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  • The Top Cloud Software that will Help your Business

    Cloud Business Review
    Ivan Widjaya
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:56 am
    To succeed in business today, it’s not enough to have strong ideas and be willing to work hard. You also need the right software. While investing in software might feel daunting if money is tight, it can make a big difference to your productivity and quickly pay for itself – especially cloud-based software.… Click here to read more
  • Our Virtual Way of Work: How Appirio Engages Employees

    Cloud Powered Business Blog
    Jiordan Castle
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    In just the last few years, a new wave of global, virtualized work has emerged as commonplace for many companies. But how do virtual or remote employees operate? How do coworkers interact, how do managers manage their teams — how do businesses effectively connect with clients about new projects from a distance? At Appirio, the… Read More
  • Enterprises Migrating IT Infrastructure Investments to the Cloud – IDC Report

    Saroj Kar
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:34 pm
    The cloud infrastructure sales increased over 25% to almost $6.3 billion in the first quarter 2015 as the companies are undertaking more and more workload by outsourcing their IT to the cloud. According to the analyst firm IDC, the cloud infrastructure market segment registers second highest growth. As a logical consequence, the technologies that the basis for the cloud, such as servers, storage systems and Ethernet switches, account for 30% of expenditure in 2015, against 26.4% in 2014. The growth of Cloud IT infrastructure continues to outperform the overall market of IT infrastructure,…
  • Meet Cloud Security Experts in Indianapolis

    Managed Data Center News
    Online Tech
    4 Jun 2015 | 7:24 am
    Join Online Tech at our Indianapolis data center on Tuesday, June 16, for a workshop: Securing Your Cloud in an Insecure WorldIn partnership with our co-sponsor, Radware, this half-day seminar features a panel of the nation’s foremost authorities on cloud security and compliance, who will address the real-world threats and risks the IT community deals with on a daily basis. Your Panel of Experts Ben Desjardins Ben Desjardins is the director of security solutions marketing at Radware. Driving the development of vertical and use-case-specific solutions for Radware’s security product…
  • Embrace event-driven computing: Amazon expands DynamoDB with streams, cross-region replication, and database triggers

    All Things Distributed
    Werner Vogels
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    In just three short years, Amazon DynamoDB has emerged as the backbone for many powerful Internet applications such as AdRoll, Druva, DeviceScape, and Battlecamp. Many happy developers are using DynamoDB to handle trillions of requests every day. I am excited to share with you that today we are expanding DynamoDB with streams, cross-region replication, and database triggers. In this blog post, I will explain how these three new capabilities empower you to build applications with distributed systems architecture and create responsive, reliable, and high-performance applications using DynamoDB…
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    The Official Rackspace Blog

  • The Download: July 31, 2015

    Abe Selig
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
    Happy Friday, everyone. It’s time for another edition of the Download, where we share some of the tech stories that caught our eye. This week, we revisit our joint announcement with Intel on the creation of the OpenStack Innovation Center, which will be housed at our San Antonio headquarters. ZDNet said of the initiative, which on Intel’s side has been dubbed “Cloud for All”: …with a name like “Cloud for All,” Intel is promising potential corporate customers with near out-of-the-box cloud deployment options based on open source and industry standards that could be…
  • Gartner Once Again Validates Rackspace Strategy in Magic Quadrants

    Taylor Rhodes
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    As a member of a team that strives to be the world’s greatest service company, I am proud to announce that Rackspace has earned leader positions in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting in North America and Europe, for the second year in a row. The assessments, which Gartner publishes separately for each region, are based on a company’s ability to execute and its completeness of vision. For us here at Rackspace, it is continued outside validation of our strategy to provide Fanatical Support across a broad range of technologies — what we call managed cloud.
  • Australian Businesses Will Soon Benefit from Dedicated vCloud

    Angus Dorney
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:54 am
    Rackspace will begin offering its Private Cloud powered by VMware vCloud in the fourth quarter of 2015 in Australia, giving customers complete control of their vCloud environments. This collaboration comes hot on the heels of Rackspace reinvestment in its Sydney data centres in May, including the development of a second data centre and existing data hall expansion to assist with hosting new offerings such as VMware vCloud. Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware vCloud (Dedicated vCloud) is a single-tenant, hosted environment that enables enterprises, portfolio companies, and cloud…
  • Maximize the Speed of Your Network Connections with New High-Performance 10G Switches

    Phil Sprofera
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Rackspace is pleased to announce new 10G switches available from technology leaders Cisco and Arista, which will maximize dedicated and hybrid network connection speeds in all Rackspace data centers worldwide. Whether your Rackspace environment consists of dedicated hardware or a combination of dedicated and cloud resources for a hybrid environment, the new portfolio of 10G switches delivers the fast performance and uptime your business needs. Why are we expanding our Custom Networking options? Because you asked for it, and we listened! As the #1 managed cloud company, Rackspace is proud to…
  • Performance Tips: Using Rackspace CDN

    Megan Meza
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    It’s that time of year again — the kids are off at camp, your air conditioner is on full blast and you just realized the holiday season is only a few months away. Time to start reviewing your web site’s performance, planning for holiday spikes and making changes before the dreaded “holiday code freeze” is upon you. Don’t sweat it, Rackspace is here to help. We’ve got simple and effective tools to help improve your website’s performance, like using Rackspace Content Delivery Network (CDN) to get your site’s load times down. Let’s get your users browsing deeper,…
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    TechCrunch » Enterprise

  • How Businesses Are Leveraging Public Data To Reach Target Audiences

    Badri Raghavan
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
     It’s no secret that the growth of publicly available data, or open data, is more prevalent than ever. From government databases, such as those aggregated by, to data made available via tools such as Google Places API — the public has access to an overwhelming amount of information. Read More
  • YC-Backed Ironclad Is An Automated Legal Assistant For Companies

    Fitz Tepper
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
     Launching out of the latest YC class, Ironclad is an automated service to help companies draft, organize and execute common legal paperwork. Expensive legal bills are often an unwelcome reality for young startups. Lawyers charge hundreds of dollars an hour, but are often a company’s only option for correctly preparing things like financial documents and sales contracts. Read More
  • Google Adds 8 Carriers To Its Android For Work Partner Ecosystem

    Frederic Lardinois
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
     When Google officially launched its Android for Work program earlier this year, it had already signed up a wide range of partners to help bring Android for Work to market. Today, it is expanding this program by adding a new device manufacturer and — for the first time — carriers to its partner ecosystem. Read More
  • Securing Virtual Container-Based Applications

    Yoav Leitersdorf,Ofer Schreiber
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
     Virtual containers are among the hottest technologies in the software development world today. Containerization is an approach to virtualization in which apps and all their components are packaged up and compartmentalized but share a common operating system environment. Since containers share a single OS kernel, they are much more efficient than full hardware virtualization. Read More
  • GitHub Raises $250M Series B Round To Take Risks

    Frederic Lardinois
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:33 pm
     GitHub, the software development collaboration and version control service based on the popular open source Git tool, today announced that it has raised a $250 million funding round led by Sequoia Capital. Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital and Institutional Venture Partners also participated in this round. Read More
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    All Things Distributed

  • Under the Hood of Amazon EC2 Container Service

    Werner Vogels
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    In my last post about Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS), I discussed the two key components of running modern distributed applications on a cluster: reliable state management and flexible scheduling. Amazon ECS makes building and running containerized applications simple, but how that happens is what makes Amazon ECS interesting. Today, I want to explore the Amazon ECS architecture and what this architecture enables. Below is a diagram of the basic components of Amazon ECS: How we coordinate the cluster Let’s talk about what Amazon ECS is actually doing. The core of Amazon ECS is…
  • Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Data Compression

    Werner Vogels
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Data compression today is still as important as it was in the early days of computing. Although in those days all computer and storage resources were very limited, the objects in use were much smaller than today. We have seen a shift from generic compression to compression for specific file types, especially those in images, audio and video. In this weekend's back to basic reading we go back in time, 1987 to be specific, when Leweler and Hirschberg wrote a survey paper that covers the 40 years of data compression research. It covers all the areas that we like in a back to basics paper, it…
  • Embrace event-driven computing: Amazon expands DynamoDB with streams, cross-region replication, and database triggers

    Werner Vogels
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    In just three short years, Amazon DynamoDB has emerged as the backbone for many powerful Internet applications such as AdRoll, Druva, DeviceScape, and Battlecamp. Many happy developers are using DynamoDB to handle trillions of requests every day. I am excited to share with you that today we are expanding DynamoDB with streams, cross-region replication, and database triggers. In this blog post, I will explain how these three new capabilities empower you to build applications with distributed systems architecture and create responsive, reliable, and high-performance applications using DynamoDB…
  • Amazon announces the Alexa Skills Kit, Enabling Developers to Create New Voice Capabilities

    Werner Vogels
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Today, Amazon announced the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), a collection of self-service APIs and tools that make it fast and easy for developers to create new voice-driven capabilities for Alexa. With a few lines of code, developers can easily integrate existing web services with Alexa or, in just a few hours, they can build entirely new experiences designed around voice. No experience with speech recognition or natural language understanding is required—Amazon does all the work to hear, understand, and process the customer’s spoken request so you don’t have to. All of the code runs in the…
  • Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - The Working Set Model for Program Behavior

    Werner Vogels
    12 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    This weekend we go back in time all the way to the beginning of operating systems research. In the first SOSP conference in 1967 there were several papers that laid the foundation for the development of structured operating systems. There was the of course the lauded paper on the THE operating system by Dijkstra but for this weekend I picked the paper on memory locality by Peter Denning as this work laid the groundwork for the development of virtual memory systems. The Working Set Model for Program Behavior, Peter J. Denning, Proceedings of the First ACM Symposium on Operating Systems…
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    Cloud Musings

  • Cloud Computing + Things = "Information Excellence", Not IoT

    Kevin L. Jackson
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:14 pm
    The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly become the next “be all to end all” in information technology. Touted as how cloud computing will connect everyday things together, it is also feared as the real- life instantiation of The Terminator’s Skynet, where sentient robots team with an omnipresent and all-knowing entity that uses technology to control, and ultimately destroy, all of humanity.Not there yetLucky for the humans among us, the technical capabilities of both cloud computing and IoT are way behind these Orwellian fears. Although the technology is promising, research and…
  • Cloud Computing Price-Performance Could Vary By 1000%!

    Kevin L. Jackson
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:18 am
    by Kevin L. Jackson Yes, you read that right. The price/performance of your cloud computing infrastructure could vary as much as 1000 percent depending on time and location. High levels of variability have actually been seen within the same cloud service provider (CSP) processing the exact same job. This also means that the cost to you of processing the exact same job in the cloud could vary by this much as well.This surprising result was discovered by a Rice University group, headed by Dr. T. S. Eugene Ng, that has been focusing on cloud computing. Recently they published…
  • E-book: Educate Yourself With Dell Insight Partner Views on Cybersecurity

    Kevin L. Jackson
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    Data security breaches and hacker attacks on private businesses, health organizations and government agencies in the U.S. have grabbed headlines with increasing frequency, it seems. There is zero doubt about the damage these events cause. Cybercriminals and hackers walk away with customers’ payment card information and employee data while companies and federal authorities investigate the source of the leaks and spend millions of dollars to repair the harm.Some see these breaches as a threat to national security and in response, the U.S. government has launched the “30-day Cybersecurity…
  • IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine Focuses On GovCloud

    Kevin L. Jackson
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Today I am especially proud and honored to publicly announce my appointment to the IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine Editorial Board!  I am truly appreciative to Dr. Alan Sill and Dr. Masin Yousif for their trust and confidence in nominating me to this position.As the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology, IEEE has always been a part of my professional career. Their mission, Advancing Technology for Humanity, also aligns with my own personal aspirations and goal of helping global governments better realize the promise of cloud computing.IEEE Cloud…
  • Is Social Media Right For Your Small Business?

    Kevin L. Jackson
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Everyone from pre-teens to granddads, does social media today. With Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and many newer ways to stay in the know popping up every day, picking the right platform can be a difficult task. While the personal value of this modern convenience seems obvious to most, the task of proving the channel’s worth to a business can be very challenging.With this said up front, many larger companies have taken the plunge anyway. According to a recent eMarketer survey, 88 percent of U.S. companies with 100 or more employees that were surveyed are using social media for marketing…
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  • International Business Machines Corp. Bright Future In Cloud Computing - Business Finance News

    1 Aug 2015 | 5:44 am
    Business Finance NewsInternational Business Machines Corp. Bright Future In Cloud ComputingBusiness Finance NewsWith the end of the second-quarter of 2015, 54% of the market share in the cloud market has been shared by big four giants, indicated by the Synergy research group. International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) ...and more »
  • 5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, July 31 - Talkin' Cloud

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    Talkin' Cloud5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, July 31Talkin' CloudEach week Talkin' Cloud compiles a list of cloud computing financing stories for readers who might have missed the news earlier in the week. This week's column features funding news from Twilio, Kareo, Radius, etouches and MacroFab. Here are the details.
  • Forget Amazon, Invest in Cloud Computing Stocks with This ETF -

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    Forget Amazon, Invest in Cloud Computing Stocks with This ETFZacks.comIn any case, cloud computing is a flourishing area in the tech space. Cloud computing is a procedure by which data or software is stored outside of a computer, but can be easily accessed anywhere/any time via the Internet. This process is gaining
  • DoD Issues Three Cloud Computing and Security Documents for Public Comment - The National Law Review

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    DoD Issues Three Cloud Computing and Security Documents for Public CommentThe National Law ReviewOn July 24, 2015, the Defense Information Security Agency (“DISA”) issued three draft documents (available here for download) concerning the adoption of secure cloud computing systems by the Department of Defense (“DoD”). DISA is tasked with ...and more »
  • Alibaba eyes up $1bn cloud computing push - CloudTech

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:43 am
    CloudTechAlibaba eyes up $1bn cloud computing pushCloudTechE-commerce giant Alibaba has announced an additional $1 billion (£641,000) investment in Aliyun to expand the international presence of its cloud computing arm. The money will also be used to develop new cloud and big data solutions for its customers, ...Alibaba Pours $1B Into Cloud Computing Unit AliyunPress ExaminerAlibaba Invests $1Billion in its Cloud Computing Division AliyuniamWireAlibaba invests £640m in cloud computing, shows it means businessTV NewsroomThe Weather Space -Lid Time - Weird News, Entertainment, News…
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    Latest News from @CloudExpo

  • Web Hosting or Cloud Hosting – How to Choose the Best | @CloudExpo #Cloud

    31 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    When moving towards a cloud environment, organizations – both large and small – have a lot of choices to make. There are a lot of vendors out there who are “capable” of hosting information, websites or other workloads directly in the cloud. However, remember that not all cloud providers are created equally. Cloud providers are able to offer more and more services as they grow their own underlying infrastructure. As an organization, you have the option of selecting the right partner with the right set of tools to support your business and its more
  • Cloud Computing + Things = ‘Information Excellence,’ Not IoT By @Kevin_Jackson | @CloudExpo #IoT #Cloud

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly become the next “be all to end all” in information technology. Touted as how cloud computing will connect everyday things together, it is also feared as the real- life instantiation of The Terminator’s Skynet, where sentient robot team with an omnipresent and all-knowing entity that uses technology to control, and ultimately destroy, all of more
  • [slides] Cloud Security Myths By @TierPoint | @CloudExpo #IoT #API #Containers

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Malicious agents are moving faster than the speed of business. Even more worrisome, most companies are relying on legacy approaches to security that are no longer capable of meeting current threats. In the modern cloud, threat diversity is rapidly expanding, necessitating more sophisticated security protocols than those used in the past or in desktop environments. Yet companies are falling for cloud security myths that were truths at one time but have evolved out of more
  • [slides] Workloads and Public Cloud at @CloudExpo By @utollwi | @ProfitBricksUSA #DevOps #Containers #Microservices

    30 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Public Cloud IaaS started its life in the developer and startup communities and has grown rapidly to a $20B+ industry, but it still pales in comparison to how much is spent worldwide on IT: $3.6 trillion. In fact, there are 8.6 million data centers worldwide, the reality is many small and medium sized business have server closets and colocation footprints filled with servers and storage gear. While on-premise environment virtualization may have peaked at 75%, the Public Cloud has lagged in adoption as teams delay their cloud migrations or seek alternatives like the public cloud or await SaaS…
  • Ariba Outlines Roadmap for 2015 By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo #Cloud

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Ariba’s product and services roadmap is rapidly evolving, including improved business cloud services, refined user experience features, and the use of increasingly intelligent networks. Ariba’s product and services roadmap is rapidly evolving, including improved business cloud services, refined user experience features, and the use of increasingly intelligent networks. BriefingsDirect had an opportunity to learn first-hand how at the recent 2015 Ariba LIVE Conference in Las more
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    CLOUD COMPUTING blogs - Google News

  • 14 Million People Are Already Using Windows 10 - Wired

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Wired14 Million People Are Already Using Windows 10WiredAccording to a blog post from Microsoft, 14 million computers are running Windows 10 merely 24 hours after its release. That's a big number, but let's give it some context. Back in 2012, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stated ... Nadella talked up the and more »
  • It's Time to Tap into the Cloud Data Protection Market Opportunity - MSPmentor (blog)

    31 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    MSPmentor (blog)It's Time to Tap into the Cloud Data Protection Market OpportunityMSPmentor (blog)They've opened up the door to cloud computing for businesses of all sizes, especially for SMBs. But, service providers do much more than provide cloud solutions, servers and storage. For example, service providers are constantly improving upon the ...
  • The invisible business: Mobile plus cloud - (blog)

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:35 am
    The invisible business: Mobile plus (blog)On the backend, the cost of computing has been dropping exponentially, and now anyone has access to massive computing and storage resources on a pay as you go basis because of cloud. Companies can get started by hosting their data and infrastructure ...
  • Considering cloud computing for clinical trials: an author Q+A - BMC Blogs Network (blog)

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    BMC Blogs Network (blog)Considering cloud computing for clinical trials: an author Q+ABMC Blogs Network (blog)We use the NIST definition of cloud computing with its emphasis on a user managed configuration of services, rapid scalability and elasticity, and a metered cost model. Cloud computing, as exemplified by Amazon's EC2 or Microsoft's Azure services, is
  • Cloud Computing Isn't Just for Developers and Startups Anymore - MSPmentor (blog)

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    MSPmentor (blog)Cloud Computing Isn't Just for Developers and Startups AnymoreMSPmentor (blog)Cloud computing infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is now entering the hockey stick growth phase. Cloud computing has moved from the domain of developers and startups to companies of all sizes. Some MSPs are sharing their success with migrations and ...
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    Data Center Knowledge

  • Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of July 31st

    Data Center Knowledge
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:30 pm
    For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. Bloomberg Data Centers: Where the “Go”s Go – How Hurricane Sandy spurred construction of a new data center at Bloomberg and creation of a more resilient infrastructure. Amazon’s MySQL Alternative Aurora Now Generally Available – It has a MySQL interface but was built from the ground up and optimized for cloud infrastructure. Startup Nautilus Building Floating Data Center in California – Take all the mechanical and electrical infrastructure…
  • Obama Unveils New Federal Supercomputer Research Initiative

    Jason Verge
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:17 pm
    President Barack Obama this week issued an executive order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative to ensure the country stays ahead in High-Performance Computing. Supercomputers are used to simulate complex natural and technological systems, such as galaxies, weather and climate, molecular interactions, electric power grids, and aircraft in flight, the president’s office said in a statement. The new supercomputer research program is designed to advance core technologies to solve difficult computational problems and foster increased use of the new capabilities in the…
  • Report: Utah Cops Get $1M a Year to Park at NSA Data Center

    Jason Verge
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:57 pm
    The massive controversial NSA data center in Bluffdale, Utah, has police presence that’s costing the agency $1 million a year. State Highway Patrol troopers provide the facility that became a center of attention following Edward Snowden’s disclosures about the agency’s mass surveillance practices with a “perimeter presence” under contract with the feds, reported a local Fox News affiliate. In a statement, the NSA (National Security Agency) said the move was to ensure the security of its workforce and the larger community. Public outrage following the Snowden disclosures…
  • Catching Up with OnApp CEO Ditlev Bredahl at HostingCon Global

    Nicole Henderson
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    This article originally appeared at The WHIR If OnApp CEO Ditlev Bredahl was to start a hosting company today, he would not want to own his infrastructure. Instead, he would use a marketplace like the OnAppFederation, which came out of beta last week. “If I could redo UK2Group today, I would have my entire infrastructure with the marketplace,” he said in an interview with the WHIR at HostingCon Global 2015. Launching in beta several years ago, OnApp Federation added 49 new cloud providers this week that contribute more than 50 compute locations in 30 countries, extending its coverage in…
  • Weekly DCIM News Roundup: July 31

    John Rath
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:38 am
    RF Code unveils a new data center asset management framework and Device42 releases 7.2.0 of its DCIM software with localized language support. RF Code Unveils data center asset management framework. RF Code unveiled CenterScope, a framework made up of best practices and streamlined methodologies built around the company’s real-time environmental monitoring and asset management software. Device42 adds localized language in 7.2.0 release. Device42 announced version 7.2.0 of its DCIM software, now with localized language support and many enhancements around IP address management.
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    AWS Official Blog

  • Welcome the Newest AWS Community Heroes (Summer 2015)

    Jeff Barr
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:40 am
    I would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest AWS Community Heroes: Adam Smolnik Kai Henry Onur Salk Paolo Latella Raphael Francis Rob Linton The Heroes share their enthusiasm for AWS  via social media, blogs, events, user groups, and workshops. Let’s take a look at their bios to learn more. Adam Smolnik Adam is a Principal Software Engineer at Pitney Bowes, a global technology company offering products and solutions that enable commerce in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping and mailing, and global ecommerce. Prior…
  • AWS OpsWorks Update – Provision & Manage ECS Container Instances; Run RHEL 7

    Jeff Barr
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    AWS OpsWorks makes it easy for you to deploy applications of all shapes and sizes. It provides you with an integrated management experience that spans the entire application lifecycle including resource provisioning, EBS volume setup, configuration management, application deployment, monitoring, and access control (read my introductory post, AWS OpsWorks – Flexible Application Management in the Cloud Using Chef for more information). Amazon EC2 Container Service is a highly scalable container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run applications on a…
  • Coming Soon – AWS Device Farm Support for iOS Apps

    Jeff Barr
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    We launched AWS Device Farm earlier this month with support for testing apps on Android and Fire OS devices. I am happy to give you a heads-up that you will soon be able to test your apps on Apple phones and tablets! We plan to launch support for iOS on August 4, 2015 with support for the following test automation frameworks: Appium (Java JUnit and Java TestNG). Calabash. UI Automation. XCTest. You can also use the fuzz test that is built in to Device Farm. This test randomly sends user interface events to devices and reports on the results. Here are some preliminary screen shots of the new…
  • New – AWS Mobile SDK for Xamarin

    Jeff Barr
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:32 pm
    We want to make sure that developers can use the programming language of their choice to build AWS-powered applications that run on many different types of devices and in a wide variety of environments. As you can see from the AWS Tools page, we already support multiple mobile (iOS, Android, and Unity) and counter-top (Alexa / Echo) devices with SDKs for JavaScript, Java, .Net, Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Go, along with IDE toolkits for Eclipse and Visual Studio. Today we are adding a developer preview of support for Xamarin to the existing AWS SDK for .NET. Xamarin allows you to build…
  • Amazon S3 Update – Notification Enhancements & Bucket Metrics

    Jeff Barr
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    We launched Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) in the spring of 2006 with a simple blog post.  Over the years we have kept the model simple and powerful while reducing prices, and adding features such as the reduced redundancy storage model, VPC endpoints, cross-region replication, and event notifications. We launched the event notification model last year, with support for notification when objects are created via PUT, POST, Copy, or Multipart Upload. At that time the notifications applied to all of the objects in the bucket, with the promise of more control over time. Today we are…
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    Cisco Blog » Data Center

  • ITD: Learn how to deploy ITD in 10 minutes

    Samar Sharma
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    ITD (Intelligent Traffic Director) is being deployed by a large number of customers, and it is saving them massive CAPEX and OPEX, while providing unprecedented scale and high availability. Here is a 10 minute video that shows step by step ITD deployment. var tag = document.createElement('script'); tag.src = ''; var firstScriptTag = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; firstScriptTag.parentNode.insertBefore(tag, firstScriptTag); var player; function onYouTubeIframeAPIReady() { jQuery('.youTubePlay').each(function() { var iframeID =…
  • F5 Agility 2015, Washington DC – Exciting week awaits us

    Ravi Balakrishnan
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Only a few weeks remain for the Fall season to officially set in, and it’s still quite hot in Washington DC. The fast approaching F5 Agility event is further adding a sizzle to the conference scene at the Gaylord National resort and convention center in DC. During Aug 4-7, we are going to hear F5’s leaders, customers, and partners share how the latest solutions from F5 are transforming what’s possible for today’s organizations. In about a year’s time Cisco ACI and F5 partnership has [...]
  • Unleashing UCS Integrated Infrastructure

    Tim Stack
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    A new edition of UnleashingIT showcases a variety of companies that are taking advantage of Cisco UCS integrated infrastructure based solutions to support dramatic growth, expand services, increase uptime, and respond to changing business demands faster. Cisco, works with industry-leading and emerging storage technology partners, to offer a tremendous choice of integrated infrastructure solutions based on UCS Integrated Infrastructure: FlexPod  with NetApp VCE  VBlock Systems Cisco Solutions for VSPEX  with EMC VersaStack Solution  with IBM Cisco Solutions for UCP Select  with Hitachi…
  • Cisco UCS delivers top TPC-H result for non-clustered systems at 3000-GB scale factor

    Girish Kulkarni
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:25 pm
    The Cisco UCS® C460 M4 Rack Server continues its tradition of Industry leadership with the latest announcement of the best TPC-H benchmark result at the 3000GB scale factor in non-cluster category, in concert with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition. This TPC-H result with Cisco UCS C460 M4 Rack Server is 57 percent faster than the HP DL580 and 47 percent less expensive, and it surpasses servers from other contenders, including Fujitsu and Lenovo as shown in the graphic below:                                          Results Comparisons…
  • Part 2: How Many Servers Do You Have …. Comatose and Sitting Idle?!?!

    Stephen Speirs
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Last week I introduced this topic, the pervasive problem of “comatose” servers in data centers, based upon an interesting recent eWeek article entitled “ 30 Percent of Servers Worldwide Sit Idle ”, which in turn was based upon the research report by Stanford University in conjunction with the Anthesis Group .  In my blog, I described the costs of this problem, ranging from the obvious (e.g. power and facilities) to the hidden (e.g. un-used software licenses).  This week I’ll discuss why this happens and what you can do about this problem. Why Does this Happen? There are various…
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    Sam Johnston Scribes

  • Leaving Equinix

    15 Jul 2015 | 8:25 pm
    It’s been three years to the day since my last post — a side effect of my being completely immersed in my job at Equinix (where I was, until last week, Director of Cloud & IT Services). I’ve been based in Zürich and working ostensibly in London for the past 5 years (having spent the last decade in Europe, and probably a year of it in Silicon Valley), though in reality I’ve spent most of my time on the road — according to TripIt I’ve traveled almost a million kilometres to almost 200 locations, be it to visit partners, customers, attend & present at…
  • HTTP2 Expression of Interest

    15 Jul 2012 | 2:58 pm
    Here’s my (rather rushed) personal submission to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in response to their Call for Expressions of Interest in new work around HTTP; specifically, a new wire-level protocol for the semantics of HTTP (i.e., what will become HTTP/2.0), and new HTTP authentication schemes. You can also review the submissions of Facebook, Firefox, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and others. [The views expressed in this submission are mine alone and not (necessarily) those of Citrix, Google, Equinix or any other current, former or future client or employer.] My primary…
  • Leaving Google+

    16 May 2012 | 9:20 am
    Ironically many Google employees have even given up on Google+ (though plenty still post annoying “Moved to Google+” profile pics on other social networks) One of those sneaky tweets that links to Google+ just tricked me into wading back into the swamp that it’s become, hopefully for the last time (I say “hopefully” because in all likelihood I’ll be forced back onto it at some point — it’s already apparently impossible to create a Google Account for any Google services without also landing yourself a Google+ profile and Gmail account and it’s…
  • Getting started with OpenStack in your lab

    5 May 2012 | 8:10 am
    Having recently finished building my new home lab I wanted to put the second server to good use by installing OpenStack (the first is running VMware ESXi 5.0 with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8 Server and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS virtual machines). I figured many of you would benefit from a detailed walkthrough so here it is (without warranty, liability, support, etc). The two black boxes on the left are HP Proliant MicroServer N36L’s with modest AMD Athlon(tm) II Neo 1.3GHz dual-core processors and 8GB RAM and the one on the right is an iomega ix4-200d NAS box providing 8TB of networked…
  • Is carrying an iPhone worth the risk?

    18 Mar 2012 | 3:24 pm
    Update: It appears that Apple have resolved the issue with the September launch of IOS 7, essentially by implementing what I suggested below (highlighted): Yesterday I was robbed of my brand new iPhone (S/N: DNPGQ4RDDTDM IMEI: 013032008785006 ) for the second time, in public, in Paris. While I’m still a little shaken, angry and disappointed, I’m glad everyone survived unscathed… this time (last time I was assaulted in the process). These less fortunate victims of crime lost their lives over iPhones, in the course of a robbery, in trying to retrieve the stolen device and as…
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    In(tegrate) the Clouds

  • 5 Signs You Need Better Cloud Integration

    16 Jul 2015 | 8:03 pm
    I recently participated in an online web conference called Cloudcon 2015: Integration and Web APIs where I reviewed 5 signs you need better cloud integration: You’re Struggling with the Integrator’s Dilemma You Have Unintegrated Integration: You Thought Cloud = API Utopia You Still Have Swivel Chair Integration You’re Considering Going Back to On-Prem Due to Diminishing SaaS Returns It’s a topic I wrote about in this blog post last year. Here’s the recording of the presentation, which also includes an overview of the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform and a Q&A…
  • Hybrid Cloud Integration – Why It’s Different and Why It Matters

    20 Jun 2015 | 11:40 pm
    This week Carl Lehmann from 451 Research reviewed the trends, best practices and reference architecture for integration platform as a service (iPaaS) and hybrid cloud integration. Here’s the presentation, which also includes an overview of SnapLogic’s Elastic Integration Platform.
  • Big Data Integration Best Practices

    8 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Last week I hosted a SnapLogic webinar that featured a great overview of how to approach the increasing requirements for big data integration by Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer, Ventana Research. As opposed to simply trying to re-purposing your old ETL tools or hiring developers to write custom code, Mark shared 5 best practices for attaining excellence in big data integration: Evaluate efficiency of processes Examine new approaches Evaluate technology needs Investigate dedicated technology Gain benefits that outweigh costs I’ve embedded the slides below and you can watch…
  • The Death of Traditional Integration

    8 Feb 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Recently I hosted a SnapLogic webinar featuring the company’s co-founder and CEO, Gaurav Dhillon, and industry analyst, author and practitioner David Linthicum called: The Death of Traditional Data Integration. The webinar was very well attended and the discussion was quite lively. I’ve posted sections of the transcript on the SnapLogic blog, you can also listen to the podcast on the company’s iTunes channel, and the slides are now on Slideshare. I’ve embedded the YouTube video below. Enjoy!
  • [Infographic] Cloud Integration Drivers and Requirements

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Here’s an an infographic from SnapLogic that reviews some the drivers and requirements for cloud-based integration, also known as Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), as well as reasons why legacy technologies won’t be able to keep up with the need for speed. [Infographic] Cloud Integration Drivers and Requirements in 2015 from SnapLogic, Inc.
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    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC

  • The Trouble with IT Disintermediation

    13 Jul 2015 | 8:01 pm
    I have a client who is concerned with some of their departments bypassing the organization’s traditional IT resource acquisition process, and going directly to cloud vendors for their IT resource needs.  Not really unique, as the cloud computing industry has really disrupted IT provisioning processes, not to mention near complete loss of control over configuration management databases and inventories. IT service disintermediation occurs when end users cut out the middleman when procuring ICT services, and go directly to the service provider with an independent account.
  • The Changing Role of IT Professionals

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    Information Technology is a great field. With technology advancing at the speed of sound, there is never a period when IT becomes boring, or hits an intellectual wall. New devices, new software, more network bandwidth, and new opportunities to make all this technology do great things for our professional and private lives.   Or, it becomes a frightening professional and intellectual cyclone which threatens to make our jobs obsolete, or diluted due to business units accessing IT resources via a web page and credit card, bypassing the IT department entirely. One of the biggest challenges IT…
  • The Changing Face of Technology and Innovation

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:19 pm
    A friend of mine’s son recently returned from an extended absence which basically removed him from nearly all aspects of technology, including the Internet, for a bit longer than 5 years. Upon return, observing him restore his awareness of technologies and absorb all things new developed over the past 5 years was both exciting and moving. To be fair, the guy grew up in an Internet world, with access to online resources including Facebook, Twitter, and other social applications. The interesting part of his re-introduction to the “wired” world was watching the comprehension flashes he…
  • Can IT Standards Facilitate Innovation?

    9 Feb 2015 | 11:38 am
    IT professionals continue to debate the benefits of standardization versus the benefits of innovation, and the potential of standards inhibiting engineer and software developer ability to develop creative solutions to business opportunities and challenges.  At the Open Group Conference in San Diego last week (3~5 February) the topic of  standards and innovation popped up not only in presentations, but also in sidebar conversations surrounding the conference venue. In his presentation “SOA4BT (Service-Oriented Architecture for Business Technology) – From Business Services to…
  • SDNs in the Carrier Hotel

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Carrier hotels are an integral part of global communications infrastructure.  The carrier hotel serves a vital function, specifically the role of a common point of interconnection between facility-based (physical cable in either terrestrial, submarine, or satellite networks) carriers, networks, content delivery networks (CDNs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and even private or government networks and hosting companies. In some locations, such as the One Wilshire Building in Los Angeles, or 60 Hudson in New York, several hundred carriers and service providers may interconnect physically…
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    Cloud Business Review

  • The Top Cloud Software that will Help your Business

    Ivan Widjaya
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:56 am
    To succeed in business today, it’s not enough to have strong ideas and be willing to work hard. You also need the right software. While investing in software might feel daunting if money is tight, it can make a big difference to your productivity and quickly pay for itself – especially cloud-based software.… Click here to read more
  • How to Manage your Online Store in the Cloud: Hire a Virtual Assistant

    Ivan Widjaya
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:33 am
    It takes more than one person to run a successful online store. There’s just plain too many things to do and not enough hours in the day to get them done. While you might find yourself cringing at the idea of handing over any of the reins of your company to a virtual stranger, the time wasted by micromanaging your web store is limiting the rate of growth your company’s experiencing, not to mention the toll it’s probably taking on your personal life.… Click here to read more
  • Private Clouds Versus Virtual Private Servers

    Ivan Widjaya
    14 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    What is the difference between private clouds and VPS? It is often the case that these two forms of hosting are thought of as one and the same thing, but the truth is that there are subtle differences between the two.… Click here to read more
  • Cloud Computing Guides for Business

    Ivan Widjaya
    3 Jun 2015 | 1:01 am
    Impression and Akita have recently teamed up to produce a series of guides to help businesses understand the core aspects of cloud applications for business. The easy-to-read guides include cloud accountancy, project management solutions and also cloud for email. The simple, accessible layout is sleekly designed and has been combined with a selection of beautiful images and graphics.… Click here to read more
  • How do Sports Companies use Social Media and the Cloud?

    Ivan Widjaya
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:24 am
    The internet and social media have transformed the marketing landscape for organizations across the globe. Sports companies, franchises and teams are also taking advantage of the new wave of online tools and apps, which are a key competitive differentiator in the digital age.… Click here to read more
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  • Enterprises Migrating IT Infrastructure Investments to the Cloud – IDC Report

    Saroj Kar
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:34 pm
    The cloud infrastructure sales increased over 25% to almost $6.3 billion in the first quarter 2015 as the companies are undertaking more and more workload by outsourcing their IT to the cloud. According to the analyst firm IDC, the cloud infrastructure market segment registers second highest growth. As a logical consequence, the technologies that the basis for the cloud, such as servers, storage systems and Ethernet switches, account for 30% of expenditure in 2015, against 26.4% in 2014. The growth of Cloud IT infrastructure continues to outperform the overall market of IT infrastructure,…
  • Major IT Players Form R Consortium to Strengthen Data Analysis

    Saroj Kar
    8 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
    The Linux Foundation announced the formation of R Consortium, with the intention of strengthening technical and user communities around the R language, the open source programming language for statistical data analysis. The new organization R Consortium became an official project of Linux Foundation and is designed to strengthen R language users.  It is expected that R Consortium will complement the existing fund, and will focus on expanding the user base of R, as well as focus on improving the interaction of users and developers. The Representatives of the R Foundation and industry…
  • Oracle Triggers an Avalanche of 24 Cloud Services to Compete with Amazon

    Saroj Kar
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:03 am
    The Cloud represents a market where Oracle wants to win. The 24 services launched by the database leader include all the tools companies need to conduct their operations in the cloud and thus should help customers make the move to the cloud. Oracle Cloud Platform was enriched by nearly 24 new services for developers, IT professionals, end users and analysts to achieve, to expand and more easily integrate cloud applications. They are Oracle Database Cloud – Exadata Service, Oracle Archive Storage Cloud Service, Oracle Big Data Cloud Service and Big Data SQL Cloud Service, Oracle Integration…
  • Salesforce Expands Data Analytics to Next Generation Business Apps

    Saroj Kar
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:08 am
    In many popular consumer applications a user can take immediate action if he has obtained important information from large amounts of data. For business applications, it appears that, directly taking action in response to a data analysis not so easy. This often occurs because the analysis may be not coming from relevant data sources or because it directly not linked to the tasks. The result is sluggish business decisions at the expense of the operating results. has set the goal of providing businesses with a more user-friendly analysis tools for the reason mentioned above. Last…
  • IBM Strengthens Effort to Support Open Source Spark for Machine Learning

    Saroj Kar
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:23 am
    IBM is providing substantial resources to the Apache Software Foundation’s Spark project to prepare the platform for machine learning tasks, like pattern recognition and classification of objects. The company plans to offer Bluemix Spark as a service and has dedicated 3,500 researchers and developers to assist in its preservation and further development. In 2009, AMPLab of the University of Berkeley developed the Spark framework that went open source a year later as an Apache project. This framework, which runs on a server cluster, can process data up to 100 times faster than Hadoop…
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    Business Cloud News

  • Node4 buys Premier IT Networks to strengthen cloud portfolio

    Business Cloud News
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    Node4 said the acquisition would bolster its standing with security-sensitive customers Cloud and datacentre services provider Node4 acquired Premier IT Networks, a London-based datacentre and communications specialist, for an undisclosed sum this week. Premier IT Networks offers cloud services to a number of government departments and is one of the few specialised suppliers certified by the UK government to host data classified as ‘Restricted’ (‘Secret’ under the new classification scheme). “Like Node4, our sights are firmly set on future growth. The acquisition by Node4…
  • Jasper, Microsoft partner on enterprise IoT

    Scott Bicheno
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:55 am
    Jasper and Microsoft are integrating Jasper’s IoT tech with Azure IoT platform provider Jasper has announced a new strategic partnership with software giant Microsoft designed to help businesses bring IoT services to market more easily, reports The partnership will involve integrating Jasper’s platform with Microsoft’s Azure cloud suite, a preview of which will be available later this year. The combined platform will aim to cater for the full IoT journey, from sensors and devices, to wireless communication, to big data collection and analysis. “Through this strategic…
  • Oracle latest legacy firm to support Docker

    Business Cloud News
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:42 am
    Oracle is adding support for Docker to Solaris Oracle said this week that it would bring Docker support to Solaris, becoming the latest legacy software vendor to add support for the open source Linux container technology. While Solaris has had support for Linux containers in the form of ‘Solaris Zones’ (Oracle’s virtual machine technology) for nearly a decade, the move will see Oracle enable Docker to be deployed within those ‘Zones’ (VMs). The company also said it plans to make some of its software – Oracle WebLogic Server was the only one specifically mentioned – available for…
  • BT, Ark expand ‘cloud of clouds’ in the UK

    Business Cloud News
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    BT is redoubling its ‘cloud of clouds’ efforts BT is bolstering its partnership with Ark Data Centres to expand its ‘cloud of clouds’ initiative and its reach in the public sector, healthcare and financial services. Launched in April this year, the ‘cloud of clouds’ service is much like Equinix’s cloud interconnection service, linking its own datacentres and cloud services with its own and others through its own fibre network. The companies said BT will leverage two of Ark’s new UK datacentres to offer its infrastructure as a service platform, BT Compute, as well as…
  • Office enlists private cloud for global expansion

    Business Cloud News
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:31 am
    Office is in the middle of a significant global expansion Shoe retailer Office is using a private cloud and managed virtualisation services to handle spikes in online ordering ahead of one of its busiest periods. Office has over 150 stores across Europe and the US and began rolling out its international e-commerce site earlier this year in a bid to expand its presence globally. The company enlisted e-commerce specialist Envoy Digital to help with its broader digitisation efforts. It is using Rackspace’s private cloud platform to host the e-commerce site, which is built using the hybris…
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    Bitnami Blog

  • Simple Machines Forum joins the Bitnami Library!

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Simple Machines Forum is now part of the Bitnami App Catalog! Simple Machines Forum is a web forum that allows you to have your own community in a really simple way.  It gives you every feature you need as a forum admin and also is a very easily customizable software. It is written in PHP and used the MySQL database, all included in the Bitnami Stack. Simple Machines Forum also offers the the following features: •Package Manager to apply hundred of modifications you will find online •Changeable themes •Easily integrated with other CMS as Mambo •Supports more than 40 different…
  • Evaluate your business with ReportServer - now available on Bitnami

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    We are excited to welcome ReportServer, an open source business intelligence (OSBI) platform and the newest addition to the Bitnami Library! This versatile business intelligence suite provides a unified interface to reporting agents from different providers, making it easy for managers to collate, analyze, and take action from multiple touchpoints. ReportServer is an ideal tool for business decision makers, analysts and consultants with it’s comprehensive administrative features and full scripting capabilities. Integration and support for Jasper, Birt, Crystal Reports, Mondrian and Excel…
  • FTP server with built in image preview

    miranda myerholtz
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    An FTP server with built in image preview? Yes please! One of the neat features of CrushFTP that a Bitnami user discovered a few weeks ago was the ability to automatically generate thumbnails of image files. As it turns out it requires a few extra bits and pieces to get working (ImageMagick, Ghostscript, and Exiftool), which aren’t normally included by default.  However, these bits are now included by default in the Bitnami CrushFTP packages, which makes them dead simple to use. The full instructions on how to enable folders to scan are in our wiki, but in a nutshell all you need to do…
  • HHVM joins the Bitnami Library!

    Alejandro Ruiz
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:26 am
    We are happy to announce that the Bitnami HHVM Stack is now available on our Bitnami Library. HHVM is an open-source virtual machine that is able to execute PHP programs, in addition to its own programming language, Hack. It has been developed since it's origins by Facebook and is said to be a competitor with PHP itself. With that in mind, a large number of PHP applications are working to become compatible with HHVM. The Bitnami HHVM Stack includes HHVM along with Apache, MySQL and PHP, so you will be able to switch between both engines and compare them. Welcome Page As an example, we…
  • 'Take 5' with Backendless Founder Mark Piller

    Catherine Dominguez
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    We sat down with Backendless founder, Mark Piller, to discuss everything from what he sees as his company’s biggest hurdles to what keeps him up at night. Backendless, is a BaaS (or “Backend as a service”) that promises “More Backend for Less”; more backend features and functionality, support, and care for less effort, time, money and stress. Mark ‘takes 5’ with Bitnami to give some insight into the passion that makes Backendless tick: What is the biggest hurdle you have faced or are still facing?  Building a SaaS service is very different than a downloadable product. It…
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    Zoho Blogs

  • Infographic: The Secret Sauce to Embedded Works’ Phenomenal Sales & Marketing Success.

    Ambi Moorthy
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    “Running my company’s sales & marketing function for the past 9 years on, Zoho has been an amazing experience. If I had to choose one piece of software for running my entire business it would be Zoho.” That’s what Andy Do, President at Embedded Works told us when we visited his office in Santa Clara, California. Check out how Andy integrated his entire sales & marketing function into Zoho below.
  • 3 Copywriting Mistakes that Kill Your Cold Emails

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    Your prospects delete most of the cold emails sitting in their inboxes, and they’re probably deleting yours, tooDon’t confuse your prospects by sending unclear messages. Focus on benefit-driven emails that target their specific pain points. Even if you have a solid product, your cold email campaignsoften won’t work unless you craft persuasive email copy that evokes your prospects’ emotions and moves them to take action. Below are three common mistakes that turn off your prospects and tips on how to avoid making these mistakes in your next email. Mistake #1: Your Cold…
  • Infographic: 5 Ways an ATS Reinvents Recruiting

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    It’s a perfect Monday morning: the coffee is warm, the laptop is on, and you are all set to start the task of the day. It’s quite a time-sensitive one; you need to urgently fill an opening for the web designer post. Let’s see which of these two recruiters get this job done without impeding the progress of their perfect Monday. Are you an Excel recruiter? Switch to an ATS today and discover the joys of smart recruiting!
  • Now, use Zoho Calendar through iCal

    Nanya Srivastava
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    It’s here! Zoho Calendar’s CalDAV sync is now available for iOS and OSX. If you have an iPhone/iPad, you can now view and manage your events right through iCal, instead of accessing Zoho Calendar via the Zoho Mail app. MacBook users, too, can use iCal to access Zoho Calendar. What’s more, you can use the Calendar even when you’re offline, and later, once you have an internet connection, the events will be synced. With this sync, you can create an event in Zoho Calendar, add location and description, and invite attendees all through your iCal. You can also set reminders and…
  • 5 Ways You Can Immediately Improve the Hiring Manager Experience

    Austin Ries
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    If you’re anything like the recruiters I’ve spoken with, it’s a fair assumption that you and your hiring managers don’t always see eye to eye. Okay maybe not every hiring manager—I’msure there are ones you’re in sync with like too-good-to-be-true-sitcom-​friendships—but whether you work with one, five or 50, there are moments you’re both frustrated. That’s because the partnership is often a strange and cruel paradox. Maintaining a strong relationship with hiring managers is the most influential factor in talent acquisition performance, but…
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    meshIP® Blog

  • Why Cloud Technology Is Taking Center Stage In Call Centers

    9 Jul 2015 | 10:41 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - Ten main reasons why cloud technology is taking center stage in call centers: Flexibility of OPEX over CAPEX. The shift from upfront capital costs to ongoing pay-as-you-go operational costs means that cloud-based solutions offer contact center managers a way to deploy new technology and scale up or down in a cost-effective way. For outsourcers and […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: Contact Centers Embrace the Benefits of Home Working A recent survey has found that almost two-thirds of UK... Cloud Computing In The Contact…
  • Chicago Taxes The Cloud

    25 Jun 2015 | 6:52 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - As a result of two rulings, each effective July 1, 2015, the city of Chicago will attempt to tax the “Cloud” more directly and comprehensibly than any other U.S. jurisdiction. On June 9, 2015, the Chicago Department of Finance (the “Department”) issued rulings regarding (1) the application of the city’s Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: Senate Panel Embraces State VoIP Taxes A key U.S. Senate committee approved legislation that would authorize... Sales Tax Revenue…
  • Cloud Storage Best Practices

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:51 pm
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - Cloud storage is a solution that users are driving IT organizations to use whether we want to or not. Just ask a sales person what they use. They will tell you how great it is and how they use it. As IT organizations, we need to take notice and understand the impact to our process […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: Storage In The New Year Thanks to innovations in virtualization and the cloud, the IT... The Cloud Storage Battle It’s a fact: more data is added via the Internet... Gartner: Virtualisation and cloud…
  • Compliance Biggest Cloud Security Challenge

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - According to a new report by cloud security company CipherCloud, compliance is the single biggest concern for large organizations looking at cloud adoption. The company surveyed its 100-plus large global customers and found that, for 64 percent, compliance was their top cloud security obstacle, followed by unprotected data for 32 percent. Of those concerned most […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: Testing the “Cloud”: New Challenge or an Opportunity? Most companies now talk of adding cloud capabilities to…
  • Cloud Lives Up To The Hype

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - A recent survey by communications and enterprise IT service provider Tata Communications found that enterprise organizations with more than 500 employees saw tangible benefits to their cloud computing efforts. The survey results included 85 percent of the respondents saying that the cloud had lived up to the industry hype, while 23 percent said it had […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: Hype Cycle For Cloud Computing, 2012 Enterprises are beginning to change their buying behaviors based on... “Rogue Clouds”…
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  • Introducing the Intel Modern Code Community

    Rich Brueckner
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:55 am
    "Building on the success of the Intel Parallel Computing Centers, Intel is announcing the Intel Modern Code Developer Community to help HPC developers to code for maximum performance on current and future hardware. Targeting over 400,000 HPC-focused developers and partners, the program brings tools, training, knowledge and support to developers worldwide by offering access to a network of elite experts in parallelism and HPC. The broader developer community can now gain the skills needed to unlock the full potential of Intel hardware and enable the next decade of discovery." The post…
  • Job of the Week: Director of Sales at Ryft

    Rich Brueckner
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:39 am
    Ryft in San Francisco is seeking a Director of Sales in our Job of the Week. The post Job of the Week: Director of Sales at Ryft appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Video: HPC Workloads using Docker

    Rich Brueckner
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    In this video from ISC 2015, Wolfgang Gentzsch from The UberCloud presents: HPC Workloads Using Docker. "The UberCloud Project provides an environment to run HPC workloads on a variety of cloud providers. Wolfgang elaborates on the projects and provides his experience about the roadblocks towards a more flexible cloud-backed HPC future." The post Video: HPC Workloads using Docker appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Agenda Posted for HPC User Forum, Sept. 8-10 in Broomfield

    Rich Brueckner
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:04 am
    IDC has published the agenda for their next HPC User Forum. The event will take place Sept. 8-10 in Broomfield, CO. The post Agenda Posted for HPC User Forum, Sept. 8-10 in Broomfield appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Knights Landing Prototype Powers Cosmology at ISC 2015

    Rich Brueckner
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    In this video from the Intel booth at ISC 2015, Dr Juha Jäykkä, ‎COSMOS System Manager at University of Cambridge describes a cosmology demonstration running on prototype Intel Knights Landing and Omni-Path hardware. "At ISC 2015, unveiled new details for its future generation high performance computing products, including the first public “powered-on” demonstration of the Intel Omni-Path Architecture, a next-generation fabric technology optimized for HPC deployments." The post Knights Landing Prototype Powers Cosmology at ISC 2015 appeared first on insideHPC.
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    Managed Data Center News

  • How to Avoid “Stranded Backup” and Get Data Back to Production

    Online Tech
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Photo credit: mendhak / Flickr By Yan Ness, co-CEO Backup and recovery. Has there been less emphasis on the second half of a duo since Simon & Garfunkel split up? Already the ugly stepchild of IT, never getting the same priority as customer issues, and often shipped off to be handled by other organizations, backup and recovery plans frequently overlook one important aspect: Getting backed-up data back to a production environment in the case of disaster. Yes, data is backed up. Yes, the backup is occurring at the right times. But if you can’t easily recover that data – let’s call…
  • Why IP addresses are no longer free

    Online Tech
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
    In 1989, when “The Simpsons” featured its first telephone prank in Season 1, Episode 3, IP addresses were basically free. Times have changed. Did you know that the world is now running low on IP addresses? With the advent of the “Internet of Things,” everything from TVs, phones, watches—even refrigerators, washing machines, thermostats and air conditioning units—has an IP address, so the available addresses are quickly being used up. ARIN, the organization that manages all IP addresses, is putting lots of restrictions into place that basically mean “No more for you!” Why is…
  • Who’s to blame in a data breach?

    Mike Klein
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Cybersecurity is front and center in the headlines once again. Recent congressional hearings on the largest cyberattack in U.S. history — a breach into the personal data of anywhere from 4.2 to upwards of 18 million Americans — failed to identify anyone willing to take responsibility, and further hearings just last week produced similar results. Tony Scott, the U.S. Chief Information Officer, began his testimony by stating the problem: “Both state and non-state actors who are well financed, highly motivated, and persistent are attempting to breach both government and non-government…
  • Meet Cloud Security Experts in Indianapolis

    Online Tech
    4 Jun 2015 | 7:24 am
    Join Online Tech at our Indianapolis data center on Tuesday, June 16, for a workshop: Securing Your Cloud in an Insecure WorldIn partnership with our co-sponsor, Radware, this half-day seminar features a panel of the nation’s foremost authorities on cloud security and compliance, who will address the real-world threats and risks the IT community deals with on a daily basis. Your Panel of Experts Ben Desjardins Ben Desjardins is the director of security solutions marketing at Radware. Driving the development of vertical and use-case-specific solutions for Radware’s security product…
  • Get Trade Secrets of Cloud Security from World-Class Experts

    Online Tech
    29 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    We have a stellar lineup of presenters slated for our June 2 workshop at our Metro Detroit data center: Securing Your Cloud in an Insecure WorldIn partnership with our co-sponsor, Radware, this half-day seminar will feature a panel of the nation’s foremost authorities on cloud security and compliance professionals to address the real-world threats and risks we all deal with on a daily basis. Your Panel of Experts Carl Herberger—Threat Landscape Carl Herberger is a leading expert on the problems and solutions surrounding cyber attacks. As the vice president of security solutions at…
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    Cloud Powered Business Blog

  • Our Virtual Way of Work: How Appirio Engages Employees

    Jiordan Castle
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    In just the last few years, a new wave of global, virtualized work has emerged as commonplace for many companies. But how do virtual or remote employees operate? How do coworkers interact, how do managers manage their teams — how do businesses effectively connect with clients about new projects from a distance? At Appirio, the… Read More
  • Is Your Company Prepared for the Future of Work?

    Nicole Klemp
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:46 am
    Although most of the people on my immediate team live in another time zone, I feel more connected than ever. Luckily for me, Appirio is a company that embraces a culture where employees can work from anywhere. Thanks to cloud-based tools like Google Hangouts and Salesforce Chatter, I can collaborate with my coworkers instantly —… Read More
  • Go Mobile Beyond the Office with Workday’s Business Assets

    Dan P. Haigh
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:51 am
    Everywhere you go you see people with smartphones and tablets. Even airline pilots have traded in their binders containing airport and aviation charts for the new “Electronic Flight Bag.” In the process, they’ve saved an average of 40 pounds of carry-on weight per pilot and an estimated $1.2 million in annual fuel costs. American Airlines… Read More
  • What Makes a Good Customer Experience?

    Jiordan Castle
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    A favorite ‘90s movie of mine is Reality Bites, particularly the part where Winona Ryder’s character finds herself in the umpteenth failed job interview, frantically trying to define the word “irony” as the elevator doors are closing on her career. She yells out, “Well, I can't really define irony… but I know it when I… Read More
  • How Technology Can Improve Employee Onboarding

    Nicole Klemp
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:34 am
    Starting a new job can be stressful enough for most people, but starting at a company without a structured onboarding process can make an employee think, What exactly am I doing here? Even though the onboarding period is a critical time in an employee’s career, many organizations are failing at the process. Only 28 percent… Read More
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    OpenNebula » Blog

  • Recapitulation of the last 3 TechDays

    Jaime Melis
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:58 am
    On behalf of the whole OpenNebula Team we would like thank all the people who participated in the 3 wonderful TechDays that took place in the last weeks: TechDay Boston, MA, USA, 29 June 2015 sponsored by Microway and Microsoft Research New England TechDay Paris, France, 8 July 2015 sponsored by Ippon Hosting TechDay Ontario, Canada, 10 July 2015 sponsored by BlackBerry Many thanks to all the speakers for doing such a great job and sharing their ideas with the audience: Eliot Eshelman (Vice President at Microway, Inc), Varadarajan Narayanan (CEO at Megam), Alex Gorbachev (Intelligent Systems…
  • Closed Agendas for Paris and Ontario TechDays

    Tino Vazquez
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    As you may know, next week (6th of July) members OpenNebula team will be on the road to participate in two very interesting Cloud Technology Days. TechDays are full day events to learn about OpenNebula with workshops, and presentations from community members. In both TechDays, core developers of OpenNebula will unveil and demo juicy features that will make their appearance in OpenNebula 4.14, Dark Horse. The OpenNebula Cloud Tech Day on the 8th of July in Paris, France, is being organized by IPPON Hosting (thanks a lot!) in their premises. Check the agenda for more details, the highlights…
  • OpenNebula Newsletter – June 2015

    Tino Vazquez
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:22 am
    Check out what kept us busy this June. This Newsletter contains the most worthy developments and events of the OpenNebula project and the community during this last month, and the plans for the upcoming months. We want to remind our users that OpenNebula Systems, the company behind the OpenNebula Project and vOneCloud, has established a new subsidiary to oversee all business operations and to support the OpenNebula community in the U.S. If you are interested in supporting the US OpenNebula community or contact us, let us know. Technology The OpenNebula team is not fooling around with the 4.14…
  • PTISP and OpenNebula, a Success Tale.

    Luis Inverno
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:47 am
    PTISP, one of the largest hosting provider and domain registrars in Portugal, is honoured to announce another strategic partnership, OpenNebula, the shared vision of an enterprise-class cloud data center management sealed this joint venture. The pursuit of a more efficient way to manage the companies IaaS cloud solution led PTISP to deploy OpenNebula in its infrastructure and commercial offer. PTISP is a Portuguese based company that sets the trend of innovation and development. Established in 2001, PTISP is one of the biggest .PT registrars, managing two data centers in Portugal, with 700+…
  • Cloud TechDay in Waterloo, ON Canada, by BlackBerry

    Daniel Molina
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:27 am
    We are excited to announce that BlackBerry will host our first ever Cloud TechDay in Canada. The TechDay will be held on the 10th of July in the BlackBerry Offices in Waterloo, Ontario Canada. The TechDay will be a full day event to learn about OpenNebula with a hands-on cloud installation and operation workshop, and presentations from community members and users. Chris Johnston, Principal Platform Architect in the Cloud Team at BlackBerry Limited, and Khoder Shamy, Principal Technical Lead in the Cloud Team at BlackBerry Limited, will present the use-case of OpenNebula at BlackBerry that…
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  • The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Couch Potato

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:28 am
    Content by By Milos Zivkovic Please feel free to share our comics via social media networks such as Twitter. We fully support the sharing of our comics as long as there is clear attribution (via @cloudtweaks) to the orginal comic source.  If you are a company brand looking to utilize our comics to generate leads to/on a specific landing page, newsletter, presentation or social media campaign, you can contact us regarding commercial licensing rates.  The post The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Couch Potato appeared first on
  • The Modular Drone Concept In Action

    Scott Andersen
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:52 am
    Content by The Modular Drone Concept As the Internet of Things (IoT) world explodes around us, it is interesting to think about new ways of solving old problems. For example, drones allow for a potential solutions to a number of long-standing problems. Aerial drones that can carry modules are appearing. These new modular drones have a number of functionalities that will make them more and more useful. Their biggest advantages are flexible payloads and the ability to carry data-gathering sensors that enable information flow form the drone back to the user. Steve Collender /…
  • Blue Coat Acquires Perspecsys To Effectively Make Public Cloud Applications Private

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    Content by Blue Coat Acquires Perspecsys Expands portfolio in exploding cloud security market, providing relief for multinational enterprises struggling with data compliance requirements & regional sovereignty regulations SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 30, 2015 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, today announced it has acquired Perspecsys, Inc., a leader in enterprise cloud data protection solutions. With this acquisition, Blue Coat significantly expands its cloud security offerings while enhancing the industry’s most robust hybrid cloud…
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  • SEMYOU Cloud SaaS - The Office of the Future is Right Here

    Basant Narayan Singh
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:47 am
    SummarySEMYOUCloud SaaS - All-in-one enterprise apps for your business.Customer SegmentFor business of any size - small, medium and large - Communicate, Collaborate & Manage your office in the cloud. UISlick, Responsive. Admin module is not responsive.UXOverall intuitive. Needs a slight improvement at a few places.Technology StackMicrosoftBusiness ModelFreemium SaaS. [Free 30 days TrialUSPAll-in-one enterprise grade apps.SupportQuick and meaningfulNo. of Apps30+TaglineThe cloud office of the futureLimitationsSee Details Section.ConclusionRecommendedWhat is…
  • Cloud Management Technologies: Four Key Trends in 2015

    Basant Narayan Singh
    27 May 2015 | 10:35 pm
    The cloud market is changing. As adoption becomes mainstream, more and more providers are jumping on board to provide a range of services — once Amazon's bailiwick, Tech Target notes that the retail giant is now under challenge from players like Google, IBM and HP while new entrants such as Chinese giant Alibaba look to make their mark. All this cloud interest means there are a host of new management technologies in development; here are four key trends to watch this year:Vertical SaaSThe Software as a Service (SaaS) market continues to grow, and according to Enterprise Irregulars…
  • 4 Android Apps that Bring the Cricket Fever to your Smartphone

    Basant Narayan Singh
    16 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    If there was ever one word that described the passion that drives Indians then that word is cricket. Be it T20, ODI, IPL or a 5 day test match, we cannot miss a single over. We glue ourselves to our TV screens and god forbid if we have to leave the house we need a constant radio commentary to keep us going.Be it gully cricket or kids playing cricket in the local circuits, since a young age we develop an affinity to this game and we enjoy every format of this game. Now in a world where we all own smartphones, we can bring the magic of cricket onto our phones so we never have to miss a game or…
  • What is the Biggest Challenge of Running a Software Startup?

    Basant Narayan Singh
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:04 am
    As they say:Startup ≥ A Roller Coaster RideFor a successful startup, many things must fall in place, consistently in sync with one another and most importantly within a limited period of time before they start to fall apart...  and yes these should happen along with a little bit of a factor called luck.Somehow or other as a developer / blogger I've been associated with many Startups for the past six years. A few failed and a few are moderately successful. What I inferred from my association with them is that running a startup is a 24x7 job and it requires…
  • Why Should I Replace My Landline with VoIP?

    Basant Narayan Singh
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:42 am
    For generations, a landline phone connection was the hallmark of a reputable business, a company’s main method of communication with its current and potential customers. However, skyrocketing rates and evolving technologies are quickly leading to the decline of traditional voice calling.VoIP is one of the most exciting alternatives to landline voice calling, offering the same utility along with a range of advanced features such as visual voicemail and standard Caller ID. VoIP also offers much more affordable pricing than with established phone carriers, and small businesses will especially…
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    GreenPages Blog

  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 7/20/2015

    GreenPages Blog
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:32 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 7/20/2015. Another big week of news on the security front.  We could see a spike in divorces after the Ashley Madison hack, and it also came to light that hundreds of thousands of vehicles are vulnerable and at risk of being hacked. In other news, Microsoft buys the cloud security firm, Adallom, and Google buys UI design firm Pixate.   Tech News Recap Ashley Madison hack exposes IT details and customer records Public Cloud Spending to Reach Nearly $70 Billion Worldwide in 2015,…
  • 4 Ways SMBs Can Take Advantage of the Cloud

    Chris Chesley
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:10 am
    While cloud adoption among SMBs continues to rise, there are still plenty of SMB customers I speak with who are reluctant to take advantage of what the cloud has to offer. Below are four examples of how cloud adoption can help SMBs excel. Access to Enterprise Class Features The cloud gives SMBs access to enterprise class features that many couldn’t normally take advantage of. Geo-location and load balancing are both great examples. If an SMB puts its website up on Microsoft Azure, a click of a button can put 3 copies locally and also put 3 copies in 3 different geographical locations…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 7/13/2015

    GreenPages Blog
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 7/13/2015. Spending in the cloud IT infrastructure market is estimated to reach $33.4 billion this year. Gartner released its Magic Quadrant for x86 server virtualization. VMware and Microsoft are the leaders. Rackspace is pushing support for Azure.     Tech News Recap Cloud IT infrastructure spending to reach $33.4 billion in 2015 Microsoft Azure announces expansion in cloud hybridization and hyperscaling for customers Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization…
  • 10 Things to Know About Docker

    GreenPages Blog
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:27 am
    It’s possible that containers and container management tools like Docker will be the single most important thing to happen to the data center since the mainstream adoption of hardware virtualization in the 90s. In the past 12 months, the technology has matured beyond powering large-scale startups like Twitter and Yelp and found its way into the data centers of major banks, retailers and even NASA. When I first heard about Docker a couple years ago, I started off as a skeptic. I blew it off as skillful marketing hype around an old concept of Linux containers. But after incorporating it…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 7/6/2015

    GreenPages Blog
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:32 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 7/6/2015. The Obama administration revealed on Thursday that 21.5 million people were swept up in a massive breach of government computer systems. On Wednesday the New York Stock Exchange was halter for more than 3 and a half hours due to a technical issue. Netflix will be raising prices to customers in Chicago due to last week’s introduction of a cloud tax. Microsoft released Office 2016 for Mac. Tech News Recap Global cloud IT infrastructure market up 25% to $6.3bn in Q1 Hacking…
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    Official Blog - ESDS Software Solution

  • 3 Preeminent data center practices to follow

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Data center business is increasing with needs of huge data that is growing over and over and is expected to grow more, as we hear such news more often now. This makes DC business very uncertain, with growing technologies and innovations and with the requirements of data storage and telecommunications DC operations are getting dynamic and complex but obviously. Complexity and uncertainty is anticipated to rise with advancements in this business. It is likely that some best Data center practices must be followed to maintain the ease of operations in this business with prominent cost savings and…
  • The Purpose of DCIM in Modern Data Centers

    23 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    Summary: With an integrated approach, centralized data center management enables IT professional and managers of the facility to leverage a common platform for infrastructure monitoring, including power and cooling, for the planning and provision of data center capacity, to predict, diagnose and eliminate problems. But it is really useful to adopt a DCIM system like eMagic and how? Challenges: The major challenges for data center operators currently include the limitations of physical ability caused, in part, by the need to store, protect and process huge volumes of data. Adding more…
  • Unraveling the Myths on DCIM

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:42 pm
  • 3 Business Benefits of using DCIM tool

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:09 am
    Outline Growing Data center businesses with increase of big data is leading to the adoption of centralized management system that can reduce the efforts of managing huge data center and provide efficiency in all facets. Use of DCIM tool expedites the complete management of Data center; it helps the overall efficacy of enterprise. What else can be the hunt for Business benefit, than solution with cost saving and productivity? Current Scenario Gartner’s prediction in 2011 was that by 2015, DCIM tools and processes will grow more from 5% penetration in 2011 to 60%, now seems to be reality.
  • Why CIOs are still inclined to ITIL to align IT with Business?

    16 Jul 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Summary: DCIM tools or you can say software and hardware management has become trending hot topics in the market of data centers. And simultaneously are these infrastructure management tools compliant with standards set by ITIL is also increasingly a major part of the discussion point among many CIOs of the industry. Does eMagic DCIM complies with ITIL standards? The answer is yes. But you might think why CIOs are giving so much weightage to this certification. Let’s find the answers together! Presentation: The ambition of an aligned information system within a business depends on the…
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    Cloud Storage Buzz

  • ExpanDrive Offers Amazon Cloud Drive Access

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    When Amazon launched the new unlimited cloud drive, I noted that perhaps the worst part of the new service is the lack of a decent desktop client for accessing the storage. The client Amazon has released, for lack of better word, sucks. Who knows perhaps that was Amazon’s plan all along, not wanting to take on Dropbox, Google Drive and others head on, though I find that hard to believe. Amazon is not one to back down from a fight. It did mean that people wanting to use their unlimited cloud drive storage had to wait for a decent desktop client to either be released by Amazon or hope…
  • How the Cloud Can Help Your Podcast

    Lindsay Doebler
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    I spend a lot of time listening to and working on podcasts. It’s one of my favorite hobbies. It can be pretty difficult to know where to start and what tools to use, though. Without cloud storage and backup services, podcasting would be even more difficult! Here’s some ways to use cloud technologies to get you started with your podcast: Organization Most podcasts I work with use Google Drive to organize their show – from conceptual idea stages, all the way through to episode-to-episode planning. You can set up a shared folder for your show to hold all of your relevant…
  • Summer Carbonite Offer Code

    27 Jul 2015 | 1:01 pm
    I was doing a little web browsing today and took a minute to visit the Carbonite website and notice that they have a great summer offer available on personal plans. For a limited time it looks like you can save a nice 20% off all personal plans from Carbonite. It appears that this offer is only available directly on the Carbonite website so you will have to visit them directly. Visit Carbonite!   This is a great deal on Carbonite and if you are thinking of getting a new subscription from them for your personal computer you should take advantage of this before the…
  • 4 Services to Transfer Files Between Cloud Storage Systems

    Lindsay Doebler
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    At some point you may find yourself needing to transfer files between different cloud storage providers. There’s many reasons this might be: you’ve run out of space on one provider and need to move some files or maybe you just want to switch to another provider entirely. Moving your files from one provider to another manually can be time consuming and tedious, but luckily there are a number of services that make the process simpler and faster. CLOUDSFER Supports: Picasa, Flickr, MEGA, Amazon S3, Facebook, Dropbox, Instagram, OneDrive, Google Drive, Office 365, and lots more Of all…
  • Backing Up Bookmarks in Internet Explorer

    Lindsay Doebler
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Windows 10 is going to be shuttling in a new Microsoft experience for Windows users – and that includes those of you who use Internet Explorer. The future for the much-maligned browser is not entirely clear but Microsoft has revealed that they are working on a new browser for Windows 10. It’s best to back up your bookmarks now just in case your browser no longer works or your Favorites don’t get migrated for whatever reason. Internet Explorer 5-8 If you’re using a version of Internet Explorer between 5 and 8, then you can follow these steps to get a backup of your…
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  • Multi-region RDS Instance backups and their management

    20 Jul 2015 | 5:37 am
    So you are using RDS instances as databases in your app. You want those DBs to be backed up, on some kind of a regular schedule. You want geographical redundancy so it would be great if you could do the back up to multiple regions. Once you get that all sorted out, you realize that you need to be able to manage those backups. You do not want to keep too many backups for cost reasons. You need to be able to see all your backups - across all regions, in a single place, as well as be able to restore a new DB instance from that backup, in whichever region that backup happens to be. And, oh yeah,…
  • AWS resource tracking, history and configuration changes

    14 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    Ylastic Enterprise, now fully integrated with AWS Config. Full visibility into the state of your AWS resources, along with changes made over time. View resource history and configuration changes for any AWS supported resource directly on the page for that resource. No searching for resources and scrambling to remember tag names, or anything else. Deep integration that makes it easier than ever to keep an eye on the history of changes being made to your account resources. On any of the resource pages, simply click the history sub-tab and a full timeline of the changes for that resource will…
  • Visualize VPC Security Groups

    9 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    Getting a handle on security groups that control access to your VPC can be a daunting task. Inbound rules, outbound rules, CIDR blocks, all these different security groups, and so on. It would be really nice to be able to visualize how they all tie together. Ylastic now gives you a simple way to easily visualize all your VPC security groups and get a quick overview of security.How easy is it to use? Select a VPC and click a button to visualize the groups. As simple as that !
  • VPC Management

    7 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    Updates to VPC management in Ylastic to make it easier to manage your AWS resources running inside a VPC.Complete Cloudtrail integration for VPC resources so you can easily track all API activity for a resource.Easy overviews of associated VPC resources with the ability to link, bookmark and navigate to them.
  • Dashboard redesign

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:35 pm
    New dashboard page for Ylastic, redesigned to provide a more concise overview of your AWS environment.And easier on the eyes too :)Manage your cloud, the easy way!
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  • Alibaba eyes up $1bn cloud computing push

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:22 pm
    (c) E-commerce giant Alibaba has announced an additional $1 billion (£641,000) investment in Aliyun to expand the international presence of its cloud computing arm. The money will also be used to develop new cloud and big data solutions for its customers, as well as support an “alliance-based global cloud computing ecosystem.” Aliyun currently provides public cloud services in five data centres across China and Hong Kong, while earlier this year their first overseas data centre, in Silicon Valley, was launched. Aliyun expects part of the investment to…
  • New report shows finance sector becoming more comfortable with cloud adoption

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:23 pm
    (c) Analysing cloud adoption across industry verticals, the banking and financial industry is as good a yardstick as any to assess progress due to its stringent data security requirements. A new report from CipherCloud shows financial firms have an increased confidence in cloud technologies; 100% of respondents said they put certain personally identifiable information (PII) in the cloud. This does not extend to all PII however – only one in three respondents said they use the cloud to store particularly sensitive data, such as social security numbers, birth dates…
  • Why your organisation deserves a 'real' open cloud

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    (c) Worldwide, there's a growing appreciation for the many benefits of the open dource way. Clearly, being truly open is a frame of mind that can apply to just about anything in life - including the development and nurture of a progressive company culture that's equipped for the challenges and opportunities of today's Global Networked Economy.Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, recently launched his new book entitled "The Open Organisation" - Igniting Passion and Performance. He says, "The conventional approach to business management was not designed to foster innovation, address…
  • claims to be first UK pure play container cloud service

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:24 pm
    (c) Meet This container-based cloud infrastructure provider claims to offer the first pure-play container cloud service in the UK. The company builds upon the auto-scaling Linux container technology from hosting provider ElasticHosts, whose CEO, Richard Davies, is the founder of One of the key facets of cloud computing is the ability to ‘pay as you go’ – but Davies argues this can be taken one step further. With billing based on actual usage rather than provisioned capacity, users could theoretically pay for just 1GB when a 4GB…
  • Gartner’s enterprise file sync and share Magic Quadrant offers surprises and opportunities

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:23 pm
    (c) Once again, the tea leaves and crystal balls are out at Gartner headquarters as the analyst house looks to predict the shape of the enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) industry. Accellion, Box, Citrix and Syncplicity occupy the top right leaders section in this iteration, while Microsoft, Google and – perhaps surprisingly – Dropbox again sits in the challengers square. EFSS, as Gartner defines it, is “a range of on-premises or cloud-based capabilities that enables individuals to synchronise and share documents, photos, videos and files across…
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    ActiveBlog: Insights on Open Source and Dynamic Languages

  • ActiveState's Stackato (Cloud Foundry & Docker Based PaaS) Acquired by HP

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:59 pm
    I'm extremely happy, actually overjoyed, to announce that HP has acquired the Stackato product from ActiveState! Stackato is our platform (or PaaS) for enterprise IT departments and developers, based on various open source projects, including Cloud Foundry and Docker. Members of the team will be joining HP to help continue to grow Stackato as part of HP’s Cloud business. read more
  • OpenStack Summit Tokyo: Vote for Cloud Foundry on OpenStack Workshop

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Voting for the OpenStack Summit Tokyo talks is now open! It has been written about many times on this blog (by a variety of authors including myself) about why PaaS is important to speeding up the application more
  • Making Docker Apps for Stackato

    22 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    With the Stackato 3.6 release, we introduced the ability to deploy Docker images to Stackato. This provides an alternative to the usual method of application deployment used by Cloud Foundry and Heroku, which is driven by more
  • Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2015 July

    20 Jul 2015 | 9:26 am
    Foundation Update Chip Childers was on vacation this week, so Chris Ferris from IBM gave an update from the perspective of the Foundation's Board. There was a Board meeting the week prior that was unfortunately compromised by a NYC stock market shutdown and grounded more
  • Warning: Are You Building Your Own PaaS with Docker?

    16 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Containerization is's revolutionary. But there are all these other components that you need in order to make it work. As a developer, you don't want to care about which VM or network...or any of those little details. And if you're on a development team in an enterprise pushing out software, you really shouldn't have to worry about more
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    The State of Security

  • This Week in Security: Website Takedowns, Android Bugs and Snowden’s Rejected Petition

    Maritza Santillan
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:40 am
    Our new weekly security roundup series covers the week’s trending topics in the world of information security. In this compilation, we’ll let you know of the latest announcements, reports and controversies that the industry has been talking about recently. Here’s what you don’t want to miss from the week of July 27, 2015: A major password-reset exploit […]… Read More The post This Week in Security: Website Takedowns, Android Bugs and Snowden’s Rejected Petition appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Cisco Patches Fragmented Packet DoS Vulnerability in ASR 1000 Series

    David Bisson
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:43 am
    Cisco has patched a vulnerability in the code that handles the reassembly of fragmented IPv4 and IPv6 packets of its IOS XE Software for its ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers. According to an advisory released by Cisco, an unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a crash of the Embedded Services Processor […]… Read More The post Cisco Patches Fragmented Packet DoS Vulnerability in ASR 1000 Series appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Black Hat USA ’15: What’s In Store

    Maritza Santillan
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Black Hat USA – one of the most anticipated security events of the year, and recently ranked among our top information security conferences – returns to Las Vegas this August for its 18th year. With an expected 9,000 attendees, this year’s conference will offer over 100 briefings on the latest and most innovative security research from industry experts around […]… Read More The post Black Hat USA ’15: What’s In Store appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Back Doors: Are You Prepared?

    David Henderson
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    “Honey… Did you make sure you locked the basement door and activated the security system? I can’t wait to get to the Big Rock Campground, the kids are going to love the waterslide…” Sound familiar? The majority of new homes today have some sort of physical security system protecting the property while the family is away, […]… Read More The post Back Doors: Are You Prepared? appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Yahoo Bug Bounty Program Awards $1 Million to Security Researchers

    David Bisson
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:40 am
    Yahoo announced that it has paid security researchers one million dollars as part of its bug bounty program. According to a post written by Ramses Martinez, Senior Director and Interim CISO at Yahoo, the company’s bug bounty program, which The State of Security named one of our 11 Essential Bug Bounty Programs in 2015, has shown significant […]… Read More The post Yahoo Bug Bounty Program Awards $1 Million to Security Researchers appeared first on The State of Security.
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    Software Technology Blog

  • Infographic: 12 Tips for Rapid Mobile Application Development

    Marketing Desk
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:38 am
    In this infographic, we present 12 Tips for Rapid Application Development. These tips will help in optimizing the app development process from ideation to distribution.
  • Pebble Time – User Interface & Voice Interactivity

    Tushar Phatak
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    From past decade we’ve seen that computers are becoming smaller in size and more personal to your life. The age has changed to wearable devices which are sleek and much more connected to your life. Wearable devices are becoming a smart extension to the human body, and that is the success of science and technology. Though there are various tech and non-tech factors playing a vital role in this success, ‘Consistent, Intuitive and Personalized User Experience’ is a crucial one. Now the question would be – How? Let’s take an example of the newly launched ‘Pebble-Time’ smart…
  • Pebble Time and Voice Communication with Twilio

    Marketing Desk
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    Pebble recently launched “Pebble Time“, their newest addition to their smart watch range. Pebble time has many new enhancements, features and functionalities: Always on color E-Paper display Increased battery life of 7 days Newer ergonomic design A new timeline interface But the most interesting functionality, one can say is designed into the chassis itself- A Microphone.This new feature can be used to send voice notes, reply to notifications, take a call, patient feedback…the possibilities are endless. But how do we use or incorporate voice functionality in a seamless way. Join us for…
  • Apple WWDC – 2015, Highlights and Much More Part 2

    Johnson Goveas
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
    The day had a cold start, I had to quickly run to the station or else I would have missed my train to the Moscone Center. In my previous blog, I had shared updates regarding MAC OSX 10, iOS 9, XCode 7, Apple Watch, Core Foundation changes, Swift 2, Testing and Cocoa. Apple had executed both the days of the conference on schedule, no errors, smooth planning. In this blog, I would mainly cover the sessions which took place on day 3 and 4 of the Apple WWDC, 2015. Topics of these sessions include – XCode, Swift, App Analytics, iTunes Connect, Rich Playground, iPad and iOS 9 apps. Here are…
  • mLearnCon 2015 – Speaker Sessions From Harbinger Systems

    Marketing Desk
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:07 am
    Recently, Harbinger presented speaker sessions at the mLearnCon 2015 and the Performance Support Symposium (a co-located event to mLearnCon), held at Austin, TX from June 10-12, 2015. The conference was attended by 1000+ eLearning domain enthusiasts and business executives, featured 100+ sessions from a faculty chosen among the leading industry experts in the eLearning world. In our speaker session ‘Micro-learning for Performance Support Using MVC: Mobile-video Collaboration’, we discussed how today’s learner is overwhelmed by the information available to him/her and further adding to…
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    Intelligent Technical Solutions

  • Preventing Becoming an Identity Theft Victim

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:03 am
    How To Prevent Yourself From Being A Victim Of Identity Theft Online Identity theft is a growing crime. Thanks to the Internet, people can very easily get access to another person's information. Fortunately, there are still many things you can do in order to deter identity theft. Below is a list of tips for preventing identity theft: Click Here For Your 2 Hr Free IT Consultation Have The Right Security Software One of the best things that you can do to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft is to have the right security software. Make sure that you have an antivirus and…
  • Do You Know How to Prevent Your Email from Being Hacked?

    26 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    How To Prevent Email Hacking There are several signs you may notice if your email has been hacked. If you are unable to access your email account, then it may have been hacked. Your email has probably been hacked if you see messages in your sent folder that you did not send. Additionally, if someone says that they have received spam email from you, then your email has probably been hacked. Grab A Free 2 Hour Business IT Consultation Here It is becoming easier for hackers to get into people's email. Fortunately, there are many things that can be done to prevent hackers from accessing your…
  • How IT Services Can Help Your Vegas Business Thrive

    22 Jul 2015 | 8:02 am
    Las Vegas IT Outsourcing How IT Services Can Give Your Business A Competitive Advantage An IT problem can bring your business down faster than just about any other problem. Billing, customer service and accounting all rely on an IT system that functions properly. Things like slow Internet, a broken network and computer can cause your business to lose both time and money. If malicious programs are on the computer, then they can expose sensitive information. Click Here For A Free Business IT Service Consultation To Improve Your Business IT As technology becomes more advanced, IT problems are…
  • Lessons to Learn from CyptoLocker and Heartbleed

    19 Jul 2015 | 7:16 pm
    CryptoLocker and Heartbleed recently received a considerable amount of media attention. CryptoLocker, known as a ransomware, encrypts files and demands payment for the user to access the files. Heartbleed, a name for a vulnerability found in the cryptographic library, is used by a lot of software on the Internet. Click Here For A Free IT Consultation Today While CyptoLocker will encrypt your files, Heartbleed exists as a software bug that hackers can exploit. You should, however, never underestimate either of these issues because they can become the source of costly damage. What do they have…
  • Mobile Device Management Not Limited to Personal Devices

    16 Jul 2015 | 7:14 pm
    The Bring Your Own Device movement, also referred to as BYOD, has been getting a lot of attention. Workers are being encouraged to use their personal devices to access company resources. However, this lulls business owners into a false sense of security. Regardless of who owns the device, you must pay close attention to security, support and management. Click Here For Your FREE IT Consultation Today In fact, the BYOD movement could complicate matters. For example, when access to the company IT infrastructure involved companies providing desk devices, the IT Department found security simple…
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  • ClueCon 2015 is Right Around the Corner

    Pam Bednarczyk
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Need to get a clue (or several?) about Open Source Telephony? Plan to join Corvisa developers Aug. 3-6 in Chicago at ClueCon 2015. The event, to be held at The Intercontinental, will mark the 10th annual gathering of a conference designed “for developers, by developers” of telephone-related technology. Given ClueCon’s focus, Corvisa’s multifaceted involvement in the conference should come as no surprise. In addition to being an event sponsor, three of our developers will present on several topics. Team lead Jimmy McCarthy will discuss our Summit Platform on Monday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m.
  • Join Us For a Twitter Chat with Customer Service Expert Shep Hyken

    Pam Bednarczyk
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Customer service expert, keynote speaker and best-selling author Shep Hyken will join Corvisa’s Brandon Knight for a Twitter Chat focused on Today’s Customers: What Do They Really Want? The session will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 2 pm (CDT) and will explore the changing customer landscape in terms of generational differences, delivery preferences and what companies need to focus on to meet service expectations now and in the future. Hyken works with companies who want to build loyal relationships with their customers and employees. His focus is on delivering amazing customer…
  • [VIDEO] What’s True PaaS and How Can It Benefit Your Business?

    Pam Bednarczyk
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Heard a lot of talk recently about platforms, but still a bit unclear on how various market offerings differ? Corvisa President & CIO Matt Lautz explained the concept earlier this year at Enterprise Connect. Watch Matt’s five-minute interview to learn more about how a true communications platform can deliver scalability and reliability without having to sacrifice flexibility.
  • Does Your Business Suffer from Multiple Vendor Syndrome?

    Pam Bednarczyk
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    When it comes to managing your communications needs, dealing with multiple vendors can suck the life out of your business. Don’t let Multiple Vendor Syndrome weaken your bottom line. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and the cure in our infographic below. Looking for even more insights on this topic? Watch the webinar,  Top 5 Ways to Reduce Your IT Footprint.
  • How Cloud Communications Help Seasonal Businesses Year-Round

    Pam Bednarczyk
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    In many industries, the volume of business being done at any given time is largely dependent on the calendar. Despite their widely varied offerings, seasonal businesses share the common challenges that come with fluctuating sales cycles. Whether you’re a retailer gearing up for the holidays, a golf course getting ready for a busy summer, or a ski resort looking forward to the winter months, you have to successfully balance the peak sales period each year with the slow off-season. A key part of the balancing act requires keeping costs down. And that’s where cloud communications can help.
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  • Five Ways Not to Test Software

    Noel Wurst
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:21 pm
    For those needing a “too long, didn’t read” (TL:DR) version, the answer is: “Make your testers feel crushingly undervalued, prevent them from collaborating with others, and don’t leave enough time in the SDLC to find or correct the bugs they find. Hopefully, you’re doing none of the above. Jason Schreier, news editor for the popular video gaming blog, Kotaku, recently wrote an article, “Quality Assured: What It’s Really Like To Test Games For A Living”, where he interviewed around sixty QA current and former testers, many of whom shared horror stories of their struggles to…
  • Why “Test Obsession” Is the Disruptive Culture of the Future

    Noel Wurst
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:32 pm
    After learning that Alaska Airlines has won the “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers” award for eight years running, and the “Number 1 on-time major North American Carrier” award for the last five, I would assume that their dedication to incredible software quality is just as worthy of public heralding. Parasoft, one of our outstanding TapIn Partners, recently sponsored a webinar where they were joined by Forrester Vice President & Principal Analyst Diego Lo Giudice, and Alaska Airlines Automated Test Engineer Ryan Papineau. Titled, “Why Testers Can’t…
  • The DevHops Podcast Ep. 3: How to Test for Enterprise Mobility

    Noel Wurst
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:32 am
    Lydia Casillas from Sky I.T. Group joins us for our third episode to discuss the challenges of testing mobile apps and the mobile web to ensure security, usability, and powerful “enterprise mobility.” We also review beers from Stone, Freemont, and Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.! Tap In! Noel: Hello, everyone. Welcome to the Skytap DevHops Podcast. This is the show where ideas about enterprise software development, DevOps, Agile, and more flow freely. I am your moderator and host, Noel Wurst, the editor-in-chief of the Skytap blog our in-house journalist, and the…
  • DevOps Gains Soar During NYSE “Configuration Issue”

    Seth Payne
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    The temporary suspension of trading on the NYSE this last week made me think of May 6, 2010, the day of the infamous “Flash Crash” in which US equity markets went into an inconceivable tailspin. I was working at the New York Stock Exchange at the time and distinctly remember the speculation as to what was causing such an incredible volume of absurd trade orders to be submitted to the various US equity exchanges. To this day there are several theories as to what precipitated the Flash Crash but many experts now agree that there was no single root cause but rather, a confluence of disparate…
  • Why Retail CIOs Turn to Mobile to Save Brick and Mortar

    Noel Wurst
    9 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Remember bad connections, dropped phone calls, and spotty Internet service once you walked into a large retail store? There was a time when we begrudgingly put our phones away as we walked deeper into a store, and we accepted that a few minutes without steady internet access would not kill us. This suited brick and mortar retailers just fine, as many had been losing both foot traffic and record sales to a new generation of mobile shoppers for years. Retailers prayed that those shoppers who did come through the door would actually purchase something instead of quickly leaving after finding…
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  • Paul Chapman Named as CIO of Box

    Vladimir Covic
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    Box has finally found a replacement for Ben Haines, who left for Yahoo last year. The new CIO of Box is Paul Chapman. He will report directly to the chief financial officer at Box–Dylan Smith. CIO of Box, Paul Chapmanimage credit: infotechlead Before joining the cloud storage company, the new CIO of Box worked at Hewlett Packard as the chief information officer for HP Software, the company’s business software branch. Chapman Previously Worked for HP While at HP, Chapman was also one of the key people in defining the future for HP Enterprise, as Hewlett Packard announced that the…
  • Rackspace Gathers Top-Tier Cloud Companies to Share Security Information

    Vladimir Covic
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    Managed cloud computing company Rackspace has revealed today plans to gather a group of high profile cloud companies to share security information in real time. Cloud security scrabbleimage credit: Perspecsys Photos Chief security officer at Rackpace, Brian Kelly, said today that he believes cloud companies must do more about security challenges they are facing. Kelly said it operates a “Skunk Works” (small group of people who work together on a specific project in an unconventional way) and that it is looking to approach CPU manufacturers and ask them to add certain security…
  • A Case Study: How Hybrid Cloud Should be Done

    Rahul Dasgupta
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:47 am
    image credit: Hybrid cloud computing has been touted as the future for enterprise IT infrastructure. This hybrid model would give any business a competitive edge over its competition. Reasons to adopt the hybrid cloud vary and include: Higher scalability requirements Lower costs  Better disaster recovery  Business continuity Organizations need to understand that the challenges posed by hybrid cloud deployment will be different from what they face during the deployment of just a public cloud or private cloud solution. Both in-house and external resources need to be well…
  • Todd Jackson Hired as Dropbox VP of Product

    Vladimir Covic
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
    After two months of speculation as to who will be the first Dropbox VP of product after Ilya Fushman (who was in charge of product at Dropbox for Business), left the enterprise cloud storage provider for Index Ventures, the company has chosen Todd Jackson for that position. Hiring scrabbleimage credit: Flazingo Photos Prior to becoming Dropbox VP of product, Jackson worked for several high profile companies, including Twitter, Facebook and Google. New Dropbox VP of Product Brings Experience from Twitter, Facebook and Google Before Twitter, Jackson worked at Facebook, where he was…
  • Cloud Revenues for Amazon, Microsoft and IBM Going Up

    Vladimir Covic
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    The cloud is no longer just an option, but a must-have for a business And it’s a fact that has been proven time and time again. Last week’s cloud revenues from Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and several other companies have shown that once again. Revenueimage credit: GotCredit Last week’s winner when it comes to cloud revenues was Amazon. For the second consecutive quarter, this company broke their performance record for AWS, which showed its sales going up 81% from 2014, to $1.82B from the previous quarter. Amazon Web Services is directly responsible for $391M of operating…
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  • Our Virtual Way of Work: How Appirio Engages Employees

    Jiordan Castle
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    In just the last few years, a new wave of global, virtualized work has emerged as commonplace for many companies. But how do virtual or remote employees operate? How do coworkers interact, how do managers manage their teams — how do businesses effectively connect with clients about new projects from a distance? At Appirio, the… Read More
  • Is Your Company Prepared for the Future of Work?

    Nicole Klemp
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:46 am
    Although most of the people on my immediate team live in another time zone, I feel more connected than ever. Luckily for me, Appirio is a company that embraces a culture where employees can work from anywhere. Thanks to cloud-based tools like Google Hangouts and Salesforce Chatter, I can collaborate with my coworkers instantly —… Read More
  • Go Mobile Beyond the Office with Workday’s Business Assets

    Dan P. Haigh
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:51 am
    Everywhere you go you see people with smartphones and tablets. Even airline pilots have traded in their binders containing airport and aviation charts for the new “Electronic Flight Bag.” In the process, they’ve saved an average of 40 pounds of carry-on weight per pilot and an estimated $1.2 million in annual fuel costs. American Airlines… Read More
  • What Makes a Good Customer Experience?

    Jiordan Castle
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    A favorite ‘90s movie of mine is Reality Bites, particularly the part where Winona Ryder’s character finds herself in the umpteenth failed job interview, frantically trying to define the word “irony” as the elevator doors are closing on her career. She yells out, “Well, I can't really define irony… but I know it when I… Read More
  • How Technology Can Improve Employee Onboarding

    Nicole Klemp
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:34 am
    Starting a new job can be stressful enough for most people, but starting at a company without a structured onboarding process can make an employee think, What exactly am I doing here? Even though the onboarding period is a critical time in an employee’s career, many organizations are failing at the process. Only 28 percent… Read More
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  • Riverbed SteelHead’s 9.1 Release Offers Cloud SaaS Optimization

    CloudWedge Staff
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    Riverbed's SteelHead WAN optimization lineup helps organizations accelerate delivery of applications across hybrid environments. By focusing on WAN optimization, SteelHead has grown to become a top product within the WAN optimization market. With the new 9.1 release of SteelHead, Riverbed says that organization can enjoy faster delivery of cloud applications. Specific applications that will enjoy advanced optimization are ServiceNow, SAP SuccessFactors, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Salesforce and Microsoft Office 365. In an interview with ENP, Josh Dobies, Senior Director of Marketing expounds…
  • Oracle Looks to Boost Solaris Adoption with Support for Docker

    Erick Wingfield
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    When you think of cloud operating systems, Solaris usually isn't the first one to jump out at you. If Oracle has their way, they'd like to change that. Oracle has announced its plan to help pump more Solaris based virtual machines into the cloud ecosystem by adding support for Docker. By giving developers the ability to move code rapidly using containerization, Docker can certainly help increase the adoption of Solaris within cloud data centers worldwide. Oracle's idea is to integrate Solaris Zones, the virtualization platform built into Solaris, with Docker to make deploying apps easier than…
  • CipherCloud Releases Q2 Global Cloud Security Report

    CloudWedge Staff
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:56 am
    The new CipherCloud Q2 Global Cloud Security report was recently released and it highlights emerging trends in the way organizations store their data. As organizations continue to see the benefit of hosting their data in the cloud, one of the biggest issues that organizations encounter revolves around data security compliance. The new CipherCloud report focuses on financial organizations that have begun hosting critical data in the cloud. CipherCloud mentions in its report that total cloud spending will hit $282B by 2018. With this rapid rise in adoption of cloud, providers of cloud services…
  • Now the Cloud Can Think For You Too

    Hadley Jones
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:49 am
    As if storing mountains of data, providing oodles of processing power, and cutting costs were not enough, the cloud will now also solve your problems for you. There are still limits, of course, but the idea is to offer ‘Brain as a Service’ using the same pay-as-you-go, scalable model of practically any other cloud service. At the base of ‘BaaS’ are applications like IBM’s Watson, winner of the Jeopardy! quiz show in 2011. From televised game to global service is one small step for cloud computing and one giant leap for tackling big data and dark data analytics – perhaps. Meeting…
  • Cloudsurance Delivers Insurance Policies for Cloud Consumers

    Erick Wingfield
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:47 am
    The abstract world of cloud computing just encountered a new first: insurance policies for your cloud account. Cloudsurance is calling itself the world's first cloud insurance program for cloud consumers. So the term Cloudsurance is pretty self explanatory, what exactly do you get when buy an insurance plan for your cloud from Cloudsurance? When businesses begin migrating their data into the cloud, there's two common issues in retrieving that data. The first issue is lack of internet connectivity. The next most common issue is downtime associated with a cloud provider. Simply put,…
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  • Tying Environmental Impact and More into BIM

    22 Jul 2015 | 8:57 am
    Yesterday was all about moving from paper-based building plans to two-dimensional or three-dimensional CAD software. While CAD software still plays an important role in construction projects, its limitations have gradually come to the fore. CAD drawings provide static information about what a building will look like at a given moment such as final delivery. However, they do not provide information about how a building is likely to age or change with time or the environmental impact it will have over its projected lifetime. These aspects go beyond drawing. BIM or Building Information Modeling…
  • ESRI Annual Meeting 2015 | San Diego, CA

    15 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Come talk to Steve Faber and Gray Childs, our LoadSpring project management experts at ESRI 2015. Schedule a meeting today! The post ESRI Annual Meeting 2015 | San Diego, CA appeared first on LoadSpring.
  • Extend the value of your Primavera Contract Management with the fully integrated Digital Project Portal in LoadSpring

    9 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    By Michael Dawson, Strategic Accounts Director, LoadSpring Solutions, Inc. and Jason Matthews, VP Sales & Marketing, Lifecycle Technology, Ltd. One of the most important processes in any engineering and construction project is the review, redline, mark-up and comment of design documents. Over the years there have been many project management and document management solutions that have taken a crack at providing these industry standard capabilities, but they have typically provided limited functionality or pieces and parts of a total solution. For example, there are a few key gaps in…
  • How Risky is a GMP (Guaranteed Maximum Construction Price)?

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Risk – what risk? From a customer point of view, a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for construction can look like a very smart solution. A GMP given by a contractor caps the total amount a customer will pay for a construction project. It is a ‘cost-plus’ agreement, in which the contractor is paid for costs incurred (up to a defined maximum) plus a fixed fee. That removes uncertainty for the customer. If the total cost of construction goes over the GMP, then the contractor, not the customer, must pay for the excess. On the other hand, if there turn out to be cost savings, then a GMP…
  • Taming Construction Quotes, Estimates and Bids

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:39 am
    Everybody wants to know what it will cost – now! Construction project estimating can be a hectic activity, but is also one of critical importance. Estimates determine profit (or loss) on a project, so maximum accuracy and precision are both essential. A good estimate is the firm foundation that the rest of the construction project is to be built on. Yet many estimates and bids must be put together under time pressure, with the added complexity of separate subcontractor information and materials quotes. Taming these budgetary beasts is what Sage Estimating, an application hosted by…
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  • CCMT cut off and Admission process

    1 Aug 2015 | 7:27 am
    Some important files and previous year CCMT cut off for M.Tech./M.Arch./ M.Plan admission in various NITs across the country and some Centrally Funded... [Click on Title to read more]
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    31 Jul 2015 | 9:06 pm
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    31 Jul 2015 | 7:50 pm
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    25 Jul 2015 | 8:06 pm
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  • What a Solid Cloud Strategy Could Do for Your Business

    17 Jul 2015 | 9:49 pm
    Cloud Strategy – As the entire world shifts its operations online, it only makes sense for your business to join the cloud bandwagon. Systems are getting more stable, reliable and efficient every second, and have several long-standing advantages, even beyond visibly reducing paperwork and saving time. Why Should I Shift my Business to the Cloud? Temporal (time-related) advantages: You will not have to sift through gigantic files, pore through huge cabinets or run the entire administrative chain crazy over a particular file anymore. All documents are digitized and stored in a cohesive,…
  • Five Strategic Cloud Computing Trends That Will Drive Cloud Strategies through 2015 – 2016

    5 Jun 2015 | 4:29 am
    Five Strategic Cloud Computing Trends-The last two years has seen a dramatic increase in the number of individuals and businesses using the cloud. It is now seen as an essential part of any business and has vastly reduced the costs traditionally associated with IT and the in-house software and licensing issues. The cloud is developing so rapidly that there is a new app or technological incentive is created nearly daily. This can make it incredibly difficult for anyone to keep pace and to decide which products are best suited to their needs. Every business needs to monitor new developments and…
  • Best Cloud Service Providers in India in 2015

    25 May 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Best Cloud Service Providers in India in 2015- India is on ‘Cloud Nine’! Yes, that’s what it seems to be. As one of the largest growing IT markets in the world, the nation is estimated to have a public cloud service market of $800 million in 2015! That’s a whopping figure! This significant data has been provided by Gartner, a cloud infrastructure and security solutions research firm. The report further reveals that the cloud service market will keep thriving through 2018, and market will be worth $1.9 billion by that time. This is encouraging news for the…
  • 5 tips for using cloud computing to ensure business success

    17 May 2015 | 8:29 pm
    5 tips for using cloud computing-Moving your business’ computing requirements to the cloud is one of the most profitable choices you can make, as cloud computing services are significantly cheaper do design, deploy, expand and use than setting up an in-house computing infrastructure. Be that as it may, there are some things you will need to know in order to make the most out of cloud computing. Here are 5 tips for using cloud computing to ensure business success. Assess your needs One of the most common mistakes that business owners make when opting for cloud computing is to jump The post 5…
  • Business Success And Growth

    17 May 2015 | 8:14 pm
    What Drives Business Success And Growth? Evaluating success and growth is usually associated with money. People analyze cash flow, revenue, losses, profits and sales. While money is definitely important since that is why you are doing business in the first place, there are many other facts that have to be taken into account. Money only appears after you do something. That is true even for startups that need financing. Remember that you earn money because of the fact that you are focused on effectiveness, leadership, communication, leadership and quality. Successful business will happen only…
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  • Best Practices for Writing Custom Code

    Ajay Tiwari - App42 Backend as a Service
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    Many of our customers have written custom codes and encountered performance issues once they hit the production—especially their custom code was throwing error code 1904 (Execution Time Threshold Exception). Code written inside any custom code must get executed within 10 … Continue reading → The post Best Practices for Writing Custom Code appeared first on .
  • Not Gamifying Your Mobile App – Gear Up for a Short Run

    Aidityo Ganguly
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    Let me stand corrected—this is not a threat, but merely a statement. Who doesn’t like to compete—everyone does, right? The left out segment, no App Developers want to target as well (surely, as they have attained Nirvana!) Enough of small … Continue reading → The post Not Gamifying Your Mobile App – Gear Up for a Short Run appeared first on .
  • In-App Survey integration using App42 Marketing Automation in Mobile Apps

    Vishnu Garg
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:38 pm
    App42 Marketing Automation supports In-App Notifications, a feature that will help you increase user engagement in your App. In-App notifications basically means showing messages to your users when they are inside your app doing certain activities. For example, you can … Continue reading → The post In-App Survey integration using App42 Marketing Automation in Mobile Apps appeared first on .
  • Location Based Push Notifications on iOS using App42 Cloud

    Rajeev Ranjan
    1 Jun 2015 | 7:05 am
    Now a days, marketing for apps / games has more focus on engaging users directly rather than doing experiments under the hood. Push notification has its own significance in achieving this goal. It can be incredibly helpful if used with … Continue reading → The post Location Based Push Notifications on iOS using App42 Cloud appeared first on .
  • Introducing New UI for AppHQ Console

    Ajay Tiwari - App42 Backend as a Service
    20 May 2015 | 4:49 am
    We are excited to announce our new AppHQ UI availability for App42 Cloud API admin Console. This UI has got fresh look and feel which consists of better usability experience. All existing registered users will be landed by default on … Continue reading → The post Introducing New UI for AppHQ Console appeared first on .
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    31 Jul 2015 | 6:47 am
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    28 Jul 2015 | 11:58 am
     On Linux (Fedora 17 x86-64), Chrome keeps reporting "Adobe Flash Player was blocked because it is out of date." every time I browse a page that contains Flash. How to fix this?did this and it turned to be working for me: Disable the libpepflashplayer in Chrome by run chrome://plugins/ in the URL bar.Install the latest flash player from adobe: $ rpm -qa | grep flashflash-plugin- the plugins in ~/.mozilla/plugins. I am not sure whether this matters really. But after I did these 3 steps, Chrome turns to be working again.
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    28 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am
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    T-Mobile might just be on the way to becoming the favorite carrier for those rocking a Samsung flagship. The carrier was the first to update the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to Android 5.1.1, and it has now started rolling out the latest version of Android for the Galaxy S5. That’s right – Galaxy S5 users on T-Mobile just scored Android 5.1.1 before most Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners around the world. We’re not sure what changes are included in the update, but you can expect to see performance improvements, support for RAW and lower ISO values if you’re using a third-party camera app…
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  • Why Should You Host ERP On Cloud?

    Bhavna Singh
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Every business, irrespective of its size and the industry it caters to, always looks for the probable ways to cut costs. Whether it’s hiring in-house resources instead of outsourcing or implementing state of the art infrastructure, businesses are constantly trying out new ways to improve the level of customer service. At the same time, they have to focus on maximizing the revenue to the best possible extent. Over the past few years, ERP hosting has gained popularity among the IT industry. Hosting is basically the process of deploying a software as well as a subscription model, within which…
  • How to Establish Brand Identity with Email Hosting Services?

    Bhavna Singh
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:23 pm
    If you are running a business, you know how important it is to create a strong impact in the mind of your target customers. After all it’s the identity of your brand that helps draw the attention of people. In the present scenario, business email hosting is one of the greatest tools for creating a strong identity of your brand. It also helps you build strong trust factor among the customers. While there are so many different channels of communication like social media platforms and digital marketing channels, email is one of the most conventional and effective ways of business…
  • Why Endpoint Security is an Important Aspect of Modern Day IT Businesses?

    Pritha Basu
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:33 am
    Arranging a secured network system is one of the most important agendas for any business, in the present scenario. This is important since without proper network protection, it’s not quite possible to run a business peacefully, and this is why you should know about endpoint security. This is a modernized approach to protecting network. In this system, each of the computing devices, associated with a corporate network, should comply with some specific standards, and then only the network access is granted. Endpoint refers to devices like laptops, personal computers, tablets, smart…
  • What are the Advantages of SAP Hosting?

    Bhavna Singh
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:28 pm
    No matter whether you are running a small or medium sized business over the web, you must have heard about SAP system. If you want to run your business smoothly, you must secure the SAP system of your business properly. While using a SAP system for your business, you must have faced certain problems regarding the same. For instance, most often, you have to worry about the security of vital information. You might also not have regular and safe data backups. You also may have to face an unexpected breakdown or a slow system. At times, excessive load of IT staff may make it difficult to keep up…
  • An Overview of VMware ESX Server Architecture

    Bhavna Singh
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:05 pm
    ESX server is a virtualization platform, and a flagship enterprise by VMware. Usually, this is available in two versions – ESXi server and ESX server.  Basically ESX server is an enterprise level virtualization tool. It makes use of different services which manage multiple virtual machines. Usually, these machines have greater efficiency and reliability, as compared to the basic Server products, offered by VMware. The reason why this server ensures top-notch performance is that it runs on bare metal. This means that the user can install the software of the ESX server directly to his…
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  • CIOs who collaborate can make headway with cloud computing

    Stephen Harrington
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:29 am
    Chief information officers who want to achieve operational functionality not possible with legacy equipment for their organizations should consider using cloud computing to facilitate such change. The technology continues to evolve, especially from a security standpoint, alleviating some fears decision-makers used to have regarding the service's data protection. CIOs have the ability to make progress and encourage their companies to embrace the cloud, not keep it at a distance.Forbes contributor Michael Hickins recently detailed the potential of cloud computing and how CIOs can…
  • Security and planning are benchmarks of cloud migrations

    Stephen Harrington
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:55 am
    Government organizations are experiencing challenges when migrating assets to cloud environments. Government Technology reported that some government professionals believe thorough planning is essential for addressing the issues that are occurring throughout the sector, mainly problematic cloud implementations. Massachusetts Chief Information Officer Bill Oates explained adopting Software-as-a-Service is not as simple as flipping a switch. He believes solid project management, support of partners and thorough planning all contribute to healthy cloud migrations, Gov Tech…
  • Decision-makers believe it’s time for an IT overhaul

    Stephen Harrington
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:55 am
    Corporate exectuvies appear open to the fact that their organizations must embrace change to remain competitive in their respective markets. A recent Gartner survey discovered 37 percent of CEOs and senior business decision-makers cited customer engagement management as their No. 1 IT investment during the next five years, followed by 32 percent of respondents who named digital marketing and 28 percent who cited analytics.Cloud computing is another technology that will come into play during the forecast period. Gartner indicated CEOs have realized how disruptive the service has become, as…
  • Data centers transition to IoT and cloud computing

    Stephen Harrington
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:41 am
    Key technological trends such as the Internet of Things and cloud computing are influencing how organizations manage critical infrastructure. A recent International Data Corporation report predicted the IoT will drive installed data center capacity up by nearly 750 percent between 2014 and 2019.In light of this information, companies must prepare their systems for the switch to the IoT. IDC noted a majority of enterprise and vendor networks will be strained due to the influx of IoT services.As more businesses implement the IoT to monitor their assets, cloud computing will benefit from…
  • Cloud computing has turned a corner regarding security

    Stephen Harrington
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:41 am
    Security used to be viewed as the potential downfall of cloud computing, but not any longer. Today, organizations are turning to vendors to leverage the technology to take advantage of the service's corporate safeguards. A recent Infonetics Research report indicated the worldwide cloud security market reached $7.2 billion in 2014, increasing nearly 14 percent from 2013 when the industry totaled $6.3 billion.Managed service providers will likely have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of this increasing market. In 2014, MSPs earned revenue of nearly $16 billion, up 10 percent from…
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  • Mad Max confronts Shadow IT

    Esther Levine
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:26 am
    Immortan Joe has taken advantage of Shadow IT to share work files on his personal tablet! The War Boys have used Lovely Day Inc.’s mobile devices in their Doof Wagon for personal and nefarious purposes! The resources at Lovely Day Inc. are at risk! CISO Furiosa knows just whom to call – Mad Max IT Guy, a man of few words and endless determination, with specific expertise in encryption. Any opportunity for revenge against Immortan Joe should be enough to bring him on board. But first, Max has to be convinced that his assistance will not be in conflict with his guiding ethic –…
  • VERY REAL! FortyCloud Leaves AWS without Shirts

    Esther Levine
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:18 am
    Actually, our team did leave with the shirts on their back, but the giveaway shirts were snatched up before lunch was over. FOR REAL? Sure was! With a few hundred visitors dropping by the booth throughout the day, the team was on their toes explaining how FortyCloud secures cloud environments. More than that, our team was pleased to announce a new partnership at the conference. FortyCloud has joined forces with Datapipe, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and a global leader in managed hybrid IT solutions for enterprise. The new joint Datapipe-FortyCloud solution combines Datapipe’s…
  • Datapipe and FortyCloud Enhance AWS Security for the Enterprise

    Esther Levine
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:21 am
    AWS – New York – Summit – you know that you’ll be hearing some exciting announcements. This year at FortyCloud we’re thrilled, not only to be welcoming visitors to our booth, but also to present an announcement of our own. We’re introducing a new security collaboration with Datapipe, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and a global leader in managed hybrid IT solutions for enterprise. Datapipe offers a single provider solution for managing and securing mission-critical IT services, including cloud computing, infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, colocation and data…
  • We’ve got your Back: 6 Cloud Products to Ease Cloud Adoption

    Esther Levine
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    With the exponential growth in cloud adoption, the number of options to secure, manage and monitor your environment can be overwhelming. To simplify the process for you, we recommend the following products to cover all bases of cloud adoption. We look at managing the cloud environment, setting up databases, using and monitoring SaaS applications and other cloud metrics and of course (being FortyCloud) – cloud security. Managing the Deployment Whether you are planning a migration or are already up there in the public cloud, management, maintenance and service delivery of cloud assets…
  • Go with the AWS Flow

    Esther Levine
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:58 am
    Curious about what your traffic in your Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) can tell you? Of course. Fortunately, AWS has just launched its VPC Flow Logs that provides data from the network interfaces in your VPCs. This new functionality captures accepted, rejected or all traffic flow information for the network interfaces in that resource. The network interfaces include the VPC itself, a subnet, or an Elastic Network Interface (ENI) in your account. Relevant network traffic is sent to Amazon CloudWatch Logs and can be retrieved and viewed there. And the cost? It’s free for VPC customers, except…
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  • Wikibon CTO urges caution over 3D XPoint memory tech

    Mike Wheatley
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Intel Corp. and Micron Technology Inc., set the IT world abuzz this week when they unveiled their new 3D XPoint memory tech that offers up to 1,000 times the performance and endurance of regular NAND flash. The companies are touting 3D XPoint as a “breakthrough in technology”, but big question marks remain over its ability to surpass DRAM, NAND flash and processor chips in the enterprise, writes Wikibon CTO David Floyer in his latest piece, “Intel and Micron take the Plunge with Non-volatile 3D XP”. 3D XPoint is being lauded by its creators as a “new class of memory tech,” but…
  • Microsoft investment helps push Uber valuation up to $50 billion

    Eric David
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Despite all of its regulatory headaches and almost being involved in a new French Revolution, ride sharing company Uber Technologies Inc has continued its meteoric rise as one of the most disruptive services in recent history, and now sources speaking to The Wall Street Journal claim that the company’s valuation now exceeds $50 billion, matching Facebook’s record valuation as a venture backed startup in just six short years. Sources told WSJ that Uber has just closed its latest funding round for $1 billion, bringing its total funding up to $5 billion. Companies said to be…
  • Telcos challenged by transition to Cloud | #HPDiscover

    Betsy Amy-Vogt
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    With the “ITification” of telcos an ever-present hot topic in the industry, Hewlett-Packard Co. continues to address the needs of the communications and media industry. “We’re putting a bunch of assets together to go after this business,” Saar Gillai, SVP and GM for HP’s Communications Solutions Business, told theCUBE, SiliconANGLE’s Media production team, at HP Discover 2015 in Las Vegas. “It’s a big business for HP, a big opportunity.” Telcos challenged by decreasing ROI According to Gillai, telcos have built good solutions and good…
  • IONU says it has a better idea about data encryption

    Paul Gillin
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    IONU Security, Inc. (pronounced “eye on you”) thinks it has a better way to make data encryption viable in the enterprise while plugging one of the persistent holes in the ways in which most organizations implement encryption. The flaw in most current schemes is that data is typically decrypted once it arrives on a host machine or cloud server for use by local programs. That forces organizations to use firewalls, proxies and gateways to block intruders. However, many security experts now believe that intrusion prevention is all but impossible. The only effective approach to security is to…
  • Storage, social media expert sees positives in HP split | #HPDiscover

    Heather Johnson
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The HP split into two companies — HP Inc., for personal systems and printing, and HP Enterprise, for technology infrastructure — continues to create buzz in the industry. But according to Calvin Zito, noted blogger and storage and social media expert for HP, the breakup will have a positive outcome. “The spit lets HP Enterprise focus on what we do, and focus is a good thing,” said Zito. “It’s going to allow us to do things with profits that align to the gross margin of that business instead of having to look at a lower gross margin business, potentially holding back on investments…
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