Cloud Startup: Nebula One Nebula One: An Operating System and Interoperability Cloud Ecosystem In One There are nebulous clouds and then there is Nebula One. The latter is a cloud startup with two bases in Seattle, Washington and Mountain View, California. The company began operations in 2011, thus giving it a few years down the line as a preferential provider of OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure services. By going for OpenStack, as opposed to CloudStack or Rackspace, among other open-source models, this startup has ganged up with the preferential provider of National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) private cloud. Indeed, when it
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Cloud Startup: Nexmo Nexmo: Gain Masterly of all Phone Preferences via One Rest API on the Cloud In the current era of instantaneous communication, SMS has found a home in the cloud. How better than to get all notifications or inversely send alerts via a cloud-based dashboard! This reduces costs for many because it dispenses with the middlemen, other than the network provider. In some instances, this can even lead to greater savings and more efficiency than before when using the services of Rest APIs. This is a long-winded introduction to the current champion of SMS, as well as, message-to-text
Cloud Startup: Cloudbase.io Cloudbase.io Has the Infrastructure for Mobile Application Creators Inching towards Backend Break Because Application Programming Interface (API) is not enough for the more enthusiastic of application developers, especially in the mobile realm, a cloud startup has a solution. Cloudbase.io is an innovative server-end company behind whose success is a team consisting of veterans in Information Technology with experience, according to their website, spanning half-a-decade in famous companies. Their rollercoaster of services are all in the cloud and particularly the backend: they provide the infrastructure or offer server space to creators of cellular apps, thus giving the latter
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) The fact that large enterprises today have the ability to seamlessly move data all the way from manufacturing to human resources, and everywhere in between, is largely due to one of the greatest success stories in linking/ integrating cross-functions within companies: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems. But as with many effective systems, ERP is not without its share of weaknesses.Back in the 1970′s, before commercial Internet and web-based communications, ERP made its entrance into the business world. At that time, vendors were still laboriously hand-keying, sending and receiving information on paper via internal systems. When the
Cloud Billing – Interview with MetraTech’s Scott Swartz Every SaaS, IaaS and PaaS vendor needs a robust billing module which works seamlessly across both single and hybrid Cloud deployments. Even though every Cloud service provider gives billing functionality, the issues arise when you have a hybrid Cloud deployment and you want to stitch together various billing services to provide a unified view of the costs. This is what MetraTech specializes in and offers products and services which enable SaaS vendors, for example, to focus on delivering value through their service while MetraTech’s MetraNet takes care of all their billing requirements.
Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 4 Cloud has been a metaphor for the Internet for almost as long as there has been an Internet. As early as 1961 there were predictions “computing may someday be organized as a public utility just as the telephone system is a public utility…” MIT/Standford Professor John McCarthy had predicted eight years before the ARPAnet began laying the foundations of the Information Super Highway, and thirteen years before Tim Berners-Lee established the World Wide Web at CERN. As ancient as the prediction seems, it sounds a lot like what is happening today in the “Cloud
Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 2 Cloudscaling As Cloud Computing becomes more prominent and influential, a few voices rise to the top to define what it means to operate in a Cloud environment. One of the most respected and influential of these voices is Cloudscaling co-founder and CTO, Randy Bias. Bias is a recognized expert in IT Infrastructure and one of the leading innovators in the implementation of GoGrid’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model. GoGrid had launched the beta version public cloud in 2008 and is currently a leading host of Windows/Linux virtual machines. Bias built one of