Ensuring the performance of an OpenStack cloud is not an easy task, but IBM and Mirantis are hoping to simplify it and assure enterprises who are wary of the open source cloud platform that OpenStack is a viable and well-performing system.
Hitachi Solutions America has teamed up with TitanFile to jointly develop a product that addresses the security and agility needs of mobile professionals. The companies will pair Hitachi Solutions' Credeon Cloud Data Protection offering with TitanFile's cross-enterprise group communication and file-sharing service.
The latest offering to be released by LiveHive may not specifically be a revenue earner for the channel, but using it as a customer could result in a stronger salesforce and more customer engagements. The new sales enablement platform from the company was developed to take advantage of a visible, analytics-driven approach to social selling across the vendor-to-partner-to-customer ecosystem.
API management and cloud-based data solutions vendor StrikeIron has launched a fully hosted API management platform in the cloud. Dubbed IronCloud, the cloud-based platform was previously only available to StrikeIron's partners and early adopters, but now the cloud service is available more generally.
The next version of Red Hat's OpenShift on-premise private PaaS offering is about to hit the proverbial shelves. Ashesh Badani, Red Hat's general manager of cloud and OpenShift, unveiled OpenShift Enterprise 2, which was designed to provide customers with the ability to increase the speed, efficiency and scalability of their IT service delivery.
MetaVis Technologies, a provider of information management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint and cloud platforms, is hoping to provide SharePoint Office 365 customers with easy access to the software's reporting and administration capabilities in the cloud.
The news about Google Compute Engine's general availability seems to be getting buried a bit, but it is now official. Google's IaaS offering is ready to take on Amazon Web Services after 18 months in beta and testing.
Sometimes being on top does nothing but give you grief from competitors hoping to flaunt your flaws. And when it comes to Dropbox, maybe some of that grief is deserved, but it also means everybody with a file sync and share cloud offering is taking aim and hoping to prove their services are better. And with the launch of Dropbox for Business, that competitive nature is coming out even more.
A study conducted by MeriTalk, a public-private partnership that focuses on serving the government IT sector, and underwritten by Red Hat, indicates that the federal government could save upwards of $20.5 billion by using PaaS. According to MeriTalk, that's equivalent to 25 percent of the feds' current IT budget.
Private cloud isn't in the same ballpark as public cloud, at least in terms of adoption. That's no real surprise, but according to Tom Ahlemeyer, solutions marketing manager of cloud at ASG Software Solutions, private cloud is lagging too much behind where it should be.
Revenue generated from public cloud is estimated to grow to upwards of $107 billion by 2017, but according to the head honchos at Flexiant, there's an apathy running through the services provider world. Although plenty of services providers have caught the cloud bug already, Flexiant's leaders noted in a discussion with Talkin' Cloud that many still don't "get" the cloud and how they fit into the market.