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BELLEVUE, Wash. - April 30, 2009 - Likewise, the leader in delivering authentication, policy, and audit solutions for mixed networks, announced today it has closed a $10 million Series C round of funding.  Current investors Ignition Partners, Trinity Ventures and Intel Capital led the round. "Likewise really stands out in the current economic climate in terms of growth, balance sheet, and team," said John Connors, of Ignition Partners and the former CFO of Microsoft. "They are on a tear with a disruptive business model, strong partnerships, and a clear road to profitability." The funding will be used to support growth in new markets, as well as additional development resources for product line expansion. Likewise provides identity management solutions designed to improve security and operational efficiencies by integrating Linux, Unix and Mac systems with Microsoft Ac... (more)

Zimory Enhances Cloud Computing Administration and Automation

Berlin, Germany - June 18, 2009 - Deutsche Telekom spin off Zimory GmbH (www.zimory.com),  a provider of enterprise-class cloud computing and supplier of the world's only "marketplace" for buying and selling cloud computing resources, has simplified pricing and enhanced automation and booking of its cloud service. Launched in January, Zimory Public Cloud aggregates available server computing capacity and makes it available through an Internet platform - forming a "breathing cloud." More than 300 companies have already used Zimory Public Cloud for computing resources -- buying cap... (more)

Five Tips for a Greener IT Infrastructure from DocPath

Green IT is no longer just a fashionable subject for debate among systems managers. At a time when companies of all sizes are forced to do more with less, establishing environmental policies actually allows companies to increase their efficiency, reduce costs and improve their corporate image. "Green IT continues to be a significant initiative for many small and large businesses, but in these economic times, it is simply not enough to just be green," said Julio Olivares, CEO of DocPath. "Any green program must save money and time, in addition to helping the environment, and docume... (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)

SaaS Groupware Intros Attractive Partner Pricing

For anyone that hosts e-mail and groupware and makes it available to customers, Open-Xchange has a deal for you. The company today announced simplified pricing for its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) e-mail and collaboration software - which is an alternative to Microsoft Exchange. The new OXrate pricing program has five SaaS partner levels based on the providers' customer base - ranging from less than 1,000 to more than 250,000 customers. Each level offers two options of pricing - flat rate and guaranteed revenue. The first pricing option is targeted towards partners looking for a... (more)