During the last decade, the enterprise war was among the handful of players.
Microsoft wanted to be the de facto choice of the IT by pushing .NET
application platform, integrated tools through Visual Studio, a set of
servers in the form of SQL Server, SharePoint, BizTalk and System Center.
Same was the case with IBM who was trying to compete through the Rational,
WebSphere, DB2, Tivoli and MQ Series platforms. Sun and Oracle complemented
each other and ran an integrated GTM to win the enterprise customers. The
goal of every player was the same – displace competition and own almost
every aspect of enterprise IT including the directory services, messaging,
databases, business intelligence, systems management, collaboration and
In the era of Cloud, it is unrealistic to think of just one player providing
end-to-end capabilities for the enterpris... (more)
By Bob Gourley
One thing I really love about being in the technology field is watching
things get done that just a short while ago seemed impossible. I felt that
way again when reading the press release below. In the early days of
production systems built around Apache Hadoop, security was only possible by
limiting access to your cluster. Later, more and more security related
capabilities were added, including better access control, authentication,
auditing, and data provenance. Many players delivered niche solutions for
encrypting data, but not so long ago most solutions I saw... (more)
Study from Mimecast Finds that Security and Integration Concerns are not
Preventing Enterprises' Cloud Computing Adoption
London - February 4, 2010 - Mimecast®, a holistic email management company
offering SaaS-based email archiving, continuity, security and policy control,
today announced the results of its Cloud Computing Adoption Survey, which
examined the perception and adoption of cloud computing solutions among 565
respondents responsible for managing their organization's IT operations and
budget across the U.S. and Canada in the Fall of 2009.
Data from the recently complet... (more)
Due to a record increase in the number, quality and breadth of submissions to
the Conference Advisory Board, the organizers of 8th Cloud Expo (June 6-9,
2011) - Cloud Expo New York 2011 - have extended the technical program
through the addition of an all-new "Telcos in the Cloud" track - to
complement the already extensive selection of tracks, including
"Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing," "Federal/Government Cloud Computing,"
"Real-World Virtualization,"Cloud Security & Performance," "The Cloud in
Practice: Case Studies," and the always-popular "Hot Topics" track.
Because the she... (more)
As we plummet down into Gartner's "trough of disillusionment", the cloud
skeptics are making their voices heard. Although my professional focus is at
the forefront of the cloud storage wave, I can not disagree with the content
of articles with sensational headlines like "Cloud Storage: It's Strictly For
Airheads" and "Why Cloud Storage Use Could Be Limited in Enterprises". The
authors are doing exactly what everyone should be doing: Questioning the
viability and suitability of cloud storage in the enterprise.
The truth is, although I'm not the "cloud police", not all managed stora... (more)
Java Developer's Journal
The last day of the SPC had some tech-laden sessions hosted by Andrew
Connell. The first was about migrating from 2007 to 2010, and how you can add
the nice 2010 development features (like the ribbon and the developer
dashboard) back into your 2007 master pages when you migrate them. The theme
seems to be that you invested in branding and customizing 2007, and Microsoft
is making it straightforward to move that content to 2010. The idea is to not
have to stop doing work in your 2007 instance waiting for 2010 to release.
All in all, it looks like going fr... (more)