Equinix, a global data center and interconnection provider, has launched its Cloud Exchange to make it easier for enterprises to use cloud computing. The Cloud Exchange is a next generation interconnection solution that will improve connectivity by making multi cloud, multi network connections easier for cloud service providers and buyers.
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.
Many enterprises are increasingly moving their applications to the cloud to become more competitive and benefit from the multiple advantages of the cloud. However, migrating in-house on premises applications to the cloud can be time consuming and risky if the applications are not cloud ready. Systems integrators are also pressured by the fact that cloud platforms change continually. All of these challenges can be addressed by using PaaSLane 2.0 from Cloud Technology Partners.
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.