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  • How many types of Cache do you know?

    Official Blog - ESDS Software Solution
    Nilesh
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:33 am
    Intro: Are you sure you’re well verse with the term? Well, I can guarantee that you don’t. ‘Cache’ is often heard or may be an overheard term in the digital world. Though, we often get to read it along the dedicated server specifications, but only a few know what its role is. Before describing its operation, it is important to know that Cache is often used in many protocols and technologies. The prime aim of Cache is to communicate between two or more machines faster. That means it avoids unnecessary recurrence action and data exchange. Take an example of the use and usefulness of the…
  • Why we love Cassandra?

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    Ajay Tiwari - App42 Backend as a Service
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    App42 provides lots of readymade APIs for developers and each API solves different problem of App development. To solve a different problem you need a different solution.App42 architecture uses hybrid solution for each of the Services on database layer. Some … Continue reading → The post Why we love Cassandra? appeared first on .
  • Amazon Breaks Out Cloud Earnings

    Datamation.com
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:19 pm
    For the first time ever, Amazon breaks out its cloud earnings -- impressing the cloud computing industry in the process.
  • Cisco UCS Mini and EMC Storage

    Cisco Blog » Data Center
    Bill Shields
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    On the way to tradeshow week (May 4th), I decided to do a brief blog series on UCS Mini tied to these shows. I’ve covered Microsoft Ignite and SAPPHIRE NOW in the past two weeks. Last up, EMC World in Las Vegas . Going back to the initial release of UCS, EMC storage has been supported. UCS Mini is no exception! While any UCS Mini blade solution can be used for your applications, sometimes local storage just isn’t enough. We have two Cisco solutions for VSPEX featuring UCS [...]
  • What is the Biggest Challenge of Running a Software Startup?

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    Basant Narayan Singh
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:04 am
    As they say:Startup ≥ A Roller Coaster RideFor a successful startup, many things must fall in place, consistently in sync with one another and most importantly within a limited period of time before they start to fall apart...  and yes these should happen along with a little bit of a factor called luck.Somehow or other as a developer / blogger I've been associated with many Startups for the past six years. A few failed and a few are moderately successful. What I inferred from my association with them is that running a startup is a 24x7 job and it requires…
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  • We’re Going Green at the New Rackspace UK Crawley Data Centre

    Gary Boyd
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Rackspace is thrilled to announce the opening of our new custom designed eco-friendly data centre in Crawley, UK, on Wednesday 22nd April. With an impressive list of eco-credentials for environmental awareness and sustainability, our new facility helps maintain our position at the forefront of managed cloud services while delivering an outstanding energy efficiency rating. Our new 130,000 square foot operation runs with a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.15 (as compared to the average data centre today which rates at 1.7) – making it highly efficient while delivering high availability…
  • Rackspace Speakers Take Over Ignite Conference

    Caroline Lim
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Microsoft Ignite (Chicago, May 4 – 8, 2015) is a unified enterprise technology conference hosted by Microsoft. From speaker sessions, to technical training and hands-on labs, Rackspace will be on hand to show how our managed cloud solutions can work for Microsoft users. Our expert team will cover new innovative technologies and provide guidance and insights on lessons learned. Aside from visiting our booth at #233, Jeff DeVerter, chief technologist for our Microsoft practice area, will be in Lounge E, Tuesday, May 5th at 12:05pm presenting “The Cloud At Your Pace.” Jeff will talk about…
  • Introducing the (now) Fully-Managed Vyatta vRouter

    Sameer Satyam
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    We are very excited to announce that as of today, the Brocade Vyatta vRouter will be available to Managed Operations customers as a fully managed security and networking solution in the open cloud. Why is this a big deal, you ask? A little over a year ago, we partnered with networking specialist Brocade to make it’s virtual networking appliance, the Vyatta vRouter, available to our customers in public cloud who were looking for an on-demand, cloud-optimized security and networking solution. Before today, the Vyatta vRouter was only available to customers under our Managed Infrastructure…
  • How Rackspace Makes OpenStack Production-Ready

    Justin Sheperd
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    OpenStack is an open source project, not a product. With 17 integrated programs, three incubated programs and hundreds of unique configurable attributes, there are a massive number of potential configurations. How can you ensure the configuration you choose will meet your workload’s demand today and support your scaling needs in the future? Rackspace engineers and architects have worked with hundreds of customers to design, deploy and manage OpenStack-powered private clouds. They’ve defined four key attributes for a configuration to be considered “Production-Ready”: Stability:…
  • Join Rackspace Digital at Imagine to See How Managed Cloud Enables Innovation for Magento Customers

    Chris Bauserman
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Ecommerce continues to transform the retail industry, challenging brands to continually evolve the ways they connect with consumers across a growing variety of mobile devices. The stakes are higher than ever for retailers to make sure these digital experiences are flawless –with US online sales reaching $89 billion for the holiday season of 2014. And yet 17 percent of retailers last holiday season reported site availability issues where they were unable to scale to meet customer demand.* This week (April 20-23) over 2,000 merchants and ecommerce leaders will gather in Las Vegas for the…
 
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  • SaaStr on CXO Talk: “At the Beginning It’s All Hustle and Chutzpah” – Video + Transcript

    Jason M. Lemkin
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:10 am
    The other day as you may have seen Michael Krigsman from CXO Talk and I did an in-depth sessions about learnings about the next great generation of SaaS companies, and how they are scaling.  The video is embedded below and got 5k+ views just over the weekend so it seems to have hit some nerve.  ^ And for those of you that don’t video, the transcript is also below, and on Michael’s site here.   CXOTALK.COM – Transcript Build an Enterprise Software Startup Jason Lemkin, Managing Director, Storm Ventures 4/17/15 Michael: (00:03) Hello Jason: (00:05) Hello Michael: (00:08) Yes hello.
  • The Art Of Delegation – My Ten Principles For Healthy Team Culture

    Chirag Mehta
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    “Delegate almost to the point of abdication” – Warren Buffet I have worked with numerous leaders at all levels and have seen the best and worst practices in how they delegate or they don’t. Here are my 10 principles of delegation that I practice and advocate based on the lessons I have learned by being on both ends of the spectrum. 1. Delegating is not simply about asking someone to do something for you; it’s about setting expectations on desired outcome and offering to help. 2. Delegating does not mean being a slacker but shifting focus instead on right things; as a…
  • Come to BoxDev This Wednesday. The Content Looks Awesome. I’ll Be There.

    Jason M. Lemkin
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:50 am
    This Wednesday, I’ll be moderating the Founder’s Session at BoxDev ’15 with Rick Morrison (Comprehend), Ann Johnson (Interana), Nader Mikhail (Elementum), Sarah Nahm (Lever), and Shan Sinha (Highfive).         While that’s reason enough to come, I think the agenda looks pretty awesome.  The Innovate track includes a Fireside Chat with Marc Benioff (and one with Eric Schmidt), a terrific CIO panel, a Unicorn panel (OK, it’s called security, but all the companies are unicorns), and more.   On the execution side, I also really like on the Execute track sessions…
  • DigitalOcean does Germany

    Paul Miller
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    DigitalOcean does Germany: DigitalOcean is very much an outlier. It calls itself a cloud infrastructure provider but essentially it is a traditional hosting provider (although, I’ll have to admit, there is very little to differentiate between a hosting provider and a raw cloud infrastructure vendor). Whatever it does, it is doing it well. DigitalOcean […] For some in the IaaS space, Germany is one of those markets you have to offer a data centre in. We’ve seen a flurry of announcements over the past 9 months or so, and DigitalOcean’s move into an Interxion data centre in Frankfurt is…
  • SaaStr on CXO Talk on Friday — Best Enterprise Video Discussions on the Internet

    Jason M. Lemkin
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:12 pm
    I don’t want to pick favorites, but if you like truly deep dives and you don’t watch CXO-Talk … you should.  Michael Krigsman, a fellow Enteprise Irregular and longtime ZDNet columnist, really just comes up with the most amazing guests and terrific conversations. Anyhow I’ll be on this Friday at 12pm PST / 3pm ET if you want to listen live, or later on YouTube (we’ll post and link). Beyond that, check out CXO-Talk live every Friday at noon PST / 3pm ET to hear from amazing CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, and more with the Real Stories behind what they do, and how they do it — there are…
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  • Apigee Closes Its First Public Day Worth $16.68 Per Share, Down 1.9% From Its IPO Price

    Ron Miller,Alex Wilhelm
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
     Apigee, a company that helps organizations build and manage API connectors, went public this morning at $17 per share, briefly jumping to $20 per share before closing at $16.68, down 1.88 percent in its first day of regular trading. After-hours, the company is flat. The company sold 5,115,000 shares in its IPO, raising $87M according to its CEO Chet Kapoor. It trades under the symbol… Read More
  • Salesforce Makes Hard Push Into Human Resources With New Platform

    Ron Miller
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
     Salesforce.com announced a new set of human resources tools today designed to improve employee engagement. The tools have been mostly adapted from existing Salesforce products and represent a significant departure from Salesforce’s traditional sales and marketing targets. “What we are doing is taking the best of our technologies and allowing customers to turn them inward and… Read More
  • Box Breaks Out Of Application Box With New Developer Edition

    Alex Wilhelm,Ron Miller
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:10 pm
     Box announced ‘Box Developer Edition‘ at its yearly BoxDev event today. The new approach allows developers to run their own Box “instance” inside of their application — their very own Box, in other words. This turns Box on its head in a sense because instead of running the Box application, and building apps on top of it, you are building something and embedding… Read More
  • Assured Labor Raises $6.75M, Has Connected Workers With 100K Jobs In Latin America’s Informal Sector

    Kim-Mai Cutler
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
     Long before LinkedIn went public or before a plethora of on-demand startups began washing the Bay Area and other U.S. cities with services at the click of a button, there was this startup from an MIT grad called Assured Labor. David Reich started the company in 2008 to make informal labor markets in Latin America faster and more transparent for low-skilled workers. It was a social enterprise… Read More
  • German Online Loans Platform Smava Raises $16M

    Ingrid Lunden
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:45 am
     Here comes some more funding for a European financial tech company specialising in online loans. Germany’s Smava — a peer-to-peer lending platform where investors provide the funds to loan money to borrowers — has raised $16 million in funding led by Phenomen Ventures, along with existing investors Earlybird and Neuhaus Partners. Phenomen’s track record in… Read More
 
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  • Expanding the Cloud: Amazon Machine Learning Service, the Amazon Elastic Filesystem and more

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tweeps Are People Too!!

    Kevin L. Jackson
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:11 pm
    I woke up this morning to the devastating news about the earthquake in Nepal. Sitting here in California  that destruction is literally on the other side of the world but my mind immediately went to thinking about my good friend Jeremy Geelan. See Jeremy and his family have been living in Kathmandu for a while now. His wife, in fact, is the Danish Ambassador to Nepal!Being a social media kind of guy, I immediately went online to see if Jeremy was active, but then the other shoe dropped. I realized that I was selfishly neglecting my global online readership! A quick look at TweepsMap…
  • The CISO role in cybersecurity: Solo or team sport?

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

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

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

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

  • Hybrid Cloud Coming of Age for Disaster Recovery

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

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

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

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

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

  • 2015: The year cloud computing becomes mainstream - ITProPortal

    26 Apr 2015 | 1:11 am
    ITProPortal2015: The year cloud computing becomes mainstreamITProPortalCloud computing isn't new: ComputerWeekly, in a short history of cloud computing, reports that the idea first came about in the 1960s from J.C.R. Licklider, well known for his enabling the development of ARPANET (a major precursor of the Internet as we ...
  • The Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing - Small Business Computing

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:34 pm
    The Pros and Cons of Cloud ComputingSmall Business ComputingFrequently touted as the future of business technology, cloud computing's biggest benefit is that it makes enterprise-quality technology affordable for small businesses. It lets them compete at previously unattainable levels. In fact, it's now possible
  • The Morning Download: Microsoft's Cloud Sales Show Strong Growth - Wall Street Journal (blog)

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:15 am
    The Morning Download: Microsoft's Cloud Sales Show Strong GrowthWall Street Journal (blog)“Microsoft's cloud-computing businesses have made strides, including the Web-friendly Office 365, Azure computing on-tap and an online sales tool. Cloud sales more than doubled in the quarter to $1.5 billion, a key benchmark as Microsoft competes with ...and more »
  • Amazon Reveals an Impressive Performance in Cloud Computing - Times LIVE

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:08 am
    Times LIVEAmazon Reveals an Impressive Performance in Cloud ComputingTimes LIVEAmazon helped popularise the field - known as cloud computing - and largely had it to itself for years, an enormous advantage in an industry where rivals usually watch each other closely. But the other tech powerhouses have since awakened to the fact Amazon, Microsoft — 2 Big Bets On Cloud Computing Paying Off2paragraphs.comMicrosoft's Cloud Revenue Soars in Q3CIO TodayCloud Wars: Can Microsoft Overtake Amazon?ForbesTIME -Business Insiderall 741 news articles »
  • With Amazon Atop the Cloud, Big Tech Rivals Are Giving Chase - New York Times

    23 Apr 2015 | 7:23 pm
    New York TimesWith Amazon Atop the Cloud, Big Tech Rivals Are Giving ChaseNew York TimesAmazon helped popularize the field — known as cloud computing — and largely had it to itself for years, an enormous advantage in an industry where rivals usually watch one another closely. But the other tech powerhouses have since awoken to the fact Amazon Reveals Just How Huge the Cloud Is for Its BusinessWiredAmazon revenue beats, cloud computing more profitable than expectedReutersCloud-Computing at Amazon Shows GrowthValley NewsMotley Foolall 635 news articles »
 
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    Latest News from @CloudExpo Blog

  • Ciqada to Exhibit at @ThingsExpo New York [#IoT #Microservices]

    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    SYS-CON Events announced today that Ciqada will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Ciqada™ makes it easy to connect your products to the Internet. By integrating key components - hardware, servers, dashboards, and mobile apps - into an easy-to-use, configurable system, your products can quickly and securely join the internet of things. With remote monitoring, control, and alert messaging capability, you will meet your customers' needs of tomorrow - today! Ciqada. Let your products take flight. For more…
  • Microservices and APM By @Ruxit | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps #Microservices]

    26 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    This digest provides an overview of good resources that are well worth reading. We’ll be updating this page as new content becomes available, so I suggest you bookmark it. Also, expect more digests to come on different topics that make all of our IT-hearts go boom!read more
  • Cloud Expo Launches "Microservices Journal" | @CloudExpo [#Microservices]

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    The world's leading Cloud event, Cloud Expo has launched Microservices Journal on the SYS-CON.com portal, featuring over 19,000 original articles, news stories, features, and blog entries. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. Microservices Journal offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. Follow new article posts on Twitter at @MicroservicesEread more
  • Unified Communications By @BroadSoftNews | @WebRTCSummit [#IoT #WebRTC]

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    How is unified communications transforming the way businesses operate? In his session at WebRTC Summit, Arvind Rangarajan, Director of Product Marketing at BroadSoft, will discuss how to extend unified communications experience outside the enterprise through WebRTC. He will also review use cases across different industry verticals. Arvind Rangarajan is Director, Product Marketing at BroadSoft. He has over 19 years of experience in the telecommunications industry in various roles such as Software Development, Product Management and Product Marketing, applied across Wireless, Unified…
  • ThingsExpo World's Most Influential IoT Media Brand | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    @ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential Internet of Things Brand by Onalytica in the ‘The Internet of Things Landscape 2015: Top 100 Individuals and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed Twitter conversations around the #IoT debate to uncover the most influential brands and individuals driving the conversation. Onalytica captured data from 56,224 users. The PageRank based methodology they use to extract influencers on a particular topic (tweets mentioning #InternetofThings or #IoT in this case) takes into account the number and quality of contextual references that a user receives.read…
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    CLOUD COMPUTING blogs - Google News

  • The Sensor-Rich, Data-Scooping Future - New York Times (blog)

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:01 am
    The Sensor-Rich, Data-Scooping FutureNew York Times (blog)Earlier this month, General Electric announced it was selling GE Capital, its financial arm. With less fanfare, G.E. also unveiled plans for computer-connected L.E.D. streetlights, so cities can collect and analyze performance data, for lower costs and
  • Daily Report: Amazon Dominates Cloud Computing, but Tech Giants Are in Pursuit - New York Times (blog)

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:17 am
    Wall Street Journal (blog)Daily Report: Amazon Dominates Cloud Computing, but Tech Giants Are in PursuitNew York Times (blog)Amazon helped popularize the field — known as cloud computing — and largely had it to itself for years, an enormous advantage in an industry where rivals usually watch one another closely. But the other tech powerhouses have since awoken to the fact Amazon Shares Soar to All-Time High on Cloud SurpriseWall Street Journal (blog)Amazon: JP Morgan Ups to Buy, Hikes Target to $535; AWS Worth $66BBarron's (blog)Business today: Amazon web services [AWS] makes $1.57 bn in…
  • Big Data is Driving HPC to the Cloud - Scientific Computing (blog)

    21 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    Scientific Computing (blog)Big Data is Driving HPC to the CloudScientific Computing (blog)Leo Reiter is a cloud computing pioneer who has been designing, developing, and evangelizing large scale, on demand systems and technologies since the mid-1990s. Currently, Leo serves as Chief Technology Officer of Nimbix, Inc., a global provider of ...and more »
  • The battle for cloud enterprise is just heating up - IT World Canada Blogs (blog)

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:50 pm
    The battle for cloud enterprise is just heating upIT World Canada Blogs (blog)There's no denying that cloud computing has become an indispensable tool for businesses all over the world. Whether using the cloud for simple tasks like email or much larger duties like customer relationship management software, the variety of uses and more »
  • Canada's Free Cloud Computing Resources for Entrepreneurs - Techvibes (blog)

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:04 am
    Techvibes (blog)Canada's Free Cloud Computing Resources for EntrepreneursTechvibes (blog)Recent stats about cloud computing show that more and more organizations are moving to the cloud. However, there are still many Canadian companies who have not yet made the move to cloud computing, and a major reason for this is concerns over data ...
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    Perspectives

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of April 24th

    Data Center Knowledge
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. Microsoft’s Seven Tenets of Data Center Efficiency – While robots in data centers are a thing of the not-too-distant future, Microsoft already has some of the most efficient data centers in the world. Here are its key data center design principles. How Cloud Has Changed the Data Center Architect – Considerations around power, cooling, location, available utilities, and even pricing all fall under the realm of the data center architect. Now, these…
  • More Than Half of US Retailers Plan to Move Ecommerce Hosting to the Cloud in 2015: Report

    Nicole Henderson
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:53 pm
    This article originally appeared at The WHIR Nearly three-quarters of retailers in the US expect online revenue to increase by 17 percent in 2015, a growth supported by cloud technology and investments in mobile, according to a new report by eBay Enterprise. The 2015 Retail Growth Outlook report surveyed more than 1,000 ecommerce and marketing professionals from retailers with revenues of $3 million to $250 million. The survey indicates that online engagement, global ecommerce expansion and mobile commerce are top areas retailers expect to fuel growth in 2015. Digital targeting and product…
  • Gartner Names SunGard Leader in First DRaaS Magic Quadrant

    Jason Verge
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:36 pm
    In its first-ever Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) Magic Quadrant report, market-research firm Gartner said it found companies had increasingly aggressive recovery-time objectives, and that “blended” data center operations were forcing DRaaS to evolve. Smaller businesses remain the largest customer segment for this cloud service category. The cost of network downtime is expensive. Gartner pegs it at $5,600 a minute. A study from the Ponemon Institute in 2013 pegged the cost of downtime at $7,900 a minute. In either case, downtime is too expensive to ignore, and solid disaster…
  • Mesos Powers Data Center Backend for Apple’s Siri

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:53 am
    Offering an extremely rare behind-the-scenes glimpse at the backend that powers Apple’s services, the company’s engineers recently revealed that Siri, its natural-language-based interface, runs on thousands of servers managed by a system based on Apache Mesos. Mesos is a popular open source software for large-scale cluster management. Its most widely known deployment is at Twitter data centers, where the use of Mesos is credited with being one of the things that made Fail Whale, the page that signaled a Twitter outage and used to appear quite frequently, a thing of the past. Mesos powers…
  • Report: Cloud, Video Spur Data Center Interconnect Boom

    Jason Verge
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    The data center interconnect market is booming, according to Ovum Research. Global data center interconnect equipment vendor revenue reached $2.5 billion in 2014, growing more than 16 percent annually. Ovum expects their revenue to hit $4.2 billion by 2019. The market is being driven by enterprises moving toward cloud and growth of video. The global DCI market is projected to grow at 10.5 percent compound annual growth rate until 2019. Communications equipment vendors are fighting for the market, with Ovum ranking Ciena as top vendor. Ciena leads in government, research and experimentation,…
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    AWS Official Blog

  • VM Import Update – Faster and More Flexible, with Multi-Volume Support

    Jeff Barr
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Enterprise IT architects and system administrators often ask me how to go about moving their existing compute infrastructure to AWS. Invariably, they have spent a long time creating and polishing their existing system configurations and are hoping to take advantage of this work when they migrate to the cloud. We introduced VM Import quite some time ago in order to address this aspect of the migration process. Since then, many AWS customers have used it as part of their migration, backup, and disaster recovery workflows. Even Better Today we are improving VM Import by adding new ImportImage…
  • Registration for AWS re:Invent 2015 Opens Soon

    Jeff Barr
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:26 am
    My colleagues are already hard at work on the services, presentations, sessions, signage, clothing, and entertainment for AWS re:Invent 2015. As I announced last month, re:Invent will be taking place from October 6 to 9 this year at The Venetian in Las Vegas. Registration will open at 9:00 AM Pacific Time on May 12th, just a couple of weeks from now! The registration fee will be $1299. Here’s what you can do to prepare for re:Invent today: Flag the May 12th registration day on your calendar. Block off October 6-9, 2015 on your calendar. Reserve your hotel room. Make your travel plans. Sign…
  • Announcing the NOAA Big Data Project

    Jeff Barr
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    I am happy to be able to announce that we have entered into a research agreement with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to explore sustainable models for increasing the amount of open NOAA data that is made available via the cloud. The AWS Public Data Sets program hosts large collections of public data that anyone can access for free. We started this program in order to foster the development of communities and tools around data sets, with the expectation that this would create new businesses, accelerate research, and improve lives. Most recently, we have worked…
  • AWS CloudFormation Update – Lambda-Backed Custom Resources & More

    Jeff Barr
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    I’m playing catch-up today in order to make sure that you know about some AWS CloudFormation releases that have gone out over the last couple of weeks.  You can now create custom CloudFormation resources by calling AWS Lambda functions. We added support for some additional Auto Scaling and RDS resources. We also updated our support for some existing CloudFront, ElastiCache, EC2, OpsWorks, RDS, and Route 53 resources. Lambda-Backed Custom Resources You can now write AWS Lambda functions that are invoked whenever you create, update, or delete a CloudFormation stack. This allows you to…
  • AWS Week in Review – April 13, 2015

    Jeff Barr
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:52 am
    Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 13 We announced that the Amazon WorkSpaces API and CLI is Now Available. The AWS Java Blog blog showed you how to Store JSON Documents in Amazon DynamoDB Tables. Larry Gadea showed you how to Run Your Own High-end Cloud Gaming Service on EC2 (further discussion in this Metafilter thread). The Cloudyn Blog said Get Your Cloud Cost Allocation Reports on Time: 3 Scenarios. The Cloud Endure Blog published Six Things You Should Know About Amazon S3 Replication. Tuesday, April 14 We posted a new AWS Mobile Services…
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    Cohesive Blog

  • Security, Cloud and Networking Weekly News Roundup: April 20 - 23

    Margaret Walker
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week's news in cloud, networking, and security - week of April 20th: Until this week, Amazon's Web Services figures were buried in overall North American Sales “Other” category. We now know that in Q1 2015, AWS logged $1.57 billion in revenue, up 49% from the year-ago period. More impressively, AWS logged operating income of $265M for the quarter, up from $245 million in 2014. Bezos: Amazon Web Services is a $5 billion business—and growing fast by Barb Darrow via FortuneA study from CloudLock found that organizations have an average of 1.2M files stored in the…
  • Security, Cloud and Networking Weekly News Roundup: April 13 - 17

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

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

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

    Margaret Walker
    3 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week's news in cloud, networking, and security - week of March 30th: Amazon also announced that they are expanding CodeDeploy to include deployments on companies’ existing data center infrastructure, not just in Amazon’s AWS. Even Amazon showing interest in hybrid cloud and bridging public and private clouds. Amazon cloud adds on-premises support to its CodeDeploy continuous-delivery tool via Venture BeatCenturyLink Cloud announced their first data center in Singapore. After the first location in Asia, the cloud provider hopes to expand in the region with data…
 
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    Cisco Blog » Data Center

  • Bringing Clouds to the Sunshine State

    Colleen Murphy
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    Cisco is bringing Clouds to the Sunshine state, but we won’t let it rain on our parade. Cisco is heading to the Sunshine state for the annual  SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference , May 5–7, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida and our bench is packed this year.  We will showcase how Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) enables application data center managers to quickly meet ever-increasing business demands and take advantage of the world of many Clouds + Integrated Infrastructure and Internet of [...]
  • Cisco UCS Mini and EMC Storage

    Bill Shields
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    On the way to tradeshow week (May 4th), I decided to do a brief blog series on UCS Mini tied to these shows. I’ve covered Microsoft Ignite and SAPPHIRE NOW in the past two weeks. Last up, EMC World in Las Vegas . Going back to the initial release of UCS, EMC storage has been supported. UCS Mini is no exception! While any UCS Mini blade solution can be used for your applications, sometimes local storage just isn’t enough. We have two Cisco solutions for VSPEX featuring UCS [...]
  • Interop 2015 : ITD is Best of Interop finalist

    Samar Sharma
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:17 pm
      ITD (Intelligent Traffic Director) has been selected in Top 3 finalists in the Best of Interop 2015 Data Center category. ITD Delivers: $2 Billion TAM disruptive technology: This technology innovation disrupts today’s $2 Billion TAM for load-balancers, redirection and clustering solutions 100x Scale improvement: The high-end load-balancers today can handle about 200Gbps traffic. ITD can load-balance 20Tbps traffic. 1000x cost-savings for customers: A 40Gbps L4 load-balancer costs about $200k to customers. ITD provides multi-Tbps load-balancing for a fraction of the price. Zero…
  • Cisco Nexus 1000V Now Supports VMware vSphere 6.0

    Balaji Sivasubramanian
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Following up on my blog  post announcing our intent to support VMware vSphere 6.0 environments with Cisco Nexus 1000V, I am happy to announce that we now have the supported release available for use. Starting with release 5.2(1)SV3(1.4), Cisco Nexus 1000V for vSphere will support VMware vSphere 6.0 environments.  Customers can download the release on Cisco.com portal for Nexus 1000V for vSphere . Cisco Nexus 1000V for vSphere, Hyper-V and KVM environments is continuing to be sold and supported by Cisco.  If you have an expiring [...]
  • Cisco at Microsoft Ignite 2015. We’re getting the cloud back together…

    Renee Yao
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    Cisco and Microsoft ’s relationship is growing stronger year over year. Our technologies, products, and integrated infrastructure solutions continue to provide an optimum Data Center for your Microsoft workloads. Now, this isn’t my first time going to Tech Ed, ooops I mean Microsoft Ignite , however, it is a special year for me! I will be presenting “Top 10 Reasons to Migrate from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012R2 with Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)” on Monday May 4th 6:50pm during the welcome reception in Lounge A. If you [...]
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    Cloud Business Review

  • The Technology Behind Mobile App Development

    Ivan Widjaya
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:27 am
    The recent explosion in the popularity of apps has seen more and more people set out to develop their own, and the technology behind them has changed as a result. The big technology companies which easily dominated the market in years past have had to become more competitive in order to keep up sales, while people with limited technical skills have sought out simple design modules to enable them to develop their ideas.… Click here to read more
  • The Downside of BYOD: Is There Such a Thing as Security in the Cloud?

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

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

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

    Ivan Widjaya
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Financial Institutions set to gather to discuss security implications and cost saving potential of cloud migration Cloud based platforms and services have long been utilized by organisations of all sizes across all spectrums of the business world, but typically financial institutions have been slow adopters due to concerns around data security, regulation and the cost and impact of migration from legacy systems.… Click here to read more
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    CloudTimes

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

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

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

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

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

    Saroj Kar
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:48 am
    To meet the needs of companies for intensive treatment of very large volumes of data, Amazon Web Services announced new instances called D2 based on the Elastic Compute Cloud infrastructure (EC2) and intending to process very large volumes of data through additional computing power. Amazon said that “with enhanced networking and extremely high sequential high I/O rates, these instances will chew through your Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) data warehouse, log processing, and MapReduce jobs. They will also make great hosts for your network file systems and data warehouses.” The D2…
 
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  • Microsoft doubles cloud revenue in Q3

    Business Cloud News
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:57 am
    Nadella said Microsoft is well on its way to becoming a cloud-first, mobile-first company Microsoft pulled in $21.7bn in revenues for the three months ending March 31, 2015, up 6 per cent year on year. But the company said its commercial cloud revenue more than doubled in the past quarter alone. Microsoft reported mixed success in its devices segment (Surface revenues increased 44 per cent; phone revenues decreased, with volumes this quarter shifting from 10.5 to 8.6 million units sold) and Windows OEM revenues declined. But he company reported commercial cloud revenue grew 106 per cent (111…
  • Dropbox targets France with new Paris office

    Business Cloud News
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:49 am
    Dropbox has opened a new office in Paris Dropbox has announced the opening of its Paris office, the company’s third European location. The cloud storage incumbent wants to redouble efforts to target French businesses. The company also has offices in Dublin and London, and the Paris team, led by Philippe Plichon (who up until recently served as director retail & tech at Google), will seek to grow the company’s business in France. “We’ve seen huge success in France, so Paris is a natural choice for us. The number of Dropbox users in France has doubled over the past two years, now…
  • AWS a $5bn business, Bezos claims, as Amazon sheds light on cloud revenue

    Business Cloud News
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:27 am
    Amazon publicly shed light on AWS revenues for the first time Amazon reported first quarter 2015 sales revenues of $22.7bn, an increase of 15 per cent year on year from $19.7bn, and quarterly cloud revenues of $1.57bn. This is the first time the e-commerce giant has publicly disclosed AWS revenues. North America saw the bulk of Amazon’s sales growth, with revenue swelling 24 per cent to $13.4bn and operating income increasing 79 per cent to $517m. Outside North America, revenues actually decreased 2 per cent to $7.7bn (excluding the $1.3 billion year-over-year unfavourable foreign exchange…
  • NetSuite buys Bronto to bolster retail marketing capabilities

    Business Cloud News
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:50 am
    NetSuite is acquiring Bronto Software to blend its marketing automation capabilities with its ERP platform Cloud ERP incumbent NetSuite has acquired Bronto Software, a provider of cloud-based marketing automation software for omnichannel commerce, in a deal worth about $200m. Founded in 2002, Bronto offers retailers cloud-based omnichannel marketing software for campaign lifecycle management and claims to sell its services to over 1,400 businesses including some of the world’s top brands (Armani Exchange, Timex ,Trek Bikes). NetSuite said Bronto’s offerings will complement its…
  • Rackspace moves managed cloud into UK Digital Realty facility

    Business Cloud News
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    Rackspace has moved its managed cloud platform into Digital Realty’s new Sussex datacentre Rackspace has launched its latest UK datacentre this week, moving its cloud platform into datacentre giant Digital Realty’s new facility Crawley, West Sussex facility. Digital Realty said the datacentre is among the most environmentally friendly in the UK. It delivers Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.15 and deploys ‘indirect outside air’ cooling technology instead of mechanical cooling, which according to the company means the overhead energy required to operate the datacentre…
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    Bitnami Blog

  • Security fix for Magento: 1.9.1.0-2 released

    Beltrán
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:50 pm
    A critical vulnerability remote code execution vulnerability in Magento was recently published. You can view the SUPEE-5344 patch that addresses the flaws here, which was released on February 9, 2015. We have released Bitnami Magento 1.9.1.0-2 installers, virtual machines and Amazon EC2, Google and Windows Azure cloud images that fix this issue. If you already have a running version of Bitnami Magento, you can apply the fix directly. Download the SUPEE-5344 patch Upload the patch to the server Copy the patch to "/opt/bitnami/apps/magento/htdocs" Execute the patch: $ chmod…
  • Security fix for Ruby: new versions 2.2.2 and 2.0.0-p645 released

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

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

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

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

  • Introducing Zoho Business Apps for Apple Watch

    Raju Vegesna
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Apple Watch. Enough has been said already.  With the Apple Watch coming out later this week, we are excited to launch three new apps. Apps that complement your phone apps just like your phone apps complement your web apps. More importantly, ​apps that workharmoniously with their phone and web counterparts, enabling unique use cases for each form factor. These are our three apps for Apple Watch: Zoho Expense Doing expenses is a pain. If there are tools available to ease the pain, we embrace them. The Zoho Expense app for Apple Watch is one such tool.  Mileage tracking and entry is an…
  • Marketing Lead Analytics with Advanced CRM Analytics

    S B Saravana Bharathi
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:01 am
    In the previous posts, we discussed the essential reports in stage history analysis and sales team analytics. As next in this series on “CRM Analytics”, let’s discuss Marketing Leads Analytics in detail. Lead generation and conversion, form the crux of any lead management practice. The marketing team brings in the leads and the sales team converts the Marketing Qualified Leads (MQL) into sales prospects. The focus in lead generation has now shifted from quantity to quality. Integrating lead management process with data analytics can bring in quality leads for your company.
  • 9 Quick and Easy Tips Every Zoho Docs User Should Know: Part 4

    Anish Aravindakshan
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:19 am
    We love beautifully crafted presentations. We all talk about the presentation that left us in awe, but what’s less discussed is the effort that goes into creating one. Remember the moment when you just couldn’t find the right tool to edit an object? Or realized that a feature you assumed never existed, actually exists, tucked away in one corner of the presentation software? If only we had sufficient tips and tricks up our sleeves!! This week, we give you some really handy tips to create and deliver smart presentations using Zoho Show, our online presentation software. 1. Edit…
  • To Share, Or Not to Share – In Honor of Shakespeare’s Birthday

    Emily Sloan-Pace
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    During our last event in the UK, the Zoho team had a chance to visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace, where they chanced upon a previously undiscovered sonnet. We share it with you today in honor of Shakespeare’s birthday. To Share, Or Not to Share – That’s the Question While creeping through the ether, in search both far and wide, I’ve often found things lacking when I’ve tried to write online. No mere oath can decry the doc tools that are slacking. Authorship with ease, comments not a chore. A place to share, to edit, and to grow, With a great UI that…
  • Why You Should Recruit Like the Judges on “The Voice”

    Austin Ries
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    For over 13 years, the reality singing competition has captivated, dare I say hypnotized, American television audiences. It started in 2002 with American Idoland—as far as TV networks are concerned—won’t stop until they’ve forced every last person with any ounce of talent into our car stereos and Spotifyplaylists So when NBC introduced The Voice in 2011 I was…skeptical to say the least. Why did we need another prime time karaoke competition? But The Voice was different. Not only did the celebrity judges “draft” singers to their respective teams instead of…
 
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    meshIP® Blog

  • Cloud Storage Best Practices

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

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Key Benefits of Docker: CI, Version Control, Portability, Isolation and Security

    IOD Community
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    Docker doesn’t need an introduction. It is one of the hottest open source projects that allows you to deploy your application inside containers, adding a layer of abstraction. In a seemingly constant state of maturation, the benefits of using Docker increase on a regular basis. In this post, instead of talking about what Docker is or how it works, I’ll outline the top five benefits of using the ever-growing platform. Continuous Deployment and Testing Docker is gaining a lot of traction in the development and devops world for its consistency across environments. There are always minor…
  • How Often Do Tech Blogs Post? FYI: TechCrunch Published 1,076 Articles in January

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

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

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

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

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    In this video from LUG 2015 in Denver, James Simmons from ORNL presents: Lustre + Linux - Putting the House in Order. "In the last year great strides have been made to sync up the lustre Intel branch to what is upstream. We present what that current state is as well as what is left for the intel branch to bring this to completion." The post Video: Lustre + Linux – Putting the House in Order appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Jeff Layton on How 3D Flash is Changing the Market

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    "For a period of time, it didn't look like flash drives were going to decrease in price very much. Flash cell technology is limited to around 20nm because of cost and complexity considerations, but manufacturers have found ways around the limitation. Rather than decrease the features size, they now store more bits per cell (TLC) and have started to create 3D flash chips. This combination, plus the growth in flash storage sales, has driven down the price per gigabyte." The post Jeff Layton on How 3D Flash is Changing the Market appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Video: Monitoring a Heterogeneous Lustre Environment with Splunk

    Rich Brueckner
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    "Monitoring a large Lustre site, running multiple generations of Lustre filesystems can be a challenge. Some equipment offer vendor specific monitoring interfaces while others, built on open source Lustre, have minimal monitoring capabilities. This talk will report on our operational experience using a homegrown python module to collect data from each filesystem. We will discuss in detail how the data is visualized centrally in Splunk and cross-referenced with users workload to analyze and troubleshoot our environment." The post Video: Monitoring a Heterogeneous Lustre Environment with Splunk…
  • SGI Powers Fionn Supercomputer at ICHEC in Ireland

    Rich Brueckner
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    In this video, Niall Wilson describes how ICHEC delivers top-quality technology services and support to universities and enterprises. "Based on the solution’s superior price performance, ICHEC deployed Fionn, a supercomputer built on SGI ICE X hardware running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. On implementing Fionn, ICHEC was funded by Intel to work on its new many-core technology as an official Intel Parallel Computing Center." The post SGI Powers Fionn Supercomputer at ICHEC in Ireland appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Video: Cray’s Peg Williams on How Supercomputing Propels Science

    Rich Brueckner
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    In this video, Peg Williams from Cray describes how Supercomputing propels science. The post Video: Cray’s Peg Williams on How Supercomputing Propels Science appeared first on insideHPC.
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  • Delivering the Ultimate Client Experience

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

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

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

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

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

  • Salesforce’s Process Builder: the Next-Gen Workflow Tool

    Jiordan Castle
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:40 am
    We had it good with workflow. In many ways, we still do. For years, Salesforce’s tried and true business logic has worked wonders for the point-and-click development crowd. Mainly because, let’s face it — many everyday tasks, from sending emails to updating records, while important, are repetitive. Instead of spending time performing these tasks manually,… Read More
  • Salesforce’s Bold Journey into HR

    John Gorup
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:08 am
    Salesforce is getting into the world of HR. On the surface, this may seem like an odd move for a company so dedicated to CRM that their stock symbol is “CRM.” But there are two ways to look at this move. First of all, Salesforce is a platform at heart. Sales Cloud and Service Cloud… Read More
  • Better Insurance Company Operations with Workday Financial Management

    Jiordan Castle
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:22 am
    Insurance isn’t exactly synonymous with innovation. But the industry is fiercely competitive, particularly in recent years. Insurance companies face expensive challenges in an evolving market: rate increases, high operating costs, more window-shoppers than buyers, and perhaps the biggest cost — advertising. Think of all the money spent to boost consumer awareness surrounding Progressive's Flo, State… Read More
  • $35 Million in Funding to Help Customers Win in the Cloud Economy

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

    Appirio
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Indianapolis, IN is home to one of Appirio’s most prosperous offices as well as some of the company’s greatest leaders. TechPoint, deemed the voice and catalyst of Indiana’s tech ecosystem, recently recognized some of those great leaders and contributors to the state’s thriving tech sector in their inaugural list of Indiana’s “Tech25.” This list designates… Read More
 
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  • vOneCloud 1.4 Released! Cloudify vSphere Infrastructures

    Tino Vazquez
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:59 am
    We want you to know that OpenNebula Systems have just announced the availability of vOneCloud version, 1.4. Several exciting features have been introduced in vOneCloud 1.4. The appliance that helps you turn your vSphere infrastructure into a private cloud generates daily reports that can be consulted by every user to check their resource consumption, with associated costs defined by the Cloud Administrator. The Virtual Datacenter provisioning model has been revisited to enable resource sharing easily among different groups, as well as to simplify configuration. The interfaces has also been…
  • New Open Cloud Reference Architecture

    Tino Vazquez
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    We are excited to announce the release of the first version of the Open Cloud Reference Architecture. The OpenNebula Reference Architecture is a blueprint to guide IT architects, consultants, administrators and field practitioners in the design and deployment of public and private clouds fully based on open-source platforms and technologies. This Reference Architecture has been created from the collective information and experiences from hundreds of users and cloud client engagements. Besides main logical components and interrelationships, this reference documents software products,…
  • Installation of HA OpenNebula on CentOS 7 with Ceph as a datastore and IPoIB as backend network

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

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

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

  • Cloud Security Hottest Issue At RSA

    Jason Sander
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:25 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Cloud Security Hottest Issue The integral integration of cyber security and cloud technology seemed to be the hottest issue at the busy RSA 2015 Conference in San Francisco. Interested parties packed security and cloud service booths for the duration of the conference. Several prominent publications covered the increased importance of securing their private information that’s […] The post Cloud Security Hottest Issue At RSA appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • Imperfect Security: The RSA Conference And The Illusion Of Safety

    CloudTweaks
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com The RSA Conference And The Illusion Of Safety This year’s 2015 RSA Conference is taking place from April 20th to 24th, in San Francisco, California. Here, security leaders from across the vast expanse of tech, politics, and more will gather to discuss the past, present, and future of security. From application security to technology infrastructure, […] The post Imperfect Security: The RSA Conference And The Illusion Of Safety appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Day 5

    David
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com By David Fletcher Are you looking to supercharge your Newsletter, Powerpoint presentation, Social media campaign or Website? Our universally recognized tech related comics can help you. Contact us for information on our commercial licensing rates. The post The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Day 5 appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • Cloud Infographic – Working Toward A Positive Cloud Experience

    CloudTweaks
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Positive Cloud Experience Cloud computing offers tremendous value to Enterprise businesses and even allows small and medium businesses to compete by providing solutions that were previously out of reach because of the cost. Here are five ways to help you find the best cloud solutions for your business. Security is one of the biggest concerns in […] The post Cloud Infographic – Working Toward A Positive Cloud Experience appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • Nordic Digital Business Summit – Bringing Data Center Industries Together

    CloudTweaks
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Summit Addresses The Cloud And Internet of Things Value Chain Recent developments in a number of Nordic & Baltic IT companies, particularly across Finland, have resulted in a vast pool of skilled IT professionals taking up new challenges and opportunities, particularly in the Internet of Things/Industrial Internet area.  At the same time we can see […] The post Nordic Digital Business Summit – Bringing Data Center Industries Together appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
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  • What is the Biggest Challenge of Running a Software Startup?

    Basant Narayan Singh
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:04 am
    As they say:Startup ≥ A Roller Coaster RideFor a successful startup, many things must fall in place, consistently in sync with one another and most importantly within a limited period of time before they start to fall apart...  and yes these should happen along with a little bit of a factor called luck.Somehow or other as a developer / blogger I've been associated with many Startups for the past six years. A few failed and a few are moderately successful. What I inferred from my association with them is that running a startup is a 24x7 job and it requires…
  • Why Should I Replace My Landline with VoIP?

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

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

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

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

    GreenPages Blog
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:58 am
    Guest post from Azmi Jafarey. Azmi is an IT leader with over 25 years of experience in IT innovation. He was CIO at Ipswitch,, Inc. for the last nine years, responsible for operations, infrastructure, business apps and BI. In 2013, he was named CIO of the year by Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech. You can hear more from Azmi on his blog: http://hitechcio.com/   Here is a progression that most businesses experience in the data arena. You go from no data or bad data to “better” data. You start having reports regularly show up in your mailbox. The reports go from being…
  • How to Prepare Your Environment for the Software Defined Networking Era

    Nick Phelps
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am
    Whether it’s VMware NSX or Cisco ACI, to adopt any software defined networking solution there is a lot of backend work that needs to be done. Before you get into the weeds around specific products, take a step back. To be successful, you’re going to need to have a level of understanding about your applications you’ve never needed before. The key is to take the proper steps now to make sure you can adopt software defined networking technologies when the time comes.   Preparing Your Environment for the Software Defined Networking Era   //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6pVmNrOnCA…
  • If You Could Transform Your IT Strategy, Would You?

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

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

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

  • How many types of Cache do you know?

    Nilesh
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:33 am
    Intro: Are you sure you’re well verse with the term? Well, I can guarantee that you don’t. ‘Cache’ is often heard or may be an overheard term in the digital world. Though, we often get to read it along the dedicated server specifications, but only a few know what its role is. Before describing its operation, it is important to know that Cache is often used in many protocols and technologies. The prime aim of Cache is to communicate between two or more machines faster. That means it avoids unnecessary recurrence action and data exchange. Take an example of the use and usefulness of the…
  • Corporate features and benefits of vertical scaling with eNlight cloud!

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:51 am
    Cloud assists with auto scalability feature. Scalability in simple words is an ability of a system or a component, with which it can easily modify itself to attain solutions for some issues, like to maintain the system performance, by scaling automatically in increasing traffic and demands, is scalability. This feature is provided by very few leading Cloud service providers. What is scaling now? Many would already know concept of scaling and need to require its answer, for those who are less aware or confused about its concept, advantages and features, here is the information. Scaling is…
  • Net Neutrality :: 9 Things to know about this Chatriotism

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

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

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

  • Symbolic Linking with Game Save Manager

    Lindsay Doebler
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
       The symbolic link function can be incredibly helpful when it comes to keeping track of all your game files and saves. Using GameSave Manager, not only can you use symbolic links to keep save data in cloud storage, you can even use it to move game files to another hard drive or partition. The Sync & Link tool uses symbolic links and allows you to move save and settings data to another location on your computer or even to the cloud storage of your choice. This can make it much easier to find your saves, screen shots, and settings files without having to worry about making sure…
  • MegaBackup is MegaBad!

    Lee
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm
       First off the company MegaBackup has absolutely NOTHING to do with MEGA the cloud storage company, they share the first four letters of the alphabet in their name and that is where the similarity ends. I first heard of MegaBackup from a press release that was sent out on April 15 through PRWeb. I occasionally see new cloud backup and storage services releasing press releases and this one caught my eye for a couple of reasons: The reference to unlimited storage space. Talk about simplicity and security. After seeing the press release I thought I would give them a quick look and…
  • Restoring Files with GameSave Manager

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

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

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

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    In this video from LUG 2015 in Denver, James Simmons from ORNL presents: Lustre + Linux - Putting the House in Order. "In the last year great strides have been made to sync up the lustre Intel branch to what is upstream. We present what that current state is as well as what is left for the intel branch to bring this to completion." The post Video: Lustre + Linux – Putting the House in Order appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Jeff Layton on How 3D Flash is Changing the Market

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    "For a period of time, it didn't look like flash drives were going to decrease in price very much. Flash cell technology is limited to around 20nm because of cost and complexity considerations, but manufacturers have found ways around the limitation. Rather than decrease the features size, they now store more bits per cell (TLC) and have started to create 3D flash chips. This combination, plus the growth in flash storage sales, has driven down the price per gigabyte." The post Jeff Layton on How 3D Flash is Changing the Market appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Video: Monitoring a Heterogeneous Lustre Environment with Splunk

    Rich Brueckner
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    "Monitoring a large Lustre site, running multiple generations of Lustre filesystems can be a challenge. Some equipment offer vendor specific monitoring interfaces while others, built on open source Lustre, have minimal monitoring capabilities. This talk will report on our operational experience using a homegrown python module to collect data from each filesystem. We will discuss in detail how the data is visualized centrally in Splunk and cross-referenced with users workload to analyze and troubleshoot our environment." The post Video: Monitoring a Heterogeneous Lustre Environment with Splunk…
  • SGI Powers Fionn Supercomputer at ICHEC in Ireland

    Rich Brueckner
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    In this video, Niall Wilson describes how ICHEC delivers top-quality technology services and support to universities and enterprises. "Based on the solution’s superior price performance, ICHEC deployed Fionn, a supercomputer built on SGI ICE X hardware running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. On implementing Fionn, ICHEC was funded by Intel to work on its new many-core technology as an official Intel Parallel Computing Center." The post SGI Powers Fionn Supercomputer at ICHEC in Ireland appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Video: Cray’s Peg Williams on How Supercomputing Propels Science

    Rich Brueckner
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    In this video, Peg Williams from Cray describes how Supercomputing propels science. The post Video: Cray’s Peg Williams on How Supercomputing Propels Science appeared first on insideHPC.
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  • Why your cloud needs more than great customer service

    jgardner
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    (c)iStock.com/davidstuart When start-ups and enterprises first evaluate cloud providers, they often choose an out of the box solution that fits their immediate needs. Their hosting provider promises great customer service, but they have essentially the same stack as thousands of other customers and still need a large SysOps staff to monitor their infrastructure. This solution may be adequate for several months or even years. But most enterprises ultimately find that a one-size-fits-all cloud solution no longer actually fits – if it ever did in the first place. Whether due to performance…
  • Rackspace’s new UK data centre aims to combine efficiency with environmental change

    James
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Picture credit: Rackspace Rackspace has officially launched its new UK data centre in West Crawley, cutting the ribbon in front of local dignitaries, partners and a smattering of hacks. The launch, on April 22 – not coincidentally Earth Day – offered the chance for Rackspace and its partner Digital Realty to map out its future and the importance of two key areas; the Open Compute Project – to whom the data centre design has been donated – and environmental change. The 130,000 square foot facility, built on a 15 acre campus, has a power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating…
  • Moving workloads to the cloud: A comprehensive guide

    pierluigipaganini
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:02 pm
    (c)iStock.com/mattjeacock The rapid diffusion for the cloud computing paradigm and promised benefits for the adoption of cloud infrastructure are attracting a growing number of businesses and organisations. Of course, it is essential for organisations to maximise the benefits of migration to cloud architecture by reducing costs and minimising risks. Cloud computing represents a fundamental change in how companies use and provide their services. For many businesses of small and medium size, it represents a choice to compete in a business environment with powerful competitors. IT managers are…
  • Multi-cloud is the new holy grail of cloud computing

    tedleenavarro
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:34 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/Igor Kirillov) Research recently carried out by Dimensional Research has unveiled something very interesting about the future of cloud computing - and it’s a trend of which anyone with even a passing interest in the technology should be aware of. Commissioned by Equinix, Dimensional conducted a survey of over 650 IT decision makers worldwide and discovered that the majority of enterprises are looking into the deployment of multiple clouds in both the short and long-term... The Raw Facts About Multicloud As posted on the Equinix blog, Dimensional Research found…
  • ARM-based servers: The next evolution of the cloud?

    ricknotsodelgado
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
    (c)iStock.com/Rasica The benefits of cloud computing have already been well documented, from increased productivity among employees to giving companies added capabilities to expand their business. While the benefits are certainly helpful, that doesn’t mean the innovation that drives the cloud has gone away. If anything, new innovations are propelling the cloud to new levels, and one of those breakthroughs may be the next big thing in cloud computing: ARM (Advanced RISC Machine) processors. While ARM processors are an entirely new technology, their inclusion in servers used for the cloud…
 
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  • Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Cloud Foundry Summit (#CFSummit)

    brents
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:32 pm
    The third Cloud Foundry Summit will be held in Santa Clara on May 11-12. ActiveState exhibited at, and attended, the previous two. Of course we'll be at this one as well, unveiling a new version of Stackato with some really cool capabilities. We hope you will join us. read more
  • Go Commando with Komodo + One Week Left to Save

    sheilar
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:45 pm
    We released Komodo 9 in late March and introduced a plethora of cool new features in our IDE. With every new release we tend to throw a mini-celebration and discount new/upgrade purchases, and this was no exception. There’s still 1 week left to save on Komodo IDE and Pro Studio!read more
  • Meeting Chip Childers of the Cloud Foundry Foundation

    philw
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    A few months ago the Cloud Foundry Foundation was officially launched and now has a small dedicated team of people who are focused on getting the Foundation to where it needs to be.read more
  • Amazon Dash Embodies the Stackato Vision: Part 2

    bernardg
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    I recently wrote about how Amazon’s new Dash service embodies the Stackato vision; in that post I discussed how Dash reflects the Business Agility portion of our vision.read more
  • Instant Cloud With Stackato Cloud Foundry and Mirantis OpenStack

    navrupj
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Using a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) based on Cloud Foundry and an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) based on OpenStack is fast becoming the de facto standard in cloud computing. Cloud Foundry has revolutionized the application development paradigm while OpenStack has transformed infrastructure management and operations.read more
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  • TechRepublic – How ElasticHosts competes with the likes of AWS, Azure and Google

    jon.king@elastichosts.com
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:58 am
    Differentiating between cloud providers is sometimes a headache. Once you’ve been burned by “cheap and cheerful” hosting, you’ll probably be on the lookout for something a little more professional, and that’s when it gets hard. There are many providers out there, and it’s often difficult to discern their benefits over each other. If you’re reading   ...read moreThe post TechRepublic – How ElasticHosts competes with the likes of AWS, Azure and Google appeared first on .
  • 1TB Free Bandwidth in Miami and Dallas, our 2 Newest Data Centres

    jon.king@elastichosts.com
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    We are pleased to announce that we have updated and extended our global presence – we now have 10 data centre locations for you to choose from. Our 2 newest zones are Dallas, Texas, and Miami, Florida. We listened to your suggestions and have managed to secure a better bandwidth price in these regions. We’re   ...read moreThe post 1TB Free Bandwidth in Miami and Dallas, our 2 Newest Data Centres appeared first on .
  • ElasticHosts Opens In New Sydney Data Centre

    jon.king@elastichosts.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    We are pleased to announce an upgrade to our Australian cloud server location in Sydney. We have successfully moved data centres to Equinix SY3 and upgraded our virtualization hardware. This brings you several exciting new developments: 1) We’ve slashed bandwidth prices 60% reduction in Sydney bandwidth price: Previous cost: $0.65 USD per GB New cost:   ...read moreThe post ElasticHosts Opens In New Sydney Data Centre appeared first on .
  • ElasticHosts White-Label Reseller Program Offers Channel Customers 50% Reductions On Cloud Servers

    jon.king@elastichosts.com
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:02 am
    Revolutionary new “Elastic Containers” provide channel with compelling differentiation against other major players on price, scalable performance and ease of use. London, UK 16th April 2014 - Cloud server provider, ElasticHosts, has today announced that it is expanding its white-label reseller program to include disruptive new Elastic Containers – the first cloud servers to be billed   ...read moreThe post ElasticHosts White-Label Reseller Program Offers Channel Customers 50% Reductions On Cloud Servers appeared first on .
  • ElasticHosts launch Elastic Containers – Revolutionary new cloud servers

    jon.king@elastichosts.com
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:39 am
    We’ve made a lot of changes recently, but for this blog post we’re going to focus on the one that will probably interest you most – our new, low-cost, high-performance, Elastic Containers: New Product – Elastic Containers Problem-free, one-size-fits-all infrastructure We have just launched an entirely new product, a new type of cloud servers that   ...read moreThe post ElasticHosts launch Elastic Containers – Revolutionary new cloud servers appeared first on .
 
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  • Microservices in Promise and Practice

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tesla’s DNS Hacked Leading to Website and Twitter Hijacks

    Ken Westin
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:09 am
    Saturday, Electric Vehicle maker Tesla suffered a trifecta embarrassment as their website and Twitter account was compromised briefly, as well as CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter account. The website was defaced after the DNS for TeslaMotors.com was redirected to another server hosting an image with various messages and faces of a few people. The DNS may […]… Read More The post Tesla’s DNS Hacked Leading to Website and Twitter Hijacks appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Ransomware Makers Convert Bitcoin Payments As Soon As Possible

    David Bisson
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:25 am
    The falling value of Bitcoin is leading many ransomware makers to convert BTC ransom payments into other forms of currency as soon as they are able. According to Etay Maor, senior fraud prevention strategist at IBM Security, this trend is evident in underground computer criminal forums. “They use Bitcoin for the money laundering part and […]… Read More The post Ransomware Makers Convert Bitcoin Payments As Soon As Possible appeared first on The State of Security.
  • The Power of the Crowd: Human Automation for the Last Mile of Security Testing

    Tripwire Guest Authors
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    It could be said that the proliferation of automation is the defining characteristic of the last 100 years. In almost every area of our lives, we’ve found a way to leverage technology to increase our efficiency, freeing us up for higher-order tasks… The things we like to do, the things that are hard, the things […]… Read More The post The Power of the Crowd: Human Automation for the Last Mile of Security Testing appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Power Grid Security Vulnerabilities Call on Utility Companies to Unite Together

    David Bisson
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Earlier this month, an explosion at a power station in Maryland caused outages at the White House, the Capital, and the State Department. The service interruption, which affected between 10,000 and 30,000 people, was caused by a 230-kilovolt transmission conductor that broke free from its support structure, according to NBC News. As a result, the […]… Read More The post Power Grid Security Vulnerabilities Call on Utility Companies to Unite Together appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Facebook Stores “Non-Posts” and Sends Unpublished Text to Its Servers

    David Bisson
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:19 am
    According to a tech consultant, Facebook collects all writing that is entered into a text box and sends it to its servers regardless of whether a user chooses to publish it. In a post published on his blog, Príomh Ó hÚigínn explains that Facebook sends an HTML post request containing the text a user writes. […]… Read More The post Facebook Stores “Non-Posts” and Sends Unpublished Text to Its Servers appeared first on The State of Security.
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  • Complex Event Processing Model in IoT- Poster session for IoT DevCon

    Marketing Desk
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    Internet of Things (IoT) has generated a sense of intrigue across the entire demographic. With a wide range of applications ranging from our day-to-day life to as large as collectively managing a whole city, IoT can surely be counted among the most significant technological advancement of our times. Though there are diverse aspects of every IoT application, one can find some common ground like connection between various smart things, remote processing and data management and analysis, to achieve rich interactivity and insights. One cannot emphasize enough on the importance of frameworks and…
  • HealthKit vs Google Fit: A Comparative Analysis

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

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

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

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

    22 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    April 25th is National Telephone Day. In honor of its invention 139 years ago, here’s a look back at some of telecommunications' greatest milestones.
  • Corvisa Announces Partnership with Intelisys

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Corvisa continues to expand its new channel partner program with the recent announcement that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Intelisys, the country’s largest technology services distributor.
  • [VIDEO] Employees Give You an Inside Look at Corvisa

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

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

    8 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Corvisa today announced that it has acquired Codebox, a web-based developer IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Corvisa will integrate the Codebox IDE into its Summit Platform to facilitate faster, easier development of real-time communications applications by both businesses and independent developers.
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  • Career Relevance in the DevOps Age

    Noel Wurst
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:12 pm
    What are some of the titles you can look for if you want to “do” DevOps? If nobody can really say they’ve “been doing DevOps for years” what qualifications can employers look for? Are developers really suited to understand the operational needs and goals of the business, as some experts recommend? How do we get out of the cycle we see in many companies of blaming IT Ops teams for slowing down releases? What part of that blame should Ops own? With DevOps now “eating the world”, as Intellyx principal analyst Jason Bloomberg described in a recent Forbes article, a…
  • Customer Advisory Board Reveals Virtual Training Wins in the Cloud

    Noel Wurst
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Throughout the year, we host a series of Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meetings, where we invite customers from Skytap’s varied use cases in order to not just give and take feedback from our customers, but so they can also provide it their peers in their respective industries. Today we’re speaking with Director of Product Management Sumit Mehrotra to learn more about the benefits that all who attend these annual meetings receive. Noel: I wanted to speak with you about our most recent CAB meeting that was held in Austin, Texas. This was for those who use Skytap in the training and demo…
  • Skytap Whiteboard: Resolving SDLC Constraints with EaaS

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

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

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

    Jeremy
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:24 am
    Stackdriver now supports creating dashboards to understand how your AWS Lambda functions are being used.  These dashboards allow you to see how many times a given function is called, how often it fails, if it’s being throttled and how long the calls take.   Note that the default read-only IAM role that we use doesn’t include support for listing Lambda functions but you can edit it to allow both the lambda:Get* and lambda:List* permissions. In doing the work to support this, I wanted to have an example case that I could use to generate some metrics.  I realized that this would…
  • A Bit of Spring Cleaning for Stackdriver

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

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

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

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

    IOD Community
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    Docker doesn’t need an introduction. It is one of the hottest open source projects that allows you to deploy your application inside containers, adding a layer of abstraction. In a seemingly constant state of maturation, the benefits of using Docker increase on a regular basis. In this post, instead of talking about what Docker is or how it works, I’ll outline the top five benefits of using the ever-growing platform. Continuous Deployment and Testing Docker is gaining a lot of traction in the development and devops world for its consistency across environments. There are always minor…
  • How Often Do Tech Blogs Post? FYI: TechCrunch Published 1,076 Articles in January

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

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

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

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

  • Amazon Web Service Growing Faster than Retail Branch

    Denise Sullivan
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Amazon Web Service is growing. The company just released their final figures for the 2014 fiscal year showing a 49% increase in revenue from the cloud platform. The current growth trend is signaling a potential change in how the online retail business makes its money. Growthimage credit: aa1083 When compared to an overall revenue of $22.72 billion, $4.6 billion doesn’t seem like much. However, the rate of growth for the year was much higher. AWS grew 49% as compared to the 22% the company’s core business saw. Amazon Web Services Growing Exponentially Despite making a name for themselves…
  • Microsoft Court Case Could Raise Issues With Cloud

    Denise Sullivan
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Microsoft is at the center of a controversial case. A U.S. court asked the software giant to hand over emails written by a private citizen. Instead of complying with the court ordered subpoena to relinquish the files the, the company pushed back. Microsoftimage credit: Robert Scoble The problem, according to Microsoft, is that the files do not reside within the United States. Instead, the emails the court is seeking are housed in a data center in Ireland. Microsoft Court Case Debates Ownership According to David Etue, Vice President of Corporate Development Strategy for Identity and Data…
  • Google Launches Wireless Service: Project Fi

    Victoria Kazz
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    Google has introduced its own cell phone service called Project Fi. This new business offering will compete directly with Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.  image credit: Mr.TinDC Google’s new cell phone service is similar to any other wireless carrier. However it does boast some differences that the company hopes will bring success and profits. For example, Project Fi works across various networks. Google is working with Sprint and T-Mobile to utilize millions of Wi-Fi hotspots across the globe. What Makes Project Fi Different? Google’s cell phone service will switch and alternate…
  • KeepItSafe Now G-Cloud Certified

    Victoria Kazz
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:23 pm
    A premium service for online disaster recovery and data backup, KeepItSafe, is now G-Cloud registered. This designation enables the company to provide cloud-based services to government entities throughout the United Kingdom. image credit: AK Rockafeller This type of registration lets KeepItSafe promote and sell its cloud services to agencies that exist within the public sector of the United Kingdom. What Is G-Cloud? Essentially, a company that has been G-Cloud registered makes it a pre-approved government supplier. It provides government purchasing departments with a streamlined process for…
  • Secure Channels Reveals New Security Products at RSA Conference 2015

    Vladimir Covic
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:13 am
    Secure Channels, a provider of tech security, announced today during the RSA Conference 2015 three new security products. These include: Full Point Pay – a secure payment processing solution ParaDoxBox – user-defined disk storage solution with encryption SUBROSA authentication application for Android CEO of Secure Channels Richard Blech said: “The platform of new products was designed to address the vulnerabilities facing our digital assets. The rapid proliferation has created an urgency to innovate technology that combats this escalating cyber-war. Our products will be…
 
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  • Salesforce’s Process Builder: the Next-Gen Workflow Tool

    Jiordan Castle
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:40 am
    We had it good with workflow. In many ways, we still do. For years, Salesforce’s tried and true business logic has worked wonders for the point-and-click development crowd. Mainly because, let’s face it — many everyday tasks, from sending emails to updating records, while important, are repetitive. Instead of spending time performing these tasks manually,… Read More
  • Salesforce’s Bold Journey into HR

    John Gorup
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:08 am
    Salesforce is getting into the world of HR. On the surface, this may seem like an odd move for a company so dedicated to CRM that their stock symbol is “CRM.” But there are two ways to look at this move. First of all, Salesforce is a platform at heart. Sales Cloud and Service Cloud… Read More
  • Better Insurance Company Operations with Workday Financial Management

    Jiordan Castle
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:22 am
    Insurance isn’t exactly synonymous with innovation. But the industry is fiercely competitive, particularly in recent years. Insurance companies face expensive challenges in an evolving market: rate increases, high operating costs, more window-shoppers than buyers, and perhaps the biggest cost — advertising. Think of all the money spent to boost consumer awareness surrounding Progressive's Flo, State… Read More
  • $35 Million in Funding to Help Customers Win in the Cloud Economy

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

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

    CloudWedge Staff
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:21 am
    Continuing our weekly tradition, it is now time to pick our Geek of the Week. For those of you still not familiar with this column (blasphemy!): For a little over one year now, we have run our weekly ‘Geek of the Week’ column. This column focuses on someone this past week who has made a difference in the ‘cloud’ market. As is the case every week, especially with an incredible amount of information to sift through, it makes it very difficult to choose a winner. More importantly, the “little guys” generally have a much harder time winning Geek of the Week simply because cloud…
  • Microsoft Reports Q3 Numbers; Sees Continued Growth in Cloud Services

    Erick Wingfield
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    As Microsoft transitions from traditional software, Cloud continues to be the one of the hottest growth verticals within the tech giant. Second year CEO Satya Nadella seems to have morphed Microsoft into a Cloud First company over his short tenure. This fact is highlighted on the balance sheets that Microsoft has released for its Q3 report. Microsoft's fiscal 3rd quarter ended on March 31st. Investing analysts said that they expected Microsoft to earn 53 cents a share, however Microsoft exceeded expectations by reporting 62 cents a share, according to Bloomberg. It's important to note that…
  • DropBox Releases Notes App into Beta; Opens New Office in Paris, France

    CloudWedge Staff
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    DropBox mentioned several months ago that it would be diving into the cloud collaboration tools sector. With the release of DropBox Notes Beta, it looks like the cloud storage provider had delivered on its promise. DropBox has released a new app called Notes that ties directly into the DropBox cloud file sharing platform. The app is currently in Beta testing, as DropBox has a page on their website asking users to sign up for the beta test. DropBox enters the cloud collaboration market to compete with the likes of Evernote and Microsoft, both of which have popular online note taking SaaS…
  • So You Thought You’d Build Your Own – Competing with the Online Data Center

    Hadley Jones
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Cloud computing is all the rage and CIOs are shifting their data and applications over to it in truckloads. Scalable, resilient and cost-efficient, the cloud makes an offer that many organizations just cannot refuse. There are however just a couple of drawbacks. To start with, guarantees of data confidentiality are not always available and not always reliable. The other drawback is that cloud services that please you may not be available for specific software/hardware combinations you run on site, or for legacy applications that you couldn’t move even if you wanted to. Measuring Up to the…
  • Salesforce Says it’s New HR Product Will be a Platform for Employee Success

    Erick Wingfield
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Salesforce for HR was just released today amid fanfare from the Salesforce community. The new Salesforce for HR product promises to become a platform for your employee's success. Salesforce for HR will use the cloud to better engage existing employees while providing HR staff with the tools that they need in order to recruit the top talent. Salesforce says that it created its Salesforce for HR platform due to a shifting culture in which employees of corporations have become exceeding dependent upon HR staff to deliver rapid solutions. Because of these higher expectations, corporate HR…
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  • ENR Webinar | Risks and Rewards of Project Management in the Cloud

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

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

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

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

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

    Robert Siciliano
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    It’s up to the potential victim—the user—YOU—to make your computer or smartphone very difficult for Joe Hackster to infiltrate.PasswordsBeing that cyber crime has been a fixture of modern living for over a decade, you’d think that everyone and his brother would k...
  • Breach at Freedom Smokes, Customer Shopping Cart Information Stolen

    Jeff Peters
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    MyFreedomSmokes acknowledged a data breach of its sites shopping cart information between February 11 and March 15, 2015. The company discovered unauthorized code on its website that it believes was used to steal customer information. Affected data could include customer name, ...
  • Researcher: Apple ID Phishing Emails Likely Led to Breach at Sony

    Jeff Peters
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:51 am
    The Sony Pictures hackers appear to have used fake Apple ID emails to gain access to the company's computer network, said Stuart McClure, CEO of Cylance, after analyzing the database of Sony emails. "After having harvested Sony staff Apple IDs, the hackers appear to have used t...
  • 25,000 iOS Apps Affected by AFNetworking SSL Bug

    Jeff Peters
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    An SSL flaw in the popular open source library AFNetworking can lead to user data being exposed. Domain name validation could be enabled, but is was off by default. "This meant that a coffee shop attacker could still eavesdrop on private data or grab control of any SSL session ...
  • Upgraded Rail Signal Systems Vulnerable

    Gwen Harkness
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Most Notable Info This is a bad week for industrial sector hack reveals. Earlier this week the GAO report listing various ways an airline might be hacked came out. Today, articles surfaced suggesting that the upgraded railroad systems can also be hacked. The News Hub reported:...
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  • Key Elements of a Private Cloud Storage Strategy

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

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

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

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

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

    Ajay Tiwari - App42 Backend as a Service
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    App42 provides lots of readymade APIs for developers and each API solves different problem of App development. To solve a different problem you need a different solution.App42 architecture uses hybrid solution for each of the Services on database layer. Some … Continue reading → The post Why we love Cassandra? appeared first on .
  • Interactive Push on iOS using App42 Cloud

    Rajeev Ranjan
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    Apple has introduced an exciting API in iOS 8 which facilitates one of the most awaited feature for Apps i.e. Interactive Push Notification. This enables your users to have access to some additional functionality even if they are outside your … Continue reading → The post Interactive Push on iOS using App42 Cloud appeared first on .
  • Push Notifications Plugin for your Cocos2dx App

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    16 Mar 2015 | 5:01 am
    It has always been a challenge to integrate push notifications into a project which is not written in a native language. Cocos2dx projects which are based on C++ also fall in this category and have to face the same challenge.  Since … Continue reading → The post Push Notifications Plugin for your Cocos2dx App appeared first on .
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    The Octagon Theory 3, recently released on Apple App Store, is a game that one must not miss to play. If you are a fan of Turn-Based strategy game, then this game will definitely excite you. “The Octagon Theory 3 … Continue reading → The post The Octagon Theory 3 – Cross-Platform Multiplayer Turn-based Strategy Game appeared first on .
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    Apple Watch: the most convenient way to have an eye on your iPhone Apps without picking it out of your pocket every time. Which next move can become a revolution, you never know. As always Apple is trying to start … Continue reading → The post WatchKit : An Overview appeared first on .
 
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  • Get Cooking: 4 Questions to Develop Your MSP’s Secret Sauce

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

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

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

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

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

    Jesse Locke
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Read the Server Cloud Canada and HP Helion Case Study “SCC – One of Canada’s largest distributed commercial HP Helion deployments” The post Server Cloud Canada – HP Helion Case Study appeared first on .
  • Cloud Solutions for Small Business

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

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

    Jesse Locke
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:18 am
    As our existing partnerships continue to prosper and flourish; in 2015 we look towards expanding our partner network into new markets. As always, we at Server Cloud Canada will continue to focus our efforts on assisting our valued VAR, MSP, Telco, and ISP partners to build, manage, and maintain true Canadian cloud solutions for their end-users. Why partner with SCC? Server Cloud Canada has deployed one of the largest distributed HP blade matrix systems in (and throughout) Canada. By leveraging our platform, our partners are able to architect, build, and manage cloud-based solutions for their…
  • 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…
 
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  • How to Make a Huge Difference to Sales with Basic SEO Techniques?

    Bhavna Singh
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Regardless of what is you company does to boost conversions, to make profit and to achieve goals basic SEO techniques can make it easier to progress your efforts in very effective way. Content marketing is the fantastic way to present you as a company to the outside world with great exposure and less budget. Making use of Google+ profile and other social profiles including Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn etc. to boost your brand awareness. People are more like to click on the link of your interesting articles rather than your AdWords banner. Google determines ranking by several number of factors…
  • Top Four Critical Issues Addresses Cloud Security Strategy

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

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

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

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

    Jesse Frye
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    Cloud computing likely comes up often in corporate boardrooms where executives try their best to determine how businesses can leverage the technology to replace aging systems or keep up with the competition. Cost efficiency, data accessibility and collaboration are some of the advantages of the service compared to on-site equipment. The cloud offers its fair share of functionality and benefits, but it is not a panacea.What decision-makers must also focus on is how to successfully implement the service with as few issues as possible, which requires thorough planning. InfoWorld's…
  • Managed services market experiencing uptick in mergers and acquisitions

    Jesse Frye
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:43 am
    Companies struggling to maintain their infrastructures sometimes partner with managed service providers for assistance. MSPs are valuable resources for businesses with a lack of internal knowledge for managing mission-critical systems on a daily basis. Vendors with a focus on cloud computing support in particular should benefit from an expanding marketplace for their respective offerings.A TechNavio report suggested the worldwide managed services industry will expand at a compound annual growth rate of roughly 14 percent between 2014 and 2019. The research firm indicated mergers and…
  • RISC Networks Named Cool Vendor in Cloud Management, 2015 by Gartner

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

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

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

    25 Apr 2015 | 10:08 am
    Pay per click advertising is also one of the most popular ways to monetize your blog or website. This actually a marketing strategy that placed by search engine and online marketer that hope for increasing traffic and increasing number of customer that will lead them to greater profit. You can use this for your advantage.Read more »
  • How to Increase Traffic to a Website

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:44 am
    An increasing number of traffic that goes to a website will also increase the opportunity of the website to promote and sell the product or service they have. Creating a website is easy because people can ask professional people to work on it with affordable price. But, creating a website is a different matter than driving traffic especially qualifies traffic to the website itself. There are many suggestions that people can follow in this matter and here are some tricks that you can do:Read more »
  • Article Writing Tips for Maximizing AdSense Earnings

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:41 am
    Writing a good article is very important if you want the AdSense in your blog earn more each day. This is because the visitors who come to your blog wants to read your articles. This is the main reason why the come and visit many times. Keeping your articles high in quality especially in the content is very important. You need to make the visitors satisfied by reading the articles and help them get the information they need when they read your articles. By providing high quality articles, surely your AdSense earning will be increasing significantly.Read more »
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  • Get the Best Result by Combining Email Marketing and Social Media Campaign

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    There are many ways to promote a product or a service throughout the internet. Using email and social media is one of them and most internet marketer suggests their client to use both those methods along with other methods to get more satisfying result. What not many people realize is that they can use email and social media marketing together and not work on it separately. It will add more chance to the online businessman to get better result.Read more »
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  • Veeam Endpoint Backup

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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