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XML Security at Cloud Expo OWASP AppSec DC 2009 had a compelling session that defined cloud taxonomies and the security implications associated with the cloud computing. The three taxonomies that have become part of our vernacular are: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Set of virtualized components that can be assembled to build a application.  Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Opsource, and GoGrid are examples of IaaS where you can rent "virtual" hardware and software as a "pay-as-you-go" services.  If you need 5 Linux servers running MySQL Database for 3 months, you'd subscribe to an IaaS provider and using their REST or Web service-based API (or command line if you're too cool) to provision, de-provision and monitor your instance. Platform as a Service (PaaS): A runtime environment for application developer to deploy their applications in their desired programming environm... (more)

APM vs NPM. 2nd Round K.O.

Round Two – Last time I wrote a blog comparing APM versus network-based APM tools, which I still consider NPM at it’s core regardless of what some critics and competitors claim. Let me make one thing clear though, NPM is great for equipping IT network administrators to see how fast or slow data is traveling through the pipes of their application. Unfortunately, network-based APM tools simply cannot provide App Ops granular visibility into the application runtime when isolating bottlenecks go beyond the system level and it’s final destination – the end user’s browser. I find several of the blogs and YouTube clips from such NPM vendors quite comical as they try to throw punches at APM companies. Their arguments are centered primarily against agent-based approaches being an inadequate APM solution due to today’s fickle and distributed application architectures. It’s n... (more)

27 Data Security Experts Reveal The #1 Information Security Issue Most Companies Face With Cloud Computing & Storage

Cloud computing is quickly becoming a mainstay for many technology companies today because of its superior flexibility, accessibility, and capacity compared to traditional online computing and storage methods. But just like traditional storage and data sharing methods, cloud computing comes with its own set of data security issues. At Digital Guardian, our mission is to provide data security solutions and services to help businesses protect their most valuable digital assets. In doing so, we follow the top data security issues facing companies in today’s digital world and work with security experts from all around the industry. As cloud security risks grow, we wanted to compile some tips from data security experts on the most common (and avoidable) issues companies face when it comes to the cloud and securing their data. To do this, we asked 27 cloud computing and ... (more)

OpSource Embeds Boomi On Demand into OpSource Connect

OpSource and Boomi announced that the companies have expanded their partnership to include an OEM agreement whereby OpSource will embed Boomi On Demand within its software-as-a-service (SaaS) application delivery system. Boomi On Demand will be built directly into Opsource Connect, the newly launched application that helps companies consume and publish Web services and integrate SaaS applications. Within the product, Boomi On Demand will be branded as Boomi for OpSource Connect. This partnership will mean that third-party SaaS applications delivered through the OpSource platform will be able to integrate with other SaaS and on-premise applications without the need for software packages, coding or hardware appliances. In addition, OpSource has named Boomi On DemandSM as the integration connector to be used for the OpSource Services Bus (OSB). Boomi On Demand enables ... (more)

OpSource Accelerates AVOLENT's Transition from Enterprise Software to SaaS

OpSource announced that AVOLENT has selected OpSource On-Demand to deliver its new software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. As a provider of enterprise software, AVOLENT was able to accelerate its transition to SaaS with OpSource, enabling B2B and B2C companies of any size to begin moving to paperless billing and settlement. AVOLENT will be providing two versions of its eBilling solution - Express and Standard - as SaaS offerings. These on-demand applications enable customers to consolidate multiple billing systems into single-view invoices, as well as reconcile payments to multiple accounts receivable systems. The combined robust capabilities of AVOLENT software and OpSource's SaaS infrastructure will enable customers to scale to millions of transactions per day and thousands of concurrent users with maximum performance and reliability. In addition to providing a co... (more)

Volantis Expands Coverage to 6,000 Devices in Support of Mobile Web Adoption

Volantis Systems announced that its device information library has reached 6,000 devices. With more and more people choosing to access the Internet from their mobile handsets, there's an ever greater need for Internet software which can react and adapt to the changing device landscape. Volantis has incorporated Web 2.0 capabilities into many of their products, including its open source Mobility Server, Ubik.com and the "Social" Storefront. Highlights include: Site Building Applications - Volantis launched both Ubik.com and Site Builder in 2008. The Ubik.com platform is a free web-based service that focuses on helping consumers and small businesses build mobile websites without any technical knowledge or training. Site Builder takes the same platform and offers service providers the ability to provide their customers with a way to build personal mobile sites. Mobile... (more)

Ubuntu 9.10 Will Feature Cloud Computing

Mark Shuttleworth, the founder and leader of Canonical Ltd., the authors and distributors of the Ubuntu distro of Linux, announced the code name of the new version Friday and noted that the Ubuntu team had several priorities, including the design of the system’s “look”, according to a CNET article. The most interesting of the priorities, perhaps, was the inclusion of cloud computing features as a basic part of the package, especially on the server side of the release. The statement released by Shuttleworth was very detailed, although somewhat metaphorical, in the area of cloud computing. The cloud computing section of the release reads as follows, in its entirety: "A good Koala knows how to see the wood for the trees, even when her head is in the clouds. Ubuntu aims to keep free software at the forefront of cloud computing by embracing the API’s of Amazon EC2, and m... (more)

OpSource to Exhibit at Cloud Expo East

OpSource Session at Cloud Expo SYS-CON Events announced today that OpSource, the leader in enterprise-class hosting and services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 5th International Cloud Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), which will take place on April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Cloud Expo is the world's leading Cloud-focused event since 2007, and is held five times a year, in New York City, Silicon Valley, Prague, Tokyo and Hong Kong. OpSource provides complete Cloud operations, infrastructure and services for companies of all sizes, from Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ISVs to the enterprise, with hundreds of applications, millions of users and billions of transactions supported daily. OpSource Cloud is the first Cloud to bring together the flexibility, availability... (more)

OpSource Named “Bronze Sponsor” of Cloud Expo 2011 Silicon Valley

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley $500 Savings here! SYS-CON Events announced today that OpSource, a leader in enterprise cloud and managed hosting, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 9th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! OpSource, a Dimension Data company, provides cloud and managed hosting solutions that enable businesses of all sizes to accelerate growth and scale operations while controlling costs and reducing IT infrastructure support risks. More than four hundred Software- as-a-Service ISVs, cloud platform providers, carriers and enterprises rely on OpSource's expertise, experience and agility to operate high-availability, business-critical hosting environments. OpSource's industry-leading Application Operat... (more)

Cast Iron Systems Introduces New Integration Appliances for OpSource Connect -- Enabling Rapid Integration of SaaS and On-Premise Applications

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/29/08 -- SaaS Summit -- Cast Iron Systems, the fastest growing SaaS integration appliance vendor, in partnership with OpSource, the SaaS delivery experts, today announced a new integration appliance for OpSource Connect(TM). OpSource Connect solves the problem of SaaS integration by unifying SaaS applications in the "cloud" with on-premise applications behind the corporate firewall. The secure Cast Iron Integration Appliance for OpSource Connect dramatically reduces the time and cost of integrating web-based applications delivered by OpSource with on-premise business systems. Using Cast Iron's 'configuration, not coding' approach, companies can integrate their enterprise applications in days. Whether physical or virtual, the Cast Iron Integration Appliance eliminates the need to purchase, install, and maintain multiple softwa... (more)

Cloud Computing Expo 2010 East Will Take Place April 19-21 at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 10/30/09 -- SYS-CON Events announced today that the 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo  will take place April 19-20-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 200 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. The three-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 80 sponsors and exhibitors on the 70,000 sq. ft. show floor and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different cou... (more)