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What is PaaS? Baby, Don’t Hurt Me, Don’t Hurt Me No More: Apprenda Marketwatch

Ryan Quackenbush

By Ryan Quackenbush6.24.14

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What does PaaS really mean? Let us know if you find out
It’s been nearly five years since the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) published what has become the standard definition of cloud computing. Both the tech industry and IT organizations have been good about following the NIST definitions for IaaS and SaaS — not so much for PaaS, a terms that remains confusing and is used confusingly…PaaS now means anything and everything — that is, it means nothing. Companies that sell PaaS should be focused on its true value: enabling enterprises to easily and quickly build business-critical applications that solve real business problems. That’s it.” Via David Linthicum, InfoWorld

How to Create a Cloud Strategy That Fails Big!
The elephant in the room is – everyone sees a different part of the elephant. Cloud computing is becoming widely adopted, and yet, there are very different schools of thought on exactly what “cloud” is all about…In the end, most organizations should see cloud computing as a broad array of new possibilities that the enterprise and IT should leverage. And since it isn’t one, simple thing, this will drive enterprise IT to a new core competency, away from solely being a provider of services, and toward being both a provider and a broker of services – what we call Hybrid IT.” Via Tom Bittman, Gartner

Jim Zemlin to Wall Street: Why open source will lead the way
At the invitation only Linux Enterprise End-User Summit held at the Convene Center Financial District, Jim Zemlin, the Linux Foundation’s executive director, told an audience of several hundred Wall Street executives and top Linux developers what he sees as the future of technology. If the combination of Wall Street bears and bulls and Linux programmers seems odd, then you haven’t been paying attention. The New York Stock Exchange, New York Mercantile Exchange, and NASDAQ all run on Linux. Indeed, almost all stock exchanges now rely on Linux.” Via Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, ZDNet

Verizon, VMware Partner to Offer AirWatch Mobile Security
Telecommunications giant Verizon Enterprise Solutions and virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions provider VMware announced an expansion of their strategic relationship to include mobile security and enterprise mobility management solutions. The relationship is designed to offer certain opportunities for clients, including solutions that offer a complete enterprise mobility management platform combined with end point security and telecom analytics and desktop virtualization, image management and bring-your-own-PC solutions.” Via Nathan Eddy, eWeek

Three Questions with Amazon’s Technology Chief, Werner Vogels
Amazon’s chief technology officer, Werner Vogels, devotes most of his time to Amazon’s vast cloud empire. He sat down with MIT Technology Review IT editor Rachel Metz at the AWS temporary startup loft (constructed to encourage developers to drop by and learn more about Amazon’s cloud offerings) in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood to talk about the future of cloud computing and security.” Via Rachel Metz, MIT Technology Review

Vic Bhagat’s Journey From CIO At GE To CIO-Plus At EMC
Vic Bhagat held a number of prominent CIO roles at General Electric during a more than 20-year run with the company… All of this has been put to good use since January of 2013, when Bhagat joined EMC as the executive VP, Enterprise Business Solutions and the CIO. The breadth of his responsibilities, which are both internal and external in nature, underscore what a multi-talented IT executive Bhagat is. Now, he works for one of those vendors that he got to know as a buyer of its products and services. He has become an advocate for EMC and an empathetic voice to CIO customers of the company.” Via Peter Hugh, Forbes

HP Labs’ “Machine” dissolves the difference between disk and memory
John Sontag has seen the future—or at least Hewlett-Packard’s version of it. Sontag, vice president and director of Systems Research at HP Labs, has been in charge of the team developing “The Machine,” an experimental piece of computing hardware that HP executives hope will be the template upon which the future of networked computing is built…The Machine is a hyper-dense collection of computing hardware that could be used in anything from a data center to a mobile device. It has terabytes of storage and a much smaller power draw than today’s computing devices—all because of memristor-based memory and optical interconnects.” Via Sean Gallacher, ARS Technica

Microsoft steps up its quantum computing ambitions
“…The efforts are still very preliminary, but the hope is that, by the time researchers have a working model for an anyon-based qubit, Microsoft will have a hardware design that can hold them…The core of the research is a qubit based on the experimental anyon particle, which engineers have been working on since 2006. It’s a different setup from the controversial D-Wave machines in Google’s labs, but also a riskier one. Anyon-based computers are still theoretical, and it could take decades before we understand them well enough to build a working computer out of them. But while the physics behind the move is still being worked out, Microsoft’s ambitions are already coming into focus.” Via Russell Bandom, The Verge

Buying interest increases for public cloud, says survey
Thirty two percent of information technology professionals say they are interested in moving all of their data center infrastructure to the cloud with 42 percent saying they were calculated buyers, which are testing the waters, according to a survey from 2nd Watch…The survey highlights a more mature cloud buyer who is interested in saving money and simplifying management as well as agility. Among the big reasons buyers say they are interested in the cloud…” Via Larry Dignan, ZDNet

Big Data Has Exhaust Problem
Hey, what should we do with our data? Perhaps you’ve heard, or asked, that question before. It’s a common query these days, a byproduct of the growing interest — some may say obsession — with big data and data science. Unfortunately, it’s not the right question to ask, says Steve Weber, a professor at the University of California School of Information’s data science program.” Via Jeff Bertolucci, InformationWeek

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Ryan Quackenbush
Ryan Quackenbush

Ryan Quackenbush is the Advocacy Programs Manager at Apprenda. His cooking is renowned, his record collection and library are extensive and, when not at Apprenda, he can usually be found rooting for the Mets or playing live music. You can follow him on Twitter at @RSQuackenbush.

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