ISVs

“Our Goal is to Remove the Friction in the IT Cloud Value Chain”- John Zanni, Parallels

Parallels has an extensively broad range of products, that enable various service providers, right from web hosters, ISVs to Telcos, to manage just about anything they may need to grow their SMB cloud service revenue and profit. Speaking at the recently held WHD.India 2013, John Zanni, Vice President (VP), Service Provider Marketing and Alliances, Parallels, talked about how Parallels has designed and augmented its products according to the demands of the SMBs so that its customers and partners can grow their business selling nothing but what exactly the market demands for. We sat with him post-session to discuss Parallels’ latest product launches, their new features and USPs, and how they help service providers derive more value from the constantly booming SMB cloud market. He also ...

IBM Closes SoftLayer Acquisition; Partners With Flow to Provide Real Time Integrated Data Solutions

IBM has completed the acquisition of SoftLayer Technologies for an undisclosed amount. IBM entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SoftLayer a month back in a bid to  strengthen its  position in cloud computing. IBM has also announced that Flow, Inc will now stream its real-time data analytics based on IBM SmartCloud and the SoftLayer technology platform. IBM plans to provide clients with real-time integrated solutions based on Flow, the  SoftLayer technology and IBM SmartCloud, which will enable them to  send and receive data from any mobile device that is integrated with enterprise data, thereby enabling the collaboration essential to a Social Business. We were delighted to learn that IBM’s acquisition of SoftLayer has been finalized. Real-time performance is at the heart of our v...

Radix Registry’s Bid for the Operation of Uncontested .host gTLD Passes ICANN’s Initial Evaluation

Radix Registry announced last Friday that its bid for the operation of the generic top level domain (gTLD) .host has passed the initial evaluation stage in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) new gTLD program. Radix Registry  launched completely free and non-binding  pre-registrations for .host domain names  a fortnight back at the HostingCon. One of three uncontested applications amongst the 31 new gTLDs that Radix has applied for, .host gTLD is scheduled to go live in January 2014.   At the recently held WHD.India 2013, Sandeep Ramchandani, Business Head, Radix Registry, talked about the involvement of Radix Registry in ICANN’s New gTLD Application Process and how industry members and business organizations at large stand to benefit from them. Ideal for ...

Radix Registry Opens up Pre-Registration For .host Domains

Radix Registry  launched completely free and non-binding  pre-registrations for .host domain names  earlier this week at HostingCon. Radix will keep those who pre-register for a .host domain informed of the launch process by furnishing personalized reminders. It will also offer discounts and special deals, increasing the odds that a pre-registered name will be granted. A new TLD created specifically for the hosting industry, .host is  one of three uncontested strings that  Radix applied for, the other two being .press and .space. Ideal for web hosts, ASPs, ISVs, cloud service providers, data centers and other entities within the web hosting industry, .host offers  domain names  short, memorable domain names with  increased search efficiency, and better categorization and branding for the h...

Progress Software Launches Progress Pacific Application Platform as a Service; Acquires Rollbase Inc

Progress Software Corporation  today announced launch of  Progress Pacific, an  Application Platform as a Service  for building and managing “connected apps” on any cloud, mobile or social platform.  With Progress Pacific, businesses and ISVs can to choose the data sources, deployment environments and business logic tools that best fit their needs. In addition to the new launch, Progress today also  announced  acquisition of  California-based Rollbase Inc.,  a privately held ISV.  Rollbase, Inc was recently named “One of the Cool Vendors in PaaS” by Gartner, Inc. Progress Software plans to incorporate Rollbase’s  technology with its products such as Progress DataDirect, OpenEdge and Corticon, and uniting them into one cloud-based platform. The whole aspect of developing an applicatio...

IBM Buys Cloud-Computing Firm SoftLayer; Forms New Cloud Services Division

IBM  is  buying SoftLayer for an undisclosed amount in a bid to  strengthen its  position in cloud computing. The acquisition is expected to close  following customary closing conditions including regulatory clearances by Q3 of 2013. While IBM enjoys a dominant position with the enterprises and government in the cloud computing market, its spread among the SMBs is  weak when compared to Amazon.com. This acquisition will help IBM build out its private and public cloud-based services  for a broader range of  clients, including SMBs. The speed and simplicity of SoftLayer’s public cloud services combined with IBM’s enterprise grade reliability, security and openness will make it easier and faster for SMBs around the world to incorporate cloud computing. IBM SaaS solutions for Smarter Cit...

SingleHop Launches VMware Based Public Cloud Service

SingleHop, a  highly automated hosting and infrastructure services provider, today announced the debut of its SingleHop Public Cloud based onVMware cloud infrastructure technology. Built to meet the most stringent demands of today’s real-­‐time enterprise, the SingleHop Public Cloud gives organizations of any size the reliability, user control, direct professional support, and the instant scalability they need from their cloud services provider. The news comes a month after SingleHop added hosted cloud apps built on Standing Cloud’s marketplace platform. One of the primary goals for our new VMware-­based Public Cloud offering was to blend our award-­winning service with an enterprise-­‐class cloud product. – Marc Bollinger, SingleHop Development Manager.. The SingleHop Public Cloud l...

Standing Cloud Adds Support For Amazon Web Services GovCloud

February 12, 2013 – Boulder, CO – Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud marketplace and management solutions for cloud providers, ISVs and their customers, today announced the addition of support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud. Standing Cloud, was very recently in the news when  SingleHop, LLC, a leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and cloud hosting provider, launched  Hosted Cloud Apps built on Standing their market platform,  SetSeed CMS launched a new hosted cloud solution built on their platform and  Blue River partnered with them to develop MuraCloud for businesses and other organizations looking for high-quality, high-performance Mura CMS hosting in the cloud. Also Liferay expanded cloud hosting options with standing cloud agreement on Jan 15th. The i...

“Automating IaaS takes a lot of vision.”- Dave Jilk,Standing Cloud

Very recently, we covered the news of Standing Cloud providing a platform to Cloud Provider BV for launching hosted cloud applications, and SingleHop launching Hosted Cloud Apps built on their platform, and SetSeed CMS launching a new hosted cloud solution built on their platform AND Blue River partnering with them to develop MuraCloud , AND Liferay expanding cloud hosting options with them! Phew! Yes, the company has been on fire lately. What makes all these developments in a short span of time more exciting is the fact that Standing Cloud is only a 3 year old company; with mere 20 employees. 2o employees who make this company stand out from the rest. So without further ado, over to Mr. Dave Jilk, CEO and founder, Standing Cloud, as he talks about IT Singularity, the recent developments i...

Standing Cloud Marketplace Enables New Hosted Cloud Apps Offering for Cloud Provider BV

Cloud Provider BV, a leading European-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and cloud hosting provider, today announced the launch of Hosted Cloud Apps, a new hosted application solution that gives Cloud Provider customers an easier way to discover, deploy and manage applications in the cloud. Built on technology from Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud application marketplace and management solutions, Hosted Cloud Apps is an easy-to-use cloud-based marketplace of 100+ applications, software, development tools and deployment options, fully pre-configured to run instantly and reliably on the Cloud Provider infrastructure. Standing Cloud, was very recently in the news when  SingleHop, LLC, a leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and cloud hosting provider, launched  Hosted Cl...

SingleHop Adds Hosted Cloud Apps Built on Standing Cloud’s Marketplace Platform

January 23, 2013 – Boulder, CO and Chicago, IL–  SingleHop, LLC, a leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and cloud hosting provider, today announced the launch of Hosted Cloud Apps, a new hosted application solution that gives SingleHop customers a vastly simplified way to discover, deploy and manage applications on virtual machines in the cloud. The news comes just a few days after  SingleHop  launched a new automated security service for the deployment and management of advanced security features in dedicated and cloud hosting environments. Application storefronts like SingleHop’s Hosted Cloud Apps that make it simple to deploy and manage programs like WordPress, SugarCRM and OpenVBX in the cloud are rapidly changing the way software and applications are consumed by businesses and t...

Liferay Expands Cloud Hosting Options With Standing Cloud Agreement

Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud marketplace and management solutions, and Liferay, Inc., provider of the world’s leading enterprise-class open source portal, today announced a new agreement making one-click test-drives, deployment and hosting of Liferay Portal instantly available on more than 15 public clouds through Standing Cloud. Standing Cloud was very recently in news  when SetSeed CMS launched a new hosted cloud solution built on their platform and  Blue River partnered with them to develop MuraCloud for businesses and other organizations looking for high-quality, high-performance Mura CMS hosting in the cloud. The ability to host Liferay Portal through Standing Cloud further accelerates our platform’s readiness for use in cloud-hosted environments. – Brian Kim, Chi...

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