Perhaps the number-one problem IT faces in its pursuit of cloud computing is the challenge of integrating legacy systems with cloud applications. Most software or application vendors have Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) written that that provide access to the data or processes in their systems, leaving individual IT teams to create the programs and infrastructure that manage these interfaces. That might seem like a straightforward task, but anyone who has attempted it knows that it is neither quick nor simple when dozens of applications are involved. The benefits of solving this issue are clear. Legacy systems run on expensive and
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Microsoft Office 365 – Reviewed In Plain English Office 365 is a re-launch of Microsoft BPOS. The clumsily named Business Productivity Online Suite is bizarrely also referred to on their own website as Business Productivity Online Software and Services at the same time giving the impression that the branding was never quite spot on. The basic Office 365 package is basically an upgrade to the 2010 versions of Exchange, SharePoint, Office Communications Online and Live Meeting – the last two which have become one and are now known as Lync. More interestingly though are the additional Office Software Online options
June 6, 2011 – Ipanema Technologies today announced that ANS™ (Autonomic Networking System™) 7.0 is now available to guarantee application performance as enterprises roll out SaaS projects. ANS 7.0 guarantees the performance of critical applications and maintains business continuity while enterprises migrate their key applications to the cloud. Enhancements to ANS 7.0 include native SLA enforcement for popular SaaS applications such as Google Apps, Microsoft® Office 365, IBM®LotusLive™ and SalesForce®. Enhancements to SALSA, the ANS multi-tenant management platform, include central application performance dashboards (including an iPhone/iPad version) able to monitor the performance of SaaS applications. Also announced is the new
Disney joins 50 game publishers who have provided games for the OnLive platform, with many more coming. OnLive is the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video game services, delivering real-time interactive experiences and rich media through the Internet. With groundbreaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to provide the power and intelligence needed to instantly deliver the latest, premium game titles to any HDTV via the OnLive Game System or nearly any PC and Mac via a small browser download. The OnLive Viewer app is available for the iPad and full gameplay is coming to both iPad and Android tablets.
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Tropo Makes it simple to build phone, SMS and Instant messaging applications. You use the web technologies you already know and Tropo’s powerful cloud API to bring real-time communications to your apps. Cloudkick REST API lets you query information about your servers and monitors quickly and easily, giving you the ability to integrate Cloudkick into your existing tools and applications. Kynetx Offers the Cloud-based event engine to make browser apps easy to build, instantly deployable and scalable. Using the browser as an endpoint that maintains state, understands context and raises events-you can build applications that will deliver the most relevant
Over the next several weeks we will be focusing on “Green Computing Technology” and will be presenting articles from those who are currently working and developing in this area. One of these companies is Greenqloud that we have previously covered on our:” Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars List“ In the meantime, here is an excellent article written by Eirikur Hrafnsson, CEO & Co-Founder Greenqloud that was originally posted back in October 2010 discussing a Power Usage Effectiveness Scale or PUE. You can expect future contributions to CloudTweaks from Eirikur Hrafnsson as well as Environmental Manager, Ruth Shortall in