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VMware vCloud Hybrid Service can greatly reduce IT capital expenditure by removing the need for a remote offsite location for DR/CO-OP operations. IT departments can simply scale up the capacity during disaster operations, greatly reducing the operational cost for maintaining a DR site...
What the City of Melrose was looking for in a hybrid cloud is scalability, compatibility, integration and familiarity of management. vCloud Hybrid Service provides a great up-to-date test environment that can easily be converted to production. It’s good for mirroring or backing up to a...
Cloud computing has changed the world. First, applications and data moved in the cloud, leveraging anytime, anywhere access. Second, infrastructure moved into the cloud, which has yielded lower overall costs, less IT admin management and infinite scalability. Then why has it taken netw...
Taking down a competitor’s website can be very valuable. Unlike Hacktivists, with generally short attention spans, or regular cybercriminals, who usually give up when faced with adequate protection, these well-funded attacks persist over time, and employ multiple, sophisticated vectors...
Mobility is the way of the future. In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Jason Prater, VP of Development at Plex Systems, outlined the hybrid approach behind the development of a groundbreaking application that combines mobility and cloud technology for manufacturers. H...
“I think 2013 is the year of hybrid cloud – it’s really starting to take off now. It’s the combination of public cloud, private cloud and dedicated infrastructure working seamlessly together to provide the best application platform, but it’s also providing reliability, availability, pe...
"Extending our partnership with VMware into the cloud is a boon for enterprise customers," said Michael Miller, vice president of global alliances and marketing for SUSE. SUSE extended its partnership to make SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware available through VMware vCloud Hybri...
TwinStrata on Monday unveiled the latest release of its CloudArray software, which gives customers the ability to access production snapshots of their data remotely. Coupled with new accelerated cache reload capabilities, the new release drastically simplifies disaster recovery and tes...
Red Hat, Inc., on Monday announced continued momentum for Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, including a new industry-leading performance benchmark, the introduction of the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Promot...
Cloud Security Providers (CSPs) interested in doing business with the government have a strategic decision to make before entering the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization process. FedRAMP can help these providers consolidate their compliance demand...
Over the past ten years, enterprises have seen enormous gains in scalability, flexibility, and affordability as they migrated from proprietary, monolithic server architectures to architectures that are virtualized, open source, standardized, and commoditized. Unfortunately, storage has...
Hybrid cloud computing can maximize the value and balance the use of internal assets and external services (e.g., deploying services internally that could also be deployed to public cloud services when the internal capacity is available) while enabling better scalability. Businesses ar...
“Unlike conventional CRM systems, Sugar is designed for the individual user first, and what they need to engage successfully one-to-one with their customers," said Larry Augustin, CEO of SugarCRM, as he today announced that the company has achieved 15 consecutive quarters of growth and...
A new study commissioned by Cloud Expo Silicon Valley 2013 Platinum Plus sponsor Rackspace Hosting suggests that while the public cloud remains important to IT decision-makers at UK and US enterprises involved in the research, the limitations of using this type of platform as a one-siz...
In this demo at 12th International Cloud Expo, held June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, Sam Bisbee, Director of Technical Business Development at Cloudant, walks through how Cloudant deploys their clusters. Cloud Expo 2013 Silicon Valley, November 4–7, at the San...
Virtustream announced on Thursday that it has been named a 2013 Vendor to Watch by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). In order to be recognized as a Vendor to Watch, companies must demonstrate customer value by delivering solutions for problems that have previously gone unaddresse...
Based on a report from TweetReach, a provider of Twitter analytics reporting, #BigData gets the most impressions on the @CloudExpo Twitter site with an estimated reach of 130,391 accounts and 165,043 impressions on Twitter. As the number one contributor on the topic of BigData, @CloudE...
“In AppZero what we do is we pick up applications and move them from one machine to another and the cloud context is the big use case is to move stuff from the data center to the cloud,” explained Greg O'Connor, President & CEO of AppZero, in this interview with Cloud Expo Conference C...
“The use of cloud-based platforms in the technology industry continues to evolve into more complex arrangements, because the business world now demands a mix of many best-of-breed cloud services to form the optimal solution,” said David Linthicum, Senior Vice President, Cloud Technolog...
MetraTech on Tuesday released the report, "Monetization that Fits the Business: The Limitations of Subscription Billing," published in conjunction with research and advisory firm Saugatuck Technology. The report examines the past decade's evolution of monetization strategies driven by ...
WHIPTAIL has been chosen by Datalogix to improve the performance of applications running on its statistical analysis grid. Leveraging WHIPTAIL’s ACCELA flash storage array, Datalogix has reduced application response times and storage costs. “Being chosen by an industry leader like Dat...
“IBM’s perspective on cloud computing has been about a systematic approach, to saying what’s the impact on the underlying business as a whole and from that perspective saying cloud computing certainly is the way we need to move,” stated Bruce Otte, Director of the IBM SmartCloud Platfo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Appcore, provider of the industry’s only complete automated cloud management platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 13th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 4–7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Sa...
In their General Session at 12th Cloud Expo, Kedar Poduri, Director of Product Management, Cloud Platform Group, at Citrix Systems, and Jonathan Cohen, Technology Solutions Business Development Professional at Alcatel-Lucent, discuss CloudBand, a joint cloud solution and architecture. ...
These days, it seems that every cloud provider claims that cloud is safer than your traditional datacenter. Is it though? In his General Session at 12th Cloud Expo, Rishi Bhargava, VP of Product Management for Datacenter and Server Security group at McAfee, helps you explore and addr...
Cloud computing environments with on-demand access to compute, network, and storage resources require an elastic infrastructure that can be rapidly scaled and dynamically reconfigured. Virtualization combined with x86 servers has transformed the way we scale out compute resources. The ...
There’s no denying the opportunities that Open APIs and Business to Developer initiatives offer today, but for many businesses APIs are going to be a huge driver of business partner programs. Successful B2B API programs introduce a completely new set of requirements that go far beyond ...
“SharePoint in the cloud – that is what we do in a nutshell. SharePoint is a complex platform and we try and simplify that by saying we’ll take care of it, we’ll put it out there in the cloud and we’ll manage it for you,”explainde Rob LaMear, CEO & Founder of Fpweb.net, in this SYS-CON...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CloudCow has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 13th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 4–7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CloudCow is a comprehensive resource for cloud computing news, ...
“We are a three and a half year-old company now, we’re in the third-generation of our product, and it was really a solution for people to deploy and manage more complex applications in clouds. We are now making a transition to more of an enterprise customer,” stated Paul Speciale, CMO ...
“This cloud wave started for us in the hosting industry, which has been around for quite some time, and we really got into high availability hosting and cloud solutions,” stated Kenneth Ziegler, CEO of Logicworks, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Gee...
“We are a tier-1 carrier for the US. For the last year and a half we have been launching Infrastructure as a Service platforms and today we are announcing our enterprise cloud platform – it’s a network-centric cloud offering,” stated Tripp O'Hara, Managing Director, Cloud Solutions at ...
It’s a standard refrain heard in enterprise IT departments around the world – “I want to move to the cloud, but what about data security, uptime and user response time across a nearly infinite number of devices to support?” Because of this, fear gets in the way and enterprises reap onl...
"The development of Aria’s Unified Channel Billing capability has been driven by real world customers’ needs," said Aria Systems CEO Tom Dibble. Aria has announced Unified Channel Billing, which provides channel businesses with the capability to easily set up and manage billing and rep...
“Appcore delivers a product called Appcore AMP and it’s the industry’s only complete automated cloud management platform. Most of our customers are service providers – we had designed a product specifically for service providers,” explained Jeff Tegethoff, President of Appcore, in this...
Cloud computing continues to gain momentum as enterprises of all sizes and across all industries seek to harness the business agility promised by this computing model. Despite its long-accepted benefits, the cloud has also fallen victim to performance and reliability challenges, combin...
“We basically simplify infrastructures. We use the latest devops and SDN technologies to make it simple for people to operate virtual infrastructures,” stated Mathieu Lemay, President and CEO of Inocybe Technologies, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy ...
“There is a real shift that’s going on in the data center and it’s accelerating, moving away from these big iron, legacy architectures toward something that looks much more like Amazon, Google and Facebook,” stated Kevin Brown, CEO of Coraid, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Exp...
“Quantum is transitioning its business from being a predominantly hardware-based, on-premise data protection provider into a cloud-based managed service provider,” explained Henrik Rosendahl, Senior Vice President of Cloud Solutions at Quantum, stated, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with...
"The challenges associated with keeping on top of the constant stream of network and infrastructure management events are well known. Entuity has addressed this directly with its new advanced/embedded event management features," said Jim Frey, VP of network management research at Enter...