software as a service

Cisco launches cloud-based database management-as-a-service for its UCS and HyperFlex customers 

Cisco recently announced the launch of its cloud – based management platform – Cisco Intersight, for its UCS (Unified Computing System) and HyperFlex Systems. With this, the company aims to present new ways of systems management. Cisco Intersight will solve the challenges that customers face due to more and more distributed applications and data; mobility and IoT demanding computing beyond data center capabilities; and the fact that the traditional IT models to manage systems are insufficient to meet the complexities, scale and velocity demanded by the modern IT. With decreasing server sales growth, the move seems to be an effort by the company to make its hyper-converged infrastructure offerings – UCS and Hyperflex, more attractive by simplifying its data center management. As per a...

Public Cloud spending to reach $266 billion in 2021 with the US expected to be the largest market – IDC report

Public Cloud spending is forecasted to reach $266 billion in 2021 worldwide, according to a recent update to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide. Out of it, $163 billion will be accounted for by the United States alone. The spending will be slow between 2016-2021, and is expected to achieve a CAGR of 21.0%, per the report. Amongst the regions, the United States will stand as the largest market for public cloud services, closely followed by Western Europe and APEJ (Asia/Pacific except Japan) regions with $52 billion and $25 billion respective spending levels in 2021. Angela Vacca, SRM, Customer Insights and Analysis, said, “In Western Europe, the public cloud market is going to more than double in the 2016-2021 timeframe led by strong spending growth in G...

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...

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...

Virtual Internet To Provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service to UK Government In G-Cloud iii Framework

Virtual Internet, a managed web infrastructure provider, today announced that it will provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service  to UK Government bodies through the latest release of the CloudStore in the G-Cloud iii Framework. Using a series of framework agreements with suppliers, the UK Government G-Cloud initiative simplifies how the Public Sector buys and delivers services by creating a marketplace of pay-as-you-go commodity services that can be easily scaled up or down, based on the changing needs of a business and its users. The G-Cloudstore is a fantastic way for public sector bodies to save time and money on their procurement process and we’re proud to have once again been selected to provide public, private and hybrid cloud. – Patrick McCarthy, Managing Director, VI.NET. With  G-Cloud i...

ZNetLive Launches Enterprise Solutions; Big Data, Disaster Recovery, SaaS and more

A day after launching SSD Hosting Services, CloudNet Servers and Cloud Shared Hosting, ZNetLive today unveiled a wide range of hosting and data center solutions specially engineered for enterprises. Designed for providing enterprise grade services capable of delivering a higher level of performance, security, scalability & availability, the solutions include Big Data, Disaster Recovery, Enterprise Hosting, Virtualization, Web Apps and SaaS, Hybrid Environments and more. Our server options range from public cloud instances to enterprise class dedicated servers and our storage solutions are extremely flexible when it comes to read-write speed; thus suiting the demands of every client and delivering him the exact resources he needs as per his requirements. – Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNetLi...

Microsoft makes Windows Azure Active Directory generally available and ready for production use

Microsoft today announced that it’s cloud based, enterprise quality, internet scale Identity and Access Management Solution Windows Azure Active Directory is now generally available and is  ready for production use with two feature improvements: Ability to add a Windows Azure Active Directory to Azure subscription for customers who use Microsoft accounts for logging into Azure. Simplified granting and revoking of application directory access permissions. Used by  over 2.9 million businesses, government bodies and schools to  manage access to Office365, Dynamics CRM online, Windows Intune and Windows Azure; Windows Azure AD is a cloud based Identity Service which makes it easy to: Manage employee access to cloud based line-of-business apps, Microsoft cloud services like Office 365, an...

CloudBees Launches Continuous Cloud Delivery to Accelerate Application Delivery

Leveraging the CloudBees Platform, Continuous Cloud Delivery provides the quickest way to deliver applications and ensure the highest levels of quality. – Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees. CloudBees, Inc., the Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, has  announced Continuous Cloud Delivery (CCD) — a new approach to accelerate application delivery and meet high-frequency update requirements necessary for web and mobile applications. CCD represents the fastest way for development teams to push application changes and deploy the resulting code to production, all via the cloud. With CCD, enterprises, mobile application developers and SaaS vendors have a solution to one of their most pressing problems – delivering incremental software features and updates quickly to keep ...

GlobalSign Honored as Gold Winner at 9th Annual 2013 Security Industry’s Global Excellence Award

BOSTON, MA –  GlobalSign, the enterprise SaaS-based Certificate Authority (CA), announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, has named GlobalSign SSL Certificates a Gold winner of the 2013 Global Excellence Awards in SSL. The security industry celebrated its 9th Annual 2013 Global Excellence Awards in San Francisco by honoring excellence in every facet of the industry, including products, people behind the successes and best companies. This is second significant achievement by GlobalSign this week as yesterday it became  the first Certificate Authority to provide all Certificate revocations status services over IPv6. This industry honor is the greatest endorsement of the fact that GlobalSign is ahead...

GlobalSign is First Certificate Authority to Provide Revocation Status Services Over IPv6

Boston, MA –   GlobalSign , the enterprise SaaS Certificate Authority (CA), today  announced that it is the first Certificate Authority to provide all Certificate revocations status services over IPv6.  This is an important step for the SSL ecosystem, as revocation status services underpin the base security system providing trust to the Internet. The news comes a few days  after GlobalSign announced the launch of a new solution to help companies overcome IP restrictions when it comes to implementing SSL security. We are proud to be the first CA to offer revocation status services that are IPv6 compliant.Making investments to support the evolving requirements of the Internet is an important part of GlobalSign’s philosophy to not just be an SSL provider but a security partner. Organizations ...

10gen to Accelerate Demand for MongoDB, Launches Partner Program

10gen, the MongoDB company, has launched its Partner Program, designed for software, hardware, cloud, channel and services companies that develop, market, sell and support solutions based on the leading document database. The program includes the Industry’s First NoSQL Validation Program for MongoDB, unique access to 10gen Education intellectual property as well as a wide range of additional technical, sales and marketing resources to officially align partners with the growing ecosystem around MongoDB. The 10gen Partner Program is designed for companies looking to efficiently build new business or revenue streams based on MongoDB and capitalize on big data, cloud, mobile and other computing trends and opportunities related to our document-oriented database. – Ed Albanese, VP, Business deve...

What is SaaS? Software-as-a-Sevice Explained!

When someone explains Software as a Service or Cloud Computing to you – do you have one of those moments where you hear the words, but can’t make sense of what they are saying?  Here is an analogy that virtually everyone can understand. We all understand the cost of buying and maintaining a car.  Today, people can either buy or lease a car.  In both cases, some repairs are covered under warranty or included in the lease, but there are still costs involved to operate and maintain it.  Not to mention the hassle of selling or trading the car in when you need a new one.  What if a third option were available – Car as a Service? In this model, you would pay a flat monthly fee to use the car.  All maintenance, repairs, and even  upgrades are included.  Fuel, oil changes, standard maintenance, un...

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