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    Symantec Buys Spain-Based Authentication Company PasswordBank

    Symantec has acquired single sign-on technology company PassswordBank to expand Symantec’s authentication services portfolio, ZDNet reported Thursday. Rachel King writes that Symantec spokesperson Ellen Hayes has confirmed the acquisition of the Barcelona-based company but did not outline terms of the deal. Hayes told ZDNet Symantec intends to “use PasswordBank's expertise in single sign-on technology to […] More

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    Dell Updates Cloud-Based Virtualization Software; Jeff McNaught Comments

    Dell has unveiled an update to its desktop and application virtualization software portfolio with new features designed to help customers deploy and configure cloud servers. Version 6 of Wyse WSM aims to help users deliver operating system images on-demand to virtual or physical machines, Dell said Tuesday. Jeff McNaught, executive director of marketing for Dell’s […] More

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    IBM Acquires Cloud Computing Firm SoftLayer; Mac Devine Comments

    IBM Corp. has finalized its acquisition of privately held SoftLayer Technologies Inc. for an undisclosed amount as part of corporate efforts to expand its services to customers and partners. The Dallas, Texas-based computing company and IBM SmartCloud will form a new cloud service division under James Comfort as general manager, IBM said Monday. The new technology […] More

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    Vion Unveils New Cloud Storage, Data Security Products; Carl Fulp Comments

    Vion Corp. has developed new cloud storage and data security products as part of corporate efforts to expand its portfolio and meet the growing demands of customers. The new archiving products are based on network-attached storage technology from Crossroads Systems and on Hitachi Data Systems' content platform that works to help customers secure and maintain […] More

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    HP to Create Virtual Cloud-Based Network for Catalonia Federal Systems

    HP Enterprise Services has agreed to establish a cloud infrastructure for federal systems in Spain under a $67 million 10-year contract with the Catalonia local government. The project is intended to allow all federal departments of the autonomous community to share information through a managed network and speed up computing processes for delivery of various services, […] More

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    Microsoft, Oracle Form Cloud Computing Partnership; Steve Ballmer, Mark Hurd Comment

    Oracle has partnered with Microsoft for an undisclosed value to help customers run software on Windows platforms, aiming to extend cloud computing services for clients. The partnership intends to help Oracle customers deploy Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server in Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure with support services, Microsoft said Monday. Microsoft […] More

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    Microsoft Demos Platforms for Life Sciences Organizations; Paul Fenton Comments

    Microsoft's cloud platforms for life sciences organizations have achieved the qualifications set by the Food and Drug Administration to help customers validate Microsoft's offerings. Windows Azure and Microsoft Office 365 passed the third-party system documentation review against GxP requirements for production and testing practices, Microsoft said Monday. Quality management services provider Montrium administered the review on […] More

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    Red Hat Aims to Help Google App Service Work in Private Cloud

    Red Hat has partnered with Google to help the search giant run its Google App cloud computing services in a private cloud infrastructure by using of open source software. CapeDwarf, a Red Hat/JBoss-based application, will work to run Google App services in different cloud platforms, Google software engineer Ludovic Champenois wrote in a blog post […] More

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    Report: EMC Picks Up Storage Startup for Cloud Expansion Aims

    EMC has agreed to buy Israel-based startup storage provider ScaleIO as the company seeks to grow its footpring cloud computing infrastructure market, Tech Crunch reported Wednesday. Rip Emson and Alex Williams write that an initial report from GeekTime suggested the deal is in its final stages and would close for a price somewhere between $200 million […] More

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    CenturyLink Acquires AppFog for Cloud Portfolio; Jeff Von Deylen Comments

    CenturyLink Inc. has acquired platform-as-a-service provider AppFog Inc. for an undisclosed amount as part of corporate efforts by the Monroe, LA.-based company to improve cloud offerings. AppFog adds its public cloud PaaS capabilities to CenturyLink's Savvis cloud suite and expands its scope to include Savvis’ direct online channel, CenturyLink said Friday. The Portland, Ore.-based company […] More

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    Red Hat, Mirantis Team to Offer OpenStack Cloud Tools; Radhesh Balakrishnan Comments

    Red Hat is partnering with Mirantis to offer customers a set of tools that aim to deploy and integrate services for the OpenStack open source cloud platform. Red Hat OpenStack offers infrastructure-as-a-service offerings and is designed to integrate with Linux-based operating systems, the company said Wednesday. The companies will modify Mirantis’ Fuel suite of OpenStack […] More

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    Unisys Aims to Secure AWS Cloud Infrastructure; Rod Sapp Comments

    Unisys has launched a new product that aims to help Amazon Web Services users securely migrate their data to a cloud computing environment. The Unisys Stealth Solution aims to protect communication between end users and AWS and prevent unwarranted access to virtual processes by creating authorized groups within the cloud, Unisys said Tuesday. Rod Sapp, […] More

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