Thursday , 20 July 2017

The Next Wave of SMB SaaS


SMB SaaS – Jason M. Lemkin, Managing Director at Storm Ventures, says: If you look at the SaaS companies that have IPO’d to date, you’ll see one common theme:  almost all sell to Large Enterprises, either almost entirely (Veeva, Workday), mainly (Salesforce, Cornerstone), or in large part (Box, coming). It just makes sense.  The reason isn’t just because Large Enterprises have ... Read More »

The Four Tenets of Cloud Computing

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– Thanh Lam,spokesperson for IBM Cloud Computing, says: I develop technical training course content for IBM Lab Services and Training cloud computing curriculum. In the beginning level courses, I assume attendees have no previous background in cloud computing. It helps to talk about simple things that students can memorize and use as the base to learn more complex concepts of cloud computing. I ... Read More »

2014 and Beyond: The Data Center Trends We Should Be Focused On

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Data Center Trends – Derek Granath, senior director, product management, Extreme Networks, says: We’ve become very used to the flood of prediction articles at the beginning of every year, but with half the year already behind us, I think it’s important to examine what trends stuck and what we need to be focused on for the remainder of 2014. Here ... Read More »

Cloudify 3.0 – Bringing New Intelligence to Cloud Orchestration

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– Yaron Parasol, VP of Product at GigaSpaces Technologies, says: Yesterday, GigaSpaces Technologies announced it has completely re-architected its Cloudify offering to provide Intelligent Orchestration of applications on the cloud. With this product rewrite, the new Cloudify orchestration platform simplifies the application deployment, management and scaling experience on OpenStack, VMware vSphere and other clouds and environments. In current orchestration models, most tools focus primarily on application ... Read More »

Enterprise AnyWare – Solving Today’s Unpredictable IT Challenges

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The Flexible Architecture for Containerization Management – Meghan Matheny, spokesperson for Moka5, says: One of the universal truths of today’s Enterprise is that client computing has become highly dynamic and unpredictable. Whether it’s a salesperson constantly on a plane, or someone at headquarters bringing their MacBook from home, the confluence of multiple client platforms, multiple employee types, and multiple operating scenarios, ... Read More »

Open Source Looks for Real Time Replication

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Real Time Replication – Robert Hodges, CEO of Continuent, says: The open source community – and all those who thrive in the MySQL marketplace are looking closely for new technology approaches that will help them achieve real-time integration between operational database systems and Hadoop.  Rapid loading of data into Hadoop enables effective analytics and is becoming increasingly crucial, as Hadoop itself raises the ... Read More »

Data Migration to the Cloud and Security’s Importance

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Data Migration to the Cloud – Patrick Kerpan, CEO, CohesiveFT, says: When we first started using AWS public cloud and other virtualized environments in 2006, we weren’t sure what kind of data and workloads our enterprise customers would migrate to the cloud. Some early industry watchers predicted the entire IT operation would move in one leap, others thought only non-critical, internal ... Read More »

A Closer Look at IaaS, PaaS and SaaS

IaaS, PaaS and SaaS

IaaS, PaaS and SaaS – Natalie Lehrer, a senior contributor for CloudWedge, says The cloud industry is becoming saturated with buzzwords. With so many terms ending with the phrase “As a Service,” it can become difficult to remember what means what. Here is a short guide to help you with the ‘big three’: IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service ... Read More »

For High Availability, Two Clouds are Always Better than One

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High Availability – Orlando Scott-Cowley, Director of Technology Marketing, Mimecast, says: Two is always better than one, right? Well, maybe not always, but when it comes to the cloud computing in the enterprise, two is the way to go. No matter how high the SLA, at one time or another, all cloud-based services will experience an outage, in the same way that ... Read More »

Cloud Collaboration: A CMO’s Perspective

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– Ali Moinuddin, CMO at Workshare, says: Nearly two years ago, Gartner predicted that the CMO will spend more on IT than the CIO by 2017. While this was particularly surprising in 2012, advanced technologies are now more accessible to marketing professionals than ever – and we have three years to go. In the past, technology was out of reach for marketers’ ... Read More »

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