ARMONK, N.Y. – 17 May 2011: A new IBM (NYSE: IBM) study of more than 3,000 global CIOs shows that 60 percent of organizations are ready to embrace cloud computing over the next five years as a means of growing their businesses and achieving competitive advantage. The figure nearly doubles the number of CIOs who said they would utilize cloud in IBM’s 2009 CIO study, and is one of dozens of new insights and trends learned from CIOs worldwide in businesses of all sizes. As demand for ever-growing amounts of information continues to increase, companies are seeking simple and direct
HP Accelerates Data Analytics with New Financing Offer HP systems certified to run SAP In-Memory Appliance (SAP HANA) ORLANDO, Fla., May 16, 2011 – HP today announced a new financing offer(1) to help organizations accelerate decision making with SAP® In-Memory Appliance software (SAP HANA™) running on HP Converged Infrastructure. In addition, HP ProLiant DL980 G7 and HP ProLiant DL580 G7 systems are among the first HP platforms certified by SAP for running SAP HANA, giving assurance to organizations that they can achieve increased flexibility, rapid provisioning and a highly reliable architecture with their HP and SAP solution. With SAP HANA
Microsoft to Acquire Skype For $8.5 Billion REDMOND, Wash., and LUXEMBOURG – May 10, 2011 – Microsoft Corp. and Skype Global S.à r.l today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype, the leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion in cash from the investor group led by Silver Lake. The agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of both Microsoft and Skype. The acquisition will increase the accessibility of real-time video and voice communications, bringing benefits to both consumers and enterprise users and generating significant new business and revenue opportunities.
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
Five Considerations When Evaluating Cloud Computing Architectures Wayne, Pa. – May 4, 2011 – An excellent starting point for an organization looking at cloud computing platforms is to examine its IT architecture. Only by aligning the architecture – compute, network, data center, power and storage resources – with applications can a company be on the path to achieve the reliability and performance it requires within a cloud environment. “In cloud computing, true protection is an outcome of the right architecture for the right application,” said Janel Ryan, senior product marketing manager at SunGard Availability Services. “Organizations need to fully understand
Informatica Powers Hybrid IT With Cloud Data Integration Informatica Cloud Summer 2011 Delivers Enterprise-Class Security and Management to Cloud Integration REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 3, 2011 – Informatica Corporation, the world’s number one independent leader in data integration software, today announced Informatica Cloud Summer 2011, a major new release of the award-winning cloud integration service. Cloud computing adoption by IT has been constrained by the lack of enterprise capabilities such as performance, scalability, availability, manageability and support. The Informatica Cloud Summer 2011 release delivers enterprise-class functionality through easy-to-use cloud services that deliver universal cloud integration and unified hybrid deployment for both
Geminare Empowers Online Backup Industry Transforms virtually all business-calibre online backup solutions into true Cloud-based Business Continuity May 2nd, 2011, Toronto, ON – Geminare, market leader in the Recovery as a Service space, today introduces Virtual Server Rapid Recovery (Rapid Recovery), a managed cloud-based solution designed to dramatically streamline the manual processes associated with system restoration when using online backup services. Compatible with virtually all business-calibre online backup services, Rapid Recovery provides cost-effective recovery of production systems to a secure cloud environment by leveraging a customer’s existing backup solution. Rapid Recovery ensures that companies can quickly and easily restore operations in
Grid Dynamics Named “Cool Vendor” by Leading Analyst Firm Company Evaluated in 2011 Cool Vendors in Infrastructure Services Report FREMONT, Calif.,– Grid Dynamics, the authority on cloud computing and enterprise systems scalability, today announced it has been included in the 2011 list of “Cool Vendors” in the “Cool Vendors in Infrastructure Services, 2011” report by Gartner, Inc. Grid Dynamics offers unparalleled expertise in creating scalable and elastic applications and infrastructure for mission-critical business functions. The company leverages its team of highly skilled architects, engineers and mathematicians to help its customers transform their core processes and systems through emerging technology. “We