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Cloud Computing

Global Evolution for IaaS

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Global Evolution for IaaS

Gartner estimates the global Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) market will grow to $3.7BN this year-- and will reach $10.5BN by 2014.

The analyst says the market's next 5 years represent a significant revenue opportunity, a period where vendors must start laying down the foundation for their future.

Due to the relative immaturity of the cloud market and its technologies, customers will tend to settle on what they can get immediately, rather than what they actually need. This implies at worst some unhappy customers and at best some customers Read more...

Trapping the Cloud

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Trapping the Cloud

LinkSource announces its latest technology, IronTrap-- offering clients tools to administer, provision, monitor and manage multiple cloud environments. 

Using IronTrap users are able to manage dedicated servers, public cloud, private cloud, devices and sites from multiple providers from their worksite, with advanced monitoring alerting and reporting through a single portal. System administrators can find all servers available-- whether Windows or Linux-- from a single control panel. 

A network monitor alerts administrators following failure detection, Read more...

Social Collaboration over the Cloud

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Social Collaboration over the Cloud

Novell launches Vibe Cloud, its first real-time web-based social enterprise collaboration platform. 

The service comes in 2 versions-- basic and enterprise (with additional security features, management controls and premium support).

The enterprise version also increases the storage limit from 250 MB/user to 5GB, while providing enterprise ownership of all data stored across users' groups in their domain. 

Vibe cloud combines real-time co-authoring, social messaging and file sharing with a secure IT environment, allowing for users across organisations Read more...

PowerCloud Enables Network-as-a-Service

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PowerCloud Enables Network-as-a-Service

PowerCloud Systems develops the CloudCommand Networking Cloud Operating System (NetCOS) that allows OEMs to offer enterprise-grade functionality in their low-cost networking hardware, adding the opportunity for recurring revenue streams (directly and via channel partners).

The platform can be run within private or public clouds to control a range of networking hardware  including wireless access points, routers, switches and NAS applainces. CloudCommand is offered both as a hosted platform (scalable to support large volume OEM product lines) or a Read more...

A Good Time To Go for Cloud?

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A Good Time To Go for Cloud?

Microsoft's W.Europe VP Klaus Holse Andersen urges SMBs to go for the cloud in order to become as innovative and competitive as their larger counterparts, saying cloud computing being up to 40x more cost-effective when compared to running one's own IT systems. 

The company's cloud adoption study predicts 39% of SMBs paying for one or more cloud services within the next 3 years-- compared to today's 29%. On average, paid cloud service users will use 3.4 services (an increase from today's 2.0 services). 

Meanwhile the global SME sector will go towards Read more...

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