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SNIA Cloud Data Management Enables Multi-Cloud Implementation

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has released version 1.1 of its Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) specification at the SNIA 11th Annual Storage Developer Conference.

Cloud Technology Partners Launches PaaSLane v2.5

An update of Cloud Technology Partners' PaaSLane cloud application transformation solution is meant to enable app developers to assess and optimize source code for cloud readiness and modernization quicker and more efficiently than before. PaaSLane 2.5 has several new and enhanced features around Java and .NET application developers.

Google Aims to Attract Startups to Cloud Platform

Google (GOOG) is interested in attracting startup companies to its cloud platform. The company last week launched a new program called Google Cloud Platform for Startups, which will provide eligible startups with access to $100,000 of funding for Cloud Platform credit, 24/7 support and access to the public cloud provider's technical solutions team.

Riverbed, Amazon Partner on Cloud Storage S3 Promotion

Cloud storage is not an easy business to be in, but a partnership between Riverbed Technology (RVBD) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) could give the two companies an edge in the growing competitive market. Riverbed and Amazon have partnered to bring Riverbed SteelStore virtual edition to Amazon Web Services.

Google Unveils iOS Sync for Google Apps for Work

Google is taking its Android device management software that enables remote management from Google Apps for Work to Apple iOS devices.

Amazon Recruits Tech Guru Vass to Drive Cloud Performance

Amazon Web Services has added technology industry veteran Bill Vass to its roster of senior management.

Former Red Hat CTO Surfaces as Google Cloud Platform VP

Former Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens has surfaced at Google, taking up the position of vice president of cloud platforms.

Mirantis Updates OpenStack Express to Icehouse

Mirantis has launched the second generation of its OpenStack Express on-demand private-cloud-as-a-service offering.

Microsoft Azure Cost Estimator Tool Now Available

Microsoft has released its Azure Cost Estimator Tool to the general public. The tool, which was put into beta testing in June, was designed as an installable application that takes a detailed look at the applications and services running on an on-premise IT infrastructure and then estimates the costs of running those same apps and services within the Azure public cloud.

CloudSigma, CloudLeap Partner on Live Cloud Migrations
Public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider CloudSigma has partnered with cloud migration software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider CloudLeap to make it easier for organizations to shift from existing on-premise and cloud environments to CloudSigma's cloud while also providing enhanced disaster recovery.
Is CenturyLink Looking to Acquire Rackspace?

The ongoing rumor mill regarding the potential acquisition of Rackspace Hosting continues. This time, telco and cloud services provider CenturyLink is in the middle of the rumors.

Brinkster Launches White-Label Cloud Partner Program

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider Brinkster unveiled a new channel partner program at the Cloud Channel Partners Conference 2014 in New Orleans this week. Through the new program, Brinkster is promising its cloud channel partners up to 65 percent margins.

Amazon Adds Five New EC2 Instances to GovCloud (US)

Amazon Web Services has launched five new Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances on its government-focused GovCloud (US) infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering.

Microsoft Targets Amazon, VMware with Azure Migration Tool

Microsoft is looking to take on Amazon Web Services, VMware and other infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers with the forthcoming launch of Microsoft Migration Accelerator for Azure, which has gone into a limited preview.

Samsung Chooses Dropbox over Google Cloud for Device Storage 1

Dropbox has scored a win in the mobile device category. Starting later this month, Samsung Electronics will begin shipping several of its mobile devices, including the new Galaxy Note 4, with Dropbox configured as the default cloud storage service.

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