AppZero Joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Fri, 28 Aug 2015
Cloud and datacenter migration innovator AppZero has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance Program. AppZero is a fast, flexible way to move Windows Server applications from any source machine – physical or virtual – to any destination server, in any cloud or datacenter, using its patented container technology. AppZero’s container is also called a Virtual Application Appliance (VAA). To facilitate Microsoft Azure onboarding, AppZero has two purpose-built offerings: AppZero SP for Azure, a SaaS portal, https://azure.appzero.com/, and an Azure Certified app in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The first five migrations on AppZero SP for Azure can be done at no cost.
Announcing @HPMnetworks to Exhibit @CloudExpo | #IoT #M2M #API #RTC #InternetOfThings – Fri, 28 Aug 2015
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
SDN: How Software Has Re(Defined) Networking By @Stratustician | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Fri, 28 Aug 2015
Over the last few years we’ve seen just about every part of the data centre move towards virtualization and software. First we virtualized desktops, then storage, then even our security tools. So when the idea of Software Defined Networking (SDN) started being floated around, it wasn’t a big surprise. But what exactly is it?
Leveraging Business Intelligence as a Service in the Cloud By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Fri, 28 Aug 2015
GoodData is exploring new technologies to make BI as a service more seamless across more data types for more types of users — all in the cloud.
To learn the ups and downs of BIaaS, we welcome Jeff Morris, Vice President of Marketing at GoodData in San Francisco, and Chris Selland, Vice President for Business Development at HP Vertica. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.
Onions Have Layers, IT Transformation Has Layers By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Thu, 27 Aug 2015
It’s a funny thing isn’t it? Vendors like to talk about so-called IT transformation in the context of the general move toward new mobile, digital, virtualized, cloud-centric initiatives that take us to the new style of IT we can achieve in the promised land.
The trouble with media commentary in this space is… we are too often guilty of being superficial. We look at the big picture without talking about the granular components of transformation.
Leveraging the Power of Cloud in Healthcare | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Wed, 26 Aug 2015
One of the great challenges of cloud computing is the seemingly endless possibilities it provides.
Yes, you read that right. The perceived infiniteness of the cloud is both an asset and a challenge, especially when it comes to the healthcare industry. With its strict regulations regarding privacy (i.e., HIPAA), healthcare organizations have been timid (and slow, in comparison to other industries) to adopt cloud computing efforts.
Yet, cloud computing done right is changing the way healthcare organizations operate and facilitating many providers’ goal of delivering a patient-centric experience.
Leveraging the power of the cloud starts with choosing the right partners and tools. Implementation of cloud services doesn’t have to be an all-in scenario; in fact, there are relatively easy ways organizations can start harnessing the power of the cloud. From public, private or hybrid cloud to healthcare-specific software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, there are options out there to consider.
Seven Promises of the Digital Brand By @TheEbizWizard | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Wed, 26 Aug 2015
Brands are more than the sum of their brand elements – logos, colors, shapes, and the like. Brands are promises. Promises from a company to its customers that its products will deliver the value and experience customers expect.
Today, digital is transforming enterprises across numerous industries. As companies become software-driven organizations, their brands transform into digital brands. But if brands are promises, then what do digital brands promise – and how do those promises differ from traditional, non-digital brands?
Making a Successful Journey to the Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Wed, 26 Aug 2015
In 2011 the US Federal Government issued a Cloud First policy mandating that agencies take full advantage of cloud computing benefits to maximize capacity utilization, improve IT flexibility and responsiveness, and minimize cost. Cloud computing is a design style that allows for efficient use of compute, storage, and memory in order to decrease cycle time for mission delivery and promises to change the way that agencies deliver services to citizens for the next twenty years.
Roger Hockenberry, CEO of Cognitio and former CTO for the National Clandestine Services of the Central Intelligence Agency, helped create and realize the potential of cloud capabilities for the Intelligence Community. Getting the Intelligence Community to accept Cloud computing as a viable platform was a difficult road to travel. This interview with Roger offers some thoughts and suggestions for a successful Cloud journey:
Aligning SaaS Customer Success By @ChaoticFlow | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Mon, 24 Aug 2015
SaaS businesses develop intimate, long term relationships with their SaaS customers. Keeping that relationship positive and aligned over the years is a real challenge. In fact, many public SaaS companies have yet to turn a profit. If they don’t keep their customers around for years, then all that capital invested in customer acquisition will have gone to waste.
Perspectives from the Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Microservices – Mon, 24 Aug 2015
We chat again with Jason Bloomberg, a leading industry analyst and expert on achieving digital transformation by architecting business agility in the enterprise. He writes for Forbes, Wired, TechBeacon, and his biweekly newsletter, the Cortex. As president of Intellyx, he advises business executives on their digital transformation initiatives and delivers training on Agile Architecture. His latest book is The Agile Architecture Revolution. Check out his first interview on Agile trends here.
How Microsoft Is Floating an Intelligent Cloud – Fri, 28 Aug 2015
The software giant shares its strategy for getting enterprises on the cloud with advanced analytics, machine learning and support for developer-friendly application containers.
Google Denies All EU Antitrust Charges Against Search Business – Thu, 27 Aug 2015
Four months after European Union regulators accused it of abusing its search engine position, company formally denies the complaint.
OpenStack Continues to Push Cloud Integration Vision – Thu, 27 Aug 2015
At the OpenStack Silicon Valley event, the head of the OpenStack Foundation announces new nonprofit status and developer initiatives.
Google Announces General Availability of Container Engine – Wed, 26 Aug 2015
Businesses looking to run Docker containers on Google’s cloud platform will be able to manage and orchestrate their container cluster using Container Engine.
Microsoft Beefs Up Azure Virtual Machine Cloud Backups – Tue, 25 Aug 2015
The company lifts some limits on its backup service, enabling organizations to protect bigger workloads for longer.
Google Adds User-Defined Functions, Performance Boosters to BigQuery – Tue, 25 Aug 2015
The new features continue string of upgrades and performance boosters Google has released for its BigQuery cloud-hosted data analytics platform.
Salesforce Lightning Experience Revamps CRM Platform User Interface – Tue, 25 Aug 2015
Salesforce.com introduced Lightning Experience, a complete user interface redesign of the company’s cloud CRM platform to make it easier for developers and sales professionals to work with.
ClearSky Data Puts Primary Storage on Demand Into Cloud – Tue, 25 Aug 2015
ClearSky’s proprietary Smart Tiered Caching secret sauce automatically distributes data across a network of geographically distributed cache layers.
Intel Expands Cloud Efforts With Mirantis Collaboration, Investment – Mon, 24 Aug 2015
The chip maker, which led a $100 million funding round for Mirantis, will work with the company to make OpenStack more enterprise-ready.
IBM Launches New Bluemix Services for Eclipse, More – Fri, 21 Aug 2015
IBM announced a new set of services for its Bluemix Platform as a Service, adding to the catalog of more than 100 Bluemix services.
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Twitter shares 2016 diversity goals for hiring women, underrepresented minorities – Fri, 28 Aug 2015
Following Pinterest’s lead in July, Twitter has published its own hiring goals to improve the diversity of its workforce between now and 2016.
EMC mergers ahead: First VMware, then HP Enterprise. Will time run out? – Fri, 28 Aug 2015
EMC and VMware are reportedly pondering ways to get back together. Such a deal would cost the combined entity time as the enterprise market transforms and may only lead to a HP Enterprise merger.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs. Edge+: Advantage, stylus – Fri, 28 Aug 2015
The conventional wisdom is that the Samsung Galaxy Edge+ would top its more business-focused sibling Note 5. However, the stylus wins in the end.
Office 365 overtakes Google Apps for cloud-based productivity adoption: Bitglass – Thu, 27 Aug 2015
Last year Google had more than double the market share of Microsoft, but the software giant is now leading Google by nearly three percent.
Autodesk buys SeeControl, eyes Internet of things role – Thu, 27 Aug 2015
Autodesk buys SeeControl for its Internet of things management platform and plans to integrate it with its design software for manufacturing and building.
Splunk tops Q2 estimates, crosses 10,000-customer mark worldwide – Thu, 27 Aug 2015
After signing more than 500 new customers last quarter, Splunk also posted a much stronger outlook for Q3 sales.
Airbnb hires Clinton administration vet as policy chief – Thu, 27 Aug 2015
Lehane brings double duty experience to the table with past high-profile advising roles from Silicon Valley to the Beltway.
Google rebuts ‘unfounded’ EU antitrust claims – Thu, 27 Aug 2015
The search giant says the conclusions in the EU commission’s Statement of Obligations “are wrong as a matter of fact, law, and economics.”
Apple Watch closes in on Fitbit with 3.6M shipments in Q2: IDC – Thu, 27 Aug 2015
Apple’s shipments were only slightly behind the 4.4 million units shipped by current wearable leader Fitbit.
Facebook M adds to mobile assistant sprawl with Cortana, Siri, Google Now – Thu, 27 Aug 2015
Every tech platform wants to be helpful to you and live in your pocket. The personal assistant sounds great until there are too many of them.
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