Riverbed Unveils IT Performance Solution for Accelerating VMware vSphere® Replication Joint Riverbed and VMware Solution Critical for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery in Cloud and Virtualized Environments SAN FRANCISCO—August 30, 2011—Today at VMworld® 2011, Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, announced its Steelhead® appliance wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions accelerate VMware vSphere® Replication, a new feature of VMware vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™ 5. The combination of the Riverbed® and VMware solutions address the challenges of replicating data across the WAN in cloud and virtualized environments, and is an integral component to improving business continuity and disaster recovery.
Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money Startups have been an area of focus for this website, and not without reason. With cloud computing being such a new technology, there is a lot of innovation taking place. And startups are often the birthplaces of innovation. However, innovation, like most things in life, requires money, at least initially, in order to flourish. That is where venture financing comes into play. Thankfully for cloud computing startups, there are many financiers willing to back them. Here’s a recap of some recent developments in this area. Box.net: This is a company that I had covered
Microsoft Creates Profitable Businesses with “Cloud CRM for Less” Microsoft is extending $150 cash per user seat to up to 500 user seats for each eligible customer through its “Cloud CRM for Less” offer. This offer is making it easier for Salesforce.com, SAP and Oracle customers to switch to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, which gives people required insight to gain an edge over their competitors.Available between now and March 31, 2012, this new offer promises to offer significant cost savings and help customers realize the benefits from using software and online services. Microsoft notes a report by Nucleus Research according
VMware Introduces New Platform for Enterprise Database as a Service New VMware vFabric Data Director™ Will Help Control Database Sprawl, Accelerate Application Development with Self-Service Database Operations and Improve Datacenter Efficiency Las Vegas, Aug. 29, 2011 — Today at VMworld® 2011, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, announced a new database provisioning and operations solution designed to deliver a database as a service model for the enterprise. An extension of VMware's Cloud Application Platform strategy, VMware vFabric Data Director™ will give IT the ability to control and manage a growing set of heterogeneous databases through
NEC Secures Business with Android Based Cloud NEC Corporation is securing businesses with two new products “LifeTouchNOTE Business Model” and the “LifeTouch Security Pack Model.” The launch of two new business-use models of NEC’s Android based “LifeTouch” Cloud Communicator series has begun shipping in Japan from today August 26, 2011. NEC specializes in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. The company is providing for a range of business needs with an elevated level of security with these new additions to the LifeTouch series. The newly released terminals leverage a variety of
Successful selling in the cloud relies on billing The cloud offers a multitude of benefits for businesses looking to expand their sales channels. In the cloud, these companies can create new, predictable revenue streams; develop economies of scale; gain faster time to market; and shorten sales cycles. However, those benefits come with some challenges. Many organizations imagine the path to the cloud is a technology-dominated road. The truth is that companies moving to the cloud need to put 80 percent of their focus on developing a new business model. The remaining 20 percent of a cloud company’s attention should go
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (August 26, 2011) – Acer announces the completion of an all-new clustered computing competency center, Acer Cloud Competency Center, located at Acer’s e-Enabling Data Center (Acer eDC) in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The center offers proof of concept designs and new clustered computing solutions – including high-performance computing and cloud solutions – and builds upon over a decade of server and data center development by both Acer eDC and Acer Enterprise Products Business Unit (EPBU). Acer Cloud Competency Center is designed to function as a test-bed for enterprise solutions in the realms of cloud and high-performance computing (HPC) solutions. Today,