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Prolifics, an end-to-end systems integrator specializing in IBM technologies, today announced that it continues to offer companies an easy transition to Lotus Web Content Management (WebCM). In today's fast-paced business environment, organizations must have the ability to effectively ...
At Marathon Technologies, we service a range of industries that must have their applications up and running at all times, or as we call it: vAvailable. vAvailable is the integration of virtualization and high availability technologies to create a cost-effective solution that ensures ap...
The theme of the Virtualization Conference Europe 2009, to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on May 18-19, 2009, is 'Deploying Virtualization in the Enterprise.' The Call for Papers, which closes March 15, welcomes submissions from exceptional speakers with high-quality use cases not ...
It was only a matter of time before we started seeing real how-to's pop up on how we can start profiling our Java applications running deep within the cloud. When my long term friend and colleague, Kirk Pepperdine, started talking about taking his world class Java performance tuning sk...
As a solution provider it is vitally important you don't get locked into a specific vendor’s solution. This couldn't be truer in the world of on-demand or cloud computing. The way Amazon works is vastly different from Google, and different from Flexiscale. So how do you utilize the str...
Successful virtual desktop rollouts can only be realized if user acceptance is equivalent to that of a local PC. Standardized virtual desktops must be ‘personalized’ on-demand by treating the user as another ‘layer’ of the desktop...this is user environment management. In this webcast ...
Quickoffice announced the release of MobileFiles Pro, said to be the first application to include editable Office functionality for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The upgrade brings comprehensive editing and saving of Microsoft Office Excel files in the .xls format, Wi-Fi file transfer to ...
Prolifics has announced that Kadeer Beg has been promoted to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Prior to becoming CTO, Beg held a senior management position at the company since 2006, as Practice Director for the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) group within the company, a th...
In most discussions about scalability, we often approach the topic as a pure technical/architecture challenge, and ignore cost issues. The problem is that when we truly scale our application, and want to benefit from economies of scale, we're going to end up with scale limitations, not...
In his virtualization session on Nov. 21 at the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo in San Jose, CA, Roland Wartenberg, SAP's director of virtualization strategy, discussed the supported virtualization solutions provided by partners of SAP's virtualization ecosystem. Sim...
SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo will take place in San Jose. Seems like everyone is coming in to the Bay Area for this one, so I am looking forward to meeting a lot of the folks active in cloud computing at this event. There is also talk of another Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum...
In his Cloud Computing Keynote in San Jose, CA, on November 20th – entitled "A Head in the Cloud - The Power of Infrastructure as a Service" – the CTO of Amazon.com, Werner Vogels, discussed the many challenges when building a reliable, flexible architecture that can manage unpredictab...
"Virtualization will help our customers be more agile and efficient," noted Mike Neil at SYS-CON’s Virtualization Conference & Expo, in San Jose, CA, "and there are three areas these companies are focused on." These areas are to drive costs down, increase efficiency, and using virtuali...
David Linthicum, the highly popular SOA thought leader and practitioner, will be keynoting in San Jose, CA, on November 19 at the SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 West. 'While everyone wants to do SOA right the first time, the typical results are not always stellar,' says Linthicum. 'T...
Atlanta-based TechOperators, a new early stage VC targeting cloud computing and SaaS as well as Internet services, security, infrastructure and mobile, is launching its first venture fund and claims it didn’t have too many problems raising the $20 million-$30 million. The four managing...
The explosion of cloud computing providers dramatically lowered the barriers to entry for web entrepreneurs and innovative projects. However, the lack of interoperability and consistency across services keeps many businesses from adoption.
Many times shipped BPEL processes need to be customized at a customer site or at various departments of enterprises. "Such customizations need to be retained in subsequent upgrades," notes Khanderao Kand, a Lead Architect for Oracle Fusion Middleware at Oracle. Kand will be giving a br...
"More than a half dozen conferences and events targeting Virtualization and Cloud Computing canceled in the past two months," said Fuat Kircaali, CEO of SYS-CON Media. "We predicted that this would be the outcome for many competing shows due to the current economic conditions," he adds...
SYS-CON Events announced today that more than 40 Cloud technology providers, as well as Virtualization and SOA companies will exhibit at the upcoming 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), November 19-21, in San Jose, California. The conferenc...
Increasingly, a businesses competitive advantage is gained by processing large flows of raw data into insights. With a growth in both the volume of data and number of users, traditional tools for data analytics struggle to keep pace. Large Internet services such as Yahoo!, who face a t...
"These are still the early days of Cloud Computing, where delivery has so far focused primarily on price, as set by the market leader, Amazon," notes Dave Durkee, Founder, CEO & Technical Director of ENKI Consulting. "However, while successful in the Web 2.0 market," he adds, "price-ba...
"It's a chance for Cisco to participate on a bigger scale, helping to bring peace to the world. Is that too big a dream?...(long pause)...Maybe." With that thought Cisco CEO John Chambers ends an interview published this week by BusinessWeek in which he reveals that Cisco's cloud compu...
Cloud Computing is the newbuzzword in the technology industry. But even industry insiders don’t agree on exactly what the term means. We shouldn’t be surprised that mainstream business is approaching it with caution. Businesses have many concerns about moving their data to the cloud, s...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global SOA, Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Open Source technology provider FreedomOSS named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's SOA World Conference & Expo which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Sil...
Months ago, 3tera unveiled our Cloudware architecture. But rather than try to convince the world that there is only a single architecture that works and ours is it, we emphasized that Cloud architectures need to be open. Not only need they interoperate with all sorts of hardware and so...
In the past, there was heavy segmentation between developers who used .NET for development and those who used PHP. Traditionally, .NET developers used the Windows platform while PHP developers remained fairly closely tied to Linux distributions. Windows Server 2008 marks a new generati...
In a recent report, Gartner made some bold predictions around the near-term future of SaaS. In essence they are endorsing that the SaaS model has increasing leverage over existing software models as the IT spending tightens - worldwide software-as-a-service revenue in the enterprise ap...
"Cloud Computing by its very nature depends on the Network for both the construction of the Cloud as well as the delivery to users," declares David Bernstein, whose team runs Cisco's internal Cloud Computing platform. As VP and General Manager of Network Applications Infrastructure for...
The problem with the notion of “Windows for EC2” is that it perpetuates the broken, legacy model of tying your application to the infrastructure upon which it runs. In the legacy model, applications became artificially tied to the physical server upon which they ran, and server utiliza...
The term “Cloud Storage” has become en vogue in the past 18 months, pushing the hype curve into the red. While industry buzz and news around this technology has increased, definitions have failed to root any sensibility and meaning as to what it really is and what can differentiate ser...
The cloud is coming of age. Amazon took another huge leap forward when it announced that EC2 is now out of beta, together with an SLA that is evidence of Amazon’s commitment to provide top-notch service. Their uptime has been stellar, and they are now standing behind their offering con...
Building the right infrastructure that can scale up or down at a moment's notice, notes Amazon.com's VP & CTO Dr Werner Vogels, can be a complicated and expensive task. "But it's essential in today's business landscape," adds Vogels, who is the distinguished Keynote Speaker at SYS-CON'...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global Cloud Computing technology provider Mosso to exhibit at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. More tha...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Mike Neil, general manager for virtualization strategy at Microsoft will deliver the keynote speech, entitled "Virtualization Futures: From the Desktop to the Datacenter," at SYS-CON’s upcoming “International Virtualization Conference & Expo 2008 Wes...
Intel has just released Intel XML Software Suite 1.2. This latest release helps maximize XML performance, while minimizing the effort for any Enterprise, SOA, SaaS, and Web 2.0 based applications. Intel XML Software Suite 1.2 optimizes XML application performance, takes full advantage ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global Cloud Computing technology provider Cycle Computing to exhibit at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com) 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, (www.virtualizationconference.com), whic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global virtualization technology provider LynuxWorks named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, (www.virtualizationconference.com), which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmo...
Virtualization carries the promises of flexibility, lower costs, ease of deployment and simplified server management. However, when condensing the physical resources of your enterprise, are you considering how to make applications easily accessible to the growing number of remote users...
Today’s businesses can no longer afford to have essential business content trapped in separate, incompatible repositories. They want an interoperable interface for their repositories that allows them to reuse and share business content easily. To address this need, EMC, IBM, and Micros...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global SOA, Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Open Source technology provider Intel named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's SOA World Conference & Expo which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon ...