Cloud Solutions

Vordel Recognized As Best Cloud Integration Solution For Business

Grazed from BusinessWire.  Author: PR Announcement.

Vordel, a provider of Application Gateways for Cloud, Mobile and SOA computing, announced today it has been selected as a finalist in the “Best Business Integration Solution” category by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

“The recognition bestowed on Vordel by this SIIA award nomination is a true testimony to the quality of product built by the team at Vordel,” said Vic Morris, CEO of Vordel. “We are very pleased to be a CODiE Award finalist and see it as an acknowledgment by our industry peers of the calibre of the Vordel Application Gateway and a validation of our strategy. It is a real honor.”...

GreenPages Technology Solutions Brings independenceIT's Proven Cloud Computing Solutions to its Customers

Grazed from GreenPages.  Author: PR Announcement.

independenceIT (iIT), provider of the complete cloud workspace, today announced that GreenPages Technology Solutions, a national cloud, virtualization consulting and integration firm, has partnered with iIT to provide the company’s Total Freedom Workspace and Instant Freedom Workspace cloud solutions to its small and mid-sized business (SMB) customers.

The solutions will be made available as part of GreenPages’ Virtualization & Cloud Computing and Managed Services offerings. iIT’s cloud computing solutions will give GreenPages’ customers the ability to quickly and easily access all of their business applications and data in the cloud, from any device, at any time.

“independenceIT brings unique capabilities to the table,” said Michael Halperin, VP of Managed Services for GreenPages. “We are proud of our heritage of strength in virtualization and we see iIT’s services as a great add to our portfolio. We are excited to be bringing this capability to our customers.”

InfoReliance Launches Turnkey Cloud Solution for Federal Government

Grazed from MarketWatch.  Author: PR Announcement.

InfoReliance launched today its innovative, turnkey cloud solution, called Capitol Cloud(TM), for the federal government. The company has developed Capitol Cloud to enable secure and reliable business productivity for the federal workforce anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

Currently, the Office of Management and Budget requires government organizations to use cloud-based solutions "whenever a secure, reliable, cost-effective cloud option exists." To help federal customers meet this initiative, InfoReliance created its new offering to address cloud computing concerns about security, reliability and cost.

Capitol Cloud is designed with multiple levels of security to provide end-to-end protection of information assets, regardless of the consumption device. InfoReliance also ensured it follows National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines, is compliant with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and meets many other government standards...

Global Leader in Communications Systems Selects CallidusCloud's Sales Coach

Grazed from MarketWatch.  Author: PR Announcement.

Callidus Software Inc., the leader in sales effectiveness and cloud computing, announced today that a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems has selected the CallidusCloud(TM) Sales Coach solution to mentor and develop its sales talent in North America. The agreement was signed in the first quarter of 2012.

Sales Coach delivers a cloud platform that enables sales people to apply real-time coaching to their daily sales work. The solution delivers a fast and easy user experience that lets managers collaborate with their sales reps in real time to facilitate success on each deal, every time...

Active Network acquires Starcite and launches cloud computing solution

Grazed from CMW.  Author: PColston.

San Diego-based international provider of organisation-based cloud computing applications Active Network, has announced the acquisition of Starcite, the Philadelphia-based operator of corporate strategic meetings management system, for US$51.8m in cash and stock.

News of the acquisition comes as Active Network launches its Business Solutions Division designed to create an end-to-end global ecosystem for the events industry.

StarCite will be incorporated into the new division and Active Network anticipates StarCite giving it access to a vast online marketplace of the top hotels, destinations and venue suppliers worldwide...

Home cloud: Hands-on with the new Pogoplug Series 4

Grazed from SFLuxe.  Author:  Editorial Staff.

Sick of living in the cloud?

The new Pogoplug Series 4 is a device that looks to take the best of cloud computing and home network-attached storage and combine the two into a seamless experience. Available today, it certainly seems like a perfectly timed idea in the wake of seemingly daily frustrations with services like Apple’s own iCloud and iTunes Match.

Maybe the fourth time’s a charm: I’ve reviewed multiple Pogoplugs before, but none of them came close to what this new version offers. The Pogoplug is a NAS drive without the complications, and it’s finally hit a sweet spot for price, size, and feature set. The newly released Pogoplug Series 4 is a latecomer to the holiday shopping season, but if you’re getting fed up with iCloud and what other cloud services have to offer, then this $99 device might be what you’re looking for...

Fujitsu launches new hybrid cloud solution

Grazed from BusinessCloudNews.  Author:  Editorial Staff.

Fujitsu has announced the latest addition to its cloud computing portfolio today, launching a new hybrid cloud solution in partnership with Microsoft. The two IT giants previously came together back in October to launch Fujitsu’s private cloud Productivity Suite, and the new Hybrid Cloud Services will rely on Windows Azure for the public cloud element of the solution. According to the company’s principal consultant for UK and Ireland, David Leen, the new offering allows Fujitsu to “provide alternative data hosting for applications hosted on Windows Azure, meaning an application’s presentation layer and business logic are running on Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform and the application’s data is hosted on Fujitsu’s Public (FGCP) or Private Cloud platform (LCP).”...

Telstra goes live with cloud portal and pricing

Grazed from ITNews.  Author:  Brett Winterford.

Telstra has launched a cloud computing portal to open up the purchase and provisioning of virtual servers to the small and medium business market.

The telco, which has been trialling cloud computing services with early adopter customers under the ‘Network Computing Services’ brand for over 12 months, has launched a self-provisioning engine for virtual servers at

Software Pricing Starts to Catch Up to Cloud Computing

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Michael Vizard.

One of the more confounding aspects of cloud computing is that software pricing is frequently out of sync with the way hardware is acquired. IT organizations can easily pay for hardware on an hourly, monthly or yearly basis. Software pricing, on the other hand, has generally remained tied to the number of processors being used on a yearly basis...

Google Channel Chief To Cloud VARs: 'We Need You'

Grazed from CRN.  Author: Andrew R. Hickey.

Cloud computing creates tremendous opportunities from the channel, and cloud vendors will rely heavily on the channel as the cloud drives a technological sea change, Google (NSDQ:GOOG) Enterprise Director of Channels and Business Development Stephen Cho said...