Business Deals

AMD buys SeaMicro to enter cloud server business

Grazed from SlashGear.  Author: Rue Liu.

Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices has announced today that it is buying server startup SeaMicro for $334 million in a bold and surprising move to bolster its server business against long-time rival Intel. AMD has failed to secure a spot in the mobile space and now hopes to double down on its server business with SeaMicro, which specializes in highly dense and power-efficient servers for large-scale cloud computing...

Avnet Technology Services bags Big Blue cloud status

Grazed from ChannelEMEA.  Author: Stuart Wilson.

VAD outfit Avnet Technology Solutions (ATS) has picked up IBM cloud builder certification status. ATS reckons that this further illustrates its commitment to the cloud computing market. This latest certification strengthens ATS’ cloud proposition, cloudready, and showcases its ability to provide cloud solutions incorporating IBM software and hardware across Europe.

Silvia Massetti, business partner organisation cloud leader at IBM Europe, said: “In addition to revenue and client reference criteria, Avnet was required to meet skill and certification requirements for cloud computing, IBM hardware and software in terms of sales and technical abilities in at least two IBM brands.”...

NTT America and Integralis Partner to Ease Global Enterprise Cloud Deployments

Grazed from Virtual Strategy.  Author: PR Announcement.

NTT America, a global infrastructure services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, and Integralis, a global provider of IT security and information risk management solutions, today announced an ongoing partnership to provide global enterprises with secure, high performance, streamlined and cost-effective use of cloud computing. NTT America brings virtualized global data centers and high speed networks to enterprise cloud computing, while Integralis offers comprehensive Managed Security Solutions (MSS) to form a complete cloud computing solution for enterprises. Integralis will be available to discuss its security approach at the RSA Conference 2012 in San Francisco, February 27 – March 1, in booth #657...

Redpine Signals and Exosite to Showcase a Wi-Fi Enabled Cloud-Computing Platform at the Arrow Electronics M2M Seminar

Grazed from MarketWatch.  Author: PR Announcement.

Redpine Signals, Inc., a leading developer of ultra-low-power, high-performance multi-standard wireless chipsets and modules, and Exosite, a provider of cloud-connectivity solutions for embedded applications, today announced a cloud-connected solution enabled on Renesas RX62N and RX63N microcontrollers. Showcased exclusively at the Arrow Electronics M2M Seminar Series, the partnership solution demonstrates Wi-Fi enabled, cloud-based M2M applications on several Renesas development kits.

The Exosite platform provides remote device monitoring and management, data storage and interaction with remote devices while maintaining open-source device software product developers may re-use to accelerate time-to-market when designing their own cloud-connected products. "Redpine's 802.11n wireless technology drives the power of cloud-connectivity for low-power systems across multiple vertical segments," said Erik Rorvick, business development manager for Exosite. "Redpine's offerings make it easy to integrate 802.11 technology to drive the next generation of M2M cloud-connected devices."...

RSA and Zscaler Teaming Up to Deliver Trusted Access for Cloud Computing

Grazed from MarketWatch.  Author: PR Announcement.

RSA, The Security Division of EMC and Zscaler today announced they are jointly developing a cloud-based solution to assert continuous trust in identities accessing any web application or cloud service. The solution is designed to help enable organizations to apply policy and control to identities even outside corporate networks, and simplify the challenge of managing user credentials associated with multiple cloud applications and web services.

The integration of risk-based authentication and identity federation from RSA's Cloud Trust Authority and RSA® Adaptive Authentication solutions along with the inline web security capabilities of Zscaler's Cloud Security service would enable a ubiquitous service for continuous, risk-aware identification of users accessing the Internet...

RightScale, Equinix Partner on Cloud Services

Grazed from DataCenterKnowledge.  Author: Colleen Miller.

In a blue-chip partnership targeting the intersection of colocation and the cloud, data center service provider Equinix and cloud computing specialist RightScale are helping customers connect private clouds with large-scale public clouds, along with access to leading cloud management tools.

RightScale and Equinix (EQIX) today announced their cloud package for corporations and service providers that both increases the speed and reliability of developing and managing automated clouds. With this partnership, the RightScale Cloud Management Platform will provide Platform Equinix customers with a comprehensive management offering for all cloud infrastructure ― including public, private and multi-cloud/hybrid clouds — managed and controlled through a single cloud service...

HP Launches Enterprise Security Cloud Connections Partner Program

Grazed from MarketWatch.  Author: PR Announcement.

HP today announced a new partner program designed to accelerate the adoption of secure cloud computing.

A major obstacle to the adoption of cloud computing is the lack of visibility into user actions. Enterprises need a single view into the use of cloud-based resources -- including internal systems and the applications and services run by cloud providers.

With the HP Enterprise Security Cloud Connections partner program, HP partners can help customers view and assess enterprise-wide risks while automating compliance reporting across on-premise and cloud-based environments...

CA offers new disaster recovery as a service option

Grazed from IT Web.  Author: Brandon Bulter.

CA Technologies has launched a disaster-recovery software-as-a-service offering that combines on-site data protection with a cloud-based service, using Microsoft Azure's infrastructure.  Called ARCserve D2D on Demand, the offering combines on-site and off-site data backup and recovery.

Read: How to go hybrid

Background: How to become SaaS savvy...

ClearDATA Provides HIPAA-Compliant Healthcare Cloud Hosting Services with HP

Grazed from SFGate.  Author: PR Announcement.  

ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the fastest-growing provider of cloud computing services for the healthcare industry, today announced it is offering HIPAA-compliant cloud hosting services with HP.

ClearDATA will provide specialized healthcare-as-a-service and private cloud IT infrastructure services to their customers utilizing the HP Converged Infrastructure, leveraging HP 3PAR Utility Storage as the storage foundation. This new offering is designed to provide healthcare organizations with secure, compliant, and affordable cloud hosting services for EMI/Imaging, offsite backup and storage, disaster recovery and business continuity, EMR hosting, and genome research to the 5,000 hospitals and hundreds of thousands of clinics/medical offices in the U.S. market. ClearDATA will be exhibiting its services at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference in Booth #12313 and the HP Booth #3845...

Dell, Siemens Collaborate on Cloud Medical Image Storage

Grazed from eWeek.  Author: Brian T. Horowitz.

Dell and Siemens are coming together to provide a massive amount of cloud storage space for medical images.

The two companies will create the Siemens Image Sharing and Archiving (ISA) service, which will provide a cloud platform for vendor-neutral image archiving and sharing. ISA will incorporate Dell's Unified Clinical Archive. The Dell archive will also provide redundant archiving support for the Siemens Healthcare Cloud Computing Center.

Dell and Siemens will formally announced the agreement at the HIMSS12 health care IT conference in Las Vegas, which begins Feb. 20.  "With Siemens, they'll have a first copy in their data center; the other copy will be in our Dell Unified Clinical Archive," Dr. Jamie Coffin, vice president and general manager for Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences, told eWEEK...