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As the delegates arriving in Prague today from all corners of Europe (and USA, Australia) in readiness for Cloud Expo Europe are aware, where cloud computing is concerned the Enterprise IT industry has gone from asking 'What?' and 'Why?' to asking 'How?' and 'When?' - making 2010 the y...
Undoubtedly, cloud computing is a hot technology topic that holds benefits for businesses across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail and service companies. Harnessing the power of the cloud to implement cost-effective information technology (IT) solut...
Further cementing its position as the fastest-growing and highest-energy cloud computing event in the world, the 6th International Cloud Expo being held at the Prague Hilton in the Czech Republic on June 21-22, 2010, will also feature - on June 21st - a @CloudCamp unconference. Clou...
WSO2 today announced that is has launched the WSO2 Cloud Partnership Initiative in support of the new WSO2 Stratos open source platform for enterprise clouds, which debuted today. WSO2 Stratos offers enterprises a complete platform-as-a-service (PaaS), giving organizations of all sizes...
Judging from the number of cloud events and publications, cloud computing is here today and here to stay. Reality is that 99% of all transactions still happen in traditional systems. Transitioning the old (the cloud evolution) will be just as important as introducing the new (the cloud...
Cloud Computing Journal recently caught up with Pete Malcolm, CEO of cloud management innovators Abiquo - a major new player in the fast-emerging Cloud ecosystem and Platinum Plus Sponsor of 6th Cloud Expo being held in Prague, the Czech Republic, 21-22 June 2010. Malcolm is keynoti...
Where cloud computing is concerned, the Enterprise IT industry has gone from asking 'What?' and 'Why?' to asking 'How?' and 'When?' - making 2010 the year that company after company, organization after organization, and government agency after government agency is moving, or beginning ...
Like investment chasing highest return, does innovation chase technology adoption challenge – especially those challenges which stand in the way of adoption of the latest hype? After all, anybody who manages to remove the biggest stumbling block stands to gain the maximum financial ret...
Platform as a Service (PaaS) requires a robust tool-set that has to go through a stringent selection process before someone picks it as their platform to build strong solutions on. The folks selecting it usually know the risks associated with picking a wrong platform. That is why I pi...
Adaptivity provides integrated solutions that automate IT Delivery optimization across enterprise computing environments. In this exclusive Q&A for Cloud Computing Journal with Cloud Expo Conference Chair, Jeremy Geelan, Tony Bishop – CEO of Adaptivity – discusses Adaptivity’s “IT Tran...
In this Exclusive Q&A with the Founder, President & CEO of Virtual Ark, Marty Gauvin, the visionary serial entrepreneur speaks out on a variety of issues around Cloud computing including the all-important security aspects. "Security in the Cloud isn’t bad, it’s just different," Gauvin ...
Competition seems to be a controversial topic for many in IT. We rather see ourselves as service providers, but typically as the only - or at least the preferred - service provider. The reason to start this new column series on 'The impact of cloud computing on IT service management' w...
This article discusses the need for multi-tenancy in SaaS or PaaS solutions and the challenges involved in this. It also discusses a number of options for implementing multi-tenancy and the details of each option. Why is Software as a service (SaaS) gaining such momentum? What makes...
The benefits of doing things “as-a-Service” (aaS) and leveraging cloud-based technologies are well-known and documented, such as a low barrier to entry, reduced capital outlay and infrastructure, easy scalability, and device/location independence. Many companies also appreciate the rel...
Cloud Expo General Session Speaker Marty Gauvin believes that 3G-SaaS – the combined effect of Cloud Computing and outsourcing with application management – will drive the use of IT for a significant period of time. By leveraging existing Cloud service providers, the pay-as-you-go mode...
"We believe that cloud is an important trend that we will support. We have two objectives. The first is to ensure that cloud computing is fully enterprise grade, meaning high performance, scalability, reliability, availability, security and standards-based for portability and interoper...
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, whom most people know as an English poet, also wrote some very nice prose about words. For example he was the one who summed up poetry itself as being about, above all, choosing "the best possible words in the best possible order."Another fellow who knew a thin...
It’s essential that companies of all sizes automate critical business processes and collaborate with internal and external partners effectively and economically. Addressing this need is a new generation of SaaS-based integration solutions. This whitepaper by leading SaaS analyst Jeff K...
Complex optimization tasks, like travelling salesman problem, can be solved by simple algorithms with random searching component. Genetic algorithm is one of such approaches. It gives better solution on the big population sizes, but the execution time grows non-linear with population s...
In terms of cloud computing in application environments, elasticity is perhaps one of the more alluring and potentially beneficial aspects of this new delivery model. I’m sure that to many of those responsible for the operational and administrative aspects of these application environm...
Now is the time to examine the TCO migrating from Unix to the more cost-effective open systems platforms. This white paper explores the costs associated with legacy data centers and the benefits of migrating to an open systems architecture.
Did you ever have the invisible dream? I don’t like it. It’s the one where I have “the answer” to a big problem (usually involving giant, malevolent aliens) but everyone walks right past me because I’m invisible. I had that feeling yesterday reading James Urquhart’s blog titled, “App...
Ultimate Software on Wednesday announced that Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (SBRI), the largest independent, nonprofit organization in the U.S. focused solely on infectious disease research, is experiencing IT improvements since switching from an on-premise human resource manag...
Kemp Technologies has launched a virtual version of its load balancing appliance, initially pricing the widget specifically for managed hosting providers and managed service providers, significantly undercutting the competition. The new Virtual Loadmaster (VLM) will be sold under a Ser...
David Linthicum wrote an intriguing article titled "Cloud Computing will kill these three technologies" in which he writes obituaries for: i) design-time governance ii) older and smaller clouds iii) and Tier 2 enterprise software providers. Of these predictions, the one that resonate...
IDC, the tech industry analysts, have come out with their predictions for 2010 – and it’s a model that heavily involves the development and growth of the Cloud. First some general IT industry forecasts: growth is expected to return to the IT industry, and IDC is forecasting a mo...
In response to massive demand, the world's largest Cloud event - the International Cloud Computing Expo series - is expanding its number of tracks and sessions for April 2010. The deadline for the very popular Call for Papers, which resulted in a greater deluge of submissions than ever...
In the recent past, ISVs and SaaS vendors were increasingly evaluating the impact of cloud computing trends on their business. Cloud strategy has an all-round impact on ISVs, their customers and system integrators. From an ISV’s perspective, cloud strategy acts as a revenue and custome...
As an executive, you may be hearing many different viewpoints about Cloud Computing; some of them promising significant IT cost reductions and reductions in capital expenditures. Don't get caught off guard regarding all the technical complexities of developing and offering Cloud Comput...
There is a ton of discussion, stories, articles, videos, conferences and blogs about the benefits and value proposition of cloud computing. Not to mention, discussion or debates about what is or what is not a cloud or cloud product, service or architecture including some perspective...
A cloud spot market allows commercial cloud service providers the ability to announce surplus or idle processing and storage capacity to a cloud exchange. The exchange allows buyers to locate available cloud processing capacity, negotiate prices (within milliseconds), and deliver the ...
How can your company get started with cloud computing? Well, consider following the market leaders. With a few more months of client experience, Forrester Research recently addressed the major questions that executives have about the adoption of cloud services. The key benefits that mo...
As the fog slowly lifts with respect to defining cloud computing, enterprises must now decide where the value proposition lies within the platform. For most large enterprises, the IT department typically offers services internally to various departments. These services are mostly at th...
Amazon Web Services (AWS) sent its enterprise-directed Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) widgetry into full public beta Monday. The thing’s been in limited public beta since the summer and before that it was in private beta. VPC is Amazon’s way of creating hybrid clouds by letting an ente...
CA is looking for talent in EMEA: associate account managers, directors of solution sales, senior solution strategists, sales account managers, technical sales consultants and alliance account managers. It says it’s launched a large-scale recruitment drive and it’s not often big compan...
Here's an important reminder for cloud service providers: character counts. Ethics, Values, and Trust are table stakes – for anyone who wants to succeed in business long term – but especially for cloud service providers. As a cloud customer, I am not simply buying/renting your ha...
We are standing on the threshold of a new transition in information technology and communications; a radical departure from current practice that promises to bring us new levels of efficiency at a vastly reduced cost. Cloud computing is full of potential, bursting with opportunity and ...
As a preface to the series of articles I will be writing on the Value Proposition and Business Cases for Cloud Computing, I wanted to discuss the layers below and within the cloud. It is important to understand what each of the layers is composed of, what the intended function of that ...
EMC has cut its 2009 guidance because it’s going to take a $100 million to restructure its international operations into a single existing international holding company that’s supposed to be cheaper to run. It’s not anticipating any layoffs but it cut projected Q4 earnings from 21 cent...
Salesforce.com Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Marc Benioff, shares untold details of how the company went from idea to billion-dollar phenomenon and revolutionized an industry. Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company announced the availability of "Behind the C...