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  • Open source cloud computing slow to catch on, survey finds

    The open source cloud computing market has been heating up in the last year with momentum for OpenStack building, Citrix CloudStack spinning out of OpenStack to be its own project and Eucalyptus slowly gaining tractions. But a new report from cloud management company Zenoss finds slow adoption of these open source platforms so far.

  • Cisco acquires virtual network controller maker vCider

    Cisco has acquired privately held vCider, a developer of virtual network overlay technology for secure data centers.

  • As Oracle rounds out its cloud strategy, Amazon Web Services looms

    Reversing years of cloud-bashing, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison added an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) component to the company's cloud portfolio this week at Oracle OpenWorld, rounding it out the company's strategy to include the three major cloud platforms, including SaaS and PaaS. But will anyone outside of existing Oracle customers use it?

  • Interop: Data center operators in for a world of change

    The basic tasks of running a data center will change out of all recognition in the near future, according to an expert panel speaking at Interop NY on Wednesday, and there really aren't any easy blueprints to follow.

  • University of Melbourne investigates unified storage

    Faced with aging storage equipment and looking to reduce costs, the University of Melbourne is evaluating a new unified storage system.

  • Major enhancements coming for Cisco Catalyst 6500

    NEW YORK -- As Cisco wraps up migrating its Catalyst 6500 installed base to either the E-series chassis or the Nexus platform, the company has plenty on tap next year for the venerable core switch.

  • How to get your IT team ready for the cloud

    So you received word that cloud is now a priority for your organization. The challenge is how do you get your team cloud-ready? "The cloud is changing so rapidly there's no book you can buy to get up to speed," says Ross Lambert, software architect and development lead for electricity storage provider Demand Energy Networks.

  • Apps customers can now get phone and email support for Chrome browser

    Companies that use the Business, Education and Government editions of Google Apps will now be able to get phone and email support for issues related to the Chrome browser.

  • Citrix looks up the stack with its SDN strategy

    Following recent announcements from Juniper and HP, Citrix came out with its software defined networking strategy today that looks to automate applications that run on virtualized networks.

  • Riverbed reshapes WAN optimization strategy with Juniper partnership, products

    Riverbed announced the availability of new model Steelhead WAN optimization appliances and native support for VMware's ESX hypervisor on Wednesday. It also said it was partnering with Juniper to offer its WAN optimization customers an upgrade path.

  • TraceSecurity rolls out cloud-based risk, compliance and audit tool

    TraceSecurity today announced a cloud-based risk, compliance and audit tool that lets enterprises poll internal network assets and deliver live reports about how well the enterprise is keeping up complying with various security standards and regulations.

  • Oracle finally releases pricing for cloud software offerings

    Oracle has finally answered a big question hovering over its emerging family of cloud services: What do they cost?

  • Google launches Web site tag manager

    Aiming to reduce the administrative overhead of both Web administrators and digital marketers, Google has launched a service that will manage their website tags.

  • Oracle set to build out Cloud service capabilities, rivalry with Salesforce.com

    Oracle is planning to broaden the footprint of its Cloud software portfolio with seven new services covering developer team services, analytics, collaboration and other areas, Executive Vice President of Product Development Thomas Kurian said during the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

  • Amazon Web Services adds free version of database in the cloud

    Amazon Web Services has expanded its free service tier to include its Relational Database Service (RDS), the company said on Tuesday.

  • Box beefs up security and IT controls

    Box announced on Tuesday a set of new and improved enterprise security and IT management features for its cloud-based file sharing and storage service.

  • Alfresco API opens up cloud service to mobile developers

    Alfresco on Tuesday announced an API (application programming interface) that will allow developers to integrate their applications with the company's cloud-based content management service.

  • HP takes aim at Cisco, Juniper with full SDN portfolio splash

    HP this week will unveil a software-defined networking portfolio that spans infrastructure, control plane operations and applications in an effort to lead the emerging SDN market.

  • Oracle touts Fusion Apps but affirms commitment to other software lines

    Oracle touted what it called strong early adoption of its next-generation Fusion Applications on Monday, but also discussed how it will continue to support and add new features to the company's other business software lines, such as E-Business Suite and JD Edwards.

  • Taking a second look at the top 12 communications trends

    Back in February I blogged about "12 Communication Trends for 2012," and this year's trends generated so much interest we decided to take a midyear review. Here are the 12 broken down into hits, near hits and misses, along with commentary.