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.
Cloud Computing, Data Center Consolidation and Alternative Acquisition Models Top Discussion Topics at the First Brocade Federal Forum WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – Aug 21, 2012) – Today marks the first day of the 2012 Brocade Federal Forum, which will provide an opportunity for Federal IT professionals, technology partners, systems integrators and industry luminaries to further explore and discuss key IT challenges and opportunities for the US Federal government. The two-day event is being hosted by Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD), a leading provider of innovative solutions for the world’s most demanding service provider, data center and campus networks. The forum is designed to help Federal
Google’s Partner Program To Push Cloud Services I have written about cloud computing companies and their partnership programs before (See: Cloud Biggies and their Partnership Programs); now, Google, one of the earliest movers to the cloud but a late starter as far as cloud partnership programs are concerned, has decided to address that gap in its portfolio. While Google did have a program in place that allowed resellers to offer the SaaS product Google Apps, the new Google Cloud Partner Program will enable them to expand to PaaS and IaaS with the Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine respectively. Thus, with this new program
Recent Cloud Computing Team Ups – II (This is the concluding part of a two-part article. For Part 1, please see: Recent Cloud Computing Team Ups) In the first part, I wrote about one recent team-up in the cloud computing space – Red Hat and SAIC. Here are two more. Piston Cloud Computing and Securisea Piston Cloud Computing, specializing in open-source cloud platform OpenStack, announced a technology partnership with Securisea, a leading Internet security consultancy specializing in cloud security and compliance. As per the terms of the agreement, Piston’s customers will have access to Securisea’s consulting and implementation services. With
SOA Software Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute Los Angeles, CA. – October 24, 2011 – SOA Software, a leading provider of SOA governance, cloud and enterprise API Management products, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance Technologies.* According to the Gartner report, “SOA governance technology is about tracking and monitoring the artifacts in an SOA, enforcing and ensuring compliance with the policies associated with the artifacts and measuring the outcomes related to