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Cloud Computing and Cloud Stocks Tiptoe Up 2 Percent

Cloud Computing and Cloud Stocks Tiptoe Up 2 Percent

It was another solid week for the 20 cloud service providers and cloud companies on the Talkin’ Cloud Stocks Index. Indeed, our stock index rose a respectable 1.83 percent for the week ending Feb. 17, 2012 — while the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed closer to its former heights amid hopes that Greece would be receiving […]

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Rackspace Builds Out Hosted SharePoint with Acquisition

Rackspace Hosting has made its first acquisition of 2012 in the form of SharePoint911, a provider of Microsoft SharePoint consulting, training and quick-start services. Between Rackspace’s hosted SharePoint offerings and the addition of SharePoint911 professional services to its portfolio, Rackspace is hoping this combination makes for a one-stop shop for hosted enterprise collaboration. Financial terms […]

Fujitsu Launches AppRegion Windows Azure Cloud Management

Fujitsu System Solutions has launched AppRegion, a cloud operatons management solution designed for Microsoft Windows Azure deployments in the United States. It seems that the Japanese tech titan just can’t get enough Windows Azure in its portfolio. I’ll be completely square with you guys: Fujitsu’s press release isn’t exactly a shining pillar of coherence, likely due to […]

Google Launches Partner Sales Certifications, Partner Portal

Google took Valentine’s Day as a good opportunity to show partners some love (their joke, not mine, I swear) by way of the launch of a Google Partner Connect portal, designed to give Google Apps channel pros more insight into its enterprise product line. And that’s not all: The partner portal comes alongside the launch […]

Jelastic Java PaaS Launching in March, Pricing Announced

Jelastic Java PaaS Launching in March, Pricing Announced

Jelastic, one of the highest-profile members of the new crop of Java platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings, used Parallels Summit 2012 in Orlando to announce that it’s going to leave beta and go into general availability in March, hosted by ServInt in North America and dogado Internet GmbH in Europe. Unlike other PaaS offerings, Jelastic boasts its cloud […]

Champion Solutions Group Named VMware Partner of the Year

Boca Raton, Fla.-based Champion Solutions Group, a 32-year-old VAR, has made a big name for itself in the cloud — its Champion Cloud Services arm placed 33rd on the inaugural Talkin’ Cloud 50 list of top cloud service providers. And now, Champion can add VMware Infrastructure Virtualization Partner of the Year for the Americas to […]

Cloud Connect Santa Clara Day 2: OpenStack’s Debutante Ball

What better complement to a vendor-agnostic show than to spotlight the vendor-agnostic, open source OpenStack cloud platform? And, truly, Cloud Connect Santa Clara was nothing less than a debutante ball for the relatively fledgling OpenStack, with the platform a topic of debate and a point of value for several vendors. The surest sign came when Nebula […]

6fusion Extends Cloud Resource Meter to VMware Clouds

6fusion has made a name for itself as a provider of an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform, but it’s probably best known for its so-called “workload allocation cube,” (WAC) a metric of cloud usage that provides a standard unit for customer billing and cost assessment. And at Cloud Connect 2012, 6fusion announced WAC is coming to VMware […]

OnApp Expands U.S. Cloud Service Provider Platform, Presence

OnApp Expands U.S. Cloud Service Provider Platform, Presence

London-based cloud platform provider OnApp used this week’s Cloud Connect 2012 conference in Santa Clara to announce that it’s growing significantly in the United States, adding a new office in Utah and executives across the country, and growing its U.S. support staff by another 50 percent. OnApp builds its business on helping the more traditional […]

Rackspace, Redapt Partner on OpenStack Private Clouds

Rackspace Hosting and solution provider Redapt have partnered up, with the latter delivering pre-configured, OpenStack-powered hardware to the data center of the customer’s choice to enable the former’s Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition service. As a quick refresher, Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition is essentially a managed service that sees the customer install the server hardware necessary […]

SQL Azure Drops Cloud Database Prices, Introduces 100MB Option

Microsoft SQL Azure, the cloud database aspect of Redmond’s cloud play, is making it easier for prospective users to get started, thanks to a price reduction that could see customers save 48 percent to 75 percent for databases larger than 1GB. And along those same lines, SQL Azure now offers a 100MB database option that costs […]

Cloud Connect Santa Clara Conference: Day 1 Impressions

Cloud Connect Santa Clara Conference: Day 1 Impressions

It’s always jarring to go to a vendor-neutral conference such as this week’s Cloud Connect after so many blockbuster shows sponsored by a single company (i.e. Dreamforce, this week’s Parallels Summit). Where the huge shows are all about spectacle and pushing a single company line, Cloud Connect was much more about the sharing of big […]

Citrix Brings the Cloud into the Fold with CloudStack 3.0

Citrix Brings the Cloud into the Fold with CloudStack 3.0

Citrix is positioning the Cloud Connect launch of the CloudStack 3.0 cloud platform as the first time that customers of all sizes can leverage “the power of Amazon-Style clouds,” thanks to a deeper integration with Citrix technology and advances along the product’s roadmap.

Cloud Connect Santa Clara: Oh, It’s On. And We’re Ready.

Cloud Connect Santa Clara: Oh, It’s On. And We’re Ready.

For best results, listen to Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” while reading this … After weeks of planning, coordination and training, Cloud Connect Santa Clara is finally upon us — that time when every cloud vendor not big or egotistical enough to throw its own show is gathering here in Silicon Valley to show off […]

HP Launches Cloud Management for Multivendor Environments

Problem: Midsize-to-large businesses are building their clouds using services from different vendors, making management a potential nightmare for the administrator. Enter HP Software Professional Services, which has launched HP Service Integration and Management (SIAM), enabling customers to — and I’m quoting from the press release, here — “integrate, manage and govern complex multivendor environments.” It’s […]

CoreSite, Eucalyptus Partner to Offer Test Lab in the Cloud

CoreSite, Eucalyptus Partner to Offer Test Lab in the Cloud

Eucalyptus Systems, purveyors of the namesake open source, Amazon EC2-compatible private cloud platform, has teamed up with data center operator and Talkin’ Cloud Stocks Index member CoreSite Realty Corp. for a hosted enterprise-class test lab. As of Euclayptus Cloud Test Lab’s official launch on March 1, 2012, CoreSite is hosting a fully hosted IaaS cloud […]

SHI International Credits Cloud in 28 Percent Revenue Growth

SHI International Credits Cloud in 28 Percent Revenue Growth

SHI International, a relatively massive IT services provider and one of the largest women-owned businesses in the country, announced that its 2011 revenues rose to $3.8 billion — a 28 percent increase over last year — led in large part by its recently launched SHI Cloud. Vendor-wise, SHI International does business on behalf of a […]

DynamicOps Bolsters Cloud Automation with VM Reconfiguration

DynamicOps Bolsters Cloud Automation with VM Reconfiguration

DynamicOps, which describes itself as ” the pioneer of the Operations Virtualization platform that enables unified cloud automation and management,” announced the addition of a “user-aware, self-service VM-reconfiguration capability” to its core offering. If you can get past the Buzzword Bingo, here are some details. In the press release, DynamicOps boasts it’s the first time a solution […]

StrataScale Cloud Services Facilities Now Certified Green

StrataScale Cloud Services Facilities Now Certified Green

StrataScale, inaugural member of the Talkin’ Cloud 50 and a provider of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), has announced it’s now offering its wares from two of the greenest data center facilities in the industry — something proved by their just-attained LEED Gold and EPA Energy Star certifications. According to the press release, StrataScale delivers its network, storage […]

Cloud Stocks Rise Despite European Debt Fears

It’s another one of those weeks: The Talkin’ Cloud Stocks Index rose 1.69 percent for the week ending February 10, 2012. Not bad, considering fears about Greece and the European sovereign-debt crisis caused the Dow to slip 89 points in a single day (for an overall 0.5 percent loss for the week), while NASDAQ tumbled 0.8 percent […]

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