A revolutionary change in the industry was the foundation for cloud on the
automation of virtualization technologies. Initially it was meant for
infrastructure, but with the advent of new and innovative cloud services it
has crossed the boundary of Infrastructure and invaded the application space.
The concept of ‘as a Service' model has three pillars: IaaS (Infrastructure
as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service).
Over a period of time cloud services have grown and diversified to the extent
that clubbing the services into these three pillars is not only difficult but
unattainable. That's the reason none of the public cloud providers classify
their services in ‘as a Service' model category.
A public cloud provider has an edge over a private cloud and differentiates
itself by providing rich services as compared to focus on automation ... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will
take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City.
The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's
leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York,
Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry
professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception,
more than all other Cloud-related events put together.
Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East
Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL
Are you suffering from double vision in your IT? As odd as it sounds, this is
a common occurrence. Line-of-business (LOB) stakeholders often use a
different set of criteria to measure IT than IT uses to measure itself. This
can lead to a kind of "double vision"that can hurt IT prospects. A
cloud-centric IT maturity model is a useful tool for evaluating present IT
capabilities and planning future growth. It is increasingly being used to
establish present and future success criteria for IT in a common language
understood by all parties. In this article, we will discuss three essent... (more)
Over a year ago, I posed a simple question in a post: ‘Should developers
care about cloud computing?' In the post, I went on to assert that developers
should indeed care about what was at that point a little more of an emerging
trend. Not that this was ever a controversial issue, but in light of the
growing momentum of cloud since that post, and the realization that the
effects of cloud reverberate throughout entire IT organizations, this is no
longer even a question.
So, cloud computing definitely ‘affects' developers and other technical
employees, thus they should certainly ca... (more)
The cloud services sector is growing rapidly, particularly in the public
cloud space. Market analyst IDC estimates that global spending on public
cloud services will top $47 billion this year and more than double by 2017 to
reach $107 billion. The analyst attributes this growth in part to a shift in
focus from savings to innovation: The first wave of cloud adoption was driven
by end users' need to reduce costs and increase efficiency, whereas the next
wave will focus on leveraging cloud services to expand company offerings and
improve competitive positions. As the market is shapi... (more)
AppZero has announced that Wragby Business Solutions & Technologies Limited,
a Microsoft cloud partner in Nigeria, has joined the AppZero Partner Program
as a Gold Partner for Nigeria and the rest of West Africa. Through the
partner program, AppZero collaborates with system integrators, service
providers and resellers to support enterprise application migrations to and
across datacenters and clouds.
The Partner Program is the foundation of AppZero's worldwide channel strategy
to ensure comprehensive global coverage of its award-winning application
migration software in the run-u... (more)