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Big Switch adds Cloud Fabric to its SDN porfolio

Google, Facebook and other hyperscale cloud providers have long built their own networking and server equipment to meet the huge demands put on their infrastructure. Big Switch Networks, which builds solutions around software-defined

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon


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Cloud Research

Primus creates BlackIron brand for cloud business

One of the country’s biggest independent services provider has created a new data centre and cloud division to focus on serving medium and enterprise-sized companies as well as governments. Primus Telecommunications Canada, long

Published on: October 17th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Cloud Foundry is like Linux for the cloud: VMware

SAN FRANCISCO - EMC VMware is likening its Cloud Foundry PaaS (platform as a service) to Linux for the cloud, serving as an application portability layer.The company on Wednesday held a one-year birthday

Published on: April 13th, 2012 Paul Krill

Canadian CIOs: How to position the cloud for success

Few Canadian chief information officers seem likely to "dive in" to cloud computing without due planning, but two CIOs we spoke to said there's no such thing as putting too much thought into

Published on: December 6th, 2011 Shane Schick
Cloud Evaluation

Tug-of-war in the public cloud

Hewlett-Packard COO Bill Veghte closed the company's Discover conference last week with a blockbuster announcement: that HP had won over HR software-as-a-service provider Workday from Amazon Web Services to HP's public cloud. "They are

Published on: June 18th, 2013 IT World Canada

Cloud storage spec gets ISO certification

The explosion of cloud services has meant a wealth of opportunities for enterprises, but also uncertainty -- this is a new era that demands trust. But who do you trust? The industry hopes that

Published on: October 19th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Think big to leverage cloud, mobility, CIOs told

CIOs have to be more creative to tap the tremendous potential of mobility and the cloud, Canadian IT leaders have been told. “We are in a remarkable era of change,” Patrick Howard, global

Published on: September 27th, 2012 Howard Solomon
Cloud Services

New PCI standard disappointing, Toronto conference told

Every transaction system used by a North American business that use credit cards has to follow the Payment Card Industry's standards. But against the background of continuing breaches at retailers the PCI's latest

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Cloud computing triples probability of major data breach: survey

In 2013 the cloud computing market was worth more than US$131 billion, according to Gartner Inc., with huge growth still to come. With huge increases in the number of employees working from home,

Published on: June 4th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Dimension Data offers cloud in Canada

For years Japan’s Dimension Data has been active in this country providing consulting services and reselling hardware and software from a number of vendors. Now it is a direct service provider. The company,

Published on: May 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon
Cloud Management

HP says it can orchestrate the datacentre

Running an IT department means overseeing numerous parts -- from servers to network to application development. Hewlett-Packard Co. has assembled a cluster of solutions it believes can build what it dubs the Orchestrated

Published on: May 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

SaaS continues to dominate enterprise cloud computing market

While the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model remains dominant in terms of market share, growth and breadth of coverage, a new research report says other cloud computing models have established themselves as contenders and are

Published on: May 4th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

SaaS users have risky tech habits: Softchoice

A new report from Toronto-based solution provider Softchoice is raising concerns about the impact of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications on end user behaviour, and recommends steps that can be taken to mitigate the IT

Published on: January 30th, 2014 Jeff Jedras