Cloud News: CA, IBM, Nirvanix, Acuo

CA Technologies expands cloud ecosystem, IBM selected by IMImobile for cloud management, Nirvanix and Acuo deliver HIPAA compliant cloud storage for healthcare.

John Rath

March 9, 2012

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

CA Technologies expands Cloud Ecosystem. CA Technologies announced several significant new features, partners, offerings and growth milestones in the Cloud Commons ecosystem. CA's Cloud Commons Marketplace now includes over 50 enterprise-class solutions from CA and partners. It has new offerings spanning managed services, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, including cloud applications, appliances, templates, packaged services, and content for cloud applications.  Third-party partners with new solutions available in the store include: Acolyst, Armada Group, BirdHosting, Cirrhus9, CorePLUS World, DNS Europe, GigaSpaces, Radix Technologies, ScaleUp, Skygone, and Visionway. "The Cloud Commons ecosystem represents a powerful opportunity for reliable, consistent hybrid cloud computing," said Dimitri Sirota, founder and vice president of Alliances, Layer 7 Technologies. “Our goal in partnering with CA Technologies is to make it easier for enterprises, service providers and ISVs building on the CA AppLogic cloud platform, to simplify how they expose APIs to external partners, mobile apps and corporate data centers through a rapidly provisionable API/Web Services virtual appliance.”

IBM selected by IMImobile for cloud management.  IBM announced that IMImobile, a global mobile data technology infrastructure and solutions provider to telecom operators, media companies and enterprises has deployed IBM software to enhance its existing service and cloud infrastructure management processes. IBM software will help IMImobile implement a follow-the-sun model for service management across IMI’s Virtual Network Operations Centre (VNOC) teams spread in Europe and India. "We have adopted a cloud-based delivery model since our inception," said Vishwanath Alluri, Founder and CEO of IMImobile said. "All our products and platform are architected for the cloud. Today our infrastructure comprises 1,000 high-end servers and 300+ network equipment nodes deployed both within our data centres and operator networks worldwide. With the adoption of IBM software, our customers stand to benefit from the improved operational efficiencies and service levels. We will also be able to leverage IBM’s global expertise to offer enhanced service levels for the mission critical services we deliver to blue-chip customers, which include mobile operators, media companies and enterprises."

Nirvanix and Acuo deliver HIPAA compliant cloud storage.  Nirvanix announced that Acuo Technologies, high-performance software provider for intelligent medical image lifecycle management, has integrated the latest version of its award-winning Universal Clinical Platform (UCP3) software with Nirvanix public, hybrid and private cloud storage services.  The Universal Clinical Platform is a service-oriented Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) solution that provides end-to-end lifecycle management of medical images. "The integration of Acuo Technologies UCP3 software with Nirvanix cloud storage services provides us with a significant opportunity to address the rapid growth facing the healthcare market as it shifts to the cloud," said Scott Genereux, President and CEO of Nirvanix. "We're adding a new value dimension for healthcare providers – savings from reduced redundancy in PACS software licenses and pay-by-the-drink storage resources – while they gain from ease-of-access, content management, and workflow capabilities. All of which translates into superior patient care and leads to successful outcomes."

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