IaaS

AIS Network Attains VMware IaaS Powered Status in the VMware vCloud Air Network

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AIS Network, a secure and compliant cloud hosting expert serving large enterprises in the health care, pharmaceutical, government, financial industries, international corporations and The Commonwealth of Virginia, today announced its entry into the VMware vCloud® Air™ Network with VMware IaaS Powered status. This designation illustrates to customers that the company’s public cloud service is validated using and compatible for use with VMware vSphere®, a leading virtualization platform for building cloud infrastructures.

A member of the VMware vCloud Air Network, AISN provides its VMware IaaS Powered service using proven VMware technology that organizations already use in their existing datacenters. VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers offer global cloud services in more than 100 countries.

Egenera Introduces New Xterity Cloud Console to Simplify and Streamline IaaS, DRaaS, BaaS and Cloud Migration Solutions

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Egenera, a leading provider of wholesale cloud services and cloud management software to the channel, today announced the general availability of a new interface for Xterity, its wholesale managed cloud service. The new downloadable application, called Xterity Cloud Console, is designed to simplify customer onboarding and solution development to accelerate deployment of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Cloud Migration solutions.

Xterity Cloud Console is an application that delivers:

Cloud Computing: The infrastructure of things

Grazed from CNMEOnline. Author: Glesni Holland.

The possibilities that the Internet of Things creates for a business will require a drastic rethink of operating models and IT infrastructure. A factory, for instance, will have the potential to run several times faster with connected sensors. These sensors collect and analyse data to improve the efficiency of the company. But what use are these ambitions, if network infrastructures are simply too immature to react to the findings, preventing the delivery of real-time data that could affect business outcomes?network world image

Cisco estimates that a whopping 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020 – a bold prediction, soaring above the mid-range estimates of Gartner at 20.8 billion, and BI Intelligence at 34 billion. The exact figure remains to be seen, but the sheer variety and volume of devices entering the enterprise are sure to be a major disruptive influence...

IaaS Growth Drives Federal Cloud Market

Grazed from NextGov. Author: Frank Konkel.

Infrastructure-as-a-service offerings dominate the federal cloud computing market, according to a new report. The federal government spent $3.3 billion on cloud computing in fiscal 2015, up almost 25 percent from a sequestration-driven 5-year low of $2.6 billion in fiscal 2012, according to analysis from big data and analytics firm Govini released this week.

IaaS providers benefitted the most from federal agencies beginning to modernize IT infrastructures. Agencies increased IaaS spending by 53 percent to $897 million in fiscal 2015 from $585 million in fiscal 2012. From an industry perspective, the biggest beneficiaries were IBM – the market leader in IaaS offerings, with $1.1 billion in cloud revenue since fiscal 2011 – and cloud resellers DLT Solutions and InfoReliance...

Read more from the source @ http://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2016/08/iaas-growth-drives-federal-cloud-market/130530/

Cloud Computing: Why Microsoft Azure Is King of the Hill

Grazed from CloudExpo. Author: John Basso.

As I wrote earlier this year over at InfoWorld, Microsoft took another step toward being king of the cloud hill when it announced in January that it was releasing its Azure stack to the public. There are many technical reasons why this is cool, but more importantly, it's the psychological advantage this gives Microsoft.

Google has always had the ability for developers using its stack to develop locally on the same tools that run in Google App Engine. It recently forked its environments, so now the local and cloud environments are slightly different for some of the configurations -- I can't tell you how many nights I have lost sleep because of environments being slightly different! Development and hosting are two completely different things. What Microsoft did is one-upped Google and Amazon...

The future of AWS’ cloud: Infrastructure as an application

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: Thomas Rectenwald.

Infrastructure as code has defined the last five years of systems engineering, and will likely define the next five. But as we became better and better at manipulating infrastructure with declarative languages, we started to look beyond JSON to find more full-fledged, dynamic programming languages to create and configure cloud resources. In many ways, this movement is mimicking the evolution of web development as web ‘sites’ became web ‘applications’; in a few years, systems engineers will be coding infrastructure applications, not hard-coding declarative templates.

What is CloudFormation?

Amazon Web Services’ infrastructure as code (IaC) offering, CloudFormation, enables engineers to manage infrastructure through the use of declarative templates, utilising the data format language, JSON. The value of this approach is tremendous. Templates can be checked into a source code management system, linted and validated using tools and IDEs...

EMC’s VCE VxRack System 1000 Goes "Cloud Native"

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EMC has expanded its VCE VxRack System 1000 to provide a “turnkey cloud-native IaaS experience” through new ‘Neutrino’ nodes. The expanded VCE VxRack System 1000 is designed to support multiple cloud-native IaaS and data stacks while enabling provisioning of cloud-native IaaS environments in less than one hour.

With EMC’s VxRack System, customers would be able to deploy an enterprise-grade cloud-native IaaS in just a few days with built-in automation as well as dynamically provision resources for the first time in less than one hour. In addition, the software automation layer enables simple ‘day two’ operations including monitoring and reporting, single click software upgrades, and single vendor support of these open-source, cloud-native IaaS and data stacks, automating what customers have discovered is a complex changing ecosystem and operational tasks that require rare and deep expertise...

Read more from the source @ http://www.hostingjournalist.com/cloud-hosting/emcs-vce-vxrack-system-1000-goes-cloud-native/

Oracle Launches New SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS Cloud Services to Help Organizations in Their Journey to the Cloud

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Oracle today announced that it has expanded its cloud portfolio, releasing new Oracle Cloud services over the past several months to help companies transition to the cloud. The new services enhance the breadth and depth of Oracle's extensive cloud portfolio across all layers of the stack -- SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS.

With these new advancements, Oracle provides all of the cloud-based services that organizations need to capitalize on key transformative technologies such as big data analytics, social, mobile, and IoT, as well as continue to extend foundational use cases that enable organizations to move enterprise workloads to the cloud. Oracle continues to help organizations drive innovation and business transformation by increasing business agility, lowering costs, and reducing IT complexity. The new PaaS and IaaS services can be deployed wherever an organization chooses -- in the Oracle Cloud or in their own data center via the Oracle Cloud at Customer offering

SoftLayer IaaS v2.1 Manager Now Available for the Ensim Automation Suite

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Ensim Corporation, a leading provider of an end-to-end platform for monetizing any offering with marketplace, subscription management, service catalog, provisioning, usage collection, and billing for service providers, MSPs, and enterprises, today announced the availability of a major update to their integrated solution with IBM Cloud / SoftLayer. The integration with the Ensim Automation Suite enables complete customer life-cycle management with full usage collection, rating, payment, and billing.

The Ensim Automation Suite enables the complete quote to cash process, from the initial order configuration, quote, approval process, notifications, deployment, and usage tracking, to billing and payment for the full array of SoftLayer offerings. Providers can bundle with 100s of other XaaS applications that are pre-integrated with the Ensim Automation Suite for monthly, yearly, or flexible subscription and payment plans. Single sign-on directly via the Ensim portal to the SoftLayer administrative console ensures ease of management, while automated usage collection ensures accounts are always in sync and accurate. Delegated administration portals enable simplified and automated user and administrator self-service at all levels (customer, agent, reseller, service provider).

Internap Expands OpenStack-Powered Bare-Metal IaaS Footprint Globally

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Internap Corporation, a provider of high-performance Internet infrastructure services, today announced the expansion of its OpenStack-based bare-metal Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering, AgileSERVER 2.0, to its data centers in Amsterdam, Dallas and Santa Clara, Calif. Launched in 2015 out of Internap's New York Metro data center in Secaucus, N.J., AgileSERVER 2.0 is now available in four locations globally, enabling enterprises and devops teams running mission-critical applications and big data workloads to build scale-out infrastructure environments that are higher performing and more cost-effective than commodity public cloud platforms.

"OpenStack has become the emerging platform for innovation and digital transformation, and Internap is focused on making this adoption seamless for companies worldwide," said Satish Hemachandran, senior vice president and general manager, cloud and hosting, Internap. "Our next generation of OpenStack-powered AgileCLOUD and AgileSERVER provides IT organizations a way to rapidly deploy a flexible public or private cloud environment using open standards and simplified management tools. This latest expansion of our OpenStack cloud footprint enables our customers to build out high-performance infrastructure environments for their applications on a global scale."