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Google Apps, Tempus Nova Win Colorado Government Cloud Deal

Colorado is the latest state to embrace Google Apps in the government market.  The state will move 26,000 employees to Google’s cloud applications — joining Utah, Wyoming and Maryland as Google Apps customers. In its Official Enterprise Blog, Google notes that reseller partner Tempus Nova will assist Colorado’s state government in the transition — another […]

B2B Technologies Embraces Microsoft Windows Intune

B2B Technologies, an IT service provider and Microsoft Gold Partner, has embraced Windows Intune to remotely manage and secure customer PCs via the cloud. The move reinforces B2B Technologies’ strategic bet on Microsoft’s cloud computing strategy. But does it signal growing channel momentum for the Windows Intune cloud service? Earlier this year, B2B Technologies said […]

Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600: Built for Cloud Computing?

Intel Corp.’s new Xeon processor E5-2600 is taking aim at the data center and cloud computing markets, with a particular emphasis on storage and communications systems. The new Xeon processor arrives roughly one week after AMD acquired SeaMicro for a cloud server push. Intel claims the new Xeon processor addresses cloud service provider needs across […]

How Partners Can Evaluate Amazon Elastic Load Balancing

Amazon Web Services has released a free whitepaper entitled “Best Practices in Evaluating Elastic Load Balancing.” The article is intended for partners and developers with little or no experience with Amazon’s Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), and will also be relevant to those who leverage software and hardware load balancers. The authors assert that “to best […]

Zynga Gaming Cloud Leverages Citrix XenServer and Cloudstack

Zynga.com, the social gaming specialist, has shifted its cloud hosting platform away from Amazon Web Services to a proprietary zCloud, built on Citrix’s XenServer and Cloudstack. Moreover, hosting for Zynga’s popular games accessible on Facebook will now mostly reside on zCloud. Zygna.com, according to their press release, “is one of the first sites to be […]

Google Apps vs. Office 365 Cloud Comparison: Radicati Weighs In

Google Apps vs. Office 365 Cloud Comparison: Radicati Weighs In

When it comes to Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office 365, plenty of cloud partners and customers are looking for comparison information between the two cloud computing platforms. Now, The Radicati Group is weighing in with long-term analysis. A new Radicati report, called “Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office 365 – An Analyst Evaluation and Comparison, 2012-2016,” […]

The AMD-SeaMicro Cloud Server Deal: A Closer Look

The AMD-SeaMicro Cloud Server Deal: A Closer Look

When AMD announced plans to buy SeaMicro for $334 million, Wall Street initially applauded the deal. But how will the AMD-SeaMicro potentially impact the cloud computing market? In his initial statement about the deal, AMD CEO Rory Read claimed a beachhead in the data center arena: “By acquiring SeaMicro, we are accelerating AMD’s transformation into […]

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