8×8 Appoints Vance Raeside to Lead Federal Government Cloud-Based Sales Initiative SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 8×8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), provider of innovative cloud communications and computing solutions, today announced the appointment of Vance Raeside as its Washington DC-based Director, Federal Sales, responsible for overseeing all direct and indirect sales activity with federal, state and local government agencies. Raeside brings nearly two decades of telecommunications sales experience to 8×8, including 13 years selling into the public sector as Manager, Federal Sales at Shoretel, Inc. and Manager, Business/Systems Integrator Partners at Nortel Government Solutions. While at Shoretel, Raeside developed
Gartner Inc Case Study: Mohawk Fine Papers Uses a CSB to Ease Adoption of Cloud Computing This Case Study provides useful lessons for combining e-commerce with cloud computing. See what Liaison Technologies can do for your business… This Case Study examines how paper manufacturer Mohawk Fine Papers uses cloud services brokerage Liaison Technologies' service to help access trading partners and simplify the adoption of cloud computing. The research provides useful lessons for combining traditional e-commerce with cloud computing. ————————————————————– Paper manufacturer Mohawk Fine Papers needed a comprehensive service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based backbone to support interoperability between all its internal and external
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
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
The 3 Greatest Reasons to Move to the Cloud I would like to thank one of my readers for asking me what are the 3 greatest reasons a business should move to the cloud. I have discussed both the benefits and disadvantages of cloud adoption, but it is time to bring some perspective on the matter from the point of view of those who have not yet moved to the cloud. Obviously, each business has its own priorities and decides what is important, so it is quite a challenge to come up with some criteria that would apply
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