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OpSource, Inc., the leader in Cloud operations, today introduced OpSource Cloud(TM), the first Cloud to bring together the flexibility, availability and community of the public Cloud with the security, performance and controls the enterprise demands. Emphasizing security, OpSource Cloud provides every user with a Virtual Private Cloud within the public Cloud, allowing them to determine their own degree of Internet connectivity. Now in private Beta, OpSource Cloud will be unveiled at VMworld next week and will be publicly available on October 2, 2009. "Although cloud computing promises many business benefits for enterprises, today's consumer-oriented Cloud services lack many of the requirements to reliably, securely and cost-effectively support enterprise-class applications," said Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Managing Director, THINKstrategies, Inc. "OpSource's new Cloud sol... (more)

Cloud Expo Sponsor OpSource Helps European Companies to Comply

OpSource Session at Cloud Expo OpSource, SaaS hosting and enterprise cloud company, and Irish declaration customs management software developer ABM Data Systems have teamed together to help companies easily fulfill new excise goods movement requirements for European companies. The combination of CustomsWare's enterprise-class customs declaration management and OpSource On-Demand's powerful, SAS-70 Type II audited infrastructure provides both manufacturing and logistics service businesses with a flexible, secure and cost-effective solution for their customs declaration management needs. On April 1, 2010, the EU will introduce the EMCS (Excise Movement and Control System). An integral part of the EU's e-Customs project, EMCS is a distributed, electronic system for monitoring movements of duty-suspended excise goods within the EU. The introduction of EMCS is a major d... (more)

OpSource CEO to Present at Cloud Expo 2011 New York

Cloud Expo 2011 New York $800 Savings here! The public cloud is about more than testing and development. More and more companies are migrating production applications into the cloud. Traditional ISVs, large enterprise, manufacturers and pure web-based properties are moving to the cloud. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Treb Ryan, CEO of OpSource, will discuss the drivers, challenges and impacts of migrating real applications to the cloud. You'll hear from industry leaders and end users responsible for deployment and management about how the cloud is opening new markets and improving profitability. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Treb Ryan is CEO of OpSource. Since 1996, he has been instrumental in defining and creating services organizations that improve the quality and reliability of the technology infrastru... (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)

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)

Deploying High-Availability Apps in the Cloud at Cloud Expo 2011 New York

Cloud Expo 2011 New York $500 Savings here! The public cloud is about more than testing and development. More and more companies are migrating production applications into the cloud. Traditional ISVs, large enterprise, manufacturers and pure web-based properties are moving to the cloud. In their session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Treb Ryan, CEO of OpSource, Steve Woo, Sr. Director Product Management of Aerohive Networks, and Eric Hanselman, Research Director of The 451 Group's Networks practice, will discuss the drivers, challenges and impact of migrating real applications to the cloud. You'll hear from industry leaders and end users responsible for deployment and management about how the cloud is opening new markets and improving profitability. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Javits Center is getting ready for Cloud Expo in Manha... (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 Delivers Web 2.0 Application to Support Litigation Involving Electronic Evidence

OpSource announced that LitSoft has chosen OpSource On-Demand to deliver LitScope, the electronic discovery industry's first Web 2.0 electronically stored information (ESI) review platform. LitScope will enable LitSoft's law firm and corporate clients to use any main-stream Web browser, running on any main-stream operating system, to access its documents from anywhere in the world where an Internet connection is available. LitScope includes many advanced features such as full Unicode support, search-based batching, a review management dashboard, and many others, all packaged in an extremely intuitive Web 2.0 interface and backed by 24/7 end user support via dedicated toll free phone. "We chose OpSource after an intensive review process," said Steve Jreige, CEO, LitSoft. "Several companies met our most basic requirements, including a data center that was local to ou... (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)

Boomi AtomSphere to Power Integration Services for OpSource Cloud

Boomi, the market and technology leader for on-demand integration, and OpSource, the leader in Cloud operations, today announced that they have expanded their OEM partnership to include integration services for the recently launched OpSource Cloud(TM), the first Cloud to bring together the availability, flexibility and community of the public Cloud with the security, performance and control the enterprise requires. Boomi AtomSphere will power back office integration for OpSource Cloud, including finance, billing and Salesforce CRM, enhancing OpSource's relationship with their customers by providing the agility needed to quickly follow-up and support customer requests. The agreement also positions OpSource to offer integration services for hundreds of SaaS and on-premises applications to its Cloud customer base at a future date. "Integration is becoming an increasi... (more)

Crosscheck Networks Drives Business-Critical SOA

Crosscheck Networks, Inc. on Tuesday introduced the next generation of its flagship product, Forum Sentry v8.0, helping organizations seamlessly migrate their enterprise SOA deployments to the cloud while capitalizing on the cloud computing model for business and competitive advantage. The company unveiled the latest version of Forum Sentry at the International SOA & Cloud Symposium (http://soasymposium.com), the world's largest international SOA and cloud computing conference. Notably, at the show today, Crosscheck Networks (Booth # 13) CEO Mamoon Yunus will explore enterprise-to-cloud migration in the session, "Requirements for Extending Enterprise SOA to Public Clouds (http://soasymposium.com/agenda2010.php)." Additionally, company CTO Jason Macy will share best practices in SOA threat defense in "SOA Threat Modelling: Attacking and Defending REST, XML and SOAP ... (more)