Choosing your cloud By Simon Ellis /Contributor of CloudTweaks The pointy haired boss at your company will inevitably want you to look at cloud. But what most bosses don’t realize is that it’s not a simple “forklift operation” of moving existing code to a new platform. Choosing the right cloud can be a challenge with factors such as cost, platform selection, language availability, scalability and automation coming into play. Below is a quick primer to help you choose between the leading cloud providers: Google AppEngine Google is a great choice for startups and in many ways they are building a
What online matchmaking did for love, Rackspace Hosting does for productivity, matching business users with relevant SaaS apps SAN ANTONIO – October 7, 2010 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced the launch of AppMatcher, the matchmaking engine that helps businesses quickly locate the apps they need for everything from accounting to project management and human resources. Users of AppMatcher will be able to provide details about their organization and job function, quickly review a variety of relevant apps, and consult comments from those that are already using those apps.
Top 5 Cloud Computing Service Platforms For Call Centers LiveOps LiveOps is a technology company offering two innovative solutions for enterprises: Contact Center in the Cloud, a SaaS technology platform for managing contact centers, and Workforce in the Cloud, an on-demand workforce for outsourcing call center calls. LiveOps On-Demand Contact Center Platform enables enterprises to deploy an always-on and scalable contact center infrastructure in a pay-per-use model that enables customers to achieve greater operational and cost efficiencies. LiveOps provides enterprises with the on-demand call center platform and community of on-demand independent agents to quickly achieve better business results. Voxeo Voxeo
Armada Group and Cloud.com Convene Executive Advisory Council to Bring Together Leading Cloud Innovators SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) – Cloud computing innovators from Armada, Cloud.com, RightScale, Apigee and enStratus hosted the first Executive Advisory Council on Cloud Computing during VMworld 2010 in San Francisco, concluding that early adopters are now deploying 60 to 70 percent of their business applications in the cloud. Panelists and attendees from CA, Cisco, Salesforce.com, Microsoft, Oracle, Netflix, VMware, Joyent, OpSource, Nvidia, SOASTA, Cloudkick and others agreed that assessing an application’s needs for dynamic scalability, requirements for specialized optimization and suitability for a cloud
Expanded Facilities to Accommodate Increased Customer Demand for Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud Services BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ – To meet the increasing demand for the full range of cloud services, Verizon Business is enhancing its data centers around the globe. Within the next year, Verizon Business will expand its flagship cloud computing services suite – Computing as a Service (CaaS) – into centers in San Jose, Calif.; London; and Canberra, Australia. In addition, CaaS data centers to serve U.S. government customers will come online in Miami and Culpeper, Va., during the first quarter of 2011. As part
DENVER, CO–(Source: Marketwire – September 8, 2010) – TrackVia, a leader in Cloud-based databases, today introduced its new TrackVia cloud application development platform, the first solution that makes the cloud accessible to business users while delivering a secure, scalable & performant platform that is attractive to internal IT. Already known for its cloud database, this new TrackVia application development platform is designed for business users, letting them easily build their own database-driven applications, thereby avoiding the interpretation challenges and IT backlogs that often put non-technical business users, traditional software developers, and internal IT at odds. And because TrackVia balances advanced