Cloud Computing & SaaS


Open Cloud Standards Council Draws Higher Ed

Four education institutions are showing up on the roster of participants in a new council to promote open cloud standards.

IBM SmartCloud Lets Organizations Scale Up IT Resources

At a Cloud Forum event in San Francisco, IBM formally introduced an enterprise cloud platform named SmartCloud that allows a customer to buy access to computing requirements such as servers and storage, delegate access and permissions for those resources, configure security, and get help from IBM and other users.

Microsoft Shows Private Cloud Features of Upcoming System Center 2012

This week Microsoft is showing off its next version of System Center, a set of products for managing a Windows network. System Center 2012 will include a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) when it's released later this year that will enable administrators to manage private and public cloud services.

Scaling Up the Virtual Computing Lab

Universities are working together and sharing resources to create virtual labs with more powerful computing capabilities--and to save much-needed cash.

Gartner: Platform-as-a-Service Gaining Traction

Application building is moving to the cloud and will come into its own as a major category this year, according to one IT industry consultancy.



NeoLoad Load Test Software for Web Apps Adds Testing from the Cloud

Neotys has released the newest version of its load testing software tool for Web applications, NeoLoad 3.2. The new version includes on-demand load testing from the cloud and supports the latest Web application technologies.

ActiveCloud for iOS Enables Seamless Management of Local and Cloud-Based Files

Mobile software company Pocket Watch has released its cloud storage management application, ActiveCloud 1.0, for iOS.

U Guelph Moving E-Mail into Public Cloud

An Ontario university will be migrating its internally hosted e-mail system to a public cloud. The University of Guelph will be moving Gryph Mail, its Zimbra-based collaboration software, to a cloud-based service.

Oracle Enhances x86 Clustered Systems for Virtualization and Private Cloud Deployments

Oracle has introduced enhanced Sun Fire x86 clustered systems to bolster its line of enterprise-class blade and rackmount servers for highly virtualized and private cloud deployments.

Oracle Cloud File System Delivers Infrastructure for Private Clouds

Oracle released new software Monday aimed at letting organizations build private clouds by adding elasticity to their applications via a clustered file system.