Recently a number of companies have been talking about cloud certifications.
The topics cover security, resilience and HIPAA among other certifications.
The federal leadership in cloud computing talks about centralized
Cloud computing certifications should belong in broad categories, for
Standards: Do products or solutions adhere to industry or technology
standards e.g security, etc Communications: Platform portability and
inter-cloud communications should fall here. Encapsulation of multiple
standards become important here. Individual certifications: Does an
individual have the necessary qualifications to build a cloud solution?
Given the hype in the cloud computing space, customers would expect clear
certification standards for the products they pick. Customers have been
burned by picking an ERP or middleware package based on detailed r... (more)
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How is Apple’s success influencing the future of computing? Force.com and
Google Apps now have marketplaces similar to the Apple App store whose target
is businesses not consumers.
You will get very few of these free or something that costs just a couple of
bucks. These apps usually these have monthly maintenance fees associated with
these and a lot of them have a “freemium” model, free for limited
functions with a cost for value-added functionality. This is probably going
to change the way business applications are delivered.
Going from an in-premise model ... (more)
Over the past year I have listened to many vendor webinars talking about
their cloud computing solution story. After the call I always get an e-mail
or phone call trying to see my needs. This follow-up is very good as the
purpose of these webinars is to obtain leads and the follow up process is to
qualify these leads.
Until yesterday, none of these calls were of any value to me. Some vendors
called and promised to connect me to their product folks to give me more
information but nobody ever contacted me. I replied to some vendors e-mails
but they do not follow up. Other vendors ... (more)
An announcement today by IBM is trying to solve an IT development and
delivery problem that has been perpetually vexing CIOs. It is similar to
what the automotive industry has been trying for years – self-driving
cars(a.k.a. automation in IT) that also give great gas mileage (a.k.a.
optimization in IT).
IBM’s PureSystems promises automated tools as well as efficiency on the
network and storage level speeding the delivery time of IT solutions. It
came at the heels of a similar announcement by HP called Converged Cloud.
Why is IBM doing this? The challenge from public clouds is p... (more)
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Got back Friday after a week in the East coast attending the Cloud Expo and
meeting with customers/partners.
I roamed around the exhibits and found one vendor area that was always packed
- Microsoft. Folks were attracted to the huge honking collection of
hardware placed right in middle of their exhibit space. Now Microsoft is not
a hardware vendor - but they seem to have partnered with others to bring this
and show their might. It also needed a special drop of electricity into the
hall - 400V or so using a ... (more)