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Telecom service providers will enjoy the positive impact that cloud computing is likely to have on application managed services markets, says Light Reading's Insider
Enkata has launched its new First Call Resolution Metric Plug-in. The Enkata FCR Metric Plug-in provides call centers access to the company’s FCR algorithm and delivers it to existing call center scorecards and dashboards using a cloud-based subscription service. Enkata’s FCR metric wa...
One of the great things about cloud computing is in its ability to virtualize everything. The cloud is a kind of "multiverse" where the rules of nature can continually be rewritten using quarantined virtual worlds within other virtual worlds (aka virtualization). The need for a traditi...
Interesting news today on the interoperability front. (Yes, I know I am obsessed) In a news conference IBM and Juniper Networks jointly demonstrated what they describe as a means of seamlessly migrating workloads over private and public clouds enabling enterprises' existing data center...
Seems SaaS and its attendant on-demand cloud may not be as recession-proof as it was cracked up to be. Seems the president and chief strategist of Salesforce.com Steve Cakebread resigned to “pursue other professional opportunities” on February 1. Wall Street and the chattering class as...
Memopal announces the release of ‘Memopal Cloud Search’, the new tool that simplifies and speeds up online file search. Searching dozens and dozens of folders in your remote archive to find the document you need out of hundreds of thousands of other files may be difficult and time cons...
I'd like to thank everyone who has recently joined the cloud computing interoperability forum's discussion group. I won't respond directly to all the messages, but I will state that I too believe that open standards are the only way that cloud will be truly successful which IS exactly ...
Mike Homer, the feisty VP of marketing at Netscape during its heyday, who wrote its first business plan and agitated against Microsoft, died Sunday of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare infectious neurodegenerative disorder that seems to be related to mad cow disease and ends cruelly in...
RightScale, the cloud manager, has integrated its platform with New Relic’s real-time RPM Ruby-on-Rails application performance management software. So RightScale users should be able to detect, diagnose, and fix performance problems with their cloud-borne Rails applications. CEO Micha...
Sun Behind the Cloud: Sun, which has suggested often enough that it wants to be a cloud player, is apparently going to flesh out its plans on March 18-19 at its CommunityOne conference in New York. Sun’s Board Changes: Sun has put erstwhile Fannie Mae CIO and member of the executive te...
Amazon has added another Web Service – collections – and it’s specifically for developers, at first. It’s opened up its Flexible Payments Service (FPS) and a thing called Amazon FPS Quick Starts aggregates various FPS APIs into a simplified set of APIs that reduce the steps developers ...
Cloud Computing and its related initiatives (Virtualization, SaaS, Grid, SOA, Web 2.0 / WOA) hold tremendous potential for modern enterprises. This e-zine will aim to explore the economics of Cloud, the business implications for various industries, and the technology enablers that make...
Here's a great example where an agreed-upon taxonomy of Cloud Computing terminology would really be helpful. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is fairly-well understood from both a business and delivery model perspective; that is, if we agree that SaaS is software hosted external to the use...
3Tera has announced the general availability of release 2.4 of the AppLogic cloud computing platform. The release includes commercial support for both 32- and 64-bit virtual appliances running the most popular datacenter operating systems Linux, Sun Solaris, Open Solaris and Microsoft ...
Zeus Technology has announced a partnership that will provide a more flexible and cost-effective cloud computing infrastructure to their customers. Zeus now provides its advanced ZXTM traffic management software within Joyent Accelerators - virtualized servers that deliver a highly sca...
Referring to Cloud Computing, Citrix CEO Mark Templeton has said that 'Customers need the time to get comfortable with it and all that's different from the proprietary model, and the industry needs time to make it consumable.' Templeton was speaking to a reporter at the Citrix iForum 2...
John Garing, Chief Information Officer and Director of Strategic Planning at the Department of Defense, has not only become an enthusiastic advocate of cloud computing, but is building his own U.S. government cloud that can be shared by many agencies, and maybe even individuals, cites ...
CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions. At CloudCamp, you are encouraged you to share your thoughts...
The core ECP data module has many new features as well as many bug fixes. Several subtle but detrimental object retrieval issues have been resolved. This alone fixed several issues that were thought to be GUI related in previous ECP versions. The new features include added flexibility ...
Great post by Benjamin Black the current VP, Research at Joyent and former manager of Website Engineering at Amazon.com. In his post he gives an interesting insight to how Amazon Ec2 came to be. Black outlines a backstory which takes place in early 2004, "i was told jeff was interested...
Building upon the growing industry momentum toward cloud computing and elastic infrastructures, Enomaly is happy to announce that we are extending our suite of cloud computing professional services to better serve the Cloud Computing community. Enomaly's Cloud Computing leadership and ...
Create a new Mosso-powered site – and even add some email accounts – in less than five minutes with Cloud Sites. Load-Balancing, clustering, and redundant storage are all inherited by applications automatically. From the first byte served, sites are hosted on advanced clustered technol...
In a rather sudden and bold move VMware has open sourced their client for virtual desktop infrastructure client called the VMware View Open Client (no I'm not dyslexic, that's the name). This announcement could have drastic ramifications within the VDI ecosystem. Also surprising is tha...
RightScale, the cloud manager, has integrated its platform with New Relic’s real-time RPM Ruby-on-Rails application performance management software. So RightScale users should be able to detect, diagnose, and fix performance problems with their cloud-borne Rails applications.
In this Webcast recorded live at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo in San Jose, CA, VMware's VP of Emerging Business, Dan Chu, shares details of VMware's plan to leverage its technology leadership in virtualization to deliver reliable, mobile technology to its customers and service provid...
"In the spirit of onward and upward," wrote Google's VP of Engineering, Vic Gundotra, on the official Google Code Blog at the end of last week, "we have decided to shut down the Mashup Editor, currently in limited private beta, in favor of the more powerful App Engine infrastructure." ...
A brand new online magazine, Cloud Interoperability Magazine, has been launched by the Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum using the all-new Ulitzer publishing platform. The Forum, a group of industry stakeholders that are active in cloud computing, now has its online home at cloudi...
Jonathan Pyke, Chief Strategy Officer for Cordys and Chairman of The Workflow Management Coalition, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Cloud computing enables extensive computing power...
Glenn Brunette, Chief Distinguished Engineer and Chief Security Architect for Sun Microsystems, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Security is consistently rated as a leading customer ...
Simon Wardley of Canonical will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. In this session, Wardley will first introduce the main concepts of commoditization and innovation and why the IT industry ...
Yahoo is shutting down its pioneering decade-old Briefcase cloud storage. It’s telling users they have to clear out their files by March 30th when Yahoo intends to delete any that remain, warning that it won’t be unable to retrieve any of the purged files. It says it’s closing Briefcas...
Cloud Expo Europe 2009, the first event outside the USA in the industry-leading International "Cloud Expo" series produced by SYS-CON Events, is to be held May 18-19, 2009, in Prague in the Czech Republic. The conference theme is "Deploying Cloud Computing in the Enterprise" and it is...
Raghavan Srinivas, Technology Evangelist for Intuit, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Is cloud computing hype or reality? Is it mere old wine in new bottles and the advancement of th...
Amazon has told the SEC that it’s being investigated by the US Postal Service and the Postal Service Office of Inspector General for “compliance with Postal Service rules,” but that’s all it’s saying.
up.time makes it easy, right out-of-the-box: Deep Virtual Server Monitoring: CPU ready, Memory Balloon, Memory Zero, and many more granular Metrics; monitor Physical, Virtual, and Cloud: Services, applications, servers and more. Onsite/remote datacenters, hybrid environments, outsource...
Jon Pyke, Chief Strategy Officer of cloud platform provider Cordys will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Pyke, a globally recognized Business Process Management (BPM) pioneer and luminary...
Symantec is going with the flow about “liberating” users from the physical desktop and pushing them into the cloud. It’s put out a beta of some newfangled GoEverywhere widgetry – complements of what it calls its incubator – that’s designed as a secure online workspace where users can a...
Bridging the interoperability gap between on and off premise cloud computing is emerging as a key requirement for enterprise adoption. In this session at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, VMware VP, Preeti Somal, revealed how VMware and others are addressing this challenge to make sea...
Cloud computing is grabbing headlines as more and more enterprises are turning to this emerging technology as a way to enable flexible computing power over the Internet. In 2008, many companies were wary of the risks and vulnerabilities of participating in the cloud computing model, an...
Mark also pointed out some big benefits for IT with cloud computing. "The cloud enables rapid application maintenance - iterating application functionality on a daily basis." The apps can change as quickly as the business situation changes, making IT much more of a real partner in busi...


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