If you think cloud, think small. For years, the cloud industry has been suffering from megalomania. Big Data. Enterprise 2.0. Network as a Service. Sure, Fortune 1000 companies are flush with cash and have big tech departments who understand how to extract value from the cloud, but the experience shows that the ‘small cloud’ model can be just as profitable and provide necessary growth. My company, Bitrix24, is a SMB 2.0 company, meaning we provide Enterprise 2.0-like services that are both in high demand from small businesses but appropriately priced for them. Despite the fact that our niche (enterprise social
People Are Holding Back The Efficient Enterprise I had the pleasure of participating on a Software Defined Networking (SDN) panel hosted by Evercore Partners in Boston recently and the topic of people came up in the discussion. What became clear during the panel was that as virtualization grows, its effect on storage, networking and end user computing has made it impossible to manage each domain separately. This makes it almost impossible – but definitely inefficient and costly – to put people in the middle of workload placement and optimization decisions. Simply put, people are holding back the efficient IT enterprise. To
Utilizing RESTful APIs In The Cloud Just like Cloud, RESTful APIs have provided a way for system architects to execute services which can seamlessly scale and have modular architecture, ease of integration and extensibility. RESTful APIs are the way to go when it comes to the Cloud because of their ability to deplete latency, security and smart encapsulation of the legacy systems. Cloud based architectures can easily be integrated with the RESTful API’s because of the platform independent approach being used. Developers prefer the usage of RESTful API with the Cloud primarily because of the ability of RESTful services to
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.
Identity And Access Management From The SaaS Application Perspective Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has taken the enterprise by storm as the go-to delivery model for applications, and the cloud service is here to stay…for better or worse. Enterprises look to its benefits including dramatic cost savings, app availability from anywhere, and seamless updates and upgrades pushed to users from the SaaS provider. There’s certainly no trepidation surrounding the benefits that the cloud rains down on enterprises, but what makes CISOs uneasy about SaaS delivery of apps is the lack of control and visibility into who has access to them while floating around
When the Cloud Meets Mobility: Heaven or Headache? The cloud and mobile computing have made an awful lot of promises to enterprise IT: reduced costs, higher productivity, jaw-dropping data analytics, rapid rollout, granular control over the IT solution stack. But have they delivered? Unfortunately, that’s not easy to answer. In a recent Gartner survey of over 2,000 top CIOs, analytics and business intelligence, mobile technologies, and cloud computing ranked as their first three priorities (in the order). These CIOs have high hopes for the next wave of cloud technologies. Their ultimate goals include: Allowing anywhere, anytime access to cloud-hosted data and applications on any device regardless of