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Talari Extends Secure WAN to Public Cloud Access Links

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.

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

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

OpenStack Juno Goes Live as Foundation for NFV Platform

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

Google Simplifies Billing Management for Developers

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.

Microsoft Previews Hadoop Big Data Analytics on Azure HDInsight

Microsoft will be bringing real-time analytics to Azure HDInsight. The company announced at Strata + Hadoop World a preview of Apache Storm on Azure HDInsight, providing Hadoop users with the ability to gain insights into events as they happen.

Vlocity Unveils Communications, Insurance Apps on Salesforce1

Industry-specific applications developer Vlocity launched two vertical apps on the Salesforce1 Platform at Dreamforce 2014 this week. With its new cloud services, Vlocity is targeting the communications and insurance industries.

IBM Cloud Adds SAP Business-Critical Applications

SAP is effectively tripling its cloud capacity thanks to a deal struck with IBM that will see SAP's business-critical applications deployed on Big Blue's enterprise cloud.

Google Drive for Work Suffers Outage

Some Google Drive for Work customers and partners experienced downtime—or at least performance issues—on Oct. 15 for up to four hours.

EMC Buys Cloud Management Vendor Cloudscaling

It looks as though EMC is beefing up its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings through acquisition. The company has acquired IaaS provider Cloudscaling—a move that will expand its IaaS portfolio, but also its presence in the OpenStack cloud market.

Cloud Cruiser 4 Provides Real-Time Visibility, Reduced Costs

Cloud Cruiser has launched version 4 of its solution for hybrid IT consumption-based service delivery. The aptly named Cloud Cruiser 4 builds on previous versions' features with the ability to track usage and costs with real-time visibility, greater financial control and hard cost savings of up to 10 percent of an annual IT budget.

Report: Google Apps Satisfaction Tied to Third-Party Apps

A new white paper released by the Cloud Alliance for Google Apps and research firm Frost & Sullivan surveyed more than 1,100 Google Apps administrators and found that there is a link between satisfaction with Google Apps and third-party apps available on the Google Apps Marketplace.

Oracle Recruits Former SAP Cloud Head

The company that once had some pretty harsh things to say about cloud computing is really ramping up its cloud business now. It appears that Oracle has recruited another executive for its cloud division. This time, it's Shawn Price, the former president of SAP's global cloud business.

Former Google, Snapchat Exec to Run Oracle Cloud 1

Google lost a valuable asset earlier this year when Google App Engine engineering head Peter Magnusson left to join Snapchat, but according to reports, Magnusson has been snapped up recently by Oracle to head up its cloud computing initiatives.

Red Hat Adds New Billing, Partner Offerings to OpenShift Marketplace

Red Hat has expanded its OpenShift Marketplace with new integrated billing features that make it easier to select and purchase OpenShift cloud offerings, as well as new partner offerings.

RightScale: Amazon Users Had Least Downtime from Reboots

The Xen security bug-related reboots of major infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers are over, but some of the folks over at RightScale were clearly curious to see how end users fared and if the reboots had colored their perceptions of their cloud providers.

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