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Cloud Computing & SaaS


Coherence 3.7 Data Grid Gets Dynamic Load Balancing, Automatic Proxy Discovery

Oracle has released the latest version of its distributed in-memory data grid product, Oracle Coherence 3.7.

Microsoft Broadens Beta for Office 365

Microsoft has opened up its Office 365 public beta to a bigger crowd worldwide. The company also warned that its latest beta accounts for the online productivity suite will not be transferable to Office 365 for education when the beta program ends.

IBM SmartCloud Lets Organizations Scale Up IT Resources

At a Cloud Forum event in San Francisco, IBM formally introduced an enterprise cloud platform named SmartCloud that allows a customer to buy access to computing requirements such as servers and storage, delegate access and permissions for those resources, configure security, and get help from IBM and other users.

Tool Factory Releases Online Video Editing Suite

Tool Factory has released Creaza Eduucation, a suite of online tools for planning, creating, publishing, and sharing digital stories.

Microsoft Shows Private Cloud Features of Upcoming System Center 2012

This week Microsoft is showing off its next version of System Center, a set of products for managing a Windows network. System Center 2012 will include a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) when it's released later this year that will enable administrators to manage private and public cloud services.

Gartner: Platform-as-a-Service Gaining Traction

Application building is moving to the cloud and will come into its own as a major category this year, according to one IT industry consultancy.

NeoLoad Load Test Software for Web Apps Adds Testing from the Cloud

Neotys has released the newest version of its load testing software tool for Web applications, NeoLoad 3.2. The new version includes on-demand load testing from the cloud and supports the latest Web application technologies.

ActiveCloud for iOS Enables Seamless Management of Local and Cloud-Based Files

Mobile software company Pocket Watch has released its cloud storage management application, ActiveCloud 1.0, for iOS.

Portland District Moving to Hosted Web Apps

Portland Public Schools in Oregon, the largest district in the state, will adopt Microsoft's Live@edu for its 8,500 staff members and teachers and at least some of its 47,000 students starting in fall 2011.

Oracle Enhances x86 Clustered Systems for Virtualization and Private Cloud Deployments

Oracle has introduced enhanced Sun Fire x86 clustered systems to bolster its line of enterprise-class blade and rackmount servers for highly virtualized and private cloud deployments.

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