Service Models

IBM Launches Its Online Cloud Marketplace

Technology giant, IBM has launched a cloud marketplace where it shows a massive range of its hosted cloud services. Other than middleware components from IBM’s Bluemix platform as a Service (PaaS), enterprises can find more than hundred hosted applications by IBM. On top of that, the marketplace will allow the company’s partners to showcase their latest technologies and will also serve as a portal of IBM’s ...

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Microsoft Reported To Have Initiated A $1.13 Billion Worth Cloud Data Center Project In Lowa

Software and technology giant, Microsoft is reported to have started ‘Project Alluvion’ – a $1.13 billion venture in Iowa aimed at enhancing the company’s cloud data center reach.  This data center will be built on a 154-acre land in West Des Moines and will join Microsoft’s existing data center in the region, including ‘Project Mountain’, which is worth $700 million and started last year. Over the last few ...

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Microsoft’s Cloud Storage Re-launched As OneDrive

Due to the recent lawsuit against using the name ‘SkyDrive’, Microsoft Corporation had to rename its service. However, the tech giant has rather re-launched its cloud storage with a new name and added features. From now on, it will be called as ‘OneDrive’ with rest of the branding to be pretty same as before. So now, while you log in to SkyDrive, you will automatically be redirected to OneDrive. Let us see ...

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IBM Increases Data Storage Efficiency With SmartCloud Data Virtualization

Acquisitions, mergers, and partnerships are now vital part of the global cloud industry. Latest in this regard is the partnership between renowned IBM and Actifio, a small privately held software company. IBM, which was recognized for its late entry into the cloud segment, is now making continuous moves to gain advantage over its major rivals like Microsoft, Amazon, and Verizon. The company has recently ann ...

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An Overview Of Cloud Computing and Types Of Services

Cloud computing is no more a futuristic concept, and has flourished well throughout the globe. As being a virtual approach towards tangible software and solutions, this approach has gained much significance and pace, to entice individuals as well as enterprises, in the recent couple of years. 2013 was marked as the most substantial year for the recognition of cloud computing, as it experienced a huge ratio ...

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Amazon Announces Two New M3 Instance Types and Price Reductions In S3 and EBS

To make itself competitive, Amazon Web Services announced two new sizes for EC2 M3 instance and cut rates for two existing cloud products. The new sizes for EC2 M3 instances are M3.medium and M3.large. On the other hand, Amazon S3 and Amazon EBS will now be offered at reduced prices. Amazon has agreeably been the largest cloud service provider till date with highest number of customers and users. However, i ...

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8×8 Launches Its Patented Network Contact Center

Considering the significance of two way interaction in business organizations, 8x8 has just launched a new cloud communication service, naming it as Virtual Contact Center (VCC). Being a cloud communications service provider, 8x8 claims cloud based call center software to make it easier for businesses to strengthen their relationship with customers. The first version of this cloud based application is launc ...

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Oracle and Verizon Pledged For on-cloud Enterprise Solutions

Coming out of the defensive shell, Oracle Corporation has planned to step in to the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). This would be done with the assistance of Verizon Terremarks cloud infrastructure. Verizon News Center was the one to announce this through an official press release. Apps and solutions to be moved and distributed through Verizon cloud platform are Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware. T ...

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Corelynx’s Architecture Will Now Be Based On OpenStack

Corelynx Inc., the Indian based cloud solutions provider, is to join OpenStack and implement its open cloud architecture. This was officially announced by Manash Chaudhuri, Director and CEO of Corelynx. This event of enactment was already expected from the vendor, as most of the cloud service and solution providers are inclining towards OpenStack. Corelynx will completely base its architecture and serve acc ...

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Oracle Takes Over Responsys In $1.5 Billion

The cloud industry continues to experience mergers and acquisitions in order to survive through the present day tech rivalry. As a new development in this series of events, Oracle extends its marketing cloud with the acquisition of marketing software vendor Responsys. This acquirement adds a whole new suite of marketing solutions to Oracle’s portfolio. The official word from Responsys says that each share o ...

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