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In a Feb 2014 survey, 94 percent of organizations surveyed reported running applications or experimenting with infrastructure-as-a-service.[1] According to research firm Nasumi, there is over one exabyte currently stored in the cloud. An exabyte is over a billion GB.[2] Considering the...
RightScale has recently published a report on State of the Cloud Report. It is the result of a survey of about a thousand people. The report has seven conclusions in the executive summary: Cloud adoption reaches ubiquity Hybrid cloud is the approach of choice Enterprise cloud governanc...
This post  is sponsored by the VMware Online Forum 2013. Building on our first post of introducing the basics of outsourcing to Cloud providers, this next article explores a more specific scenario for outsourcing Cloud services in Canada, via the Hybrid Cloud model. Canadian ...
A new partner welcomed to the CBPN community is Rightscale, one of the market leaders of a Cloud Management Platform. We will be showcasing various use case scenarios where and how Rightscale could be applied, including how it can be used to implement the ‘Canadian Hybrid Cl...
TechViews: Sonic moves to cloud to utilize big data, Major roadblocks to mobile enterprise apps, Social media natives will change your business Welcome to TechViews We’d like to welcome our This W...
Google Cloud Platform allows the end users to build their website and applications, analyze and store data on the infrastructure powered by Google.  Google Cloud Platform provides various resources that can be used for specialized purposes. One such resource offered by Google Clou...
Krishna Subramanian, VP for Citrix, spoke at this year's Cloud Expo Last week, the Cloud Expo rolled into New York and with it came some great perspective into the trends influencing the development of the cloud computing industry. While there were a lot of great sessions and intere...
Interview with Sir Richard Branson! Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group, discusses how he has been able to foster innovation by giving his employees the ability to be creative, take chances, and learn from failure i...
Last month, RightScale’s State of the Cloud report got me thinking about the rise of multi-cloud solutions. Next month, I’ll be moderating a Mapping Session at GigaOM’s Structure event to work out how, where, when, why and if this trend is going to prove significant. ...
CA World 2013! The Smart Enterprise team just returned from CA World 2013 where they were writing blogs, live tweeting, and shooting interviews and booth walkthroughs. You can view the coverage on Smart Enterprise. ...
Figures from RightScale‘s latest State of the Cloud Report (free registration required) suggest “a strong interest in multi-cloud strategies” amongst respondents. The rationale for hybrid cloud (mixing a public cloud service like Amazon’s with something running ...
J’ai l’impression que les infrastructures sont trop souvent considérées comme le parent pauvre des systèmes d’information, les applications et usages en étant la partie noble. C’est encore plus vrai dans un pays comme la France qui a généralisé en informatique...
Amazon continues to add more features to make AWS more appealing to enterprises and developers. Also, Rackspace has announced the launch of Rackspace Cloud Backup and introduced new features on Rackspace Open Cloud Servers. Here’s a quick summary of cloud happenings over the last week...
Vote for CloudViews Unplugged! Vote for CloudViews Unplugged for the best 2013 podcast on vSphere-land. CloudViews Unplugged is on the second page of the survey. Cloud News ...
Despite the slow descent into irrelevance of SOA and its core standards, several of its ancillary standards remain steadfastly alive and in some cases are growing in relevance. In particular, SAML is gaining steam thanks in large part to the explosive adoption of SaaS. SAML (Security ...
Recently I’ve been helping review startups in the Cloud Management Tools category, and my main advice was that this is a broad sector and so focus needs to be sharpened to a granular level of specific niches within the overall space. A good introduction to this broad base is conv...
I had the chance to attend the Triangle DevOps meetup, along with my podcast co-host Aaron Delp (@aarondelp), which was being held at the Teradata offices and lead by their DevOps person responsible for their OpenStack environment. It was an interesting event for a few reasons:
The US Department of Defense has released a four-step plan to expand its use of cloud computing, according to this Federal Times article. The DoD will incentivize the use of cloud computing and train new professionals on how to procure cloud services, in addition to incorporating cloud...
Although sometimes portrayed as a big computer in the sky, the reality of cloud computing is far more mundane. Clouds run on physical hardware, located in data centres, connected to one another and to their customers via high speed networks. All of that hardware must be powered and coo...
Guess who benefits when two industry giants compete with each other offering exactly the same set of services? It is RightScale! While the Cloud ecosystem is still recovering from the euphoria of witnessing Microsoft and Google launch IaaS, RightScale is busy porting their ServerTempla...
Red Hat has been making steady progress toward what is shaping up as a fairly interesting cloud strategy. Building on their Deltacloud API abstraction layer and their CloudForms IaaS software, a hybrid cloud model is starting to emerge. Add to this their OpenShift PaaS system, and you...
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Yes, this is a delayed post. But hey, I’m busy. The Eucalyptus – AWS announcement last week was really a great case of Much Ado About Nothing. Marten Mickos is a great marketer, and the positioning in this story was almost magical. For a while there it seemed that Amazon had trul...
I’ve written before about Cloud Brokerage, and its importance to the evolving cloud landscape. It’s clear that cloud brokerage is something that will not only be an important part of the cloud model moving forward but something that Canada is perfectly positioned to lead on...
Round Two – Last time I wrote a blog comparing APM versus network-based APM tools, which I still consider NPM at it’s core regardless of what some critics and competitors claim. Let me make one thing clear though, NPM is great for equipping IT network administrators to see ...
Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a hosted queue for storing messages that are transmitted between computers. Developers can transmit data between distributed components of an application without requiring the availability of all the components of that application. The Stony Brook N...
CA Technologies and the Ponemon Institute recently released the results of the second part of our two-part cloud security survey. The first survey focused on the security views of cloud consumers; this survey focuses on the security perspectives of cloud providers. Taken together the t...
Working on Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, I  was wondering if both CC and NC could run on a single machine. Ofcourse, this is not a recommended UEC topology for production use, but thought of giving it a try. Moreover, for experimenting purposes this would be an ideal case, not requiring too...
A public cloud can provide access to computing resources that many companies would otherwise never be able to afford. The arguments for the cloud are well-known by now, but remain compelling—no up-front costs, virtually unlimited computing power on demand, and highly efficient pr...
I have been a little bit stubborn on my concession that cloud computing is really going to be the wave of the future. Though lately I have been playing with a lot of cloud related technologies and am hooked. Spin up 10 (or 100) Linux servers in a minute from a web page with no [...]
CNET's Gordon Haff wrote a great piece on the shortcomings of the exchange model for cloud computing. His prognosis is right there in his title: "Why cloud exchanges won't work." I've done some thinking and writing on the topic, and it's easy to see Haff's...
January 25th, 2010 - London: Mimecast®, a holistic email management company offering SaaS-based email archiving, continuity, security and policy control, today announced that it has received £13 million (USD $21 million) in Series B financing from venture capital firms Index...
New Relic announced that their RPM product supports GoGrid Cloud Hosting Infrastructure and is available for a limited time with preferential pricing. RPM is an on-demand tool that companies can use to optimize, monitor and troubleshoot their Java, Ruby and JRuby applications within a ...
WaveMaker started 2009 staring into the abyss and ended the year on top of the clouds - funny how things work out in the startup world. During the year, WaveMaker doubled annual revenues and achieved profitability while also increasing quarterly sales by over 53%. The biggest momentum ...
2009 has certainly been a cloudy year. The sheer volume of real innovation somehow makes all of the hype worthwhile. While there were many companies doing interesting and innovative things in the cloud – Microsoft Windows Azure could be a strong 2010 contender – the decisio...
How can we make system administration more social (in the social networking sense)? And, more important, does anyone want to make it more social? I’ve been thinking about this recently because I’m using Twitter and participating in the community of VMware and cloud enthusiasts who are ...
I have had some interesting conversations recently with partners about how cloud computing will affect the developer tools market. I don't believe developers jump on a band wagon just because they like the wagon. They jump on the wagon because they like where the wagon is going! Roughl...
Before I head off for my favorite holiday, I wanted to send out an update on Wavemaker.Our big news of course centers around the release of Wavemaker 6. This release was over a year in the making and represents the first open source cloud development platform on the market (hook up wav...
Until today, web developers creating SaaS apps have been faced with an ugly choice: use proprietary development platforms like Force.com or build an open solution from scratch. WaveMaker released the first open cloud development platform. WaveMaker 6.0 is a visual development platform ...