NTT Com Receives Red Hat Cloud Leadership Award

July 18, 2011 by · Comments Off on NTT Com Receives Red Hat Cloud Leadership Award 

Hosting ServicesTOKYO, JAPAN – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced today that the company’s cloud-based virtual hosting service, Biz Hosting Basic, has received the Red Hat Cloud Leadership Award from Red Hat Inc. NTT Com is the first company in the Asia-Pacific region to receive the award.

Biz Hosting Basic received high marks as a unique cloud computing service that combines robust, decentralized data centers and high-quality network services. The judging panel lauded Biz Hosting Basic’s capability to address Japan’s electricity shortage with its cloud-based unified solutions, such as Biz Desktop Pro, a high-performance virtual desktop service for teleworking, and quick recovery for business continuity. They noted that immediately after the March 11 earthquake, NTT Com quickly offered the service on a free basis to support the relief efforts of various organizations.
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Ensim Introduces Unify Cloud Manager

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Hosting ServicesLos Angeles, CA – Ensim Corporation, the leading provider of solutions to manage, orchestrate, and automate private, public, and hybrid cloud infrastructure, today announced the release of Ensim Unify Cloud Manager, which enables service providers to leverage all of the functionality of the leading carrier-grade Ensim Unify platform to empower resellers and organizations to efficiently and securely offer a wide variety of cloud services including desktop, server, and application.

Ensim Unify Cloud Manager is a complete, centralized platform that manages the creation, activation, configuration, and administration of cloud services. Unify Cloud Manager features multi-tenant enablement, automated provisioning, fine-grain privilege management, and delegated administration, along with robust resource and pool management for service providers, resellers, organizations and end-users in a single solution. The advanced virtualization management technology pioneered by Ensim enables system administrators to increase service levels and operational efficiencies by automating repetitive provisioning and management tasks and empowering users with policy-based self-service capabilities that are compliant and secure.
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IBM Expands Business in Japan with New Cloud Data Centers

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Hosting ServicesTOKYO – IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a broad expansion of its cloud computing services for customers in Japan and in the Asia Pacific region with the opening of a new IBM Cloud Data Center in Japan and a dedicated data center for LotusLive, IBM’s cloud collaboration service.

The new facilities will extend IBM’s globally-integrated cloud delivery network of cloud computing centers that serve in over 50 countries around the world with centers based in Singapore, Germany, Canada, and the United States; and 13 global cloud labs, of which seven are based in Asia Pacific – China, India, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore. Read more

Microsoft Introduces Solutions to Help Partners Build New Business With Cloud Computing

July 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Microsoft Introduces Solutions to Help Partners Build New Business With Cloud Computing 

Hosting ServicesLOS ANGELES — Today at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 (WPC), senior leaders from Microsoft Corp. discussed how partners can benefit from the transition to cloud computing by helping customers improve agility, focus on business goals and reduce costs.

“Cloud computing is as big a transformation as we have ever seen and, together with our partners, Microsoft will help customers through the shift,” said Satya Nadella, president of the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft. “By betting on Microsoft’s comprehensive approach to cloud computing, partners can embrace this transformation and build strong and vibrant practices that will advance how business gets done.” Read more

mindSHIFT Partners with Desktone to Expand Cloud Platform

July 14, 2011 by · Comments Off on mindSHIFT Partners with Desktone to Expand Cloud Platform 

Hosting ServicesWaltham, MA – mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc., a leading IT outsourcing and cloud services provider for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs), today announced the expansion of its suite of cloud-based managed Desktop services with cloudSHIFT Desktop: Premium.  SMBs can now benefit from mindSHIFT’s depth of technical expertise, highly secure data centers and exceptional customer support to realize the benefits of desktop virtualization.   With cloudSHIFT Desktop, users receive all the benefits of a robust, reliable, secure computer network without having to worry about handling software upgrades, security upgrades, disaster recovery and other headaches associated with managing desktop technology.

The burden and expense of new technology sometimes prevents SMBs from taking advantage of technology options which have traditionally been used by bigger organizations with larger budgets.  cloudSHIFT Desktop: Premium is an Internet-based solution where all software traditionally located on the desktop is housed and managed on servers located in mindSHIFT’s data centers. Customers have full use of applications such as Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, PDF creator and Adobe Reader, either on the customer’s existing desktops and laptops or on low-cost devices, even though the applications are located somewhere else. cloudSHIFT Desktop allows users to access applications through a web browser. It is a secure, affordable, trouble-free alternative to purchasing, managing and maintaining desktop equipment.  Read more

VMware Unveils VMware vSphere 5 and Comprehensive Cloud Infrastructure Suite

July 13, 2011 by · Comments Off on VMware Unveils VMware vSphere 5 and Comprehensive Cloud Infrastructure Suite 

Hosting ServicesSAN FRANCISCO, CA — At a live event, VMware CEO Paul Maritz unveiled VMware vSphere® 5 and a comprehensive suite of cloud infrastructure technologies built to help customers transform IT to drive greater efficiency of existing investments and improve operational agility.

With nearly 200 new and enhanced capabilities, VMware vSphere 5 will continue to set the standard in virtualization, delivering better application performance and availability for all business-critical applications while automating the management of an increasingly broad pool of datacenter resources. VMware today also announced VMware vShield™ 5, VMware vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager 5, and VMware vCloud® Director 1.5, products that together with VMware vSphere 5 will amplify the value customers can realize from virtualized resources by enabling cloud-scale operations. Read more

Hexagrid Announces New UK Cloud Partnership Focused on the SMB Channel

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Hosting ServicesLondon, UK – Hexagrid, a leading developer of cloud enablement solutions, announces its most recent partnership with Link47, a European SMB IT distributor, and Compare the Cloud, a comprehensive cloud comparison consultancy.  This partnership trio promises to facilitate the channel delivery of low cost, high quality cloud computing solutions to the mainstream SMB market throughout the UK.

“This partnership unites three companies with similar philosophies about service delivery at the core of cloud computing value within the SMB market,” says Suresh Mandava, CEO of Hexagrid Computing.  “Together we will bring the power of Infrastructure as a Service to the masses by combining Hexagrid’s award winning VxDatacenter platform, Link47’s expertise as a leading distribution partner for SMB IT solutions, and Compare the Cloud’s solid reputation for matching business needs with the appropriate cloud capabilities.” Read more

ViaWest Announces Grand Opening of 85,000 Square Foot Dallas Data Center

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Hosting ServicesDenver – ViaWest, one of the largest privately held data center and managed service providers in North America, announced the grand opening of its twenty-second data center facility, Synergy Park, located in Richardson, Texas. Grand opening ceremonies will take place July 19-20.

With the addition of Synergy Park, ViaWest owns and operates 22 data centers with 500,000 square feet of raised floor space, 110,000 of which resides in the Dallas area. The new complex boasts high density power configurations, disaster recovery office space, 24×7 on-site support, and access to top network providers. Services include cloud computing, colocation, complex hosting, and managed services. Read more

NetSuite Event to Highlight Best Practices for Deploying Cloud ERP

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Hosting ServicesSAN MATEO, CA — NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today announced the details of an upcoming webinar designed to help enterprises learn valuable insights and best practices for adopting and integrating cloud ERP across divisions and subsidiaries. The webinar, “Your Playbook for Integrating Cloud ERP into the Enterprise,” will feature best practices and strategies from leading analyst R. “Ray” Wang, Principal Analyst and CEO of Constellation Research, together with first hand insights from Olympus, a division running NetSuite’s cloud ERP within the broader Olympus enterprise. In addition, Darren Cunningham, Vice President, Informatica Cloud (NASDAQ: INFA), will discuss how to integrate cloud solutions with existing IT investments. The event will be held Wednesday, July 13 at 11:00 a.m. PDT (2:00 p.m. EDT). Register now for the event at

This new NetSuite webinar is aimed at enterprises seeking to standardize ERP across their divisions and subsidiaries without incurring the onerous time and substantial costs associated with deploying or expanding traditional on-premise systems. The webinar will cover all aspects of two-tier ERP, and explain how enterprises can leverage cloud ERP as a critical part of their operational strategy, including best practices, first-hand experience, tactics, deployment strategies, and more. Read more

STRATO Enters into Cloud Application Business with Open-Xchange

July 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on STRATO Enters into Cloud Application Business with Open-Xchange 

Hosting ServicesNUREMBERG, Germany – Open-Xchange, a leader in business-class email and groupware for cloud providers, announced an agreement with STRATO, Europe’s second-largest web host and services provider, bringing integrated online communication and teamwork to hosting customers in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, U.K., France and Italy.

As of today, STRATO starts to provision Open-Xchange business-class webmail to all its shared-webhosting customers, which include more than 5 million email accounts. Existing and new STRATO customers will have access to the powerful AJAX-based email, contact and calendar management functionality as part of their hosting package. Users benefit from a single and central communication application, which integrates personal contacts from social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn or Xing, as well as email from external email accounts like Google Mail, GMX or Yahoo! Mail without any further interaction. The cloud-based application can be accessed with a standard Internet browser (without installing software) and via any PC, laptop, iPad or smartphone. Read more

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