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.
What’s In It For Me? – The Key Question Companies Ask of Cloud Computing “What’s in it for me? I’ve got to ask, If it’s only more tears Then I’ll have to pass. If you’ll open up Then I can see, Deep in your heart What’s in it for me?” – John Berry, American country singer and songwriter. The key to selling anything – a product, a service, an idea – is the ability to convincingly answer the one question every customer has on his or her or its (if you are selling to an organization or company) mind –
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Amazon and 3DS Team on Delivering Cloud-Based Applications Dassault Systemes (3DS) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have teamed to enable companies of all sizes to get started quickly with 3DS Version 6 solutions on AWS. Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, delivers elastic cloud infrastructure. Dassault Systemes (3DS) specializes in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Both partners are collaborating to address the burgeoning demand by organizations to leverage cloud technologies to more efficiently deploy, maintain, and access 3D, Product Lifecycle Management and solutions. Dassault Systemes offers a platform that can be used for various purposes: run lifelike
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
What Bromium’s Funding Means for Cloud Security What can prompt three experienced professionals in the IT industry – former CTO and SVP of engineering at Phoenix Technologies Gaurav Banga, former CTO of the Data Center & Cloud Division of Citrix Simon Crosby, and former VP of advanced products in the Virtualization and Management Division at Citrix Ian Pratt – to abandon established careers and get together to form a new company? More importantly, what can prompt three experienced venture capitalist funds – Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners – to invest $9.2 million in the aforementioned company? The
Driving Business Productivity through DevOps + Cloud Computing Software development and operations/systems administrators have been operating in a mutually opposing, yet beneficial, relationship. If software development teams are Ying, then system admins would be considered the Yang. X’s to O’s. In traditional IT departments, the development team aims to deliver new, innovative features to end-users quickly. IT Ops team place more emphasis on run time, service, software and reliability, thereby requiring a slow and deliberate process. In a perfect world, the goals of developers and IT Ops should be aligned to power both agility and reliability. Unfortunately, it’s not always