Category: Cloud Computing

Axcient Joins Ingram Micro Cloud Vendor Portfolio

The Services Division of Ingram Micro Inc. has announced that the Ingram Micro Cloud portfolio, which currently features more than 50 services and 24 vendors, has added Axcient to its growing list of offerings. Axcient, which provides a unified platform for backup, business continuity and disaster recovery, will now be available to Ingram Micro channelRead more >>

Cloud Computing Trends

In 2011, Cloud Computing was definitely in the Early Adopter phase.  At the start of 2012, we look forward to the Early Majority phase of Cloud adoption.  So, what’s the state of Cloud Computing out in the trenches of the SMB market?  Here’s where I think we are. A little cloud for everyone.  Some keyRead more >>

HP Announces New Release of ‘Enterprise Cloud Services—Compute’

HP Enterprise Services, the global business and technology services division of Hewlett Packard’s Enterprise Business unit, has announced a new release of its Enterprise Cloud Services that enhances the performance of mission-critical applications while meeting the changing demands and workloads of enterprise clients. Clients implementing an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) model require high performance of key businessRead more >>

EarthLink Acquires IT Solution Center from Synergy Global Solutions

EarthLink, Inc., a premier IT services, network and communications provider, has announced its acquisition of the IT Solution Center and hosted application business from Synergy Global Solutions. Atlanta-based EarthLink, founded in 1994, provides customers with a portfolio of managed IT services including data centers, virtualization, cloud computing, support services, security, and data and voice IPRead more >>

Salesforce Users Now ‘Close it in the Cloud’ with DocuSign’s eSignature Solution

DocuSign, founded in 2004, has strived to transform how people live, work and connect by allowing business to be concluded faster. The company is globally recognized as the benchmark for electronic signature as 8 out of 10 eSignatures in the cloud and over 100 million documents in over 50 countries, to date, have been signedRead more >>

CA Revamps in Preparation for Cloud Domination

CA Technologies, whose Fortune 500 status is courtesy of their standing as one of the biggest independent software companies in the world, has heralded managed services as the future, predicting it will account for 60% of IT spending in the next 3-5 years. In response CA are developing their partner tactics, to be revealed atRead more >>

Symantec Respond to Their Research with new MSP Strategy

Symantec have announced MSP tactics designed to simplify and streamline their partner’s delivery of their products as managed services. They’ve also announced research indicating a marked discrepancy in firms’ predictions of cloud’s ability to imbue their IT systems with enhanced agility. The Fortune 500 software security corporation achieved prominence with the celebrity of Norton AntivirusRead more >>

Watchdog Now Leashed to Connectwise

Small and medium size businesses without the benefit of in-house resources are increasingly turning to managed security services providers (MSSPs) to fortify their IT environments. Watchguard, a flagship firm in Unified Threat Management (UTM), has merged their operations with Connectwise, creator of business management software. The idea behind the alliance is for MSSPs currently deployingRead more >>

Cloud Computing Automation Platform: OS33 Webtop Review

OS33 is best described in its own words as an “IT-as-a-Service” Platform.  Basically OS33 provides an integrated platform comprised of infrastructure, service and application delivery, and brandable web-based desktops (Webtops) with which Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can deliver their clients cloud-based IT resources from a single source, sold as-a-monthly service.  The model allows businesses toRead more >>

Advent Software Reports 3rd Quarter Success

Advent have boasted 17% in revenue growth in the third quarter of 2011, numbers especially premised upon – amongst others – their software as a service (SaaS) platform Advent OnDemand and their Advent Black Diamond cloud-based infrastructure operating in the US. Advent, which rose to prominence as a software and services automation specialist for investmentRead more >>