News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud posted in September 2009
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Oco Unveils Supply Chain Analytics Suite
News  |  9/7/2009  | 
The software-as-a-service offering provides reports, analytics, dashboards and tools to address supply chain-specific issues, such as transportation and logistics, inventory, customer service and sourcing.
VMware's Hidden Ally, The Economic Downturn
Commentary  |  9/4/2009  | 
It's no secret enterprises are making heavy use of virtualization in the data center. Market research shows their leading provider is VMware. With Microsoft offering virtualization in Windows Server 2008 and other free alternatives available, it's hard to see how VMware's grip will last. But VMworld offered a glimpse of why it may.
Savvis Launches 'Private Data Center'
News  |  9/3/2009  | 
Instead of generating a single virtual server in the cloud, Savvis is proposing that customers generate sets of them for ongoing use.
Businesses Don't Expect 100% Availability With Gmail
Commentary  |  9/3/2009  | 
There's been plenty of blogging, twittering, and general hand-wringing about Google's Gmail outage Tuesday. But rather than extend this into yet another philosophical discussion about the viability of cloud computing, let's keep this in mind: Businesses who've signed on for Gmail don't expect perfection. In fact, both Google and Microsoft only agree to 99.9% uptime for their online email offerings.
Cisco, EMC May Offer IT Services
News  |  9/3/2009  | 
The longstanding collaborators have gone as far as hiring sales reps for a joint venture, dubbed Alpine, to deliver IT services.
Businesses Respond To Gmail Outage
News  |  9/3/2009  | 
Enterprises using Gmail don't expect 100 percent uptime, but they do expect communication and transparency regarding outages.
Salesforce.com Aims Service At Individuals, Smallest Businesses
News  |  9/2/2009  | 
The service, priced at $9 per user per month, allows users to store and manage contacts and accounts online.
Global CIO: Citrix CEO Templeton On Killing IT Inertia Before It Kills You
Commentary  |  9/2/2009  | 
As CIOs search for ways to increase business agility and lower IT costs, Citrix CEO Mark Templeton says that "traditional enterprise computing is collapsing under the weight of its own complexity."
VMware Seeds Amazon Cloud Competitors
News  |  9/2/2009  | 
vCloud Express is a counterstroke to Amazon EC2 cloud services.
VMware Bridges Data Center, Cloud
News  |  9/1/2009  | 
In his VMworld keynote, CEO Paul Martz outlined the company's plans to provide seamless management consoles for internal and cloud-based virtual machines.
Wipro Offers Cloud Computing Service
News  |  9/1/2009  | 
The IT outsourcing company has teamed with Oracle to offer a platform service that software companies can use to join the SaaS industry.
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