IDG Contributor Network: From Infrastructure-as-a-Service to Workforce-as-a-Service

Cloud computing was originally devised as an alternative to deploying racks of servers in company-owned (or shared) data centers. However, the technology services that have grown on top of the concept — to finally become quintessential to the concept — have changed the game. The cloud stack: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS Cloud technology is typically segmented… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: From Infrastructure-as-a-Service to Workforce-as-a-Service

BrandPost: Visual Cloud and Remote Workstations in the Enterprise

From video streaming to remote workstations, more content is being delivered via cloud computing every day. Data centers everywhere are dealing with a flood of video traffic, and many enterprises are also dealing with the computing demands of complex design applications and massive data sets that are used by employees and contractors scattered around the… Continue reading BrandPost: Visual Cloud and Remote Workstations in the Enterprise

Juniper’s new access switches add to its cloud-focused lineup

Juniper Networks’ Unite architecture is living up to its name, bringing more enterprise network gear into its system for simplified management and scaling. The latest additions to the lineup are entry-level and midrange access switches that also include other features for ease of use. [ Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM,… Continue reading Juniper’s new access switches add to its cloud-focused lineup

Don’t blame the cloud for your shoddy IT plans

A survey from IT consultancy Trustmarque has found that 81 percent of CIOs say the ever increasing complexity of IT infrastructure creates a bottleneck for IT support, while a similar number (82 percent) argue that IT support has become a “growing burden” on modern IT departments. The survey polled 200 U.K. CIOs and senior IT decision… Continue reading Don’t blame the cloud for your shoddy IT plans

Twitter open-sources Heron for real-time stream analytics

Heron, the real-time stream-processing system Twitter devised as a replacement for Apache Storm, is finally being open-sourced after powering Twitter for more than two years. Twitter explained in a blog post that it created Heron because it needed more than just speed and scale from its real-time stream processing framework. The company also needed easier debugging,… Continue reading Twitter open-sources Heron for real-time stream analytics

Salesforce picks AWS as preferred public cloud provider

Salesforce has named Amazon Web Services as its preferred public cloud provider for services like Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, and App Cloud, expanding an existing partnership to provide the back end for the software-as-a-service provider. AWS already hosts several Salesforce services like Heroku, SalesforceIQ, and the recently announced IoT Cloud. This latest deal will help… Continue reading Salesforce picks AWS as preferred public cloud provider