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Samsung's AllShare Play pushes pictures from phone to cloud and TV

Samsung showed off its revamped AllShare Play app, which allows users to store pictures and video on cloud-based servers or send them to Samsung HDTVs remotely.

Here at Samsung’s product showcase in New York, multimedia connectivity played a big role. The company talked up its rebranded AllShare Play technology, not to be confused with Google Play, which was previously called AllShare.

Essentially AllShare Play allows owners of Samsung tablets and smartphones, Samsung Galaxy Tabs and Galaxy Nexus devices for instance, to push media files such as pictures to servers in the cloud. Samsung says it will save up to 5GB of data for users of the free AllShare Play service.

Samsung also partnered with remote file storage software maker SugarSync. As a result, AllShare Play can also upload files directly from Samsung mobile devices to SugarSync’s servers if you have access to a SugarSync account. To be clear, current Samsung 2012 HDTVs already have the SugarSync app installed and users can get much of the same functionality just by downloading the SugarSync app from the Android Market.

This is the first time, however, Samsung has demoed this version of the AllShare Play app, which is still in development but expected to become available “soon.” Another compelling capability is SmartView, which lets you mirror what’s being displayed, and heard, on compatible Samsung TVs to enjoy on tablets and smartphones around the house. All devices need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network for this to happen, though, so a Slingbox competitor it is not.

Check out the video below to see AllShare Play and SmartView in action.

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Servers Are Refreshed With Intel's New E5 Chips

Top server makers on Tuesday announced major product upgrades with Intel’s new Xeon E5 processors and technologies that deliver better performance and throughput for robust virtualization and cloud deployments in data centers.

Intel on Tuesday announced the Xeon E5-2600 series chips, which succeed the Xeon 5600 chips announced in March 2010. IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Dell concurrently announced servers with Intel’s new chips, and have also packed new networking and bus technologies that improve bandwidth for faster deployment of virtual machines.

Bottlenecks have been an issue in the past when deploying virtual machines, and adoption of the new PCI-Express 3.0 bus and 10-gigabit Ethernet at the motherboard level will improve throughput for servers to loop data quicker, analysts said. Server customers will also be able to deploy more virtual machines per server, which could allow industry standard x86 servers to take on demanding workloads such as analytics and databases.

The E5 chips include up to eight cores and boast a significant improvement in performance, which could be the biggest driver for server upgrades, said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. The E5-2600 chips are based on the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture. and deliver up to 80 percent faster processing compared to the Xeon 5600 chips.

The chips are also more power efficient, which could help companies curb power costs while consolidating x86 servers in data centers, King said. The hardware utilization rates will also improve with sensor technologies and system management tools that diagnose problems to keep servers running at peak efficiency.

The new servers will also support more memory — up to 768GB in 24 slots — which provide more DRAM for software applications and virtual machines to work with, said Nathan Brookwood, principal analyst at Insight 64. A larger memory pool is key to allowing heavier workloads such as databases to run on virtual machines.

IBM claimed its new two-socket BladeCenter HS23 server delivers 62 percent more computing power, and runs 20 percent more virtual machines than its predecessor BladeCenter HS22. The blade server will support up to four times more memory than HS22.

Beyond the processor, IBM looked at data center elements including memory, software, storage, networking and chassis when building the HS23, said Adalio Sanchez, general manager of IBM’s System x business. The HS23 blade is designed for virtualization and cloud deployments, or even database and ERP (enterprise resource planning) installations.

“It’s not about the processor anymore,” Sanchez said, adding that deployments are about optimizing workloads for better performance, economics and efficiency.

The improved I/O inside servers will partly come from support for PCI-Express 3.0, which is the successor to the PCI data transfer protocols to shuttle data between components and devices, said Insight 64’s Brookwood. PCIe 3.0 can move data at 8 gigatransfers per second, which is an improvement over its predecessor PCI-Express 2.0, which had a speed of 5 gigatransfers per second.

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Dome9 Security Launches Industry's First Free Cloud Security for Unlimited Number of Servers

SAN MATEO, CA–(Marketwire -03/07/12)- Dome9 Security, the leading provider of cloud security firewall management for public and private clouds, as well as for dedicated and virtual private servers (VPS), today announced Dome9 Lite Cloud — a powerful new free cloud security service that provides centralized firewall management for an unlimited number of servers and clouds in virtual private, cloud, collocated, and hosted environments. Starting today, the service is available at no cost via http://www.dome9.com/LiteCloud.

Today there are more than 30 million cloud servers in use, and most are vulnerable to attack because their built-in security stacks such as the host firewall are too difficult to manage. For the first time, developers and administrators can simplify security management for an unlimited number of servers, including secure access to any server in any cloud, by using Dome9 absolutely free.

Dome9’s Lite Cloud offers GUI-based firewall management for an unlimited number of Windows and Linux servers and clouds. The free Lite Cloud service makes it simple to scale security to any sized infrastructure and ensure cloud server firewalls are not misconfigured or left unmanaged and exposed to brute force attacks and exploit vulnerabilities. It includes features such as activity logging and auditing, support for multiple administrators, and Dome9 Security Groups; and is fully expandable to Dome9’s Business Cloud service, which offers many expanded capabilities. Using Dome9’s centralized GUI-based approach, IT teams can avoid the hassle of individually managing IP tables or the Windows firewall, and secure access to any cloud server.

“Dome9 is launching the new Lite Cloud free service to ensure that every cloud server has the necessary baseline level of security,” said Dave Meizlik, Dome9 VP of Marketing and Business Development. “Security is the number one concern among cloud adopters, and now Dome9 has taken price out of the equation to ensure every cloud server is secured, with absolutely no limit to the number of servers you can protect.”

Since Dome9 is an on-demand security management service, signup and setup take less than five minutes and do not require a credit card. New customers of Dome9’s free Lite Cloud service receive the enhanced features of Dome9’s Business Cloud service for 30 days, including Dome9’s patent-pending Secure Access Lease technology providing 1-click, time-based access to any server and cloud. Lite Cloud customers can seamlessly upgrade to Dome9’s Business Cloud with just a few clicks and for just 4 cents per hour per server.

Dome9 Security is the only cloud security service to automate cloud firewall management for public and private clouds, as well as for dedicated and Virtual Private Servers (VPS), across all platforms. Dome9 closes a critical gap in today’s cloud computing server security — ports such as SSH, RDP, and MYSQL left open so administrators can connect to and manage their cloud servers. This common practice leaves servers vulnerable to hackers who need only guess the correct username and password or exploit any protocol vulnerability to gain unauthorized control of a server. Dome9 secures all administrative ports — for all servers and clouds — enabling secure access, on-demand. Its key innovation is the ability to provide secure access leasing — dynamically generated, time-based secure access to cloud servers — which enables customers to close all server administrative ports by default.

About Dome9 SecurityDome9, the leader in cloud security management, automates and centralizes cloud firewall management across all servers and clouds. Available for both enterprises and hosting providers, and as a free offering, Dome9 supports clouds, VPS, dedicated servers, and Amazon’s EC2 Security Groups, across all major operating systems and service providers. Dome9 is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with U.S. offices in San Mateo, Calif., and is venture backed by Opus Capital Ventures. For more information, visit: http://www.dome9.com/.

Dome9, Dome9 Central, Dome9 Connect, Dome9 Cloud Lite, Dome9 Business Cloud, and Dome9 Agent are registered trademarks of Dome9 Security. All other trademarks are registered to their respective companies. Copyright Dome9 2012.

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Inside IT Cloud Computing Security – Video


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Cloud Services Provider Intermedia Now Offering Microsoft Office 365

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire -03/06/12)- Intermedia, a global leader in cloud services and the largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, today announced it is now offering a Microsoft Office 365 plan to its direct customers and advisor resellers. The Office 365 plan is in addition to Intermedia’s Office in the Cloud suite of plans. Trusted by 50,000 small and medium-sized businesses and well over 400,000 premium users, Intermedia’s Office in the Cloud combines popular Microsoft services such as hosted Exchange 2010, Lync and SharePoint 2010 with Intermedia’s management tools and other cloud services including security, backup, mobility, voice and more. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Intermedia is among only a few organizations offering an Office 365 plan — which is geared towards customers looking for an integrated suite of cloud services that includes Microsoft Office and Office Web Apps.

Delivered over the Internet from Microsoft’s datacenters, Intermedia’s Office 365 includes:

“With Intermedia’s Office in the Cloud suite of plans, and now Office 365, we offer businesses a number of choices so they have the cloud service solution best tailored to their needs,” says Michael Gold, president, Intermedia. “We’re excited to combine Microsoft’s Office 365 with Intermedia’s value-added, proprietary cloud services and support in order to help businesses realize the cost-effectiveness and power of cloud computing. Businesses that demand the highest level of customer service, reliability, security and control choose Intermedia. Whether they run their business on one of our Office in the Cloud plans or Office 365 from Intermedia, they have 24×7 phone access to our unparalleled expert and highly responsive support team.”

Businesses set up and manage Office 365 using Intermedia’s HostPilot Control Panel — an intuitive control panel that enables administration to be delegated to non-technical staff. All Intermedia services are managed through HostPilot, giving businesses access to best-of-breed cloud services, but sparing them from having to use multiple control panels or pay multiple bills.

For customers interested in a fully integrated suite of cloud communications and collaboration services, Intermedia offers its Office in the Cloud bundles. Office in the Cloud combines Exchange 2010, hosted Lync and SharePoint 2010 with proprietary solutions from Intermedia for backup, compliance, mobility, voice, and more. Intermedia is recognized as the premium support provider, with an average phone response time of less than one minute and an intuitive HostPilot Control Panel that even non-technical staff can manage. The company’s Cloud Concierge team assures Office in the Cloud customers have a secure migration to the cloud. Hosted Exchange 2010 is backed by a 99.999% uptime service level agreement and secure infrastructure spanning seven datacenters.

For more information, please call 1-800-379-7729.

ABOUT INTERMEDIAIntermedia is the premier provider of cloud services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and the world’s largest provider of hosted Microsoft Exchange. Intermedia’s cloud offering is business grade and built specifically for the SMB. Delivered from Intermedia’s secure datacenters, the company’s Office in the Cloud suite combines Microsoft tools such as Exchange 2010 email, Lync Secure Instant Messaging, and SharePoint document management with Intermedia’s proprietary offerings for complete mobile freedom, backup, security, voice and more. The company’s proprietary cloud infrastructure assures high reliability and a certified support team is available around the clock. Intermedia also empowers thousands of partners – including managed service providers and select Fortune 500 companies – to sell cloud services under their own brand. Founded in 1995, Intermedia was the first to offer hosted Microsoft Exchange business-class cloud email and now has 400,000 premium hosted Exchange mailboxes under management – more than any other provider. The company is one of a select group of companies partnering with Microsoft to bring Office 365 to market. For more information, visit http://www.intermedia.net.

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Cloud Services Provider Intermedia Launches Integrated Partner Program

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire -03/07/12)- Intermedia, a global leader in cloud services and the largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, today announced the unification of the company’s private label program and advisor program into one combined partner program. The Intermedia Partner Program now allows members to choose either the private label or advisor model on a customer-by-customer basis. Intermedia further developed its industry leading partner portal so that partners can easily provision and manage customer accounts for both the private label and advisor models. Intermedia is the business cloud powering over 10,000 MSPs, VARs and IT consultants — as well as select Fortune 500 companies — to resell an entire suite of cloud services such as hosted Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Hosted PBX, backup, security and much more.

The private label model enables VARs and MSPs to own customer billing and the overall customer relationship under their own brand. Intermedia provides dedicated sales and technical support, behind the scenes, so that private label partners remain at the front end of the solution. The advisor model is designed for partners that prefer to leverage the Intermedia brand and earn a commission on every sale. Under the advisor model, Intermedia handles customer billing and technical support. Intermedia’s partner program is completely free and easy to join. Partners can choose which model to sell under on a customer-by-customer basis.

“Intermedia gives you a choice — that’s something other partner programs don’t offer,” says Intermedia partner, Peter Hanna, CEO, Y Fi LLC. “I’m able to make the decision between selling under the advisor or private label model based on what’s best for my business and my customers. Regardless of the model I choose, I know Intermedia’s expert partner sales team is always available to help me close deals. I’m able to grow my business, provide leading cloud services to my customers, and rely on Intermedia’s multi-million dollar infrastructure and rock solid support.”

Revenue from Intermedia Private Label Partners increased 40 percent year-over-year in 2011. Over 3,000 partners joined Intermedia’s Partner Program in the last two years alone. “The receptivity of MSPs, VARs and other IT providers to Intermedia’s partner programs is driven by a number of factors,” says Michael Gold, president, Intermedia. “We invest heavily in the channel and give partners the tools, services and flexibility necessary to be successful cloud services resellers. This includes the ability to control billing and branding, as well as access comprehensive behind-the-scenes support from Intermedia. Partners can leverage Intermedia’s Cloud Migration team to assist with end customers’ migrations to the Intermedia cloud — which is difficult to do without the well-honed tools and process that Intermedia provides.”

To sign up for Intermedia’s Partner Program or to learn more about the program, please call 1-800-379-7729.

ABOUT INTERMEDIAIntermedia is the premier provider of cloud services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and the world’s largest provider of hosted Microsoft Exchange. Intermedia’s cloud offering is business grade and built specifically for the SMB. Delivered from Intermedia’s secure datacenters, the company’s Office in the Cloud suite combines Microsoft tools such as Exchange 2010 email, Lync Secure Instant Messaging, and SharePoint document management with Intermedia’s proprietary offerings for complete mobile freedom, backup, security, voice and more. The company’s proprietary cloud infrastructure assures high reliability and a certified support team is available around the clock. All Intermedia services are managed from the company’s proprietary HostPilot Control Panel, providing customers a single point of communications control. Intermedia also empowers thousands of partners — including managed service providers and select Fortune 500 companies — to sell cloud services under their own brand. Founded in 1995, Intermedia was the first to offer hosted Microsoft Exchange business-class cloud email and now has over 400,000 premium hosted Exchange mailboxes under management — more than any other provider. The company is one of a select group of companies partnering with Microsoft to bring Office 365 to market. For more information, visit http://www.intermedia.net.

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Cebit 2012: SAP Cloud Computing Strategy – Introduction – Video


21-12-2011 02:04 There is a massive shift in paradigm. In the past, servers and IT infrastructure have been in-house – often in the basement of the company building. This forces a company’s IT success to battle against issues such as: § Limited CPU power available. § Limited main memory available. § Limited bandwidth in the internet available. With the introduction and expansion of the SAP Cloud, IT infrastructure and software applications do not have to be in-house any more, battling against the abovementioned issues. They can now be rented as a service where CPU power, main memory, and internet bandwidth are unlimited. Take a look at Video 1, where Rainer Zinow gives an overview to SAP Cloud Strategy.

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TurnKey Internet Launches WebMatrix, a New Application in Partnership with Microsoft

IT solutions provider TurnKey Internet today announced their partnership with Microsoft to launch a new application called WebMatrix, a free web development tool that includes everything you need for website development pre-installed in their Dedicated, VPS and Cloud servers.

Albany, NY (PRWEB) March 05, 2012

WebMatrix pools the best open source web applications (including DotNetNuke, Umbraco, WordPress, Joomla!) and handles the downloading and installation of your new Web site. By utilizing built-in web templates or writing code yourself; WebMatrix is all-inclusive, simple and best of all free. Developing websites has never been easier. The days of hand-editing configuration files and making sure you have all the right components are long gone.

TurnKey Internets Windows web servers come pre-installed with the new WebMatrix application, with your choice of a Dedicated, VPS or Cloud server. Once youre up and running, WebMatrix provides all the tools and features needed in a single unified interface. Say good-bye to switching between multiple applications just to perform common web development tasks. With WebMatrix, youre always just a click away from easily editing your files, managing your database and modifying your server settings.

Tim Kirsch, Executive Vice President of Turnkey Internet stated, With a Windows Web Server, launching a new site from the WebMatrix application is simple smooth and fast. There are no more uploading files via ftp from one server to another. You can develop your site from right within the application and hit the publish button to make it available on the web. I am really happy to see that Microsoft is starting to integrate into the open source arena, this is a huge step for them.

In celebration of the WebMatrix launch, Turnkey Internet is excited to announce a promotional offer to include 50% off for life AND 3 Months free on their newest turnkey solution.

For more information visit TurnKeyInternet.net/WebMatrix, TurnKey Internet.net or contact Jennifer F. Hendricks at (518) 618-0999 ext. 119 or Jennifer@TurnKeyinternet.net.

About TurnKey Internet

TurnKey Internet Internet, Inc. is a leading provider of managed web hosting and IT solutions. Based in Albany, New York, TurnKey Internet, Inc. provides enterprise-class cloud based services to customers in over 150 countries via its Latham, New York data center. TurnKey Internet, Inc. has provided IT solutions since 1999, holding an A rating with the Better Business Bureau, Accredited Businesses.

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Cloud computing growing jobs, says Microsoft

BY SANDRA GUY Business Reportersguy@suntimes.com March 5, 2012 6:36PM

Hostway Software Engineer Youngtae Kim works in the company’s 100 N. Riverside office. Hostway is one of several companies hiring new employees because of the trend toward ‘cloud’ computing. The Chicago area is expected to gain 38,000 new jobs by the end of 2015 because of this trend, according to a new report being issued Tuesday. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times

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The buzzword cloud computing a way for companies to buy less-costly computing power on demand is forecast to create 37,868 jobs in the Chicago region by 2016, a whopping 64 percent increase from todays number, according to a forecast released Monday.

The jobs range from cloud computing engineers who command $115,000 to $145,000 yearly salaries to cloud technologists who start at $80,000 annually, to jobs in sales, marketing, finance and production at both IT companies and their business clients.

Nationwide, cloud computing is forecast to add 1.1 million jobs and, worldwide, 14 million, in the next three years, according to the IDC research firm. Local companies said Monday they are adding jobs as cloud computing expands.

Hostway Corp., which employs 60 at its data center and corporate headquarters inside the Boeing building in downtown, expects to expand its workforce by 10 percent in the next four to five years to accommodate cloud computing growth, said Chief Financial Officer Mark D. Adolph.

We will see growth in hiring in the data center, network operations and network systems, as well as cloud-related salespeople, product managers and research-and-development employees, he said.

Cloud computing lets companies in retail, banking, insurance, transportation, construction and professional services eliminate the expense of buying their own computer servers, which can cost $30,000 to $300,000. That is expected to enable these companies to hire more employees not only in IT but in jobs that help them innovate, said Adam Hecktman, director of the Microsoft Technology Center in Chicago, which employs 700. Microsoft also operates a data center in Northlake.

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Hub’s future jobs may be in cloud

There are jobs in the cloud.

The rise of cloud computing services – running software and storing files online, rather than on a computer hard drive – is expected to create 20,000 jobs in the Boston area by 2015, according to a report produced for Microsoft Corp. by Framingham research firm IDC Corp.

Most of the jobs will come as companies shift from maintaining their own, expensive computer servers toward cloud services, which allow access to enterprise software and data via the Internet, according to the report, which was scheduled to be released Monday.

Shifting to the cloud could cut costs for companies and help create 1.1 million jobs in North America by the end of 2015 and a global rise in business revenues of $1.1 trillion.

Last year, the United States added 1.8 million new jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The forecast for cloud-related job growth assumes that when companies do not have to spend money on maintaining legacy systems, they will spend it on innovation elsewhere, and that will create new jobs, according to IDC analyst John Gantz.

The large enterprises are moving their computing into the cloud at a lower cost and they can repurpose that money into sales and marketing jobs, said Craig Hodges, general manager of Microsofts Northeast sales division. The report is the companys first analysis of the global impact of cloud computing.

In the Boston area, the primary drivers in the growth of cloud computing are education and financial services businesses, according to the IDC research. Hospitals and government services are slower to move to the cloud because of regulation and security issues, it said.

IDCs Gantz said cloud spending is growing almost five times faster than overall spending on technology. But with total information technology spending in 2011 of $1.7 trillion, the $28 billion spend on cloud services makes it a nascent market.

The report says that more than 50 percent of the job growth related to increasing adoption of cloud services will take place in small and medium-sized businesses. More companies are spending less on IT maintenance, but using the cloud does not amount to outsourcing tech support staff, Gantz said. Instead, those positions are being redefined when companies move to the cloud and away from servicing their own computer servers.

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