CloudTweaks and Informa have formed a strategic partnership for upcoming event. Cloud services are gaining popularity amongst IT users, allowing them to access businesses applications and platforms, storage and even whole chunks of IT infrastructure over a public or private network. New traffic patterns, new forms of content and new applications are key drivers of the need for dynamically allocated, scalable resources. According to IDC, within just a few years, cloud computing has reshaped the IT marketplace and the way that organizations acquire and use IT products and services, disrupting their strategies and forcing them to reevaluate all of their
PLEASANTON, Calif. – November 16th, 2010 – Five9 Inc., the leader in on-demand call center software, announced today General Availability (GA) of the second generation of its Cloud Computing Platform for Call Centers. The platform provides a set of Five9 Cloud APIs based on web services technology, enabling advanced software integrations with other applications and services, such as the pre-packaged integrations that Five9 provides for its partners Salesforce, NetSuite, RightNow, and Leads360. Version 2 of the platform includes a Reporting Web Services API, which can be used to retrieve historical information for data warehousing and analytics, workforce management applications, and
Why your business really needs the cloud – Part 3 Continued From Part 2 If you are running a basic, content-driven website then utilizing the cloud won’t give you much advantage. After all, your website just needs CPU power and a way to upload content and manage the application. And publishing to one of the many Virtual Private Servers (VPSes) or Shared Hosting providers will more than suffice, and can be done at much lower cost. But there are instances where startups and SMBs should only consider the cloud: Cloud computing vendors are offering excellent techniques to auto-magically scale your
2011 Cloud Computing Predictions In 2010, we have seen a transformation of skeptics from their belief that cloud computing is suited mainly for small to mid-sized business, to a general acceptance that “the cloud” is everywhere. However, we have also seen a lot of inconsistency in how to differentiate cloud-based computing from on-premise computing. As a result, there has been confusion created in the market as software vendors like Microsoft promote their cloud offerings, and CIOs of large companies claim that their private cloud has been in place for years. As I take a macro look at the industry today,
Just about every person in business these days has heard the buzz about “cloud computing” and all the benefits it can deliver. The hype surrounding it would have you think that everyone is using these application or infrastructure services-for-hire. The idea behind cloud computing seems to make good sense, given the economic pressure businesses are under to do more with less. The cloud is just another way of saying “the internet.” And cloud computing basically involves paying for access to internet-based services in order to share computing horsepower, information and programs, from word processors to complex accounting and customer-relationship-management systems.
Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Business Intelligence in the Cloud Part I Cloud based Business Intelligence (BI) and SaaS offerings are getting more and more popular. Benefits of Cloud BI: The quick fire benefits of Cloud Computing are getting extended into various sectors. The enterprise software stalwarts like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, SAP etc… are making big noise about their cloud strategies. As far as the BI space is concerned, there are two great enablers as pointed out by Forrester blog. The first is that the business climate is changing fast for enterprises. So, there may not be enough time to
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
Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Software Testing with Clouds. The challenge: In the conventional system of load testing that we use, we need to invest heavily in creating the required hardware and software IT infrastructure; costing heavy upfront capital expenditure and time required to build the machine infra structure. Sometimes it so happens that, organizations could not come up with the required resources in time and carry out the test. In today’s economic scenario with enormous financial pressure on businesses on the one side and rapidly evolving market scenario wherein applications has to be released early and in quick