Many enterprises that already have on-premise cloud services would like to use public and hybrid cloud solutions as well. Oracle has come up with two new products that will provide enterprises with reliable database backup and cloud storage. With these products enterprises have the flexibility of moving their applications from on-premises to the cloud or vice versa with ease.
Tesora, provider of an open and scalable database as a service (DBaaS) platform on OpenStack, announced the refined Tesora Database Virtualization Engine and established a new customer performance benchmark, posting an 80-fold increase in capacity while providing a dramatic reduction in latency.
IBM unit SoftLayer now offers security services and disaster recovery to its cloud customers. This will enable enterprises to move critical business functions to the cloud knowing that they can recover data even during a disaster. This will help enterprises continue to offer services to their customers even in the event of a disaster and build a better reputation for themselves.
With enterprises beginning to appreciate the multiple advantages of the cloud, they now use multiple clouds for running business critical applications and storing data. However, enterprises now realize the need for a secure way to connect their various cloud applications and data. Verizon has launched its Secure Cloud Interconnect Service (SCIS) that offers enterprises a way to use Verizon’s private IP service to connect their various clouds.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella launched SQL Server 2014, the newest version of widely deployed database, and outlined the company’s path to deliver a platform for ambient intelligence. He stressed the importance of a data culture benefitting everyone and every organization.
Amazon today notified all its Kindle customers that it is bringing cloud synchronization for personal documents. The company will sync all its Kindle customers’ personal Kindle documents in a free CloudDrive account. This way those documents will be easily accessible across a number of devices, even non-Kindle devices via the web.
Say, last year you read some article on some digital technology magazine about how to make wise decisions concerning cloud-computing keeping in mind that you are trying to run a successful business of your own. The writer referred to you as an "SME owner" and naturally, the sound of it felt good.
Businesses now need a variety of IT technologies to retain customer mind space and provide the immediate and customized solutions that they expect. Moreover, there is a variety of technology such as mobile, cloud, and Big Data that businesses must now use in innovative ways to stay ahead in the race for customers. As such a new generation of application builders is working on the available development platforms to come up with unified, powerful, and immediate paradigms that can be hosted on the cloud. Toward this Red Hat offers its xPaaS to OpenShift.
IBM recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire Silverpop, a privately held software company based in Atlanta, GA. Silverpop empowers marketers with cloud-based capabilities that deliver personalized customer engagements in highly scalable environments. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Amazon Web Services cloud is built up of EC2 instances. Users of the cloud service can purchase the instances depending on their particular needs. The advantage of this is that users can simply change the type of instance they need or scale up or scale down their requirement of instances without having made a long term commitment to infrastructure.