Netmagic Leverages Cisco, VMware to Develop Cloud Platform Indian managed IT hosting services provider Netmagic jointly collaborated with VMware and Cisco to develop its next generation cloud computing platform. The company has announced the beta release of its high performance Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform. Netmagic’s newest release leverages VMware vSphere and Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) to provide a robust cloud solution for enterprises and service providers. The IT hosting services provider claims that its IaaS platform meets global standards and will enable organizations to use a cloud environment that promises scalability, security and reliable migration. “We are
Polycom Hosts Cloud-Based Media Services on Microsoft Azure Polycom’s Accordent Media Services are powered by Microsoft Windows Azure. Organizations can leverage this cloud services offering hosted on the Windows Azure platform to rapidly and cost effectively deploy a single, secure, searchable video content management solution for all their video assets. Although businesses want to enjoy optimal productivity benefits from their growing libraries of multi-source, multi-format video assets, they do not want to invest a lot on extensive IT resources. Polycom notes that businesses also do not want to make major capital expenditures on networking or storage hardware. These issues are
Data Integrity, Data Resilience and Data Security Given the recent rise in popularity of cloud-based solutions, it is not surprising that there is a concern in the minds of many people regarding the security of their data. This is safeguarding the data against: Unauthorized access Data corruption or loss Hardware failure In reality, you will use much of the same precautions for cloud-based solutions as you would for a solution running in a corporate datacentre. Data Integrity When you are running an application on a server, you normally configure a suitable backup routine so that it is safe in the
White Paper Of The Week Hosting a WordPress Site In The Cloud For millions of bloggers worldwide, WordPress is the way they express their viewpoints, publish news and expand their blogosphere presence. To see how prolific and popular the free, open-source blogging platform is, one need only look at some of its prestigious blogs including Anderson Cooper 360°, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. WordPress.com’s pure metrics are equally impressive — 15,000 new blogs are added daily, joining about 8 million blogs already using WordPress.com and its infrastructure, which includes more than 1,000 hosted servers. But the
Internap Unveils First Open Source Infrastructure Cloud Platform By Kiril Kirilov of CloudTweaks Atlanta-based company Internap unveiled the first open source infrastructure cloud platform called Internap XIPCloud Storage, the company said. The service is still in its beta stage but is expected to be available to the general public very soon. “Internap XIPCloud Storage takes our performance offering to the next level. We can now deliver reliable, scalable storage that can be provisioned in an instant, operating at the speed of business. Our public cloud storage service will leverage the proven benefits of the OpenStack platform combined with our own
Amazon Cloud Host stops hosting WikiLeaks site (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has stopped hosting WikiLeaks’ website, which posted thousands of classified U.S. government documents this week, U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman said on Wednesday. The move comes after Lieberman’s staff made inquiries to Amazon on Tuesday as reports surfaced that WikiLeaks had asked Amazon to host its website on the Amazon servers after hackers targeted the WikiLeaks site. A representative for Amazon was not immediately available for comment.
Rackspace® Hosting Recognizes Ingram Micro for Visionary Cloud Leadership and Partner Enablement within the Cloud SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ — Demonstrating its thought leadership, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) is pleased to announce it has been recognized by Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, with the Cloud Visionary Partner of the Year Award. Presented at the 2010 Rackspace Partner Leadership Summit Awards Dinner earlier this month, the prestigious accolade honors Ingram Micro and its Services Division for the distributor’s ongoing dedication, industry leadership and relationship with Rackspace and the
What online matchmaking did for love, Rackspace Hosting does for productivity, matching business users with relevant SaaS apps SAN ANTONIO – October 7, 2010 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced the launch of AppMatcher, the matchmaking engine that helps businesses quickly locate the apps they need for everything from accounting to project management and human resources. Users of AppMatcher will be able to provide details about their organization and job function, quickly review a variety of relevant apps, and consult comments from those that are already using those apps.