Private Cloud - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21611 en Rimini Street diversifies with cloud services for Workday, Salesforce.com http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/rimini-street-diversifies-cloud-services-workday-salesforcecom-240371?source=rss_private_cloud <p>Independent Oracle and SAP support provider Rimini Street will now offer integration services for customers who want to adopt SaaS (software-as-a-service) offerings from the likes of Salesforce.com and Workday.</p> <p>IT environments are set to "transform" from monolithic software suites to ones that include specialized applications as well as a mix of on-premises and cloud-based software, Rimini said in a statement.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Networking Internet CRM Private Cloud SaaS Web Services Applications Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:26:29 +0000 admin 240371 at http://www.infoworld.com Build: Microsoft Azure embraces outside technologies http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/build-microsoft-azure-embraces-outside-technologies-239850?source=rss_private_cloud <p>As it rolled out tools and features for coders at its <a href="http://www.buildwindows.com/">Build developer conference</a> Thursday, Microsoft showed that it is ready to embrace technologies and platforms not invented within its walls.</p> <p>Rather than relying solely on internal tools, the Azure cloud services platform has incorporated a number of non-Microsoft technologies, including popular open source tools such as the Chef and Puppet configuration management software, the OAuth authorization standard, and the Hadoop data processing platform.</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft Azure IaaS PaaS Private Cloud Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:52:06 +0000 admin 239850 at http://www.infoworld.com The platform-as-a-service winner is ... Puppet? http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/the-platform-service-winner-puppet-239653?source=rss_private_cloud <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/puppet_labs.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>With Cloud Foundry, OpenShift, and various cloud-washed legacy virtualization stuff like vCloud, it's time to take stock of who's winning the private PaaS (platform as a service) race. Application Development Cloud Computing Application Development PaaS Private Cloud Cloud Computing Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Andrew Oliver 239653 at http://www.infoworld.com Salesforce.com pins growth hopes on industries, wants to be bigger than SAP http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/salesforcecom-pins-growth-hopes-industries-wants-be-bigger-sap-239735?source=rss_private_cloud <p>Salesforce.com is betting that a push into industry-specific versions of its cloud-based software can help it maintain its breakneck pace of growth, and even usurp SAP as the industry's largest enterprise application vendor.</p> <p>One way to meet the latter goal is by "speaking the language of industry," said Salesforce.com President and Vice Chairman Keith Block, during a company event in Boston Wednesday.</p> Cloud Computing Networking The Industry Standard Salesforce.com Internet IT Management Private Cloud SaaS Web Services Applications Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:18:50 +0000 admin 239735 at http://www.infoworld.com 'State of the Cloud Report' proclaims hybrid is king http://www.infoworld.com/t/hybrid-cloud/state-of-the-cloud-report-proclaims-hybrid-king-239657?source=rss_private_cloud <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/cloud_checklist.jpg" alt="'State of the Cloud Report' proclaims hybrid is king" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>What's the state of business cloud in 2014? Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Amazon Web Services Hybrid Cloud OpenStack Private Cloud Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:16:33 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239657 at http://www.infoworld.com Amazon, Cisco, Google crowd the cloud -- no thanks to NSA or IT http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/amazon-cisco-google-crowd-the-cloud-no-thanks-nsa-or-it-239250?source=rss_private_cloud <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/cloud_checklist.jpg" alt="Amazon, Cisco, Google crowd the cloud -- no thanks to NSA or IT" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The gravitational pull of the cloud will not be denied -- or resisted, it seems, despite persistent fears about its security. Cloud Computing Cisco Systems Google Amazon Web Services Hybrid Cloud IaaS Private Cloud SaaS Cloud Computing Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239250 at http://www.infoworld.com Amazon counters Google with its own cloud price cuts http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/amazon-counters-google-its-own-cloud-price-cuts-239177?source=rss_private_cloud <p>The price war among major cloud providers continues, with Amazon Web Services announcing Wednesday that it is lowering the prices of a number of its cloud services, one day after Google slashed prices.</p> <p>Amazon Web Services Senior Vice President Andy Jassy downplayed any idea that the price cuts were competitive in nature, however.</p> Cloud Computing Amazon.com IaaS PaaS Private Cloud Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:30:20 +0000 admin 239177 at http://www.infoworld.com Cisco's big about-face on cloud services http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/ciscos-big-about-face-cloud-services-238994?source=rss_private_cloud <p>Three years ago as part of a comprehensive cloud strategy, <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/122010-cisco-cloud-service.html">Cisco pledged</a> to address every aspect of cloud except services it did not want to compete with customers.&nbsp;</p> Cloud Computing Cisco Systems Hybrid Cloud Private Cloud Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:19:30 +0000 admin 238994 at http://www.infoworld.com Red Hat to take on Microsoft with .Net hosted service http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/red-hat-take-microsoft-net-hosted-service-237792?source=rss_private_cloud <p>Challenging Microsoft's Windows Azure on its own turf, Red Hat is ramping up services that would offer Microsoft .Net and SQL Server capabilities on its OpenShift PaaS (platform as a service).</p> <p>Code to enable the Microsoft services is being provided by Uhuru Software, a company started by <a href="http://uhurusoftware.com/team/">a number of former Microsoft executives and engineers</a> that specializes in rendering Microsoft software as cloud services.</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft .Net PaaS Private Cloud SaaS Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:12:42 +0000 admin 237792 at http://www.infoworld.com SAP adds subscription pricing for Hana cloud services http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/sap-adds-subscription-pricing-hana-cloud-services-237767?source=rss_private_cloud <p>SAP is introducing a set of new subscription pricing options for its Hana in-memory cloud computing platform, in a move that falls in step with the pay-as-you-go model common in the cloud computing industry.</p> <p>Customers were already able to bring their existing on-premises Hana in-memory database licenses to SAP's infrastructure service. Now it's possible to buy Hana software via subscription there as well, SAP said Wednesday. A third cloud subscription option adds a series of development tools and services to the infrastructure and Hana software components.</p> Applications Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Data Management SAP Database Administration Data Warehousing Private Cloud Cloud Computing Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:49:06 +0000 admin 237767 at http://www.infoworld.com Mirantis looks to open up OpenStack vendor certifications http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/mirantis-looks-open-openstack-vendor-certifications-237470?source=rss_private_cloud <p><a href="http://www.mirantis.com/" target="_blank">Mirantis</a>, a services and systems integration company that has evolved into an OpenStack distribution provider, may be small in size but the company has proven time and again that it isn't afraid to mix things up with the big boys in the cloud playground in which it plays. And now it's going up against Red Hat in an effort to push an open-source certification initiative for products within OpenStack cloud environments.</p> Virtualization Red Hat Hybrid Cloud OpenStack Private Cloud Open Source Software Cloud Computing Virtualization Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:00:53 +0000 David Marshall 237470 at http://www.infoworld.com Mirantis, IBM give businesses 75,000 reasons to adopt OpenStack http://www.infoworld.com/t/openstack/mirantis-ibm-give-businesses-75000-reasons-adopt-openstack-237340?source=rss_private_cloud <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/openstack_cloud.jpg" alt="Mirantis, IBM give businesses 75,000 reasons to adopt OpenStack" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>When <a href="http://www.mirantis.com/" target="_blank">Mirantis</a> wanted to see how well OpenStack scaled when dealing with tens of thousands of VMs, it teamed up with IBM's SoftLayer to create some benchmarks.</p> Cloud Computing OpenStack Private Cloud Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:26:11 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 237340 at http://www.infoworld.com VMware's Virtual SAN to address software-defined storage http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/vmwares-virtual-san-address-software-defined-storage-236912?source=rss_private_cloud <p>VMware has been talking for the last couple of years about the ongoing evolution and transformation of the enterprise infrastructure into a <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/download-the-software-defined-data-center-digital-spotlight-221420">software-defined data center</a> (SDDC). As part of that discussion, the company said it is focusing on three key strategies in 2014: end-user computing, software-defined data center, and hybrid cloud, which VMware called a seamless extension of the SDDC into the public cloud.</p> Virtualization EMC VMware Server Virtualization Cloud Storage Storage Virtualization Private Cloud Storage Virtualization Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:21:37 +0000 David Marshall 236912 at http://www.infoworld.com Rackspace adds much-needed budget management tools to OpenStack http://www.infoworld.com/t/openstack/rackspace-adds-much-needed-budget-management-tools-openstack-236752?source=rss_private_cloud <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/openstack_cloud.jpg" alt="Rackspace adds much-needed budget management tools to OpenStack" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>The hardest part about creating a private cloud isn't creating it, but managing it, and sometimes the hardest management tasks aren't the technical ones, but the budgetary ones. Cloud Computing OpenStack Private Cloud Open Source Software Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:03:37 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 236752 at http://www.infoworld.com Building a private cloud? Don't overlook orchestration http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/building-private-cloud-dont-overlook-orchestration-236162?source=rss_private_cloud <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/cloud_checklist.jpg" alt="Building a private cloud? Don't overlook orchestration" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I was in Phoenix last week speaking about the need to keep an open mind about retaining some (or all) of your servers on-premises as opposed to rolling with the marketing hype over the cloud.</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows IT Management Private Cloud Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 236162 at http://www.infoworld.com Cisco unveils 'fog computing' to bridge clouds and the Internet of Things http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/cisco-unveils-fog-computing-bridge-clouds-and-the-internet-of-things-235267?source=rss_private_cloud <p>If the hardest part of the "Internet of Things" is getting to the Things, Cisco Systems is offering a lifeline.</p> <p>The so-called IoT encompasses a range of Internet-capable devices that could be almost limitless: Thermometers, electric meters, brake assemblies, blood pressure gauges, and almost anything else that can be monitored or measured. The one thing they have in common is that they're spread out around the world.</p> Cloud Computing Networking Private Cloud Networking Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:06:14 +0000 admin 235267 at http://www.infoworld.com SDL looks to battle Oracle, Salesforce.com in 'customer experience' http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/sdl-looks-battle-oracle-salesforcecom-in-customer-experience-235069?source=rss_private_cloud <p>Customer experience has emerged as one of the enterprise software industry's hotter segments of late, as companies try to run marketing, sales and support across both traditional and digital channels.</p> <p>While Salesforce.com, Oracle, and other large vendors have generated headlines for their moves into customer experience, SDL is hoping to present itself as an independent alternative with a newly launched product suite.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Private Cloud SaaS Web Services Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:22:12 +0000 admin 235069 at http://www.infoworld.com Big data analytics star in VMware vCenter Log Insight 1.5 update http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/big-data-analytics-star-in-vmware-vcenter-log-insight-15-update-234023?source=rss_private_cloud <p>Over the last 10 years, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/top-10-benefits-server-virtualization-177828">server virtualization</a> has solidified itself as a key component to shrinking the hardware footprint of the modern data center. However, what hasn't decreased during this process of consolidation is the amount of data created on a daily basis from the devices, the physical servers, the virtual machines, and the operating systems and applications that live on each of these instances. In most of these cases, the data has become magnified.</p> Virtualization EMC VMware Big Data Server Virtualization Data Visualization Log Analysis Private Cloud Cloud Computing Virtualization Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:30:00 +0000 David Marshall 234023 at http://www.infoworld.com Verizon teams with Oracle to tackle Amazon in the cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/verizon-teams-oracle-tackle-amazon-in-the-cloud-233986?source=rss_private_cloud <p>Verizon is building up its cloud service to take on the heavyweight of the industry -- Amazon Web Services -- and says it took a big step toward that direction by partnering with Oracle this week.</p> Cloud Computing Amazon.com Oracle Verizon Amazon Web Services Private Cloud Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:52:43 +0000 admin 233986 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle thinks global with its social media analysis software http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/oracle-thinks-global-its-social-media-analysis-software-233507?source=rss_private_cloud <p>Oracle has broadened the number of languages its social media analysis software supports, in a bid to appeal to enterprises with operations and customers across the world.</p> <p>The vendor's Social Relationship Management software now has support for English, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Korean and Japanese, according to Monday's announcement.</p> Cloud Computing Private Cloud Web Services Social Networking Applications Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:29:21 +0000 admin 233507 at http://www.infoworld.com