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In the Enterprise 2.0 white paper I wrote a few years ago, I built on the core concepts of what Andrew McAfee had introduced, primarily the integrated role of Cloud Computing and also the overlap with BPM (Business Process Management). I have started bringing this up to date for 2012 t...
Do you remember service-oriented architecture (SOA)? This concept led to tremendous new capabilities and efficient, mission-focused designs. Enterprises established architectures in which application interfaces, logic and data were separated and smartly reusable. After the term went ma...
Ever since cloud computing burst onto the technology scene a few short years ago, Security has always been a top concern.  It was cited as the biggest hurdle in many surveys over the years and in 2010, I covered a lot of those in my CloudFucius blog series.   A recent In...
Over half of all developers (55.4%) active in development for Cloud platforms say that the need to manage large data sets that cannot be handled on traditional database systems (Big Data) is a major driver in getting their organizations to use Cloud services, according to Evans Data's ...
"We are excited to enable the next generation of software-defined data centers and drive complexity out of the most challenging layer of the data center today -- storage," said Anil Virmani, senior vice president of engineering at Coraid, as the Redwood City based leading developer of ...
"Amazon Glacier changes the game for companies requiring archiving and backup solutions because you pay nothing upfront, pay a very low price for storage, are able to scale up and down whenever needed, and AWS handles all of the operational heavy lifting required to do data retention w...
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has announced and published more documents for data center customers of cloud usage. These new cloud usage models for to address customer demands for interoperability of various clouds and services before for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) among...
Crowdfunding has become a very in-demand concept here in Canada, following the hyper-growth of the trend in the USA. In Canada it’s viewed as especially important because of the dreaded Innovation Gap, as this features a lack of Venture Capital for new projects. Sourcing it via t...
Secrets never stay secret very long at HP, but this sounds more like a secret they want known. HP is moving its webOS gang into a new semi-autonomous company called GRAM. webOS Nation broke the story after it got its hands on a flyer and an internal e-mail penned late last week a...
Our headline professional service engagement is Cloud Migration Management (CMM). The issues that the service needs to address were recently identified through an auditors analysis of the progress of the US Government’s Cloud First program. In the GAO report Progress Made but Fut...
All around the world, governments at national, state, and local levels are facing huge pressures to do more with less.  As cloud computing gains traction and momentum, many public sector organizations are exploring its usage to achieve large-scale efficiency savings while simultaneousl...
You don’t often hear the words ‘Government’ and ‘Innovation’ together, however while the USA`s Cloud First initiative certainly kick-started more Cloud adoption, really the important part of this development has been the emergence of the public sector as a...
We're excited to announce the latest outpost of the Revolution Analytics team, with the opening of a new office in Singapore! This office will serve as the local HQ for Revolution Analytics serving our customers in the Asia-Pacific region. It was opened with the support of the support ...
Press Briefing II at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. 18 September 2012, 8:30 -11:00 AM GovCloud: Cloud Computing for the Business of Government “Update and Outlook” Open to Government, Contractors & the Press The United States Government ...
Cloud computing solutions present businesses of all sizes with tremendous opportunities for efficiency and cost savings. It’s no wonder that we seem to have hit a tipping point, where more cloud solutions than ever before are being implemented. Cisco estimates that cloud computin...
I meet with Infoblox’s Senior Product Manager, Andy Voltmer about the F5/Infoblox partnership, the importance of DNS and the security around DNSSEC. Reporting from the F5 Agility Conference in Times Square.
World IPv6 Launch: June 6: The Internet Society, an international nonprofit organization that advises on Web standards, policy and education, has selected June 6, 2012, as the World IPv6 launch day. This date will mark the beginning of a new phase in the life of the Internet, when IPv6...
Network operator commitment to the cloud phenomenon has reached startling new levels, with investment set to top last year's record US$13.5 billion*. This focus and the issues, market challenges and the potential of the cloud computing space, will all be highlighted and debated during...
Amazon Web Services has announced new features for customers looking to run high performance databases in the cloud with the launch of Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) Provisioned IOPS. Provisioned IOPS (input/output operations per second) are a new EBS volume type designed to d...
Cloud application auditing and security company, SaaSID, has announced its partnership with big data and business analytics company, EMC Greenplum. EMC is a global leader in cloud computing, enabling the world's largest organisations to store, manage, protect and analyse their infor...
A Nexus of converging forces — social, mobile, cloud and information — is building upon and transforming user behavior while creating new business opportunities, according to Gartner, Inc. Although these forces are innovative and disruptive on their own, together they are revolution...
There’s been a lot of discussion about what makes cloud computing different than other forms of computing that have come before. Some refer to the set of attributes set forth by NIST, while others rely on less succinct qualifications simply satisfied to identify network accessible serv...
- Telehouse Vietnam's VPS strengthen global cloud portfolio -10 July 2012 - London: Telehouse, the leading provider of global data centres and managed ICT services, is expanding its Cloud portfolio into the overseas markets with the news that Telehouse Vietnam, Vietnam's leading provid...
You don’t have to be a techie to have heard about the challenges Amazon’s faced with its EC2 elastic cloud offering over the weekend. States of emergency were declared up and down the eastern seaboard after a destructive line of thunderstorms knocked out power in over 4 mil...
As part of our presence at Cloud Expo in New York two weeks ago, we conducted a survey at our booth (in return from some quite popular storage hogs). More than 100 attendees participated and the results were rather enlightening.
As the Government’s own Digital Advantage paper recommends, the key to addressing Canada’s innovation gap is for CIO’s to adopt more new technologies like Cloud Computing, and the public sector can ignite this trend by leading the way with their own adoption. Don Drummond makes a si...
A scalable, on-demand infrastructure has been developed by ControlCircle, a leading UK managed service provider, utilising industry-leading technology, including VMware, NetApp, Citrix, HP and Brocade. The Hybrix enterprise cloud service has been developed for customers who require a ...
Most small business owners understand cloud computing as a tool. A pay-as-you-go, web based tool. Not more, not less. And they’re pretty much right. Thing is, tools matter. They carry distinct advantages and disadvantages, which are sometimes subtle, long term, and structural. Cloud co...
Everywhere you look, smart IT companies all over the world are touting Cloud Computing as the future of the IT industry. But here is the thing, for all the hotness of the term, what does Cloud even mean?
The increased uptake in cloud service adoption is truly a worldwide phenomenon. New research published by Cisco Systems demonstrates the dramatic shift in attitudes towards cloud services in the UK and Ireland. The report -- entitled "Cisco CloudWatch 2012" -- is the second in Cisco...
North Bridge Venture Partners has announced the results of its second annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey. Supported by 39 industry collaborators spanning established leaders, emerging, fast-growth companies, and startups – the 2012 survey captures current industry perceptions, sen...
Coalfire Systems, Inc. announced that it has achieved accreditation as a FedRAMP Third Party Assessment Organization. The FedRAMP program supports the U.S. government’s objective to enable U.S. federal agencies to use managed service providers that enable cloud computing capabilitie...
Neil McEvoy is the Founder and President of the Cloud Best Practices Network. Neil McEvoy is a Cloud Computing entrepreneur who has been pioneering new innovations in this industry for over fifteen years. Aged 28 he launched his first company, one of the Europe’s first ASPs (Appl...
Xeround, the Cloud Database company, today announced that their cloud database for MySQL applications is now available on Joyent Cloud, the public cloud designed for real-time, high-performance applications. Joyent Cloud provides public and private cloud computing software and services...
Tulsa, OK, June 19, 2012 --(PR.com)-- CS3 Technology, a professional knowledge firm specializing in the sales, installation, and support of ERP and HRMS solutions, is pleased to announce their partnership with Intacct, a leading provider of cloud financial management and accounting so...
Porticor, a cloud data security company delivering a cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud and keeps cloud data confidential by ensuring customer keys are kept private, today announced that it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) prog...
ActiveState, whose software enables developers and enterprises to innovate from code to cloud, today announced that Stackato, the application platform for creating a private PaaS, has been verified as Citrix Ready®.
Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com Company (NASDAQ: AMZN), on Thursday announced expanded free support for all AWS customers, reduced pricing on premium support plans and multiple new features to help customers better interact with and improve their use of AWS, including chat...
ICT services provider niu Solutions on Thursday extends its managed services portfolio with the launch of its cloud integration services. Knitting together multiple cloud products and services from best of breed providers, niu is enabling mid-market organisations to right-source the pl...