Appcara has announced a new appliance designed to provide "cloud app management in a box" for small and medium enterprises. The AppStack Express Appliance is meant to be a turnkey appliance enabling simple management of cloud applications that is exclusively sold through channel partners.
LogMeIn has launched a preview of its AppGuru identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) offering that is intended to help IT professionals redefine their roles in a cloud-centric work environment by putting into place easy onboarding and offboarding of employees, as well as centralized user management.
Amazon Web Services has scored a big win within the federal government that could result in the ramping up of AWS cloud services deployments by U.S. federal government agencies. AWS GovCloud (U.S.) and all AWS U.S. regions have received an Agency Authority to Operate (ATO) from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).
Spanning Cloud Apps is looking to the channel to continue its expansion. The company, which is responsible for Spanning Backup for Google Apps, has launched a channel reseller program to work with VARs and systems integrators to build its marketing and sales.
Tech Data is beefing up its TDCloud portfolio with the addition of Intermedia's Hosted PBX and Cloud Server offerings. Aimed at small and medium businesses (SMBs), the cloud solutions are now available to Tech Data's solution providers.
IaaS provider iWeb has released a fully-managed cloud hosting service based on OpenStack. According to the company, cloud service provides guaranteed disk speed as a key element of overall system performance.
Amidst the launch of Google Play Music All Access, Google Play Game Services, updates to Google Maps and a variety of other consumer-driven product announcements, the news about the general availability of Google Compute Engine seems to be getting lost. Or maybe nobody is simply not surprised, as this is something the industry has been expecting for some time.
Rackspace is the latest company to make an investment NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider Cloudant. The Rackspace investment of an undisclosed sum follows three months after Samsung Ventures made a similar strategic investment in the company.
Google may well finally announce the general availability of Google Compute Engine, a cloud platform aimed at taking on Amazon Web Services the company announced a year ago at the last Google I/O conference. A year later, Google Compute Engine still hasn't been given the general availability okay, but there are rumors surfacing that I/O 2013 could be the big unveiling.
Desktone is taking its cloud-hosted desktop platform to the on-premise world with a cloud-managed virtual desktop appliance capable of hosting up to 100 clients. The company aims to enable cloud services providers to give end-customers the flexibility of both cloud and on-premise IT solutions.