Eucalyptus, Adaptec announce cloud services

Steve Cimino, Assistant Editor
Cloud computing roundup, September 7-11

Eucalyptus + VMware vSphere = internal cloud
Eucalyptus Systems announced Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition, an on-premise cloud computing service that works with VMware

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vSphere to enable an internal, or on-premise, cloud.

Adaptec gets cloudy
Data storage hardware provider Adaptec has announced an "intelligent I/O management approach" dubbed the Adaptec Data Conditioning Platform, which features a product family designed to simplify the adoption of public and private clouds.

Mobile cloud to grow by leaps and bounds
A new study from ABI Research indicates that almost one billion people will have subscribed to mobile cloud computing applications by 2014.

DreamWorks wraps production eight times faster with cloud
Working in a Red Hat Linux-based cloud allowed DreamWorks Animation's latest movie, the extremely technologically advanced Monsters vs. Aliens, to wrap production in the same timeframe as its previous movie Shrek. to incorporate Twitter
In a speech promoting the use of real-time cloud computing services, CEO Marc Benioff announced that its Service Cloud 2 option will incorporate Twitter as a tool to seek out customer service issues and engage in support-related conversations.

Security, management now number two cloud worry for managed service providers
While cloud computing may seem like a natural, cost-effective option for managed service providers (MSPs), concerns about security and the management of multiple applications in the cloud have made "moving assets to the cloud" the number two concern of MSPs, according to a survey released by PacketTrap.

Timber firm may modernize with cloud
82-year-old timber firm and real estate trust Rayonier is attempting to modernize its IT department with faster connections, WAN accelerators and moving its servers and email systems into the cloud.

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