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
Amazon.com Acquires CLOUD.CO Domain Name Online retailer Amazon.com has acquired the registration rights to the single letter domain names A.CO, K.CO and Z.CO and also to the premium reserved domain name Cloud.CO. This announcement was made yesterday by the official domain registry for the .CO domain, .CO Internet S.A.S., which signed an agreement with Amazon.com to this end. Both partners have not disclosed the terms of the acquisition. According to .CO Registry, it intends to announce additional high profile domain name deals in the coming months. Amazon.com notes that with these registration rights it has joined the league of other
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.
Cloud Based SugarCRM Releases Sugar 6 SugarCRM’s new edition of software-as-a-service, Sugar 6, is believed to have entered a beta test program from April 13. SugarCRM is an open-source package that now appears with a newly revamped user interface which can accommodate faster navigation with the help of a one-click access to many of its features, and an overhauled application for mobile connectivity. Company officials said that Sugar 6 is scheduled to be available to a selected group of production customers from June, while its general release to the public is scheduled for July. Clint Oram, the vice president of
GigaSpaces Builds on the Success of OpenStack, Accelerating Choice for Enterprise Cloud App Development NEW YORK and BETHESDA, MD. – April 11, 2011 – GigaSpaces today announced they are collaborating with Citrix to provide an open, scalable platform for the development of enterprise cloud applications. GigaSpaces will leverage Citrix OpenCloud to offer a truly open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that will enable developers to use any hypervisor, development language, and runtime of their choosing – including Java, .Net, PHP, and Spring – to develop and scale applications for even the largest clouds. As a result, businesses can fully leverage their existing investments
CA Technologies Customer Increases Agility and Unlocks Cost Savings with Application-centric Cloud Platform ISLANDIA, N.Y., April 7, 2011 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that Bird Hosting, a cloud service provider and longtime 3Tera customer, has signed a multi-year license agreement with CA Technologies, extending the company’s previous month-to-month arrangement and tripling the number of servers running the software. Bird Hosting has managed its entire catalog of services, including shared hosting, virtual servers, clustered servers and virtual private data centers (VPDCs) on the CA 3Tera® AppLogic® platform since early 2009, resulting in increased flexibility and cost savings. “The CA
SunGard® Availability Services Expands Business Partner Program with Enterprise Cloud Services Wayne, PA – April 6, 2011 – SunGard Availability Services has expanded its Business Partner Program with the addition of the SunGard’s Enterprise Cloud Services to the channel program. SunGard’s partners can now tap the fast-growing cloud computing market by offering SunGard’s fully managed, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Platform. SunGard’s Enterprise Cloud Services provide managed compute, network, storage and security resources that can be customized to meet end-user needs. Built on best-in-class Vblock technology from VMware, Cisco and EMC, the SunGard Enterprise Cloud leverages IT security best practices