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Teradata Active Data Warehouses Provide Private Cloud Benefits — TODAY

DUBLIN, April 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata Universe EMEA-- Greater utilization of processing power has been a key driver and sought-after benefit of corporate private cloud computing implementations to centralize and share computing resources and increase utilization to 60 percent or higher. Today, only about 25 percent of the available processing power of virtualized servers is being utilized by many companies that adopt virtualization, a Gartner analyst recently told CIO magazine(1). Teradata (NYSE: TDC - News) today announced important new private cloud capabilities to help companies effectively realize much greater utilization.

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Teradata's Active Data Warehouses (ADW) have been providing customers with 90 to 100 percent utilization for years. The consolidation and centralization of numerous under-utilized, disparate data marts has resulted in data and analytics being more efficiently shared from one, centralized ADW among multiple organizations and thousands of users. In addition to the utilization benefits of an integrated, private cloud approach, the Teradata ADW Private Cloud provides customers with richer insights for better decisions and competitive advantage.

As a data warehouse private cloud, the Teradata ADW directly addresses a major pain point with CIOs by ensuring computing resources are optimized, and fully utilized - a significant economic advantage to any IT organization. By consolidating data warehouse servers onto a Teradata ADW Private Cloud, IT executives and their teams can be certain that their computing resources are fully utilized and producing ROI on a 7X24 basis.

In addition to reducing the number of servers and storage, a Teradata ADW Private Cloud also delivers both capital and operating expense savings, including labor, data center space, power and cooling. With the unique architecture of a Teradata ADW Private Cloud, companies can gain benefits without the performance penalty of more traditional virtualization approaches.

"Leading companies have consolidated underutilized servers and storage onto a Teradata ADW Private Cloud, reducing costs while increasing utilization of their IT resources," said Scott Gnau, president, Teradata Labs. "By eliminating data marts, many with only 10-20 percent utilization, companies can consolidate onto a Teradata ADW Private Cloud running at 90 to 100 percent utilization."

Furthermore, by consolidating data marts onto a Teradata ADW Private Cloud, companies can integrate the data, which gives users a unified version of the most relevant data more quickly and at less cost for better business intelligence across disciplines and processes.

Business users can also benefit from better control of their computing resources with the self-service capabilities of a Teradata ADW Private Cloud. In less than five minutes, business users can easily meet the demand for analytics by creating a fully functioning data lab to provision and manage data required for their particular needs.

These resource utilization and self-service benefits are enabled by several key characteristics of a Teradata ADW Private Cloud:

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How Dirty is the Cloud? – Video

16-04-2012 19:24 You've heard about the Foxconn factory in China where your iPad is assembled. But have you ever considered the energy required to store your emails, photos, and videos in the cloud? As worldwide demand for data storage skyrockets, so do the power needs of the servers where all our digital archives live. While some companies (like Facebook) have made great progress in ditching dirty fossil-fuel energy for cleaner renewables, a few internet giants lag far behind. Climate Desk visited Maiden, North Carolina, for a close-up view of what will soon be one of the world's biggest data centers—owned by Apple and powered by the coal-heavy power behemoth Duke Energy.

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Go Beyond WebCasting. Get Interactive Cloud Based Video Casting! – Video

17-04-2012 04:04 Unleash the power of Professional WebCasting cum Video Conferencing through IVB7 like never before. IVB7 is a full video streaming bundle including streaming servers, hardware unit, promotional materials and tools.For Details visit ivb7.com.

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KineticCloud Backup for Servers Product Demo – Video

17-04-2012 10:55 The powerful KineticCloud Backup for Servers client includes: 1) Seamless backup of open files, folders, MS Exchange & MS SQL 2) Agentless backup capabilities that lets you back up your entire network from one console. 3) Hybrid backup capabilities which let you keep local backup copies of data for fast restore in case of disaster.

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Google Cloud Storage to Launch?

Apr 17, 2012 10:02am

Google has long been rumored to readying a Cloud storage service one which would allow you to store your personal files, photos and music on its servers for access over the web. According to online reports, the Internet search giant will be launching the service next week under the name Google Drive.

According to The Next Web, the service will offer 5GB of free space with more available for a price. The same site reports that the service will be available at drive.google.com, a URL that currently takes you to an error page.

With that, Google might already have a leg up on Dropbox, the most popular consumer cloud and back-up solution with over 25 million users. Dropbox, however, only offers 2GB of free storage. It charges $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year for 50GB of storage. There are no details on what Google will charge for extra storage.

TechCrunchreports thatGoogle is even poised to take on Dropbox on the feature end. Not only will you be able to access and upload files on the web, Google reportedly would launch companion Mac, Windows and mobile apps. Those apps would allow you to easily drag and drop files into your storage and make it look as if they were simply on your computers file system.

Of course, this is all speculation until Google announces the product. According to The Next Web, Google will announce the new service in the middle of next week.

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CUSTOMER SUCCESS: Leading IT Infrastructure Service Provider Fujitsu FSAS Successfully Manages Private Cloud with BMC …

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Fujitsu FSAS, a leading IT infrastructure service company in Japan, consolidated its nationwide servers and streamlined management of a company-wide private cloud with BMC Softwares (NASDAQ:BMC) BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite.

With approximately 5,500 service account engineers spread across 160 locations, Fujitsu FSAS previously deployed systems optimized for each division at about 80 sites throughout Japan. This resulted in a decentralized server environment that made management of the company-wide IT infrastructure challenging. System administrators were overwhelmed with enormous workloads, which led to operational inefficiencies across the IT environment.

When the operational issues reached a tipping point, Fujitsu FSAS decided to consolidate all of its Japan-based servers in just two sites - east and west - and began constructing a private cloud to unify IT operations. While the consolidation of distributed servers in the east and west sites enabled reduced workloads for local administrators, this private cloud undertaking brought about new challenges as well. Workload for head office administrators increased as they were required to manage all the servers. To solve these problems, Fujitsu FSAS turned to Fujitsu Limited, a BMC Software partner for a viable solution that would streamline its operations.

Server provisioning in the past was done manually, so it took five business days from the initial request, said Akiko Takahashi, system development, CIT division, business management group, Fujitsu FSAS. Now that the process is automated, we can do the same job in just one business day for system related processes. Without the required approvals, we could feasibly complete the process in just half an hour.

The BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite is an integrated management platform that controls the entire lifecycle of the server environment, from server provisioning to application patching and configuration management at datacenters. Automation minimizes operational errors and saves time spent on recurring tasks, which leads to a considerable reduction in staff time needed for server management. The solution has enabled Fujitsu FSAS to manage the company-wide private cloud environment with just three staff members.

Concurrently, the BMC solution has decreased the IT infrastructure management workload for system administrators in each local office, enabling staff to focus on other important projects. The BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite also enabled centralized system management and ensured good IT governance, boosting system security levels and reinforcing standardization of processes across the IT environment.

To maximize the use of BMC BladeLogic, Fujitsu FSAS is looking forward to greater benefits both internally and externally.

We are further exploring the extensive functionalities of the BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite and plan to implement these features soon, said Yutaka Okamoto, system operation, CIT division, business management group, Fujitsu FSAS. These opportunities, as well as the success we have already enjoyed, have set great expectations of how BMC will help our business going forward.

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Rackspace Rolls Out OpenStack Cloud Servers

Rackspace today introduced its next generation of cloud servers, powered by the open source OpenStack software it co-founded.

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In addition to offering compute, storage and networking cloud services, Rackspaces Next Generation Cloud Servers also support the OpenStack API.

Karthik Ram, director of engineering at the cloud-based server automation firm ScaleXtreme, said: Were impressed with the speed and performance of Rackspace Next Generation Cloud Servers. The API is remarkably reliable and we can be comfortable with its stability thanks to its OpenStack heritage, Ram said. This may be one of the first Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings to take full advantage of the power of open standards and were excited to be using it.

The open era of the cloud is a reality, Lanham Napier, CEO of Rackspace, said in a statement. Were drawing a line in the sand against proprietary cloud providers.

Rackspaces Vice President of Product, Mark Interrante, said today in a blog post the company had helped develop the software with input from users via a beta program.

Interrante also touted the open model. Openness is key to the Rackspace Cloud and we give customers the power to choose our public cloud, or leverage it in their own data centers, he said.

Rackspace CTO John Engates talks about the new OpenStack-based Rackspace Cloud in this video:

Rackspace says there is currently limited availability for the OpenStack cloud.

Have your say: With IBM, RedHat and others all supporting OpenStack, has the open clouds day come? What do you make of Rackspace joining the party? Is its Fanatical Support and managed-service levels a big deal for your cloud plans?

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What is Cloud Hosting? – Australian Cloud Hosting Providers – Video

16-04-2012 20:55 - What is Cloud Hosting? Cloud Web Hosting is a new way to host websites where instead of hosting your site on a single server (usually with hundreds of other web sites), it is hosted on a massive network of 1000s of servers working together to create a cloud computing environment. For more information on cloud hosting, visit

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Managed Hosting Company, OneNeck IT Services, Selected by Southwest Home Builder for Cloud Services

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire -04/18/12)- Managed hosting company, OneNeck, announces it has entered into a five-year managed services contract with a predominant southwest home builder. Under the terms of the contract, OneNeck will provide hosting and management of their Microsoft application environment including Microsoft Active Directory, SQL and Exchange 2010 hosted on OneNeck's Cloud Infrastructure. The agreement also includes server management, application management, database management, virtual machine management, operating systems management, managed storage and managed backup.

The company designs and builds luxury and semi-custom homes on premium properties across Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and California. OneNeck worked closely with the organization to create a flexible, robust environment that could handle their growing needs without incurring the costs associated with an infrastructure build-out. Using OneNeck's virtualization expertise in cloud services and rapid deployment, OneNeck implemented an operational cloud-based version of the company's existing environment quickly and securely.

"The builders' selection of our managed hosting services highlights the clear business benefits to growing companies," said Chuck Vermillion, OneNeck CEO. "OneNeck's hosted services enable customers to rapidly deploy and scale cloud-based environments for critical business applications."

For more information on OneNeck's solutions, including cloud services visit: http://www.oneneck.com/Solutions/CloudServices.aspx http://www.oneneck.com/Solutions/ManagedHosting.aspx http://www.oneneck.com/Portals/0/Insert_VPS.pdf

About OneNeck IT Services: OneNeck IT Services, a TDS company, is a premier provider of managed hosting services in the Southwest. OneNeck successfully hosts and manages operations to a national user base. Our services consist of cloud-enabled application management, operating system and server management, disaster recovery, desktop support, managed backup and storage, network management, data center management and 24/7 customer support.

With OneNeck's managed hosting solution, you get a turnkey full-service IT solution that includes the best certified experts in the industry, 24-hour live helpdesk support, tested and proven ITIL best practices in IT managed hosting and world-class technology. For additional information, visit OneNeck IT Services at http://www.oneneck.com.

TDS Telecommunications Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS - News), a Fortune 500 company, holds management responsibility for the operations of OneNeck IT Services Corp., VISI Incorporated and TEAM Technologies, LLC through TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC. Visit http://www.teldta.com, http://www.tdsbusiness.com, http://www.visi.com, and http://www.team-companies.com for more information.

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