Cloud Computing & SaaS


HP Releases Trio of Cloud Services for Public Beta

HP has released three cloud services, HP Cloud Compute, HP Cloud Object Storage, and HP Cloud Content Delivery Network, for public beta testing.

HP and F5 Automate Cloud Application Deployment

HP and F5 have teamed up to deliver technology intended to speed up the deployment of cloud applications by delivering automated, policy-based application, network, and user configuration.

Texas A&M, Tulane First To Use New 'Voice in the Cloud' Managed Services

Texas A&M and Tulane University will be among the first universities to adopt the "Voice in the Cloud" managed service being offered by the educational communications networking consortium Internet2 in collaboration with telecommunications vendors Aastra and Level 3 Communications.

DuraCloud Offers Redundant Storage Across Multiple Cloud Providers

To assist preservation and archiving efforts, a new cloud offering allows academics to store data with multiple cloud providers via a single interface.

Windows Azure Bandwidth Fees Waived for Internet2 Research Universities

Microsoft and Internet2 have struck an agreement to open up the Windows Azure cloud computing platform to Internet2 member universities.



Netelligent Offers Virtual Desktops as a Service

Cloud and managed services provider Netelligent has partnered with desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) provider Desktone to offer cloud-hosted virtual desktops as a service.

AICTE Rolls Out Microsoft Live@edu to 7 Million Students

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has deployed Microsoft Live@edu to more than 7.5 million students and faculty throughout India.

A Free Cloud Library for Students with Disabilities

Bookshare just celebrated its 10th anniversary as a provider of digital accessible materials to students with print disabilities. More than 190,000 people--mostly students--have access to the cloud-based library and its 135,000 titles.

SaaS Expenditures To Reach $15 Billion This Year

Organizations are putting more of their IT budgets into software as a service (SaaS). According to a report from market research firm Gartner, spending on SaaS will reach nearly $15 billion this year and will grow to more than $22 billion in 2015.

Report: Gartner Says Computing is Shifting to the Personal Cloud

A new report from Gartner suggests that by 2014 users will store more of their data in the cloud than on their personal computers.