Cloud Computing

BlueLock and VMware Partner on New Cloud Services

Grazed from ChannelPro SMB.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Cloud hosting and managed IT services provider BlueLock announced its partnership with VMware last week at VMworld. The announcement coincides with the beta availability of a new cloud service, called VMware vCloud Datacenter Service.

According to BlueLock, it is one of three companies offer the vCloud Datacenter Service beta.

Evolution of the Trusted IT Adviser

Grazed from ChannelPro SMB.  Author: Scott Barlow.

Successful IT Solution Providers earn the distinction of becoming the trusted IT adviser for their clients. All solution providers strive for this status, virtually all claim it, many have truly earned it. However, if solution provider skills—and business practices—fail to evolve with our ever-changing industry, “trusted IT adviser” can become a trite label that loses meaning.

5 Resources for Migrating to the Cloud Securely

Grazed from ReadWriteWeb.  Author:  Klint Finley.

A recent poll found that most enterprises that have already become infrastructure-as-a-service customers worry much less about cloud security than companies that are only thinking about making the leap. But for the rest of you, security remains the number one concern when considering the cloud. If you're under pressure to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing, but need to ensure a high level of security, here are a few companies with products and services that can help you make the move without losing sleep...

Private Clouds: Not as Easy as it Looks

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Arthur Cole.

A strange dichotomy is forming around the emerging market for private clouds.


Despite, or perhaps because of, the relatively slow uptake of the technology so far, vendors continue to introduce ever-more-simplified cloud startup packages. At the same time, though, there seems to be a growing community of integrators, consultants and other experts who insist that the cloud is a lot more complicated than it's made out to be, and getting started is the least of the difficulties.

Voltaire Announces High Density 10 GbE Switch for Efficient Scaling of Cloud Networks

Grazed from Wall Street & Technology.  Author: Melanie Rodier.

Voltaire Ltd., a provider of scale-out data center fabrics, introduced the Voltaire Vantage 6048, a low-latency, high-performance Layer 2/3 top-of-rack switch optimized for cloud computing.

The switch features 48 ports of 10GbE line rate connectivity in a space-saving 1U device, Voltaire said in a release.

Log Management Comes to the Cloud

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Michael Vizard.

Managing logs is essentially the digital equivalent of taking of the trash. Nobody wants to do it, but if it doesn’t get done all kinds of stinky things can happen.

Dell and HP escalate 3Par bidding war further

Grazed from BBC.  Author: Editorial Staff.

In the latest twist, Dell agreed to match an increased $1.8bn (£1.2bn) total bid, or $27 per share, made by HP on Thursday.

But only hours later, HP again raised the stakes, saying it was now willing to pay $2bn in cash, or $30 per share.

Dell already has an agreement with 3Par that makes it the preferred bidder, so long as it matches any rival bids.

Before HP made its latest bid known, 3Par confirmed that as things stood, its board would recommend Dell to shareholders.

3Par's share price jumped nearly 10% in early New York trading on the latest news, to over $31.

This means the company's price has more than tripled in the last two weeks.

Qwest brings cloud-based application recovery to SMBs

Grazed from FierceTelecom.  Author:  Sean Buckley.

With the launch of its Real-Time Application Recovery service, Qwest (NYSE: Q) wants to give SMBs the same access to its cloud computing capabilities that are currently offered to its large business customers.

MYOB cloud/desktop model will provide opportunities for developers

Grazed from IT Wire.  Author: Stephen Withers.

One of the biggest problems with the hybrid desktop/cloud model being adopted by MYOB is dealing with any conflicts that arise when at least one user is working in offline mode. For some aspects of the software, the issue is no big deal, but for others it is a crucial consideration.

For example, it is easy to reconcile a situation where two people have created a contact record for the same new customer. But how can you tell if a disconnected user has just paid a particular invoice? And how can you ensure that invoices are issued with strictly sequential numbers?

HP Picks up Database, Cloud Automation Vendor Stratavia

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Susan Hall.

Even while it's still jockeying with Dell to buy storage vendor 3PAR, Hewlett-Packard has picked up database and data center automation company Stratavia, according to TechCrunch. Financial details were not disclosed.

 

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