Build an Apps Store – Cisco on Government Cloud Computing
A few months back we ran the ‘Open Government Cloud Computing ‘
Enterprise Cloud Computing and The Services Led Organization
Charge! That’s the rallying cry not of your IT on the way to the Cloud, but your business units as they use their corporate American Express (AMEX) cards to buy Cloud services. The Cloud, like the Internet before it, it seems deceptively easy.
Back then, it was just connect. Done. Today, it’s just subscribe. Done. The illusion is powerful and seductive, isn’t it?
As a C-level executive, you know better though. Being the CEO, CIO, or other senior executive responsible for running a global business with more than 10,000+...
Top Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 3Q 2011
Are you wondering who is gaining mind share in the 3rd quarter of 2011? Well wonder no more. Lets take a look at the Top Cloud Enablers Gaining Mind Share, and The Leaderboard (Up and Coming Cloud Innovators, Movers and Shakers). As you know, Cloud computing has gone mainstream, and large enterprise information technology companies must continue their rapid restructuring to an on-demand model enhancing their portfolios largely through acquisitions. So lets see how they’re doing.
Here are the most recent changes this quarter, and a quick look at the 2011 acquisitions (2010 activity can be found here).
- ARM Holdings buys Obsidian (RAVEN)
- Black Duck Software acquires Olliance (Open Source Strategy Consulting)
- BMC acquires Aeroprise (Mobile)
- CA acquires Torokina Networks (Service Assurance Management)
- CA Technologies buys ITKO (Application Development)
- CA Technologies buys Watchmouse (SaaS Monitoring)
- CenturyLink acquires Savvis (Managed Hosting Services)
- Cisco picks up Pari Networks (Network / Change Management)
- Cisco acquires Versly (Collaboration)
- Cisco acquires newScale (Data Center Services)
- Citrix closes Netviewer acquisition (Software-as-a-Service -SaaS)
- Citrix acquires Cloud.com (CloudStack)
- CoreLogic acquires Dorado (Transaction Management – PaaS)
- CSC acquires AppLabs (Software Testing)
- CSC acquires Maricom (BI and DM)
- Dell to acquire InSite One (Healthcare/ Medical Storage, DR)
- Dell SecureWorks acquisition (Security)
- Dell acquires Force10 (Networking)
- Google acquires SayNow (Social Voice Platform)
- Google acquires Zagat (Content / Reviews)
- Google buys Motorola Mobility (Mobile)
- HP Buys Vertica (Real-Time Analytics)
- HP acquires Autonomy (Information Management Software)
- Infor Launches Bid For Lawson (Enterprise Resource Planning – ERP)
- Intel to acquire Fulcrum Microsystems (Ethernet Switch)
- Intel to acquire Infineon’s Wireless Unit (Mobile)
- Microsoft acquires Skype (Communications)
- NetApp acquires Akorri (Infrastructure Optimization)
The Benefits of Cloud Computing [INFOGRAPHIC]
Convergence: People, Processes, Polices and Products
Convergence: People, Processes, Polices and Products
By Greg Schulz
Converged and dynamic infrastructures, cloud and virtual environments are popular themes and industry trends with different levels of adoption and deployment occurring. Although are you focusing on products, or the other Ps, that is
What You Gonna Do when the Cloud Gets Slow on You?
Cloud: IT in 3D?
While watching TV the other night, I saw several trailers for movies, all of which advertised “in 3D.” This got me thinking about how 3D and the move toward cloud computing share similar stories.
3D was first utilized in film in the 1950s, but because of several factors, the format was not widely adopted until almost 40 years later. Even then, the application of 3D in feature films was relegated to a niche market. Only more recently, with advances in technology, standardization...
Paranoia Will Destroy Ya
There’s an amusingly pugnacious post over at ZDNet by Ken Hess that asks why so many people seem to be paranoid about cloud computing.
Hess, with tongue in cheek (I think), conjures images of survivalist loonies in describing the mistrust that some of his readers apparently exhibit towards cloud. That seem like a bit much, but what with all the vendor hype surrounding cloud, I wouldn’t blame buyers for being...
How Analytics and Business Intelligence Are Accelerating Cloud Adoption
Will Humanoids manage the Cloud?
I came across an interesting news article about a company called IPSoft and would like to share it to the readers.
The crux of the article is about IPSoft’s software based heavily on expert systems that mimic the human brain. They are capable of self-healing, self-learning and autonomously solving a majority of the problems that arise on computer networks.
And IPSoft’s correlation engines do what the human brain just cannot: pick trends by analysing hundreds of...
5 Simple Rules for Creating a Cloud Strategy
Is Cloud Computing 25% of Your Annual IT Expenditure Growth? [Infographic]
10 Questions with VI’s Patrick McCarthy
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The Wrong Tool: Test before you buy
Did you ever buy something, only to find out that it just wasn’t quite right for you? I don’t mean the usual buyer’s remorse over a large purchase, like a new car. I mean you bought a sports car, and somehow missed the fact that you like to haul your motorcycle to the desert on weekends. Oops!
Not surprisingly, you’ll find people do this frequently with small purchase, for example apps for your phone. You’re hoping for a specific utility, you read a description, it sounds right...
Live Video streaming from the Cloud
Live video streaming from the Cloud is an interesting area. Cloud’s elastic infrastructure provides new ways of delivering rich media content (video and audio) . One can run their own rich media infrastructure ,flexibly and effectively at low cost with out depending on third-party hosts. This includes delivering Ondemand video and Live video streaming.
Wowza media on Amazon EC2 cloud provides such an opportunity. However, with wowza’s low...
Microsoft’s Big Easy: An Easy Way to Earn Some Extra Money
Just as apple picking, raking leaves, and football are reminders of fall, Microsoft’s end-of-year Big Easy Promotion is a reminder about how to obtain some extra subsidy dollars to put aside for future purchases. Yes that’s correct, the Big Easy is back for another go round, and I know you’re excited.
You may be asking, what are you talking about? Did you say Microsoft and promotion? That’s like saying oil and vinegar, Athens and Sparta, Sox and...
If my Computing is Unified, why can’t I Determine my System's Health?
Unified Computing is an attempt to recreate what was desireable about mainframes using industry standard systems, read X86-based, off-the-shelf memory, storage and networking equipment. The goal was to recentralize all of the components of modern computing systems into one package.Recently Cisco joined the ranks of those offering unified systems, which included eGenera, IBM, HP, Dell and others, in offering unified computing systems. Ciscso, by the way, cleverly named their products Unified Computing Systems or...
Perception Differences between Adopters and Non-Adopters of Cloud
What makes some enterprises adopt cloud computing while others, despite being well informed, decline the opportunity? IaaS providers tout lower cloud computing cost, boast easy scalability, and assure security; but these marketing messages have enticed only 10% of U.S. firms to adopt cloud deployments thus far and another 10% plan to do so within the next 2 years. Are some identifiable cloud computing problems preventing the other...