Enterprise Cloud News

Gartner: Half of Large Enterprises Will Have Hybrid Clouds By 2017; Agility a Key Driver

Almost half of large enterprises will have deployed hybrid clouds by the end of 2017, according to research just released by Gartner Inc. The driving factor behind such deployments is that enterprises want their operations to be more agile.

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Desktone, IBM SmartCloud Deliver Desktops-as-a-Service to Federal Agencies

Desktone Inc. is teaming up with IBM to provide a new DaaS (desktop-as-a-service) to  U.S. government agencies. The solution is delivered in IBM’s SmartCloud for Government, which is located in secure federal data centers.

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Oracle Cloud Application Foundation Goes GA; Unifying WebLogic, Coherence Could Change Cloud Game

Oracle is delivering its first set of technologies to support a more agile enterprise infrastructure on-premise or in the cloud. Oracle’s Cloud Application Foundation unifies updates to Oracle WebLogic application server, Coherence in-memory data grid and other ALM technologies. IDN speaks with Oracle vice president Mike Lehmann.

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Zynstra’s Hybrid Cloud Package Eases MSP Management, SMB Adoption

UK-based Zynstra is offering a managed hybrid cloud solution optimized to let MSPs (managed service providers) more easily bring SMBs (small and mid-sized businesses) into the cloud era of computing. The Zynstra pre-configured service package offers storage, security, backup, recovery and optional SaaS-based apps such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and other business applications.

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SUSE Cloud 2.0 Beta Begins; Offers Updates for Open Enterprise-Class Private Clouds

SUSE is beta testing its enterprise-ready SUSE Cloud 2.0 for private clouds. SUSE 2.0, based on OpenStack’s Grizzly project sports improved installation, better management and adds support for hypervisor options.

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WSO2 Launches App Factory DevOps Platform in the Cloud

WSO2 has rolled out WSO2 App Factory to help devs improve software delivery performance and effectiveness through a cloud-based continuous delivery platform that supports collaboration across dev team members. WSO2 designed its App Factory to address three major roadblocks to a speedy and collaborative devops lifecycle.

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IDC: Uncle Sam Warms Up To Private Clouds; Spending To Hit $7.7 Billion by 2017

Uncle Sam is finally warming up to private cloud services – big time. A report from IDC predicts federal spending on private clouds will reach $1.7 billion in FY2014 and almost quadruple to $7.7 billion by FY2017. The report comes as good news to budget hawks that have been urging the federal government to get more aggressive with cloud adoption.

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Intel, Amazon Deliver Enhanced EC2 Security, Mobile Enablement for Enterprise Apps in the Cloud

This month, Intel made its Expressway API Manager available on Amazon’s EC2 cloud service. The move could expand how IT thinks about APIs, using them as a powerful way to deliver enhanced EC2 security and control over how mobile workers connect to sensitive company data and apps, use cloud storage and even support customers. IDN speaks with Intel senior product manager Blake Dournaee.

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Business Users Still Driving Cloud Adoption; IT Interest and Influence Grows

Cloud adoption continued to rise in 2013, with business users doing a lot to push adoption, according to a recent survey. North Bridge Venture Partners found more than half of organizations use SaaS and cloud services to achieve business goals, while only 36% use apps to advance IT goals. IDN looks at the highlights.

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VMTurbo’s Virtual Data Center Management Adds Support for Storage, Hybrid Clouds

The latest update from VMTurbo aims to give IT more control over its expanding virtual data center environments. VMTurbo’s Operations Manager 4.0 adds modular components to simplify and automate complex aspects of managing workloads running with virtual storage and hybrid clouds. IDN talks with VMTurbo’s vice president Lauren Whitehouse.

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CloudBees PaaS Update Provides Cloud-Based Access to Java EE 7

Java platform-as-a-service (PaaS) company CloudBees Inc. is offering devs access to the latest Java distribution Java EE 7 through its support of Oracle’s open source  GlassFish v4 app server. Devs can now use the GlassFish reference implementation to take advantage new Java EE 7 features for new apps.

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SAP ‘All In’ for Cloud Portfolio, Strategy with HANA Enterprise Cloud

This spring, SAP is making it clear it’s all in to develop and deliver enterprise-caliber cloud options. SAP, a leader in ERP software, launched products and strategies this month to meet IT’s need for a faster, more scalable and reliable cloud solution. IDN speaks with Swen Conrad, senior director of SAP HANA marketing.

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