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London, United Kingdom, August 07, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Storage Made Easy Private Enterprise File Sync and Share Solution is an on-premise solution that is completely private and can be deployed by enterprises as well as being available as a white-label OEM solution for service providers and companies that want to embed file share and sync into their own products. The new version of the EFSS solution adds support for CleverSafe, Cloudian, AmpliData, CMIS, and Jive as well as strengthening integration support for LDAP Identity Management. Governance and Audit controls have also been strengthened with the introduction of ‘Audit Watch’ a service that provides real time update on files that have been nominated to track. The events auditor has also been enhanced to support the output of file event data in SysLog format for use with solutions such as Splunk. The Storage Ma... (more)

Is Cloud Interoperability a Myth? | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #OpenStack

As the industry matures, cloud computing will increasingly rely on interoperability in order to grow and deliver more value to industry. Assuming this is a fact, what does it mean when eighteen major OpenStack vendors come together to work through the challenges involved with achieving enterprise interoperability? Events at the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona helped provide a window into the promise of tomorrow's interoperable environment. In cloud computing, interoperability generally refers to the ability of service models from different cloud service providers to work together. Specifically: · Infrastructure-as-a-service o Access Mechanism - defines how a service in cloud may be accessed by users and/or software developers, o Virtual Resources - service delivery as a complete software stack of installing a virtual machine, o Network - addressing and API, o Storage... (more)

Open Source Cloud Computing Testing Tools

Testing tools and frameworks are infinitely useful when planning cloud architecture for many reasons. “The confidence of a well-tested codebase brings the ability to deploy quickly, and often. Testing infrastructure assures that incremental changes to the codebase do not affect the overall application performance,” said Omid Rahmat, president, Burnside Digital. One of the Rahmat’s favorite testing tools is rspec, used for ruby applications. Rahmat said it takes a "behavior-driven" approach to testing. “We follow the best practices of writing tests that explain what our code should do before writing it. This gives us a clear path to follow to implement solutions with great confidence and far fewer defects. Having that test and seeing it pass lets us know that we have written features to specification.” Other popular testing tools include: SoapUI. According to Soap... (more)

Is OpenStack a New Door to Cloud Adoption?

All the buzz surrounding OpenStack over the past few months may beg the question of whether Openstack can repeat for Cloud what Linux has done for server operating systems over the past several years. With an enthusiastic following and a compelling, if not industry-leading set of functionality, the possibilities may be boundless. This week’s announcement of the HP Cloud public beta, an OpenStack-based cloud that includes compute, object storage and a content delivery network, provides even further momentum to this open source effort. With well-known vendors such as HP, Rackspace and hundreds of others backing them, we can expect OpenStack adoption to increase. In one of the more storied instances of open source successes, the Linux operating system, first released in 1991, was an alternative to existing operating systems embraced primarily by developers. Today, Linu... (more)

Open Source Software License Obligations in Cloud Applications

The latest technology buzz, after the Internet, telecom, and mobile, is cloud computing. Hype or not, in various names and forms, cloud computing providers - platforms and applications alike - are counting on more than $40 billion in revenue in 2011 alone, growing to more than $241 billion in 2020, according to a recent report on "Sizing the Cloud" by Forrester Research. Open Source Software in the Clouds Most software applications today incorporate some open source software directly or indirectly (dynamically linked). Developer's resourcefulness, code reuse, and efficiencies of development make open source an attractive option for all technology organizations. Cloud applications are no exception and many applications deployed in clouds are either entirely open source (think OpenStack or OpenERP Server), or have a significant amount of open source in them. According ... (more)

The Future of Cloud Computing: Industry Predictions for 2012

With 9th Cloud Expo - Cloud Expo Silicon Valley - still in full swing at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California, what is being said about the future landscape of cloud computing? In this round-up we asked a variety of members of the cloud computing ecosystem, from CIOs to independent consultants to marketeers. We asked in each case for their top five predictions. Here are their views on what's in store in 2012: Santa Clara Convention Center is getting ready for Cloud Expo Silicon Valley DIY Service Provision | Cloud of Devices | Security Breach Looms | Personalized SPs | African Growth Lauren C. States | @lauren_states VP & CTO, Cloud Computing & Growth Initiatives, IBM Lauren is responsible at IBM for the technology strategy for the company's growth initiatives, including cloud computing, Smarter Planet, business analytics and emerging markets. Previously she... (more)

Cloud Expo New York Speaker Profile: Chris MacGown – Piston Cloud Computing

With Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) due to kick off next week for 4 days of high-energy networking and discussions, what better time to remind you in greater detail of the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference...? We have technical and strategy sessions for you every day from June 11 through June 14 dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing and Big Data, but what of those who are presenting? Who are they, where do they work, what else have they written and/or said about the Cloud that is transforming the world of Enterprise IT, side by side with the exploding use of enterprise Big Data – processed in the Cloud – to drive value for businesses...? CLOUD EXPO SPEAKER NAME: Christopher MacGown TWITTER: @0x44 COMPANY: Piston Cloud Computing 10TH CLOUD EXPO SESSION TITLE: C... (more)

StackIQ To Exhibit At Cloud Expo Silicon Valley

SYS-CON Events announced today that StackIQ will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Contact @StackIQ for your FREE @CloudExpo pass. StackIQ offers a comprehensive software suite that automates the deployment, provisioning, and management of Big Infrastructure. With StackIQ’s software, you can spin up fully configured big data clusters, quickly and consistently — from bare-metal up to the applications layer — and manage them efficiently. Our software’s modular architecture allows customers to integrate nearly any application with the StackIQ software stack. Two of the founders of StackIQ will also present at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley. Mason Katz / Co-Founder, CTO Mason Katz is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of StackIQ. Prior to joining... (more)

Cloud Foundry and @OpenStack How Do They Fit? | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Bring the world's best IaaS to the world's best PaaS. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Animesh Singh, a Senior Cloud Architect and Strategist for IBM Cloud Labs, will share his experiences of running Cloud Foundry on OpenStack. He will focus on how Cloud Foundry and OpenStack complement each other, how they technically integrate using cloud provider interface (CPI), how we could automate an OpenStack setup for Cloud Foundry deployments, and some of the best practices for configuring a scalable environment. Speaker Bio: Animesh Singh is a Senior Cloud Architect and Strategist for IBM Cloud Labs, a division of IBM Software Group. He has been with IBM for nine years and currently works with customers in designing cloud computing solutions on OpenStack and Cloud Foundry. He has been leading cutting edge projects for IBM enterprise customers in Telco, Banking, and Heal... (more)

Cloud.com CEO Sheng Liang Discusses Open-Source Cloud Computing & Asia

Cloud.com CEO Sheng Liang was the lead developer on Sun Microsystems' original Java Virtual Machine (JVM) team. Today he is a co-founder and CEO of Cloud.com, based in Cupertino, CA. The company delivers an open-source platform for both Public and Private Clouds, and will be discussing all this at the upcoming Cloud Expo In New York June 6-9. Cloud.com also has a significant focus on Asia. Here are a few things we discussed in a recent interview... 1. You envision companies building Cloud structures through an open-source approach. Can you describe how this works with Cloud.com? We believe datacenter operators will build Cloud infrastructure using best-of-breed open source software. The Cloud.com CloudStack is open-source software that controls server, storage, and networking resources, and transforms datacenters into cloud. Cloud.com also supports emerging open-so... (more)

Dome9: Closing the (Cloud) Barn Door

Ever hear the saying, “Closing the barn door after the horse has already left?” It’s not a good thing, and Dome9 aims to make sure you close the (cloud) barn door before the horse bolts – not after. An interesting* side-effect of deploying applications in public cloud computing environments is the fact that access to management functions is often accessible, necessarily, to any one. We rely instead on credentials and API keys to prevent unauthorized access and, given that we really can’t do much more than that based on the external constraints placed upon us by the environment that, as we say, is that. In a more controlled environment, such as our own data center, we’d take precautions to secure access to any administrative or management-enabling service – whether of the OS, the application, or the network. Using techniques such as firewall rules to IP-restricted m... (more)