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Craig Matsumoto02/12/14
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Citrix’s CloudBridge Goes Back to the Branch

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.

Steven Willmott02/11/14
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Bitcasa Launches Secure Storage API

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.

Peter Cohen02/11/14
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Listen to Your SaaS Customers

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.

Phil Whelan02/10/14
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PaaS: Breaking Ties, Increasing Focus

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.

Benjamin Ball02/10/14
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The Best of the Week (Jan. 31): Cloud Zone

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.

Ross Mason02/10/14
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Choosing a Cloud Integration Solution

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.

Wolfram Rittmeyer02/07/14
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Upstream Messages with Google Cloud Messaging

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.

Barton George02/07/14
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Talking SwiftStack with Founder and CEO Joe Arnold

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.

Alec Noller02/06/14
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Take Our Survey and be Part of DZone's New Cloud Platform Research Report!

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!

Moshe Kaplan02/06/14
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Is OpenStack Object Store a Base for a Video CDN?

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.

Paul Duvall02/05/14
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Getting Started the Right Way with AWS

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.

Brian O' Neill02/05/14
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Looking for your aaS? (IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS vs. BaaS)

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).

Christopher Blake02/04/14
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IBM Mail Next & the Future of Email UI in the SaaS Sector

IBM is has become comfortable adopting the approach of SaaS, and now they're focusing on changing the way people interface with email applications. IBM is creating an email application that moves away from a management tool with embedded features, and moving towards an interface dashboard with mail just being one of the capabilities.

Troy Hunt02/04/14
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Measuring all the things with Azure Web Sites and friends

Most people have no idea what kind of capabilities are possible with Windows Azure. This article includes a number of different tools and services that help stand up websites with Azure, and providing monitoring and data collection along the way.

Tatiana Crawford02/03/14
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Cloud Security Survey: Concerns with Traditional Security in the Cloud (Part 3)

This is the final post of a 3 part series on a cloud security survey recently conducted by CloudPassage. The survey looks at the actual adoption of cloud computing, both private and public clouds, what cloud benefits are most important to businesses, what security challenges are the biggest pain points and so on.

Brian Gracely02/03/14
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The Cloudcast #129 - Cloud Chaos, HyperConvergence & Commoditization

In this episode of The Cloudcast, Brian Gracely talks with guests about the Open Compute Project, Cisco's future in storage, the future of software-defined and object storage, Microsoft's new CEO, and how many public clouds will be optimal in the future.

Benjamin Ball02/02/14
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The Best of the Week (Jan. 24): Cloud Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (Jan. 17 to Jan. 23). This week's articles discuss a range of topics including PaaS versus IaaS, using Clojure with CloudStack, a discussion on TechNet Radio with the CEO and COO of PoliticalTracker, how to monitor performance on Windows Azure applications, and a discussion of how the IT industry explains and markets the "cloud."

Richard Thompson01/31/14
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Are we taking enough responsibility for confusion about the cloud?

Most lay people don't understand what the cloud is. This is hardly breaking news, but is the IT industry taking enough responsibility for this lack of knowledge?

Tatiana Crawford01/31/14
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Cloud Security Survey 2013: Extent of Cloud Deployment (Part 2)

This is part 2 of a 3 part series on a cloud security survey recently conducted by CloudPassage. The survey looks at the actual adoption of cloud computing, both private and public clouds, what cloud benefits are most important to businesses, what security challenges are the biggest pain points and so on.

Mark Hinkle01/30/14
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Clojure and CloudStack

This article is to give you a full taste of the functional programming when using Clojure with CloudStack. The article includes instructions for installing everything you need to operate these tools, and gives you an idea of how they will be utilized.

Tatiana Crawford01/30/14
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Cloud Security Survey 2013: Private vs Public Cloud Deployment (Part 1)

This is part 1 of a 3 part series on a cloud security survey recently conducted by CloudPassage. The survey looks at the actual adoption of cloud computing, both private and public clouds, what cloud benefits are most important to businesses, what security challenges are the biggest pain points and so on.

Tommy Patterson01/28/14
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TechNet Radio: Delivering Results – How PoliticalTracker uses Windows Azure and More!

The most recent episode of TechNet Radio includes an exclusive interview with the CEO and COO of PoliticalTracker.com. In the video, they discuss a new website design for the website, as well as how they use online solutions such as Windows Azure and Visual Studio Online.

Mark Hinkle01/28/14
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PaaS with CloudStack

At the CloudStack Collaboration COnference in Amsterdam there were several ongoing discussions about PaaS solutions. Notably, Amazon Web Services offers an explanation between different PaaS solutions on a spectrum that goes from operational control to pure application deployment.

Jp Morgenthal01/24/14
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In IaaS and PaaS Convergence, It’s PaaS That Should Lead

Do consumers really care about the difference between IaaS and PaaS? The answer to this question is most likely, no, but that doesn't eliminate the need for distinction, it merely is a matter of how best to deliver the value of cloud computing to users.

Bruno Terkaly01/24/14
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Monitoring the Performance of Multi-Tiered Windows Azure Applications

Multi-tiered applications are notoriously difficult to troubleshoot, especially when hosted in cloud infrastructures. When there is an outage or when performance slows, it is difficult to identify the root cause or location of the issue.