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RightScale announced that it has integrated Splunk IT Search technology with the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. RightScale also announced that it is a founding member of the new Splunk Powered Associate partner program. With Splunk's powerful, high-speed IT Search technology int...
iEnterprises has announced that it will be integrating its Empower CRM with IBM LotusLive. The integration offers LotusLive users a more complete view and enhanced management capabilities of contacts, documents, pipelines and other important information needed to keep prospects and cus...
Zuora has announced the Z-Commerce Platform. The Z-Commerce Platform is a development platform dedicated to enabling monetization for cloud computing services. The addition of the Z-Commerce Platform to Zuora’s product list, including Z-Billing, Z-Payments, and Z-Force, creates a full ...
Zimory GmbH, a Berlin cloud spin-off of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, has been added to Microsoft’s so-called Founder Initiative, a k a “Unternimm Was,” which supports start-ups to accelerate their growth and technical development. Microsoft is supposed to give Zimory both technical a...
IBM has announced LotusLive, a cloud-based portfolio of social networking and collaboration services designed for business. LotusLive will extend customers' current investments and link to everyday business services. LotusLive.com is the place to find all of Lotus' cloud solutions, inc...
When thinking about what Cloud Interoperability truly means, for me it's all about the API. There is much talk of ID / Authentication, storage, networking, system management and so forth. The one problem that all these various aspects share is that point of programmatic access / contro...
SYS-CON Media announced today that the Website showcasing one of its most distinguished titles, Cloud Computing Journal, founded in 2008, has been stunningly re-designed and re-launched. Under the technical-savvy leadership of Editor Alan Williamson, Cloud Computing Journal continues t...
Linxter announced that it has been selected as Microsoft Startup of the Day. The startups featured in this showcase are recognized by Microsoft for providing extremely innovative software and services. Less than a month after joining the BizSpark program, which gives select startups ac...
To the extent that organizations use governance to harness the richness of cloud environments, they will be able to supercharge their SOA initiatives while radically improving scalability and cost-effectiveness. Unfortunately, the cloud arena may continue to evolve so fast over the nex...
As new offerings like Amazon's CloudFront, Microsoft's Azure, and VMware's vCloud are rolled out, the worldwide cloud computing momentum continues to grow. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal surveys a globe-girdling network of leading infrastructure experts, IT industry executives...
With the advent of Cloud Computing, the cost of computation, application hosting and content storage and delivery is plunging fast by several orders of magnitude. Behind all the buzzwords, a basic shift is occurring - the wholesale outsourcing of core business applications. This is why...
Acer has warned that its Q4 revenue will be down 5%-10%, blaming a softening in inventory. Netbook maven Asustek said it won’t meet shipment forecasts and Compal, the second-largest contract manufacturer and supplier to HP, Dell and Lenovo, off 6% in Q4, said laptop shipments could be ...
It was resellers that made Microsoft great and so, following in those well-trod footsteps, Google said that it’s recruiting resellers to push its Google Apps to businesses of all sizes everywhere in the world, taking Microsoft on where it lives. So far Google’s collected 50 “pilot part...
Cloud Sherpas has announced it has been selected to join the Google Apps Authorized Reseller program. Cloud Sherpas extends the power of Google across the enterprise by helping customers get more value from their Google Apps deployments. Cloud Sherpas launched a series of Google Apps E...
Salesforce.com has announced the Service Cloud, its solution for customer service. Built on the Force.com platform, the Service Cloud offers customer service through cloud computing, and brings together cloud computing platforms like Google, Facebook and Amazon.com to capture every con...
"We are in an ideal position to accelerate our business to continue our leadership in this rapidly advancing cloud market," says RightScale CEO Michael Crandell, in this Exclusive Q&A with the editor-in-chief of SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal, Alan Williamson. "We decided the timing...
In this Exclusive Q&A with Jeremy Geelan of SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal in August 2008, Rajeev Kutty of Keynote Systems speaks of the factors currently driving companies to increase their effort in monitoring the performance of their Web and mobile applications, and about how Key...
With its revenue growth projected to slow this year to half of what it was Salesforce.com, the CRM software-as-a-service pioneer, has come up with a new trick that adds a new revenue stream. It’s rigged up a thing it calls a Service Cloud, touting it as the next generation in customer ...
Micro Focus has announced that Micro Focus will enable enterprise applications to run on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Platform. Micro Focus provides a secure, reliable approach that requires zero rewriting of code. Support for Amazon EC2 is a part of Micro Focus’ recently launched...
ZapThink announced its partnership with David Linthicum of Blue Mountain Labs, and an Associate Analyst with ZapThink, to deliver a one-day conference called Cloud Computing with SOA: A ZapThink SOA Deep Dive on April 7, 2009 in the Washington, DC area. The one day event will feature ...
Most code in the world is still COBOL. That being so, Micro Focus has enabled enterprise COBOL apps to run on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), expecting to save legatees millions of dollars as clouds become more and more popular as a modernization and cost savings strategy. It pro...
Peter Coffee, Director of Platform Research for Salesforce.com, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Coffee, who works with enterprise and entrepreneurial developers and IT managers to b...
Bull is going to push Cassatt widgetry - software from BEA co-founder Bill Coleman's start-up - to improve the effectiveness of data center infrastructures of large European organizations. It's going to hit on select lines of business, sectors like large government and local authoritie...
According to the latest Evans Data Global Development Survey, over half of all developers (51.9% averaged over all regions) expect to work on programs delivered in the SaaS model during the next 12 months. Adoption expectation is strongest in the Asia-Pacific region, although the numb...
Nirvanix announced the appointment of Jim Zierick as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Zierick is tapped to apply his extensive industry knowledge and business acumen to aggressively grow and expand Nirvanix’s position as a cloud storage market leader. Zierick has more than 25...
David Linthicum, newly appointed Editor-in-Chief of SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal, will be presenting at the 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Linthicum, an internationally known technology expert and a sought-af...
Kaavo has announced the public launch of Infrastructure and Middleware on Demand (IMOD), an application-focused approach to IT infrastructure management through public and private clouds. By tapping the capabilities of cloud computing, IMOD reportedly enables users to manage infrastruc...
David S. Linthicum, Chief Scientist at Blue Mountain Labs, has announced the launch of Blue Mountain Labs’ cloud computing provider validation program, Blue PVP. For enterprises, Blue PVP validates a cloud computing provider’s ability to meet users’ needs. For cloud computing provid...
Cloudcenters provide the same kinds of tools that all datacenter and server operators are already accustomed to, but with all the traditional advantages of cloud (i.e. self-service, pay-as-you-go, and scalability). Instead of creating completely new paradigms, cloudcenters are a method...
Two-year-old Engine Yard, the cloud start-up where Amazon has parked some investment money, is broadening the application-centric widgetry used to power its own proprietary cloud to – you guessed it – Amazon’s EC2, its first step, it says, to becoming completely trans-cloud. Its newfan...
AMD and an equally ambitious Hollywood-type outfit called OTOY are proposing to push HD content through a so-called AMD Fusion Render Cloud, a massively parallel supercomputer said to be unlike any other ever built. The widgetry is being designed to break the one petaFLOPS barrier an...
Scott Sanchez, Chief Architect at Unisys, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Sanchez, who has managed the security and Enterprise Architecture programs at large firms including Goldman...
rPath today announced that Tim Buckley, principal of Buckley Investments and former chief operating officer of Red Hat, has joined the rPath board of directors as the executive chairman. From his newly created post, Buckley will help rPath accelerate its push into the enterprise market...
SYS-CON Events, producer of the 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, to be held March 30-April 1, 2009, in New York City, has announced the submissions deadline for its Call for Papers. Suitable topics include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-rela...
Thorsten von Eicken, Co-Founder & CTO of RightScale, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. von Eicken, who before joining RightScale was Chief Architect at Expertcity.com and Citrix Onlin...
Vik Chaudhary, VP of Product Management & Corporate Development at Keynote Systems, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Chaudhary, who is a frequent speaker at industry events on softwa...
Stuart Charlton, Chief Software Architect of Elastra, will be presenting a must-attend breakout session at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Charlton, who specializes in the areas of systems architecture, ...
Advanced Micro Devices unveiled plans for the company's AMD Fusion Render Cloud, a massively-parallel supercomputer, which will deliver next-generation games and applications. According to AMD, the new supercomputer is designed to break the one petaFLOPS barrier, and to process a milli...
Terremark Worldwide announced the availability of its full suite of managed solutions at the NAP of the Capital Region (NCR) following the completed deployment of its Infinistructure utility-computing platform. Terremark's managed services for federal government and enterprise custome...
As MEEZA expands, it will be uniquely positioned to offer Cloud Services to the region. Cloud Services is defined as "consumer and business products, services and solutions that are delivered and consumed in real-time over the Internet". Cloud Services gives businesses access to robust...


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