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ProfitBricks Cuts IaaS Prices, Claims Pricing Leadership

1 hour 56 min ago

ProfitBricks has slashed the price of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings and is claiming that it is winning the cloud price wars against its biggest competitor Amazon Web Services.

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Amazon Targets Microsoft with AWS Directory Service

1 hour 56 min ago

A new service from Amazon Web Services will put the company in direct competition with Microsoft in the realm of directory services. Although designed to work with on-premise Microsoft Active Directory deployments, AWS Directory Service is also being touted as a cloud-based alternative to the Microsoft technology.

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Are Technology Service Providers Prepared for the Channel Eclipse?

2 hours 56 min ago
What will channel partners do when direct players begin taking market share from them? Channel partners that prepared for the Channel Eclipse will be able to protect themselves from direct players taking market share from MSPs and VARs. Content Classification:  Curated

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Moving Customer Communications to the Cloud: When Is It the Right Time?

Wed, 2014-10-22 14:12

Fall is upon us. The leaves have started to turn (depending on where you live), and change is in the air. If this season will be bringing business changes for your MSP customers, it may be time to re-examine their options for communications technology.

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Snowflake's Data Warehouse Runs on Relational Database in the Cloud

Wed, 2014-10-22 09:28

Relational databases were not designed from the ground up for the cloud or, for that matter, to handle big data. Nobody knows that better than Bob Muglia, former head of the Server and Tools division of Microsoft (MSFT).

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Microsoft Rolls Out Azure Private Cloud for Hybrid Environments

Wed, 2014-10-22 08:00

Part of the big news out of Microsoft (MSFT) this week was the launch of an Azure-based private cloud appliance designed to enabler customers' hybrid IT environments. Company executives unveiled the Cloud Platform System on Monday, as well as several other important elements to the growing Microsoft cloud portfolio.

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Rackspace RackConnect Update Adds Security, Scalability

Wed, 2014-10-22 08:00

Rackspace updated its hybrid cloud offering with new security capabilities, increased scalability and an improved user experience. RackConnect v3 was designed to meet customers' needs for public cloud scalability in a hybrid IT environment.

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Snowflake Raises $26M, Introduces Cloud-based Elastic Data Warehouse

Tue, 2014-10-21 21:00
New venture financing to be used for expanding engineering and sales organization Snowflake Computing has raised $26 million in financing and released its flagship solution to help businesses tackle cloud-based data warehousing. Content Classification:  Curated

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7 Ways to Leaving Better Sales Voicemails

Tue, 2014-10-21 10:50
Leaving effective voicemails give CSPs better results during the prospecting process Here are seven ways CSPs can leave more effective sales voicemails with prospective customers. Content Classification:  Curated

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Talari Extends Secure WAN to Public Cloud Access Links

Tue, 2014-10-21 08:00

Talari unveiled a new cloud solution today that enables organizations to tie their wide area networks (WANs) into the public cloud more easily and securely. The new offering was designed to turn public cloud access links into secure, reliable and manageable points on any WAN.

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BCSG Recruits Former HP Cloud Exec Marsden to Head Service Providers Division

Tue, 2014-10-21 07:30

Cloud services marketplace provider Business Centric Services Group (BCSG) expanded its leadership team by hiring Tim Marsden to head up its Service Providers division.

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Microsoft CEO's Vision for Cloud: Productivity, Platforms

Mon, 2014-10-20 22:14
Nadella says Microsoft wants everyone to thrive in this mobile-first, cloud-first world Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella laid out his company's roadmap and vision for cloud computing during a webcast on Monday. Announcements included the launch of the G-series family of virtual machines optimized for data workloads, a new Azure Premium Storage offering, and the launch of an Azure Store. Here are the details. Content Classification:  Curated

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Blue Box Secures $10M to Expand Marketing, Partnership Teams

Mon, 2014-10-20 20:05
Additional financing to be used on developing initiatives for channel partners Blue Box has secured $10 million in funding from to continue its investments in several areas of the company, including its channel partner program. Content Classification:  Curated

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Axiros, Eye Networks and ZyXEL Partner for Device Management Solutions

Mon, 2014-10-20 17:15
Dan Kobialka Axiros, Eye Networks and ZyXEL will work together to deliver "off-the-shelf ZyXEL CPE with pre-integrated cloud-based ACS solutions." Axiros, Eye Networks and ZyXEL will work together to deliver cloud-based device management solutions to service providers. Content Classification:  Curated

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Datalink Acquires San Francisco-based IT Solutions Provider for $18.5M

Mon, 2014-10-20 15:22
Dan Kobialka Datalink's CEO says the Bear Data Solutions acquisition will help his company expand its West Coast presence. Datalink (DTLK) has acquired San Francisco-based IT solutions provider Bear Data Solutions for $18.5 million, which includes $16.8 million in cash and $1.7 million in Datalink common stock. Content Classification:  Curated

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PGi Acquires Cloud-based Project Management Platform

Mon, 2014-10-20 11:46
Dan Kobialka PGi's CEO says Central Desktop acquisition "extends PGi's collaboration expertise beyond real-time meetings." PGi (PGI) has added Central Desktop, a cloud-based team collaboration and project management platform for businesses, to its portfolio. Content Classification:  Curated

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Bridging the Gap Between IT and HR

Mon, 2014-10-20 10:00
Here's how businesses in the industry can build the bridge between IT and HR This division between IT and HR is largely organizational and can be addressed by taking some basic steps to remove some of the barriers between both departments. Here's what businesses can do to build a bridge between IT and HR. Content Classification:  Curated

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NetSuite, Coupa Partner for Cloud-based Expense Management Solution

Mon, 2014-10-20 08:58
Dan Kobialka NetSuite says new integrated solution can provide businesses with real-time visibility into spending and savings. NetSuite (N) and Coupa have launched an integrated solution that is designed to help businesses improve spend visibility and gain more control over their financial processes. Content Classification:  Curated

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Google Simplifies Billing Management for Developers

Mon, 2014-10-20 07:30

Google (GOOG) is aiming to reduce the amount of time developers spend on managing their billing for various projects. The cloud company introduced new features to the Google Cloud Platform Oct. 17 that are meant to make billing simpler and take less time, freeing developers up to focus on actually developing.

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OpenStack Juno Goes Live as Foundation for NFV Platform

Mon, 2014-10-20 07:30

Leading up to the OpenStack Summit next month, the OpenStack Foundation has released the tenth version of the popular open source cloud computing software.

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