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Enigmatec Corporation has announced that Founder and CTO Duncan Johnston-Watt will be leaving the company at the end of the year to establish and lead Cloudsoft Corporation, an Enigmatec spin out which will be based in Edinburgh. Duncan will continue to serve on the Enigmatec Board as ...
Rackspace Hosting and its cloud hosting division, Mosso, will hold a customer event and live webcast including Q&A entitled ‘Live and Unplugged: A Conversation with Rackspace Cloud Hosting and What’s Coming.’ The webcast and event will offer attendees the opportunity to hear corporate ...
Atlanta-based TechOperators, a new early stage VC targeting cloud computing and SaaS as well as Internet services, security, infrastructure and mobile, is launching its first venture fund and claims it didn’t have too many problems raising the $20 million-$30 million. The four managing...
Citrix has released a technology preview of Project Kensho, its toolkit for developing and deploying portable virtual machine appliances in enterprises and clouds. First announced in July, the widgetry is described as a multi-hypervisor toolkit that leverages the Distributed Management...
When actualized, rPath says “applications are distributed based on cloud capacity, cost, proximity to user and other criteria.” Its Cloud Computing Adoption Model outlines strategic goals, investment requirements, expected returns, risk factors and readiness criteria for advancement. I...
NetSuite, the Larry Ellison SaaS company, is buying OpenAir, the 56-man shop that is supposed to be the leader in on-demand professional services automation, for $26 million cash, net of the cash on the acquisition's balance sheet. NetSuite says it probably won't be able recognize most...
Cloud computing is taking IT by storm. Companies and departments that have ventured into the cloud have already started enjoying the benefits of reduced costs, and the ability to cost-effectively scale their infrastructure based on demand. While these early adapters are adjusting to li...
Hyperic is the leading provider of web application performance monitoring software for the datacenter and the cloud. The company recently launched the groundbreaking CloudStatus service, which is the first monitoring and management tool that provides an independent view of the health a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Mike Neil, General Manager of Microsoft's Virtualization Strategy, will deliver the opening keynote at SYS-CON's 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.virtualizationconference.com) which will take place November 19-21, at the Fairmo...
Cloud computing refers to the ability to deploy your application on infrastructure that you do not necessarily own nor manage yourself and that can be easily scaled up to handle demand and provide resiliency to failure. The hardware infrastructure can be composed of clusters of many ch...
Cloud computing is an opportunity for businesses to implement low-cost, low-power and high-efficiency systems to deliver scalable infrastructure. But moving to a cloud infrastructure is not necessarily as nice and clean as the providers would want you to think. With cloud infrastructur...
On another day of wild swings – when the stock market – as a proxy for the global economy – badly needed a comfort blanket – Google gave it one. It came in Thursday with Q3 net earnings of $1.56 billion, or $4.92 a share (non-GAAP), up 26%, on revenue of $4.04 billion, up 31%, after su...
Fiberlink announced the general availability of MaaS360, a cloud-based platform and portal for mobile operations management. MaaS360 provides enterprises with a single platform to manage all the elements of its growing mobile operations regardless of where the users, devices, or data a...
Citrix has released a technology preview of Project Kensho, its toolkit for the development and deployment of portable virtual machine appliances in enterprises and clouds. Project Kensho aims to offer a multi-hypervisor toolkit that leverages the Distributed Management Task Force (DMT...
Sylantro Systems announced compatibility of its Synergy platform with the Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). By placing its Synergy platform and Synapps Web Services on Amazon EC2, Sylantro makes its voice and web applications available in a cloud computing environment. ...
rPath has announced its Cloud Computing Adoption Model, which defines a pragmatic, five-step approach for the graduated adoption of cloud computing. Cloud computing holds real promise for enterprises and SMBs, as well as the ISVs and individual developers serving them. Among other bene...
Well, if the economy - and not just software, mind you - is going from products to services and perforce subscriptions then vendors are going to need an appropriate billing system that chases down and captures all the monthly payments, right? Well, that's what a couple of lads out of t...
They are now in early-stage negotiations with the regulators, the paper said, hoping to sidestep litigation. Google, in particular, has been publicly resistant to the idea of making any changes to the agreement, but concessions may be inevitable – unless of course Google decides to wal...
Citrix has released a technology preview of Project Kensho, its toolkit for developing and deploying portable virtual machine appliances in enterprises and clouds. First announced in July, the widgetry is described as a multi-hypervisor toolkit that leverages the Distributed Management...
Cloud Computing, in its current incarnation, falls short on its promise to make computing as a whole as simple as plugging an application into a utility service. Kirill Sheynkman, Founder & CEO of Elastra Corporation, will be giving a session on Elastic Computing vs. Cloud Computing at...
In a week of ludicrously large numbers beyond a normal human being's comprehension of what it will cost to barely survive the current economic catastrophe Google announced that - by its calculations - it will take $4.4 trillion to reduce America's dependence on fossil fuel by 88% by 20...
In keeping with its tradition of producing the most relevant and timely events for Enterprise IT executives, managers, and engineers SYS-CON Events today announced the latest in its world-beating series of Conferences and Expos, "Green IT Conference and Expo" - an event devoted to the ...
The Open Source Census, the catch-as-catch-can opt-in attempt to discern trends in open source adoption that OpenLogic started, has collected six months worth of data on some 300,000 installations on about 2,000 machines and from this very narrow and probably unrepresentative slice of ...
Two-year-old venture-backed Skytap Inc, a University of Washington cloud infrastructure spin-out, says it’s got an API to enable “hybrid” clouds. Rather than use cloud computing in a silo, Skytap’s Web Services API and one-click VPN functionality create a situation where cloud resource...
Cloud Computing isn’t just another buzzword: this session will look at what the industry is up to, Amazon is up to, and especially how people are innovating in the cloud. Buzzwords aside, virtualized (cloud) computing is a disruptive game changer at both technical and business levels, ...
Mid-morning Monday SAP confessed that the bottom suddenly fell out of its sales in the last two weeks of September as the economy tanked and the company found it increasingly hard to sign contracts. CEO Henning Kagermann blamed liquidity and financing issues especially at mid-sized com...
Practically every one with an online business model is now referring to their service as cloud computing - starting from your average Joe hosting firm all the way to the SaaS/S+S vendors, every wants to ride the next buzzword wave, and this distorts the cloud computing term all togethe...
Plum Communications has moved its one-day Cloud Computing event and CloudCamp to a future date. This event was supposed to take place on November 12, 2008. If it ever actually takes place in a future date, the event is aiming to offer "knowledge-based" seminars with round-table discuss...
Didn’t John already say something along these lines a while ago? Larry Ellison’s Brilliant Anti-Cloud Computing Rant Earlier this week, we wrote that the term “cloud computing” now seems to apply to just about anything even loosely associated with the Internet, making it effect...
Larry Ellison recently unleashed a tub-thumping tirade against cloud computing. Here is a quote: "The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we've redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do. I can't think of anything that isn't cloud computing...The com...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global rich Internet technology provider ILOG to exhibit at SYS-CON's upcoming AJAX World Conference & Expo 2008 West, which will take place October 20-22, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, Californi...
Isilon announced that AppNexus has deployed Isilon IQ as the primary storage platform powering its next-generation cloud computing operations. AppNexus provides virtual access to enterprise-class infrastructure components in multiple, geographically disparate data centers on a pay-as-y...
“The response from customers, partners and our community to the announcement of Project Kensho has been tremendous,” said Simon Crosby, CTO of the Virtualization and Management Division, Citrix Systems. “We are excited about the opportunities that a portable virtual machine and virtual...
Cloud Computing isn’t just another buzzword: this session will look at what the industry is up to, Amazon is up to, and especially how people are innovating in the cloud. Buzzwords aside, virtualized (cloud) computing is a disruptive game changer at both technical and business levels, ...
Mithras Capital, an investment fund that, poor thing, owns 1.9 million shares of Yahoo, which amounts to a fractional percentage in the company, has suggested that Microsoft buy the joint for $22 a share, these days something like a 60% premium to its bombed-out stock price, then sell ...
Cloud storage is a relatively new concept that is becoming a more recognizable term in industry vernacular. Originally delivered as a service, it gained early popularity with Web 2.0 startups looking to outsource storage administration. As the concept spread and offerings expanded, the...
Cloud computing has recently grown to encompass hosted database services. The idea behind 'Database as a Service' (DaaS) is to side step the complexity and cost often associated with running your own database. Unfortunately for AJAX programmers, it is not easy to access a DaaS directly...
In the 2-day iPhone Developer Summit, delegates will hear from industry experts about the impact the iPhone is having on delivery of rich content to mobile users. Technical sessions will explore a world of web development opportunities on the iPhone including building applications usin...
On the face of it, the apparent hacking of Sarah Palin’s Yahoo mail account may have hurt the cloud’s onward march into enterprise credibility. By using services in the cloud to hold corporate data, as opposed to within our corporate walls, the concern is we are automatically exposing ...
Gizmox - the Company that released Visual WebGui to the public in early 2008 - is poised to create a new standard in cloud computing. Visual WebGui (VWG) is a new 'Web like Desktop' platform that offers an open source rapid application development (RAD) framework for line-of-business A...


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