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  • AWS CTO Dismisses Hybrid Cloud as Destination for Operations

    CloudWedge
    CloudWedge Staff
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:02 am
    Amazon Web Services CTO Werner Vogels has made headlines with his comments at the AWS Summit concerning the future of hybrid cloud. As organizations look to move their operations into the cloud, many businesses find themselves stuck in cloud purgatory, figuratively speaking. Hybrid cloud has become one of the hottest growth verticals over the past few years. Hybrid gives businesses the ability to utilize the public cloud alongside their existing private cloud operations, whenever that scenario should make sense. Vogels said, "We have built a whole set of services that allow you to run…
  • 451 Research on IaaS

    CloudAve
    Paul Miller
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    This diagram, from a recent 451 Research report, is intriguing. AWS is top of the heap, “used by the majority of enterprise IaaS customers in the study (57%) and is also cited as the most important IaaS provider by 35% of these current IaaS customers.” But look at Rackspace, ahead of AWS on ‘promise’ and only just behind on ‘fulfilment.’ Look, too, at big — credible — players like Google, “cited by less than 10%” of respondents to 451′s questions. It’s a survey, and survey’s should always be examined with caution… but it’s still worth considering. CloudAve…
  • Enterprise IT Professionals Rate Rackspace as Best IaaS Provider for Guaranteed SLAs and Tops In Hosted Private Cloud Adoption, According to 451 Research

    The Official Rackspace Blog
    Rob Discher
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    As the leader in the managed cloud segment, we pride ourselves on customer service and our ability to deliver a world class experience. These efforts draw on 5,900+ Rackers around the world with expertise that ranges from managing your data tier to providing first class ecommerce solutions. We’re proud to announce that our efforts have been recognized in the latest 451 Research Vendor Window report. 451 Research talked to over 1,500 IT professionals globally about infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and hosted private cloud service providers. Rackspace had the highest rating among IaaS…
  • SaaStr on CXO Talk on Friday — Best Enterprise Video Discussions on the Internet

    CloudAve
    Jason M. Lemkin
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:12 pm
    I don’t want to pick favorites, but if you like truly deep dives and you don’t watch CXO-Talk … you should.  Michael Krigsman, a fellow Enteprise Irregular and longtime ZDNet columnist, really just comes up with the most amazing guests and terrific conversations. Anyhow I’ll be on this Friday at 12pm PST / 3pm ET if you want to listen live, or later on YouTube (we’ll post and link). Beyond that, check out CXO-Talk live every Friday at noon PST / 3pm ET to hear from amazing CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, and more with the Real Stories behind what they do, and how they do it — there are…
  • Managed By Q Launches Out Of Beta In NY, Expands To Chicago

    TechCrunch » Enterprise
    Jordan Crook
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
     Managed By Q, the iPad-powered office management platform, has today announced that it will be launching out of beta in NYC. The company is also expanding to Chicago, launching an invite-only beta to startups and businesses in the area. Managed By Q is a platform built to help offices keep track of groceries, supplies, cleaning, repairs — all the things that take focus away from running… Read More
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  • Enterprise IT Professionals Rate Rackspace as Best IaaS Provider for Guaranteed SLAs and Tops In Hosted Private Cloud Adoption, According to 451 Research

    Rob Discher
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    As the leader in the managed cloud segment, we pride ourselves on customer service and our ability to deliver a world class experience. These efforts draw on 5,900+ Rackers around the world with expertise that ranges from managing your data tier to providing first class ecommerce solutions. We’re proud to announce that our efforts have been recognized in the latest 451 Research Vendor Window report. 451 Research talked to over 1,500 IT professionals globally about infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and hosted private cloud service providers. Rackspace had the highest rating among IaaS…
  • Angler Exploit Kit Spreads Threat Finder Ransomware

    bradduncan
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Brad Duncan is a Security Researcher at Rackspace, where he investigates suspicious network activity. Occasionally, he receives tippers on compromised websites that can infect vulnerable computers. Rackspace researchers investigate these tippers to gather malware samples, identify threat actors, and determine other indicators of malicious activity. This blog entry discusses one such investigation. Introduction As early as January of this year, we started seeing reports of a new ransomware named “Threat Finder” [1]. At least one source speculates Threat Finder is a copy of…
  • Rackspace::Solve New York Preview: Managing Big Data

    David Swanger
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m at Percona Live this week listening to a panel of data experts debating the next big thing in our industry that will follow cloud computing and big data.  And while there’s a lot of healthy debate about whether it’s the internet of things, the instrumented self, security or something entirely different, it’s clear that regardless of what the next big thing is, it will be underpinned by data. While the data store ecosystem continues to grow, it is getting harder to determine which database technology and deployment pattern works best for any given use case.  Working…
  • Rackspace::Solve NYC Spotlight: How to Keep Your IT Team Focused on Adding Business Value

    Duan van der Westhuizen
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    With IT staff and budgets remaining static, enterprises must look to a trusted advisor who can enable change within the IT organization in order to meet business expectations and drive enterprise growth. For central IT to meet expectations, they must first become more efficient at managing complexity and more agile at responding to business requests, while also maintaining governance across business units. At Rackspace, our goal is to enable that change in central IT so you can help drive enterprise growth and focus your limited, talented people on innovating versus keeping the lights on. As…
  • New SharePoint Webinar: Can You Balance SharePoint ROI and Governance Needs?

    Caroline Lim
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you have questions about running SharePoint in the cloud, our experts have answers. Our SharePoint webinar series is a three-part dive into a range of issues SharePoint users frequently experience. We started this series with the discussion, “What Is Cloud and Its Impact on the Future Of SharePoint?” Anyone who missed it can catch up here. In our second installment“What Does A Cloud World Look Like for a SharePoint Customer?” we look into the complexities of migrating SharePoint to the cloud. Our discussion focuses on addressing the top considerations and concerns around migration,…
 
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    CloudAve

  • SaaStr on CXO Talk on Friday — Best Enterprise Video Discussions on the Internet

    Jason M. Lemkin
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:12 pm
    I don’t want to pick favorites, but if you like truly deep dives and you don’t watch CXO-Talk … you should.  Michael Krigsman, a fellow Enteprise Irregular and longtime ZDNet columnist, really just comes up with the most amazing guests and terrific conversations. Anyhow I’ll be on this Friday at 12pm PST / 3pm ET if you want to listen live, or later on YouTube (we’ll post and link). Beyond that, check out CXO-Talk live every Friday at noon PST / 3pm ET to hear from amazing CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, and more with the Real Stories behind what they do, and how they do it — there are…
  • 451 Research on IaaS

    Paul Miller
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    This diagram, from a recent 451 Research report, is intriguing. AWS is top of the heap, “used by the majority of enterprise IaaS customers in the study (57%) and is also cited as the most important IaaS provider by 35% of these current IaaS customers.” But look at Rackspace, ahead of AWS on ‘promise’ and only just behind on ‘fulfilment.’ Look, too, at big — credible — players like Google, “cited by less than 10%” of respondents to 451′s questions. It’s a survey, and survey’s should always be examined with caution… but it’s still worth considering. CloudAve…
  • An IT failure unicorn: Endless 19-year project in Massachusetts

    Michael Krigsman
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    On a regular basis, I receive calls from reporters and researchers writing about IT failures. Most often, they want context on how often these problems occur and who is to blame. However, recently, I got a different kind of call. Todd Wallack, a reporter for the Boston Globe, got in touch with a strange question. He had identified a Massachusetts IT project that has been running for 19 years and is still not complete. Wallack wanted to know whether this is a common situation. Hearing about a 19-year old IT project, I was stunned. Durations of this magnitude sometimes occur in the federal…
  • Avoiding Poor SaaS Customer Alignment

    Joel York
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
    When I’m not completely absorbed with my agile marketing software startup, I do a bit of SaaS consulting on the side. SaaS colleagues come to me with a wide variety of problems from positioning to sales compensation to churn analysis, but lately I’ve noticed a common theme: poor SaaS customer alignment. SaaS businesses develop intimate, long term relationships with their customers that are enabled by the always-on connection between the SaaS customer and the SaaS business through the SaaS product. Like many long term relationships, it is founded on a recurring cycle of needs fulfilled and…
  • Building the Cult of You

    Jason M. Lemkin
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    You may have noticed LinkedIn recently made its largest acquisition so far, of Lynda.com for $1.5 billion.  If you haven’t heard of Lynda.com, it’s a SaaS / subscription service for training and e-learning.  One thing to note is who its co-founder is:  Lynda Weinman.  The Wall Street Journal called her “the mother of the Internet.”  The company was also named after her, Lynda.com, Inc.  They spent good money buy “Lynda.com” as their URL. Why? I don’t think it was ego.  It’s just good business. What it is — is the Cult of You. And in the enterprise, in SaaS, you…
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  • Managed By Q Launches Out Of Beta In NY, Expands To Chicago

    Jordan Crook
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
     Managed By Q, the iPad-powered office management platform, has today announced that it will be launching out of beta in NYC. The company is also expanding to Chicago, launching an invite-only beta to startups and businesses in the area. Managed By Q is a platform built to help offices keep track of groceries, supplies, cleaning, repairs — all the things that take focus away from running… Read More
  • GE Spotlights New Smart Street Lamps

    Ron Miller
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
     GE has a new smart street light in early production, and it hopes that over time, cities and third-party developers will begin to take advantage of the platform to build smart city apps. The light itself is a super-efficient LED that could last up to 20 years. Where it gets interesting is that GE is including a sensor pack with each bulb with capabilities such as video, light and weather… Read More
  • Tray.io Raises $2.2M For An IFTTT-Style “Integration Marketplace” To Connect Enterprise Apps

    Ingrid Lunden
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:19 am
     Enterprises collectively spend $500 billion annually working with system integrators to link up the apps and services they use to run their businesses so that they can work together. Now, tapping into the growth of APIs for everything, a new company out of London, tray.io, has built a platform that it calls an “integration marketplace,” which wants to make costly IT… Read More
  • Google Opens Cloud Dataflow To All Developers, Launches European Zone For BigQuery

    Frederic Lardinois
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
     Google is launching a couple of updates to its cloud-based big data products at the Hadoop Summit in Brussels today. These include the launch of the open beta of Cloud Dataflow, Google’s new service for processing huge amounts of data, as well as an update to BigQuery, which will make the company’s bid data database service available in Google’s European data centers and… Read More
  • Pepperdata Scores $15M For Hadoop Cluster Management

    Ron Miller
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
     Pepperdata, a company that’s built a platform for managing and fine-tuning Hadoop cluster performance, announced a $15M Series B funding round today. The round was led by new investors Wing Venture Partners along with Citi Ventures and Silicon Valley Data Capital. Prior investors Signia Ventures and Yahoo Chairman Maynard Webb also participated. Today’s money brings the… Read More
 
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    All Things Distributed

  • Expanding the Cloud: Amazon Machine Learning Service, the Amazon Elastic Filesystem and more

    Werner Vogels
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Today was a big day for the Amazon Web Services teams as a whole range of new services and functionality was delivered to our customers. Here is a brief recap of it: The Amazon Machine Learning service As I wrote last week machine learning is becoming an increasingly important tool to build advanced data driven applications. At Amazon we have hundreds of teams using machine learning and by making use of the Machine Learning Service we can significantly speed up the time they use to bring their technologies into production. And you no longer need to be a machine learning expert to be able to…
  • State Management and Scheduling with the Amazon EC2 Container Service

    Werner Vogels
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Last November, I had the pleasure of announcing the preview of Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) at re:Invent. At the time, I wrote about how containerization makes it easier for customers to decompose their applications into smaller building blocks resulting in increased agility and speed of feature releases. I also talked about some of the challenges our customers were facing as they tried to scale container-based applications including challenges around cluster management. Today, I want to dive deeper into some key design decisions we made while building Amazon ECS to address the core…
  • Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Machine Learning

    Werner Vogels
    3 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Machine learning is a scientific discipline that explores the construction and study of algorithms that can learn from data. Such algorithms operate by building a model from example inputs and using that to make predictions or decisions, rather than following strictly static program instructions. Machine Learning is playing an increasing important role in many areas of our businesses and our lives. ML is used for predictive analytics and predictive modeling, e.g. making predictions about the likelihood that a certain event is going to happen (will this customer be interested in this item, is…
  • European Union Data Protection Authorities Approve Amazon Web Services’ Data Processing Agreement

    Werner Vogels
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    As you all know security, privacy, and protection of our customer’s data is our number one priority and as such we work very closely with regulators to ensure that customers can be assured that they are getting the right protections when processing and storing data in the AWS. I am especially pleased that the group of European Union (EU) data protection authorities known as the Article 29 Working Party has approved the AWS Data Processing Agreement (DPA), assuring customers that it meets the high standards of EU data protection laws. The media alert below that went out today gives the…
  • Observations on the Importance of Cloud-based Analytics

    Werner Vogels
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Cloud computing is enabling amazing new innovations both in consumer and enterprise products, as it became the new normal for organizations of all sizes. So many exciting new areas are being empowered by cloud that it is fascinating to watch. AWS is enabling innovations in areas such as healthcare, automotive, life sciences, retail, media, energy, robotics that it is mind boggling and humbling. Despite all of the amazing innovations we have already seen, we are still on Day One in the Cloud; at AWS we will continue to use our inventive powers to build new tools and services to enable even…
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    Cloud Musings

  • The CISO role in cybersecurity: Solo or team sport?

    Kevin L. Jackson
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:05 am
    The average length of time in the commercial sector between a network security breach and when the detection of that breach is more than 240 days, according to Gregory Touhill, deputy assistant secretary of Cybersecurity Operations and Programs for the Department of Homeland Security. What could happen to your company during that eight-month period? Could your company survive?This alarming statistic is just one of the reasons why the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College (NCI) undertook the task of surveying the nation’s chief information security officers. With…
  • Setting standards for IoT can capitalize on future growth

    Kevin L. Jackson
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:50 pm
    by Melvin GreerManaging DirectorGreer Institute for Leadership and Innovation The adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) appears to be unquestioned. Advances in wearables and sensors are strategic to tech companies, telecoms and manufacturers across multiple domains. Everyone from millennials to boomers is incorporating IoT technologies into the daily flow of life. Gartner says the IoT market will be $300 million in 2020. With all this projected growth, standards will play an increasing role in IoT adoption. A number of IoT standards initiatives are setting the pace. The AllSeen Alliance has…
  • Women in tech: Meet the trailblazers of STEM equality

    Kevin L. Jackson
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    By Sandra K. JohnsonCEO, SKJ Visioneering, LLC  Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals are drivers of innovation,creativity and invention. STEM disciplines are significant drivers of economies worldwide, and STEM careers are rewarding and fulfilling. The promise of STEM is therefore important for economies and individuals; however, in most countries around the world, we do not have STEM professionals that reflect the gender makeup of our population. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, I share more information on the issue and potential solutions. I…
  • Cloud Acquisition Strategy, Customized to the Right Cloud Model

    Kevin L. Jackson
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    by Melvin GreerManaging Director, Greer Institute  This year has brought big news, significant changes and increased awareness of the adoption of cloud computing in Government. In fact Cloud computing may be the biggest and most overhyped term in Government information technology today.   It is also the most discussed topic in agency strategy, cyber security forums and mission / program reviews.  While lots of conversation has been devoted to technology and the benefits that government customers can derive from Cloud, in the end the biggest challenge may be the acquisition…
  • Women leading us to the cloud

    Kevin L. Jackson
    14 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
    By Jodi KohutGovernment Cloud Computing Professional  By Jodi KohutGovernment Cloud Computing Professional March is Women’s History Month. As we celebrate women and their role in our history, our workplaces, and our homes, I thought it was important to bring to the forefront some of the strengths that might make them stand out as compelling agents of change in such a time as this in the IT industry. Recent research reveals that while women account for about one-half of the labor force, their numbers for employment in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields…
 
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    ARCHIMEDIUS

  • Cloud Costs Dropping, Data Centers Closing

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

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

    Greg Ness
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Synergy Research reports that cloud infrastructure spending has been growing rapidly: “Cloud infrastructure is a fast-growing market and now accounts for almost half of all data center infrastructure shipments,” says Jeremy Duke, founder and Chief Analyst, Synergy Research. “We are seeing strong growth across private, public and hybrid cloud deployments and across all geographic regions. […]
  • Execs Report Surprising Cloud Benefits: Forbes

    Greg Ness
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    A recent article from Forbes reports surprising benefits of cloud computing based on a survey of execs conducted by Tata Communications. One in Four Enterprises See ‘Surprise’ Cloud Benefits, Survey Finds In total, 83 percent of executives report benefits they did not expect to see. This recent research out of Tata Communications has found that 85 […]
  • Cloud DR Leaders: Lunch With Impinj

    Greg Ness
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:23 pm
    I was in Seattle for a couple days this week for meetings and had a chance to catch lunch at Agrodolce (a great local restaurant in Fremont) with Impinj IT leader Morgan Van Wely. As I enjoyed fresh olives from Sicily Morgan talked about the Cloud DR payoff, which was primarily trust and cost savings.  […]
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    CLOUD COMPUTING NEWS - Google News

  • 8 cloud companies to watch following MONSTER funding week - Network World

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    Network World8 cloud companies to watch following MONSTER funding weekNetwork WorldInvestors this week poured at least $350 million into cloud computing companies focused on everything from security to Hadoop clusters to industry-specific apps. Funding of cloud computing companies is showing no sign of abating this year. A few weeks ...
  • 5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, April 17 - Talkin' Cloud

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:25 am
    Talkin' Cloud5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, April 17Talkin' CloudThese stories have been gathered from Talkin' Cloud's article database and other media sources. If we missed something, feel free to leave a comment below. We might just add it into the mix. Here's this week's list of 5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories and more »
  • ARM-based servers: The next evolution of the cloud? - CloudTech

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:58 am
    CloudTechARM-based servers: The next evolution of the cloud?CloudTechThe benefits of cloud computing have already been well documented, from increased productivity among employees to giving companies added capabilities to expand their business. While the benefits are certainly helpful, that doesn't mean the innovation ...
  • Alibaba helps Sinopec with cloud computing, big data - Business Insider

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:06 am
    Business InsiderAlibaba helps Sinopec with cloud computing, big dataBusiness Insider"By helping Sinopec with digitization and big data technologies, we hope we can play a part to help bring about greener solutions and new business opportunities," Allen Zhang, director at Alibaba's cloud computing business Aliyun, said in an emailed ...Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Injects Cloud Computing, Big Data In SinopecBidness ETCall 21 news articles »
  • The cheap, convenient cloud - The Economist

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:51 am
    ForbesThe cheap, convenient cloudThe EconomistBut the announcement will also signal that cloud-computing (in which data are stored and crunched on remote servers) has come of age: AWS's revenues are thought to have reached $5 billion in 2014 and to be growing at more than 50% annually. Analysts ...Amazon And Microsoft Will Tell Us A Lot About The Cloud's SizeForbesEduserv to add AWS support to assured hybrid cloud serviceGovernment Computing NetworkHow Amazon Web Services Could Help Kill the PCMotley FoolV3.co.uk -ComputerWeekly.com -Computer Business Reviewall 63 news…
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    Cloud Computing News

  • GENBAND Named 'Silver Sponsor' of @WebRTCSummit | @GENBAND [#WebRTC]

    18 Apr 2015 | 3:48 am
    … ), Telehouse (Exhibitor), Telestax (Exhibitor), Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium (Exhibitor), Ulunsoft (Exhibitor), Utimaco … @ThingsExpo (ThingsExpo.com / @ThingsExpo) and Cloud Computing Bootcamp (CloudComputingBootcamp.com). Cloud Expo … PLATINUM SPONSORS OracleTen Myths of Cloud Computing GOLD SPONSORS AkamaiFear & Loathing …
  • BroadSoft Named “Gold Sponsor” of @WebRTCSummit | @BroadSoftNews [#WebRTC]

    18 Apr 2015 | 2:51 am
    … ), Telehouse (Exhibitor), Telestax (Exhibitor), Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium (Exhibitor), Ulunsoft (Exhibitor), Utimaco … @ThingsExpo (ThingsExpo.com / @ThingsExpo) and Cloud Computing Bootcamp (CloudComputingBootcamp.com). Cloud Expo … PLATINUM SPONSORS OracleTen Myths of Cloud Computing GOLD SPONSORS AkamaiFear & Loathing …
  • WebRTC's Impact on Testing By @SmartBear | @ThingsExpo [#IoT #WebRTC]

    18 Apr 2015 | 2:31 am
    … Keynote | The Changing Atmosphere of Cloud Computing RackspaceDay 2 Keynote | How to … PLATINUM SPONSORS OracleTen Myths of Cloud Computing GOLD SPONSORS AkamaiFear & Loathing …
  • What Would You Do Differently?

    18 Apr 2015 | 2:02 am
    … any signs of slowing down. Cloud computing is next up on the …
  • Google+ Hangouts Cloud From @Vidyo | @ThingsExpo [#IoT #WebRTC]

    18 Apr 2015 | 12:40 am
    … ), Telehouse (Exhibitor), Telestax (Exhibitor), Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium (Exhibitor), Ulunsoft (Exhibitor), Utimaco …  @ThingsExpo (ThingsExpo.com / @ThingsExpo) and Cloud Computing Bootcamp (CloudComputingBootcamp.com). Cloud Expo … PLATINUM SPONSORS OracleTen Myths of Cloud Computing GOLD SPONSORS AkamaiFear & Loathing …
 
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    Latest News from @CloudExpo Blog

  • Operationalizing the Network on Target By @LMacVittie | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Operationalizing the network continues to be a driving force behind DevOps and SDN. The ability to solve real problems using programmability to automate and orchestrate infrastructure provisioning and configuration across the application release process remains the hope for many interested in one or the other - and often times both. A recent Avaya sponsored, Dynamic Markets survey (reg required) dove deep into the demesne of SDN and found that many of the problems companies have - and expect to be solved by SDN - are directly related to provisioning, configuration and downtime concerns around…
  • ITSM Shows Benefits in Monitoring Operations By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    INFOTEC in Mexico City improve its service desk and monitoring operations and enjoys impressive results - an incident reduction of more than 20 percent - from those efforts. INFOTEC needed to react better to systems failures, to significantly reduce the time to repair, and to learn from those failures to prevent future ones. Now, by deploying advanced IT service management (ITSM) tools, the ISP's users have a much higher quality of dependable service.read more
  • REST API Security & Authentication Webinar | @CloudExpo [#API #Cloud]

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Les Hazlewood, Stormpath CTO, already showed you how to build a Beautiful REST+JSON API. Now learn how to secure your API, handle API authentication, and manage API keys and authentication tokens for server, JavaScript and Mobile clients. Les will deep dive into technical best practices and important advice. Join us!read more
  • SYS-CON.tv Interview: Getting to the Cloud Sooner

    12 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    "Jelastic is focused on getting people to the cloud sooner, easier, without having to go to new APIs or different standards, to give them the full benefit of the cloud right away," explained John Derrick, CEO of Jelastic, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 14th International Cloud Expo®, held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York Cityread more
  • Biggest Fears of the Modern IT Manager By @TMcAlpinxm | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

    11 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    What keeps an IT manager up at night? Ghosts, goblins and ghouls? Guess again. It takes more than a few measly monsters to cause a lack of sleep in today’s IT department. IT used to exist primarily to monitor and maintain systems, protect against data breaches and malware attacks, and repair or replace computers. However, with more automation in today’s always-connected business, IT has assumed an even larger role, graduating from mere maintenance and monitoring to driving and managing numerous mission-critical processes that support core business operations. As a result, a bigger role…
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    CLOUD COMPUTING blogs - Google News

  • 8 cloud companies to watch following MONSTER funding week - Network World

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    Network World8 cloud companies to watch following MONSTER funding weekNetwork WorldInvestors this week poured at least $350 million into cloud computing companies focused on everything from security to Hadoop clusters to industry-specific apps. Funding of ... Carson writes on the company blog, in announcing the latest funding
  • Salesforce, Netsuite, InContact: Cloud Names Lead Decliners in Market Rout - Barron's (blog)

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:21 am
    Salesforce, Netsuite, InContact: Cloud Names Lead Decliners in Market RoutBarron's (blog)Amidst today's broad market retreat, with the Nasdaq Composite Index down 1.38% at 4,938.60, and the S&P off a little under 1%, cloud computing names are taking an above-average beating. Within an unscientific sampling of cloud computing firms old and ...and more »
  • Canada's Free Cloud Computing Resources for Entrepreneurs - Techvibes (blog)

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:04 am
    Techvibes (blog)Canada's Free Cloud Computing Resources for EntrepreneursTechvibes (blog)Recent stats about cloud computing show that more and more organizations are moving to the cloud. However, there are still many Canadian companies who have not yet made the move to cloud computing, and a major reason for this is concerns over data ...
  • BlueBox Launches @CloudExpo Blog | @BlueBox [#IoT #DevOps #Microservices] - SYS-CON Media (press release)

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:02 pm
    SYS-CON Media (press release)BlueBox Launches @CloudExpo Blog | @BlueBox [#IoT #DevOps #Microservices]SYS-CON Media (press release)SYS-CON Media announced today that Blue Box has launched a popular blog on Cloud Computing Journal. Cloud Computing Journal aims to help open the eyes of Enterprise IT professionals to the economics and strategies that utility/cloud computing ...and more »
  • HP Comes to Terms With the Cloud - New York Times (blog)

    8 Apr 2015 | 6:01 am
    New York Times (blog)HP Comes to Terms With the CloudNew York Times (blog)A year ago, Hewlett-Packard thought it was going to change cloud computing. Now it looks more as if cloud computing is changing HP, just as the company enters one of the greatest attempts at reorganization in the history of technology. Meg Whitman, HP and more »
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    Perspectives

  • 50 Years of Moore’s Law: IEEE Spectrum Report

    James Hamilton
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Gordon Moore at his home in Hawaii. Photo: Olivier Koning IEEE Spectrum recently published a special report titled 50 Years of Moore’s Law. Spectrum, unlike many purely academic publications, covers a broad set of topics in a way accessible to someone working outside the domain but not so watered down as to become uninteresting. As I read through this set of articles on Moore’s law I’m thinking I should blog more of what Spectrum publishes. It’s really an excellent publication. Here are some examples of blog postings I’ve done in the past based upon Spectrum coverage: Randy Katz on…
  • Goodbye GoDaddy

    James Hamilton
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:48 pm
    Back in 2005, I maintained a blog accessible only inside of Microsoft where I worked at the time. Having the blog internal to the company allowed confidential topics to be discussed openly, but over time, I found much of what I was writing about might be useful externally. And I knew, if I wanted to have a broader dialog on some topics it would simply have to be external. So, in 2007 I moved the Perspectives blog  external. I already had a boating web site at mvdirona.com hosted with GoDaddy since 2002, so I put the perspectives.mvdirona.com blog there. perspectives.mvdirona.com Nov 26,…
  • Why Renewable Energy (Alone) Won’t Fully Solve the Problem

    James Hamilton
    29 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Back in 2007, the audacious RE<C project was started. The goal of RE<C was simple: make renewable energy less costly than coal and let economics do the hard work of converting the worlds energy producers to go renewable.I blogged the project in Solving World Problems With Economic Incentives summarizing the project with “the core idea is that, if renewable energy sources were cheaper the coal, economic forces would quickly make the right thing happen and we would actually stop burning coal. I love the approach but it is fiendishly difficult.” Unfortunately, RE<C really was…
  • AWS re:Invent Conference

    James Hamilton
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:36 pm
    In the Amazon Web Services world, this has always been a busy time of the year. Busy, because, although we aim for a fairly even pace of new service announcements and new feature releases all year, invariably, somewhat more happens towards the end of the year than early on. And, busy, because the annual AWS re:Invent conference is in early November and this is an important time to roll out new services or important features. This year is no exception and, more than ever, there is a lot to announce at the conference. It should be fun. I enjoy re:Invent because it’s a chance to talk to…
  • Recovering Cryogenic Refrigeration Energy

    James Hamilton
    5 Oct 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Waste heat reclamation in datacenters has long been viewed as hard because the heat released is low grade. What this means is that rather than having a great concentration of heat, it is instead spread out and, in fact, only warm. The more concentrated the heat, the easier it is to use. In fact, that is exactly how many power plants work. When the temperature of the cooling medium is several orders of magnitude cooler than burning fuels such LNG, Petroleum, or Coal, extracting useful energy becomes challenging. However, data center heat reclamation si clearly a problem well worth solving…
 
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    Data Center Knowledge

  • Report: Colocation Data Center Market to Reach $36B by 2017

    Jason Verge
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:32 pm
    The colocation data center market is expected to reach $36 billion worldwide by the end of 2017, according to a new report from 451 Research. The global footprint will grow over 40 million square feet in that time as well, from 109 million to close to 150 million square feet. Currently, the colocation market is pegged at $22.8 billion in annualized revenue. Between now and 2017, the global footprint will grow close to 75 percent, while global revenue will grow 63 percent. The analysts said that the market remains fragmented, with the majority of current revenue (about 75 percent) derived by…
  • Docker Makes Container Management Easier for IT Ops Staff

    Michael Vizard
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Docker this week promised to make the lives of IT operations teams trying to cope with the rise of Docker containers a little easier. With the release of updates to the management tools it provides for Docker containers the company is now promising that updates to its platform will be synchronously delivered every two months. The announcement comes the same week the company closed a $95 million funding round. “For the first time we’re unifying the cadences of our releases,” says Betty Junod, director of product marketing for Docker. “We’ll now be releasing updates every other…
  • Iowa Officials Approve Tax Breaks for Google Data Center Expansion

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Following local officials’ approval of a tax-break package for a Google data center expansion project in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the company is preparing to invest another $1 billion in its campus there. Google has already spent about $1.5 billion on its existing data center capacity there. The Iowa Economic Development Authority Board approved a $19.8 million sales and use-tax refund for the Google data center expansion project Friday, local news outlet The Des Moines Register reported. The tax break follows $16.8 million in state incentives for the company approved in the past. A Google…
  • Report: Apple Expanding Oregon Data Center Campus

    Jason Verge
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:40 am
    Apple has filed paperwork to expand its existing data center campus in Prineville, Oregon, local news outlet the Bend Bulletin reported. The expansion is in addition to the company’s recently filed early paperwork for a whole new data center adjacent to this campus. The latest Apple data center expansion in Prineville will consist of final pods, each measuring over 35,000 square feet. The site’s final pods will be located in the southeaster portion of the property. Apple built first two of the proposed eight pods at the site when the project began in 2012. Local officials expected…
  • ServiceNow, RightScale Marry ITSM and Cloud Management

    Jason Verge
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    RightScale’s cloud management and IT service management (ITSM) tools by ServiceNow have combined in a move that caters to IT employees’ broadening scope and a growing role as service broker across clouds and web services. As a result of this enterprise IT transformation, companies often have to leverage and tap multiple clouds and services to deal with distributed infrastructures and services on the whole. One way to cross this hurdle is to establish processes that can control it all. Since it’s no longer a matter of all servers residing in a central place, managing that distributed…
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    AWS Official Blog

  • New G2 Instance Type with 4x More GPU Power

    Jeff Barr
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:18 am
    The GPU-powered G2 instance family is home to molecular modeling,  rendering, machine learning, game streaming, and transcoding jobs that require massive amounts of parallel processing power. The NVIDIA GRID GPU includes dedicated, hardware-accelerated video encoding; it generates an H.264 video stream that can be displayed on any client device that has a compatible video codec. Here’s the block diagram from my original post: Today we are adding a second member to the G2 family. The new g2.8xlarge instance has the following specifications: Four NVIDIA GRID GPUs, each with 1,536 CUDA…
  • Welcome the Newest AWS Community Heroes

    Jeff Barr
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:39 pm
    I would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest AWS Community Heroes: Genki Sugawara (Cookpad) Minyoung Jeong (The Beatpacking Company) Brandon Burton (AWS Advent) The Heroes share their enthusiasm for AWS  via social media, blogs, events, user groups, and workshops. Let’s take a look at their bios to learn more. Genki Sugawara Genki is an Operations Engineer at Cookpad, the largest recipe sharing service in Japan. At Cookpad, he’s developed many tools for managing AWS services to support operations. Currently, he manages more than 800 EC2 servers. Cookpad migrated to AWS in…
  • MongoDB on the AWS Cloud – New Quick Start Reference Deployment

    Jeff Barr
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:51 am
    We have added a new AWS Quick Start Reference Deployment. The new MongoDB on the AWS Cloud document will show you how to design and configure a MongoDB (an open source NoSQL database) cluster that runs on AWS. The MongoDB cluster (version 2.6 or 3.0) makes use of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, and is launched via a AWS CloudFormation template. You can use the template directly or you can copy and then customize it as needed.  The template creates the following resources: VPC with private and public subnets (you can also launch the cluster into an…
  • Now Available – Amazon WorkSpaces API & CLI

    Jeff Barr
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:19 pm
    I’m a big fan of Amazon WorkSpaces and currently spend most of my day using a single WorkSpace that I can access from multiple locations, devices, and device types (I can’t wait to share even more details about this use case with you). Up until now, all actions on a WorkSpace had to be initiated through the AWS Management Console. This access method offered point-and-click convenience, but did not lend itself to integration with existing business processes and workflows. There was, for example, no way to automatically create a WorkSpace for a new employee. API & CLI Today we are…
  • AWS Week in Review – April 6, 2015

    Jeff Barr
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 6 We announced an AWS Config Update, with More Regions, Friendly Notifications, and Partner Support. We announced that MapR Distribution Release 4.0.2 is Now Supported in Amazon EMR. We announced AWS Storage Gateway Support for Symantec Backup Exec 15. We announced New Competencies for Healthcare and Digital Media (also covered on the AWS Partner Network Blog: Introducing the APN Healthcare Competency and Introducing the APN Digital Media Competency). The Gathering Clouds Blog explained How to Encrypt Data at Rest…
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    Cohesive Blog

  • Security, Cloud and Networking Weekly News Roundup: April 13 - 17

    Margaret Walker
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This week's news in cloud, networking, and security - week of April 13th: The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) version 1.1. of the PCI Card Production Security Requirements is now available. The updated standard includes physical and logical security measures for any organization handling credit card payments, and version 1.1 includes new requirements for firewalls, access controls, and cryptographic keys. New security requirements for payment card vendors via Net Security 66% of manufacturers surveyed by IDC report using more than 2 applications in the public cloud.
  • Security, Cloud and Networking Weekly News Roundup: April 6 - 10

    Margaret Walker
    10 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week's news in cloud, networking, and security - week of April 6th: Why 2015 will be the year that the cloud comes of age via The Next WebImage Credit: the Next WebAt this week's AWS Summit in San Francisco AWS chief Andrew Jassy announced the Elastic File System, a "file system that grows and shrinks, automatically." AWS also announced a new Machine Learning system along with 2 marketplaces for desktop applications and WorkSpaces applications. Amazon Opens ‘Marketplace’ For Apps, Talks of Stealing Enterprise Workloads via Barron'sHP announces their withdraw from public…
  • VNS3 API examples #2 Snapshots

    Chris Swan
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    VNS3 sits at the confluence of network function virtualisation (NFV) - networks made out of software, and software defined networking (SDN) - networks configured by software. The key to that configuration is our API, which is thoroughly documented in the VNS3 3.5 API Instructions.The aim of this blog series is to provide some practical examples of using the API to perform typical administration tasks with VNS3. Each example will be illustrated by a simple shell script.Let your API take notes for you. Image credit: Flickr user marcoarmentFirstly some conventionsAll of these scripts need…
  • Security, Cloud and Networking Weekly News Roundup: March 30 - April 3

    Margaret Walker
    3 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week's news in cloud, networking, and security - week of March 30th: Amazon also announced that they are expanding CodeDeploy to include deployments on companies’ existing data center infrastructure, not just in Amazon’s AWS. Even Amazon showing interest in hybrid cloud and bridging public and private clouds. Amazon cloud adds on-premises support to its CodeDeploy continuous-delivery tool via Venture BeatCenturyLink Cloud announced their first data center in Singapore. After the first location in Asia, the cloud provider hopes to expand in the region with data…
  • AWS is retiring my instance, now what? How to check on service events and keep a current VNS3 configuration snapshot

    Margaret Walker
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    AWS is retiring my instance, now what? Prevent downtime and keep your configuration updated by checking your AWS service events and updating your VNS3 configuration snapshotCheck for any scheduled events with Amazon AWS. In your Amazon EC2 console, click Events to see a list of all resources and associated events. There should also be an area called Events in the EC2 Dashboard lower right side:So you've got some scheduled retirement? For EBS-backed VNS3 instances, simply stop and restart your instance yourself. This should help reduce unforeseen downtime. VNS3 version 3.5 and…
 
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    Cisco Blog » Data Center

  • Cisco ACI and Radware – From Point Solutions to Application Centric Services

    Ravi Balakrishnan
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:33 am
    Radware’s Alteon ADC and DefensePro integrated with Cisco ACI fabric enable IT managers drive greater value from their Cisco ACI deployment with automated tenant-based application delivery and security services. For decades, IT managers were deploying application delivery (L4-7) and security services as point solutions; the network provided the basic connectivity, and each L4-7 had to be configured manually per each application. Virtualizing the compute fabric enabled to automate the configuration stage; however L4-7 and security are still deployed as point [...]
  • Cisco ITD is Best of Interop 2015 Finalist

    Avni Baveja
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Transforming Cisco switches into highly scalable zero latency load balancers! Cisco Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD) does exactly that and much more! Cisco  ITD   has been selected as Best of Interop 2015 finalist in the Data Center Category. Finalists were chosen from nine categories including Data Center, Mobility, SDN and Cloud Technologies. Cisco Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD)  is an innovative solution to bridge the performance gap between a multi-terabit switch and gigabit servers and appliances. It is a hardware based multi-terabit layer 4 load-balancing, traffic steering…
  • How and Why We Created “Software Defined Networking for Dummies”

    Gary Kinghorn
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Last week we launched our new book, Software Defined Networking for Dummies , which I wrote the vast majority of and was responsible for producing. And the response to date has been far more enthusiastic than even I anticipated. The feedback from the Cisco field has been great, and there is strong demand for reprints across all regions and localization in a number of languages. [Printed copies can now be ordered from the Cisco Collateral Store at nominal cost here .] Naturally, we’ve also gotten a [...]
  • Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) For SAP HANA

    Rick Speyer
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:34 am
    Tailored Data Center Integration for SAP HANA enables the use
 of enterprise storage and networking components that already exist in your data center rather than requiring customers to purchase additional storage and networking to be used only for the SAP HANA environment. Cisco and its partners deliver a TDI deployment model using a common architectural approach, built on standard building blocks with the Cisco Unified Computing SystemTM (Cisco UCS®) as the base. This approach gives application datacenter managers flexibility of [...]
  • Cisco UCS Mini for SAP and SAP HANA

    Bill Shields
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:20 am
    On the way to tradeshow week (May 4th), I decided to do a brief blog series on UCS Mini tied to these shows. Last week was Microsoft Ignite . This week SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando and the discussion of UCS Mini for SAP and SAP HANA. A good starting point is the SAP Applications on Cisco UCS portal on Cisco.com. There you will find solution briefs, customer case studies, and more. UCS Mini has a number of Cisco supported entry level SAP / SAP HANA servers including: [...]
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    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC

  • The Changing Role of IT Professionals

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

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

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

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

    Administrator
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Risk management has been around for a long time.  Financial managers run risk assessments for nearly all business models, and the idea of risk carries nearly as many definitions as the Internet.  However, for IT managers and IT professionals, risk management still frequently takes a far lower priority that other operations  and support activities. For IT managers a good, simple definition for RISK may be from the Open FAIR model which states: “Risk is defined as the probable frequency and magnitude of future loss”   Risk management should follow a structured process acknowledging…
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    Cloud Business Review

  • The Downside of BYOD: Is There Such a Thing as Security in the Cloud?

    Jared Stern
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:05 am
    With so many employees bringing their personal devices to work, more and more employers are concerned about the security threats posed by these devices. They look to their IT departments to assurance of cloud security and stability, but is IT promising more than it can deliver?… Click here to read more
  • Can Cloud Accounting Streamline Your Business?

    Ivan Widjaya
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:57 am
    Every small business has a lengthy to do list and it’s very easy to let admin fall by the wayside. Thankfully, the technological advances of the last decade have resulted in software that can adapt tedious tasks like accounting into a more familiar medium for the modern small and medium sized businesses (SMBs).… Click here to read more
  • The Best Way to Manage Your Virtual Assistants by Incorporating the Cloud

    Ivan Widjaya
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    Managing a Virtual Assistant or virtual team doesn’t require hours and hours of reading emails fielding questions and feedback requests, asking (and waiting) for revisions, dealing with lost data when they take off without notice or their computer crashes. Nor does VA management require spending time you don’t have on instant messenger programs.… Click here to read more
  • Cloud-based IT Opportunities for The Financial Services

    Ivan Widjaya
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Financial Institutions set to gather to discuss security implications and cost saving potential of cloud migration Cloud based platforms and services have long been utilized by organisations of all sizes across all spectrums of the business world, but typically financial institutions have been slow adopters due to concerns around data security, regulation and the cost and impact of migration from legacy systems.… Click here to read more
  • 5 Steps to Take to Ensure your Cloud-Based Network Doesn’t Go Down

    Ivan Widjaya
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Cloud-based systems are a fantastic option for businesses as they offer quick, cost-effective and efficient networking capabilities. What’s more they can also host your data, programs and applications in a secure online place which you can conveniently access at a time to suit you.… Click here to read more
 
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    CloudTimes

  • IBM Watson Health and Apple to Bring Artificial Intelligence In Health Care Sector

    Saroj Kar
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:06 pm
    IBM wants to use its Watson artificial intelligence software dramatically to improve the quality and effectiveness of health systems. The big blue company has established a new division called IBM Watson Health allowing patients, physicians, researchers and insurance sectors to deal effectively with health data. The new group, based in Boston and presence in New York, will feature 2,000 professionals including consultants, doctors, health professionals, developers and researchers, whose work will be aimed at accelerating the development and adoption of the capabilities of Watson Health. The…
  • With Machine Learning, Amazon Wants to Multiply the Power of Big Data

    Saroj Kar
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Businesses will soon be able to perform the same kinds of big data analysis that allows Amazon to recommend books, video games and other toasters to their customers. Amazon has announced the availability of Machine Learning, a fully managed cloud service designed to draw useful information from mountains of data that it is sometimes difficult to exploit, for reasons of complexity, time or energy. Following in the footsteps of its closest competitors Microsoft, which announced Azure Machine Learning and IBM with Watson; Amazon Machine Learning technology allows any developer platform using…
  • New Report Reveals Security Remains a Barrier for Cloud and BYOD Adoption

    Saroj Kar
    10 Apr 2015 | 11:37 am
    Many organizations have adopted cloud computing, BYOD practices and expanded the use of social media, all of which require new technologies and security policies. Without changes, the security of a company is probably inadequate. Companies are concerned about managing and privacy of data entrusted to service providers. It is unclear whether this is due to the lack of means to ensure that cloud providers are actually protecting the data in the way they claim, or if companies do not have established processes for conducting assessments, according to a new report. Despite the apparent enthusiasm…
  • Oracle Data Integrator Updates Extend Big Data Capabilities to Database Experts

    Saroj Kar
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    At a time when many businesses see a high value of big data, it is good to start thinking about how to use database administrators and managers of data warehousing for needs of big data. Oracle offered an elegant solution – extending its middleware Data Integrator, which referred to specialists for database and data warehousing to engage in activities associated with big data. The announcement of the new Oracle Data Integrator solution for big data, is in that direction with the aim of helping companies to make data without learning Scala, Oozie or ETL, allowing to generate…
  • Amazon New Storage Instances Set to Resolve Big Data Processing Needs

    Saroj Kar
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:48 am
    To meet the needs of companies for intensive treatment of very large volumes of data, Amazon Web Services announced new instances called D2 based on the Elastic Compute Cloud infrastructure (EC2) and intending to process very large volumes of data through additional computing power. Amazon said that “with enhanced networking and extremely high sequential high I/O rates, these instances will chew through your Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) data warehouse, log processing, and MapReduce jobs. They will also make great hosts for your network file systems and data warehouses.” The D2…
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    Business Cloud News

  • Sinopec taps Alibaba for cloud, analytics services

    Business Cloud News
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:28 am
    Sinopec is working with Aliyun to roll out a series of cloud and big data services Aliyun, Alibaba’s cloud services division is working with China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) to roll out a set of cloud-based services and big data technologies to enable the firm to improve is exploration and production operations. In a statement to BCN the companies said they will work together to roll out a “shared platform for building-based business systems, big data analytics” and other IT services tailored to the petroleum industry. “We hope to be able to use Alibaba’s…
  • Equinix announces sixth London datacentre

    Business Cloud News
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:18 am
    Equinix has announced five new datacentres globally in the past month Datacentre giant Equinix has announced the launch of its sixth London-based International Business Exchange (IBX) datacentre. Equinix said the datacentre, LD6, will offer customers the ability to leverage its cloud interconnection service – which lets users create private network links to Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud services among others. The company said the $79m facility, which is located in Slough, is extremely energy efficient (LEED gold-accredited), and utilizes mass air cooling…
  • Google boosts cloud-based big data services

    Business Cloud News
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:49 am
    Google is bolstering its big data services Google announced a series of big data service updates to its cloud platform this week in a bid to strengthen its growing portfolio of data services. The company announced the beta launch of Google Cloud Dataflow, a Java-based service that lets users build, deploy and run data processing pipelines for other applications like ETL, analytics, real-time computation, and process orchestration, while abstracting away all the other infrastructure bits like cluster management. The service is integrated with Google’s monitoring tools and the company said…
  • IBM makes cyber threat data available as a cloud security service

    Business Cloud News
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:06 am
    IBM is throwing its hat into the cybersecurity ring IBM has unveiled a cloud-based cybersecurity service which includes hundreds of terabytes of raw aggregated threat intelligence data, which can be expanded upon by users that sign up to use the service. At about 700TB, IBM’s X-Force Exchange service is being pitched by the firm as one of the largest and most complete catalogues of cybersecurity vulnerability data in the world. The threat information is based on over 25 billion web pages and images collected from a network of over 270 million endpoints, and will also include real-time data…
  • NCR offers cloud control for Android-based ATMs

    David Bannister
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:22 am
    NCR says Kalpana can nearly halve the time it takes to deploy new services NCR has announced a radical new approach to ATM network deployment, with a cloud-based enterprise application allowing banks to control and manage thin-client devices running a locked-down version of the Android operating system. Called Kalpana, the software can result in a 40 per cent reduction in cost of ownership and halves the time it takes to develop and deploy new services, the company claims. Robert Johnson, global director of software solutions at NCR, said banks are under pressure to improve services and…
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    Bitnami Blog

  • Security fix for Ruby: new versions 2.2.2 and 2.0.0-p645 released

    Beltrán
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:43 pm
    The Ruby project has just released new versions that fix the CVE-2015-1855 Ruby OpenSSL Hostname Verification security issue. You can find more information about these issues on Ruby’s blog post. We have released Bitnami Ruby installers, virtual machines and Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine and Windows Azure cloud images with Ruby 2.2.2 and 2.0.0-p645 versions, and we will continue working on the release of the Ruby 2.1.6 version also. 
  • Fat Free CRM added to Bitnami Library

    Alvaro Aroca
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:57 pm
    We're happy to introduce Fat Free CRM as part of the Bitnami library Fat Free CRM is an open source Ruby on Rails-based customer relationship management platform. Out of the box it features group collaboration, campaign and lead management, contact lists and opportunity tracking. The project goal is to spur CRM innovation by providing a clean code base that can be easily extended by developers. Fat Free CRM is now ready to install in a few clicks with the Bitnami Fat Free CRM installers (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X), Virtual Machine…
  • Bitnami Open Source Leaders Interview Series: Larry Garfield from Drupal

    miranda myerholtz
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Bitnami interviewed one of Drupal’s core contributors, Larry Garfield, for an inside look into the future of Drupal. With over 1 million active users it's easy to understand why Drupal is one of our most popular PHP solutions for content management, and why this application keeps evolving. If you are just getting started or already a big fan of Drupal, this interview will give you some great insight into how Drupal maintains their community and what the future looks like for this application. In the interview, Larry explains: Who uses Drupal  How to get involved  What new features…
  • Security fix for Drupal, new versions 7.35 and 6.35 released

    Beltrán
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    The Drupal project has just released two new versions that fix multiple vulnerabilities, and one of them is considered moderately critical. You can find more info about these issues on the Drupal's blog post by their security team. Some issues include:  Password reset URLs can be forged under certain circumstances, allowing an attacker to gain access to another user's account without knowing the account's password A malicious users can use the "destination" query string parameter to construct a URL that will trick users into being redirected to a 3rd party website We have released…
  • Squash added to the Bitnami Library!

    Marcos Bjoerkelund
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    We're happy to introduce Squash as a part of the Bitnami Library! Squash is a collection of tools that helps engineers find and kill bugs in their code by automatically collecting, collating and analyzing run time exceptions. It consists of the following components: Client libraries for different systems (Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Cocoa with Objective-C, etc.) that catch errors when they occur and send them to the API endpoint.  The website, which displays information about caught bugs and help engineers find the root cause of it, so it can be fixed. It also lets engineers manage, assign and…
 
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    Zoho Blogs

  • Introducing Inbox Insight: A Search Engine For Your Inbox

    Revanth C
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:10 am
    If you’re like me, you read perhaps a hundred emails a day. A few are very important. Some need follow up.  Some become references to important information. Some are reminders. Most are worthless. By the end of the day, you lose track getting to what you need. By the end of the week, you just give up. Your inbox is now a never ending repository of information with more stuff flowing in than out. Hundreds, or even thousands, of messages are routine. The emails that truly matter get buried, and important tasks slip through the cracks. That’s the problem we solve.  Meet Inbox…
  • Improve Your Outbound Sales: 7 Tips From a Prospect

    Rodrigo Vaca
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    Want to improve your outbound sales game? I offer you the following 7 simple – but difficult!- ways to get better instantly. Simple but difficult? That’s no contradiction. The following 7 tips are easy to follow. They are very very simple concepts. You could apply all of them in one day. Today. Right now. Yet, they will seem difficult. Why? Because they run contrary to what most people do every day. As a SaaS marketing executive, I get four to five sales pitches a day and I know what turns me off and what piques my interest. While not everyone is like me, I am also sure I’m…
  • Sales Gamification: 5 Toxic Sales Leaderboard Habits and the Middle 60%

    Natasha Puri
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    This is a guest blog by Gal Rimon, the founder and CEO of GamEffective, a next-generation enterprise gamification company focusing on skillful change in organizations. Many sales advice columns contain one recurring recommendation: a leaderboard. They suggest charting all sales people on a leaderboard and waiting a little for the leaderboard to sink in. They promise that as a result, sales numbers will hit the roof. Is this true? Sales people are a competitive bunch, and a good sales contest can certainly motivate them. However, leaderboards are often misused – in sales situations and…
  • Supercharging your Business: Spreadsheets were not designed for Collaboration.

    Preethi Varma
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Collaboration on spreadsheets is like playing a Chinese puzzle. There are many instances, where we co-edit spreadsheets with our colleagues. Most times, we communicate and share these changesvia e-mail, with the updated versions. This back and forth e-mail communication can tie us up in confusion of different data versions. The second problem is, when spreadsheets are shared, anybody having access to the sheet can alter data.  It does not allow role-based permission access for users. These alterations made by multiple users, may result in missing or erroneous information. Working together…
  • 9 Quick and Easy Tips Every Zoho Docs User Should Know: Part 3

    Nandha Kishore
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:56 am
    We started the series with the productivity tips from our online document management solution – Zoho Docs followed by Zoho Writer. Today, we will master our next online editor – Zoho Sheet. Zoho Sheet is an online spreadsheet application that helps you organize your data, and analyze them while collaborating with your team online. While working with your numbers in Zoho Sheet can be a breeze, we have a few tips and tricks below which can help you get the best out of it. 1. Chat with your collaborators Five people are editing a spreadsheet, including you. You want to inform other…
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    meshIP® Blog

  • Compliance Biggest Cloud Security Challenge

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

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

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

    Brian
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - As bank executives continue to debate, hesitate and worry over the security issues related to using applications that connect to the cloud, their employees are using cloud-based apps by the hundreds — often without banks’ knowledge. The average bank had 844 cloud services in use throughout its network in the third quarter of this year, […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: Cloud Computing, Shadow IT, And Financial Risk In my last post, I talked about the IT side... Three Major Risks of Cloud Computing IT…
  • Five Steps To Implement Cloud Computing

    Brian
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - Cloud computing is no longer just the realm of experimenters. Research suggests about 86 per cent of Australian companies now use a cloud service of some type, while the rest are more than likely to deploy a service in the coming years. Companies are finding cloud services provide the agility, flexibility and scalability they need […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: 10 Vital Steps For Successful Cloud Computing Implementation Since Cloud computing is a new way of doing business... Cloud Computing for Small Business 101…
 
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    I am OnDemand

  • How Often Do Tech Blogs Post? FYI: TechCrunch Published 1,076 Articles in January

    Ofir Nachmani
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    The web is exploding with content and publications about the cloud and technology, which can make it challenging to garner attention for your own blog’s content. Consequently, we created Ideation, a tool that aggregates hundreds of thousands of articles from tech publishers ranging from giant tech blogs, such as TechCrunch, to small cloud startup blogs. All you do is search for a keyword(s) or topic, then Ideation automatically finds and ranks current related articles according to the amount of shares that they receive on social platforms. Ideation is comparable to BuzzSumo, but the big…
  • Calling All Tech Bloggers, Writers and Evangelists!

    Ofir Nachmani
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    IOD is growing and we’re looking for high quality, professional tech bloggers and writers to join the team! Whether your forte is creative writing or on the more technical side, we’re looking for writers with varying degrees of expertise in a realm we like to call ‘creative technical writing’. What we’re looking for: Fluent English speakers (preferably North American) Excellent writing, grammar, spelling and formatting A work style that is extremely detail oriented Strong communication skills 1 year of content/technical writing Marketing background is a plus Knowledge of cloud…
  • I Love the Cloud: My Never-Ending Journey with the AWS

    IOD Community
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    [GUEST POST] I started exploring the cloud computing world around 5 years ago, and I must admit that my initial understanding of the cloud was a disaster. At first, it was difficult to find a comprehensive definition, but I finally settled on one from the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). It clearly defined the cloud’s attributes and models, and removed my doubts regarding what falls under the cloud umbrella. The experience that I had finding this definition made me realize that I wanted there to be an easier way for others to find it, as well. Therefore, I decided to…
  • 5 Things You Should Know About Continuous Deployment…by the Man Who Coined the Term

    Ofir Nachmani
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:28 am
    Tech Guru Timothy Fitz on making the jump to Continuous Deployment, the buzz around DevOps, and why GitHub has set back Software Departments by 5-10 years… BlazeMeter invited me to ask 5 key questions to Timothy Fitz – the man who coined and popularized Continuous Deployment. Here are the results: How would you define continuous deployment and how is it different to continuous delivery? Timothy Fitz: This is a great question that isn’t frequently asked, since it is often assumed that they both mean the same thing. Usually, when people refer to continuous delivery, they…
  • The Butterfly Effect of Uncontrolled Cloud Operations Change

    IOD Community
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:41 pm
    The rapid development of SaaS applications in the cloud means more and more people, features and open source applications are combining together into one huge platform. Due to the immediacy of software development, a major challenge for software vendors is to audit changes in their application environments, such as system configurations. The problem is that any `change performed at any stage of an operation can impact other areas of an application. This digital butterfly effect can be very detrimental in today’s fast-paced, on-demand environment. It becomes even more destructive when these…
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    KnowledgeTree

  • Sales Teams Accelerate Every Sale

    Peter Mollins
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Today’s buyers are more sophisticated than ever. They want sales reps that add value by communicating relevant, informative, and challenging information. Insights that help a buyer improve their business. But just 20% of sales people add value to a sales conversation, according to Forrester Research. When most reps aren’t valued by buyers you can expect that buyers won’t call on them to build a business or evaluate alternatives. So how do sales reps bring this value and avoid the unproductive “just checking in” type of communications? Sales enablement content helps sales teams to…
  • KnowledgeTree’s Data Science-Driven Platform Brings “Sales Acceleration” to the Enterprise

    Shelley Cernel
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    KnowledgeTree’s Predictive Technology Recommends Presentations, Sales Plays, and Other Essential Content to Enable Enterprise Sales Teams to Accelerate Sales KnowledgeTree, a leading Sales Acceleration vendor, today announced a new wave of value for its platform. Now enterprises can now proactively recommend winning content of any kind, from any location, to their sales teams. That lets every sales rep sell with confidence, accelerating sales across users’ organizations. More than 80% of sales people struggle to hit quota. But when reps have the most effective messages for any sales…
  • Guided Selling with KnowledgeTree

    Rob Call
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Equipping your sales team with the right assets for a given situation is a crucial part of a well oiled sales process.  Relevant assets empower the sales team to communicate value and establish rapport with their prospects.  But, assets are only one part of the puzzle.  Your sales team must have the proper guidance to deliver those assets effectively. With QuickPlays, you can give your sales team just in time coaching and best practices to ensure they have what they need to further the deal. QuickPlays can be recommended for any sales situation.  Guide your team through qualifying a Lead…
  • Create and Share Custom Decks With PerfectPitch

    Shelley Cernel
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Enterprise sales organizations commonly have large branded slide decks that are repurposed and borrowed from to create custom presentations.  Too often, the creation and distribution of these custom decks is a manual process.  How can you ensure that reps creating custom decks do so with the latest and greatest slides?  More importantly, how might you give reps the right slides to use? Automatically Generate Winning Presentations PerfectPitch will recommend the right slides for any sales situation, allowing reps to create and share custom decks from within Salesforce. When reps launch…
  • Customer Experience Drives Revenue

    Daniel Chalef
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    When you hear “customer experience”, many of us think of what happens after a sale has been made. Today, that perception is no longer accurate. Customer experience includes all of the interactions that occur, from before the prospect even considers buying to well after the purchase is finalized. Consider this common scenario: A prospective customer calls in with a question about your product. Your rep provides an answer, and both parties continue with their day. Everybody is happy, right? Now consider this instead: A prospect calls in with a question about your product. Your rep is short…
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  • Key Benefits of SGI UV 2000 Architecture for Life Sciences

    staff
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    The SGI UV system is uniquely suited for bioinformatics and genomics by providing the computational capabilities and global shared memory architecture needed for even the most demanding sequencing and analytic tasks, including post sequencing and other data intensive workflows. The post Key Benefits of SGI UV 2000 Architecture for Life Sciences appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Call for Submissions: James Reinders to Keynote OpenMPCon 2015

    Rich Brueckner
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    The OpenMP Architecture Review Board today announced the Call for Submissions for OpenMPCon 2015, its annual gathering focused on the practical application of the OpenMP API. The event takes place Sept. 28-30 in Aachen, Germany.The post Call for Submissions: James Reinders to Keynote OpenMPCon 2015 appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Video: Shared File Performance in Lustre – Challenges and Solutions

    Rich Brueckner
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    "Large scale HPC IO is usually done either with a file per process or to a single shared file. Single shared file IO does not scale well in Lustre compared to file per process. This presentation from Cray's Patrick Farrell will give details, examine the reasons for this, and explore existing and potential solutions. Group locks and a new feature, lock ahead, will be discussed in the context of strided IO."The post Video: Shared File Performance in Lustre – Challenges and Solutions appeared first on insideHPC.
  • HPC People on the Move – April Edition

    lewey
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:53 am
    Dr. Lewey Anton brings us the scoop on who’s jumping ship and moving on up in high performance computing.The post HPC People on the Move – April Edition appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Video: Application-optimized Lustre Solutions for Big-Data Workflows

    Rich Brueckner
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    In this video from LUG 2015 in Denver, Robert Triendl from DDN presents: Application-optimized Lustre Solutions for Big-Data Workflows.The post Video: Application-optimized Lustre Solutions for Big-Data Workflows appeared first on insideHPC.
 
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    Managed Data Center News

  • Delivering the Ultimate Client Experience

    Mike Klein
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:33 pm
    In his book, The Ultimate Question, Fred Reichheld focuses on how a single question can be used to measure and drive your client experience. The Net Promoter Score is based on the fundamental perspective that every company’s customers can be divided into three categories: Promoters, Passives, and Detractors. By asking one simple question — How likely is it that you would recommend [your company] to a friend or colleague? — organizations can track these groups and get a clear measure of their performance through their customers’ eyes. Customers respond on a 0-to-10 point rating scale…
  • Maintaining privacy in the cloud: culture’s keeper?

    April Sage
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:37 am
    “Dear Diary,” These words carry 2 powerful implications: If I am the author, this information is personally valuable and private to me. If I am not the author and reading someone else’s “dear diary” entry without being granted permission, I am violating a deeply personal boundary. With everything-as-a-service and the prevailing forecast calling for use of “clouds everywhere” to store and send all manner of sensitive data – personal, financial, or health related information – the internet of everything now harbors millions of “dear diary” entries. At odds are the…
  • Looking ahead: Predicting industry trends in 2015

    April Sage
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:06 pm
    What does 2015 have in store for the data center and cloud computing industries? We sat down with Online Tech co-CEOs Yan Ness and Mike Klein to get some of their informed predictions: Mike Klein Klein on the changing customer requirements for cloud and data centers: “One of the most significant trends in the cloud and data center market in 2015 will be the way companies in industries outside of healthcare, retail and finance will start to incorporate security and privacy into their cloud requirements —making security and privacy the rule in 2015 rather than the exception. In the past,…
  • The Need For Disaster Recovery: Lance Thompson Talks DR

    Stephanie Vogel
    31 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    “Our job as providers is not telling them what they need, but rather listening to the customer’s needs” – Lance Thompson In preparation for our Indianapolis and Metro Detroit business continuity and disaster recovery workshops, I spoke with Lance Thompson, founder and president of Baseline Data Services about what we can expect from his session, Real Life Disaster Recovery: Precious Vicarious Lessons. He shared some BCDR wisdom that was too good not to pass on. As highlighted in the quote above, disaster recovery plans are not a one size fits all solution. Lance explains that when…
  • Looking back: Online Tech celebrating a ‘transformational’ 2014

    April Sage
    30 Dec 2014 | 3:01 pm
    As we all take a step back to reminisce about the past year and drop the ball on a new one, those of us at Online Tech have plenty of achievements to celebrate. We’ve called this, our 20th year of existence, “the most ambitious and successful 12 months” in the company history in a recent press release. That’s notable, considering our 20th anniversary story about how we’ve evolved from being Michigan’s first ISP in 1994 to a leader in secure and compliant hosting today. “2014 was a transformational year in terms of geographical growth, new data centers, an expansion of an…
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  • $35 Million in Funding to Help Customers Win in the Cloud Economy

    Chris Barbin
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:54 am
    Today we announced that we have raised an additional $35 million in funding led by Fidelity Management & Research Company. The technology industry is rife with new rounds of funding - from the $200 million Series D announced this week by our friends at Domo to the $2.8 billion Series E that Uber raised earlier… Read More
  • Employee Spotlight: A Q&A with Financial Analyst, Joshua Fleischer, Recognized as One of Indiana’s Top 25 Tech Builders

    Appirio
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Indianapolis, IN is home to one of Appirio’s most prosperous offices as well as some of the company’s greatest leaders. TechPoint, deemed the voice and catalyst of Indiana’s tech ecosystem, recently recognized some of those great leaders and contributors to the state’s thriving tech sector in their inaugural list of Indiana’s “Tech25.” This list designates… Read More
  • 6 Keys to a Successful Cornerstone OnDemand Deployment

    Appirio
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:53 am
    By Brian Sabin While working with clients on a daily basis implementing Cornerstone OnDemand, I’ve had many opportunities to see what worked well, and what might have worked better if we had the chance to do it over again. Clients that have taken steps to thoroughly plan their project, stick to their planned scope, and… Read More
  • Workday Financial Management: Click, Click, You’re There

    Dan P. Haigh
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    What’s the first thing you do when an idea pops into your head? For example, if you’re thinking about going to Yosemite this weekend, flying to Las Vegas, or even just going out to dinner, what’s the first thing you do? Do you get out a phone book? No. Do you look around your house… Read More
  • Why Nobody Uses Your Employee Portal

    Jiordan Castle
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    Traditional employee portals exist for 2 chief functions: IT and HR services. Need to put in a Help Desk ticket? Go to the portal. Want to request PTO? The portal’s your answer. But we expect today’s employee portal to do much more. Say your employees want to get crowdsourced solutions from colleagues or remote access… Read More
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  • Installation of HA OpenNebula on CentOS 7 with Ceph as a datastore and IPoIB as backend network

    Alexey Vyrodov
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:59 am
    Introduction. This article is exploring the process of installing HA OpenNebula and Ceph as datastore on three nodes (disks – 6xSSD 240GB, backend network IPoIB, OS CentOS 7) and using one additional node for backup. Scheme of equipment below: . We are using this solution for virtualization of our imagery processing servers. Preparing. All actions should be performed on all nodes. For kosmo-arch all except bridge-utils and FrontEnd network. yum install bridge-utils FrontEnd network. Configure bond0 (mode0) and start script below to create frontend interface for VMs (OpenNebula)…
  • Maintenance Release – OpenNebula Cotton Candy 4.12.1

    Tino Vazquez
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:51 am
    The OpenNebula team is proud to announce a new maintenance release of OpenNebula 4.12.1 Cotton Candy. This release comes with several bug fixes found after the 4.12 release. These bug fixes covers different OpenNebula components, like for instance the scheduler, the Cloud View self service portal, Sunstone web interface, OpenNebula Core and several drivers (VM, Auth, Network). Check the full list of bug fixes in the development portal. Besides the bug fixes mentioned above, 4.12.1 includes several improvements: Ability to have VNC capabilities for imported VMs from vCenter Logrotate Script…
  • OpenNebula Conf Call for Speakers Deadline Extended, April 15th

    Daniel Molina
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:51 am
    Due to the number of requests for extending the Call for Speakers we have moved the deadline to April 15th.  Speakers will receive free admission, which includes: Attendance at all conference presentations Attendance at pre-conference tutorials and hacking sessions Coffee break during the morning and afternoon breaks Lunch on both conference days Dinner event on the first conference day Tapas dinner on the pre-conference day WiFi access … and the opportunity to address a large audience of talented and influential cloud and open-source experts! The third ever OpenNebula International…
  • OpenNebula Newsletter – March 2015

    Tino Vazquez
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    This Newsletter is intended to OpenNebula users, developers and members of the community, and compiles the highlights of the OpenNebula project during this last month and what are the planned actions for the upcoming months. Technology The OpenNebula team released this month the latest stable release, 4.12 Cotton Candy. This is a stable release and so a recommended update for all production deployments. Cotton Candy comes with several improvements in different subsystems and components. OpenNebula is now able to generate cost reports that can be integrated with chargeback and billing…
  • Barcelona Opennebula User Group

    Jordi Guijarro
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    As you know, the community of OpenNebula is an important pillar for the project. Opennebula community through the distribution lists and forums can express their questions, requests, or contribute with new ideas to the developers. This information is very useful and can contribute by helping other users or develop new features. However, OpenNebula project thought in User Groups too. The OpenNebula User Groups are local communities, where users can discuss or share information and experiences in a more direct way across ‘town’. Getting a closer diffusion, and joining people who…
 
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    CloudTweaks.com

  • Thinking About Doing Business In China? Consider This…

    CloudTweaks
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Doing Business in China? Consider This…  China’s economy continues to outperform both regional and global markets with double-digit growth for the last decade. IDC believes China’s GDP will maintain growth around 7.2% until 2020, allowing GDP to reach US$18 trillion or 17% of the world total. And with a population of over 1.35 billion people, […] The post Thinking About Doing Business In China? Consider This… appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • Big Tech Trends For The 21st Century

    Brent Anderson
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Tech Trends For The 21st Century When the historians of the future look back on the 21st century, what will they say? Inevitably, the biggest stories in the coming century will be political and environmental – wars, revolutions, and natural disasters always dominate historical memory. But perhaps more than any previous epoch, the 21st century […] The post Big Tech Trends For The 21st Century appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Inferiority Complex

    Al Johnson
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:32 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com By Al Johnson Are you looking to supercharge your Newsletter, Powerpoint presentation, Social media campaign or Website? Our universally recognized tech related comics can help you. Contact us for information on our commercial licensing rates. The post The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Inferiority Complex appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • Big Data In Music And The Movies

    Jason Sander
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Big Data In Music And The Movies We’ve touched briefly on the ever-expanding nature of big data in sports and the entertainment industry. The exponential growth of big data in all forms of entertainment is undeniable. Sports fans can track player stats, injuries, likelihood to make a play, right on their phones. Moviegoers can track […] The post Big Data In Music And The Movies appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • Tips For Data Security In The Cloud

    Sudhi Seshachala
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Security In The Cloud How can you be completely confident that the information you are storing or have already stored in the cloud is safe? The answer to this is — you can’t. However, you can adopt certain protective measures that will surely help find the answer. In this article, I have listed some approaches […] The post Tips For Data Security In The Cloud appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
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  • Why Should I Replace My Landline with VoIP?

    Basant Narayan Singh
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:42 am
    For generations, a landline phone connection was the hallmark of a reputable business, a company’s main method of communication with its current and potential customers. However, skyrocketing rates and evolving technologies are quickly leading to the decline of traditional voice calling.VoIP is one of the most exciting alternatives to landline voice calling, offering the same utility along with a range of advanced features such as visual voicemail and standard Caller ID. VoIP also offers much more affordable pricing than with established phone carriers, and small businesses will especially…
  • Your SaaS May Not be Multi-tenant–But Why Should You Care?

    Basant Narayan Singh
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Over the past couple of years, single-tenant vs. multi-tenant SaaS debate has been creating loads of buzz in the technology circles. Let me ask you a few questions:   1. Does multi-tenancy matter if you are a SaaS provider?   2. Does multi-tenancy matter if you are a SaaS subscriber - do you need to care if your SaaS is a single-tenant or multi-tenant?   If you are curious to know an instant and short answer, it’s an emphatic - YES, it matters! Either you are a SaaS provider or a SaaS consumer multi-tenancy matters to you. To simplify your decision making process let me tell…
  • The next generation IaaS: Multi-cloud via APIs

    Basant Narayan Singh
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    When you enquire about availability of a service to cloud IaaS providers, without fail they talk about three nines (99.9%), four nines, five nines uptime percentages and design for failure ideas. The leading IaaS service Amazon EC2 offers a 99.95% of service commitment and that translates to 4.38 hours of downtime per year (or 5.04 minutes per week). Rackspace offers 100% network uptime guarantee! Information – The above mentioned availability excludes scheduled downtime for maintenance apart from many other exclusions mentioned in mouse-print.Although on any given day the cloud service…
  • The Tech Everybody Should Want in 2015

    Basant Narayan Singh
    1 Feb 2015 | 5:19 am
    As each year goes by, we seem to be getting closer and closer to the futuristic technology that once only existed in science fiction. It’s a nice thing to dream about; after all, who wouldn't want a hover board or robot servant in their life?We may not be closer to any of these inventions, but there is already a selection of available technology that can change our day to day lives on the market.Personal 3D Printing3D Printing is already well known, but at the moment it’s only available for those with large bank accounts. For anyone who doesn’t know, this machine allows…
  • Entrepreneurs are Opting for Hosted PBX for Their Business - Are You?

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

  • If You Could Transform Your IT Strategy, Would You?

    GreenPages Blog
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:02 am
    As you may know, GreenPages recently launched our Transformation Services Group a new practice dedicated to providing customers with the agility, flexibility and innovation they need to compete in the modern era of cloud computing. This move was designed to allow us to help companies think beyond the near-term and to cast a vision for the business.  As we look at the market, we see a need to help organizations take a more revolutionary and accelerated approach to embracing what we call “New World” IT architectures.  While this is something we have been helping companies with for many…
  • Launching GreenPages’ Transformation Services Group

    GreenPages Blog
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    I am excited to announce that today, with the launch of GreenPages’ Transformation Services Group, GreenPages took a major step in the continuing evolution of our company. This evolution was done for one reason, and one reason only –to meet the needs of our customers as they strive to compete in today’s rapidly-changing business and technology environment. GreenPages’ new Transformation Services Group is a practice dedicated to providing customers with the agility, flexibility and innovation they need to compete in the modern era of cloud computing.  We see the establishment of…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 4/6/2015

    GreenPages Blog
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:22 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 4/6/2015. Microsoft celebrated its 40th anniversary. A data security lapse at Auburn University left personal information belonging to roughly 370,000 current, former and prospective students accessible online for months. Virginia became the first state to enact a digital identity law. The Apple Watch sold out within two hours of debuting at retail stores and online. This has pushed delivery times back until mid-June for many customers. Log Angeles has announced that it will implement…
  • Disaster Recovery as a Service: Does it make sense for you?

    Randy Weis
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:26 am
    Does disaster recovery as a service make sense for your organization? It is oftentimes more cost effective and less of a headache than traditional disaster recovery options. As the importance of information infrastructure and applications grows, disaster recovery continues to become more and more critical to a company’s success. In this video, I break down the benefits of Disaster Recovery as a Service and discuss how you go about finding a solution that fits your needs. Benefits include: You can get up and running in almost no time. Decrease implementation time from between 6…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 3/30/2015

    GreenPages Blog
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 3/30/2015. Google has banned China’s website certification authority after a security breach. A study revealed that almost half of smartphone users in the U.S said they cannot live without their phones. Obama authorized sanctions against hackers. Cisco will purchase SDN startup Embrane. Tech News Recap Google Bans China’s Website Certificate Authority After Security Breach Nearly Half of US Smartphone Users Say They Can’t Live Without Their Phones CIO Focus Interview:…
 
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  • Net Neutrality :: 9 Things you should know about this Chatriotism

    Piyush Somani
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:57 am
    There’s been a huge outcry all over the Internet about Net Neutrality, replica of America’s last year’s Net Neutrality event seems to be taking place in India as well. You should know and understand few things about this campaign and how you got into this Chatriotism ( Patriotism only on Chats) before you try to find any conclusion through this article:- At this point of time, Flipkart is India’s No. 6 most visited website, Amazon.in is at No.8 in Traffic rankings, while the Top spots belong to Google and Yahoo. Amazon has managed to improve it’s position in India significantly in…
  • Windows Server 2003 EOL – CIOs are you ready for migration?

    Nilesh
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:11 am
    14th July 2015, Windows server 2003 will be turned off official. But the question is how many companies will migrate on time. However, Microsoft will logically move towards a customized maintenance at full price. The clock is ticking and with a very little time remaining to complete the migration of computing machines that are still running on Windows server 2003, a version which is in the same route of XP, probably Microsoft will come out of extended official support program after a few months. According to Gartner, approximately 8 million servers OS instances are still running on 2003…
  • The 5WH Approach to Cloud Computing

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:32 am
    Who provides cloud services? Many of the leading IT industries provide cloud service. All of them vary in their services with unified motive of providing cloud services. But, yes! It is completely an end users choice who to choose as best partner. It should ideally be “the one who provides a  (vertical & horizontal) scalable, secure, highly compliant, high compute and flexible cloud service”. ESDS’s eNlight proudly offers an auto-scalable infrastructure with vertical and horizontal scaling capabilities. What is Cloud computing and what are its costs? Cloud computing is a computing…
  • Cloud computing: A broader perspective!

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:40 pm
    In my last blog, we saw various definitions of Cloud computing, along with conclusive definition as per me. This content will give you a broader perspective of Cloud computing. Cloud computing as briefed is a computing paradigm with virtual network of remote servers allowing users to store, process and access data; providing on-demand computational services with features like elasticity, scalability, security and redundancy. Cloud symbol is used to represent an Internet in diagrams and flowcharts. Symbol represents a set of varied devices that are networked together. This is how originated a…
  • How Cloud Computing Is Changing The Labor Market

    Pravin Ganore
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:34 pm
    With the growing popularity of Cloud Computing Solutions – Computing as a Service – business costs to launch new products, services or online platforms have been falling. Instead of large upfront investments in infrastructure, initiatives can begin modest and grow as needed. Thus, investment in personnel for the installation and support of this infrastructure also tends to fall. This means a decrease in the number of jobs IT ? Not necessarily. Cloud Computing And The Labor Market Unlike traditional IT architecture, which is based on number of servers (real or virtualized)…
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    Cloud Storage Buzz

  • Restoring Files with GameSave Manager

    Lindsay Doebler
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:30 pm
    If you remember last week, I went over how to use GameSave Manager to backup your game files and any software you might use with gaming. Now say some of your files have been corrupted or you had to format your hard-drive – something has happened that made you lose your precious game files. As long as you’ve been regularly backing up your files with GameSave Manager to your cloud storage of choice, you should have no worries about jumping right back into your games where you left off. Not to mention how easy the whole restore process is. Step 1: Launch GameSave Manager You should…
  • Top Dropbox Alternatives for 2015

    Lee
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
       It has been awhile since I have written a post about alternatives to Dropbox so I thought it might be a good time to take another look at the competition that has heated up around cloud storage. Looking back through the archives there was a post in 2011 looking at a few of the alternatives out there and then in 2013 there is a 10 Free Cloud Storage Options More Secure than Dropbox but the cloud storage market has certainly exploded since then with many more Dropbox alternatives with just as many features. There are many reasons why Dropbox has been, and continues…
  • Backing Up Game Files with GameSave Manager

    Lindsay Doebler
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
       It can be heart-wrenching to lose your game saves. Hundreds of hours lost to the ether! And since games use a variety of different file paths to save your progress, it can be difficult and tedious to track down all of your save files so you can back them up. GameSave Manager deals with both of these problems. It tracks down your save files, settings, screenshots – wherever they might be – and stores them all in one place that you can use as a back up or as a way to travel with your game saves. Today we’re just going to cover how to use GameSave Manager as a…
  • How To NSA Proof Your Cloud Storage and Backup

    Lee
    4 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
       If you dislike the idea of the possibility that some government agency, like the NSA or any of the Five Eyes snooping on the data you save in the cloud or even just to keep your data safe from any number of hackers and malware out there then there are steps you can take to make sure your data stays safe and not view able by anyone but you. Step One – Encryption The first step in keeping your data safe from prying eyes, no matter the source, is to encrypt your data on your local computer before it is ever uploaded to the cloud. There are any number of tools you can do that…
  • World Backup Day 2015

    Lee
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Happy World Backup Day! This is one of my favorite days of the year because it helps draw attention to the fact that people need to remember to not only backup their computers, smartphones and tablets but that they should also check their backups and make sure that they know how to restore their data from the backup as well. A backup is only as good as the ability to restore from the backup. World Backup Day put together a video this year that I thought was quite good. I have embedded it below so you can check it out. In past years there were often some great deals to be had on World Backup…
 
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    insideHPC

  • Key Benefits of SGI UV 2000 Architecture for Life Sciences

    staff
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    The SGI UV system is uniquely suited for bioinformatics and genomics by providing the computational capabilities and global shared memory architecture needed for even the most demanding sequencing and analytic tasks, including post sequencing and other data intensive workflows. The post Key Benefits of SGI UV 2000 Architecture for Life Sciences appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Call for Submissions: James Reinders to Keynote OpenMPCon 2015

    Rich Brueckner
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    The OpenMP Architecture Review Board today announced the Call for Submissions for OpenMPCon 2015, its annual gathering focused on the practical application of the OpenMP API. The event takes place Sept. 28-30 in Aachen, Germany.The post Call for Submissions: James Reinders to Keynote OpenMPCon 2015 appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Video: Shared File Performance in Lustre – Challenges and Solutions

    Rich Brueckner
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    "Large scale HPC IO is usually done either with a file per process or to a single shared file. Single shared file IO does not scale well in Lustre compared to file per process. This presentation from Cray's Patrick Farrell will give details, examine the reasons for this, and explore existing and potential solutions. Group locks and a new feature, lock ahead, will be discussed in the context of strided IO."The post Video: Shared File Performance in Lustre – Challenges and Solutions appeared first on insideHPC.
  • HPC People on the Move – April Edition

    lewey
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:53 am
    Dr. Lewey Anton brings us the scoop on who’s jumping ship and moving on up in high performance computing.The post HPC People on the Move – April Edition appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Video: Application-optimized Lustre Solutions for Big-Data Workflows

    Rich Brueckner
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    In this video from LUG 2015 in Denver, Robert Triendl from DDN presents: Application-optimized Lustre Solutions for Big-Data Workflows.The post Video: Application-optimized Lustre Solutions for Big-Data Workflows appeared first on insideHPC.
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  • ARM-based servers: The next evolution of the cloud?

    ricknotsodelgado
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
    (c)iStock.com/Rasica The benefits of cloud computing have already been well documented, from increased productivity among employees to giving companies added capabilities to expand their business. While the benefits are certainly helpful, that doesn’t mean the innovation that drives the cloud has gone away. If anything, new innovations are propelling the cloud to new levels, and one of those breakthroughs may be the next big thing in cloud computing: ARM (Advanced RISC Machine) processors. While ARM processors are an entirely new technology, their inclusion in servers used for the cloud…
  • Cloud continues to be important to businesses – but there’s no strategy in place

    James
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:26 am
    (c)iStock.com/backtasan1 Latest survey research from Cloud Sherpas has revealed while seven in 10 IT leaders view enterprise cloud software as central to their company’s success, only half have a formal cloud strategy in place. 82% of the more than 200 global respondents to the2015 Enterprise Cloud Report said cloud technology was a key part of their IT strategy. 36% of those polled said they were currently using multiple applications, while 31% said they were regularly using cloud daily. 52% of high tech and manufacturing respondents said they were using multiple cloud applications,…
  • Docker raises $95m in series D funding: Analyst describes “huge gamble” ahead

    James
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:58 pm
    (c)iStock.com/cnrn Open container platform Docker has announced $95m (£64.3m) in series D funding, in a move to “address the needs of the millions of ecosystem users and thousands of enterprises that have standardised on Docker’s technology.” The funding round was led by Insight Venture Partners, with eight other firms putting their change in the bowl, including new investors Coatue, Goldman Sachs and Northern Trust. Docker’s last funding round, in September 2014, was $40m (£27.1m), led by Sequoia. Overall, the company has raised around $160m…
  • Google Drive, Facebook and Twitter most popular business cloud apps – but are they safe?

    James
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:58 pm
    (c)iStock.com/shutter_m More than 15% of European organisations now use more than 1000 cloud apps with Google Drive, Facebook and Twitter the most popular, according to a report from Netskope. The findings, which appear in the April 2015 Netskope Cloud Report, saw iCloud and Salesforce make the top five. Five cloud storage apps (Google Drive, iCloud, OneDrive for Business, OneDrive and Dropbox) made the top 12, alongside four social apps (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn). Of the organisations analysed in the Netskope Cloud, over a quarter use more than 1000 apps, with the average number…
  • Cloud ‘reality check’ in store for IT leaders, report affirms

    James
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:03 pm
    (c)iStock.com/benoitb As we’re now full swing into 2015, there is certainly a greater understanding over the potential – and the limitations – of cloud computing. Research from NTT Communications has explored the varying issues and argued there needs to be a smoother migration path from the corporate data centre to the cloud. Similarly, even though cloud will claim a growing share of IT budgets in coming years, many IT decision makers don’t believe it is living up to its potential. The complexity of companies’ IT is growing and becoming difficult to manage. UK IT…
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  • Cloud Foundry Refcard Released

    billyt
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Cloud Foundry is a complex and constantly evolving technology. Here at ActiveState, one of the things we frequently hear from developers is that it can be difficult to get started with Cloud Foundry and keep track of the various functions and CLI commands. Therefore, we thought it would be useful to provide a tutorial summarizing this information in a handy reference guide. read more
  • How to Set up Cloud Foundry Without Using Wildcard DNS

    johnw
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Cloud Foundry documentation recommends configuring a wildcard DNS entry so that the routes to all apps deployed to the PaaS will be known by the DNS. But many corporate IT departments and cloud providers prohibit the use of wildcard entries in their DNS services.read more
  • Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2015 April

    philw
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:47 pm
    This week's CAB call started with Dr. Max introducing Chip Childers. Chip started by saying "Register for the Summit! Register for the Summit! Register for the Summit!". He was of course talking about the CF Summit, which is occurring 11th to 12th May in Santa Clara.read more
  • Simplifying IT Service Integration with PaaS: An Interview with Service-Flow's Kai Virkki

    mikek
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Helsinki, Finland is known as a center of technological innovation. Home to mobile phone pioneer Nokia and birthplace of Linux, the northernmost major city in Europe is currently one of the most vibrant hubs of technology startups in the world.read more
  • Amazon Dash Embodies the Stackato Vision: Part 1

    bernardg
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Last week we announced the release of “Enabling the Future of Applications: The Stackato Vision.” This video describes how the nature of information technology is changing -- from automating business-supporting processes to being the business offering itself.read more
 
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  • Microservices in Promise and Practice

    12 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Are microservices the cure for the ague of monolithic applications, or do they bring their own problems with them that monolithic architectures have circumvented? Are they capable of delivering applications that are easier to maintain and develop? How can they avoid the failings of Service-oriented architectures? Once more, Robert Sheldon gets to the heart of the technical issues.
  • The Internet of Things: A New World Order?

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Was the marketing hook 'The Internet of Things' conjured up before the technical definition? Are we being persuaded to spend money on fending off yet another fantasy tsunami of data? Already, we have televisions that listen to, and report, your conversations; so are we facing the Science Fiction future of gadgets that report where you go, who you visit and what medications you take? As Robert Sheldon says; "It's big, almost too big to get your arms around"
  • Application Containers For Cloud Computing

    10 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Containers promise to make applications more portable and efficient. The technology, originally based on Linux's cgroups, provides a way of running several applications as modular, platform-agnostic packages in isolation on the same server. Docker's open-source approach to containers has dominated the market, and Microsoft is producing its own equivalent Windows system. What next? Will Containers replace VMS? Robert Sheldon investigates.
  • Cloud Storage Replication Is Not Backup

    2 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The options that you need to select when setting up an Azure Storage service account allow you to specify the durability and high-availability of your data, but they don't provide for data recovery to a point-in-time. In fact, it means that some of the bad things that can happen to data are more efficiently replicated to all copies. Backup is quite a separate issue.
  • Amazon's Aurora: A Distributed SQL Database Alternative For MySQL Applications

    14 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    SQL-based distributed Cloud Relational databases aren't new, but Amazon's Aurora offers an alternative to SQL Azure, and, being MySQL-compatible, provides the obvious route to the cloud for hosted LAMP web applications. Is this of interest to the rest of us? Rob Sheldon investigates.
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    The State of Security

  • Killing the Kill Chain: Disrupting the Cyber Attack Progression

    Tyler Reguly
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    If, on Tuesday, you find yourself in San Francisco, with access to RSA, then I know how you should spend your time from 1PM PST. Alex Cox, Ken Westin, and I will be introducing our panel: Killing the Kill Chain: Disrupting the Cyber Attack Progression. Instead of talking about how you can preemptively stop an attack, we […]… Read More The post Killing the Kill Chain: Disrupting the Cyber Attack Progression appeared first on The State of Security.
  • RSA Conference 2015: Are You Ready?

    Maritza Santillan
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The most buzzed-about information security conference of the year is afoot, and we couldn’t be more excited! This year’s RSA show is expected to be bigger and bolder than ever, hosting more than 20,000 attendees and nearly 500 presentations on the latest discussions, trends and ideas the security community has to offer. Whether you’re a […]… Read More The post RSA Conference 2015: Are You Ready? appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Zero Day Dark Web Market ‘TheRealDeal’ Selling MS15-034 Exploit

    Ken Westin
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    A new dark web market has appeared, focused on the selling of 0-day exploit code. The market is called “TheRealDeal Market,” and although still in its infancy, there are already a few exploits listed. One exploit claims to target the recent MS15-034 Microsoft IIS Remote Code Execution vulnerability and comes with reverse shell and research information associated […]… Read More The post Zero Day Dark Web Market ‘TheRealDeal’ Selling MS15-034 Exploit appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Federating the AWS CLI

    Tripwire Guest Authors
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    Modern organizations that depend on SaaS have been increasingly adopting Identity Providers or single sign-ons (SSOs) in order to federate authentication back to home directory services. Most SSOs support SAML or OAuth, and a growing number of SaaS companies are jumping on board to eliminate the liability of storing customer password hashes. Although an SSO-integrated […]… Read More The post Federating the AWS CLI appeared first on The State of Security.
  • ‘Doctor Who’ Set to Become Film, Reveals WikiLeaks Trove of Hacked Sony Emails

    David Bisson
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:13 am
    According to a collection of leaked Sony emails and documents, the popular television show Doctor Who is projected to be made into a Hollywood blockbuster in the next few years. In a leaked email sent to Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive Michael Lynton, president of international production Andrea Wong reveals that she spoke to Danny […]… Read More The post ‘Doctor Who’ Set to Become Film, Reveals WikiLeaks Trove of Hacked Sony Emails appeared first on The State of Security.
 
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    Software Technology Blog

  • HealthKit vs Google Fit: A Comparative Analysis

    Sayali Doshi
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:37 am
    As digital health gains momentum, tech giants Apple and Google both have entered the Healthcare domain with their respective health platforms/frameworks last year. With iOS 8, latest OS for Apple’s smart devices, comes the Health Kit framework which works alongside its in-built Health app. And Google has announced that it has health tracking platform which runs on its web portal and android devices running 4.0 and above. Google Fit is a healthcare platform, developed by (no brownie points for guessing) “Google”. It utilizes various APIs to track/record data of various fitness activities…
  • JavaScript MVC Frameworks: Backbone, Ember and Angular JS – The Paradigm Shift and the Impact on Application Development

    Marketing Desk
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:49 am
    In this fast paced world, how many users would like to stare at loading screen or the spinning wheel, while the request or process is being completed? If your answer is “None”, you are spot on. The application developers’ work does not get easier with the myriad range of devices they need to cater to. We already have desktops, laptops,tablets, smartphones, smart TVs and adding further to this complexity are the distinctive characteristics of these devices like screen size, operating system, computing power, limited battery life, storage and many more. This leaves the developers to make…
  • Material Design: The New UI Language by Android

    Lalit Kumar
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:52 am
    In Google I/O conference 2014, Google had unveiled its latest version of mobile operating system – “Android Lollipop” also referred to as “Android L”. The Android L brought some under the hood changes such as support for 64 bit processors and a new runtime environment, known as Android Run Time (ART). ART, which uses Ahead of Time (AOT) compilation, replaced the Dalvik virtual machine which uses Just in Time (JIT) compilation. It also included features which are more visible and evident to the users upfront. The list includes a refreshed notification system, device sharing,…
  • Techniques in IT Security- An Overview

    Eshan Sarpotdar
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    IT security has always been a burning issue on the chief information officer’s (CIO) plate. We see websites, applications and emails being hacked to retrieve sensitive information pertaining to an individual or a company. Ever wondered why emerging or established companies fall prey to such attacks performed by hackers? One of the main reasons is poor investment in security measures. So what is IT Security all about and what wonders does it play against these hackers? IT security is all about protecting a system to its lengths and breadths. Cyber security focuses on protecting networks,…
  • How Cloud Can Transform Your Start-up

    Marketing Desk
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:13 am
    Many startups struggle in their initial days, the common problems faced are related to infrastructure, technology, and finances. It’s like carrying a huge and heavy backpack uphill to win the race or to make a mark in the industry. How about loosening those straps and removing the unwanted clutter and racing straight to the finish line? Cloud technology has proven in the past that it is the right lever which reduces the effort in the above mentioned goals. Some of the objectives that cloud technology could help achieve are:   Speed up development cycles Reduce operating costs Swiftly…
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    Intelligent Technical Solutions

  • Choosing a Secure Password

    jharwe
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    How to Choose a Great Password Hackers have become very skilled at cracking passwords that were previously thought to be unbreakable. With every passing year, consumers and business owners must find better methods for choosing unique passwords that no one would be able to guess. The following three tips will help you create a password […]
  • Outsourcing Your IT Services

    jharwe
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:03 am
    Outsourcing IT Support in 2015: What Services You Really Need With recent advances in technology, the cost of outsourcing information technology services has drastically decreased over the last decade. From spending thousands per month to paying a small retainer, businesses of all sizes can now afford to hire a technology firm to solve all of […]
  • Recovering Word After a Crash

    jharwe
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:01 am
    How to Recover Unsaved Documents in Microsoft Office Programs Whether your computer recently automatically shut down for updates or crashed because of a technical glitch, any documents that were open and being worked on prior to the shut down might have been lost in the process. Luckily, the following tips will help you recover work […]
  • Avoiding IT Disasters

    jharwe
    3 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    How to Avoid Most IT Disasters While you may not know it, most IT related disasters are caused by human error. Whether an attachment was downloaded that contained a malicious file or an improper password was entered into the system more than a few times, computers seldom crash on their own. Help prevent technology disasters […]
  • Securing Your Company’s Data

    jharwe
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Steps To Take To Make Sure Your Company’s Data Is Secure Data is your business’s lifeline. However, there are a number of things that can threaten your data. For example, a virus can destroy your company’s customer records. Data can also be stolen by hackers. The good news is that there are a number of […]
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    Corvisa Blog

  • [VIDEO] Employees Give You an Inside Look at Corvisa

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    In less than a year’s time, Corvisa has almost doubled the size of its employee ranks. What’s the secret sauce behind getting and keeping top-notch people in today’s competitive tech marketplace? Watch this short video to get our employees’ take on why they enjoy working at Corvisa.
  • Join Us for a Post-Enterprise Connect Tweet Jam

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Have questions or comments on choosing the right cloud approach? Join us for a post-Enterprise Connect Tweet Jam on Wednesday, April 22 from 2-3 p.m. CST.
  • Codebox Acquisition to Further Expand Corvisa’s True PaaS Summit Platform

    8 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Corvisa today announced that it has acquired Codebox, a web-based developer IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Corvisa will integrate the Codebox IDE into its Summit Platform to facilitate faster, easier development of real-time communications applications by both businesses and independent developers.
  • On-Premise Providers: 10 Things They Don't Want You to Know

    7 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    When a potential sale is on the line, there are some things an on-premise provider would prefer you just didn’t know. To avoid keeping you in the dark, we’re shining some light on 10 facts often locked away in on-prem closets.
  • How Celebrities Can Bring Out the Star Quality in Your Agents

    1 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    While not all celebrities make for the best role models, their very public personas can provide us with a collective point of view and relatable benchmark when it comes to public opinion. Corvisa's Brandon Knight explores celebrity personas and what they teach us about customer service in a new article featured in Contact Professional.
 
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  • Skytap Whiteboard: Resolving SDLC Constraints with EaaS

    Jason English
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Welcome to the Skytap Whiteboard series, where bold new ideas are sketched out — almost as fast as we make them into reality! Today’s episode, just under 6 minutes, is from our own George Stamos, giving you the quick scoop on how the “drift” between dev/test environments and conflicts over the few remaining available lab resources is not just a quality problem, it is a serious velocity problem. Watch and learn here: Skytap Whiteboard: Dealing with SDLC Constraints in Cloud through EaaS   By using Skytap EaaS with cloud resources, teams are able to rapidly clone…
  • The Impact of Trust on the Success and Failure of DevOps

    Noel Wurst
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    We sat down with Paul Farrall, Skytap’s new VP of Operations, and the president-elect of SIM Seattle, to discuss his successes and failures within his own DevOps initiatives. His experience helps prove the importance of trust between teams. SIM Seattle will host the 2015 Seattle Technology Leadership Summit on May 20th. Noel: Hi Paul! Let’s dive right in. Where were you before Skytap, and what’s something from your background that you’re exceptionally proud of? Paul: I was born and raised in Delaware, and I originally came to Seattle to work on my PhD in chemistry/physics at…
  • Feedback Culture Promotes Continuous UX-Rich Design

    Noel Wurst
    2 Apr 2015 | 7:13 am
    With this week’s focus on how Skytap “does” design, we sat down with our principal UX architect to learn more about where the inspiration comes from to continuously not just keep up with, but exceed both business and customer demands across numerous platforms. Noel: Just to start off, if you’ll take a minute to introduce yourself, what your role is at Skytap, and what you’re currently working on – that would be great. Roderick: I’m Roderick Sauskojus, and I lead the UX team as the Principal UX architect at Skytap. Some of our current projects include Environment…
  • Skytap Mobile App Enables Admins to Quickly Complete Critical Tasks

    Noel Wurst
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Our new mobile app is now available for download, and we had a chance to sit down with Brian White, Skytap’s vice president of products to learn what all went into the app’s design, and how it allows Skytap administrators to do their job quickly and on the go. Noel: Let’s talk about the new Skytap Admin mobile app. Was this something that our customers were expecting, or asking for, or was this more of a response to the global trend toward mobility? Brian: We started the project because there are many day-to-day tasks that can be done from a mobile device, and we wanted to see…
  • The Joys of Continuous Disruption at Skytap

    Noel Wurst
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    One of our collective goals for 2015 is to really up our hiring and recruiting efforts in every department here at Skytap. As a colleague wrote earlier this year, this office is brimming with creative, contagious energy, and with a fresh round of funding to close out 2014, we’re scaling on a personnel level right alongside the product we’re providing to businesses around the globe. We’ve seen a number of new hires come on board this year, and thanks to our recent open house networking event, we’ll soon be adding even more, and with room still to grow! Obviously we’re looking for…
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    stackdriver.com

  • A Bit of Spring Cleaning for Stackdriver

    Dan
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:24 pm
    We are happy to announce several important enhancements to your Stackdriver service. New Support Team and Email Front-line support for Stackdriver is now provided by the Google Cloud Support Team.  The goal of this transition is to decrease the time it takes for you to get the help that you need.   Moving forward, please send support requests to stackdriver-support@google.com or complete the support form in the app under “Help” (top-right corner of the screen).   ElastiCache Tags ElastiCache tags are now displayed in the application, available for grouping, and for limiting your…
  • Stackdriver Now Supports AWS Kinesis

    Dan
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:18 am
    You can now use Stackdriver to monitor your AWS Kinesis streams. Stackdriver automatically discovers your Kinesis resources, collects Kinesis metrics from CloudWatch, and includes rich service and stream-level dashboards with no configuration. Kinesis Dashboard   You can configure alerting policies to notify you if Kinesis metrics cross a specified threshold. Kinesis Alert Configuration You can also integrate Kinesis metrics into custom dashboards. Available metrics include latency (put and get), bytes (put and get), number of shards, and more. Adding Kinesis Metrics to a Custom…
  • Using Resource Groups to Monitor Large Environments with Stackdriver

    Dan
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    As your AWS infrastructure becomes more complex, so too does the task of monitoring the environment. In this post, I will highlight three ways that you can use resource groups to get the most out of Stackdriver’s dashboards and alerting capabilities as you scale. 1. Define Your Topology Resource groups are the primary organizing concept within the Stackdriver service.  You define groups based on criteria, such as resource names, tag key/value pairs, AWS accounts, cloud regions, and more. Group Definition Given that groups are filter-driven, any existing or future resources that match…
  • New Features: AWS CloudFront Monitoring, AWS Frankfurt, ELB Tags, and more

    Dan
    5 Jan 2015 | 5:55 pm
    We have been pretty quiet on the blog lately. Let’s change that. For starters, I will take this opportunity to highlight some recent enhancements to the Stackdriver service, including monitoring for AWS CloudFront, support for the AWS Frankfurt Region, and integration of tags for Elastic Load Balancers. Please check back soon for more news. AWS CloudFront Monitoring Stackdriver now automatically discovers your CloudFront distributions, collects CloudFront metrics, and includes both a service-level dashboard and individual dashboards for each of your distributions. CloudFront Service…
  • Relational or NoSQL Database? Survey Results

    Kelly Rice
    5 May 2014 | 10:57 am
    Last week, we posted a survey question: What type of database do you use for your application? We were curious to know which is most commonly used: relational, NoSQL or a combination of the two, as well as what the use case is. 18 respondents give us some insight into these questions. Check out the results: An equal number of respondents (7) use relational as those that use both, whereas only 3 respondents use strictly NoSQL. Interestingly, a majority of respondents use their database of choice for big data analytics use cases, often in tandem with another option (respondents could select…
 
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    I am OnDemand

  • How Often Do Tech Blogs Post? FYI: TechCrunch Published 1,076 Articles in January

    Ofir Nachmani
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    The web is exploding with content and publications about the cloud and technology, which can make it challenging to garner attention for your own blog’s content. Consequently, we created Ideation, a tool that aggregates hundreds of thousands of articles from tech publishers ranging from giant tech blogs, such as TechCrunch, to small cloud startup blogs. All you do is search for a keyword(s) or topic, then Ideation automatically finds and ranks current related articles according to the amount of shares that they receive on social platforms. Ideation is comparable to BuzzSumo, but the big…
  • Calling All Tech Bloggers, Writers and Evangelists!

    Ofir Nachmani
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    IOD is growing and we’re looking for high quality, professional tech bloggers and writers to join the team! Whether your forte is creative writing or on the more technical side, we’re looking for writers with varying degrees of expertise in a realm we like to call ‘creative technical writing’. What we’re looking for: Fluent English speakers (preferably North American) Excellent writing, grammar, spelling and formatting A work style that is extremely detail oriented Strong communication skills 1 year of content/technical writing Marketing background is a plus Knowledge of cloud…
  • I Love the Cloud: My Never-Ending Journey with the AWS

    IOD Community
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    [GUEST POST] I started exploring the cloud computing world around 5 years ago, and I must admit that my initial understanding of the cloud was a disaster. At first, it was difficult to find a comprehensive definition, but I finally settled on one from the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). It clearly defined the cloud’s attributes and models, and removed my doubts regarding what falls under the cloud umbrella. The experience that I had finding this definition made me realize that I wanted there to be an easier way for others to find it, as well. Therefore, I decided to…
  • 5 Things You Should Know About Continuous Deployment…by the Man Who Coined the Term

    Ofir Nachmani
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:28 am
    Tech Guru Timothy Fitz on making the jump to Continuous Deployment, the buzz around DevOps, and why GitHub has set back Software Departments by 5-10 years… BlazeMeter invited me to ask 5 key questions to Timothy Fitz – the man who coined and popularized Continuous Deployment. Here are the results: How would you define continuous deployment and how is it different to continuous delivery? Timothy Fitz: This is a great question that isn’t frequently asked, since it is often assumed that they both mean the same thing. Usually, when people refer to continuous delivery, they…
  • The Butterfly Effect of Uncontrolled Cloud Operations Change

    IOD Community
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:41 pm
    The rapid development of SaaS applications in the cloud means more and more people, features and open source applications are combining together into one huge platform. Due to the immediacy of software development, a major challenge for software vendors is to audit changes in their application environments, such as system configurations. The problem is that any `change performed at any stage of an operation can impact other areas of an application. This digital butterfly effect can be very detrimental in today’s fast-paced, on-demand environment. It becomes even more destructive when these…
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  • Time Puts Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella on 100 Most Influential People List

    Denise Sullivan
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, has made the list of Time’s 100 Most Influential People. It is the first time in history that the software giant’s leader has made the cut. Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEOimage credit: Kimber Jakes Nadella earned his master’s degrees in both computer science and business administration prior to joining the Microsoft team in 1992. It was during his tenure as a team member that he led the charge to create their cloud services unit. Satya Nadella on 100 Most Influential People List As the leader of the Microsoft’s cloud service unit, he consistently brought the…
  • AtNetPlus Walks Away With NEO Success Award for 2015

    Vladimir Covic
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:29 pm
    AtNetPlus, a provider of IT, cloud and web solutions for small and medium businesses has received its sixth consecutive NEO Success Award, the company announced on its website yesterday. Awardsimage credit: William Hartz President and partner at AtNetPlus, Jim Laber, said the following about his company winning the NEO Success Award for the sixth time in as many years: “Receiving this award for the sixth consecutive year is a real honor. We continue to expand our business within Northeast Ohio, while also helping other businesses and building our communities.” AtNetPlus found…
  • Revert Awarded Additional $1.2 Million

    Victoria Kazz
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:14 am
    Cloud backup service Revert raised an additional $1.2 million in financial support. This brings their overall funding to more than $1.6 million. image credit: 401(k) 2012 Revert Fundraising Punakaiki Fund led the second round of investing for Revert. Interested technology and existing investors joined together to discuss what Revert has to offer and why it’s deserving of significant funding. Founder and CEO of the company Rich Chetwynd commented: “Our latest round of investment enables us to extend our proven backup solution out to more SaaS applications and to introduce intelligent…
  • Dropbox Bug Bounty Rewards Hackers with Money

    Denise Sullivan
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    Dropbox (Editor Rating: 40) is asking for trouble, to an extent. The cloud storage giant has put up a bounty for anyone who can breach their system and then tell them about it, so they can fix the problem. Rewardimage credit: auntneecey This is the first time ever Dropbox has offered to pay a bounty to anyone who can find a bug in their system. Rewards are starting at $216, but there is no limit to the amount one can receive from finding a weakness in their security. Dropbox Bug Bounty in Full Effect The new bug bounty program does have a few restrictions that researchers must follow.
  • T3 Frameworks for JavaScript Applications Open Sourced by Box

    Vladimir Covic
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:14 am
    Enterprise storage company Box revealed on Wednesday that it has open sourced the technology dubbed T3 Frameworks for deploying large scale JavaScript applications. Solutionimage credit: GotCredit One of the problems that Box has been facing for some time now was that it has outgrown its code-base. What was once maintained by one or two engineers, now needs dozens. Why Was T3 Needed? Features were just being piled on top of each other, with engineers being sometimes overly cautions of altering anything. Simply put, no one knew what these changes might affect. In order to deal with this issue,…
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  • $35 Million in Funding to Help Customers Win in the Cloud Economy

    Chris Barbin
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:54 am
    Today we announced that we have raised an additional $35 million in funding led by Fidelity Management & Research Company. The technology industry is rife with new rounds of funding - from the $200 million Series D announced this week by our friends at Domo to the $2.8 billion Series E that Uber raised earlier… Read More
  • Employee Spotlight: A Q&A with Financial Analyst, Joshua Fleischer, Recognized as One of Indiana’s Top 25 Tech Builders

    Appirio
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Indianapolis, IN is home to one of Appirio’s most prosperous offices as well as some of the company’s greatest leaders. TechPoint, deemed the voice and catalyst of Indiana’s tech ecosystem, recently recognized some of those great leaders and contributors to the state’s thriving tech sector in their inaugural list of Indiana’s “Tech25.” This list designates… Read More
  • 6 Keys to a Successful Cornerstone OnDemand Deployment

    Appirio
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:53 am
    By Brian Sabin While working with clients on a daily basis implementing Cornerstone OnDemand, I’ve had many opportunities to see what worked well, and what might have worked better if we had the chance to do it over again. Clients that have taken steps to thoroughly plan their project, stick to their planned scope, and… Read More
  • Workday Financial Management: Click, Click, You’re There

    Dan P. Haigh
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    What’s the first thing you do when an idea pops into your head? For example, if you’re thinking about going to Yosemite this weekend, flying to Las Vegas, or even just going out to dinner, what’s the first thing you do? Do you get out a phone book? No. Do you look around your house… Read More
  • Why Nobody Uses Your Employee Portal

    Jiordan Castle
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    Traditional employee portals exist for 2 chief functions: IT and HR services. Need to put in a Help Desk ticket? Go to the portal. Want to request PTO? The portal’s your answer. But we expect today’s employee portal to do much more. Say your employees want to get crowdsourced solutions from colleagues or remote access… Read More
 
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  • Onion’s Omega Looks to Redefine IoT Innovation

    Erick Wingfield
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:48 am
    Onion has produced a MIPS-based IoT connector that gives developers the ability to create IoT inventions using a tiny piece of hardware. Onion is calling this new product Omega and the Toronto based company has raised over $160,000 on Kickstarter. The six figure investment smashes Onion's modest goal of only raising $15,000 for the project. Onion is based out of Toronto, Canada. The upstart brand looks to market the Omega IoT device to developers, who can then leverage the REST API platform to create new innovations. If you are familiar with mini computers, you might be impressed that Omega…
  • Mercedes Benz Introduces Cloud Apps for the Car

    CloudWedge Staff
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:43 am
    Mercedes Benz has introduced cloud based apps for its many of its most popular automobile lineups. The feature is being released within Mercedes Benz automobiles that are being built specifically for the Indian market, however, other regions will likely get the same type of features and functionality. When consumers go to purchase their Mercedes Benz, they can get the COMAND Online add-on, which gives the owner a smart device that sits on the center dashboard of the car. The device, which looks like a tablet, gives the driver push button access to a cornucopia of apps for their car. With the…
  • AWS CTO Dismisses Hybrid Cloud as Destination for Operations

    CloudWedge Staff
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:02 am
    Amazon Web Services CTO Werner Vogels has made headlines with his comments at the AWS Summit concerning the future of hybrid cloud. As organizations look to move their operations into the cloud, many businesses find themselves stuck in cloud purgatory, figuratively speaking. Hybrid cloud has become one of the hottest growth verticals over the past few years. Hybrid gives businesses the ability to utilize the public cloud alongside their existing private cloud operations, whenever that scenario should make sense. Vogels said, "We have built a whole set of services that allow you to run…
  • IBM’s X-Force Exchange Delivers Cyber Threat Data from the Cloud

    Erick Wingfield
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:54 am
    IBM's X-Force Exchange is a 700TB database that contains data on cyber attacks. IBM has announced that they've released X-Force Exchange into the IBM cloud. By putting the X-Force Exchange database in the cloud, organizations can gain insights on malicious code. IBM mentions that X-Force Exchange provides actionable threat data relating to the cyber crimes happening around the world. X-Force Exchange has the ability to provide real-time indications of an attack, thus allowing an organization to react accordingly. Cyber security professionals agree that criminal online operations typically use…
  • Cloud Connected Smart ATMs Could Change Industry

    Erick Wingfield
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:35 am
    NCR is an electronics vendor is based out of Duluth, GA. Once known as National Cash Register, NCR is known for producing walk up kiosks, POS terminals, ATMs and more. NCR has recently unveiled its idea to create a Smart ATM.  The concept of a Smart ATM is to move the ATM's cash point operations into the cloud. Industry professionals say that there's a growing need for Smart ATMs. Traditional bank ATMs have become more susceptible to fraud tactics such as card skimming. Most traditional ATMs run on a Windows based platform. The core operating system in ATMs has never really been a problem.
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  • ENR Webinar | Risks and Rewards of Project Management in the Cloud

    admin
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:40 pm
    ENR will convene a panel of construction industry experts who have made the move and ask them to tell us how they minimized the risk during the transition, and what they have learned—and gained—by moving project management to the cloud. The post ENR Webinar | Risks and Rewards of Project Management in the Cloud appeared first on LoadSpring.
  • Project Management Software Deployment and Dogfooding

    admin
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    On the face of it, making meals for canine companions sounds like a relatively small market. Sure, there are many dogs and dog-lovers, but dog food isn’t as big a sector as construction, automotive, energy and so on. But then, what we’re really talking about here is not dog food, but ‘dogfooding’. This term refers to the use companies – especially those in the IT sector – make themselves of the products and services they sell to others. The concept is that if an enterprise expects customers to buy its offering and adhere to its recommendations, the enterprise itself should also…
  • Has the Art Gone Out of Project Management?

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Software is eating the world. So says Marc Andreessen, Netscape founder, pointing out that more and more businesses and industries are using software as a fundamental and essential plank in their operating platforms. That includes project management. Schedule pressure and complexity now means that automated project management applications are no longer a luxury, but indispensable. But software is ones and zeroes, yesses and noes, and no room for maybes. Does that mean that projects will now become number-crunching exercises and that experience and intuition can be consigned to the concept…
  • Getting Value Out of Social Project Management

    admin
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:48 pm
    The warm glow of social networking may have already enchanted a billion Facebook users, but what about project management? Perhaps you’re still pondering the potential of getting different project actors to communicate with each other. If so, it may be good to take a step back and consider enterprise project portfolio management (EPPM) first. By taking a holistic view of all the project activity in an organization, management can use EPPM to better decide the priorities and the resource allocations that will be best overall – rather than on a project by project basis. That knowledge comes…
  • Change Management Processes and Project Management Success

    admin
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    If the only constant is now change, it sounds like change management could be a major factor in achieving the expected results for a project. But change management also needs to happen in several ways. Just changing dates and checking for resource conflicts may not be enough. Good change management typically also needs to address the people part of the equation. That can be anything from ensuring that everybody is ‘on-board’ for a new deliverable timeline, to installing new priorities, work approaches, habits and attitudes. (Ordered) Democracy is the Order of the Day In many industries,…
 
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  • Colocation Buyers Guide

    Shirin
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:29 am
    The Colocation Buyers Guide Has Moved! Please check it out here.        Related StoriesColocation Pricing – Beginning Your Data Center SearchCool But Unusual Colocation ProvidersAttention RSS Reader Subscribers 
  • Colocation Pricing – Beginning Your Data Center Search

    Shirin
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
      In past articles, we’ve covered how to purchase colocation services which guided our readers from the point after choosing several providers and then narrowing down their search. The goal of this article is to help firms choose the initial data centers that will be included in their sourcing project. We felt that if we spoke about the business factors which drive colocation pricing it would allow companies to make better decisions. In essence, we’d like to outline why pricing varies between facilities and what type of pricing you should expect to pay based on your…
  • Why Are IT Departments Hated?

    Shirin
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    While reading this article, keep in mind the recent security breaches faced by well known corporations. The animosity between IT departments and end users has existed from the earliest days of corporate computing and is more intense than the Mac vs PC debate. Today we attempt to answer the question, Why Are IT departments Hated? Dilbert author, Scott Adams could almost launch a brand new franchise based on the hilarity of Mordac, “preventor of IT services” who creates corporate IT policy that can only be for the purpose of torturing end users. While I’ve been subjected to…
  • Cool But Unusual Colocation Providers

    Shirin
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:43 am
      For most IT departments your general fare colocation providers are a perfect fit. In todays post we’ll talk about some alternate colocation providers that have come up with creative solutions for data center space in places you’d least suspect. 1. Datacenter in a Datacenter On occasion I’ll work with startups that need reliable colocation space for their gear but they don’t need a full cabinet just yet. Additionally a full cabinet with a Tier 3 or 4 facility can be outside the budget of bootstrapped start ups. So a datacenter within a datacenter is where a…
  • Top 15 CIO Challenges of 2014

    Shirin
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
      This is our top 15 list of CIO challenges for 2014 delivered in no particular order based on recent discussions with our clients.   1. Constant pressure from finance to reduce costs. CIOs probably answer the question “Couldn’t we save money by doing this in the Cloud” far too often. Each time the question is asked, a small part of a CIOs soul dies I am told. Most CIOs understand the economies of scale that they’ve achieved in-house and many have explored the cloud on more than one occasion. Perhaps only a detailed cost analysis using a spreadsheet full of visual basic…
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  • Hackers Enjoying Payday Loans in a Different Way

    Gwen Harkness
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Most Notable Info It would seem online payday loans are even more dangerous than users expected. Bloomberg did a report on how hackers can cash in on these payday loans. Sky-high rates aren't the only worry for cash-strapped consumers. Online lenders specializi...
  • Podcast: New Cybercrime Reports, Attacks and Fines, and Pushdo's Comeback With Fidelis' Mike Buratowski

    Jeff Peters
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    In Episode 22 of the Cybercrime and Business Podcast, the gang runs down the top breaches and cyber-attacks from the past week of SurfWatch Labs' data and talks about some of the big news making headlines including the release of Verizon's 2015 Data Breach Investigations ...
  • Typosquatting: Legitimate Threat or Obsolete Attack?

    Matt Lichtfuss
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:51 am
    It seems like every week here at HackSurfer our team of authors write about a new vulnerability, exploit, or massive attack against organizations and consumers alike. There are several types of cyber threats that are not mentioned very frequently. One of these threats is a method ...
  • Marriott International, Rossel & Cie, and Homebridge: Cyber Week in Review

    Matt Lichtfuss
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:48 pm
    TV5Monde dominates as the week’s top trending target, knocking off last week’s number one target of Israeli Citizens. On the evening of April 8, TV5Monde – a global French television network – lost control of their television channels and social media account after they...
  • WildPackets Becomes Savvius, Releases New Product to Aid Cyber Investigations

    Jeff Peters
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:28 am
    Last month when we spoke to WildPackets, which today officially changed its name to Savvius, product marketing manager Gabe Dixon talked of the difficulties in capturing and analyzing all of the information around potential security incidents. For one, the increase in a...
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  • Key Elements of a Private Cloud Storage Strategy

    mitesh51
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Private cloud storage is an internal storage space contained in a large enterprise or corporation, for example. It allows for all the same features of public cloud storage however it is an answer to poor security and performance. A private cloud storage service involves maintaining and managing an enterprise’s data. This ensures for enhanced security and performance functions as the data is not on an unstructured storage server such as a public cloud storage model. Cloud computing performs key functions to ensure the effectiveness of huge amounts of shared resources within a private cloud…
  • Mobile Cloud Computing to Pace Up With IT Trends

    mitesh51
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Mobile cloud computing represents the combination of mobile networks and cloud computing that is employed to provide valued benefits to users of mobile networks, operators of these networks and providers of cloud computing services. Mobile cloud computing or MCC for shorts is used to provide the possibility of executing complex applications on a different array of mobile devices, with the goal of providing content that is both rich and dynamic. Because of this, mobile cloud computing offers a completely new business options to network operators and cloud service providers. Even more…
  • Salesforce Ventures Cement their Presence in the Cloud with SaaS ERP

    mitesh51
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:42 pm
    Salesforce Ventures Cement their Presence in the Cloud with SaaS ERP: If a company can raise venture capital to the tune of $110 million, like FinancialForce has been able to do, one can expect them to be providing a game-changing product, right? A cursory glance at FinancialForce (FF) ERP may lead one to brush it aside as hardly ground-breaking. FF is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed to operate within Salesforce.com’s cloud platform using their related products like Salesforce ANT migration tools – hardly anyone’s idea of cutting edge technology. But, closer…
  • Cloud computing: What does a CEO need to know about it?

    mitesh51
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    There’s no doubt that the world of information technology is changing rapidly. The majority of these changes can be utilized in daily business. The businesses that don’t utilize this technology will be left behind and see their market share tumble. Unfortunately, this rapid development and the way many big businesses have set up their infrastructures make it very challenging for businesses to keep up with these changes. An IBM survey compiled in 2010 revealed that most CEOs are aware of the issue but less than half of them believed their companies were able to deal with these changes. The…
  • Manage Security Groups in Red Hat OpenStack

    mitesh51
    8 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    Security groups are sets of IP filter rules. It can be assigned to Project instances and they are project specific. It describes networking access to the instance. All projects have a default security group that is applied to any instance that has no other defined security group and it has default deny all policy for incoming traffic. How to create a Security Group: Go to Project > Compute > Access & Security Click on “Create Security Group” -> Provide name and description. Verify the new Security Group in the Red Hat OpenStack Dashboard. Click on Manage Rules for…
 
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  • Interactive Push on iOS using App42 Cloud

    Rajeev Ranjan
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    Apple has introduced an exciting API in iOS 8 which facilitates one of the most awaited feature for Apps i.e. Interactive Push Notification. This enables your users to have access to some additional functionality even if they are outside your … Continue reading → The post Interactive Push on iOS using App42 Cloud appeared first on .
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    Rajeev Ranjan
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:01 am
    It has always been a challenge to integrate push notifications into a project which is not written in a native language. Cocos2dx projects which are based on C++ also fall in this category and have to face the same challenge.  Since … Continue reading → The post Push Notifications Plugin for your Cocos2dx App appeared first on .
  • The Octagon Theory 3 – Cross-Platform Multiplayer Turn-based Strategy Game

    Suyash Mohan
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:57 am
    The Octagon Theory 3, recently released on Apple App Store, is a game that one must not miss to play. If you are a fan of Turn-Based strategy game, then this game will definitely excite you. “The Octagon Theory 3 … Continue reading → The post The Octagon Theory 3 – Cross-Platform Multiplayer Turn-based Strategy Game appeared first on .
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    Rajeev Ranjan
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:14 am
    Apple Watch: the most convenient way to have an eye on your iPhone Apps without picking it out of your pocket every time. Which next move can become a revolution, you never know. As always Apple is trying to start … Continue reading → The post WatchKit : An Overview appeared first on .
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    17 Feb 2015 | 6:37 am
    Measuring Growth of your App encompasses monitoring different metrics like Number of Users, Number of Installations, DAUs (Daily Active Users),WAUs (Weekly Active Users), MAUs (Monthly Active Users), ARPU (Average Revenue per User) and many more. Measuring these metrics should be … Continue reading → The post Measuring Growth Parameters for your App with App42 appeared first on .
 
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  • Get Cooking: 4 Questions to Develop Your MSP’s Secret Sauce

    Marc Shaw
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    One challenge many businesses face is how to distinguish themselves from the competition. This is even more difficult in the Managed Service Provider space, shaped to a large degree by customer need on the one hand and by available technology on the other. The tasks of staying up to date on the technology, hiring reliable techs with a high degree of expertise, managing clients, fleshing out the service offering and internal processes is enough to take up more than all of your time. How then do you distinguish yourself and make sure you have an edge when it comes time to make a competitive…
  • Outside-In: How Your IT Department Has to Change Now!

    Marc Shaw
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:41 pm
    With the widespread adoption of cloud computing, IT departments are undergoing rapid change. Some of these changes cause confusion, conflict, and job insecurity. Many IT directors are unsure of how to position themselves going forward. Similarly, business owners are uncertain of what to expect from their IT department. This ambiguity and role confusion can create insecurity and mistrust in and of itself. Traditionally, a good IT manager could manage internal support, maintain a break-fix presence internally, ensure the stability and security of their system, deliver some applications, and…
  • To Hire or Not to Hire: 5 HR tips for IT SMBs

    Marc Shaw
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:12 pm
    It’s a time worn adage that HR can make or break a company. Hire the right people, so the logic goes, and you can both maximize earnings and minimize losses. While our experience is with staffing for a small Managed Services Provider, these principles will apply to businesses across a wide spectrum. A good hire understands their role, communicates well, goes above and beyond their job description, takes direction, takes ownership, and advances business goals from their position. If the position is client facing, it becomes all the more important that the employee be healthy, presentable,…
  • Redmond, We Have a Problem: 5 Tips On Breaking Bad News To IT Clients

    Marc Shaw
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Unwelcome news can be nerve wracking all around. When something happens that compromises the service you provide to a client, there’s anxiety about losing the relationship and losing the business. In IT, the problem can be compounded since often a customer’s IT infrastructure isn’t one component of their service, but foundational. A service outage can leave a client, whether private or public, completely crippled for the duration of the problem. As service providers we take pride in the service we provide and go to great lengths to build trust through superior delivery and integrity.
  • Mind The Gap: Providing IT Services That Scale

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

    Bhavna Singh
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    Cloud security is an important issue and customers are right to concern about their data security on cloud. Not taking data security seriously may cause your businesses years to recover from data loss or disaster and will not be guarantee for complete data recovery, so it is a severe factor to consider and to employee a strategic approach for sensitive data management. Cloud based file sharing also comes along with a unique set of security and challenges. Being a best managed service provider, it’s your job to plan a strategy for covering every security issue. No doubt, moving to cloud…
  • Trends You Need To Know About Enterprise Cloud Computing

    Ankit Garg
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Cloud computing revolutionize IT and business by making it available as a utility over the internet. Cloud computing is a major technology trending that has flood the market over the last two years. It sets the new approach to IT that facilitates businesses to deliver IT services with reduced emphasis on the constriction of traditional software and hardware licensing models. The trend in the market related to technologies continues to evolve and change rapidly and cloud computing is one of top 10 strategic technology trends to address. Key Trends: Rise in cloud services: Cloud computing…
  • Benefits to Buy A Linux VPS

    Prateek Sarkar
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    Virtual Private Servers are offered by all major cloud service providers with either of the two operating systems, Windows or Linux. Although the type of virtual server that you would opt for largely depends on the kind of application that you want to host, whether it’s a windows based application or a php based website. But it has been pretty well proven that Linux virtual servers are a better bet than their Windows’ contemporaries any time. The reasons why one should buy or opt for a Linux virtual server are manifold. Firstly, Linux is a much more secured platform as compared to Windows…
  • Hybrid Cloud Gives You the Best of both Public and Private Cloud

    Sayantan Mukherjee
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:14 am
    In order to understand hybrid cloud and the true power it wields, we must first understand the benefits of both private and public cloud separately. Only then can the true meaning of hybrid cloud be realized. Private Cloud: There are a lot of CIOs, especially of large MNCs, who are paranoid about data security. They are not comfortable with the data moving out of their organization. They don’t mind spending an extra buck to ensure that their precious business critical data stays inside the four walls of their office premises. So, what do they do? They spend a huge cost upfront and set up…
  • How to Secure Cloud Server Deployment?

    Prateek Sarkar
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:28 pm
    With the world gradually moving towards a cloud server deployment, more and more questions would be asked about the security that it offers. How secure is the cloud? The economical and other associated benefits that comes with cloud computing has been already proven and is there to be seen for everyone. But there needs an underlying worry about the possibility of a security breach, a potential compromise of the confidential data of an organization. Role-based cloud security is an emerging capability and one that is sure to see integration at the highest levels of just about all organizations…
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  • RISC Networks Named Cool Vendor in Cloud Management, 2015 by Gartner

    Jesse Frye
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    RISC Networks®, LLC, the industry’s leading provider of cloud discovery analytics announced that it has been recognized as a Cool Vendor in Cloud Management for 2015, by Gartner, Inc., one of the world’s leading information technology research and advisory companies. RISC Networks simplifies cloud and data center migrations by gathering comprehensive IT infrastructure asset and performance data, intelligently grouping application services, building cloud cost models across dozens of cloud providers and conducting a thorough analysis of the network impact and requirements for cloud…
  • Will Amazon WorkMail lead to further AWS adoption?

    Jesse Frye
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    Amazon is leading the cloud computing charge in a big way, pushing its Amazon Web Services to take hold of the industry as the No. 1 vendor. The company has even greater aspirations to expand its portfolio, specifically in the email and calendaring sector where Microsoft and Google have succeeded. As the brand focuses on offering WorkMail to more organizations, will the adoption of AWS benefit as well?A GuruFocus report recently detailed Amazon WorkMail, explaining the solution syncs users' mailboxes with various devices, including Amazon Fire, Android, iOS and Windows Phone. The suite…
  • Hybrid clouds may ease CIOs’ security fears

    Jesse Frye
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    Infrastructure and operations decision-makers who have yet to incorporate cloud computing into their businesses likely have resisted doing so because of security concerns. Chief information officers in particular have cited these fears as reasons of keeping public clouds at a distance, a new Gartner survey found. The study discovered 9 percent of I&O CIOs are not considering Software-as-a-Service projects whatsoever, while 15 percent answered similarly regarding Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings.Dave Russell, vice president and analyst at Gartner, explained the results show that a…
  • NetApp integrates storage solutions with AWS to extend influence

    Jesse Frye
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:49 am
    NetApp is banking on the success of hybrid cloud computing, as well as the popularity of Amazon Web Services, to improve its standing in the storage sector, Talkin Cloud's Mike Vizard recently reported.Perhaps the most significant news behind NetApp's embrace of AWS is for data backup and disaster recovery purposes, which are the most popular uses of cloud applications, Vizard suggested. NetApp recently launched three SteelStore models that can be implemented as Amazon Machine Images.Cloud computing as a whole appears to have taken the business continuity and disaster recovery…
  • CloudCheckr focuses on enhancing security, compliance capabilities

    Jesse Frye
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:58 am
    It seems many cloud vendors are doing their best to capitalize on the success and popularity of Amazon Web Services. CloudCheckr is one example of a company pushing its own solutions with AWS, as well as CloudTrail, to achieve key enhancements. The business recently announced functionality that includes continuous monitoring capabilities that help organizations address their security and compliance needs, including for the payment industry and health care market.Aaron Klein, co-founder and chief operating officer at CloudCheckr, explained AWS Config and CloudTrail are valuable solutions…
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  • Things to Avoid by AdSense Publisher

    Nurdin BM.
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Using Google AdSense is one of the best things that people can do to increase their traffic by creating high visibility over the internet. There are many people who get success by using AdSense and that is why there are more and more people try to use this strategy to bring them on the path to their success. What people sometimes forget is that AdSense is a tool that can bring them to success only if they use it wisely.How can people use it wisely? People will be able to use it wisely if they avoid common mistakes that happen most of the time. Here is a list of the things that any publisher…
  • Things that Can Lead People to be Banned from AdSense

    Nurdin BM.
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:09 am
    Many webmaster use Google AdSense to leverage their visibility in the internet, thus bringing more traffic to their site and in the end increasing their profit. AdSense has become the tool that helps people reach the success they always dream of and yet, there is always the case when someone gets banned from using AdSense. Getting banned from AdSense could do worse to the business because when Google banned a site or an account, then it will not deliver the ads to any other URL that run the AdSense pub-id previously.Now, most people learn so much better if they know what to avoid all the…
  • Increase Google AdSense Revenue with Quality and Long Articles

    Nurdin BM.
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:34 am
    Getting high Google AdSense revenue is one thing that most AdSense user wants. There are many things that people can do to get that and using quality articles and the one with proper amount of word is one of them. Quality article is one of the most important key in any SEO strategy and this is also work for AdSense. People will get attracted by quality content and it will help to generate more traffic as well.Creating quality content is one thing, but many people ask the same question on how long the article should be if they want to increase their Google AdSense Revenue?Most time, one…
  • How to Make Your Own Website in Youtube

    Nurdin BM.
    12 Apr 2015 | 12:10 am
    YouTube became one of the traffic for free. Each JV can use YouTube as a means of promoting business and others. As an example if you have the expertise to create a website by yourself, then you can upload on YouTube how to make a website easily. It is very easy to get greater traffic to your site faster. Why is that? Therefore, a lot of people who want to create a website with a look at the ways in YouTube .As a large, upload videos on YouTube how to make a website would work more easily and can apply a very good efficiency. In addition, you also have…
  • Use Power of Social Media for Promotion

    Nurdin BM.
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    We know that it is very important to have a website today. The website will provide a lot of advantages, especially if in it we have interesting content and can be used as a make a lot of money.The website alone is not enough to earn a lot of money, we need a plan so that the website is widely read by others so that whatever is in it could be seen by many people. Promoting sites on the Internet is very important. However, the most effective method of promoting web is through the promotion of social media.What is a "promotion on the Internet through social media"? This promotion involves a lot…
 
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  • Veeam Endpoint Backup

    support
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    We love Veeam but then again who doesn’t? A new component which hooks into Veeam v8 is Veeam Endpoint Backup (currently Beta), with this product you can extend the backup solution used within your virtualised environment for use with Physical workstations and laptops. It’s not just cheap, it’s free, and what’s more you can hook it into your Cloudhelix Cloud Connect (BUaaS) repository so you have the added benefit of storing copies offsite, here’s an overview of how that might look; Prerequisites Veeam 8 Backup Server (a trial will do for testing) Veeam Backup…
  • Using the vCloud SDK for PHP: Part 3

    support
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    In Part 2 of this series we deployed a vApp. Now we’re going to add some metadata to the vApp. We periodically collect statistics on customer vCloud usage for billing purposes – so some customers like to add metadata to their vApps with their own internal reference (e.g. PO-0001-WEB-TIER). We can then automatically use this metadata as their internal reference, when we generate invoices. If you Google for “vcloud sdk add metadata” you may come across a great blog post by William Lam on this subject…
  • New PernixData PernixPro Announcement

    support
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:38 am
    Today, a new group of PernixPros has been announced. And we’re proud to announce that our very own CTO, James Leavers, has been included on this list. More details of the PernixPro program are found here – it’s nice to be recognised, and it’s for a very simple reason – we genuinely, enthusiastically, believe in the product. This is, after all, why we use it on our own Cloud platform. Separating performance from capacity is a no-brainer in a Service Provider environment, as well as in an Enterprise private deployment – it’s definitely one of those…
  • Think Cloud For Government 2015

    support
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    A 5am wakeup call on the 10th of February could only mean one thing – we were off to the Think Cloud For Government Event! This was a great way to get an update on all things related to government procurement and the G-Cloud Framework. In conjunction with one of our partners, PernixData, we set up a stand where we were able to talk about PernixData FVP (available on G-Cloud as the Lot 4 Cloudhelix Storage Acceleration Service) along with our other G-Cloud offerings. We also had the all-important box of free stuff to give away! Thanks to everyone that came over to say hello. It was…
  • Press Release – G-Cloud 6 Services

    admin
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:51 am
    Cloudhelix is proud to announce success in the recent G-Cloud 6 framework, we are now able to supply services within Lot 1 – Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) and Lot 4 – Specialist Cloud Services. Angus Malcolm, Technical Director, commented “We are thrilled to be part of G-Cloud 6, enabling government departments, agencies and public bodies with a cost effective and expedient way to access, shortlist and purchase government-approved IT Cloud services. A wide range of Cloudhelix’s hybrid hosting, disaster recovery and storage acceleration services will be available to the…
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    ColoAdvisor - Cloud & Colocation News

  • Colocation Buyers Guide

    Shirin
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:29 am
    The Colocation Buyers Guide Has Moved! Please check it out here.        Related StoriesColocation Pricing – Beginning Your Data Center SearchCool But Unusual Colocation ProvidersAttention RSS Reader Subscribers 
  • Colocation Pricing – Beginning Your Data Center Search

    Shirin
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
      In past articles, we’ve covered how to purchase colocation services which guided our readers from the point after choosing several providers and then narrowing down their search. The goal of this article is to help firms choose the initial data centers that will be included in their sourcing project. We felt that if we spoke about the business factors which drive colocation pricing it would allow companies to make better decisions. In essence, we’d like to outline why pricing varies between facilities and what type of pricing you should expect to pay based on your…
  • Why Are IT Departments Hated?

    Shirin
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    While reading this article, keep in mind the recent security breaches faced by well known corporations. The animosity between IT departments and end users has existed from the earliest days of corporate computing and is more intense than the Mac vs PC debate. Today we attempt to answer the question, Why Are IT departments Hated? Dilbert author, Scott Adams could almost launch a brand new franchise based on the hilarity of Mordac, “preventor of IT services” who creates corporate IT policy that can only be for the purpose of torturing end users. While I’ve been subjected to…
  • Cool But Unusual Colocation Providers

    Shirin
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:43 am
      For most IT departments your general fare colocation providers are a perfect fit. In todays post we’ll talk about some alternate colocation providers that have come up with creative solutions for data center space in places you’d least suspect. 1. Datacenter in a Datacenter On occasion I’ll work with startups that need reliable colocation space for their gear but they don’t need a full cabinet just yet. Additionally a full cabinet with a Tier 3 or 4 facility can be outside the budget of bootstrapped start ups. So a datacenter within a datacenter is where a…
  • Top 15 CIO Challenges of 2014

    Shirin
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
      This is our top 15 list of CIO challenges for 2014 delivered in no particular order based on recent discussions with our clients.   1. Constant pressure from finance to reduce costs. CIOs probably answer the question “Couldn’t we save money by doing this in the Cloud” far too often. Each time the question is asked, a small part of a CIOs soul dies I am told. Most CIOs understand the economies of scale that they’ve achieved in-house and many have explored the cloud on more than one occasion. Perhaps only a detailed cost analysis using a spreadsheet full of visual basic…
 
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    FortyCloud

  • FortyCloud Launches its new HIPAA-Compliant Enterprise Class Release

    FortyCloud
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:49 am
    FortyCloud is springing forward with its new, enterprise-grade release that offers improved security features and simplified policy management. This release has attained HIPAA-compliance to provide an effective solution at the high standard required by the regulated health care market. But that’s not all – FortyCloud now provides high availability for FortyCloud’s Gateways to ensure reliable connectivity within the cloud. More still, all this enhanced functionality is wrapped up with a number of GUI enrichments. Improved Security Features Support for VPN User Authentication using…
  • Cloud SDN– The CISO’s Point of View (Part 1)

    Esther Levine
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    Introducing Software Defined Networking (SDN) SDN has revolutionized telecommunication networks! Its benefits include flexibility, automation, virtualization and orchestration. The SDN solution helps to optimize the networking layer of operations, allowing direct programmability of the network traffic flow through a single interface. Instead of the network hardware, a software controller application now configures and manages the routers and switches. SDN treats compute, storage, networking, and security services as virtualized building blocks. Applications can then program, deploy and…
  • The Fastest Path to a Secure Cloud

    Esther Levine
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    Personal Health Information (PHI) records and electronic PHIs (ePHIs) comprise our most confidential data, including demographic information, medical history, test and laboratory results and insurance information. Health care professionals utilize the PHI to identify the patient and determine appropriate care and treatment; insurers input financial data, and patients can access this information by request. Due to this highly sensitive combination of medical and financial data, these records have become a favorite target for hackers, as shown by the recent Premera and Anthem breaches. As…
  • How can we ensure Cloud Security in the post-Anthem era?

    Esther Levine
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:12 am
    It didn’t take long – just over a week and the lawyers are already in on the action, assisting victims of the Anthem (Anthem.com) health care breach earlier this month. Healthcare is recognized as a prime target, as 44% of all registered data breaches in 2013 targeted medical care companies. Healthcare data is high risk, since medical records contain a number of personal identifiers that can be used to obtain pharmaceuticals, and even medical care for those who would be otherwise ineligible. Cyber criminals are after patients’ identities, payment information, and even data from…
  • Taking the AWS Directory Service One Step Further

    Shay Shamay
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    Active Directory (AD) is a powerful identity and asset management infrastructure that is widely used as a central identity database for Authentication and Authorization of users and devices in the Enterprise network. One of the most significant challenges faced by organizations during cloud migration is maintaining the migrated resources under the same level of control as the on-premise network. AD is, therefore, one of the key IT systems to consider during a cloud migration process. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recently introduced the AWS Directory Service.  AWS Directory Service is a…
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    Securly Blog

  • Securing GMail for Google Apps for Education

    securlyinc
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:48 pm
    “Monitor the safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms and other forms of direct electronic communications.” – Excerpt from the Children’s Internet Protection Act, or CIPA (Source: fcc.gov) The CIPA law is clear in its intent. E-mail sent by students needs to be policed. Since most web-filters lack the ability to do this, schools normally end up blocking e-mail and chat. However, this is no longer an option with many schools turning to Google’s free Apps for Education (GAfE) suite as the foundation on which they base their 1:1 initiatives. Part of…
  • Enabling YouTube Safety Mode

    securlyinc
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:05 pm
    So by enabling YouTube for Schools, you’re limiting everyone’s ability to see videos that aren’t tagged as EDU or added to your own allow list. Then the list of people that are allowed to whitelist videos is something that you have to maintain manually.” – I.T. Admin on Forum There is often a debate in schools about the use of YouTube, with common implementations falling into one of three categories: completely open access, YouTube for EDU, or altogether blocked. Allowing students to access a completely open YouTube can expose them to potentially inappropriate or…
  • Improving safe image search with the Creative Commons filter

    securlyinc
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Google safe image search results for “sxy” with the Creative Commons filter applied Several of our customers have reported the following issue: Image Search is not safe enough with Safe Search turned on. Blocking image search altogether is not a great option since there are legitimate uses for this functionality. Our recommendation in this case is to turn on the “Creative Commons” filter that is supported by all major search engines. The idea here is to filter out all images except those tagged as being distributed under the “Creative Commons” license. We have found based…
  • Blocking additional keywords to enhance safe search

    securlyinc
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Results for “cocaine” with standard Google safe search enabled Even with safe search turned on, keywords that would normally be inappropriate (ex: those related to drugs or violence) for a K-12 setting are allowed by Google, Bing and Yahoo. To address this issue, we recommend URL based keyword blocking. Securly uses a keyword list of over 1000 keywords that has been carefully culled to avoid False Positives. This list can be built from publically available sources. We also recommend accounting for permutations of those keywords to address evasive behavior. For example, a student…
  • Redirecting encrypted Google search with “nosslsearch”

    securlyinc
    2 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    In 2010, Google launched an encrypted version of its search engine that made SSL the default transport for all Google traffic. This was problematic for schools, as the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that students be blocked and audited when trying to access inappropriate content. Blocking encrypted search was not really a viable option, since Google has become a de-facto tool in the 21st century classroom. Google has instead provided schools with a nosslsearch.google.com option. All SSL traffic bound for google.com can be intercepted by the web-filter and re-directed to…
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