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Adaptive Computing and NICE Software Deliver A Joint Solution For Visualization Workload Optimization

Grazed from PRWeb.  Author: PR Announcement.

Adaptive Computing, managers of the world’s largest supercomputing systems and experts in HPC workload management and Cloud management solutions and NICE Software, a visualization software and services company, today announced their joint solution to deliver a Technical Visualization Private Cloud with Adaptive’s Moab HPC Suite and NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (NICE DCV) and EnginFrame products. This solution makes it possible to view and manipulate complex 3D simulations remotely on PCs and mobile devices by centralizing physical or virtual visualization workstations to the data center and transferring pixels instead of data allowing a reduction in capital and management costs, an improvement in data processing, security, workforce collaboration and productivity and a reduction in network congestion. This complete solution will be demonstrated at ISC ’12 in Hamburg, Germany, June 18-20, 2012 in booth # 147...
 

Cloud Computing: Salesforce.com Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Buddy Media

Grazed from MarketWatch.  Author: PR Announcement.

Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing ( http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/ ) company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Buddy Media, the world's leading social media marketing platform, for approximately $689 million payable in cash and salesforce.com equity. The transaction is expected to be completed during salesforce.com's fiscal third quarter ending October 31, 2012, and is subject to customary closing conditions.

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"Salesforce.com now has the number one players in social listening and marketing - Radian6 and Buddy Media," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "With CMOs surpassing CIOs in spend on technology within the next five years, our Marketing Cloud leadership will allow us to capitalize on this massive opportunity."...

CDW Demonstrates Cloud Computing Benefits and Options for Implementing HP CloudSystem Solutions

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CDW LLC (CDW), a leading provider of technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare, announced it has been designated an HP Cloud Center of Excellence, based upon the expertise of its solution architects and integration of HP systems into CDW's newly opened Technology Experience Center. The center offers customers live cloud computing demonstrations, which may be viewed real-time from any CDW or customer location, as well as in person at the center.

CDW's HP Cloud Center of Excellence features HP CloudSystem, a complete and integrated solution to build and manage services across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. In addition to HP servers, the center also includes HP storage and networking solutions, including HP Tipping Point network security offerings...

Cloud Computing: Kognitio, Advanced Visual Systems Announce Partnership

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Kognitio, driving the convergence of Big Data and Cloud Computing through in-memory analytics, and Advanced Visual Systems (OTCPK: AVSC), the developer of innovative data visualization software that presents diverse forms of data as innovative and easily understandable graphic representations, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver superior insight to corporate and OEM end-users delving into advanced business intelligence, predictive analytics and next-generation decision support systems.

The two companies will focus the new partnership on vertical industries such as advertising, consumer behavior and social media. Kognitio’s in-memory analytical platform will be paired with AVS’ advanced data visualization application programming interface (API), allowing clients to exploit extremely complex data and visualize the results in ways that reveal previously undetectable patterns, trends and anomalies...

NextCloud computing center comes to Wallingford Connecticut

Grazed from Hartford Business Journal.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Q&A talks cloud computing with CEO Jonathan Reeves, CEO of NextCloud. The California-based company is using an investment from Connecticut Innovations to open operations in Wallingford.

Q: First of all, welcome to Connecticut. Please explain what NextCloud is. How long have you been in business?

A: NextCloud was founded in 2010, and is an innovative provider of enterprise-class cloud computing services. The company’s solutions are designed to augment, or replace, the need for organizations to have their own computer server rooms and datacenters. The rate of technology change continues to accelerate, which can be very challenging for companies to keep pace and continue to innovate. For example, the widespread use of mobile devices has introduced a new set of issues and challenges to the IT staff at businesses of all sizes. Similarly, the amount of data to be stored is doubling every year and computing capacity and network requirements continue to expand at an unprecedented rate. NextCloud’s approach is to provide an enterprise-class datacenter and IT infrastructure on a pay-as-you-go basis. Rather than having to own and operate a dedicated set of computer servers and information systems, it is possible to pay for these services on a monthly basis...

Cloud Computing: EMC Buys Syncplicity

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

EMC has bought cloud storage start-up Syncplicity, which, as one might suspect from its name, does one-click file syncing and sharing as well as real-time backup.

Users are supposed to be able to access, manage and share files across PCs, Macs, mobile platforms and file servers like SharePoint, corporate networks and cloud applications like Google Docs and SalesForce without moving a file.

The enterprise can delete files from user accounts or revoke access, offering a way for companies to deal with the BYOD wave.

EMC means to develop an enterprise version of the stuff tied to Documentum and other repositories like SharePoint spiffed up with corporate governance. It also means to retain Syncplicity's free and Dropbox-like consumer model and aim it at units inside the enterprise and SMBs...

Dell Completes Acquisition of Cloud Client Computing Leader Wyse Technology

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Dell's new Desktop Virtualization capabilities combined by Dell's leadership position in Server, Storage and Networking solutions successfully positions the company as true end-to-end IT vendor.

Dell today announced it has completed its acquisition of Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing. The combination of Wyse's capabilities with Dell's existing desktop virtualization offerings position the company as the leader in the desktop virtualization, enabling it to offer true end-to-end IT solutions for customers and partners.

Dell has made significant strategic investments over the past three years to expand its enterprise technology and services capabilities. The Dell Wyse portfolio with current Dell desktop virtualization offerings, leading data center products such as servers and storage, and Dell's services division, provides customers and partners with a single vendor that can match the full range of their cloud computing and desktop virtualization needs...

SAP Agrees to Buy Ariba

Grazed from Bloomberg.  Author: Kenneth Wong.

SAP AG (SAP), the largest business- management software maker, agreed to buy Ariba Inc. (ARBA) to add a cloud-computing applications maker in a transaction valued at about $4.3 billion.

SAP offered $45 a share for Ariba, whose board of directors has unanimously approved the deal, Walldorf, Germany-based SAP said in a statement today. The transaction will probably be completed in the third quarter subject to approval by Ariba shareholders and regulators, it said...

Connectria Adds Fourth Data Center And AIX Cloud

Grazed from IT Jungle.  Author: Jenny Thomas.

For once, growing clouds aren't a sign of gloomy days ahead. At least not for Connectria Hosting, which currently provides cloud computing, managed hosting, and custom hosting solutions to more than 1,000 customers in more than 30 countries worldwide.

IT Jungle recently reported on Connectria's plans to host public and private IBM i clouds. Now comes news of the addition of a fourth data center at Connectria to accommodate growing demand.

The new data center will be located in a CyrusOne facility in Lewisville, Texas. The data center is a Tier 4 designated facility, which is the highest level a data center can achieve, according to standards set forth by the Telecommunications Infrastructure Standards for Data Centers. The data center will be capable of hosting mission critical computer systems, telecommunications gear, and storage environments with fully redundant subsystems, and compartmentalized security zones, monitored by biometric access control methods...

SAP Seen Boosting Cloud to Vindicate SuccessFactors Deal

Grazed from Bloomberg.  Author: Cornelius Rahn.

SAP AG (SAP) plans to show this week it has learnt from a flawed venture into Internet-based software five years ago with its new strategy for cloud-computing, months after the $3.4 billion purchase of SuccessFactors Inc.

Investors’ attention at SAP’s Sapphire conference in Orlando, Florida, will be on Lars Dalgaard, the SuccessFactors founder who joined SAP’s global management board last month. Dalgaard plans to explain how SAP can generate 2 billion euros ($2.6 billion) in sales from software delivered over the Web by 2015 to help the Walldorf, Germany-based company reach its 20 billion-euro revenue target by then...