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  • Startup promotes simultaneous upgrades to IPv6, cloud

    A start-up consulting firm founded by former Cisco engineers is targeting a new niche for enterprise IT departments: helping them deploy IPv6 and cloud computing simultaneously to reduce overhead costs.

  • Apple preps OS X Lion for iCloud debut

    Apple appears on track to release a Mac OS X Lion update by Oct. 12, when the company will roll out iCloud, its new online synchronization and backup service.

  • Oracle Fusion Applications are finally generally available

    Oracle's Fusion Applications are finally generally available to all customers, the company announced Wednesday at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco as part of the most extensive public demonstration of the long-awaited software to date.

  • Cloud computing: overcoming implementation anxiety

    I was having coffee with a friend and colleague who works at one of the largest data centers in the country. Our conversation turned to cloud computing adoption patterns, and he looked at me intently and said, "Your company should offer a 'cut through the cloud fog' service."

  • Amazon adds free encryption to storage service

    Using Amazon Web Services' new Server Side Encryption feature, enterprises will at no extra cost be able to encrypt data stored on the company's Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon said on Tuesday.

  • Oracle fleshes out cloud plans at OpenWorld

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Oracle is using the OpenWorld event here this week to dispel lingering questions about its still-evolving cloud computing strategy.

  • Review: 4 Java clouds face off

    At the movies, almost every thriller seems to include a moment when a character says, "That was easy ... a bit too easy." Then everything falls apart.

  • Red Hat raids cloud storage market by acquiring Gluster

    Red Hat announced Tuesday that it is acquiring Gluster, which makes open-source software that clusters commodity SATA drives and NAS systems into massively scalable pools of storage, in a cash deal valued at about $136 million. Gluster is also a contributor to the OpenStack cloud project and Red Hat is promising this involvement will continue. Indeed, Red Hat is now uncharacteristically saying its support of OpenStack will grow even beyond Gluster to the next release of Fedora.

  • Cloud storage arrays to generate $1.45B in 2015

    Worldwide revenue from vendors selling external disk storage subsystems for cloud-based systems will grow from $267.4 million this year to $1.45 billion in 2015, according to Gartner.

  • iCloud is a bigger deal than the new iPhone

    Apple's big iPhone event later today has naturally generated a retinue of rumors, almost all them focused on hardware. Will Apple announce one new iPhone or two? Will the next-generation device retain the basic iPhone 4 shape and design? What about the prospect for voice-activated assistance software?

  • Red Hat buys cloud storage vendor Gluster

    Red Hat is acquiring privately owned storage vendor Gluster for approximately US$136 million in cash to boost its cloud offerings, it said on Tuesday.

  • Symantec makes cloud-based security service available for corporate trials

    Symantec today said its new cloud-based single sign-on (SSO) service called O3 is available to enterprise customers to test.

  • 'Well organized, sophisticated, fast' cybercriminals scare US banks

    BITS, the U.S. financial industry's IT policy arm, has a new leader: Paul Smocer, an expert in email security and authentication.

  • Ellison unveils 'Exalytics' in-memory machine

    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison unveiled the Exalytics Intelligence Machine, the latest member of the company's products that combine software and hardware, during a keynote address at the OpenWorld conference on Sunday in San Francisco.

  • Oracle may launch its own PaaS offering

    Oracle may unveil its own platform-as-a-service offering next week, setting it in competition with Microsoft's Azure, Salesforce's Heroku and many other smaller services, analysts said.