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  • AWS Pop-up Loft 2.0: Returning to San Francisco on October 1st

    All Things Distributed
    Werner Vogels
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    It’s an exciting time in San Francisco as the return of the AWS Loft is fast approaching. We’ve been working round-the-clock, making updates to ensure the experience is more fulfilling and educational than in June. Today we’re excited to announce that… On Wednesday, October 1st, we’ll be returning to 925 Market Street! The AWS Loft is all about helping you scale and grow your business by offering free AWS technical resources. You’ll have access to training including hands-on bootcamps and labs, and 1:1 sessions with AWS Solutions Architects. Or you can plugin, hang out, get some…
  • When Cloud Computing Goes Wrong

    meshIP® Blog
    Brian
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - Technical things go wrong. So what should businesses think about to ensure reliable and consistent operations with an added layer of complexity? The first step is recognizing that things will go wrong. Whether operations are in an in-house data center, an external commercial collocation data center, or in a hybrid cloud arrangement with workload split […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: The Good News About Cloud Architecture: Everything Fails Two recent events reminded us this spring that cloud computing... In Defense of…
  • Grounding the Cloud: Basics and Brokerage

    Cloud Musings
    Kevin L. Jackson
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    "Picture Ben Franklin attempting to harness energy from a lightning-filled sky. The key tied to his kite was the middleman between electricity and the ground. This book details how using the cloud can be your key to finding or enhancing success."Understanding cloud computing is hard enough. Cloud service brokerage, however, is the way forward for just about any enterprise. This book is an easy to understand overview that will allow you to harness the power of the cloud to advance your business goals using clearly defined concepts of cloud computing, easy to understand definitions,…
  • Migrating Enterprise Applications to the Cloud

    CloudTimes
    Guest Author
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    By Kyle Hailey Most enterprise business customers today face a plethora of challenges in order to migrate their massive applications to the cloud environment. For instance, many enterprise applications are so large that one of the easiest ways to migrate a customer environment to the cloud is to physically ship the customer storage disks to the cloud provider. Second, some enterprise applications have sensitive data that requires compliance to security regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley for financial data and HIPAA for healthcare data. This data requires masking when moving the data away…
  • Why Cloud-Based Technologies are Perfect for Small Business Growth

    Cloud Business Review
    Ivan Widjaya
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    Free of initial upfront costs, cloud-based technologies help small business owners simplify their daily operations so they can focus on growing and expanding their business. To put it simply, cloud computing technology revolves around the Internet, unlike the past where people needed to run programs and applications from downloaded software on a physical computer or from a primary server in the building.… Click here to read more
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    The Official Rackspace Blog

  • What Role Will VARs Play In A Future Of Networked Hybrid Clouds?

    Arrian Mehis
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Value Added Resellers, or VARs, have for a long time found marked success in fulfillment of hardware, software and professional services gaps that traditional tier one hardware manufacturers could not or chose not to realize; largely due to inability to scale down to lower volume thresholds. With the recent introduction of more comprehensive partner networked ecosystems such as the VMware vCloud Air Network and the Microsoft Cloud OS Network, the value that a VAR traditionally brings to a customer wedded to their on-premise solutions has changed significantly. VARs must look to align more…
  • 8 Steps CIOs Can Take To Bring Shadow IT Into The Light

    Brent Scotten
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Nearly every IT leader these days is wresting with Shadow IT – the dynamic in which end users obtain IT solutions from cloud service providers without informing corporate IT. In fact, CIO Magazine’s 2014 State of the CIO Survey results revealed four out of five IT leaders feel IT projects done without IT involvement are creating problems.[1] If you don’t think it’s a problem in your organization, you may be surprised. Here are four recent estimates on the prevalence of Shadow IT[2]: As difficult as it may be for IT leaders to reign in line-of-business (LOB) managers choosing Shadow…
  • Try RackConnect v3 In Our Limited Availability Program

    Joseph Palumbo
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The third and latest iteration of RackConnect, the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud connectivity solution, is now available to a select group of customers through our Limited Availability program. Like its predecessors, RackConnect v3 enables you to combine the advantages of dedicated hosting with the flexibility of the cloud. This new version delivers a list of elegant solutions to a number of problems that many of our fastest growing customers face every day. “In many ways, version 3 is the realization of the original vision for RackConnect that was conceived before technologies to deliver that…
  • Cloud Server Reboots (Standard, Performance 1 and Performance 2)

    Rackspace
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Recently, an issue that has the potential to impact a portion of the Public Cloud environment was reported. Our engineers and developers continue to work closely with our vendors and partners to apply the solution to remediate this issue. While we believe in transparent communication, there are times when we must withhold certain details in order to protect you, our customers. As part of the solution that is being developed, we anticipate that a reboot will be necessary for all Standard, Performance 1, and Performance 2 Cloud Servers within our Cloud Servers infrastructure. In preparation for…
  • Rackspace Weekly Digest: September 26

    Leezia Dhalla
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    It’s been a busy and productive week at Rackspace. We continued our streak of challenging, and winning, against patent trolls. We updated Rackspace Private Cloud to feature industry-leading stability and massive scalability. We doubled down to prepare for one of the largest ecommerce events of the year: The Shop.org Summit in Seattle. Read all about it—and more—in this week’s edition of the Rackspace Weekly Digest: Rackspace Startup Program Global Startup Event Guide: October 2014 Within the startup movement, there are plenty of events happening globally in October 2014. The Rackspace…
 
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    TechCrunch » Enterprise

  • BlackBerry Is Gonna Get Weird With Smartphone Design At Least Once A Year

    Darrell Etherington
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
     BlackBerry could be about to become the most interesting company in the smartphone business: The Canadian telecommunications firm will deliver a minimum of one “unconventional device” per year, according to a new report from Reuters, following the launch of the square-screened Passport last week. The Passport is definitely an outlier gadget, with its wide-bodied construction… Read More
  • Free Windows 9 For Some Isn’t Too Crazy

    Alex Wilhelm
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:02 pm
     At some point, speculating about what will become quickly obvious is difficult. Still, on the cusp as we are of the release of the first preview of what may be called Windows 9, it’s reasonable to take a few notes of the latest rumor cycle: Will Windows 9 be free? Current gossip indicates that for Windows 8 and Windows XP users, the new code could be in the case of the former, free, and… Read More
  • Enterprise App Marketplaces Respond To Pain Points In Corporate IT

    Jim Franklin
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
     Enterprise application marketplaces have grown significantly in number and stature in recent years. This trend has emerged as a response to developers in corporate IT departments who are stifled by lengthy procurement processes, locked into long contracts and highly restricted when it comes to deploying exciting products offered by startup vendors. Read More
  • Social Platform Hootsuite Adds $60M To Its Coffers, Buys Zeetl To Integrate Voice

    Ingrid Lunden
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
     Hootsuite, a platform that lets businesses and individuals monitor and manage social media interactions across some 35 different social networks, is stepping up its game with yet more funding and another acquisition. It has raised a further $60 million, and it is acquiring Zeetl, which creates shortlinks to convert text-based interactions between businesses on customers on social media… Read More
  • When It Comes To Facebook Scale, You Can Throw Out The Rulebook

    Ron Miller
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
     There are certain ways of doing things in hardware engineering, and engineers simply follow these rules because there’s no use fighting them even if they wanted to. Frankly, most don’t even think about it because it’s just a given, but during a recent tour of Facebook’s hardware lab, director of engineering Matt Corddry, says Facebook scale requires them to rethink… Read More
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    All Things Distributed

  • AWS Pop-up Loft 2.0: Returning to San Francisco on October 1st

    Werner Vogels
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    It’s an exciting time in San Francisco as the return of the AWS Loft is fast approaching. We’ve been working round-the-clock, making updates to ensure the experience is more fulfilling and educational than in June. Today we’re excited to announce that… On Wednesday, October 1st, we’ll be returning to 925 Market Street! The AWS Loft is all about helping you scale and grow your business by offering free AWS technical resources. You’ll have access to training including hands-on bootcamps and labs, and 1:1 sessions with AWS Solutions Architects. Or you can plugin, hang out, get some…
  • Cloud computing in Europe should put power in the hands of the customer

    Werner Vogels
    15 May 2014 | 10:00 am
    This is an extended version of an article that appeared in the Guardian today We are rapidly entering into an era where massive computing power, digital storage and global network connections can be deployed by anyone as quickly and easily as turning on the lights. This is the promise – and the reality – of cloud computing which is driving tremendous change in the technology industry and transforming how we do business in Europe and around the world. Cloud computing unlocks innovation within organisations of all types and sizes. No longer do they need to spend valuable human and capital…
  • The AWS Activate CTO to CTO series on Medium

    Werner Vogels
    14 May 2014 | 7:00 am
    I'm excited to announce a new blog dedicated to AWS startups. We're launching it on Medium, itself a startup on AWS. I kicked off the blog with a Q&A with the Medium CTO Don Neufeld. I really enjoyed Don's answers to my questions and there are some real gems in here for startup CTOs. Check it out. We'll be keeping this blog fresh with other startup spotlights and good technical content so follow the collection and keep up.
  • Expanding the Cloud: Docker Containers in Elastic Beanstalk

    Werner Vogels
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    We launched Elastic Beanstalk in 2011 with support for Java web applications and Tomcat 6 in one region, and we've seen the service grow to 6 container types (Java/Tomcat, PHP, Ruby, Python, .NET, and Node.js) supported in 8 AWS regions around the world. The Elastic Beanstalk team spends a lot of time talking to AWS Developers, and in the last few months they've noticed a common theme in those conversations: developers tell us they're interested in Docker, and ask if we are thinking about making it easy to run and scale Docker workloads in AWS. Several weeks ago we made it simple to yum…
  • Customer Centricity at Amazon Web Services

    Werner Vogels
    3 Feb 2014 | 11:00 pm
    In the 2013 Amazon Shareholder letter, Jeff Bezos spent time explaining the decision to pursue a customer-centric way in our business. As regular readers of this letter will know, our energy at Amazon comes from the desire to impress customers rather than the zeal to best competitors. We don’t take a view on which of these approaches is more likely to maximize business success. There are pros and cons to both and many examples of highly successful competitor-focused companies. We do work to pay attention to competitors and be inspired by them, but it is a fact that the customer-centric way…
 
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    Cloud Musings

  • Grounding the Cloud: Basics and Brokerage

    Kevin L. Jackson
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    "Picture Ben Franklin attempting to harness energy from a lightning-filled sky. The key tied to his kite was the middleman between electricity and the ground. This book details how using the cloud can be your key to finding or enhancing success."Understanding cloud computing is hard enough. Cloud service brokerage, however, is the way forward for just about any enterprise. This book is an easy to understand overview that will allow you to harness the power of the cloud to advance your business goals using clearly defined concepts of cloud computing, easy to understand definitions,…
  • "Connect 2 Connect" on Cloud Computing in Dar es Salaam,Tanzania

    Kevin L. Jackson
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    GovCloud Network is proud to be partnering with TechEquity and Extensia in presenting:This event is a partnership with the Ministry of Communications Science and Technology and the Tanzania National ICT Broadband Backbone (NICTBB) and is being held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 30th September to 1st October 2014. A key component of this event will be a series of  ‘Advisory Clinics’ that will run throughout the summit. These clinics are designed to provide attendees the opportunity to meet one-to-one with some of the industry’s leading advisors from critical areas of growth and…
  • Cloud Services Brokerage: Adding Trust and Oversight to Complex Cloud Deals

    Kevin L. Jackson
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    According to theGartner IT Glossary, "Cloud services brokerage (CSB) is an IT role and business model in which a company or other entity adds value to one or more (public or private) cloud services on behalf of one or more consumers of that service via three primary roles including aggregation, integration and customization brokerage". The value of these brokerage services are fueling a major debate in industry and this month in BriefingsDirect, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions, is contributing to the discussion with a timely podcast in which he moderates a discussion…
  • Learn Hadoop and Big Data in 7 Minute Flat!

    Kevin L. Jackson
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    How do I install Hadoop, and on what platforms?What are the differences between versions of Hadoop?How do I Extract, Transform and Load in Hadoop?The answers to these questions are available at... In the video below, Dr. Bill Appelbe (High Performance Computing consultant, Georgia Tech and University of California faculty member and Learning Tree instructor) gives you a taste of the expertise available when you take a Learning Tree course. His clients include Compute Canada, ORION Compute Ontario, and numerous organizations in the past including IBM, HP, Sun Microsystems, LANL, and Intelsat.
  • Tech Equity & GovCloud Network Team For Cloud Education

    Kevin L. Jackson
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    GovCloud Network is proud to announce that we have teamed with Tech Equity Ltd to deliver cloud education and training on a global basis. With this partnership, GovCloud Network will also add the Cloud Clinique Online Training and Cloud Computing Best Practices program to it's list of services.CloudClinique is an online cloud certification platform that contains over 7,500 cloud best practice concepts across 18 separate domains. Compiled by certified cloud practitioners and trainers, learning is organized around 10 minute sessions, and delivered using tools designed to reinforce your…
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  • Who will Win IaaS War: VMworld Video Interview

    Greg Ness
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:59 pm
    It was great catching up with Brian at VMworld, even if it was in the Tea Garden.  We go back a ways.  This 6 minute video clip discusses who will win the cloud wars and how CloudVelox differentiates from a dozen or so early cloud migration and DR tools.  
  • Cloud DR on AWS – Pocket Guide Now Available by Download

    Greg Ness
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Guide Now Available – Cloud DR on AWS: Best Practices We just finished our first pocket guide on Cloud DR, entitled Cloud DR on AWS: Best Practices.  If you are tracking Cloud DR and the various drivers, key terms, etc. you might want to check it out.  You can get it here without having to […]
  • City on a Cloud Win Puts Traditional DR on Notice

    Greg Ness
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    The City of Asheville’s City on a Cloud Best Practices win spells trouble for traditional DR.  Deep trouble.  It marks the first time that Cloud DR has been independently and irrefutably acknowledged for both cost reduction and increased agility.  It was more than an acknowledgement that Cloud DR could work.  Asheville won a Grand Prize in […]
  • My Debut SciFi Novel: The Sword of Agrippa

    Greg Ness
    12 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    I’ve been working on The Sword of Agrippa novel and hope to have it completed by the end of the year. The first section (a Prologue and two chapters) is now on the Kindle Marketplace. $2.99. * Buy it and write a review, and be among the first 25 to submit that review – and […]
  • AWS and the Perils of “BoxThink”

    Greg Ness
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Catching Up from the Airport The next five years ought to be challenging for infrastructure appliance vendors, especially those who see their future “in the box.” We just wrapped up at the AWS Public Sector Summit, held in Washington, DC.  An ecosystem of about 3000 attended the 3 day event. Massively disruptive software companies are […]
 
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    SmoothSpan Blog

  • 23 Great Websites for Entrepreneurs: Plus Some Radical Advice from an Entrepreneur-Bootstrapper

    Bob Warfield
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    I recently came across two giant lists of websites for entrepreneurs, courtesy of Jason Lemkin (whose blog is listed in both): Inc.com 50 Forbes 100 Now for some radical advice: the vast majority of the sites listed in those publications won’t help the vast majority of entrepreneurs at all.  In fact, many of them will be counterproductive in the extreme depending on what your goals are. I can already hear the refrain: Whoa, hold it right there Bob–them’s fightin’ words! True, to a certain extent, but hear me out before you pass hasty judgement. The vast majority of…
  • Most Marketing Advice Tells Us How to Market to Marketers

    Bob Warfield
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Think about it–the experts out there writing marketing advice as part of their content marketing strategies are all selling something.  They’re either selling software, consulting, or some other product.  And the audience they’re selling to are marketers. Sure, many of them have practices or history that involved marketing to non-marketers, but right now what they’re doing is talking about how to market and the audience for that is other marketers. I noticed a long time ago that what they were saying didn’t work for my own bootstrapped company (CNCCookbook).
  • Best Way to Succeed as a Solopreneur: Go For Fewer Customers

    Bob Warfield
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    I’m reading with interest some posts that are hot on Techmeme at the moment from Jared Sinclair and Marco Arment about succeeding with iOS apps and as a Solopreneur.  Jared’s blog post is a cautionary tale for those who would like to bootstrap a small venture well enough to quit their day jobs. Many weigh in with various comments and based on his latest post, it looks like Jared was inundated with a bunch of notes from people who thought he just didn’t market the app enough. I’ve been a solopreneur with some part-time helpers trying to make the gig into a…
  • Microsoft: World’s Worst Customer Service? (Walmart, Amazon, GE, BestBuy, MacMall, and Paypal Not Far Behind)

    Bob Warfield
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    I recently tried and failed for the fifth time to buy a Microsoft Surface Pro 3.  It’s been a real comedy of errors, but the latest attempt has been by far the most spectacular failure. Let me start out by saying I really like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3.  I am a perfect candidate for it as I would like to replace the combination of my Macbook Air and iPad with just one device for travel and for demos of my software away from the office.  The business I’m in is software for the CNC Manufacturing world, and while my own software runs on both Mac and PC, most from that world is…
  • Authentication as a Service: Slow Progress, But Are We There Yet?

    Bob Warfield
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Authentication as a Service solves a problem every Cloud Developer, mobile or desktop, has to solve.  As one player in the space, AuthRocket, puts it: Do you really want to write code for users, forgotten passwords, permissions, and admin panels again? To that I would add, “Do you really want to have to be a world class expert on that stuff to make sure you don’t leave some gaping security hole out of ignorance?”  I think the answer is a resounding, “NO!” to both questions.  Why do it in this world of Agile Development, Lean Startups, and Minimum Viable…
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    Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal

  • Announcing @SoftwareAG_NA "Exhibitor" of @CloudExpo Silicon Valley [#IoT]

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Software AG helps organizations transform into Digital Enterprises, so they can differentiate from competitors and better engage customers, partners and employees. Using the Software AG Suite, companies can close the gap between business and IT to create digital systems of differentiation that drive front-line agility. We offer four on-ramps to the Digital Enterprise: alignment through collaborative process analysis; transformation through portfolio management; agility through process automation and integration; and visibility through intelligent business operations and big data.read more
  • e-Book: Monetizing the 'Internet of Things' by @AriaSystemsInc | @ThingsExpo

    27 Sep 2014 | 6:45 pm
    The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to create new business models as significant as those that were inspired by the Internet and the smartphone 20 and 10 years ago. What business, social and practical implications will this phenomenon bring? That's the subject of "Monetizing the Internet of Things: Perspectives from the Front Lines," an e-book released today and available free of charge from Aria Systems, the leading innovator in recurring revenue management.read more
  • (R)Evolution of Content Delivery Networks into App Delivery Networks

    27 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) are a traditional mechanism for both improving the delivery speed of a web site while also reducing the network load on the origin servers that provide the web site. The CDN accomplishes these two goals by offloading static content from the origin web servers into edge servers that are distributed around the Internet close to the users accessing the web site. When a user on the Internet accesses a web site backed by a CDN, the dynamic content requests are typically serviced by the origin web servers while the static content requests are serviced by the CDN.
  • 'Internet of Things' and Sensor Data | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

    27 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    There’s Big Data, then there’s really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, to discuss how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other…
  • Announcing @Bitium "Exhibitor" of @CloudExpo Silicon Valley

    26 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Bitium was founded by Kriz and Erik Gustavson. The 1,500 cloud-based application using Bitium’s analytics, app management, and single sign-on services include bug trackers, customer service dashboards, Google Apps, and social networks. The firm states website administrators can do multiple tasks online without revealing passwords. Bitium’s advisors include Microsoft’s former CMO and the former senior vice president of strategy, the founder and CEO of Like.com, a product strategist at IBM and Oracle, Hootsuite’s CEO, and the founder and CEO of…
 
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    GoGrid Blog

  • Bash Security Vulnerability Patch Instructions

    Andy Nester
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    A new major security vulnerability impacting Linux customers who leverage Bash as their shell was announced yesterday. GoGrid strongly recommends customers exposed to this vulnerability apply the appropriate security patch as soon as possible. Below are instructions for patching your systems: For Debian, run the following command: apt-get update && apt-get install –y –only-upgrade bash For CentOS or RedHat, run the following command: yum update bash    If you have any questions or need additional help, please contact GoGrid Support.… Read the rest Continue reading…
  • Is Cloud to blame for the rash of recent security breaches?

    Andy Nester
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:51 pm
    In a hyper connected world, both consumers and businesses are under constant security threats. All the more reason to manage data more effectively. Let’s not kid ourselves. We shouldn’t be treating all data the same and not everyone or business needs high level security. When a business does need it, though, there are a multitude of options available that are much more secure than home-grown solutions that often result in single points of failure. Listen to GoGrid CEO, John Keagy, and Cloud Technology Partner author, David Linthicum, chat on how “cloud” isn’t…
  • Big Data is the New Black

    Team GoGrid
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    How big data creates some of our favorite products today.Continue reading «Big Data is the New Black» The post Big Data is the New Black appeared first on GoGrid Blog. Related posts: 5 Ways Big Data Can Improve Your Business in 2014 Developments Show Big Data is Here to Stay The Big Data Storage Opportunity in the Cloud
  • Infographic: Keeping Up (and Standing Out) with Managed Services

    Barbara Jurin
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Even if you haven’t yet used managed services in your industry, you’re sure to run into one of the newer offerings that promise to do everything but butter your toast. The reality is that demand for managed services is steadily increasing across all industry verticals. Take, for example, the cloud-based managed services (telephony, conferencing, messaging, and contact centers) developed to support the emerging Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market where telephony providers are already jostling for position. Leading telecom providers like Ericsson are routinely inking managed…
  • Big Data to Assume a Major Role in 2014 Hurricane Season

    Team GoGrid
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    How big data can tell you when there's a storm afoot.Continue reading «Big Data to Assume a Major Role in 2014 Hurricane Season» The post Big Data to Assume a Major Role in 2014 Hurricane Season appeared first on GoGrid Blog. Related posts: How Big Data Changes the Way We Relate Developments Show Big Data is Here to Stay 5 Ways Big Data Can Improve Your Business in 2014
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    Data Center Knowledge

  • Oracle to Add Two Data Centers in Germany

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Oracle is going to establish two data centers in Germany to serve Oracle cloud services out of. The company said there will be a primary German data center in an Interxion facility and a secondary one in an Equinix facility. Oracle said the data centers will be in Frankfurt and Munich. Equinix has data centers in both cities, while Interxion doesn’t have presence in Munich, meaning Oracle will use an Interxion data center in Frankfurt as the primary site and an Equinix one in Munich as the secondary facility. Oracle is going after the cloud services market with a vengeance. At its OpenWorld…
  • Microsoft to Launch Azure Data Center in India

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Microsoft is planning to establish Azure data centers in India to provide cloud services inside the country from local facilities, the company announced Tuesday. The company’s CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement while on a visit to New Delhi, saying the new facilities will come online by the end of 2015, but did not specify how many data centers were being planned or how big they were going to be. Cloud providers establish local data centers to serve customers in the surrounding areas to improve performance. “Data sovereignty” has also become more acute of a concern in the…
  • The Hybrid Approach: Rewriting the Rules for Backup Storage

    Bill Kleyman
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    There are more users accessing complex applications with a variety of new data points. These users must be enabled by their organizations to leverage critical resources from any device and any time. So how does a business keep up? How can an organization maintain control over an ever-evolving data management process? Exponential data growth and long-term retention requirements are putting tremendous pressure on IT professionals who are expected to accommodate huge, rapidly-expanding quantities of unstructured and structured data while simultaneously slashing their storage costs. Of course,…
  • IT Analytics Startup Numerify Closes $15M in Series B

    John Rath
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Numerify, which applies Big Data analytics to IT infrastructure management, announced a $15 million Series B funding round, led by Sequoia Capital, with existing investor Lightspeed Venture Partners also participating. After launching Numerify360, its turnkey IT offering, earlier this year, the company is sticking to a focus on the niche market of Big Data executives in an industry with plenty of competition big and small. Numerify aims to provide business analytics tools for those running the business of IT. Its entire stack runs in the cloud. Numerify says it wants to replace costly custom…
  • Digital Realty Intros Private Links to VMware’s Hybrid Cloud

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Digital Realty Trust announced it is now offering its customers direct private network connectivity to VMware’s hybrid cloud services infrastructure hosted at one of Digital Realty’s Dallas data centers. A private network link increases performance and security for customers that want to connect their infrastructure to VMware’s vCloud Air (formerly vCloud Hybrid Service). VMware announced the service in May 2013, promising customers with existing VMware environments seamless integration with its hosted multi-tenant cloud infrastructure. This is yet another step in Digital Realty’s…
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    Amazon Web Services Blog

  • AWS Mobile SDK - General Availability of Version 2

    Jeff Barr
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Version 2 of the AWS Mobile SDK has been available in Developer Preview since early July (See my blog post, New AWS Mobile Services to learn more). During the Developer Preview, many developers used the AWS Mobile SDK in their apps and provided us with a lot of really good feedback. Today we are wrapping up the Developer Preview and making the AWS Mobile SDK Generally Available. You can download it here and get started with the AWS Mobile Services. We responded to the feedback that we received during the developer preview and made a number of improvements to the SDK. You can find the details…
  • Enhanced Identity Support for Amazon Cognito

    Jeff Barr
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Amazon Cognito, as you may already know, simplifies the task of authenticating users and storing, managing, and syncing their data across multiple devices. We launched Cognito this past summer with support for three public identity providers. The identity providers (Google, Facebook, and Amazon) are used to create unique Cognito identifiers (there's also support for unauthenticated guest users). This allows new users to start using your app without taking the time to register a new identity. You can read my blog post, New AWS Mobile Services, to learn more about Cognito and its role as an…
  • New Quick Start - Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) on AWS

    Jeff Barr
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a powerful tool for system administrators. Introduced as part of Windows Management Framework 4.0, it helps to automate system setup and maintenance for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Linux environments. It can install or remove server roles and features, manage registry settings, environment variables, files, directories, and services, and processes. It can also manage local users and groups, install and manage MSI and EXE packages, and run PowerShell scripts. DSC can discover the system…
  • AWS Week in Review - September 22, 2014

    Jeff Barr
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    Let's take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week. I recently discovered a brand-new set of in-depth AWS articles from Intense School. I am more than happy to include informative, relevant, and timely articles from other partners, bloggers, and so forth. Please let me know when you publish something that you believe would be of attention to the AWS community. I'll do my best to check it out. Monday, September 22 The AWS Windows and .NET Developer Blog talked about Object Lifecycles. The CloudCheckr Blog talked about how CPXi Uses CloudCheckr to Reduce Their Costs on Amazon…
  • EC2 Maintenance Update

    Jeff Barr
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Today I’ve received a few questions about a maintenance update we’re performing late this week through early next week, so I thought it would be useful to provide an update. Yesterday we started notifying some of our customers of a timely security and operational update we need to perform on a small percentage (less than 10%) of our EC2 fleet globally. AWS customers know that security and operational excellence are our top two priorities. These updates must be completed by October 1st before the issue is made public as part of an upcoming Xen Security Announcement (XSA). Following…
 
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    CohesiveFT Blog

  • 2014 SVC Awards Recognise VNS3 For Cloud Networking Successes - Now Go Vote!

    Margaret Walker
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    We're honored to announce today that we're double shortlisted for the Storage Virtualisation Cloud (SVC) Awards. Voting is now open!Award Categories: Our updates to our cloud networking product, VNS3, got us into the finalist spot in two award categories for our work with VNS3 3.5 and our customers' work with Docker container networking.Cloud Security Product of the Year Vendor Reseller Channel Program of the Year With VNS3 version 3.5, customers and partners have been building Docker container systems into VNS3 Manager VM to manage network functions from a single, secure…
  • Jury Duty and Data Center Over Provisioning

    Margaret Walker
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    This past Friday I have the distinct pleasure of waiting in the Chicago courthouse all day as a “standby juror.” I reported to the waiting area in the morning, was assigned group numbers, and waited to see if I got called to be interviewed and possibly selected for a jury. The process is slow and the cases could be anything from a murder trial to injury claims. Each group might or might not get called to actually serve a purpose for our city, but in the meantime we all wait together in disgruntled silence.Just waiting around... Image credit: WikimediaWhile spending 6 hours without wifi, I…
  • VNS3 and the Shellshock bug: New images and live patching ready to roll.

    Margaret Walker
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Bash Command Interface Vulnerability  (CVE-2014-6271) VNS3 supported versions 2.7, 3.0, 3.01, 3.03, 3.04, and 3.5 are potentially affected by the Bash command interpreter bug being labeled the “shellshock” bug (CVE-2014-6271). NIST Notification. Read more about Shellshock via The Register. We've written a full security alert on our security news page: cohesiveft.com/support/security-responsesimage credit: Wikimedia CommonsIs VNS3 vulnerable?Attacks on VNS3 instances are theoretically possible – the standard VNS3 deployment practices do not make such attacks likely.
  • Secure container provisioning and the VNS3 API - part 3

    Nicholas Clements
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In the first part of this series we created a simple Docker container and then a separate customisation Dockerfile. In the second part we gave a brief walkthrough on how to write a simple Java utility to interface with the VNS3 API. In this part we’ll wrap things up with a bit more code and lot of exercises for the reader.Image credit: DockerAt this point the code makes the connection and can handle GET requests but it doesn’t allow POSTs, so we need to extend our code a little. In particular, in the Vns3ApiConnection class we’ll add a post() function:String post(String api_path, String…
  • Weekly news roundup for Cloud and Networking: September 15 - 19

    Margaret Walker
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Cloud and Networking news for the week of Sept 15thInfoWorld: 4 ways Docker fundamentally changes application developmentFrom Tim Fernholz on Quartz: How two “holy grails” of cryptography can make the cloud safe everywhereThe Programmable Web: The Naked Truth about Internet Security >> recent attacks were just another successful hack in a long line of them. The news is proof of "(1) the lengths to which hackers with nefarious intent will go to achieve their objectives, (2) the fundamental problems with the way the Internet is secured, and (3) how APIs are increasing the…
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    Digitizd

  • Why Care About Online Privacy (If You’ve Got Nothing To Hide)

    Jason Welsh
    6 Sep 2014 | 5:55 pm
    It seems as though the more we prosper the more privacy we sacrifice. Nowadays, your social networks know everything about you and the world doesn’t seem to care much about this intrusion. If your privacy is something you’re lenient with or if you belong to the group who think that the breach of privacy is something serious, or among the people who think protecting their privacy is a big deal, this article will help you understand just why you need to guard your confidentiality and also help you dispel a few myths about the thing that have probably been nagging your mind. Alarm:…
  • The Role of the Reflective IS Scholar-Practitioner

    rypm
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:55 pm
    While there will always be a demand for competent Information Systems (IS) professionals, let’s face it: in this economy, competence isn’t good enough. It’s the merely competent who will get the pink slips when the bottom line demands payroll cuts. The real plum jobs, the kind that provide tenure for those supercompetents who practice them well, are those that have more far-reaching implications than a simple ability to maintain the servers and keep the databases in order. One way to achieve this pinnacle of success is to become a reflective IS scholar-practitioner. What…
  • 13 Ways to Boost Broadband Speed

    Tim
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    When your broadband speed drops, the first entity to blame is your broadband service provider. But it’s not always their fault.  There are other factors like outdated hardware, problems with your wireless modem, or software glitches  which can significantly lower the speed of your connection. There are things you can do to fix the problems on your end. Check to see if any of these problems are causing a drop in speed and correct them to enjoy a boost in broadband speed. 1. Update your browser – Are you still using an old version of Internet Explorer? It’s time to download…
  • Protect Your Gadgets from Your Kids

    Jason Welsh
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
      Do you have children in your house and you want to keep them away from your gadgets? Or your nephews are visiting you quite often? It is already known that smartphones, tablets, computers, and any other devices of that kind are simply irresistible for kids, no matter their age. They are not a simple toy; kids can learn a lot by using a computer, so you shouldn’t forbid them access to this kind of devices, just try to keep them safe. Nowadays, kids are growing up surrounded by such gadgets and they become more tech-savvy day by day. They want to touch everything, to test any gadget,…
  • 5 Examples of Insect-Inspired Robotics

    Adam Thompson
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    Everyone knows that robots are merely lifeless machines, no matter how amazing their abilities may be. However, you may be surprised at how often scientists replicate the features and capabilities of living creatures to increase robotic performance. In fact, there’s even a whole branch of robotics called “biomimetics” dedicated to that single premise. The term biomimetics means literally to “mimic life.” Insects are one form of life from which biomimetic scientists draw significant inspiration for new types of robotic technology. Functions and behaviors that evolved over…
 
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    Perspectives on Cloud Computing & Training from Learning Tree International

  • What’s new in the world of Big Data and Cloud

    Carl Sawatzky, Learning Tree
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    Three things you need to know from the week of September 7 – 13, 2014 Apache Cassandra – Cassandra continues to gather momentum as a preferred noSQL database, both in terms of commercial backing and performance. Apache Cassandra v2.1, was announced at September 11 at the Cassandra Summit. The most important change is a significant improvement in performance (up to x2). Fortunately the API is remaining stable.  The noSQL environment continues to be a battleground between different products optimized for, and targeted at, different applications ranging from document stores to tables…
  • What is Big Data and Hadoop?

    Carl Sawatzky, Learning Tree
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:22 pm
    And what can they do for my organization? The availability of large data sets presents new opportunities and challenges to organizations of all sizes. So what is Big Data? How can Hadoop help me solve problems in processing large, complex data sets? In this new video you will learn what is Hadoop, actual examples of how it works and how it compares to traditional databases such as Oracle & SQL Server. And finally, what is included in the Hadoop ecosystem. View our full curriculum of hands-on Big Data and Hadoop courses to learn how to make sense of your organization’s complex data…
  • Learning Tree’s Expert Cloud Instructor Kevin Jackson Announces Multiple Speaking Engagements

    pedramfarsaii
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Kevin Jackson, a certified Learning Tree cloud computing instructor and Learning Tree Cloud Computing Curriculum Initiative Manager, is set to speak at two exciting cloud computing conferences in June. On June 16, 2014, Mr. Jackson will be speaking at the inaugural “Cloud for Vets Training Class at Veterans 360 in San Diego, CA, and on June 21, 2014 will be speaking at the Congress of Cloud Computing 2014 at the Dalian World Expo Center in China. Veterans 360 Services, a San Diego non-profit organization, is launching a new program aimed at helping veterans transition from the military and…
  • EC2 Security Revisited

    Kevin
    11 Nov 2013 | 8:50 am
    A couple of weeks ago I was teaching Learning Tree’s Amazon Web Services course at our lovely Chicago area Education Center in Schaumburg, IL. In that class we provision a lot of AWS resources including several machine instances on EC2 for each attendee. Usually everything goes pretty smoothly. That week, however, we received an email from Amazon. They had received a complaint. It seemed that one of the instances we launched was making Denial of Service (DoS) attacks to other remote hosts on the Internet. This is specifically forbidden in the user agreement. I was doubtful that any of…
  • Big, Simple or Elastic?

    Kevin
    19 Oct 2013 | 12:26 pm
    I recently audited Learning Tree’s Hadoop Development course. That course is listed under the “Big Data” curriculum. It was a pretty good course. During the course, though, I got to thinking “What is ‘Big Data’ anyway?” As far as I have been able to deduce, many things that come from Google have the prefix “Big” (e.g. BigTable). Since the original MapReduce came out of some work Google was doing internally back in 2004 we get the term “Big Data”. I guess maybe if MapReduce came out of Amazon we would now be talking about…
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    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC

  • It is Time to Get Serious about Architecting ICT

    Administrator
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Just finished another ICT-related technical assistance visit with a developing country government. Even in mid-2014, I spend a large amount of time teaching basic principles of enterprise architecture, and the need for adding form and structure to ICT strategies. Service-oriented architectures (SOA) have been around for quite a long time, with some references going back to the 1980s. ITIL, COBIT, TOGAF, and other ICT standards or recommendations have been around for quite a long time as well, with training and certifications part of nearly every professional development program. So why is the…
  • ICT Training Development Survey

    Administrator
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC is preparing our ICT courseware development plan for 2015.  We would be very grateful if you took a minute and filled out the following linked survey. We are not collecting any personal or location information – just interested in what your organization would find useful for professional ICT training and courseware. Thanks for your support! If you have any questions, please send us a note at info@pacific-tier.com
  • Asian Carrier’s Conference 2013 Kicks Off in Cebu

    Administrator
    3 Sep 2013 | 9:35 pm
    The 2013 ACC kicked off on Tuesday morning with an acknowledgement by Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications (PLDT) CEO Napolean L. Nazareno that “we’re going through a profound and painful transformation to digital technologies.”  He continued to explain that in addition to making the move to a digital corporate culture and architecture that for traditional telcos to succeed they will need to “master new skills, including new partnership skills.” That direction drives a line straight down the middle of attendees at the conference.  Surprisingly, many companies attending and…
  • What Value Can I Expect from Cloud Computing Training?

    Administrator
    30 Aug 2013 | 6:31 pm
    Normally, when we think of technical-related training, images of rooms loaded with switches, routers, and servers might come to mind.    Cloud computing is different.  In reality, cloud computing is not a technology, but rather a framework employing a variety of technologies – most notably virtualization, to solve business problems or enable opportunities. From our own practice, the majority of cloud training students represent non-technical careers and positions. Our training does follow the CompTIA Cloud Essentials course criterion, and is not a technical course, so the non-technical…
  • Connecting at the Westin Building Exchange in Seattle

    Administrator
    29 Aug 2013 | 1:45 am
    International telecommunication carriers all share one thing in common – the need to connect with other carriers and networks.  We want to make calls to China, a video conference in Moldova, send an email message for delivery within 5 seconds to Australia – all possible with our current state of global communications.  Magic?  Of course not.  While an abstract to most, the reality is telecommunications physical infrastructure extends to nearly every corner of the world, and communications carriers bring this global infrastructure together at  a small number of facilities…
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    Cloud Business Review

  • Why Cloud-Based Technologies are Perfect for Small Business Growth

    Ivan Widjaya
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    Free of initial upfront costs, cloud-based technologies help small business owners simplify their daily operations so they can focus on growing and expanding their business. To put it simply, cloud computing technology revolves around the Internet, unlike the past where people needed to run programs and applications from downloaded software on a physical computer or from a primary server in the building.… Click here to read more
  • Video Conferencing in the Cloud

    Ivan Widjaya
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 am
    At this point, I’m sure you have heard the term, “in the cloud.” Recently, cloud-based services have seen a spike in growth, branching primarily into the business sector. There is one cloud-based service in particular that is becoming a staple in the communication infrastructure of many businesses.… Click here to read more
  • Making ETL in the Cloud Your Business

    Cloud Authors
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:29 am
    Cloud computing is still on the up, with information technology research company Gartner predicting that by 2016 the Cloud will account for 90% of spending on new IT. As the Cloud grows in use and popularity, giants such as Google and Amazon have responded with increasingly capable Cloud-based offerings, such as Google’s Compute Engine and Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud.… Click here to read more
  • These Industries Soaring with the Cloud

    Cloud Authors
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:25 pm
    In recent years news about cloud technology and cloud computing has been the subject of keen interest. However, when pressed to define exactly what this somewhat ephemeral “cloud” is, many market observers find themselves at a loss. In view of the somewhat fuzzy understanding of the cloud, here’s a fairly simple and straightforward definition borrowed from the authors of “Cloud Computing for Dummies,” who describe it this way: What Is the ‘Cloud’ “The ‘cloud’ in cloud computing can be defined as the set of hardware, networks,…
  • Ten Business Benefits of Cloud Computing

    Cloud Authors
    17 Jun 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Cloud computing involves the delivery of IT resources using a network of remote servers. Data is stored, managed, and processed by a cloud vendor rather than using a local server or PC. The use of cloud computing is growing, and is expected to continue to develop over the next few years.… Click here to read more
 
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    CloudTimes

  • Software Defined Networking Market Soars as Enterprises Adopt Network Virtualization

    Saroj Kar
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    There is no doubt that Software Defined Networking (SDN) can bring tremendous value to IT organizations. There is also no doubt that in the current environment, SDN is only suitable for early adopters. Given the immaturity of current API standards and products, any IT organization is looking to implement in the short term SDN should only be done in a rather limited way. However, given the combination of the huge investments being made by the vendors, along with the current wave of acquisitions, the SDN landscape is likely to change significantly in the next 3 to 4 years. IT organizations can…
  • Cloud Security Alliance Report Highlights Data Privacy Opportunities Across Big Data, Cloud and IoT

    Saroj Kar
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:20 pm
    The experience gained by the company alongside the users of the enterprise and cloud service providers of cloud computing adds an important perspective on the challenges of security in cloud, big data and Internet of Things (IoT) environments. The non-profit Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) that aims to promote the use of best practices to ensure security in cloud computing released a new survey that found growing and strong interest in harmonizing privacy laws towards a universal set of principles. Responses indicated the right to access data through country-specific laws if the needs arises,…
  • SAP Predictive Analytics Goes Deep Down on Data Visualization

    Saroj Kar
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Businesses are facing the most diverse work environment that the world has ever seen with five different generations working together, across geographies — each with different skills, experiences and work habits. Many companies use predictive modeling to determine how customers will behave in the future by using a set of data describing the actions that occurred in the past. Sap says all of this represents a major opportunity for productivity, talent development and employee engagement, but most companies are unprepared to capitalize on it. To tap market of data visualization, SAP…
  • Migrating Enterprise Applications to the Cloud

    Guest Author
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    By Kyle Hailey Most enterprise business customers today face a plethora of challenges in order to migrate their massive applications to the cloud environment. For instance, many enterprise applications are so large that one of the easiest ways to migrate a customer environment to the cloud is to physically ship the customer storage disks to the cloud provider. Second, some enterprise applications have sensitive data that requires compliance to security regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley for financial data and HIPAA for healthcare data. This data requires masking when moving the data away…
  • Google’s New Cloud Mantra – Join Us and Get Credit of Worth $100,000

    Saroj Kar
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Google does not skimp on how to attract start-ups on its cloud platform. Recently, the search gaint announced the “Google Cloud Platform for Startups” that offers young people grows by offering $100,000 credit for one year to host all types of tools and services on the cloud development platform from Google. The new program, according to Google, help more young people to take advantage of the cloud and get resources to rapidly develop and launch their own idea receiving $100,000 in credit to use on Cloud Platform, 24/7 support and the ability to contact Google’s  technical team. The…
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    Business Cloud News

  • The Cloud Migration Survey: What will move, what will stay, and why?

    Business Cloud News
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    The next few years will see a sizeable increase in the uptake of cloud services, but there are a number of reasons why enterprises are still resistant to the idea of placing their core, mission-critical IT systems out in the cloud. We surveyed 312 enterprise IT professionals in the UK, Europe and North America to find out why. Cloud On The Rise Enterprise adoption of cloud services is still fairly low in terms of their share of the overall IT estate. But the data suggests many, indeed most, plan on moving a greater portion of their IT systems over to the cloud over the next two years.
  • VMware looks to attract ISVs with hybrid cloud partner programme

    Business Cloud News
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:11 am
    VMware is looking to attract ISVs to its hybrid cloud service with the partner programme VMware announced a partner programme that it said would boost the ability of independent software vendors (ISVs) to move their applications over to VMWare’s vCloud Air service. The company said the programme would offer technical assistance and guidance to help ISV’s move their offerings to VMware’s cloud service, which it deploys from a combination of corporate-run and third-party datacentres. “We are helping ISVs simplify the process of moving workloads to the cloud,” said Ajay Patel, vice…
  • Cloud-based supply chain firm Taulia bags $13m

    Business Cloud News
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    Taulia has raised $70m since its founding in 2009 Taulia, a provider of cloud-based supplier invoicing and payments software, has secured $13m in series D funding, which the company said would help fuel its penetration into new verticals. Founded in 2009, Taulia provides cloud-based invoicing, supplier management and payments automation software that link sup to both on premise and cloud-based ERP platforms. The company, which claims to offer five nines (99.999 per cent) uptime, is an SAP partner but its platform can link up to other ERP suites including those on offer from Oracle and…
  • Rackspace adds four nines guarantee to private cloud

    Business Cloud News
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:32 am
    Rackspace is adding a 99.99 per cent OpenStack API guarantee to its cloud service Barely a week after putting to bed rumours of its potential acquisition, Rackspace announced it will include a 99.99 per cent uptime guarantee to its OpenStack-based private cloud service. The company said customers are able to deploy the private cloud platform within their own datacentres, and back it with the company’s ervice support guarantees. “Rackspace Private Cloud was designed to deliver stable API-driven OpenStack infrastructure so that our customers can focus on the development of…
  • SDN channel strategy moves one step forward with HP SDN app store

    Business Cloud News
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    HP is launching an SDN app store, which may evolve into a notable experiment for the SDN channel HP is set to launch an app store for software defined networking (SDN) and virtual networking applications which the company said will improve access to virtualised networking tools and help speed up their deployment in enterprises. The app store will serve as a platform for HP customers to download SDN-enabled and virtual networking applications and tools – networking monitoring tools, virtual firewalls, virtual load balancers and the like – developed by HP as well third parties and open…
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    Bitnami Blog

  • Bitnami Bootcamp 2014

    BitRock Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:52 am
    Earlier this summer, we announced the first Bitnami Cloud System Administration Bootcamp with the goal of sharing the know-how we have accumulated over the years at Bitnami to train the next generation of system administrators. Over the course of a few weeks, we received over a hundred applications, from which we invited 14 candidates to participate after an extensive selection process and one-on-one interviews. Over a four week period that just wrapped up last week, we geeked out on Linux and the cloud. The mornings covered mostly theory (albeit with small interactive examples)…
  • Bitnami Open Source Leaders Interview Series: Dave Page from PostgreSQL

    miranda myerholtz
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:59 am
    Billing itself as the "world's most advanced open source database", PostgreSQL is bundled with many of our most popular Bitnami apps, including our LAPP stack, Dev Pack, OpenERP/Odoo, Discourse and more. To kick off our new Open Source Leaders podcast series, we interviewed Dave Page, the Director of PostgreSQL Europe, to learn more about the PosgreSQL database and what's to come from the project. Here are just a few of the topics we covered: How does the PostgreSQL community work? Why should one be involved in the community? What is next for PostgreSQL?   How does PostgreSQL stack up…
  • Critical bash security issue in all versions of Linux (CVE-2014-7169)

    BitNami Team
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    Two days ago we announced a critical vulnerability in the bash shell that is remotely exploitable (CVE-2014-6271) known as Shellshock. The fix for CVE-2014-6271 was incomplete and command injection is possible even after the patch has been applied. The issue is being tracked as CVE-2014-7169 (Aftershock). Please log in to all of your Bitnami-based Linux VMs or cloud images and upgrade bash. If you are running an Ubuntu machine (and most likely you are) you can execute the following commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bash To test that you have successfully updated your…
  • Odoo (OpenERP 8) now available on Bitnami!

    miranda myerholtz
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    The wait is over, Odoo (OpenERP 8) is now on Bitnami! Odoo is an enterprise resource platform from which you can manage all your business operations – from supply chain and project management, to accounting and HR.  With Bitnami, you can deploy a ready-to-run Odoo Stack with just one click. It can be deployed using all-in-one free native installers (for Linux), virtual machines and Cloud Images.  Some of the major changes in this new version are: Website Builder & eCommerce New CRM Kanban view New Google Calendar synchronisation New…
  • Critical bash security issue in all versions of Linux (CVE-2014-6271)

    BitRock Team
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:46 am
    There's a critical vulnerability in the bash shell that is remotely exploitable. Please log in to all of your Bitnami-based Linux VMs or cloud images and upgrade bash. If you are running an Ubuntu machine (and most likely you are) you can execute the following command: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bash To test that you have successfully updated your installation, type: env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c "echo this is a test" If you get the following, you have successfully patched bash: bash: warning: x: ignoring function definition attempt bash: error importing function…
 
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    Zoho Blogs

  • Zoho Survey Introduces a New Enterprise Plan for Organizations

    Indupriya
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    If you want to be the owner of a multi-user group, with the ability to manage permissions for users then, you will love the Enterprise plan. I give you further reason to love it – you, as an admin, need only purchase a single account with Zoho Survey, adding multiple users to your group as required. Read further for more details. Manage users As the admin of a group, you become “all powerful” with permissions. You can add users to your portals from various departments of your organization. For instance, you can create separate portals for the sales team and the marketing…
  • Zoho Sites is now free, and it was an easy decision to make!

    Gautham G
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:53 am
    The internet is a promise for value. For both the surfer and the creator, the internet promises value. Website builders try to show the creators a way to create without issue.  Despite the hundreds of options in the market there is, sadly, an absence of a complete builder that is accessible to the ones without a big paycheck. We are changing that. With Zoho Sites, you can now create, edit and host beautiful websites, for free! Unsustainable Advertising Let’s think about why do website builders ask you to pay. Of the numerous website builders in the market, the most prominent…
  • New in the App Store: Zoho Books for iPad

    Harish
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    When you say cloud, the first thing that we want you to think of is anytime, anywhere access.  But having said that, a product is never truly on the ‘Cloud’ until it is easily accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device. In an effort to make Zoho Books a complete ‘Cloud’ accounting software app, we’re making a major announcement today. We’re pleased to announce the availability of our new Zoho Books iPad app.This native app is perfectly optimized for your iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini. A few months back, we launched our Windows surface app that helped…
  • Build intelligence into your Zoho Creator forms

    Aakanksha Jain
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    If there’s one feature we had to pick in Zoho Creator that could help you achieve the most, with the least amount of effort, it’s Form Automation. Form automation is a time-saving addition to Zoho Creator that can make your everyday work easier. It allows you to define your business rules and workflows. The best part is you can do this without any coding. With this feature, your app can now show/hide fields or sub-forms or complete a set of tasks when a form rule is met while the user fills, submits or modifies a form. You can trigger actions such as displaying custom…
  • Announcing Zoho People Webhooks for Real-time Callbacks.

    Aarthi Elizabeth
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    API (Application Programming Interface) has always been the most preferred means of integration between two systems. For instance, an HR software and payroll. This is most convenient when data needs to be exchanged every time a requirement arises. However, what if instant notifications need to be sent and received the very second an event is triggered? That’s precisely what a webhook does. A webhook is an http call back that sends data to the third party system whenever an event is triggered. For example, when a travel expense record is approved, a webhook instantly notifies the…
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    meshIP® Blog

  • When Cloud Computing Goes Wrong

    Brian
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - Technical things go wrong. So what should businesses think about to ensure reliable and consistent operations with an added layer of complexity? The first step is recognizing that things will go wrong. Whether operations are in an in-house data center, an external commercial collocation data center, or in a hybrid cloud arrangement with workload split […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: The Good News About Cloud Architecture: Everything Fails Two recent events reminded us this spring that cloud computing... In Defense of…
  • Clientless VDI In Healthcare

    Brian
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - The entire architecture around the modern endpoint has changed. This is truly become evident within the healthcare field. Associates, doctors and administrators are all processing healthcare information in completely new ways. IT consumerization and mobility have certainly played a big part through all of this. The evolution of the healthcare environment, however, is never truly […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: Cloud Computing: Healthcare Savings, Accessibility and Opportunity With nearly one-third of healthcare sector…
  • SMBs Struggle With Data Protection’s Rising Complexity

    Brian
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - A survey of 401 global small and midsize businesses (SMBs) conducted by IDC on behalf of data protection specialist Acronis found that IT organizations are struggling with backup and recovery, thanks to the rise of virtualization and cloud computing. Backup and recovery becomes more problematic with each new platform added. Most IT organizations now routinely […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: SMBs Stymied By Virtualization Backup While smaller companies may adopt virtual machines in greater numbers... SMBs Struggling…
  • The Need For Speed And The Cloud

    Brian
    18 Jun 2014 | 7:02 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - There can be a tendency to think too simplistically about the benefits of moving applications to the cloud. Traditional logic centres around the cost savings that companies can make out of the shift from on-premise deployments but there is another, more important element of the cloud that should be given more credence – speed. The […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: Feds To Speed Cloud Adoption With New Roadmap The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology... Cloud-Ready Networks for…
  • Sunny Forecast For Clouds

    Brian
    5 Jun 2014 | 8:13 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - Improvements in hardware, software, and networking have combined with the secular trend toward outsourcing to usher in the era of cloud computing. The economies of scale offered by remote data centers managed by third parties allow enterprises to offload or outsource some or all of their computing and storage workloads. Cloud adoption is particularly cost-effective […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: Are Hybrid Clouds the Path to Cloud-Computing Nirvana? The New York Times has an interesting article about hybrid... The…
 
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    I am OnDemand

  • Cloud Videos: Migrating to Cloud Native with Microservices by Adrian Cockcroft

    Ofir Nachmani
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    On Wednesday July 2nd, Adrian Cockcroft, from Battery Venture, lectured at an IGTCloud and IamOnDemand meetup. Prior to joining Battery, Adrian led Netflix’s migration to a large scale, highly available public cloud infrastructure and drove the cloud-native NetflixOSS platform to become open source as the Netflix cloud management platform. In a recent interview, the Netflix cloud pioneer answered a broad range of questions covering everything from his take on AWS development, DevOps vs NoOps, and the future of enterprise IT. If you  like to enjoy  ”IamOnDemand Adrian’s…
  • AWS NY Summit Highlights: Ruling the Cloud Stack and an Expanding Ecosystem

    Ofir Nachmani
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    Last week’s NYC AWS summit was yet another success for the cloud giant. Just shy of the impressive turnout at re:Invent 2013 in Las Vegas, last week’s summit had so many attendees, they ran out of badges! As always, the lectures were great, however, we weren’t told anything new. Despite the ever-growing awareness of AWS cloud, Werner has been pitching the same “old” messages for years. Security issues, price reductions, fast deployment, and scalability were introduced in a much more organic way three years ago, and this year’s summit proved that these concepts have been…
  • Become a Cloud Celebrity at AWS NYC Summit

    Ofir Nachmani
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    IamOnDemand Cloud Celebrity Whether you are a cloud consumer or vendor, launching your first startup or developing cutting edge technology to improve cloud computing experiences…you can be famous! Over the years, I have become very familiar with the AWS cloud, as well as the startups that were utilizing the cloud from the get-go. Through this experience, I was able to witness how the market matured, and eventually see those very same startups flourish into the strong companies they are today. I am proud to announce that IOD has since expanded into a great team of professionals who leverage…
  • My Interview with Adrian Cockcroft – Netflix Cloud Pioneer

    Ofir Nachmani
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:10 am
    On Wednesday July 2nd, Adrian Cockcroft from Battery Venture is going to lecture on an IGTCloud and IamOnDemand meetup. Prior to joining Battery, Adrian  lead Netflix’s migration to a large scale, highly available public-cloud architecture and the open sourcing of the cloud-native NetflixOSS platform – the Netflix cloud management platform. The Netflix Cloud Netflix, the popular American provider of internet video streaming, dominates the market with over 50 million subscribers and a third of all internet traffic during peak hours. Netflix currently operates in over 40 countries and has…
  • Cloud Marketer, You Don’t Have a Clue!

    Ofir Nachmani
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:34 am
    What is the point of hiring a marketer? By definition, a marketer is supposed to possess the ability to market the goods or services provided by a company to the appropriate target markets. In reality, however, this definition is often times expanded to entail a larger quantity of tasks, which unfortunately is not proportionate to quality. Knowing how to analyze a particular environment does not mean one possesses the same level of expertise in a field as those actually working the field. In other words, while a marketer may be able to assess which audience will best respond to content…
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  • Who Owns Sales Enablement?The Relevant and the Timely

    Peter Mollins
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    Another strong piece from Sales Benchmark Index’s expert Eric Estrella. He makes a compelling case for “Who Owns Sales Enablement”, putting forward sales itself. It’s a well-timed post, as many sales organizations are wrapping up their quarters and heading into QBRs where sales enablement is key. Statistics from Sirius Decisions show that the market largely agrees with Eric’s case, as 46% of sales enablement teams are currently owned by sales itself. In Eric’s piece he looks in detail into why he thinks nearly half of all teams are right. He breaks down the discussion into…
  • Email Templates: Boost Sales by Controlling Messages

    Peter Mollins
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    Marketing content helps sales communicate your value efficiently. It’s a sales enablement powerhouse because it’s standardized, shareable, and clearly influences sales. But those great case studies and videos can fail if you’re missing a key element. How do sales people share content with prospects? Email. How do sales people share content with prospects? Generally with email. And how they frame your content in that email can be the difference between content that gets used and ignored. That’s why we’ve launched our latest sales enablement functionality: email templates. How Do…
  • Filling the #1 Sales Enablement Gap

    Peter Mollins
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Sales Benchmark Index is one of my favorite sources for sales and marketing insight. A post Daniel Korten wrote last month is a helpful one. It looks back on the rise of Sales Enablement in 2014. And it looks forward to see how you can make your sales enablement succeed in 2015. Starting by Looking at the Gaps He starts by suggesting that you run a gap analysis. Look at your current sales enablement initiatives and compare them to industry best practices. Are there areas you’re overlooking or haven’t rolled out yet? List them and prioritize them, Daniel suggests. In looking at some of his…
  • 3 Simple Approaches to Improve Content Performance

    MarketingProfs MarketingProfs
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:34 am
    Remember the days when the marketing function was personified by Don Draper-esque creative types whose responsibilities were to deploy their imaginative genius to shape the perception and image of a brand? Well, those days are gone. Sure, that’s still part of marketing’s role. In fact, with the growth of content marketing, creativity and storytelling might be more important than ever. But marketing has also evolved into a highly analytical, performance-driven function that’s fueled by market intelligence, insight, analytics, and data management, and tasked with driving sales enablement…
  • Recommend Sales Enablement Content that Performs

    Peter Mollins
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    If you’re like most sales enablement and marketing organizations you produce a lot of content. And you’ve likely seen the – sobering – statistic that 70% of content never gets used. In previous posts I looked into the 70% from the perspective of ensuring that sales people can discover relevant content. But a feature from KnowledgeTree lets us take a look at sales enablement content from a different perspective. If 70% of your content is never used, then think about what sales people are using. If they have to search for content, it’s never sure what they’ll find. Let’s say a…
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  • This Week in HPC: New Research from the U.S. Council on Competitiveness

    Rich Brueckner
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    The Council on Competitiveness, with support from the US Department of Energy, engaged Intersect360 Research to interview 100+ companies whose use of HPC increases their competitiveness in industries such as manufacturing, finance, pharmaceuticals, and chemical engineering. These findings were published in Solve, a publication exploring how U.S. investment in HPC benefits America’s industrial and economic competitiveness.The post This Week in HPC: New Research from the U.S. Council on Competitiveness appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Lustre: Intel Features and Future Development

    Rich Brueckner
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    In this video from the LAD'14 Conference in Reims, Andreas Dilger from Intel presents: Lustre: Intel Features and Future Development.The post Lustre: Intel Features and Future Development appeared first on insideHPC.
  • ISC High Performance Conference Issues Call for Participation

    Rich Brueckner
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    The ISC High Performance Conference (formerly known as the International Supercomputing Conference) has issued its Call for Participation. The event takes place July 12-16 in Frankfurt, Germany.The post ISC High Performance Conference Issues Call for Participation appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Accelerators at ORNL – Application Readiness, Early Science, and Industry Impact

    Rich Brueckner
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    In this video from the 2014 HPC User Forum in Seattle, John A. Turner from Oak Ridge National Laboratory presents: Accelerators at ORNL - Application Readiness, Early Science, and Industry Impact.The post Accelerators at ORNL – Application Readiness, Early Science, and Industry Impact appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program to Acquire $26 Million Cray XC Supercomputer

    staff
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    Today Cray announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) has awarded Cray a $26 million supercomputer contract for a next-generation Cray XC supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion storage system.The post Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program to Acquire $26 Million Cray XC Supercomputer appeared first on insideHPC.
 
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  • Visit the grand opening of our Indianapolis data center on Oct. 23

    April Sage
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Hello, Indianapolis! Online Tech invites all IT professionals in and around the Circle City to attend the grand opening celebration of our fifth Midwest data center – and first in Indiana – from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23. We’re offering a no-pitch, behind-the-scenes look at a secure, compliant, enterprise cloud computing and colocation data center. Network with your peers, meet some of our clients, eat, drink and be merry! Registration is simple (click here or the button below) and required. You must present a valid photo ID (we are a secure and compliant data center, after all!)…
  • What to do about Bash bug, which could pose bigger threats than Heartbleed

    April Sage
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Cybersecurity experts are saying a bug in the widely-used command prompt software Bash could be a bigger threat to users than the Heartbleed bug that surfaced earlier this year. The vulnerability affects Unix-based operating systems, including Linux and Apple’s Mac OS X. The bug – which has picked up the moniker Shellshock – allows for malicious code execution to take over an operating system and access information. Patches have been issued by many of the major Linux distribution vendors. Security expert Robert Graham, who has extensive coverage of the bug on his Errata Security blog, …
  • A data loss prevention strategy guide

    April Sage
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    Note: The following article is part of a shared content agreement between Online Tech and InfoSec Institute. (View original post.) For more information on IT disaster recovery, download disaster recovery white paper or check out our case studies. In this article, we’ll learn about the concept of data loss prevention: why it is needed, what are the different types of DLP and its modes of operations, what is the planning and design strategy for DLP, what are the possible deployment scenarios, and what are workflow and best practices for DLP operations. OVERVIEW Every organization fears losing…
  • Michigan HIMSS 2014 Fall Conference

    Rich Rezler
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Online Tech rarely misses an opportunity to attend a HIMSS event, which are always packed with healthcare information management hot button topics and innovative ideas. So we’re particularly eager for next week’s Michigan HIMSS Chapter 2014 Fall Conference in Plymouth Township, just minutes from our Ann Arbor headquarters and three of our four Michigan data centers. The theme for the Sept. 16-17 event is “Health Information Technology: The Vision and the Value” and it will be held at The Inn at St. John’s. Some of the subject areas include: Health Reform in Michigan and the Role of…
  • 7 business drivers for your backup and recovery strategy

    Mike Klein
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    In a previous post, I laid out the first three questions your CIO should answer before you start your backup and recovery research. The CIO should provide direction around the value of the data, the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and the Recovery Time Objective (RTO). Mike KleinOnline TechCo-CEO Once these executive-level business requirements are understood, the context can be used to ask the next set of high-level business and technical questions that drive your backup and recovery strategy. 1) How confidential or compliant does your data need to be? Do you need your backups encrypted…
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    Cloud Powered Business Blog

  • Learn From Appirio Experts at Dreamforce

    John Gorup
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    Appirio’s presence at Dreamforce will be deep and wide. Aside from having friendly chats at our booth, or just hanging out with one of us at a coffee shop, there will be a chance to learn from some of Appirio’s world-class experts in sessions. The following is a list of sessions that features an Appirian… Read More
  • The Zen of Recruiting: An Industry Master Discusses the Mysteries of Locating Talent, Part 2

    Ray Rivera
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    Second of a two-part interview  In last week’s chat with recruiting expert Vicki Moening of Appirio’s Cornerstone OnDemand Practice, we talked about what makes talent so scarce, and how employee referral programs provide a mechanism for employers to access a hidden market for talent.  This week we conclude the conversation, as it shifted to recruiting… Read More
  • 7 Benefits of the Worker Experience

    John Gorup
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    One way to think of Sales Cloud and Service Cloud is as “serving suggestions.”  Peter Coffee, Director of Platform Research at salesforce.com, has used this helpful metaphor to show that force.com is more than just CRM. One serving suggestion Appirio has seen a hunger for is a force.com platform that improves the Worker Experience. A… Read More
  • This Week in Crowdsourcing – 3 Things to Know

    Ben Kerschberg
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    Enjoy these three articles from the world of crowdsourcing and related technologies.  Greg Otto at fedscoop wrote this interesting piece about IBM’s Watson-as-a-Service. He writes: "IBM announced last week it has moved its cognitive computing system into the cloud to form the Watson Discovery Advisor, allowing researchers, academics and anyone else trying to leverage big… Read More
  • Getting Started with Worker Experience

    John Gorup
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    There is a secret truth, universal to all corporations and organizations. That secret is: their intranet is crap, and their employees hate using it. For most companies, the intranet is a forgotten bit of software that employees use as they need it. But a bad intranet is just a symptom of a bigger problem in… Read More
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    OpenNebula » Blog

  • AppMarket 2.0.2 Released!

    Daniel Molina
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    We are pleased pleased to announce a new maintenance release of AppMarket. Release 2.0.2 solves issues reported by the community and has been verified to work with OpenNebula 4.8. This release is part of the AppMarket 2.0.x series, which extended the AppMarket functionality by adding a new set of features that enables the management and processing of OVA files. A new component AppMarket Worker was introduced, which handles the OVA package treatment (download, unpack, OVF parsing) and image format conversion. This release also featured a new API, a new simplified import dialog, a new…
  • OpenNebula TechDay / CentOS Dojo in Timisoara on 26-27 September 2014

    Tino Vazquez
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:37 am
    The next OpenNebula TechDay will be a joint event with CentOS Dojo to be held in Timisoara (Romania) on the 26th and 27th of September. The event will start on the 26th at 15:00 with a OpenNebula on CentOS Hands-on tutorial and will continue on the 27th with a CentOS Dojo that will include presentations by OpenNebula users and experts. Notice that you have two different registrations, one for the OpenNebula Hands-on Tutorial on the 26th and other for the CentOS Dojo on the 27h. The event will be hosted by cloudbase  and UnifiedPost, a big thanks to making the OpenNebula Tech Day…
  • 2014 OpenNebula Cloud Architecture Survey Results

    Ignacio M. Llorente
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    Executive Summary The results of this survey were collected during July and August of 2014 from the OpenNebula open source cloud management platform community with regards to the type of cloud deployment and its main architectural components. The aim of the survey is to acquire information in order to improve the support for the most demanded infrastructure platforms and deployments. Since the foundation of the open-source project in November 2007, OpenNebula has been downloaded more than 200,000 times from the project site (120,000 times since our last survey in September 2012), not…
  • Sponsorship Opportunities for OpenNebulaConf 2014

    Tino Vazquez
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:50 am
    Last year, we launched the very first OpenNebula Conf in Berlin Germany. At our debut, we could welcome an international audience of people from 12 different countries, had experts from companies like BBC, the European Space Agency (ESA) or Centos and could offer three fully packed days of tutorials, workshops and talks about OpenNebula to our guests. This year, the OpenNebula Conf will take place again at the cosmopolitan city of Berlin and we would like you to be part of it! Alongside with our partner LINUX Magazine, covering the events international media marketing, we want you to be part…
  • OpenNebula Newsletter – August 2014

    Tino Vazquez
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    We want to let you know about what we are up to with the main news from the last month regarding the OpenNebula project, including what you can expect in the following months. We have created a new user survey that will take you only 5 minutes to complete. As an open-source community, it is very important for us to have information about your deployment. Doing so you will have influence over the project and software direction, and will help us improve the support for most demanded infrastructure platforms and configurations. Technology This summer month of August has been the host for the…
 
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  • CloudSigma Launches Native Oracle Solaris-Based IaaS Offering For The Enterprise

    AroundTheCloud
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Powered by Oracle’s latest generation SPARC hardware platform, CloudSigma brings its flexible infrastructure-as-a-service approach to Solaris and the heart of enterprise computing Palo Alto, California – September 30, 2014 – CloudSigma, a public cloud IaaS provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions, today announced the launch of a SPARC and Oracle Solaris-driven  infrastructure-as-a-service offering leveraging Oracle […] The post CloudSigma Launches Native Oracle Solaris-Based IaaS Offering For The Enterprise appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • Microsoft to tap $2-trillion Indian cloud market

    AroundTheCloud
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Microsoft announced plans Tuesday to offer its commercial cloud services from Indian data centres as it seeks to tap what it calls a $2-trillion market in the country where Internet use is growing rapidly. The move is part of the US tech giant’s strategy to prepare … Read the source article at World News The post Microsoft to tap $2-trillion Indian cloud market appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • Cloud services expand mobile performance testing tools

    AroundTheCloud
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Fotolia. Cloud services expand mobile performance testing tools. by Valerie Silverthorne. Mobile applications have created a lot of problems for software testers. Mobile performance testing tools vendors now look to the cloud for ways to solve those problems. Read the source article at searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.com The post Cloud services expand mobile performance testing tools appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • Big Data And Global Trend Monitoring: The Language Gap

    Lauris Veips
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Big Data and Global Trend Monitoring: The Language Gap Data traces left by humans both on the internet and elsewhere allow marketers to find trending products; organizations can detect potential health hazards and epidemies; researchers can gain valuable insights on the way ideas spread; and so on. However, all of this depends on that they […] The post Big Data And Global Trend Monitoring: The Language Gap appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • The censored cloud: The new reality for us all

    AroundTheCloud
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com U.S. firms have reportedly been told they must store Russians’ local data and metadata on Russian soil. In following this order, they will abide by the same restrictions on free speech applied toh traditional Russian media. If they don’t comply, they may be blocked in Russia… Read the source article at infoworld.com The post The censored cloud: The new reality for us all appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
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  • Entrepreneurs are Opting for Hosted PBX for Their Business - Are You?

    Basant Narayan Singh
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    [Guest Post] Entrepreneurs, who are heading a fast growing company, need to be aware of the importance of having fast, reliable, efficient and cost effective telephone systems at office. They should also be aware of the fact that the telephone system should be highly scalable depending on the increasing or decreasing telecommunication needs of the company. Since the startups are very fast moving companies so they are going to grow at a rapid pace and their current status this year is definitely going to change next year. Changing the communication systems at office is a challenging task and…
  • Do Social Collaboration Work in Enterprise?

    Basant Narayan Singh
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    [Guest Post] Social networking has become almost indispensable for us. It is not only Twitter or Facebook, but, there are other services that are becoming really popular with users. On the personal front, social networking has become an easy way of sharing personal information with near and dear ones. You can exchange notes, photographs, and even videos. Twitter and Facebook has been used even in emergencies where pleas for help have been broadcast and acted upon. What about use of social networking in enterprises? What we see now is Unified Communications, Video Conferencing and such. The…
  • Is Cloud Telephony the Future?

    Basant Narayan Singh
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    [Guest Post] Businesses that are on the rapid path of expansion often want to upgrade their systems to meet the contemporary communication needs. Companies that switch over to latest communication system always try to look for solutions that will not only meet their present but also their future needs. This often leads to over-specification where the companies want to play safe by buying a technology cover for the coming years. Now, all this eventually leads to heavy capital expenditure, which might deter many companies from trying out latest technologies. Cloud telephony is a one stop…
  • 6 Benefits of Deploying IP Surveillance System

    Basant Narayan Singh
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:57 pm
    IP-based surveillance has a lot of advantages and is gaining popularity all over. Some of the major advantages are listed below: Optional Info. An IP based surveillance requires an IP Camera. Wikipedia defines An Internet protocol camera, or IP camera, is a type of digital video camera commonly employed for surveillance, and which unlike analog closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras can send and receive data via a computer network and the Internet. Although most cameras that do this are webcams, the term "IP camera" or "netcam" is usually applied only to those used for…
  • Can a Call Center Be Taken To The Cloud?

    Basant Narayan Singh
    2 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    --Guest Post So many business applications are being taken to the cloud these days. You might even wonder if a large call center can be treated that way, and if so, then what some of the pros and cons of such a thing might be. In at least one way, it is possible to take a large call center to the cloud: You can re-task some of your qualified agents to answer customer questions via SMS text message. This will allow your customers to feel as if they have more control, and can get their answers quickly, rather than being on endless hold, listening to the same looped music. SMS messaging is…
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  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 9/22/2014

    GreenPages Blog
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 9/22/2014. Tech News Recap The biggest story this week was about the software vulnerability Shellshock. Be sure to read up on this and how it may be impacting your environment. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are out. Amazon workers in Germany are on strike again. Russia has told Facebook, Google & Twitter to comply with its law on data storage. There were also some strong articles around cloud storage, ransomware, analytics, IT savings in the cloud, and connectivity in city…
  • Storage Has Evolved – It Now Provides the Context & Management of Data

    Randy Weis
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
      Information infrastructure is taking storage, which is a very fundamental part of any data center infrastructure, and putting context around it by adding value on what has been typically seen as a commodity item. Bits in and of themselves have little value. Add context to it and assign value to that information and it becomes an information infrastructure. Organizations need to seek to add value to their datacenter environments by leveraging some advanced technologies that have become part of our landscape. These technologies include software defined storage, solid state storage, and…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 9/15/2014

    GreenPages Blog
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 9/15/2014. Tech News Recap A big story this week was Larry Ellison stepping down as CEO at Oracle. Citrix acquired the virtualization start up Virtual. There was also several announcements around iPhones and Androids. China denied US hacking allegations and called them “totally groundless.” More security breaches at major retailers (surprise surprise). Legislation was introduced in the US Senate aiming to place limits on access by U.S. law enforcement agencies to…
  • What’s Your Wireless Strategy?

    GreenPages Blog
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Video with Dan Allen, Solutions Architect   There are many different factors that go into wireless deployments. Before you start you need a well thought out wireless strategy. For example, IT departments need to look into whether they have specific power restrictions. Will it be cheaper to run new cabling? Do you have the right switching infrastructure to support your initiative? Is it PoE or UPoE? How will you address security concerns?   What’s Your Wireless Strategy?   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvVpot9_1kE     Are you interested in speaking more about…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 9/8/2014

    GreenPages Blog
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
      Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 9/8/2014. Tech News Recap After the scandalous iCloud security breach Apple adds 2 factor authentication, Home Depot confirms a security breach, and researchers cracked a piece of TorrentLocker ransomeware using an encryption vulnerability. There were also some interesting articles around the Defense Department’s outlook on cybersecurity, cloudwashing, the iPhone 6, as well as an interview with VMware’s CTO of the Americas Chris Wolf. Apple adding 2 factor…
 
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  • Gartner: Data Stored Today, will be more Organized by 2020

    Pravin Ganore
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Gartner believes that by 2020 organizations will share the hosting data in accordance with a combination of factors. Among them is the cool factor, the political factor and the logical factor. In its disclosure to Gartner used the term date residency (residency of data), to refer to the physical location of information. For the vice president of research at Gartner, discussion of residence and sovereignty of data has grown in recent years, but this movement has stalled technological innovation in various organizations. The conflict would have emerged from the revelations of espionage made by…
  • Moving Your Database To The Cloud Environment

    Pravin Ganore
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:14 pm
    It seems that all organizations are analyzing what can be moved – or should be moved – to the cloud. However, the cloud is clearly not the answer for all; As with any technology, there are advantages and disadvantages. Thus, it is important that all professionals understand how and when the cloud is advantageous for their applications. In the assessment and planning of migrating applications to the cloud process, the databases are usually the most difficult element to understand. Of course the data is the heart of every application, so it is essential to know how databases can…
  • Reasons For Your Company To Invest In Disaster Recovery

    Pravin Ganore
    6 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    Interruptions happen… Either for technical failures, human, fraud or natural disasters. What will determine the severity of the problem is how much your company is prepared for this type of occurrence. It is worth mentioning that a good disaster recovery plan involves much more than off-site storage or backup processing. It is essential to put on paper in detail everything that is related to this contingency plan, considering all critical functions and business functions. This document must also include the step by step tested and approved procedures that, when followed, should ensure…
  • Cloud Computing: The Importance of Clouds

    Pravin Ganore
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:36 am
    The expression “Being in the Clouds” brings us comfort and a sense of superiority. Cloud computing – cloud hosting – is moving increasingly to a destination with no return: the consolidation as an essential tool for the future existence of the internet world. According to a report recently published: “The cloud will be more important than the internet”. The perceptions we had about the internet in the 90s were minimal compared to what is available to us today. We believe that same will happen with cloud computing. Cloud computing is already a reality In a…
  • The IT industry operates to a key word: Evolution

    Piyush Somani
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Evolution is transformation of the present into the futuristic. Envisioning the next big thing while keeping an eye on the prevailing mores is what helps the industry grow. Globalisation dynamics, rapid digitisation and evolving customer expectations continue to alter the business world in fundamental ways. A careful review of the IT scenario today reveals certain broad-based trends, which indicate the direction the industry must take in the years to come. A number of these trends have the potential to fundamentally change the manner in which businesses interact with their clients, paving the…
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  • Virtualization, the Cloud, and HPC

    Rbeetle123
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Virtualization has been proven to be a viable architectural approach that addresses the many challenges of today’s datacenters. Now HPC is adopting virtualization in new and exciting ways that don’t compromise on performance. By creating a virtualized infrastructure, the IT organization ensures that: Departments, principal investigators and other key stakeholders receive the HPC resources they need when they need them Clusters and cluster nodes can be sized to meet specific application requirements Different operating systems and software stacks can be hosted simultaneously on…
  • Interview on the Cloud and HPC

    Rbeetle123
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    Michael Resch, HLRS Over at International Science Grid This Week, Michael Resch from HLRS in Germany discusses his upcoming ISC Cloud’14 keynote and why he has changed his mind about the Cloud and HPC. I was rather skeptical about ‘the cloud’ when it first came up. To me, it looked very much like yet another buzzword. However, over recent years I have seen industry and academia alike put some flesh on the bones and there are a variety of activities going on that deserve our support. Pressure from the commercial side, particularly from cloud providers like Amazon that can compete…
  • Newvem Startup Analytics Help You Know Your Cloud

    Rbeetle123
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    In this slidecast, Zev Laderman from Newvem presents: Newvem – Know Your Cloud. Newvem is the leader in enhancing cloud usage effectiveness through data analytics. Newvem’s suite of tools utilize both cloud data analysis and crowd sourcing to enable DevOps, IT Managers and other Cloud Stakeholders to get to the bottom of their cloud faster by operating more efficient, secure, and cost effective clouds.” Read the Full Story * Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes The post Newvem Startup Analytics Help You Know Your Cloud appeared first on inside-Cloud.
  • Mellanox Powers Highly Efficient Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

    Rbeetle123
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Today Mellanox announced a collaborative solution using VMware Virtual SAN, a hyper-converged storage product, Mellanox’s 10GbE interconnect and Micron’s solid-state drives (SSDs) that enables a highly efficient Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment. The solution consists of 3 servers running VMware vSphere and VMware Virtual SAN, each with one Mellanox ConnectX-3 10GbE NIC, two Micron 1.4TB P420m PCIe solid-state drives and six hard disk drives (HDDs). Combined, the three servers support 360 Virtual Desktops with less than 5 minutes boot time, significantly reducing the total…
  • AMAX to Showcase CloudMax OpenStack Solution at VMworld

    Rbeetle123
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    Today AMAX announced that the company will showcase its award-winning CloudMax Converged Cloud Infrastructure Solution at VMworld 2014, to be held August 24-27th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. CloudMax, recent winner of Intel’s Server Innovation Award for Best Data Center Product, is a total turnkey private cloud solution featuring OpenStack integrated with either traditional server or Facebook-inspired Open Compute (OCP) platforms, Open Networking/SDN support capabilities, and multi-hypervisor integration including VMware’s vSphere ESXi, Citrix’s Xen, Windows…
 
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    Ylastic

  • Simplifying EBS Instance back-ups

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    EBS Instances on EC2. If you are running any decent size in deployment on EC2, you probably have some of these or several of these in your fleet. How do you back them up? You create an AMI from an instance, using some kind of a script, and tag the resulting AMI and snapshots. Now that you have a backup for that instance, how do you actually find that backup? Search through a massive list of AMIs? Umm, that could take a while. That backup will go stale rather quickly, so you need to repeat and rinse the above steps, on some kind of a schedule. You also need to remove older backups. And you…
  • Twitter DM for Cloudwatch Alarms

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
  • Twitter Notifications

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Twitter notifications for those pesky Cloudwatch alarms :)
  • SMS Notifications

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    SMS notifications for those pesky Cloudwatch alerts :)
  • Service Overviews

    12 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    One of the things we find very useful is an overview of the resources in each service, along with the health of that service. Earlier versions of Ylastic had this functionality in a dedicated page, but that was quite cumbersome to use. You have to navigate to a specific dashboard page for the service, and that means you have to navigate away from your current page, quickly look at a few numbers, and then return back to where you were. This is a bit tedious, and unnecessarily complicated. We have a simpler and much more intuitive way to do this now in Ylastic. On any AWS resource page (like…
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    cloudcomputing-news.net: Latest from the homepage

  • New survey shows slight increase in uptake of VDI solutions

    James
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:48 pm
    It’s long been mooted that virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) just isn’t ready for mainstream deployment, even though Gartner predicted there would be 49 million VDI users by the end of 2013. Whether it’s down to incompatibility or price is a matter of executive opinion. Yet a new survey for CloudTech by IP EXPO Europe has revealed a small amount of growth in the space. According to the survey, of 300 UK IT directors and managers on IT infrastructure, over a quarter (27%) of those surveyed had implemented local virtual desktops, while around one in five (18%) had…
  • Every cloud needs a home - but not just any home

    matthew.dent
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Picture credit: Diana Parkhouse/Flickr The phenomenal growth in cloud based service delivery and managed services is changing essential data centre requirements. For any Managed Services or Software as a Service (SaaS) provider looking for a data centre to support this critical new business model and meet 99.999% customer Service Level Agreements (SLA), issues such as the resilience of connectivity and power, as well as security are clearly critical. Organisations also need to consider the time it takes to get engineers on site – not only to address issues that may impact the SLA but…
  • Ericsson’s move to cloud services: Analysing the state of the telco cloud market

    James
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:15 am
    Picture credit: Ericsson Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Swedish telecoms provider Ericsson had bought a majority stake in platform as a service (PaaS) provider Apcera. The deal, to close in Q4, sees Ericsson strengthen its position in the cloud market. Apcera will continue as a standalone company, with Ericsson shoving funds into Apcera’s technology and sales operations. The telco cloud is an expansive opportunity and market place. One only needs to look at the initiatives Verizon is introducing with Verizon Cloud, for instance, or how CenturyLink is beefing up its portfolio.
  • Managed AWS: Fusing managed services expertise and AWS power

    jgardner
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Picture credit: NandorFejer/Flickr Those who implement cloud computing in general, and AWS in particular, are often confused by the role that managed services providers play.  Cost and simplicity are driving the movement to leverage AWS through managed services providers as enterprises look for more ways to consume AWS services.  These services are easier to mix and match with existing applications, and provide a better and more effective way to leverage AWS. Managed services providers can place a well-defined layer of infrastructure, management, and governance between the cloud…
  • What are the five most common challenges new cloud customers have?

    onlinesys
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Nigel Beighton, VP Technology, Rackspace, discusses the five most common cloud problems customers face, and how businesses can overcome these. 1.      Support The most common cloud services complaint is the lack of support and management that comes when businesses are embarking on any level of cloud migration. Businesses need to consider their wider approach to cloud operations first and ask themselves if they are going to run it internally, 24x7 or get someone else to do the hard work of scaling, automation controls and data recovery when needed. Businesses…
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    ActiveBlog: Insights on Open Source and Dynamic Languages

  • Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2014 September

    philw
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    This month's Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board (CF-CAB) meeting kicked off with a Pivotal's James Bayer introducing the new "smoke tests" project, which turned out to be more controversial than was expected. He asked Elisabeth Hendrickson from Pivotal to explain their role.read more
  • Microservices Resources

    philw
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Today, I hosted a webinar with John Wetherill about Microservices and PaaS. (John has been writing a blog post series on Microservices.) We think it is a fascinating topic that goes hand-in-hand with PaaS (platform-as-a-service). Here is a compilation of a few of the great resources we have found on the topic of Microservices.  read more
  • Microservices and PaaS - Part III

    johnw
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    The other day I paid a king's ransom for a small upcoming ebook called “Building Microservices” by Sam Newman. Overall it's an interesting read, chock-full of information on microservices, how to adopt and use them, architecture details, and how they're evolving.read more
  • Our New Cloud Luminary Fireside Chat Webcast Series

    bernardg
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I am really excited about the cloud luminary webcast series we've announced, and I thought I’d share a bit about why we decided to host this monthly series of conversations. read more
  • Beyond Virtualization: The Rationale for PaaS in an IaaS World

    troyt
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I sometimes struggle to explain Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to people who usually equate deploying an application to deploying a virtual machine. This coupling is not an unsophisticated approach.read more
 
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  • Deleting Files in the Cloud

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The public perception is that, when something is deleted, it no longer exists. IT in general prefers the fuzzier idea of the trashcan, where the deleted compromising documents can blow around a digital landfill site for years. The Cloud takes this further, and so the data you serve up to the cloud can be stored out there indefinitely, no matter how hard to try to delete it. Rob Sheldon investigates, and finds the cloud a worryingly public place.
  • Azure Diagnostics for Virtual Machines

    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Hosting a scalable application in Azure seems ideal, but what happens when things go wrong? Azure Cloud Services provide extensive disgnostics, and this feature has now been extended to Azure web sites and Azure Virtual Machines. You need to set up diagnostics on the VM, but once this is done, all your logs, traces and performance counters can be collected from many VMs in one place for easy management.
  • The Community Cloud

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The 'Community Cloud' sounds, on first impression, like marketing-speak for some untried novelty, but in fact it is already around, and working well for governments and healthcare in particular. Bob Sheldon investigates, and is encouraged to find groups of organisations who have cooperated to create secure and resilient cloud-based services.
  • Office 365 Essentials - Subscriptions and Licenses

    7 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Should you be planning to move from Exchange to Office 365? If so, why? What sort of license should you get, and should you use cloud identities or federated identities for your users? Jaap starts a series of articles with an overview of the advantages, and a simple explanation of the options in subscriptions and licenses for Office 365.
  • The Hybrid Cloud: Having your Cake

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Although the Cloud gives us the freedom of using, and paying for, computing resources only when we need them, the public cloud isn't a universal panacea. Private clouds can harness all that cloud technology whilst avoiding those security and bandwidth issues, but at a cost and commitment. Can one therefore get the best of both worlds with a Hybrid Cloud? Robert Sheldon explains all the ins and outs.
 
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    Intelligent Technical Solutions

  • Home Depot Deals With Data Security Breach

    jharwe
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    If you remember last year, Target had a huge data security breach, 40 million cards.  It appears Home Depot has surpassed that mark and there were 56 million cards compromised.  Maybe it is time to double check your bank and credit card statements to ensure you were not one of the people who had the […]
  • No Hassle Managed IT Services

    jharwe
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The term break/fix encompasses a fee-for-service model where we will come to your office and repair your information technology equipment. This includes software as well as hardware such as computers and peripherals. You will have access to specialized support that ensures every aspect of your infrastructure is covered. While this may be the best technical […]
  • Why Managed IT Services?

    jharwe
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Benefits of Managed IT Services Businesses rely on IT infrastructure to support their daily operations. Managed solutions provide cost-effective access to a full spectrum of experienced support that reduces the day-to-day burden of IT management. It can also assist you with planning future strategic IT projects that increase operational efficiencies by taking advantage of new […]
  • Virtualization for Las Vegas

    jharwe
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Understanding How Virtualization Can Help Your Las Vegas Business Succeed Virtualization is a field that more and more businesses are coming to rely upon. They’re using it to create more energy-efficient and hardware-efficient IT infrastructures while saving a significant amount of funds. The one thing that’s preventing many businesses from taking advantage of it revolves […]
  • Las Vegas Cloud Computing

    jharwe
    6 Sep 2014 | 3:32 pm
    How Cloud Computing Can Reinforce Your Las Vegas Business Cloud computing is a relatively new innovation, yet it’s already been widely deployed by countless businesses. It can improve and reinforce a business’s IT infrastructure, provide redundant systems, handle heavier loads, and provide a seemingly unlimited amount of data backup storage. All this can be done […]
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    Cloud Computing Path

  • iCloud New Prices Announced by Apple

    Pravin Anchan
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:48 pm
    On 2nd September Apple put in place new pricing policies for its higher level iCloud services. This follows in the wake of revised prices for lower tier storage announced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. Prices for new high level tier cloud storage are $ 0.99 per month for 20 GB or $ 11.88 per […]
  • DropBox Pro Premium offers 1 TB of storage for Just $ 9.99/Month

    Pravin Anchan
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:11 pm
    DropBox Pro Premium offers 1 TB of storage for Just $ 9.99/Month and password protection along with remote wipe facilities, priced the same as Google’s cloud storage service for the same real estate and comparable to Microsoft’s $ 3 for 200 GB storage. This would seem like a major response to markets and competition since […]
  • Dropbox rolled out There email application Mailbox

    Pravin Anchan
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Dropbox has come of age and from cloud storage it is now moving in another direction, possibly an app-focused one. Dropbox rolled out the desktop version of its email application Mailbox, possibly a precursor to more apps. Dropbox is testing the waters with this beta desktop version. Existing iphone and Android user can get what […]
  • HP Launches Helion Virtual Private Cloud for Mid-Sized Enterprises

    Pravin Anchan
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:09 pm
     Hewlett Packard has just introduced a low cost virtual private cloud offering in the shape of HP Helion Virtual Private Cloud Lean. This is an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) aimed at improving workload performance for mid to large sized enterprises with an emphasis on collaborations and application development. The Helion VPCL includes some standard […]
  • Amazon Plans to Pull the Rug Out From Under Box, Zocalo Secure Enterprise Storage Service

    Pravin Anchan
    13 Jul 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Zocalo must be giving the jitters to Box, Dropbox and Huddle. It is Amazon’s new baby on the block, offering Secure Enterprise Storage Service in direct competition with established majors Dropbox and Box. Preview is on for those interested. As always Amazon is aggressive on pricing, offering 200GB storage at only $ 5 per user […]
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    CorvisaCloud Blog

  • 5 Tips to Improve Contact Center Customer Service

    Pam Bednarczyk
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
      Our second annual Customer Service Report1, a survey of more than 1,200 U.S. consumers, examined trends such as key service issues, industries with excellent and poor customer service, and top approaches for keeping customers happy. Based on the findings, companies can use the following tips to set their service delivery apart from the competition: 1  |  Reduce hold times. 32% will hang up after waiting on hold for more than five minutes; nearly half (49%) believe lowering hold times would vastly improve customer service. Hold times are often triggered by issues such as inflexible…
  • Get to Know the CorvisaCloud Leadership Team

    Pam Bednarczyk
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
      A company is really all about the people who work there. Meet our leadership team and hear what they have to say about technology as a strategic business tool, why service matters and why our customers choose CorvisaCloud:   Having trouble viewing the video? Click here.    
  • 4 Reasons to Start Looking at Alternatives to Your Current Phone System NOW

    Pam Bednarczyk
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
      If the contract on your current legacy on-premise phone system is coming up for renewal, you may already be considering new options. But even if you’re in the beginning or middle of your contract, you too should start examining cloud alternatives NOW. Here’s why: Obsolete Technology - Given the rapidly changing demands of your business and, depending on the state of your equipment, chances are that a portion of your on-premise phone system is obsolete, especially if you’ve had it for a while. Even with a newer system, you may have found that it’s not effectively addressing…
  • Forrester Research Highlights Value of Custom Application Development

    Pam Bednarczyk
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    In a report last year examining myths and realities in the software industry,1 author Stefan Ried, Ph.D., of Forrester Research pointed to the value of custom application development, noting that there’s no need to purchase a major suite of package software “if you need only a small part of it.” Ried wrote, “Custom development can be better as long as the business logic isn’t subject to legal or tax regulations, such as financial accounting software.” Dr. Ried, we could not agree more. The Summit Platform for CorvisaOne allows you to create your ideal communications…
  • Your Cloud Team: Take a Queue from Star Trek

    Pam Bednarczyk
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    When it comes to technology, your contact center is finally ready to explore new frontiers. You’ve been asked to lead in the exploration of cloud-based solutions and want to make sure you cover all the bases. After all, the success of the entire enterprise rests on your efforts. So, what’s THE MOST IMPORTANT first step to take? Identifying and building your Cloud Team – those key individuals within your organization who will help you articulate current communication needs, navigate through various solutions and, ultimately, assist in successfully implementing cloud technologies in your…
 
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    Dice News » Cloud Computing

  • The Key Skills Needed by Cloud Engineers

    Kate Matsudaira
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    To outsiders, cloud computing sounds like something lightweight, fluffy and full of rainbows. But cloud computing is actually very deep and technical, and requires engineers to be versed in the cutting edge of technology. If you’re an expert engineer in another discipline, you may already have many of the skills you need to succeed in the cloud. And since the cloud is still fairly new, you can set yourself apart by being able to apply what you know to learn fast on the job. Click here to find cloud engineer jobs. A Mix of Operations, Software and Architecture As a cloud engineer, you need…
  • Which Cloud-Storage Option Is Cheapest?

    Nick Kolakowski
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:46 am
    Over at Technologizer, Harry McCracken has assembled a chart comparing the major cloud-storage services by price, mobile support and other metrics. For anyone debating whether to put massive amounts of data in the cloud, it’s a potentially useful breakdown of the options out there. On a price-per-gigabyte basis, purchasing the Personal version Office 365 (Microsoft’s cloud-based version of Office) is the best option, as it comes with a terabyte of OneDrive storage for $6.99 per month; the Home version of Office 365, which allows up to five users, offers the same amount of storage for…
  • These Are the Top 10 Cloud Skills Employers Want

    Mark Feffer
    11 Jun 2014 | 6:23 am
    The term “cloud skills” is something of a misnomer. Truth is, there’s no single set of skills you need to get a job working with cloud technology. Instead, employers are looking for a mix of skills that will vary depending on the job in question and the candidate themselves. In other words, they’re looking for breadth rather than depth in any one area. As the cloud continues to grow, so does the need for tech professionals who can develop the solutions and services it offers. And though the cloud’s been around long enough to develop a community of workers who can support it, demand…
  • Analytics-Driven Cities: Hype, or the Future?

    Nick Kolakowski
    29 May 2014 | 7:05 am
    Can you make a city smarter? Despite the hype attached to so-called “Big Data,” many cities haven’t yet rushed to embrace the idea of analyzing massive data sets to holistically improve city services. But change on that front could be underway, with Minneapolis, Minn., and Montpellier, France, working with IBM on analytics platforms capable of boosting efficiencies in transportation, water management and emergency services. Click here to find analytics jobs. Minneapolis is using cloud-based pattern discovery to better track metrics such as traffic and water usage. It’s a…
  • Cloud Services Providers: Plan for Outages

    Nick Kolakowski
    16 May 2014 | 8:45 am
    A login issue prevented customers from accessing Adobe Systems’ Creative Cloud services for nearly 24 hours. “We’re currently experiencing an outage affecting user’s ability to sign in to our services. We are working on a fix—stay tuned,” Adobe tweeted May 14. Until the company fixed the issue, customers couldn’t purchase or upgrade software, or sign out of their account without locking themselves out of the system. Click here to find cloud development jobs. In mid-2013, Adobe chose to focus the bulk of its software-development efforts on Creative Cloud. That movement…
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    Tech Page One » Cloud Computing

  • Cloud’s silver lining for SMB woes (Part 2)

    Tina DeBrass
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    In Part 1 of this series, we looked at three major woes small and medium business owners (SMBs) face when dealing with technology — security concerns, the cost of upgrades and maintenance and lack of expertise. In Part 2 of this series, we will discuss common general business challenges that cloud computing can also help SMBs address. Cloud’s ability to overcome the top technology woes in SMBs is great, but it offers so much more potential beyond just that as it fuels the SMB growth engine.  According to JPMorgan Chase’s “Business Leaders Outlook: Small…
  • Cloud’s silver lining for SMB woes (Part 1)

    Tina DeBrass
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Security concerns. Cost of upgrades and maintenance. Lack of expertise. All are very real issues small and medium business owners (SMBs) face when dealing with technology. At the same time, 70% report that technology is very import to the success of their businesses, according to a National Small Business Association 2013 Small Business Technology Survey. So what’s a business owner to do when technology’s poised to be both a blessing and a curse to growth?  The solution is cloud computing. Over the past three years, cloud use among SMBs has skyrocketed – from just 5% in 2013 to 43%…
  • Best-fit cloud strategy: Keep your options open

    Power Solutions
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Cloud presents an attractive opportunity to meet far-reaching business expectations with flexible, on-demand access to applications and services. The latest advances in cloud computing enable enterprises to achieve measurable gains in speed and agility. Credit: Sam EdwardsUntil recently, cloud has been useful mostly for application developers and organizations with the specialized expertise to capitalize on cloud capabilities. Now, innovative tools and services are spurring mainstream cloud adoption. The latest advances enable organizations of all sizes to achieve measurable gains in speed…
  • Unified cloud computing management sparks agility

    Power Solutions
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Unified cloud computing management tools give LOB users an on-demand, self-service experience. Image: Kyu Oh/Photodisc/GettyBusiness agility. It’s the true driver of cloud computing adoption — and it trumps efficiency, cost and the other things people talk about. For example, when marketers sign up for Typepad online, they do so because the technology enables them to solve problems on their own timetables — not those of a centralized IT organization. Likewise, when developers start virtual machines in the Amazon cloud because it takes six weeks to get similar resources from…
  • Taxing the cloud

    newscred
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Nine U.S. states have recently issued administrative guidance on the taxability of cloud computing services, but only two have found the services taxable. Credit: iStock Cloud computing is all the rage, and likely to remain that way. Businesses aren’t just implementing cloud computing as an add-on to their current business technology strategy, they’re changing their technology strategies to use cloud computing. Because of this, it’s unlikely that there will be a shift back to traditional software models. (Who really wants to return to a time before Google, anyway?) Suffice it to say,…
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    AT&T Networking Exchange Blog » Cloud

  • Dynamically Managing the IT Supply Chain

    Michael Vizard
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    Thanks to information technology, just about every process has been automated except for one: The actual management of IT itself. More often than not, IT organizations are still manually provisioning applications and systems. There have been some advances, to be sure, but it can still take weeks (if not months) to build and deploy an application. Toward IT automation The good news is that automating IT is now a major priority. Every business recognizes that its ability to respond to changing business conditions in an agile manner is the difference between winning and losing. Indeed, companies…
  • Private Cloud Is All About Choice

    Chris Costello
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    While the use of the term “cloud” has permeated our lives in many ways, it still connotes different things to different people. What makes one cloud model better than another? What features are required for your specific cloud solution? Will the solution evolve and grow with your company? Most importantly, does the vendor’s network support the performance levels you require, with the security your sensitive data demands? We have all heard the mantras around the benefits of cloud, “Flexibility, Scalability,” etc. I’m not discounting those benefits at all. However,…
  • What managed hosting and private cloud option is right for you?

    Amy Lyn Anderson
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    AT&T commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the hosted private and managed services markets to provide some clarity within these two newer deployment markets.  You’ve done research too, and are better informed about Managed Hosting and Private Cloud. But even after learning more about the options, you may still need some help deciding which option is right for you.  Don’t fear, as the second in the series of three white papers, Which Managed Hosting and Private Hosted Cloud Option is Right for You, guides you through the necessary deciding factors. Forrester’s study…
  • AT&T as Enabler of the Global IT Supply Chain

    Tom Siracusa
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    These days, the one capability that most businesses prize above all others is agility. Either because businesses need to quickly take advantage of new opportunities or to react to sudden downturns in the economy, the speed at which a business responds to an event is now the difference between success and failure. Unfortunately, most businesses today are hamstrung by their IT investments. Every business process of any consequence is dependent to one degree or another on IT. Adjusting those business processes or, for that matter, creating one from scratch can require months of time, largely…
  • Moving towards a truly programmable enterprise with OpenAPIs

    Michael Vizard
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    Just about anywhere you turn in IT these days, it seems like there is an application programming interface (API) that has been exposed to make it easier to consume one function or another. Whether it’s an application, a piece of infrastructure, or a cloud computing service, the entire IT landscape is now programmable, thanks to the rise of open APIs. Of course, having an API is one thing; being able to actually consume it is often quite another. APIs can be notoriously unstable. When changes are made to a service or application, the API exposing it all too often breaks. For that reason,…
 
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    The Cloud Evangelist

  • None of the podcasts work ? – Read here

    Richard Morrell
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    Why don’t the podcast links work ??? For those bright eyed amongst you the podcasts stopped broadcasting new content on June 12th 2014. I’m not going to go into the long and rather bizarre story now as to why the … Continue reading →
  • Why is there no new content here ?

    Richard Morrell
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:34 pm
    If you’re looking for content on the Portal please point your browsers at www.thecloudevangelist.com. This portal was deprecated at the start of 2012. All new content is available online at the new Cloud Evangelist portal along with the latest video … Continue reading →
  • Podcast round up of 2013 part 1 of 2

    Richard Morrell
    1 Jan 2014 | 5:42 am
    Todays podcast is part one of a two part special talking to Brian Stevens EVP/CTO of Red Hat, Arun Oberoi who heads up our Global Business Development, Ian Lawson explaining why he’d happily round up anyone who doesn’t get big … Continue reading →
  • The blog is dead long live the blog

    Richard Morrell
    29 Dec 2013 | 5:11 am
    I am moving away from WordPress.com after difficulties trying to get plugin’s agreed that I need to use and have migrated instead to my own servers. The blog will continue to live there and I will continue to own cloudevangelist.org, … Continue reading →
  • Podcast: Tim Marston talks DevOps Goodness

    Richard Morrell
    10 Dec 2013 | 1:31 am
    Tim Marston was on episode two of the podcasts I’d just started about 18 months ago and he was overdue to be on another show so we’ve recorded this talking DevOps funkiness, migrating JRE workloads to cloud. Tim’s one of … Continue reading →
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  • Creating an Autoconfiguring IBM UrbanCode Deploy Agent in Skytap

    nwurst@skytap.com
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    Skytap recently announced the availability of the Skytap Automation Pack for IBM UrbanCode Deploy. You can read about it in this Skytap blog post from earlier this year. You'll recall that this plugin adds the following functionality into the IBM UrbanCode Deploy Application Process web UI to create and manipulate templates and configurations in Skytap:Skytap Cloud AuthenticationAdd Configuration to Project Add Template to Project Change Configuration State Connect to Network in another Configuration (ICNR) Connect to VPN Tunnel Create Configuration from Template Create Published Service…
  • Just Landed: Virtual and Cloud-based Labs

    nwurst@skytap.com
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    ​Today, voke, inc. officially announced the availability of their latest publication, titled, Market Snapshot TM Report: Virtual and Cloud-based Labs. The report was written by voke founders Theresa Lanowitz and Lisa Dronzek, and it features the results of a recent survey they conducted on the concept of “lifecycle virtualization.” LV is centered around the idea of introducing virtualization to the pre-production areas of the SDLC in order to truly deliver what voke refers to as, “the next generation enterprise." I got the opportunity to get my hands on a copy of this survey a little…
  • How to Automate Your Environment Provisioning for Mobile App Development

    nwurst@skytap.com
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    ​Last week, we co-hosted another great webinar with Orasi, one of our outstanding TapIn Partners, and we’re thrilled to now offer this on-demand to anyone who missed it, or even those who attended but who may want to share it with others! We focused on showing how to provide more complete test coverage for mobile applications in order to overcome the challenges teams face today to deliver quality mobile apps quickly, efficiently, and securely. Viewing this webinar will give you greater understanding of how to: Automatically create test environments based on development build eventsExecute…
  • Book Review: The Phoenix Project - Chasing the DevOps Whale

    nwurst@skytap.com
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    ​This technical, but easy-reading story will likely become required reading for everyone here at Skytap. The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps and Helping Your Business Win (Gene Kim, Kevin Behr & George Spafford, IT Revolution Press, 2013) ties one man’s journey toward DevOps to the significant innovations made in factory optimization and lean planning achieved some 30 years ago.While instructional, the book uses a fictional exposition of a harrowing, never-ending quest for DevOps resembling Melville’s Moby Dick, except the Pequod is struggling company Parts Unlimited, Ishmael…
  • Why Aren’t We Letting Software Testers Test?

    nwurst@skytap.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    ​What do software testers want to do most while at work?What do software testers enjoy most about their job? What do many testers struggle to find the time to do each and every day? What’s absolutely critical to the success of your enterprise? There’s one simple answer to these questions, and it might surprise many non-testers out there. The answer is, “testing software.” It’s what testers signed up to do, it’s their passion, but unfortunately, testers find less and less time each and every day to do the thing they love most—and what you most need from them. Why? What are…
 
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    I am OnDemand

  • Cloud Videos: Migrating to Cloud Native with Microservices by Adrian Cockcroft

    Ofir Nachmani
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    On Wednesday July 2nd, Adrian Cockcroft, from Battery Venture, lectured at an IGTCloud and IamOnDemand meetup. Prior to joining Battery, Adrian led Netflix’s migration to a large scale, highly available public cloud infrastructure and drove the cloud-native NetflixOSS platform to become open source as the Netflix cloud management platform. In a recent interview, the Netflix cloud pioneer answered a broad range of questions covering everything from his take on AWS development, DevOps vs NoOps, and the future of enterprise IT. If you  like to enjoy  ”IamOnDemand Adrian’s…
  • AWS NY Summit Highlights: Ruling the Cloud Stack and an Expanding Ecosystem

    Ofir Nachmani
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    Last week’s NYC AWS summit was yet another success for the cloud giant. Just shy of the impressive turnout at re:Invent 2013 in Las Vegas, last week’s summit had so many attendees, they ran out of badges! As always, the lectures were great, however, we weren’t told anything new. Despite the ever-growing awareness of AWS cloud, Werner has been pitching the same “old” messages for years. Security issues, price reductions, fast deployment, and scalability were introduced in a much more organic way three years ago, and this year’s summit proved that these concepts have been…
  • Become a Cloud Celebrity at AWS NYC Summit

    Ofir Nachmani
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    IamOnDemand Cloud Celebrity Whether you are a cloud consumer or vendor, launching your first startup or developing cutting edge technology to improve cloud computing experiences…you can be famous! Over the years, I have become very familiar with the AWS cloud, as well as the startups that were utilizing the cloud from the get-go. Through this experience, I was able to witness how the market matured, and eventually see those very same startups flourish into the strong companies they are today. I am proud to announce that IOD has since expanded into a great team of professionals who leverage…
  • My Interview with Adrian Cockcroft – Netflix Cloud Pioneer

    Ofir Nachmani
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:10 am
    On Wednesday July 2nd, Adrian Cockcroft from Battery Venture is going to lecture on an IGTCloud and IamOnDemand meetup. Prior to joining Battery, Adrian  lead Netflix’s migration to a large scale, highly available public-cloud architecture and the open sourcing of the cloud-native NetflixOSS platform – the Netflix cloud management platform. The Netflix Cloud Netflix, the popular American provider of internet video streaming, dominates the market with over 50 million subscribers and a third of all internet traffic during peak hours. Netflix currently operates in over 40 countries and has…
  • Cloud Marketer, You Don’t Have a Clue!

    Ofir Nachmani
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:34 am
    What is the point of hiring a marketer? By definition, a marketer is supposed to possess the ability to market the goods or services provided by a company to the appropriate target markets. In reality, however, this definition is often times expanded to entail a larger quantity of tasks, which unfortunately is not proportionate to quality. Knowing how to analyze a particular environment does not mean one possesses the same level of expertise in a field as those actually working the field. In other words, while a marketer may be able to assess which audience will best respond to content…
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    ProcessMate - Business Process Management and Workflow software

  • Next Release is Out! ProcessMate 5 introduces fine-grained security and other features.

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    The ProcessMate Release 5 is out! We introduced a number of key features, and of course, multiple minor improvements and fixes. Please see below:   Process data security Some of the process information can be configured to be accessible/editable by managing users only. This helps conceal sensitive information such as quotes, from the rest of the users..   Auto and manual CSV exports ProcessMate will allow you to export your process data into CSV, and can do this automatically for you daily. This assures there is no lock in for your data. You can have your data every day.   More…
  • ProcessMate Release 4.5 is out with key new features

    admin
    13 May 2014 | 3:10 pm
    The ProcessMate Release 4.5 is out! We introduced several very important features, as well as multiple minor improvements and fixes. This is the short list:   Wizard for Creating New Process Easily create new processes in a new Process Wizard we deployed with ProcessMate 4.5. Now you can configure your business process in three simple steps, following the wizard’s guidance. Easily define new processes in three simple steps   Manage your work with “My Tasks” view Meet the revolutionary feature of ProcessMate – tasks. Tasks are activities (steps in the process)…
  • Release 4.0 is out! See our new features, improvements and fixes.

    admin
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:46 pm
    We released the major upgrade of ProcessMate. Check out new features, bug fixes and UI optimizations we have implemented for you. In this release, we focused on improving customer experience, as well as to roll out a few key features. Here are just some of them: Process Problem Management Streamline your processes with the new capability – Problem Management. ProcessMate now enables your team to document and track problems occurred in processes, see reminders of those problems not tackled, generate problem reports for management   User Interface Improvements Additional reports,…
  • Year results – 2013, what an amazing year!

    admin
    26 Jan 2014 | 8:23 am
    Here we would like to share with you the amazing results we have achieved in 2013 in ProcessMate. We started this year with what I can mostly describe as Refined Idea (and a few blueprints) and finishing it with a fully functional product. First off, it was a great year for us as we launched in 2013! We created a web-site, but more importantly we delivered a number of releases. Our initial goal was create a “Minimal Viable Product”, e.g. software that can function and provide value, but we have gone further and created a fully functional product that can sell. The major components…
  • Changes in Pricing

    admin
    28 Dec 2013 | 12:25 pm
    This post is not anymore relevant, since we updated our pricing with even simpler pricing model. In ProcessMate we are changing the pricing model as we believe the new model benefits both our customers and us in a variety of ways. We are switching to the account-based pricing, whereby the “account” is regarded as an entity that has a one or more users. Such account is usually created for a company or department and is billed against all users and all resources they use in a given billing period. An example is an Acme company that has 3 users. The Acme company has an account called…
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    Atlantic.Net

  • Atlantic.Net Launches $.99 Server “Go” Plan To Push The Advancement Of Startup Innovation

    Adnan
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The $.99 Server “Go” plan includes a 256MB Linux or FreeBSD virtual machine, 10GB of SSD storage, and 1TB of outbound bandwidth which will dramatically reduce the cost of developing the next big ideaWe are pleased to announce the availability of our newly launched $.99 server “Go” plan. Aggressively priced, the new server includes a 256MB Linux or FreeBSD Cloud VPS (Virtual Private Server), 10GB of SSD storage, and 1TB of outbound bandwidth (unlimited inbound bandwidth). Also included is A+B redundant power on each server, enterprise SSDs, RAID redundant storage,…
  • The Rise of the 3D Printer: Hype or Revolution?

    Kent Roberts
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Electric and self-driving cars. Suborbital space flights. Cloud computing. Content delivery networks. 3-D printing. All of these tech concepts were seen as extraordinarily innovative when they were first introduced to a mass audience. Although some so-called “new” technologies have actually been in development by various parties for years, once they start to go mainstream, we are easily skeptical: “Is this really as huge as the public and the press want to think it is,” we wonder, “or is it just hype?”3-D printing is all over the place these days. It appeared in many of the…
  • A Brief History of Linux Distributions

    Kent Roberts
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    Like Windows or iOS, Linux is an operating system. As such, it serves as an interface between a computer’s hardware and the applications operating on it. Unlike the aforementioned competitors (proprietary software created by Microsoft and Apple), Linux is free and open source. It was created using a kernel developed by Linus Torvalds while he was attending the University of Helsinki in Finland.Linux historyAccording to Linux.org, Linus Torvalds was originally developing applications at the University of Helsinki with a version of UNIX called Minix. However, he became dissatisfied with that…
  • 5 Tips to Optimize Cloud VPS Security for Developers

    Adnan
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    If it’s a popularity contest, cloud is winning.February 2014’s State of the Cloud Survey gathered information and perspectives on cloud computing from 1068 IT executives throughout a broad spectrum of economic sectors. 24% of those who completed the survey were from enterprises employing 1000+ people. This year’s results show that cloud has exceptionally high acceptance, with 94% of companies either using cloud applications or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS; also called Hardware as a Service, or HaaS). 87% of companies are at least partially integrated with a public cloud, while 74%…
  • Cloud VPS Hosting for 100 Websites – a Real World Scenario

    Kent Roberts
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    I’m going to let you in on a little business secret: customers care about customer service. Hard to believe, isn’t it? Customer support software company Zendesk sponsored a research study in 2013, conducted by independent research outfit Dimensional Research. The findings were based on surveys of 1046 people, in response to the customer support they received at midsized businesses.Here are the key findings of the customer support study that are related to revenue:Survey respondents listed customer support as the factor most influencing their trust of a company.Three out of every five…
 
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    Cloudwards.net

  • Dropbox Appoints New Australia/New Zealand Head and Is Center of Lawsuit

    Denise Sullivan
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Dropbox has hired a new head for their Australia and New Zealand. Charlie Wood is now in charge of promoting and marketing the cloud service’s products. The company is also at the center of a lawsuit involving a citizens group and a Florida county. Dropbox image credit: Dropbox Dropbox Adds Charlie Wood to Team The cloud service provider opened its first Australia/New Zealand office in April 2014. Currently, about 95 percent of all Australian companies have employees with Dropbox accounts. About a third of the population also uses the service. Charlie Woodimage credit: Computer World…
  • Rackspace Restarts Its Servers, Mate.

    Victoria Kazz
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    There have been some bugs down under, specifically in the cloud. Rackspace will reboot all of its cloud servers in Sydney, Australia due to a Xen virtualization layer bug. image credit: Naoki Sato The Mysterious Bug On September 30, Rackspace follows Amazon Web Services (AWS) in restarting any system that runs the NexGen infrastructure. AWS shut down and reran its servers three days ago due to this virus, which the cloud industry is calling the Xen XSA-108 bug. Rackspace’s standard, along with Performance 1 and 2 servers will be restarted. OnMetal servers were unaffected by the bug…
  • Dropbox Sponsors Testathon for San Francisco Area

    Denise Sullivan
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Dropbox is sponsoring a Testathon in San Francisco on October 4, 2014. The one day event will bring together some of the top beta testers together in an effort to challenge Dropbox’s app. Testathon Logoimage credit: Testathon Dropbox Testathon Helps Build Tester Relationships This is the third event of its kind to be managed by the Testathon group, a not-for-profit organization. The competition is designed to bring together 50 quality testers and foster building a strong community while making testing fun. Testers will work in teams to try to break the apps and uncover as many issues as…
  • TEAM and Code42 Join Forces to Deliver CrashPlan for Unstructured Data

    Vladimir Covic
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    TEAM Informatics, a prominent business software vendor, announced its partnership with Code42, the makers of CrashPlan Backup Services.  CrashPlan PROimage credit: code42 TEAM, the leading expert in Oracle WebCenter and Gold Integration Specialist with Alfresco, will enable CrashPlan services to offer more economical cloud backup to its users, with virtually no maintenance needed.  Code42 Keeping Users’ Data Secure With Encryption CrashPlan destinationimage credit: CrashPlan Linux An enterprise version, CrashPlan PRO, offers a straightforward, robust and intelligent verification for…
  • On Cloudwards This Week Issue 25 (16th-22nd, September 2014)

    Mohseen Lala
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Welcome to our 25th weekly round-up of the news. We’ve got some interesting topics to cover here at On Cloudwards This Week, such as the sad mishap between Dropbox and iOS, Box’s exciting week and a new VP at Google’s end of the galaxy. As always, our previous week’s episode is handy and ready, just in case you missed it or something. 1. Google Announces Brian Stevens as VP of Cloud Platform and Kicks off Start-up Initiative Google Cloud Platform Serversimage credit: Google Red Hat lost an executive to Google this week, in the form of former CTO, Brian Stevens. Brian…
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    Appirio » Cloud Powered Business Blog

  • Learn From Appirio Experts at Dreamforce

    John Gorup
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    Appirio’s presence at Dreamforce will be deep and wide. Aside from having friendly chats at our booth, or just hanging out with one of us at a coffee shop, there will be a chance to learn from some of Appirio’s world-class experts in sessions. The following is a list of sessions that features an Appirian… Read More
  • The Zen of Recruiting: An Industry Master Discusses the Mysteries of Locating Talent, Part 2

    Ray Rivera
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    Second of a two-part interview  In last week’s chat with recruiting expert Vicki Moening of Appirio’s Cornerstone OnDemand Practice, we talked about what makes talent so scarce, and how employee referral programs provide a mechanism for employers to access a hidden market for talent.  This week we conclude the conversation, as it shifted to recruiting… Read More
  • 7 Benefits of the Worker Experience

    John Gorup
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    One way to think of Sales Cloud and Service Cloud is as “serving suggestions.”  Peter Coffee, Director of Platform Research at salesforce.com, has used this helpful metaphor to show that force.com is more than just CRM. One serving suggestion Appirio has seen a hunger for is a force.com platform that improves the Worker Experience. A… Read More
  • This Week in Crowdsourcing – 3 Things to Know

    Ben Kerschberg
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    Enjoy these three articles from the world of crowdsourcing and related technologies.  Greg Otto at fedscoop wrote this interesting piece about IBM’s Watson-as-a-Service. He writes: "IBM announced last week it has moved its cognitive computing system into the cloud to form the Watson Discovery Advisor, allowing researchers, academics and anyone else trying to leverage big… Read More
  • Getting Started with Worker Experience

    John Gorup
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    There is a secret truth, universal to all corporations and organizations. That secret is: their intranet is crap, and their employees hate using it. For most companies, the intranet is a forgotten bit of software that employees use as they need it. But a bad intranet is just a symptom of a bigger problem in… Read More
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    CloudWedge

  • Cloud Service Adoption Rate Soars Amid Cloud Security Concerns

    CloudWedge Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    If you factor in the leaks regarding the National Security Agencies tactics for intercepting cloud data as well as the celebrity photo leaks that are being blamed on the cloud, it's easy to see how cloud security is the number one concern for CIOs and CTOs looking streamline existing business processes. You would think that the recent bad press surrounding cloud service security would spook IT decision makers however research shows that this simply isn't the case. BT conducted a study that queried business technology executives in over 10 countries. Despite the fear mongering of the tech…
  • Microsoft Brings Cloud Hosted Services To India

    CloudWedge Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella won over the hearts of Indian government and business moguls with his promise to bring Microsoft's flagship cloud services into India.  Azure and Office 365 are expected to be among the first cloud services being offered from within Indian data centers. The major hang-up in India regarding cloud services is that Indian officials are worried about Indian data being stored outside of the country. With Nadella's assurances of cloud services being offered from within data centers located inside of 3 Indian cities, worries about data being hosted outside of India has…
  • Online Meetings & Webinars – A Case Study

    Siamak Farah
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    Staying Connected Today, many employees and companies are starting to realize the benefits of working from home, especially tech companies, where remote and virtual employees are a great asset to have in order to get things done around the clock. Telecommuting is also a way for companies to meet the needs of employees who don’t want to or can’t live near the mother ship. However, despite the rose-colored view of a virtual employee’s daily schedule and the lack of a morning and evening commute, telecommuting employees have found that there is much that is left unsaid about their new work…
  • Are You Vulnerable to Voice over IP Hacking?

    Hadley Jones
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    VoIP is the new cure for bloated phone bills. With its integration into IT networks and the Internet, it bypasses the conventional world of telephony. It opens up a whole new world of phone functions to users – and a whole new opportunity for hackers and cybercriminals. That’s not to say that hacking phones could not be done before. Phone ‘phreaking’ was already in full swing when arch-hacker Kevin Mitnick was convicted in 1999 – and denied access to any phone because of his dangerous phone-hacking abilities. But VoIP now adds most if not all the possibilities of software viruses…
  • Geek of the Week: Adrian De Luca

    CloudWedge Staff
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    [caption id="attachment_8383" align="alignright" width="172"] snia[/caption] Here at CloudWedge we like to celebrate successes within the cloud industry, especially those that enable further migrations to the cloud. Enabling enterprises to maintain control over their migrations and therefore feel more comfortable with the process is a great thing, and is exactly what Adrian De Luca explained that Hitachi Data Systems is doing, with their ‘your cloud, your way’ approach. We quoted Adrian on this earlier this week on with comments of Hitachi’s Booming Cloud Business. And so, the…
 
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    LoadSpring

  • Oracle P6 Analytics Brings Insights to Everybody

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    The more your project has an impact on your enterprise as a whole, the wider the range of people avidly expecting information about what you’re up to and how you’re doing. You could spend precious project management time collating data and statuses specifically for each interested party. Or you could let everybody get the information they want to see individually with an interface that makes it easy to create reports, scorecards and KPIs to suit individual requirements. That’s the promise of Oracle P6 Analytics when linked to P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (P6 EPPM). Play…
  • LoadSpring Q3 | 2014 eNews

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:31 pm
    The post LoadSpring Q3 | 2014 eNews appeared first on LoadSpring.
  • Smarter Project Contract Management and More with WebCenter (UCM)

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    Contracts are part of project management life. They can be very varied, from their terms and conditions to their duration or renewal dates. The challenge for enterprises in general and project managers in particular is do better than just the default level of contract management which only swings into action when a contract has expired. The use of multiple content systems within an enterprise is a further complication. It becomes difficult or impossible to track or leverage contract content. The first advantage of Oracle WebCenter is to provide a repository capable of centralizing and…
  • Bringing Business Process Management to the World of Projects

    admin
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The potential advantages of applying BPM (business process management) to project management are wide-ranging. Essentially, it’s all about process optimization – making organizations more efficient, effective and adaptive. The levels of savings that can be made and reductions in response time for both internal and external customers mean that improving business processes often tops the list of priorities for organizations and their CIOs. The challenge is to manage the real-world processes that often span several functional departments and their applications. Good BPM provides a solution…
  • LoadSpring Exhibiting at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

    admin
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    We look forward to seeing you at Oracle OpenWorld 2014! Contact us for more details about our premium giveaways and our exclusive gift. p: +1 978.685.9715 #oow14  The post LoadSpring Exhibiting at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 appeared first on LoadSpring.
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    ColoAdvisor - Cloud & Colocation News

  • Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

    Shirin
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    Disadvantages of Cloud Computing While checking out the Cloud Computing group on Linkedin, I found a discussion from March of 2013 where a NetworkWorld article called Cost Battle: Cloud Computing vs. in-House IT was the topic. While the article did a good job of explaining that one size doesn’t fit all, some of the group members went on to say that cloud was really the only solution for enterprises to save money and to modernize their IT delivery. I thought the discussion (not the article!) was a bit too “pro cloud computing” hence this blog article. Network…
  • Attention RSS Reader Subscribers

    Shirin
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    I have to apologize to our RSS feed subscribers. Feed burner just isn’t what it used to be so we had to make a switch. We attempted to migrate our existing subscribers but we have a feeling some may have been left behind. Please subscribe to our feed using this new link here: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/coloadvisor Again our apologies!          Related StoriesData Center Tiers – What You Need to KnowColocation Pricing Trends 
  • How ColoAdvisor’s Database Speeds Cloud Computing and Colocation Search

    Shirin
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:35 am
    I’ve been touting the benefits of our homegrown database of datacenters for a long time. Previously each time we engaged with a client it would start with a quick look at our database BUT since we didn’t have complete data we’d always need to fill the beginning of our colocation or cloud computing searches with many phones calls and emails. To scale, we enabled any agent at ColoAdvisor to add new tables or fields  to the database at will. No longer would it be enough to know the available square footage or how many diesel generators a facility had – real information had…
  • Ashburn Data Centers – Plenty of Choices

    Charles
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Map Courtesy of Google Maps Ashburn Data Centers The Dulles Technology Corridor is a massive hub of technology companies and the infrastructure that supports them. And within this hub is “the bullseye of America’s Internet,” Ashburn, Virginia. Also known as “Data Center Alley,” Ashburn data centers total over at the moment, with more being added all the time. Among those most recently announced are Equinix’s 1.16 million square foot “crown jewel,” unveiled last year; Cyrus One’s 420,000 square foot facility; and Dupont Fabros’…
  • Colocation Pricing Trends

    Charles
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    Colocation Pricing Trends Colocation used to be thought of as an expensive proposition, but through increased awareness (and rising in-house technological infrastructure costs) many companies have come to see colocation as an affordable alternative to internal solutions. More recently still, however, there have been murmurs that colocation costs are still falling due to increased competition in the industry, and perhaps, more widespread usage. As you might imagine, at ColoAdvisor, we pay very close attention to pricing trends in the data center industry. We thought we’d take the…
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    HackSurfer

  • Fake Android App targeting Hong Kong activists.

    Johnny Utah
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:58 pm
    A fake spyware has been floating around claiming to help and organize Occupy Central activists in Hong Kong.  The app claims to have been developed by Code4HK but the developers have no knowledge of ever creating this app."Once downloaded and installe...
  • Cybercrime Trifecta Strikes Back - Fantasy Cybercrime Week 4

    Jeff Peters
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Covering cybercrime is an endlessly fascinating social experiment, and there's never a down week.Just a moment ago, I sat staring at my blank screen thinking, "Man, last week was a pretty quiet week cybercrime wise. What am I going to write about?" Then I thought of a co...
  • Home Depot, Jimmy John's, Shellshock Among Week's Top Cybercrime Stories

    Matt Lichtfuss
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Home Depot is still the king when it comes to last week’s cybercrime chatter. A newer development coming by way of a Jimmy John’s breach has exploded on the scene, and comes in number two for last week’s most discussed cybercrime targets.Apple, the GNU Project, and the breach at V...
  • Japan Airlines Suffers Flight Risk

    Gwen Harkness
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Most Notable InfoThe major attack of the day was perpetrated against Japan Airlines when 750,000 customers' data was leaked due to a breach against the airline’s miles program. SC Magazine reports, “Following an investigation – which found that 23 computers contained malware ...
  • ISIL may launch retaliatory cyber attacks, says FBI

    Mike
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    Extremist hackers may launch retaliatory cyber attacks in response to the U.S. air campaign aimed at ISIS, the FBI warns. In a bulletin to law enforcement and businesses, the agency said no specific threat information was available, but cited aspirational, non-specific threats mad...
 
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    Server Backup

  • Electronic Record Keeping Requires Companies to Consider Database Backup Services

    Mark Martin
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:25 pm
    [Posted September 7th 2014 by: Mark Martin] Even if you never thought you’d have to think about database backup services in your line of work, you may suddenly be asking technological questions if you’re in the medical field. The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has led to some serious changes for consumers and medical providers alike. If you’re in healthcare, your office has been forced to make the switch to electronic records. This federal mandate originally stated that medical providers would have to switch to a “meaningful use” of electronic…
  • Cloud backup reduces downtime and associated costs

    Stephen Perkins
    12 May 2014 | 2:29 am
    There is a certain level of flexibility that is associated with the cloud. People store things in these kinds of environments because it allows them unlimited access to files and programs. This can be enabled from anywhere in the world on whatever device the user happens to be carrying with them. In essence, the cloud enables instant gratification. This is why so many companies are now turning to the cloud as a business continuity tool. Cloud backup is a vital asset in an age where even just hours of downtime can cost some organizations millions of dollars. According to the Forrester…
  • Threat landscape important to consider

    Stephen Perkins
    8 May 2014 | 3:42 am
    There is no clear-cut path to success in business. Oftentimes, the road taken is plagued with obstacles. The worst part is that the most threatening disasters cannot often be foreseen with enough time to build a specific plan on the spot.  This is probably one of the hardest aspects of running enterprise operations in the modern day – not being able to predict what might happen next. Huge storms that tear through towns and cities can never be properly planned for. Fires can wipe out entire companies without even trying. There are countless situations that may appear to need…
  • Business continuity requires offsite flexibility

    Stephen Perkins
    6 May 2014 | 3:26 am
    There is an increasing concern these days regarding unplanned downtime. Whether brought on by a natural disaster or human error, the risk of a business encountering a serious obstacle grows with every day that goes by – especially if one has never occurred before. Be it through fire or flooding, companies can lose their critical systems in seconds if they are not prepared. While there may be strategies in place for how to get the organization back to where it needs to be, there may be a lack of plans for what to do in the interim. Business continuity and disaster recovery are not…
  • When it comes to disaster recovery, don’t ignore overseas business

    Stephen Perkins
    30 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    A new report suggested that companies do not devote the same attention regarding data recovery to overseas operations that they do to mainland activity. This lack of focus on international operations can prove extremely detrimental to business. Chubb Risk Survey points to lack of international focus among business data recovery plans Carried out annually, this year's Chub Multinational Risk Survey suggested that despite the many threats posed to businesses that choose to expand operations overseas, companies are not taking the necessary efforts to plan for data recovery,…
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    Basics of Java and Cloud Computing-MaxCDN Enabled

  • SEO Webhosting Tips

    Mitesh Soni
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    If you want to have a website, you have to buy a webhosting package to host it. When you do that, you have to make sure that the orientation of your website establishment is toward creating a SEO-friendly website. There are some tips that you can use when you want to host a SEO-friendly website. Four Webhosting Factors that Affect Your Website’s SEO Rank When you want to host your website, there are four important factors that you have to mind. They may not directly affect your website’s SEO rating, but in the long term, you will mostly be awareThe post SEO Webhosting Tips appeared first…
  • Cloud Based Mobile Device Management

    Mitesh Soni
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    Does Cloud Based Mobile Device Management Affect Mobile App Development and Usage? MDM or Mobile Device Management has added new dimensions to the way large and small companies do business. Today’s technology driven world finds MDM even more relevant because consumers and customers are at a greater risk of being targeted by hackers. MDM is also relevant due to the fact that today’s generation relies heavily on mobile devices to make purchases, share information and manage finances. Cloud computing has not left any aspect of technology untouched. Cloud based mobile device management has…
  • WinSCP connection to Ubuntu-Access Denied

    Mitesh Soni
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:52 am
    Port 22 is for SSH service Install openssh-server in ubuntu machine Command: apt-get install openssh-server Try connecting again. It should work.    The post WinSCP connection to Ubuntu-Access Denied appeared first on Basics of Java and Cloud Computing-MaxCDN Enabled.
  • Bare-Metal Cloud Beats Virtualization For Web And eCommerce Hosting

    Mitesh Soni
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Here’s a question that many who enthusiastically embrace the cloud don’t seem to consider: who does cloud virtualization benefit? The cloud industry would have you believe that the checks are all in the client’s column, but for the vast majority of use-cases, and particularly those that involve web and eCommerce hosting, virtualization’s main benefits accrue to the vendor. If you recall, the first cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service platforms were developed by Internet giants like Amazon who had excess capacity that frequently sat idle. Virtualization allowed them to sell that excess…
  • Old vs. New Battle: Cloud-Based System vs. Traditional Business Phones

    Mitesh Soni
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Maybe you’ve just moved your business into a new office and are considering what phone system will be best for your business. Or, maybe you’re already set up with office phones, and though you keep hearing about these new VoIP or “cloud-based” systems, you’re not quite sure what they are or if they’re right for you. One thing’s for sure: your business can’t thrive without phones! Technology is ever-changing and it’s frustrating – that’s understandable. But it changes because new and often improved solutions come along, so it’s important to keep an open mind. You made…
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    Out of the Ethernet

  • Game, Set, Stats

    Taylor Goldsmith
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    From sport professionals to little league players, teams around the country are looking at data to keep their edge on the field.
  • Winning in the Last Mile – The Race Against Network Downtime

    Martha Tate
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Make sure you have an end-to-end networking solution that meets your BC/DR needs.
  • The Cloud Market of the Future

    Stephanie Atkinson
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    Insights on the growth of managed and cloud services by Compass Intelligence Analyst Stephanie Atkinson.
  • What Comfort Zone?

    Rogier Ducloo
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    A look at five key technology trends that are forcing enterprises out of their comfort zone to reevaluate their network infrastructures.
  • Some Things Never Change

    Taylor Goldsmith
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Apple announces its foray into the wearables market as we look back at past product launches
 
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    Cloud Services World

  • Legal sector embracing cloud computing despite Snowden revelations

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    andlsquo;Guide not prescribeandrsquo; stance by SRA is increasing confidence in cloud computing.
  • Node4 adds further Cloud expertise to product management team

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    Node4 has announced the appointment of John Williams as Product Manager. Williams brings 25 years of IT industry experience to Node4 with a strong background managing leading edge Cloud solutions for a range of customers and sectors. The appointment is indicative of Node4andrsquo;s rapidly growing solutions portfolio particularly in light of its recent acquisition of LETN Solutions.
  • The Managed Services channel at decision point

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    The differences between traditional reselling and the provision of managed services are now so acute that many firms will have to decide which model to back the Managed Services and Hosting Summit 2014 in London heard on 25 September.
  • Vivocha migrates from AWS to IBM

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    Vivocha is adopting IBM Bluemix to further develop its platform and integrate new customer-centric features in the cloud quickly effectively and securely. Vivocha offers a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for online businesses including retailers that want to improve their engagement with customers.
  • Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux now available

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    Enterprise-scale solution for OpenStack allows extended deployment options to best fit customersandrsquo; needs; supports latest OpenStack Icehouse release.
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  • How to Use Connection Resiliency in Turnbased Games

    Rahul Panchal
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    In my last blog, I explained about how to use connection resiliency feature of AppWarp in multiplayer games. Connection resiliency lets you recover the same connection within the specified time period and continue the game. But in some cases, you need … Continue reading → The post How to Use Connection Resiliency in Turnbased Games appeared first on .
  • Android Wear Push Notification using App42 API

    Vishnu Garg
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    As the wearable market expands and turns out to be the next major focus of App developers, I thought to walk you through a sample project that will elucidate how can you use App42 Push Notification API in different ways … Continue reading → The post Android Wear Push Notification using App42 API appeared first on .
  • Tracking App Installation & Daily Active User

    himanshu sharma
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    If we look at the historical data, user acquisition cost varies between 1$ to 2$ per user. This cost is pretty high for app developers, which leads them to thinking about optimizing campaign costs and this requires monitoring of installation … Continue reading → The post Tracking App Installation & Daily Active User appeared first on .
  • ShepHertz Partners with Embarcadero to Help App Developers Reduce Time to Market

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    28 Aug 2014 | 5:14 am
    Recently, ShepHertz has partnered with Embarcadero to help app developers build Apps on multiple platforms and also reduce the time to market. This will provide an opportunity to C++ developers as they will be able to create & publish iOS, … Continue reading → The post ShepHertz Partners with Embarcadero to Help App Developers Reduce Time to Market appeared first on .
  • How we used Grunt for our Appwarp JS SDK to Automate the Process

    Suyash Mohan
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    The article put forth is to know how Grunt helped us to develop our Javascript SDK for AppWarp. The AppWarp JS SDK is originally written in Typescript, which is then trans compiled into Javascript. Typescript is a strict superset of … Continue reading → The post How we used Grunt for our Appwarp JS SDK to Automate the Process appeared first on .
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  • Windows 9 release

    20 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    Windows 9 Threshold: All you need to know about the next WindowsWhen is the Windows 9 release date and how will Windows 9 differ from Windows 8? Read on as we explore potential Windows 9 release dates, leaked Windows 9 screenshots and how the Windows 9 Start Menu looks set to change, hopefully for the better. (Last Update: 16 Sep)Windows 9 is the most important software release in Microsoft's history. Among the many things Microsoft needs to sort out is the Windows 9 Start Menu, but there's more to it than that. There are also debates about how Microsoft will sell Windows 9, with some kind of…
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    12 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
     LG G3 review: The perfect flagship phone for early adopters   The Good  The LG G3 has a great camera, a brilliantly sharp display, a snappy quad-core processor, and a flat UI that makes Android 4.4 look good. LG's flagship has also improved on the previous model -- the new G3 comes with a removable battery and microSD card slot, both things the G2 lacked.The Bad  The new QHD display with its 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution is quite a power-hog, so the phone will barely last you a day without a charge.The Bottom Line  Possessing the right blend of features…
 
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  • Mind The Gap: Providing IT Services That Scale

    Marc Shaw
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    Cloud hosting platforms for business are booming. From the SMB sector to enterprise clients, VMware, AWS, and Azure are seeing record gains. These are variously parsed out into the many XaaS offerings, such as IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), SaaS (Software as a Service), and DaaS (Desktop as a Service), depending on the customer’s individual needs. This is where the traditional Managed Service Provider steps in. Usually operating as small businesses themselves, with expertise levels of varying degrees and offering support for specific offerings or platforms, the Managed Service Provider…
  • The 4 Cs of Boosting SMB Sales with Social Media Marketing

    Marc Shaw
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    OK. The title’s a mouthful. But hey, sometimes you need to be specific. The key concept in social media marketing is often given short shrift or overlooked entirely by SMBs. This is usually because, unlike the big fish at the enterprise level, the marketing budget may be small and the social marketing lead is probably wearing several other hats. That means time is of the essence, and you want to make sure you’re putting effort in the right place. The foundational piece is this: use social media to drive conversions on your web site or landing page.  There are several steps involved in…
  • Beyond PowerPoint: 5 Tips for More Effective Meetings

    Marc Shaw
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Meetings. Some welcome the time to connect and get the bigger picture. Some see them as a necessary evil. Much frustration can be avoided by following a few simple steps to save time and communicate effectively. In most businesses, meetings that drag on contribute to employee frustration. Keeping meetings effective is more than just productivity in the moment. It’s part of building a culture of efficiency. It shows team members you respect them and value their time. Dragging meetings along or conducting them inefficiently communicates the opposite. As much as we love the helpful technology…
  • The Changing Role of IT: From Mechanic to Driver

    Marc Shaw
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    Like any profession, especially one tied so closely to technological development, IT has undergone several significant changes in recent years. One of these changes is the relationship of IT to the businesses and organizations they service. Operating within traditional paradigms, many businesses are lagging behind the field when it comes to maximizing their IT. Traditionally, IT has been seen as a means of support alone. The department’s role has been to provide functioning technology and services like email and documentation storage, along with updates and maintenance, and if something…
  • IT Mythbusting Part 5: Onsite Access Control Is Easier

    Marc Shaw
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Part 5 of a five-part series examining common IT myths. Traditionally, technology adoption is said to progress in five stages: 1. Innovators, 2. Early Adopters, 3. Early Majority, 4. Late Majority, 5. Laggards. Currently, we are somewhere between stages three and four when it comes to the adoption of cloud computing. In this blog series, we’re taking a look at some common myths still preventing some businesses from making the change. The fifth and final myth we’re examining in today’s entry is one surrounding data security. According to market analysts, this concern is the primary one…
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  • Join SCC at 2014 Kingston Connect Business Expo

    Jesse Locke
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
      Server Cloud Canada is happy to be the gold sponsor of 2014 Kingston Connect Mixer, “The Largest Business To Business Networking Event in Eastern Ontario“!     When: Where: Who: Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014   2PM–7PM The Rogers K-Rock Centre Business owners, managers, decision-makers, buyers, salespeople, professionals, business students, not-for-profits, and entrepreneurs of all backgrounds should attend the event. *The event is open to both members and non-members of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce. *The event is free to attend, there is no admission…
  • What happens in the Cloud, should stay in the Cloud!

    Server Cloud Canada
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    The recent cloud controversy is yet another hard example of the importance and reality of security and privacy issues associated with cloud computing. The larger public commodity clouds have been built around the models of over-subscription and resource sharing – all in the name of immediate introduction and uptake. Usually one gets what they pay for, what have we really given up for the low cost (at times free) services? In the business world, where data security and privacy literally translate into loss of jobsand loss of profits, companies are now looking to mandate and…
  • Why Helion could be the game-changer the cloud has been waiting for

    Server Cloud Canada
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    In today’s business world, everyone expects more of everything. Customers demand tighter security, faster transactions, and enhanced customer service. Business owners want superior visibility, higher availability, and the agility to scale for massive growth at a moment’s notice. At Server Cloud Canada, we’re seeing the move to the cloud as an enabler of game-changing benefits for everyone. When we started out five years ago, we thought we’d be a kind of standard resource for CPU, RAM, and storage—similar to the Amazons and Googles of the world. But what we turned out to be is…
  • Orchestrating your cloud with SCC and vCloud Director 5.5

    Jesse Locke
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
      What is vCloud Director? VMware vCloud Director is a software solution for service providers that enables secure cloud environments by pooling infrastructure resources into virtual data centers and exposing them to users through web-based portals and programmatic interfaces as fully automated, catalog-based services. A Dedicated Machine vs. A Dedicated Resource Pool ‘VMware vCloud Director’ gives administrators the ability to control all aspects of their cloud environment from one single pane of glass. The act of accessing and configuring dedicated (not shared) resources…
  • Do you have the skills to be secure in the cloud?

    Jesse Locke
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    Cloud security isn’t hard or new. It’s really just traditional concepts and concerns applied to an ‘unseen’ and multi-tenant environment. For example: IT pros familiar with applying patches to a windows server in a back closet, are now, in the cloud model, applying those same patches via RDP. To correctly define, there are really five main architectural ‘methods’ for implementing and consuming cloud services and of course, the security concerns for each will vary. These models include familiar terms like SaaS and IaaS, private cloud and hybrid cloud etc. The (mostly)…
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  • Business Intelligence Help Your Business Thrive Excellently

    Priyanka Arora
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:14 am
    It is not needed to mention that every business wants to reach on the top when it comes to the success. And that success runs directly proportional with the growth factor. For most of the businesses, growth is something related to the customer retention and acquiring new customers. This is where the “Business Intelligence” comes into the play. Often abbreviated as BI, business intelligence can be formally defined as the practice of collecting information in regards to the business. Entire process of BI involves enhancement of the data collected, firstly into information then into…
  • How The Version Control Works In Any Document Management System?

    Shivankh Bose
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Document Version Control : In basic terms like every software has a different version each time changes or up gradation is done to the software.  Document version control means having a different version of the same document each time any changes are done to the original file. With the feature of version control older forms of a document are readily available and can be retrieved easily. Benefits : Imagine a scenario where we have been working on a file and we come to a conclusion that the original file has to be referred to or changed and we do not have access to the same as the original…
  • Benefits of Office Automation System for Small Business

    Abhishek Mishra
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Small business play vital role in countries development by contributing to local economies and bringing growth as well as innovations to the community, they create jobs, employees majority of the workforce in any country; serves almost overall market including small, local and specialized. Here we can see how important small business to the country growth and development. When someone starts a small business, he might perform his overall necessary office tasks from a laptop and a desk. Now when the company expands the number of documents and tasks to keep the business running will gradually…
  • Benefits of Cloud Based Document Management System

    Sayantan Mukherjee
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Organizations today are aggressively looking to free up their office resources and optimize it to the hilt. Papers and files have always been the worst enemy for an organization that is looking to grow it’s business and cut down on internal costs. They affect both the space complexity and time complexity and are probably the greatest factors affecting the hidden costs. So, a document management system is something that these organizations are banking on to a great extent. They are scanning and uploading all the existing documents in a central repository (DMS), from which they can be…
  • Select All in Grid view / Data Grid – Javascript

    Nitesh Gautam
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Select All checkbox in Grid – JavaScript Many a times we, developers have situation where we have to enable the application to let select different rows of grid. Moving towards more user friendliness, the need of having select all rows in one click arise. It is quite tricky to code the scenario as one might think of implementing the functionality in code behind which result in consuming server resources and consequently slow application. JavaScript is here to help you ! JavaScript only consume browser resources and hence no impact is put on server. This cause no post backs. Below, I…
 
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  • What you need to know about BYOD and the Cloud

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:49 am
    Just two years ago, most companies actively discouraged their people from bringing their own devices to work. It was deemed to be too much of a threat – to productivity, to security, to control and oversight of what was going on. Now, the pendulum has swung the other way. The vast majority of businesses not only allow but encourage or even require their employees to use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops. Whilst that makes perfect sense from one point of view – employees will work better on devices with which they’re familiar, and it saves the company money –…
  • Getting started with the Cloud

    4 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    ‘Cloud storage’ is one of those phrases that gets passed around a lot. It’s the new trend, the answer to your problems – in fact, it’s the only way to go nowadays. Alternatively, it’s a fair solution for some organisations but a disaster for others: expensive, varying in quality and ultimately outside of your control. One of the problems is that ‘the cloud’ sounds like an ethereal form of storage somewhere in the sky. For this and other reasons, many people simply don’t understand what it’s all about. So, what do you need to know to…
  • The technical and cultural changes of moving to the cloud

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Moving to a cloud storage system often makes financial sense, but organisations typically overlook the shifts in thinking that it entails. At one level, cloud operations are a matter of technical strategy: there are infrastructure changes that have to take effect and that have to be adequately planned and carefully executed. What may not be appreciated are the cultural factors that such a move involves – and that these include both challenges and opportunities. Eradicating physical location The traditional CMDB (configuration management database) approach is closely linked to physical…
  • What is cloud sprawl, and are providers prepared for it?

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    The current business landscape is changing. Employees with more than 26 weeks continuous service can now take advantage of new flexible working legislation, and more businesses than ever before are using the cloud in their day to day activities. However, this demand in access anywhere computing will inevitably lead to pressures placed on cloud providers, and data centres having to support these businesses. This growing increase in cloud solutions in a business is known as ‘cloud sprawl’. But is cloud sprawl good or bad? Whilst, for cloud providers, it might be great for business,…
  • Building an efficient data centre

    5 Aug 2014 | 1:03 pm
    If you’re looking for a data centre partner, you’ll probably have considered a number of factors in your decision. Price will inevitably be one. Physical location may be another. Uptime, responsiveness and proactivity of staff may be a third, which may be loosely combined under the heading of reliability. Increasingly, the carbon footprint of the facility and its efficiency are likely to feature on the list, too. But quite what this means in practice is hard to grasp. Efficiency: an elusive concept The holy grail is, of course, to maximise a data centre’s performance for its…
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  • Cloud computing fueling shadow IT concerns

    Jesse Frye
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Employees have plenty of responsibilities at their businesses. They must perform their jobs to the best of their abilities and follow the standards set forth by the company. In some cases, however, staff members can neglect important corporate policies that lead to higher operating costs and ineffective communication among the higher-ups.Shadow IT in particular is an end-user issue that must be addressed sooner than later. Personnel often use their own tablets and smartphones to access work-related content. Employees sometimes download unauthorized applications to these devices or cloud…
  • Want ‘significant’ business improvements? Cloud computing may be the answer

    Jesse Frye
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:16 am
    Cloud computing is a phrase that has taken on great meaning in recent years. Today, organizations of various sizes and industries have already adopted the technology or are planning on doing so in the near future. Firms that truly want to reshape business operations may not have a more cost-effective and flexible way of doing so than implementing a cloud service.The August edition of Harvard Business Review detailed findings of a Verizon-commissioned survey of nearly 700 corporate and technology decision-makers and discovered 57 percent view IT investments as drivers of company growth…
  • Cloud computing for disaster recovery still maturing

    Jesse Frye
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:49 am
    Companies are using cloud computing for all types of reasons. Firms adopt the technology to connect departments throughout an entire organization, enable unprecedented access to data and corporate resources and to replace legacy equipment in favor of scalable architectures. Businesses also appear to be implementing cloud services to enhance their disaster preparedness but not as fast as they are for other purposes.A Databarracks survey of small companies discovered less than one-third have business continuity strategies in place, Cloud Tech reported. Of the medium-sized firms polled, 54…
  • Health care industry’s cloud concerns waning

    Jesse Frye
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:25 am
    Organizations no longer view cloud computing in such a negative light as they once did. This is especially the case among the health care industry, which scrutinized the technology's data security or lack thereof. Today, however, health providers are planning cloud deployments to improve a number of critical operations, especially employee productivity. Physicians with access to cloud environments can use their tablets anywhere in the hospital to view patient records and quickly send messages to coworkers.The Institute for Health Technology Transformation recently noted the health…
  • Cloud computing, flash storage may be perfect for each other

    Jesse Frye
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:53 am
    Organizations are generating massive amounts of data that must be stored. Traditional infrastructure is not flexible enough to handle these expanding volumes, which is why cloud computing and flash storage should be on companies' radar. Forbes contributor Paul Feresten recently emphasized the advantages of these two technologies and how important they are to fostering a competitive advantage in this new big data marketplace.Businesses likely have a general understanding of how the cloud functions. The service is scalable, available through subscription pricing models and accessible…
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  • How to Blog for Marketing Purposes

    Nurdin Budi M.
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Setting up a blog is not complicated. When you create a free user account or create your own blog is just a matter of following the simple steps on the website.There is always the possibility of creating a self-hosted blog. All you need to do is register a domain name (which can even be YourName.com) and get a hosting account, which includes a version of WordPress on your site. Additionally WordPress.org (note this is.org NOT.com) gives you the option of building a self-hosted blog.This option, while free, is the best choice for those who are serious about internet marketing.Placing your own…
  • What Makes Being The Best SEO Software?

    Nurdin Budi M.
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    In a world that relies heavily on information technology, it is no longer a question of why online marketers are racing to use the best programs SEO. With such programs, they expect to get first place in the search engine results and attract more traffic to their website.In the end, the program can help them make their profits rise beyond their expectations and make them more financially stable in spite of the competition. In this sense in the search for the best of this type of software can be a must for one of the participants in the online marketing.And introduced a growing number of…
  • Use SEO with Social Media for Make Money

    Nurdin Budi M.
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Often seems new even comes from the ancient principles of learning; as is the case with the recent trend toward combining marketing and social media with search engine optimization.Marketing and social media is much more than just a trend. If you do not use platforms and social media, and if your competitors are constantly and continuously creating valuable content on Facebook, Twitter and Google Buzz are new, and will climb the rankings in the search engines.To be successful, it is very important to integrate SEO practices, marketing and social media. Do not do this was the wrong…
  • 5 Tips and Tricks Sucess in Affiliate Marketing

    Nurdin Budi M.
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:17 am
    If you are new to affiliate marketing, and this article is for you. Now I will not claim to have a big secret will catapult you to success because a lot of tips and tricks are well known. But maybe they'll be able to save a little bit of time and money. So in this article I will share with you 5 tips affiliate marketing.In addition it would be nice if you read and compare with a variety of other articles is better; or maybe you need to know the weaknesses that cause you to fail in affiliate programs.Carefully read and follow these 5 tips affiliate marketing here:1. Education Affiliate…
  • 3 Reasons For The Failure Affiliate Program

    Nurdin Budi M.
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    Many people start a company that many affiliate programs to benefit and most likely to resign. A number of people who quit 90% during the first two months, while still 10% during the first year and the other to be successful.Below we will give five reasons why people tend to withdraw from the affiliate programs began.Why do people quit?1. Feelings of rejection from family members and friendsOnce someone has been suggested to start the affiliate program and to provide a large sum of money they are set at the outset which increases the motivation to work. Family members or friends may try…
 
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  • Using Zerto with PernixData FVP

    support
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    In a previous post we mentioned the steps required to carry out Veeam Backups along with PernixData FVP. Since we’ve also blogged a bit about Zerto, we thought it best to clear up another common question! At a glance you might fear a storage clash or incompatibility, since the FVP host extension installs directly intoContinue reading> The post Using Zerto with PernixData FVP appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
  • Cloud Management As a Service (CMaaS)

    support
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Where Cloud-based Infrastructure is concerned, we certainly live in a time of plenty. We once had difficult decisions to make about where to procure Datacentre space, how many chips of what speed and type we needed in our servers were available in either glowing green or blue or dell. The proliferation of Cloud service providersContinue reading> The post Cloud Management As a Service (CMaaS) appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
  • Mixing PernixData, Veeam, and Amazon S3 with the Cloudhelix vCloud Platform

    support
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    We have recently received a couple of customer requests asking for more detail on our Veeam Backup offering when used with our Cloud hosting platform – so this blog post will briefly document the setup. Summary of components PernixData-powered vCloud platform AWS Storage Gateway AWS Direct Connect Veeam Server and Proxies Detail PernixData We useContinue reading> The post Mixing PernixData, Veeam, and Amazon S3 with the Cloudhelix vCloud Platform appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
  • Balancing Your Business’s Technological Investment

    support
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:55 am
    Deciding how to invest in technology for your business is not always an easy decision to make. You need to be mindful that the current technology that you have in place will need investment of its own, but, on the other hand, you may want to look at investing in new technology that can helpContinue reading> The post Balancing Your Business’s Technological Investment appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
  • Using Zerto DRaaS with the Cloudhelix vCloud Platform: Part 3

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    4 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    In Part 2 of this blog series we carried out a Zerto DRaaS failover test – now it’s time to do it for real, with a live failover! As before, the process is started from the ZVM web interface – this time, click the slider to Live and click the scary red failover button. JustContinue reading> The post Using Zerto DRaaS with the Cloudhelix vCloud Platform: Part 3 appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
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