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Trace Solutions chooses iomart's fully owned UK data centres UK cloud computing and managed hosting provider iomart Hosting has enabled a leading property management software company to offer direct and affordable web access to its customers. Trace Solutions is one of the leading providers of automated property management software systems to the UK commercial property market. Its software is used to manage iconic buildings such as City Tower in Manchester and Fort Dunlop in the Midlands. Trace Solutions moved to iomart Hosting's CloudSure platform after experiencing problems around the technical support it received from a hosting provider that was using third party data centre facilities. Graham Davies, Sales Director at Trace Solutions, said: "Our clients specifically requested a service that allows them to work from the web and we can now deliver this specialist s... (more)

Joseph Rowntree Foundation credits iomart Hosting for its online success

Charitable trust praises web support from UK cloud computing company The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, a pioneering charitable trust dedicated to inspiring social change, has praised iomart Hosting, one of the UK's leading providers of bespoke cloud and managed hosting services, for the web support it receives. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) publishes the latest research into social issues, poverty and ageing in the UK in order to influence social and economic policy in the UK. It commissions around 100 reports a year, most of which are between 20 and 30,000 words long, all of which are published and then archived through its main website. iomart Hosting provides a fully managed hosting service which supports the Foundation's main website plus the linked websites for the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Joseph Rowntree ... (more)

RapidSwitch goes Hyper for Windows Server 2012

UK dedicated hosting company offers affordable multi-site disaster recovery RapidSwitch, a leading supplier of self-managed dedicated server solutions, has become one of the first UK hosting companies to offer Windows Server 2012 to its customers. The much-awaited new operating system, incorporating Microsoft's new Hyper-V 3, will provide customers with reliable and easy to implement off-site disaster recovery at affordable prices. Aimed specifically at SMEs, Hyper-V Replica is one of the key features of Windows Server 2012 to offer a dynamic, multi-tenant infrastructure to help scale and secure workloads and build private cloud solutions. RapidSwitch parent company iomart Group plc recently announced a major investment in a dedicated fibre ring connecting its data centres, so Hyper-V Replica will be implemented in a high-bandwidth, low-latency network environment. ... (more)

Pulsant Enterprise Cloud and Enterprise Cloud VDC Attains VMware vCloud® Powered Validation

READING, England, January 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulsant - Powering IT, today announced that its Enterprise Cloud and Enterprise Cloud VDC service has achieved VMware vCloud® Powered status, illustrating to customers that the company's cloud services are underpinned by VMware's leading virtualization and cloud computing technology, namely VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud® Director™. A member of the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP), the Enterprise Cloud and Enterprise Cloud VDC VMware vCloud Powered service delivers a set of cloud computing services across a common platform, supporting the largest set of existing applications and offering distinctive application mobility uniquely available from VMware. Mark Howling, CEO of Pulsant, states: "We have been delivering cloud solutions for over ten years. What we are bringing to market now is true next generation c... (more)

CORRECTION - Pulsant: Pulsant Enterprise Cloud and Enterprise Cloud VDC Attains VMware vCloud® Powered Validation

READING, England, January 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the news release, "Pulsant Enterprise Cloud and Enterprise Cloud VDC Attains VMware vCloud® Powered Validation" issued on 3 Jan 2013 09:00 GMT, by Pulsant over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the company that in the second paragraph, the word "trails" will be replaced with the word "trials" as originally issued inadvertently. Complete, corrected release follows: Pulsant - Powering IT, today announced that its Enterprise Cloud and Enterprise Cloud VDC service has achieved VMware vCloud® Powered status, illustrating to customers that the company's cloud services are underpinned by VMware's leading virtualization and cloud computing technology, namely VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud® Director™. A member of the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP), the Enterprise Cloud and Enterprise Cloud VDC... (more)

Astute Networks to Showcase Newest ViSX Flash-Based Performance Storage Appliances at SNW Spring

ORLANDO, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 -- SNW Spring Conference -- Astute Networks™, Inc., the leading provider of performance storage appliances, today announced that it will be featuring public demonstrations of its ViSX Networked Flash™ storage system during SNW Spring, April 2 - 4 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla in booth #108. Astute Networks' Senior Director of Products James Bahn will also be delivering a Solution Spotlight presentation, "Exploiting Flash to End Storage Bottlenecks," at 10:30 a.m. on April 4. "Storage professionals are under relentless pressure to make certain that their end users are satisfied with application performance," said James Bahn. "Flash-based solutions can help solve storage related performance issues, but it can be difficult to navigate the differences between the myriad of different flash options. During SNW, I will... (more)

QNAP Showcases Its Next Generation NAS - TS-x51 for Home & SOHO at COMPUTEX 2014, Redefining the Concept of NAS Devices

QNAP, Inc. unveiled its next generation NAS designed for both SOHO and home entertainment aficionados, the TS-x51 along with an industry-first private cloud computing capability feature at COMPUTEX 2014. The QNAP TS-x51 features a potent Intel Celeron dual-core processor, an upgrade of the Atom NAS series, and comes standard with the latest QTS 4.1 operating system. The TS-x51 packs a powerful storage backup along with swift streaming capability with both on-the-fly and offline transcoding. It is also the world’s first hypervisor equipped NAS for Home/SOHO segment which allow users to run Windows or Linux OS on the QNAP intelligent private cloud platform. TS-x51 Features: Dual-core Intel® 2.41GHz CPU and 1GB DDR3L RAM delivers up to 220MB/s read & write speed On-the-fly and offline video transcoding Built-in virtual machines technology Up to 7.1 channel audio pass-... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

Cloud Expo New York to Attract More Than 8,000 Delegates

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the 1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation. Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor, so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)

Exclusive Q&A with VMware CTO Steve Herrod

"There's a lot of hype over cloud computing, but we're confident that we will have the tools to make the hype a reality and help enterprises leverage this new computing model for all of their applications and with their management and security concerns addressed," says VMware CTO Steve Herrod in this Exclusive Q&A with Jeremy Geelan, Conference Chair of SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo series (California, New York, and Prague). Steve Herrod, VMware CTO, during his Virtualization Conference & Expo Keynote in New York City Jeremy Geelan: Do you agree with Dell's Drew Engstrom that "virtualization has matured to the point where it is not just viewed as a red-hot, ‘solve everything' technology, but as an effective means...to meet specific business needs and objectives"? Are we really that far along already - and if so why? Steve Herrod: At VMware, we've worked together with ... (more)

VMware Virtualization News Live Coverage Initiated on Ulitzer

VMware Virtualization News live coverage initiated today on Ulitzer. Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed feature stories, bylined articles, blog posts, news, reviews, commentary, and unique editorial content authored by top experts in their fields. Ulitzer is designed to replace Wikipedia with Its three-dimensional live content offerings and dynamic topic structure. "Facebook established itself as the new and improved tool for Myspace users and Ulitzer will establish itself as the new, much improved, dynamic, and  three dimensional version of Wikipedia with live content," said Fuat Kircaali, founder of Ulitzer, Inc. "Ulitzer is an original and unique tool for readers who seek quality con... (more)