A Fresh Mix of PaaS Ingredients from IBM


Yesterday IBM once again showed how serious it is about taking on the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, Salesforce 1, and SAP Cloud as a general purpose, global, cloud business platform.  Between the unveiling of the BlueMix beta for cloud application service composition (aka application development) and the announcement of the [...]



By | February 25th, 2014|Evan Quinn|0 Comments

MarkLogic Proves the Critical Cloud Database Point


While cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) offer a cornucopia of database services, conventional wisdom suggests that databases for mission critical apps mainly are and will remain on-premises. That same wisdom expressed from another angle suggests that databases deployed in public clouds work best for dev and test workloads, or make sense for warm [...]



By | December 10th, 2013|Evan Quinn|0 Comments

A Means to an End: Cloud & Virtualization Not a Cure-all


I was on a call listening to a Riverbed customer explain the dilemma they were facing and how Riverbed helped them solve a difficult performance issue. What was really interesting was how the problem came about. The company decided to go to a cloud-based SaaS service for a major application. The good news is that [...]



By | December 9th, 2013|IT Management, Network Management, Tracy Corbo|0 Comments

Rapid Evolution – OpenStack Is Growing Up


The Havana release of OpenStack was launched on October 17, about three weeks prior to the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong.  As always, there are many new features -high availability, load balancing, easier upgrades, plugins for development tools, improved SDN support, fiber channel SAN support, improved bare metal capabilities- and even two new core components, [...]



By | October 28th, 2013|IT Management, Systems Management, Torsten Volk|0 Comments

Amazon Outage is a Heads Up for CIOs: You can outsource the service, but not the responsibility


The recent events at Amazon are notable for multiple reasons, but for those of us who have spent time actually working in IT there are no big surprises there. Technology fails. Big, integrated technology systems fail bigger, and Amazon is definitely one big, honkin’ system. No matter who hosts it—even Amazon—if it is technology-based, it’s [...]



By | April 27th, 2011|Cloud Computing, Julie Craig|0 Comments
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