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  • Moving Oracle Workloads to Microsoft Azure

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    12 May 2015 | 7:39 am
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  • In the Works – AWS Region in India

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    Jeff Barr
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:01 am
    We seem to have AWS customers in just about every corner of the world (190 countries at last count). We have offices in many countries, localized content on the AWS web site, and a broad array of certifications and accreditations to give those customers the assurances that they can run many different types of workloads on the AWS Cloud. Coming to India As part of our AWS Enterprise Summits in India, we have announced our intent to open an AWS Infrastructure Region there in 2016. With tens of thousands of customers in India already making great use of AWS to drive cost savings, accelerate…
  • Stackato on the Microsoft Azure Cloud

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    wyattm
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    The growth of Azure has been outstanding--more than 90,000 new subscriptions every month. And the innovation is exponential with over 500 new features and services being added to the platform in the last 12 months. We're very excited to be part of this growth.read more
  • Technical Career Track 2.0 Allows Rackspace Tech Talent to Lead

    The Official Rackspace Blog
    Tracy Idell Hamilton
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    Rackspace’s Technical Career Track program isn’t for the smartest Rackers, or those with the most technical skill. It’s for the smartest, most technically-skilled Rackers who’ve also demonstrated strong leaderships skills — but don’t want to follow the traditional management path to the top. “It’s not just ‘a career track for technical Rackers,’” said Casey Andrews, who serves as chief of staff to the office of the chief technology officer and co-manages the TCT program with Vice-President and General Counsel Van Lindberg. “Most Rackers are technical. This is a program…
  • The Download: July 3rd, 2015

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    Abe Selig
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The world of technology generates so many great stories, it’s hard to keep up during the weekly grind. Each Friday, we compile some of the stories that caught our eye.  Here at Rackspace, the world of open source has a special place in our hearts. It’s how we developed OpenStack, the open source cloud-computing platform we rolled out with NASA in 2010, and as an overarching philosophy, open source software speaks to our own culture of openness and transparency. But an often-overlooked corner of the open source world is robotics, where, it turns out, it’s fueling…
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  • The Download: July 3rd, 2015

    Abe Selig
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The world of technology generates so many great stories, it’s hard to keep up during the weekly grind. Each Friday, we compile some of the stories that caught our eye.  Here at Rackspace, the world of open source has a special place in our hearts. It’s how we developed OpenStack, the open source cloud-computing platform we rolled out with NASA in 2010, and as an overarching philosophy, open source software speaks to our own culture of openness and transparency. But an often-overlooked corner of the open source world is robotics, where, it turns out, it’s fueling…
  • When Big Businesses Collaborate in the Cloud, Rapid Innovation Will Follow

    Chris Rallo and Liz Thompson
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Most businesses now accept that the cloud is no longer bleeding edge technology, but has evolved into a practical solution to common business challenges. “The cloud” has even permeated pop culture. And whether the future of cloud computing pivots on managed services, data bursts to the fog or commodity hosting, one thing is clear: the cloud is here to stay. But it’s also clear many businesses aren’t completely comfortable yet. Transitioning workloads from dedicated on-premises hardware to the cloud is still a challenge, and managing that process can be unpredictable. To…
  • Technical Career Track 2.0 Allows Rackspace Tech Talent to Lead

    Tracy Idell Hamilton
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    Rackspace’s Technical Career Track program isn’t for the smartest Rackers, or those with the most technical skill. It’s for the smartest, most technically-skilled Rackers who’ve also demonstrated strong leaderships skills — but don’t want to follow the traditional management path to the top. “It’s not just ‘a career track for technical Rackers,’” said Casey Andrews, who serves as chief of staff to the office of the chief technology officer and co-manages the TCT program with Vice-President and General Counsel Van Lindberg. “Most Rackers are technical. This is a program…
  • “We Now Have Rights We Didn’t Have”

    Tracy Idell Hamilton
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:45 am
    Randy Bartels is on his honeymoon. It wasn’t planned as a honeymoon, rather as a trip home to Nevada to see family. But on Friday, Bartels got married. “We said we would do it as soon as it becomes legal…” read the subject line of the email Bartels sent to his Rackspace coworkers at 10:51 a.m. Friday, letting them know he and longtime partner Sean P. Wise, on the right in the photo, were headed to the Bexar County Clerk’s Office to wed. “Love Won!” his email concluded. Indeed it has. Earlier that morning, Bartels was sitting at his computer —…
  • The Control Group CTO: We Needed Performance and Scalability

    Tracy Idell Hamilton
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Today’s guest post is by Shiem Edelbrock, Chief Technology Officer of The Control Group, a San Diego-based tech company whose projects include Instant Checkmate, Reverse Phone and NextGen Leads. As the CTO of The Control Group, I manage our flagship product, Instant Checkmate, which allows users to perform background checks on just about anybody. We chose ElasticSearch early on to assure we could provide realtime search results to our users. It’s incredibly fast and easy to use, but can be very resource-intensive. We needed a managed host that could grow with us, so we went with…
 
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  • The Sexiest (And Last?) Job Of The 21st Century

    Barry Devlin
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
     Data scientist, according to a 2012 Harvard Business Review article, is the sexiest job of the 21st century. Given its authors, Thomas H. Davenport and D.J. Patil, the declaration is hardly surprising. Nonetheless, the IT industry is besotted with the term and expecting huge shortages of skilled workers. Read More
  • John Sculley And David Steinberg Explain How Zeta Interactive Works with Big Brands to Track Engagement

    Matthew Lynley
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
     Last week we had a chance to sit down with the founders of Zeta Interactive, an online marketing service — which isn’t the first company that brought CEO David Steinberg and former Apple CEO John Sculley together. Zeta Interactive focuses on using data-mining and analytics to basically track where a customer came from. The example the pair used was tracking a car test drive from… Read More
  • Here’s How Microsoft Will Release Windows 10

    Alex Wilhelm
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:31 am
     After some general market confusion and bad headline writing, Microsoft this morning detailed how it will roll out Windows 10 to testers, consumers, and large-scale customers. First, scale: Microsoft said in its blog post this morning that there are now 5 million Windows Insiders, up from 3.7 million in May. The company also said that it has collected “millions” of… Read More
  • Harvard Reveals It Had An IT Breach In June Impacting 8 Colleges And Administrations

    Ingrid Lunden
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
     A seventeenth-century university has become the victim of a twenty-first-century crime. Harvard University on Wednesday announced that on June 19, it discovered a breach in the IT systems of its Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Central Administration, currently impacting eight different schools and administrative organizations at the university. A copy of the memo from Anne Margulies, VP… Read More
  • Enterprises Don’t Have Big Data, They Just Have Bad Data

    Jeremy Levy
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
     PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel commonly harps on the tech community for overusing buzzwords like “cloud” and “big data.” He’s not the only one who’s been saying this, but the message still doesn’t appear to be sinking in with most enterprises. Read More
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    All Things Distributed

  • Amazon announces the Alexa Skills Kit, Enabling Developers to Create New Voice Capabilities

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

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

    Werner Vogels
    29 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    As we know the run time of most algorithms increases when the input set increases in size. There is one noticeable exception: there is a class of distributed algorithms, dubbed local algorithms, that run in constant time, independently of the size of the network. Being highly scalable and fault tolerant, such algorithms are ideal in the operation of large-scale distributed systems. Furthermore, even though the model of local algorithms is very limited, in recent years we have seen many positive results for nontrivial problems. In this weekend's paper Jukka Suomela surveys the state-of-the-art…
  • Join me at the AWS Summit in Paris, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Amsterdam or New York

    Werner Vogels
    28 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    An important way of engaging with AWS customers is through the AWS Global Summit Series. All AWS Summits feature a keynote address highlighting the latest announcements from AWS and customer testimonials, technical sessions led by AWS engineers, and hands-on technical training. You will learn best practices for deploying applications on AWS, optimizing performance, monitoring cloud resources, managing security, cutting costs, and more. You will also have opportunities to meet AWS staff and partners to get your technical questions answered. At the Summit we focus on education and helping our…
  • The AWS Pop-up Loft opens in New York City

    Werner Vogels
    27 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Over a year ago the AWS team opened a "pop-up loft" in San Francisco at 925 Market Street. The goal of opening the loft was to give developers an opportunity to get in-person support and education on AWS, to network, get some work done, or just hang out with peers. It became a great success; every time when I visit the loft there is a great buzz with people getting advice from our solution architects, getting training or attending talks and demos. It became such a hit among developers that we decided to reopen the loft last year August after its initial run of 4 weeks, making sure everyone…
 
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    Cloud Musings

  • Is Social Media Right For Your Small Business?

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

    Kevin L. Jackson
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:29 pm
    ViON solves complex enterprise problems by combining passion and agility to deliver the most effective, innovative solutions because commitment to mission success is in their DNA. One of the ways they deliver success is through ViON on Demand™, which delivers highly secure compute, network and storage capabilities delivered through on-premise private clouds.  ViON on Demand supports a customer whose business strategy is to consume IT infrastructure as a managed service. Through ViON on Demand, ViON’s customer can procure and consume a range of IT hardware and software suited to their…
  • New Approaches for New Big Data Insights

    Kevin L. Jackson
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:01 pm
    by Melvin GreerBusiness Intelligence has matured as a core competency necessary to sustain competitive advantage. Organizations of every size and industry are generating valuable data with each interaction, and that data can be captured, analyzed, and turned into business insight. These organizations are using analytics features like dashboards, advanced visualization, data warehousing, and other technologies to achieve their strategic business objectives.Many companies are taking a hybrid cloud approach to data analysis. Leveraging a hybrid cloud environment as part of a big data analytics…
  • How to Put Public Sector Data Migration Hassles on the Road to Extinction

    Kevin L. Jackson
    12 Jun 2015 | 1:12 pm
    With careful planning and the right technology, Federal, State and Local Government IT Leaders can overcome fears of data migrations, breaking free from archaic procedures to lead the pack By David Wegman, Vision Solutions, Senior Vice President, Integrated Accounts Jurassic World, the latest installment in the Jurassic Park film series, opened this week – and there’s a lot of hype surrounding the premiere as fans immerse themselves in a world of Mesozoic Era-inspired fantasy. While the creatures that make the theme park their home are strikingly realistic, their real-life…
  • Would you build your house from a Visio diagram?

    Kevin L. Jackson
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:32 am
    Would you even hire an architect that highlighted hand drawn diagrams and spreadsheets as their design tools of choice? Of course you wouldn’t. Not using computing aided design (CAD) as a primary architectural tool today is just laughable. So why do multimillion dollar companies invest millions into building and deploying cloud computing solutions that are basically architected using not much more than diagrams, spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations? Cloud computing CAD is now a business requirement. Cloud solution architects are integral to the ideation, creation and deployment of new…
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  • Is Your Disaster Recovery Strategy Obsolete?

    Greg Ness
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:09 pm
    After talking to VMblog and InformationWeek I’ve come to the conclusion that most companies are suffering through obsolete approaches to disaster recovery.  I’ve gone so far as to explain Why the Cloud will Crush Traditional Disaster Recovery in a recent CloudVelox blog. Following are two recent interviews where I discuss cloud DR more specifically (as […]
  • Hybrid Cloud Coming of Age for Disaster Recovery

    Greg Ness
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
    2015 should prove to be a pivotal year for enterprise cloud adoption, thanks to a series of critical developments, including accelerating interest in the hybrid cloud. HIGH GROWTH FOR HYBRID CLOUD Numerous reports and surveys (previously reported in Archimedius) predict high growth for the hybrid cloud market: Research and Markets just published a report predicting […]
  • Recent Surveys Point to Hybrid Cloud Traction

    Greg Ness
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    HIGHLIGHTS Research and Markets just published a report predicting that “the hybrid cloud market is expected to grow from $25.28 billion in 2014 to $84.67 billion by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 27.3% from 2014 to 2019.” A recent study by Peer 1 Hosting has hybrid cloud adoption tripling by 2018. […]
  • Cloud Costs Dropping, Data Centers Closing

    Greg Ness
    22 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    A couple items grabbed my attention recently, including the recent Synergy report on the growing share of IT infrastructure spending going to the cloud.  It surprised me. I had nothing to say, for once. Then the answer hit me. While cloud costs are declining slightly, the costs for cloud migration and deployment are dropping aggressively.  […]
  • Using IaaS to Slash DR Costs and Increase Testing and Trust

    Greg Ness
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    We decided to bring together experts from Gartner, AWS, CloudVelox and cloud DR leader MyPoints for an in-depth and highly informative webinar that would give its viewers a competitive advantage when it comes to disaster recovery and IaaS. The result is one of the most informative webinars you might ever view on any IT topic. […]
 
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  • Sea Plane Tour of San Francisco - Add to Your Must Do List

    Ken Oestreich
    7 Jun 2015 | 3:55 pm
    I rarely do this... but follows is a completely unsolicited recommendation of a fantastic idea for San Francisco residents - and tourists - alike.If you've ever driven just north of Sausalito on RT 101, you've probably noticed Sea Plane Adventures, right on the water, near exit 445.  Well, pretty randomly I met the owner, Aaron Singer, the owner (and one of their pilots) So when he mentioned he ran the company (and I put 2+2 together) I realized that I had to find an excuse to try this outShortly thereafter, with family in town for a special occasion, taking a fly-over of SF turned out…
  • 6 Awesome Examples of Business-Ready DaaS

    Ken Oestreich
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    The term “DaaS” is often synonymous with a “raw desktop in the sky”. But that’s a only like getting a new laptop… just an OS and maybe some antivirus. The rest of the set-up and customization is up to you. Meh.What lines-of-business really want are “business-ready desktops“, customized, optimized and supported for a company’s industry and specific use cases. In the past I’ve personally blogged about the value providers reap when creating offers targeting specific markets....(More.... originally posted on blogs.citrix.com May, 2014)
  • 6 Reasons Why DaaS and VDI Terms Undervalue The Reality

    Ken Oestreich
    4 Mar 2014 | 5:23 pm
    A day doesn’t pass that I find myself explaining why DaaS isn’t synonymous with VDI – and neither term does justice to the real range of value possible.Both end-users and service providers have a preconceived notion that DaaS simply means delivery of a “desktop”. But that simplistic VDI-style mindset (and desktop-only mindset) doesn’t describe the real range of services possible. Rather, the terms we really should be using are “Hosted Workspaces” or “Workspace-as-a-Service“.. (more: originally posted on blogs.citrix.com) 
  • Managed Services Providers Agree: Build a Vertical Market DaaS Focus

    Ken Oestreich
    6 Feb 2014 | 2:22 pm
    A few weeks ago I had the privilege of speaking with a number of our Citrix Service Providers at Citrix Summit in Orlando.There is no doubt in my mind that the Managed Services industry is shifting… away from commodity services (dedicated servers, websites, Exchange mailboxes) and toward more holistic, higher-value hosting and outsourcing services.The evidence I cite is both from a Service Provider panel I facilitated, as well as from assessing the winners of the recent Citrix CSP Awards.Heard at the PanelMy first set of data points came from a panel I ran covering the importance of…
  • A Tale of Three Cloud Strategies (Upgraded from Two)

    Ken Oestreich
    29 Oct 2013 | 4:46 pm
    Earlier in March I penned a blog titled A Tale of Two Cloud Strategies and observed the two opposing cloud strategies of VMware vs. AWS. VMware, with its strength in the enterprise, building presence in the public cloud -- and AWS with de facto dominance in the public cloud, working inroads into the enterprise.In my closing paragraph I notedThese will be extraordinary strategies to observe over time. We all know that even the most dominating companies/technologies eventually meet their match (or their disruption).  Both VMware and AWS have appeared at times to be unstoppable.
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  • The story of Yamaha should terrify HP, Dell, Cisco, and anybody else who sells ... - Business Insider

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:04 am
    Business InsiderThe story of Yamaha should terrify HP, Dell, Cisco, and anybody else who sells Business Insider"Cloud computing is going to change everything whether you like it or not," Vimal Thomas, vice president of Yamaha of America tells us. "Get in front of it before it starts landing on top of you." Thomas ought to know. He completed an unprecedented Why the story of Yamaha should terrify HP, Dell, Cisco, others in hardware bizET Telecomall 4 news articles »
  • Developers' new role: hold the enterprise's hand with cloud computing - ZDNet

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    Developers' new role: hold the enterprise's hand with cloud computingZDNetUltimately, decisions around cloud application or platform development and adoption are driven by the business. But the people bringing cloud in and enlightening their enterprises are the "developer visionaries" who understand the implications it
  • Chicago Cloud Computing Tax Is Not Amusing - InformationWeek

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    InformationWeekChicago Cloud Computing Tax Is Not AmusingInformationWeekThe Windy City is looking to fill its tax coffers with cloud computing. Chicago has ruled that its local amusement tax will be extended to cloud-based delivered content effective as of the first of this month. This means that entertainment services Chicago just added a 9% tax to Netflix subscriptionsFusionChicago taxes cloud and streaming servicesNetwork WorldCan New Chicago Taxes on Netflix, Apple, Spotify Withstand Legal Challenges?24/7 Wall St.Chicago Tribune -TechHive -Mediaiteall 117 news…
  • Acer Brings Forth Corporate Cloud Storage Service, Set to Expand Cloud ... - Yibada (English Edition)

    3 Jul 2015 | 5:11 am
    Yibada (English Edition)Acer Brings Forth Corporate Cloud Storage Service, Set to Expand Cloud Yibada (English Edition)“We have cloud-computing technologies, but we need more software developers and sales experts to help Acer introduce valuable cloud-computing solutions to the market,” said Acer founder Stan Shih. Shih also confirmed that Acer began its recruitment Hope Bay teams up with Acer, Hon HaiTaipei Timesall 2 news articles »
  • Cloud Computing Lifts Mellanox As Networks Need Speed - Nasdaq

    2 Jul 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Cloud Computing Lifts Mellanox As Networks Need SpeedNasdaqThe Israel-based company, a designer of chips used in servers and data storage systems, has generated strong earnings growth in recent quarters, in part on generational upgrades to high-performance data center computers that are equipped with Intel ...and more »
 
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  • The Best Metrics for Cultural Change in #DevOps Teams | @PagerDuty @DevOpsSummit #Microservices

    5 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Everyone wants to optimize their team’s performance, but coming up with a good plan for doing so isn’t always easy. That’s why operationally mature DevOps teams use metrics to gain valuable insight into their work, enhance the their capacity, and drive cultural change. Good data allows managers to make quick decisions with confidence and minimal risk, and it lets them see the actual (not perceived) outcome of those decisions, which can help them shape their direction going forward and make for a happier, healthier, and more productive team dynamic. But a shift to data-driven ideas…
  • [slides] Deploy Applications with Containers | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #Containers

    5 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    The last decade was about virtual machines, but the next one is about containers. Containers enable a service to run on any host at any time. Traditional tools are starting to show cracks because they were not designed for this level of application portability. Now is the time to look at new ways to deploy and manage applications at scale. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Jake Moshenko, Product Manager at CoreOS, examined how CoreOS + Quay.io fit into the development lifecycle from pushing git changes all the way through to running in production. Attendees will understand how different…
  • Harbinger to Exhibit at @CloudExpo Silicon Valley | @HarbingerSys #IoT #API #DevOps #Microservices

    5 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    SYS-CON Events announced today that Harbinger Systems will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Harbinger Systems is a global company providing software technology services. Since 1990, Harbinger has developed a strong customer base worldwide. Its customers include software product companies ranging from hi-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley to leading product companies in the US and large in-house IT organizations.read more
  • App Security: The Elephant in the Cloudy Room By @LMacVittie | @CloudExpo #Cloud

    4 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Okay, kids. It's time we had "that talk". You know the one, the one you've been whispering about with your friends but heretofore were afraid to actually ask about because of course everyone else knows about it and you didn't want to appear, well, not cool by admitting you didn't really know. Except they don't, or at least if they do, they aren't talking about it either. And it's really past time we talked about taking the right precautions when using the cloud. You know, how to protect your apps in the cloud from infection and attack. Yes, today we're finally going to talk about application…
  • WCaaS - [Who Cares?] as a Service By @KHazard | @CloudExpo #Cloud

    4 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    In the midst of the widespread popularity and adoption of cloud computing, it seems like everything is being offered “as a Service” these days: Infrastructure? Check. Platform? You bet. Software? Absolutely. Toaster? It’s only a matter of time. With service providers positioning vastly differing offerings under a generic “cloud” umbrella, it’s all too easy to get confused about what’s actually being offered. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Kevin Hazard, Director of Digital Content for SoftLayer, an IBM Company, breaks down the most commonly used industry buzzwords and…
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  • Chicago Cloud Computing Tax Is Not Amusing - InformationWeek

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    InformationWeekChicago Cloud Computing Tax Is Not AmusingInformationWeekThe Windy City is looking to fill its tax coffers with cloud computing. Chicago has ruled that its local amusement tax will be extended to cloud-based delivered content effective as of the first of this month. This means that entertainment services Chicago taxes cloud and streaming servicesNetwork Worldall 117 news articles »
  • Bits | Bigger, Cheaper, Faster Data in the Cloud - New York Times (blog)

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Bits | Bigger, Cheaper, Faster Data in the CloudNew York Times (blog)The kind of data science that worked for President Obama is coming to cloud computing, and working at a speed faster than the president ever saw. A company called Civis Analytics, financed by a group of data wranglers who worked on Mr. Obama's 2012 ...
  • Why MSP Clients Don't Get What They Pay for in Cloud Computing IaaS - MSPmentor (blog)

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:51 am
    MSPmentor (blog)Why MSP Clients Don't Get What They Pay for in Cloud Computing IaaSMSPmentor (blog)The great cloud migration has begun in earnest. 2014 was a pivotal year when the clients of MSPs started pushing back and demanding cloud computing solutions over on-premise capital expenditures. It's simply not enough to be an MSP or VAR and sell ...
  • Bits | Tech Companies Line Up Behind 'Containers' and the Cloud - New York Times (blog)

    23 Jun 2015 | 3:52 pm
    New York Times (blog)Bits | Tech Companies Line Up Behind 'Containers' and the CloudNew York Times (blog)An unusual combination of big and small tech companies are working on ways to accelerate the development of cloud computing technologies. On Tuesday, an organization called Docker announced that its commercial software, used to create and maintain ...and more »
  • Bits | Google Is Its Own Secret Weapon in the Cloud - New York Times (blog)

    16 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    New York Times (blog)Bits | Google Is Its Own Secret Weapon in the CloudNew York Times (blog)Google is wielding a new weapon against Amazon and Microsoft for cloud computing customers: itself. Google is talking more openly about companies that use its cloud business, and revealing more about its computing resources, perhaps the largest on the ...and more »
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    Perspectives

  • Data Center Power & Water Consumption

    James Hamilton
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:06 pm
    I’m Interested in data center resource consumption in general and power is a significant component of overall operating cost and also has impact on the environment so, naturally, it gets most of the focus when discussing data center resource consumption.  As with all real issues, there is always a bit of hyperbole and some outright confusion in some of the reports focused on resource consumption. In many cases I’ve spoken with the authors, at times I’ve written about it more broadly (Greenpeace, Renewable Energy, and Data centers). David Linthicum of Infoworld has made similar points…
  • Flash Storage Failure Rates From A Large Population

    James Hamilton
    6 Jun 2015 | 8:55 pm
    I love real data. Real data is so much better than speculation and, what I’ve learned from years of staring at production systems, is the real data from the field is often surprisingly different from popular opinion. Disk failure rates are higher than manufacturer specifications, ECC memory faults happen all the time, and events that are just about impossible actually happen surprisingly frequently in large populations. An example of two papers that, nearly 8 years later still remain relevant and are well worth reading are: 1) Failure Trends in a Large Disk Drive Population and 2) Disk…
  • 2014 ACM Turing Award

    James Hamilton
    31 May 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Academic researchers work on problems they believe to be interesting and then publish their results. Particularly good researchers listen carefully to industry problems to find real problems, produce relevant work and then publish the results. True giants of academia listen carefully to find real problems, produce relevant results, build real systems that actually work, and then publish the results. The most common mistake in academic research is choosing the wrong problem to solve. Those that spend time with practitioners and listen to the problems they face, produce much more relevant…
  • Greenpeace, Renewable Energy, and Data Centers

    James Hamilton
    12 May 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Greenpeace has focused on many issues of great import over the years. I like whales, don’t like shark finning, and it’s hard to be a huge fan of testing nuclear weapons on South Pacific islands. Much good work has been done and continues to be done. Over the past three to five years, Greenpeace has focused a portion of its resources on data center power consumption. It’s an important area so should get some focus. In truth some of this focus on the datacenter (server side) is misplaced. It’s actually mostly the “other side” (consumer devices) where most of the power is going. Each…
  • The Return to the Cloud

    James Hamilton
    9 May 2015 | 7:03 pm
    Zynga is often in the news because gaming is hot and Zynga has been, and continues to be, a successful gaming company. What’s different here is the story isn’t about gaming nor is it really about Zynga itself. The San Francisco gaming house with a public valuation of $2.5B was an earlier adopter of cloud computing and they built this massive business that ended up going public on AWS. That’s hardly noteworthy these days.  Some absolutely massive companies like Netflix have made that same decision. What’s different here is back in 2012 press reports covered the Zynga…
 
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    Data Center Knowledge

  • Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: July 2nd

    Data Center Knowledge
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. Emerson to Spin Off Data Center Infrastructure Business – Emerson Network Power is one of the biggest vendors in the data center market. Its logo has a nearly ubiquitous presence on power and cooling equipment in data centers around the world. Navajo-Owned Data Center Offers Way to Diversify Tribe’s Revenue Base Beyond Casinos – The facility is an opportunity to further differentiate the country’s largest federally recognized tribe’s source of…
  • Cloud Sizing and Deployment: a Look at Best Practices

    Bill Kleyman
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Cloud environments will vary greatly based on corporate demand and existing IT resources. The goal of any organization is to use IT at its most effective level. For an IT manager, this means planning is going to be crucial. Cloud sizing doesn’t have one correct answer, since every environment is truly unique in its demands. However, there are tactics in making a cloud initiative successful, so let’s look at a few considerations and best practices. Identify the Needs This step is absolutely crucial in deciding what physical and virtual components will go into the cloud. When determining…
  • Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: June 2015

    Data Center Knowledge
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Here are some of the most popular stories that ran on Data Center Knowledge in June. Report: $30B Worth of Idle Servers Sit in Data Centers – There are 10 million physical servers deployed inside data centers around the world that are currently not actually being used. Custom Google Data Center Network Pushes 1 Petabit Per Second – The company started building its own network hardware and software about 10 years ago because products that were on the market would not support the scale and speed it needed. Google to Turn Alabama Power Plant Into Data Center – The approach is…
  • How Next-Gen Data Centers Will Differ From Today’s

    Michael Vizard
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:34 am
    As the digital economy continues to mature, it’s clear that data centers are the engine around which just about every business revolves today. As such, it’s incumbent upon the IT organizations responsible for fine-tuning those engines to understand where the next advances in IT are likely to take them. At the Data Center World conference in National Harbor, Maryland, this September, Bill Kleyman, vice president of strategy and innovation for MTM Technologies and a frequent contributor to Data Center Knowledge, will outline how data centers will evolve in the months and years ahead.
  • Level 3 Acquires DDoS Protection Firm Black Lotus to Boost Security Capabilities

    Chris Burt
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    This article originally appeared at The WHIR Level 3 Communications has acquired DDoS protection company Black Lotus to boost its security product capabilities, the company announced Wednesday. Terms of the cash-only deal were not disclosed. Level 3 launched its own DDoS service earlier in 2015, and will integrate Black Lotus’ technology and solutions into its security product portfolio. The new Level 3 DDoS Mitigation service provides enhanced network-based detection with a mitigation scrubbing solution and network routing, rate limiting, and IP filtering capabilities. Black Lotus also…
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    Nati Shalom's Blog

  • DevOps is Not a Feature!

    Nati Shalom
    21 Jun 2015 | 3:40 am
    This article originally appeared on InfoQ. I find myself constantly involved in continuous dialogues around the various approaches for enterprise application management in a cloud and DevOps era. One thing that I found particularly difficult in these discussions, is explaining the fundamental shift from the way we used to manage applications in a pre-DevOps/cloud world to the way we manage them today. And then I realized why. A large part of the reason why this has been so hard, is that we still use the same terminology to describe the solution or features to overcome enterprise application…
  • Achieving 100% Uptime and 139% Increase in Holiday Online Sales: Lessons Learned

    Nati Shalom
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:35 am
    Background You don’t need to be an expert to realize that a failure of an eCommerce site during Black Friday or Cyber Monday is a disastrous event, leading to huge loss in revenue and reputation for the retailer. As the share of eCommerce accounts increases to more than 8% of total US retail sales this year, the impact of failure becomes more significant - not just to the site itself, but on the the overall economy. A study on the subject, compiled by Joyent and New Relic, showed that 86% of companies experienced one or more episodes of downtime last holiday season. At the same time, 58% of…
  • Making Hybrid Cloud Simple and Real with vCloud Air, TOSCA and Cloudify

    Nati Shalom
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:23 am
    While hybrid cloud has been a mainstay discussion in the cloud world for quite some time now (note this post of mine on hybrid cloud from 2011, when CloudStack was still Cloud.com), the reality is that setting up hybrid cloud has proven a fairly complex process. Therefore we've seen only a few real implementations of true hybrid cloud in the wild. In this post, I  wanted to describe the joint work that we've invested together with the VMware cloud team to change this reality and finally make the hybrid cloud story simple and possible. vCloud Air makes hybrid cloud truly simple and real While…
  • PaaS vs Docker - why is it such a heated debate?

    Nati Shalom
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    Docker started as just a software container on top of a Linux operating system which seemed like a simple optimization for a fat hypervisor. Its disruptive force however comes from the fact that it does force us to rethink many of the layers of the cloud stack. Starting from the way we handle configuration management, through the way we handle networking and build systems, and even microservices. Not all of this is directly related to Docker per se, but that’s the difference between thinking of Docker as a container, and Docker as a change agent or a movement.  Aside from Docker’s…
  • Do I Need PaaS if I Use Docker?

    Nati Shalom
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    In my recent post on OpenStack  “Do I Need OpenStack if I Use Docker?” I covered the confusion that has emerged around one area of disruption that Docker has created. In this post, I’d like to segue into another similar topic that has emerged around the same concept where I sense similar disruption and confusion: the use of PaaS in its traditional form vs using a straight Docker approach. Background PaaS in its simplest form is a platform that enables developers to develop and deploy web applications into production fast by abstracting many details of the underlying infrastructure,…
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    AWS Official Blog

  • In the Works – AWS Region in India

    Jeff Barr
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:01 am
    We seem to have AWS customers in just about every corner of the world (190 countries at last count). We have offices in many countries, localized content on the AWS web site, and a broad array of certifications and accreditations to give those customers the assurances that they can run many different types of workloads on the AWS Cloud. Coming to India As part of our AWS Enterprise Summits in India, we have announced our intent to open an AWS Infrastructure Region there in 2016. With tens of thousands of customers in India already making great use of AWS to drive cost savings, accelerate…
  • New – AWS Budgets and Forecasts

    Jeff Barr
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:54 pm
    The dynamic, pay-as-you-go nature of the AWS Cloud gives you the opportunity to build systems that respond gracefully to changes in load while paying only for the compute, storage, network, database, and other resources that you actually consume. Over the last couple of years, as our customer base has become increasingly sophisticated and cloud-aware, we have been working to provide equally sophisticated tools for viewing and managing costs. Many enterprises use AWS for multiple projects, often spread across multiple departments and billed directly or through linked accounts. In the usual…
  • AWS Week in Review – June 22, 2015

    Jeff Barr
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:37 am
    Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 22 We announced Tagging for Amazon Glacier Vaults. We announced a New Version of the AWS SDK for Python (Boto3). We announced that the AWS Storage Gateway Now Supports Dell NetVault Backup 10.0 with Gateway-VTL. The AWS Windows and .NET Developer Blog talked about the SDK’s RegisterProfile method. The Cloud Academy Blog announced a New Cloud Academy Course: Amazon’s Virtual Private Cloud. We added Cloudcyr Data Server, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM with SQL 2014 SP2 Enterprise, Microsoft Windows Server…
  • EC2’s R3 Instances Now Available in Brazil

    Jeff Barr
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:48 pm
    EC2’s R3 instances are designed to provide you with the best price per GiB of RAM, along with high memory performance. I am happy to be able to announce that they are now available in the South America (Brazil) region, in two sizes. Here are the specs: Instance Name vCPU Count RAM SSD Storage Hourly On-Demand (Linux) RI UpFront (Linux, 3 Year) RI Price / Hour (Linux, 3 Year) r3.4xlarge 16 122 GiB 1 x 320 $2.946 $17,345 $0.660 r3.8xlarge 32 244 GiB 2 x 320 $5.892 $34,690 $1.320 Here are some of the other notable features and characteristics of these instances: Intel Xeon (Ivy Bridge)…
  • AWS Public Sector Update – City on a Cloud and More

    Jeff Barr
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Earlier today we opened the 6th annual AWS Government, Education, and Nonprofits Symposium in Washington, DC. As part of the event we announced another City on a Cloud Challenge, an upcoming AWS Public Data Set, and some information about the overall usage and growth of AWS in this space. City on a Cloud Challenge We are now looking for entries for the second City on a Cloud Challenge! With awards totaling $250,000 in AWS credits, this program is designed to recognize local and regional governments (along with developers) that are pushing forward with the cloud in innovative ways. Entries…
 
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    Cisco Blog » Data Center

  • The Napkins Dialogues: Life of a Packet (Walk), Part 1

    J Metz
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:39 am
    Lately I’ve been giving a lot of presentations about storage basics. I actually really enjoy it, because it makes me rethink some of the things that I took for granted, and it helps me understand some of the gaps in my own knowledge when questions arise. When you think of how we do certain things for storage, such as choosing block-based (e.g., FC, FCoE, iSCSI), file-based (e.g., NFS, SMB), or object (e.g., Ceph, Swift, CDMI) storage platforms and protocols, it’s easy [...]
  • Cisco Continues to Support Application Virtual Switch for Application Centric Infrastructure in vSphere Deployments

    Balaji Sivasubramanian
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Cisco  Application Virtual Switch  (AVS), a virtual member of the Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) family has seen increasing interest from customers who want to enforce application centric policies all the way to the virtual edge of the data center. Cisco AVS is a derivative of the Nexus 1000V virtual switch, which is the market leading 3rd party virtual switch in the industry.   Nexus 1000V has accumulated more than 10,000 customers and has been deployed in large-scale service providers to large enterprises. Recently Cisco announced Nexus 1000V support for vSphere…
  • My take on the integrated infrastructure buzz

    Adrian den Hartog
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:03 am
    I recently created a playlist of my favorite 80’s, 90’s and current songs. Listening to the playlist in shuffle mode, I noticed the stark contrast and evolution of the recording quality from the old classics to the current stuff. Thank you Pink Floyd and Apple I have to admit that the quality does get progressively better overtime, but in some cases tunes just sounded over-engineered, especially on the digitally recorded tracks. As good as they may sound, they often lack [...]
  • ACI Delivered Operational Simplicity at Cisco Live San Diego

    Harry Petty
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:03 am
    Much of the discussion about Cisco ACI has been about accelerating the deployment of applications across infrastructure – defined by application needs and driven by policy.  There is another powerful benefit from ACI for the datacenter network administrators of today who are stretched thin trying to debug outages or respond to concerns about poor application performance. For all of them, the latest release of ACI software, Brahmaputra or APIC 1.1(1j) and NX-OS 11.1(1j), provides exciting new enhancements for managing, monitoring, [...]
  • Docker and the Rise of Microservices

    Mike Cohen
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Over the past 18 months, we’ve been witnessing a rapid transformation in the way applications are built, packaged, shipped, deployed, and instantiated.  This change has been driven by developer demands for simplicity and a shift in focus towards an application-centric view of IT.     To find evidence of this trend, look no further than the skyrocketing popularity of Docker and the movement towards microservice based architectures for running applications. You could think of microservices as a service oriented architecture built around [...]
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    In(tegrate) the Clouds

  • Hybrid Cloud Integration – Why It’s Different and Why It Matters

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

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

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

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

    dcunni
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
    I enjoy reviewing the predictions from technology pundits this time of year. I particularly appreciate it when industry analysts take the time to review their predictions from the previous year. Here are a few: Forrester: Top IT Predictions for 2015 Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Predictions for 2015 and Beyond IDC: 10 Predictions For Emerging Technologies In 2015 Ovum predicts digitalization, mobility, cloud and Internet of Things to dominate integration and middleware agenda in 2015 6 C’s for More Efficient IT In 2015 [Infographic] ThinkStrategies – 2015: The IoT, Big Data…
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    CloudTimes

  • Oracle Triggers an Avalanche of 24 Cloud Services to Compete with Amazon

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

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

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

    Saroj Kar
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:27 am
    Internet of Things is a new and hot territory today. In last few weeks, Google has demonstrated its interest in the IoT market with project Brillo, a project to connect any device used, not only smartphones, tablets, computers and smartwatch, but also those that are part of everyday life such as home appliances, cars, surveillance systems etc. Cisco also announced the addition of 35 new members and new Intercloud initiative for the Internet of Everything market. Now, SAP plans to offer companies better tools for big data and the Internet of Things. The latest version of SAP HANA called…
  • Cisco New Intercloud Services Focus on Next Generation Internet of Things Market

    Saroj Kar
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:13 pm
    The initiative of Cisco Intercloud, a worldwide network consisting of interconnected clouds that the corporation is building along with its partners, has grown now. The networking giant announced significant developments in the Intercloud initiative, which aims to connect the hybrid cloud to being part of a large available and accessible network from anywhere. During this year’s Cisco Live! and media level, the Intercloud initiative has been overtaken undoubtedly the concept of Internet of Everything. However, for the manufacturer it is a vital part of the technology that will develop the…
 
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    Business Cloud News

  • Camden Council uses big data to help reduce fraud, save money

    Business Cloud News
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:35 am
    Camden Council is using big data to tackle fraud and save cash as its budgets slim Camden Council is using a big data platform to create a ‘Residents Index’ to help tackle debt collection, illegal subletting and fraud. The service, based on IBM’s InfoSphere platform, centrally stores and manages citizen data collected from 16 different systems across London – including data from Electoral Services, Housing and Council Tax Services – to help give a single view of local residents. Authorised users can access the platform to search relevant data and highlight discrepancies in the…
  • Cloud infrastructure revenues grow 25% in Q1 2015

    Business Cloud News
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:29 am
    Revenue from cloud infrastructure including servers, storage and switches grew 25.1 per cent year on year in the first quarter of this year – the highest rate in over a year according to analyst house IDC and the second highest level of total spending in the past nine quarters. Cloud IT infrastructure spending climbed to 30 per cent or nearly a third of overall IT infrastructure spending in the first quarter of this year, up from 26.4 per cent last year. Private cloud revenues grew nearly 25 per cent year on year, which was slightly outpaced by public cloud growth at close to 26 per cent.
  • IBM, Nvidia, Mellanox launch OpenPower design centre to target big data apps

    Business Cloud News
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:40 am
    IBM has set up another OpenPower design centre in Europe to target big data and HPC IBM, Nvidia and Mellanox are setting up another OpenPower design centre in Europe to target development of high performance computing (HPC) apps based on the open source Power architecture. The move will see technical experts from IBM, Nvidia and Mellanox jointly develop applications on OpenPower architecture which take advantage of the companies’ respective technologies – specifically IBM Power CPUs, Nvidia’s Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform and Mellanox InfiniBand networking solution. The companies…
  • KT, EnterpriseDB to offer OpenStack-based DBaaS

    Business Cloud News
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    EnterpriseDB and KT are co-developing a postgres-based DBaaS Postgres database specialist EnterpriseDB announced a partnership with the technology services subsidiary of incumbent Korean telco KT Corporation, KT DS, that will see the two jointly develop and offer a database-as-a-service offering deployed on OpenStack. The offering will feature EDB’s database tech which is based on postgres, an open source object-relational database management system, and will be delivered via KT’s uCloud service. KT, a longtime user of EDB’s postgres tech – the same database tech used by eBay and…
  • Orange creates NFV, cloud testing lab for 5G advances

    Tim Skinner
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    Orange and Inria are partnering on an NFV, cloud testing lab for 5G Orange has unveiled its new lab dedicated to network virtualization and cloud computing, called I/O Lab. It’s targeting an open and accessible environment for collaboration with the wider industry, reports Telecoms.com. In a particularly buzzwordy announcement, the telco has claimed the new testing environment for NFV and cloud tech will enable advances in the development of 5G, IoT and Big Data; while also referencing “fog” computing – a form distributed cloud computing where near-user network edge devices are…
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    Bitnami Blog

  • Bitnami Redmine + Agile Stack Now Available

    Catherine Dominguez
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:16 pm
    We’re excited to introduce the Bitnami Redmine + Agile Stack to our library! This highly anticipated package provides a one-click install solution for Redmine + Agile, enabling teams to apply Agile best practices in their Redmine projects. Issues are displayed as tasks on a dynamic agile board, allowing for quick response times with the inclusion of swim lanes, charts, and issue cards. This workflow-aware agile board manages the most complex development processes by allowing your team to efficiently prioritize, assign and track issues. The board is also methodology-agnostic with both Scrum…
  • Get Code Dx to find and fix potential vulnerabilities your code

    Unknown
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:15 am
    With all of the high-profile hacking incidents in the last several years, testing your code for security vulnerabilities has never been more important. Today Bitnami is happy to announce that software security suite Code Dx, our newest commercial software partner, is now available in the marketplace. Code Dx brings together a suite of code analysis tools to help you find and fix potential vulnerabilities in your software code. By correlating the results from multiple static analysis tools and aligning them on a common severity scale, Code Dx saves you time and ensures that no stone is left…
  • Bitnami Open Source Leaders Interview Series: Matthew Weier O’Phinney for the Zend Framework Project

    Catherine Dominguez
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:33 pm
    We recently interviewed Matthew Weier O’Phinney, technical lead for the Zend Framework Project. Zend Framework, a product of Zend Technologies, is an open source web framework implemented in PHP 5. Zend Technologies was founded by two Israeli college students with a love for the PHP language. From humble beginnings to becoming a leading provider of products and services for developers around the world, learn about Zend's history and their aspirations for the future. Listen and Learn: How Zend was originally envisioned  Zend Framework's competitors and what they're doing 'right' …
  • Online learning platform Open edX is now available on Bitnami

    Unknown
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:39 am
    Bitnami is excited to welcome contest-winner Open edX to the Bitnami Library. Open edX is the open-source online learning platform originally conceived by edX, a nonprofit online learning destination founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University that offers courses from the world’s best universities and institutions. The Open edX platform provides development tools to create, teach, and manage courses, student experiences, and learning outcomes at Internet scale. Online learning, both for small audiences and Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), are becoming a…
  • Bitnami Container Images for Docker - Now in Beta

    Unknown
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    We’re very happy to announce availability of the first set of Bitnami container images focused on the needs of application developers. We’ve been using containers internally for close to a year and have found them useful, both for local and cloud-based development and testing. Bitnami container images can help you: Reduce the time it takes to setup a developer on a new project Reduce friction when sharing environments - experience less “but it worked on my machine?”  Mix and match languages for specific projects - with consistency, regardless of the components you select As with…
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    Zoho Blogs

  • Zoho Survey – Multiple Feature Updates

    Gautham G
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Eagle-eyed users of Zoho Survey would have noticed a few more options popping up over the past couple of weeks. Wondering whether you might have missed any? Here is the whole list: Transfer your Survey Have you ever been in a situation where you created the perfect survey, and your friend begged you for a copy? Or you simply wanted to move your survey from one account to another, without losing all the reports you have painstakingly gathered? It’s quite painful to type the whole thing out again. The ‘Transfer Survey’ feature bypasses these issues. You can now send a…
  • Introducing Zoho Forms: Forms for Mobile Teams

    Narmadhaa
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:33 am
    Forms is all about entries, and entries mean data. Data that you have to study and act on, so why resort to stacking them in your basement — where they collect dust? Wouldn’t it be easier to create, share and submit forms on mobile devices, and then have the data automatically synced to the cloud? Introducing Zoho Forms: the smart solution to bulky paper forms. Take a peek at what you can do. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iymV94yoZY Zoho Forms combines data collection with two of today’s powerful technologies: cloud and mobile. The result is a mobile-friendly form builder…
  • Zoho Subscriptions is now connected to 400+ web apps using Zapier!

    Archana Narayan
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:25 am
    Companies today use a multitude of web applications for various purposes. While Zoho Subscriptions helps you to efficiently manage and track recurring billing, users might still want to integrate certain actions of Zoho Subscriptions with their in-house applications. For instance, once you enter the office, the first thing that you would do is check your e-mails and then have a look at your schedule for the day. If you are the head of an organization, you would take a look at the list of customers and decide if you have to add a customer to the campaigning list or wish to address them…
  • What Uber’s New Mobile Game Gets Right About Recruiting

    Austin Ries
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:18 am
    Over the past ​five years, the popular (and recently notorious) ride-sharing app Uber has grown from an idea to a juggernaut valued at an estimated $50 billion with drivers in 300 cities across 57 countries. And along with its somewhat polarizing public image of acting more like a frat house than a company, Uber has one universal ​dilemma: drivers don’t always know ​how to get where you want to go Last week, Uber took a step toward remedying this problem by launching a mobile iOS game called UberDRIVE. The purpose of the game is for players to navigate a real city map…
  • Reshape Your Documents using Zoho Writer

    Chinmayee Mishra
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:07 am
    A study by 3M Corporation states that ‘90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visuals are processed 60,000x faster in the brain than text’. This means that when you send out a document with only text, chances are most of it never gets through to your reader. Making a meaningful connection with your reader can be a challenge when creating business documents. These documents are often professional, structured and include a large amount of text. But to make it more presentable, you can’t try jazzing it up with images in every third line or have clip art…
 
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    meshIP® Blog

  • Chicago Taxes The Cloud

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

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

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

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

    Brian
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - Cloud computing predictions for 2015 via SingleHop includes ours on desktop virtualization: Like it? Share it! - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: 2011 Cloud Computing Predictions Cloud Adopters Embrace Cloud For Both Innovation and Legacy Optimization... Cloud Computing: 2011 Predictions CIO Magiazine has four predictions for cloud computing in 2011... Infographic: Desktop Virtualization Is desktop virtualization ready for prime time? The data illustrated...
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    I am OnDemand

  • How to Growth Hack Content for Lead Generation in 3 Steps

    IOD Community
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:56 am
    Popular belief often leads us to think that simply creating quality content and posting it online (including social media outlets) makes for a good content marketing strategy. In reality, however, that is nowhere near enough. Combining outlets and orchestrating them with the right insights, along with clever money investment, and fully leveraging marketing software, makes for a real marketing strategy, with proven success of fully leveraging content for marketing needs. This article will break down some of the myths surrounding content marketing and give you the knowledge to effectively…
  • Dear Google, Your Cloud Is Great, but..Here Is a Little Feedback

    IOD Community
    29 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    As a developer with fifteen years of experience in IT, I’ve dedicated the past five years to working with the cloud. I’ve been involved with cloud services from AWS cloud (since 2010) and Azure. A bit over nine months ago, I started working almost exclusively with Google Cloud (GCD) and Google Compute Engine as part of a consulting project I led. The project involved building a backend for a high performance web application. At first, the customer thought to use their own data center, which I discouraged. Then, Google approached them and offered a package that included free support and…
  • Surviving in the Public IaaS Cloud Market

    Udi Nachmany
    21 May 2015 | 4:16 am
    If we look at market growth rates and the concentration of power within a handful of providers, using the terminology coined by Geoffrey Moore, it could easily be argued that the public IaaS cloud market is in the tornado and approaching Main Street. Despite a lack of publicly available market share data, for many in the industry, it seems like a two or three-player race, with one clear “gorilla”: Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this article I will attempt to briefly characterize the competitive positioning of the key players in the public IaaS market, and highlight some of the alternative…
  • Interview With an AWS Cloud Champion

    Ofir Nachmani
    30 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    Allow me to introduce a good friend, Peter Sankauskas, who I met through the AWS cloud community. Our level of cloud experience evolved with the expansion of the cloud, Amazon in particular, and we have both become prominent members of the AWS community. Having learned more about open source and development, I’d like to focus on the idea of using Netflix open source tools to generate great values to cloud users. Peter is the Founder and CEO of CloudNative, a company known for its continuous deployment tools. He started CloudNative after consulting at Answers for AWS and building the same…
  • 5 Key Benefits of Docker: CI, Version Control, Portability, Isolation and Security

    IOD Community
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    Docker doesn’t need an introduction. It is one of the hottest open source projects that allows you to deploy your application inside containers, adding a layer of abstraction. In a seemingly constant state of maturation, the benefits of using Docker increase on a regular basis. In this post, instead of talking about what Docker is or how it works, I’ll outline the top five benefits of using the ever-growing platform. Continuous Deployment and Testing Docker is gaining a lot of traction in the development and devops world for its consistency across environments. There are always minor…
 
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    insideHPC

  • Video: Algorithms for Extreme-Scale Systems

    Rich Brueckner
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Bill Gropp from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presented this talk at the Blue Waters Symposium. "The large number of nodes and cores in extreme scale systems requires rethinking all aspects of algorithms, especially for load balancing and for latency hiding. In this project, I am looking at the use of nonblocking collective routines in Krylov methods, the use of speculation and large memory in graph algorithms, the use of locality-sensitive thread scheduling for better load balancing, and model-guided communication aggregation to reduce overall communication costs. This talk…
  • Bringing ARM to the Student Cluster Competition

    Rich Brueckner
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:54 am
    Over at the ISC Blog, Luna Backes writes that her Mont-Blanc Climbers Team is looking forward to building the first ARM-based cluster ever at the upcoming ISC Student Cluster Competition. The post Bringing ARM to the Student Cluster Competition appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Mellanox to Host Special Events at ISC 2015

    Rich Brueckner
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    The countdown to ISC 2015 continues with news that Mellanox will host a set of special events at the conference. The post Mellanox to Host Special Events at ISC 2015 appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Video: Intel Vector Advisor Unlocks Code Performance

    Rich Brueckner
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:07 am
    In this video, Rick Leinecker from Slashdot Media describes the Vectorization Advisor, one of the new additions to Intel Parallel Studio XE suite. "Vectorization Advisor is an analysis tool that lets you identify if loops utilize modern SIMD instructions or not, what prevents vectorization, what is performance efficiency and how to increase it. Vectorization Advisor shows compiler optimization reports in user-friendly way, and extends them with multiple other metrics, like loop trip counts, CPU time, memory access patterns and recommendations for optimization." The post Video: Intel Vector…
  • VSC-3 Cluster Achieves 1.02 mPUE Rating with Green Revolution Cooling

    staff
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Today Green Revolution Cooling announced that VSC-3 Vienna Scientific Cluster has achieved a mechanical Power Utilization Effectiveness (mPUE) rating 1.02, making it one of the most efficient data center facilities in the world. The post VSC-3 Cluster Achieves 1.02 mPUE Rating with Green Revolution Cooling appeared first on insideHPC.
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    Managed Data Center News

  • Who’s to blame in a data breach?

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

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

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

    Mike Klein
    28 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    Last year, we launched a fully encrypted, high-speed data analytics cloud from our Indianapolis data center. It’s a full enterprise-grade cloud based on EMC’s XtremIO and VNX all-flash array, Cisco UCS Blade Servers, and VMware’s virtualization platform. We built this cloud platform with two unique capabilities driven by our healthcare data analytics clients: Encryption everywhere – at rest, in transit, and backed up. Online Tech is one of the few cloud service providers that natively encrypts all the data in the cloud. We made the decision to go with fully encrypted EMC flash, SAN…
  • Cloud Security: Get Peace of Mind

    Online Tech
    27 May 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Do you stay up at night thinking about everything required to secure your cloud—from cybersecurity to compliance and everything in between? Worried that you’re missing steps in the process? Here’s your opportunity to get expert guidance and best practices from security, compliance, and risk mitigation experts. Get Real Answers to Your Questions Online Tech is hosting an interactive Cloud Security and Compliance workshop to help you make sure you’re dotting all your I’s and crossing all your T’s. The workshop, Securing Your Cloud in an Insecure World, is available separately at two…
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    Cloud Powered Business Blog

  • A Happy Customer is the Result of a Great Worker Experience

    Jiordan Castle
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The chief goal of Customer Experience is simple: facilitate and retain happier customers. Companies differentiate on Customer Experience by unifying business operations to deliver a consistent brand experience. This includes creating a company culture that facilitates open communication and innovation. Companies that make Customer Experience a priority have a more loyal, engaged, and satisfied following… Read More
  • The new way to develop mobile apps – Step 1 Idea to Prototype

    John Gorup
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:01 am
    Technology doesn’t always make life easier — it sometimes just shifts the majority of the effort to another place. For example, after Henry W. Seeley invented the electric iron, people didn’t spend less time ironing. Since his invention made ironing easier (and less dangerous), people ironed their clothes more often. Neatly ironed clothes were once… Read More
  • Need to Charter a Private Jet? There’s an App for That

    Nicole Klemp
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:02 am
    Over the past couple of years, companies like Uber and Airbnb have used web and mobile applications to revolutionize the travel services industry. So, for the founders of Takeoff360, it made sense to harness the power of mobile to create an on-demand service that allows customers to charter private jets as well. After all, you… Read More
  • The Benefits of Mobile Engagement for Your Organization

    Jiordan Castle
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:42 am
    Early last year, multinational conglomerate Honeywell turned to Appirio for help creating a mobile app in order to modernize their customer engagement. Thanks to Appirio’s talented global crowd, Honeywell had a working prototype of a mobile app for its cloud-based facility monitoring and management service just 10 weeks later. Ultimately, Honeywell was able to drive… Read More
  • It’s Time for the C-suite to Start Embracing Failure

    Nicole Klemp
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:34 am
    There’s been some talk lately around this concept of “Fail Fast” and its effect on success — particularly when it comes to application development. But what does it mean and why would you want to fail at anything? Innovate by failing fast A great example of failing fast comes from this guy you may have… Read More
 
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    OpenNebula » Blog

  • Closed Agendas for Paris and Ontario TechDays

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

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

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

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

    Anton Todorov
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:45 am
    Storage has always been the single most complex and expensive asset in any company that builds clouds, provides cloud services or manage its own infrastructure. Companies are in constant search of reliable, scalable, simple and affordable storage alternatives. We are happy to announce that we have a new storage system which is now integrated and available to OpenNebula users: StorPool. StorPool is block-level, distributed storage software. It runs on standard servers and builds a fast, scalable and reliable shared storage system out of these servers. StorPool is incredibly flexible and can be…
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    CloudTweaks.com

  • The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Turmoil

    David
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:51 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com By David Fletcher Looking to use our comics on your website, newsletter, social media campaign or presentation? Please contact us regarding commercial licensing details and policies. The post The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Turmoil appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • CDN Performance Report – Month of June – 2015

    CloudTweaks
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com CDN Performance Report Each month CloudTweaks will be providing a series of benchmark testing performance reports conducted by our contributing partners. The first in our series will be on (CDN) Content Delivery Networks which is a growing industry whose customers are primarily web based companies looking for that extra layer of site protection and speed. This monthly Performance Data Report is provided by Cedexis.  HTTP Latency In North America we note an increase in Latency for Akamai around the 14th of June that lasted about 3 days. Over the course of the month…
  • Cloud Computing Myths That SMBs Should Know

    Nishant Kadian
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:18 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Cloud Computing and SMBs Cloud Computing is the hottest issue among IT intellects of Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs). Like any other computer-orientated technology, Cloud Computing has some misconceptions and myths that often kick-start arguments among the two opposing groups: Cloud Supporters and Cloud Opponents. Both of these groups have their own ideology and reasons for their stand on this issue. Within those ideologies remain some serious myths that are miles apart from practical facts, but which have an effect on their overall business. For SMBs aiming to…
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    GreenPages Blog

  • Emerging Drivers in the Unified Communications Market

    GreenPages Blog
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    I wanted to give a quick update on the current state of the unified communications industry, some of the drivers that are influencing the market and some new advancements that have taken place. Presence and mobility, the basic concept of anyone connecting at anytime, anywhere on any device, continue to be really big drivers in the industry. Two other things that have jumped out as driving features are contact center and disaster recovery.   Emerging Drivers in the Unified Communications Market     Interested in learning more about the latest trends in unified communications…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 6/22/2015

    GreenPages Blog
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:15 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 6/22/2015. Working to make its public cloud more competitive, VMware has partnered with Bitnami to make using open source apps and development environments on vCloud Air easy. VMware also previewed a Docker runtime that works with vSphere dubbed Project Bonneville. Microsoft has improved visibility into Azure cloud costs and has also tightened up its partnership with Docker. Tech News Recap VMware gets help to build and deploy cloud apps more easily Microsoft Improves Visibility Into…
  • Part 2: Cisco Live 2015 Recap – AWS Direct Connect, VIRL Facelift & More!

    Nick Phelps
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:47 am
    It was another great Cisco Live event this year! My colleague Dan Allen wrote a post summarizing the key takeaways he got out of the event. I wanted to add in some of my own to supplement his. As you probably know, it was John Chambers last Cisco Live event as CEO – which makes it especially cool that I got this picture taken with him! Expanded DevNet Zone Last year Cisco introduced the DevNet zone which was focused on giving people hands on access to Cisco’s most ground breaking technology that could be construed as science fiction unless they opened their toy box and let people see and…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 6/15/2015

    GreenPages Blog
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:32 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 6/15/2015. EMC eyes containers with Docker storage drivers, Google and Microsoft have both joined the government’s disaster response program, and many interesting announcements came out of Cisco Live 2015. Tech News Recap EMC eyes containers with Docker storage drivers Google, Microsoft join government’s disaster response program Cloud fears fizzle, mission-critical deployments sizzle How the Cloud is Changing IT Training Demands Cisco Live 2015 Recap: IoT, Digital Age,…
  • Cisco Live 2015 Recap: IoT, Digital Age, Wireless Updates & More!

    GreenPages Blog
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:09 pm
    The GreenPages/LogicsOne Team landed at Cisco Live last week and spent the days soaking up new tech, new trends, and developing a sense of where the market is headed with everything Cisco. Digital Age Keynote John Chambers gave an incredible keynote . He’s a very commanding speaker with a great vision. He highlighted that 90% of companies believe that they should become digital and that only 7% have a plan in their head on how to do so. That is our market in a bottle. In 10 years, it’s estimated that 40% of enterprise companies won’t exist anymore. In 1950 the average company…
 
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    Healthy Tools For Diabetics

  • Type 2 Diabetes Full Information : Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatments For Type 2 Diabetes

    cloudbulls
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:18 pm
      Diabetes causes of diabetes cure for diabetes define diabetes definition of diabetes diabetes 2 symptoms diabetes and alcohol diabetes complications diabetes diet. Diabetes disease diabetes drugs diabetes during pregnancy diabetes food diabetes guidelines diabetes herbal treatment diabetes in children.   The post Type 2 Diabetes Full Information : Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatments For Type 2 Diabetes appeared first on Healthy Tools For Diabetics.
  • Diabetes Management

    cloudbulls
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Like the Diabetes Download? Then check out Cornerstones4Care® for free support and helpful tools to help manage your diabetes. http://www.cornerstones4care.com/ Michael Stevens, host of Vsauce, introduces us to the members of our diabetes support team and the 4 basics of diabetes care—taking medicine, tracking blood sugar, eating healthy, and staying active. The post Diabetes Management appeared first on Healthy Tools For Diabetics.
  • Medicare diabetic supplies

    cloudbulls
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Medicare diabetic supplies from Diabetes Care Club. We offer information about Medicare diabetic supplies including Diabetes testing supplies take a step forward to Diabetes Self Management. Visit http://www.DiabetesCareClub.com today or call 800-840-7711 for more information about Medicare diabetic supplies. The post Medicare diabetic supplies appeared first on Healthy Tools For Diabetics.
  • Diabetes Supply Case

    cloudbulls
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Get a supply case to get yourself started with diabetes treatment.  There are so many options available to you and the diabetes care kit is something that can help expedite your journey to great diabetes care. The post Diabetes Supply Case appeared first on Healthy Tools For Diabetics.
  • Discount Diabetic Supplies

    cloudbulls
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Discount Diabetic Supplies from Diabetes Care Club. We offer information about Discount Diabetic Supplies including Diabetic.  You deserve the best treatment so get your diabetes supply for a discount.  Take a look at the video above and you will find some options for discount supplies that you have probably never heard of. The post Discount Diabetic Supplies appeared first on Healthy Tools For Diabetics.
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    Official Blog - ESDS Software Solution

  • Heterogeneous Hypervisor Management with eMagic

    Nilesh
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:26 am
    Presentation Management of various hypervisors could be a time-consuming challenge. So here, we will explore the answers to common questions of Heterogeneous hypervisor management. Today, the heterogeneous hypervisor environment has become a widely adopted practice among IT departments of large and medium sized companies. To tackle the trickiest problems of integrated multiple hypervisor management, companies must have a unique approach and appropriate tool required to run those hypervisors. But why are companies inclined towards Multi-Hypervisor? The answers are as varied as the…
  • Pros and Cons of Multicloud

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:06 pm
      Combinations of the service providers for varied applications with different platforms makes a Multicloud environment, it can also be said as Heterogeneous Cloud platform. Multicloud platform comes with some benefits and some challenges. This type of platform is predicted to be widely adopted in future. Let us see some pros and cons of using Multi cloud. Pros Reduced Dependency: The facility to deploy applications with diverse cloud providers clearly reduces dependency on single provider. This facilitates the leverage of most advantageous offer available around and switching between…
  • 5 Main Questions Asked by the Market about SAP S/4 Hana

    Nilesh
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:52 am
    S/4 Hana, the new SAP ERP is a major breakthrough in software packages product line! SAP always mentioned that the objective of its strategy around Hana was to rewrite its Software to take advantage of in-memory. But there is still a major disruption of equilibrium in the market for ERP. Remember that the current versions of SAP ERP – Business Suite, mostly run on the Oracle database. Between 60 to 70% of installed SAP base employs Oracle DBMS, though the main rival of German elsewhere on the package on the segment. Announcement of S/4 Hana was actually a bold move from SAP, because it…
  • How can enterprise procure benefit from Desktop in Cloud?

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:41 am
    Introduction Before swimming into the Lake of Desktop in Cloud all the way, let us dip our feet first and have some warm up with its understanding. Many winged terms like Virtual Desktop Integration (VDI), DaaS, etc. must have fluttered your ear. Mobilizing DaaS in companies, as of now is still not extensively live. As the number of mobile employees increases, need of availability of resources to them increases, to maintain work endurance. Desktop in Cloud platform provides butter on the sandwich of Mobile employees and Company savings. Desktop in Cloud term is trending all over the world and…
  • The CIO must become the engine of the company

    Nilesh
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:29 am
    CIOs are clearly aware of the business agility needs, which pass today an inescapable network transformation. Before, the CIO was a director of infrastructure, today it must become the company’s engine. The role of the CIOs is changing. If everyone generally agrees, a greater confidence will build in the right direction. In short, those responsible for the IT departments should cope with changing technology and business needs. In late 2014, a survey conducted among CIOs in the US, Asia and the Europe (including UK as well) of which 81% work in companies with 500 to 5,000 employees or medium…
 
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    Cloud Storage Buzz

  • Dropbox File Requests

    Lee
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:15 pm
    While it might seem that everyone has a Dropbox account, that is not actually true and sometimes you need to collect files from people who do not have a Dropbox account or for a specific reason. Email has its limits and collecting larger files from many different people can be a nightmare with files occasionally getting lost in people’s inbox or not making it at all. If you have a Dropbox account and need files sent to you no matter who they are from here are 5 services to do that. Dropbox Back in June Dropbox opened up a new feature to basic and pro customers called “File…
  • Cloud Storage vs. Cloud Backup

    Lee
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Cloud storage and cloud backup are two different types of services, that are often confused with each other and they are really two different tools for different jobs. Part of the confusion comes from the fact that some cloud backup services, like IDrive, SpiderOak, SugarSync and even Carbonite, offer cloud storage as well as cloud backup. To help understand the differences between cloud storage and cloud backup lets take a look what each one is. What Is Cloud Storage? Cloud storage services are often equated with having a USB flash drive in the cloud that you can access from multiple…
  • IDrive Android Review

    Lee
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Google provides a basic way of backing up your Android device by keeping track of the apps you install, keeping your email and other data synced into the Google cloud and backing up your photos and videos to Google Photos. While Google does provide some basic protection for your mobile device data if you want more control over your data you might want to take a good look at IDrive for Android. The IDrive Android app is so feature rich and complete you almost forget it is a mobile app and not the desktop version. You can use the apps to not only backup your photos and videos that you take…
  • Backing Up Bookmarks in Mozilla Firefox

    Lindsay Doebler
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
       Continuing on in my bookmarks backup series, this week I’m covering how to create backups of your bookmarks in Firefox. Luckily it is a very straightforward process and Firefox does some of the work for you. It automatically makes backups of your bookmarks and you can restore from any of the past 10 backups it has created. Of course you can also manually backup your bookmarks if you so choose. Using Firefox’s Automatic Backups This is the easiest way to make sure your bookmarks are backed up because you really don’t have to do anything. Firefox makes backups…
  • Livedrive Releases New Mobile Apps

    Lee
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:21 pm
    I noticed on the Livedrive blog today that they have announced the availability of their newest version of their Android mobile app. That got me looking back a little bit and realized that they also released a new version of their iOS app back in May as well. The big news about both the new Android and the iOS app is the apps are no longer just access only but also offer the ability to backup the mobile photos and video. It appears the new backup feature is available to only Pro Suite and Briefcase users, but that might be a good enough reason to sign up for those plans. Click to view…
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    Ylastic

  • Dashboard redesign

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:35 pm
    New dashboard page for Ylastic, redesigned to provide a more concise overview of your AWS environment.And easier on the eyes too :)Manage your cloud, the easy way!
  • AWS resource backup policies

    21 Jun 2015 | 6:12 am
    Ylastic provides different kinds of tasks that can be scheduled for backing up various kinds of AWS resources. You can also view these backups and their status on the respective pages for the resource (instances page, etc). We are now extending those tasks with the ability to setup more complex backup policies. For example, you can now setup tasks to backup EBS volumes hourly, daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly, and so on, with EACH of those tasks having different backup retention numbers . What that means is that you can make backups of the same volume and retain different numbers of backups…
  • IAM Overview

    15 Jun 2015 | 10:36 am
    A recent addition to IAM management in Ylastic is an overview page that gives you a summary of all the key security/identity related items for your AWS account. At a single glance, you can see everything from number of user, groups, roles, server certificates, as well as the quotas for each and every one of the various IAM entities as enforced by AWS. 
  • IAM Credentials Report

    14 Jun 2015 | 12:40 pm
    IAM credential report is a snapshot of all your IAM users and the root account. It contains details about security credentials, such as MFA activation, password rotation, and access key last used information. You can now view this information in all its gory detail within Ylastic. You do not need to download CSV files or anything of the sort :) We get the report for you and display it in an easy to use fashion. You can search and filter the credentials, and use it as an essential part of the security assessment of your AWS account users.
  • Ylastic Enterprise

    9 Jun 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Introducing Ylastic Enterprise version with complete CloudTrail integration. Amazon’s CloudTrail tracks every single API call made in your AWS account. Now that information is closely integrated in Ylastic to make it easier than ever to see the changes being made to your AWS resources.Slice and dice your activity history with concise overview charts - top events, most active users, most active ip addresses, and much more.You can search and filter the modifications to your resources for a time period of up to last 60 days or two months. You can view activity across ALL AWS regions in a…
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    cloudcomputing-news.net: Latest from the homepage

  • HP tops IDC cloud infrastructure market rankings, ahead of Dell and Cisco

    James
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:27 am
    (c)iStock.com/letty17 IDC’s ranking of cloud infrastructure providers is in: HP has hit the top of the charts, with Dell and Cisco making up the top three. The findings, which arrive in the analyst house’s Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker report, cover storage, server and Ethernet switch and show HP’s revenue growing 37.4% between 1Q14 and 1Q15, and market share at 15.7% for total 1Q15 revenues of $985 million. Dell, in second, has first quarter revenues of $745m, a market share of 11.9% and year over year revenue growth of 34.2%. Cisco, in third place,…
  • The five ways to make cloud success a reality for your business

    James
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:55 pm
    (c)iStock.com/binabina Everyone is looking for that silver bullet which makes their cloud implementations a success. It’s little wonder that events such as Cloud World Forum and Cloud Expo are at the forefront of executives’ minds. At Cloud World Forum in London last week, MongoDB VP strategy Kelly Stirman spoke of five directions in which the industry is changing, and how companies can make their cloud success a reality: embrace failure, double down on ops, and pick your partners wisely. Rule number one, Stirman argued, was to embrace failure. To be able to embrace failure, you…
  • CIO and head of IT, not CEO, most likely to have final say on cloud adoption

    James
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:55 pm
    (c)iStock.com/mustafahacalaki Cloud usage is rocketing amongst UK business users – but the final decision making falls to the head of IT or the chief information officer in almost three in five (59%) cases, according to latest research. The research, from cloud hosting provider Cobweb Solutions, shows more organisations are turning to cloud for all their business needs, with UK cloud penetration reaching a high of 84%. 78% of businesses are using more than one cloud-based service, figures which correlate with a recent Forrester survey showing 84% of UK companies rely on two or more…
  • Government cloud on the rise: NSA and DOJ move to Amazon Web Services

    jgardner
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    (c)iStock.com/DHuss At the Amazon Public Sector Symposium last week, the NSA announced that it will be moving some of its IT infrastructure to AWS. The NSA follows several other federal agencies, including the Department of Defense and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), in joining the CIA in the Amazon cloud in the last nine months. “The infrastructure as a service which Amazon provides has shown us significant IT efficiencies,” said Alex Voultepsis, chief of the engineering for the NSA’s Intelligence Community Special Operations Group, at a panel last…
  • Four in five execs think conventional security is not enough for cloud environments

    James
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:21 pm
    (c)iStock.com/alengo Earlier this week, this publication reported on a C-level study which showed a distinct lack of trust in cloud storage for fully securing corporate data. Now, a new survey from CloudPassage sheds light on the security executive perspective; 80% of security execs in North America don’t believe conventional network security solutions are enough to protect their cloud computing environments. This is an interesting finding, not least because the amount of IT real estate based in public, private, or hybrid cloud environments is expected to reach 58% in the next 18 months…
 
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    ActiveBlog: Insights on Open Source and Dynamic Languages

  • DockerCon 2015 - What a Show!

    johnw
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    Last week's DockerCon event was one of the most exciting, energizing, invigorating, and exhausting conferences I've attended. The crowds, keynotes, the technology, and the whales, created a fantastic atmosphere. In an incredibly short period of time Docker has managed to rivet the attention and interest of the cloud world. I feel moved to briefly share a few of my reactions to this event.read more
  • Why Docker is Not Enough for Enterprise IT

    bartc
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    I want to start by saying that, at ActiveState, we absolutely love Docker. We think it's phenomenal technology that is really becoming the global currency of the cloud.read more
  • Building Your Own Cloud With SUSE OpenStack and Stackato Cloud Foundry

    navrupj
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:13 pm
    In a recent online meetup "Overcoming the Challenges of Microservices with PaaS on OpenStack," John Wetherill from ActiveState, along with Frank Rego, Pete Chadwick and Cameron Seader from SUSE, showed how SUSE and Stackato, together, can help users obtain a quicker time to value for an OpenStack-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) deployment.read more
  • Stackato on the Microsoft Azure Cloud

    wyattm
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    The growth of Azure has been outstanding--more than 90,000 new subscriptions every month. And the innovation is exponential with over 500 new features and services being added to the platform in the last 12 months. We're very excited to be part of this growth.read more
  • Wrangling the Different Docker APIs

    alexh
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Docker APIs are a convenient way for your systems to talk to Docker infrastructure. But sometimes there are challenges associated with them. I've outlined in this blog the steps you need to take and the items you need to look out for when working with Docker APIs.read more
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    The State of Security

  • Hacker Behind Plex Breach Demands 9.5 BTC in Ransom

    David Bisson
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:50 am
    A hacker is demanding 9.5 BTC in return for not publicly releasing user data stolen from Plex, an application that allows users to organize media files and stream them to their computer screens. On July 1st, the application sent out email notifications to those affected by the hack: “Sadly, we became aware this afternoon that […]… Read More The post Hacker Behind Plex Breach Demands 9.5 BTC in Ransom appeared first on The State of Security.
  • US-CERT Alerts of Phishing Campaigns Targeting OPM Hack Victims

    Maritza Santillan
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Victims of the massive breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) are being warned to remain cautious of scammers posing as official communication from the agency. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert on Tuesday, stating it had become aware of suspicious domain names that may have been used in […]… Read More The post US-CERT Alerts of Phishing Campaigns Targeting OPM Hack Victims appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Wi-Fi Sense, FUD and You!

    Tyler Reguly
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:31 am
    The FUD Wagon is rolling strong today after multiple online media outlets have picked up the story that Wi-Fi Sense, available on Windows Phone 8.1 and the soon to be released Windows 10, is Microsoft’s latest security blunder. The best advice that I can offer when you see these articles is to close them… close […]… Read More The post Wi-Fi Sense, FUD and You! appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Trump Hotels investigates credit card hack

    Graham Cluley
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    Donald Trump doesn’t appear to be having the best of times. Not only has the business tycoon and (now) Republican presidential candidate been dumped by Macy’s, Univision and NBC over his comments on Mexican immigrants, but he is now possibly having to deal with the aftermath of a hacker attack too. Criminal hackers may have […]… Read More The post Trump Hotels investigates credit card hack appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Harvard Reveals IT Systems Breach that Affected Eight Colleges Back in June

    David Bisson
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:45 am
    Harvard University has revealed that it discovered a breach of its IT systems back on June 19th, an incident which is believed to have affected eight separate schools and administrative organizations. The university’s IT security teams have created a unique website whose aim is to explain to the Harvard community what happened. “On June 19, […]… Read More The post Harvard Reveals IT Systems Breach that Affected Eight Colleges Back in June appeared first on The State of Security.
 
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    Software Technology Blog

  • Pebble Time and Voice Communication with Twilio

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

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

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

    Johnson Goveas
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:37 am
    It had happened 25 times before; it was the 26th time where Apple once again created history. Before I begin with an extensive review of the 2015 Apple WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), let’s review some numbers. The 2015 conference was attended by more than 10,000+ attendees from over 70 countries in the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA. WWDC 2015 featured 100 mind-boggling sessions conducted in 150 labs nested in the arena. Enough of statistics, let’s move on to the conference highlights, this is the part where it gets exciting. The keynote session started with cheers and…
  • Pebble Time, Twilio and the Importance of Voice Communication

    Marketing Desk
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Smartwatches will account for 59% of total wearable device shipments in 2015, and they will command to just over 70% of shipments by 2019, says a recent BI Intelligence report. Now that Google and Apple are in this market space, you can be rest assured that voice messaging could potentially be the strongest feature for any wearable devices. In other words, can we say voice communication will become more mainstream than ever? Kickstarter witnessed the recent launch of Pebble Time, a third generation smart watch, unlocking new horizons for the wearable device industry. Pebble as we know is one…
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    Intelligent Technical Solutions

  • Computer IT Services in Las Vegas

    jharwe
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:53 pm
    ITS Helps Your Network Computer IT Services A Dependable Source for Your Technology Needs Click Here For Your FREE IT Consultation. Whether you have a business that revolves around financial dealings, retail or restaurants, you have to deal with technology issues on a daily basis. Even medical and education institutions have to work with technology, such as computers. Your main goal is to have your business running as smoothly as possible. By doing this, you will be able to maximize your everyday business transactions. A Productive Setup The IT company can help you setup a productive layout…
  • Get the IT Support You Need

    jharwe
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Las Vegas IT Outsourcing Get the IT Support Services your San Diego Business Needs IT services are critical to each and every business to ensure that the business can connect with its customers and perform at its best. Click Here For Your FREE IT Support Consultation Today Hiring an in-house IT person can be expensive, and this is why managed IT services are a huge benefit to many businesses. However, the biggest complaint about outsourced IT services is having to pay a fee every time you need something as simple as an update done. ITS provides managed IT services and support including data…
  • How to backup your data

    itsasap
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Businesses today are relying on data to run their day-to-day operations. We use it to build client relationships, generate sales reports, develop marketing strategies, and so much more. But if something were to happen to it, a devastating disaster for example, you could risk losing your whole business if you haven’t properly backed up. With that in mind you should take necessary precautions to protect your data in the event of a crisis. Let’s take a look at some devices you can use to keep your information out of harm’s way. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to data…
  • Making Sure Your Computer IT is Secure

    jharwe
    28 Jun 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Cloud Storage can be the most secure, if set up properly. Steps To Take To Make Sure Your Company's Data Is Secure Data is your business's lifeline. However, there are a number of things that can threaten your data. For example, a virus can destroy your company's customer records. Data can also be stolen by hackers. Click Here For Your FREE IT Consultation The good news is that there are a number of things you can do to keep your company's data secure. One of the best things you can do to protect your data is to back it up. You also want to make sure that you test your data recovery at least…
  • What You Need to Know About Fiber Internet

    jharwe
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Las Vegas Fiber Internet Key Things To Know About Fiber Internet Click Here For Your FREE IT Consultation Many people know about Fiber Internet, but they still do not understand exactly how it works. As the name suggests, Fiber Internet works by using fiber optics. These are long, thin fibers that are created from glass. These fibers are bundled together to transmit data. Fiber optics have a higher frequency range than copper wires. Fiber optics are also less susceptible to connectivity issues and noise. Most people know that Fiber Internet is fast, but they often underestimate how fast this…
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    Corvisa Blog

  • Multiple Locations, One Communications Solution

    Pam Bednarczyk
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    If you’re a small to mid-sized business looking to expand into new markets, you’ll likely have multiple office locations. But when it comes to establishing the personal connections needed to grow your business within a new region, is your current phone system undermining your efforts?  On-premise phone systems can be cumbersome and costly to maintain – and these disadvantages grow exponentially when you consider managing on-site equipment at multiple locations. In addition, such systems can limit the features and functionality you can provide to remote workers. These limitations not…
  • Multi-Channel All the Buzz at Call Center Week

    Caitlin Patek
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    As Corvisa’s social media manager, Caitlin Patek is responsible for managing no less than 9 channels on behalf of the company and thus, is always on top of what’s trending in the cloud communications industry. So last week, when Caitlin attended the 2015 Call Center Week Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, it came as no surprise to her that the use of multi-channel options to improve service delivery was a major topic of discussion. Read more about Caitlin’s Call Center Week takeaways below. In a world where the norm for customer service delivery has traditionally been phone and email,…
  • [WEBINAR] Learn How to Reduce Your IT Footprint

    Pam Bednarczyk
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Corvisa’s Brandon Knight is no stranger to the headaches associated with managing multiple vendors. Having run eight call centers and BPOs over the course of two decades, he knows all too well how such a scenario can put a serious dent in productivity and profits. “Often times, you’re dealing with different companies in different geographic locations, with relationships that were created at different points in time,” said Knight. “So when a problem does occur, it’s difficult to get someone –- either internally or externally – to take ownership. And when you have to take…
  • Three Senior Executives Join Corvisa Leadership Team

    Pam Bednarczyk
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Corvisa continues to strengthen and expand its leadership with the addition of three seasoned technology veterans to its executive team to further support the company’s rapid growth and expanded go-to-market strategy. Jon Heaps has been appointed as senior vice president of global channel sales and will oversee Corvisa’s global channel sales strategy and partner relationships. He held previous leadership roles at inContact, CarrierSales, Touch America and Qwest Communications. Greg Wright, who formerly held leadership positions at Workfront and inContact, joins Corvisa as senior vice…
  • Ventana Research Sends Kudos Corvisa’s Way

    Pam Bednarczyk
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    A new article by Ventana Research Vice President & Research Director Richard Snow describes how Corvisa’s unique SaaS + PaaS solution addresses the complexities associated with placing a contact center in the cloud.  “The challenge with placing a contact center in the cloud is that it is not a single system or even a collection of similar systems,” states Snow. “The center includes infrastructure systems to manage communication channels, a network to support telephone extensions and access points to business applications, specialist systems such as routing and IVR, business…
 
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    Skytap | RSS Feed

  • Why “Olympian Aspirations” in Agile Testing Win Gold

    Noel Wurst
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:33 am
    Application development and delivery teams are under constant pressure to release quality features as quickly as possible. In fact, CIOs rate delivering applications faster, at a higher quality, and with strong control and oversight as their key priorities. Meeting the CIOs needs, and those of the business as a whole is obviously not easy, or so many enterprises wouldn’t struggle to consistently deliver innovative releases on time and with fewer defects. While accomplishing this may require Herculean efforts throughout the entire SDLC, better software faster is far from out of reach for…
  • Guest Post: Keeping Up with the Cycle of Continuous Delivery

    Noel Wurst
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:40 am
    The strain on businesses to keep up with the speedy technological advances make it ever more important to make sure that test teams are able to function at full capacity right from the start. This piece was originally published on the Grid-Tools blog and written by Ayeesha Monteiro. Grid-Tools is a Skytap TAP partner and you can learn more about them here! The concept and cycle of ‘Continuous Delivery’ (CD) is something that all businesses should not just consider; they should make it a necessity in their major delivery strategies. Let’s look into the end-to-end process at the sort…
  • Skytap Panel Appearance and More at UK’s Cloud World Forum

    Noel Wurst
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Cloud World Forum is EMEA’s largest cloud and DevOps expo and Skytap is proud to sponsor and participate in a number of exciting talks and activities throughout the week! With the recent opening of our London office, appearing at Cloud World Forum was an absolute must and we cannot wait for the show to begin. We’d love to meet you at the show, so here’s a quick rundown of all things Skytap for you to add to your agenda! Panel Discussion: Inspiring Innovation through Collaboration Wednesday, 24 June at 14:30 Skytap VP of Operations Paul Farrall will join three other ops-centric…
  • Shrinking the Innovation Inequality Gap

    Noel Wurst
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:48 am
    People used to talk all the time about “million dollar ideas” and how all it took was having one innovative idea for a product and you could be set for life. Maybe that was true at some time in the past, but today, an idea alone is worth very little. What’s worth a million dollars (or likely much, much more) today is getting that idea into consumers’ hands as quickly as humanly possible. Andrew Dailey, director at MGI Research wrote an excellent column earlier this year, “It’s Time to Rethink Enterprise Applications” where he addressed this mandatory need for speed. Dailey…
  • “Automate Everything” Challenged in Recent DevOps.com Article

    Noel Wurst
    15 Jun 2015 | 2:05 pm
    In the last year, we’ve gotten much closer to a universally agreed upon definition of DevOps—and that’s a good thing. Confusion around the term sometimes resulted in even greater distrust between devs and ops, and those in testing, QA, or security wondered what their part is in this growing “must” for startups all the way to the enterprise. One issue in DevOps where confusion still remains is in the current popularity of the “automate everything” mantra that so many are recommending today. Testers especially are raising their hand to ask, “What exactly do you mean…
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    I am OnDemand

  • How to Growth Hack Content for Lead Generation in 3 Steps

    IOD Community
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:56 am
    Popular belief often leads us to think that simply creating quality content and posting it online (including social media outlets) makes for a good content marketing strategy. In reality, however, that is nowhere near enough. Combining outlets and orchestrating them with the right insights, along with clever money investment, and fully leveraging marketing software, makes for a real marketing strategy, with proven success of fully leveraging content for marketing needs. This article will break down some of the myths surrounding content marketing and give you the knowledge to effectively…
  • Dear Google, Your Cloud Is Great, but..Here Is a Little Feedback

    IOD Community
    29 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    As a developer with fifteen years of experience in IT, I’ve dedicated the past five years to working with the cloud. I’ve been involved with cloud services from AWS cloud (since 2010) and Azure. A bit over nine months ago, I started working almost exclusively with Google Cloud (GCD) and Google Compute Engine as part of a consulting project I led. The project involved building a backend for a high performance web application. At first, the customer thought to use their own data center, which I discouraged. Then, Google approached them and offered a package that included free support and…
  • Surviving in the Public IaaS Cloud Market

    Udi Nachmany
    21 May 2015 | 4:16 am
    If we look at market growth rates and the concentration of power within a handful of providers, using the terminology coined by Geoffrey Moore, it could easily be argued that the public IaaS cloud market is in the tornado and approaching Main Street. Despite a lack of publicly available market share data, for many in the industry, it seems like a two or three-player race, with one clear “gorilla”: Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this article I will attempt to briefly characterize the competitive positioning of the key players in the public IaaS market, and highlight some of the alternative…
  • Interview With an AWS Cloud Champion

    Ofir Nachmani
    30 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    Allow me to introduce a good friend, Peter Sankauskas, who I met through the AWS cloud community. Our level of cloud experience evolved with the expansion of the cloud, Amazon in particular, and we have both become prominent members of the AWS community. Having learned more about open source and development, I’d like to focus on the idea of using Netflix open source tools to generate great values to cloud users. Peter is the Founder and CEO of CloudNative, a company known for its continuous deployment tools. He started CloudNative after consulting at Answers for AWS and building the same…
  • 5 Key Benefits of Docker: CI, Version Control, Portability, Isolation and Security

    IOD Community
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    Docker doesn’t need an introduction. It is one of the hottest open source projects that allows you to deploy your application inside containers, adding a layer of abstraction. In a seemingly constant state of maturation, the benefits of using Docker increase on a regular basis. In this post, instead of talking about what Docker is or how it works, I’ll outline the top five benefits of using the ever-growing platform. Continuous Deployment and Testing Docker is gaining a lot of traction in the development and devops world for its consistency across environments. There are always minor…
 
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    ProcessMate - Business Process Management and Workflow software

  • Group Assignments, Parallel Tasks, UI Improvements and Other Features of ProcessMate 7.0

    admin
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:47 pm
    As part of the ProcessMate 7.0 release, we have delivered a number of features. The major two features (actually, groups of features) are: SLA Management, allowing notifications and reports of the tasks running late Process Data Management, enabling defining and keeping track of any custom objects and relating them to processes Apart from those, multiple other features have been delivered: Parallel task processing This feature supports defining and executing parallel tasks. Previously, ProcessMate had a simpler concept of tasks always following each other in a simple sequential manner.
  • ProcessMate’s New Most Valuable Feature: SLA Management (delays notifications)

    admin
    14 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    With ProcessMate 7.0, users will be able to define SLA (service level agreement) or a limit in which tasks have to be completed. For those tasks that breach this time limit, the notification will be sent to users. In addition, a report will be generated showing such tasks. This SLA management features are among the most important ones introduced in this release. Many our users consider that getting timely notification of delays is the most valuable feature of any process management solution. Types of Service Level Agreements ProcessMate supports two types of SLAs for tasks: Time-to-complete…
  • Process Data Management

    admin
    14 May 2015 | 6:07 am
    Definition The concept of Process Data Management goes beyond Process Management. Typically the concept of processes does not exist without a notion of objects which the processes are carried out for. This, for example, can be: For Sales process, your sales staff would like to keep track of Customer Account (or Lead) Property/Site Survey process should be carried out for your Property/Site object Equipment Servicing/Repair process should be carried out for your Equipment object etc This implies that Objects, such as Property or Customer Account, should be documented alongside the processes.
  • Process Report Builder, New Process Notifications and other new features

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:19 pm
    In the past 2 month we have worked hard to deliver multiple new features to ProcessMate Release 5.5. We have a number of important improvements and new features across the board – notifications, user interface, reports, you name it. Report Builder Powerful tool – a report builder, enabling users to create aggregate reports and filter out processes. Two process types delivered with more to come in the future: * Milestone counts by type, e.g. how many milestones of each type were completed or are open * Process counts group by data value, e.g. how many Hiring processes do I have…
  • ProcessMate 5.1 : new features

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    ProcessMate 5.1 has been released. The release includes a number of bug-fixes, security upgrades, as well the following new features: “Relaxed completion mode”, which turns the processes into check-lists where users can complete any task at any time in any order. This works well for very unstructured processes, such as compliance, etc, where there’s no strict sequence of tasks “Relaxed milestone completion mode” – any milestone (step) can be completed in any order Drop-down values in the list, something our customers requested for the process data. Now the values can…
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    Cloudwards

  • BigStash is Shutting Down Its Shutters

    Mohseen Lala
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Great intentions and good services cannot stand in the way of unfulfilled business goals. Which is the stated reason behind why BigStash is shutting down.
  • Report Indicates IRS Tape Backup in Lerner Case Destroyed

    Denise Sullivan
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    The IRS tape backups in the Lois Lerner case have been destroyed. The loss of the data on the stored media comes as a surprise to the chief technology officer who says he was “blown away” by the find. IRS Building in Washington DCimage credit: U.S. General Services Administration The Lerner case has had its problems. The original emails were deleted from hard drives before investigators took over. The only hope they had to recover the documents was on the backup tapes stored by IRS IT. IRS Tape Backup Failure ‘Accidental’ Now, according to a report by the Treasury Inspector General…
  • Meet The Ava 500… Carbonite’s Newest Employee

    Vladimir Covic
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    Carbonite has a new employee. However, it’s not made of flesh and bones, but of hardware and software. That’s right, Carbonite’s newest team member is a robot called Ava 500. Ava 500 is a telepresence robot created by iRobot in Bedford. Mohamad.Ali.Irwin.Weiss.and.Ava.500image credit: Bizzjournals It allows people to attend meetings and conferences without actually being physically present in the room thanks to its video capability. In addition to that, Ava 500 won’t get lost and will navigate on its own, even in the 55,000 square foot Carbonite headquarters in Boston.
  • How Your Business Can Benefit From Cloud Storage and Collaboration

    Denise Sullivan
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Cloud Storage and collaboration may be a great mystery to many consumers, but it is popular and here to stay. While the public has accepted utilizing off-site servers as a great way to ensure that they will never lose another document or image, business are also starting to sit up and take notice. Business cloud computing image credit: qstockinventory It can be hard for corporations to willingly accept the change from complete onsite storage to off-site sharing and archiving. However, there are many ways that cloud storage can benefit businesses. Cloud Storage and Collaboration Trends One of…
  • New Cloud Tax Raises Netflix Rates in Chicago

    Denise Sullivan
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Streaming media users in Chicago could see higher bills in the near future. The city has just enacted a 9% tax on certain cloud services and customers are feeling the pinch. Chicagoimage credit: Kevin Dooley In the midst of a budget crisis, the city is hoping to regain some of the property taxes they would have received from brick-and-mortar music stores and video rental shops. Chicago Cloud Tax First of Its The new “cloud tax” went into effect July 1 and is aimed at amusements delivered electronically. While the new levy is pointed at streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify,…
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    Appirio » Cloud Powered Business Blog

  • A Happy Customer is the Result of a Great Worker Experience

    Jiordan Castle
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The chief goal of Customer Experience is simple: facilitate and retain happier customers. Companies differentiate on Customer Experience by unifying business operations to deliver a consistent brand experience. This includes creating a company culture that facilitates open communication and innovation. Companies that make Customer Experience a priority have a more loyal, engaged, and satisfied following… Read More
  • The new way to develop mobile apps – Step 1 Idea to Prototype

    John Gorup
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:01 am
    Technology doesn’t always make life easier — it sometimes just shifts the majority of the effort to another place. For example, after Henry W. Seeley invented the electric iron, people didn’t spend less time ironing. Since his invention made ironing easier (and less dangerous), people ironed their clothes more often. Neatly ironed clothes were once… Read More
  • Need to Charter a Private Jet? There’s an App for That

    Nicole Klemp
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:02 am
    Over the past couple of years, companies like Uber and Airbnb have used web and mobile applications to revolutionize the travel services industry. So, for the founders of Takeoff360, it made sense to harness the power of mobile to create an on-demand service that allows customers to charter private jets as well. After all, you… Read More
  • The Benefits of Mobile Engagement for Your Organization

    Jiordan Castle
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:42 am
    Early last year, multinational conglomerate Honeywell turned to Appirio for help creating a mobile app in order to modernize their customer engagement. Thanks to Appirio’s talented global crowd, Honeywell had a working prototype of a mobile app for its cloud-based facility monitoring and management service just 10 weeks later. Ultimately, Honeywell was able to drive… Read More
  • It’s Time for the C-suite to Start Embracing Failure

    Nicole Klemp
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:34 am
    There’s been some talk lately around this concept of “Fail Fast” and its effect on success — particularly when it comes to application development. But what does it mean and why would you want to fail at anything? Innovate by failing fast A great example of failing fast comes from this guy you may have… Read More
 
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    CloudWedge

  • Geek of the Week: Vincent Oddo

    CloudWedge Staff
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    It’s that time of the week again – Geek of the Week, proudly presented by the entire CloudWedge staff! This week’s winner was a relatively easy choice, which is something we have never said before. In fact, this is the first week where we chose the winner unanimously in under 30 minutes! You may be wondering: why was it such an easy choice when this week was (beyond) packed with phenomenal cloud news? Excellent question. Allow us to explain what happened in our weekly Geek of the Week session. We generally compile a list of notable cloud computing news stories that happened over the…
  • Cloud Infrastructure Sales Skyrocket in Latest IDC Report

    Erick Wingfield
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    Revenues relating to data center equipment such as servers, SANs and ethernet switches have grown 25.1% over the past year, according to the figures published by IDC. Analysts agree that this rise in sales is directly attributed to the fact that cloud is fueling data center innovation. IDC analysts say that the growth of the cloud data center IT infrastructure market continues to outpace others segments. This is evidenced by the rapid adoption of cloud solutions within enterprises around the world. "Both private and public cloud infrastructures have been growing at a similar pace, suggesting…
  • PROACTIS Delivers Key Performance Indicators on Organizational Spending in the Cloud

    CloudWedge Staff
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:52 am
    The new PROACTIS Spend Analysis software is a new SaaS solution that enables organization's to track spending in real time. PROACTIS Spend Analysis is designed to give executives deep insights into the factors that can cause budgetary inconsistencies. The deep insights provided by Spend Analysis come from a risk perspective. Compliance combined with Key Performance Indicators on the PROACTIS platform help organizations know where there money is going. The PROACTIS Spend Analysis allows organizations to upload their ERP data into the PROACTIS Cloud processing engine. Once successful, a…
  • Get Ready to Pay the “Cloud Tax” in Chicago for Streaming Services

    Erick Wingfield
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:06 am
    There is an old saying that death and taxes are the only two certainties within life. If you're a resident of Chicago and you enjoy streaming media from a popular cloud service such as Netflix, you will likely be hit with the "cloud tax" in the next few months. The cloud tax is actually a clarification regarding the amusement tax that is already in place within Chicago. According to the Chicago Department of Finance, the amusement tax will be redefined to include "Paid television programming" and "Electronically delivered music." The amusement tax in Chicago has been in place for quite…
  • SalesForce Pledges to Invest More Than $1B in Germany

    CloudWedge Staff
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:22 am
    Did you know that SalesForce founder and CEO Marc Benioff has spent the past few weeks on a "Euro Trip?" Benioff has been in Europe since June meeting with current and future SalesForce customers. Benioff recently gave a speech at the SalesForce customer conference in Munich, Germany, praising German ingenuity within the manufacturing sector. "There’s no more exciting technology market in the world than Germany," said Benioff. More specifically, Benioff addressed concerns about the manufacturing industry, loosely saying that the industry should start more rapidly implementing cloud within…
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    LoadSpring

  • How Risky is a GMP (Guaranteed Maximum Construction Price)?

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

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

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    25 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    By Ty Van Den Akker, Director of Commercial Services, Critigen and Michael Dawson, Strategic Account Director, LoadSpring Solutions, Inc. Looking for a more meaningful way to view data from multiple sources in a single place? Wish you could pull your project data together like Google Maps brings together information on all sorts of businesses, traffic, terrain, and other than location? Companies are increasingly turning to cloud-based map applications to visualize information from design, right of way, permitting, scheduling, maintenance, document, financial, and compliance tools together on…
  • CFMA Annual Meeting 2015 | Chicago, IL

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    18 Jun 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Come talk to Gray Childs, Strategic Accounts Director and LoadSpring project management expert at CFMA 2015. Schedule a meeting today! The post CFMA Annual Meeting 2015 | Chicago, IL appeared first on LoadSpring.
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    17 Jun 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Come talk to Michael Dawson, Strategic Accounts Director and LoadSpring project management expert at AACE 2015. Schedule a meeting today! The post AACE International Annual Meeting 2015 | Las Vegas, NV appeared first on LoadSpring.
 
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  • In-App Survey integration using App42 Marketing Automation in Mobile Apps

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

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

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    20 May 2015 | 4:49 am
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    One of the key data requirement in running marketing campaigns for your apps/games is knowing the number of installs and uninstalls. If you know the layoff rate of your users then you might be able to work on the reason … Continue reading → The post Tracking App Uninstallation with App42 Cloud appeared first on .
  • Why Cassandra is an excellent choice for real-time Analytics workload ?

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    22 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    App42 provides lots of readymade APIs for developers and each API solves different problem of App development. To solve a different problem you need a different solution.App42 architecture uses hybrid solution for each of the Services on database layer. Some … Continue reading → The post Why Cassandra is an excellent choice for real-time Analytics workload ? appeared first on .
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  • From Closed Doors To Open Clouds

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    15 Jun 2015 | 6:29 am
    In a world of corporate espionage, patented genetics, and non-disclosure agreements, the ongoing trend of openness in the computing industry comes as a breath of fresh air. Open source software, freely available to everyone, forms the backbone of the Internet; your phone, whether it’s iOS or Android, runs on a largely open source operating system; and, over the last five years, the world of cloud computing has become overwhelmingly open as well.   The post From Closed Doors To Open Clouds appeared first on .
  • Getting SaaS-y With “In Country” Distributed Environments!

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    12 Jun 2015 | 7:45 am
    If you are a Software provider, you know that your underlying infrastructure will play a material role in your end user experience and differentiate your platform from that of your competitors.  Let’s face it, competition isn’t as traditional as it once was, virtual environments continue to change the landscape, offering efficiencies in both a capital and operational expenditures.  In a world of doing more with less, software as a service (SaaS) providers will be an industry tipping point. Emerging service platform providers are demanding that their infrastructure environments are truly…
  • Server Cloud Canada – HP Helion Case Study

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  • Cloud Solutions for Small Business

    Jesse Locke
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:29 am
    You’ve read all about the benefits and advantages of cloud computing for small business. But now, how do you actually realize the results? Well some business’ have gone cloud wholeheartedly, completely removing server hardware from the office and working 100% ‘in-the-cloud’, not every organization is in a position to follow suit. Maybe you’ve just recently invested a large amount of capital into new server hardware; perhaps you do not have sufficient internet bandwidth available yet. Regardless of your current situation, there are still a magnitude of solutions…
  • From Our Cloud to Yours; Building Geo-redundancy Into Your Existing Cloud Infrastructure or Application.

    Jesse Locke
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Site-local redundancy isn’t enough for mission critical infrastructure or applications. It seems that maybe even more today, the threat of regional power outages, fiber network disruption, or natural disasters grows greater. Savvy enterprise and ‘cloud-builders’ therefore attempt to ensure minimal downtime by spreading their applications data across multiple ‘geo-diverse’ locations. There are a many architectural choices that can be used to achieve this geo-diversity. These solutions will often be selected in terms of costs, RTO, RPO, and available bandwidth…
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  • What are the Advantages of SAP Hosting?

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

    Bhavna Singh
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:05 pm
    ESX server is a virtualization platform, and a flagship enterprise by VMware. Usually, this is available in two versions – ESXi server and ESX server.  Basically ESX server is an enterprise level virtualization tool. It makes use of different services which manage multiple virtual machines. Usually, these machines have greater efficiency and reliability, as compared to the basic Server products, offered by VMware. The reason why this server ensures top-notch performance is that it runs on bare metal. This means that the user can install the software of the ESX server directly to his…
  • Can Data Centres Work In The Line Of Triple Bottom Line Framework Of Your Company?

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    22 Jun 2015 | 3:35 am
    “Sustainable Development is the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to fulfill their needs” The revolutionary Agenda 21 of the Rio declaration has changed the course of future, when more than 178 countries has agreed to promote this concept at various levels: local, regional, national and international. And on this line, the United Nations Global Compact was formed for supporting the local network of multinational and home grown companies to enforce strict environmental, social and economic standards in their products…
  • Why do you need to have a dedicated server for your business?

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    17 Jun 2015 | 11:56 pm
    If you have just developed a website, and don’t expect a lot of traffic to your website, you might not feel the requirement of a dedicated server. But if you are a medium or large business unit and cater to a large audience, you may find it really tough to manage without a dedicated server for your business. If the website of your business is presently hosted on a shared server and you are experiencing a lot of down time, this might be the right time to upgrade to a dedicated one. This is especially required if your website is extremely resource intensive and attracts a lot of traffic. If…
  • Cloud Server Hosting: A Secure Platform For Every Business

    Bhavna Singh
    19 May 2015 | 4:49 am
    The world of web server hosting is experiencing a revolutionary period with the advent of cloud hosting. This hot trend has targeted the e-commerce retail websites, online application websites and corporate organizations etc.  Though, it has not influenced every organization, you should have some basic information about the term “Cloud Hosting” and its service providers. Understanding Cloud Hosting in General Terms This sort of hosting allows you to utilize the cloud technology to distribute the requisite resources for attaining maximum uptime, then spreading them in different servers to…
 
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  • Amazon’s WorkMail goes where other cloud email solutions haven’t

    Stephen Harrington
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:34 am
    Amazon is a household name throughout the cloud computing market, especially in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service sector. As the vendor has established its brand in the cloud industry, it is also looking at becoming a player in the email and calendaring field with its WorkMail suite to battle the likes of Microsoft Office.In an interview with CRN, Aater Suleman, CEO of Flux7 Labs, said vendors have developed Software-as-a-Service email solutions before, but WorkMail is different. Amazon has focused on security features that set its offering apart from other suites on the market."AWS…
  • Complexities remain present with cloud migrations

    Stephen Harrington
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:41 am
    For all of its advantages, cloud computing remains challenging on many levels. Businesses are not doing themselves any favors by inadequately planning their migrations or choosing vendors without the most effective migration tools. A CDW survey of more than 1,200 IT decision-makers discovered 59 percent of respondents said the complexities associated with cloud solutions are keeping them from using the service on a wider scale.The more experience, the better Although organizations are clearly dealing with some challenges with their cloud suites, the effort is worth it in the long run if…
  • Small businesses investing in themselves, not pocketing earnings

    Stephen Harrington
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:15 am
    Small businesses, despite their stature compared to large enterprises with exhaustible resources, are often at the forefront of key technological trends. This is because what these companies lack in size they make up for in sheer numbers. Studies have shown these organizations are particularly focused on incorporating cloud computing into their operations.Brother International Corporation recently announced findings of its annual Brother Small Business study. Of the companies included in the analysis, 54 percent would rather spend their reserves on key operational needs instead of…
  • How MSPs can take the right approach with client cloud migrations

    Stephen Harrington
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:53 am
    Companies planning to implement cloud computing applications soon may be eager to start migrating critical resources to hosted environments to leverage the technology's operational flexibility. Decision-makers overseeing this process should not overlook the necessary planning required or be hesitant to reach out to third-party vendors to select the most efficient and secure suites for their respective organizations.ITProPortal's Adam Jarvis recently detailed some of the most important characteristics of any successful cloud migration. Adopters must realize there are an…
  • Deadline for Windows Server 2003 shutdown is imminent

    Stephen Harrington
    11 Jun 2015 | 6:53 am
    Businesses that have yet to consider alternatives to using Windows Server 2003 are running out of time to plan ahead. Microsoft plans to stop supporting the system July 14, 2015. Despite various industry outlets and Microsoft themselves announcing such a deadline, some companies are still expected to be using this solution after that date, a Computerworld report suggested.The news source noted it is not uncommon for organizations to continue to use products after support ends. A similar event occurred with the Windows XP operating system.Jim Vanden Boom, senior manager for software…
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  • Marketing Twitter Become a Power of Your Website

    26 Jun 2015 | 11:05 am
    With the development of technology has now advanced age and the subject of the modern world to improve the well-being that have been found to be perfect. Why is that? Therefore, in today's marketing world has positive influence by providing different platforms and are already available on the internet. So that the businessman can utilize social media as a tool to help in the marketing and sales worldwide. There are several tools to improve online marketing. However, at this point a lot of social media which is found as a first step to promote the most appropriate site and very easy. This,…
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    Websites are the calling cards of every online venture that you should be proud of! It should provide relevant information along with pleasant viewing to all its users, achieved through quality web development and designing services. With advancements in the field of internet marketing and web technologies, now the market is over-flooded with avowedly best web design company. Therefore, selection of a good web designing company has become a tricky task. However, there are many determinants based on which a probable decision is reasonable as well as worth the value of your hard earned money.
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  • Go with the AWS Flow

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

    Esther Levine
    12 Jun 2015 | 2:50 am
    The situation can be much worse than a bad hair day for the IT department– imagine that your cloud provider’s power failed and that you lost all your data. Not likely? Agreed, because cloud providers go to great lengths to ensure that they have sufficient geographically separate sites that act as backups. If one site is down, your data should be recovered quickly, as defined in your SLA. While losing all your data is rather unlikely, a more probable scenario is that while you have taken the required steps to secure your data, you may not have taken the same strict measures with your…
  • 7 Biting Questions to ask before Migrating to the Public Cloud

    Esther Levine
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    If your organization is migrating resources to the public cloud, you are probably looking to benefit from the cloud’s flexibility, scalability and high-speed performance, all while reducing expenses. However, when it comes to security in the cloud, keep in mind that you are not off the hook. All public Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) employ the Shared Responsibility Model, with the provider generally responsible for securing access to the physical servers and the virtualization layer, while your organization is left in charge of security for the hosted operating systems, the applications,…
  • IaaS Security State of the Industry – Comparing IaaS Providers

    Amir Naftali
    26 May 2015 | 7:43 am
    A year passed since our last survey and a number of new players have become more dominant in the IaaS market; therefore, we have revisited our comparison of the leading Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) security offerings. We will examine the native public cloud IaaS offerings by the leading cloud service providers: Amazon (AWS), Azure, Google (GCP), IBM Cloud and Rackspace, focusing on data and network security as well as identity and access management. It is important to note, that although the completeness of security offering is an important attribute in selecting your cloud provider, other…
  • FortyCloud Launches its new HIPAA-Compliant Enterprise Class Release

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    7 Apr 2015 | 5:49 am
    FortyCloud is springing forward with its new, enterprise-grade release that offers improved security features and simplified policy management. This release has attained HIPAA-compliance to provide an effective solution at the high standard required by the regulated health care market. But that’s not all – FortyCloud now provides high availability for FortyCloud’s Gateways to ensure reliable connectivity within the cloud. More still, all this enhanced functionality is wrapped up with a number of GUI enrichments. Improved Security Features Support for VPN User Authentication using…
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  • A Tentacular Release

    Federico Lucifredi
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:20 am
    We are taking off the covers on what is the first enterprise-grade release of the Ceph Hammer codebase today — Red Hat Ceph Storage 1.3, my first Red Hat product. The Ceph Engineering team and all the supporting R&D functions ranging from QA to Documentation performed like clockwork, allowing us to hit an ambitious schedule on the head and announce today at the Red Hat Summit with simultaneous immediate availability. Now, that’s how it is done! What’s new? Advancing to Hammer from the upstream Firefly release that has carried all Ceph production customers to date has a…
  • Greetings from Guadalajara. Or was it Vancouver?

    Federico Lucifredi
    30 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    Fellow Ximian monkey Geronimo Orozco invited me to speak to his local OpenStack user group, and I was very happy to oblige. The calendar made for an interesting Google Hangouts session from the first day of the OpenStack Liberty design summit in Vancouver. Aside from a few connection glitches, the meeting went surprisingly well! Lots of great questions from the Guadalajara Stackers followed my introduction to Software-defined Storage and Ceph’s design. My slides for the event are posted here: Ceph Intro and Architectural Overview. Hasta la próxima!
  • ARM 64 Bit: walkthrough of the Mustang

    Federico Lucifredi
    9 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    The Dragon Propulsion Laboratory recently acquired an Applied Micro Mustang board thanks to a developer promotion Jon pointed me to, and the arrival of the holidays finally gave me a chance to take the device for a spin. The Mustang, or more properly the X-Gene X-C1 evaluation kit, is APM’s evaluation board for the APM883208-X1 processor, an 8-core, 64-bit ARM processor that is one of the earliest incarnations of ARM’s v8 architecture, ARM’s silver bullet for the server market. Hardware Setup The board is a mini-ITX form factor platform meant to evaluate the processor, and…
  • A Year in the Cloud

    Federico Lucifredi
    1 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    The Ubuntu Cloud Zeitgeist: a year in retrospective The new year is a perfect occasion to reflect on the road we just covered and how far we have come just in this past year. We opened 2014 shipping the new Ubuntu Server 14.04 on April 17, our third LTS release designed for the cloud. Including five years of support for OpenStack Ice House, it was shown time and again to be the most popular OS platform for OpenStack. We did not stop there: alongside a major set of improvements we included Docker, arguably the hottest cloud infrastructure technology available today – and one where Ubuntu is…
  • Putting your OpenStack on autopilot

    Federico Lucifredi
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    Download your personal cloud architect Last week, we released the Canonical Distribution of Ubuntu OpenStack beta. Consistent with Ubuntu’s heritage of making hard things simple, we created an intuitive way to provision our best-practices reference architecture of OpenStack, straight from bare metal, and to do it in a shorter time than you will take for your lunch break today. We designed an intelligent OpenStack installer that is part of Landscape, our Ubuntu systems management product. This is a fully automated reference OpenStack deployment capability, built right into our systems…
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