8×8 and VCE Deliver Cloud Services to Businesses Business communications and cloud computing solutions provider 8×8 and VCE are collaborating to deliver cloud computing services to businesses utilizing the Vblock Infrastructure Platform. VCE or the Virtual Computing Environment Company was formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel. This company was established to create a fully integrated IT platform that combines compute, network, storage, virtualization and management technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware. 8×8 is able to accelerate deployment of cloud-based computing solutions by adopting the Vblock platform. These solutions have the ability to significantly cut down
Dimension Data Acquires OpSource To Accelerate Global Cloud Strategy Johannesburg, South Africa and Santa Clara, CA – June 30, 2011 – Dimension Data announced today that it has acquired OpSource, an enterprise cloud company, in a deal that will see Dimension Data, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Holdings, accelerate its cloud computing services offerings. At the same time, Dimension Data, a US $4.7 billion ICT services and solutions provider has created a centralised Cloud Solutions Business Unit which will report directly into Dimension Data’s CEO, Brett Dawson. OpSource will become part of the Dimension Data Cloud Solutions Business Unit.
AWS Announces New Data Transfer Pricing We’re pleased to announce that we’re lowering our pricing for AWS data transfer, effective July 1, 2011. We’ve often told you that one of our goals is to drive down costs continuously and to pass those savings on. We’ve reduced prices on over a dozen occasions over the last four years. We’re happy to be able to once again pass along savings to you. We will no longer charge a separate fee for internet data transfer in. For internet data transfer out, we’ve added three new tiers — at 1 PB, 5 PB and
There are many ways to connect to cloud storage. The most popular one is to provide web interface inside a web browser. For example, Google Docs, SkyDrive all have their own web interface. The problem of this is that it can’t be interoperable with existing applications until the applications are re-written. Google has a Google Cloud Connector for this purpose to connect Microsoft Office applications to Google Docs. The other way is to connect directly from OS. For example, Chrome-OS is an Internet-based OS that has everything in the cloud. From within Chrome browser, you can do various browser-based access
SITA and Orange Business Services join forces to build a global cloud computing infrastructure Brussels – June 22, 2011 – SITA, the air transport industry IT specialist, and Orange Business Services, the leading global integrated communications service provider for businesses, have agreed to jointly build a global, high performance, managed cloud computing infrastructure. Each partner will use this infrastructure to deliver its cloud services portfolio to its markets with added global reach, reliability and minimum latency. The cloud computing infrastructure will be based on six seamlessly interconnected Tier III+ and Tier IV data centers in five continents, in Atlanta, Frankfurt,
Here is a compiled list of 35 Cloud Computing Reseller Partner Programs now available. This is a small list that we’ve put together for individuals and companies looking to cash-in on some of the growing cloud computing opportunities available. There are a number of other companies with partner opportunities not listed here and we will be sure to include them in the next update. These companies are listed in no particular order. 35 Cloud Computing Opportunities Flexiant scaling Art of defense security Extrasys file sharing Vmware scaling Ibm storage Parallel scaling Abiquo platform Abovenet network Storsimple storage Gogrid scaling Salesforce
Metanga Enhances Microsoft Cloud Adoption MetraTech, a provider of agreements-based billing and compensation solutions, has launched its multi-tenant software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based billing solution, on Microsoft Windows Azure. Known as Metanga, this solution will help Microsoft’s customers to monetize their Windows Azure offerings. It facilitates the adoption of Windows Azure to new audiences and also make Microsoft’s cloud platform more relevant. According to MetraTech, this announcement highlights its relationship with Windows Azure and continues its business relation with Microsoft. Metanga is a native Windows Azure building block solution, which provides Microsoft’s independent software vendor (ISV) customers with the shortest path to cloud-based