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Create your own cloud: Siemens and Oracle present first testing and development environment as a cloud service

Siemens IT Solutions and Services and software and database specialist Oracle have jointly developed a testing and development environment in form of a cloud service. What makes the solution special is that customers can pick only those services they actually need. While Oracle supplies the software and the tools, Siemens IT Solutions and Services implements the overall application and provides all associated cloud services. Siemens IT Solutions und Services will unveil a pilot version of the new service on September 19, 2010 at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco.
Everyone’s talking about cloud computing, but despite its many advantages such as predictable costs, online availability and scalability, many companies still know relatively little about this IT-on-demand model, …

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How Colocation Can Lead to Widespread Adoption of the Cloud

Cloud computing is a type of shared computing where one utilizes a hosting provider’s large-scale computing infrastructure. In other words, a provider with thousands of servers interlinked together, will rent out their massive computing capabilities to customers looking to only pay for the computing that they use.
One of the benefits of cloud computing is the flexibility it provides. In theory, you can use 1 unit (CPU, storage, RAM or data transfer) one second and 100s of units the next second and you only pay for the units you use with no minimum or fixed fee. There is no commitment and you can stop using/paying whenever you want.
The only investment and commitment you must make is …

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Cloud Technology in Security Industry

The world is Flat, and getting Flatter. Today we have so much technology available to us through the internet. We are able to connect and communicate with others across the world in a matter of seconds.
Software as a Service (SaaS) is taking over the packaging industry which will affect the software box retail market. Currently Software as a Service makes $13.1 billion a year in the United States, and is predicted to make over $40 billion per year, by 2014. Software as a Service is the latest and greatest way to transmit technology.
It is considered to be the good part of “Cloud Technology” meaning as long as you have an internet connection products become available …

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Cloud Computing: Does Your Business Belong in ‘The Cloud’?

The ‘Cloud’ has rolled in and by all accounts is here to stay, but is it really the magic bullet for most businesses and is it right for you? And are all clouds the same? Here’s what you need to know about computing in ‘the Cloud’.
The SaaS model that began a few years ago has now evolved into the ‘Cloud’ computing model being utilized today. Improvements were made to enhance performance and strengthen security. It is a great option for many organizations because it provides:
Lower maintenance and support costs than premise based alternatives
Lower entry point than a licensed purchase
Fast Deployment
Reduced challenges associated with upgrades, updates, and security patches
The ability for remote employees to stay connected
Reduce …

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Monitis Becomes the First Monitoring Dashboard to Convert from Flash to Open-Source HTML5 (Monitis)

Monitis, the leading provider of the world’s first Cloud-based network and application monitoring suite, today announced another revolutionary advance in its technology. Monitis will be the first monitoring dashboard provider to switch from Flash to open-source HTML5 when displaying dynamic content in its web-based dashboard. This switch makes Monitis’ interactive dashboard faster and more universally compatible.
Given increasing concern surrounding the problems with Flash (battery drain, not open-source, and security vulnerabilities), Monitis was already sensitive to the issue. When results from a recent user survey showed that Monitis users want faster-loading, non-flash charts, Monitis realized that the time had come to make the switch.
As a SaaS provider of IT management, Monitis has always been committed to …

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