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  • Acronis True Image 2015 Review

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    Lee
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    Acronis True Image 2015 at a GlanceYour RatingRate AcronisOur Rating4.25 / 5 stars ★★★★¼   Price:Unlimited Account: $99.99/year.Click here to sign up!Pros:Easy to use and setup.Full systme image backup not just files.Offers new sync.Mobile apps to access and backup files.Private Encryption Key can be used.Restore process easy.Can backup to local drives, NAS or to the Acronis cloud.Cons:Unlimited package really not unlimited. See fair use policy. Not as bad as some services.Sign UpClick here to sign up for an unlimited account!Latest…
  • AWS slashes data transfer costs, simplifies other cloud pricing

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    James
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:18 am
    Picture credit: iStockPhoto Amazon Web Services (AWS) has dramatically cut its rates for several types of data transfers, as well as changing how it prices reserved EC2 instances. In a blog post published yesterday by Jeff Barr, AWS chief evangelist, the firm is reducing its rates for outbound data transfer, along with data transfer to and from CloudFront, AWS’ content delivery network. Data transfer from AWS to CloudFront is now free of charge. Prices aren’t going down at the same rate across the board, however; outbound data transfer for the first 10 terabytes (TB) a month is…
  • Skytap Raises $35M For Its Cloud-Based Enterprise Development And Testing Service

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    Frederic Lardinois
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
     Skytap is a service that aims to help dev and test teams in the enterprise work more efficiently (and test their code more often). The company today announced that it has raised a $35 million funding round led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from all of the company’s previous investors, including OpenView Venture Partners, Ignition Partners, Madrona Venture Group,… Read More
  • The Amazon versus VMware Cloud War Reader

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    Greg Ness
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    A series of articles written about the new cloud war between Amazon and VMware has attracted plenty of interest, despite being spread across a few media sites and Archimedius. So I thought I would put them together in a single location for easy reference with other blogs that put the conflict within a broader perspective: […]
  • PaaS vs Docker - why is it such a heated debate?

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    Nati Shalom
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    Docker started as just a software container on top of a Linux operating system which seemed like a simple optimization for a fat hypervisor. Its disruptive force however comes from the fact that it does force us to rethink many of the layers of the cloud stack. Starting from the way we handle configuration management, through the way we handle networking and build systems, and even microservices. Not all of this is directly related to Docker per se, but that’s the difference between thinking of Docker as a container, and Docker as a change agent or a movement.  Aside from Docker’s…
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  • Rackspace Weekly Digest: December 19

    Andrew Hickey
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:09 am
    This week, we join the OpenPOWER Foundation, highlight big data for small businesses and showcase how MyDirectves is using the cloud to change how people make their medical wishes known. Check out all that and more in this week’s digest. OpenPOWER: Opening The Stack, All The Way Down Rackspace has publicly announced our affiliation with the OpenPOWER Foundation, and we are now an official member. OpenPOWER is a community dedicated to opening access to the lowest-level parts of servers: chips, buses, boards, firmware, and so forth. We anticipate that this movement will bring increased…
  • Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: A Look Back At 2014

    John McKenna
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    It’s no secret that Rackspace loves startups! And the Rackspace Startup Program is committed to helping entrepreneurs build next generation businesses on the Managed Cloud. We also coach startups through select university entrepreneurial programs, accelerators, investors and others who share our passion for startups. We enjoy working hand in hand with our key partners in the startup community and helping them grow their startups year after year. The RSP Team has traveled the globe since 2011 in search of startups. We’ve attended startup related events, built relationships with our key…
  • Public Folders Now Available In Hosted Exchange 2013

    Kevin Richey
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    The wait is finally over for public folders in Hosted Exchange 2013. Exchange Public Folders let you share calendars, tasks, contacts and email across your organization. You can access folders from Outlook and other Exchange mail clients, the same way you access your personal folders. Starting today, Rackspace Hosted Exchange 2013 customers can log into the Cloud Office Control Panel and enable public folders. For new customers who sign up with Rackspace Hosted Exchange, you can migrate your existing folder structure and data into your new account. There are some limitations to public folder…
  • MyDirectives: Voicing Your Medical Wishes Via The Cloud

    Jeff Zucker
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    By Jeff Zucker, CEO, MyDirectives.com There are some markets just ripe for disruption. Uber upended the stagnant taxi industry. The Amazon Kindle altered how we read books. With MyDirectives, we’re disrupting how you make your medical wishes known. It’s a problem that was waiting to be solved – real time access to a person’s medical wishes and directives at the time of a health emergency, directly from them. Medical professionals can hear your voice and read your words if you’re brought into the hospital, even if you can’t speak. It helps make sure a doctor won’t treat a…
  • OpenPOWER: Opening The Stack, All The Way Down

    Aaron Sullivan
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Rackspace has publicly announced our affiliation with the OpenPOWER Foundation, and we are now an official member. OpenPOWER is a community dedicated to opening access to the lowest-level parts of servers: chips, buses, boards, firmware, and so forth. We anticipate that this movement will bring increased freedom and value to two other communities that we participate in: OpenStack and the Open Compute Project. We think that by working within this new community, Rackspace can deliver improved performance, value, and features for our customers. That’s the news in a nutshell, but perhaps…
 
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    Digital Transformation

  • Disruptive Digital Ideas in Retail – What’s in store for 2015?

    Tarry Singh
    6 Dec 2014 | 11:13 am
    Retail industry is in disruption and being disrupted as well. They are continuously churning up multiplier ideas that combine a set of concepts together in both brick and mortar as well as digital channels. Here is a collection of some ideas this winter for Christmas and probably will be used next year as well. Digital Disruptive Ideas in Retail for 2015
  • Drive Your Digital Business with Social Strategy or else…

    Tarry Singh
    30 Nov 2014 | 3:01 am
    I’ve written a lot about why a socially successful brand is key to your digital success. Your digital transformation journey is a failed journey if you are not part of the conversation on social channels such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, Vine (please add more to this list as you continue to see the social landscape explode in the coming years). Brian Solis, of the Altimeter group defines 6 staged approach to become a fully integrate social business. Take a look at their approach here which is quite interesting. The six stages – according to them, are planning ,…
  • Digital Transformation in Retail with Mobile Beacons

    Tarry Singh
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    Digital Transformation in Retail Beacon technology is practically revolutionising the customer retail experience by bringing a whole new dimension of digital interaction between you and your customers. #Retail industry is going through a massive churn and CIOs and CMOs must pay attention in order to provide superior customer service by providing relevant shopping experience. (Read my previous article : Top 10 priorities for Retail CIOs for 2014 – 2015) What is iBeacon and why is it better than NFC? iBeacon is, for those who may not know, a version of BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) software…
  • INFOGRAPHIC: 50 Reasons Why Wearable Tech Will Improve Our Lives

    Tarry Singh
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    50 Reasons Why WearableTech Will Transform Our Lives
  • Big Data is the future of Digital Marketing

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

  • How Mobile And Social Feeds Government’s Appetite For Innovation

    Anne Altman
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
     Editor’s note: Anne Altman is the general manager of IBM U.S. Federal and Government Industries. Applications that simply deliver information can be useful, but government agencies are now pushing user engagement to new heights. With 173 million people in the U.S. owning smartphones, citizens are continuously equipped with an Internet connection, GPS functionality and a digital… Read More
  • Mobile Commerce Consolidation As Mozido Takes Majority Stake In CorFire

    Ingrid Lunden
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:48 pm
     Just days after Dutch digital commerce provider Adyen announced a $250 million round of funding, another heavily capitalised player in the space has made an acquisition to up its game. Mozido, a mobile commerce specialist that raised $185 million in October 2014 after raising $103 million in May, has taken a majority stake in CorFire, another mobile commerce startup that focuses on… Read More
  • Skytap Raises $35M For Its Cloud-Based Enterprise Development And Testing Service

    Frederic Lardinois
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
     Skytap is a service that aims to help dev and test teams in the enterprise work more efficiently (and test their code more often). The company today announced that it has raised a $35 million funding round led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from all of the company’s previous investors, including OpenView Venture Partners, Ignition Partners, Madrona Venture Group,… Read More
  • Windows 10 Hits 1.5M Testers, With 450K Using The OS “Day To Day”

    Alex Wilhelm
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:36 am
     Microsoft’s Windows 10 has around 450,000 users on a daily basis, according to the software company. A new blog post from the Windows team highlighted the statistic, also noting that it has collected 1.5 million testers for its preview operating system. That number was 1 million on October 13. So, the pace of new signups to test Windows 10 has declined — it attracted its… Read More
  • Sinch Goes Global With SMS API For Developers

    Jordan Crook
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
     Sinch, the newly spun out Rebtel company, has launched its SMS API globally, offering the ability for developers to add SMS integration to their app or website in 105 different countries across the globe. The product was initially developed under the Rebtel umbrella before Sinch took $12 million in funding to spin out the business this May. Since then, the company has test launched the SMS… Read More
 
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    Cloud Musings

  • Technology and the Evolving Workforce

    Kevin L. Jackson
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    byMelvin GreerManaging DirectorGreer Institute for Leadership and InnovationAccording to a Greer Institute Workforce and Talent study, the 2020 workforce is both “the most educated and culturally diverse of any generation” and “notorious job-hoppers who dislike bureaucracy and distrust traditional hierarchies.” Given this, it is crucial for leaders to understand how best to motivate and engage this 2020 workforce and win the war for top talent.To prepare for the globally distributed, highly collaborative, always on-the-go 2020 workforce, leaders need to start building the kind of…
  • Security attacks and countermeasures

    Kevin L. Jackson
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:50 pm
    by Sandra K. Johnson Cyber security is rapidly becoming a significant issue in the C-suite as well as the population at large. The results of Dell’s Global Technology Adoption Index(GTAI) [1] show that security is a top concern for most of the 2000 global small and medium businesses surveyed. The outcomes further noted that such concerns create barriers to the adoption of critical technologies that drive value and growth:  mobility, cloud and big data. In fact, many businesses are unprepared to address their potential security issues.In addition, several large data breaches have…
  • ITIL in 7 Minutes!

    Kevin L. Jackson
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:12 pm
    What is ITIL & how can it benefit your organization? Learn the answers to these questions plus gain an understanding of the ITIL Service Lifecycle in this video.  Download a free white paper & learn more about ITIL training at http://www.LearningTree.com/WhatisITIL( This content is being syndicated through multiple channels. The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of GovCloud Network, GovCloud Network Partners or any other corporation or organization.) ↑ Grab this Headline Animator( Thank you. If you enjoyed this article, get free…
  • How Resilient are FedRAMP Clouds Anyway?

    Kevin L. Jackson
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:42 am
    By Jodi KohutFor the uninitiated, FedRAMP is the Federal Risk Authorizationand Management Program, a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Implemented to support the Administration’s “Cloud First” policy, some have pointed to FedRAMP as a great model for commercial industry’s adoption of cloud as well. But when it comes to disaster recovery in the cloud, is that necessarily the case?One of the questions I’ve been asked from the beginning of the Federal Cloud…
  • Federal Tech Talk: Cloud Transition Challenges in Government and Industry

    Kevin L. Jackson
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:25 am
    Cloud Computing is revolutionizing today's business marketplace. While "learning the art of the possible", corporate executives today are struggling with the business and security challenges associate with this important transition. Just last month, Dell released its first Global Technology Adoption Index (GTAI) which indicated that 97% of organizations surveyed use or plan to use cloud. This high percentage is not surprising given that thedata also showed a strong correlation between cloud use and company growth. Of those using cloud, 72 percent of organizations surveyed experienced 6…
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  • The Amazon versus VMware Cloud War Reader

    Greg Ness
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    A series of articles written about the new cloud war between Amazon and VMware has attracted plenty of interest, despite being spread across a few media sites and Archimedius. So I thought I would put them together in a single location for easy reference with other blogs that put the conflict within a broader perspective: […]
  • The Sword of Agrippa: Antioch – Sci Fi collides with Ancient Rome/Egypt

    Greg Ness
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Now available on Smashwords.  “Dark energy became beautiful. A discussion about energy and sensors? Riveting.” - Undiscovered Tomes “Gregory … spins a fascinating dual-poled tale, part in the distant roman-egyptian past and part in the near-future.”
  • The Cloud Agility Race: Implications for CIOs

    Greg Ness
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Last week as I was writing Amazon Declares War on VMware, VMware was preparing to announce the acquisition of a pro services team to aid in cloud migration (see coverage in CRN): VMware Acquires Professional Services Firm To Boost Cloud Migration, DevOps Expertise. You can get my thoughts on Amazon’s frontal assault on VMware and […]
  • Amazon Declares War on VMware

    Greg Ness
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
    I returned from re:Invent last night after three days of what was probably one of the most memorable and impactful trade shows I’ve ever attended. Period. More than 1500 attendee applicants were refused.  The show was packed. This time with more enterprise IT leaders than one might imagine, with most fully committed to getting on […]
  • Cloud Migration in 2015: Think Workloads, not Images or Servers

    Greg Ness
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:02 pm
    The overall theme in a recent series of cloud predictions is the importance of cloud migration software and automation to the great cloud race of 2015. The degree of cloud migration automation will have a material impact on the rate of adoption of cloud services as service providers compete for traditional physical and virtual enterprise […]
 
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    CLOUD COMPUTING NEWS - Google News

  • IBM Enables Business Innovation from 21st Century Technology - Smart Data Collective

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:03 pm
    InvestCorrectlyIBM Enables Business Innovation from 21st Century TechnologySmart Data CollectiveThis is perhaps a timely reminder that the foundation of cloud computing actually has little to do with “clouds” – it is really about having data centers where organizations can have their applications hosted, or a vendor having its applications hosted Stock Update: International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) - IBM Jutia Groupall 13 news articles »
  • IBM Simplifies Cloud Computing Contracts - eWeek

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:05 pm
    eWeekIBM Simplifies Cloud Computing ContractseWeek"It's ironic that cloud computing represents a faster and more innovative approach to doing business, yet lengthy and complex cloud business contracts from most vendors remain an obstacle," said Neil Abrams, IBM vice president and assistant general ...IBM Radically Simplifies Cloud Computing ContractsCloudTweaks News (blog)IBM: 2014 a breakthrough year for cloud computing unitTimes of IndiaIBM expands global cloud computing networkComputer Business ReviewValueWalk -V3.co.ukall 152 news articles »
  • Microsoft making gains in worldwide cloud computing battle with Amazon - Dallas Business Journal (blog)

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
    Microsoft making gains in worldwide cloud computing battle with AmazonDallas Business Journal (blog)Microsoft's Azure cloud computing service is making gains against Amazon.com Inc.'s market-leading Amazon Web Services cloud product. That's according to Reuters, which reports Amazon is having a tougher sales job these days in a post Edward ...Microsoft's Azure Cloud Platform Explained - Part 1ForbesDeploying Cloud Applications By @Varga_Sergio | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]SYS-CON Media (press release)all 9 news articles »
  • No Best of Breed in Cloud Computing - Yet - CMSWire

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    No Best of Breed in Cloud Computing - YetCMSWireThere is no clear winner among cloud computing vendors at the moment. But cloud professional services are growing like no other. Technology Business Research Inc.'s (TBR) 2H14 cloud customer research reports revealed that users are jumping onto cloud ...
  • Intel Betting on (Customized) Commodity Chips for Cloud Computing - New York Times (blog)

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    New York Times (blog)Intel Betting on (Customized) Commodity Chips for Cloud ComputingNew York Times (blog)Cheap, mass-produced semiconductors have transformed our world, with smartphones, laptops, sensors and tablets, all connected to big cloud computing systems. Now the business power of that transformation, in particular the size and might of the biggest ...
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    Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal

  • 2015 Will Be The Year of ‘Encrypt Everything’ By @Porticor | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Several current trends in cloud computing leading into 2015 actually exhibit a tension between themselves. One trend, a well-known fact that will continue in the New Year to a greater extent, is that enterprises are rapidly moving to the cloud because of its operational efficiencies. This now includes enterprise projects that have sensitive data. Unlike the early days of “The Cloud,” enterprises are now stepping up with some of their crown jewels. Industries that will accelerate adoption in the New Year are Healthcare, Insurance, Utilities, Finance, and to some extent Banking.read more
  • How SDAS are Delivered | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The premise of cloud is based, like other emergent technologies, at least partially on the notion of abstraction. Cloud providers are able to achieve what appears to be boundless compute, limitless storage and never-ending network capacity by being able to simply "plug and play" the hardware necessary to expand capacity when needed. Enterprises, too, looking to achieve similar capabilities are desirous of a means to achieve this level of simplicity of scale. And by desirous I mean "really, really, REALLY want" it. At least that's how I read the fact that the number one "emerging trend"…
  • Aruna Ravichandran Joins 'DevOps Journal' | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    SYS-CON Media announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, VP of Marketing, Application Performance Management and DevOps at CA Technologies, has joined DevOps Journal’s authors. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done. Aruna's inaugural article "Four Essential Cultural Hacks for DevOps Newbies" discusses how to demonstrate the value of DevOps behaviors, tools and processes. She states: "DevOps is not only hot it's the…
  • Announcing @AppZero_Inc Migration Software Now @Azure Certified [#Cloud]

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    AppZero has announced that its award-winning application migration software is now fully qualified within the Microsoft Azure Certified program. AppZero has undergone extensive technical evaluation with Microsoft Corp., earning its designation as Microsoft Azure Certified. As a result of AppZero's work with Microsoft, customers are able to easily find, purchase and deploy AppZero from the Azure Marketplace. With just a few clicks, users have an Azure-based solution for moving applications to the cloud.read more
  • ‘Web Site Security’ By @VZCloud | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    The cloud is becoming the de-facto way for enterprises to leverage common infrastructure while innovating and one of the biggest obstacles facing public cloud computing is security. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Jeff Aliber, a global marketing executive at Verizon, discussed how the best place for web security is in the cloud. Benefits include: Functions as the first layer of defense Easy operation –CNAME change Implement an integrated solution Best architecture for addressing network-layer DDoS attacks Concerns about availability not an issue Enable customers to focus technical &…
 
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    14 Dec 2014 | 3:36 am
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    8 Dec 2014 | 12:36 am
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    27 Nov 2014 | 1:16 am
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    26 Nov 2014 | 4:04 am
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    22 Nov 2014 | 1:27 am
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    Perspectives

  • Why Renewable Energy (Alone) Won't Full 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…
  • 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…
  • August 21, 2014 Computer History Museum Presentation

    James Hamilton
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Dileep Bhandarkar put together a great presentation for the Computer History Museum a couple of weeks back. I have no idea how he got through the full presentation in under an hour – it covers a lot of material – but it’s an interesting walk through history. Over the years, Dileep has worked for Texas Instruments, Digital, Intel, Microsoft, and Qualcomm. As a consequence, he’s been near the early days of semiconductors, the rise and fall of the mini-computer during his 17 years at Digital, the rise to dominance of the microprocessor in his 12 years at Intel, the…
  • Data Center Cooling Done Differently

    James Hamilton
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Over the last 10 years, there has been considerable innovation in data center cooling. Large operators are now able to operate at Power Usage Efficiency of 1.10 to 1.20. This means that less than 20% of the power delivered to the facility is lost to power distribution and cooling. These days, very nearly all of the power  delivered to the facility, is delivered to the servers.     I would never say there is no more innovation coming in an but most of the ideas I’ve been seeing recently in data center cooling designs are familiar. Good engineering and often more somewhat more…
 
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    Data Center Knowledge

  • Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of December 19th

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. HP OpenStack Strategy: Solid Core, Extreme Composability – Bill Hilf knows a lot about vertical integration after spending 10 years at Microsoft. In his current role running cloud product strategy at HP, he knows enough to realize that vertical integration is not a good strategy for the company’s cloud business. Foxconn Patents Solar-Powered Data Center Container – Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group, which produces everything…
  • Five Tips to Advance Your Cloud Career in 2015

    Bill Kleyman
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The focus around IT only continues to grow and expand. Many people have the opportunity to look at what they’re doing now and evolve that to become something even greater. Still, there are those folks that truly enjoy being a professional at a specific technology. You know what? There’s nothing wrong with that at all. Many specialized engineers and architects create wonderful careers developing platforms for massive organizations. However, there are those that want to explore, be noticed, and see what’s beyond the engineer hat. There are those that want to explore more cloud careers.
  • Report: Telstra Mulling Pacnet Acquisition

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Telstra, Australia’s largest telco, is in negotiations over a potential acquisition of Pacnet, which owns and operates and extensive submarine cable network in Asia Pacific and has a big data center services business in the region. Cash-strapped Pacnet is after a $1 billion valuation, Bloomberg News reported, citing anonymous sources. Pacnet acquisition would give Telstra the Hong Kong-based company’s 19 data centers in 15 cities in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Japan, and Australia. In October the company opened a 225,000 square foot data center in Tianjin,…
  • US Congress Approves Four Cybersecurity Bills Ahead of Year End

    Chris Burt
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    This article originally appeared at The WHIR Four cybersecurity bills have been approved by the US Congress in a surprise flurry of activity ahead of the session’s end. While the bills are not expected to have a major impact on government or industry practices, Hunton & Williams LLP suggest in a blog post that they could indicate that more impactful legislation on cybersecurity will be passed in the next session. The Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 overhauls the Federal Information Security Management Act, a 12-year-old law that required agencies to file IT…
  • Submarine Cable to Boost Southern Ireland’s Data Center Industry

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:43 am
    Hibernia Networks announced addition of a southern Ireland landing station to the list of landings for the trans-Atlantic submarine cable system it is building together with TE SubCom. The landing will be a substantial boost to direct connectivity to North America for Ireland, making the country more attractive for data center development. The project may have an especially big impact on data center development in southern Ireland, as opposed to Dublin, the country’s current data center hub. The biggest concentration of data centers in Ireland is in and around Dublin. Microsoft has a data…
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    Nati Shalom's Blog

  • PaaS vs Docker - why is it such a heated debate?

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

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

    Nati Shalom
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    OpenStack is an open source cloud infrastructure that is considered by many as a cost-effective alternative to VMware. In reality, the transition from VMware to OpenStack isn’t that trivial, which leads most enterprises to take a hybrid cloud approach. This means they run their OpenStack infrastructure alongside their existing VMware infrastructure with an aim to gradually transition workloads into their new OpenStack environment. Recently, VMware announced their own VMware Integrated OpenStack, which is a VMware-supported OpenStack distribution providing tighter integration between…
  • Do I need OpenStack if I use Docker?

    Nati Shalom
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    Docker has broken a record in the speed in which it moved from being a disruptive technology to a commodity. The speed of adoption and popularity of Docker brings with it lots of confusion. In this post I wanted to focus on a trend of commentary that has been gaining popularity, that I’ve started to hear more often recently from users who just started using Docker.  Whether it makes sense to use OpenStack if they’ve already chosen to use Docker. Before I give my take on this, I wanted to start with a short background for the rationale behind this question. Background In its simplest…
  • Our Open Source Cloud (Re) Architecture with OpenStack + TOSCA

    Nati Shalom
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    Cloudify OpenStack Native approach - The Story behind the Scenes In the previous post I outlined what I mean by native-approach to the OpenStack cloud. In a nutshell, a native approach represents out of the box tighter integration with OpenStack, all without being limited only to OpenStack. In this post I want to share some of the stories behind the design of Cloudify 3.0 and the approach that we have taken to make Cloudify *native* to OpenStack.  I would first start by outlining our motivation behind this approach. OpenStack-only or Not-only-OpenStack? It is our core belief that for the…
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    Amazon Web Services Blog

  • AWS Console Mobile App Update - Support for Elastic Beanstalk

    Jeff Barr
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:49 am
    We have updated the AWS Console mobile app with support for AWS Elastic Beanstalk. I'll let the app's update notice tell you what's new: Let's take a quick look at the new features! The main screen of the app includes a new Beanstalk Applications section: I can see all of my Elastic Beanstalk applications: From there I can zoom and see the Elastic Beanstalk environments for any desired application: Diving even deeper, I can focus on a particular environment: I can open up individual sections to see what's going on. Here's the Configuration section: If a CloudWatch alarm fires, I can open up…
  • AWS Support - Now Hiring!

    Jeff Barr
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Now Hiring As is the case with many parts of AWS, the team behind AWS Support is growing fast and is looking for top-notch people to fill a multitude of open positions. Here are some of the positions that they are working to fill (click through to apply or to read a detailed job description): Cloud Support Engineer - (Dallas, Texas) - You get to field, troubleshoot, and manage technical customer issues via phone, chat and email. You help to recreate customer issues and build proof-of-concept applications, and you represent the voice of the customer to internal AWS teams. You can share your…
  • Resource Groups and Tagging for AWS

    Jeff Barr
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:31 pm
    For many years, AWS customers have used tags to organize their EC2 resources (instances, images, load balancers, security groups, and so forth), RDS resources (DB instances, option groups, and more), VPC resources (gateways, option sets, network ACLS, subnets, and the like) Route 53 health checks, and S3 buckets. Tags are used to label, collect, and organize resources and become increasingly important as you use AWS in larger and more sophisticated ways. For example, you can tag relevant resources and then take advantage AWS Cost Allocation for Customer Bills. Today we are making tags even…
  • EC2 Container Service In Action

    Jeff Barr
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:51 pm
    We announced the Amazon EC2 Container Service at AWS re:Invent and invited you to join the preview. Since that time, we've seen a lot of interest and a correspondingly high signup rate for the preview. With the year winding down, I thought it would be fun to spend a morning putting the service through its paces. We have already approved all existing requests to join the preview; new requests are currently being approved within 24 hours. As I noted in my earlier post, this new service will help you to build, run, and scale Docker-based applications. You'll benefit from easy cluster management,…
  • New Amazon CloudFront Reporting - Learn More About Your Viewers

    Jeff Barr
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:46 pm
    My colleague Jarrod Guthrie sent me a blog post with information about four new reports for CloudFront. -- Jeff; Amazon CloudFront continues to add reporting features. Recently, launched we've usage charts, cache statistics reports, a popular object report, and near-real time operational metrics via Amazon CloudWatch. Today, CloudFront added four more reports that will give you more visibility into who your end users are - Locations, Browsers, and OS (all grouped under Viewer reports) and a Top Referers report. Viewer Reports The Viewer reports include three different ways to look at your…
 
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    Cohesive Blog

  • Guest Post - Cloud Still Has a Long Way to Come

    Margaret Walker
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Chad Lawler In an exclusive viewpoint for the CohesiveFT ebook “Cloud Memoirs: Views from Below, Inside, and Above" He is the Director, Consulting Services, Cloud Computing at Hitachi ConsultingIt’s very interesting to look ahead and try to anticipate where the puck is going. The truth is that what Werner Vogels has stated about where we are in the “maturity curve” is absolutely true – that even with the progress we’ve made, we are very early in the cloud evolution. We want instant gratification with a solution that fits all of our needs, but we’re not there yet. We’re…
  • Weekly news roundup for Cloud and Networking: December 8 - 12

    Margaret Walker
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Cloud and Networking news for the week of December 8thThe Sony attack could cost the studio as much as $100 million, before estimates of lost revenues or lawsuits begins - via Reuters and are retaliating with a DDoS attack? from the RegisterU.S. Senate passed an update to the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) this week. The Act would give Office of Management and Budget authority to set federal information security policies for civilian systems and require agencies to notify Congress of a suspected major security breach within 7 days - via…
  • From the booth at AWS re:Invent 2014 - IAmOnDemand Interview with Ryan Koop

    Margaret Walker
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    A month ago at AWS re:Invent, Offir Nachmani of IAmOnDemand stopped by our booth.Offir remembered Coheisve and our Director of Products and Marketing, Ryan Koop, from some of the first "cloud migration" news he covered back in 2008. Offir asks Ryan about moving to the cloud:"The biggest challenge our customers see is that the cloud is an untrusted network. Because we're a networking company and we have a networking product, we approach cloud security and migrations from the network point of view. When companies move their applications to clouds, AWS or any other cloud, they can't have…
  • Weekly news roundup for Cloud and Networking: December 1 - 5

    Margaret Walker
    5 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Cloud and Networking news for the week of December 1stMassive Sony data breach only gets worse. The hackers have now released thousands of usernames and passwords, crippled the company's network, and exposed sensitive data. Read up on the attack on the Register and Gizmodo.News from DockerCon in Amsterdam today includes Docker Hub Enterprise for storing Docker-style apps on-premises, Docker Machine, that expands the portability of distributed applications, Docker Swarm, a clustering service that works with Docker Engines, and the Docker Compose service to assemble applications from…
  • Guest Post - Cloud Computing in 2015

    Margaret Walker
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Patricia B. Seybold originally wrote this exclusive prediction for the CohesiveFT ebook “Cloud Memoirs: Views from Below, Inside, and Above"  She is the CEO & Sr. Consultant at the Patricia Seybold Group and the author of Customers.com, Customer Revolution, and Outside Innovation.Customers want to be able to access and manage their own information and activities from anywhere, and they want that information to be securely backed up and redundant. The most cost-effective way to satisfy customers' requirements will be to take advantage of low-cost cloud computing services.
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    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC

  • NexGen Cloud Conference in San Diego – Missing the Point

    Administrator
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:58 pm
    The NexGen Cloud Computing Conference kicked off in San Diego on Thursday with a fair amount of hype and a lot of sales people.  Granted the intent of the conference is for cloud computing vendors to find and develop either sales channels, or business development opportunities within the market. As an engineer, the conference will probably result in a fair amount of frustration, but will at least provide a level of awareness in how an organization’s sales, marketing, and business teams are approaching their vision of a cloud computing product or service delivery. However, one presentation…
  • Nurturing the Marriage of Cloud Computing and SOAs

    Administrator
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:51 pm
    In 2009 we began consulting jobs with governments in developing countries with the primary objective to consolidate data centers across government ministries and agencies into centralized, high capacity and quality data centers.  At the time, nearly all individual ministry or agency data infrastructure was built into either small computers rooms or server closets with some added “brute force” air conditioning, no backup generators, no data back up, superficial security, and lots of other ailments. The vision and strategy was that if we consolidated inefficient, end of life, and high risk…
  • Now that We Have Adopted IaaS…

    Administrator
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Providing guidance or consulting to organizations on cloud computing topics can be really easy, or really tough.  In the past most of the initial engagement was dedicated to training and building awareness with your customer.  The next step was finding a high value, low risk application or service that could be moved to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to solve an immediate problem, normally associated with disaster recovery or data backups. As the years have continued, dynamics changed.  On one hand, IT professionals and CIOs began to establish better knowledge of what…
  • Now that We Have Adopted IaaS…

    Administrator
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Providing guidance or consulting to organizations on cloud computing topics can be really easy, or really tough.  In the past most of the initial engagement was dedicated to training and building awareness with your customer.  The next step was finding a high value, low risk application or service that could be moved to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to solve an immediate problem, normally associated with disaster recovery or data backups. As the years have continued, dynamics changed.  On one hand, IT professionals and CIOs began to establish better knowledge of what…
  • Now that We Have Adopted IaaS…

    Administrator
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Providing guidance or consulting to organizations on cloud computing topics can be really easy, or really tough.  In the past most of the initial engagement was dedicated to training and building awareness with your customer.  The next step was finding a high value, low risk application or service that could be moved to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to solve an immediate problem, normally associated with disaster recovery or data backups. As the years have continued, dynamics changed.  On one hand, IT professionals and CIOs began to establish better knowledge of what…
 
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    Cloud Business Review

  • Cloud Working: Fixing the Kinks of Mobile Workforce Communication

    Ivan Widjaya
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:23 am
    Using the Internet and social media to stay connected to those whom your business depends on is a standard practice of any self-respecting enterprise. Enormous attention is paid to maintaining relationships with clients and customers through web portals, yet it’s increasingly crucial for companies to utilize this connectivity to not only find talent but further workforce efficiency.… Click here to read more
  • What Are the Three Major Benefits of Cloud-Based Management Software?

    Ivan Widjaya
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:28 am
    These days, it seems like everything is part of the cloud. Whether it’s your own personal collection of your favourite music, or all of your business’s most important documents, saving things in the cloud is extremely useful indeed. Now, it even extends to the software that your business uses to manage things like orders, stock levels and customer accounts.… Click here to read more
  • 4 Reasons Why Web Analytics is Crucial in Social Media Marketing

    Ivan Widjaya
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:33 am
    Social media marketing is key to a successful business approach in today’s internet-driven reality and cloud-dwelling world. Without strong social media tactics, you’ll easily fall behind in marketing. Cloud-based web analytics is a crucial part of this strategy. Here are four reasons why.… Click here to read more
  • Cloud Computing and Virtual Offices: A Match Made in Heaven?

    Ivan Widjaya
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Last year, we talked about cloud computing and how the advancements of virtualization would change the face of business; one of our predictions discussed the growth of virtual offices, and to no surprise, the market for this service has continued to expand across the globe.… Click here to read more
  • What Business Owners Should Know About Cloud Hosting Services

    Ivan Widjaya
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:53 am
    Setting up a website can be a testing process. Businesses have to worry about server speeds, the level of support they can expect from their hosting service, storage space and security. It all adds up to a headache that struggling web-based businesses could do without.… Click here to read more
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    CloudTimes

  • Linux Continues to Grow in Cloud Computing and Implementation of Enterprise Applications

    Saroj Kar
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
    The operating system of most famous open source is gaining ground in business particularly in cloud computing, according to a report from the Linux Foundation and Yeoman Technology Group. The Linux Foundation has published a study called “2014 Enterprise End User Trends Report” that shows the steady growth of Linux in the market for large companies, especially in recent years driven by factors such as the growth of cloud computing, in addition to its known qualities in terms of safety, capacity deployment, costs or virtualization. The study was carried out on large companies and…
  • IBM Intends to Accelerate Data Analysis in the Cloud with New Patents

    Saroj Kar
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:37 pm
    IBM has received two patents in the United States to accelerate the data analysis in the cloud and make better use of existing cloud resources. The rights are named “Predictive Removal Of Runtime Data Using Attributes Characterizing” (US Patent # 8,639,809) and “Routing Service Requests Based on Actual Lowest cost within a Federated Virtual Service Cloud” (US Patent # 8,676,981 B2). The first patent optimized using real-time analytics to access and control of analytical tasks in a cloud environment. This is intended to run applications more efficiently in the future. Using real-time…
  • Dell Reveals Problem Areas Adopting Cloud, Big Data and Mobility

    Saroj Kar
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:59 am
    Security, cloud, mobility and big data priorities are most important in all industries, but it need a deeper understanding of the practical realities of how businesses are using these technologies today and what prevents them unleash their full potential. Dell presented the results of its first Global Technology Adoption Index (GTAI), showing how organizations are actually using security, cloud, mobility and big data to drive success. The company surveyed over 2,000 companies worldwide and found that security is the main concern in adopting the cloud, mobility and big data. Moreover, while 97…
  • IBM Scales its Analytics and Mobile Virtualization Offers for Enterprises

    Saroj Kar
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:45 am
    The mobile, cloud and analytics services are turning the mobile device into a powerful business tool that lets companies quickly use them for sales, marketing and employee productivity. Now that mobile devices are becoming the chosen tools for business work, IBM wants to help IT departments to ensure mobile devices can serve all users. Developing and delivering software for laptops and desktops is only part of the battle raging these days. IBM has indicated that mobility is an important part of their business future through the alliance that Apple announced in July. Though, both the companies…
  • Mobile Cloud Market will Grow to Over $46.90 Billion by 2019

    Saroj Kar
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:42 am
    Research and Markets has released a new report on the global mobile cloud market by Application (Gaming, Entertainment, Utilities, Education, Productivity, Business & Finance, Social Networking, Healthcare, Travel & Navigation), & By User (Enterprise User, Consumer) – Worldwide Market Forecast and Analysis (2014 – 2019). As the number of tablets, smartphones, touch and connected devices are snapped up by consumers worldwide, the market for mobile applications is also expected to grow. The report forecasts the worldwide mobile cloud market to grow from $9.43 billion in…
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    Business Cloud News

  • Akamai extends DDoS cloud service to Japan

    Business Cloud News
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:47 am
    Akamai is adding another datacentre in Japan to support its cloud-based DDoS mitigation service Network security specialist Akamai has opened a new datacentre in Japan in a bid to extend the reach of its cloud-based distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation service. The move comes at a time when DDoS attacks are more easily procured than ever before. The cloud service works by redirecting and cleaning traffic before sending it back through to a service when DDoS attacks on its customers are detected. But to ensure that the services being attacked don’t experience significant latency…
  • Foxtons moves website into two-bed cloud platform

    Business Cloud News
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:49 am
    Foxtons has moved its website to Six Degrees Group’s managed virtual private cloud platform Foxtons, one of London’s largest estate agents has moved its website into a virtual private cloud platform hosted by Six Degrees Group. The company said it decided to move its website because there were “technological gaps” between the interactive features being rolled out on the site and the infrastructure initially used to support it. “The Foxtons website is vital to its business functionality, as it is the first point of customer engagement when they start a property search,” said…
  • IBM partners with Equinix, extends cloud to 12 additional locations

    Business Cloud News
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:18 am
    IBM is expanding its cloud platform to 12 new locations and partnering with Equinix for nine of them IBM has aggressively expanded its cloud platform with the addition of twelve datacentres across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe. The move will see the IT giant partner with Equinix for nine of those datacentres. The company said it has added new capacity in Frankfurt, Mexico City and Tokyo, part of a $1.2bn investment plan announced earlier this year to add about 40 cloud datacentres globally in a bid to expand the reach of its SoftLayer assets and cloud marketplace globally. IBM has…
  • Telstra confirms discussions to acquire datacentre and networking specialist Pacnet

    Tim Skinner
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    Telstra is in talks to acquire Pacnet Australia’s former state-owned telco, Telstra, has confirmed discussions are underway over a potential acquisition of datacentre and undersea cable operator Pacnet. At this stage, the cost of any possible transaction has not been announced. Following media speculation that talks were ongoing between the two operators, Telstra moved to release a regulatory statement via the Company Announcements Office of the Australian Securities Exchange. In the statement, Damien Coleman, the company secretary, said: “Telstra confirms that it is in discussions with…
  • ThyssenKrupp taps T-Systems for massive cloud consolidation

    Business Cloud News
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    German multinational steel producer ThyssenKrupp has signed a deal with Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems that will see ThyssenKrupp dramatically reduce its datacentre footprint by migrating the majority of its server estate to the cloud. The companies said that before the year is out T-Systems will start helping ThyssenKrupp move over 10,000 servers to the cloud, which previously occupied over 700 data rooms and 11 datacentres globally. ThyssenKrupp said it plans to downsize to just five datacentres, globally. As part of the move the company said employees will get most of their…
 
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    Bitnami Blog

  • Bitnami Open Source Leaders Interview Series: Jan Niggemann from Redmine

    miranda myerholtz
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:59 pm
    If you're tired of sifting through email threads to surface information on project updates, then you'll love the game-changing project management features provided by Redmine. As a continuation of our Open Source Leaders Interview series, we interviewed Redmine Community Relationship Officer, Jan Niggeman, to learn more about the app. The bottom line? Redmine's solution is not only for software development teams, but for any group that needs a way to collaborate for projects both big or small. In the interview you'll learn: What Redmine is and how it's different from other project management…
  • Railo, now part of the Bitnami Library!

    miranda myerholtz
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:09 am
    Thanks to Railo fans who voted during the Bitnami Application Contest, the fast, free, easy-to-use open-source CFML app is now available on the Bitnami Library! We weren't surprised by the excitement for Railo since it is the easiest way to build Java EE based web applications without the complexities of Java. Backed by an active development community, Railo provides the quickest CFML engine available so that you can focus on creating the best experience for end users. Install Railo in a few clicks with the Bitnami Railo installers (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS…
  • OpenProject added to Bitnami Library!

    Andres
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:40 am
    We are happy to announce that OpenProject is now available on the Bitnami library OpenProject is a free and open source software for project management with a wide set of features and plugins and an active community. With the multitude of features and plugins, OpenProject offers support for your teams throughout the whole project life cycle.   OpenProject is now ready to install in a few clicks with the Bitnami OpenProject installers (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X), Virtual Machine images(VMs), cloud images for the Amazon EC2, Goole Compute…
  • Bitnami Odoo is now available on Windows!

    Carlos Corrales Yerpes
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:56 am
    The wait is over, Odoo (OpenERP 8) is now available for Windows on Bitnami! Odoo is an enterprise resource platform from which you can manage all your business operations – from supply chain and project management, to accounting and HR. With Bitnami, you can deploy a ready-to-run Odoo Stack with just one click. Of course, apart from the new Windows installer, you can continue using our Linux Installers, Virtual Machines and Cloud Images for Amazon, Azure or Google cloud. Some of the major changes in Odoo 8.0 version are: Website Builder & eCommerce  New CRM Kanban view  New…
  • Bitnami Open Source Leaders Interview Series: Isidro Baquero from Joomla!

    miranda myerholtz
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Joomla! is one of the most popular content management systems, and is used all around the world for many types of websites. Behind the success of this application comes the support of a very large and energetic open source community. Whether you are a novice or a pro, you will find that there is no shortage of plugins and support to help you along the way. As part of our Open Source Leader podcast series, we interviewed Isidro Baquero, member of the Joomla! community leadership team, to see how Joomla! can help you manage your website. The questions below are answered throughout the…
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    Zoho Blogs

  • Have you found the right contact management tool yet?

    Vibhav
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:55 am
    Can you use an ​axe to prune roses, or a hacksaw to chop veggies? They may get the job done, but is either of them the right tool for the job? A sales ​automation tool can manage your contacts, but is it the right tool for the job? Isn’t it an overkill? A​ ​contact management tool might be a better bet. Here’s why: Across your business, you talk to customers,  vendors, partners, auditors, lawyers, consultants, etc. There are many contacts in your phone and mail account as well. A contact management tool can keep contacts and conversations indexed at one place. If someone…
  • Advanced Analytics Add-on for ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus

    Arvind
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:40 am
    ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus (SDP) is the widely popular help desk software loved by IT managers world wide. We are excited to announce the advanced analytics add-on for SDP, powered by Zoho Reports. Why advanced analytics for SDP? As IT managers and their teams fight IT fires every day, the effort required to analyze service desk data becomes an additional overhead for them. And IT technicians have to write complex scripts/queries to generate the right reports. Not anymore, because with this integration with Zoho Reports, SDP customers can create fine-grained reports with…
  • Where do You Go from Here? Best Practices for Using a CRM System

    Laura Burrus
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:40 pm
    This is the last post in our series looking at the 5 Big Questions of CRM Systems. In case you missed the first four posts, make sure you check them out: 1. Who Should Use a CRM System? 2. What is a CRM?  3. Why You Need a CRM System 4. When Should You Implement a CRM System?  In this post, I want to give you some best practices for using CRM Map out your sales process and engrain it in your sales team - How do potential customers find you and how are they going to get into your CRM - What happens to those potentials once they are in your CRM - What steps do your sales team need to…
  • When Should You Implement CRM into Your Business?

    Laura Burrus
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    This is the fourth post in a five part series looking at the 5 Big Questions of CRM Systems. If you missed the first three posts, you’ll want to check out Who should use a CRM, What is CRM and Why You should use CRM This post will discuss when you should implement CRM into your business. As a small business, you probably use an organizational process that has worked well up to this point. Maybe you’ve used Excel to keep track of new purchases and contact information, or maybe you use several different apps for your data. Whatever your process has been, you’re looking…
  • 5 Habits of a Successful Zoho Docs Administrator

    Chinmayee Mishra
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
    An admin newbie? Still trying to learn the ropes? Being the guy with “all the power” is not as fancy as it sounds. It’s a two-sided coin, where the word RESPONSIBILITY is spelled out in bold. Not to worry! We are here to help you get a sneak peek into the admin cheat sheet and let you in on some best habits to keep. 1. On board Users and Assign Roles: Sounds like a piece of cake? Well, it is. Onboarding users and assigning them roles are the most important tasks too. The IT Admin invites the users to join the account, thus initiating the onboarding process and helping the…
 
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    I am OnDemand

  • Software Load Testing: A Perfect Match for the Cloud

    Ofir Nachmani
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:16 am
    The cloud has allowed modern, web-scale IT companies, like Airbnb and Netflix, to grow and flourish into booming enterprises all over the web. With its flexibility and efficiency, it supports the demand of an organization’s growth from zero to millions of users, allowing them to prepare for this potential growth, as well. Before the cloud, simulating millions of concurrent users and running scalability, stress, or stability tests was very hard to implement, if not impossible. Cloud technology has brought software testing, especially performance testing, to a whole new playing field.
  • Geek Health: How-to De-Stress Your Workplace

    Beverlyn Baer
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Here at IOD (I am OnDemand), we spend a hefty amount of time sitting in front of the computer learning about the latest and greatest updates in the world of cloud computing and turning that knowledge into valuable content. It goes without saying that, along with the rest of the world of IT, we spend most of our days sitting for prolonged periods of time in postures that threaten our health and well being. Personally, as a registered yoga instructor (RYT 200), I find it extremely difficult to sit for long periods of time and always make sure to keep my blood pumping, joints happy and stress…
  • Zadara Storage at AWS re:Invent 2014

    Alon
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Zadara Storage at AWS re:Invent 2014 Enterprise Storage Protocols on Amazon Web Service EC2 with Low Latency Enterprises have a real problem meeting storage needs in the cloud. Cloud storage products have evolved with focus on start-ups rather than enterprise applications and have traditionally been difficult to integrate with enterprise storage protocols and practice. Zadara Storage offers a service based on traditional protocols such as NFS to migrate traditional shared storage to the cloud, leveraging AWS Direct Connect with less than 1 milli-second latency from five AWS regions. You are…
  • Sysdig at AWS re:Invent 2014

    Alon
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Sysdig at AWS re:Invent 2014 You are invited to sign up for an advanced video using this form The post Sysdig at AWS re:Invent 2014 appeared first on I am OnDemand.
  • Rocket Steam at AWS re:Invent 2014

    Alon
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Rocket Steam at AWS re:Invent 2014 Reducing AWS Migration Time for SAP Customers SAP Customers face a set of challenges migrating to AWS usually takes about four to five weeks. Rocket Steam offers a way to reduce that to under 24 hours, migrating the somewhat rigid SAP system onto AWS, and allowing management of the AWS installation in an automated manner. The Rocket Steam set of tools are targeted at consultancy firms and includes HANAlyzed, which allows customers to make a test drive of the system on AWS using their data, without an additional license. You are invited to sign up for an…
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    KnowledgeTree » Blog

  • How to Stop Sales Teams from Asking the Most Annoying Question in the World

    MarketingProfs MarketingProfs
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    As B2B marketing budgets and buzzwords have increased over the years, and much has been made about significant gains in sales and marketing alignment, there remains a feeling in many sales organizations that marketing teams still aren’t all that helpful. Sure, marketing might get an occasional pat on the back for generating a big batch of qualified leads, or for boosting brand awareness in the market. But when things get quiet and the pipeline gets thin, sales teams almost inevitably default to asking the same, old question: “That’s great that marketing had a big month… but what have…
  • QuickPlays Support Sales Conversations with Best Practice Messages

    Peter Mollins
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    Today’s B2B buyers don’t want sales people that simply push products. They want experts that help them to navigate the buying process. But according to Forrester, 61% of buyers felt that the sales people they work with add no value. When sales people provide expert guidance to a buyer they don’t just add value to customers. They also add to your top-line. Studies by Aberdeen Group show that sales teams that adopt best practices, including best practice sales messaging, are twice as likely to hit quota as their peers. What kind of content should sales people use and how do you get it to…
  • B2B Marketers: Here’s What You Can Do to Improve Sales Execution in 2015

    MarketingProfs MarketingProfs
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:14 am
    Sales enablement has quickly become a big buzzword in the B2B sales and marketing world, but how many companies are actually doing it? And, more importantly, how many are doing it effectively? The good news is that several recent studies indicate that sales enablement investment and adoption is rapidly on the rise — with one study revealing that the average B2B sales enablement budget doubled between 2012 and 2014. The bad news: That ramp-up in investment has also created some significant challenges. Namely, many sales reps now feel overwhelmed with “sales enablement” content that they…
  • Four Solid Sales Enablement Metrics to Use

    Peter Mollins
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:46 am
    Sales Enablement has caught a lot of attention this year as a way to drive revenue. As with any initiative, it’s critical that you can measure results so you can adjust budget and invest in winning actions. You can’t improve what you can’t quantify.   Yet only 40% of sales enablement programs are measured, according to a survey by Vantage Point. Without a rigorous focus on metrics budgets can get reallocated and credibility of the initiative can be disrupted. It’s especially true for sales enablement, since sales people themselves are so tightly connected to a defined number. So,…
  • KnowledgeTree Expands Executive Team to Capitalize on 2014 Success

    Peter Mollins
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:05 am
    KnowledgeTree, a provider of software that helps enterprises sell more, has expanded its leadership team to build on rising momentum. Adoption by innovative, high-growth sales organizations has driven outstanding quarter-over-quarter results in 2014. KnowledgeTree has added three key executives to take advantage of this growth and continue to scale. Chris Atkinson joins KnowledgeTree as its new CEO. His recruitment enables Daniel Chalef, as Chief Product Officer, to drive product vision and execution in the sales enablement market. Mr. Atkinson was previously the Executive Vice President and…
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  • insideHPC Founder John West to Head Strategic Initiatives at TACC

    Rich Brueckner
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    At SC14, the Texas Advanced Computing Center announced that high performance computing veteran John West has been named director of Strategic Initiatives for The University of Texas at Austin. The post insideHPC Founder John West to Head Strategic Initiatives at TACC appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Job of the Week: Software Development Engineer at AWS

    Rich Brueckner
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    Amazon in Seattle is seeking Software Development Engineers in our Job of the Week.The post Job of the Week: Software Development Engineer at AWS appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Video: William Edsall of Dow on Why HPC Matters

    Rich Brueckner
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    In this video William Edsall, HPC Lead Analyst at Dow Chemical, shares his thoughts on why HPC matters and why young people should aspire to careers in high performance computing.The post Video: William Edsall of Dow on Why HPC Matters appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Jülich Researcher Bernd Mohr to Chair SC17

    Rich Brueckner
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:06 am
    Today the Jülich Supercomputing Centre announced that Dr. Bernd Mohr has been elected General Chair of the SC17 Supercomputing Conference. This is the first time that somebody outside the USA will chair the most important conference for high performance computing, which has been running for the last 26 years.The post Jülich Researcher Bernd Mohr to Chair SC17 appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Call for Workshop Submissions: ISC High Performance 2015

    Rich Brueckner
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:34 am
    Today the ISC High Performance conference announced that it will debut full-day and half-day workshops on Thursday, July 16, 2015, which is the last day of next year’s event. The post Call for Workshop Submissions: ISC High Performance 2015 appeared first on insideHPC.
 
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  • Tales from the disaster recovery trenches result in solid business continuity advice

    April Sage
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:34 am
    After 30 years in the disaster recovery field, Lance Thompson has some good stories to tell. The founder and president of Baseline Data Services shared a few of them – along with plenty more pertinent facts and advice – during a recent installment of the Online Tech “Tuesdays at Two” webinar series. Thompson Listed below are three paraphrased stories from “Lessons Learned From the Disaster Recovery Trenches,” and a quick recap of the messages behind each story. If you’re interested in what you see here, we suggest checking out the full replay of the 52-minute session.
  • Online Tech guests witness ‘Defense in Depth’ at Joe Louis Arena

    April Sage
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Online Tech would like to thank the 58 customers and prospective customers who joined us for a night of fun and networking at Tuesday’s Detroit Red Wings vs. Columbus Blue Jackets game at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. Following a private dinner in the Olympia Club’s Manhattan Room, the group watched the Red Wings and Blue Jackets skate to a scoreless tie before Columbus won in a shootout. The outcome was a bit of a bummer, but we didn’t mind the low-scoring affair. We are quite fond of Defense in Depth, after all. If you couldn’t make this event, we hope you’ll consider another outing…
  • Backup is the ‘sweet spot’ on the data protection spectrum

    April Sage
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Data is growing exponentially. Not just in size, but also in importance to organizations. So how do you protect that data while simultaneously assuring it can be quickly recovered in case of an emergency? A recent Online Tech “Tuesdays at 2” webinar discussed how organizations can turn offsite backup into a recovery option. In Transforming Your Offsite Backup into a Real Recovery Option guest host Steven Aiello led an in-depth dive into what he calls the “data protection spectrum” and how companies should – and should not – use products on that spectrum to create a better offsite…
  • Mitigating the management expense of offsite backup

    April Sage
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    BY YAN NESS Online Tech Co-CEO For 15 years, Online Tech has provided data backup services to our colocation and hosting clients. We used to back up to tapes in a large multi-tape system, then transport them from one data center to another. We moved to disk-based backup when the total cost to operate per GB of protected data using the disk was clearly less than tape. Yan Ness We knew we had to find a new way with a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) if we were going to keep up with the data growth. The tipping point was when we saw our costs to maintain the physical tape drive (for oil, pads…
  • Detroit’s tech renaissance enhanced by infrastructure development from Online Tech, Fibertech Networks and others

    April Sage
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    If the burgeoning economic renaissance in the city of Detroit is to fully take root, there’s some serious infrastructure work to be done. And not just “infrastructure” in terms of fixing the crumbling roads or creating mass transportation options, like the M1 Rail streetcar project. Online Tech’s Metro Detroit Data Center No, we’re talking technology infrastructure. A recent story at FiveThirtyEight.com highlighted some of the city’s technological marvels – such as fire stations rigging fax machines to knock over soda cans full of coins. That, folks, is Detroit’s emergency…
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    Cloud Powered Business Blog

  • 3 Ways To Drive Business With Mobile Apps

    Ben Kerschberg
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:05 am
    Mobile applications are already becoming a primary component of user engagement. As the use of mobile devices expands into all areas of business, mobile apps are only becoming even more significant. But when it all boils down to the most basic element, companies are concerned with making money, and mobile apps are a great way… Read More
  • The 5 Elements of A Killer Mobile App

    Ben Kerschberg
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    By 2015, more than 780 million people will be mobile users only. This means they won’t own a laptop or desk computer. These 780 million users will be your customers, partners, business stakeholders, suppliers, and other business associates. As organizations begin to align their mobile first strategy with this shift in users, it’s important to… Read More
  • Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014

    Kyle Dugan
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:03 am
    As 2014 comes to a close, we are taking a look back at the top 10 blogs this year. Here they are, in no particular order: The 10 Things Expected from Customer Service Providing great customer service requires companies to build an ecosystem where customer happiness can thrive. This begins with hiring great people, then… Read More
  • The Source of the Lead Source

    Ashley Brucker Stepien
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    When getting our clients up and running on marketing automation, there are a few things that come up like clockwork. One of them is ALWAYS “Lead Source.” It’s amazing how this seemingly trivial, little field can cause so many problems and yet hold so much power.  Use it wrong and you’re on the highway to… Read More
  • HR Services in the Cloud: Roles Don’t Need to Change, but Competencies Do

    Ray Rivera
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:40 am
    For a lot of organizations, the deployment and integration of cloud solutions are at the heart of HR transformation efforts. One of the outcomes of a successful cloud-enabled HR transformation is a radical change in HR’s administrative role, putting HR in the position of both a consumer and provider of services. Such a reallocation of… Read More
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  • First Stable Release of vOneCloud to Easily Build Private Clouds on VMware vSphere

    Tino Vazquez
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:11 am
    OpenNebula Systems announced today the first stable release of vOneCloud, a virtual appliance for vSphere that transforms an existing VMware vCenter deployment into an automated, self-service private cloud in a few minutes. The appliance is based on OpenNebula, every component is fully open-source and has been certified to work in enterprise environments. vOneCloud is commercially supported by OpenNebula Systems. vOneCloud exposes a multi-tenant, cloud-like provisioning layer, including features like virtual data centers, self-service portal, or hybrid cloud computing to connect in-house…
  • Videos from OpenNebulaConf 2014

    Carlos Martín
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:54 am
    Last week we celebrated the OpenNebulaConf 2014, an event where the community comes together to share their experiences and new ideas around OpenNebula. If you were there, go ahead and take a look at the photos in the conference page to check if we caught a flattering pic of you. The OpenNebulaConf 2014 was a great event, and certainly our speakers deserve most of the credit for it. Thank you for sharing your expertise! If you missed the conference, now you have a chance to listen to the talks in our YouTube channel, and download the slides from the slideshare account. Enjoy.  
  • Technical Notes from OpenNebulaConf 2014

    Carlos Martín
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    One of the best things about getting together for the conference is that our community always comes with plenty of new ideas and useful feedback to shape the project’s roadmap. This year’s OpenNebulaConf was full of interesting talks with lots of thoughtful feedback, but we also had many productive discussions in the hacking session, the coffee breaks, and the evening get-togethers. In this post we will try to summarize the main requests we gathered during the OpenNebulaConf. Feel free to join the discussion in the development portal or in the mailing lists. And remember, you…
  • OpenNebula Newsletter – November 2014

    Tino Vazquez
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:23 am
    We want to let you know about what we are up to with the main news from the last month regarding the OpenNebula project, including what you can expect in the following months. Last few days have been very hectic for the OpenNebula Team due to the second edition of the OpenNebula Conference 2014. Shortly we will post a summary of our experiences in the conference, as well as the videos, presentations and photos. Technology As part of our commitment to deliver the best possible cloud experience, the OpenNebula team released this month the stable version Fox Fur 4.10. A couple of weeks later a…
  • First day of OpenNebula Conf

    Eva Häusler
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:51 am
    …or the day before the Conf – depending on how you count. We started the day early to get from the NETWAYS headquarter in Nuremberg to the conference hotel Berlin. Our friends from OpenNebula were already there and we could make all preparations for the workshops very smoothly. There was even enough time to take a snack. Exactly at 2:00 pm (just like expected when dealing with pettifogging Germans) the workshops started. The next thing we looked forward to is dinner. :) The day after the actual conference will and will be officially opened with Ignacio M. Llorente kick off “State…
 
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    CloudTweaks.com

  • Cloud Infographic – Santa’s Cloud ERP Workshop

    CloudTweaks
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Santa’s Cloud ERP Workshop In the spirit of the holiday season. Ever wonder what Santa’s workshop looks like in the era of cloud computing? Hint: Santa is not only gifting wearables this holiday season, he and his crew are using them in conjunction with the workshop’s CRM and ERP systems to ensure a seamless front to […] The post Cloud Infographic – Santa’s Cloud ERP Workshop appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • Intel Betting on (Customized) Commodity Chips for Cloud Computing

    CloudBuzz
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:53 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Next year, however, custom designs will be on half of the chips it sells to public clouds – an increasingly important part of the 18 million chips Intel’s data center business sells annually. “We have never said no to a custom solution” in chip designs … Read the source article at NYT The post Intel Betting on (Customized) Commodity Chips for Cloud Computing appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • Venture capitalist Ted Schlein anoints the next hot cybersecurity startups

    CloudBuzz
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:51 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Behind most tech startups is a team of investors. Behind many of the cybersecurity startups that have grown into behemoths is Ted Schlein. A longtime partner at Silicon Valley’s Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Schlein spearheaded investments in LifeLock, … Read the source article at Yahoo The post Venture capitalist Ted Schlein anoints the next hot cybersecurity startups appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Cloud Pole

    Al Johnson
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com The Cloud Pole Please feel free to share our comic with friends, family, students, co-workers and have yourself a safe and fantastic holiday season! By Al Johnson The post The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Cloud Pole appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • IBM Radically Simplifies Cloud Computing Contracts

    CloudTweaks
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com IBM Radically Simplifies Cloud Computing Contracts ARMONK, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it radically simplified and made it easier for customers to enter into cloud computing services agreements by creating a standard, two-page agreement to replace longer, more complex contracts that typically required long negotiations and reviews before a deal […] The post IBM Radically Simplifies Cloud Computing Contracts appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
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    GreenPages Blog

  • GreenPages Bloggers: 2014 Holiday Wish List

    GreenPages Blog
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    With the holiday season upon us, we decided to speak with some of our bloggers here at GreenPages to see what they wanted this year!   Chris Ward, CTO: Full on Nest System to control my house Dan Allen, Solutions Architect: Drone with a GoPro John Dixon, Director, Cloud Services: DJI Inspire 1 with 4k video. 4,500 meter maximum altitude. No FAA license required! Nick Phelps, Practice Manager, Network & Security: DJI Phantom 2 Vision+. Full HD with a Gimbal for under $1,400 David Barter, Practice Manager, Microsoft Technologies: EFI and Holley EFI/EUC Performance Monitoring with iPad…
  • How to “Houdini” from the Risks of Deferred Maintenance

    Geoff Smith
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    I recently gave a webinar on deferred maintenance and how you can learn to “escape” the risks of postponing routine maintenance activities from one of the great masters of escape, Harry Houdini. You can listen to the webinar on-demand here. First, a little Houdini background. Harry started his career working the local nightclub and circus circuits, where he developed both his act and his showmanship skills. He then went to Europe, where he utilized his mastery to get longer bookings and build his reputation as an escape artist. Once he established mastery over one type of escape (for…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 12/8/2014

    GreenPages Blog
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:40 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 12/8/2014. Tech News Recap Microsoft released Office 365 Video and will unveil the consumer side of Windows 10 on January 21st. Pure Storage has introduced an all-flash approach to converged infrastructure they are calling FlashStack CI. A study has found that there was an increase in 2014 SMB mobility adoption spending. ZDnet released a list of the 10 best smartphones at the close of the year. After a massive data breach, Sony is fighting back. There were also good articles around the…
  • Microsoft “Office 365 Video” Release – Common Questions Answered

    David Barter
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    In late November, Microsoft announced that first release customers would have access to Office 365 Video – a YouTube type video service in Microsoft 0365. Previously, video in O365 has pretty much been a load it to OneDrive and/or SharePoint online and “let ‘er rip” service. Customers could use the local video tool of their choice to watch their own videos but were not able to treat it as a viable social media entity like YouTube. For many users, the biggest detriment originally was that there was no organization or even ways to spawn that video online, let alone share or comment on…
  • CTO Focus Interview: Gunnar Berger, Citrix

    GreenPages Blog
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:55 am
    In the third installment of our CTO Focus Interview series, I got to speak with Gunnar Berger, a CTO at Citrix (View Part I and Part II of the series). Gunnar is a well respected thought leader who previously worked as an Analyst at Gartner and joined Citrix last June. Gunnar is on a mission to make VDI easier and cheaper to deploy. I’d highly recommend following Gunnar on Twitter to hear more from him.   Ben: What are your primary responsibilities at Citrix? Gunnar: A lot of what I do at Citrix is on the back end and not necessarily public facing. In the public view, it’s…
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    Healthy Tools For Diabetics

  • Diabetes in the US

    cloudbulls
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:40 pm
    What You Need to Know Before You Choose a Blood Glucose Meter While exercise, food, medications, stress and many additional factors can contribute to your overall health, only the blood glucose meter will be the tool that will help you to make all the other decisions. Choosing the right meter is therefore essential to help you to monitor your health. Understand How to Use It Choosing to get a Freestyle Freedom Lite Meter or not will depend on a variety of factors including how easy they will be for you. There is a wide variety of meters to choose from; some will offer a number of extra…
  • Diabetes Freedom Band

    cloudbulls
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:39 pm
    What You Need to Know Before You Choose a Blood Glucose Meter While exercise, food, medications, stress and many additional factors can contribute to your overall health, only the blood glucose meter will be the tool that will help you to make all the other decisions. Choosing the right meter is therefore essential to help you to monitor your health. Understand How to Use It Choosing to get a Freestyle Freedom Lite Meter or not will depend on a variety of factors including how easy they will be for you. There is a wide variety of meters to choose from; some will offer a number of extra…
  • Target Blood Sugar

    cloudbulls
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:38 pm
    What You Need to Know Before You Choose a Blood Glucose Meter While exercise, food, medications, stress and many additional factors can contribute to your overall health, only the blood glucose meter will be the tool that will help you to make all the other decisions. Choosing the right meter is therefore essential to help you to monitor your health. Understand How to Use It Choosing to get a Freestyle Freedom Lite Meter or not will depend on a variety of factors including how easy they will be for you. There is a wide variety of meters to choose from; some will offer a number of extra…
  • Diabetes Factors

    cloudbulls
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:37 pm
    What You Need to Know Before You Choose a Blood Glucose Meter While exercise, food, medications, stress and many additional factors can contribute to your overall health, only the blood glucose meter will be the tool that will help you to make all the other decisions. Choosing the right meter is therefore essential to help you to monitor your health. Understand How to Use It Choosing to get a Freestyle Freedom Lite Meter or not will depend on a variety of factors including how easy they will be for you. There is a wide variety of meters to choose from; some will offer a number of extra…
  • Diabetes Meters

    cloudbulls
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:31 pm
    What You Need to Know Before You Choose a Blood Glucose Meter While exercise, food, medications, stress and many additional factors can contribute to your overall health, only the blood glucose meter will be the tool that will help you to make all the other decisions. Choosing the right meter is therefore essential to help you to monitor your health. Understand How to Use It Choosing to get a Freestyle Freedom Lite Meter or not will depend on a variety of factors including how easy they will be for you. There is a wide variety of meters to choose from; some will offer a number of extra…
 
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    Official Blog - ESDS Software Solution

  • Virtuozzo Based VPS Vs vLite Based VM

    Pravin Ganore
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:02 pm
    In our day to day life, knowingly or unknowingly we use some form of cloud-based services to complete various tasks. These cloud services are basically derived from the most rapidly growing I.T. sector known as “Cloud Computing”. Since the cloud concept has emerged, it has shown drastic growth rate and is predicted by some industry analysts that it will grow with a rate of 1,100% by 2015. Looking at such a rapidly growing rate, many new web hosting providers are now entering in the hosting industry to offer effective solutions based on such innovative technology. Apparently, many such web…
  • A Guide to Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

    Pravin Ganore
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:12 am
    As the IT requirements are increasing, the service providers are creating new tools for ease of management. These new emerging tools can aid IT professionals and managers to avoid the risks of doing nothing when they plan for a Disaster Recovery (DR) solution. Although, you may not see any activity in the capital expenditure budgets, however, the enterprise data volumes is still rising day-by-day. Today, the Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) have become more and more vital for businesses, than it was 5 years back. The healthcare and financial services are not the only that…
  • Corporate Email in the Cloud

    Pravin Ganore
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:33 am
    Moving email in the cloud is one of the most crucial tasks businesses need to think about. Since, cloud computing services are new to most of the businesses, its necessary for them to understand the term “cloud computing”, services and its benefits to compete with their rivals using cloud services. Often people describe the term “cloud computing” in many different ways. In simple words, cloud is a computing model which offers applications, software’s, storage and resources over a network (typically the Internet). Comparing virtualization and cloud, you will find that cloud expects…
  • BYOD For Businesses: Risks and Advantages

    Pravin Ganore
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:33 pm
    A trend that has came into play in relation to work is called BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). These are the devices (Mobiles / Laptops and etc.) which employees use for daily work using terminals and, therefore, are used and thereby receiving greater productivity. No doubt that the use of BYOD is growing tremendously, however, do you know that there are some risks associated with BYOD. Well, let’s see the risks and advantages of BYOD. Today, together several technologies that are growing tremendously are bringing behavioral change in users. Cloud computing enables access to information and…
  • Desktop Virtualization For Flexibility In Businesses

    Pravin Ganore
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:36 am
    Virtualized desktops are still not used on large scale in businesses, however, it has been gaining popularity in some areas where mobility and flexibility are most important. The adoption of cloud technologies can be a booster. The Maturity Acquired Organizations are now making a move towards the desktops virtualization solutions experiencing the advantages in terms of reduced costs, improved flexibility in equipment management. Reduced TCO is one of the major factors of positive decisions, however the investment costs required in the transformation should not be overlooked. The benefits of…
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    Cloud Storage Buzz

  • Acronis True Image 2015 Review

    Lee
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    Acronis True Image 2015 at a GlanceYour RatingRate AcronisOur Rating4.25 / 5 stars ★★★★¼   Price:Unlimited Account: $99.99/year.Click here to sign up!Pros:Easy to use and setup.Full systme image backup not just files.Offers new sync.Mobile apps to access and backup files.Private Encryption Key can be used.Restore process easy.Can backup to local drives, NAS or to the Acronis cloud.Cons:Unlimited package really not unlimited. See fair use policy. Not as bad as some services.Sign UpClick here to sign up for an unlimited account!Latest…
  • Acronis 2015 Unlimited 40% Off

    Lee
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
    While some companies cut back on unlimited storage Acronis is the latest company to start offering unlimited storage plans. The latest version of Acronis True Image 2015 now offers unlimited cloud storage for your backups and is a very impressive service and for a limited time you can save 40% on your years subscription.Click here to save 40% on Acronis True Image 2015 UnlimitedI have been testing out the new version of Acronis True Image 2015 and I am pretty impressed with it. It is the only service that I know of that backs up a mirror image of your data to the cloud so you can actually…
  • Google Drive Clients

    Lee
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:09 pm
      Google Drive has been gaining in popularity since they dropped prices for storage and I can understand why. Google Drive is easy to use, and competitively priced with Dropbox, integrates with many of Google’s services and is considerable easier to use than Amazon S3. In many ways Google Drive has found a sweet spot with users for usability and flexibility. You can use Google Drive for simple storage, editing documents, syncing files and even backing up filesSimilar to Amazon S3 there are many different clients you can use to connect and use your Google Drive storage. Some…
  • 50% Off SOS Online Backup

    Lee
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    This was an unexpected sale to see come through from SOS Online Backup. SOS has always been one of those services that I have liked but never enough to actually subscribe. If you have been like me, sitting on the fence about them, then perhaps this offer will help you give them a good solid try. It is one thing to use a trial of a service but to get a really good understanding if a service is the best one for you really does require a longer time.Click Here to Save 50% Until Dec. 31, 2014This sale is good for a one computer account with unlimited cloud storage and unlimited mobile devices.SOS…
  • Carbonite Receives Takeover Bid from J2 Global Inc.

    Lee
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    J2 Global, who already own and operate several cloud storage and backup services like Livedrive and KeepItSafe, have made an offer to purchase the remaining shares of Carbonite at $15.00/share. J2 Global previously made an offer to purchase Carbonite in August 2012 at $10.50/share. This offer is considerably more and could be too hard for Carbonite to resist.News of the offer from J2 Global has made Carbonite stock rise on the possibility of the buyout. Share price went from roughly $11.50/share up to $14.50/share on the news. As of this writing shares are trading at…
 
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  • insideHPC Founder John West to Head Strategic Initiatives at TACC

    Rich Brueckner
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    At SC14, the Texas Advanced Computing Center announced that high performance computing veteran John West has been named director of Strategic Initiatives for The University of Texas at Austin. The post insideHPC Founder John West to Head Strategic Initiatives at TACC appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Job of the Week: Software Development Engineer at AWS

    Rich Brueckner
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    Amazon in Seattle is seeking Software Development Engineers in our Job of the Week.The post Job of the Week: Software Development Engineer at AWS appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Video: William Edsall of Dow on Why HPC Matters

    Rich Brueckner
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    In this video William Edsall, HPC Lead Analyst at Dow Chemical, shares his thoughts on why HPC matters and why young people should aspire to careers in high performance computing.The post Video: William Edsall of Dow on Why HPC Matters appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Jülich Researcher Bernd Mohr to Chair SC17

    Rich Brueckner
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:06 am
    Today the Jülich Supercomputing Centre announced that Dr. Bernd Mohr has been elected General Chair of the SC17 Supercomputing Conference. This is the first time that somebody outside the USA will chair the most important conference for high performance computing, which has been running for the last 26 years.The post Jülich Researcher Bernd Mohr to Chair SC17 appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Call for Workshop Submissions: ISC High Performance 2015

    Rich Brueckner
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:34 am
    Today the ISC High Performance conference announced that it will debut full-day and half-day workshops on Thursday, July 16, 2015, which is the last day of next year’s event. The post Call for Workshop Submissions: ISC High Performance 2015 appeared first on insideHPC.
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    Key Computers

  • Festive Operating Times

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:51 am
    Seasons Greetings from everyone at Key Computers   On behalf of everyone at Key Computers, we would like to wish you all the best for a very happy Christmas and a prosperous 2015. 2014 has been a fantastic year and we hope to build upon this in 2015. We will be operating reduced standard opening hours over the festive period, please take note of our Christmas opening times below: Wednesday 24th December 2014 – 09:00 until 13:00 Thursday 25th December 2014 – CLOSED Friday 26th December 2014 – CLOSED Monday 29th December 2014 – 09:00 until 13:00 Tuesday 30th…
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    admin
    18 Dec 2013 | 8:07 am
    Seasons greetings and best wishes for a successful 2014. 2013 has been a fantastic year for Key Computers.  We were a finalist for the ‘Supplier of the Year’ award at the Fork Lift Truck Association Awards for Excellence, saw clients nominated and win customer focus awards and opened a new office in Southampton.  2014 is our 30th birthday and we envisage another successful and prosperous year.  We hope that you join in our celebrations throughout the year. Christmas Opening Times We will be open to support our customers who will be trading over the festive period, please take…
  • Key Computers Further Enhances Relationship with PHS

    admin
    10 Oct 2013 | 7:07 am
    IT solution specialist, Key Computers has acquired the contract to maintain and support the record management software for PHS Records Management division. In a bid to streamline software across its many divisions to fewer vendors, The PHS Group chose Key Computers as the partner of choice to maintain and support their crucial records management software ‘PinPoint Storage Manager’. As long standing suppliers of software and mobile solutions to The PHS Group, Key Computers were keen to strengthen the relationship with PHS as well as furthering their operation on the South Coast. The move…
  • Engineer scheduling software helps boiler firm

    Andrew Isherwood
    2 Jun 2013 | 8:34 am
    Engineer scheduling software helps boiler firm A business that employs a large number of boiler engineers who work on a mobile basis, has seen an improvement in its service after deploying engineer scheduling software. B&K Boiler Services, which is based in Surrey, has ten gas safety registered boiler engineers on its books. Until it changed its approach to mobile workforce management, the engineers used to make phone calls into the office to check their next appointments. Mr Worthington, the boiler firm’s owner, explained, “As each fitter can complete up to 10 jobs every day,…
  • Engineer scheduling software can help reduce fuel costs

    Andrew Isherwood
    1 Jun 2013 | 8:17 am
    Engineer scheduling software can help reduce fuel costs Engineer scheduling software could help plumbing and heating providers, and planned maintenance firms, who are feeling the pinch from rising fuel prices. According to a report from the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors, providers are finding it difficult to cope with the rising cost of keeping their engineers on the road. The competitive marketplace means that passing the extra expenses onto customers is almost impossible for most. However, some providers are reporting successful cost cutting emissions through the…
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  • Why APIs matter in the world of virtualisation

    CloudElements
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    The All Things API series is tailored to capture thought-provoking ideas and commentary from today’s visionaries, tech leaders, geeks, evangelists and the like. Day-in and -out, we have the pleasure of meeting with subject-matter experts within the community, ranging from developers at Fortune 100 companies to API & developer evangelists writing their own path. On November 7th, I sat down and chatted with an interesting expert in the realm of APIs: John Kirby, ViaWest API expert and Director of Software Architecture. Kirby has been in the software development field for over 25…
  • AWS slashes data transfer costs, simplifies other cloud pricing

    James
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:18 am
    Picture credit: iStockPhoto Amazon Web Services (AWS) has dramatically cut its rates for several types of data transfers, as well as changing how it prices reserved EC2 instances. In a blog post published yesterday by Jeff Barr, AWS chief evangelist, the firm is reducing its rates for outbound data transfer, along with data transfer to and from CloudFront, AWS’ content delivery network. Data transfer from AWS to CloudFront is now free of charge. Prices aren’t going down at the same rate across the board, however; outbound data transfer for the first 10 terabytes (TB) a month is…
  • Companies ploughing money into SaaS investment but still aware of the risks

    James
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Picture credit: iStockPhoto A survey from analyst house Gartner has found key drivers for software as a service (SaaS) include redirection of in-house staff to other responsibilities, as well as quick deployment and faster access to innovation. The research, which polled across 10 countries in May and June this year, found that respondents were still not fully satisfied by going all in to the cloud, instead opting for a mix of SaaS and on-premises. Even though Gartner expects the traditional deployment model and usage for on-premises software is going to almost half from 34% now to 17% by…
  • Heroku delivers Performance Dynos to Europe, shows relevance of PaaS market

    James
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Picture credit: Heroku Heroku, the Salesforce-owned developer platform, has announced the availability of its Performance Dynos toolset for its European customers, signalling a greater intent for expansion on the continent. Performance Dynos enables companies to build and run large scale apps, as it contains 12 times the memory of a single Heroku Dyno. The move for European expansion was a natural one; in 2014 the number of apps built on Heroku in Europe went up by nearly 180%. As a result, it gives companies the option to give their apps greater performance and lower latency, as previously…
  • IBM announces deal with WPP, taps into greater big data and analytics

    James
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:25 am
    Picture credit: iStockPhoto IBM has announced that communications services group WPP has extended its partnership with the tech giant, providing a service delivery and technology platform to run WPP’s operations in the cloud for $1.25bn (£797m). The current agreement will last for seven years, with WPP able to expand the use of big data and analytics and deploy new products and services through Big Blue. “As the world’s largest communications group, we are seeking to exploit IBM’s cloud computing expertise to allow us to innovate and add value to both the service…
 
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  • Salesforce: A Very Straightforward Cloud Development Platform

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Force.com is an enigma; a Platform-as-a-Service that is designed to appeal to a broad church of developers, to make it quick and easy to write simple cloud-based applications. Robert Sheldon explains, as simply as possible, why this unusual data-centric, and metadata-driven platform is attracting so much interest in the industry.
  • Cloud Identities versus Federated Identities in Office 365

    30 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Identities, the 'accounts' by which Cloud and Web users identify themselves, are tricky to manage, and tiresome for the users. Cloud services such as Office 365 have their main use in large organisations and so there have to be easy ways for system administrators to maintain them. Microsoft provide three alternative strategies; Cloud identities, Synced identities and federated identities. What is the differences between them, and which should you choose?
  • Data as a Service: The Next “As a Service” Wave?

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    There was a time that data seemed part of the application that maintained and used it. Now, there is increasing demand to deliver data through platform-agnostic open-standard APIs so it can be consumed in a variety of ways, whether refined, aggregated, or combined with additional information. Are we heading towards a shared understanding of applications as data-providers, feeding other services such as BI, or even in the right circumstances, publishing it?
  • Stop Relying on Cloud File Stores as a Backup Strategy

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There is a growing assumption that Cloud file-storage services represent an ideal way of backing up files. It seems a compelling idea because it is so easy and seems secure. The truth is, as always, more complicated. There is more to any backup strategy than just cloud storage
  • Deleting Files in the Cloud

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

  • FBI Officially Blames North Korea in Sony Pictures Hack

    Maritza Santillan
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:48 am
    Following the high-profile cyber attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, and continuous threats against  employees and celebrities, the FBI has released an official statement declaring the investigation has lead to “enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions.” In a press release issued Friday morning, the FBI listed several factors […]… Read More The post FBI Officially Blames North Korea in Sony Pictures Hack appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Critical Git Vulnerability Allows for Remote Code Execution

    David Bisson
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    A critical Git vulnerability that affects all Git client versions as well as any software that interacts with Git repositories has been discovered. Ken Westin, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager and Security Analyst at Tripwire, explains the nature of the bug: “This vulnerability has serious implications for developers and other users of the popular Git client […]… Read More The post Critical Git Vulnerability Allows for Remote Code Execution appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Sony & North Korea: A Call to Cyber Arms or Better Defense?

    Ken Westin
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:27 am
    (Updated 12/9/14 11:15AM to reflect FBI announcement of North Korean attribution) There has been a great deal of “cyber saber rattling” in response to North Korea allegedly being connected to the recent Sony Pictures Entertainment breach. The FBI tied attribution to North Korea this afternoon; however, the evidence provided I feel is still lacking and […]… Read More The post Sony & North Korea: A Call to Cyber Arms or Better Defense? appeared first on The State of Security.
  • The Syrian Electronic Army Strikes Again! International Business Times Hacked

    Graham Cluley
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Online news site International Business Times has revealed that the notorious Syrian Electronic Army hacking group had successfully breached its security, and removed a story that was embarrassing to the country’s regime. The Syrian Electronic Army, a collective of pro-Assad hackers who have made a name for themselves by claiming the scalps of various media […]… Read More The post The Syrian Electronic Army Strikes Again! International Business Times Hacked appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Security Slice: The Sony Pictures Breach – Part Two

    Eva Hanscom
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    It’s been nearly a month since Sony Pictures suffered from a serious data breach and the damage is still acruing. Cyber threats connected with the attack have turned physical and hackers seem to reveal more company information each day. In the wake of a breach this far reaching, what should businesses be thinking about in […]… Read More The post Security Slice: The Sony Pictures Breach – Part Two appeared first on The State of Security.
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  • The merits and demerits of Privileged Identity Management

    admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Privileged Identity Management (PIM) is a domain within Identity Management focused on the special requirements of powerful accounts within the IT infrastructure of an enterprise. It is frequently used as an Information Security and governance tool to help companies in meeting compliance regulations and to prevent internal data breaches through the use of privileged accounts. The management of privileged identities can be automated to follow pre-determined or customized policies and requirements for an organization or industry. Please also see Privileged password management -- since the usual…
  • Signs of falling victim to identity theft

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    Identity is a crucial element in most computer security mechanisms. Access controls depend on identifying the users or devices that are allowed to view or use resources and keeping others out. We’re asked to “prove” our identities every time we board a plane, check into a hotel, make a purchase via check or credit card, or log onto a computer or secure web site. But the standard of proof is often very low, and in the IT world, we seem to have a misconception about what identity really is – and isn’t. Identity theft in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that…
  • 2014: The Year of the Hybrid Cloud

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    About a decade ago, prevailing IT traditions dictated that businesses use on-premises infrastructure for their enterprise applications. However, a paradigm shift has occurred with the emergence of IaaS and on-demand cloud providers such as AWS, etc. It has given birth to a new virtualization strategy that most businesses have been quick to adopt – use servers provided by third-party cloud vendors, eliminate infrastructure limitations, develop and deploy applications on a single hardware. The fact that businesses can do all this and more without spending millions of dollars on IT systems is…
  • Tracking Your EAaaS Payback – Software Metrics

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    Although this series is about the payback of migrating to the cloud, not every aspect of moving to the cloud will save money standing alone. In certain situations, the software costs can be greater in the cloud. The main drivers of increased software costs in a cloud environment are the virtualization software and the service management software. Each consolidated system will require a license for virtualization software and additional service management software. These costs are partially offset by the reduction in the number of operating system licenses, due to the fewer number of systems.
  • Tracking Your EAaaS Payback – Hardware Metrics

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    Although enterprise applications running on the public cloud are still in the early adopter phase, IT Executives are under pressure to develop a cloud strategy for their enterprise applications. It’s up to them to untangle the cloud “spaghetti” and comprehend the basic economics and capabilities. To effectively start tracking Cloud Payback, first examine the hardware metrics. Server Depreciation There are two main areas of hardware payback. The first is physical server depreciation. The hardware savings come from improving server utilization and decreasing the number of servers. The…
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    Cloud Computing For All

  • Media Temple Promo Code – 50% Off on Grid and WordPress Hosting This Cyber Monday

    Jeff Cloud
    29 Nov 2014 | 2:59 am
    At (mt) Media Temple the sale doesn’t ends on Black Friday alone. In fact the (mt) is offering another great deal on Cyber Monday. Media Temple is offering 50% off on their Grid Hosting and WordPress Hosting using a special Cyber Monday promo code. There are also promo codes for VPS and the regular codes that will work even after the holiday season. You can read more details below. Media Temple Cyber Monday Promo Code To available the 50% off on (mt) Media Temple’s Grid Hosting and Premium WordPress Hosting, simply a special promo code at checkout. Grid Hosting Promo Code: :…
  • SiteGround Is Offering Up to 70% Off on Web Hosting In Line With Their 10th-Year Anniversary

    Jeff Cloud
    22 Mar 2014 | 3:20 pm
    SiteGround is currently celebrating their 10th year anniversary. On March 22, SiteGround turned 10 years old, and in line with this celebration the hosting company is offering (for 48 hours only) up to 70% off discount on their web hosting services. SiteGround’s Web hosting includes three plans; StartUp, GrowBig and GoGeek plans. All plans are optimized to cater WordPress and Joomla based sites. Check out more details about their special offer below. SiteGround’s web hosting is specially designed for WordPress and Joomla sites. They offer 99.99% uptime guarantee and their servers…
  • Phoenix Nap Secured Servers Coupon Codes 2014 – Up to 50% off on New Dedicated Servers

    Jeff Cloud
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:06 am
    Phoenix Nap Secured Servers, one of the trusted Dedicated Server provider, has an array of special offers this 2014. This promotion includes recurring discounts for new orders of the following servers: E3-123, E3-123 v2, X3430 and X3440 servers. Secured Servers is also offering 50% off on new servers deployed in Amsterdam. And for those who needs additional SSD storage or for those who are looking for more RAM savings, Secured Servers got you covered. Check out the appropriate Phoenix Nap Secured Servers coupon codes below. Best Deal on E3 Dedicated Servers Secured Servers is offering $20 off…
  • Xplenty Expands Coverage to all Amazon Web Services’ Regions

    Jeff Cloud
    6 Mar 2014 | 5:54 am
    Customers using Amazon CloudFront can now benefit from Xplenty to parse and process their log files, all within the Xplenty design environment Tel Aviv, Israel – March 4, 2014 – Xplenty, www.xplenty.com, provider of the innovative Hadoop-as-a-service platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network, and seller on the AWS Marketplace, now offers its big data processing technology directly to customers in all AWS Regions. Xplenty is now available to customers from AWS’ Regions in South America (Sao Paolo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney),…
  • Web Hosting Hub Is Offering Go Nitro Time Special Discount

    Jeff Cloud
    3 Feb 2014 | 8:08 am
    Web Hosting Hub is offering the “Go Nitro Time” promotion where they slashed off their Nitro hosting plan down to $5.99 USD from $8.99 per month, for a very limited time only. Their Nitro plan offers unlimited on everything and is geared towards performance driven dynamic sites and ecommerce sites. If you have a site with a steady or increasing traffic, Web Hosting Hub’s Nitro plan would be a great place to start. Check out more details below as well as how and where you can avail the said promotion. Web Hosting Hub has 3 different shared hosting plans. The Spark plan is…
 
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    Intelligent Technical Solutions

  • Managed IT Services

    jharwe
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Managed IT Services: Providing Businesses with a Competitive Edge Businesses are constantly looking for that special something that will give them a clear advantage over their competition. They generally target reasonable things like their marketing efforts or their own company practices, but seldom do they consider their IT department. By increasing the capability and versatility […]
  • Las Vegas IT Consulting

    jharwe
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:38 pm
    How Can An It Consultant Boost Your Business? It is nearly impossible for the modern business to run efficiently without technology. Telephones, emails and the web make it a lot easier for you to stay in touch with potential clients. However, many businesses today do not spend enough time making sure that their technology is […]
  • Benefits of IT Services from ITS

    jharwe
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Benefits of Computer IT Services Whether you are running your own business or thinking of launching a start up, working with Computer IT services is highly recommended. Working together with professionals who work in IT offer a number of benefits that can help to ensure your website and online presence is running properly at all […]
  • Could Virtualization Help Your Business?

    jharwe
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Computer Virtualization If you’re a business owner concerned about your system resources going unused or the expenses for your IT going awry, computer virtualization can provide relief by shifting the way your IT resources are handled and organized. Virtualization offers you a new full set of options for your IT systems by allowing you to […]
  • Why Your Business Needs Fiber Internet

    jharwe
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Fiber Internet Is your business stuck with a traditional broadband Internet connection, or an old T-1 connection? Are you ready to see your Internet speed at least double? If so, take a look at fiber Internet. Fiber internet isn’t necessarily more expensive but it is definitely much faster! Your internet speed could actually reach up […]
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    CorvisaCloud Blog

  • How Cloud Communications Help SMBs Shine

    Pam Bednarczyk
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:11 am
    As a small or mid-sized business (SMB), no one has to tell you about the expanse of the competitive universe. Now more than ever, whether you’re competing against enterprise giants or the shop around the corner, you must employ all the means necessary to differentiate your business and succeed in the marketplace. Cloud communications solutions can help your business step out of the shadows, rise to the top and shine. When leveraged properly, the cloud can improve almost every aspect of your operations. Reduced Costs / Increased Cash Flow – No need to buy extra licenses and equipment…
  • Contact Center Tips for Holiday Cheer

    Pam Bednarczyk
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:18 am
      Contact centers see a significant increase in customer interactions during the holiday season which, unfortunately, doesn’t always result in glad tidings or great joy. In our recent survey, we discovered that more than two-thirds (69%) of consumers think customer service is WORSE during the holiday season as compared to the rest of the year. The infographic below identifies what frustrates consumers most, and what businesses can do to improve customer cheer. Download the infographic here.
  • Customer Service Hot Buttons & How to Avoid Them

    Pam Bednarczyk
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:49 am
    64% of U.S. consumers admit to having lost their tempers with a service rep one or more times within the past year.1 Ouch. So what’s prompting the angry outbursts? A recent study points to these customer service hot buttons: Long hold times Multiple transfers Uninformed and/or hard to understand agents Robotic-sounding conversations Learn more about what’s still broken when it comes to customer service and how to fix it in a new whitepaper that further details the study findings and explains how cloud contact center tools can help. Get customers to their happy place. Download our…
  • A Cloud Contact Center Implementation: What It’s NOT

    Pam Bednarczyk
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:10 am
    There are many misconceptions out there when it comes to implementing cloud contact center technology. This lack of understanding has even caused some companies to dismiss cloud-based communications as a viable option. If you’re a contact center manager or IT professional contemplating moving your to communications the cloud, keep in mind that knowledge is power. In an effort to set the record straight, below are 8 things that a cloud project implementation is not: 1. It’s not a drawn-out process Implementation timeframes will vary based on the complexity of the project and size of the…
  • The Pros & Cons of Pay for Performance

    Pam Bednarczyk
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:56 am
    Contact centers often use pay for performance – a model that links compensation to the achievement of specific goals — to incentivize agents. If you’re considering such a program, said CorvisaCloud’s Brandon Knight, make sure you do your homework first. “While pay for performance can have many benefits, it’s not always a fit for every environment,“ said Knight. Knight, CorvisaCloud’s VP of Solutions Engineering and a former contact center executive with several large enterprises, was asked to weigh in on the pros and cons of pay for performance in a recent Customer…
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  • Cloud Computing’s Race to the Bottom

    Nick Kolakowski
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:47 am
    Amazon Web Services reportedly boasts more than a million active customers, and untold numbers of websites and apps rely on its cloud-computing power to deliver content and serve customers. Despite that massive footprint, however, Amazon executives may be feeling the pressure from Google, which has made a very public show of selling its own cloud services for cheap—a new price restructuring for AWS services, announced this week, could end up saving some customers a lot of money. Under this streamlining, customers can pay Amazon nothing upfront but commit to pay for a full term of a reserved…
  • Employers Want You to Have These Cloud Skills

    Nick Kolakowski
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    “Cloud” is in the running for the most-hyped term of the decade, and with good reason. Despite some early skepticism over the willingness of consumers and businesses to upload their work and lives to remote data centers, a rapidly growing number of people trust the cloud to store and manage their data. To find cloud-related jobs, click here. That desire for the cloud creates a corresponding need for IT professionals who can manage the complex systems underlying it. A recent analysis of searches by hiring managers in the Dice resume database found that employers want pros adept in Linux,…
  • Tech Pros Getting on Cloud 9: Dice Report

    Shravan Goli
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    What’s consistently one of the fastest-growing skills for job postings on Dice, boasts above average salaries, and is changing the way companies—small and large—are thinking about data storage? It’s cloud, and the future for tech professionals with this experience is anything but gloomy. An analysis of searches by hiring managers in the Dice resume database highlighted the key skills companies are looking for from cloud professionals. Not surprisingly, Java is all too important to firms hiring cloud candidates. The programming language and platform is the foundation for so…
  • The Key Skills Needed by Cloud Engineers

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

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

  • Open Sourcing Stackify Client Libraries (& updated NuGet packages)

    Jason Taylor
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    We’re happy to release something that a lot of our customers have asked about lately: we have open-sourced our client libraries for Smart Error & Log Management. They can be found here: https://github.com/stackify. Here are the projects that you will find in our repo, along with updated details and instructions for how to install and use... The post Open Sourcing Stackify Client Libraries (& updated NuGet packages) appeared first on Stackify.
  • Application troubleshooting infographic

    Irit Gillath
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:05 am
    Stackify’s Application Troubleshooting Survey Reveals Integrated Tools Lead to Significant Response Time Improvements 37% of developers rely on user notifications to identify issues, yet integrated tools reduce customer impact by 62% Download the full report here   Download this infographic.Embed Our Infographic On Your Site!Image Width%px<img src="http://www.stackify.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/igillath7.png" alt="Application troubleshooting infographic - An Infographic from Stackify"... The post Application troubleshooting infographic appeared first on…
  • 4 Ways the Cloud Has Influenced App Troubleshooting

    Craig Ferril
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Intro The rise of cloud computing has ushered in an era of unprecedented productivity for developers over the past several years. For those who have embraced this new world order, gone are the days of long lead times for hardware procurement and installation, architecture defined by slow-moving hardware upgrades, hardware-constrained scalability and flexibility, and a... The post 4 Ways the Cloud Has Influenced App Troubleshooting appeared first on Stackify.
  • Smarter Errors & Logs: putting the data to work.

    Jason Taylor
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Logging. We should be doing this better by now. What do I mean? There are lots of logging frameworks and libraries out there, and most developers use one or more of them every day. A few examples off the top of my head for the .Net developers: log4net, nLog, elmah, and the Enterprise Library Logging... The post Smarter Errors & Logs: putting the data to work. appeared first on Stackify.
  • Supporting Production Applications the DevOps Way

    Matt Watson
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Software applications are more complex than ever. If your application is slow or down for even five minutes customers will blow up on Twitter for the whole world to see. To prevent this, developers and operations have to work together in lockstep when deploying and supporting applications. Preventing and fixing application problems quickly is critical... The post Supporting Production Applications the DevOps Way appeared first on Stackify.
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  • The Ethics of Cloud Computing - Part 2

    nwurst@skytap.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:52 am
    ​This is part two in a three part series. To read Part One, click here. Firms also have the moral duty to be honest with the customers regarding security policies, and at times, even system architecture. Many years ago I once found myself in the unfortunate circumstance where a company I was working with had poorly designed network architecture with a massive single point of failure. Eventually, this single point of failure failed in a spectacular way. This failure brought down the entire system and impacted several customers in significant ways. After the mad scramble to get the system…
  • Guest Post: Data Quality as an Initiative

    nwurst@skytap.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    ​This article was authored by David Guimbellot and was originally published on Orasi's "Eye on Quality" blog. If your business is capturing or coordinating persistent data as a primary function then it behooves you to create a data quality initiative that improves your Test Data Management (TDM). There are common opportunities in the way that IT organizations manage, coordinate and execute their processes around test data. The actual data are not securely stored or obfuscated during the testing process The coverage gaps in the data used for testing are not measured nor methodically improved…
  • ​The Ethics of Cloud Computing - Part 1

    nwurst@skytap.com
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:36 am
    Cloud computing seems to still be one of the reigning buzzwords in high-tech these days. Everything is either “in the cloud”, “powered by the cloud”, or some variation on the theme. I remember when hosted email was just that: hosted email. Today, such offerings are considered cloud offerings even though they have not changed in any substantive way since being first offered well over 15 years ago.This is to take nothing away from the significant technology shift cloud computing represents.  Without question, virtualization, storage services, and even application tier services such…
  • Gene Kim on the Need for On-demand Access to Automated Dev/Test Environments

    nwurst@skytap.com
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:41 am
    ​Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap, and I am speaking with Gene Kim today. At Skytap, a lot of us are big fans of Gene and his work, and we just finished reading The Phoenix Project, which we will talk about, as well as The DevOps Cookbook. I'm curious to know how that's coming along, and when we can expect to read it. Gene, how are you today. Gene: I'm doing great, and it's great being here with you. Noel: So, to get started, being the DevOps aficionado that you are, we recently had a contest on our blog where we asked people to submit their best definition of DevOps, and we knew…
  • How to Eliminate “It Works on My Machine”

    nwurst@skytap.com
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:36 am
    ​voke analyst Theresa Lanowitz and her team recently conducted an independent survey of over 500 participants from both technology and non-technology companies of varying sizes to explore their use of virtual and cloud-based labs and the results they experience.We conducted an interview with Theresa earlier this year where she detailed how these labs, and the “extreme automation” that can be utilized to quickly set them up and tear them down are resulting in “next generation enterprises” being built around the globe. Theresa recently hosted a webinar with Skytap where she dug deep…
 
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    Encrypted File Storage

  • IT Outsourcing: Benefits and Possible Effects on your Firm’s Reputation

    Neebo
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
    As your company grows and evolves, your computing needs tend to grow as well. New products and initiatives, new technologies, and efficiency improvements, all add to the demands on your IT department. As your needs become more complex, it is time to consider whether continuing to rely on your in-house IT staff for everything is wise, or whether it may be time to consider outsourcing some or all of your IT needs.  Here are some of the benefits of outsourcing your IT work. Faster access to new technology Newer hardware and software can make your existing systems run faster. Implementing new…
  • Data Storage Options for Future Business Needs

    Neebo
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Whether your business is small, medium or large, chances are next year it will require more data storage than it does this year. That trend will continue into the future, as your business generates more and more data and files that need to be stored securely, backed up regularly, and accessible whenever you need it. Here are some options to consider. Before you begin evaluating your choices, it’s best to do an analysis of your current and foreseeable needs. How much data do you have? Which applications are generating the most data? How much additional data will be created in the next 1,…
  • Wearable Tech and the Cloud: The Future of Personal Device

    Neebo
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    With the 21st century bringing in a new wave of technology, this could signal the start of a boom in a collection of consumer items that until now have been deemed too sci-fi to be real. But now they’re coming to life. Google, Samsung, Apple, Nike and several others all have new gear to show off that is propelling us forward into a new age of products and ideas, with a myriad of uses. With a new age comes some bold new ideas. From pure entertainment to fashion to fitness. Here are a few of the best new gadgets that are available now, and some to come in the near future. 1. Apple Watch Apple…
  • Could Web Conference Solutions Be The Best Way Forward for Your Business?

    Jennie
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    More and more businesses are turning to web conference solutions in order to cut down costs and to work more openly, flexibly and effectively with their colleagues and clients.  Businesses of all sizes are benefiting from a range of web conference solutions offered by leading software providers including WebEx Online from Cisco and Microsoft Lync.  How do you know that a web conference solution if the best way forward for your business?  Ask yourself the following questions to help you decide. Does Your Business Operate in Multiple Locations? If your business, like most today, has more…
  • Strategies for Winning Cloud Storage Wars: Google, Microsoft & Dropbox

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

    Ofir Nachmani
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:16 am
    The cloud has allowed modern, web-scale IT companies, like Airbnb and Netflix, to grow and flourish into booming enterprises all over the web. With its flexibility and efficiency, it supports the demand of an organization’s growth from zero to millions of users, allowing them to prepare for this potential growth, as well. Before the cloud, simulating millions of concurrent users and running scalability, stress, or stability tests was very hard to implement, if not impossible. Cloud technology has brought software testing, especially performance testing, to a whole new playing field.
  • Geek Health: How-to De-Stress Your Workplace

    Beverlyn Baer
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Here at IOD (I am OnDemand), we spend a hefty amount of time sitting in front of the computer learning about the latest and greatest updates in the world of cloud computing and turning that knowledge into valuable content. It goes without saying that, along with the rest of the world of IT, we spend most of our days sitting for prolonged periods of time in postures that threaten our health and well being. Personally, as a registered yoga instructor (RYT 200), I find it extremely difficult to sit for long periods of time and always make sure to keep my blood pumping, joints happy and stress…
  • Zadara Storage at AWS re:Invent 2014

    Alon
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Zadara Storage at AWS re:Invent 2014 Enterprise Storage Protocols on Amazon Web Service EC2 with Low Latency Enterprises have a real problem meeting storage needs in the cloud. Cloud storage products have evolved with focus on start-ups rather than enterprise applications and have traditionally been difficult to integrate with enterprise storage protocols and practice. Zadara Storage offers a service based on traditional protocols such as NFS to migrate traditional shared storage to the cloud, leveraging AWS Direct Connect with less than 1 milli-second latency from five AWS regions. You are…
  • Sysdig at AWS re:Invent 2014

    Alon
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Sysdig at AWS re:Invent 2014 You are invited to sign up for an advanced video using this form The post Sysdig at AWS re:Invent 2014 appeared first on I am OnDemand.
  • Rocket Steam at AWS re:Invent 2014

    Alon
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Rocket Steam at AWS re:Invent 2014 Reducing AWS Migration Time for SAP Customers SAP Customers face a set of challenges migrating to AWS usually takes about four to five weeks. Rocket Steam offers a way to reduce that to under 24 hours, migrating the somewhat rigid SAP system onto AWS, and allowing management of the AWS installation in an automated manner. The Rocket Steam set of tools are targeted at consultancy firms and includes HANAlyzed, which allows customers to make a test drive of the system on AWS using their data, without an additional license. You are invited to sign up for an…
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  • Study: 24 Out of 25 Healthcare Firms Use Cloud

    Brett Haines
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:41 pm
    This article looks at cloud adoption in the healthcare industry, via the following topics:Introduction: Is cloud right for healthcare?Methodology of worldwide tech studyWhat the study revealedCloud archiving Healthcare information servicesHIPAA business associate.Introduction: Is cloud right for healthcare?We all know that public cloud is associated with security concerns – as demonstrated by the hacks of the Sony cloud and iCloud this fall.However, like companies in any other industry, healthcare organizations are intrigued by the incredible performance of cloud, which has given doctors,…
  • SSD Cloud VPS now in Silicon Valley with 100% of revenue donated to helping homeless!

    Josh
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:15 am
    Atlantic.Net Expands Out West With New Silicon Valley Data Center & Partners with Project Homeless Connect To Donate 100% Of The First Month’s Revenue To Helping San Francisco’s Homeless!​We are excited to announce the opening of our newest data center in Silicon Valley! Located near San Francisco, California, this facility offers the same features as our other locations, plus faster access and lower latency for west coast customers. To send our launch into the stratosphere, we will be donating 100% of the revenue raised within the first month of operation to Project Hom​eless…
  • The Fluff-Free, Research-Driven Cloud

    Adnan
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:55 am
    This report will review five cloud predictions made earlier this year by IBM’s Gery Menegaz, as follows:Setting aside the fluffPrediction #1: Better software accessPrediction #2: Astronomical expansionPrediction #3: Continuing shift to hybrid modelsPrediction #4: Stronger development focusPrediction #5: Disruptive levels of innovationThe research-driven cloud.Setting aside the fluff“Cloud gone wrong”: that’s how Chris Magiet of tech tutorial site Pluralsight described the bogus, misleading, or otherwise perplexing descriptions of cloud computing used by marketers. Chris argues…
  • Public Park PHI Featured on HIPAA Wall of Shame

    Brett Haines
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Not a good location for healthcare records.This article looks at major HIPAA breaches last year and how your organization can avoid serving as an example of “what not to do” by the federal government. Note that some of these organizations were not directly responsible, as was true of a hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, that trusted the wrong shredding service with its files.The topics we will cover include:What is the Wall of Shame?Most prominent 2013 casesAnalysis – Health records in a public park??Tips to avoid the WallNew business associate stipulations.What is the Wall of…
  • $1.4 Million Walgreens Love Triangle

    Brett Haines
    6 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    High-Profile Healthcare Lawsuit Sets Disturbing Precedent for HIPAA ComplianceThis piece argues for independently audited self-encrypting HIPAA storage as a service for healthcare companies. We review it within the broad enforcement and liability context, proceeding as follows:Data Privacy Monitor: Surge of fines expected this yearIndianapolis Star: $1.4 million Walgreens love triangleAnalysis: Case places further pressure on the industryDefense: Walgreens perspective & vicarious liabilityIn it together: Business associates post-OmnibusData Privacy Monitor: Surge of fines expected this…
 
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  • Human Error Caused Microsoft Azure Outage

    Victoria Kazz
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    There was an outage of Microsoft Azure last month that resulted in thousands of websites (including MSN.com)  going offline without any notice. At the time, the error was blamed on undetected storage blobs. image credit: Mike Mozart The Real Story Today, the public was notified by Microsoft that the Azure outage was actually caused by human error. The on and off connection issues in a variety of regions throughout the world were in reality due to an exposed bug following a breach in employee protocol. The company’s VP for Azure, Jason Zander, admitted: “There was a gap in the deployment…
  • Dropbox Badge Brings Together Windows & Mac

    Victoria Kazz
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Dropbox has just added a feature to its business solution that lets users collaborate on projects that are created in Microsoft Office, no matter if they’re using Windows or Mac– called Dropbox Badge. image credit: download.net The Functionality of Dropbox Badge Dropbox Badge instantly appears when a user is working in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Excel on a project that’s shared with co-workers or team members as a floating icon. The badge keeps all users in sync as they create new documents, make changes to existing projects or even just view something in one of Microsoft’s…
  • Amazon Takes Hit In Post-Snowden Cloud Climate

    Victoria Kazz
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:47 pm
    As Amazon works to expand its business into cloud computing and solutions, via Amazon Web Services (AWS), it is haunted by data breaches and hacks which have happened in recent history. image credit: thierry ehrmann Post-Snowden Amazon When Edward Snowden exposed the United States National Security Agency’s surveillance programs over a year ago, he also brought doubt to cloud users throughout the nation. Since then, the American public has been questioning and evaluating where they keep their most important and sensitive data. Companies, in addition to individuals, are also weary of the…
  • Hive Draws $500,000 From Investors

    Vladimir Covic
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    Hong Kong-based cloud storage company, Hive, disclosed on Wednesday that it has received $500,000 in seed funding from Bigcolors, Link11 and other, unspecified, angel investors. Dollarsimage credit: 401(K) 2012 “An Important Milestone for Hive” According to the CEO of Hive, Thierry Lehartel, this is an important milestone for the cloud storage service. The money they received is to be spent on improving the company’s infrastructure, as well as supporting their mobile apps, which are due for release either at the very end of 2014 or the beginning of 2015. Talking to the…
  • On Cloudwards This Week Issue 31 (8th -15th December, 2014)

    Mohseen Lala
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Hello and welcome to our December issue on On Cloudwards This Week. Three more times, and we’ll be seeing each other in 2015. Until then, let’s take a gander at what’s been keeping the cloud world busy this week. We’ve got a lot of  money shifting hands, acquisitions and a strong push from Google to hunt down the Autism gene. So, without any further delay, but before we launch into our article, here is our previous issue; in case anyone wants a glance at  it. 1. Azure’s RemoteApp Service Launches December 11th MicrosoftAzureCloudimage credit: Lou Gold Microsoft…
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  • 3 Ways To Drive Business With Mobile Apps

    Ben Kerschberg
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:05 am
    Mobile applications are already becoming a primary component of user engagement. As the use of mobile devices expands into all areas of business, mobile apps are only becoming even more significant. But when it all boils down to the most basic element, companies are concerned with making money, and mobile apps are a great way… Read More
  • The 5 Elements of A Killer Mobile App

    Ben Kerschberg
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    By 2015, more than 780 million people will be mobile users only. This means they won’t own a laptop or desk computer. These 780 million users will be your customers, partners, business stakeholders, suppliers, and other business associates. As organizations begin to align their mobile first strategy with this shift in users, it’s important to… Read More
  • Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014

    Kyle Dugan
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:03 am
    As 2014 comes to a close, we are taking a look back at the top 10 blogs this year. Here they are, in no particular order: The 10 Things Expected from Customer Service Providing great customer service requires companies to build an ecosystem where customer happiness can thrive. This begins with hiring great people, then… Read More
  • The Source of the Lead Source

    Ashley Brucker Stepien
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    When getting our clients up and running on marketing automation, there are a few things that come up like clockwork. One of them is ALWAYS “Lead Source.” It’s amazing how this seemingly trivial, little field can cause so many problems and yet hold so much power.  Use it wrong and you’re on the highway to… Read More
  • HR Services in the Cloud: Roles Don’t Need to Change, but Competencies Do

    Ray Rivera
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:40 am
    For a lot of organizations, the deployment and integration of cloud solutions are at the heart of HR transformation efforts. One of the outcomes of a successful cloud-enabled HR transformation is a radical change in HR’s administrative role, putting HR in the position of both a consumer and provider of services. Such a reallocation of… Read More
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  • IBM Making Waves in the Clouds

    CloudWedge Staff
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:16 am
    2014 has been a significant year for information technology giant IBM with what seems like at least one press releases every week. This week being no different, IBM has made a few noteworthy announcements that show how IBM certainly has a lot to shout about. In one release it was announced that IBM has generated $4 Billion in new multi-year enterprise cloud business since November 1st. Which is in line with their October reports that showed IBM's cloud revenue was up by 50 percent in the first nine months of this year from $4.4 Billion in 2013.  In this was of course IBMs recent partnerships…
  • When Should You Consider Colocation Services?

    Sean Shado
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:13 am
    Building out a data center on site for your endeavors may not get approval from the higher ups within your organization for a plethora of reasons. Perhaps you physically have run out of space or you need to rapidly add servers into your domain without having to build out racks or other data center equipment. If any of these situations apply to you, you may be interested in collocating your server into a data center near you. The Pros of Collocating Your Servers There are several different methods and plans available to those would like to collocate their servers. If you find yourself in a…
  • OneLogin Raises $25M in Series C Funding

    CloudWedge Staff
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:08 am
    OneLogin, a leading cloud-based identity and access management provider has announced they have raised $25 Million in yet another successful round of funding. This series C round of funding was led by Scale Venture Partners, and will be used for research and development, sales, and marketing efforts. Other participants to the funding include Charles River Ventures, along with Social+Capital partnership OneLogin was created in 2010 by current CEO Thomas Pedersen, formally of Dane and Zendesk. This funding brings OneLogin’s total to approximately $45 million to date.  He expressed his plans…
  • Top Data Center Conferences for 2015

    CloudWedge Staff
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    Being an early expert in your line of work will reap you benefits in ways you never thought possible. Gaining an edge in knowledge and industry contacts is crucial to career development. Attending conferences will help you stay on top of the latest trends in data center technology which will allow you to make more informed decisions for your organization. Attending conferences and trade shows is one of the best ways to make contacts within your industry. If you would like to talk to the developers of the data center technology you are thinking about implementing into your environment, many…
  • Ubuntu’s Snappy for Docker Containers Now Available on Google Cloud

    CloudWedge Staff
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:22 am
    Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, a leading Linux distributor, announced earlier this month the launch of Ubuntu Core, a stripped-down version of their OS that is specifically designed for large-scale cloud deployments that optimized for running applications within Dockers’ containers. Microsoft was the first cloud vendor to get on board with this, and made it available on Microsoft’s Azure cloud, and as of yesterday it will now also be available on Google’s Compute Engine, the giant’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering. An earlier preview edition, dubbed "Snappy," was…
 
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  • Primavera Contract Management and the Holy Grail of ‘On Time, On Budget’

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The bigger a project gets, the more things can go wrong. Healthcare.gov for Americans to buy health coverage online was a high-profile (over $400 million) project that derailed. Under political and contractual pressure to achieve the Holy Grail of ‘on time and on budget’, the website was launched on October 1, 2013.  However, technical difficulties left many would-be customers in the lurch. On July 30, 2014, the Government Accountability Office cited a lack of effective planning and oversight practices. These problems were also compounded by the sheer number of different contractors…
  • B2W’s Operational Networked Elements (ONE) – Streamlining Construction Projects

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    Take a unified software suite that gives construction companies a complete vision of all their projects. Make it accessible in the cloud with the highest levels of security, availability and service. Have employees and contractors up and running in days, not weeks or months, and all without labor-intensive installation or deployment. That’s what the combination of ONE (Operational Networked Elements from B2W Software) and the SpringBoard 7.0 portal from LoadSpring offers to customers. The combination was recently honored in the industry awards competition of the Business Intelligence Group,…
  • LoadSpring Q4 | 2014 eNews

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:05 pm
    The post LoadSpring Q4 | 2014 eNews appeared first on LoadSpring.
  • The AutoVue Alternative to all those CAD Tools

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    With AutoVue, Oracle provides a solution to improve the situations that arise when depending on a wide range of CAD applications available to organizations for creating and viewing both 2D and 3D models. Enterprises in engineering, construction, oil and gas, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and high-tech sectors depend on these documents to manage product design, manufacture and maintenance. But they also depend on product lifecycle management (PLM) and project management solutions to put this information into the right sequence and add to it or modify it at the right time. Switching…
  • Primavera EPPM – the Alter Ego to P6 Professional

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Ever since Oracle split its Primavera P6 product line in two with P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Manager (P6 EPPM) and P6 Professional Project Manager (P6 PPM), it’s been something of a guessing game to figure out which to choose. Is P6 EPPM a web-based project management platform that suits executives and management, whereas P6 Professional is aimed at offline use by administrators and schedulers? The ‘Web is P6 EPPM’ and ‘Offline is P6 Professional’ positioning is however only a half-truth. That’s because buried inside P6 EPPM is something that looks suspiciously like P6…
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  • Useful tricks on VLC media player

    6 Dec 2014 | 3:55 am
    VLC media player is the world most popular media player. Most of the people like it because of its simple front view, smooth in use, YouTube upload integration and has many different features. VLC... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Bootable Pen driveHello friends, today I shall tell you how to make a bootable USB flash drive. It is very essential to know to make a bootable USB flash drive (Pen drive, External hard disk etc.).... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Cool But Unusual Colocation Providers

    Shirin
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:43 am
      Cool But Unusual Colocation Providers 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…
  • 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…
  • Video Presentation: Why IT Managers Shouldn’t Purchase Cloud Computing Alone

    Shirin
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Today we have a video presentation for our readers. It’s 14 minutes and worth the watch entitled: “Why IT Managers Shouldn’t Purchase Cloud Computing Alone” If you don’t have time to watch the video, here are the notes from the presentation below Introduction Many analysts have attempted to normalize cloud computing pricing to understand average costs for known resources such as storage, processor and memory with some success. It’s still a confusing purchase for an IT manager who only makes an infrastructure purchase decision once every 3 years or more.
  • Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

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

    Shirin
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    I have to apologize to our RSS feed subscribers. Feed burner just isn’t what it used to be so we had to make a switch. We attempted to migrate our existing subscribers but we have a feeling some may have been left behind. Please subscribe to our feed using this new link here: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/coloadvisor Again our apologies!          Related StoriesCool But Unusual Colocation ProvidersData Center Tiers – What You Need to KnowColocation Pricing Trends 
 
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  • 3 Things People Are Getting Wrong About the Sony Attack

    Jeff Peters
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:37 pm
    All everyone seems to be talking about these days is Sony, and now the conversation has hit a point where it's turned back on itself. Suddenly we're all bombarded with articles about how the media is handling the story and are they focusing on the right things and what shoul...
  • Oncology Clinic in California Notifies Patients of Data Compromise

    Lauren Trott
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Mercy Medical Center Redding Oncology Clinic sent out a letter notifying patients of a data compromise that was discovered on December 13th. The data breach stems from transcribed physician progress notes that were made publicly accessible by a third party website. The third party...
  • Infographic: Gaming, Education and Healthcare High Risks for Breaches In 2015

    Matt Lichtfuss
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Radware released a report which indicates cyber-attacks are evolving have become longer and more continuous than ever before. The report found that attacks are an average of one month, and the Gaming, Education, and Healthcare industries are at a high risk for attacks in the comin...
  • Law and Data Breaches Are Growing Together

    Gwen Harkness
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Most Notable Info The internet is awash with talk of the Sony breach and the fallout. I thought I would touch on the fallout of other breaches today. It seems following every major data breach there are soon after a rash of lawsuits. They have even begun for Sony, but recently Ta...
  • 5 Cybersecurity Bills Signed Into Law By President Obama

    Matt Lichtfuss
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Yesterday, President Obama signed five cybersecurity bills into law, making these cybersecurity laws the first to be passed in 12 years.  The five bills follow:1. Federal Information Security Modernization ActWhat does it address? Codifies having the Office of...
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  • Ensure server backups for businesses follow data compliance regulations.

    Mark Martin
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:27 pm
    [Posted December 18th 2014 by: Mark Martin Data compliance is necessary so that stored data of businesses meet particular industry regulations. The database backup format requires that all such information is backed up using software. Regulations that monitor information require that the data is encrypted and a backup version stored in a secure facility away from the office premises. Even though there are different laws and regulations for individual industries, there are a few specifications that are the same for all industries. These regulations require organizations to have…
  • 4 Ways Server Backup Software Can Enhance Your Business

    Mark Martin
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:40 pm
    [Posted December 15th 2014 by: Mark Martin Using server backup software can be a way to enhance your business. While it is an added expense, it can be one worthwhile to incur because of the many ways it is able to improve the way you operate your business. It leads to more productivity and a higher level of protection. Automation As technology has improved, so has process automation. This means you have the means of automating your server for backup purposes. Instead of setting a reminder or writing a note, it is possible to program the software to backup your servers on a convenient…
  • Top Four Reasons Database Backup is Crucial To Business Continuity

    Mark Martin
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:46 pm
    [Posted December 15th 2014 by: Mark Martin In the 21st century, businesses rely on vast amounts of data to make decisions and remain competitive. So, it’s crucial that you protect your data with database backup processes. This way you can make sure problems such as system failures and natural disasters don’t bring your business to its knees. 1.  Ensure Business Continuity System downtime is expensive. Even a few hours can be costly, and extended periods can force your company to close its doors. Information systems will have glitches and failures, but you can take steps to mitigate…
  • 5 Reasons Why A Database Backup Is A Must

    Mark Martin
    7 Dec 2014 | 7:09 pm
    [Posted December 7th 2014 by: Mark Martin You need to do what you can to preserve a database. In most businesses, databases maintain valuable information that is critical to operations. A database backup is a must for a variety of reasons. It can ensure you have access to the information your business requires to run when you need it. Automatic A database backup can be automatic. This ensures that it is backed up at all times without you remembering that it needs to be done. It can be set up to backup on a daily or weekly basis and at a time where it won’t eat up the bandwidth of your…
  • How To Be In Data Compliance

    Mark Martin
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:47 pm
    [Posted December 3rd 2014 by: Mark Martin There are many reasons why data compliance is in effect across companies. Peace of mind needs to be provided to customers that their personal information is safe. Hospitals and other health care facilities need to be in HIPAA compliance due to government regulations. Regardless of why you need to be compliant with data regulations, there are easier ways to make it happen. Some of the top data compliance regulations include: -           State Breach Notification Law -           HIPAA -           J-SOX…
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  • Break up with PBX for the Cloud – Your Office will Thank you

    mitesh51
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    PBX for the Cloud-If you own a small to medium-sized business, you might feel anxious about the prospect of changing up any of your major office technologies – and for that reason, you might still be using PBX phone systems. One of the important things to recognize about owning a business in 2015, though, is […] The post Break up with PBX for the Cloud – Your Office will Thank you appeared first on Researcher's Blog.
  • What is the Internet of Things?

    mitesh51
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    As ubiquitous as it has become, it is easy to forget just how far the Internet has come in the last twenty years. From humble modem dial-up-on-demand came broadband, then “Web 2.0” and 4G mobile Internet. The next big thing? Many believe that the networking of everyday objects and devices to allow them to receive […] The post What is the Internet of Things? appeared first on Researcher's Blog.
  • The SME’s Guide to Moving to the Cloud – An Infographic

    mitesh51
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:36 am
    The SME’s Guide to Moving to the Cloud – An Infographic The post The SME’s Guide to Moving to the Cloud – An Infographic appeared first on Researcher's Blog.
  • Security Issues With Cloud Computing

    mitesh51
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:53 pm
    One of the latest improvements in information technology is cloud computing. It has become an excellent way of delivering computing services. It is a very convenient service especially with its pay per use concept. Up to this far the benefits of online data backup services are far more than the disadvantages. However, the greatest threat […] The post Security Issues With Cloud Computing appeared first on Researcher's Blog.
  • What is OpenMEAP

    mitesh51
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Let’s understand the term MEAP before going into further explanations on OpenMEAP. A mobile enterprise application platform (MEAP) is a wide ranging suite of products and services that enable the development of mobile applications across various platforms. How to install OpenMEAP OpenMEAP and Cloud Computing The term MEAP was coined in a 2008 Gartner Magic […] The post What is OpenMEAP appeared first on Researcher's Blog.
 
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  • Define Events, Capture Real Time Event Information and Trigger Actions based on Events Data – 3 step process

    Maya Gupta
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:32 am
    Our new Marketing Automation feature allows you to define events, capture real time activity information and trigger actions such as push notifications in Real Time. The user behaves in a certain way when he is using your app. He visits … Continue reading → The post Define Events, Capture Real Time Event Information and Trigger Actions based on Events Data – 3 step process appeared first on .
  • Increase User Engagement and Retention through Marketing Automation

    Ajay Tiwari - App42 Backend as a Service
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    We have recently added many advanced features to our existing API’s and enhanced the existing solution with marketing automation features. These features provide thorough insight about user behavior and how they engage with your app. We also capture lots of … Continue reading → The post Increase User Engagement and Retention through Marketing Automation appeared first on .
  • Add Virtual Users to Your Multiplayer Game using AppWarp S2

    Suyash Mohan
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:20 am
    Many times there are no players in a game or all are already busy in on-going game sessions. This will let some of the players quit the game as they will have no one to compete with. Situation can be … Continue reading → The post Add Virtual Users to Your Multiplayer Game using AppWarp S2 appeared first on .
  • Deploying HTML5 pages on App42 CDN

    Ajay Tiwari - App42 Backend as a Service
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:24 pm
    If you are building an HTML5 web-app with App42 backend using JS SDK, you might be looking at the option of deploying this app. There are multiple options for deployment ranging from typical PaaS based solution using App42 PaaS or … Continue reading → The post Deploying HTML5 pages on App42 CDN appeared first on .
  • Send badges & Sound to your App42 app

    himanshu sharma
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    Earlier App42 used to support sound and badge only through API however it was not directly supported with UI console. Now, we are happy to add this support in AppHQ console as well. This will enable you to send sound … Continue reading → The post Send badges & Sound to your App42 app appeared first on .
 
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  • Happy Holidays from Server Cloud Canada

    Jesse Locke
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    We would like to wish you all the best of the holiday season and a successful progression into the New Year. It has truly been an exciting year for us here at Server Cloud Canada, growing and working hard to ensure that we continually exceed the experience of our valued customers and valued partners. Looking forward to another year of growth and continued commitment to all of you. Looking forward to our collective growth in 2015! Growth and momentum has been quite exciting for our partner community this year. Traits that are showing no signs of slowing down for 2015, in fact, we are…
  • High Availability Data Storage and Recovery Platform – Veeam Cloud Connect

    Jesse Locke
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    We at Server Cloud Canada are very happy to announce our extended partnership with Veeam.  A relationship built on success and synergies with our 100% geographically diverse Canadian cloud based infrastructure. With Veeam’s ‘Cloud Connect’ recovery platform, you will never have to worry about your offsite data repositories again! What is Veeam Cloud Connect? Veeam Cloud Connect, part of the new Veeam Availability Suite v8, gives Veeam partners a fully integrated, secure and efficient means to move VM backups to a cloud repository managed service providers within the Server Cloud Canada…
  • Join SCC and Our Partners In Kanata on November 20th, 2014

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    7 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    Server Cloud Canada is please to announce the launch of our new partner workshop series ‘Taking the Mystery Out of Cloud’ Date: Thursday, November 20th Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Networking from 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM) Location: Holiday Inn and Suites Ottawa Kanata Investment: $75 (refreshments will be served) Please bring a cheque for $75 on the day of the event. Cheques are to be made payable to United Way Ottawa.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – SPOTS ARE LIMITED    Taking The Mystery Out Of The Cloud What would you do in private? Would you shed all of your…
  • The Future Of I.T Managed Services

    Jesse Locke
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    The evolution of an IT service organization over the last 20 years has consistently been one of deep lines drawn in the sand. While some organizations slowly embrace change, others prefer to stick to what they know they can best offer their clients. The last major divide in the industry was the separation of the IT Break/Fix business model and Managed Services Provider (MSP) business model. Now, the new lines in the sand are emerging; and IT services providers are looking to leverage their existing relationships to deploy solutions to satisfy their customers needs; both business and…
  • Calculating the Costs of IT Downtime

    Jesse Locke
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    The facts show that the average cost of IT systems downtime is close to $5,600 per minute according to the Uptime Institute Symposium. In the recent study “Calculating the Cost of Data Center Outages” The Ponemon Institute identifies the true bottom-line costs of data center downtime as: The average cost of downtime across industries was approximately $5,600 per minute. The average reported incident length was 90 minutes, resulting in an average cost per incident of approximately $505,500. For a total data center outage, which had an average recovery time of 134 minutes, average costs…
 
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  • List of Pre-Configured Operating System Templates / Images Available

    Bhavna Singh
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:50 am
    Here is the list of all available OS templates/images: Arch Linux ClearOS Arch Linux 2011.08 x64 ClearOS 5.1 Antispam x86 xen Arch Linux 2011.08 x86 ClearOS 5.1 MySQL x86 xen Arch Linux 2012.08 x64 ClearOS 5.1 OpenVPN x86 xen Arch Linux 2012.08 x86 ClearOS 5.1 WebProxy x86 xen Arch Linux 2012.12 x64 ClearOS 5.1 WebServer x86 xen R1Soft ClearOS 5.1 x86 xen CDP r1soft x64 xen ClearOS 5.2.sp1 Antispam x86 CentOS ClearOS 5.2.sp1 MySQL x86 CentOS 4.9 x86 ClearOS 5.2.sp1 OpenVPN x86 CentOS 5.3 Trixbox_2.6.2.3 x86 ClearOS 5.2.sp1 WebProxy x86 CentOS 5.3 x64 xen ClearOS 5.2.sp1 WebServer x86 CentOS…
  • Gentoo Linux – A Pre-Configured Operating System Template

    Bhavna Singh
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Gentoo is a free operating system based on either Linux or FreeBSD that appeals to Linux users who require full control over the software running on their system and can be automatically optimized and customized for just about any application or need. Portage is the Gentoo’s software distribution, package management and installation system. It is the heart of Gentoo, performs many key functions and also keeps your system up-to-date. Compelling configurability, extreme performance and a top-notch user and developer community are signs of the Gentoo experience. A list of available Gentoo…
  • Step by Step Process of Search Engine Optimization

    Bhavna Singh
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Search engine optimization involves a series of evaluation and procedures, which results good if perform in a right manner and can be hurt your website if not followed in a right manner. It has its own importance, so a professional SEO can only do the best result oriented. Step-by-step process of SEO includes: Business & Website Analysis: A thorough website analysis is the first step to start SEO to know what your website actually have, what it is needed. All the site issues and health are analyzed in this step. Business & website analysis will help you to understand the website…
  • Is Your DR-Solution Well-Evaluated?

    Bhavna Singh
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:05 am
    It is an undeniable fact that every business needs a system that can help protecting their operations from data loss and downtime. This is the reason; there has been a tremendous increase in demand for the backup and recovery solutions. Such solutions are collectively referred as disaster recovery services. There are still many companies who lack the internal expertise or appropriate budget for implementing a disaster recovery plan as such plans typically cost very high due to their complexity and unreliability. In-fact, gone is the time when in-house recovery solutions were used. Most of the…
  • Available Cloud Linux Server OS Templates at Ricoh Data Center

    Bhavna Singh
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:56 pm
    List of available Cloud Linux Server OS templates at Ricoh data center includes: Cloud Linux Server 5.x Cloud Linux Server 6.x CloudLinux Server 5.5 Apache x64 CloudLinux Server 5.5 cPanel x64 CloudLinux Server 5.5 ISPmanager x64 xen CloudLinux Server 5.5 LAMP x64 CloudLinux Server 5.5 MySQL x64 CloudLinux Server 5.5 x64 CloudLinux Server 5.6 Apache x64 CloudLinux Server 5.6 cPanel x64 CloudLinux Server 5.6 cPanel_OneClickSSL x64 CloudLinux Server 5.6 ISPmanager x64 CloudLinux Server 5.6 LAMP x64 CloudLinux Server 5.6 MySQL x64 CloudLinux Server 5.6 Plesk10 x64 CloudLinux Server 5.6 x64…
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  • New security tools for Google Apps admins

    Oliver Marshall
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    Google have just released a new set of security tools which are available from within Google Apps to help hard pushed admins better determine which devices are accessing an account. The  Devices and Activity dashboard shows a list of devices and locations from which users have been accessing Google services. This should help administrators identify malicious activity and allow them to easily block an account pending a bit more investigation. The Devices and Activity dashboard shows a breakdown of devices and locations Google have also released the Security Wizard which will walk a…
  • 5 reasons why I don’t like Google Keep and how Google could make it better

    Oliver Marshall
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
    I’m a big Google fan. In an ideal world I wouldn’t use any app or service other than a Google one. If I need to do something, or need some new app to help me, I immediately check to see if Google has something that can help before I turn to other providers. So for years I’ve been really wanting to move away from Evernote and move to Google Keep. It has it’s flaws, and certainly it has its strengths. But for me it’s just about cutting down on the number of logons and services I need to keep up with and having a tool that easily integrates with the rest of my…
  • Phishing attacks work up to 45% of the time

    Oliver Marshall
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    Googles phishing infographic should give you (fish) food for thought Google has released a new infographic to visualise some quite remarkable figures about phishing attacks. The information, gained through statistical analysis of their Gmail service, provides an insight in to the efforts that would-be attackers will go to to get access to your accounts, and the value that they attribute to them. Phishing attacks differ from malware based attacks in that they don’t attempt to gain access to your PC or install any software. Instead phishing emails pretend to be from a known source,…
  • Google announce new Google Apps Administrator exam

    Oliver Marshall
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Google have added to their increasing range of exams and certifications for Google Apps. Their new Administrator exam aims to bring would-be administrators up to speed on how to run through the basic of administration of your new Google Apps service. In essence this exam brings together several older exams in to one cohesive product. It runs through the set up and initial configuration of your Google Apps account, adding users, dealing with organisational structure and even a bit of security. Google are constantly making inroads in to the business space and have a solid examination…
  • Open any Google Drive files direct from the browser

    Oliver Marshall
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    Google have today released a new extension for Chrome that allows you to open any file in Google Drive directly from your browser. You can now right click on any file in Google Drive and choose Open With and select the app assigned to that extension, as long as the app is registered for that file type. Google have slowly been integrating Chrome and their Google Apps products to give a more streamline feel and to provide you with a more ChromeOS style experience on your desktop PC.
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  • Cloud computing and disaster recovery are the perfect match

    Jesse Frye
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    Consider this scenario: Your company experiences a natural disaster that damages IT equipment and destroys on-site data backups. What do you do next? Unless this content is stored on external hard drives, disks and tapes at a secondary location, your business may have just lost its most valuable resource. Cloud computing can be your organization’s way of keeping data accessible following disruptions. The technology is available through the Internet, so employees can work from home and access documents to remain productive even if your office is closed until cleanup is completed. If…
  • Amazon attracting enterprise markets to cloud computing

    Jesse Frye
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:58 am
    Cloud computing's meteoric rise throughout the IT industry has been fueled by the fact that companies of all sizes can adopt the technology without hesitation. Small businesses and even startups are able to implement cloud suites without exhausting resources, as well as avoid any long-term vendor contracts.Amazon Web Services in particular have captured much of the cloud market, not only from the small business sector, but the enterprise segment as well. Investors Business Daily recently reported Amazon and Microsoft are going toe-to-toe to attract large firms to use their respective…
  • Public or private clouds? Why not both?

    Jesse Frye
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:47 am
    Does your business want the affordability of public clouds with the security of private models? Rather than deciding between the two, your company can achieve the best of both worlds with hybrid solutions. A new Avande survey discovered 69 percent of organizations admitted hybrid cloud strategies will be among their top priorities in 2015. The study also indicated hybrid cloud adoption will reach a tipping point within three years. If your organization is interested in adopting hybrid clouds, you should strongly consider using cloud readiness tools to find the models that fit your unique…
  • Cloud functionality, not pricing, most important to adopters

    Jesse Frye
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:56 am
    Organizations planning cloud implementation are likely focused on key areas, including price. This is understandable, since companies want to know they are getting a good deal on their IT solutions. However, the cost of cloud models is no longer the most important consideration for adopters, the functionality and capabilities that cloud delivers are key considerations now.  TechTarget recently reported overall fit is what is enticing businesses to implement the technology. David Linthicum, senior vice president of Cloud Technology Partners, suggested customers just want reasonable prices…
  • Data centers will find new home in cloud in 2015

    Jesse Frye
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Cloud computing has greatly influenced how businesses handle IT operations. This is especially the case regarding data centers. In 2015, more companies will host these systems in cloud environments, according to a new IDC report. By 2017, 60 percent of data center resources will be delivered through clouds, hosting or collocation suites. “The key question for organizations is whether they have the insight, capital and commitment to design, build and operate data centers for reliable and dynamic delivery of transaction, content serving, archiving and analytic capacity on time, with no…
 
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  • Using Veeam Cloud Connect

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    12 Dec 2014 | 11:25 am
    We’ve had a couple of enquiries on how to set up a backup repository using Veeam Cloud Connect – this post will explain more. With Veeam v8, customers and service providers can now use Veeam Cloud Connect – this is a great improvement. There is no need for customers to set up a VPN betweenContinue reading> The post Using Veeam Cloud Connect appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
  • Using PernixData to accelerate virtual OS X desktops

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    11 Nov 2014 | 3:19 am
    When a customer asked if it would be possible to test out some Apple OS X desktops on our Cloud hosting platform, we figured there was only one way to find out. To start with, we decided to build a small cluster using the Mac Mini. Apple hardware has to be used to run OSContinue reading> The post Using PernixData to accelerate virtual OS X desktops appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
  • Getting Everyone On Board with Hybrid Cloud Hosting

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    30 Oct 2014 | 1:43 am
    Once you have made the decision to adopt hybrid cloud hosting technology you are probably going to want to get started straight away so that you can take full advantage of all the benefits that this technology will bring to your business. It is important to have the agreement of all of your stakeholders beforeContinue reading> The post Getting Everyone On Board with Hybrid Cloud Hosting appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
  • Using vCloud Connector: Part 5

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    In part four we; Took an existing templated VM from our local Private vSphere Cloud Exported and shipped the templated VM out to a Cloudhelix VDC Added the VM template into a catalogue within a demo VDC at Cloudhelix Deployed a VM from the new template Booted up the new VM Customised the guest OperatingContinue reading> The post Using vCloud Connector: Part 5 appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
  • vCloud Private Hosting: Using the vCloud SDK for PHP: Part 1

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    16 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    If you are looking to set up your own vCloud Private Hosting and are looking to use the vCloud SDK with a language you are familiar with such as PHP, this post should help shed some light on the process. At Cloudhelix we make use of the vCloud SDK for various automation and reporting tasks.Continue reading> The post vCloud Private Hosting: Using the vCloud SDK for PHP: Part 1 appeared first on Cloudhelix Limited.
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  • Cool But Unusual Colocation Providers

    Shirin
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:43 am
      Cool But Unusual Colocation Providers 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…
  • 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…
  • Video Presentation: Why IT Managers Shouldn’t Purchase Cloud Computing Alone

    Shirin
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Today we have a video presentation for our readers. It’s 14 minutes and worth the watch entitled: “Why IT Managers Shouldn’t Purchase Cloud Computing Alone” If you don’t have time to watch the video, here are the notes from the presentation below Introduction Many analysts have attempted to normalize cloud computing pricing to understand average costs for known resources such as storage, processor and memory with some success. It’s still a confusing purchase for an IT manager who only makes an infrastructure purchase decision once every 3 years or more.
  • Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

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

    Shirin
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    I have to apologize to our RSS feed subscribers. Feed burner just isn’t what it used to be so we had to make a switch. We attempted to migrate our existing subscribers but we have a feeling some may have been left behind. Please subscribe to our feed using this new link here: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/coloadvisor Again our apologies!          Related StoriesCool But Unusual Colocation ProvidersData Center Tiers – What You Need to KnowColocation Pricing Trends 
 
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  • Impressions from AWS re:Invent 2014

    Alon Maimoni
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:49 pm
    This year was FortyCloud’s first time as a sponsor at re:Invent. We took part in a few AWS Summits in the past, but nothing prepared us for the magnitude of AWS re:Invent 2014. We knew that the show was sold out earlier than expected, but we only had a chance to grasp the size of it as the crowd began flowing to the expo floor and stop at our booth to talk cloud security. We were a team of five at the booth, and combined I think we spoke to over 1,200 people throughout the show. It was clear from the number of companies and the level of knowledge and familiarity with the AWS cloud offering,…
  • FortyCloud Named a 2014 UP-START Cloud Awards Finalist

    FortyCloud
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    We are pleased to announce that FortyCloud was named as one of three finalists for the 2014 UP-START Cloud Award for “Best Cloud Security Solution.” The company was recognized for its innovative solution that provides a comprehensive approach to cloud-based security, blending software defined networking and software defined security technologies.  This unique approach serves to isolate and interconnect cloud deployments using a distinct “overlay network.” By harnessing FortyCloud’s overlay network, an organization can build and control its own secure, flexible, and scalable…
  • Everything You Wanted To Know About AWS VPG

    Amir Naftali
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The Virtual Private Gateway (VPG) is an important and useful solution of the AWS service suite. Using the VPG, however, is somewhat tricky and may require some specific expertise. This short post is aimed at providing a quick overview of the AWS Virtual Private Gateway (VPG) solution. We will review the VPG concept, capabilities and limitations. In addition, you can download a step by step VPG configuration walkthrough with some verification on IPSec configuration. ×Download A Step-by-Step VPG Configuration Walk-through processing... Your Name* Company Name or Website* We hope that this…
  • Network Access Control with AWS VPC Peering

    Amir Naftali
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    Scope The main goal of this post is to suggest a design approach for the establishment of a controlled environment in the public cloud. The design is based on AWS VPC, VPC Peering and FortyCloud Security Gateways, but it can be ported to similar environments with small modifications only. It is not my intent to state that there is only a single approach, but rather to suggest a design that is available, tested and can be implemented easily. Nevertheless, I welcome any thoughts, suggestions or comments regarding this post. Background Moving the operational workload to public clouds is becoming…
  • The Future of the Security Perimeter

    FortyCloud
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Moving from fortification to skirmish –  Skirmishers – troops deployed in loose formation in advance of and/or on the flanks of the main body. These troops drew enemy fire, developed their position, and warned comrades of an imminent clash. The civil war dictionary This is a guest post by Mr. Moshe Ferber. Mr. Ferber is Co-Chairman for the Israeli Chapter of the CSA, and a Cloud Security entrepreneur and lecturer, with over 20 years’ experience in information security. Serving in various capacities in information security field, and was involved in major projects in leading…
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