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IBM Brings More Security, Control to Cloud-Based DevOps with new "Bluemix … – MarketWatch

Posted on Nov 22, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's platform-as-a-service. The new platform enables developers to build applications around their most sensitive data and deploy them in a dedicated cloud environment to help them capture the benefits of cloud while avoiding the compliance, regulatory and performance issues that are presented with public clouds. IBM is also introducing a new, private API catalog on its public instance of Bluemix

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SAP talks up Hana but small companies slow to sign on – ITworld.com

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Small and medium-sized businesses looking to grow need to leverage big data, cloud computing and mobility, and SAP says that its Hana platform can help them on those fronts. "If we can bring the power of Hana to small businesses we can change the world," said SAP CEO Bill McDermott during a panel talk at the company's small and medium-sized business summit in New York City Thursday. With the Internet of Things flooding companies with data, businesses will need a way to analyze that information as fast as possible and on-premises software may not quickly deliver those results, he said

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SAP talks up Hana but small companies slow to sign on – PCWorld

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Small and medium-sized businesses looking to grow need to leverage big data, cloud computing and mobility, and SAP says that its Hana platform can help them on those fronts. “If we can bring the power of Hana to small businesses we can change the world,” said SAP CEO Bill McDermott during a panel talk at the company’s small and medium-sized business summit in New York City Thursday.

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IBM Bolsters Cloud App DevOps Tools, Features – Tech Times

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

IBM pushes its Bluemix PaaS software to enterprises that aren't in a position to entrust sensitive data to public clouds. Bluemix' new Private API securely connects the platform to data housed on campus.(Photo : Image courtesy of IBM) Expanding its efforts to gain more enterprise support for its cloud services, IBM is releasing a single-tenant version of its Bluemix software for developers wary of working with the platform-as-a-service software on public servers. Bluemix leverages IBM's Cloud Foundry PaaS to equip developers with the tools needed to quickly develop and release cloud applications, lowering the cost to do so by subsidizing the service through several payment plans

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5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, Nov. 21 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in Cloud News

Talkin' Cloud brings together the top cloud computing financing stories of the week for readers.

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Gartner’s cloud showdown: Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure – Network World

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in Cloud News

Network World Gartner's cloud showdown: Amazon Web Services vs.

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SAP talks up Hana, but small companies slow to sign up – Computerworld

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Small and medium-sized businesses looking to grow need to leverage big data, cloud computing and mobility, and SAP says that its Hana platform can help them on those fronts. "If we can bring the power of Hana to small businesses we can change the world," said SAP CEO Bill McDermott during a panel talk at the company's small and medium-sized business summit in New York City Thursday

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Asustek hosts event to showcase cloud computing, IoT solutions – Digitimes

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in Cloud News

Asustek hosts event to showcase cloud computing, IoT solutions Monica Chen, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 19 November 2014] Asustek Computer hosted Asus Cloud Solution Day on November 19 to demonstrate its latest Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing solutions and strategies.

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How Small Business Software Could Produce The Next Hundred Billion Dollar … – Street Fight

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 in SMB Cloud

This is the third article  in a three-part series on “The Democratization of Local Commerce.”  In the tech industry, the business logic behind platforms nears gospel. We know that platforms — everything from YouTube and WordPress to Facebook and Twitter — enable smaller companies to grow and compete against better-capitalized incumbents by providing a critical business assets at a fraction of the cost.  The effect is a kind of efficient fragmentation — or democratization — in the information industries. We also know that the tech industry has started to export these platforms to traditionally offline industries.

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Jared Wray, CTO, CenturyLink: On change for telcos as they move to the cloud – CloudTech

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: CenturyLink Feature CenturyLink is a cloud provider on a mission. With nearly fifty years’ experience in the traditional telecommunications space, it’s looking to challenge the main storage and infrastructure players.

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Integrated Hybrid Cloud Solution – Manufacturing Business Technology

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Anna, TX –– Taking its leadership in cloud-based High-Performance Computing (HPC) applications even higher, Nimbix has introduced the extension of JARVICE to support hybrid cloud implementations. The new solution extends on-demand big data and HPC applications to hybrid cloud deployments, allowing organizations to comply with data security and location requirements

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5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, Nov. 14 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Cloud News

Talkin' Cloud brings together the top cloud computing financing stories of the week for readers. Each week Talkin' Cloud compiles a list of cloud computing financing stories for readers who might have missed the news earlier in the week. This week's column features funding news from Jandi, Evident.io, Peak, Evernote and Avalara

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Q&A with QNAP regarding Intel Baytrail and its latest NAS products – TweakTown

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Questions and Answers with QNAP regarding Intel Baytrail and its latest NAS devices     Q: What has been QNAP's strategy this year?   A: For the SMB/SOHO NAS / personal cloud audience, QNAP's focus is to deliver the Celeron CPU / Intel Baytrail platform. Intel's platform is very attractive because of performance and media transcoding capability.

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Salesforce Lightning Connect marries old apps to new – Computerworld

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Salesforce has a solid lock on the SMB space, and more forward-looking large organizations have moved to its cloud CRM, marketing and sales solutions, apparently to great success.

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SoftNAS Cloud Version 3.2 Debuts – Top Tech News

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 in SMB Cloud

SoftNAS Announces Shared Storage for Docker Apps and New Express Edition -- Brings high-availability storage to Docker apps to optimize DevOps build/test cycles SoftNAS™, the No. 1 Best-Selling NAS in the Cloud, today introduced version 3.2 for SoftNAS Cloud, a full-featured, enterprise -grade NAS (Network Attached Storage) filer for private, public and hybrid clouds running on popular cloud computing platforms, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and VMware vSphere. SoftNAS also announced Express Edition, with a usable capacity up to 1 Terabyte (TB), as well as integration with Docker, an open platform, or container, where developers can build, ship and run distributed applications.

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