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Red Hat Summit: Cloud Partners, Cloud Access and FuseSource

Red Hat Summit: Cloud Partners, Cloud Access and FuseSource

At this week’s Red Hat Summit, the company is making moves to boost its cloud mojo and attract channel partners with announcements regarding its Certified Cloud Provider Program, the expansion of Red Hat Cloud Access, and the acquisition of open source integration and messaging firm FuseSource. Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) noted its Certified Cloud Provider […]

eXo Integrates Cloud IDE with Google Apps Engine PaaS

eXo Integrates Cloud IDE with Google Apps Engine PaaS

User experience services provider eXo is integrating its Cloud IDE development environment with the Google App Engine to make it easy for developers to create and deploy web apps that run on Google’s infrastructure. eXo announced the integration at the Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco. According to the release, developers “building Java or […]

Pano Logic Takes Desktops to the Cloud via Google Chrome

Pano Logic Takes Desktops to the Cloud via Google Chrome

Pano Logic is releasing for general availability the Pano System for the Cloud, designed to provide organizations with a low-cost desktop cloud computing platform with Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Chrome as the interface. The specialist in zero client desktop virtualization (VDI) claims its System for the Cloud “eliminates the need for a local operating system and […]

Symantec, Red Hat Re-Engage Disaster Recovery, Storage

Symantec, Red Hat Re-Engage Disaster Recovery, Storage

Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) and Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) are expanding a decade-long relationship to jointly provide agile private and hybrid clouds that offer off-premise disaster recovery (DR), improved storage management, and cost-effective failover for Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) databases. During this week’s Red Hat Summit, the two companies announced an expanded collaboration across engineering, support and […]

Cloud Services Interview: Networking Specialist QLogic

High-performance networking specialist QLogic (NASDAQ: QLGC) has made a name for itself in the cloud space with its line of adapters, switches and ASICs for data center environments, especially those built for the cloud. In the past few months, the company has formed partnerships with vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP) (NASDAQ: HPQ) and Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) […]

iIT Buys Veddio to Simplify Cloud Services Management

iIT Buys Veddio to Simplify Cloud Services Management

IT services company independenceIT (iIT) has acquired Veddio, a cloud services management provider and MSP services aggregator, seeking to unite its channel focus and Complete Cloud Workspace services with Veddio’s offerings and partner base. In its press release, iIT claims the acquisition “broadens independenceIT’s customer base and enables channel partners of all sizes to reap […]

Encryption Firm Vaultive Launches Advantage Partner Program

Encryption Firm Vaultive Launches Advantage Partner Program

Cloud data encryption firm Vaultive is launching its Advantage Partner Program, designed to attract established channel firms seeking to help customers leverage cloud solutions such as hosted Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Exchange and Office 365. Vaultive claims its Advantage Program “provides significant business development investments encouraging proven channel firms to engage clients within Vaultive’s channel-centric model.” […]

Host Analytics Cloud Survey: Optimism, Adoption Challenges

Host Analytics Cloud Survey: Optimism, Adoption Challenges

Enterprise cloud performance management firm Host Analytics released a survey of almost 350 CIOs and IT executives on cloud adoption trends and challenges, which found “strong optimism on the current benefits and potential of cloud computing, but at the same time … caution about the lingering IT challenges to adoption.” The survey, which was conducted by […]

Sumo Logic Offers Free Log Management Service on AWS

Sumo Logic Offers Free Log Management Service on AWS

Sumo Logic is offering on Amazon Web Services (AWS) (NASDAQ: AMZN) its Sumo Logic Free, an enterprise-grade log management and analytics service, to help customers eliminate the need for and cost of on-premise solutions. According to the log management and analytics firm the general availability of Sumo Logic Free on AWS offers “full functionality, including […]

ParElastic Virtualization Engine Scales Relational Databases

ParElastic Virtualization Engine Scales Relational Databases

ParElastic is launching its Elastic Database Virtualization Engine, a flexible software solution that enables elastic database capacity in relational database servers such as MySQL. The database company released the beta version of the technology, which permits users to unite several database servers and use them as one virtual database, creating a workload capacity exceeding the […]

New Relic Adds Free App Speed Index to its SaaS APM Solution

New Relic Adds Free App Speed Index to its SaaS APM Solution

Application performance management provider New Relic is adding a free Application Speed Index to its SaaS application performance management (APM) tool, with the goal of giving customers a competitive advantage with real-time, application performance metrics. With the new App Speed Index organizations can benchmark their own application performance against their peers, based on actual user […]

Versant Launches NoSQL Cloud-Based Data Management System

Versant Launches NoSQL Cloud-Based Data Management System

Versant, a specialist in data management software infrastructure, is launching the free, pre-release version of Versant JPA for the Cloud, a cloud-based Java client for the Versant Object Database, to lower the barriers to NoSQL adoption for customers and help them gain the benefits of big data applications. Versant announced the pre-release version of Versant […]

Asigra Adds Vertical Marketing to Boost Partner Business

Asigra Adds Vertical Marketing to Boost Partner Business

Cloud backup and recovery specialist Asigra is adding a vertical marketing strategy to its Hybrid Partner Program, with the goal of helping its partners gain more business in the cloud backup and recovery market. The company announced the addition of the vertical marketing strategy to its partner program earlier this month at its Cloud Backup […]

Alfresco Launches Cloud Content Management Offering

Alfresco Launches Cloud Content Management Offering

Content and collaboration firm Alfresco is launching its cloud service, stepping up to a SaaS version of its document management offerings. Describing the new service as “scalable, transactional document management and collaboration,” Alfresco’s cloud service is a SaaS version that extends the company’s document management capabilities across the firewall. “Alfresco in the cloud” permits customers […]

Xeround Extends Free Cloud MySQL Database to Joyent Cloud

Xeround Extends Free Cloud MySQL Database to Joyent Cloud

Xeround and Joyent have partnered to make Xeround’s MySQL-based FREE edition available on the Joyent cloud, with the goal of providing a simple and elastic cloud database. Designed for “real-time, high performance applications,” Joyent Cloud delivers public and private cloud software and services to web applications such as LinkedIn, Voxer, Gilt Groupe and TaskRabbit. Xeround […]

ScaleXtreme Announces Next-Gen Big Data Systems Management

ScaleXtreme Announces Next-Gen Big Data Systems Management

ScaleXTreme is adding Big Data functionality to its next-generation systems management products, with the goal of providing actionable IT insights. According to the cloud-based monitoring and systems management firm, the “next generation of IT will involve seamlessly managing systems within the enterprise as well as from multiple public cloud providers, through a variety of web […]

Atlantis Computing Launches New Storage Optimization Product

Atlantis Computing Launches New Storage Optimization Product

With the launch of Atlantis ILIO FlexCloud 1.0 at the GigaOM Structure conference, Atlantis Computing wants to show enterprises and service providers how their technology can optimize storage utilization for virtual servers. The new ILIO FlexCloud 1.0 product, according to Atlantis, enables customers “to fundamentally change the performance and economics of storage-intensive virtualized server and […]

Red Hat Launches JBoss Platform 6, Data Grid 6 Offerings

Red Hat Launches JBoss Platform 6, Data Grid 6 Offerings

Open source software contender Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) launched two new products: Platform 6, designed to help enterprise customers automate application development and speed time-to-market, and Data Grid 6, which aims to reduce the cost and complexity of scaling applications. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, available now, features “a new cloud-ready architecture, new and improved […]

CloudOpt Partners with RightScale to Speed the Cloud

CloudOpt Partners with RightScale to Speed the Cloud

CloudOpt and RightScale are teaming up to speed up the movement of customer data to and from RightScale-supported clouds. CloudOpt, a specialist in WAN optimization for the cloud, and RightScale, a cloud computing management firm, announced their partnership with an eye on speedy data transfers. According to CloudOpt, “customers can reduce data transfer times and […]

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