which you would like to think can say invisible) than about your cloud applications working well.


Multi-tenancy is a very important facet of SaaS solutions. In a multi-tenancy environment, multiple customers share the same application, running on the same operating system, on the same hardware, with the same data-storage mechanism. The distinction between customers is achieved during application architecture and design, thus customers do not share or see each other’s data. Because it’s the same code base for everyone, the benefits include rapid product release cycles, low maintenance or high upgrade efficiency, and consistent performance and reliability...

When it makes sense to become a cloud provider

Grazed from InfoWorld. Author: David Linthicum.

These days, many enterprises have processes or data they want to share with the world -- and they want to do it with cloud computing. At least, that's what I find in my travels. The reasons vary, but some emerging patterns are pushing enterprises to become, in essence, small public cloud providers. The patterns include:

  • The need to provide information to outside parties using well-defined and secure interfaces. For example, the company wants to allow its partners or customers to see the status of an inventory item, or perhaps the company wants to provide complex data analytics services.
  • The need to define access to core business processes to outside partners or customers. For example, a company might want the ability to expose small tactical processes, such as purchase and shipment of products, using cloud-delivered APIs...

Cloud Computing: Google Compute Engine Switches to Debian

Grazed from eWeek.  Author: Todd Weiss.

Google's Compute Engine is moving to Debian as its default operating system after a round of recent enhancements to Debian, including improved 32/64-bit compatibility. "Today we're adding Debian images for Google Compute Engine," wrote Jimmy Kaplowitz, site reliability engineer and Debian developer for the project in a May 8 post on the Google App Engine Blog. "Debian, in collaboration with us, is providing images for both Debian 7.0 'wheezy' and the previous stable release, Debian 6.0 'squeeze.' This support will make it easy for anyone using Debian today to migrate their workloads onto Compute Engine."

The Debian community just released Debian 7.0 "wheezy," which "brings big improvements, including hardened security, improved 32/64-bit compatibility and addresses a lot of community feedback," wrote Kaplowitz. "For fast performance and to reduce bandwidth costs, Google is hosting a Debian package mirror for use by Google Compute Engine Debian instances. We've updated our docs and will support Debian via our usual support options, or you can also check out what Debian offers."...

Java PaaS Provider Jelastic Integrates with NetBeans

Grazed from ADT. Author: John K. Waters.

Java-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider Jelastic has created a plug-in for the NetBeans integrated development environment (IDE), the company announced this week. The new plug-in allows users of the Jelastic platform to access their development, test, and production deployments from within the venerable Java IDE.

Jelastic is a Java- and PHP-based cloud hosting platform designed to run any Java application in the cloud without code or language changes, and without the need to write for specific APIs. It supports any JVM-based app, including apps developed with Java 6, Java 7, JRuby, Scala and Groovy...

Before Marrying that Cloud Provider, Be Sure it isn’t a Bridezilla

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When it comes to the cloud, selecting the right cloud provider can be challenging at best and nightmarish at worst. The cloud includes a variety of ways to deliver technology services, from standalone software applications like hosted email or databases to very new and exciting uses that include disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), storage as a service, or platform as a service (PaaS) applications. While there are obvious advantages to entering into a cloud partnership –including decreased IT costs, increased flexibility and a reduced focus on IT maintenance issues – selecting the right cloud provider is a critical first step in realizing those benefits in a way that creates a synergistic, long-term and fulfilling relationship. That’s why Logicalis, an international solution provider (, has put together a list of the top questions IT pros should ask when they’re considering a cloud partner for the long haul.

“For a CIO or IT manager, choosing a cloud provider can feel like choosing a spouse,” says Tom Roberts, solution architect for Logicalis. “Joking aside, the relationship between the client organization and the cloud provider they choose is a deep and meaningful one. The client trusts the cloud provider with what oftentimes amounts to mission-critical data and information and relies on that provider to keep that information secure and available in sometimes heavily regulated environments. Therefore, choosing the right provider is a serious decision that has to be made with the utmost care and concern.”