Recent Cloud Computing Team Ups – II (This is the concluding part of a two-part article. For Part 1, please see: Recent Cloud Computing Team Ups) In the first part, I wrote about one recent team-up in the cloud computing space – Red Hat and SAIC. Here are two more. Piston Cloud Computing and Securisea Piston Cloud Computing, specializing in open-source cloud platform OpenStack, announced a technology partnership with Securisea, a leading Internet security consultancy specializing in cloud security and compliance. As per the terms of the agreement, Piston’s customers will have access to Securisea’s consulting and implementation services. With
The Cloud is Here (and Not Going Anywhere) Lately, there have appeared many articles on the Internet about how the cloud is now approaching maturity, and definitely here to stay, so I thought we should have a look at the evidence and what it actually means. This State of the Cloud 2011 Global Survey shows us some essential numbers: Three-fourths of organizations are at least discussing cloud adoption. In fact more than half are in trials, implementing or have already implemented the cloud. If we are looking at predictions for the future, the figures are overwhelming. This white paper from
Deloitte’s New Cloud Offering – CloudPrint Deloitte, the second largest professional services firm in the world (having recently lost that title to PwC), has expanded its consulting services in the cloud computing space with Deloitte CloudPrint, a “proprietary delivery framework has been designed to help guide clients through the process of becoming a cloud service provider or subscriber.” While the name of the service maybe somewhat misleading, bringing to mind offerings like Google Cloud Print, the name refers to process of printing or stamping out something rather than literal printing on paper. CloudPrint for Providers: a suite of services covering
HP advances clients’ cloud deployment, sourcing, security and learning VIENNA, Nov. 30, 2011 - HP today announced new Cloud Solutions that advance deployment of private, public and hybrid clouds, enabling enterprises, service providers and governments to capitalize on emerging market opportunities. With thousands of successful cloud deployments, HP has helped clients get the best of a hybrid delivery approach without the complexity. By incorporating both in-house and externally sourced IT services, clients can pick the right method of delivery to effectively meet time-to-market, availability and cost requirements. Yet, security concerns and a lack of internal skills continue to challenge organizations’ evolution to the cloud. Service
iCloud: Features and Competitors With the release of iCloud, Apple has revolutionized the process of storage and interaction via the cloud computing technique. The best part about iCloud is that it is free. It does not charge subscribers any sort of fee during the usage of most of the iCloud services. The specific services provided in iCloud are discussed in the paragraphs below. iCloud facilitates its subscribers by offering synchronization of mail, address book and calendar. The brilliant and unique aspect about this service is that it functions as a PUSH feature. This means that an update made by any
Alcatel-Lucent connects communications networks and the cloud New CloudBand ‘carrier cloud’ solution brings the reliability, security and high performance of communications networks to the cloud services market Paris – November 17, 2011 – Today Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is introducing a new solution, called CloudBand, which brings together the computing power and flexibility of the cloud with the high performance, reliability and security of communications networks. CloudBand is the foundation for a new class of ‘carrier cloud’ services that will enable communications service providers to bring the benefits of the cloud to their own networks and business operations, and put them in an ideal
Survey finds Instant Messaging is the weakest link when it comes to corporate security and compliance MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Nov. 14, 2011 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the worldwide availability of Symantec Instant Messaging Security. cloud (IMS.cloud) with support for Microsoft Lync. Symantec is one of the first SaaS vendor to support Microsoft Lync users, helping organizations that communicate using instant messaging platforms address their security and compliance issues. IMS.cloud scans messages and attachments for malware, blocks malicious URLs, protects organizations from data loss and logs messages for compliance purposes without the need for additional hardware and software.
Ninefold and Rackspace Battle for Australian Startup Mind Space Last month American cloud computing service provider Rackspace, in an effort to expand its presence in the Australian market, announced a deal with early stage venture capitalists Pollenizer to offer Australian start-ups free hosting worth $2,000 a month for their first year of operations. Now, Rackspace’s Australian rival Ninefold has announced an identical scheme, also in partnership with Pollenizer and another incubator Starmate. While Rackspace’s offer had been introduced in the US much earlier as the Rackspace Startup Program (See: Why is Rackspace targeting Startups? ), it’s something new in Australia.