[24 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Emerging Cloud Developments: 3 Top Contenders

By the end of 2014, U.S. companies will spend more than $13 billion on the cloud. That’s according to a recent Forbes article, which also notes the global market for cloud hardware is predicted to reach almost $80 billion in just four years. Part of this growth is thanks to increasing adoption of basic cloud building blocks: public, private and hybrid stacks. But that’s only part of the story – here are three emerging developments in the cloud.

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[30 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]

MongoDB, a NoSQL database provider, has announced the creation of a developer-friendly experience that enhances modern application development on Google Cloud Platform’s Compute Engine. MongoDB and Google Compute Engine will offer the high performance, reliability and cost-effective scale designed for how today’s applications are built and deployed.

[25 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]

CumuLogic announced the immediate availability of its new CumuLogic DBaaS Platform, MongoDB Edition. This edition is free for evaluation for 45 days, providing enterprises with a fully-featured MongoDB “as-a-Service” software solution. The software allows IT organizations to leverage their existing infrastructure to build an on-premises MongoDB-as-a-Service offering for application developers, QA/testing and operations teams.

[24 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]

By the end of 2014, U.S. companies will spend more than $13 billion on the cloud. That’s according to a recent Forbes article, which also notes the global market for cloud hardware is predicted to reach almost $80 billion in just four years. Part of this growth is thanks to increasing adoption of basic cloud building blocks: public, private and hybrid stacks. But that’s only part of the story – here are three emerging developments in the cloud.

[19 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]

SwiftStack has announced the launch of SwiftStack 2.0. This launch provides enterprise IT with the modern data storage they need to make massive scale easy, and make available any data and application that will drive their businesses forward. SwiftStack 2.0 software defined storage platform is sold with Swift, the OpenStack object storage project that powers the largest cloud deployments.

[16 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Let’s face it, the cloud is here to stay. The cloud’s potential can seem sometimes overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to if you use Spring. Spring – and the various Spring projects – already embrace the architecture characteristics that make for great, cloud-centric applications in any environment. While Spring works well on any cloud platform, it enjoys a special place in the sun on Cloud Foundry, the open source PaaS from Pivotal.

[5 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Parasoft and Skytap have announced a joint offering that delivers cloud-based Development Testing. The joint solution featuring Parasoft Development Testing Platform (which includes Parasoft Static Analysis and Unit Testing) and Skytap Cloud provides on-demand access to multiple, concurrent test environments and continuous integration—allowing development and test teams to perform parallel unit testing and static analysis to automate and shorten their testing windows. Together, these technologies allow companies to yield greater throughput and increased velocity in order to become more agile and release software quicker.

[28 May 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Developing multi-tiered applications in the cloud world and integrating with Azure Active Directory (AAD) offers great benefits, as it allows flexible scaling as the business and usage grows. This session will discuss planning web apps with scaling and growth in mind, as well as strategies and techniques for hybrid to on-premises solutions.

[6 May 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Pivotal and VMware have announced the first enterprise-class hybrid platform-as-a-service (PaaS) on VMware vCloud Hybrid Service. VMware vCloud Hybrid Service will support the latest release of Pivotal CF, the world’s leading enterprise PaaS powered by the Cloud Foundry platform, to deliver a well-managed, agile development and operator platform for mobile and next generation web applications that leverage VMware environments across public, private and hybrid clouds.

[29 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Learn strategies, tools and techniques for migrating enterprise software systems to Amazon Web Services (AWS). We consider applications like Oracle eBusiness Suite, SAP, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Siebel. These applications are complex by themselves; they are frequently customized; they have many touch points on other systems in the enterprise; and they often have large associated databases.

[29 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]

BlazeMeter has announced a partnership with IBM that brings the power of its cloud-based load testing platform to the IBM Cloud marketplace. As of today, IBM clients can leverage BlazeMeter’s back-end testing service to run scalable load tests from 1,000 to more than 1,000,000 concurrent users and feel confident that their apps will hold up under high demand.