Enterprise Cloud News

Microsoft Launches Wave of Hybrid Cloud Products, Partnerships

Microsoft Corp. is in the midst of rolling out its latest wave of cloud products and partnerships focus on hybrid environments. Microsoft has cloud-optimized versions of Visual Basic and .NET, updated Windows Server, System Center and Azure Pack for continuous operations on hybrid clouds and even goodies for data and analytics.

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IBM Releases Enhanced Managed Cloud, Analytics Offerings; Leverages SoftLayer

Following its SoftLayer Technologies acquisition last summer, IBM is now set to launch an ambitious wave of manageable cloud and analytics offerings. Big Blue’s latest cloud upgrades aim to help companies move more quickly to public, private and hybrid cloud solutions.

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VMware Latest Cloud Management Portfolio To Help IT Keep Pace with Cloud, IaaS Adoptions

By the end of the year, VMware is poised to ship an ambitious range of cloud management offerings aimed to help IT quickly and easily embrace business-facing cloud services. IDN speaks with VMware group manager Martin Klaus.

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Dell Updates Private Cloud Services for Business Continuity, PCI Compliance

Dell’s latest cloud services aim to provide IT some innovative options for ways to adopt an enterprise-class private cloud – without the cost and complexity of hosting and managing it themselves.

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U.S. Postal Service Goes To Secure Cloud with HP, SecureKey

The U.S. Postal Service will move to the cloud to host a new authentication infrastructure using SecureKey Technologies Inc. and HP Enterprise Services.  The secure cloud project is under the Uncle Sam’s Federal Cloud Credential Exchange (FCCX), which provides access to numerous federal agencies.

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Gartner: Half of Large Enterprises Will Have Hybrid Clouds By 2017; Agility a Key Driver

Almost half of large enterprises will have deployed hybrid clouds by the end of 2017, according to research just released by Gartner Inc. The driving factor behind such deployments is that enterprises want their operations to be more agile.

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Desktone, IBM SmartCloud Deliver Desktops-as-a-Service to Federal Agencies

Desktone Inc. is teaming up with IBM to provide a new DaaS (desktop-as-a-service) to  U.S. government agencies. The solution is delivered in IBM’s SmartCloud for Government, which is located in secure federal data centers.

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Oracle Cloud Application Foundation Goes GA; Unifying WebLogic, Coherence Could Change Cloud Game

Oracle is delivering its first set of technologies to support a more agile enterprise infrastructure on-premise or in the cloud. Oracle’s Cloud Application Foundation unifies updates to Oracle WebLogic application server, Coherence in-memory data grid and other ALM technologies. IDN speaks with Oracle vice president Mike Lehmann.

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Zynstra’s Hybrid Cloud Package Eases MSP Management, SMB Adoption

UK-based Zynstra is offering a managed hybrid cloud solution optimized to let MSPs (managed service providers) more easily bring SMBs (small and mid-sized businesses) into the cloud era of computing. The Zynstra pre-configured service package offers storage, security, backup, recovery and optional SaaS-based apps such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and other business applications.

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SUSE Cloud 2.0 Beta Begins; Offers Updates for Open Enterprise-Class Private Clouds

SUSE is beta testing its enterprise-ready SUSE Cloud 2.0 for private clouds. SUSE 2.0, based on OpenStack’s Grizzly project sports improved installation, better management and adds support for hypervisor options.

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WSO2 Launches App Factory DevOps Platform in the Cloud

WSO2 has rolled out WSO2 App Factory to help devs improve software delivery performance and effectiveness through a cloud-based continuous delivery platform that supports collaboration across dev team members. WSO2 designed its App Factory to address three major roadblocks to a speedy and collaborative devops lifecycle.

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IDC: Uncle Sam Warms Up To Private Clouds; Spending To Hit $7.7 Billion by 2017

Uncle Sam is finally warming up to private cloud services – big time. A report from IDC predicts federal spending on private clouds will reach $1.7 billion in FY2014 and almost quadruple to $7.7 billion by FY2017. The report comes as good news to budget hawks that have been urging the federal government to get more aggressive with cloud adoption.

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