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  • IDC: Public IT Cloud Services Spending to Touch $100 Billion in 2016

    Worldwide spending on public IT cloud services is expected to touch the $100 billion mark in 2016, as companies accelerate their shift to the cloud services model for IT consumption, according to research firm IDC.

  • High performance computing, the latest 'it' thing in the cloud

    Startup ProfitBricks leverages InfiniBand technology to compete with the growing crop of cloud providers offering powerful cloud-based machines

  • deepens integration with has broadened its integration with, now tying into its Service Cloud customer-service software, the company announced Tuesday.

  • Citrix invests in platform-as-a-service company CumuLogic

    Citrix Systems has invested in PaaS (platform-as-a-service) startup CumuLogic, as it sees enterprises embrace new types of applications specifically designed to run in the cloud, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Citrix acquires Beetil to boost remote support service

    Citrix Systems has acquired New Zealand-based company Beetil, in an effort to expand the capabilities of its remote support offering GoToAssist, the company said on Monday.

  • Microsoft's SkyDrive gains hooks into Gmail, which lets Gmail users send attachments to and access files on several cloud storage services, now also works with Microsoft's SkyDrive.

  • SAP unveils HANA-powered performance management apps in the cloud

    SAP on Monday is set to unveil a line of cloud-based EPM (enterprise performance management) applications that run on top of its HANA in-memory database platform.

  • Epicor goes upmarket with cloud ERP, targets SAP, NetSuite

    Epicor is ready to make a bigger play in cloud-based ERP (enterprise resource planning) software, with its offering now available to midsized manufacturers, the company announced Monday.


    VMware is now officially a part of OpenStack.

  • Personal cloud subscriptions expected to reach half a billion this year

    Consumers are flocking to cloud-based resources, with analyst firm IHS predicting there could be a half-billion personal cloud storage subscriptions by the end of this year with double-digit growth levels expected for at least the next half decade.

  • Google setting up data center in Chile

    Google is setting up a data center in Chile to ensure that its users across Latin America have fast and reliable access to its services.

  • Startups rush to the cloud

    Having a cloud computing startup has at some times felt like being part of the California Gold Rush, says Nand Mulchandani, CEO and co-founder of ScaleXtreme, a 2-year-old company focused on easing management of multi-cloud environments.

  • French sovereign wealth funds invests in two local cloud computing providers

    The French government is so keen to encourage the development of cloud computing infrastructure in France that it is investing in two competing home-grown cloud providers through its sovereign wealth fund, the Caisse des Dépôts.

  • CipherCloud widens cloud-based encryption options

    CipherCloud this week broadened its encryption gateway support to include support for Microsoft's SharePoint, as well as the services Yammer and SAP's SuccessFactors.

  • Oracle seeks to delay cloud features in enterprise Java

    Oracle hopes to stay on schedule for Java EE 7 by deferring planned cloud capabilities to Java EE 8, due in 2015

  • Vendors continue to pick sides between CloudStack, OpenStack

    Earlier this year Citrix rumbled the open source cloud industry when it ditched OpenStack, a project backed by big-name companies such as Rackspace, Red Hat, Dell and HP, and launched CloudStack, a competing open source platform for cloud deployments. Months later, vendors across the industry are strategically aligning themselves on either side of the divide between OpenStack or CloudStack, which is now an Apache Software Foundation-managed project.

  • Financial firm replaces Microsoft with VMware virtualization technology

    From the moment he walked in the door at BancVue in December 2010, Sunny Nair knew he wanted to move the financial services software company from Microsoft's Hyper-V to VMware's virtualization technology.

  • Qubes OS 1.0 isolates programs inside virtual machines for increased security

    The first stable version of Qubes OS, an open source desktop operating system designed to provide a greater level of security by isolating programs inside virtual machines with different permissions, was released Monday by Polish security firm Invisible Things Lab (ITL).

  • 12 hot cloud computing companies worth watching

    While big-name players such as Amazon, Google, IBM, Verizon and VMware sit atop the burgeoning cloud computing market, an entire ecosystem of early stage startups are looking to stake their claim, too.

  • drops under pressure its bid to trademark "social enterprise" has decided to withdraw its applications to trademark the term "social enterprise" following objections from social organizations who held that the term was understood to describe businesses with a social purpose, it said Tuesday.