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The Open-Xchange 4PSA OXtender for Plesk (www.open-xchange.com/en/solutions/4psa-oxtender-for-plesk.html), a software connector that makes deployment and billing of Open-Xchange simple for service providers and customers using Parallels Plesk Panel and Parallels Automation, now also supports Parallels Business Automation Standard. Parallels Business Automation Standard is the first available hosting automation software that manages all business aspects of shared hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated hosting from a single management system. Integration of Open-Xchange with Parallels industry-standard control panel and hosting automation software, enables web hosters and their resellers to enter into the business application market with Open-Xchange. Hosting providers can easily replace the Standard Plesk Webmail in existing shared hosting environments with the feature... (more)

Windows Server 2003 Migration By @Racemi | @CloudExpo #BigData #API #IoT

Racemi Provides Migration Packages to Upgrade Windows Server 2003 to Cloud To assist customers with legacy Windows Server 2003 that is no longer supported by Microsoft, Racemi has introduced fixed price packages for upgrading and migrating Windows Server 2003 servers to either Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 2012 R2 and the choice of Amazon Web Services (AWS) or SoftLayer cloud. "We're extending a lifeline by upgrading the legacy servers to more modern Windows Server platforms while taking advantage of cloud computing," said James Strayer, vice president of product management, Racemi.... (more)

How To Avoid Lightning Strikes on the Cloud

Commentary by Maximilian Ahrens, CTO, Zimory There has been a lightning storm bringing parts of Amazon down (see here). The question is: how can you avoid this - without building untenable worldwide distributed software. The answer is simple: multiple sites that are seamlessly connected (um, “real” cloud computing). If you have two sites available, the probability of lightning striking both sites at the same time is rather low. But the challenge is the seamless connectivity. You can have two compute sites, but starting up the workloads that were running on the site that was shut d... (more)

Distributed Desktop Virtualization to Transform Enterprise Desktops

SAN JOSE -- August 19, 2009 -- Wanova, Inc. today announced Distributed Desktop Virtualization (DDV) - an entirely new architecture that transforms how companies manage, support and protect desktops and laptops, particularly remote and mobile endpoints. The Wanova DDV solution centralizes the entire desktop contents in the data center for management and protection purposes while distributing the execution of desktop workloads to the endpoints for superior user experience. In related news, the company has emerged from stealth mode and announced $13 million in A-round funding. [See... (more)

The Times They Are a-Changin’

by Barry Crist, Likewise CEO - You could have easily missed this one.  VMware and Novell announced they are expanding their strategic partnership. VMware and Novell Expand Strategic Partnership to Deliver and Support SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware vSphere Environments There is a much bigger story here on two fronts.  The first is that while the language in the release carefully avoids the word “free,” this is in fact how VMware’s vSphere customers will view this announcement.  vSphere licensees are now also entitled to a license of SUSE Enterprise Server (SLES)–once the ... (more)