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SpamTitan Technologies, the makers of powerful yet easy-to-manage spam and web filtering software, today predicted that virtualised-driven, cloud computing offerings will render hardware security appliances all but functionally obsolete by the end of 2011. SpamTitan cited sales evidenc...
Rackspace Hosting announced a new service to assist its e-commerce customers this holiday season. The Rackspace Holiday Shopping Mall, a promotional area hosted on NoMoreServers.com will offer discounts and coupons to encourage holiday shopping and highlight the benefits of using e-com...
The new contract is an industry first, with CSC being the first Microsoft partner to lead and win a cloud computing services agreement of this scale. Under terms of the contract, CSC will provide Royal Mail Group's 30,000 employees with access to new IT services using Microsoft's Busin...
According to the Trend Micro 2010 Future Threat Report, cloud computing and virtualization -- while offering significant benefits and cost-savings -- move servers outside the traditional security perimeter and expand the playing field for cybercriminals. The industry already witnessed ...
Michael Bell, founder of Methodologies Corporation, the leading service-oriented modeling company, announced the completion of a new modeling book titled "SOA Modeling Patterns for Service-Oriented Discovery and Analysis". The book will be available for orders in book stores and on Int...
Concerns about the security of cloud computing environments top the list of reasons for firms not being interested in the pay-per-use hosting model of virtual servers, according to the latest Enterprise And SMB Hardware Survey, North America And Europe, Q3 2009, by Forrester Research, ...
CloudBench Applications, Inc. announced its financial results for the three months and nine months ending September 30, 2009. All amounts are stated in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. Revenues from BasicGov, the Company's cloud computing solution for local government, grew to ...
Exalead, a global leader of information access solutions and search-based applications for the enterprise and on the web, today announced that RealTravel.com, an award winning travel site that helps people plan trips with advice from other travelers, will use Exalead CloudView to d...
MindTouch, the open source alternative to Microsoft SharePoint, today extended its popular enterprise collaboration platform to the cloud. The new offering makes it easy for business power users with no programming knowledge to mashup data from existing enterprise systems into real ti...
Mezeo Software launched the Cloud Storage Strategy monthly newsletter. Sponsored by Mezeo, the Cloud Storage Strategy newsletter and blog focus on Cloud Storage insights and observations from industry thought leaders. The Business Model Toolkit helps Service Providers assess the benef...
E-Government initiatives aimed at modernizing federal information systems are fraught with risk, according to a new study sponsored by CA, Inc. and conducted by the Ponemon Institute, Cyber Security Mega Trends: Study of IT leaders in the U.S. federal government. Released CA's IT Gover...
Trusted by Fortune 500 multinationals and national governments, Astadia's rigorous engagement methodology was developed over two decades of experience with transformational client projects. Many firms claim that customers can save money merely by moving applications to the cloud. Astad...
Norris has over 20 years of enterprise software experience with leading virtualization and storage technology companies, both private and public organizations. During this time, he has catapulted start-ups including Rainfinity, the leader in network file virtualization acquired by EMC,...
The strategy includes deployment of Salesforce.com and Aprimo Marketing Studio(TM), two best of breed cloud solutions. In addition to implementation and product integration, the resulting end-to-end sales and marketing solution offered by CoreMatrix includes review and optimization of ...
Greg O'Connor has over 25 years of management and technical experience in the computer industry. Greg was founder and president of Sonic Software, acquired in 2005 by Progress Software (PRGS). There he grew the company from concept to over $40 million in revenue. At Sonic, he evangeliz...
OpSource announced that SecuCloud has successfully deployed OpSource On-Demand to bring its business-critical database security and compliance solution to the enterprise. SecuCloud offers a comprehensive and automated database security and compliance solution that is designed from the ...
Enomaly is proud to announce the general availability of The Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform (ECP) Service Provider Edition 3.0.3. Enomaly is proud to announce the general availability of The Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform (ECP) Service Provider Edition 3.0.3. ECP is a carrier-c...
Apps.gov is an online store for government agencies that are required to use the GSA schedule. The site was designed to help them to find, purchase and use SaaS and other cloud computing services with the knowledge that they have already been screened, and government prices negotiated....
Authors of the RSA Security Brief include many of the industry's foremost security and virtualization experts from EMC and VMware, including Bret Hartman, Chief Technology Officer of EMC's RSA security division, Dr. Stephen Herrod, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of ...
The Vitality Group announced that Savvis, Inc. has selected its incentive-based wellness program to motivate and support Savvis associates as they take ownership of their personal health. Savvis, one of the largest IP network and hosting providers in the world employs more than 2,200 e...
In an effort to modernize its business operations and eliminate the high cost of maintaining and upgrading SAP's complex, on-premise software, COMMCO transitioned to NetSuite and now relies on NetSuite's cloud computing platform for its core operational needs, including Enterprise Reso...
Platform Computing is expanding cloud computing capabilities for high performance computing (HPC) with two new offerings. The company today announced the release of Platform ISF Adaptive Cluster, a product that dynamically changes the operating systems and personalities of compute node...
"On the supply side, interviews with cloud-enabled providers reveal that there are a lot of activities already underway to support enterprises of all kinds," notes Agatha Poon, who this coming week will be speaking at the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo at the Santa...
A round-up of the wide range of important issues and timely topics due to be discussed by over 130 industry experts at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, opening today at the Santa Clara Convention Center, November 2-4, 2009. From Building Scalable and Exten...
Many in the industry have heard of Hadoop, and in his session at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Christophe Bisciglia, Co-Founder of Cloudera, gets a little deeper. Hadoop is based on the same methods Google uses to store and process petabytes of data, but thanks to contributions fr...
When application performance is not what the cloud customer expected, who’s at fault? The cloud provider’s infrastructure? The application owner’s code? The platform vendor’s deployment tools? The external services the application uses? The database tier? Only by seeing inside the prod...
Yahoo! is developing and utilizing Internet-scale cloud computing services to improve Yahoo! consumer experience, speed innovation, simplify operating environments, and reduce costs. Yahoo! Cloud Services are in production today supporting web-serving properties and data processing env...
As hype cools and work gets under way, there is a general hunger for practical, experience-based advice. In his session at the Cloud Computing Conference, Greg O’Connor follows a real world customer’s use of a single gold server-application image for cross-domain provisioning of the da...
This session will be reviewing some of the most pressing public cloud adoption challenges facing organizations today regarding security, regulatory and standards compliance. At the Cloud Computing Conference and Expo, Terry Woloszyn, will then outline the approaches to addressing Data ...
Storage systems and technologies have come a long way, benefiting from continual advancements. However, these improvements have not kept pace with the rate of storage capacity growth at enterprises. In his session at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Jeff Whitehead, CTO of Zetta, wil...
Cloud computing will no doubt transform the very way traditional infrastructure and application services are being delivered. We hear a lot about the benefits of cloud computing such as improved application development and deployment efficiencies, lower cost of entry, and faster time t...
To date, cloud computing has by and large been in the realm of public clouds such as Amazon EC2, but there has been a lot of talk about other kinds of clouds, including "private" and "hybrid" clouds. However, with these new choices comes added complexity. In his session at Cloud Compu...
The SaaS pioneers have given us a taste of the potential of On-Demand, however, we've only scratched the surface in terms of what's to come and the future model for how the next generation of enterprise software will be delivered. In this session Sal Visca, Chief Technology Officer for...
Many firms have achieved great results implementing traditional server virtualization. However, in larger business-critical production database systems, this is less common. Yet, aren't these exactly the systems from which businesses would benefit most if resources could be virtualized...
One of the more interesting aspects of the Cloud Computing revolution has been the emergence of schemaless and hierarchical databases which, it is asserted, are more readily able to meet the demands and requirements of the Cloud than the once dominant relational model. Although many of...
Cloud storage has firmly established itself as an option for certain types of enterprise applications, most notably archive and backup. But what about an enterprise's primary data? What are the considerations for entrusting your primary data to the cloud? In this session, Jeff Treuhaf...
This session addresses some of the biggest challenges in creating and launching successful web applications with little to no down time. As developers attempt to build the next best consumer-facing app to Twitter, Facebook and Hulu, the demand for scalable and reliable infrastructure w...
In this session David Snead will address the legal, business and marketing issues of involved in moving into these new services, and what anyone entering into a new contract, or marketing to end users needs to know. Some areas of discussion include how to create a marketing campaign t...
We are being bombarded with countless articles and presentations talking about the security risks in cloud computing and how organizations need to be concerned about security as they consider a move to the cloud. The truth is that organizations DO need to be concerned about security, a...
This session will discuss a critical question that arises when considering hosting applications in the cloud. It will address concerns such as moving legacy applications to the cloud. Do they have to be re-written as Web 2.0 apps? Can applications be moved, unchanged, to the cloud? How...