SaaS Start-up Metrics from an Investor’s Point of View: SaaS Math
Is Encryption the Solution to Cloud Security and Privacy?
By Guest Blogger Erik Heels, Partner at Clock Tower Law Group, experts in patent law
Wikipedia defines "cloud computing" as "the logical computational resources (data, software) accessible via a computer network (through WAN or Internet etc.), rather than from a local computer. Managing local computers is hard: there are security issues, computer lifecycle issues, accessibility issues. Cloud computing, ideally, is easy: set it and forget it,...
It’s Not a Disaster Recovery Plan If You Don’t Test It
There’s a fine story by Jacob Gsoedl over at SearchDisasterRecovery.com called, “Disaster recovery in the cloud explained” that makes for good reading.
Gsoedl provides a good overview of matters. I would like amplify one topic that I think deserves more emphasis than Gsoedl provides – testing.
As one of our customers recently put it to me, “You don’t actually have a DR plan if you...
The Cloud Computing Stratosphere [Infographic]
Market Forecast: The Future is Already Here – It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed
VMworld and The Toughest Cloud Management Question
Last week at VMworld we asked a secret shopper to visit all the major cloud management vendors (BMC, CA, HP, IBM, and CA Nimsoft) and ask the Toughest Cloud Management Question.
VMworld is a great place to do this. Because the attendees are very smart and experienced and the people working the vendor demonstration stations know their products very well.
Zenny’s Weekly Cloud Links #25 – VMworld, Telstra, Cloud Security, Hybrid Cloud
Don’t Forget Your Developers!
In our collective desire to equip our organizations or clients with the tools and technologies required to support the realization of SOA strategy and enablement, the focus of selection processes tends, understandably, to be centered on enterprise-centric concerns. Interoperability, standards compliance, reuse, etc., tend...
Government SaaS Grids – Reinventing Application Solution Delivery
The Canadian Federal Government recently...
American Idol, Blockbuster, and Microsoft 365: Innovate or Die
I attended the Microsoft Partner Conference last month in Los Angeles, CA, and there were two major topics during the week. The first was the recent release of Office 365 which is the epicenter of Microsoft’s cloud computing vision. The second was which Hollywood stars we would see, obviously.
However, the only star I saw was an Allison Iraheta performance that Microsoft sponsored at the Staples Center. (Allison, if you were unaware, came in...
Gartner Releases Hype Cycle for Networking and Communications, 2011
Sizing the Public Cloud Services Market
Infographic of Cloud Computing Outlook 2011
Today Cloud.com, Zenoss and BitNami released the results of a recent survey to determine the key IT objectives and obstacles to cloud adoption. The survey respondent base consisted of the development communities from BitNami, CloudStack and Zenoss Core, all open source projects, and included more than 500 IT professionals. For an analysis of the results see Cloud Computing Survey Finds...
Salesforce teams with Yammer to offer interactive sales feed
Yammer has announced a Force.com app that will allow users to pipe information from Salesforce.com to Yammer rather than its own social network, Chatter.With a focus on microblogging, much like Facebook or Twitter, the new app offers several social networking features. This is part of a new Activity stream for Yammer which allows users to follow updates from enterprise software such as customer service tickets, new leads, purchase orders and the like, in the same vein as Twitter updates viewed via Facebook. There will also be a...
First ever Cloud certification course launches at university
Those interested in learning more about the SaaS, PaaS and LaaS are now able to take a certified university course after the first ever cloud computing course was launched at the University of Washington, last week.Dr. Erik Bansleben, program development director, Academic Programs at the University of Washington, revealed the outline of a new certificate program offered by the university in cloud computing. Topics covered include cloud computing models: software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), infrastructure as a...
Five Cloud trends for 2012
As the Cloud gains momentum in consumer consciousness, we look at five top trends set to rock the foundations of cyberspace in 2012.A recent poll by research firm Gartner revealed that worldwide Cloud adoption is growing at an annual rate of around 17 percent while industry surveys show 50 percent or more of organisations polled have implemented some form of cloud computing.So now we have dipped our toes in the proverbial waters, what’s next for the Cloud?1. The growth of mobile CloudAs soon as Apple lays claim to something,...