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Just a quick note that the http://opencloudmanifesto.org website is now live. Direct Link to the manifesto is available here > http://opencloudmanifesto.org/opencloudmanifesto1.htm Supporters include. ----------------------------------------------- Akamai, AMD, Aptana, AT&T Corp., Boomi, Cast lron, Cisco, CSC, The Eclipse Foundation, Elastra, EMC, EngineYard, Enomaly, F5, GoGrid, Hyperic, IBM, Juniper, LongJump, North Carolina State University, Nirvanix, Novell, Object Management Group, Open Cloud Consortium (OCC), Rackspace, Red Hat, The Reservoir Project, RightScale, rPath, SAP, SOASTA, Sogeti, Sun Microsystems, Telefónica, The Open Group, VMWare Key Principles. 1. Cloud providers must work together to ensure that the challenges to cloud adoption (security, integration, portability, interoperability, governance/management, metering/monitoring) are addressed through open... (more)

Mavenize your JBoss BRMS projects

One of the nicest features of the newer JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 (EAP6) is that is supplies your organization with the Maven artifacts in a separate download so that you can populate your internal maven repository. This is what I wanted to achieve with JBoss Business Rules Management System (BRMS) too, so we put together a short script to extract these from the product and populate your default maven repository. Hope you enjoy it! #!/bin/bash SRC_DIR=./installs BRMS=brms-p-5.3.0.GA-deployable.zip VERSION=5.3.0.BRMS command -v mvn -q >/dev/null 2>&1 || { echo >&2 "Maven is required but not installed yet... aborting."; exit 1; } echo echo Installing the BRMS binaries into the Maven repository... echo unzip -q $SRC_DIR/$BRMS jboss-brms-engine.zip unzip -q jboss-brms-engine.zip binaries/* cd binaries echo Installing Drools binaries... echo mvn -q install:i... (more)

Ten Things I’ve Learned About Cloud Security

This is not a Top 10 list – it is a list of 10 things I’ve learned along the way. Top 10 lists imply some sort of universal knowledge of the “top” things possible in a given field. Top 10 attractive women, top 10 guitar players, top 10 whatever, they all have one thing in common: They are all ten things the author thinks are the best. I don’t really like to think I know everything so this list is in no particular order. This particular list is on cloud security and, well, it is a big topic that interests me greatly and there is no way I can cover it all in a blog post. As a result I will be doing a presentation around this topic in a few places, including BSides Cleveland. Anyway, cloud security is tough for a lot of reasons, not least of which is because you, like me, probably only understand the basics of what you interface with in the cloud – the controls the c... (more)

Wind River Extends Development Suite Support to Express Logic's Popular ThreadX Real-Time Operating System

ALAMEDA, Calif. and ORLANDO, Fla., May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wind River Systems, Inc. , the global leader in device software optimization (DSO), and Express Logic Inc., a worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced a partnership agreement through which the two companies will collaborate to extend Wind River Workbench 2.3 to support Express Logic's ThreadX(R) real-time operating system (RTOS). Wind River Workbench is an Eclipse-based development suite that supports the entire device software development lifecycle, from hardware bring-up to manufacturing. Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS is a small-footprint, royalty-free RTOS widely deployed in high-volume devices for consumer electronics, wireless networking, medical equipment, and industrial automation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20041123/SFTU026LOGO ) B... (more)

Partners Embrace Oracle(R) Unbreakable Linux Support Program

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- Further demonstrating its commitment to support, promote and advance Linux in the enterprise, Oracle today announced continued momentum across its Linux partner ecosystem with new partners adopting the Oracle(R) Unbreakable Linux Support Program, by certifying with Oracle Enterprise Linux and participating in the Oracle Validated Configurations testing program. -- In addition, Oracle announced an enhanced Linux partner program provided through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). -- A key contributor to the Linux community since 1998, Oracle has a long-standing history of delivering technology innovations to the Linux community. Oracle's continued Linux advancements help customers modernize and automate their data centers, while lowering IT costs. Partners Support Oracle Unbreakable Linux Program, Certify with Oracle En... (more)

Double-Take® Software and VMware® to Host Virtualization Webinar

Double-Take® Software (NASDAQ: DBTK) today announced that it will host a webinar with VMware on June 17, 2009 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern Time, focused on how businesses can maximize their VMware vSphere™ 4 deployments and optimize their workloads to meet business needs. Featuring Double-Take Software director of solutions engineering Bob Roudebush and VMware staff technical alliance manager Paul Vasquez, this webinar will examine solutions that combine the cost savings of virtualization with comprehensive, non-disruptive migration, backup and recovery. The webinar will cover: VMware vSphere 4 overview Managing virtual workloads with unlimited VM licensing Zero downtime migrations and conversions Granular workload availability and disaster recovery Workload backup and easy recovery Roudebush and Vasquez will discuss how organizations of all sizes can reap the b... (more)

OpenLogic Expands OpenLogic Exchange Enterprise Edition to Help Customers Identify Cost Savings From Using Open Source Software

BROOMFIELD, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/28/09 -- OpenLogic, Inc., a provider of enterprise open source software solutions encompassing hundreds of open source packages, today announced new capabilities within OpenLogic Exchange Enterprise Edition (OLEX EE) that allow users to quickly identify specific cost savings that could be realized by moving from proprietary to open source software. OpenLogic has also completed a study comparing open source support and subscription costs against similar proprietary software, and has calculated savings of 60-90% from using open source databases, application servers and web servers. "With the current economic pressures, companies are looking for opportunities to use open source software wherever they can to reduce costs. When enterprise-grade SLA commercial support is available at a reasonable price, open source software continues ... (more)

JavaScript and PHP Use Growing in Open Source, Says Black Duck Software

WALTHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/12/09 -- Black Duck Software, global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source software, today released analysis of data from its KnowledgeBase showing shifts in the growth of programming languages used in open source projects. The analysis (www.blackdu cksoftware.com/oss/projects#languageos), which looked at language usage, determined by counting lines of source code across all open source projects, shows static programming languages losing share to dynamic languages. When analyzing project releases from the past 12-months, static programming languages C, C++ and Java are being used less often (-1.8 percentage points of share) in open source projects than dynamic languages JavaScript and PHP (+2.4 percentage points). Also gaining are SQL (up over 1 percentage point... (more)

10ZiG Expands Product Portfolio with Fastest Small Form Factor Thin Client

10ZiG Technology (formerly BOSaNOVA, Inc.), the emerging market leader in development of thin clients and network appliances, announces today the release of a new line of high-performance thin clients. The 5600 Series units boast the Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz Dual Thread processor, making them the fastest small form factor thin clients available. Winner of the Citrix Ready Challenge for Best Form Factor Thin Client, the 5600 Series Thin Clients weigh just over 1 lb., offering flexibility and speed. These energy-efficient units are Energy Star rated and require less than 12 watts of power. Available in Linux, Windows Embedded Standard 2009 or XPe operating systems, the 5600 Series offers a wide variety of features, including optional dual monitor support and internal wireless option. “The 5600 Series has set the standard for next-generation thin clients. These units off... (more)

ViewWise Named “Best Channel Product”

Computhink, Inc., a leader in providing Document and Content Management Solutions to small to mid-sized (SMB) organizations, today announced the recognition of their best-in-class document management software, ViewWise, as a “Best Channel Product” Award recipient in the September 2009 issue of Business Solutions magazine. The award was for the ECM and Data Capture Software and ECM Software - SMB categories, in which Computhink ranked higher in average score than its main competition. Results were tabulated by averaging ratings given in the following five categories: Richness of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability, Ease of Integration, Ease of Upgrade, and VAR’s Ability to Service. The survey was conducted on the Web, which allowed for a staggering 19,833 votes to be cast. In partnering with Penn State University, Business Solutions collected vote... (more)

NewMarket Technology, Inc. Announces $2 Million Contract in Southeast Asia

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 09/28/09 -- NewMarket Technology, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NWMT) today announced a new contract in Southeast Asia worth approximately $2 million to build an IP communication network to include a fiber optic foundation and wireless connectivity. NewMarket's Southeast Asian operation is headquartered in Singapore. $65 Million in New Sales Contracts in 2009 YTD NewMarket has recently released an exclusive on-demand Webcast reviewing the Company's year-to-date sales and a sales pipeline with the potential to deliver $100 million in total new sales contracts for 2009. The Company has reported over $43 million in profitable revenue for the first six months of 2009 and has already announced approximately $65 million in new sales contracts so far this year with another $15 million potential contract. A link to the Webcast titled 'NewMarket Sales Pipel... (more)

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The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected pat...
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry's first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence-dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva's...
BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, compared the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, examin...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
DSR is a supplier of project management, consultancy services and IT solutions that increase effectiveness of a company's operations in the production sector. The company combines in-depth knowledge of international companies with expert knowledge utilising IT tools that support manufacturing and distribution processes. DSR ensures optimization and integration of internal processes which is necessary for companies to grow rapidly. The rapid growth is possible thanks, to specialized services an...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...