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VMware jumps in with disaster recovery service for hybrid cloud set

Virtualisation giant VMware has announced ‘VMware vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery’, a service which provides a continuously available recovery site if a VMware data centre ...

About 5 hours, 18 minutes ago - James Bourne - 0 comments - Categories: Data, DisasterRec, VMware
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    Egnyte launches in Europe: Why the CEO believes the time is right

    James Bourne

    Enterprise file-sharing platform provider Egnyte has today announced significant expansion in Europe, hiring a general manager and opening up a London branch. The company has moved Mark Rattley to the top EMEA job, with the former EMC vice president of sales coming on board as vice president and general manager for the new Egnyte Europe.

    About 6 days, 8 hours ago - 0 comments - Categories: Enterprise, Europe, Storage
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    Accenture partners with Orange to deliver Euro-cloud services

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Accenture and Orange Business Services (OBS) have formed an alliance to support large enterprises with their cloud strategies. Accenture will provide expertise and skills in the planning, implementation, and management of cloud services with an industry solutions focus.

    About 6 days, 11 hours ago - 0 comments - Categories: Europe, Industry
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    Why SAP sees HANA as a driver for business disruption

    Ovum StraightTalk

    HANA continues to sit front and center in SAP’s product strategy. SAP’s challenge is to accelerate adoption by encouraging, not forcing, undecided customers towards HANA without clear and safe migration paths, but it should remember that its IT buyers are relatively conservative and will consider new technology options and changes at their own pace, not SAP’s.

    About 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, Industry, SAP
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    OneBigDrive chief: Microsoft OneDrive naming “could lead to confusion”

    James Bourne

    Nikola Pizurica, president of the company which provides the OneBigDrive cloud storage app, has told CloudTech that while Microsoft renaming its storage biz OneDrive “could lead to some confusion” for his firm, the company is focused on its own goals.

    About 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: Interview, Microsoft, SMEs, Storage
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    Why cloud services spending will exceed $174bn in 2014

    David @BTR

    The CEOs of leading companies are already striving to create an agile business model -- one that responds quickly to competitive pressures and shifting market demands. Commercial agility often requires a corresponding accelerated business technology deployment. Meaning, the IT requirement is for applications to be provisioned in hours -- not weeks or months.

    About 1 week, 1 day ago - 0 comments - Categories: Hybrid, Industry, Research, Scalability
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    Skills gap hindering government cloud adoption, survey finds

    James Bourne

    According to the latest research from government cloud provider Eduserv, a lack of awareness and skills around cloud computing is halting its adoption in central government. The research, conducted in January and February of 829 civil servants, found that nearly nine in 10 (88%) required some form of training in order to take advantage of cloud computing, whilst three quarters (75%) believed the benefits of their cloud were a mystery to the company as a whole.

    About 1 week, 2 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Adoption, PublicSector, Research
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    Six of the best: Scams, shams and snoopers

    Cloud Tech

    The latest edition of CloudTech’s look at the best links from around the web has a slightly nefarious tint to it, with stories of scammers, snoopers and sham artists. Thankfully though, there are some good news stories further down, proving good things come to those who wait.

    About 1 week, 2 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, Editorial, Security
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    Interoute launches new VDC in Hong Kong, expands global footprint

    James Bourne

    Cloud services provider Interoute has announced the launch of a new virtual data centre (VDC) in Hong Kong, joining other vendors in setting up shop in the lucrative Asian region. The company also announced that its customers can move data and apps across the entire services platform, across VDC zones, for no cost.

    About 1 week, 5 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Adoption, Enterprise, Hosting
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    FlintHosts to offer charities free shared and discounted cloud hosting

    James Bourne

    UK-based hosting provider FlintHosts has announced the launch of Flint|Charity, a service which offers free shared hosting and discounted cloud hosting to charities. The free shared package allows for up to 1GB of storage, one hour of free technical support and a name check from the company, while the cloud package offers the requisite name check, hosting on Flint’s enterprise level platform at a 50% discount with fully managed service.

    About 1 week, 5 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Enterprise, PublicSector, Storage
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    The Affordable Care Act and cloud computing: Understanding the links

    LogicWorks

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to reduce costs while improving quality of care. Of course, those in Healthcare IT have been trying to reduce costs and improve care for years. Perhaps there are some real opportunities to improve IT delivery around the ACA, and those opportunities may exist more in cloud than traditional approaches.

    About 1 week, 6 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Hype, Industry, Security