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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 -- Cloud Computing: What entrepreneurs should know to reap the benefits of Cloud Computing. The "Cloud" is always-available software and services, delivered to any device on the Internet. Consumers are using the Cloud even if they don't know it.TechBiz Connection has assembled an expert panel that will discuss the pros and cons of Cloud Computing for entrepreneurs and business leaders to.

Amazon to Team With L.A. Community Colleges for Cloud Computing Certificate Program

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s Amazon Web Services announced Aug. 9 that it will collaborate with the California Cloud Workforce Project (CA Cloud) and 19 community colleges in Los Angeles County to offer a regional cloud computing certificate. Amazon.com Inc.’s To date, this is the first program of its kind created by Amazon and local colleges

TMP Talks: Michael Crandell on Cloud Computing

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Below is a talk on Cloud Computing from the University of California Santa Barbara’s Technology Management Program, by Michael Crandell. I think you will be surprised by what the CEO of this industry-leading cloud computing has to say about the future of the Cloud.

Mutli-Cloud: The Future of Cloud Computing?

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The hype surrounding cloud computing is not easily dismissed, especially considering how many businesses are adopting it for their operations. The new cloud trend is to institute a multi-cloud environment. Several factors play into multi-cloud’s rising popularity.

3Tera Upgrades Cloud Computing Software

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Aliso Viejo-based 3Tera , a developer of cloud computing software and services, announced Thursday that the firm has upgraded its AppLogic cloud computing platform. 3Tera's software is used to manage virtual data center services, including deploying web applications and storage. Tags: 3tera cloud computing applications

Cloud Computing

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 -- Cloud Computing : Impact on Business and Architecture. Come for a discussion on how Cloud Computing can be leveraged to create a new class of solutions that are more connected, dynamic, and can allow business to drive cost down, yet enable unlimited potential services. Cloud computing is a disruptive force that has the potential to change everything, but how do we take advantage of it?

Eucalyptus Joins In Cloud Computing Alliance

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Santa Barbara-based cloud computing software provider Eucalyptus Systems is one of three firms which says they have created a new group focused on bringing self-service, private and hybrid clouds to the enterprise. According to newScale , rPath , and Eucalyptus , the three have created a new coalition called the "NRE" alliance, which will promote the firms' integrated technology platform for the cloud computing market.

Cloud Computing De-mystified

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011 -- Cloud Computing De-mystified. Co-Location has been the method of choice for most software companies delivering software solutions as a Service (SaaS). However, recent technical and economic shifts have allowed many software companies to dramatically increase cash flow by reducing or eliminating hardware infrastructure and personnel investments by leveraging an Infrastructure-as-a-Service model.

Airset: Your Own Personal Cloud Computer

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Airset gives you your own Personal Cloud Computer and the ability to add groups of Cloud Computers to your Cloud Network. Each cloud computer has an expandable hard disk, a rich suite of web applications, and acts as a web server publishing content.

Big tech companies are looking at Hollywood as the next stage in their play for the cloud

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This week, both Microsoft and Google made moves to woo Hollywood to their cloud computing platforms in the latest act of the unfolding drama over who will win the multi-billion dollar business of the entertainment industry as it moves to the cloud.

Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) $160 Billion Market Opportunity

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 -- Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) $160 Billion Market Opportunity. Cloud computing is estimated to be a $160 billion market opportunity by 2011 (Merrill Lynch). software as a service", "SaaS" or "on-demand") is a popular way to access, use and pay for business support software and provides a viable business model in this emerging field of cloud computing.

Cloud Computing ?? What Can Cloud Do for You?

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Cloud Computing  What Can Cloud Do for You? Hear our impressive panel of experts share their insight on the benefits and risks of using cloud computing in the workplace. Despite huge advances in computing power, the world's IT infrastructure is overwhelmed by increasingly complex and huge amounts of data. So, along came "cloud computing" where processing, storage, networking and applications are accessed as services over networks, public and private.

Google Cloud’s LA region goes online

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Google Cloud’s new region in Los Angeles is now online, the company announced today. region and, while it was slow to expand its physical cloud footprint, the company now features 17 regions around the world.

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Putting the band back together, ExactTarget execs reunite to launch MetaCX

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The former President of ExactTarget and later chief executive of Salesforce Marketing Cloud has made billions of dollars building products to help support customer service and now he’s back at it again with his latest venture MetaCX.

MetaCloud Raises $10M For Private Cloud Service

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Metacloud , a provider of managed, Openstack-based private cloud services, announced this morning that it has raised $10M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Canaan Partners, and also included Storm Ventures and AME Cloud. Lynch and Curry are technology veterans, having managed cloud deployments for Yahoo and Ticketmaster. The companies said the funding will go towards growth and global expansion of its services.

ResMed To Add To Software Offerings With $750M MatrixCare Acquisition

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Medical device maker ResMed has agreed to acquire Minnesota-based MatrixCare, which makes software for long-term care providers, for $750 million. San Diego’s ResMed (NYSE: ticker[[RMD]]) announced its intention to buy the privately held tech company on Monday.

DreamHost Launches OpenStack Cloud

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Los Angeles-based web hosting provider DreamHost has expanded into the cloud computing services market, saying this morning that it has launched a new OpenStack-based cloud computing platform called DreamCompute. DreamHost said that DreamCompute will provide compute instances from 1GB to 64GB, and also will use the open source, distributed storage software from its spinoff, Ceph. Pricing on its new cloud based service was not disclosed.

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RightScale Expands In Australia

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Santa Barbara-based cloud computing software developer RightScale has expanded into Australia, the firm said last week. RightScale said it has set up operations in Sydney, which will provide local sales, support and professional services for its platform in that country. RightScale is a provider of software used to manage the configuration, monitoring, and other aspects of both private and public cloud computing.

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Gores Group Buys Astadia

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Los Angeles-based private equity firm The Gores Group has acquired cloud computing consulting and systems integrator Astadia , Gores said Monday. Astadia serves enterprise customers, helping them build cloud-based software; the firm says it has 2,600 clients using its services. astadia gores group merger acquisition private equity cloud computing consulting systems integrator

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Metacloud Adds Virtual Extensible LAN Support

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Pasadena-based Metacloud , the provider of OpenStack-based private cloud deployment services, said it has begun supporting what is called Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) networking support. According to Metacloud, the move eliminates the typical scalability problems found in large cloud computing environments. metacloud vxlan virtual extensible scalability cloud computing private openstack

Metacloud Debuts OpenStack Private Cloud Services

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Pasadena-based MetaCloud , which provides fully managed, OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure for operating private clouds, launched today at the OpenStack Summit, with the backing of Storm Ventures. MetaCloud's fully managed services helps companies deploy their own, OpenStack cloud computing systems. OpenStack is based on the cloud computing infrastructure at Rackspace, and is very similar to competing offerings from Amazon Web Services.

Amplify Partners With Cloud Provider Joyent

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Amplify , the startup accelerator program being run by Paul Bricault in Venice Beach, has tied with a cloud computing provider, Joyent , the two said this morning. The two said they are in a partnership, where Joyent will provide free cloud computing resources and marketing services to Amplify's portfolio companies. Joyent's cloud services are used by companies such as LinkedIn, TaskRabbit, Kabam, Voxer, ModCloth, and others.

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A Guide for Negotiating Your Next Cloud Contract

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The cloud services market continues to grow at an impressive rate. Companies all over the world are realizing how beneficial it is to move some operations to the cloud, creating a need for the services that cloud providers offer.

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Corelogic Buys Dorado Network Systems

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Santa Ana-based CoreLogic , a provider of real estate, mortgage, and other data and information services, said Tuesday that it has acquired Dorado Network Systems Corporation , in a deal worth $32M. Dorado develops cloud computing applications for the financial services industry.

Lightcrest Rolls Out Hybrid Cloud Service

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Los Angeles-based Lightcrest , a provider of cloud computing software, said it has rolled out a new, hybrid cloud computing platform it calls Kahu. According to the company, its Kahu Compute Fabric provides both a hardware and software stack, which it says is more efficient than both public cloud and virtualization products, and lets users manage their compute, storage, and networking, including through a REST API.

Eucalyptus Deploys In India With Ingram Micro

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Santa Barbara-based cloud computing software developer Eucalyptus Systems is deploying its software to India, the firm said this week, via a new partnership with distributor Ingram Micro. Eucalpytus, which develops cloud computing software to help companies deploy their applications to Amazon Web Services and other clouds, said that Ingram Micro will offer up its software to its value added resellers in India.

Arterys, GE Healthcare to Roll Out Next-Gen MRI Scans of Heart

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That’s because GE Healthcare, by tweaking its traditional MRI scanners, was capturing so much raw data on the heart that on-site hospital scanners and computers couldn’t assemble it into images that doctors could intuitively interpret.

Teradata Moving Headquarters to San Diego as Part of Consolidation

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Teradata (NYSE: TDC ), a specialist in data warehousing, business analytics, and consulting services, disclosed this week that it plans to move its corporate headquarters from Dayton, OH, to San Diego by the end of the year.

Onica Acquires TriNimbus

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Santa Monica cloud computing firm Onica Inc. 27 it acquired cloud consultation and Amazon.com Inc. Web Services provider TriNimbus Technologies Inc announced Aug.

SoCal's Cloud Dreams Surface At OpenStack Summit

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A conference being held this week by the OpenStack cloud software group has surfaced what looks to be a surge in cloud-based companies in Southern California, including a number of startups. southern california cloud computing openstack clouds software startup

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Eucalyptus: The Next Billion Dollar Open Source Firm?

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A new article this morning from ReadWriteWeb has identified Santa Barbara-based cloud computing software firm Eucalyptus has one of the open source software companies most likely to become the next, $1 billion company (in annual revenues). According to the report , Eucalyptus is benefiting from its focus on the Amazon Web Services ecosystem, plus having former MySQL head Marten Mickos as its CEO. eucalyptus cloud computing software open source

More Drama on the Cloud Price Wars Front

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Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the cloud price wars have flared up once again. After taking a brief hiatus amidst nervous tensions, competition between cloud computing vendors has reached a fever pitch in the past month.

Living on the Edge: Amazon, AT&T, Packet Pursue “Cloudlet” Computing

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The word “cloud”—as in cloud computing, and cloud storage—has served as a handy shorthand term, but it has always been inherently vague and a little misleading. When businesses and consumers use a cloud service provider like Amazon Web Services or Apple’s iCloud, their data, photos, and music don’t get processed in the misty skies above us, as a poet friend of mine once assumed.

Rackspace Acquires RelationEdge, Adding to IT Customer Management

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San Antonio —Cloud computing giant Rackspace has acquired a company that helps other businesses implement and use the Salesforce software. The deal expands Rackspace’s focus on helping companies use software and computing services, including those of previous competitors. Rackspace paid an undisclosed amount for RelationEdge, a San Diego-based software-as-a-service provider focused on aiding Salesforce users.

Ford’s Autonomic Pairs With Alibaba Cloud On Mobility Hub for China

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Ford—one of the automakers competing in China’s huge car market—is now making a bid to provide China’s leading software infrastructure hub dedicated to streamlining transportation by connecting cars and riders with mobility services. Ford’s recently acquired unit Autonomic , which co-created the automaker’s Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC), inked a deal Tuesday to partner with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing division of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.