"Enterprises everywhere are realizing the inherent benefits of running their
core IT services in the cloud,” said Todd McKinnon, most recently VP of
Engineering at Salesforce.com from 2003 to 2009, and now CEO of the on-demand
identity and access management service, Okta.
"This shift fundamentally requires them to rethink their IT infrastructure
and how their employees access it," McKinnon added. "Okta," he continued, "is
the only enterprise class, on-demand service purpose built to help customer
secure and manage their entire cloud services network and the people who need
access to it, with no professional services required."
McKinnon was commenting on the day that he and his team launched a new
on-demand service to accelerate the secure adoption of Cloud Apps.
Pandora, LiveOps, Enterasys, FusionStorm, and AMAG Pharmaceuticals are the
first to roll out Okta identity... (more)
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Cloud Computing Journal recently caught up with Pete Malcolm, CEO of cloud
management innovators Abiquo - a major new player in the fast-emerging Cloud
ecosystem and Platinum Plus Sponsor of 6th Cloud Expo being held in Prague,
the Czech Republic, 21-22 June 2010.
Malcolm is keynoting at the event. His theme will be "An Open Cloud Ecosystem
- the Gathering Storm."
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Abiquo was also Platinum Plus Sponsor of the 5th International Cloud Expo
held April 19-21, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City
Cloud Computing Journal: How would you define the difference between Private
clouds and Public Clouds, and why is the distinction so important in the
context of Cloud Computing?
Pete Malcolm: Actually, I think people get rather too hun... (more)
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Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional
software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets
delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive
technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON's
industry-leading International Cloud Expo is going from strength to strength.
The 5th International Cloud Expo, to be held April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob
Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers
is fast approaching.
Topics on which submission are welcome include all aspects of providing or
using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet
technologies (see suggested examples below).
Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The
Cloud: submit your speaking propos... (more)
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Sun Microsystems and the GlassFish community announced the immediate
availability of Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3, the latest release of
Sun's commercial Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application
server and its open source counterpart, GlassFish v3.
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Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 provides customers with an enterprise
grade, open source based application server solution focused on reducing
application and deployment complexity.
Click here to to leverage the AMP/SAMP stack with your existing GlassFish
Enterprise Server deployments in your organization.
Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 is the industry’s first application
server to support the new Java Platform Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6).
Java EE 6 introduces features to increase the flexibility of the platform... (more)
Hosting Pavillion at Cloud Expo The message from the VC community is clear
– “don’t waste our seed money on network and server equipment.” The
message from the US Government CIO was clear – the US Government will
consolidate data centers and start moving towards cloud computing. The
message from the software and hardware vendors is clear – there is an
enormous investment in cloud computing technologies and services.
If nothing else, the economic woes of the past two years have taught us we
need to be a lot smarter on how we allocate limited CAPEX and OPEX budgets.
Whether we choose to implement our IT architecture in a public cloud,
enterprise cloud, or not at all – we still must consider the alternatives.
Those alternatives must include careful consideration of cloud computing.
Cloud 101 teaches us that virtualization efficiently uses compute and storage
resources i... (more)
Sprint (NYSE: S) and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile
Phones) today announced the upcoming availability of the fashionable LG Lotus
Elite™ and LG Rumor Touch™, successors to the popular LG Lotus™ and LG
Rumor™. These sleek and stylish messaging devices offer users a more
advanced handset with the additions of touchscreen technology and new
The red LG Lotus Elite will be available Jan. 10, in all Sprint retail
channels including www.sprint.com and 1-800-Sprint1 for $99.99 with a new
two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate (excludes taxes and
surcharges). LG Lotus Elite will be available in black on Feb. 14.
LG Rumor Touch will be available in the first quarter; pricing and
availability will be announced at a later date. Beginning today, customers
can pre-register for LG Rumor Touch at www.sprint.com/lgstyle.
“LG Lotus ... (more)
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Last week's post explored federation in the cloud, allowing enterprises to
move workloads seamlessly across internal and external clouds according to
business and application requirements. Advances in federation are good news
for companies considering a move to the cloud since deployments no longer
need to be custom projects and applications no longer have to be tightly
coupled to a particular cloud.
To follow up, there's been lots of discussion recently about the concept of
the "Intercloud," a direction for cloud computing that is closely related to
federation and ties in with much of our work at CloudSwitch. A term
introduced by Cisco, the Intercloud refers to a mesh of clouds that are
interconnected based on open standards to provide a universal environment for
cloud computing. Like the name suggests, it's similar to the Inter... (more)
As a serial entrepreneur, I learned a lot of lessons from things that
didn’t work. These lessons later on shaped my ideas on what would be needed
to build a successful startup company. When I became a VC, I realized that
these same lessons could be applied to helping evaluate the many businesses
that I was getting to see. Whilst the following criteria are by no means a
guarantee of success, or the only criteria that you should think about, I do
believe they can be very helpful.
So in no particular order, here is a list of six questions that I learned to
ask to validate my own startup ideas, that now shape what I look for in an
investment. I hope this list will help you validate your idea:
1. An extraordinary entrepreneur with unique insight
Does the entrepreneur show the extraordinary drive, energy, passion, and
commitment to take on the tough task of starting a com... (more)
Enterprise mobility is a term often used in the context of remote and
traveling workers, but it can also be used for situations inside the four
walls of a manufacturing plant. This article explores the use of enterprise
mobility solutions within the four walls of a plant using SAP.
First, let's review what SAP says about their "Perfect Plant" initiative.
SAP is enabling companies to create a framework for the “Perfect Plant”
by integrating planning, asset management and execution with real-time
visibility. As a result, manufacturing networks are more agile, responsive
and operationally efficient with SAP solutions. Manufacturers embarking
upon the journey towards a “Perfect Plant” gain visibility into all
aspects of manufacturing operations, providing the ability to respond faster
and minimize impact to the business and bottom line, driving increased
yields, ass... (more)
Jeff Jarvis, author, journalist, and new media visionary provided his
thoughts on citizen journalism during a CNN interview (13 March 2011)
following the Japan tsunami disaster. One of the most interesting ideas
concerned the immediacy and presence of citizens able to record events, and
distribute recorded events in near real time. Jarvis expressed the idea
that we cannot wait for traditional journalists to arrive at the scene of an
event, and with new devices such as cell phone cameras and the Internet any
citizen can provide raw materials which journalists may then provide deeper
Journalists as News Aggregators
Tradition news media is still working to fully understand the deal with the
idea of citizen journalism, and how to use the global pool of news recorders
to not only their benefit, but also the benefit of viewers and readers.
Jarvis further dev... (more)
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performance and reliability needed to run enterprise applications on the
platform trusted by the most demanding datacenters around the world. Leverage
existing assets and applications while offering self-service deployment and
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When monitoring NetFlow on Vmware, one of the major challenges is to identify
which virtual machine or host is using which network resource or bandwidth.
Best practices say to use VMware Host ... (more)