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Cloud Alliance Grows by One

A year ago Cisco, VMware and EMC all joined to form the Virtual Computing Environment Coalition. In point of fact, this is really a duo as EMC owns VMware.

Recently telecom service provider Orange Business Services has joined, and the group renamed itself the Flexible 4 Business Alliance.

The idea is to help IT move on-premises apps to private areas of the cloud. Of course this all requires a virtual foundation (VMware), storage (EMC), unified communications (Cisco) and WAN services and consulting (Orange).

Orange is a division of France Telecom, and says it has a footprint that stomps through some 200 countries. This is an interesting claim, since some geographers count fewer than 200 countries worldwide.

Are you getting pressured from business leaders in your shop or vendors to adopt cloud services? If so, how? Answers readily received at [email protected] or post in the comments.

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/09/2010 at 12:47 PM


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