Service Providers

Current Analysis Ranks AT&T Cloud Services Highly in Latest Report

Grazed from PR News Wire.  Author: PR Announcement.

The network is the cloud. AT&T* has embedded cloud computing capabilities directly into its network, allowing it to manage, distribute, and deliver them to enterprise customers as a total solution straight down to nearly any device. Now, industry analyst firm Current Analysis is recognizing certain AT&T cloud capabilities in a recent report...

NTT America Evolves Hybrid Cloud to Extend Enterprise Applications

Grazed from Sys Con Media.  Author: PR Announcement.

NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications (NTT Com), a global infrastructure services provider, today announced it has extended its suite of private cloud services beyond its data centers to support hybrid cloud requirements after achieving VMware vCloud® Powered status for the NTT Communications private cloud service offering. In addition, the company is announcing the new Global Enterprise Portal, which was designed to simplify the administration of cloud computing services, while increasing the level of security required in the cloud. NTT America will showcase the portal and have cloud architecture experts on-hand at the NTT Communications booth #320 at VMworld® 2011, August 29 through September 1 at The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV...

Parallels Names CobWeb as a Fastest Growing Cloud Provider on Its Platform

Grazed from TMCNet.  Author: Nathesh.

Parallels, a provider of virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing, stated that U.K. cloud services provider Cobweb is now one of the fastest growing Hosted Exchange providers on its platform.

According to Parallels, its Automation for Cloud Infrastructure is a turnkey, scalable cloud computing solution that makes it easier than ever for service providers to profitably deliver cloud computing services to SMBs. The infrastructure comes packed with virtualization, automation, billing, and customer self-service capabilities...

How To Choose the Right Cloud Service Provider

Grazed from Business News Daily.  Author: Editorial Staff

As businesses are increasingly attracted to cloud computing, it's necessary to clarify what portion of the cloud is of interest to a particular audience, a cloud service provider says.

"For the small to medium business, there are generally two areas of relevance in the evolution of IT services to the cloud," Todd Benjamin, vice president of enterprise hosting for the company Hostway, says. "The first is the application layer, commonly referred to as 'Software as a Service' ― SaaS. The second is the infrastructure layer, known as 'Infrastructure as a Service' or 'IaaS'."...

Why Time Warner rules the cloud

Grazed from CNet.  Author: Greg Sandoval.

To some, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes might appear to be a foe of Web distribution.

Remember, he was the guy who last year compared Netflix with the Albanian army--the view that the popular company would remake film distribution was a little like saying the tiny country's army would conquer the world. Time Warner has also made it clear Netflix subscribers won't be streaming episodes of HBO hit shows, such as "True Blood" or "The Sopranos," anytime soon...

Lightning strike in Dublin downs Amazon, Microsoft clouds

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author: Mikael Ricknäs

A lightning strike in Dublin on Sunday caused a power failure in data centers belonging to Amazon and Microsoft, causing the companies' cloud services to go offline.

lightning struck a transformer, sparking an explosion and fire which caused the power outage at 10:41 AM PDT, according to preliminary information, Amazon wrote on its Service Health Dashboard. Under normal circumstances, backup generators would seamlessly kick in, but the explosion also managed to knock out some of those generators...

Amazon Boosts Identity Management, Private Cloud Offerings

Grazed from PCWorld.  Author:  Nancy Gohring.

Amazon Web Services will introduce new capabilities for enterprises on Thursday, including identity federation and support for private network connections to AWS.

Its new Direct Connect service allows enterprises to establish a direct connection to Amazon from their data center or colocation provider. They'll be able to run a private line to one of several Direct Connect locations planned around the world, starting with one operated by Equinix in Virginia. AWS' Virginia data center is connected to that facility...

IT will shift to a hybrid cloud and become an IT services broker

Grazed from SearchCIO.  Author: Christina Torode.

SuperValu Inc. operates more than 2,500 retail locations nationwide. A vast amount of personal customer information flows through its systems, and high on its list of IT priorities is securing identity and access management. For now, a private cloud, or internal cloud, appears to be the safest bet for managing personal data. Identity management in the public cloud isn't out of the question, Phillip Black, senior manager of identity services at the Minneapolis-based retail grocery chain, told It also would be cheaper than building a private cloud; but given regulatory concerns, he is leaning toward a hybrid cloud as the optimal approach...

Demystifying the myths of cloud computing

Grazed from DatacenterDynamics.  Author:  Penny Jones.

Myth #1 - Cloud isn’t secure 
For any cloud provider, security is always the top priority. Most companies don’t have the luxury of dedicating resources on security. Cloud uses all the same security tactics and strategies, including physical data center security, separation of the network, isolation of the server hardware, and isolation of storage that enterprise data centers have used for the last 30 years, and good providers will in fact invest a lot more...

Logicalis Unveils Two Cloud Centers of Excellence

Grazed from PRWeb.  Author: PR Annoucement.

Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services, announced today that it has opened two Cloud Centers of Excellence based on the HP CloudSystem Matrix – one in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and the other in Irvine, California...