WASHINGTON — July 12, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. and eBay [NASDAQ: EBAY] today announced that eBay will be one of the first customers of Microsoft’s new Windows Azure platform appliance for cloud computing. The partnership is a significant joint engineering effort that will couple the innovation and power of the Windows Azure platform appliance with the technical excellence of eBay’s platform — to deliver an automated, scalable, cost-effective capacity management solution. Microsoft also announced the limited production release of the Windows Azure platform appliance, the first turnkey cloud platform for large service providers and enterprises to deploy in their own
3PAR Brings Innovative Cloud-Agile Program to Canada FREMONT, CA, Jul 12, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — 3PAR(R) /quotes/comstock/13*!par/quotes/nls/par (PAR 10.01, +0.01, +0.10%) , the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today that CentriLogic, a leading provider of Cloud Computing, Managed Hosting, and Data Center solutions, has become the first member of the 3PAR Cloud-Agile partner program in Canada. CentriLogic has chosen the 3PAR InServ(R) F-Class Storage Server to power its multi-facility Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage platforms. In addition, as a 3PAR Cloud-Agile: ASSURED partner, CentriLogic has chosen 3PAR Remote Copy software to deliver Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service. “We decided to
ST. LOUIS, July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced that it plans to release its second quarter 2010 financial results before the market opens on Monday, July 26, 2010. Company executives will host a financial analyst call at 10 a.m. EDT that morning, to discuss second quarter earnings and to provide a general business update. The dial-in number for financial analysts in North America is (866) 835-8906 or (703) 639-1413 for international analysts. To participate, please dial in a few minutes before the scheduled time.
IDG News Service — Cloud computing will top the Internet in importance as development of the Web continues, according to a university professor who spoke Friday at the World Future Society conference in Boston. While those who developed the Internet had a clear vision and the power to make choices about the road it would take — factors that helped shape the Web — Georgetown University professor Mike Nelson wondered during a panel discussion whether the current group of developers possesses the foresight to continue growing the Internet. “In the mid-90s there was a clear conscience about what the Internet
TOKYO (Nikkei)–Fujitsu Ltd. (FJTSY, 6702.TO) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will share data centers worldwide in a bid to catch up to Google Inc. (GOOG) and other pioneers in the business of providing software and computing services online, the Nikkei reported Friday. The effort will combine Microsoft software with Fujitsu customer service to speed both firms’ expansion into cloud computing. Fujitsu operates 90 or so data centers in 16 countries. As early as this year, it will begin hosting Microsoft cloud services at its Tatebayashi center in Gunma Prefecture. It plans to do the same at locations in the U.S., the
New RTP center may draw up to $7.8M in state incentives DURHAM, Jul 09, 2010 (The Herald-Sun – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) – A subsidiary of IBM is planning to hire 600 workers and invest $3.7 million in a new process service center in Durham’s Research Triangle Park in the next two years. As a result of the project, IBM Lender Business Process Services Inc., a specialty loan processing company, could receive up to $7.8 million in incentive payments from North Carolina state government during the next decade. Gov. Beverly Perdue touted the jobs and facility announcement on Thursday,
TOKYO (Reuters) – Fujitsu Ltd, Japan’s biggest IT services provider, said on Friday it plans to boost investment in cloud computing by 54 percent this year to beef up its operations in one of the IT sector’s hottest areas. It will also seek more global partnerships and acquisitions to expand its software and product offerings accessed online, and key targets will include software firms with strong technologies or client bases, president Masami Yamamoto told a news conference. Fujitsu, the world’s No. 3 IT services vendor after IBM and Hewlett-Packard, plans to spend $1.1 billion on its cloud computing business by
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The rapid growth of cloud computing is making it much easier for SMB channel partners to provide a broader range of offerings on a 24/7 basis at a lower cost and with fewer IT staff. These offerings include services such as SaaS and managed IT services. As a result, SMB channel partners could lose more than 200,000 IT jobs over the next decade according to AMI Partners’ recent Cloud Computing Research studies. “We have already seen some early signs of IT services job attrition at the high end of the market as a result of software automation. It