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HP makes a case for the private cloud

Hewlett Packard is making the case for private and hybrid clouds in Barcelona this week at its annual HP Discover user conference.

WD rolls out secure My Cloud drive, media hub

WD today announced My Cloud, an Internet-connected hard drive that is available in 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB capacities and offers a simple setup.

Citrix aims for VMware, Amazon with new cloud strategy

Citrix updated its cloud computing strategy, saying that its platform -- which is based off the Apache CloudStack project -- can span both private on-premises deployments and public clouds and is the only one in the market that takes an application-centric approach to architecting clouds.

Cloud industry needs to standardize, says fed CIO

Frank Baitman, the CIO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was at the Amazon Web Services conference praising the company's services. His talk was on the verge of becoming a long infomercial, when he stepped back and changed direction.

Amazon hiring 'top secret' IT staff as it fights for CIA work

The U.S. isn't doing a good job keeping secrets. Think Edward Snowden. But demand for trustworthy IT professionals is strong, especially if they want to work for Amazon Web Services.

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c gears up for the private cloud

For the latest update of Oracle Enterprise Manager, the company has taken additional steps to help organizations set up their own private clouds, using Oracle systems, software and even non-Oracle products.

Google and Red Hat collaborate on App Engine in private clouds

Google is hoping to appease developers that want better portability for their hosted apps by working with Red Hat on running App Engine in private clouds.

HP updates IT automation suite for cloud deployments

Further pursuing its strategy to help enterprises move workloads to hosted environments, Hewlett-Packard has updated a number of its IT management tools with more capabilities to work with public and private clouds.

Oracle acquires Nimbula for hybrid cloud software

With the intent of rounding out its software stack for building hybrid clouds, Oracle is acquiring Nimbula, a provider of private cloud infrastructure management software.

Virtualisation versus a private cloud

Since the mid 2000s one of the prevailing trends in the IT world has been to move networks, data, operating systems and servers into an environment where they are not tied to a specific piece of hardware.

If you are going to build a private cloud, Eucalyptus is the tool you're looking for, says CEO Mickos

There are a growing number of open source cloud infrastructure players in the market, but Eucalyptus says it is the best bet for private enterprise clouds. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with CEO Marten Mickos, who, as the former CEO of MySQL, has loads of experience growing significant open source companies, to learn more about the company and how Mickos sees private clouds evolving. Mickos addresses where Eucalyptus fits in, typical use cases, how they are different from Piston Cloud and OpenStack, ties to Amazon (described as the Linux of today), the importance of migrating jobs to and from public clouds, plans for the $30 million in capital Eucalyptus just raised, and more in this wide-ranging chat. Insider (registration required)

Microsoft teams with Quanta for 'private cloud in a box'

Microsoft has partnered with Taiwan's Quanta Computer to design a Windows-based system that aims to get business customers up and running quickly on a private cloud.

Pogoplug service turns your computers into private cloud

Pogoplug launched a service today that allows small and medium-sized businesses, as well as home users, to turn their PCs and servers into pools of storage accessible from the Web.

Amazon Web Services eases private cloud creation

Amazon Web Services said it has made it possible to create private clouds using CloudFormation, which automatically creates stacks of resources described using templates.

Shell Oil targets hybrid cloud as fix for energy-saving, agile IT

To address soaring data storage and major power consumption issues, Shell Oil has turned to the public cloud to become more agile in deploying application and development services.

Terremark launches private cloud offering

Terremark is offering enterprises a new private cloud service that includes the option to burst onto a public cloud.

Zynga makes dramatic shift from public cloud

Zynga has moved most of its users away from Amazon Web Services and onto its private cloud in a move to maximize the reliability and performance of its social games network.

Forget Public Cloud or Private Cloud, It's All About Hyper-Hybrid

Cloud computing has gone from being a promising technology to a reality that brings a unique set of challenges along with benefits. To fully leverage the disruptive potential of cloud without getting trapped in a web of integration complexity, CIOs and their IT organizations need to focus on what it means to rethink their business as a collection of services.

Cloudscaling to offer OpenStack private cloud platform

Cloudscaling plans to introduce on Monday an OpenStack-based platform that enterprises can use to build private clouds.

Former NASA OpenStack researchers enter private cloud market with Piston Enterprise OS

Piston Cloud Computing co-founder Josh McKenty has laid out the same objective on several occasions, from speaking to attendees at the inaugural OpenStack design summit to addressing friends and colleagues at his company's launch party: "Let's finish where we started."