Serverless computing may kill Google Cloud Platform

Google, which has had to claw its way back into cloud relevance in the shadows of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, suddenly finds itself playing catchup again, thanks to the rise of serverless computing. Although Google Cloud Platform still trails AWS and Azure by a considerable margin in general cloud revenue, its strengths in […] Read more »

15 questions for screening a Salesforce Platform Cloud consultant

The Platform Cloud covers a very wide range of custom development and integration projects.  Some parts of advanced Sales and Service Cloud projects include elements of the platform, so most consultancies’ have reasonable levels of general experience.  However, the Platform Cloud has the widest range of third-party products and add-ons, so you will need to […] Read more »

Azure Stack: Microsoft’s private-cloud platform and what IT pros need to know about it

Microsoft’s release of Azure Stack, an on-premises version of its public cloud, could be important for networking and data center pros for one simple reason: It gives customers a way to use a popular and familiar cloud platform without shipping their sensitive data into a multi-tenant environment. Azure Stack is software from Microsoft that’s been […] Read more »

Nyansa introduces private cloud option for its network analytics platform

Having a full understanding of end user experience has been theorized in IT circles for decades but has remained as elusive as the Holy Grail or the Fountain of Youth. Some people claim to have seen it, but no one really knows for sure. Last year, an innovative startup, Nyansa, came to market with a […] Read more »

SAP sets March 30 as launch date for its Cloud Platform SDK for iOS

Almost a year after SAP teamed with Apple to develop business applications for smartphones and tablets, the German enterprise software developer is ready to unveil the first fruits of their partnership. On March 30, it plans to release the first version of SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, a tool to enable businesses to integrate […] Read more »

Battle of the clouds: Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure vs. Google Cloud Platform

Amazon Web Services is the consensus leader of the IaaS public cloud computing market according to industry watchers, but they credit Microsoft for closing the gap with Azure and say Google with its Cloud Platform has made considerable strides as well. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here […] Read more »

BlackBerry offers secure mobile communications platform for developers

BlackBerry on Tuesday announced a new line of business to provide developers with a secure, cloud-based, mobile communications platform for texting, voice, video and file sharing. Developers can insert these capabilities into their existing custom apps and services using the new BBM Enterprise SDK (software developer kit), BlackBerry said. The SDK will be sold as […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Mirantis to offer commercial support for OpenContrail SDN platform

As Mirantis is moving away from the ‘pure-play OpenStack company’ tagline, it’s adding more managed services to its resume to take on players like RackSpace and AWS. Mirantis is now offering commercial support for OpenContrail, an extremely popular software-defined networking (SDN) platform used with OpenStack. There are three core components on any cloud: compute, storage and networking. […] Read more »

OpenAI releases Universe, a platform for training A.I.s to play games, use apps

OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research company, wants to let A.I.s loose in their own universe, where they can learn to play games, use apps and interact with websites. Universe is the name of OpenAI’s tool for training A.I.s on, as it puts it, “any task a human can complete with a computer.” Using a VNC […] Read more »

Om nom Nomulus: Google open-sources TLD registry platform

Google’s latest foray into open-source software is a cloud-based top-level-domain registrar platform called Nomulus, bringing a substantial chunk of the company’s gigantic internet infrastructure into the public eye. What Nomulus does, in essence, is manage the domain names under a top-level domain, or TLD, the largest divisions of the internet’s domain name system (.com, .org, […] Read more »

Box’s developer platform revamped with new content types, UI tools

While Box is probably best known for its user-facing storage and content services, the company is also operating a separate platform for developers, and it received a handful of updates Thursday. The platform, which lets developers integrate Box’s tools for managing content into the apps they’re building, now supports new content types, annotations, and watermarking. […] Read more »

Box’s developer platform revamped with new content types, UI tools

While Box is probably best known for its user-facing storage and content services, the company is also operating a separate platform for developers, and it received a handful of updates Thursday. The platform, which lets developers integrate Box’s tools for managing content into the apps they’re building, now supports new content types, annotations, and watermarking. […] Read more »

Box’s developer platform revamped with new content types, UI tools

While Box is probably best known for its user-facing storage and content services, the company is also operating a separate platform for developers, and it received a handful of updates Thursday. The platform, which lets developers integrate Box’s tools for managing content into the apps they’re building, now supports new content types, annotations, and watermarking. […] Read more »

ContainerX steps into the limelight with a new container platform for enterprises

Enterprises interested in tapping container technology now have a brand-new option for managing it: ContainerX, a multitenant container-as-a-service platform for both Linux and Windows. Launched into beta last November by a team of engineers from Microsoft, VMware and Citrix, the service became generally available in both free and paid versions on Thursday. Promising an all-in-one […] Read more »

IBM targets data scientists with a new development platform based on Apache Spark

Making sense of data can involve a wide variety of tools, and IBM is hoping to make data scientists‘ lives easier by putting them all in one place. The company on Tuesday released what it calls Data Science Experience, a new development environment in the cloud for real-time, high-performance analytics. Based on data-processing framework Apache […] Read more »

IBM targets data scientists with a new development platform based on Apache Spark

Making sense of data can involve a wide variety of tools, and IBM is hoping to make data scientists‘ lives easier by putting them all in one place. The company on Tuesday released what it calls Data Science Experience, a new development environment in the cloud for real-time, high-performance analytics. Based on data-processing framework Apache […] Read more »

Microsoft expands its Azure cloud platform to South Korea

Microsoft is expanding the global footprint of its cloud platform to South Korea, and it has officially launched its previously announced data center in Canada, the company announced Tuesday.  In South Korea, Microsoft’s cloud will be getting two new regions, including one in Seoul. They’re aimed at serving both customers of the company’s Azure cloud […] Read more »

Nervana’s cloud platform makes deep learning more widely available

Deep learning has usually been accessible to only the largest organizations, but that’s starting to change. On Monday, an AI startup called Nervana launched a cloud offering for what it calls deep learning on demand. Nervana Cloud is a hosted platform designed to give organizations of all sizes the ability to quickly build and deploy […] Read more »

Commvault updates its data management platform

Commvault, a data management company, is rolling out updates to many of its enterprise products today, with the aim of simplifying the process of actually using your company’s data. Among the updates are new open APIs that promise not to lock in customer data, better data searching tools, and a new back up mechanism that only saves blocks of data that have […] Read more »

Samsung Open Source IoT Platform Aims to Bridge Connected Devices Gap

Samsung challenge Intel and Qualcomm with the announcement of three new chips aim at the Internet of Things market. Samsung also announced the launch of SmartThings Open Cloud, which will help developers create the applications using their connected devices. The Korean manufacturer new Artik platform includes software, development boards, drivers, tools, security features and connectivity […] Read more »

zedIT Partners with Accela to Facilitate Migration of Fast-Growth GeoTMS Customers in New England to the Accela Civic Platform

zedIT Solutions St. John’s, NL (PRWEB) July 16, 2015 zedIT Solutions (zedIT), a provider of Information Technology services, today announced a partnership with Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based civic engagement solutions for government. Last month, the companies jointly embarked on a multi-city road-show throughout Massachusetts to showcase Accela’s software […] Read more »

Adobe announces Creative Cloud platform for 2012

Adobe announces Creative Cloud platform for 2012 by Steven Mostyn – Oct 4 2011, 11:57 Software specialist Adobe has this week unveiled its new Creative Cloud platform, which “radically redefines the content creation process” by bringing it to the cloud so millions of users can access desktop and … Read more on The Tech Herald […] Read more »

Intelligent platform eases business to cloud migration

Intelligent platform eases business to cloud migration Akamai gives customers the ability to embed cloud optimization services into leading public cloud computing platforms to provide a unified and simple-to-configure offering for users leveraging the cloud. In addition, Akamai has extended its global … Read more on Eetasia.com (subscription) Flexibility and Security Spurring Growth in Hybrid […] Read more »

Cloud Storage Platform Box.net Raises $50 Million From Salesforce And Others

Image by 3rr [San Jose, CA] Cloud Storage Platform Box.net Raises Million From Salesforce And Others Learn More Cloud storage platform Box.net has raised a whopping $ 50 million in new funding with participation from CRM giant Salesforce.com. Past investors also participated in the round, as well as new 'strategic partners', who will be revealed […] Read more »

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Happy Cloud and Playrix Bring Casual Games to the Cloud Games are pre-installed and pre-packaged on the cloud, eliminating the need for installation on the user's end. "We're excited about offering our titles on new platforms and new technologies to reach new audiences," says Igor Bukhman, … Read more on San Francisco Chronicle (press release) […] Read more »