The Sochi Olympics gets a new RESTful API for data lovers, Windows finally looks for platform unity, expensive 3D printers can now be yours, Coursera professes love for Scala, Oracle looks to please miffed Java devs, Irrational Games closes its doors, and Valve profusely explains to the gaming community.
Brian talks with Gregg Holzrichter, VP Marketing at Atlantis Computing, about the evolution of hyper-converged systems and software-defined storage. They explore how the technology can be used for both desktop and server workloads, and how these systems are changing how organizations deploy systems.
SaaS has opened up the software world to a lot of new developers who lacked the resources or experience to get into more traditional platforms due to expensive software and hardware needed. There’s also a lot of complexity in traditional software that is greatly reduced in the web standard SaaS platform.
When building cloud applications on Windows Azure, it’s always a good thing to delegate as much work to specialized services as possible. File downloads can be streamed directly from Windows Azure storage to your client, without having to pass a web app hosted on Windows Azure Cloud Services or Web Sites.
There are various incentives when considering multi-cloud deployment, including regulations, high-availability, and global presence, to name a few. However, when looking at the main factors, two key words come to mind: Evolution and Freedom.
Cloud providers are faced with the challenge of providing a dynamic network not just in the context of elasticity, but also flexibility to define capacity, and bandwidth, to redefine configurations, and re-tune them to your needs, agilely.
Gartner predicts that cloud computing will become the bulk of new IT spend by 2016, but security remains the top inhibitor to cloud adoption. Every organization using the cloud needs a security solution purpose built for the cloud.
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (Feb. 7 to Feb. 13). Topics this week include setting up Devstack Havanna on a network, a shakedown of AWS S3 archiving, choosing a cloud integration solution, PaaS application requirements, and SaaS obstacles.
This week I caught up with Stu Green- founder & CEO of an interesting initiative “Project bubble”. We spoke on topics that are particularly interesting and relevant to SaaS Addicts. Keep reading to hear his best of breed tips and practices.
There are a lot of moving parts in these systems and every now and then, stuff goes wrong. Not often and even less frequently beyond what the scope of the SLAs provision for, the point is that services like these are not infallible.
There is a lot of confusion about "PaaS" and what it means. The definitions are vast, vague and varying. The market and the media are understandably confused. This article lays out what exactly it means to be PaaS, and the various features of a PaaS.
The Openstack project is hugely popular, and it is also pretty damn complicated to set up. Fortunately, the good folks as Openstack have set up an ‘all-in-one’ configuration allowing you to install all of the Openstack components on one machine using a fairly straightforward script.
As roll your own logging solutions go, archiving to S3 is by far the most popular. This is, in fact, usually the first step an organization takes to implement a log management solution. Why do they do this you ask? Some good reasons to follow.
Citrix has been a company helping applications move into the cloud, but some applications need to keep a footprint in the branch office. On Tuesday, Citrix announced a concept it calls Cloud Services Extended (CSX), a Windows-based approach for applications to straddle the branch and the cloud.
Bitcasa recently launched its Secure Storage API for developers, powered by 3scale. Bitcasa is an encrypted 1TB hard drive in the cloud. The Bitcasa REST API provides a plug-and-play filesystem for all your mobile, web, and desktop apps.
Companies get more from software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions than just lower cost. So says a recent study conducted by IBM. It reveals that companies find that the greatest benefits from SaaS solutions are more collaboration, a better customer experience, and faster time-to-market.
Before PaaS, applications had, by today’s standards, unnecessarily strict infrastructure requirements. There’s no doubt in my mind that the most significant benefit you get from a PaaS is to break those ties, allowing everyone in their respective role to focus on their already difficult-enough tasks at-hand.
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (Jan. 31 to Feb. 6). This week's topics include a survey for the DZone Cloud Platform Research Report, video CDN with OpenStack, talking with SwiftStack founder Joe Arnold, IBM Mail Next, and getting started with AWS.
Selecting an integration technology to replace point-to-point integration, whether it be a tool or a complete platform, plays a critical role in the success of your business. Businesses should carefully consider a solution to solve SaaS and SOA IT projects, making sure all integration needs are met.
Google announced a new messaging model with Google Cloud Messaging on last years Google IO. This model allows for upstream messaging and for user specific notifications. This post is the first in a three-part series in which I am going to look into both these changes and to show you how to use them.
Several different discussions came out of Venture Beat's CloudBeat conference, including panels with PayPal, Puppet Labs, Disney, CloudStack, and SwiftStack. This article includes a video discussion with SwiftStack's CEO and Found Joe Arnold.
The DZone Research team wants to know what features and services you care about when comparing PaaS and IaaS products. Help DZone get a better idea of the trends in PaaS and IaaS preferences and usage, and you'll be entered to win an iPad Air, Windows Surface, or Samsung Tab 10!
Video CDN are amazing from technical aspect as we are talking about high scale systems with some unique business cases. This article shares some of the design aspects regarding these systems, and discusses the uses and implementation of the CDN.
This article is part of the Continuous Delivery Blueprints series. It discusses how to go from no cloud infrastructure and no continuous integration set up to having a functioning Continuous Delivery Pipeline in Amazon Web Services. It discusses high level topics while also providing a reference implementation so it’s easy to follow along with.
This article discusses how as Software as a Service offering can seem change with releases into a Platform as a Service. Also discussed are the differences between Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Back-end as a Service (BaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).