Why Everyone Wins When Cloud Computing Meets the Channel

Selling cloud computing to established businesses is no easy feat. They understand the potential benefits, but they’ve just spent years on virtualization efforts, and they have their own specific problems that aren’t easily addressed by one-size-fits-all cloud offerings. As a result, many cloud companies are turning to channel partners to remedy these sales obstacles.…

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Elastra Makes Its Cloud Even Greener

Elastra has incorporated energy efficiency intelligence into its Cloud Server solution, the latest example of a growing trend toward saving data center costs by using the least possible amount of power to accomplish any given task.…

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Telcos Eye the Cloud

The TM Forum, a standards organization that's active in the service provider community, is developing standards for cloud best practices and interoperability -- a move that could move cloud providers out of the realm of offering cheap infrastructure for startups and into providing enterprise-class services.…

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Enomaly: An Open Source Cloud For the Enterprise

Enomaly is trying to sell big business on its open-source cloud management and provisioning software by renaming it and packaging it with enterprise-level support. The software, formerly known as Enomalism, will now use the Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform as its new moniker.…

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VCs Have Their Heads in the Clouds

After spending the past few years pouring money into Facebook applications and me-too social networks, venture firms are starting to invest in infrastructure again, with both hardware and software plays tied to the cloud.…

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