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  • Ten Business Benefits of Cloud Computing

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

    Perspectives
    James Hamilton
    14 Feb 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Most agree that cloud computing is inherently more efficient that on premise computing in each of several dimensions. Last November, I went after two of the easiest to argue gains: utilization and the ability to sell excess capacity (Datacenter Renewable Power Done Right):   Cloud computing is a fundamentally more efficiently way to operate compute infrastructure. The increases in efficiency driven by the cloud are many but a strong primary driver is increased utilization. All companies have to provision their compute infrastructure for peak usage. But, they only monetize the actual…
  • Cloud Computing Security – Network And Application Levels

    CloudTweaks.com
    Mojgan Afshari
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Cloud Computing Security – Network And Application Levels The intention to adopt cloud computing has increased rapidly in many organizations. Cloud computing offers many potential benefits to small and medium enterprises such as fast deployment, pay-for-use, lower costs, scalability, rapid provisioning, rapid elasticity, ubiquitous network access, greater resiliency, and on-demand security controls. Despite these extraordinary Enjoy Full Article The post Cloud Computing Security – Network And Application Levels appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • Big Data is the future of Digital Marketing

    Digital Transformation
    Tarry Singh
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Couple of days ago I completed an introductory course from Wharton School on Marketing. It was good for me to understand what marketing traditionally did before the era of digital disruption dawned upon us. Traditionally marketing has been into the typical 4Ps, 5Cs and a lot of stuff is about connecting and building one on one marketing. It’s all about customer acquisition,retention and development. But how to do it in the age of Big Data and Internet of Things which connect our consumers in variety of ways? I passed the final exam by almost scoring a perfect 10 but I realised that I…
  • Eleven Differences Between The Good And The Great IT Engineer

    ESDS Official Blog
    Pravin Ganore
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Even the pros have bad habits that undermine the image of the area. See how to identify them. In the daily operations of any organization, typically the end users are responsible for a wide range of actions that compromise the safety and / or network performance. However, even the pros have their bad habits: ignore users, do backups, not having defined procedures and other sins that undermine the image of the area. To remind them that even the gurus are human, see below the 11 differences between a GOOD and an EXCELLENT IT engineer: 1. Acquisition Of Resources When you want additional…
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    The Official Rackspace Blog

  • Rip Curl Rides The Wearable Technology, Managed Cloud Waves For Detailed Surf Data

    Shane Helm
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    By Shane Helm, Global Chairman, Watches and Equipment Division, Rip Curl At Rip Curl, surfing is everything – getting out into the ocean, catching waves, paddling back out and doing it again. It’s that mantra that makes us the ultimate surfing company. But that got us thinking: how can we help surfers keep records of the waves they’ve ridden, the time they’ve spent in the water and their longest wave? Sure, we can make best guesses, but those guesses are often wildly inaccurate. The answer was wearable technology. To help our customers capture and analyze their surf data, we’ve…
  • Rackspace::Solve San Francisco: Video Highlights

    Andrew Hickey
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    This week, Rackspace held the first of three one-day Rackspace::Solve summits. At Rackspace::Solve San Francisco, innovative companies Alex and Ani, Chartboost, CoreOS, Docker, New Relic, SunPower, WePay and Zulily showcased how they overcome pressing challenges in their businesses and for their customers. Here’s a brief video with highlights from Rackspace::Solve San Francisco. Want to hear from more innovative companies about how they’re solving tough challenges in their businesses? Rackspace::Solve events are currently scheduled for September 18 in New York City and October 20 in…
  • Rackspace::Solve San Francisco: Speed, Flexibility And Scale Take Center Stage

    Andrew Hickey
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Solving business challenges. That was the focus Monday at Rackspace::Solve San Francisco, the first of three one-day summits that showcased how companies are overcoming the toughest challenges in their businesses and for their customers. Cutting-edge companies focusing on innovative technologies like containers, DevOps, big data, ecommerce and more took to the stage to help attendees solve the challenges they face in their own businesses. Throughout the day, a key theme emerged: many of today’s business challenges (and opportunities) involve speed, flexibility and scale. Docker, for…
  • Cloud Databases Introduces Enhanced Support, More Database Types, Larger Flavors And More Storage

    Neha Verma
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    Increasingly, growing businesses face massive scale challenges that often impact the data tier the most. Instead of being focused on delivering new features and capabilities to customers, businesses often experience pain in scaling their infrastructure. Database systems become increasingly difficult to scale and troubleshoot, and require high-level expertise to continuously keep running. Rackspace Cloud Databases provides a complete solution for customers demanding a high-performance, purpose-built infrastructure designed for relational databases and backed and supported by engineers who…
  • Rackspace Weekly Digest: July 25

    Andrew Hickey
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    This week, with launched the general availability of OnMetal; OpenStack turned four; and Rackspace was named EMC’s 2014 Service Provider of the Year for Innovation. Check out all that, plus some more goodness, in this week’s digest. OnMetal Shows Phenomenal Performance In Early Benchmarks Since we launched the limited availability of OnMetal Cloud Servers – single-tenant bare-metal servers provisioned quickly via the cloud – last month, our customers have been intrigued by our promise of “elasticity of the cloud, plus economy of colocation” – particularly the economy side of…
 
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    Digital Transformation

  • Big Data is the future of Digital Marketing

    Tarry Singh
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Couple of days ago I completed an introductory course from Wharton School on Marketing. It was good for me to understand what marketing traditionally did before the era of digital disruption dawned upon us. Traditionally marketing has been into the typical 4Ps, 5Cs and a lot of stuff is about connecting and building one on one marketing. It’s all about customer acquisition,retention and development. But how to do it in the age of Big Data and Internet of Things which connect our consumers in variety of ways? I passed the final exam by almost scoring a perfect 10 but I realised that I…
  • Fog Computing Happens when Big Data Analytics marries Internet Of Things

    Tarry Singh
    5 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    Couple of years ago when virtualisation broke into mainstream and customers started deploying those technologies to reduce physical footprint, encapsulate legacy applications and Operating system – we saw this as the first overhaul of the IT industry in a long time since PCs made into the mainstream. Then came Cloud computing in 2010 – more of a paradigm but still as an effective means to continue to effectively tap on the utility computing model using economies of scale. Cost and flexibility of use were the main drivers. Many traditional vendors are still struggling with…
  • Why Data Scientists are key to a successful Big Data Project

    Tarry Singh
    29 Jun 2014 | 7:59 am
    Until a few years ago the work of data scientist was isolated and mattered primarily for research and/or R&D purposes. The industry has been extremely thankful to the contributions of these clever individuals but we need them now in the mainstream! And as I wrote previously here on LinkedIn, it is creating a huge demand in the industry andradically transforming the hunt for big data talent. Fast forward 2014 and today every CEO, CIO, CDO, CMO, Sales VP, Customer Case VP is seeking answers to questions that don’t exist and solutions to problems that are yet to come. Typical questions…
  • Infographic (now in iPhone 5S Gold): Why your mobile-first digital strategy will succeed

    Tarry Singh
    31 May 2014 | 10:29 am
    Here’s an Infographic in your latest iPhone 5S Gold version Digital Transformation with mobile-first strategy
  • Digital Transformation must include Mobile-First strategy

    Tarry Singh
    29 May 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Hopefully this infographic can explain why. Digital Disruption Mobile First
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    CloudAve

  • Digital transformation and consulting/outsourcing firms

    Michael Krigsman
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    As part of an ongoing examination of digital transformation, I plan to discuss how different industries are evolving in the face of changing customer expectations, competition and technology. Today, let’s look at the IT outsourcing and professional services industry. What’s Hot on ZDNet What ‘one Windows’ really means (and doesn’t) Amazon’s Fire Phone life-meets-work review: Wild cards, but notable Android entry Apple refers to iOS back doors as ‘diagnostic capabilities’ Six Clicks: More Linux single-board computers To examine the impact of digital…
  • Come to the SaaStr New York Social Wed July 30 at Work-Bench — And Also Learn How to Hire a Great VP of Product!

    Jason M. Lemkin
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    Ok we’ve had a great time in the Big Apple so far.  Last week, we gave a great keynote at the Enterprise Tech Meet-up on How to Hire a Great VP of Sales.  We’ll put the video up soon. And next week, together with Work-Bench, NYC’s leading Enterprise Growth Accelerator, we’ll have our first SaaStr Social outside of Menlo Park … right at Work-Bench’s super slick space on Fifth Avenue.  (110 Fifth Avenue). Building on the terrific SaaStr Soiree we did last time on marketing, with Jon Miller, co-founder and VP of Marketing at Marketo, and Brendon Cassidy and Loretta Jones,…
  • Here’s Why a Booming Tech Market May Fool You into Thinking You’re Successful

    Mark Suster
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    Shelfware Since 2009 we’ve been in an unequivocal bull market. Venture capitalists have raised increasing amounts of money from their investors (LPs) every year. An impressive number of new VCs have been created – most of them with new seed funds. We’ve had an explosion of alternate sources of financing from crowd-sourcing, angels, accelerators, incubators, corporates, corporate incubators.  And importantly we’ve had revenue. Consumers buying through smart phones, travelers using the new, shared economy and businesses replacing old software with modern cloud-based solutions. It has…
  • Eating My Own SaaStr Dogfood: Why I Invested in Algolia Search-as-a-Service

    Jason M. Lemkin
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Much of SaaStr involves sharing my learnings, mistakes, improvements, etc. as a founder CEO that lived the journey from $0 to $100m in ARR. But do I practice what I preach?  I hope so.  Let’s take a look together. Recently, I was fortunate enough to invest what I believe is an outstanding SaaS company and service, Algolia. Algolia provides search-as-a-service.  Their goal is to become “the search layer of the internet”.  If you want to add search to your app, instead of building it yourself on top of software on servers you have to deploy and manage … you can just add Algolia and…
  • The Changing Structure of the VC Industry

    Mark Suster
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    There has been much discussion in the past few years of the changing structure of the venture capital industry. On the surface the narratives have been The rise of “micro VCs” or seed-stage funds The rise of alternative sources of capital (crowd funding and the like) The poor performance of the asset class (this analysis has largely been wrong as I pointed out here –> most analyses were clumsy rear-view mirror looks at the data) We are in a bubble (with so many private $1bn+ valuations) 15 years ago we were at the peak of Internet hype with the launch of many over-capitalized…
 
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    TechCrunch » Enterprise

  • MxHero Grabs $500K To Close Seed Round

    Ron Miller
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
     Email has always been a poor file manager and startup MxHero wants to change the way we manage email attachments. To that end, it announced it closed its seed round today with a $500K contribution. Funders include lead investor White Star Capital along with contributors GW Holdings, Esther Dyson, Ari Kushner, Actinic Ventures and a strategic Miami-based investor group they chose not to name.… Read More
  • BlackBerry Snags German Voice Encryption Firm Secusmart, But Years Too Late

    Ron Miller
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
     In a move that makes a lot of sense, BlackBerry bought Secusmart today, a German firm that makes voice encryption chips for Blackberries and other mobile phones. Unfortunately, the deal is probably much too late to matter. The companies have worked closely in the past, so it’s probably not surprising that BlackBerry chose to pull the trigger and purchase them. Secusmart is used by… Read More
  • Voyat Launches With $1.8M In Seed Funding For Social CRM Tool Aimed At Hotels

    Ron Miller
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
     Voyat, a social CRM tool aimed at the hotel industry, came out of stealth today and announced $1.8M in seed funding from Metamorphic Ventures, Eniac Ventures, BoxGroup and several angel investors, including Brett Crosby, who was co-founder of Google Analytics. Metamorpic Ventures is led by David Hirsch, who worked out of Google’s New York office for 8 years. These Google connections… Read More
  • Sunstone Capital Backs Beacon Platform Kontakt.io To The Tune Of $2 Million

    Steve O'Hear
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:46 am
     “Bluetooth Low Energy and iBeacon are the building blocks of the next wave of computing,” says Max Niederhofer of the micro-location technology that lets your smartphone trigger events based on how close you are to a Beacon transmitter. “It’s a cliché, but the possibilities are endless.” Read More
  • Intigua Raises $10M Series B Round For Its IT Management Automation Service

    Frederic Lardinois
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
     Intigua, a company that specializes in giving enterprises an easier way to manage their IT operations in private and public clouds, today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series B round led by Intel Capital. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Cedar Fund also participated in this round. In total, the company has now raised $21 million. The company says it will use this… Read More
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    Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson

  • ERPGovCloud: Your Path to DCAA Compliance

    Kevin L. Jackson
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    So you won your first Government Contract… Congratulations! Among the new issues you will need to consider, your accounting systems, both practices and technology, will need to pass muster with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) auditors. This will require a combination of internal processes and controls. Your accounting system will need to properly delineate direct and indirect costs, must properly pool indirect costs, and must properly handle unallowable costs.It’s likely that you are currently using Quickbooks, the dominant player in small and medium enterprise (SME) accounting.
  • GovCloud Media Network Feature: Army IT Playlist

    Kevin L. Jackson
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The GovCloud Media Network features agency specific video playlist for registered members. Please enjoy this feature on the Army IT. Please visit the new GovCloud Network Media Library for more video content. For membership information please send request to info@govcloudnetwork.com.Video PlatformVideo Management Video SolutionsVideo Player ↑ Grab this Headline Animator( Thank you. If you enjoyed this article, get free updates by email or RSS - © Copyright Kevin L. Jackson 2012) --> Follow me at http://Twitter.com/Kevin_Jackson
  • Security & Defense People Launches - Use "GovCloud" for 50% Discount

    Kevin L. Jackson
    28 Jun 2014 | 7:15 am
    This is quite an unusual post for me but I would like to congratulate GovCloud Network partner SDP Networks on their launch of the Security & Defense People website!Security and Defense People offers a tremendous opportunity for experts and consultants, whether you are focused on building your brand or seeking work. You can target your messages and interactions to the right targeted audience, publish your content that connects with that audience, and extend engagement both on and off the network, by combining mass reach with accurate targeting, we can guide your effective use of…
  • The Cloud Credential Council releases Executive FedRAMP certification course with leading government cloud expert Kevin L. Jackson.

    Kevin L. Jackson
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Palo Alto, USA - June 23rd, 2014 – Addressing the global cloud skills gap is the number one priority to help accelerate the successful adoption of Cloud, according to the Cloud Credential Council. To address the skills gap specifically related to FedRAMP, the Cloud Credential Council has released an online course and exam for  FedRAMP authored by leading government cloud expert Kevin L. Jackson.The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous…
  • Learning Tree’s Expert Cloud Instructor Kevin Jackson Announces Multiple Speaking Engagements

    Kevin L. Jackson
    22 Jun 2014 | 4:49 pm
    (Reposted from LearningTree's "Perspectives on Cloud Computing" at http://cloud-computing.learningtree.com/2014/06/12/expert-learning-tree-cloud-instructor-kevin-jackson-announces-multiple-speaking-engagements )Kevin Jackson, a certified Learning Tree cloud computing instructor and Learning Tree Cloud Computing Curriculum Initiative Manager, is set to speak at two exciting cloud computing conferences in June.On June 16, 2014, Mr. Jackson will be speaking at the inaugural “Cloud for Vets Training Class at Veterans 360 in San Diego, CA, and on June 21, 2014 will be speaking at the Congress of…
 
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    ARCHIMEDIUS

  • My Debut SciFi Novel: The Sword of Agrippa

    Greg Ness
    12 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    I’ve been working on The Sword of Agrippa novel and hope to have it completed by the end of the year. The first section (a Prologue and two chapters) is now on the Kindle Marketplace. $3.99. * Buy it and write a review, and be among the first 25 to submit that review – and […]
  • AWS and the Perils of “BoxThink”

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

    Greg Ness
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:44 am
    When Amazon AWS announced its hybrid cloud console it set the stage for an all-out hybrid cloud war between a handful of companies, including VMware and Microsoft. The first losers in the hybrid cloud war will be perhaps a third of all service providers; those who are too small, too manual and too locked into […]
  • Cloud Evolution Panel with MSFT, VMW, ACN and BA Execs at Future In Review

    Greg Ness
    20 May 2014 | 8:12 am
    I am looking forward to another great panel on cloud computing this week at Future in Review.  If you are attending FiRe2014 you are invited to our Wednesday afternoon session on Cloud Evolution: “Cloud Evolution: New Operating Models for Business Transformation”: With Dave Campbell, CTO, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft; Mathew Lodge, VP Cloud Services, VMware; David […]
  • Cloud DR is the Future and the Present

    Greg Ness
    13 May 2014 | 11:16 am
    Since launching Archimedius more than 6 years ago I’ve enjoyed pontificating about long term trends, from the rise of virtualization security to software-defined networking and the internet of things.  Lately I’ve been on a data center consolidation and cloud DR kick, spurred by career choices architected to place me at the heart of the vortex. […]
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    SmoothSpan Blog

  • Microsoft: World’s Worst Customer Service? (Walmart, Amazon, GE, BestBuy, MacMall, and Paypal Not Far Behind)

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

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

    Bob Warfield
    23 May 2014 | 11:17 am
    It’s time for another installment of what some of the Enterprise Irregulars have called the Jason and Bob show.  Jason and I have disagreed on a fair number of issues over time, though we have also agreed on a lot.  Jason’s had a great run and is now in the rarefied atmosphere of VC’s.  All of his material is thought provoking and well worth a read. Today, we’re going to talk about Outside Sales or indeed the question of whether SaaS companies must have a sales force at all, inside, outside, or otherwise. Jason’s post today is “Inbound or Outbound Sales?
  • Random Thoughts on Customer Engagement, CRM, and Social CRM

    Bob Warfield
    13 May 2014 | 8:40 am
    Can Enterprises learn to talk WITH Customers rather than AT them? I read with interest Paul Greenberg’s, “Random Thoughts on CRM.”  They don’t call Paul the “Godfather of CRM” for nothing, and this post got some old neural circuits firing again just like it was yesterday. The gist of the article was about how a much larger market, called “Customer Engagement”, will eventually subsume CRM and make CRM just a feature of the larger Customer Engagement matrix.  The process of assimilation is already underway and presumably resistance is futile.
  • The eBay Turnaround that Never Had to Be: Now Here’s the Rest of the Story

    Bob Warfield
    12 Feb 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Read an interesting account of John Donahoe’s turnaround at eBay in Business Insider.  It’s a fascinating discussion that revolves around relatively few premises for how the turnaround was accomplished.  Here are the money quotes: He de-emphasized eBay’s auction business and started describing the company as a “technology partner” to retailers small and large. eBay added clients Home Depot, Macy’s, Toys ‘‘R’’ Us and Target, helping them cope with a world dominated by Amazon. So, making eBay a first class technology partner to large bricks and mortar…
 
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  • Rackspace Joins the Vormetric Cloud Partner Program

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    Vormetric on Tuesday announced that Rackspace Hosting has joined the Cloud Partner program, and will be offering encryption and key management services to customers via Vormetric's Transparent Encryption solution. Vormetric's Transparent Encryption combines the performance, flexibility, simplicity and scalability needed to safeguard data-at-rest within Rackspace's managed cloud environments, enabling customers to address their compliance requirements, and to help protect sensitive information. "Organizations have increasingly adopted Rackspace as their provider of choice for enterprise class…
  • Why the Network Is Critical to Cloud Success

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s certainly no secret that cloud solutions have become an important and increasingly necessary part of how companies do business today. For enterprises, implementing cloud-based services can help boost productivity, enhance efficiency and reduce costs. Private cloud solutions take the cloud concept one step further: A private cloud configuration looks and acts like the public cloud, giving enterprises the same levels of speed, agility and cost savings – but in a far more secure environment in which dedicated bandwidth and security are guaranteed. read more
  • Bringing New Intelligence to Cloud Orchestration with Cloudify 3.0

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    GigaSpaces Technologies on Monday announced it has completely re-architected its Cloudify offering to provide Intelligent Orchestration of applications on the cloud. With this product rewrite, the new Cloudify orchestration platform simplifies the application deployment, management and scaling experience on OpenStack, VMware vSphere and other clouds and environments. In current orchestration models, most tools focus primarily on application installation, while much of application management occurs after deployment. As a result, vast custom tool chains are often used to manually manage…
  • Harnessing Big Data for Product Improvement

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    By adopting HP Vertica, Systems Mechanics improved how their products best deliver business intelligence, analytics streaming, and data analysis. Three years ago, Systems Mechanics Limited used relational databases to assemble and analyze some 20 different data sources in near real-time. But most relational database appliances used 1980s technical approaches, and the ability to connect more data and manage more events capped off. The runway for their business expansion just ended.read more
  • Monitor App Performance Early and Often

    27 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    “Vote early and vote often.” Back in the 1920s and ’30s, when neither election technology nor oversight were as effective as they are today, and the likes of Al Capone were at work gaming the system, this phrase wasn’t a joke. It was a best practice. If you want guaranteed results, what better way than to get people to the polls early, and then repeatedly, to vote for your candidate? None of this sitting around until the end of the day, hoping that the election goes the way you want. Capone would tell you, “That’s for saps.” What does this have to do with cloud computing? All…
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    GoGrid Blog

  • What does “any cloud” orchestration mean for telcos?

    Barbara Jurin
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Last week, GoGrid announced its “any cloud” orchestration engine service, enabling telcos to deliver complex, on-demand solutions, multi-cloud support, and data sovereignty compliance. We received an overwhelmingly positive response to our pioneering technology and unique approach. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out what Light Reading (the premier publication for the telecom industry) had to say in its story, “GoGrid Puts Cloud at a Touch of a Button.” As reported by Carol Wilson, the article underscores the reasons why orchestration is so attractive to telcos: “The…
  • How Big Data Tells a Story

    Team GoGrid
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    As has been the truth in past generations, science and storytelling should coexist in order to remain powerful, a fact that rings true when considering the developing uses of big data.Continue reading «How Big Data Tells a Story» The post How Big Data Tells a Story appeared first on GoGrid Blog. Related posts: Big Data Revolutionizes the Gaming Industry Focus on Big Data at Big Telecom Event in Chicago 3 Unusual Uses of Big Data
  • Infographic: Big Data or Big Confusion? The Key is Open Data Services

    Andy Nester
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    When folks refer to “Big Data” these days, what is everyone really talking about? For several years now, Big Data has been THE buzzword used in conjunction with just about every technology issue imaginable. The reality, however, is that Big Data isn’t an abstract concept. Whether you like it or not, you’re already inundated with Big Data. How you source it, what insights you derive from it, and how quickly you act on it will play a major role in determining the course—and success—of your company. To help you get started understanding the key Big Data trends, take a look at this…
  • Architecting for High Availability in the Cloud

    Kole Hicks
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    An introduction to multi-cloud distributed application architecture In this blog, we’ll explore how to architect a highly available (HA) distributed application in the cloud. For those new to the concept of high availability, I’m referring to the availability of the application cluster as well as the ability to failover or scale as needed. The ability to failover or scale out horizontally to meet demand ensures the application is highly available. Examples of applications that benefit from HA architectures are databases applications, file-sharing networks, social applications, health…
  • How Big Data can Help Reduce Pollution

    Team GoGrid
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    As big data continues to become a part of our everyday lives, new uses for the technology emerge that stand to improve the quality of life for millions of people.Continue reading «How Big Data can Help Reduce Pollution» The post How Big Data can Help Reduce Pollution appeared first on GoGrid Blog. Related posts: hack/reduce – Boston’s location for Big Data Innovation Focus on Big Data at Big Telecom Event in Chicago Big Data Revolutionizes the Gaming Industry
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    Perspectives

  • Challenges in Designing at Scale: Formal Methods in Building Robust Distributed Systems

    James Hamilton
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    We all know that when designing and operating applications at scale, it is persistent state management that brings the most difficult challenges. Delivering state-free applications has always been (fairly) easy. But most interesting commercial and consumer applications need to manage persistent state. Advertising needs to be delivered, customer activity needs to be tracked, and products need to be purchased. Interesting applications that run at scale all have difficult persistent state problems. That’s why Amazon.com, other AWS customers, and even other AWS services make use of the various…
  • Network Neutrality and the FCC Proposal to Abandon it

    James Hamilton
    9 Jun 2014 | 4:07 pm
    The internet and the availability of content broadly and uniformly to all users has driven the largest wave of innovation ever e experienced in our industry. Small startups offering a service of value have the same access to customers as the largest and best funded incumbents. All customers have access to the same array of content regardless of their interests or content preferences. Some customers have access to faster access than others but, whatever the access speed, all customers have access to it all content uniformly. Some countries have done an amazing job of getting high speed access…
  • Air Traffic Control System Failure & Complex System Testing

    James Hamilton
    13 May 2014 | 6:05 pm
    It’s difficult to adequately test complex systems. But what’s really difficult is keeping a system adequately tested. Creating systems that do what they are designed to do is hard but, even with the complexity of these systems, many life critical systems have the engineering and production testing investment behind them to be reasonably safe when deployed. Its keeping them adequately tested over time as conditions and the software system changes where we sometimes fail.   There are exceptions to the general observation that we can build systems that operate safely when inside…
  • Energy Efficiency of Cloud Computing

    James Hamilton
    14 Feb 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Most agree that cloud computing is inherently more efficient that on premise computing in each of several dimensions. Last November, I went after two of the easiest to argue gains: utilization and the ability to sell excess capacity (Datacenter Renewable Power Done Right):   Cloud computing is a fundamentally more efficiently way to operate compute infrastructure. The increases in efficiency driven by the cloud are many but a strong primary driver is increased utilization. All companies have to provision their compute infrastructure for peak usage. But, they only monetize the actual…
  • Optical Archival Storage Technology

    James Hamilton
    25 Jan 2014 | 6:04 pm
    It’s an unusual time in our industry where many of the most interesting server, storage, and networking advancements aren’t advertised, don’t have a sales team, don’t have price lists, and actually are often never even mentioned in public. The largest cloud providers build their own hardware designs and, since the equipment is not for sale, it’s typically not discussed publically.   A notable exception is Facebook. They are big enough that they do some custom gear but they don’t view their hardware investments as differentiating. That may sound a bit strange -- why spend on…
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    Data Center Knowledge

  • Atlantic.Net Expands Cloud to Dallas, Toronto Data Centers

    Jason Verge
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Florida-based Atlantic.Net has launched data centers in two key locations to support its cloud services in Dallas and Toronto. The facility at 2323 Bryant in Dallas is a major Internet hub. The company chose Toronto to support a Canadian cloud to a growing customer base that doesn’t want to keep data within U.S. borders. Atlantic.net has evolved over the years, going from dial-up provider to colo provider to cloud provider. The company has hit success with its homegrown cloud offering despite a fairly grassroots effort and minimal advertising. The infrastructure its cloud runs on is…
  • Understanding the Types of Prefabricated Modular Data Centers

    Bill Kleyman
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The modern data center has truly evolved. We have branch locations, complete systems for disaster recovery, and cloud platforms capable of handling large influxes of users. Similarly, the model of the data center has also evolved. Data center systems or subsystems that are preassembled in a factory are often described as prefabricated, containerized, modular and skid-based, among others. There are, however, important distinctions between the various types of factory-built building blocks on the market. This paper from Schneider Electric looks at standard terminology for categorizing the…
  • Rackspace and the Cool Kids on the Web-Scale Data Center Scene

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    In keeping with its image of a forward-looking technologically sophisticated hosting company, Rackspace held its first Solve event in San Francisco on Monday, speaker presentations sandwiched by Docker CEO Ben Golub as the opening keynote and by CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi as the day’s final keynote. Docker and CoreOS are venture-capital-backed San Francisco startups working to bring Web-scale computing to the masses. Both startups have open source technology at the core, and both are trying to convince the world that the approach to infrastructure by the likes of Google and Facebook is really…
  • Pivotal and Hortonworks to Collaborate on Hadoop Management Tools

    Jason Verge
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Pivotal and Apache Hadoop distro provider Hortonworks have teamed up to collaborate on an open source project called Apache Ambari, which provides tools and APIs to provision, manage and monitor Hadoop clusters. The collaboration looks to strengthen Hadoop as an enterprise offering and to advance the Hadoop ecosystem. Ambari’s aimed at making Hadoop operations simpler through a standard management tool. There is a wealth of interest and investment in Hadoop, and many vendors are focused on making the open source distributed computing architecture user-friendly – an aim that…
  • CoreOS Launches First Stable Release of Its Web-Scale Operating System

    Jason Verge
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    CoreOS announced its first stable release late last week on SysAdmin day. It means that a tested, secure and reliable version of its operating system for web-scale data center infrastructure is now available for users who want to run production workloads on it. CoreOS is a startup with a Linux OS distribution that can update simultaneously across massive server deployments. The lightweight OS automatically updates and patches lots of servers at once, enabling highly resilient massive-scale infrastructure. It helps improve security and makes it easier for companies to build compute clusters…
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    Amazon Web Services Blog

  • New Amazon Climate Research Grants

    Jeff Barr
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    Many of my colleagues are focused on projects that lead to a reduction in the environmental impact of our work. Online shopping itself is inherently more environmentally friendly than traditional retailing. Other important initiatives include Frustration-Free Packaging, Environmentally Friendly Packaging, our global Kaizen program, Sustainable Building Design, and a selection of AmazonGreen products. On the AWS side, the US West (Oregon) and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions make use of 100% carbon-free power. In conjunction with our friends at NASA, we announced the OpenNEX (NASA Earth Exchange)…
  • AWS Week in Review - July 21, 2014

    Jeff Barr
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    Let's take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 21 The AWS Windows and .NET Developer Blog talked about Supporting Windows Phone 8.1. The AWS Application Management Blog showed you how to View CloudFormation Logs in the Console. Our AWS Partners in India released Twenty Five New AWS Test Drives. Tuesday, July 22 We announced the new Big Data Blog and Web-Based Big Data Training. We published Episode #94 of the AWS Podcast , featuring part 2 of my interview with David Etue of SafeNet. The AWS Startup Collection published an Interview With Aaron Newman,…
  • Elastic Load Balancing Connection Timeout Management

    Jeff Barr
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    When your web browser or your mobile device makes a TCP connection to an Elastic Load Balancer, the connection is used for the request and the response, and then remains open for a short amount of time for possible reuse. This time period is known as the idle timeout for the Load Balancer and is set to 60 seconds. Behind the scenes, Elastic Load Balancing also manages TCP connections to Amazon EC2 instances; these connections also have a 60 second idle timeout. In most cases, a 60 second timeout is long enough to allow for the potential reuse that I mentioned earlier. However, in some…
  • Big Data Update - New Blog and New Web-Based Training

    Jeff Barr
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    The topic of big data comes up almost every time I meet with current or potential AWS customers. They want to store, process, and extract meaning from data sets that seemingly grow in size with every meeting. In order to help our customers to understand the full spectrum of AWS resources that are available for use on their big data problems, we are introducing two new resources -- a new AWS Big Data Blog and web-based training on Big Data Technology Fundamentals. AWS Big Data Blog The AWS Big Data Blog is a way for data scientists and developers to learn big data best practices, discover…
  • AWS Week in Review - July 14, 2014

    Jeff Barr
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    Let's take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 14 We launched Annual Pricing for AWS Marketplace Products. We announced Time to Live (TTL) Control for Amazon SNS. We announced that you can now Store and Monitor OS and Application Log Files with Amazon CloudWatch. We published Episode #93 of the AWS Podcast . I interviewed David Etue of SafeNet. Tuesday July 15 We announced General Availability and a Service Level Agreement for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL. The AWS Application Management Blog reviewed Customer Highlights from Around the Web. A guest post on…
 
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    CohesiveFT Blog

  • Network Intrusion Detection on VNS3

    Chris Swan
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Docker subsystem available since version 3.5 allows additional virtualized network functions (VNFs) to be run on VNS3. I've previously written about using this capability for content caching, SSL termination and load balancing. This time I'll cover using it as a network intrusion detection system (NIDS).Introducing SuricataThe archetypal NIDS system for Linux is Snort. Suricata is the newer alternative developed by the Open Information Security Foundation. It's multi threaded, to make it more scalable, has improved protocol and file identification, and is somewhat easier to install…
  • Cloud & networking weekly news roundup: July 21 - 25

    Margaret Walker
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Cloud and Networking news for the week of July 21From Cite World: Go free, apps! Microsoft will offer their popular apps across competitors' platformsFrom Chris Swan on InfoQ: Docker Acquires Orchard Labs EIN Tech: Research and Markets: Cloud Computing Market in Canada 2014-2018 >> "Cloud Computing market in Canada will grow at a CAGR of 17.8 percent over the period 2013-2018."Re/Code: Three Big Takeaways From Amazon’s Q2 Financial Results >> despite a slower quarter for revenue growth (from 60% to about 35%) AWS estimates customer growth is 90% year over year.Happy Sys…
  • Ask a Cloud Netwoking Expert: How is IPsec secure?

    Margaret Walker
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    IPsec (Internet Protocol Security) is the communication method used to secure packets as they journey across an IP network, usually between two sites seperated by the public Internet. IPsec uses cryptographic security services to authenticate and encrypt each data packet as it travels two endpoints and protects that data from network sniffers or what we call looky-loos.IPsec connections ensure you data isn't read or tampered with when you connect in any type of network. We think IPsec is especially important when you're building hybrid deployments between owned on-premises infrastructure…
  • Secure provisioning of Docker containers

    Margaret Walker
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Nicholas Clements, Director of Engineering at CohesiveFTOne of the areas for which CohesiveFT is known is our technical support, with everyone pitching in. We provide such a high quality of support for our products that customers often ask about support and best practices for other products and services. One such event occurred recently when a customer was asking about best practices in the secure provisioning and configuration of Docker images and containers. Since we support the use of containers in version 3.5 of VNS3 Manager we were more than happy to talk.The customer wanted to know…
  • Cloud & networking weekly news roundup: July 14 - 18

    Margaret Walker
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Cloud and Networking news for the week of July 14 Gigaom Research Survey: new business will drive second wave of cloud adoption >> Surveys predict a near-term second wave of cloud technology adoption, driven by companies re-inventing their business. "Tech buyers of all stripes tell us they expect to nearly double their usage of software-defined-networking (SDN) in two years, to a nearly 30 percent adoption rate. "BizTech : SMB Awareness of SDN Technology Is Small, but Growing >> "Techaisle estimates SDN awareness among SMBs will grow substantially over the next couple of…
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    Cloud Business Review

  • Video Conferencing in the Cloud

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

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

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

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

    Ivan Widjaya
    11 Jun 2014 | 8:45 am
    I have talked about Comindware software products several times in the past for one good reason: They are one of the front-runners in the online collaboration and project management arena, and they continue to transform their award-winning solutions to cater the increasingly complex work management.… Click here to read more
 
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    CloudTimes

  • Modular Data Center Reduces the Cost of Ownership for Data Center by One Fifth

    Saroj Kar
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Modular data centers (MDC) originally conceived as a solution for local problems in remote areas where it is difficult or impossible to build a classic data center. However, it turned out later that this concept is gaining popularity as MDC is deployed in a shorter time, and its total cost of ownership tend to be lower than that of traditional platforms. MarketsandMarkets, the market research company and consulting firm, forecasts the global Modular Data Center Market to grow from $6.52 billion in 2014 to $26.02 billion by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 31.9%.
  • GrowthBeat – The Event on Data, Apps, and Science of Successful Marketing

    CloudTimes
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    GrowthBeat — VentureBeat’s inaugural event on the future of marketing tech — is gathering the industry’s biggest names to uncover new case studies, insights, and strategies designed to help companies more effectively acquire and retain customers and grow revenue. There’s science in knowing your prospect or customer, learning what he or she does with or around your offering, understanding how your users interact with your product, and endlessly optimizing what you’re doing, how your product works, what messages engage, and how you can be more relevant to your customers’ needs.
  • AWS Wants to Attract Mobile Developers with New Services

    Saroj Kar
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:59 am
    Being application developer is not always the most exciting job. Especially when you have to devote time to implement functions or personally identify data analysis. To make life earier for mobile developers, Amazon Web Services introduced several new features that allow software developers to create and deploy mobile applications and expand its scale more easily. Amazon Cognito is a new service that represents a single system for user identification and synchronization of your data, giving developers the ability to create software applications that authenticate users by providers while…
  • IBM is Investing Billions into Successor of Silicon Chips for Cloud and Data Analysis

    Saroj Kar
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:03 pm
    IBM has unveiled one of its bigger plans so far. The company will invest three billion investment in chip and new technology. Over the next five years, IBM will invest a significant amount of their total revenue in new technologies like non-silicon computer chips, quantum computing research, and computers that mimic the human brain. Cloud and Big Data are posing new challenges for the systems, just as chip technology faces many important limits physically. Thus the bandwidth to memory, high-speed communication and power consumption of the devices, are increasingly critical issues. IBM…
  • New Study Reveals Enterprises are Not Ready for Virtualized Software Licensing Management

    Saroj Kar
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    The virtualization offers companies a variety of ways to reduce hardware and management costs of the IT infrastructure dramatically. This makes them an industry-wide development, the software vendor must not be underestimated. The rapidly growing popularity of VMs (Virtual Machine) within large companies makes it easier for software vendors required to license their applications in a virtual environment and to be able to control and represents an important factor in terms of business growth. Successful Software Management requires not only support for licensing in virtual environments, but…
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    Elastic Security

  • Having a look inside public Amazon’s buckets

    Pasquale Puzio
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    Hi there, today I want to share with you guys the results of my analysis on public Amazon’s buckets. In the context of my research activity on data security in the cloud and the security of Amazon EC2, I was inspired by the recent analysis performed by Rapid7. After looking at their study, I started…
  • Interesting stuff from CyberTech 2014

    Pasquale Puzio
    12 Feb 2014 | 1:22 am
    Hi there, a couple of weeks ago I’ve attended CyberTech 2014, one of the most exciting industrial conferences for security experts. If you have read this blog before, you probably know that I’m pretty interested in encryption (see ClouDedup). That’s why my attention was first caught by the solutions proposed by Secure Islands and Vaultive.…
  • SecludIT at #FIC2014

    Frederic Donnat
    24 Jan 2014 | 6:16 am
    SecludIT has been selected for being one of the Innovating SMB Company during the “Forum International de la Cybercriminalité” in Lille. I personally had the chance to meet Jean-François Audenard which is Cyber Security Advisor at Orange. I really appreciated and had a lot of fun making a short video with him. Please take a…
  • Great Trailblazer Competition to start the year!

    Sergio Loureiro
    10 Jan 2014 | 7:20 am
    As 2014 kicks off, we at SecludIT would like to wish you a fantastic start to 2014! Starting the year, we would like to share some great news on SecludIT being a Security Trailblazer Finalist. This is a new concept in awards, designed explicitly for startups exploring uncharted territories in various fields, including cloud security.…
  • How-To: Creating AWS EC2 ReadOnly Credentials with IAM

    Frederic Donnat
    8 Jan 2014 | 12:12 pm
    In order to retrieve and list your assets (Instances, Security Groups) from your Amazon Web Services EC2 account through API, Elastic Detector need ReadOnly credentials. Here is how to create such credentials using Amazon Web Services Identity and Access Management (IAM). Step 0: Login to your Amazon Web Services account through AWS Console, and open…
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    Business Cloud News

  • G-Cloud sales top £217m as wider public sector starts spending

    Jonathan Brandon
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    The wider public sector seems to be getting the message about G-Cloud G-Cloud sales figures for the month of June have been released, showing the public sector spent just over £217.4m on cloud services through the CloudStore. But while the proportion of sales going to SMEs has fallen since last month, the proportion of cloud services being purchased by the wider public sector vis-à-vis central government has increased. Total spending through G-Cloud to date has reached £217.4m as of the end of June, up from £192m at the end of May and £180m the previous month. Raphaelle Heaf, head of…
  • Carphone Warehouse gets into big data through customer journey

    Jonathan Brandon
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    Carphone Warehouse is using a number of traditional BI techniques and big data technologies to improve how its staff sell With retail operations in 8 countries and a growing portfolio of telecommunications services, Carphone Warehouse is currently Europe’s largest independent mobile retail outfit. Paul Scullion, head of business intelligence at Carphone Warehouse explains to Business Cloud News how the company is using a combination of big data technologies to help improve retail customer service and eventually, help telcos improve their offerings. “We have a vast amount of data but at…
  • Cloudwatt deploys open source SDN controller

    Business Cloud News
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:59 am
    Cloudwatt has deployed Juniper’s OpenContrail solution in its cloud platform French cloud service provider Cloudwatt announced that it has deployed open source SDN controller OpenContrail in its OpenStack-based datacentre in a bid to improve network operations and deployment speeds. OpenContrail, an Apache 2.0-licensed project started by Juniper Networks last year includes work on all of the necessary components for network virtualisation: an SDN controller, virtual router, analytics engine, and northbound APIs. Juniper said the tools are essential for enabling network function…
  • AT&T, IBM bring cloud-to-cloud connectivity down to minutes

    James Middleton
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:07 am
    Cloud-to-cloud connectivity can be super fast AT&T Labs, IBM Research and consultancy Applied Communication Sciences (ACS) said this week they have seen the culmination of a project that started out as a hypothetical network study in 2007, resulting in a real-world, proof-of-concept this May. The technology, co-developed under the US Government’s DARPA CORONET program, aims to bring cloud and datacentre interconnectivity into a more dynamic, elastic state, taking cloud-to-cloud setup times down to minutes from days or even weeks. The shift relies heavily on software defined networking…
  • Rip Curl surfs the cloud, big data wave

    Business Cloud News
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:01 am
    Rip Curl is using Rackspace’s ObjectRocket, a managed MongoDB service, to support the data generated from its smart watch platform globally Aussie surf brand Rip Curl announced it is using Rackspace’s cloud-based NoSQL MongoDB service to support the company’s recently launched smart watch, which allows surfers to capture and analyse a range of data from their surf sessions. Rip Curl’s Search GPS Watch captures information like wave count, speeds reached, ride distance and session distances. Surfers can sync the watch data with their mobile phones and tablets or computers, then…
 
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    Bitnami Blog

  • Bitnami partners with Codeable to offer WordPress development and support services

    Iñaki
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    We are happy to announce a partnership with the ninjas at Codeable to offer WordPress services to Bitnami users! Codeable is a community of trusted and handpicked WordPress experts, based in the US and Europe, that are ready to take on any WordPress related tasks you can imagine: from cloud migrations and configuration to performance optimization and custom development. Whether you’re looking to fix a bug, modify an existing site, develop a custom plugin, migrate to a new server, or get some one-on-one WordPress training, their selected developers will get the job done. The process is…
  • SuiteCRM added to the Bitnami Library!

    Beltrán
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    We are glad to announce that SuiteCRM, one of the winners from our monthly apps contest, is now part of the Bitnami Library! SuiteCRM is a completely open source enterprise-grade Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application. SuiteCRM is a software fork of the popular customer relationship management (CRM) system SugarCRM. Thanks to their successful effort in promoting the Bitnami contest to  encourage their community to vote, SuiteCRM is now ready to install in  a few clicks with the Bitnami SuiteCRM installers, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, Virtual Machine images…
  • New HVM Amazon instances now available in Bitnami Cloud Hosting and more!

    Miguel Angel Martínez Triviño
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    A few weeks ago we announced that Amazon released a new type of cloud servers, the T2 instance family. T2 servers use Hardware-assisted Virtualization (HVM) and provide great price/performance value for common scenarios. We updated our cloud images right away, allowing you to launch T2-powered Bitnami apps directly from the AWS console. Today we are happy to announce that we have added HVM virtualization to Bitnami Cloud Hosting, and now you can launch servers based on the T2 and R3 instance types. We have also added support in Bitnami Cloud Hosting to…
  • Security fix for Drupal, new versions 7.29 and 6.32 released

    Beltrán
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    The Drupal project has just released two new versions, v6.32 and v7.29, that fix several vulnerabilities: SA-CORE-2014-002 and SA-CORE-2014-003. We have released BitNami Drupal 6.32 and 7.29 installers, virtual machines, Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure cloud images that fix this issue. We are continuing to work on upgrading other Drupal-based applications like CiviCRM and OpenAtrium. In case you are not familiar with Bitnami Drupal, it is a self-contained and easy to use distribution that makes it simple to start developing and deploying Drupal applications. If you just want to check…
  • WordPress 4.0beta1 already available in Bitnami

    Beltrán
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:43 pm
    WordPress just released the first Beta of the major 4.0 version that is due out next month. Some of the major changes in this version include: Previews of embedding via URLs. Media Library now has a "grid" view. Improvements in the plugin install experience. Language selection during the installation. Editor top and bottom bar improvements. and more In case you are not familiar with Bitnami WordPress stack, it provides a one-click install solution for WordPress. We take care of compiling and configuring WordPress and all of its dependencies (third-party libraries, runtime, and database) so it…
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    Zoho Blogs

  • Customer Spotlight: How One Company Went from No CRM to Zoho CRM Power Users

    Arun
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:38 pm
    “We had evolved our CRM from spreadsheets, to Goldmine CRM and finally to ACT CRM, but we knew we needed to move to a native cloud-based CRM” Three years ago Tonari Inc. knew it was due for a CRM upgrade having used a few different systems including Goldmine and ACT for several years.  However, having grown beyond the feature offering of those CRMs, Tonari was left operating without one all together. “Goldmine and ACT never really were good enough.  They had flaws in terms of reliability and of course there was the problem of not having access to our CRM everywhere.  About three or…
  • The customer service lessons we must all learn from that Comcast call

    Austin Talbert
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    ​By now, you’ve probably  heard the call that hijacked the Internet last week. If not, let me warn you. It is painful – incredibly painful.  And while I do feel awful for the customer, ultimately, the cancellation call from hell breaks my heart for a shocking reason. Listen to it again, and try not to empathize for the hapless agent and his cringe-inducing commitment to the Comcast way. This poor soul morphed, in eight short minutes and one tweet, from internal hero (revered and rewarded for his ability to continually face-off against tough odds and win) into the saddest…
  • Get Instant HR Alerts and Live Feeds with Zoho People.

    Aarthi Elizabeth
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    Jack, an executive, applies for a travel approval through his company’s HR portal. His manager misses the request amongst other important emails. The approval is delayed and Jack is left uncertain about his forthcoming travel. Now, lets assume Jack’s travel gets approved eventually. He plans his lodging and other expenses for his trip, keeping the existing HR policy in mind. Upon returning, he attempts to have his expenses reimbursed, only to realize the HR policy had been changed well before his departure. This leads to unforeseen confusion. Approvals, reviews and announcements…
  • The Chart Picker Guide

    S B Saravana Bharathi
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    Charts have the magical ability to transform abstract numbers into beautiful readable visualizations. Trouble comes when you have to choose the right chart, that could best visualize the data involved. We have come up with a chart-picker guide that will help you to choose the best chart for the occasion. Go ahead and make the right pick! Column/Bar Chart Pick this chart to compare data classified into discrete groups. Be it your sales in each quarter, or say scores comparison among teams. Stacked Column/Bar Chart This chart shows the contribution of individual stacks that make up the…
  • 5 Financial lessons from Game of Thrones

    Harish
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    Did you know that the Queen of England visited the Iron Throne a few weeks ago (almost sat on it too)? That’s the level of impact the show has made in just four years. Game of Thrones is an epic fantasy series which centers around the battle to capture the Iron Throne, the symbol for ruling over the seven kingdoms of Westeros. It has been universally acclaimed as the best series by fans and entertainment critics alike. Some fans even want the writers to be knighted (including me!). For those of you who have watched the show, there are some crucial finance lessons you can take away,…
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    meshIP® Blog

  • SMBs Struggle With Data Protection’s Rising Complexity

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

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

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

    Brian
    22 May 2014 | 12:27 pm
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - 1. Business and financial skills The intersection of business and technology is always an overarching concern, but it is especially so when it comes to cloud-based computing. 2. Technical skills With the cloud, organizations can streamline their IT resources, offloading much of day-to-day systems and application management. But that doesn’t mean IT abdicates all responsibility. […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: 2011 Cloud Computing Predictions Cloud Adopters Embrace Cloud For Both Innovation and Legacy Optimization...
  • Cloud Computing Requires IT To Evolve

    Brian
    30 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - The “cloudification of services” means that IT has become the backbone for every other part of the enterprise, and the department needs to evolve in order to keep up with the pace of change. That’s what Frank Slootman, president and CEO of ServiceNow, told the audience during his keynote at the platform-as-as-service IT solution provider’s […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: Cloud Computing Key To Business Success A massive 93% of financial decision makers believe that cloud... The CIO Versus Users…
 
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  • AWS NY Summit Highlights: Ruling the Cloud Stack and an Expanding Ecosystem

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

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

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

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

    Ofir Nachmani
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:23 am
    Finding that magic number of relevant blog posts needed to keep your cloud-minded audience engaged and craving more can be trickier than you think. One thing’s for sure, though, posting once a week is not enough! While cloud companies may be up to their eyeballs in new developments and performance maintenance, here are three reasons why creating content needs to be at the top of every hi-tech and cloud company’s to-do list. 1. Google Search Google doesn’t just like posts, Google LOVES posts. The more posts you churn out, the higher up you’ll be in Google’s ranks. This will…
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  • The Real Innovation in Sales and Marketing

    Peter Mollins
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    It’s a good time to be in sales and marketing.  The pace of innovation among platform and tool vendors is staggering.  Long-held pains like prospect data quality and sales pipeline analytics are now commonly tackled. The speed of development in this space triggered a healthy industry debate about where the sales and marketing divide lies and who’s out-innovating whom, Sales or Marketing.  Sales Benchmark Index wrote a great piece last year that is still very relevant.  It looks at how the Chief Marketing Officer can take a sales focus to help advance sales activities. At the same…
  • 50+ Twitter Accounts Every Sales Enablement Professional Must Follow

    Ethan Chung
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    Sales Enablement thought leaders are a great bunch. They produce a ton of great content and are keen to share best practices with colleagues, fellow practitioners, and sales enablement enthusiasts. In fact, we rely on their thinking a lot in our blog. To help spread the word about great sales enablement content, we compiled a list of great Twitter accounts that you should follow to get the latest strategies for supporting your sales teams. 50 Sales Enablement Thought Leaders to Follow Salesenablement – Salesenablement has 3,000+ followers. He is very up to date on sales enablement…
  • 3 Problems Your Sales Team Has with Your Sales Collateral

    Ethan Chung
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    As many of you may know, there exists a great divide between sales and marketing. The divide is so great, in fact, that 41% of salespeople don’t know which marketing content to use, how to use it, or when to use it. The end result is ill-equipped sales teams within our businesses, looking for sales collateral that end up being irrelevant, outdated, or unengaging for our prospects. The sales and marketing divide poses as a large threat for our businesses. First of all, sales representatives’ uncertainty over which sales collateral to use means that they are wasting valuable time probing…
  • Sales Portals: If You Build It, Will They Come Back?

    Peter Mollins
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    The marketing content you produce doesn’t do any good if it doesn’t get into the hands of your targets. So, ask yourself what is your distribution channel for your materials? As I talked about in an earlier post, there are a lot of important channels for your content. But one that is too often ignored in a B2B setting is your own sales team. Sales Portal So, how do you get content into your sales team’s hands? The classic approach is to build a sales portal. That is, an internally-oriented site where collateral, sales tools, and other information is stored. Sales people can visit the…
  • Content Cleanup: Is Your Content Marketing Program in Dire Need of Organization?

    MarketingProfs MarketingProfs
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:25 am
    In most B2B organizations (93 percent, according to this report), content marketing is now a fully entrenched, mission critical lead generation, branding, thought leadership, and sales enablement strategy. Without great content, marketers recognize that they’ll struggle to engage customers when, how, and where they want to be found, and they’ll likely fail to deliver the resources necessary to optimize and accelerate the sales process. Then again, the B2B world’s new found love of all things content is also proving to be a double-edged sword in some ways. After all, as content marketing…
 
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  • New Whitepaper: File I/O on Intel Xeon Phi (RAM disks, VirtIO, NFS, and Lustre)

    Rich Brueckner
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:16 pm
    "This paper provides information and benchmarks necessary to make the choice of the best file system for a given application from a number of the available options: RAM disks, virtualized local hard drives, and distributed storage shared with NFS or Lustre. We report benchmarks of I/O performance and parallel scalability on Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, strengths and limitations of each option."The post New Whitepaper: File I/O on Intel Xeon Phi (RAM disks, VirtIO, NFS, and Lustre) appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Bright Computing Secures $14.5 Million Funding

    staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    "Bright is in markets as competitive as we’ve ever been, especially in the big data Hadoop and OpenStack private cloud spaces. I believe we will thrive in these markets because we are bringing years of relevant experience to bear in new ways that will accelerate the adoption of these new technologies. But most people today are still struggling to build and maintain their clouds and clusters using a collection of mismatched tools. We have a lot of work ahead of us, and we’re ready to roll. Onwards!"The post Bright Computing Secures $14.5 Million Funding appeared first on insideHPC.
  • PRACE Awards 1.2 Billion Core Hours for Research

    Rich Brueckner
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    Today the European PRACE initiative announced that a total of 1.2 billion core hours have been awarded to 43 HPC projects as part of their 9th PRACE Regular Call for Proposals.The post PRACE Awards 1.2 Billion Core Hours for Research appeared first on insideHPC.
  • SC14 Technical Program: an Interview with Jack Dongarra

    staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    "Over the years I have chaired many parts of the Technical Program, but never had a chance to chair the whole Technical Program. SC plays an important role in the high-performance community. It is through the SC Conference that HPC practitioners get an overview of the field, get to showcase our important work, and network with the community."The post SC14 Technical Program: an Interview with Jack Dongarra appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Radio Free HPC Looks at the Need for Better Resource Management in Linux

    Rich Brueckner
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    "I think the time has come for Linux - and likely other operating systems - to develop a more robust framework that can address the needs of future hardware and meet the requirements for scheduling resources. This framework is not going to be easy to develop, but it is needed by everything from databases and MapReduce to simple web queries."The post Radio Free HPC Looks at the Need for Better Resource Management in Linux appeared first on insideHPC.
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  • Potential for undetected breaches is CFOs’ biggest cybersecurity concern

    April Sage
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    Ever wonder what your company’s CFO is most worried about when it comes to cybersecurity? We may have your answer. Dig deep down through Grant Thornton LLP’s bi-annual survey of CFOs and other senior financial executives for a pretty good hint. Right there on page 23 of the 28-page report: What are your business’s top cybersecurity and data privacy concerns? 59% — Potential for undetected breaches 54% — Customer/client data privacy 50% — Unknown and identified risks 42% — Employee and workplace data privacy 32% — Compliance with data security laws…
  • Up your HIPAA IQ with a little HIPAA FAQ

    April Sage
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    Are you wondering what all the HIPAA fuss is about? Here are a few basics go get you started, along with some reference to in-depth videos along the way. What is HIPAA? HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 that specifies laws for the protection and use of Personal (or Protected) Health Information (PHI) which is essentially your medical record. HIPAA was intended to ease the sharing of Personal Health Information (PHI) between entities that have a need to know while maintaining an acceptable and reasonable level of privacy to the individual whose…
  • Converge conference in Detroit: Before finding data breach solution, be sure your business is ready to receive it

    Stephanie Vogel
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    More from the Converge information security conference in Detroit, this time recapping Enterprise Security Back to Basics presented by Joel Cardella, the director of information security, IT security, governance, risk and compliance at Holcim US. (Also see a recap of Thursday’s The Challenge of Natural Security Systems.) Why this back to basics talk? Cardella feels we’re being beguiled by all these large breaches that push people to a solution they aren’t yet ready to receive. He holds that the importance of this talk is getting organizations mature enough to be ready to buy what…
  • Want a good job? Study computer or information science

    April Sage
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    Momma, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys. Don’t let ‘em pick guitars and drive them old trucks. Make ‘em be software engineers and network systems analysts and such. With apologies to Waylon Jennings, it’s true that a recent study by the US Education Department found that more than 95 percent of computer and information science students were employed full-time four years after graduation. Engineering graduates had similar success. The findings are based on a survey of 17,110 students conducted in 2012, about four years after the students obtained their bachelor’s…
  • Converge conference in Detroit: InfoSec organizations must learn, modify and adapt like organisms

    Stephanie Vogel
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    Today is Day 2 of the Converge information security conference at Detroit’s Cobo Center, and it promises to be full of significant insights into IT security within organizations. Here’s a recap of one of Thursday’s sessions, The Challenge of Natural Security Systems, presented by Rockie Brockaway, the security practice director at Black Box: Brockaway started with a really important point: Information security is currently viewed as a tactical response within companies, when it should be treated as a function of the business. InfoSec’s role is to prevent the loss of business-critical…
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    Cloud Powered Business Blog

  • The 10 Things Expected from Customer Service

    John Gorup
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    There have been an increasing number of high profile, social media-inflamed customer service failures. While these failures produce astonishment and some amusement for bystanders, it’s time that all companies look in the mirror and ask themselves if they are set up to be the next joke. Providing great customer service requires companies to build an… Read More
  • HR Reporting: Still Getting a Bad Rap

    Ray Rivera
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    A successful HR data practice addresses the needs of the business by providing a rigorous process for managing a body of data that begins as nebulous, unstructured, and not consumable. It does so through a cycle of reporting, analytics, and planning. In this entry we will discuss the first of these, reporting, which is concerned… Read More
  • How [topcoder] Protects Your Intellectual Property Rights During Crowdsourcing

    Ben Kerschberg
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    One of the most important set of questions you can ask about crowdsourcing concerns the intellectual property rights of the work that the community completes for you and how [topcoder] ensures those rights. The formal answer can be found in [topcoder]’ main legal documents that govern intellectual property, confidentiality, security, and indemnification. Each of these… Read More
  • Does Big Data Really Solve the Lack of Data Problem for HR?

    Ray Rivera
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
      Big data is likely here to stay. Most companies, though not yet fully transformed by big data, are at least adapting to it. They are finding innovative ways to apply data science to critical parts of their value chains, and transforming with varying levels of success the ways critical parts of the businesses are… Read More
  • Call Deflection: The Key to Customer Satisfaction

    John Gorup
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    In 2010, the famous entrepreneur Stefani Germanotta (better known as Lady Gaga) produced the song “Telephone.” In addition to being a catchy tune, the song’s chorus carries an important observation for today’s Customer Service Managers: “Stop callin' Stop callin' I don't wanna think anymore I left my head and my heart on the dancefloor.” Increasingly,… Read More
 
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  • OpenNebula at CentOS Cologne Dojo

    Jaime Melis
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    We are happy to announce that OpenNebula will be at the upcoming CentOS Dojo Cologne, Germany, which will take place on August 4th. OpenNebula will be part of a very special event during the CentOS Dojo, a 2 hours tutorial about OpenNebula, CentOS and KVM. The tutorial will consist in a real world example OpenNebula deployment, where attendees will be able to follow and deploy their own cloud in their laptops. The only requirements is to have a laptop capable of virtualization, the latest VirtualBox installed, and the will to enjoy yourselves for a couple of hours! If you are interested in…
  • Rentalia Experiences with OpenNebula and Bacula

    Alberto Garcia
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Hi, we at Rentalia.com have OpenNebula to meet our needs on virtualization, and we use Bacula to make backups of the vm’s disks. I’ll try to explain you how, let me tell you a bit of our environment first. We have two OpenNebula environments, one’s for production and another for development. We use Puppet inside the vm’s so we don’t have to backup the files inside since they are given by Puppet. However, we have a few vm’s we would like to backup the disk image from, and since we are using Bacula along our system, we used Bacula to make this backups too.
  • OpenNebula Integrates with Azure to Build Hybrid Clouds

    Ignacio M. Llorente
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Today we are sharing exciting news about the expansion of the number of public clouds supported by OpenNebula to build hybrid cloud deployments. As a result of the collaboration between OpenNebula and Microsoft, a new set of plug-ins to support Microsoft Azure has been included in OpenNebula. This partnership has been announced today by Microsoft Open Technologies at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON). “With this set of plug-ins, IT pros and system integrations can use OpenNebula’s rich set of infrastructure management tools to manage cloud deployments across…
  • OpenNebula 4.8 beta released!

    Javier Fontan
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    The OpenNebula team is really happy to release the first beta for version 4.8 (4.7.80). In this version, alongside several fixes, we have been working on some new features: Improvements to the Cloud View interface like OneFlow integration New VDC admin view that matches the Cloud View. New virtual network model that make its configuration and management more flexible with address ranges. IP reservation. Network interface default configuration Quotas can now specify a value of 0 to disable certain objects for users or groups. Logs now have the zone ID so its easier to parse in a centralized…
  • CloudCatalyst Survey about Cloud Computing Trends

    Carlos Martín
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The EU CloudCatalyst initiative invites you to participate in a survey about cloud computing trends. You can influence over the CloudCatalyst project by collaborating on the identification of existing challenges for Cloud expansion as well as on the definition of new market opportunities. The survey will produce detailed information about the main barriers to cloud adoption in order to help entrepreneurs, researchers, and software developers create value-added Cloud solutions and services. To take the survey, click the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3GHCM9K The deadline for filling in…
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  • Atlantic.Net Launches First International Data Center In Toronto, Canada

    cloudtweaks
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Cloud Hosting Provider Continues Expansion with a Third State-of-the-Art Facility ORLANDO, FL – July 29, 2014 –Atlantic.Net, a high-powered SSD cloud VPS hosting solutions provider, announced today the opening of their first international data center, located in Toronto, Canada. To assist in the expansion, a second center also launched in Dallas, Texas. These state of the art Enjoy Full Article The post Atlantic.Net Launches First International Data Center In Toronto, Canada appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • Three Ways Wearable Tech Will Help Tech Start-Ups

    Daniel Price
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Three Ways Wearable Tech Will Help Tech Start-Ups Much has been written about how wearable tech will change the way individuals interact with the world around them, but what about businesses – specifically, what about tech start-ups? How will the growth of the wearables industry affect them and what opportunities will it provide? Readily Available Enjoy Full Article The post Three Ways Wearable Tech Will Help Tech Start-Ups appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • Google’s Autonomic Robotic Car – What Side Are You On?

    cloudtweaks
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Google’s Autonomic Robotic Car – What Side Are You On? Google is often known for its groundbreaking innovations, one of them the Google Self-Driving Car; started under the supervision of semi-secret Google X facility. The project deals with the development and advancement in the technology for autonomous cars. The software which runs these cars has Enjoy Full Article The post Google’s Autonomic Robotic Car – What Side Are You On? appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • Cloud Computing Security – Network And Application Levels

    Mojgan Afshari
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Cloud Computing Security – Network And Application Levels The intention to adopt cloud computing has increased rapidly in many organizations. Cloud computing offers many potential benefits to small and medium enterprises such as fast deployment, pay-for-use, lower costs, scalability, rapid provisioning, rapid elasticity, ubiquitous network access, greater resiliency, and on-demand security controls. Despite these extraordinary Enjoy Full Article The post Cloud Computing Security – Network And Application Levels appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • Surveillance And The Internet Of Things

    Daniel Price
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Surveillance And The Internet of Things  The internet has been used for surveillance ever since its widespread adoption two decades ago. Hundreds of companies make huge profits by monitoring, recording and collating all our information, before either selling it to governments who want to pry on citizen’s lives or corporations who want to learn about Enjoy Full Article The post Surveillance And The Internet Of Things appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
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  • 5 Reasons Why your Business should Adopt Google Cloud Services

    Basant Narayan Singh
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    [Guest Post] Google has become a part of our everyday lives, without a shadow of a doubt. Not only do most of us use their search engine daily for all manner of things - whether it be to look up goods, services, useless facts and trivia, or just to check the spelling of a word. However, they’re much, much more than just a search engine nowadays, and their products are as numerous as they are ingenious.     Many of us now have Google Mail (Gmail) accounts for all of our emailing needs, use Google Maps to look up directions, and even use Google’s office software as opposed to…
  • Telecom Convergence - The Evolution of VoIP in 2014 and Beyond

    Basant Narayan Singh
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has gained popularity among users and service providers. As the use of smartphone and other Internet-based devices has grown, VoIP has found it permanent place as a communication medium. With new updates coming this year, VoIP has succeeded in making traditional phones outdated. Age of landline and heavy cell phones is now almost over. For the non-starters: VoIP is a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the Internet. Other terms commonly…
  • Review of KiSSFLOW SaaS: Quick Workflow Builder for Google Apps

    Basant Narayan Singh
    22 Nov 2012 | 1:23 am
    Review Summary KiSSFLOW Workflow Builder for Google Apps. [Website Link] Launch Date June 2012. Service Offered by OrangeScape. Useful for Business process automation. End-users building their day-to-day process applications. Example: Leave approval, Travel claims, etc. User Interface Slick, Intuitive and Interactive. Technology Stack Google App Engine, Google Cloud SQL, Python, OrangeScape Visual PaaS, JQuery, HTML5 and CSS3. Business Model Freemium SaaS. Free for 10 users. Ideal for startups & SMBs. USP Simple yet Powerful. Support Quick and Meaningful. Limitations See Details Section.
  • Testing Cloud - It’s Time to Clear the Fog

    Basant Narayan Singh
    18 Sep 2012 | 7:53 pm
    A reputed company launches the beta version of its web chat and net meeting application which is hosted on the company’s own cloud infrastructure, let us assume it was called ‘CloChat’ . On deployment ‘CloChat’ fails miserably in meeting customer expectations resulting in the company’s cloud portfolio suffering irrefutable damages and also delaying the scheduled release of ‘CloChat’.  The scenario explained above can be one of the worst nightmare of any cloud vendor. What exactly would have gone wrong in these cases? Considering that ‘CloChat’ was a product of a…
  • CloudMunch - Application Delivery PaaS for the Entire Application Life Cycle [Interview]

    Basant Narayan Singh
    30 Aug 2012 | 8:04 pm
    Prasanna Raghavendra is the CTO & Co-founder of CloudMunch. He has 17 years of experience in the software industry across IT Services and Products. Prasanna was with Infosys for over 15 years implementing software solutions across verticals and geographies to address the business needs of clients across the globe. He has managed several technology transformation initiatives at Infosys.  Prasanna was also a key member of Infosys Labs and has led application framework development initiatives. Prior to CloudMunch, he worked at Misys as Director of Engineering for Misys's BankFusion…
 
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  • Moving to the Cloud: Lessons from Jason Segel & Cameron Diaz

    Journey to the Cloud
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    By Ben Stephenson, Journey to the Cloud   As you probably know, Jason Segal and Cameron Diaz recently came out with a new movie called “Sex Tape.” In the movie, Segel and Diaz play a couple who decide to make an adult home movie, and it accidently gets released online. I saw the trailer a couple of weeks ago and one clip from it grabbed my attention. After Jason and Cameron realize the tape has been released, they start to panic. The clip shows the two driving in a frenzy talking about how the tape got released (you can watch the clip here).   Cameron: “How do you forget to…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 7/14/2014

    Journey to the Cloud
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
      Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick recap of tech news and stories you may have missed from the week of 7/14/2014. The Road to the Cloud Runs Through the Network Miami Marlins Score a Hit With Cloud-Based Storage How the CIA Partnered with Amazon and Changed Intelligence Managing Resources in the Cloud: How to Control Shadow IT & Enable Business Agility Are tablets about to get a promotion in the workplace? VMware, Microsoft Still Lead Gartner ‘Magic Quadrant’ Gartner Says CIOs Should Make Digital Business Technologies an IT Responsibility FBI seeks information…
  • Managing Resources in the Cloud: How to Control Shadow IT & Enable Business Agility

    Journey to the Cloud
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:50 am
      In this video, GreenPages CTO Chris Ward discusses the importance of gaining visibility into Shadow IT and how IT Departments need to offer the same agility to its users that public cloud offerings like Amazon can provide.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AELrS51sYFY     If you would like to hear more from Chris, download his on-demand webinar, “What’s Missing in Today’s Hybrid Cloud Management – Leveraging Cloud Brokerage” You can also download this ebook to learn more about the evolution of the corporate IT department & changes you need to make to…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 7/7/2014

    Journey to the Cloud
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:24 am
      Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick recap of tech news and stories you may have missed from the week of 7/7/2014. How do I become a CIO? GE Power & Water CIO Discusses IT Speed & Agility Running vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery Supporting Infrastructure Russia Introduces Bill to Keep Citizens’ Data Within Country Is Rackspace Considering Going Private? CIO Meets Mobile Challenges Head-on A Few Reasons VMware Inc’s Virtualization Dominance Can Continue Data Breach Bulletin: Brazilian Banks Lose $3.75 Billion Because Of Boleto Malware The Future…
  • VMware Horizon 6: Updates, Improvements, and Licensing Changes

    Chris Ward
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    By Chris Ward, CTO I got a late start on this blog post but I’m a fan of the saying “better late than never!”  VMware officially shipped Horizon 6, the long awaited major update, to its end user computing product set late last month. There are numerous updates and improvements across the product set with this major release, but there is also a change in how it is licensed. In the past Horizon was consumed either as individual products (VIEW, Mirage, Workspace, etc.) or as a suite which included all components. With this new release, VMware has transitioned to its traditional product…
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  • eMagic a Complete Datacenter Management Suit

    Jithin Jaydevan
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    eMagic is an one stop solution for automated datacenter management aspects, which makes datacenter management easy, quick and more efficient. A datacenter facilitated with eMagic can monitor server logs and consumption details with its friendly GUI. With eMagic, you can handle all the aspects of data center management like trouble shooting, bandwidth consumption monitoring for an individual user as well as for the entire datacenter, OS installation and server reboots can be initiated with just a few clicks. If your datacenter is powered with eMagic, you can manage your entire datacenter…
  • Eleven Differences Between The Good And The Great IT Engineer

    Pravin Ganore
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Even the pros have bad habits that undermine the image of the area. See how to identify them. In the daily operations of any organization, typically the end users are responsible for a wide range of actions that compromise the safety and / or network performance. However, even the pros have their bad habits: ignore users, do backups, not having defined procedures and other sins that undermine the image of the area. To remind them that even the gurus are human, see below the 11 differences between a GOOD and an EXCELLENT IT engineer: 1. Acquisition Of Resources When you want additional…
  • 3 Reasons Why Your Business Should Be In The Cloud

    Pravin Ganore
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    Despite all the risks that are reported on the cloud computing, the cloud business solutions have proven to be beneficial for companies to generate competitive value compared to its competitors who are not in the cloud. Though the answers to the question “My business should adopt the cloud” are always “it depends”, there are reasons to be considered by businesses of all sizes to make the cloud your “vehicle” toward higher productivity, lower IT costs and greater growth. Here are 3 reasons why you should consider migrating your business – or at least…
  • Checklist for Cloud Adoption

    Pravin Ganore
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:22 pm
    If your company does not use cloud computing as part of daily operations, there is a good chance to break into the model in the coming time. One of the main benefits of the cloud is its ability to outsource the infrastructure and management of complex applications and data services, allowing data center managers to purchase computing cycles and storage capacity in a more granular fashion, on demand. Instead of spending capital in bulk for large servers and storage solutions, you can buy time based computer on actual usage of CPU cycles and the amount of gigabytes or terabytes in storage used.
  • Clearing The Clouds

    Pravin Ganore
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:13 am
    The cloud as a concept has become ubiquitous in all technological news blogs, newspapers, etc.. So much so that we tend to lump it services or functionality we use for years or even decades. Most people ask but do you really what is this cloud? or what do you have again? If the end is all easier … Cloud Solutions The cloud is basically flexible, they have the ability to increase and decrease in resources based on the needs you have for a project at all times. Traditional servers are limited to the hardware installed and of course, any extension of RAM, disk space or processor involves…
 
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  • Edward Snowden Endorses SpiderOak, Slams Dropbox

    Lee
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Edward Snowden in an interview with The Guardian endorsed SpiderOak and their Zero-Knowledge service. The interview was published today on The Guardian website. The article talking more about SpiderOak and the some of the problems with Dropbox can be read here. You can also watch the whole interview here.Mr. Snowden had this to say about SpiderOak and their zero-knowledge cloud storage system.“Spideroak has structured their system in such a way you can store all of your information on them with the same sort of features that Dropbox does, but they literally had have…
  • SugarSync 3.0 Released Plus 75% Off

    Lee
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:46 pm
    SugarSync released version 3 of their desktop software today, and from what I can tell it looks like they have made some great improvements. Perhaps the biggest news is the huge coupon of 75% off all annual plans. For a limited time you can save 75% off all annual plans! This means you can get a 60GB account for as low as $18.75 for the first year! This is a huge discount price for SugarSync for the first year.Click Here to Save 75%If you want to know more about the new version of the app though here are some of the highlights of the new app:Making is easier and quickly access and interact…
  • The High Cost of IRS Hard Drive Failure

    Lee
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:45 am
    Backblaze published a blog post today poking fun at the IRS, and while the post is interesting it has a couple major flaws. Now I will point out I am a Backblaze affiliate, I use Backblaze to backup my personal data and I really like the people that work at Backblaze so I hope they can take this post as constructive criticism but the reality is if the IRS was using Backblaze to backup their data the data would probably still have been lost.While I love the simplicity of Backblaze it is meant for desktop backup. I can only guess that the IRS uses a Microsoft Exchange…
  • Mover.io Adds Bitcasa Connector

    Lee
    20 Jun 2014 | 9:37 pm
    One of the things Bitcasa has been behind on compared to many of the other cloud storage services was the lack of an API. They released an API in late 2013 and more recently released the cloudfs for more developers to take advantage of the Bitcasa cloud storage services.One of the best things of Bitcasa having and API is it now possible for services like Mover.io to connect to them to easily move your data between other cloud services and Bitcasa. With the addition of the Bitcasa connector in Mover.io you can now easily copy your data from other services to Bitcasa or from Bitcasa to other…
  • SpiderOak Reset the Net Promo

    Lee
    20 Jun 2014 | 1:18 pm
    SpiderOak has been more active this year it seems with promos and discounts, and not just for new users but for both new and existing users. I know I jumped on their unlimited plan special for World Backup Day. This promo from SpiderOak might not be as good as unlimited storage but it is a good deal if you have been waiting for a special from them, or if you want to increase your free storage from 2GB to 5GB.Here are the instructions you need from the SpiderOak blog.5 Free GB’sIf you’re already a SpiderOak user (free or paid), get your additional 5GBs by sending an email…
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  • The CloudFlow CFD Experiment

    Rbeetle123
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
    In this video from the I4MS Event in Berlin, Michel Pottiez from Numeca presents: Cloudflow – The CFD Experiment. View the Slides * See more talks from the I4MS Event The post The CloudFlow CFD Experiment appeared first on inside-Cloud.
  • Ubercloud Announces Technical Computing Marketplace and Appstore

    Rbeetle123
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    In this video from ISC’14, Wolfgang Gentzsch announces the new Ubercloud Technical Computing Marketplace and Appstore. Two years ago the UberCloud started its free HPC Experiment which today has attracted more than 2,000 organizations and individuals from computational fluid dynamics, finite element material analysis, multi-physics, chemistry, life sciences, biology, finance, big data, and the HPC community. Today, UberCloud announces the addition of its Marketplace and Appstore, where engineers and scientists can discover, try and buy the computing power and expertise they need for…
  • Video: What’s New in Moab 8.0 for Cloud & Big Workflow

    Rbeetle123
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    In this video, Trev Harmon from Adaptive Computing presents: HPC, Cloud & Big Workflow: What’s New in Moab 8.0. Adaptive Computing powers many of the world’s largest private/hybrid cloud, and technical computing environments with Moab, its award-winning optimization and scheduling middleware software. Moab enables large enterprises, academic institutions and governments to perform simulations and analyze data faster, more accurately and most cost effectively with its Technical Computing, Cloud and Big Data solutions for Big Workflow applications. With dynamic scheduling,…
  • HP is Looking for a Cloud Deployment Engineer – HP Helion in our Job of the Week

    Treywall1
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Hewlett-Packard in Seattle, WA is looking for a Cloud Deployment Engineer – HP Helion in our Job of the Week. “HP has been a consistent leader in defining the next generation computing platforms, and we are doing this again with #HPHelion and the next-generation open source computing platform. More than 2,000 enterprise customers and 37% of the Fortune 100 use our cloud solutions today and serve as the foundation for HP Helion. HP is the #1 private cloud provider in the world. We are a leader in OpenStack and Cloud Foundry foundations and communities. HP is committed to investing…
  • FusionStorm Boosts Its Cloud Computing Offering with Peak’s Enterprise Cloud and NetApp Storage Platform

    Treywall1
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    Peak announces that it will bring its world-class Infrastructure-as-a Service (IaaS) capabilities to FusionStorm to give the IT solution provider a more robust cloud solution. “FusionStorm specializes in helping our clients connect their employees, partners and customers by building solid foundations for their IT infrastructure,” states Mike Souza, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for FusionStorm. “We know that the cloud has become a key component in delivering resources, increased capabilities and flexibility to our clients, and Peak’s cloud is unmatched in terms of technology and…
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  • TechViews: Germany Wins the World Cup Thanks to Big Data?! The Cloud You Want is Not the Cloud You Deserve and more!

    Cloud Commons
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    TechViews: Germany Wins the World Cup Thanks to Big Data?! The Cloud You Want is Not the Cloud You Deserve and more! Featured Article We All Need a Life Jacket When Wading Into the Application Economy By George Watt Believe it or not, but a canoe trip can be related to the Application Economy. George Watt discusses how a recent canoeing expedition brought up a lot of similarities and lessons that new participants to the Application Economy should embrace. Are you a novice canoer venturing out into the great lake of the Application Economy without a paddle or a life vest? Find out more in this…
  • TechViews: How to explain Big Data to a 5 year old, Cloud is the key to small business success, 10 tips to creating a killer app and more!

    Cloud Commons
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    TechViews: How to explain Big Data to a 5 year old, Cloud is the key to small business success, 10 tips to creating a killer app and more! Featured Article The Internet of Things is Causing Tech Worlds to Collide By Jason Meserve Today every business is becoming a software business and when that happens, weird connections are created. Jason Meserve encountered some pretty interesting things when attending a conference this past week and saw some connections between the medical industry and the Cloud/DevOps Expo that would surprise you. Tech News Big Data is Big! So the explanation of what it…
  • TechViews: Big Data is clear for take-off, YouTube is married to the Cloud and more!

    Cloud Commons
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:22 am
    TechViews: Big Data is clear for take-off, YouTube is married to the Cloud and more! Featured Article DevOps and Putting the Customer First go Hand-in-Hand By Jason Meserve In today’s “customer first” world, all businesses are software businesses. That means, in order for companies to ensure a good customer experience, they need to ensure that their software is top notch and humming along without a hic-up. That is why in today’s business world DevOps and putting the customer first go hand-in-hand. Tech News Big Data is on its way up! Airlines are looking to implement Big Data to…
  • TechViews: Five movies that predicted the Application Economy, Massive Mobile security holes and more!

    Cloud Commons
    18 Jun 2014 | 6:26 am
    TechViews: Five movies that predicted the Application Economy, Massive Mobile security holes and more! Featured Article 5 Movies that Predicted the Application Economy By Denise Dubie Where are all the flying cars already?! Some sci-fi movies show such dramatic representations of technology that we cannot even fathom how that technology can exist. However there are examples of technology today that we accept as common place that would have been considered science fiction 5, 10 and 20 years ago. One of the examples is the Software which powers the Application Economy, and the software involved…
  • TechViews: Big Data needs to grow up; Apple vs Android fight the Cloud battle, Mobile healthcare and more!

    Cloud Commons
    11 Jun 2014 | 5:25 am
    TechViews: Big Data needs to grow up; Apple vs Android fight the Cloud battle, Mobile healthcare and more! Featured Article 5 Reasons You Can’t Ignore the Application Economy By Denise Dubie We’ve have all given into the latest fad and trend at some point in our life. Whether it was bellbottom jeans, sporting a mullet or even dancing to Gangnam style, we have all bought into a fad. Denise Dubie discusses how, although those trends might have seemed a good idea at the time, they didn’t quite pay off. The Application Economy is a different story and, in this blog, Denise provides five…
 
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  • Ylastic Redesign

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Introducing the new Ylastic. Main focus was on usability, performance and simplifying all interactions with AWS. The redesign is also prep work needed for the features on our roadmap :) Intuitive and unified look  An interface that simplifies your interactions with the various AWS cloud services and presents an integrated overview of your environment. Seamless multi region management Improved management of AWS resources across regions. On any page, view all the resources in your AWS account in all regions. Filter resources by a specific region or search across all regions. Easy to use multi…
  • Updating Ylastic

    15 May 2014 | 8:20 am
    We started Ylastic a while ago, and it was one of the first management consoles for AWS. The only services in existence at that time were EC2, S3, SQS and SimpleDB had just been announced. Then AWS started growing by leaps and bounds, and they started adding new services and updating existing services at a breakneck pace. Ylastic added services and features as they were introduced. Eventually the Ylastic console became rather large with all of these updates and enhancements. It was fantastic to add all of these new things, as it really helped customers deal with AWS in an easier way. We have…
  • S3 Spending

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    Updated charts in Ylastic for viewing your Amazon S3 spending. It is now easier to see the costs broken down by Normal Storage, Reduced Redundant Storage, and other operations performed on your S3 account, as well as by region where your S3 resources are being stored.
  • Estimated charges for Auto Scaling Groups

    9 Mar 2014 | 3:11 pm
    You can now view the estimated costs for any active auto scaling group which has instances running. An estimate is displayed for the month and for a whole year. If you are managing multiple regions inside Ylastic, the auto scaling page will display your groups from all of those regions, and the estimated costs total will be a total across the regions :)
  • Dashboard Updates

    3 Mar 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Ylastic now has an updated dashboard to give you a better overview of your AWS environment - the number of instances, databases, volumes, total volume size, scheduled tasks, monitors and also the estimated charges for that month. Click on any of the panels to go to the corresponding page for that resource in Ylastic. If you are a Ylastic Plus user, just click on the estimated charges panel to navigate to the spending analytics page. The resources are totaled up across ALL regions that you select to manage in Ylastic. You want to see the overview for another AWS account? As easy as selecting…
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  • Amazon’s market lead in infrastructure services dwindles as IBM and Microsoft claw deficit back

    James
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Amazon Web Services is still the dominant market leader in infrastructure services, but IBM and Microsoft are closing the gap in revenues with Google well off the pace, according to the latest number crunching by analyst firm Synergy Research. For the research house, it represents the first changing of the record in some time, having previously been huge advocates of Amazon’s market offering. AWS was “in a league of its own” this time last year, and “dwarf[ed] all competition” in November, Synergy argued. At the time it was an irresistible viewpoint, and one…
  • Cinolla shores up its data centre defences with SaaS Assured

    James
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Software as a service (SaaS) provider Cinolla has signed up with SaaS Assured, which enables its services to stay online even if the data centre hits the skids. The company, which manages bookings and scheduling for outdoor activity providers, signed up to the SaaS Assured initiative to provide peace of mind for its clients. SaaS Assured, which is provided by NCC Group, “helps to ‘keep the lights on’ while allowing time for end user to source and transition to an alternative solution that fits their requirements,” according to the NCC Group website. This is…
  • New Zealand case shows why the CFO is “critical” to next phase of cloud adoption

    James
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Chief financial officers “hold the keys” to the next phase of cloud adoption, according to analyst house IDC, because they are among the last ones to move into cloud services. The analysts, who have collected their findings in the latest Asia Pacific cloud survey, say the CFO has an important role to play in terms of moving to a more optimised business model. In other words, it’s to ensure that the CFO sees cloud as a strategic differentiator for companies, as opposed to just being a cost-cutting exercise. IDC believes that this won’t be an overnight change, but will…
  • California moves to the cloud in collaboration with IBM, AT&T, KPMG

    James
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:50 pm
    The California Department of Technology, alongside IBM, has announced the launch of CalCloud, an infrastructure as a service private cloud rolled out across California. The news marks an important client win for IBM after losing a widely publicised battle against Amazon Web Services for a lucrative CIA cloud contract back in October. IBM are involved alongside AT&T, which will provide network services, and KPMG to provide education and drive users to the new services. By putting it in the cloud, government entities can scale their IT up and down as appropriate, with CalCloud…
  • VMware opens up second UK data centre, sees customer demand

    James
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Virtualisation bod VMware has opened up a second UK data centre, with a new site in Chessington, London, adding to the current data centre in Slough. The move is evidently designed to represent UK and EMEA customers who want quicker access to their data, and comes a few months after VMware launched its hybrid disaster recovery service (vCHS), which provides a continuously available recovery platform if a data centre goes down. Gavin Jackson, general manager and VP cloud services EMEA, said: “Our customers have started off using our hybrid service on specific projects for the easy,…
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    ActiveBlog: Insights on Open Source and Dynamic Languages

  • Happy SysAdmin Appreciation Day

    philw
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    It's SysAdmin Appreciation Day on July 25th! To mark this wondrous day and spread the word, we thought we would head out onto the streets of Vancouver and find out more from the general public what they thought of SysAdmins. Remember to thank your SysAdmin for all that they do for you! (We recommend cupcakes.) (Tweet this) With love from ActiveState on SysAdmin Appreciation Day     Other ActiveState Videos Stackato: The Platform for the Agile Enteprise Learn how Stackato helps IT and Dev work more efficiently and effectively together.        
  • Get Out of the Weeds!

    johnw
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Years ago a colleague of mine at Sun had an annoying habit of interrupting technical discussions at engineering meetings with the phrase “We're in the weeds!” It was annoying because he would often disrupt fascinating and mind-expanding discussions on, say, the structure of TCP packets, or on message bus implementations. These were always interesting debates that we were reluctant to stop.Years later I came to realize the wisdom of his visionary approach of focusing on the big picture and ensuring that we didn't get bogged down in implementation details, premature…
  • Release! Card Game Adds New Twist to Software Development

    mikek
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    We're pretty stoked to announce that we're backing an exciting project on Kickstarter - "Release!", a card game about making software inspired by development strategies like Lean, Agile, and DevOps. "Release!" aims to help with team-building. It's sure to be a great addition to conferences or breaks during the work week. The game's creator Alex Papadimoulis, an agile software engineer based in Cleveland, puts it this way: "Release! is a 3 to 5 player card game that takes modern development methodologies and crams them into a trick taking card game that is fast paced, easy to pick up, and has…
  • 6 Reasons IT Needs PaaS

    katherynt
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    Developers have enjoyed the benefits of a public PaaS—deployment of their apps without a cumbersome process of IT tickets and wait times. However, circumventing the process and using a "rogue" cloud, while tempting, is only a temporary solution and not suitable as a long-term strategy. IT will shut it down… eventually.As annoying as it may seem to developers, these checks are in place because IT needs to have some control (over security, data, etc.). A private PaaS is a very good alternative to a public one for this reason--it gives developers the freedom they want, but…
  • YAML Like a Pro

    ingydotnet
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    YAML (YAML Ain't Markup Language) is a cross-programming-language data serialization language whose primary focus is Human Friendliness. This generally means less funny characters like ({}, , ", etc), so that the data is easier to read and write. These characters are used, but YAML tries hard to make them needed as little as possible; more for harder cases, less so for simple things. While the YAML language and data model was made deep enough to handle very complex needs of serialization, like object marshalling and stream processing, YAML most commonly gets used as a cheap and…
 
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  • The Hybrid Cloud: Having your Cake

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

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In the first in a series on the practicalities of using the Microsoft Azure Platform for the SQL Server professional, Buck Woody shows that, whatever your version of SQL Server, there is a way of storing offsite backups in the cloud.
  • Version Control as a Cloud Service

    1 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Source control is a conservative technology. Even so, there has been a general willingness to use internet-based servers for the task for a long time, especially for open-source projects. Will the trend toward cloud-based services for version control continue, or is the question made irrelevant with the growing acceptance of distributed source control? Is Cloud-based version control still too risky for a service that must be secure, and almost risk-free?
  • Data Science Laboratory System - Distributed File Databases

    20 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Distributed File Databases manage large amounts of unstructured or semi-structured data. They are designed on the principle of splitting up the data into multiple locations, and then placing the code that processes each fragment close, or directly on, that location. Buck Woody shows how to install Hadoop in your Data Science lab to experiment with an example of the breed.
  • Private Cloud, What Is It and Why Do You Need It?

    10 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Even where organisations cannot make full use of public cloud for reasons of security or because of bandwidth limitations, many of the advantages of flexibility and rapid deployment can be made by providing a private cloud where the IT department manages the service but allows users to use the resources as their requirements change. Could Private Clouds provide a new paradigm for enterprises, irrespective of the public cloud?
 
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  • Information technology kung fu

    Chris Poelker
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    The world has changed. Information technology is the new normal, as almost everyone is connected in some way to the net. Television was the last big thing, but people are now bypassing live television and getting most of their information from the network, even their TV shows.
  • Microsoft CEO Nadella: Windows is over, the future is mobile and the cloud

    Preston Gralla
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    In case you were wondering where Windows stood in Microsoft's future, CEO Satya Nadella just made it clear: Windows is the past; mobile and the cloud are the future. Today he laid out his vision for the future of Microsoft tto the company's employees, and Windows barely even rated a mention.
  • EMC unleashes VMAX3 and buys TwinStrata

    Richi Jennings
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:36 am
    No LOL: EMC CEO Joe Tucci. Storage behemoth EMC (NYSE:EMC) has a bunch of announcements. New products, upgrades and an acquisition are the order of the day. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers round up the cloudy details.
  • Google I/O 2014: Live blog and streaming video

    JR Raphael
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    Google's I/O 2014 developers' conference is kicking off -- and we've got you covered. Click inside for live play-by-play commentary and streaming video from San Francisco's Moscone Center.
  • Oracle in trouble? End-of-year results show Q4 loss, as stock dives 9%

    Richi Jennings
    20 Jun 2014 | 3:06 am
    Larry puts on a brave face. Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) stock dropped like a stone after the markets closed yesterday. Results show the company actually losing money last quarter. Why? Mumble-mumble, something to do with the Venezuelan bolívar, mumble-mumble. From a median day price of $42.73, shares dived to a low of $38.96, before slowly recovering some ground. At the time of writing, the price is again moving south of $39.90. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers believe the real reason is the ever-onward march to the cloud.
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  • Restricting Remote Access for Users

    jharwe
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Restrict Remote Access The flexibility inherent in being able to remotely access your Las Vegas area organization’s network while on the road increases productivity. It also opens up the possibility of malicious intrusion. It is important that the equipment, software and connection are secure. Hackers are always looking to exploit weaknesses in order to steal […]
  • IT Services Tip 10 – Change Passwords

    jharwe
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:18 pm
    It is very important for you to change your password regularly. This is one of the key things that you can do to protect your account from hackers and spammers. However, you want to make sure that you create a strong password. Your password should not contain your company name, real name or user name. […]
  • IT Services Tip 9 – Use Up to Date Anti-Virus

    jharwe
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:19 pm
    POS Systems Depend On Updated Anti-Virus Systems Customers are the backbone of a business. When the world revolves around the customer, businesses can rely on consistent sales. In a world where the Internet is quickly becoming the shopping method of choice for customers, it’s vital to keep all networks secure and protected against the millions […]
  • IT Services Tip 8 – Two Factor Authentication

    jharwe
    5 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Proper data protection is as important today as it’s ever been, if not more so. It seems that we’re hearing more and more about wide spread network breaches of large business entities in the news, and the data shows that network security is being compromised more often by malicious sources as more people are turning […]
  • IT Services Tip 7 – Back Things Up

    jharwe
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:15 pm
    The importance of creating backup files for your proprietary data cannot be overstated. NO matter how current your technology or how sophisticated your system of protection, there are simply too many things that can go wrong. If you are a reseller, then you have access to more data than the average person, data that can […]
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  • Amazon Plans to Pull the Rug Out From Under Box, Zocalo Secure Enterprise Storage Service

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

    Pravin Anchan
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:37 am
    Google’s Cloud offerings are covering the skies with a plethora of services and products. In its ongoing I/O, Google announced the launch of Cloud Dataflow, a managed data processing service. Developers can create data pipelines to analyze data and use Cloud Dataflow to work with live streaming data as well as by uploading data to […]
  • Google Announces New Tools for Debugging and Monitoring Apps for Cloud Platform

    Pravin Anchan
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:25 am
    At the ongoing I/O Google announced new tools to monitor and debug apps on its cloud platform. This is a direct result of its acquisition of Stackdriver, a hugely popular and fast growth cloud monitoring service. Google seems to have leveraged Stackdriver technologies in this suite of apps. The service is termed Google Cloud Monitoring […]
  • Now You Can edit MS Office Files Right Here on Google Drive Using Google Docs

    Pravin Anchan
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:22 am
      Rivalry is always bitter with each one jealously guarding his technologies and market segment. In the process the end user is the one to suffer. This has been happening on Google Docs where you could not edit the ever popular MS office files. Now Google pours a drop of oil or two on troubled […]
  • Microsoft Announce Machine Learning through Windows Azure Cloud

    Pravin Anchan
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:03 am
    In the current scenario machine learning is usually handled on premises with the involvement of experts in several fields such as data but they are few in comparison to existing demand and potentially huge future requirement. Commercial packages are available but these are expensive and difficult to learn in addition to necessitating huge investment in […]
 
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  • Cloud provider Atlantic.net expands data centers in Toronto and Dallas

    Barb Darrow
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    New data centers will help Atlantic.net target business workloads that are not necessarily webscale jobs. And there are an awful lot of those. Cloud provider Atlantic.net expands data centers in Toronto and Dallas originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Feature or product, Dropbox just needs to survive Amazon, Google and Microsoft

    Jonathan Vanian
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Both Dropbox and Box have been in the news recently with the two companies releasing a ton of new features as they continue to try and distinguish themselves in the cloud-storage space. The problem, however, is that Amazon, Google and Microsoft continue to steal their thunder. Feature or product, Dropbox just needs to survive Amazon, Google and Microsoft originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Bright Computing takes in $14.5M to push its cluster management smarts

    Barb Darrow
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    Fresh funding will fuel expansion of customer support and service for Bright Computing's Linux cluster management software. Bright Computing takes in $14.5M to push its cluster management smarts originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Mobile apps testing startup Leanplum scores $4.8M; adds marketing automation

    Barb Darrow
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    Startup will use funds to branch out to add mobile marketing automation to its mix of A/B testing, content management and analytics, said Co-Founder Momchil Kyurkchiev. Mobile apps testing startup Leanplum scores $4.8M; adds marketing automation originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • The Enterprise Architect as Enterprise Ecologist

    James Urquhart
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The days of diagrams showing exactly how everyone (and everything) should work together and dictating how information should flow within an organization are, in a real sense, over. The Enterprise Architect as Enterprise Ecologist originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
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  • Cloud computing: It’s Amazon vs. Microsoft

    newscred
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    How long will investors in Amazon and Microsoft put up with the losses associated with an all-out price war? Credit: Getty Images After two decades of relative peace, the Seattle area’s biggest tech companies — Amazon and Microsoft — have begun an all-out battle to see which one can dominate the high-stakes cloud-computing market. Amazon got there first. But Microsoft is muscling in so powerfully that Amazon may have a crisis on its hands. The magnitude of this new battle became apparent late last week, when Amazon reported an overall quarterly loss that sent its stock skidding nearly…
  • The enterprise architect as enterprise ecologist

    newscred
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    The enterprise ecologist cultivates the business ecology and assesses which ‘species’ can grow within the ecosystem, increase their survivability or be found unfit. Credit: Wavebreak Media The increasingly complex systems nature of enterprise organizational and information technology design is creating an interesting disruption — and opportunity — for the role traditionally known as the “enterprise architect.” And it is a shift that, by its very nature, puts the very use of the term “architect” in question. In the past, I’ve suggested the term “enterprise product…
  • Dropbox launches new features for enterprise clients

    newscred
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Enterprise users  can set passwords and expiration dates for links to documents stored in Dropbox that they send outside of their companies. Credit: Getty Images Dropbox on Wednesday unveiled several new features to its Dropbox for Business plan, including new security and control measures for document sharing and full-text searching capabilities for finding files. Dropbox will now let enterprise users set passwords and expiration dates for links to documents stored in Dropbox that they send outside of their companies. If someone receives a link to a Dropbox-contained file that falls outside…
  • How snapshot recovery ensures business continuity

    Michael O'Dwyer
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    No company, regardless of industry or location, is immune to data loss. Backups can play an instrumental role in the recovery, although the process of backing up information can be lengthy. Still, there may be ways to shorten this task, including the use of snapshot recovery, which allows organizations to restore data from a specific time. The result: These firms can restore only what they need instead of taking time to recovery all their information. Nimble Storage’s Radhika Krishnan says businesses need a backup and recovery solution that’s both scalable and efficient without slowing…
  • What cloud computing customers want

    newscred
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Transparent pricing and support are some of the qualities customers want from a vendor, according to the Enterprise Management Associates report. Credit: Getty Images The lines between cloud providers and cloud consumers keep getting fuzzier every day. Many enterprises are engaged in both offering services through their own clouds, as well as subscribing to cloud services from public providers. To meet the consumption side of the equation, there is now a mega-industry of public cloud service providers that are aggressively competing for this online market. Vendors within this mega-industry…
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  • Omni-Channel in Action

    Dana Stoker-Jones
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    Connected consumers are controlling their interactions with retailers. They expect a seamless experience, regardless of their choice of device or where they are in the purchasing cycle. How can retailers successfully fulfill consumers’ habitual desire for immediate access to information and resources? A consumer-centric, omni-channel approach is key. Building an integrated strategy around the consumer gives retailers the opportunity to deliver value-added personalization at every stage of the shopping journey. See how innovative solutions combine to delight, attract, and retain customers.
  • Are Cloud Storage Considerations Cloudy Business?

    John Arkontaky
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    With cloud storage platforms becoming more closed, companies need to consider not only the enterprise security and features of a file, sync, and share platform, but also the supported apps and ease of integration. Choosing cloud storage solutions goes beyond file, sync, and share Having the ability to access files securely on smartphones and tablets is crucial — whether it’s for collaboration, on-demand document access, or meeting a deadline while away from the desk. File, sync, and share solutions trump uploading and downloading files from email attachments. Unfortunately, walled…
  • AT&T Earns SAP HANA Certification

    Doug Tuck
    20 Jun 2014 | 3:45 am
    When you need something done right, you go to the experts. For expertise in the delivery and support of SAP HANA look no further than AT&T, who was recently SAP HANA Operations Certified. As an early SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud partner, AT&T has already been helping customers take advantage of the real business opportunities SAP HANA provides. The certification is further confirmation of proficiency in the area of SAP HANA delivery and support. HANA is an in-memory database platform that processes large amounts of data for insight and real-time decision making. But for all the promise…
  • Bonding with the Cloud

    Rene Dufrene
    18 Jun 2014 | 3:45 am
    Cloud services are growing more popular each day. IDC predicts more than 80 percent of new applications will soon be deployed via the cloud. But still of concern to many organizations are the security, performance, complexity, and expense involved with moving to the cloud. Enter AT&T NetBondSM, a network-enabled cloud solution that “bonds” an enterprise’s AT&T Virtual Private Network (VPN) to the cloud for the delivery of applications through fast and highly-secure connectivity. Benefits include as much as 50% lower latency and three times the availability versus other…
  • Staying Safe in the Clouds

    Rene Dufrene
    16 Jun 2014 | 3:45 am
    Public Cloud. Private Cloud. Hybrid Cloud. There’s little dispute that it’s cloudy out there with a forecast of more clouds to come. In fact, IDC predicts more than 80 percent of new applications will be deployed or distributed via the cloud and that cloud platforms will gradually displace the client/server approach as the dominant model for application and solution delivery by 2017. (IDC “U.S. Hosting Infrastructure Services 2013–2017 Forecast” Doc # 240897 May 2013.) While the benefits to employing cloud technology are numerous, potential pitfalls do exist when shifting…
 
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  • Loose Cloud Assumptions Make Sex Tape Hard to Swallow

    nwurst@skytap.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    ​History has shown that most sex tapes that have been publicly released, whether both parties intended them for our viewing or not, are often far less sexy than the on-camera talent likely envisioned. Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel’s Sex Tape, released in theatres last Friday, unfortunately keeps this tradition firmly intact. Techies have been quick to call foul on the film’s doubtful premise of a sex tape being “accidentally” uploaded to the cloud and then inadvertently shared with more than a dozen friends and family members, but I, for one, didn’t find the premise that difficult…
  • Michael Spayd on Coaching the Agile Enterprise

    nwurst@skytap.com
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Noel Wurst: Hello. This is Noel Wurst with Skytap. I am speaking today with Michael Spayd. Michael's going to be speaking at the Agile 2014 Conference in Orlando, Florida, on Monday, July 28. It had a really interesting sounding session, and I just wanted to learn a little bit more about that session and some of the topics that may come up during it. Michael, how are you doing today? Michael Spayd: I'm doing well. Noel: Great.  Michael: Thank you for hosting this, Noel. Noel: No problem at all. Your session, again, on Monday, July 28, is titled "What would it mean to Coach an Agile…
  • Em Campbell-Pretty on Scaling Agile, Culture, Teams, and Tribes

    nwurst@skytap.com
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap. Today, I am speaking with Em Campbell-Pretty. Em is going to be speaking at the Agile 2014 Conference in Orlando, Florida on Monday, July 28th. Her session is titled, “The Key to the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe): Principles Over Practices." How are you doing today Em? Em: I’m great. Thank you Noel. Noel: Great. Thanks for sitting down and talking with us today. We just wanted to learn a little bit more about your session and talk about the act of scaling Agile at an enterprise level and to see what all needs to go into that decision and into…
  • Announcing MinorJS: An Unopinionated, Ultra-minimal Web Framework for Node.js

    nwurst@skytap.com
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Skytap is a big believer in open source software. Our company is built on amazing open source projects like Linux, Ruby on Rails and Node.js. That’s why we feel it’s so important to give back to the open source community by releasing and maintaining the MinorJS project.What is MinorJS? MinorJS is an unopinionated, ultra-minimal web framework that alleviates the pain of routing, testing, and deployment clustering for Node.js applications.Why MinorJS? By starting with MinorJS you maintain the freedom to develop your application with whichever technologies and philosophies you find…
  • Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence with the CQAA

    nwurst@skytap.com
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    ​The Chicago Quality Assurance Association (CQAA) was founded in 1984 to “promote quality principles and practices within Chicago-area companies” and to provide “a forum for information professionals to present and discuss quality and process management within information systems, technology, and services.”To celebrate their 30 years of service, the CQAA is hosting an event on July 31st at the Metropolitan Club in downtown Chicago’s Willis Tower. This should be a fantastic evening for all QA professionals, not just current members of the CQAA. We had a chance to sit down with CQAA…
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  • Strategies for Winning Cloud Storage Wars: Google, Microsoft & Dropbox

    Sarah
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    It looks like Google wants to have the cloud to itself. In March, the company decreased prices for Google Drive and it is hoping to annihilate its main competitors, namely Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive. The battle for cloud supremacy has just started, and Google has once again turned the market upside down. The company slashed prices by 80%; users have 15 GB at their disposal in Google Drive Cloud Storage, which they can use for free. If you subscribe for 100 GB, you will be paying $1.99 rather than $4.99, and for 1 TB the price is $9.99/month instead of $49.99. OneDrive vs. Dropbox vs.
  • The Anatomy of a Cloud Computing Technologist

    Neebo
    6 Jun 2014 | 4:21 am
    Are you thinking of moving some business operations to the cloud? Moving your business to the cloud is probably an idea that would set you on course for better profitability. However, this transition is far less easy than simply choosing a cloud vendor and moving a portion of your business activities to the cloud. You need a clearly defined cloud strategy in place if you are to leverage the immense potential of the cloud computing for your business. More importantly, you need a qualified person to be in charge of this strategy to ensure its successful implementation. There are plenty of…
  • Endless Possibilities on a Cloud Based Environment

    Sarah
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    Many businesses today are utilising cloud based environments and are enjoying multiple benefits of having their apps and data stored on remote servers. Due to complexity of the cloud technology, a remote virtual environment can provide a large amount of possibilities and opportunities, making it ideal for any business. Below are some ways your company can benefit from cloud solutions. Shared access Many companies have employees who work on a single document. This is often difficult for businesses as it is hard to keep track of any changes to the file. Cloud computing allows multiple users to…
  • Merging SaaS Tools with Your Manufacturing Strategies

    Sarah
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:51 am
    It’s a daily challenge to capture significant market share in the manufacturing industry. Companies constantly need to come up with revolutionary strategies to reach into the hearts of consumers. It certainly wouldn’t hurt to employ cloud computing tools, so decision makers and thought leaders can focus on claiming a fortress in the manufacturing segment. Changing the game and seizing consumers’ “sweet spot” Every consumer has a sweet spot. This is the only way to get your products and brand remembered until customers finally decide to purchase your offering. You can employ several…
  • Smooth Scaling: How to Keep your Startup Afloat

    Neebo
    25 Mar 2014 | 1:59 am
    Two of the biggest things that stand in the way of a successful startup are either growing too fast or not growing fast enough. Finding the delicate balance between the two is necessary to keep enough resources around and handle demand without starting strong or fizzling out. Below are some statistics that make it perfectly clear how important scaling is to any small business or startup. Implementing cloud computing technology is a great way to prepare for any kind of growth or expansion, and it should definitely be a part of your plan. By integrating the cloud early into your business plan,…
 
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  • AWS NY Summit Highlights: Ruling the Cloud Stack and an Expanding Ecosystem

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

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

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

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

    Ofir Nachmani
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:23 am
    Finding that magic number of relevant blog posts needed to keep your cloud-minded audience engaged and craving more can be trickier than you think. One thing’s for sure, though, posting once a week is not enough! While cloud companies may be up to their eyeballs in new developments and performance maintenance, here are three reasons why creating content needs to be at the top of every hi-tech and cloud company’s to-do list. 1. Google Search Google doesn’t just like posts, Google LOVES posts. The more posts you churn out, the higher up you’ll be in Google’s ranks. This will…
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  • Announcing New Data Centers in Dallas, Texas and Toronto, Canada!

    Adnan
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Announcing New Data Centers in Dallas, Texas and Toronto, Canada!We are excited to announce not one, but two new locations for our SSD Cloud VPS customers! These new locations have the same features and pricing you are already used to, so launching a new server is fast and easy.We’d like to thank you, our customers, for making this possible. As we continue to grow, we have many more surprises to share with you. Our goal is to delight and amaze you with the best Cloud VPS platform on the planet!NEW! SSD Cloud VPS Hosting – Up in 30 Seconds!Atlantic.Net is now offering a SSD based…
  • Windows vs. Linux or cPanel VPS Hosting – Part II – Similarities, Price Advantage & cPanel

    Kent Roberts
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    <<< Go to Part I – Scripting Languages & Windows In the first part of this two-part series, we discussed advantages and disadvantages of the two major operating systems used for hosting: Linux and Windows. The basic differentiation was that Linux is open source, more widely available, and usually much less expensive; but Microsoft is necessary for coding with .NET & ASP. After discussing the pros and cons of each OS, the first part took a closer look at Windows VPS hosting (specifically with Windows Server 2012 R2).Now that we have discussed the differences between the two…
  • Windows vs. Linux VPS Hosting – Part I – Scripting Languages & Windows

    Kent Roberts
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    When determining which VPS hosting package is best for your business, the first choice you will need to make is which operating system (OS) is right for you. Windows and Linux are the two major candidates, since most companies choose to host with one of those two options (although FreeBSD is another popular choice that we offer).In this two-part series, we will look at the differences between Windows and Linux VPS hosting, as described by industry analysts. At a cursory glance, the primary differentiating factor between the two operating systems is that Windows is proprietary, while Linux is…
  • HIPAA Virtualization: A Real World Scenario

    Adnan
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Healthcare organizations often contact us for hosting solutions that are fully compliant with the parameters of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Particularly critical for this sector of companies – called covered entities within the law and comprising providers, plans, and clearinghouses – are the Privacy Rule and Security Rule contained within the Act’s Title II. The two rules govern the methods used by business associates such as hosting services to safeguard protected health information (PHI).The following article is part of our Real World…
  • HIPAA Compliant .NET Web-Based Application Hosting: A Real World Scenario

    Brett Haines
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:29 am
    The majority of healthcare organizations – including plans, providers, and clearinghouses – must be fully compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). One aspect of compliance is contracting with outside specialists that can handle certain data-related responsibilities. These technology partners are experts at hosting compliant websites and applications, serving as business associates (via business associate agreements, or BAAs) for healthcare clients and their affiliates.In order to deliver the type of content that will be the most useful to our…
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  • California Department of Technology and IBM Create CalCloud

    Vladimir Covic
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The California Department of Technology and IBM joined forces on Thursday to create CalCloud, a new cloud-based technology platform for government services. A full press release is available here CalCloud image credit: ibmphoto24 CalCloud, is the first of its type to be put into action at the state level in the US, and already available to government agencies and municipalities in CA. Over 20 state offices in CA have requested IT services via CalCloud. The platform will allow the California Department of Technology to offer faster access to IT services in the state and reduce capital…
  • Time to Get Real: Amazon’s AWS is Terrifying

    Mohseen Lala
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:26 am
    C’mon! Who we are kidding? Amazon isn’t terrifying, they’re awesome. They got cool hardware that are named after fire for some reason, great prices, e-books, every product under the sun (and again at great prices) plus they have the coolest name ever–Amazon. And last but definitely not least, is Amazon’s AWS network, the largest and most widely used digital cloud network human history has ever seen. image credit: Mondariz Balneario Where Amazon’s AWS Gets Scary Which is sort of where Amazon starts to get really, really scary. Launched in 2006 as a service…
  • Backupify Celebrates One Million Users Milestone

    Vladimir Covic
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Popular provider of cloud-to-cloud backup, Backupify, announced a major milestone yesterday. Namely, the Massachusetts-based company celebrated surpassing one million users supported by their platform. Backupify reaches one million users image credit: Diego Sepulveda Backupify now officialy offers support and protects the data of over one million users (1,005,305), securing around 2PB of data between them. Making Backupify the most trusted cloud-to-cloud backup company today. However, the results didn’t come overnight. The company also had a successful Q1 of 2014, continuing the…
  • Dropbox for Business Adds New Features

    Victoria Kazz
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    More than 4 million businesses use Dropbox’s cloud-based storage platform. But only about 80,000 utilize Dropbox for Business, launched in early 2014. To increase this amount, new features have been added making finding and sharing documents better and more secure. image credit: kilokon.tw What Dropbox for Business Has To Offer View-only permission for shared folders is the first new feature, letting users decipher who exactly they want to be able to access and edit the files they create. Password protection and time-sensitive links are also now available. The company’s head of product,…
  • Deepfreze.io Offers Longterm Storage Solution

    Denise Sullivan
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Deepfreeze.io is a different way to think of backing up documents. Instead of being a short term, quick access spot to keep ever-evolving files, it is more of an archival site designed to store seldom used, but still important data. Deepfreeze.io Pricingimage credit: Deepfreeze Deepfreeze.io Not an Everyday Cloud Site Deepfreeze.io is different from other cloud storage companies, because it is not intended to be a quick access affair. Uploaded files are frozen until the user requests them to be defrosted. Which means that they cannot be accessed quickly, on-the-go. Deepfreeze.io is accessed…
 
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  • The 10 Things Expected from Customer Service

    John Gorup
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    There have been an increasing number of high profile, social media-inflamed customer service failures. While these failures produce astonishment and some amusement for bystanders, it’s time that all companies look in the mirror and ask themselves if they are set up to be the next joke. Providing great customer service requires companies to build an… Read More
  • HR Reporting: Still Getting a Bad Rap

    Ray Rivera
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    A successful HR data practice addresses the needs of the business by providing a rigorous process for managing a body of data that begins as nebulous, unstructured, and not consumable. It does so through a cycle of reporting, analytics, and planning. In this entry we will discuss the first of these, reporting, which is concerned… Read More
  • How [topcoder] Protects Your Intellectual Property Rights During Crowdsourcing

    Ben Kerschberg
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    One of the most important set of questions you can ask about crowdsourcing concerns the intellectual property rights of the work that the community completes for you and how [topcoder] ensures those rights. The formal answer can be found in [topcoder]’ main legal documents that govern intellectual property, confidentiality, security, and indemnification. Each of these… Read More
  • Does Big Data Really Solve the Lack of Data Problem for HR?

    Ray Rivera
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
      Big data is likely here to stay. Most companies, though not yet fully transformed by big data, are at least adapting to it. They are finding innovative ways to apply data science to critical parts of their value chains, and transforming with varying levels of success the ways critical parts of the businesses are… Read More
  • Call Deflection: The Key to Customer Satisfaction

    John Gorup
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    In 2010, the famous entrepreneur Stefani Germanotta (better known as Lady Gaga) produced the song “Telephone.” In addition to being a catchy tune, the song’s chorus carries an important observation for today’s Customer Service Managers: “Stop callin' Stop callin' I don't wanna think anymore I left my head and my heart on the dancefloor.” Increasingly,… Read More
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  • Microsoft & IBM Beat AWS in Cloud Revenue Growth

    Arline Wilson
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    Amazon Web services (AWS) is one of the largest cloud services providers around. However, it is facing fierce competition from Microsoft and closely behind, IBM. As reported by Synergy ... The post Microsoft & IBM Beat AWS in Cloud Revenue Growth appeared first on CloudWedge.
  • Telstra Launches Cloud Video Conferencing for Businesses

    Arline Wilson
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    Telstra has introduced a new video conferencing cloud service aimed at businesses. The new service, called ‘Business-to-Business video,’ will allow business employees to collaborate via video by dialing one ... The post Telstra Launches Cloud Video Conferencing for Businesses appeared first on CloudWedge.
  • RackSpace’s OnMetal for Bare Metal Cloud Infrastructure

    Sean Shado
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    Many organizations fear operating in a multi-tenant environment because of the unpredictability of the virtualized system. RackSpace’s solution to this is called RackSpace OnMetal. This bare metal cloud hosting ... The post RackSpace’s OnMetal for Bare Metal Cloud Infrastructure appeared first on CloudWedge.
  • Terraform: Administer Your Clouds from the Command Line

    CloudWedge Staff
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:56 am
    Terraform is a command line tool that is rapidly gaining popularity among cloud developers. This tool was created by Mitchell Hashimoto who is also credited with developing Vagrant. You ... The post Terraform: Administer Your Clouds from the Command Line appeared first on CloudWedge.
  • Ricoh Introduces ‘Cloud Print’ for Multifunctional Devices

    CloudWedge Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    Running a paperless office is often much easier said than done. With Ricoh’s new addition onto their lineup of MFP’s called “Cloud Print”, organizations can begin uploading documents to ... The post Ricoh Introduces ‘Cloud Print’ for Multifunctional Devices appeared first on CloudWedge.
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  • The Road to Risk Reduction with Primavera Risk Analysis

    admin
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    What should you do – accept, mitigate, reduce or eliminate them? No, we’re not talking about those extra pounds that arrive uninvited at too many of our waistlines. We’re talking about risk in projects and the best way to plan for events that may or may not happen. Primavera Risk Analysis brings users the capability to model risks and understand the budget impacts (cost and time) of different options for handling them. But what is risk and how can we realistically deal with the inevitable complexity? Some quick information on some of the fundamentals involved may help. Risk or…
  • Is P6 Professional only for Power Users?

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Primavera P6 Professional has a reputation for being aimed at the ‘power user’ market. But what is a power user? Is it someone who is hopelessly addicted to keyboard shortcuts and a command line interface with a score of different options for every command? Or do you become a power user by seeking out and using advanced features of programs generally ignored by the average user? It turns out that while P6 Professional certainly doesn’t shut the door on project management power users, its real advantage is in opening it to users of project management power. There’s a subtle but…
  • Goal Tuning and ROI with Primavera Portfolio Management

    admin
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Are you battling to progress different projects that slow to a crawl because resources are arbitrarily pulled off them? Or do your projects collectively seem to use twice the budget for half the effect? In either case, you might see serious benefit by using Primavera Portfolio Management. PPM is the next level up compared to individual project management. It takes a global view of the different activities you have on the go to see how they contribute to overall enterprise goals. It also helps you identify any unnecessary overlap and redundancy – and get those budget dollars to really roll…
  • Primavera Unifier and SOAP for Clean Back-office Integration

    admin
    16 Jun 2014 | 10:20 am
    With Primavera Unifier, Oracle has made its intentions clear – to provide the ‘best-in-class project lifecycle management solution for capital planning, project delivery, cost control, and facilities and real estate management.’ To help make Unifier the application of choice, Oracle includes a business process automation engine, audit functions, reporting – and an interface based on XML web services. This last item is more meaningful when described as a basis for integrating Primavera Unifier with other enterprise applications such as ERP, HR, supply, procurement and payroll…
  • LoadSpring Q2 | 2014 eNews

    admin
    10 Jun 2014 | 8:28 am
    The post LoadSpring Q2 | 2014 eNews appeared first on LoadSpring.
 
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  • Data Center Tiers – What You Need to Know

    Charles
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    What Customers Need To Know About Data Center Tiers Most clients in the market for a data center have an understanding of the different uptime tiers of service that a data center may provide. Tier I has no redundancies, and a minimum target uptime of 99.671, or a little over one day of downtime per year. Tier 4 systems boast independent, dual-powered HVAC with multiple redundancies in a fault-tolerant facility, with a minimum target uptime of 99.995%, or about 26 minutes of downtime per year. But Uptime Tier designations are not the whole story. In fact, relying merely on the title may net…
  • Relocating Your Data – 5 Things to Consider

    Charles
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
    Relocating Your Data As the cost of IT infrastructure rises, more and more businesses are considering relocating their data into a 3rd party facility. After all, the information is core to your business mission, but the maintenance of the equipment and their special requirements probably isn’t. So as you begin looking into colocation, there will be various themes trumpeted at you: you’ll save money, you’ll improve reliability and security, and you’ll find it easier to scale up and down. Most of the information you’ll receive will be geared around your concerns about…
  • 3 Recent IT Disasters You May Have Forgotten

    Shirin
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    “The only system which is truly secure is one which is switched off and unplugged locked in a titanium lined safe, buried in a concrete bunker, and is surrounded by nerve gas and very highly paid armed guards. Even then, I wouldn’t stake my life on it.” – Gene Spafford, Director, Computer Operations, Audit, and Security Technology (COAST) Project, Purdue University We’ve come to realize that no company is immune to IT disasters, even the big guys. Today we outline 3 incidents that involved  sabotage, hacking or backup failures. The goal of this post is to…
  • Data Center RFP Writing Services

    Shirin
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:24 am
    Data Center RFP Writing Services A RFP, or “Request For Proposal” document is commonly the first step when researching data centers. However, time and again, we have seen vague or poorly written RFPs go out to vendors, resulting in only vague or useless responses — if they respond at all. Then the proposal needs to either be rewritten, or the company will need to spend time and manpower following up with the vendors. Ideally, a RFP will be clear, concise, and outline the business’s needs with the appropriate level of detail. However, this can sometimes be difficult to…
  • The Skinny on SaaS – What is SaaS ?

    Shirin
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:24 am
    If you pay attention to business technology articles and magazines, you may have noticed the proliferation of this buzzword. SaaS, pronounced “sass,” stands for “Software as a Service.” Software as a Service means exactly what it sounds like: technology companies, particularly start-ups, are creating software that provides a service for their customers. If that sounds a little vague, that’s because it is — the SaaS industry is massive, and you likely use a number of SaaS applications every day without realizing it. Your internal office messaging software,…
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  • Payment info at Wendy's location in Michigan compromised by malware

    Eric
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:32 am
    In an incident which appears to be limited to one location, customers who paid with cards at Wendy's on South State Street in Big Rapids, Michigan have been compromised by malware remotely installed from Russia. The issue was resolved July 15, and began a month earlier. The store ...
  • Make Information Security a Priority

    Robert Siciliano
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Just about everyone has private information that should be protected. Let’s begin with something you’ve surely heard of: antivirus protection.But this isn’t enough to guard your personal data. A free antivirus service may not even update automatically, and this is very important t...
  • Computers with patient information stolen from Haley Chiropractic of Tacoma

    Eric
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    Haley Chiropractic of Tacoma, Washington experienced an office burglary in May, resulting in the theft of three computers containing 6,000 patient records. The data included names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, diagnosis, and health insurance information. but...
  • WHAT? No, Lil Wayne ain’t dead

    Mike
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Another Facebook hosting claiming that rapper Lil Wayne is dead is making its round the social media website. The post claims to have video of the news of Lil Wayne’s death. However, the video is fake. Scammers responsible for the fake story want to drive traffic to certain websit...
  • IG report highlights NOAA cybersecurity deficiencies

    Mike
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    Hackers compromised a contractors PC that held National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite data, according to an IG report. The agency could not investigate the breach, however, because the contractor refused to turn over the computer. The report also highligh...
 
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  • Add File Storage Backend to Mobile App using Flash API

    himanshu sharma
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:11 am
    We have recently added file storage feature to our Flash SDK to provide support of App42 CDN file system. With the help of this simple feature, Flash developers can now save the App media files or user media files on App42 … Continue reading → The post Add File Storage Backend to Mobile App using Flash API appeared first on .
  • AppWarp: Restore the Session After the App Crash

    Rahul Panchal
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    App Crashing is one of the major challenges for an app developer and he/she might end up losing a user or two for their App. We have discussed a scenario put forth, which is followed by a few easy yet … Continue reading → The post AppWarp: Restore the Session After the App Crash appeared first on .
  • Getting Started with Android Wear

    Vishnu Garg
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:51 am
    Last day someone asked me which latest innovation inspires me the most and in an instant I replied ‘Wearables’. No wonder the world is taken away by this intelligent invention. Well, Android Wear is a platform provided by Google for … Continue reading → The post Getting Started with Android Wear appeared first on .
  • Empower Your App42 Unity App with Facebook OAuth

    himanshu sharma
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    App42 now enables the developer to use Facebook authentication with its SDK on Unity platform. This means you can do Facebook OAuth of App user without using Facebook Unity SDK or any other third party plugin for the same. Why … Continue reading → The post Empower Your App42 Unity App with Facebook OAuth appeared first on .
  • Add Gift Mechanism to your Mobile/Web Apps

    Sachin Grover
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    For centuries the exchange of gifts has kept mere humans together. It has made it possible to bridge the abyss, which the language has been struggling to do. In a digital scenario of today, where gifts are exchanged online, creation … Continue reading → The post Add Gift Mechanism to your Mobile/Web Apps appeared first on .
 
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  • LG G3 review

    12 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
     LG G3 review: The perfect flagship phone for early adopters   The Good  The LG G3 has a great camera, a brilliantly sharp display, a snappy quad-core processor, and a flat UI that makes Android 4.4 look good. LG's flagship has also improved on the previous model -- the new G3 comes with a removable battery and microSD card slot, both things the G2 lacked.The Bad  The new QHD display with its 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution is quite a power-hog, so the phone will barely last you a day without a charge.The Bottom Line  Possessing the right blend of features…
  • Install command line developer tools in OS X

    10 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Install command line developer tools in OS XIf you need access to programming tools on your Mac, there are several ways to go about installing them. Part of OS X is its powerful command-line interface, where a competent or even novice programmer can make use of a number of tools for configuring and customizing the system, and make programs and scripts While OS X ships with a number of common commands, by default Apple does not include those that are used for checking out, compiling, and otherwise managing code for developing applications. If you need these tools for some reason, then there…
  • Select a startup disk in OS X

    10 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    If you need to boot to a secondary hard drive on your Mac, you can do so using several different means. For most PC systems, you will need to press F12, or another F-key, or perhaps the Escape or Delete keys when booting your system in order to select an alternative boot drive. To do this on a Apple computers, you use the Option key; however, there may be some constraints. Generally you can start up or reboot your Mac, and simply hold the Option key once the screen goes black so that when it reboots it will show you the boot menu. However, if you do this with a wireless keyboard you may not…
  • Cell phone unlock

    10 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Cell phone unlockConsumers are one tiny step closer to being able to take their phones to another carrier when they switch service providers.Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously voted to approve a bill that will make it easier for consumers to unlock their cell phones. Once unlocked, wireless subscribers can then take those phones to a different wireless operator.This bill, along with a bill passed by the House of Representatives in February, would repeal a 2012 decision by the Library of Congress that made cell phone unlocking a violation of the 1998 Digital…
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  • IT Mythbusting Part 5: Onsite Access Control Is Easier

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

    Marc Shaw
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Part 4 of a five-part series examining common IT myths Cloud computing is rapidly moving from the wave of the future to the present reality with analysts reporting, for example, that Amazon’s Cloud has become the fastest growing software in history. However, many business owners, especially small businesses, are still holding out. We’re taking a look at some common myths that keep them from making the leap. One of the myths about cloud computing surrounds physical security. In fact, security is one of the most common concerns voiced among CEOs as an obstacle to move to the cloud, per…
  • IT Mythbusting Part 3: No One Knows Where My Data Is

    Marc Shaw
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:39 am
    Part 3 of a five-part series examining common IT myths Even though cloud computing has quickly gone mainstream, many business owners remain hesitant. One reason is because of the many myths still surrounding cloud computing. We’re examining several of these myths in our ongoing blog series. One issue with cloud computing is its very name. It sounds vague, ethereal; I guess my data is “somewhere up there.” The image of the cloud serves primarily to communicate dislocation, but seems to carry vague mystical overtones: people often think moving to the cloud means their data is somewhere in…
  • IT Mythbusting Part 2: Cloud Can’t Comply

    Marc Shaw
    23 Jun 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Part 2 of a five-part series examining common IT myths Even though cloud computing is quickly becoming mainstream, and a feature of most enterprise level companies, there is still reticence on the part of many a CEO to jump headlong into the cloud, even if they’ve identified the benefits of scalability and cost reduction. One reason: myths still abound. One of these myths revolves around an important element of data storage: maintaining security compliance. Several industries have strict compliance guidelines regarding the security of their information. Failure to abide by them could mean…
  • IT Mythbusting Part 1: Onsite Means More Secure

    Marc Shaw
    2 Jun 2014 | 10:06 am
    Part 1 of a five-part series examining common IT myths In the fast changing field of Information Technology, it is easy for commonly held beliefs to hold sway long after they’ve become outmoded. Often, these beliefs are based on traditional thinking that doesn’t hold up to scrutiny when examined in light of technological development and the reality of today’s fast-paced business world.  This week we’ll take a look at a common myth about data security. Traditionally, we think the closer we hold something, the more secure it is. If we invest in precious metals, or own treasured items…
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  • Orchestrating your cloud with SCC and vCloud Director 5.5

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

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

    Jesse Locke
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:29 am
    New Needs Are Prompting New Technology Investments We at Server Cloud Canada are very happy to announce our extended partnership with Veeam.  A relationship built on success and synergies with our 100% geographically diverse cloud based infrastructure. With Veeam’s ‘Backup and Replication’ recovery platform, you will never have to update another agent or recover another virtual machine from scratch again! Veeam Backup & Replication provides fundamental and far-reaching benefits over legacy backup tools to: Reduce backup and recovery time by 95% Reduce admin time by 90%…
  • Into the Cloud, go it alone or partner for success?

    Jesse Locke
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:20 am
    “If you build it they will come”.The old adage that was successful for Kevin Costner in ‘Field of Dreams’, may not necessarily be the best advice for IT organizations looking to break into cloud computing. Careful consideration must be given to leveraging pre-existing cloud infrastructure and creating a solid partnership with an existing infrastructure provider.   What makes a partnership successful? Great partnerships are not based solely on technology, but just as importantly, the people on both sides Trust is the most valuable asset – needs must be…
  • Ontario Center of Excellence Discovery 2014

    Jason Hurd
    21 May 2014 | 9:56 am
    Server Cloud Canada was fortunate to participate in this year’s Ontario Center of Excellence Discovery 2014 conference and exhibition in Toronto. Discovery brings together over 2,500 of the best and brightest minds in industry, academia, the investment community and government to showcase leading-edge technologies, best practices and research in Ontario. Of particular interest, the increasing trend in procuring virtual scalable infrastructure exclusively distributed within the Canadian market. Regardless of the Innovation, companies of all sizes are looking to divert their funding from a…
 
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  • Keep Your Data Center Prepared Against Unexpected With an IT Business Continuity Plan

    Prateek Sarkar
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    Your business may be fast growing and establishing itself as a sustainable organization, but to collectively overlook the need of an IT Business Continuity Plan is naive. The importance of a proper contingency or continuity plan for your IT to perform smoothly is high and should rank high in the ‘things-to-do’ list of every single organization. Now what is a Business Continuity Plan? A BCP is a framework or a strategy devised to bring your business on track in case some unforeseen incident takes place through natural causes or man made one. The magnitude of the effect that can happen may…
  • Dot Net Application Development: Secure and Flexible

    Kashif Anwar
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Microsoft’s .Net framework offers an easy, comprehensive and uniform structured programming language model for the development of the applications that have visually attention grabbing experience. This significantly allows users to establish a connection between software and other related applications that are built across different platforms for commuting safely and securely. It can also be defined as a robust platform that has versatile environment for both Windows and web-based applications. .Net has a strong network that connects people from diversified vicinities, thus end-to-end…
  • Factors Resulting Into Hefty Demand of PHP Application Development

    Kashif Anwar
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Among plenty of languages used for the web designing and development, PHP is the most commonly known web scripting language as it is quite easy to learn and understand rather than other web application languages. PHP basically stands for hyper-text processor or what was initially referred as Personal Home Page. It is server-side programming language that can be embedded into HTML. Talking about the present scenario, PHP application development is the call of the time owing to ambit of features that it offers to the users. You can easily find a huge range of open-source tools for the…
  • Advantages of Efficient Document Management System

    Bhavna Singh
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:03 am
    Sometimes we seem so much concerned about using the term “Workflow”- reason, it is too techie, or let’s say software slang? What does this term actually mean?  This can be defined as a flow being described referring to a product, service or document, which is being transferred from one point to another. Considering this term in collaboration with the document management, the document management workflow is more about automation for streamlining a process and enabling an efficient flow of assignments through a business process. Documents, regardless of their formats, remain centralized…
  • New Feature Named “International Targeting” Integrated into Google Webmaster Tool

    Bhavna Singh
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Google has announced new feature integrated into the Webmasters named as “International Targeting” facilitates you to target your audience based on location (Country) and language settings. This new feature with Webmaster Tool helps in debugging common issues related to implementation of hreflang.  With the help of this markup search engines such as Google are able to rectify language or regional version of pages to the outside world in response to the term searched. This feature is available in webmaster Tool under “Search Traffic” section. International targeting feature resolve…
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  • Four key factors in a data centre migration

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    Migrating your IT infrastructure to a new location is no small undertaking. Get it right and you can expect a few years of relative peace as the systems you put in place take care of themselves. Get it wrong and you’ll never be able to stop fixing problems that could have been addressed before you even went live. Here are four key checks to make sure you get right. 1) Clean inventory First, this is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. In fact, it’s likely to be the only one you have until you move again – so make the most of it. Nothing should leave the old place…
  • What can we expect from the data centre of the future?

    14 Jul 2014 | 4:20 am
    There’s always talk of the next big thing in cloud computing and data centres, but what do you think will happen in the data centre of the future? A study conducted by 451 Research, surveying 800 data centre professionals across the globe, found out some pretty interesting foresights into the industry, and how data centres will look by 2025. We’ve picked out the most interesting stats from the research and highlighted them below, so - what can we expect? Data centres will start to generate their own energy Not content with shifting to greener energy, data centres will become more…
  • Is enhanced colocation going mainstream?

    25 Jun 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Colocation is a natural and cost-effective solution for SMEs to meet their data centre needs. The smallest organisations don’t typically need this kind of infrastructure and can manage with in-house resources. The largest corporations can afford to build their own data centres according to their specific needs. It’s the companies in the middle that need to buy in services without sinking money into everything that goes along with running a full-scale data centre. And, although there are many different kinds of colocation centre available, offering a range of services to suit…
  • Do you have a Planned Preventative Maintenance programme?

    6 Jun 2014 | 12:08 am
    A Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) programme is critical to the long-term health and efficiency of your data centre. Unfortunately, it’s something that is often cut or ignored in the interests of short-term savings, especially if you are entrusting the running of your data centre to a third party. Under these circumstances, running the facility can often be seen as little more than a form of service provision, and a ‘race to the bottom’ occurs to offer that service at the lowest price. Where the relationship between your business and your data centre managers is more…
  • Are you reactive or proactive?

    29 May 2014 | 2:39 am
    In the last few months, two major trends have collided. One is the rise of ‘Big Data’: the capture of vast, complex data sets that are too extensive to be analysed by traditional means. Storage alone represents significant challenges and has forced many organisations to think about the way they handle data differently. The second is the economic recovery which, though well under way, has not yet gained real momentum. Businesses are still wary of investing, either having depleted resources over the downturn or having to focus new spending on the most urgent demands. Whilst there is…
 
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  • Enabling Google Analytics in Google Sites

    Oliver Marshall
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    If you run a website you’ll be used to using Google Analytics to assess your visitor habits and levels. However you may never have looked at it to assess the user habits of your Google Sites users. In your sites, click on the Setting cog and choose Manage Site Scroll down to the list of settings to the Statistics option. From the drop down menu choose Google Analytics. Enter your  Property ID and hit save.  
  • Google converting tracked changes to suggested edits between Word and Docs

    Oliver Marshall
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    Google recently launched Suggested Edits allowing you to make changes which can be accepted or not by the owner of a document. This feature compares nicely to the tracked changes feature in Word (remember Word, that word processor people used to use before Google Docs? ) Late last week Google announced that any tracked changes in a Word document converted to Docs would have those tracked changes converted to Suggested Edits. It’s a nice feature and will certainly make it easier for cross platform teams to function nicely together. A recap about Suggested Edits Suggested edits in Docs…
  • How to access the terminal in ChromeOS

    Oliver Marshall
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
    ChromeOS has a terminal app which gives you access to a range of useful command line tools. To access the terminal just press CTL+ALT+T anywhere from within ChromeOS. This will open the terminal app, known as the CROSH shell – short for Chrome Shell. There’s a range of commands that you can run including PING and TRACEPATH – a traceroute alternative. Here’s a full list. battery_test [<test length>]   Tests battery discharge rate for given number of seconds. No argument will default to 300s test. bt_console [<agent capability>]   Enters…
  • Google release 3 new Chromebook adverts

    Oliver Marshall
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:46 am
    Yes folks, despite the rain and thunder, today is a great day for Chromebook fans. Google have released three new adverts for the Chromebook range. As we all know, Chromebooks are stomping over other laptops in the sales charts. It’s not surprising given their cost and simplicity. An HP 11 inch Chromebook can be had for as little as £180 and the 14 inch variant is just £250. They’ve become a mainstay for homes, students and professionals alike and with the management tools provided by Google they’ve even found a place in big business. Enjoy the videos.
  • Google has run away with the web search market and almost no one is chasing

    Oliver Marshall
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Quartz have a good article on their site this morning about just why there are so few competitors in the search market that Google clearly dominates. Check out the link below to have a read. http://qz.com/239332
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