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.
How Cloud Computing Can Save Hollywood: Tinseltown Needs More Truffauts Like Hollywood needs saving. Many of us wouldn’t mind the million dollar paydays film execs rake in each weekend from the box office. Nevertheless, Hollywood elbows Wall Street and Capitol Hill as a primary American institution of influence. Keep up with the latest in the film biz, and you improve your cultural awareness in the same shot. How movies are interacting with the cloud is one of the industry’s hottest conversations. Cloud computing, get ready for your closeup. Living in New York City (and with Los Angeles as my hometown),
Heterogeneous Cloud Management Enhanced With Addition of Leading Cloud Computing Platform SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwire – Nov 7, 2011) – Today at Cloud Expo, Zenoss, a leading provider of management software for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructures, announced the availability of a free and open source CloudStack ZenPack. The new ZenPack extends Zenoss Core to manage the open source Citrix CloudStack™, providing CloudStack users with a unified view of their cloud infrastructure. Citrix CloudStack is a production-ready, free and open source cloud infrastructure platform that helps providers of all types deploy and manage simple, cost-effective cloud services that are scalable,
Organization Momentum Accelerates with Publication of Cloud Application Development and Resiliency Paper, Strategic Standards Collaborations, HP and Computer Associates Join Organization NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2011 – Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) members will triple cloud deployment in the next 2 years according to a report published by the organization today. This adoption is 5X faster than Q2’2011 IDC market forecasts  (Source: IDC Worldwide and Regional Public IT Cloud Services 2011-2015 Forecast (Doc # 228485, June 2011) for the >$90B expected invested in cloud operations worldwide in the next two years and reflects growing member confidence in delivery of industry
SunGard Offers Cisco Powered IaaS Cloud SunGard Enterprise Cloud Services have met the highest level of achievement for partners delivering Cisco technologies as a managed solution. The company has been certified as a Cisco Master Managed Services Channel Partner (MSCP) and also received the official designation of a Cisco Cloud Provider to offer Cisco Powered IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) Cloud. Cisco now recognizes SunGard, a software and technology services company, as a provider that can deliver exceptional cloud services in a multitenant environment to end customers. Cisco Master Managed Services Channel Partner program supports partners who sell and deliver managed and cloud
SafeNet Launches Webinar Series to Prepare Software Providers for Cloud Service Delivery Webinars Feature Industry Experts and Thought Leaders Delivering Best Practices for Services in the Cloud BALTIMORE–October 19, 2011– SafeNet, Inc., a worldwide leader in data protection, today announced the comprehensive educational webinar series, “Let’s Do It in the Cloud,” featuring presentations from some of the most experienced names in the cloud and software industries. Guest executive presenters from Agilis Solutions, Dell Boomi, IDC, SafeNet, THINKstrategies, and Zuora will walk webinar attendees through tips, tricks, and best practices for conquering some of the most challenging obstacles associated with cloud service delivery—from service development and integration to best
VMware Launches Cloud Foundry with SuccessFactors Virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions provider VMware has launched its Cloud Foundry project with SuccessFactors. Cloud Foundry helps businesses to build applications using open and industry-standard development technologies while preserving the flexibility to deploy across both public and private clouds. SuccessFactors, a global specialist in business execution software, will empower its customers and partners to extend SuccessFactors applications using the VMware Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service (PaaS) beta. Both companies-VMware and SuccessFactors-signed a deal for this project following which SuccessFactors was able to build its first application on CloudFoundry.com within hours. This application