Inside Extreme Scale Tech|Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Verizon Cloud Interconnect Adds AWS

Verizon Cloud Interconnect Adds AWS

Verizon’s Enterprise Solutions unit is expanding connections to its private IP cloud interconnect service to include Amazon ...

Harvard Biz Survey Touts IT ‘Pioneers’

Harvard Biz Survey Touts IT ‘Pioneers’

A new report by the august Harvard Business Review and its corporate sponsor Verizon sings the praises ...

U.S. Government Cloud Spending Exceeding Forecasts

U.S. Government Cloud Spending Exceeding Forecasts

As the federal government stumbles toward cloud deployment, an industry watcher reckons that cloud computing nevertheless represents ...

Rackspace To Go It Alone, Focus On Managed Cloud

Rackspace To Go It Alone, Focus On Managed Cloud

For the past four months, Rackspace Hosting, one of the main driving forces behind the OpenStack cloud ...

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September 23, 2014(0)
Verizon’s Enterprise Solutions unit is expanding connections to its private IP cloud interconnect service to include Amazon Web Services. Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) service currently works with Microsoft Azure and Verizon Cloud. The addition of AWS connections is intended to help clients manage a multi-cloud environment that enables better application performance, dynamic bandwidth application along with improved quality ... Full article
September 22, 2014(0)
A new report by the august Harvard Business Review and its corporate sponsor Verizon sings the praises of early adoption of technologies like cloud computing as the quickest path to business success. More than half (57 percent) of 672 business and technology leaders surveyed by HBR’s Analytic Services unit said they viewed IT as an investment that drives growth ...
September 19, 2014(0)
As the federal government stumbles toward cloud deployment, an industry watcher reckons that cloud computing nevertheless represents a healthy 5 percent of federal IT spending. The growth is being led by private cloud deployment. IDC Government Insights concludes in a report released this week that federal cloud spending in fiscal 2014 will exceed earlier predictions, climbing above $3 billion. ...
September 18, 2014(0)
For the past four months, Rackspace Hosting, one of the main driving forces behind the OpenStack cloud controller and Open Compute open source hardware, has been entertaining a number of future paths for the company, including being acquired by an unknown number of potential suitors. Earlier this week, Rackspace named a new CEO and got back to focusing on ...
September 17, 2014(0)
Cisco Systems is acquiring privately held Metacloud, which deploys and operates private clouds based on the OpenStack cloud controller. The acquisition is intended to accelerate Cisco’s intercloud strategy aimed at connecting private, public, and hybrid clouds. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Cisco said the acquisition of Metacloud’s remote managed OpenStack private Cloud-as-a-Service platform would help speed ...
September 3, 2014(1)
As government agencies edge closer to cloud adoption, one of the military services is attempting to take a more proactive approach to leveraging cloud technology to deliver tactical applications needed to handle growing volumes of sensor and targeting data in real time. The Office of Naval Research released a request for proposals in late August soliciting white papers and ...
August 26, 2014(0)
For plenty of analytics and technical workloads, running on bare metal is still more desirable than running on a hypervisor-sliced cloud. SoftLayer was an early and enthusiastic provider of bare metal servers, particular to the gaming and oil and gas industries, and its expertise in deploying bare metal cloudy infrastructure is one of the reasons why IBM spent $2 ...
August 26, 2014(0)
As more hybrid clouds are deployed, the cloud and workload management ecosystem continues to expand. Case in point is hybrid cloud management specialist CliQr Technologies that this week rolled out new features for its CloudCenter management platform, including “drag and drop” application profiling and a batch of image management options. The Silicon Valley company is promoting its new CloudCenter ...
August 22, 2014(0)
Amazon Web Services got the green light this week from the federal government to begin rolling out cloud services designed to handle “sensitive” workloads. AWS has announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the Defense Department’s enterprise cloud service broker, has authorized it to handle government information at higher security levels. With the approval, AWS becomes the first ...
August 21, 2014(0)
Just because you have built one of the world’s largest clouds does not necessarily mean that you can easily move your own applications to it. Such is the case with Microsoft’s own IT department, which is taking measured steps in deploying the more than 1,300 line-of-business applications that run the $87 billion software and services behemoth onto its own ...
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