Microsoft and Baycrest Create Cloud for Healthcare Sector Baycrest has announced a cloud partnership with Microsoft and its partner company Orangutech. The trio will synergize to create eHealth2Share, a web-based “cloud” for healthcare organizations in Canada and around the world to share information. “This is truly an innovative healthcare sector use of cloud services and the first to leverage the yet-to-be released next version of cloud-based software from Microsoft called Office 365,” said Terrie Tucker, Baycrest’s director of eHealth. “By openly sharing best-in-class content, healthcare institutions are providing each other with access to up-to-date resources and processes.” eHealth2Share taps the
The Delaware Department of Education has chosen a cloud-based suite of easy-to-use services from Microsoft. Microsoft Live@edu, an innovative suite of online communication and collaboration tools will benefit students, faculty and staff in district and charter schools throughout the state. As per the agreement between the two organizations, about 20,000 faculty and staff will initially migrate to this no-cost platform in June 2011. Ultimately, the Department of Technology and Information (DTI), the state’s central IT organization, aims to move everyone to Microsoft Live@edu, as well as offer it to the more-than-129,000-student population, over the next two years. Based on the
June 6, 2011 – Ipanema Technologies today announced that ANS™ (Autonomic Networking System™) 7.0 is now available to guarantee application performance as enterprises roll out SaaS projects. ANS 7.0 guarantees the performance of critical applications and maintains business continuity while enterprises migrate their key applications to the cloud. Enhancements to ANS 7.0 include native SLA enforcement for popular SaaS applications such as Google Apps, Microsoft® Office 365, IBM®LotusLive™ and SalesForce®. Enhancements to SALSA, the ANS multi-tenant management platform, include central application performance dashboards (including an iPhone/iPad version) able to monitor the performance of SaaS applications. Also announced is the new
Disney joins 50 game publishers who have provided games for the OnLive platform, with many more coming. OnLive is the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video game services, delivering real-time interactive experiences and rich media through the Internet. With groundbreaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to provide the power and intelligence needed to instantly deliver the latest, premium game titles to any HDTV via the OnLive Game System or nearly any PC and Mac via a small browser download. The OnLive Viewer app is available for the iPad and full gameplay is coming to both iPad and Android tablets.
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)
Swedish High Schools Deploy Google Cloud Many schools in Sweden have deployed secure cloud login solutions from Google. These schools are using cloud technology from Google, online identity provider Svensk e-identitet and strong authentication company Yubico to make significant cost savings and protecting the online identity for staff and students. Online identity theft is a global concern as more e-services move to the cloud. Google notes that fraudsters have made online identity theft the fastest growing crime today. This growing concern has driven the Swedish Data Inspection Board to ask all Swedish local e-governments and schools to move from username