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CA Expands Automation, Management for Virtualization, Cloud

CA Technologies is shipping key products that aim to reduce risk, cost and uncertainty for virtualization and cloud-based solutions. The products come as a top research firm noted the growing importance of automation and management to virtualization and cloud solutions.

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2011 Sees Red Hat’s Push for Better Cloud Deployment, Management

As 2011 begins, Red Hat Inc. is mapping out details for how its acquisition of Makara will fuel the next generation of open source options for cloud computing.  Makera, a provider of deployment and management solutions for cloud-based apps, will simplify app deployment and management, according to Red Hat execs. 

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NATO, IBM Explore Private Cloud for Command & Control

NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is working with IBM  on a private cloud project that will help meet 21st-century requirements for command and control, surveillance and just keeping the 28-member military alliance on the same page.  The project starts early in the New Year and follows President Obama’s ‘Cloud First” government IT mandate.

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Survey: Cloud Expansion Drives Need for Management in 2011

As 2011 begins, cloud computing is gathering momentum for mid-sized and large firms. A recent survey found 80% of organizations with at least 1,000 employees have a cloud service; and more than half report using at least six cloud services. 

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AppFirst Upgrades Cloud Management for Amazon, Rackspace, Others

AppFirst is set to release an upgrade to its SaaS-based cloud monitoring and management solution, offering users deeper integration with leading cloud providers – including Amazon, SoftLayer, GoGrid and Rackspace. The upgrade sports customizable dashboarding for real-time and customizable monitoring, management and views.  

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Quest Updates, Automates Private Cloud Management

Quest Software is shipping a cloud management solution to automatically manage and secure private cloud environments across development, test, provisioning and operations.  Quest Cloud Automation Platform 7.5 provides policy-based automation, self-service, and ease of provisioning for multiple hypervisor and virtualization technologies.

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Morphlabs Management Controls Public Cloud Deployments

Morphlabs, a provider of private and public cloud infrastructure, is rolling out a cloud management platform called mCloud On-Demand, an operational management environment that uses Amazon’s EC2 to deliver enterprise-class applications over the public cloud.

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Lockheed Uses ‘Trusted Cloud’ for Fed Images Service

Lockheed Martin is working with DLT Solutions to provide government users access to Intelligence on Demand, a cloud-based offering that provides convenient and secure access via a web browser to geospatial data, images and analytics.  Information on Demand uses what Lockheed officials call its “trusted cloud” architecture.

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Ping Identity, RSA Team on Cloud Authentication

Security and authentication vendor Ping Identity is working with RSA to improve authentication services for cloud computing.  In specific, Ping joined RSA’s Secured Partner Program and certified interoperability between its PingFederate and RSA SecurID authentication.

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Zeus Powers Hybrid Cloud Reliability with Balancing, Bursting

UK-based Zeus Technology is launching a software-based application traffic management platform which aims to speed up delivery of applications on hybrid clouds. The Zeus Elastic Application Delivery (ZEAD) platform bridging physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures, company officials said.

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Quest Software Buys Surgient; Preps for Private Clouds, IaaS

Quest Software aims to bring its smart systems management portfolio to the private cloud, with its purchase of Surgient Inc., a privately held secure private cloud automation software firm. The deal sets the stage for a new vision for secure private cloud architectures. Move comes as IDC predicts private cloud market will top $1 billion by 2014.

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Microsoft, Siemens Design Cloud-Based Product Lifecycle Management

Microsoft Corp. and Siemens PLM Software are teaming up to build a cloud-based quality management solution for Product Lifecycle Management Lifecycle (PLM) professionals. It’s just one of the cloud-based PLM solutions the companies are exploring.

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