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A revolutionary change in the industry was the foundation for cloud on the automation of virtualization technologies. Initially it was meant for infrastructure, but with the advent of new and innovative cloud services it has crossed the boundary of Infrastructure and invaded the application space. The concept of ‘as a Service' model has three pillars: IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service). Over a period of time cloud services have grown and diversified to the extent that clubbing the services into these three pillars is not only difficult but unattainable. That's the reason none of the public cloud providers classify their services in ‘as a Service' model category. A public cloud provider has an edge over a private cloud and differentiates itself by providing rich services as compared to focus on automation ... (more)

Enzu to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | @EnzuInc #BigData #IoT #DevOps #DataCenter

SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enzu's mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to focus on the core of their online business and let Enzu manage their IT hosting infrastructure. For more information, visit https://www.enzu.com/. @ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center! Secrets of Sponsors and Exhibitors ▸ Here Secrets of Cloud Expo Speakers ▸ Here All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - ... (more)

Anexia to Exhibit at @CloudExpo Silicon Valley | @_ANEXIA #SDS #DataCenter

"We're a global managed hosting provider. Our core customer set is a U.S.-based customer that is looking to go global," explained Adam Rogers, Managing Director at ANEXIA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. @ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center! Secrets of Sponsors and Exhibitors ▸ Here Secrets of Cloud Expo Speakers ▸ Here All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley (November 1-3, 2016, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York (June 6-8, 2017, Ja... (more)

Edge Hosting Partners with @CloudFlare | @CloudExpo @EdgeWebHosting #API #Cloud #Security

Edge Hosting has announced a partnership with and the availability of CloudFlare, a web application firewall, CDN and DDoS mitigation service. "This partnership enhances Edge Hosting's world class, perimeter layer, application (layer 7) defensive mechanism," said Mark Houpt, Edge Hosting CISO. "The goal was to enable a new layer of customer controlled defense and compliance through the application of DDoS filters and mitigations, the web application firewall (WAF) feature and the added benefit of response time generated by the content delivery network (CDN) feature." How it works: Once CloudFlare is implemented, web traffic is routed through an intelligent global network filtering, scrubbing and caching traffic to maximize performance. The solution optimizes the delivery of the web pages to drive faster page load times while improving availability. The CloudFlare solu... (more)

Cloud People: A Who's Who of Cloud Computing

Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud? This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when 13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with... RANDY BIAS | @randybias "Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.] That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)

CloudSigma's Membership to The Linux Foundation Reinforces its Position as a Customer-Centric Public Cloud Provider

Zurich, Switzerland - November 9, 2012 - CloudSigma, an international, customer-centric, pure-cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, today announced that it has joined The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux. CloudSigma's membership to The Linux Foundation not only confirms the company's commitment to maintaining a flexible and user-centric cloud offering, but also as an open source technology supporter and Linux cloud IaaS provider. With its open software layer, CloudSigma allows customers to easily install and run whatever software or operating system they want, including all variants of Linux, thereby setting the company apart from other IaaS providers that impose deployment restrictions. Furthermore, the membership puts CloudSigma at the forefront of the next generation of IaaS providers, making a... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

Unisys: A Clear Vision for Cloud Computing

Following Unisys’ recent announcement regarding their cloud computing strategy (Unisys Moves to Break Through Barriers to Adoption of Cloud Computing) I had the opportunity to speak with Rich Marcello, president of Unisys Systems & Technology, and Sam Gross, VP of Unisys Global IT Outsourcing Solutions. What struck me was the coherence and clarity of their cloud computing vision as compared to HP or IBM. Unisys’ strategy bridges public, private and hybrid cloud models, and includes well-differentiated infrastructure, platform and software as a service offerings (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS). Further, they wrap this all in a set of comprehensive service offerings that they can deliver globally. It’s a big vision, and if they can pull it off it should make them one of the more interesting providers out there. One of their key differentiators is Unisys Stealth (described bel... (more)

Open REST API for Cloud Development

Positioning its cloud hosting services as an alternative to Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Rackspace announced today the public availability of Cloud Servers API based on representational state transfer (REST). Taking an open-source approach, Rackspace’s 43,000 cloud-computing customers played a major role in the API specifications, explained Emil Sayegh general manager for The Rackspace Cloud, formerly branded as Mosso cloud hosting. They overwhelmingly preferred the newer lighter-weight REST approach to the older heavy-duty SOAP standard that Amazon uses, he said. “With the number of companies that provided input into this API, the way I see it this is their design,” he told BriefingsDirect. “This API is based on their input.” This open community approach is a major differentiator between Amazon and the Rackspace alternative. It may very well also be a differ... (more)

The Network-Centric Computing Model

System architects and engineering teams are designing increasingly complex embedded systems in order to satisfy their customers' stringent functionality and performance requirements. In addition, within tactical systems, it's not uncommon to require deterministic real-time behavior while moving large quantities of information over non-deterministic network transports. Many of these systems must now face the challenge of interfacing or "bridging" to the Global Information Grid (GIG) in a seamless fashion in order to: a) communicate information with the broader electronic community while b) not negatively impacting high performance mission-critical functionality. As the Object Management Group's (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) specification continues to gain market traction, particularly within the Department of Defense (DoD), the ability to seamlessly integrate ... (more)

Cloud BI & Amazon VPC

Today RightScale did a webinar on their Cloud Business Intelligence offering with Talend, Jaspersoft and Vertica.  One of the bigger objections to cloud BI in the past has been security — how can I move all of this mission critical data to a public insecure cloud? With Amazon VPC now in the picture, the BI datasets are now as secure at Amazon as they are in your data center.  Why wouldn’t you use the cloud for your BI needs? ... (more)