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Joining the spate of companies that have rushed to offer cloud-based music storage and streaming services, Electronics retailer, Best Buy Co., has also announced that it is bringing its online music platform, which is already operational in the UK, to the U.S. The My Music Anywhere platform as it is known in the U.K. allows users to stream content purchased via computer, mobile phone or tablet, sidestepping the cumbersome computer storage and file transfer process. The offering echoes recent ideas advanced by Amazon with its Cloud Player and by Apple, which revealed the iCloud platform that promises to sync up personal data and music across desktops and mobile devices along with iTunes integration. Another one from Google, the Google Music Beta service, is still in the works. The U.S. Music Cloud service is powered by Beverly Hills, California- based Catch Media I... (more)

Novell and Red Hat: Taking Linux to the Cloud

Open Source Journal on Ulitzer It is interesting to see how Open source rivals Red Hat and Novell have transferred their Linux warfare to the cloud. As both companies seek to use their open source history to advantage on the web platform by spouting standard mantras about avoiding vendor lock-ins and low cost, they have also taken different approaches on other counts when taking their cloud services to market. Red Hat is full of idealistic enthusiasm about innovation, progress and being open through and through. It has always been a vociferous proponent of open standards and Ope... (more)

Oracle Reports Growth; Talks up Sun’s Contributions

Oracle reported its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 ended in February, and sales of Oracle's products sans Sun rose by 7 percent. Including one month of sales attributable to Sun, Oracle's revenues were up 17 percent, to $6.4 billion. Sun has brought in $273 million in hardware systems sales since the acquisition, and another $185 million is attributed to hardware support. It also touted its Exadata Storage Server introduced over a year ago as "the fastest growing product in Oracle's history". Oracle's history of strategic acquisitions have always compensate... (more)

Citrix's Desktop Virtualization Strategy Pays Off

Citrix Systems, Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 ended March 31, 2010. In the first quarter of fiscal 2010, Citrix amassed revenue of $414 million, compared to $369 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2009. This translates to 12 percent revenue growth. "I'm pleased with our results for the first quarter," said Mark Templeton, president and chief executive officer for Citrix. "We saw strong traction across our strategic markets - virtualization, networking and collaboration - and showed good discipline in our operations, leading to solid incre... (more)

IBM’s Latest Acquisition Highlights Popularity of Hybrid Clouds

IBM Corp., has acquired Mountain View, Calif-based Cast Iron Systems Inc. to bolster its cloud product in anticipation for a massive explosion in cloud computing market which it says is expected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 28 percent from $47 billion in 2008 to $126 billion by 2012. Cast Iron ‘s offerings focus on integration tools between on-premise apps and externally hosted applications by a cloud provider. With the rise in SaaS (Software as a Service) and web based services the past few years, the company was able to find its niche as a cheaper middleware alternati... (more)