The Era of Cloud Computing: Apprenda Marketwatch

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The Era of Cloud Computing
“…For the half-century that computers have been part of the workplace, companies have bought their own machines for corporate data centers. But that may be about to change. Industry analysts at IDC figure that if largely cloud-based things like mobile apps, big data, and social media are counted, over the next six years almost 90 percent of new spending on Internet and communications technologies, a $5 trillion global business, will be on cloud-based technology…While Amazon, Google and Microsoft enjoy a lead in offering public cloud services, others are looking to close the gap.Via Quentin Hardy, (@QHardy), NYTimes 

Good morning everyone! Welcome to the Apprenda Marketwatch, your one-stop source for the day’s events in the world of cloud, digital innovation and Platform-as-a-Service. If you’re having issues tracking down articles, analysts and outlets to get your full dose of the day’s news, let us give you hand!

Decoding Satya Nadella’s Microsoft It’s quite the moonshot…Despite the advances in the cloud, in machine learning, and in big data, we’re still a long way from a set of tools that can deliver on Nadella’s vision…Nadella’s ubiquitous computing Microsoft isn’t the old Microsoft. It’s one where mobile and the cloud dominate, where Azure and an everywhere-Office dominate the old Windows hegemony…A brave new world, indeed.Via Simon Bisson (@sbisson), CITE World

Microsoft Azure Streamlines Docker Container Management Starting up and managing Docker hosts on Microsoft Azure is now easier, courtesy of new code that integrates with the cloud service’s updated command-line interface (CLI) tools…Now, Docker-enabled virtual machines (VMs) can be created by simply running the command Azure VM Docker creates…The result is streamlined Docker management on Azure.” Via Pedro Hernandez (@pedrohernandez), eWeek 

Some clouds may bypass IT, but someone still needs to keep the lights on Analysts appear to be in agreement about one thing: IT departments shouldn’t fight shadow IT, but instead, offer guidance and consulting to make the most of such implementations. The best way to do this is by setting up strong cloud governance policies…It’s clear IT needs to get out in front of this movement. It’s up to IT to support the business with its choices.Via Joe McKendrick (@joemckendrick), ZDNet 

VMware teaser leaked on Twitter VMware appears ready to launch its new, and now not-so-secret hyper-converged infrastructure appliance soon, possibly at August’s VMworld conference. Fletcher Cocquyt, a sharp-eyed VMware-certified professional and principal engineer at Stanford University, according to LinkedIn, on 6 June tweeted a photo of what appears to be a poster announcing VMware’s “Marvin” during a visit to the VMware campus…Marvin likely is a new name for “Project Mystic,” which is a joint project of VMware and parent company EMC to develop a hyper-converged infrastructure offering that would compete with similar hardware appliances from startups such as Nutanix and SimpliVity.” Via Joseph F. Kovar (@ChannelWritrGuy), CRN 

OpenStack: If developers build on it, users will come “…there’s now roughly more than 1,200 developers committing code, almost every major IT company has an OpenStack strategy, and the use cases are beginning to emerge…The users aren’t all lining up yet, but the critical mass of support in the market has erased any doubt. Like any open source community, it might take time to fully commercialize, but eventually it will mature into a widely accepted platform.” Via Jeff Denworth (@JeffDenworth), VentureBeat 

Accenture-HP-SAP Collaboration Should Drive HANA Adoption Higher SAP recently struck a partnership with Accenture and HP to accelerate the deployment of its in-memory database platform HANA on a SaaS model. The partnership includes Accenture as the primary services provider and HP as the primary infrastructure provider while its subsidiary SAP America provides mission-critical product support for the deployment of HANA on a subscription model. We believe the collaboration is a strong attempt from SAP to push forward with its HANA platform as the de-facto industry standard for in-memory application deployments.” Via Forbes 

Target Hires GM Exec As First CISO Target has hired a General Motors executive to oversee the company’s information security and technology risk strategy following the 2013 data breach that exposed personal details of 70 million Target customers. GM chief information security and information technology risk officer Brad Maiorino will join Target as the company’s first CISO and Sr VP on June 16, the company said. Maiorino has also held the CISO position at GE.Via Kristin Burnham (@kmburnham), InformationWeek 

Google plunges in to Docker management Docker 1.0’s release couldn’t have been more eventful, with new services making use of the fast-evolving application packaging ecosystem and the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux becoming more Docker-centric. Add another major name to that list: Google, per its announcements yesterday. Not only is Google adding support for Docker images to Google App Engine, the company has open-sourced a container management tool for Docker that is theoretically capable of running outside of Google’s cloud services.” Via Serdar Yegulap (@syegulalp), InfoWorld 

After Announcing Plans To Destroy Microsoft Windows, HP CEO Meg Whitman Pulls A Gutsy Move Moments after HP announced its grand new plans to compete with the Microsoft Windows operating system,  Whitman was thanking Microsoft for being a major sponsor of the conference and inviting the company’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, on stage…You might argue that it would be difficult for HP to build an operating system based on Windows since Microsoft doesn’t freely share that code. Windows is not free and open source as Linux and Android is. You would be right.” Via Julie Bort (@Julie188), Business Insider

Public clouds befuddled by SLAs? Nonsense! “…Public cloud services are sometimes criticized for being subject to performance variations caused by virtualization and “noisy neighbors.” Some people also consider them expensive relative to owning the hardware…however, public cloud services and BDaaS demonstrate acceptable SLA attributes for most projects with the added benefit of scalability and resilience..” Via Gil Allouche (@gilallouche), SiliconAngle

A practical guide to cloud onboarding The complexity of the cloud-migration process is a big part of why enterprises are hesitant about cloud adoption, despite being sold the benefits. Many words are written about why cloud migration should be considered, but few address the question how to migrate to the cloud.” Via GigaOM

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