Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 1 Startups have always attracted pride of place on this website, and with many of them being created with astounding regularity and getting financing, this article is just the first of many updates that are sure to follow. You can read some other consolidated news articles on startups here: 1. Acquisitions of Cloud Computing Startups Speed Up 2. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money Startups are no longer the domain of the young college graduate with ideas, especially in a field like cloud computing that builds on existing competencies in information technology. Consequently,
IT Workers Will Survive In a World on the Cloud You must have heard of the phrase, “Form is temporary, class is permanent,” This phrase is often used to defend a sportsperson with an impressive history of achievements who experiences a terrible loss of form, leading to doubts being raised about his ability. I would like to say, on the same lines, “Jobs are temporary, work is permanent”. Allow me to explain this with regards to cloud computing. One of the greatest fears about the rise of cloud computing is the risk of job obsolescence. People employed in the IT
HP Enables Cloud –Based Delivery of SAP Applications HP Enterprise Services will provide cloud-based delivery of SAP applications under an agreement between HP and SAP AG. HP is an SAP-certified global provider of cloud services, application management services and hosting services, providing high-quality standards for cloud-based delivery of SAP applications. The alliance between HP and SAP AG will enable enterprises to deploy applications in a scalable and affordable manner. The companies claim that enterprise customers will also be able to significantly increase the availability and speed of business information. The SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) rapid-deployment solution is the
VMware TV Series: Introduction to Virtualization This video webcast provides an overview of virtualization solutions from VMware® and explains the technology and products that enable these solutions. Virtualization is a proven software technology that is rapidly transforming the IT landscape and fundamentally changing the way people compute. This video webcast, part of the VMware TV Series, provides a basic overview of virtualization solutions from VMware® and explains the technology and products that enable these solutions. In this video webcast, Michael Adams, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at VMware, discuss the core functionality of VMware vSphereTM, the industry-leading virtualization platform for delivering
Red Hat to Acquire Cloud Storage Provider ‘Gluster’ Raleigh, NC – October 4, 2011 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Gluster, Inc., a leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions for standardizing the management of unstructured data. With this acquisition, Red Hat will define a new baseline for how enterprise IT manages the explosion of big data, whether deployed on-premise or spanning into the public cloud. Red Hat is expanding into a critical part of enterprise infrastructure,
Thoughts on Cloud Performance Monitoring Cloud computing is taking over the IT world; there is no doubt about it. IDC predicts that over the next five years spending on public IT cloud services will increase from $21.5 billion in 2010 to $72.9 billion in 2015. This translates into one of every seven dollars spent on packaged software, servers and storage in 2015 to be related to the public cloud. To me, there is no doubt that the cloud is serious business. And the cloud is all about leveraging resources, to ensure their best possible distribution and use, which brings about
The Shift to the Cloud: Overcoming Resistance to Change – Part 2 “Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch, legendary ex-CEO of General Electric. In the first part of this article (See: The Shift to the Cloud: Overcoming Resistance to Change – Part 1) I discussed some reasons why people resist the shift from traditional IT infrastructure to cloud computing, and also proposed some ways to counter such resistance. In this article, I will provide further details of the same besides information on managing such strategies. 5. People resent their lack of involvement in the change It is an
Trend Micro Named as SearchSecurity.com™ 2011 Readers’ Choice Award Winner CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 — Trend Micro Incorporated, a global cloud security leader, announced Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security Suite was awarded the gold medal in the Messaging Security Products category of the SearchSecurity.com 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards. According to SearchSecurity.com, users gave Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security Suite strong marks for end-user transparency and ease of use. The product also won high marks for ease of installation, configuration and administration. Users liked the product’s ability to detect and block spam, phishing attempts, viruses and spyware in messaging traffic.