cloud solutions

Deloitte strengthens cloud portfolio with new acquisition

Deloitte, the leading provider of audit, tax, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and related services announced the acquisition of – Day1 Solutions Inc. a cloud consulting business. The acquisition is one of its moves towards delivering advanced analytic and cognitive capabilities set to its clients, to enable digital transformation. The consulting giant also plans to add 3,000 new, U.S based high-tech engineering jobs, as well as open a series of new cloud studios in New York, Orlando and Washington D.C, expanding its existing network of 44 Deloitte Digital studios worldwide. The team of new engineers will help organizations integrate, streamline and manage business operations in the cloud and work towards building innovative cloud technologies for fast-tracking the level of a...

Fpweb.net Announces Complimentary SharePoint Migrations to Any Version

Fpweb.net today announced free migrations to any version of SharePoint for new and current qualified customers. The news comes a few weeks after Fpweb.net released its revamped Partnership Program. With free SharePoint migrations, we’re making it possible for your business to actually save money moving to a newer version of SharePoint while reaping the benefits of improved software and increased workplace productivity. – Rob LaMear IV, CEO and Founder, Fpweb.net. Wherever a business’ data may live at a moment, Fpweb.net will migrate it to their favorite version of SharePoint for free in their own dedicated SharePoint Cloud that is managed by the experts at Fpweb.net. Fpweb.net is moving any SharePoint 2003 or 2007 environments to SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013 in partnership with...

“We Provide Constant Visibility Into a Company’s Cloud Spending”- Mat Ellis, Cloudability

Self-service, one of the greatest features cloud computing, makes lives of enterprises jumping on the cloud bandwagon easier in more than one ways. It makes it possible for them to have software, security, infrastructure and many other full-blown enterprise-capable applications up and running in minutes. All their website data could sit in the cloud on infrastructure they don’t even own or operate. But such ease-of-use and flexibility also brings with it less visibility of resources, less control over computing, unintended expenses and ballooned bills. A big majority of companies are unaware of the services and resources deployed by them that they don’t even need or aren’t properly utilizing. Large number of workloads, lax monitoring and lack of usage alert thresholds lea...

Progress Software Announces General Availability of Progress Pacific Application Platform-as-a-Service

Progress Software Corporation today announced general availability of  its application platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, Progress Pacific. Progress Pacific application platform-as-a-Service (aPaas) has new data connectivity and application capabilities and provides developers with flexibility that helps them avoid vendor lock-in and develop and deploy key business applications anywhere they want, including openstack, on-premise, hybrid, etc. The key data connectivity and application capabilities include: Progress DataDirect Cloud service: The new Progress DataDirect Cloud service enables applications to easily integrate data from popular SaaS, relational database, Big Data, social, CRM and ERP systems.  It has a standards-based SQL interface that works with any ODBC or JDBC compatible...

RightScale Launches ‘CloudSight’ and ‘Expert Advisor’ Cloud Consulting Services

Enterprise multi-cloud management provider RightScale today launched  RightScale CloudSight and Expert Advisor, two consulting services that’ll help enterprise customers develop and implement cloud strategies. Designed to help enterprises quickly move along the cloud learning curve and realize greater benefits from the cloud, RightScale CloudSight will provide companies with professional consulting and will help them define a cloud roadmap, assess their application portfolio, design cloud architectures and build implementation plans. The details of the assessment modules of RightScale CloudSight as listed on the company website are: Roadmap How does cloud fit into my corporate strategy and business needs? What does cloud success look like? How do I measure it? Portfolio Assessment Wh...

Bit Refinery Chooses Digital Fortress’ Seattle Data Center to Host its Hadoop Hosting solution

Cloud infrastructure as a service provider  Bit Refinery has chosen Digital Fortress’  Seattle data center to host its newly launched Hadoop Hosting solution. BitRefinery’s Hadoop Hosting solution allows companies to store massive amounts of data through a very low cost solution. Organizations can also analyze the data without having to purchase expensive, massively parallel computing (MPC) appliances. We selected Digital Fortress as our colocation partner for our newly launched service because the company was able to support our need for mission-critical infrastructure. In this environment we can support our customers need to store and analyze vast amounts of data while ensuring their data is replicated and secure. – Brandon Hieb, Managing partner, Bit Refinery. Other features...

6fusion Launches The UC6 Meter for Amazon; Enables Cost Comparison of AWS Against Other Providers

6fusion today released  UC6 Meter for Amazon to open beta enabling customers to quantify and compare resource utilization and costs in Amazon Web Services (AWS) to any other public and private IT infrastructure. The ability to normalize metering for Amazon is the basis for Amazon users to create an apples-to-apples comparison with other infrastructure suppliers for the first time. 6fusion allows all suppliers to compete openly on a clear price-to-value ratio. – Rob Bissett, SVP Product Management, 6fusion. Some of the key features of the UC6 Meter for Amazon are: It  leverages 6fusion’s Workload Allocation Cube (WAC) as a normalizing metric. It is built on 6fusion’s Open Market Framework and  utilizes the flexible architecture designed to separate the infrastructure layer from 6fusion’s me...

Savvis Launches Cloud Data Center Services Built on vCloud Director 5.1

Cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions provider Savvis has launched  Savvis Cloud Data Center, a virtual data center service built on VMware vCloud Director 5.1 and Cisco’s Unified Data Center technologies. Some of the key features of Savvis Cloud Data Center are: 1] It uses VMware’s vCloud Director 5.1 cloud stack on top of infrastructure from Cisco, Intel and Dell to simplify infrastructure provisioning and enables IT to move at the speed of business. 2] It deploys  VMware’s  Linked Clone technology, enabling  end users are able to rapidly clone base vApps into children vApps by only storing changes made by children and reading all other data from the base. This enables significant storage savings for IT and acceleration for end users who have highly cloned applications. 3] E...

PEER 1 Hosting Partners with Dell to Deliver Cloud Services in Canada

PEER 1 Hosting will now deliver cloud services in Canada in partnership with Dell, announced the web hosting provider today. We have enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Dell for hardware and software solutions, and we believe that, together, we can offer our customers unparalleled service in Canada. . – Michael Mayer, Global Channel Director, PEER 1 Hosting. The news comes a few months after PEER 1  unveiled its  new eco-friendly EMEA headquarters in Southampton as a part of it’s regeneration project across its European offices in the UK and France. PEER 1 Hosting joined Dell’s recently announced public cloud partner program a while back and  will  help Dell provide its  Canadian customers with choice and best-in-breed capabilities. Interested customers can   purchase products f...

Introduction to Cloud Storage: Understanding Your Options

Cloud storage solution is emerging as an alternative to the in-house data storage and backup.  It is a growing industry where data storage solution is offered through third-party managed platforms – typically over the internet.  Data, folders and files can be shared and stored in a multi-tenant, resource pool that is accessible from anywhere. Several types of cloud storage solutions are available for personal as well as business usage.  For example – one of the first and popular cloud storage services were Google Docs and Spreadsheets offered by the search engine giant.  They have played a pivotal role in popularizing cloud storage in both business and personal level. In a cloud storage environment, company and personal data can be accessed from anywhere and on any internet ena...

RiverMeadow Software Releases RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SaaS 2.0

Automated server migration solution developer RiverMeadow Software today announced the availability of version 2.0 of RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SaaS  with many new features and infrastructure enhancements. With the enhancements delivered in RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SaaS 2.0, we continue to remove the barriers of entry for just a fraction of the cost and without the operational headaches, so organizations can immediately gain the economic and practical benefits of cloud computing. – Mark Shirman, CEO, RiverMeadow. RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SaaS  is an API-based platform which automates the cloud migration process from beginning-to-end, without having to  install agents or take servers out of production, thereby saving considerable amount of cost and time.   It accommodates both Linux...

Bit Refinery Now Offers Hadoop Hosting; Allows Massive Data Storage at Low Costs

Cloud infrastructure as a service provider Bit Refinery  today announced that it now offers  a new dedicated service – Hadoop® Hosting™. The news comes a few weeks after  Bit Refinery  launched a new cloud solution – vDev™. The new service allows companies to store massive amounts of data through a very low cost solution. Organizations can also analyze the data without having to purchase expensive, massively parallel computing (MPC) appliances. Other features of the  new solution are fully dedicated servers, private high-speed network and full console control. Hadoop Hosting allows customers to forgo the large, up-front capital needed to get started with this new technology. Customers can store and analyze huge amounts of data with in-depth querying capabilities at an extremely low c...

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