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Amazon Web Services has launched AWS OpsWorks to help developers manage the complete application lifecycle. The move recognizes that more and more applications are running in the cloud and that developers have been using third-party tools – perhaps at the expense of flexibility, cont...
Compuware Corporation on Monday announced the publication of its latest Application Performance Management (APM) Best Practices collection, titled: "Optimizing Cloud & Virtualized Applications." Written by thought leaders from Compuware's APM Center of Excellence, this new volume provi...
Anyone who has moved houses knows there is nothing worse than hauling boxes and boxes of stuff, only to unpack it all on the other end and discover that the beloved furniture and knick-knacks do not work in the new place. Portability is a tricky concept, and moving applications to the ...
Appcelerator, who’s got a mobile development platform called Titanium 3.0, and SOASTA, who does cloud and mobile testing and has a mobile test automation solution called TouchTest, have integrated their widgetry to make things easier for developers. It’s said to be the first inte...
As the cloud market matures, the desire to get the agility and cost savings for new and legacy applications that run your business grows stronger. Quickly migrating to the cloud or across clouds is where AppZero specializes. At AppZero, we've had many discussions with IT leaders who ...
With more smartphones being utilized everywhere, should we be redefining cloud computing? If not redefining it, at least recalibrating it to encompass and fit new edge technology that is becoming the device of choice. Many organizations that are looking at implementing cloud computing...
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 prospect...
The gap is widening between legacy ERP and cloud ERP as traditional on-premise solutions are shifting toward delivery of applications over the Internet. Put your ear in the air to hear the rumblings. ERP in the Cloud is here to stay. Recent earnings reports from several web-based busi...
What changes in the cloud computing and big data landscape should we be expecting in 2013? In this article we offer a round-up of industry experts' opinions as they were asked by Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan to preview the year ahead.
The article discusses cloud strategy as the first and foremost step towards cloud adoption by larger enterprises. It talks about its merits and how vendors need to provide this critical piece in order to be successful in selling their cloud services. Just returned from the AWS re:Inve...
This whitepaper explores how Red Hat CloudForms meets the challenges that come from letting enterprise customers serve themselves, while maintaining the IT control of workloads and life cycle management. Red Hat CloudForms helps IT organizations better utilize the cloud or virtualizati...
VMware is going to spin off most of its non-core assets to parent company EMC where they’ll come under the tutelage of former VMware CEO Paul Maritz and former Pivotal Labs CEO Robert Mee according to GigaOm. The blog, which now expects the move as soon as next week, has been chasing...
In a tough economic climate everyone is looking for ways to cut costs without sacrificing performance. More and more small and mid-size businesses are realizing the benefits of business management software. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and other business management tools ...
Aryaka, the WAN Optimization as-a-Service start-up, is now offering what’s called Application Delivery-as-a-Service, which, it says, is purpose-built for the cloud. It lets a company’s expanded circle of users – home office workers, mobile users, customers and partners – get optimize...
With Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley (11th Cloud Expo) due to open in two weeks' time at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA - co-located with 2nd International BigDataExpo - let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for t...
Too many IT departments take the stance of "I'll worry about it when I have to worry about it." Problem with security issues is, by then it's too late. Often times maintaining the status quo is as dangerous as doing nothing at all. In my experience there are two types of enterprise IT...
Cloud computing has changed the way we work. People and businesses can now access services, applications and infrastructure over the Internet, with lower costs, higher productivity and an enhanced user experience. While cloud computing has revolutionized many aspects of business, its ...
This webinar is for anyone interested in, or responsible for moving enterprise applications to or from datacenters and clouds. It will be of particular interest to Cloud Service Providers (CSP) and Managed Service Providers (MSP) looking to increase their Monthly Recurring Revenue (MR...
Thinking cloud is thinking application-centric. Organizations utilize public cloud offerings because they want to focus on their revenue-generating applications rather than managing infrastructure. And from there we already can draw the significance of Application Performance Managemen...
Some consider cloud computing to be a cure-all for virtually any type of IT infrastructure. And while the cloud certainly delivers on many of its promises, it will never truly provide all that it's capable of unless it's optimized for integration with other applications and evolution f...
There is an increasing demand for rendering rich content quickly on mobile devices due to the massive growth of such devices. In the past there have been silo applications that supported mobile devices, but a lot of that is being transitioned to the Cloud. The big advantage is that Clo...
According to a recent survey by the Ponemon Institute, many agencies still have significant reservations about moving essential information and functions to the public cloud. According to the poll, nearly half of respondents indicated that worries about security were the primary fac...
Savvis is buying parts of Ciber’s global IT Outsourcing (ITO) business for $7 million in cash plus a cash earn-out payment based on performance through December 2013. It’s supposed to expand Savvis’ application management services and help desk support. The acquisition includes cli...
Tintri, a producer of purpose-built VM-aware storage appliances, has closed a $25 million D round led by Menlo Ventures. Existing investors NEA and Lightspeed Venture Partners joined in. It says the round was oversubscribed and brings total investment to over $60 million. Tintri pl...
Cloud computing offers almost limitless possibilities for innovation and growth. It also provides fodder for endless debates about the pros and cons of hosted and on-premise software deployments. In one corner, you have the advocates of hosting software in the public cloud who argue ...
PEER 1 Hosting’s HPC Self Serve Cloud delivers a flexible and cost-effective high performance computing environment by fusing virtual and physical servers with a private net. The result is a seamless, self-serve solution that is fast, secure and available on-demand. “In today’s comp...
In today’s business world, data is the lifeblood of most organizations. As such, it has become a prime target for both external and internal threats. Data breaches made plenty of headlines in 2011 and don’t show any signs of slowing down. In fact, a recent report from Privacy Rights Cl...
Oh, look, Amazon Web Services’s got a one-stop cloud store. It’s renting third-party cloudware by the hour or by the month that’s pre-configured for its cloud at a new online AWS Marketplace. In a click users can float software from folks like IBM, Microsoft, Canonical, Red Hat, SU...
Only ten weeks to go! Time for an alphabetical summary of the many leading-edge themes & topics to be discussed at Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) - being held June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City and co-located with Big Data Expo 2012 New York ...
Does your IT or devops team run a lot of do-it-yourself projects? DIY is tempting, isn’t it? You have smart engineers, easy access to storage and computing power, and a mandate this year to start moving some of (or more of) your applications to the cloud. Why not do it yourself? I’m n...
Most companies that have embarked on a private cloud journey find themselves in one of two unfortunate positions: they’ve already spent much more than they had planned or they’re struggling with how to make sure costs don’t get out of hand. These are typically companies with sophistica...
Cloud house Appirio, which has already seen $16.7 million in VC money come rippling in, a bit of it from Salesforce.com at the beginning, is getting a delicious $60 million D round from its existing investors. Most of it is coming from the private equity firm General Atlantic with Se...
Adaptive Planning on Wednesday announced that it has secured $22 million in new venture financing. Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) led the round, with existing investors Cardinal Venture Capital, Clairmont Capital, Monitor Ventures, and ONSET Ventures also participating. Adaptive Planni...
When we Apply Steven Covey's Abundance Mindset to our Cloud Go To Market Positioning, Messaging and execution, we begin to see our opportunities in a whole new way, and drive an execution that can surprise even our most optimistic expectations. In my Viewpoint, Value, Velocity or V3 ...
The cloud computing model of services-based computing has changed the way we not only ‘architect,’ ‘structure’ and ‘plan’ software applications, it has also changed the way we, subsequently, need to ‘deploy,’ ‘test,’ ‘monitor’ and ‘manage’ cloud-based applications. Now that’s a lot of...
HP’s VP of cloud services Emil Sayegh, responsible for sales, marketing, product management, customer support and the voice of OpenStack at HP, has been named president and CEO of up-and-coming cloud house Codero. Sayegh was also head of Rackspace’s Cloud Computing Division before jo...
A new report says there's little stopping Europe catching up to the US in cloud computing. The study, carried out by the London School of Economics and Political Science and commissioned by Microsoft, looked at the projected economic impact of cloud computing on the aerospace and smart...
We won’t be that far into 2012 before most people’s New Year’s resolutions start to fall apart. That new running routine sounded great on January 1, but the reality is that getting up early to jog in the cold, dark dawn is no fun. And that diet? It’s easy to maintain until doughnuts st...
NaviSite on Tuesday announced enhancements to NaviCloud’s AppCenter cloud management portal that provide additional security, visibility and control for enterprise applications deployed on NaviCloud. According to Denis Martin, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at N...
Back in the olden days, when cloud was still a young thing and not everybody’s middle name, back before the Apotheker distractions and false trails, and before HP, in catch-up mode, started indiscriminately trying to be all things cloud to everybody, it simply wanted to sell its widget...