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Too many technology leaders and corporate executives like to jump on the bandwagon and use the latest phrases they have read in some business magazine to define their next endeavor in saving or expanding their enterprise. Without understanding anything beyond the key phrase or buzzwor...
The build vs. buy debate for integration stacks continues unabated. Robin Smith from Virtual Logistics interviews Hollis Tibbetts to get to the bottom of this important issue. I had a great phone conversation with (SaaS Integration pioneer) Boomi founder Rick Nucci about a month ago o...
We’re seeing a lot of changes in the IT landscape. Oracle buying its way into the Cloud, AMD wants in on the server business, Dell is no longer a PC company, and some legacy players are learning about the Cloud market the hard way (see: Harris Scraps Secure Public Cloud). Harris claims...
"We decided in January 2012 to create Appsembler," said Appsembler CEO Nate Aune as it was announced that his company has integrated ActiveState's Stackato application platform technology into its namesake hosted-service offering for Web applications in the cloud.
When you’re looking to add new tank mates to an existing aquarium ecosystem, one of the concerns you must have is whether a particular breed of fish is amenable to conspecific cohabitants. Many species are not, which means if you put them together in a confined space, they’re going to ...
Rackspace Hosting has been named a 'best place to work' in the UK for the seventh year running in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies awards. The honor was announced at an awards ceremony held at London’s Battersea Evolution hotel last week. To meet the Sunday Times award’s entry requ...
ActiveState, whose software enables developers and enterprises to innovate from code to cloud, today announced the general availability of Stackato 1.0. Stackato is the application platform for creating a private platform-as-a-service (PaaS) using any language on any stack on any cloud...
Amazon is a leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. This type of platform — in which servers, network services, and more are provided on-demand — is also known as cloud computing.
I gave a presentation a few months back in which I opened with the following statement: The future of cloud computing has little to do with technology. Sounds crazy, right? But before you send me to the virtual nuthouse, let me explain.
While the notion of Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) may seem a bit far-fetched, Shadow IT, where users essentially bring unauthorized cloud services into business environments, has become an increasing corporate concern as highlighted in a recent CFO.com article. The risk of Shadow IT is t...
HP turned in its fiscal Q1 numbers Wednesday and they ain’t pretty. Except for software, something HP ain’t exactly famous for, the details are a litany of declining sales. Revenues from its Personal System Group dropped 15% en toto, its commercial PC sales off 7% and its consumer ...
CloudScale's re-launch this week as an “open cloud” company, coupled with an announcement of an Open Cloud Alliance by giants Atos, EMC, and VMware has ignited a new controversy and debate. A previous spate of “cloudwashing” allegations are now joined by cries of “open washing” and...
F5 Networks on Monday announced that it has agreed to acquire Traffix Systems, a provider of 4G Diameter signaling products for telecommunications service providers. The Diameter protocol has gained industry-wide acceptance by the 3GPP and GSMA as the standard for network signaling in ...
Rackspace Hosting has been selected as a vendor to the government’s £60m G-Cloud framework. Rackspace can now supply Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and higher level Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technologies to UK Government departments. “Rackspace is committed to helping the gover...
Virtustream on Monday announced that it has been approved as a U.K. Government G-Cloud supplier. G-Cloud approval enables Virtustream to offer government-class cloud and data center services to the U.K. public sector, providing government based organizations with secure, reliable and h...
Over the last year I have been working on the CloudStack Open Source Cloud Computing project. This month we are getting ready to launch CloudStack 3.0 which really raises the bar for cloud computing platforms.  So what is CloudStack? It is an infrastructure-as-a-service(IaaS) platform ...
CloudBees, Inc., the Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation provider, on Tuesday announced the availability of AnyCloud for the hybrid deployment of production applications. AnyCloud provides CloudBees customers the flexibility to deploy and manage applications across a variety o...
CoreSite Realty Corporation, a U.S. provider of powerful, network-rich data centers, on Monday announced that Eucalyptus Systems, creators of the most widely deployed on-premise cloud computing platform, has launched a new enterprise-class cloud test lab offering at CoreSite's Bay area...
Cloud computing and managed hosting services provider iomart Hosting has announced that it has carried out a group-wide virtualisation for office2office (o2o), the sole provider of offices supplies and Closed Loop document recycling services for the UK government. o2o's IT had been ...
CumuLogic is a cloud computing company founded by Sun Microsystems’ alumni. The company has developed a Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) software that makes it easier and faster to develop and deploy Java applications (apps) in the cloud. By automating the management of the runtime en...
According to the new International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Black Book just released, IT spending increased by 5% at constant currency in 2011, despite the worsening economic situation in Western Europe and volatility in other regions. Emerging markets continued to lead the way...
Wyse Technology, a provider of cloud client computing, on Tuesday announced the newest member of its top-performing Z class thin client family with the availability of the Wyse Z90DE7 thin client. Built on an extended hardware platform that includes a PCI express (PCIe) expansion slot,...
In addition to IT cost efficiencies, organizations should look for further benefits from their Cloud investments. Most notably they should align with and support major change programs like ‘Shared Services Canada‘. This imperative to drive hundreds of millions of dollars in...
GoGrid on Monday announced that Condé Nast Digital Germany, publisher of top magazines including the German-language editions of Vogue and Glamour, relies on GoGrid cloud infrastructure services to distribute its content over the web. By taking advantage of GoGrid's hybrid architecture...
Wyse Technology, a provider of cloud client computing, on Monday announced the newest member of its top-performing Z class thin client family with the availability of the Wyse Z90DE7 thin client. Built on an extended hardware platform that includes a PCI express (PCIe) expansion slot, ...
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the beta of their new storage gateway functionality that enables access of Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Services) from your different applications using an appliance installed in your data center site. With this beta launch, Amazon joins other s...
F5 Networks on Tuesday announced that the latest release of the F5 BIG-IP product family has been certified by ICSA Labs as a network firewall, helping customers protect their public-facing websites from today’s massive cyber attacks. The newly certified solution handles eight times mo...
Like any municipality, the City of Sterling Heights, Mich. oversees a virtual mountain of data – everything from municipal records to system backups. As the amount of data increases, the challenges and expense of data storage do too. The city is addressing these challenges by using an...
Cloud computing is the convergence of a variety of trends, including network-centric application access, the consumerization of IT, greatly increased scale and complexity, open source, and virtualization. Many organizations are adopting private clouds because they want to gain the oper...
Vordel, a provider of gateways for SOA and Cloud computing, today announced it will deliver presentations on SOA performance and scalability for the enterprise at the annual German Oracle User Group Conference. The use of web services and the need for a service oriented approach to en...
As cloud computing and virtualization rapidly evolve, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) is working in a preferred three-way strategic collaboration with partners EMC (NYSE: EMC) and VMware to develop tools and services that make it easier for customers to adopt cloud and run SAP systems in next-gener...
Nexenta, the OpenStorage shop, didn’t set out to get into the VDI business. It happened when it kept hearing the same complaints in engagements with VMware. That led to the new NexentaVDI provisioning and rapid deployment solution, which is supposed to make the world a happier place ...
SoftLayer Technologies has chosen Amsterdam in The Netherlands for its European headquarters and first data center. SoftLayer is investing €55 million initially in Holland and its European operations, which also includes new network PoPs in Amsterdam, London, and Frankfurt. In addition...
Dell has furthered its dedication to cloud computing, announcing that it has joined the UK Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the body established to promote trust, security and transparency within the cloud technology marketplace. The move demonstrates growth around Dell's Cloud Computing So...
Autonomy Corporation plc, a provider of infrastructure software for the enterprise, on Thursday announced a new release of its flagship document management solution, WorkSite version 9.0. This release delivers next-generation private cloud computing platform and new capabilities in mob...