Enterprise Cloud News

ActiveState Upgrades Stackato Private PaaS with .NET, Management, Performance

ActiveState is shipping an upgrade to its Stackato application platform for creating a private and secure Platform as a Service (PaaS). Stackato 2.0 adds a wide range of enterprise-ready features to support key phrases of the cloud apps lifecycle, including expanded multi-language support to include  .NET apps, web-based visual cluster management and improves performance.

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Survey: CIOs Bullish on Cloud Benefits, But Worry About SaaS Data Silos

CIOs continue to grow more and more bullish about cloud solutions, with a whopping 92% saying that cloud provides business benefits, according to a recent survey. Nonetheless, IT execs remain concerned over how to avoid SaaS-based data silos. The survey was conducted by Dimensional Research and commissioned by Host Analytics.

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Analysis: HP Converged Cloud Delivers Automation, Continuous Software Delivery

As 2012 summer rolls on, HP continues to roll out its enterprise cloud vision, strategy and products. The HP Converged Cloud is an open and standards-based cloud platform for a new wave of innovative and quick-to-deploy composite apps that can combine legacy, virtualized and cloud services and data. IDN explores the HP Converged Cloud with HP vice president Subbu Iyer.

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Survey: Cloud’s Future Burns Bright as Corporate Confidence Grows

A survey finds the future of cloud is bright, as firms become more trusting in cloud solutions to run business-critical operations. The Future of Cloud Computing Survey, released by North Bridge Venture Partners asked 785 industry experts, vendors and end users about drivers inhibitors and best practices for cloud computing.

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ScaleXtreme Manages Cloud Costs with Enforcement, Budgeting for Amazon EC2

Cloud management solution provide ScaleXtreme is rolling out products to provide companies prevent the launch of unauthorized Amazon EC2 public cloud machines. The new offerings also offer visibility into cloud costs, and can even let firms establish role-based budgets. 

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WSO2 Developer Studio 2.0 Lets Devs Write Once, Deploy On-Premise or Cloud

WSO2 is shipping an update open source IDE which aims to let write their application once, and run it either on-premise or in any flavor of cloud – private, public or hybrid.  WSO2 Developer Studio 2.0, based on Eclipse, provides a “one-stop” lifecycle environment to develop, debug and deploy SOA and REST-based composite applications and services. It also adds features for testing and collaboration.

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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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