Cloud Computing May Open Up Firms To Hundreds Of Millions In Fines Under EU Laws One of the major attractions of cloud computing is its universal accessibility; in essence, it is computing without borders. However, the world is divided into distinct countries, and with that come different rules and regulations. Consequently, this can and does give rise to different problems (see: Computing Without Borders – What Works, What Doesn’t). While it is true that American companies rule the roost as far as provision and consumption of cloud computing services are concerned, it’s also an established fact that there exists a
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Oct 5 (Reuters) – U.S.-based cloud computing firm Salesforce.com (CRM.N) is taking steps to broaden its operations in Japan, the Nikkei business daily reported. Salesforce.com plans to set up its first Japanese data center and buy more than 5 percent stake in software developer Synergy Marketing Inc (3859.OJ) for 100-200 million yen ($1.20-$2.40 million) in order to boost its annual sales to 100 billion yen, the paper said. The company, which now generates under 10 billion yen a year from its cloud computing services in Japan, has decided to lease one floor of a data center in Tokyo from NTT
Cloud Computing Firm NetApp Explores the Possibilities at VMworld 2010 SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwire – August 18, 2010) – NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) executives will discuss the hottest trends in infrastructure transformation, cloud computing, and virtualization at VMworld® 2010 San Francisco. Manish Goel, executive vice president of Product Operations; Jay Kidd, senior vice president of Product Strategy and Development in the Storage Solutions Group; and Val Bercovici, NetApp cloud czar, will all present at the show. NetApp is a Global Diamond sponsor of VMworld® 2010 San Francisco, which takes place August 30-September 2, 2010, at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. During the
PALO ALTO, CA, Jul 20, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — VMware, Inc. (VMW 72.42, -0.93, -1.27%) , the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter to the cloud, today announced financial results for the second quarter 2010: Revenues for the second quarter were $674 million, an increase of 48% from the second quarter of 2009. – GAAP operating income for the second quarter was $101 million, an increase of 166% from the second quarter of 2009. Non-GAAP operating income for the second quarter was $187 million, an increase of 94% from the second quarter of 2009.