Business Deals

Cloud Server Dashboard Achieves VMware Powered Status

Grazed from AllAfrica. Author: Editorial Staff.

Vox Telecom's Cloud Server Dashboard public cloud service has achieved VMware vCloud Powered status, a move that will allow the company's customers to enjoy all the advantages of third party cloud services, while maintaining full control over their IT environments.

"Our cloud services are underpinned by VMware's leading virtualisation and cloud tools, vSphere and vCloud Director," says hosting manager Justin Elms. "Cloud Server Dashboard provides a set of cloud computing services across a common platform, supporting the largest set of existing applications and offering application mobility that only VMware can provide...

CoSentry and CenturyLink Celebrate Success of Cloud Collaboration Project

Grazed from PRWeb. Author: PR Announcement.

“We cannot be more pleased with the technology and performance of the CenturyLink network and the advantages it is bringing our clients,” commented Dan Cullen, CoSentry Vice President and general manager of network operations. He continued, “We have since upgraded to full Tera-PoP facilities in order to have 10GB to 100GB services available to our clients.”

The project allows clients to purchase integrated cloud and network services at a significant discount and to take advantage of CoSentry’s VBlock systems, backup cloud services, as well as archiving and virtual data center platforms...

Dell Cloud Channel Partner Program Launches

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Chris Talbot.

Dell is looking to the channel to continue growing its vCloud offering. The company officially announced on its blog the formation of the Dell Cloud Channel Partner Program, which gives partners in the Dell PartnerDirect program the ability to resell Dell’s cloud product or act as a referral partner for Dell’s direct salesforce.

It’s good to see Dell work with its channel to bring its cloud offerings to the market. Over the last few years, there has been a lot of talk about how channel and direct salesforces clash at times over cloud offerings, and although this won’t be a pure channel play by Dell, at least Dell is giving a little and working with its channel instead of strictly in conflict with it.

Stephen Spector posted on his Dell blog about the new channel partner program that will provide Dell’s partners with access to vCPUs, memory, storage networks, IP addresses, firewalls, catalog capabilities and additional services around the company’s Dell Cloud with VMware vCloudDatacenter Service. The opportunities are only available to partners in the Dell PartnerDirect program...

Cloud Computing: EMC and Lenovo deal won't impact Cisco relationship. Really.

Grazed from GigaOM. Author: Barb Darrow.

EMC’s newly minted deal to work with Lenovo on X86 servers reverberated throughout the hardware sector after it was announced Wednesday morning. Under a key part of this three-pronged arrangement, Lenovo and will make and sell servers that will be “embedded into selected EMC storage systems over time.”

That could have big impact on non-aligned hardware players. BusinessWeek looked at the deal through the Dell lens — EMC and Dell had a long-time if uneasy partnership that started to unravel with Dell’s acquisition of storage player Equallogic 5 years ago. Per EMC’s positioning, the Lenovo-EMC servers will compete most directly with Dell at the low end but HP stock also took a hit after the news...

Cloud Computing: NetApp and Fusion-io Team Up

Grazed from Sys Con Media. Author: Maureen O'Gara.

NetApp and flash storage start-up Fusion-io are going to create software-defined "solutions using server-side flash and caching software products when used in conjunction with the NetApp Virtual Storage Tier."

They are "collaborating on low-latency, high-performance solutions for compatibility between the Fusion ioMemory platform and NetApp's Data ONTAP operating system, as well as key caching solutions, including NetApp Flash Cache, NetApp Flash Pool and Fusion-io caching software."...

Cloud Computing: Virtustream Aligns with SafeNet

Grazed from Sys Con Media. Author: Liz McMillan.

Virtustream and SafeNet on Tuesday announced that they have entered into an agreement that will incorporate SafeNet's market-leading authentication solutions into Virtustream's enterprise cloud platform, xStream.

"Enterprises looking to deploy the cloud want both enterprise-grade performance and security, while still benefiting from the scalability and economics of multi-tenant virtualization technology," said Dr. Shaw Chuang, Executive Vice President of Engineering, Virtustream. "Incorporating SafeNet's authentication platform brings another best-of-breed offering to our platform and lays the foundation for further extensive security capabilities."...

Cisco Buys Virtuata for Cloud, Virtual Machine Security

Grazed from eWeek. Author: Jeffrey Burt.

Cisco Systems is adding to its data center and cloud portfolio by buying Virtuata, a company that specialized in virtual machine security.

Cisco officials announced July 16 that Virtuata will be incorporated into the company’s Data Center Group, which is headed up by Senior Vice President David Yen. No financial terms for the deal were announced.

Officials with the networking giant see a huge growth opportunity in the cloud and virtualization, as enterprises and network operators alike look to bulk up their infrastructure to leverage the rapid adoption of the cloud computing model. Cisco has been building up its data center capabilities over the past few years, not only with its networking portfolio of switches and routers, but also through its Unified Computing System (UCS) converged solution...

ServiceMesh Teams with Apprenda, Cloud Cruiser & Derdack

Grazed from Sys Con Media. Author: Elizabeth White.

ServiceMesh has teamed with Apprenda, Cloud Cruiser and Derdack, with sponsorship from Microsoft, to create a comprehensive set of cloud enablement solutions named the Private Cloud Solutions Suite (PCSS). By collective effort, the team that created PCSS offers Systems Integrators (SIs) an enhanced market solution for building private clouds using the Microsoft stack that eliminates stop gaps and enables full-spectrum delivery of enterprise private cloud capabilities to customers. Strategically aligned with Microsoft System Center, Hyper-V and Windows Server, PCSS ensures that SIs can attract new revenue from enterprise customers and deliver on outstanding private cloud project commitments.

"Private Cloud Solutions Suite is strategically important to Microsoft private cloud and System Center as our ISV Partner Solutions enhance Microsoft's industry leadership. PCSS also equips key SI partners with additional technology to help deliver on enterprise private cloud needs," said Sergio Klarreich, Director of Business Development, System Center Partner Ecosystem, Management and Security Division at Microsoft...

SHI Managed Private Cloud Recognized as HP-Certified Cloud Solution

Grazed from MarketWatch. Author: PR Announcement.

HP CloudSystem Hosting partner SHI International revealed today that its Managed Private Cloud (MPC) solution has been certified by HP and is now available through the HP direct sales channel. Through this expanded partnership, HP customers wanting to buy private cloud services can purchase SHI's Managed Private Cloud directly through their HP sales representative.

Built using HP CloudSystem solutions, the SHI Managed Private Cloud is an on-site, appliance-based approach to cloud computing. It utilizes the Managed Private vCore to enable Virtual Machines (VMs) to exist with an organization's data center while being remotely monitored and supported by SHI Labs. SHI's Managed Private Cloud is delivered via a usage-based pricing model, offering easy acceleration to the cloud with minimal upfront investment...

Cloud Computing: Salesforce to Buy GoInstant

Grazed from Sys Con Media. Author: Maureen O'Gara.

Salesforce.com is going to buy a two-year-old Nova Scotia start-up that just launched last September called GoInstant for a reported $76 million.

The outfit does real-time shared web browsing, a slick answer apparently to the cumbersome WebEx.

The start-up's page on CrunchBase says, "All participants that join a co-browse session can click, scroll, type and browse at the same time. Co-browsing does not require any downloads or plug-ins to work; all users need is a web browser. A co-browse session can be used to co-browse any web site for customer support, sales, e-commerce and training."...