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  • Box improves upload speed for business customers

    Business users of Box's file sharing and cloud storage service will now be able to upload files faster thanks to a new global data-transfer network the company has implemented.

  • Google touts new Apps customers in education vertical

    Google announced 14 new customers for its Apps for Education cloud suite, as it continues to jockey for position against rivals like Microsoft in this important vertical market.

  • Cars as a Service? Mercedes-Benz latest to use cloud to flog vehicles

    As a car manufacturer how do you express that your vehicles have the latest and greatest cutting-edge technology? Use the buzzwords.

  • Amazon Web Services simplifies private cloud configuration, adds SQL Server

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has made it possible to connect to its Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) service using static routing, while also allowing enterprises to run SQL Server within the private cloud, the company said on Thursday.

  • Gartner: 5 things a private Cloud is NOT

    The National Institute for Standards in Technology has a definition of what Cloud computing is that's fairly agreed upon within the industry. But research firm Gartner says there's still a lot of Cloud-washing, or market confusion on exactly what the technology is.

  • Avoid moving from a dumb pipe to a dumb cloud

    Back in 1998 when Google Search started to replace AltaVista, could you imagine the company would be laying fiber in Kansas City in 2012 to offer a 100 times faster Internet service? Or that the New York Stock Exchange would evolve from a trading floor in its 1903 building on Broad Street, to offering virtual and physical colocated computing infrastructure services in its New Jersey data center?

  • Just what is Dell's Cloud strategy?

    Dell's agreement to offer a public cloud hosted by Nirvanix leaves open the question of the company's long-term strategy.

  • Three BYOD approaches -- and the budget impact

    Love it or hate it, BYOD is likely already affecting security, network performance and your budget (it can drive up costs by more than a third, according to some researchers). Here are three approaches to address these challenges.

  • Is your disaster recovery plan ready for cloud?

    Having successfully piloted cloud usage with SaaS applications such as CRM and ERP, many businesses are now looking to replace traditional on-site backup and disaster recovery (DR) solutions with cloud-based DR. Gartner predicts that more than 30% of midsize companies will have adopted DR in the cloud or recovery-as-a-service by 2014. That begs the question: Is your business ready to make the leap?

  • Zendesk unveils revamped online help-desk software

    Zendesk on Wednesday unveiled an extensively reworked version of its online help-desk software, in a bid to shove aside competition from the likes of Salesforce.com's Desk.com and Freshdesk.

  • Cisco looks to secure the data center with new releases

    Cisco this week introduced a set of security products designed to fortify data centers as they consolidate, virtualize and morph into clouds.

  • Amazon Web Services allows users to sell reserved instances

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced an online marketplace where users of its cloud computing services can sell their reserved server instances to other companies, the company said on Wednesday.

  • 5 tips for locking in VC funding

    With less VC funding and more startups in the market in the market these days, entrepreneurs looking to nail down money for their newest venture could be in for a tough time. But there are some tricks of the trade that venture capitalists say they are looking for and successfully funded companies have.

  • Brocade guns for 100G Ethernet supremacy

    Brocade this week will fill out its data center fabric vision with a long-awaited chassis core switch designed for high-density 100G Ethernet.

  • Salesforce.com set to launch Dropbox competitor, identity management app

    Salesforce.com is getting ready to roll out a competing product to popular file-sharing and online storage service Dropbox as well as an identity management system that could rival companies like Okta, CEO Marc Benioff revealed Tuesday during an onstage interview at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco.

  • 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

  • FinancialForce.com deepens integration with Salesforce.com

    FinancialForce.com has broadened its integration with Salesforce.com, 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.