CloudCow facebook CloudCow twitter Syndicate content Subscribe to Cloud Computing Technology Headlines using RSS

Cloud Computing Technology News and Headlines

Join the HERD!   
CloudCow Mailing List 

WhereScape Announces Automation to Fast-track Design and Development for Cloud Data Warehouse Snowflake

WhereScape today announced WhereScape automation for Snowflake, an offering created  to help IT organizations accelerate the delivery of cloud-based data infrastructure projects. This week in Anaheim, California, WhereScape will present the new offering at the TDWI Conference

WhereScape automation for Snowflake automates key development and operations workflows for Snowflake customers based on the native functions, wizards and best practices of Snowflake and incorporates data warehouse modeling methodologies such as 3NF, dimensional and Data Vault 2.0. Snowflake provides cloud-based data warehousing solutions that deliver the performance, elasticity, scalability, concurrency and simplicity needed to store and analyze all of an organization's data in one location.

 

Electric Imp Delivers High-Performance Integration With Microsoft Azure IoT Hub

Grazed from Electric Imp Inc.

Electric Imp Inc., a global leader providing enterprise secure IoT, today announced its high-performance integration with Microsoft Azure IoT Hub.

The integration with Azure IoT Hub enables Electric Imp's customers to use Microsoft's storage and advanced data analytics, while simplifying the setup and management of highly scalable, secure communications between the edge and cloud.

The Electric Imp Platform, already deployed on over a million devices, includes:

Wipro Develops Industry Focused Big Data Analytics-as-a-Service Platform on Microsoft Azure

Grazed from Wipro

Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced the availability of Data Discovery Platform, its big data analytics-as-a-service solution on Microsoft Azure. The solution accelerates insight-driven decision making through pre-built applications for specific industries, such as banking and financial services, retail, energy, education and manufacturing.

Wipro's Data Discovery Platform will enable businesses to embark on an analytics journey with value added services of process simplification and business transformation to bridge the gap between the insights required by business and the information that is available. Wipro Data Discovery Platform is available in an outcome-based ‘pay-per-insight' cloud delivery model. The platform leverages Microsoft's Cortana Intelligence Suite which includes HDInsight, Stream Analytics, Data Lake Analytics, Machine Learning and Power BI to build analytical applications. Currently, fourteen Wipro Data Discovery Platform applications have been showcased on Microsoft Advanced Analytics Partner Solution Showcase

WSM Announces Penetration Testing and Mitigation Services, plus Compliance Testing for Credit Card Processing

Grazed from WSM International

WSM International, a specialized cloud and IT integrator, introduces two new services to ensure cloud and IT infrastructure security, compliance and efficient operation:

  • Penetration testing services to assess IT security vulnerabilities and help protect data;
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance testing service.

Both services address the top security concerns found in the recent user survey by 451 Research: preventing infiltration of enterprise IT systems by those with malicious intent; and complying with security standards. 

Examining the Effect of the Cloud on the Gaming Industry

The growth of cloud services is radically altering the gaming industry, while its side effects are rippling through the real world. Let's examine the effects of the cloud on the gaming industry and its impact on gamers, sports and technology as a whole. We'll also address the factors that drive game developers to make these shifts to their business model and the benefits of making these changes.

The Shift to Subscription Only Services

The traditional model of selling computer games was selling a cartridge or DVD from which someone installed the game. World of Warcraft became incredibly profitable by offering an immersive, interactive experience for around $20 a month, every month for years. Minecraft offers subscription based versions and server rentals for those who want to run their own, custom Minecraft worlds. Contrarily to Roblox, for instance. In this case, they make money off both subscriptions and renting virtual servers. After being bought by Microsoft in 2014, the company also started selling games for the Xbox, a rare example of a cloud based game becoming a hybrid product available both via the cloud and the traditional installation disk. If you want a complete rundown of what separates Minecraft from its closer competitor, visit this page.

LiveAction Advances Network Visibility at the Edge and the Cloud with Latest Release of LiveNX Platform

Grazed from LiveAction

LiveAction, a provider of IT network performance management, visualization and analytics software, today announced the latest release of the LiveNX platform. The newest features further boost the performance of SD-WANs, offer increased viewability into the network endpoints of all types, and include machine learning and automation, among other enhancements. LiveNX enables network engineers and IT operations to increase productivity and improve online user experiences by making it easier to monitor, manage, and troubleshoot network performance issues.

The LiveNX platform maximizes a company's investments in IT network management by ensuring users consistently have optimal online experiences without interruptions or delays. LiveNX performs network diagnostics, monitors service delivery to ensure service level agreements (SLA) are met, automates device discovery to make it easier for users to access the network, and issues proactive alerts to potential problems. It visualizes the entire network and presents a comprehensive view of performance through a dynamic dashboard. LiveNX also integrates with the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) as well as other multi-vendor environments.

Google’s cloud gets a boost as Forrester names it a leader in data analytics

Grazed from SiliconAngle. Author: Mike Wheatley.

Google Inc.’s efforts to establish itself as a major player in cloud computing received a small boost Wednesday when it was named by research firm Forrester Inc. as the undisputed leader in a part of the market Forrester calls “Insight Platform-as-a-Service.” It should be noted that Insight PaaS is just a small subsection of the overall PaaS market, so Google still has some way to go.

Forrester defines the Insight PaaS category as an integrated set of data management, analytics and insight application development and management components, offered as a platform. PaaS more generally is the middle layer of cloud computing, customarily defined as services to allow software developers to create applications that run on the Internet...

Multi-cloud: the future of computing

Grazed from ITWeb. Author: Richard Vester.

Cloud computing has revolutionised the way people work, consume applications, and the way they store their data. However, although it was born out of the need to simplify IT environments and make their business lives far easier, today, many companies are opting to have many cloud vendors, instead of just one. Multi-cloud is the future of computing. A recent Dimensional Research survey found 77% of businesses are planning to implement multi-cloud architectures in the near future.

Many businesses want to have different options, and will choose to use multiple cloud providers to support their various workloads and applications. They can select a cloud that will best meet their individual requirements. It's a matter of not putting all their IT eggs in one basket. The flexibility of multi-cloud is one of the main drivers behind its increased adoption...

17 Statistics Forecasting the Future of Business Intelligence in the Cloud

Grazed from Business2Community. Author: Tricia Morris.

As once common objections and concerns around moving to the cloud (such as security) begin to wane, organizations are identifying and prioritizing their IT and business initiatives that might benefit most from a cloud deployment. Business intelligence and analytics is one of those key initiatives. Within the next few years, it is predicted that cloud will be the preferred delivery mechanism for analytics.

But many organizations are already there. In a Deloitte, EMA and Informatica State of Cloud Analytics Report survey, 70.1% of the respondents say cloud is already an essential part of their analytics strategy. Does the forecast call for greater cloud coverage in enterprise analytics? See what’s trending now and what’s in store:...

Read more from the source @ http://www.business2community.com/cloud-computing/17-statistics-forecasting-future-business-intelligence-cloud-01891332#AUBwcExpEbi9GLtd.99

CloudVelox Extends Automated Mass Migrations To Datacenter Environments Enabling Three New Use Cases

Grazed from CloudVelox

CloudVelox, a pioneer in cloud automation and orchestration software, today announced release 5.0 of its One Hybrid Cloud software with new capabilities to enable automated mass migrations to datacenters with VMware virtualized environments. With this new release, One Hybrid Cloud now enables 3 new use cases for enterprise customers with the flexibility to migrate workloads from any source to datacenter environments including between data centers (DC to DC), rack to rack (intra-datacenter) as well as migrate or repatriate workloads from the cloud to the data center (Cloud to DC). Previously, CloudVelox had delivered several innovations including automated Application Blueprinting and automated network customization to enable automated migration and recovery from the data center to the cloud. These new use cases deliver on our vision to provide IT Executives and Partners the ability to manage a boundary-less data center by enabling a seamless dynamic pool of resources without boundaries and without fear of lock-in.