NetSuite and California-based accounting and consulting firm Burr Pilger Mayer have partnered to launch new cloud computing practice. Both companies have signed a systems integrator (SI) deal to this end. NetSuite is a provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites. Following this deal, BPM will be able to build a cloud integration practice focused on implementing and supporting NetSuite’s cloud computing global business management suites. The accounting and consulting firm will also be able to build vertical SuiteApps for the NetSuite SuiteCloud platform. Thanks to NetSuite, BPM now has immediate presence in the burgeoning cloud computing industry, a world-class
UK-based cloud service provider Outsourcery has selected Acme Packet Net-Net session border controllers (SBCs) to extend its broad cloud product offerings for businesses. Acme Packet’s SBCs will support Outsourcery’s launch of Microsoft Lync 2010 and allow geographic distribution across multiple sites. Outsourcery, which is Microsoft’s worldwide ‘Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year‘ 2010, notes that it will use these SBCs to deliver SIP trunking services to Outsourcery’s hosted Microsoft unified communications (UC) customers. Acme Packet specializes in session delivery network solutions and enables the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks.
SAP and Dell Deliver New Cloud and In-Memory Computing Offerings SAP and Dell will help organizations transform their businesses through their new cloud and in-memory computing offerings. Dell delivers innovative technology and services and SAP specializes in enterprise application software. Both companies have announced an expansion of their long-standing relationship to this end. Following this agreement, SAP applications will now be available for deployment via Dell’s VIS Next Generation Datacenter Platform. The companies expect that this availability will allow customers to increase IT responsiveness and business efficiency. Dell’s customers will also be able to significantly increase the availability and speed
NetSuite Strengthens Ties with Google’s Cloud NetSuite, a provider of financials / ERP software suites, has strengthened its ties with Google’s cloud and integrated with Google Apps. This move includes contextual integration between the main components of NetSuite and both Gmail and Google Calendar, which ultimately offers improved productivity in the cloud. NetSuite has also announced full synchronization of Google Calendar and the calendar in NetSuite OpenAir, a global cloud professional services automation (PSA) and services resource planning (SRP) solution. The NetSuite OpenAir calendar app allows OpenAir events such as bookings and task assignments to be exported in real-time from
Red Hat Evolves Cloud Offering with Amazon Web Services Businesses can now quickly and easily purchase supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux via AWS’ on demand, pay as you go Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), thanks to an expansion of partnership between Red Hat and Amazon Web Services. This expansion of relationship will also allow customers to bring their own licenses to AWS. All customers in every AWS Region will be able to use this new offering in the coming weeks, note the companies. If you are an existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux customer you can easily instantiate Red Hat
Xerox and Cisco to Form Cloud Computing Service Alliance Market leaders plan to join forces to bring new revenue opportunities to channel partners; simplify and connect infrastructure for the enterprise LAS VEGAS, May 9, 2011 – Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and Cisco announced today that they intend to form an alliance to simplify IT management by delivering cloud-based services and technology solutions that combine network intelligence and print. The alliance plans to bring Xerox’s market-leading managed print and cloud IT outsourcing (ITO) services to customers over Cisco’s intelligent network infrastructure. Both companies will arm channel partners with solutions that help
Second Annual Cloud Computing Security Alliance Congress – November 16-17, 2011 In 2010, cloud computing began the shift from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘need to understand’ technology, as the promises of cost efficiencies and agility have begun to bear fruit. The Second Annual Cloud Security Alliance Congress, the industry’s only conference devoted to the topic of cloud security, will provide practical solutions for managing the transition to the cloud, and implementing security as a key component rather than an afterthought of this transition. It will provide insight on the models and architectures, the controls and real ‘nuts and
SAP Certifies HP as its Cloud Services Provider HP Enterprise Services has become an SAP-certified global provider of cloud services in support of SAP solutions. HP specializes in providing standardized IT solutions and services based on shared resources via the internet. The company enables smooth delivery of SAP applications to clients in a scalable manner via HP Hybrid Delivery Cloud Services. According to HP, it is among the first partners to achieve this certification, which assures clients using SAP applications through HP’s cloud services. Clients now know that they can benefit from increased flexibility, which enables business process alignment to