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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)

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)

Asite and OpSource Announce Partnership to Deliver SaaS Platform

OpSource announced a strategic partnership with Asite Solutions. Asite will use OpSource On-Demand to support the delivery of their SaaS platform to an increasingly global audience. Asite joins a growing list of international companies selecting OpSource as their Web operations provider. Asite delivers flexible construction IT solutions, including tools for collaboration, trading and sourcing for use by construction companies at every point in the supply chain. With its customers requiring an increasing amount of data storage, and with the company expanding geographically in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the USA, Asite needed a company that could manage and provide dynamic scalability for its SaaS infrastructure. Asite selected OpSource for the scalability, reliability and 100 percent uptime necessary to deploy the company’s SaaS application to its growing custom... (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)

ProjectLocker Offers Private Git Hosting for Software Development Teams

ProjectLocker, provider of rapidly deployable software tools, announced the addition of Git, the open source distributed version control tool, to its suite of hosted and managed software development services. Runako Godfrey, CEO of ProjectLocker, says, “Because innovation is a constant in the world of software development, we’ve always been fairly agnostic when it comes to specific tools and processes. We’re hoping that our new service will empower the growing audience of developers building proprietary software with Git with the same reliability, availability, and productivity-focused functionality that our Subversion clients currently enjoy.” Just like Subversion, ProjectLocker’s Git offering fully integrates with Trac for source browsing and ticketing. Git users can utilize ProjectLocker’s existing 3rd party integrations with Basecamp, FogBugz, Rally, Twitter, ... (more)

Understanding Cloud Taxonomies and Security

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)

Cloud Networking: Turning Security Upside Down at Cloud Expo 2011 New York

Cloud Expo 2011 New York $800 Savings here! One of the biggest concerns for enterprises considering public cloud services is the notion that they are inherently unsecure. Many cloud implementations treat security as an afterthought - layering it on top of the virtualization server. A more secure solution is a "multi-layer approach," a series of security layers that begin at the base of the network and protect an organization's assets to the service layer. In their session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Eric Chiu, president and co-founder of HyTrust, John Rowell, CTO and SVP, Operations at OpSource, and Jim French, Distinguished System Engineer at Cisco, will discuss the best practices for securing the cloud, comparing and contrasting various approaches for providing edge-to-edge security. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bios: ... (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)

Zadara Storage Announces Integration with OpenStack Cloud Block Storage

Zadara Storage has announced their latest storage industry break-through: integration of their Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) service with OpenStack Cloud Block Storage (Cinder) for Public and Private Clouds. The integration with OpenStack expands the availability of VPSA to developers and users world-wide, offering all the benefits of Zadara's solutions suite including Cloud Block Storage, Cloud File Storage, High Performance, True High Availability, RAID Protection, Flexibility and Elasticity (grow and shrink performance and capacity on the fly), and Security and Privacy (including data-at-rest encryption). Zadara Storage is an active contributor and thought leader for OpenStack's Cloud Block Storage (Cinder) code, including Compute (Nova) and Block Storage (Cinder). "As early and ongoing supporters, developers and users of OpenStack, it is a delight to ann... (more)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights:Microsoft, Comcast, Amazon, Intersil and Priceline.com

CHICAGO, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT), Comcast Corp (Nasdaq:CMCSA), Amazon (Nasdaq:AMZN), Intersil Corporation (Nasdaq:ISIL) and Priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq:PCLN ). (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101027/ZIRLOGO) Get the most recent insight from Zacks Equity Research with the free Profit from the Pros newsletter: http://at.zacks.com/?id=5513 Here are highlights from Wednesday's Analyst Blog: Microsoft Collaborates with NBC Sports Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT) and NBC Sports Group have announced a partnership to use Windows Azure Media Services across NBC Sports' digital platforms. NBC Sport... (more)