In the Know: Top 5 Must-Read Cloud Stories, July 7
Every day Talkin’ Cloud pulls out five must-read cloud computing stories from the news cycle for its readers to review. Today’s column features Citrix, KeepItSafe and Dimension Data.
Some of these stories have been gathered from Talkin’ Cloud’s article database or that of its sister sites, while others have been collected elsewhere online. If we missed something, feel free to leave a comment below. We’d love to know what headlines are grabbing your attention.
Here’s today’s list of must-read cloud computing stories.
Citrix Hints that Workspace Cloud could Roll Out this Quarter. The Citrix Workspace Cloud enables service providers, value added resellers and businesses of all sizes to deploy and integrate Desktop as a Service. Citrix said it will start selling Workspace Cloud through its channel partners. The company has 1,900 active channel partners.
New backup service protects data stored in cloud apps. KeepItSafe is launching a new Cloud2Cloud service to protect data in SaaS applications. Users can back up data stored in Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce.com and Google Apps, as well as platforms like Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services.
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Cloud Collects Real-Time Data on 200 Tour de France Cyclists. Dimension Data is powering real-time data behind Tour de France, allowing spectators to view real-time information on all individual riders, processed by its cloud platform.
Gridpoint Adds Quattro Business Support Services to Expanding Channel Partner Program. GridPoint announced a new partnership with Quattro where Quattro will act as a referral partner by offering GridPoint’s EMS to its customers.
Cisco Plans to Buy Cloud Platform MaintenanceNet. After dropping $635 million on OpenDNS, Cisco announced a deal on Tuesday to buy MaintenanceNet for $139 million. MaintenanceNet is a privately-held company that operates a cloud-based platform that uses data analytics to automate sales processes, according to the WSJ.