IBM is now trying to put together the pieces of jigsaw with SoftLayer that it acquired early last year, its need to get into PaaS space, the acquisition intent of Cloudant to provide Database as a Service and yaps the $1 billion that it has put aside investing in what it calls capabilities-as-a-service.
With the increasing use of mobile and connected devices many companies now have access to vast amounts of data. However, in order to be able to use this data they need to capture and analyze it first. While earlier companies were using Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions for this, they have faced challenges as the service providers locked them to proprietary platforms and discouraged the use of new technologies or innovations.
Market Monitor, a service of the New York headquartered 451 Research, has forecast that the Cloud market revenue will increase at a 36 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), which will put the Cloud computing market at about US $20 billion by 2016.
Cloud service provider GetCloudServices, a division of IT Solutions Now, has said its new suite of SSD powered Cloud services powered by CumuLogic, Citrix CloudPlatform, and Solidfire is now available in the market.
Tier3 is on a roll for sure this year with almost new initiatives being launched every month. The flavour of this month or say today is general availability of new self-service cloud networking features. These services include self service Shared load balancers, Site to site VPNs and Virtual LAN's. The offering is also extended to the white label partners of Tier3 and enables users to architect expansive network configurations in public cloud.
Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) has announced the latest version of its core application development platform and a key component of its recently announced Pacific Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, Progress OpenEdge.
The third largest telecommunications company in the United States of America CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has announced that it had acquired AppFog Inc., a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that is used by over 100,000 global developers.
The Massachusetts, USA-located application management and IT monitoring software provider Correlsense has announced that it was partnering with Red Hat to focus on collaboration around Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, OpenShift.
Two key issues that goes against having a successful DevOps with in enterprises are lack of repeatable application deployment management and lack of lean processes that will enable developers just to focus on source code development. One new platform that has put itself forward today to resolve these challenges is CloudMunch DevOps Platform. CloudMunch is one of the 8 start-ups AWS selected to launch at AWS Re:Invent Conference in November, 2012.
CloudBees Java PaaS arms app developers with a set of services, that an be instantly activated with a click, so that they can rapidly build and run new business applications with zero IT administrative overhead. Not only building and running the apps CloudBees also ensures that developers do not face any issues in maintaining the deployed apps. CloudBees serves the needs of a wide range of businesses from small start-ups that need to quickly create new on-line businesses, to large IT organizations that need to rapidly respond to dynamic market opportunities.