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  • Coke bottler picks SaaS over SAP

    Gas prices may be rising, federal sequestration looming, and perhaps another meteor will strike. Bad things are happening, but not so much to Software as a Service providers.

  • Case study: University of Wollongong to solve data sharing woes

    The University of Wollongong may soon enable thousands of students and staff to securely share information across many devices, following its decision to join a trial of VMware's new Horizon Suite.

  • Cisco, EMC coalition expands data center portfolio

    VCE, the data center coalition formed by Cisco, EMC and VMware, this week expanded its product portfolio with low-end versions of its integrated infrastructure system, certification to run SAP software and new management capabilities.

  • Juniper adds SDN to mobile networks

    Juniper Networks this week unveiled software-defined networking products for service providers, designed to enable them to more quickly scale capacity and provision services.

  • Panzura cloud storage controller gets NIST FIPS 140-2 certification for crypto

    Panzura, which provides what's called the Panzura Global Cloud Storage System for network-attached storage, backup and disaster recovery, today said its product has earned FIPS 140-2 validation for its encryption technology from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

  • Salesforce.com launches Twitter-powered advertising platform

    Salesforce.com is hoping to give its Marketing Cloud product line a fresh boost with a new social advertising platform for Twitter.

  • Yammer to deliver Office Web Apps, SkyDrive Pro integration this summer

    Yammer plans to roll out an integration with the SkyDrive Pro cloud storage product and the Office Web Apps Web-hosted productivity application suite this summer.

  • OnApp: The most popular Cloud platform you've probably never heard of

    For a company that has powered 2000 Clouds with more than 500 service providers in 40 countries, London-based OnApp has largely flown under the radar of industry watchers. But that could be changing for OnApp, which has built up an impressive cloud management platform, complete with an integrated content delivery network and a new storage-area network that it released today in the 3.0 version of its product.

  • Dell beefs up its deduplication appliance line

    Dell unveiled upgrades to its deduplication appliance line, the DR-series, whose models can now grow to 81TB and replicate data from up to 32 remote offices to a central node.

  • Microsoft Azure overtakes Amazon's cloud in performance test

    Microsoft Azure's cloud outperformed Amazon Web Services in a series of rigorous tests conducted by Nasuni, a storage vendor that annually benchmarks cloud service providers (CSPs).

  • Microsoft adopts advocacy tactics to 'scroogle' Google in attack campaign

    As Microsoft pushed Outlook.com out of preview mode today, analysts said the company's "Scroogled" attack ads, which fired shots at Google's Gmail two weeks ago, were effective.

  • Amazon launches Chef-based service for management platform OpsWorks

    Amazon Web Services has introduced OpsWorks, a cloud-based platform powered by the Chef framework, which will give enterprises more integrated tools for managing the complete application life cycle.

  • Salesforce.com's Heroku responds to scalability complaint

    Insufficient documentation on how to performance-tune a legacy Ruby on Rails stack led to a highly publicized complaint from one of the largest customers of Salesforce.com's Heroku PaaS (platform-as-a-service), Heroku has acknowledged.

  • DIY Cloud: Choosing your own virtual machine image sizes

    Amazon Web Services, seen by many as the market-leading infrastructure cloud computing provider, has a pretty full shelf of virtual machine (VM) image sizes for customers to spin up in its Cloud -- 17 separate instance VM sizes are listed on the company's website, in fact.

  • Amazon's cloud-based data warehouse Redshift becomes generally available

    Amazon Web Services has made available to all users its cloud-based data warehouse Redshift, which it pitches as a lower-cost alternative to on-premise deployments.

  • This company is one of the first to offer business intelligence software by the hour, in the cloud

    Open source business intelligence company Jaspersoft is one of the first to offer its analytics software from the cloud on a pay-by-the-hour rate, according to the company and one independent analyst.

  • Oracle blasts Forrester report on Fusion Applications adoption

    Oracle is firing back hard at a recently released Forrester Research report that suggested most customers aren't interested in moving up to the vendor's next-generation Fusion Applications, which were released about a year-and-a-half ago following a long and expensive development process.

  • Red Hat doubles down on Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

    In the cloud world of the future, some companies will want public Cloud resources while others will want private Clouds on their own premises, says Ashesh Badani, general manager of Red Hat's cloud business unit. That's why Red Hat has a cloud strategy that incorporates both public and private platform as a service (PaaS) Clouds, and it has big plans for those products this year.

  • EU cybersecurity agency warns about over-reliance on cloud

    Europe's top cyber security agency warned on Thursday that the growth in cloud computing is a “double-edged sword”.

  • Inmate data paroled from mainframe

    There were a number of glaring IT problems facing the Illinois Department of Corrections. The answer: A cloud-based replacement system.

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