Fifth Annual Amazon Web Services “Start-Up Challenge” Begins Today for Start-Ups Worldwide Fifteen regional prizes and one global grand prize to be awarded to start-ups with the most innovative businesses built in the AWS cloud SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, Aug 01, 2011 – Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced the call for entries to the fifth annual AWS Start-Up Challenge, a contest to recognize innovative start-ups that are built on AWS’s cloud computing platform. AWS has expanded the Start-Up Challenge worldwide and will choose a total of 15 regional semi-finalists from the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East
Avnet Technology Solutions has introduced its HP-designated Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) at its Global Solutions Center in Chandler, Ariz. Avnet’s HP CCoE is built on a complete, integrated and open platform – HP’s CloudSystem. This platform allows both businesses and service providers to build and manage services across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. This facility can be leveraged by Avnet’s HP value-added reseller (VAR) partners in the U.S. and Canada to show prospects the benefits of incorporating cloud computing solutions from HP into their data centers and IT environments. Avnet has also announced several cloud solutions templates so
Palo Alto, Calif., June 21, 2011 – Symphony Services today announced it has established its award-winning IT service management offering, SUMMIT, as its own company. The new company, SUMMUS Software Inc., will aggressively advance SUMMIT’s goals of driving significant improvements to distributed IT governance, service levels and productivity—while addressing global management challenges via the broadest IT monitoring and management functionality available in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. While the majority of distributed IT service providers focus their offerings on large enterprise customers, SUMMUS is suitable for addressing the needs of small to mid-sized customers as well, ranging from $50 million to
UK-based cloud service provider Outsourcery has selected Acme Packet Net-Net session border controllers (SBCs) to extend its broad cloud product offerings for businesses. Acme Packet’s SBCs will support Outsourcery’s launch of Microsoft Lync 2010 and allow geographic distribution across multiple sites. Outsourcery, which is Microsoft’s worldwide ‘Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year‘ 2010, notes that it will use these SBCs to deliver SIP trunking services to Outsourcery’s hosted Microsoft unified communications (UC) customers. Acme Packet specializes in session delivery network solutions and enables the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks.
SAP and Dell Deliver New Cloud and In-Memory Computing Offerings SAP and Dell will help organizations transform their businesses through their new cloud and in-memory computing offerings. Dell delivers innovative technology and services and SAP specializes in enterprise application software. Both companies have announced an expansion of their long-standing relationship to this end. Following this agreement, SAP applications will now be available for deployment via Dell’s VIS Next Generation Datacenter Platform. The companies expect that this availability will allow customers to increase IT responsiveness and business efficiency. Dell’s customers will also be able to significantly increase the availability and speed
Enterprise Solutions Architect – Amazon Web Services Do you like helping large enterprise customers solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest cloud computing technologies? Do you have a knack for helping an organization understand application architectures and integration approaches, and the consultative and leadership skills to help guide a project to success? Do you want to be part of the business development team helping to move a large enterprise onto Amazon Web Services as their technology platform? Come join the NY AWS team as an Enterprise Solution Architect within Amazon Web Services (AWS). In your
White Paper Disaster Recovery and the Cloud: New solutions for offsite data protection The typical backup model adopted by most companies is fairly simple: once a week, the business’s data servers are copied to magnetic tape. Incremental changes are backed up as the week progresses. In general, a full week’s tape set is regularly sent offsite. Some businesses may back up to disk as well as tape, keeping the disks local and the tapes offsite – some may abandon tape entirely and find an alternative offsite storage plan. While details vary, what remains consistent is that in the event of