IBM and Cloud Foundry: A match made in heaven?
IBM’s partnership with Cloud Foundry will certainly go down as one of the bigger announcements in the cloud computing space this year. But what will it mean on a wider scale?
IBM and Pivotal have announced collaboration on the open platform as a service (PaaS) Cloud Foundry, pushing forward to establish open governance in the PaaS community – in other words, allowing companies total freedom to write software applications running in the cloud.
“Cloud Foundry’s potential to transform...
Oracle CAF targets dynamic cloud app development and deployment
Oracle Cloud Application Foundation (CAF) is an out-of-the-box, pre-integrated cloud infrastructure solution built around Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS). Release 12c of Oracle CAF is now generally available and is designed for building cloud-based, dynamic enterprise applications. In addition to WLS 12c, the release comprises Oracle Coherence 12c, Oracle Tuxedo 12c, Oracle Traffic Director/Web Tier 12c, and Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder, along with...
Splunk’s “Hunk” makes dealing with Hadoop big data easy
Earlier this week we got to speak with Sanjay Mehta, VP of Product Marketing, and Clint Sharp, Senior Product Manager, Big Data; concerning the (beta) launch of a new product, “Hunk”, making exploring data stored in Hadoop easy.
In fact, one of the taglines randomly generated on the company’s website is “taking the ‘sh’ out of IT”, solutions which work for clients in the real-world is a clear priority.
Sanjay gives an interview of the company’s background:...
Informatica aims to get its “Vibe” back
Informatica, which pioneered the current data integration tooling market, is seeking to reboot growth by targeting midmarket prospects who have traditionally perceived its solutions as too complex and expensive. The technology linchpin of this strategy is “Vibe,” a service-oriented architecture to deconstruct and make Informatica’s technologies more easily embeddable into third-party tools and/or cloud-based services. This is not the...
Amazon’s RDS database gets unleashed, gains SLA
Although being technically in operation for three and a half years, Amazon’s RDS database never made general release until now. Along with the public unveiling, the service has gained a useful SLA for some peace of mind.
RDS stands for Relational Database Service. This hosted database service includes the full package, from set-up, to operations, and through to scaling.
Amazon note any pre-existing Applications, Tools, or Code which IT staff are already using on their databases can still be used on...
Wearable tech will form “human cloud”, argues Rackspace
A report from Rackspace Hosting has concluded that, with the rise of wearable technology, it will drive the rise of the “human cloud”.
Cloud computing has become an integral facet of the rise in wearable tech, with the rich data available at a user’s command all being easily stored in the cloud.
As a result the report, ‘The Human Cloud: Wearable Technology from Novelty to Productivity’, examined the responses of 4000 UK and US adults, as well as collaborating with experts from...
LogMeIn’s PaaS solution Xively ready to connect Internet of Things
LogMeIn’s Xively is ready to connect “The Internet of Things” as a brand new PaaS (platform as a service) offering APIs for interacting with real world objects, along with real-time messaging thrown into the mix for good measure.
The cloud-based service originates from Cosm, the IoT (Internet of Things) platform by Pachube, which LogMeIn purchased back in July 2011.
LogMeIn secured another huge partner for this venture, ARM, whose technology forms the basis of many popular devices including...
Google plays its IaaS hand with Compute Engine general release
Among the hive of activity at Google I/O, one of the search giant’s more interesting announcements has come in the form of a general preview release of Google Compute Engine (GCE), giving developers increased access to Google infrastructure.
Google’s latest push is a further move into the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) space, and culminates in the Silicon Valley company finding itself jockeying for position in a three horse race alongside Amazon and Microsoft.
Service virtualisation provides a practical approach to delivering DevOps
Roy Illsley, Principal Analyst Ovum ITEven today’s most successful organizations will not survive the converged business future by merely doing the same things they currently do only differently. What is needed is a shift to do different things. Ovum believes that rapid, assured, and sustained business innovation is imperative to an organization’s success. IT leaders therefore need to effectively harness technological advances, cut time to market, and improve quality and performance.Many organizations are...