Category: Cloud-SaaS

Our team has attended the global conference: IBM Impact 2013. There was plenty of great insight and information regarding Cloud Computing technologies during the conference, including PureFlex, PureApplication and PureData.

Here are some interesting session presentations:

•    Future Directions in Cloud Platforms PDF
•    WebSphere Application Infrastructure The Big Picture PDF
•    Continuous Delivery to Your Private PaaS: The Next Era of Private Cloud PDF
•    SOA as the Foundation for Cloud Adoption PDF
•    Next-Gen Productivity Platform for IBM PureSystems, Web and Mobile PDF
•    Exploring IBM PureApplication System Patterns of Expertise PDF
•    Exploring IBM PureApplication System and IBM Workload Deployer Best Practices PDF
•    Introduction to Cast Iron PDF
•    Best Practices for Cast Iron Integration both in the Cloud and On Premise PDF
•    WebSphere in a Virtual Cloudy World PDF
•    Deploying High-Availability Patterns in PureApplication System PDF
•    Why Would I Want to Put My Database in the Cloud? PDF
•    Driving Continuous Delivery with IBM PureApplication Systems PDF

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In April, 2012, IBM Cloud Academy Conference will take place in RTP North Carolina, U.S.

Matjaz B. Juric is Program Committee member.

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The CEO of Oracle, Larry Ellison, announced a new Oracle cloud solution Oracle Public Cloud at the Oracle OpenWorld 2011 today. The product consists of two components, Application Services (Fusion CRM, Fusion HCM, Social Network) and Platform Services (Database, Java). They represent the suite of Oracle Fusion applications, middleware and database offerings, delivered as a service.

Check more about this brand new technology here.

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Business Process as a Service

Business Process as a ServiceApart from already known IaaS, PaaS and SaaS lately there is a buzz going around about a new concept of cloud computing, called Business Process as a Service (BPaaS). The idea is to provide the entire vertical end-to-end business solutions for certain industries, as a Cloud service. While using SaaS you would have to rent a number of separate applications and orchestrate them into your business process, in case of BPaaS your cloud provider does this for you. (more…)

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A few days ago Microsoft released Windows Intune, their brand new cloud-based desktop management and maintenance software.

Windows Intune is a one-place solution for management of business client machines running Windows. With help of a client application deployed to PCs in the organisation, it allows

  • update deployment
  • malware protection
  • fault identification
  • remote assistance
  • security policy management
  • inventory management and
  • asset management

Management console is web-based and hosted on Microsoft Windows Azure cloud, which allows management of organizations client PCs from any location with online access without dedicated on-site servers. Management is independent of organizations infrastructure, which means Windows domains are not required for Windows Intune to work.

For Intune to work, client PCs have to run Windows 7 (Enterprise, Professional or Ultimate), Windows Vista (Enterprise, Business or Ultimate) or Windows XP Professional with at least SP2 and have access to always-on internet connection.

Windows Intune browser console

Windows Intune management console

Windows Intune will most likely appeal to small businesses and larger IT providers, since it does not require any special infrastructure setup on-site and it also allows for remote centralized management of several workstation environments without the need for Active Directory setup. So far the licensing costs are $11 per PC administered per month and the license includes upgrade to Windows 7 Enterprise edition for that PC. For businesses considering the implementation of Intune, 30-day free trial is also available for up to 25 clients.

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