The importance of DevOps when deploying with AWS

The fact that ‘Time is Money’ applies today, just as it did the past. In contemporary computing environments, business agility to address customer needs directly translates to the success of your company. This is where the emerging software development paradigm, “DevOps”, which builds on several principles of agile development, lean manufacturing, Kaizen and other continuous improvement processes, can be invaluable.

Cloud service providers and end users: Let's lose the rigidity of the SLA, argues exec

A senior executive at cloud services provider Claranet has claimed that most cloud services providers and end users are relying too much on the standard service level agreement. Paul Marland, Claranet director of account management, believes that cloud service today is far more dynamic. Contracts can – and should – change dependent on the customer’s need, and the classic SLA prohibits that.

EMC snaps up Cloudscaling, looks to expand in OpenStack markets

Tech giant EMC has bought open cloud provider Cloudscaling, according to reports, bolstering the firm’s push towards OpenStack. The reports, which first surfaced in Bloomberg, gave little information regarding further details, but suggested that the deal was worth less than $50m.

IBM and SAP team up to run HANA Enterprise Cloud in major deal

SAP and IBM have announced a major partnership with SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud being delivered through IBM’s cloud. The two firms, who have had a fruitful partner relationship for over 40 years, gives users the choice to run SAP’s HANA in-memory database across either SoftLayer, the IaaS firm acquired by IBM last year, or IBM’s cloud managed services.