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July 23, 2015
MSPmentor has compiled a list of the top cloud computing stories that managed service providers (MSPs) need to know about for the week of July 24.
IBM has launched a platform for developers to collaborate with the company on open source technologies. Big Blue noted that it plans to release 50 projects to the open source community to “spur a new class of cloud innovations around mobile, analytics and other high-growth areas.”
MSPmentor 501 honoree EarthLink has unveiled the Cloud Express service that is designed to speed up performance by enabling wide area network (WAN) users with a direct private connection to an ecosystem of cloud services providers (CSPs). EarthLink said the service eliminates network hops that can hurt performance and the user experience. The service also ensures greater security.
Dell has released the CloudRunner cloud services platform for MSPs, a service that lets MSPs white label cloud, including desktop as a service and automate IT-as-a-service (ITaaS) management and billing, \, and deploy applications on virtual desktops.
Cazena has is jumping into the Big Data-as-a-Service market with a new release that lets users “securely and seamlessly extend the enterprise data center with trusted cloud infrastructure and multiple, best-of-breed big data technologies,” according to a prepared statement from the company.
IDC is predicting that public cloud spending will continue to rise in 2015 and beyond. The company’s new report said public cloud investments could reach almost $70 billion worldwide this year, with new opportunities becoming available from intelligent industry solutions built on platforms that include cloud, big data, analytics, mobile and social capabilities.
Contributing writer, Penton Technology
Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Patch.com. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).
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