SuccessFactors Claims Record-Breaking Cloud

Announcements show both that large enterprises are adopting the cloud and that cloud and virtualization ecosystems are thriving.

 By Alex Goldman
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SuccessFactors announced this week what the company believes is the largest private cloud deployment in the world. The company's on-demand HR software will support 420,000 users across 80 countries in 20 languages for electronics giant Siemens AG.

Lars Dalgaard, CEO of SuccessFactors, called it "the worlds' largest known Enterprise Cloud Computing deployment" in a statement.

SuccessFactors is running a user conference that will be in San Francisco on June 8-9, Chicago on June 15-16, and New York on June 18-19.

The company announced a new module for its core product, the SuccessFactors Performance and Talent Management Suite "that allows companies to maintain centralized employee information with deeply integrated social networking and collaboration, giving employees, managers and executives a single, real-time hub to have a more complete picture of their people," it said in a statement.

Two more companies have since announced new products. Marketo offered a new service on the public cloud Force.com platform of Salesforce.com and Tripwire announced a new virtualization product for the administrators of private clouds.

Read more at InternetNews.com

This article was originally published on Jun 10, 2009
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