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VANCOUVER, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - ActiveState today announced the release of Stackato 3.4, with an updated free Micro Cloud license enabling Stackato clusters using up to 20GB of RAM. Stackato 3.4 opens up accessibility for IT Ops to leverage scalability, high availability and load balancing of applications in production, free of charge. Access to free clustering with Stackato enables a more accurate assessment of how apps can perform in a production environment and fosters greater accessibility for more Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) users to turn ideas into problem-solving commercial applications. ActiveState's Stackato is the world's leading independent Cloud Foundry distribution. The history of the Company has been established with seventeen years of commercial success and an ongoing commitment to the open source dynamic language and cloud communities. Acti... (more)

WP Engine Appoints Klee Kleber as Chief Marketing Officer

WP Engine, a leading SaaS content management platform for websites and applications built on WordPress, today announced the appointment of Klee Kleber as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). With more than 20 years of marketing and leadership experience, Kleber has previously served as SVP, Marketing and Product Development at Rackspace as well as VP Marketing at Dell. At WP Engine, Kleber will be responsible for the oversight of all global marketing activities ranging from product marketing and partner enablement to demand generation and corporate communications. Klee Kleber,... (more)

University of Sussex Graduates to Software-Defined Storage from Nexenta

Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage) solutions, today announced that the University of Sussex, a world leading teaching and research institution, has selected NexentaStor™ to improve network performance and prepare for the future development of its diverse, flexible IT infrastructure. The IT department at the University of Sussex provides support for the entire university – 13,000 students and over 2,100 staff – with a single home directory service that enables users to access files from whatever device and operating s... (more)

Two New Power Supply Units from MEN Micro Offer Reliable Power Sourcing for Railway and Harsh Environment Applications

BLUE BELL, Pa., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MEN Micro Inc., a world-renowned provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, now offers two power supply units, the PU20 (DC) and the PU21 (AC), for reliable computer power sourcing required in onboard or wayside railway applications as well as other harsh environment applications. The redundant power monitoring and inverse current protection offered by these units help to secure a constant output of power in harsh environments. Photo - http://photos.prn... (more)

OpenStack Summit auf dem Weg nach Europa; Community-Abstimmung über mehr als 1.100 Vorschläge für Redebeiträge läuft

Zum ersten Mal kommt der OpenStack® Summit nach Europa. Der 10. OpenStack Summit findet vom 3. bis zum 7. November 2014 im Palais des Congrès und im Le Méridien in Paris statt. Die einwöchige Veranstaltung bringt Nutzer und Entwickler sowie Führungskräfte von Telekommunikationsunternehmen und IT-Vorstandsmitglieder von IT-Unternehmen aus der ganzen Branche zusammen, um gemeinsam an der Zukunft des Cloud-Computing zu arbeiten. Der OpenStack Summit in Paris bietet Grundsatzpräsentationen, Arbeitsgruppen und Workshops zum Thema Business Value, Einsatz-Fallstudien, Entwicklung bewäh... (more)

Best Recent Articles on Cloud Computing & Big Data Topics
As we enter a new year, it is time to look back over the past year and resolve to improve upon it. In 2014, we will see more service providers resolve to add more personalization in enterprise technology. Below are seven predictions about what will drive this trend toward personalization.
IT organizations face a growing demand for faster innovation and new applications to support emerging opportunities in social, mobile, growth markets, Big Data analytics, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and more. This is great news because it shows that IT continues to be a key stakeholder in delivering business service innovation. However, it also means that IT must deliver new innovation despite flat budgets, while maintaining existing services that grow more complex every day.
Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for businesses that adopt this game-changing computing model. In this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, Rex Wang, Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle, discusses and dispels some of the common myths about cloud computing that still exist today.
Despite the economy, cloud computing is doing well. Gartner estimates the cloud market will double by 2016 to $206 billion. The time for dabbling in the cloud is over! The 14th International Cloud Expo, co-located with 5th International Big Data Expo and 3rd International SDN Expo, to be held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, N.Y. announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested topics below). Cloud computing helps IT cut infrastructure costs while adding new features and services to grow core businesses. Clouds can help grow margins as costs are cut back but service offerings are expanded. Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud, Big Data and Software-Defined Networking: submit your speaking proposal today!
What do you get when you combine Big Data technologies….like Pig and Hive? A flying pig? No, you get a “Logical Data Warehouse.” In 2012, Infochimps (now CSC) leveraged its early use of stream processing, NoSQLs, and Hadoop to create a design pattern which combined real-time, ad-hoc, and batch analytics. This concept of combining the best-in-breed Big Data technologies will continue to advance across the industry until the entire legacy (and proprietary) data infrastructure stack will be replaced with a new (and open) one.
While unprecedented technological advances have been made in healthcare in areas such as genomics, digital imaging and Health Information Systems, access to this information has been not been easy for both the healthcare provider and the patient themselves. Regulatory compliance and controls, information lock-in in proprietary Electronic Health Record systems and security concerns have made it difficult to share data across health care providers.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Vanessa Alvarez has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
12th International Cloud Expo, held on June 10–13, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service.
Ulitzer.com announced "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers," who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views. Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at Cloud Expo, which drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000 expected to attend.
It's a simple fact that the better sales reps understand their prospects' intentions, preferences and pain points during calls, the more business they'll close. Each day, as your prospects interact with websites and social media platforms, their behavioral data profile is expanding. It's now possible to gain unprecedented insight into prospects' content preferences, product needs and budget. We hear a lot about how valuable Big Data is to sales and marketing teams. But data itself is only valuable when it's part of a bigger story, made visible in the right context.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Larry Carvalho has been named Tech Chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Everyone talks about a cloud-first or mobile-first strategy. It's the trend du jour, and for good reason as these innovative technologies have revolutionized an industry and made savvy companies a lot of money. But consider for a minute what's emerging with the Age of Context and the Internet of Things. Devices, interfaces, everyday objects are becoming endowed with computing smarts. This is creating an unprecedented focus on the Application Programming Interface (API) as developers seek to connect these devices and interfaces to create new supporting services and hybrids. I call this trend the move toward an API-first business model and strategy.
We live in a world that requires us to compete on our differential use of time and information, yet only a fraction of information workers today have access to the analytical capabilities they need to make better decisions. Now, with the advent of a new generation of embedded business intelligence (BI) platforms, cloud developers are disrupting the world of analytics. They are using these new BI platforms to inject more intelligence into the applications business people use every day. As a result, data-driven decision-making is finally on track to become the rule, not the exception.