Enterprise Cloud News

Appnomic AppsOne Provides 3D Metrics for Cloud-Based App Performance, Usage

Appnomic Systems is shipping an update to its AppsOne automated performance management solution to support on-premise and cloud-based applications. AppsOne 4.0 lets IT more easily and accurately migrate existing apps to run in private, hybrid and SaaS clouds with automated performance management and monitoring.

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HP Converged Cloud Supports Full Hybrid Cloud Lifecycle

HP is looking to change the game for ALM in the cloud age. Starting this month, HP is offering a public beta for key components of a new full-featured approach to delivering hybrid cloud solutions. IDN speaks with HP’s Matt Morgan about how the HP Converged Cloud delivers coordinated support for on-premise IT, private, managed and public cloud infrastructure, appdev and deployment. 

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Progress To Divest On-Premise SOA Products; Focus on Cloud, aPaaS.

Progress Software, one of the IT firms credited with inventing the ESB, is getting out of the on-premise SOA infrastructure business to focus on cloud-enabled IT. Progress will offer a cloud-based application development and deployment platform to meet the exploding demand for creation, migration and adoption of SaaS and cloud services. Progress will divest Actional, Orbix, Savvion BPM and Sonic SOA infrastructure products by late 2013.

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Cloud Analytics Summit Explores Cloud, Big Data Convergence

Some three dozen experts will present view on how the cloud is changing BI and Big Data at the Cloud Analytics Summit on April 25 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.  On tap are expert speakers from Google, Facebook, IBM, Informatica Pervasive, GoodData and others.

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Survey: Can ‘Comprehensive’ Cloud Strategy Ease Tensions Between Business and IT?

A just-released survey suggests that a “comprehensive” cloud strategy could help relieve tensions between business users and IT. The study, conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of BMC Software, found a growing number of CIOs embracing clouds as part of a “comprehensive, unified environment” to connect all enterprise resources.

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CSC, Oracle Partner on Cloud, “Oracle-as-a-Service” Migrations

CSC has launched CSC Foundation Services for Oracle, an offering aimed to help customers move their business apps to the cloud using Oracle hardware and software. It also allows customers transform their current Oracle investments into “Oracle As a Service (OaaS)” model.

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Survey: IT Increasing Use of Multiple Clouds, Multiple Flavors

More evidence that once a firm embarks on a cloud strategy, it doesn’t take too long for multiple cloud projects to crop up throughout the company. A recent survey by cloud management firm RightScale sheds more light on the ‘bet you can’t deploy just one’ trend in cloud adoption.

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Pervasive Optimizes PSQL v11 Embedded Database for SaaS, Cloud, Hypervisors

Pervasive Software is shipping a hypervisor-friendly version of its Pervasive PSQL embedded database. The PSQL Vx Server 11 update allows ISVs to run their PSQL-based apps in the cloud using popular virtual machines from VMware, Citrix and Microsoft. IDN speaks with the Gilbert Van Cutsem, general manager of Pervasive’s database division.

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ActiveState Ships Stackato Private PaaS To Speed Cloud Deployments, Management

ActiveState is shipping Stackato 1.0, an application platform for creating a flexible private PaaS (platform as a service) that can support any language, hypervisor, software stack or cloud type.  To learn how Stackato provides flexible and speedy cloud deployments, IDN speaks with ActiveState execs.

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How the Cloud is Transforming Analytics, Big Data and BI

Today's rapidly evolving cloud services are enabling organizations to overcome some of the more vexing challenges of  'Big Data' projects. THINKstrategies Managing Director Jeff Kaplan explores the benefits of SaaS, IaaS and PaaS to both IT and business stakeholders working on Big Data.

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Citrix’ CloudStack Lets IT Build, Control Their Own Amazon-like Clouds

This month, Citrix is shipping CloudStack 3 to let enterprise IT easily build, operate and manage flexible Amazon-style clouds. CloudStack 3 aims to allow IT to use various hypervisors, network equipment and other resources for private, hybrid and dispersed clouds for global operations. IDN speaks with Citrix’ Cloud Platform vice president Peder Ulander.

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Circonus, Eucalyptus Team on Business Analytics for Private Clouds

Circonus and Eucalyptus Systems are teaming up to provide enterprise-grade monitoring for private cloud projects. Under the partnership, users gain real-time access to a range of metrics to maintain SLAs, performance and ongoing health for business-critical operations of private cloud and virtualization resources.

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