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Apprenda, the New York-based PaaS company, has announced that it is acquiring Kismatic, a company that specializes in managing Kubernetes deployments in enterprises. Apprenda has also announced the availability of a commercial Kubernetes distribution for enterprise customers that comes...
One of the reasons why IoT has gained momentum in the recent past is the rise of cloud services. Though the concept of M2M existed for over a decade, organizations never tapped into the rich insights derived from the datasets generated by sensors and devices. Existing infrastructure wa...
In a report titled “Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Application Software, Worldwide, 2Q15 Update,” Gartner analysts highlighted the increasing trend of application modernization among enterprises. According to a recent survey, 45% of respondents stated that modernization of i...
Once every five years, the IT industry witnesses a major technology shift. In the past two decades, we have seen server paradigm evolve into web-based architecture that matured to service orientation before finally moving to the cloud. Today it is containers. When launched in 2008, Ama...
In December 2014, Canonical announced Snappy Ubuntu Core (Snappy), a stripped-down version of an Ubuntu server with container support and transactional updates. Snappy evolved from the Ubuntu 8.10 server Just Enough Operating System (JeOS) — pronounced “juice” — which was designed to r...
Just within a few years of its existence, Facebook has achieved a cult following. From teenagers to professionals to senior citizens, everyone has an account with the world’s most powerful social media platform. For many Internet users, their connected experience starts and ends with F...
WordPress is undoubtedly the most popular content management system on the web. According to an article published by Forbes in September 2012, WordPress powers one of every 6 websites on the Internet!
Having opened two data centers in Asia Pacific in December 2013, Google has flipped the switch on the Google Cloud Platform bringing Compute Engine, Cloud SQL and Cloud Storage to APAC customers.
Google, continuing its investment in containers and cluster management, is swiftly building a private Docker registry offering for its customers. Given the importance of security and compliance, enterprises…
Over the last week, the cloud world seems to have received some significant announcements from Microsoft and Amazon. Also, HP Cloud has introduced a new messaging service. Plus, Appcelerator has announced the release of Titanium 3.1 and Node.ACS GA. Here’s a quick sum up of Cloud happ...
Last week in cloud world, there were some new features release and price offerings from Amazon and Google.  Openstack has announced the release of ‘Grizzly’. Here’s a quick summary of cloud happenings over the last week. Early last week, IaaS leader Amazon has launched a new Punched Ca...
Last week, there have been few important feature releases from Amazon. Apache CloudStack proudly announces its graduation to Top Level Project. There were also some new releases from StackMob, Scalr and Appcelerator. Here’s a quick sum up of Cloud happenings over the last week. To...
Last week seems to have been an important week for the Windows Azure team at Microsoft. They have provided some new and improved features to Windows Azure. There were also some new feature releases from Google, Amazon and Eucalyptus. And, Hortonworks releases new version of the Sandbox...
Amazon continues to add more features to make AWS more appealing to enterprises and developers. Also, Rackspace has announced the launch of Rackspace Cloud Backup and introduced new features on Rackspace Open Cloud Servers. Here’s a quick summary of cloud happenings over the last week...
The cloud world seems to have been received some interesting announcements and offerings over the last week. There were some new feature releases and price offerings from Amazon. Microsoft has announced some important updates to Windows Azure Mobile Services. Plus, Cloud Foundry has...
Last week, there were some offerings and new features release from Amazon. Microsoft made an announcement on Windows Azure Store expansion and new add-ons. Google has published some interesting Google Cloud Platform case studies. Plus, Scalr has announced the extension of their multi-...
Amazon, Google and HP cloud have made significant announcements in cloud during last week. Amazon launched OpsWorks, to automate deployments and manage DevOps efficiently. There were also some new features release and offerings from Google. Plus, HP Cloud launched duo of partner progra...
Last week, the cloud world seems to have received lots of new offerings and releases from various providers. There were new releases from CloudStack, Google, StackMob and MongoHQ. There was also a new feature release from Amazon. Microsoft has published an article on choosing the best ...
Over the last week, the cloud world has witnessed a few important announcements from a couple of major cloud players. There were some new feature releases from Amazon and Microsoft. In addition, Amazon has announced the SAP Business Suite certification on AWS. Also, there was a ‘must r...
The cloud world seems to have been credited with some interesting announcements over the last week. There were some new feature releases from Microsoft, Amazon and Eucalyptus. Hortonworks has proudly announced its ‘handshake’ with Openstack Foundation and Rackspace certification. Plus,...
Over the last week the cloud world seemed to be showered with heaps of new offerings and releases from the cloud providers. There had been a few announcements and new feature release from Microsoft, Amazon, Cloudera and StackMob. Also, there was some good news for developers from Googl...
Last week we saw a few interesting announcements from some of the cloud providers. Also, there were some ‘must read’ posts published by Microsoft, Amazon and Kinvey. In addition, there were some announcements on new release from Hortonworks and MongoHQ. Yet another important news was t...
During the last decade, the enterprise war was among the handful of players. Microsoft wanted to be the de facto choice of the IT by pushing .NET application platform, integrated tools through Visual Studio, a set of servers in the form of SQL Server, SharePoint, BizTalk and System Cen...
One of the biggest complaints from developers using AWS is the fragmentation of the command line tools. Each service uses its own set of tools written in a separate language. For example, EC2 command line tools are written in Java while Beanstalk tools are developed using Ruby and SES ...
The rumors and speculations turned true. VMware and EMC are committing their key assets and resources to form a new virtual organization called the Pivotal Initiative led by Paul Maritz. This will bring the developer, Cloud and Big Data offerings of these two companies under one roof. ...
I am excited to announce the launch of Cloudready.tv. The goal of this property is to deliver high quality video content covering tutorials, how-to guides, presentations, event recordings and interviews. This will be a unique portal with content covering various Cloud platforms. I plan...
I have been following Cloud Foundry from the day it got announced. It was very clear that VMware invested in it with a clear strategy – democratize PaaS by making it is absolutely easy for the hosters and enterprises to deploy it. Between 2008 and 2011, PaaS was associated with Google ...
The most common question that I get to hear from developers is – how do I get started with Cloud Computing? Many developers believe that targeting a Platform as a Service (PaaS) is all it takes to get onto the Cloud bandwagon. While PaaS abstracts the nuts and bolts of the Cloud infras...
As a passionate Cloud Evangelist, I always believe that Cloud is the best companion of the startups. While the Silicon Valley startups are the biggest adopters of the Cloud, it may not be the case in India and other parts of Asia. I am prompted to write this article after a long debate...
Let me start by setting the context – who is a Mumbai Dabbawala? “Dabba” literally means a box and a Dabbawala is a person who carries the box. Everyday, thousands of Mumbaikars (a slang that refers to the residents of Mumbai, the financial capital of India) rely on t...
One of the critical requirements for enterprises to adopt Cloud is the Hybrid capability. Since most of the mission critical applications live behind the firewall, they should be able to extend the functionality of these applications to the Cloud. Since the initial announcement of Win...
As the organizations involved in traditional sales of shrink-wrapped software enter the Cloud business, they face a challenge dealing with the new paradigm. While the best practices of selling do not change much, they need to get comfortable pitching, positioning and selling the new ‘a...
Guess who benefits when two industry giants compete with each other offering exactly the same set of services? It is RightScale! While the Cloud ecosystem is still recovering from the euphoria of witnessing Microsoft and Google launch IaaS, RightScale is busy porting their ServerTempla...
I started my career in late 90s selling Microsoft Application Platform that included the servers and the developer tools. One of the most common customer objections that I used to handle was “vendor lock-in”. Every time I pitched MS SQL Server or Visual Basic, the immediate concern fro...
I have been following the blogosphere and Twitterati ever since the Google IaaS announcement came out officially. Within 24 hours, there have been umpteen number of articles, posts and tweets about how Google is all set to take Amazon head on! Almost 90% of the articles mentioned that ...
Microsoft is all set to lock horns with Amazon in the Cloud. Microsoft announced Windows Azure in 2008 as a .NET Platform as a Service (PaaS) and since then they have been adding features to make it more appealing to Java and PHP developers. It has reached a point where Windows Azure h...
OpenStack gets one of the most crucial endorsements as HP goes into the public beta on May 10th. I got the private beta access a couple of months ago and I tried a few scenarios. Though it has a long way to go, HP Cloud looks complete in its approach and is ready to take head on! Soon...
It’s been a year since VMware launched Cloud Foundry. This was an important milestone for VMware in establishing itself as a platform company. VMware has been on an acquisition spree to consolidate its offerings to woo the developers. It started with RabbitMQ, GemStone and finally Spri...
Citrix has announced that it is submitting the popular CloudStack platform to Apache Foundation. This comes as a surprise as Citrix has acquired Cloud.com only last year by investing a few hundreds of millions of dollars! With this, Citrix is also dumping it’s own distribution of OpenS...
There are many books on Cloud Computing in the market today. Most of them focus on the technical aspects of dealing with designing, developing and deploying applications on various Cloud Computing platforms. The target audience of these books happens to be developers or IT professional...