Likewise Announces Cross-Platform Storage Access and Control Likewise Storage Services targets the intersection of identity, security and storage BELLEVUE, Wash., June 2, 2011 – Storage in the cloud, as well as physical and virtual environments, across Linux, Unix and Windows platforms is more secure and powerful today with the release of Likewise Storage Services. Likewise Storage Services is a new offering that adds an NFS (network file system) module to the widely used Likewise CIFS platform — already licensed by industry leaders like EMC-DataDomain, HP, Isilon, and other large storage companies. Likewise Storage Services offers a consistent security model for
Equinix Cloud Data Center Hosts Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange June 2, 2011 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global cloud data center services, and Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx), which recently received authorization from Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission to provide Automated Trading Services (ATS), today announced that HKMEx is hosting its production core systems in the Equinix Hong Kong (HK1) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center. HKMEx aims to provide standardized exchange-traded products on a transparent pricing platform to participants trading during Asia-Pacific market hours. The first contract will be a 32 troy ounce (1 kilo)
Cloud Security Still Top Priority For Finance Execs In the wake of the recent Sony PlayStation hack, Amazon EC2 outage and Epsilon data theft, information security is once again back in the news – for all the wrong reasons. The web has become a playground for hackers and malcontents eager to phish, defraud and steal wherever and whenever they can. Policing this landscape is a logistical nightmare, and battle lines are being drawn and redrawn many thousands of times a day – which perhaps hints at why many of us are still uncomfortable with the idea of storing sensitive data in
Market-Leading Online Video Platform Renamed Brightcove Video Cloud; Company Positioned as Cloud Content Services Leader June 1, 2011—Brightcove, the cloud content services company, today unveiled Brightcove App Cloud™, a content app platform for building and operating powerful native apps and touch websites for Apple iOS and Google Android smartphones and tablets. App Cloud combines an open HTML5-based development model with intelligent cloud services for cross-platform compilation, automated app distribution, analytics, advertising, and connectors for content management systems and other cloud services, making app development and management more efficient and cost effective than ever before. Brightcove today also introduced a new
Apple Has Officially Launched iCloud Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software – Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS® X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®; and iCloud®, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.
Google Cloud Print Google has been working feverishly in terms of putting together their new service which offers remote cloud based printing capacities anywhere in the world. “Does Google Cloud Print only work in Chrome and/or Chrome OS?” Any app can use Google Cloud Print. When a web app uses Google Cloud Print, it should just work in any browser on any device. Browsers themselves can also use Google Cloud Print. For example, the version of Chrome in Chrome OS will use Google Cloud Print for printing web pages. A cloud print proxy will be included in Chrome to enable
SINGAPORE – May 31, 2011 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that BrightHost, a leading supplier of high-capacity cloud infrastructure and web hosting solutions, is leveraging Platform Equinix to support the expansion of its managed private cloud solutions to Hong Kong. The deployment of its cloud offering within Equinix’s Hong Kong (HK1) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center enables BrightHost to meet its blue-chip customers’ requirement for a presence in Asia. Michael Richardson, Manager at BrightHost said: “The nature of our solutions require a highly available and scalable environment, using best-of-breed performance
Managing the Virtualization Maturity Lifecycle Virtualization demonstrates substantial benefits — in agility, availability and cost reduction — but it is not all clear sailing. Most organizations struggle, sooner or later, with added complexity, staffing requirements, SLA management, departmental politics and more. In fact, most organizations face one (or more) clear ‘tipping points’, where virtualization deployment stalls as they stop to deal with these new challenges. This ‘VM stall’ tends to coincide with different stages in the virtualization maturity lifecycle — such as the transition from tier 2/3 server consolidation to mission-critical tier 1 applications; or from basic provisioning automation to