Cloud Management

Top Cloud Management Trends: Adopt or Incur the Risk

Grazed from CircleID. Author: David Eisner.

Your company can't ignore cloud computing: Some kind of distributed-access model is now necessary to tap global markets, manage big data and get access to best-in-class software. But with increased cloud adoption comes the issue of management, since it's no longer enough to simply spin up a cloud and hope for the best. Here are five of the top cloud management trends to watch this year — and the risks of opting out.

Standardization

According to a recent Cloud Tweaks article, there's a growing need for cloud industry standards. Organizations such as the Cloud Security Alliance and ISO are on the forefront of this standardization effort — through 2015, expect to see SLAs and other cloud contract start adopting this change by including "typical" language and clear-cut descriptions of service availability...

Is DivvyCloud Cloud Management Platform the best choice for you?

Grazed from ZDNet. Author: Dan Kusnetzsky.

The folks from DivvyCloud, Brian Johnson, CEO, and Peter Scott, CSO/CMO, came by to introduce the company and talk a bit about what they're doing for their clients. After learning about the good, the bad and the ugly of using cloud computing as a platform while at Electronic Arts it became clear to them that managing in-house and off-premise platforms was a complex process. So, they decided to get together a team to make cloud use and administration easy.

DivvyCloud Management Platform

The company's primary offering is a Cloud Management Platform (CMP) designed to gather cloud infrastructure and the needed cloud application lifecycle management data together and make it easy for developers to use DivvyCloud's dashboard or write their own applications or use their on business intelligence tools for each cloud service they've chosen to use...

Cloud cost control: expense management and auditing for SaaS and beyond

Grazed from GigaOM. Author: David Linthicum.

Today’s Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings enable near-instant productivity and capacity. Businesses, however, have little visibility into or control over their cloud solutions’ true cost. Cloud computing allows lines of business to self-provision tools, often without IT’s knowledge...

The result is an increase in localized productivity. But provisioned systems are often redundant, contracts are poorly optimized, and businesses are unable to manage or audit the lifecycle and usage of these services. They also lack the data and clout to negotiate more favorable terms...

Cloud providers protect the security & stability of cloud infrastructures by limiting app management in public cloud services

Grazed from TechnologyNews. Author: Editorial Staff.

Public cloud computing providers offer subscribers as much flexibility as they can, but their first commitment is always to the security and stability of the cloud infrastructure. This means limiting the degree to which subscribers can manage hosted applications.

Blocking application patches

One of the ways service providers limit the degree of application management is by blocking subscribers from installing application patches. Organizations often outsource applications to cloud service providers in order to free themselves from the burden of managing the application. Many administrators are all too happy to walk away from their patch management chores...

Cloud System Management Software Market 2019 - New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com

Grazed from PRWeb.  Author: PR Announcement.

One key trend in this market is the emergence of cloud system management software. In recent years, many large- and medium-sized organizations have become increasingly aware of the significance of cloud system management software solutions and their impact on productivity.

The System Management Software Market can be defined as the management of distributed systems including computer systems in an enterprise. System management involves multiple tasks such as requirement analysis, purchasing, distributing, configuring, and maintenance of the equipment and software with service updates. In addition, it helps to determine problems and its solutions so that the objectives are fulfilled on time. System management is sometimes referred to as management information system (MIS) or information systems. Database management and network management are also a part of system management, which works equally with the process...

VMware Releases vRealize Code Stream, Cloud Management Updates

Grazed from the VarGuy. Author: Michael Cusanelli.

VMware announced the release of several new cloud management offerings and an update to vRealize Suite 6, including vRealize Code Stream 1.0, a new solution designed to accelerate application releases. Code Stream 1.0 promises to streamline development and DevOps processes by automating the software release process, according to the announcement.

The solution also allows developers to track artifacts and reinforce policy across release stages, while the bundled JFrog Artifactory software allows users to easily manage development environments. In addition to Code Stream, VMware’s updated cloud management solutions include:..

Read more from the source @ http://thevarguy.com/hybrid-cloud-infocenter/vmware-releases-vrealize-code-stream-cloud-management-updates

ProfitBricks Launches New Cloud Data Center Management Tool

 Grazed from WebHostReview.  Author: PR Announcement.

ProfitBricks, the price/performance leader in cloud computing IaaS, has once again raised the bar for cloud computing infrastructure and data center management by releasing a completely new version of its unique Data Center Designer.

In response to today's increasingly complex cloud infrastructure provisioning and deployment processes, the new Data Center Designer (DCD) is a complete rewrite of ProfitBricks' game-changing visual management tool, enabling even easier design and management of cloud computing infrastructures. Included with all ProfitBricks cloud computing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) accounts, the new DCD further reduces design and management overhead with faster performance, streamlined tools, more intuitive visual representations and comprehensive account information...

Amazon Lambda takes the administration out of cloud computing

Grazed from ARS Technica. Author: Peter Bright.

At its AWS re:Invent cloud computing conference today, Amazon announced AWS Lambda, a way of performing computing in the cloud in response to events without the need for virtual machines, compute instances, or any kind of administration. The usual model when performing computation in cloud services is to create some kind of a persistent application, such as a Web server on a virtual machine.

Sometimes the developer manages everything on the VM. Sometimes aspects of this are abstracted away—Azure's Web roles, for example, leave management of the base operating system and server up to Microsoft, letting developers focus solely on the Web content—but those persistent deployments, with their time-based billing, have become the basic model of cloud computing...

HP Unfurls Mobile Device Management Service in the Cloud

Grazed from ITBusinessEdge. Author: Michael Vizard.

Now that it’s become fairly routine for IT organizations to manage smartphones and tablets via the cloud, starting this week Hewlett-Packard is looking to apply that concept more broadly via the new HP Touchpoint Manager service that can manage workstations, tablets, PCs and smartphones running Android, iOS or Windows.

Aimed at small to medium businesses, a subscription to the HP Touchpoint Manager service is available for free for the next six months to any organization that signs up for a basic server agreement. A professional version of the service with additional functionality is available for $5 per user, per month for the first six months...

SysFera-DS Version 5.0 for HPC and Cloud Management Directly Visualizes Results, Shortening Simulation Time

Grazed from Sysfera. Author: PR Announcement.

SysFera has introduced a new version of its high performance computing (HPC) and Cloud management software, SysFera-DS version 5.0, featuring immediate visualization of simulation results without downloading and opening results within applications—to gain a significant boost in productivity. As well, for the first time, HPC administrators can create custom web pages for applications improving their ability to tailor the interface to their clients’ research and analysis needs. These new capabilities, along with significant enhancements to the web interface, promote user-friendly features and tighter applications’ integration, so engineers and researchers can run jobs more quickly and preview results faster.

On display next week in SysFera’s booth #3726 at the SC Conference in New Orleans, LA, SysFera-DS v5.0 boosts HPC and Cloud management with its new, better integration with simulation applications. Users gain faster access and more visibility to their output data. Results are previewed from the web browser, eliminating file search and download time regardless of the type of image their simulation creates for output...