Sustainability Reporting Provider Measurabl Adds $2M in VC Funds

Sustainability Reporting Provider Measurabl Adds M in VC Funds
Measurabl's cloud-based software is now used to provide sustainability performance details for thousands of commercial buildings worth more than $ 250 billion collectively, and the San Diego-based startup continues to explore ways to enhance its solution.
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Assessing how cloud computing has transformed the workspace
Yet none of this could be possible without the cloud powering it, as Backupify has been investigating. The cloud provider notes that in the pre-cloud office, “computers were a mess of tangled cords and colossal towers.” This is of course a bit of a …
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Shadow Cloud Is Risky Business for SMBs
However, as cloud computing continues to gain popularity and more employees use the cloud on their personal devices, shadow cloud has added a new level of risk. "[Shadow cloud] is harder to find, because it is being procured at small cost and is no …
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Oracle's Solaris 11.2 Slaps on Support for OpenStack and SDN

Oracle's Solaris 11.2 slaps on support for OpenStack and SDN
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Google Launches Cloud DataFlow, a Cloud Computing Based Data Pipeline Management Tool

Cloud DataFlow in Beta Version would be used to manage the large data pipelines of different social media activities or other cloud computing based feeds, and data flows from multiple online platforms.

GoogleThis was announced by Google Corporation during its annual conference for the developers at the last weekend that, it has started some new initiatives for the users of the cloud computing services of the company to enhance their experience. These initiatives includes many cloud computing based features and capabilities that can increase the satisfaction of the customers – the most important of them is the launch of Cloud DataFlow in Beta Version for managing the cloud computing based data pipelines.

According to the official announcement made by the company, the newly introduced tool would help users manage the large and most complex data pipelines with the help of the powerful drill down options of the tool. The Cloud DataFlow tool is capable of handling both the streaming as well as the batch of data to process and manage according to the requirements of the user.

While talking about the technical features of this cloud computing based tool of the company, the Head of the Product Marketing at Google Cloud Platform, Mr. Brian Goldfarb explained that the tool uses the same API for both the complex as well as the simple pipelines, which enables the developers to concentrate on their development work on the data, and allowing the Cloud DataFlow to manage the data pipelines. This tool takes into account all conversation between different segments, and is capable to handle the traffic among the segments with the help of different logics, such as, aggregation by sliding window, parts of map, keys and others.

This tool is capable to produce the graphical presentation of the desire reports out of the large volume of data pipelines. This tool provides monitoring information of the cloud application, auto debugging feature, and service level metrics.

“Cloud Dataflow handles both batch and streaming data,” as pointed out by Brian. “Imagine analyzing millions of tweets posted during a worldwide event in real time. In one pipeline segment, you read the tweets. In the next segment you extract tags. In another segment, you classify tweets by sentiment (positive, negative, or other). In the next segment, you filter for keywords. And so on. Map/Reduce — an older paradigm for handling large data sets — doesn’t readily deal with such real-time data, and doesn’t easily apply to such long, complex pipelines” he added.

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Charity Wins G-Cloud Hosting and Cloud Migration Contract

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Eduserv, a registered charity, has won a two-year Bristol City Council cloud computing contract via G-Cloud. According to the announcement, the £1.5m contract entails outsourcing of daily IT requirements as well as data hosting to managed services …
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AMAX Showcasing OpenStack-Based CloudMax Private Cloud Solution at

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CloudMax™, recent winner of Intel's Server Innovation Award for Best Data Center Product, is a total turnkey private cloud solution featuring OpenStack integrated with either traditional server or Facebook-inspired Open Compute (OCP) platforms, Open …
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Global Top 10 Automaker Adopts OpenStack for Enterprise-Wide Private Cloud
A white paper published today by the OpenStack Foundation describes how the auto manufacturer sought to leverage massive amounts of data being generated by the cars themselves as well as by customers, dealers, service departments, insurance …
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Vmware Brings Prompt from Amazon with New Openstack Framework
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KPN Acquires Dutch Hosting Provider Argeweb

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Argeweb provides web hosting, domain registration, hosted Microsoft Exchange and cloud storage services. It is based in Maassluis, which is close to Rotterdam. According to a report by TotalTelecom, Argeweb currently serves more than 50,000 customers.
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Richardson cloud provider takes military approach to security to protect
While Web hosting providers such as Amazon and IBM dominate the industry, FireHost sees itself foremost as a security company. It's that focus, executives say, that distinguishes the 5-year-old company from competitors. “We're a security company, and …
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Cisco Systems Releases UCS Big Data CVD Based on Ubuntu OpenStack
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Survey says: OpenStack and Docker top cloud projects
For the headlining result, best overall open source cloud project, votes were weighted, giving each first-choice three votes, two votes for second choice, and one vote for third. The combined results show infrastructure project OpenStack leading the …
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Brocade's Tom Nadeau: OpenStack deserves a champion
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Mirantis Eyes on OpenStack Based Cloud Computing Solutions in Western Europe Region

After strong presence in the USA, Eastern Europe, and other parts of the world, Mirantis is eying on opening new office in France to strengthen its OpenStack cloud computing solutions in the Western part of Europe.

MirantisThis was announced by the Mirantis Company on June 26, 2014 that it is going to establish a large office premises in the region of Western Europe to strengthen its OpenStack based cloud computing solutions in the region. This large center will consists of the R&D center, Customer Support Center, and Technical Operations Support center for different customers across the Western Europe.

It was further explained in the official statement of the company that Mirantis is working closely with the giant partners of the region such as – Pulsant, Orange, Ericsson and others. This newly established facility would be able to support the cloud computing based operations of the company in this prospective region. Mirantis further informed that the center would be located in the Grenoble, France. The training and consultancy services would also be provided from this center, as was informed by the company statement.

At this occasion, the CEO of Mirantis Adrian Ionel, in his official statement said, “The growing number of Mirantis customers in Europe such as Orange, Ericsson, and Pulsant. The company also hopes to tap into home-grown cloud computing talent in the region. We see Europe not only as a market but also a source of some of the best technical talent in the world.”

Meanwhile, the official statement further elaborated that the France based office would be headed by an industry veteran Mr. Patrick Petit who has already contributed a lot to the Sun Microsystems and Bull Corporation. He will focus on the ways to strengthen the OpenStack based cloud computing portfolios of the company in this region.

This is very important to note that Mirantis is pursuing a highly ambitious business program across the globe. In the wake of this program, it has already established very noticeable presence in the key regions of the world, such as – California, USA, Russia, Ukraine, Netherlands, and Poland. Now, it is planning to establish its footprints in the Western Europe with the starting of this new facility in France. Many analysts believe that there is a strong desire of the company to invest heavily in the domain of cloud computing operations in the European regions.

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CentriLogic acquires Adveniat, expands cloud, hosting and co-location footprint
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Joyent Cloud Computing Service Provider Company Appoints Scott Hammond as Its CEO

In the pursuit to strengthen the hybrid cloud computing based business, Joyent Inc, the provider of high performance cloud infrastructure hires Scott Hammond from Cisco Systems.

joyentOwing to the fact that hybrid cloud computing services are going to play a major role in the cloud computing based business in the near future, the Joyent cloud infrastructure and data service Provider Company hired one of the most suitable candidate for the top slot of its management. It was announced on June 25, 2014 by the company that it has hired Mr. Scott Hammond for the position of CEO to strengthen the hybrid cloud computing business in the near future.

The official statement further informed that Scott Hammond has joined as the CEO of the company to help company achieve the business targets in the domain of hybrid cloud computing service provisioning and infrastructure building.

While talking about the background of newly hired CEO of Joyent Company, it was informed that Scott comes from a diverse experience in the domain of cloud business. He was working as the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development in the Cloud and System Management Group of Cisco Systems. He served as the CEO of NewScale Inc, which was later acquired by the Cisco Systems, and he was appointed as the VP in Cisco System.

The expertise of Scott includes data center automation, cloud computing infrastructure business, successful development of startup companies, and many others.

Mr. Scott Hammond, while talking about his new responsibilities said, “Joyent has a massive market opportunity coming into the era of hybrid cloud adoption. The long tail of cloud computing kicked off in the enterprise and will multiply dramatically as large and midsize companies move to deploy applications written for the cloud, in the cloud. What we’re seeing now is essentially the next stage of hardware consolidation, where we’re going from a 10x return on server spend from virtualization, to even greater consolidation by bringing the economics of public cloud into the data center. Joyent’s ability to provide a consistent, high-performance technology stack for both public and private use gives the company a significant differentiator and advantage in a noisy market.”

One of the members of the board of directors of Joyent, Mr. Charles Beeler, while commenting about the appointment of new CEO of the company said, “Through his leadership, Scott has a history of accelerating growth and driving new sources of revenue for both proven and emerging companies. As the cloud industry matures towards a hybrid future, his vision aligns perfectly with Joyent’s centered around a new economy of datacenters and cloud services”.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HotLink Corporation, the market leader in transformation solutions for hybrid IT management, today announced that HotLink Hybrid Express™ 4.0 was selected as the Gold award winner, which is the top honor, …
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Microsoft's cloud-computing service has five-hour outage
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Google acquires VFX firm ZYNC to bolster its cloud computing products
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Hey, biz bods: OpenStack will be worth .3bn by 2018
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IBM Launches ‘Navigator’ Cloud Computing Based Service to Enhance Analytics Portfolio

The Navigator cloud computing service would enable the customers to analyze the flood of big data to make sense out of the data deluge in the cloud environment.

IBMThis was announced by the Big Blue yesterday that it has launched the most exciting data analytics related cloud computing based application that will strengthen the analytics portfolio of the company services. It was further informed through an official statement that this cloud computing based application will help the users of the company services to make sense out of the deluge of the data to their businesses more viable and profitable.

The statement further informed that this application will allow customers to collaborate and run the large big data projects in the IBM clouds based on SoftLayer platform – and, this application is also capable of synchronizing the piles of data across different platforms, browsers, and devices, such as – Mobile and Desktop devices. This is one of the efficient and featured analytic platforms to dig out the most feasible data out of the big data deluge.

While talking about the key features of the product, the press release statement of the company elaborated that, “Because IBM’s service is built on Enterprise Content Management (ECM) capabilities that have been proven in regulated environments, it delivers the ease of use associated with consumer oriented content management and file sharing applications without sacrificing security”. It was further added that different departments dealing with the departmental and company’s data flood can easily collaborate, process, and analyze the most suitable information through different devices and tools.

The general manager of enterprise content department at IBM, Mr. Doug Hunt, in his statement said, “With today’s news, IBM is fulfilling an unmet need in the marketplace by providing a new service that combines enterprise grade security, governance and integration with mobile and web apps that are easy to interact with and use,”. He further added that, “This new offering surpasses the promises of our competitors, and offers clients a simple and easy experience to learn, try, and buy it.”

While talking about the commercial features and business viability, the company’s official statement explains that the cloud based Navigator application is highly flexible, scalable, and reliable. The security features of the application are highly robust and industry grade that makes it one of the most reliable cloud computing based services of the company.

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Hostway Delivers Private-Labeled Cloud for Resellers with Cloud Connex
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Cartika Introduces InterWorx-Powered Cloud And Dedicated Server Hosting Plans
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MetaCloud Hires Scott Sanchez and Niki Acosta to Push Its Private Cloud Computing Offerings

Scott Sanchez and Niki Acosta, associated with the Rackspace, are well known names in the domain of OpenStack cloud computing – and, they joined Pasadena based MetaCloud.

metacloudIt was announced by the provider of managed cloud computing services, both the hybrid clouds and the private clouds based on the open source cloud computing platform OpenStack that, it has hired two OpenStack cloud evangelists of the Rackspace cloud computing firm – Scott Sanchez, and Niki Acosta to strengthen its OpenStack based private cloud computing services.

The company has also expressed its pleasure that it has snagged two well known resources of the OpenStack giant Rackspace. It will be very beneficial for the MetaCloud in enhancing their private cloud based services.

While talking about their positions and the responsibilities in the company, it was informed that Scott Sanchez has been appointed as vice president, Strategy of the company – while, Niki Acosta will be taking charge as director of evangelism MetaCloud Company headquartered in Pasadena, CA. Both of these positions of the company will be located at the new office at Austin, Texas.

The MetaCloud is focusing on the easing out of the implementation of the private and hybrid cloud services based on the OpenStack cloud platform, which has been very complex in nature to run and deploy in the companies that support this platform. By the induction of these two big names, the private cloud push for the company will be created. MetaCloud plans to implement the managed cloud model of private cloud business, which will be very helpful for the customers. This platform will remove the issues related to deployment and maintenance of the cloud services for the prospective customers.

“Metacloud’s appeal is that it just works, letting those customers focus on their applications and business and not on being experts in managing and scaling a private cloud” said Scott Sanchez in his official statement regarding his decision to join the MetaCloud Company.

Many experts and analysts believe that this news will be very good for the MetaCloud Company, which focusing on its private cloud platform based on OpenStack – while, it does not auger well for the Rackspace, which has lost two valuable resources of the company to its emerging competitors. Rackspace is already going through some kind of major changes at higher management level to stabilize the company business.

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HP lets the SAN shine: StoreVirtual now bigger, flashier, OpenStack-ier
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Telstra Establishes Cloud Hub on East Coast to Strengthen Its Cloud Computing Portfolio Globally

In the bid to expand its global presence in the cloud computing business, Telstra Australia establishes the USA cloud hub, after Europe, Asia and Australia.

TelstraThis was announced by the Telstra telecom and IT service Provider Company yesterday, that it has completed its ambitious project to establish a robust network of the cloud hubs across the globe to position a powerful player across the globe in the domain of cloud computing and related services, along with the telecom and media services.
It was also informed that the company has successfully completed its planned cloud hub in the USA on the East Coast of the country. Earlier than this cloud computing service hub, the company has established one such hub in Europe, one in Australia, one in South Asia, and one in the East Asia.
While talking about the global ambitions of the company in the blended IT services, and especially the cloud computing business, the Global director of marketing, products and pricing of Telstra Company, Mr. Nathan Bell said, “No business process today is IT-only or communications-only, all are increasingly blended. So we see that hybrid is going to play a bigger and bigger role going forward”. He further added that, “A string of recent investments by Telstra reflected its new focus on delivering cloud-based services.”
The company informed through its official statement that the cloud computing platform used for delivery of global cloud services is fully developed in-house. This platform is called CSX, which is built on the Cisco servers, EMC’s storage equipment, and VMware’s virtualization technology. The Cisco Systems and Telstra announced the “First Partnership’ to establish the world’s largest network of clouds.
This newly established network of the global cloud computing services will be able to offer platform as a service (PaaS) for enterprise customers and a wide range of services that run software on the cloud platform.
“Our [Cisco] unified comms platform which we are about to roll out, sits on top of those cloud hubs. Our [IPscape-based] virtual contact centre sits on those cloud hubs. Everything we do sits on those cloud hubs … It is now easy for us and for our customers to replicate those services in any part of the world” said Nathan Bell in his interview.
The company is very optimistic that the CSX platform would help company achieve its targets in the domain of cloud computing services globally.

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Rackspace Shares Fall as Cloud Provider Reports Q2 Results
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