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New Nodes Feature Access to NaviCloud Director, providing UK businesses with a more flexible, customisable, enterprise class, production-oriented hybrid cloud environment LONDON - 28 August, 2014 - NaviSite Europe Limited, a Time Warner Cable company, today announced that they have launched two new NaviCloud Director nodes, located in Woking and Redhill, UK. NaviCloud Director™ is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform that leverages VMWare vCloud Director® 5.1, and is designed to provide businesses a flexible and versatile self-service platform well suited for cloud-based production applications. NaviSite provides customer access to VMware APIs and developer community. Customers also have the option of accessing the native vCloud Director user interface or can manage their cloud environment via the NaviSite designed AppCenter portal. The NaviCloud Directo... (more)

Realität des Cloud-Computing wird im Rahmen der Catalyst Conference 2010 der Burton Group deutlich gemacht

Auf der Catalyst Conference Europe 2010 der Burton Group treffen sich Technologen von Großunternehmen, Analysten der Burton Group und IT-Anbieter vom 19. bis 22. April 2010 im Hilton Prague Hotel in Prag, um das Cloud-Computing über die Definition hinaus in einen realisierbaren Einführungsplan für die Cloud umzusetzen. Höhepunkte / Eckdaten: * Cloud Computing entwickelt sich weiterhin rasend schnell und viele Unternehmen haben das Cloud-Computing kurzfristig eingeführt. Um sich die Leistungsfähigkeit des Cloud-Computing nutzbar machen zu können, benötigen die Unternehmen jedoch eine realistische Strategie. Dies erfordert eine Einschätzung des betrieblichen Nutzens der Cloud-Dienste, die Erstellung eines Einführungsplans und die Vermeidung von Fallgruben. Die Catalyst Conference 2010 der Burton Group wird IT-Unternehmen dabei helfen, realistische Cloud-Strategien b... (more)

Joyent Launches Essential Infrastructure Solutions for Ecommerce Companies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/11/13 -- Joyent, Inc., the high-performance cloud infrastructure and big data analytics company, today introduced the Joyent® Ecommerce Solutions set -- a combination of compute, networking, storage and analytics reference architectures designed to support and advance the rapidly evolving needs of all Ecommerce companies. Today's retail companies must not only continue delivering on the fundamentals, like page load times and transaction speeds, but also harness the power of personalized data for every customer. The new Joyent Ecommerce solutions and reference architectures are designed to meet the needs of companies on the forefront of this next wave of Ecommerce. "Ecommerce is ubiquitous, but companies are only beginning to scratch the surface of the types of data-fueled customer experiences that will become the norm in the... (more)

The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be sent to me via Twitter (twitter.com/jg21) and I will endeavor to include them in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)

The Five Characteristics of Cloud Computing

In the previous article Cloud Equals SaaS, Grid, Utility Computing, Hosting...? I made the following statement: "SaaS is one of the three possible Cloud Computing delivery modes; however, to be considered Cloud Computing, any of those delivery modes must have certain specific characteristics" So, in this article we will look at those specific characteristics that define exactly what is Cloud Computing, so that next time you will be able to evaluate if a specific offer is truly Cloud Computing, or simply a pre-existing offering that has the Cloud label slapped on it. We can state that Cloud Computing allows business to increase IT capacity (or add capabilities) on the fly and in real time (Internet-enabled), without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel or licensing new software, and as a pay-per-use service. However, the above definition is not comple... (more)

4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Starts Today

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, in Santa Clara, CA. The event runs from November 2-4, 2009. Building Scalable and Extensible RIAs in the Cloud - Ranjith Ramakrishnan, Co-Founder & CTO of Cumulux, will be co-presenting a session in which delegates will learn how to build scalable and extensible RIAs on the Windows Azure Cloud. The session will cover enabling rich and complete User Experience customizations and addressing multi-tenant requirements. Cloud Security - is the focus of a whole welter of sessions in Santa Clara. "It's Nothing New; It Changes Everything!" is the title of the session being given by Sun's Chief Security Architect Glenn Brunette, for example. Brunett... (more)

The Next Chapter in the Virtualization Story Begins

Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! Cloud Computing Journal recently caught up with Pete Malcolm, CEO of cloud management innovators Abiquo - a major new player in the fast-emerging Cloud ecosystem and Platinum Plus Sponsor of 6th Cloud Expo being held in Prague, the Czech Republic, 21-22 June 2010. Malcolm is keynoting at the event. His theme will be "An Open Cloud Ecosystem - the Gathering Storm." Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Abiquo was also Platinum Plus Sponsor of the 5th International Cloud Expo held April 19-21, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City Cloud Computing Journal: How would you define the difference between Private clouds and Public Clouds, and why is the distinction so important in the context of Cloud Computing? Pete Malcolm: Actually, I think people get rather too hun... (more)

CIA was Headed to an Enterprise Cloud All Along: Jill Tummler Singer

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer "I believe commercial solutions - whether its Google’s cloud or Amazon’s web services - may be perfect for many companies. But some corporations and government agencies are not going to be comfortable outsourcing their information and services to the Internet-based cloud," said Jill Tummler Singer, Deputy CIO of the Central Intelligence Agency, on Tuesday, at SYS-CON's 1st Annual GovIT Expo, in the event's opening keynote. "For agencies like mine," Singer (pictured below) continued,  "and for many corporations, keeping such precious gems in our own possession is a foregone conclusion." Jill Tummler Singer keynoting at 1st Annual GovIT Conference & Expo, Oct. 6 The answer, for the CIA at least, is what Singer calls Enterprise Cloud Computing. Enterprise Cloud Computing as defined by Singer is behind the firewall and contained within a business... (more)

Deputy CIO of the CIA to Keynote 1st Annual GovIT Expo

SYS-CON Events announces that Jill Tummler Singer, Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), will be delivering the opening keynote at the 1st Annual Government Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com) on October 6th in Washington DC. Sponsor & Exhibit at 1st Annual Government IT Expo! Register Today and Save! Ms Singer was appointed in November 2006 and is responsible for ensuring CIA has the information, technology, and infrastructure necessary to effectively execute its missions. Prior to her appointment as Deputy CIO, Ms. Singer served as the Director of the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service (DTS), United States Department of State, and was responsible for global network services to US foreign missions. GovITExpo builds on the success of SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo, the fastest-growing conference anywhere in the world devoted to... (more)

Managing Cloud Infrastructure at Cloud Expo 2011 New York

Cloud Expo 2011 New York $500 Savings here! The promise of cloud computing is that of virtually unlimited computing power that expands and contracts with the needs of the user. As the number of virtual servers increase, it's unlikely that IT will be able to keep up unless they have tools that can scale and automate the management of these dynamic systems. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Mark Hinkle, Vice President of Community at Cloud.com, will cover four disciplines of systems management: patching and provisioning, configuration, orchestration and monitoring. Specific recommendations will be made as to which open source tools are best suited for managing scalable cloud infrastructure and can be combined to automate management tasks as open source toolchains. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Mark Hinkle is t... (more)

Nick Carr's Cloud-Network Disconnect

Virtualization and cloud computing are promising to change the way in which IT services are delivered and, in effect, transform computing as we know it today.  I think the promises are likely to come true, if and only if critical technology issues are addressed. Nicholas Carr told a recent audience at IDC Directions that "Cloud computing has become the center of investment and innovation."   While he is not a technologist, his sometimes shocking insight into the transformation of IT have been prescient, even if he doesn't sweat the details of how complex IT infrastructures can morph into the equivalent of today's public utilities. To his credit Carr has predicted the rise of the cloud computing press release, multiple cloud conferences and panels and even the SaaS repositioning exercise.  He also foresaw the rise in Amazon and Google cloud announcements, perhaps year... (more)