Cloud News: Fujitsu, Dell, Microsoft

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Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the cloud computing sector:

Fujitsu launches big data cloud services. Fujitsu announced the launch of Data Utilization Platform Services, which use cloud services as a platform leveraging big data. To help resolve business and global issues and generate new sources of revenue Fujitsu is promoting its Convergence Services to leverage big data on Data Platform Services.  The four main areas of focus for service offerings include Data Management & Integration Services, Communications Control Services, Data Collection and Detection Services, and Data Analysis Services. Fujitsu is also launching Data Curation Services to provide total support for these new ways of leveraging data, including customer data analysis and its application to business operations. All the technologies required to leverage big data including compound event processing and distributed parallel processing, are integrated into the cloud platform, which is provided as a service.

Dell Boomi selected by Taleo.  Dell announced that Taleo Corporation, the global leader of Software as a Service-based Talent Management solutions, has standardized on Dell Boomi AtomSphere to integrate data and applications within the world’s largest Talent Management cloud. Taleo partnered with Dell Boomi to support its 20 million live users and 68 million daily transactions. Dell was selected because of its  flexible delivery model and is now deploying and administering a private integration cloud within its own data centers to handle platform scalability, high availability and load balancing, as well as to safeguard data to meet specific regulatory requirements. “As partners, Dell Boomi and Taleo have worked collaboratively to deliver successful outcomes both for customers and within Taleo’s own fast-growing organization,” said Rick Nucci, General Manager, Dell Boomi. “Dell Boomi worked with Taleo to address its unique integration challenges with our unrivaled AtomSphere cloud integration product.” Michael Dell and Taleo CEO Mike Gregoire talked about Boomi and cloud integration at Oracle OpenWorld 2011.

Microsoft’s System Center 2012 Ushers in Private Cloud Simplicity.  In an online broadcast Tuesday Microsoft’s Satya Nadella outlined how Microsoft’s private cloud solution will ease acquisition, deployment and economics.  Microsoft System Center 2012 was made available as a Release Candidate for the first time as a single, integrated private cloud management solution. System Center 2012 integrates eight separate component products into one unified solution, simplifies licensing down to Standard and Data Center editions, and because the Datacenter edition licensing covers unlimited virtual machines, customers can continually grow their private clouds without additional licensing costs for virtualizing. In an infographic Microsoft cites $12 million in estimated data center construction costs that was avoided by DenizBank by going with a Microsoft private cloud. “A private cloud is our answer to corralling our server infrastructure into a single entity we can use to more rapidly deliver services that really matter to our business,” said Peter Daniels, vice president of IT at T. Rowe Price. “System Center 2012 is truly a game changer.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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