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.
Disaster Recovery In The Cloud, Or DRaaS: Revisited The idea of offering Disaster Recovery services has been around as long as SunGard or IBM BCRS (Business Continuity & Resiliency Services). Disclaimer: I worked for the company that became IBM Information Protection Services in 2008, a part of BCRS. It seems inevitable that Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage should have an impact on the kinds of solutions that small, medium and large companies would find attractive and would fit their requirements. Those cloud-based DR services are not taking the world by storm, however. Why is that? Cloud infrastructure seems perfectly suited for economical
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
Company helps systems integrators, application and infrastructure service providers, and technology partners to address the challenges of doing business in the cloud CAMBRIDGE, MA – July 18, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, announced today its NetAlliance Partner Program designed for global IT solution providers to integrate Akamai services into their offerings, and to pass the value of Akamai’s globally-distributed platform on to customers. Having built global alliances with IT leaders including HP, Jive Software, Rackspace® Hosting, Telefónica and Verizon, Akamai has also established partnerships with leading regional technology providers and integrators