Boston Tops The List of The Most Cloud-friendly U.S. Cities A newly published survey by Microsoft Corp. unveils the top 10 “cloud-friendly” cities across the United States, with Boston leading the pack among enterprise-size companies while Washington D.C. ranks first based on responses by managers at small and medium-sized businesses. The survey called “Cloud Computing as an Engine of Growth Survey” aims to better understand IT decision-makers across multiple industries, and the rankings are based on the responses by 2,000 IT decision makers nationwide who discussed how they are adopting and using cloud computing. The key findings of the study
RunMyProcess – PaaS, Scalability and Integration is the Key France’s start-up RunMyProcess was founded by Matthieu Hug, Eric Mahe and Alexandre Lachmann in 2007. The company managed to achieve recognition as a “Cool vendor” by Gartner Inc. in only a couple of years while last year Red Herring nominated the Paris-based company among the top 100 innovators in Europe. The company’s founders have solid background in IT and communications, therefore the company targeted the fast growing Cloud Computer market as its primary business. The company’s core product is its cloud-based Platform as a Service (PaaS) that utilizes business process management
LONDON – Jan. 17, 2011 – Hitachi Consulting, a recognised leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions, announced today it has joined the Citrix® Solution Advisor™ programme. Under this relationship, Hitachi Consulting will collaborate with Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), to develop and deliver strategic server and desktop virtualisation, software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud computing, and other virtualisation and on-demand solutions to its clients. Citrix is a longtime leader in desktop and application virtualisation technology. The company combines virtualisation, networking, and cloud computing technologies into a full portfolio of products that enable virtual workstyles for users and virtual datacentres
Brightpearl Bets on SaaS to Promote Its Integrated Multifunctional Solution By Kiril Kirilov of CloudTweaks Bristol-based Brightpearl was founded by Chris Tanner and Andrew Mulvenna in 2007 with the idea there is a niche in the financial software market. The company specializes in development of end-to-end web based solutions and offers its product as Software as a Service (SaaS). Actually, their flagship solution includes integrated CRM, accounting, order and stock management, website and e-commerce management, and help desk modules intended for SMEs. The company allows customers to use these modules separately or as a fully integrated platform. In an increasingly
BOSTON (Reuters) – Jeffrey Saut simply looks up to remind himself which tech stocks will be hot in 2011. Saut, chief investment strategist for brokerage Raymond James, says he is betting on companies that are leaders in cloud computing — using Internet technology to move computers and information away from desktops and into remote data centers. Despite the surge in cloud computing stock prices last year, investors are expecting an encore in 2011 as the revenue growth for these companies rises faster than the broader technology landscape. Will Danoff, who manages the $72 billion Fidelity Contrafund, is among the most
Meraki Releases Cloud-managed Router By Kiril Kirilov of CloudTweaks San Francisco-based cloud networking company Meraki unveils the Meraki MX series cloud-managed routers, the company said in a press release. The new models MX50 and MX70 feature cloud-based centralized management, a firewall, internet gateway service, and application traffic shaping. The new routers are a step forward toward an easy-to-use cloud-based environment providing an intuitive browser-based user interface, which does not require trained specialists to operate the system The MX series is designed to offer automatic security, signature and feature upgrades as well as network-wide monitoring. The key features of the MX
Chief Executive Officer Sanjay Dhawan to Highlight Significant Market Opportunities Tied to Migrating Major Enterprise Applications to the Cloud PALO ALTO, CA and BANGALORE, INDIA–(Marketwire – January 13, 2011) – Symphony Services, a leader in software product engineering services, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Sanjay Dhawan, will present at the upcoming 13th Annual Needham Growth Conference in New York. Dhawan will be discussing how the growing trend of migrating critical enterprise technologies to the cloud – including new mobility challenges — has translated into a large and fast-growing market opportunity for innovative software engineering specialists such as Symphony Services.
Rackspace Hosting and Akamai Join Forces SAN ANTONIO, TX and CAMBRIDGE, MA – January 12, 2011 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, and Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, announced today a strategic relationship that will enable Rackspace to offer Akamai’s web acceleration and cloud optimization services as part of its dedicated and cloud hosting portfolio. Responding to the needs of its customers, Rackspace will work to integrate key features from Akamai such as CNAMEs, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and CDN delivery for Cloud