Citrix has announced the availability of Citrix CloudGateway 2, its unified store solution. Featuring MDX mobile technology, the product offers a single unified point of control for all mobile, web, SaaS and Windows apps and data, across any mix of corporate and personal devices.
Kyocera Cloud Connect, from Kyocera Document Solutions, is an application that bridges Kyocera’s products to cloud service provider Evernote, enabling scanning and printing of files in Evernote directly from most Kyocera multifunctional product control panels.
The EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure combines Brocade cloud-optimised networking technologies with EMC unified storage and next-generation backup architecture. VSPEX’s modular design enables customers to specify their choice of server, network and virtualisation technologies within a pre-validated framework.
What happens when a well-meaning employee inadvertently shares your company’s financial records with the world? That’s a reality organisations could face if they ignore their employees’ use of consumer cloud storage services like Google Drive and Dropbox.
Australian businesses could substantially cut capital and labour costs through the use of public cloud services, leading to a yearly $3 billion boost to the economy after 10 years, according to a new report from KPMG.
Cloud computing continues to confound Australian organisations, with many IT pros still confused by the differences between public, private and hybrid clouds. But despite this confusion, a recent panel of cloud computing experts declared that more than one third of Australian organisations are considering implementing cloud within two years, and 10-20% are currently implementing some form of the technology.
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) steering committee met in Melbourne recently for two days of meetings to chart priorities for the organisation’s mission to deliver open cloud solutions. Merri Mack reports on the findings of the committee and the question of whether vendors will support interoperability for cloud solutions.
The Cloud Services Suite from Dimension Data is a comprehensive range of cloud services designed to make it easier for companies to accelerate their adoption of cloud computing. The services aim to enable companies to be more agile, lower IT infrastructure management expenses and reduce cloud migration complexity and risk.
As a technical term, ‘the cloud’ has reached a point of oversaturation, leading many - particularly government - organisations to question the value of the concept. Cloud computing is not for everyone, but it is possible to be ‘cloud-like’ without actually entering the cloud, says Wayne Allen, Unisys Asia-Pacific data centre transformation and outsourcing practice lead.
The Capacity Edition of NetVault Backup is a new offering of the data protection technology featuring an alternative, capacity-based licensing model specifically designed to meet the needs of small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
HP has expanded its IT Performance Suite of software with Service Integration and Management services. Designed in response to the trend of ‘supplier sprawl’, HP’s Service Integration and Management offering aims to enable enterprises to integrate, manage and govern complex multivendor environments to optimise the IT supply chain, improve service performance and reduce risks and costs.
The recent shutdown of file-sharing website Megaupload has created a sense of unease surrounding cloud-based storage. Companies are questioning the wisdom of relying on these services, which could seemingly collapse at a moment’s notice. According to Albert Y Zomaya, The University of Sydney, companies that shy away from the cloud are potentially missing out, especially given the advances the cloud is about to go through.
DreamWorks Animation SKG used hundreds of high-performance workstations, backed up by five server farms, to produce the company’s most technically advanced film to date, Puss in Boots.
A convergence of cloud computing trends will create new business models for Australian businesses in 2012, according to analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. Executives across all industries are urged to assess how their companies might be affected by developments from tech companies like Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook.
The cloud promises to liberate organisations from the limitations of traditional IT infrastructure. Here, Oracle’s Marc Caltabiano argues that early cloud solutions have created new computing silos that actually impose new limits on organisations. He suggests that organisations must take a more nuanced view of the cloud to get the most from a cloud strategy.