Cloud Computing DOES Save Energy!

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One would expect this to be true... now someone's done a study. So it must be! It's official - cloud computing does save energy ITwire - By: Graeme Philipson - "Does cloud computing really reduce energy demands and greenhouse gas emissions? This has been a subject of debate for some time. The large data centres used for cloud computing are usually more energy efficient than in-house data centres, but there are transmission costs and other overheads. Add to that the difficulty of proper metrics for cloud computing and there are many difficulties in comparing its energy consumption with older styles of computing. Now a study sponsored by GeSI (Global e-Sustainability Initiative – the people who brought you the Smart 2020 and Smarter 2020 reports) and Microsoft have put some firm…
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VirtZine #36 – Video – “You Own Personal Cloud!”

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The VMware Horizon Suite: a video, Citrix releases XenDesktop 7 and XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2, for your own personal cloud, the StoAmigo Cloudlocker Device or OwnCloud, Telligent Acquires Zimbra from VMware! (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video (M4V) RSS Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed Subscribe to Our Audio (MP3) RSS Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed Also available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/tDexS_iznGQ
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VirtZine #36 – Audio – “You Own Personal Cloud!”

VirtZine - Audio Netcasts
The VMware Horizon Suite: a video, Citrix releases XenDesktop 7 and XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2, for your own personal cloud, the StoAmigo Cloudlocker Device or OwnCloud, Telligent Acquires Zimbra from VMware! (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video (M4V) RSS Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed Subscribe to Our Audio (MP3) RSS Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed Also available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/tDexS_iznGQ
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VMware Sells Off Zimbra!

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Wow! I didn't see this one coming! Telligent Acquires Zimbra from VMware Telligent Press Release: "DALLAS, TX, July 15, 2013 — Telligent, a market leader in enterprise social software, today announced that it has acquired from VMware the assets of Zimbra, a leading messaging and collaboration solution. Upon closing, Telligent and Zimbra will merge to form Zimbra, a new software company offering a unified social collaboration suite. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Zimbra, which will receive investments from Intel Capital, NXT Capital Venture Finance, BDCA, Hall Financial Group and VMware, will offer the first, unified social collaboration suite built for the post-PC era. By combining Zimbra's comprehensive messaging and collaboration solutions with Telligent's social community, collaboration and analytics software, the new company will enable customers to maximize productivity,…
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Personal Secure Cloud Storage with Cloudlocker

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This is a neat device if you want Cloud Storage that YOU control! No access from the NSA, or anyone else! Security, privacy, and control. StoAmigo Cloudlocker Device "What is CloudLocker? What's better than cloud storage? CloudLocker is the only true personal cloud. It’s completely private and secure, yet accessible from all of your devices anywhere, anytime. You control your files and who can access them. Security and Privacy with CloudLocker Don't give up possession of your digital files. CloudLocker provides personal cloud storage that lets you keep your most important content in the privacy of your own home or office, while enjoying all of the convenience you expect from cloud technology. Why CloudLocker? Find out why CloudLocker is the best alternative to public cloud storage. Store your files with…
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Citrix Releases XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2 and XenDesktop 7 at Synergy

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Citrix announced Citrix XenApp 6.5, Feature Pack 2 and XenDesktop 7 at Synergy this year. Citrix releases XenDesktop 7 and XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2 Beginning this month, during its annual Synergy event, Citrix announced version 7 of its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) product XenDesktop. This week Citrix announced the release of XenDesktop 7 and the release of Feature Pack 2 for its desktop and application virtualization product XenApp 6.5. XenDesktop provides the following new functionality (among others), detailed here: HDX Mobile, Translates multi-touch gestures, finger swipes, and inertia into smooth navigation and scrolling commands that are relayed to the hosted Windows apps in real-time Offers native menu controls that translate pull-down lists and complex mouse navigation into the native controls built in to the mobile device for smoother app…
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