Top 25 European Rising Stars 2012: DoxOut ……An Open Source App That Can Marry Devices with No Boundaries Ever wondered why the document always comes after the file? And why the file as data stays away in a remote datacenter while the document, as the living part of the file, remains for perpetual exploitation on that limiting cocoon that is the personal computer? Each of these questions has an answer courtesy of DoxOut, a startup cloud company from Macedonia in southeast Europe. It is one of the select 5 in the shortlist of the Europe 2012 LaunchPad honors by Gigaom.
7 Step Model Of Migration Into A Cloud Migrating an application to the cloud is not an easy task. It is important to strictly adhere to the seven step model to ensure that the process is robust and error free. The seven stages of migrating into a cloud are outlined below. 1. Assess Migration starts with an assessment of the issues relating to migration, at the application, code, design, and architecture levels. Moreover, assessments are also required for tools being used, functionality, test cases, and configuration of the application. The proof of concepts for migration and the corresponding pricing details
6 Challenges Of Testing SaaS Applications SaaS has gained huge popularity in the last couple of years, with an increasing number of enterprises adopting it mainly due to the benefits like pay per use and on demand service. SaaS applications entail thorough testing for their integrity, different from that of on-premise applications. This involves testing of business logic, security, data integration, performance, and scalability, among others. Some of the challenges involved in testing SaaS applications are mentioned below. 1. Security and Privacy Testing Being in a multi-tenant environment, SaaS applications need to ensure security, accessibility, and privacy concerns. They need
Five Cloud Trends That Are Changing The Way Business Is Done As the cloud computing concept gets wide acceptance among businesses both big and small, the trends shaping it are evolving at a pace destined to change the way business is done. As more business tasks get accomplished on the cloud, many CTOs are willing to let a good amount of their operations run in cloud platforms. Cloud hosting is dominating the implementation level across industries with several hosted solutions offering services such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Other provisions, like Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) are also seen taking considerable shape as a business
The Top 20 Most Secure Cloud Hosting Companies: Part 2 Continuation from Part 1 6 – Firehost Firehost is a rapidly growing cloud computing platform with dedicated servers, virtually unlimited data storage, unlimited bandwidth and close to real time processing for online applications. They have gained popularity over the past couple of years and by gaining several large corporate clients, have been able to transform themselves into a billion dollar company. Why? Firehost has implemented several security protocols with advanced algorithms and secure firewalls which makes their security impenetrable. They also provide root access to their corporate clients in order
Top Five Challenges Of Cloud Computing Companies are increasingly aware of the business value that cloud computing brings and are taking steps towards transition to the cloud. A smooth transition entails a thorough understanding of the benefits as well as challenges involved. Like any new technology, the adoption of cloud computing is not free from issues. Some of the most important challenges are as follows. 1. Security and Privacy The main challenge to cloud computing is how it addresses the security and privacy concerns of businesses thinking of adopting it. The fact that the valuable enterprise data will reside outside
The Top 20 Most Secure Cloud Hosting Companies: Part 1 (List is in no particular order of preference) 1 – SalesForce SalesForce is a very strong market leader, having developed 105,000 cloud computing applications that run in real time. The aim of the company is to develop applications that allow running the social media communication in real time. Why? The Ruby platform developed by SalesForce is deemed impenetrable by most of the corporate giants. Apart from that, the company has successfully integrated enterprise CRM solutions over the cloud platform. 2 – Verizon Terremark Verizon is of the most famous cloud computing platforms and is