Business Deals

Citrix XenServer to Power 1&1 Internet Global Cloud Platform

Grazed from Bloomberg. Author: Editorial Staff.

Citrix today announced that leading Web hosting provider 1&1 Internet has designed its public cloud offering, Dynamic Cloud Server, on Citrix XenServer™ technology, demonstrating significant momentum for the rapidly growing Citrix Cloud Platform Business. Fueled by the strong leadership and rapid adoption of open source Xen technologies, 1&1 Internet has strategically adopted Citrix technology for its public cloud computing solution. Citrix XenServer is now powering cloud services for four out of five of the world's largest hosting providers.

With 11 million customers supported by five highly secure green data centers across Europe and the U.S., 1&1 Internet selected XenServer to provide a flexible infrastructure from which to launch its public cloud services. XenServer will make it possible for the global hosting company to deliver granular control of server resources using a proven cloud-ready virtualization platform to meet customer price, performance and scalability requirements...

Terremark Provides Enterprise Cloud Services to NetApp

Grazed fro MSPNews.  Author: Arvind Arora

Cloud computing has been taking all the market sectors by storm. Latest cloud based solutions are being introduced everyday, with an aim to address the ever changing customer needs and to keep pace with the market trends.

Terremark, a subsidiary of Verizon Company, has announced to offer its services to NetApp, a provider of advanced storage and data management solutions that help companies in enhancing the pre-sales and post-sales support.

Cutting edge infrastructure and managed service offerings by Terremark provide a flexible, secure and high performance environment to the enterprises and governments across the globe. The company deploys its extensive network of data centers and a wide range of secure solutions to enable enterprise and government executives in utilizing the maximum potential of cloud based technologies...

Cloud Computing: CTEX, VCE, and Zuora Establish A Strategic Alliance Agreement

Grazed from PRWeb. Author: PR Announcement.

Curaçao Technology Exchange (CTEX), in collaboration with VCE and Zuora, have established a strategic alliance. Targeted for September 2012, CTEX, which is building the region’s most advanced Tier-IV designed data centers, will launch a unique portfolio of ‘infrastructure as a service’ (IAAS), ‘backup as a service’ (BAAS) and ‘software as a service’ (SAAS) offerings to the Caribbean and Latin America markets. HyperCloud_Express(sm) and HyperCloud_Enterprise(sm) will be the first advanced cloud computing offerings launched in the intended market.

VCE’s Vblock™ platform leverages best-in-class technology and integrates computing, network, storage, virtualization, and management components from trusted, industry-leading vendors (Cisco, EMC, and VMware) to deliver a world-class unified computing infrastructure. CTEX’s HyperCloud(sm) services will be further powered by Zuora's subscription commerce platform to manage real-time billing and settlement of global transactions...

Cloud Computing: Juniper Networks signs on with Scala

Grazed from GigaOM. Author: Barb Darrow.

Typesafe continues to push the Scala programming language and associated Akka middleware, as top-tier software development tools for the webscale age, and now claims Juniper Networks as a convert. The networking hardware giant will use Scala and Akka in upcoming — and undisclosed — products.

Details are slim since neither Juniper or Typesafe will say what — if any — technology Scala and Akka will replace — there are current Juniper job postings seeking programmers with Java, C and C++ experience. Nor did the companies detail what products Scala and Akka will be used for. Still, the endorsement by a big network hardware company is worth noting...

Fujitsu Inks OEM Partnership With Eucalyptus to Deliver Private Cloud Solution

Grazed from MarketWatch. Author: PR Announcement.

Eucalyptus Systems, creator of the most widely deployed on-premise cloud computing platform, today announced that Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leading provider of IT-based solutions, has selected Eucalyptus to power the NuVola Private Cloud Platform(TM) offering. A combination of Fujitsu's class-leading server and storage appliances, virtualization software, and Eucalyptus' on-premise Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) software, the offering provides a purpose-built, prepackaged on-premise cloud offering that transforms business critical processes by leveraging the security and scalability of the cloud.

As cloud computing continues to evolve, customers are increasing their demand for integrated, trusted and fast deployments that solve their unique business problems quickly and effectively. By combining industry-leading server, storage, virtualization, and cloud IaaS offerings, the NuVola Private Cloud solution enables users to immediately transform a host of functional business processes to improve speed, efficiency and performance using the benefit of cloud with painless out-of-box ready private cloud deployment...

Cloud Computing: Dell Reportedly Offers $2.15 Billion for Quest

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

Quest Software said last Thursday that it got an acquisition offer worth about $2.15 billion from an unidentified "strategic bidder."

Reuters claims the unidentified mystery bidder is Dell after talks to buy Quest broke down earlier.

The $25.50-a-share cash offer bests the $23 a share Quest accepted back in March from private equity house Insight Venture Partners. Insight has to sweeten its offer or let it go for a break-up fee of either $4.2 million or $6.3 million...

Blytheco Pairs With NetSuite to Launch New Cloud Computing Solution

Grazed from Midsize Insider.  Author: Ab Sam.

When it comes to finding a cloud computing service, everyone has heard of NetSuite, but now cloud computing enthusiasts will hear a new name in the cloud industry--Blytheco. Blytheco, a leading provider in business management software for mid-market businesses has announced their partnership with NetSuite to provide customers with cloud ERP services, according to a recent MarketWatch report.

The Blytheco-NetSuite team will bring scalability and reliability to midsize businesses utilizing Blytheco's proven delivery platform with NetSuite's dependable cloud computing solution. Blytheco CEO Stephen Blythe notes that the convenience of a fully-integrated business application suite paired with a cloud computing service is a step forward in simplifying the daily tasks of maintenance and troubleshooting that consume such a large number of IT hours. IT payroll expenses can be dramatically reduced through cloud computing, as Blytheco will take responsibility for data storage and protection...

Cloud Computing Concepts (C3) and 4Voice Announce Strategic Alliance

Grazed from PRNewsWire.  Author: PR Announcement.

Cloud Computing Concepts (C3) and 4Voice today announced they have entered into a Strategic Alliance that will allow each firm to market and sell the services of the other and, furthermore, to deliver them across a single managed network connection.  Joint clients will be able to receive reliable, fault tolerant, and disaster resistant virtual desktops, servers, and voice services in a single package.  To further enhance the experience and provide continuity for joint clients, the firms have agreed to integrate the help desk and support processes.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have 4Voice as a partner," said Rick Mancinelli, C3 Managing Partner.  "Having worked with many Hosted Voice companies in the past, including the largest carriers, I have not yet encountered a team with the depth of technical knowledge that 4Voice has.  They understand what it takes to deliver a quality IP voice product, and they deliver."...

Terremark and EMC Align To Globally Accelerate Customers Journey to Cloud Computing

Grazed from MarketWatch.  Author: PR Announcement.

Terremark, a Verizon Company, and EMC Corporation EMC +4.28% today announced a strategic initiative under which both companies will work to identify, build and offer tailored, cloud-based solutions built on Terremark's global service capabilities and EMC's best-of-breed, cloud-optimized information infrastructure technologies. Through this strategic initiative, EMC will provide the advanced technology infrastructure for Terremark's Enterprise Cloud Private Edition offering as well as public and hybrid deployments. Helping drive innovation, the companies will expand the range of options for IT organizations seeking to improve business agility, gain greater efficiency, and control costs as they accelerate their journey to cloud computing...

Cloud Computing: Oracle to buy cloud firm Collective Intellect

Grazed from MarketWatch.  Author: PR Announcement.

Oracle Corp. ORCL +1.15% agreed to acquire text-mining and analytics software maker Collective Intellect as the business-software company continues its buying spree aimed at web-based software.

Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Collective Intellect's cloud-based software monitors, understands and responds to consumers' conversations on social-media platforms such as Facebook Inc. (FB) and Twitter. The company's customers include Hasbro Inc. (HAS), Nestle S.A.'s (NSRGY, NESN.VX) Nestle Purina PetCare Co., and PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)...