Webinar 3-Part Series: How to Implement Security Strategies such as Software
Defined Networks, Federated Hybrid Clouds and Industry Compliance
What: Cloud Networking Webinar Series
When: Wednesdays May 8, May 15, May 22, 2013
4pm UK / 10am CT / 8am PT
Where: Online, via GoToWebinar
Cloud computing infrastructure is elastic, scalable, highly available and
accessible, but is it safe? Concerns and pain points such as network
encryption in third party environments, address and topology control, and
connectivity need to be addressed from the enterprise and business
In a three-part webinar series focused on best practices for cloud networking
security, CohesiveFT Senior Cloud Solution Architect, Sam Mitchell, will
examine key questions enterprises must answer when looking to migrate to
public clou... (more)
Over the last week, Platform as a Service has moved out of the shadows to
become big news in the cloud world. Here is a quick roundup of recent events:
RedHat acquires Makara: this is a great move by RedHat, who has been hitherto
a peripheral player in the great cloud game. Makara gives RedHat a platform
that makes it much easier for developers to deploy cloud applications while
also providing rich debugging capabilities. The Makara founding team came
from Wily and brings deep understanding of application lifecycle management
for cloud applications.
Cloudbees gets funding for a Java PaaS: this breathes life into the Java PaaS
market, bringing the same kinds of turnkey cloud management to the Java
community that Engine Yard and Heroku bring to the Ruby on Rails Market.
Cloudbees was founded by the former CTO of JBoss and has tied their Java PaaS
to the Hudson
The firs... (more)
IBM on Monday announced it has completed the acquisition of Platform
Computing, a privately held company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario,
Canada. Financial terms were not disclosed.
On October 11, 2011, IBM announced that it had entered into a definitive
agreement to acquire Platform Computing, a global leader in cluster, grid and
cloud management software for distributed computing environments.
Platform Computing's focused technical and distributed computing management
software helps clients create, integrate and manage shared computing
environments that are used in compute- and data-intensive applications such
as simulations, computer modeling and analytics. These technical and high
performance computing (HPC) applications fuel product development, critical
business decisions and breakthrough science in financial services,
manufacturing, digital media, oil and g... (more)
Lenovo and IBM have entered into a definitive agreement in which Lenovo plans
to acquire IBM's x86 server business. This includes System x, BladeCenter and
Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems,
NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, blade networking and
maintenance operations. The purchase price is approximately US$2.3 billion,
approximately two billion of which will be paid in cash and the balance in
IBM will retain its System z mainframes, Power Systems, Storage Systems,
Power-based Flex servers, and PureApplication and PureData appliances.
The agreement builds upon a longstanding collaboration that began in 2005
when Lenovo acquired IBM's PC business, which included the ThinkPad line of
PCs. In the period since the companies have continued to collaborate in many
IBM will continue to dev... (more)
NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new
market research report is available in its catalogue:
Global Cyber Warfare Market 2013-2023
Cyber attacks between states are not only rising in frequency but are also
becoming increasingly sophisticated. The growing threat has raised the public
awareness, and governments have increased budgets for the development of
defensive and offensive cyber capabilities. As a consequence, Visiongain has
determined that the value of the global cyber warfare market in 2013 will
What makes this report unique?
Visiongain consulted widely with industry experts and full transcripts from
these exclusive interviews with Symantec and with... (more)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/16/14 -- Celebrating a year of
record-growth, Cycle Computing has added HPC executive and startup veteran
Tim Carroll as Vice President of Business Development and Ecosystem; and has
also promoted Rob Futrick to Chief Technical Officer (CTO). The buildout of
the management team will leverage and accelerate rapid growth of revenue, new
customers and core hours under management.
"Our goal is to lead the way in utility technical computing, which is the
biggest accelerator of engineering, life science, insurance, manufacturing,
energy, risk management, and scientific discovery and invention in history,"
says Jason Stowe, CEO of Cycle Computing. "We're excited to have Tim and Rob
join the management team at Cycle, showing again that the industry's top
talent is joining us to help deliver better answers, faster, to clients."
The company... (more)
Forrester Research has run up a study of private cloud vendors and rated them
on 10 criteria: self-service portal or service catalog; dynamic workload
management; resource management; service management; integration and control
APIs; image library; RBAC administration; virtualization layer; physical
compute & storage; and last but not least application services.
Against these yardsticks it measured 15 companies. In descending order they
are Platform Computing, HP, IBM, VMware, Abiquo, BMC, Dell, CA, TIBCO,
newScale, Cloud.com, Eucalyptus, Hexagrid, Microsoft and Enomaly.
Among the purer player vendors - heck against all of them - Platform
Computing walks off with first prize ahead of HP, IBM and VMware with a total
score of 26 out of a possible 40. HP, IBM and VMware tie for second place
with 25, making Abiquo third with 23. newScale is sixth with 19 points
Platform Computing has announced a new software product for managing private
cloud environments. Platform ISF is an end-to-end cloud management product
for enterprises to build and run their private clouds. It is the centerpiece
of Platform's cloud strategy and will be made available for beta in June with
general availability planned for the Fall.
As the longtime leader in grid and HPC management software, Platform
Computing is expanding its product offerings to support the needs of
mainstream business applications, leveraging its strong technology and
experience in deploying large-scale shared compute environments. Platform ISF
is computing infrastructure sharing software for private cloud management.
Private clouds generally refer to resources pooled together in a shared IT
infrastructure to run applications for business users. Platform ISF creates
private clouds... (more)
Are you looking to enter the cloud but don't know where to start? Are you
leery of 'cloud-washing' by so many vendors in the IT space? Let's work
together to get your business into the cloud in a methodical manner. I am an
expert in public cloud computing at all levels (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) as well
'private' cloud (VMware). We will work together to identify costs, risks and
strategies to ensure your projects succeed in the cloud.
Below is the email Amazon sent out to AWS customers announcing their new PaaS
offering - Elastic Beanstalk.
Dear Amazon Web Services Customer,
We're excited to introduce the beta of AWS Elastic Beanstalk, an even easier
way for developers to quickly deploy and manage applications in the AWS
cloud. You simply upload your application to Elastic Beanstalk, and Elastic
Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment details of capacity
TORONTO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighty-three percent of IT executives intend
to keep their cloud initiatives within their own firewall, according to a
survey of delegates by Platform Computing at the Supercomputing Conference
(SC'09) in November 2009. Platform Computing surveyed 95 IT executives across
the research, manufacturing, government and education industries to determine
why organizations are investing in cloud solutions, their concerns about
cloud computing and plans for future initiatives.
Although most organizations are experimenting with cloud computing, the
majority (82%) do not foresee cloud bursting initiatives, demonstrating that
cloud models are still early in their adoption and that executives are
cognizant of the very same security and management issues that drive them to
create a private cloud in the first place. Executives see the value of a ... (more)
Platform Computing, a provider of cluster, grid and cloud management
software, on Tuesday announced the availability of the Platform ISF Starter
Pack, an out-of-the-box, end-to-end software product and services offering
for companies to quickly set up a private cloud. It provides a low risk, low
cost way to evaluate private cloud, enabling architects and IT managers to
get a cloud sandbox environment up and running in less than 30 minutes. For
only US$4,995, the Platform ISF Starter Pack includes a one-year Platform ISF
license for 10 sockets, consulting, training and support.
Introduced to the market in June 2009, Platform ISF is the first end-to-end
software product that provides everything you need for private cloud
management. You don't need to string together point tools from various
vendors on your own. Platform ISF efficiently manages application ... (more)