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More and more people are realizing that Cloud Computing may be a hype, but for sure it is not an invention.  The components that make up or enable the cloud are not new. We have had fairly broad networks for 10 years, have used virtualization for 20 years and were sharing of computing capacity (time sharing) even before I started my working life. As CA’s Ajei Gopal recently said, Cloud Computing is much more a “practical innovation”.   Practical innovation combines existing technology into a compelling new product. Best example of a “practical Innovation” is probably the iPod that combined existing and readily available technology like a portable hard disk, a compact headset and MP3 compression in a new type of walkman. The thing with “practical Innovations” is that it is not about having the best idea; it is not even about having the idea first. It is all about FLA... (more)

BIS Customers Taking Advantage of Low Latency Ethernet Connectivity

LONDON, October 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BIS Ltd, a leading owner and operator of secure and expertly managed London data centres and outsourced managed IT services, is pleased to announce that their continued successful provision of Ethernet services has earned them a Colt UK Partner of the Year award. The annual awards are designed to recognise and celebrate Colt's top performing partners, both on a national and pan-European level, and is in addition to BIS' status as one of only five Colt Platinum Partner designations. Rob Jupp, Director of Colt's Midsize Business Division in the UK, said, "We are delighted that BIS and their customers recognise the benefits of our award-winning Ethernet services for their wide area network. These low latency connectivity solutions are easy to manage, scalable and flexible and offer high speed access to business critical applicati... (more)

Research and Markets: 2011 China SMB Cloud Playbook: a Strategic and Tactical GTM Planning Guide

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d07b86/2011_china_smb_clo) has announced the addition of the "2011 China SMB Cloud Playbook - Strategic and Tactical GTM Planning Guide" report to their offering. This study provides a tactical framework for architecting cloud-based services offerings to meet the increasing demand for cloud services by SMBs. SMBs' needs for specific cloud applications and services are synthesized into pre-packaged bundles or offers with quantitative, survey-based take rates and associated revenue potential. The tactical guide provides analyses of the purchase probability and supplier revenue potential of a number of different service options bundled with selected baseline offers. AMI's analysis provides for numerous positioning themes with which to engage SMB decision makers. AMI's Cloud research shows that bundles t... (more)

Nirvanix Doubles Down in Dallas with Twofold Increase in Cloud Storage Capacity at CyrusOne

SAN DIEGO, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To accommodate rising demand, Nirvanix, the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud storage services, today announced a twofold increase in its cloud storage capacity in the Dallas area through an agreement with CyrusOne, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) and preeminent enterprise data center colocation solutions provider. This marks the second data center location in Dallas for Nirvanix, with seven additional data centers in geographically diverse locations worldwide. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090113/LA58239LOGO) CyrusOne plans to deliver the first statewide Internet exchange in the country—linking its Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio data centers to one another—all integrated with Nirvanix enterprise cloud storage to serve the data archive, backup and content collaboration needs ... (more)

Maginatics Announces General Availability of Breakthrough Storage Software Platform MagFS

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/24/12 -- Maginatics Inc., The Modern Enterprise Storage Company, today announced the general availability of the new MagFS software platform. MagFS is the first offering to enable cost-effective storage of unstructured data in a public or private cloud along with secure, real-time access to that data from anywhere on mobile as well as traditional devices -- all at enterprise scale. With MagFS, organizations can reduce their total cost of ownership and enhance workforce productivity without sacrificing data security or control. "The interest we've seen for MagFS has been tremendous," noted Jay Kistler, CTO of Maginatics. "It simply reinforces the fact that enterprises have been waiting for a solution with this feature set to more easily utilize cloud storage while enabling secure data access by the plethora of devices in use t... (more)

NEC Cloud Simplifies Business Transformation to the Cloud

NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, today announced the launch of its NEC Cloud solutions and expansion of the portfolio to include transformational services that help customers navigate successfully as they move business functions to the cloud. NEC Cloud leverages NEC’s deep experience of delivering enterprise class Managed and Integrated IT solutions, including NEC’s proven Software Defined Networking (SDN) product family (award-winning ProgrammableFlow® networking and Nblock™ infrastructure), and UNIVERGE™ Cloud communications solutions to its customers. NEC Cloud offerings share three core characteristics: Transformation: Using a consultative approach, NEC tackles the first stage of chaos, helping customers choose which cloud services work best for their cu... (more)

AIS to Host Two Cloud Services Events on November 8

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/05/12 -- AIS (American Internet Services), a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, cloud, and connectivity services, today announced it is hosting two cloud-related events on Thursday, November 8, 2012. On Thursday morning, AIS is teaming up with BIOCOM (www.biocom.org), the largest regional life science association in the world representing more than 550 member companies in Southern California, to host a breakfast event featuring Dr. Timothy Chou, a Stanford University lecturer and noted authority on cloud computing. The topic is "Putting the Cloud in Context... Laying the Foundation for the Future." The complimentary session will run from 8 to 9:30 am and is being held at the BIOCOM Boardroom, located conveniently at 4510 Executive Drive, Plaza 7, in the University Town Center (UTC) area of San Diego. Registration i... (more)

Strategy Analytics: Microsoft and Intuit Join Amazon, Salesforce, Cisco, and Oracle in Billionaire Business Cloud Services Revenue Club

BOSTON, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The global business cloud services market generated $34.4B in revenues in 2012, up 28 percent over the prior year.  Software as a Service (SaaS) continued to capture more than half of overall cloud services revenue and nearly all the revenue from six of the seven members of the billionaire business cloud services revenue club (based on 2012 revenues in US$).  Public cloud services captured 83 percent of total cloud services revenues.  These and many more market stats can be found in the Strategy Analytics Business Cloud Strategies (BCS) service report "Global Business Cloud Services Revenue Market Shares, 2012, and Forecasts, 2010-2017" which features top global business cloud service provider 2012 revenue and shares for overall cloud SaaS, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) markets. The report also features regional market rev... (more)

Hybrid Cloud Market (by Cloud Management, Cloud Security) Worth $79.54 Billion by 2018

DALLAS, August 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, "Hybrid Cloud Market by Delivery Models (Saas, Paas, Iaas), by Cloud Management (Cloud Bursting, Cloud Orchestration), by Cloud Security (Network Security, Data Security, Physical Security - Global Advancements, Market Forecasts & Analysis (2013 - 2018)", the Hybrid Cloud Market is expected to reach $79.54 billion by 2018 at a CAGR of 30.19% from 2013 to 2018. MarketsandMarkets have segmented the Hybrid Cloud Market based on its types, delivery models and end users. The study provides in depth analysis of the various technology trends, standards and its role in the various industries across different geographies. Browse more than 139 market data tables 103 figures spread through 345 pages and in-depth TOC on "Hybrid Cloud Market by Delivery Models (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), by Cloud Manageme... (more)

Chicago's Database Technology Company, TempoDB, Secures $3.2 Million Series A Investment for DBaaS

CHICAGO, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TempoDB (http://tempo-db.com), the time series database service for sensors and measurement data, announced it has received $3.2 million in Series A funding from Hyde Park Venture Partners, Chicago Ventures, Divergent Ventures and angel investors including Hyde Park Angels. Led by Hyde Park Venture Partners, this largely Chicago-based institutional investment will enable TempoDB to triple team size by hiring technical sales staff and software engineers to continue building the leading time series database service while increasing global reach. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131009/CG94469LOGO) Founded in late 2011, TempoDB stores billions of measurement data points from millions of Internet-connected sensors, serving customers in industries as diverse as energy, manufacturing, infrastructure, healthcare, and the emer... (more)

Fusion Acquires Broadvox's Cloud Services Business

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 01/06/14 -- Fusion (OTCQB: FSNN), an emerging leader in cloud services, announced today that on December 31, 2013, it completed the previously announced acquisition of Broadvox LLC's cloud services business, which delivers cloud-based voice, unified communications and cloud connectivity to small, medium and large businesses, for an aggregate purchase price of $32.1 million in cash. The acquisition adds significant scale to Fusion's existing cloud services business, which provides a full complement of cloud communications, cloud connectivity, cloud storage and security services to the business market. Acquisition Highlights Strong Financial Profile Contributes scale and performance For the nine months ending September 30, 2013, the acquired business generated: Unaudited revenue of $24.5 million, over 90% of which is recurring $3.1 mil... (more)