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AMD Global Cloud Study Reveals Growing Trust in Cloud Computing

June 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on AMD Global Cloud Study Reveals Growing Trust in Cloud Computing 

Webmaster ToolboxSUNNYVALE, CA – AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the results of a global research study on adoption, attitudes and approaches to cloud computing, surveying IT decision makers in public and private sector organizations across the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

The findings reveal both global and regional trends in cloud computing adoption and usage, highlighting the importance of both infrastructure and workloads in considering a cloud computing model. Findings include: Read more

Cisco’s New Green Data Center in Texas Showcases Private Cloud Deployment

April 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cisco’s New Green Data Center in Texas Showcases Private Cloud Deployment 

Hosting ServicesSAN JOSE, CA – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced a new green data center in Allen, Texas, with an architecture deploying Cisco’s entire data center technology portfolio spanning computing, switching, and data storage access to support Cisco’s internal private cloud and deliver Information Technology (IT) as a service. The new data center demonstrates the value of a network-based approach through improved resilience, performance and use of resources, while delivering IT services such as video, mobility, security, and collaboration to Cisco employees, customers, partners, and other constituents.

In 2007 Cisco created a vision to deliver IT as a service and developed a long-range plan to deliver that vision through data center consolidation, virtualization, and cloud computing. Cisco’s newest data center combines the best in environment-friendly facility design, green approaches to power and cooling, and an architectural approach optimized for virtualization and cloud computing, with the aim of delivering “everything as a service.” Read more

Online Tech Hosts Cloud Computing Security Webinar

April 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Online Tech Hosts Cloud Computing Security Webinar 

Hosting ServicesAnn Arbor, Michigan – Continuing with their commitment to offering educational cloud computing webinars and seminars, Online Tech will host a free webinar “Controlling the Cloud” on Tuesday, April 12th at 2pm.

David Barton, Principal of UHY Advisors, will lead the presentation that will explore the unique risks associated with cloud computing and provide suggestions for addressing them. In addition, this session will explore the newest reporting standards for controls at service organizations. Specifically, Service Organization Control (SOC) audits, the new standard that will replace the current standard, SAS 70. Read more

VMware Delivers Cloud Foundry, The Industry’s First Open PaaS

April 14, 2011 by · Comments Off on VMware Delivers Cloud Foundry, The Industry’s First Open PaaS 

Hosting ServicesPALO ALTO, CA — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today delivered Cloud Foundry™, the industry’s first open Platform as a Service (PaaS). Available today, Cloud Foundry represents a new generation of application platform, architected specifically for cloud computing environments and delivered as a service from enterprise datacenters and public cloud service providers. Cloud Foundry streamlines the development, delivery and operations of modern applications, significantly enhancing the ability of developers to deploy, run and scale their applications in cloud environments while embracing the widest choice of public and private clouds, industry-standard high productivity developer frameworks and application infrastructure services.

“The shift to cloud computing is fundamentally transforming what businesses and consumers expect from applications, profoundly challenging traditional application development and infrastructure,” said Tod Nielsen, Co-President, Application Platform, VMware.  “Cloud Foundry delivers a dramatically simplified approach that embraces the diversity and speed of modern development that is at the heart of today’s most successful applications while exploiting key trends in mobile, social and cloud computing.” Read more

NTT America Announces Commercial Availability of New Private Cloud Offering

April 11, 2011 by · Comments Off on NTT America Announces Commercial Availability of New Private Cloud Offering 

Hosting ServicesNEW YORK – NTT America, a global infrastructure services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, today announced the first commercial availability of its enterprise private cloud hosting environment, built using VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud® Director virtualization and cloud infrastructure software. The new utility-based computing solution, the NTT America Enterprise Cloud, is designed to appeal not only to mid-sized customers, but also to large enterprises seeking a flexible approach to managing their IT computing resources through cloud computing.

NTT America, who first announced the platform integration with the VMware platform at VMworld®in August 2010, is one of the first providers globally to launch cloud services based on VMware vCloud Director that provide customers with additional computing capacity on demand as needed. With the new NTT America Enterprise Cloud, customers will now have available and scalable access to a pool of dedicated and/or shared computing resources that deliver private cloud services to users at NTT America’s premier data centers without having to purchase their own physical servers. Read more

Korea’s Largest Landline and Mobile Service Provider Using Open Source Cloud Computing Platform for Public Cloud

March 31, 2011 by · Comments Off on Korea’s Largest Landline and Mobile Service Provider Using Open Source Cloud Computing Platform for Public Cloud 

Web Hosting BlogCupertino, CA – Cloud.com, a provider of open source cloud computing software, today announced that KT, Korea’s largest landline operator and mobile service provider, has selected its flagship technology, CloudStack™, as the foundation for its new public cloud offering, KT ucloud. Currently in beta, KT ucloud will offer its users a stable, secure and cost-effective cloud environment that ensures enterprises are making the most efficient IT investment. As enterprise IT managers are looking for cost-effective cloud computing platforms, KT ucloud guarantees the most competitive pricing and benefits among its competitors. Additionally, KT ucloud reduces electricity consumption by two or three times, ultimately aiming to reduce more than 60 percent of electricity used within their datacenter operations and passing those efficiencies through to their customers.

“We at KT understand the importance of providing reliable, cost-effective cloud computing services. While the rest of the market is trying to catch up to cloud computing, KT is already creating innovative cloud services that are delivering enhanced features to users at an affordable price,” said JS Suh, Senior Vice President at KT. “When building cloud systems, choosing pertinent partners is critical for business success. We used Cloud.com as the foundation for our private cloud and found it to be an extremely robust solution that minimized the overhead costs of integration and complex deployment schedules. CloudStack technology seamlessly integrated with our existing technology and is allowing us to create a strong and agile public cloud.” Read more

Dell, Equinix and Rackspace Collaborate to Launch OpenStack Cloud Demonstration Environment

March 30, 2011 by · Comments Off on Dell, Equinix and Rackspace Collaborate to Launch OpenStack Cloud Demonstration Environment 

Web Hosting BlogREDWOOD CITY, CA – Dell Inc. (Nasdaq:DELL), Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX) and Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX) today announced that they have collaborated to develop an OpenStack™ cloud demonstration and test environment. The demo environment will be available in three data centers: the Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Ashburn, Va., and the Rackspace data center in Chicago, Ill. The companies also plan to collaborate on additional demo environments in Equinix data centers in Europe and Asia in the second quarter of 2011. The demonstration environment allows organizations to easily and rapidly assess applications on the open-source cloud platform, simplifying the evaluation process and speeding the deployment of OpenStack proof of concepts (POCs). It is the first demonstration of an open standard platform where geographically dispersed OpenStack clouds can offer customers the ability to move applications and workloads between them.

OpenStack is a collection of open-source technologies delivering a massively scalable cloud platform for public and private clouds. Originally founded by Rackspace and NASA, OpenStack has grown to be a global software community of developers, technologists, researchers and more than 50 organizations collaborating to help enable any organization to create and offer cloud computing services running on standard hardware. Read more

Profitability.net Deploys Cloud.com to Create Foundation for Suite of Private and Public Cloud Services

March 17, 2011 by · Comments Off on Profitability.net Deploys Cloud.com to Create Foundation for Suite of Private and Public Cloud Services 

Hosting ToolboxCupertino, CA – Cloud.com, a leader in open source cloud computing software, today announced Profitability.net, a data center and provider of innovative collocation and cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions, is using Cloud.com CloudStack™ to build, deploy and manage Appica®, a full suite of private and public cloud services. Appica provides ground-breaking public and private cloud services and storage services, allowing enterprises to add server instances as needed, manage storage capacity, and gain access to enterprise features that will improve the performance of business applications. Profitability.net selected CloudStack for its ability to easily integrate with both commodity solutions and next-generation hardware, allowing the company to concentrate on adding value and differentiating Appica.

“Profitability.net is focused on building cutting-edge cloud solutions for our customers. Appica enables our customers to deploy servers and storage in minutes compared to in-house projects that can take days or months,” said Aaron Larkins, CEO at Profitability.net. “CloudStack provides us with the reliable, easy-to-use solution we need to meet customer demands. With its amazing flexibility, it also allowed us to build the right cloud for the market in a cost-effective manner, and continue to enhance our cloud offerings and accelerate our time-to-market.” Read more

Juniper Networks Introduces Virtualized Security Solution for Private and Public Clouds

February 14, 2011 by · Comments Off on Juniper Networks Introduces Virtualized Security Solution for Private and Public Clouds 

Hosting BlogSUNNYVALE, CA — Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) today announced the integration of its new Juniper Networks® vGW Virtual Gateway with the Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateways to provide a consistent, virtualization-aware solution for private and public cloud deployments. This milestone marks the first step with Juniper’s acquisition of Altor in December 2010 in a multi-phased strategy to combine best-in-class products for both physical and virtual network environments and provide a comprehensive, automated approach for data center security.

Prior to the acquisition, Juniper and Altor partnered for several years to bring deep expertise to a dynamic threat landscape that requires enterprises to push beyond purely physical security layers. The Juniper Networks vGW Virtual Gateway is a first-of-its-kind product that offers organizations access to robust, comprehensive security optimized for high performance, flexibility and scale in virtualized environments. Read more

REDPLAID® Launches Private Cloud Computing

June 4, 2009 by · Comments Off on REDPLAID® Launches Private Cloud Computing 

Web Hosting ToolsST. LOUIS, MO – REDPLAID Managed Hosting, a division of Connectria Corporation®, today announced the availability of Private Cloud Computing, an enhanced Cloud Computing Solution over its current offer.

Since REDPLAID’s initial launch of Cloud Computing in 2008, there has been a surge of customers interested in Private Cloud Computing as well. REDPLAID’s current Cloud Computing uses proprietary methods developed by REDPLAID to deliver a fully-secured, shared computing environment; one that enables computing resources to be readily provisioned and scaled in response to a customer’s application demand. Customers leverage REDPLAID’s Cloud Computing on a monthly, pay-as-you-go basis. Read more

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