IBM Expands Business in Japan with New Cloud Data Centers

July 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on IBM Expands Business in Japan with New Cloud Data Centers 

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

NetSuite OneWorld Is The First Production SaaS Business Suite To Earn Financial Certification In Germany

June 29, 2009 by · Comments Off on NetSuite OneWorld Is The First Production SaaS Business Suite To Earn Financial Certification In Germany 

Webmaster ToolsSAN MATEO, Calif. — NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), a leading vendor of cloud computing and integrated business software suites, today announced that NetSuite and NetSuite OneWorld have become the first generally available Software as a Service (SaaS) business management suites to be certified by the German Institute of Auditors (Institut der Wirtchaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V.). The certification validates NetSuite suitability for use in regional divisions of multinational companies with operations in Germany, or for use by companies headquartered in Germany. NetSuite OneWorld is a complete business application with capabilities that span business functions across the enterprise from Customer Relationship Management (CRM) to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Ecommerce , and offers businesses the opportunity to lower operating costs and eliminate capital expenditures associated with on-premise systems by moving key business processes to the Cloud.

The certification of NetSuite and NetSuite OneWorld for Germany is based on the German Auditing Standard 880, “Issue and Use of Software Attestation Reports” (IDW PS 880) issued by the Institute of Public Auditors in Germany (IDW), ensuring compliance with Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch), tax regulations defined in the Fiscal Code (Abgabenordnung), IDW Accounting Principles and generally accepted EDP-supported accounting and bookkeeping systems (GoBS). In principle, the Standard requires systems to provide controls, audit trail and reporting capabilities sufficient for a business to deploy Sarbanes-Oxley–like policies and procedures. The audit also covered the extraction of defined master data and transactional data from the system database into external files, allowing data relevant for taxation to be analyzed outside of NetSuite with standardized audit software routinely used by the German tax authority.

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Rapid Growth of VMware Service Provider Program Illustrates Increased Demand for VMware-based Cloud Solutions

June 29, 2009 by · Comments Off on Rapid Growth of VMware Service Provider Program Illustrates Increased Demand for VMware-based Cloud Solutions 

Webmaster ToolsPALO ALTO, Calif. — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced expansion and continued momentum of the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP). The VSPP is designed to enable IT service provider partners—solution providers that offer cloud-based IT services to customers outside their traditional datacenters—to leverage the VMware platform, including VMware vSphere™ 4, to offer external IT infrastructures for customers so they can increase or reduce compute capacity based on business demands. Since its launch in 2008, more than 700 service provider partners have joined the VSPP, and the program has expanded to offer benefits to partners in the EMEA region. Service providers in 32 countries are current VSPP members.

VSPP members have access to a flexible VMware licensing model that enables them to pay for as many or few VMware licenses as they require to provide customized IT services. Service providers pay for monthly access to the industry-leading VMware platform on a per-virtual machine basis. In turn, service providers can offer customers services based on this model—as customer demand fluctuates, service providers can increase or reduce their licensing requirements as needed. This model allows service providers to quickly start and grow a VMware-based services business without the time and money needed to procure the necessary physical resources.

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