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NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Business Process Management (BPM) Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0963519/Business-Process-Management-BPM-Market-Shares-Strategies-and-Forecasts-Worldwide-2012-to-2018.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Solution_Integration WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Business Process Management (BPM: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018. The 2012 study has 533 pages, 172 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as people seek to control automated process better and interact with it in a more flexible manner. According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the WinterGreen Research team t... (more)

Platform as a Service Journal Launched on Ulitzer

Vinay Singla, a Lead Architect at Cisco WebEx launched "Platform as a Service Journal" Launched on Ulitzer. Vinay is currently focused on building the next-generation OSS/BSS platform for SaaS. He has 15 years of systems design and development experience in the high-tech industry, with the last 10 years focused on building SaaS and SOA platforms at companies such as Cisco Systems, BEA Systems, Jamcracker and IBM. He is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. Platform as a service (PaaS) is a big piece of the cloud computing puzzle, the other pieces being Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and Application software as a service (SaaS). PaaS enables the delivery of solution frameworks and components as on-demand, pay-as-you-go services. Some examples of these are Google Apps Engine, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Windows Azure platform, SalesForce For... (more)

Microsoft Brings Cloud Interoperability Down to Earth

Microsoft Azure Sessions at Cloud Expo An interoperable cloud could help companies cut costs and governments connect constituents, say Microsoft executives. Governments and businesses alike are looking at cloud services as a way to consolidate IT infrastructure, scale their IT systems for the future, and enable innovative services and activities that were not possible before. To help organizations realize the benefits of cloud services, technology vendors are investing in the hard work of identifying and solving the challenges presented by operating in mixed IT environments, and are collaborating to ensure that their products work well together. In fact, although the industry is still in the early stages of collaborating on cloud interoperability issues, there has already been considerable progress. But what does ‘cloud interoperability’ mean, and how is it benefiti... (more)

Cisco To Present at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley and @ThingsExpo

It's time to face reality: "Americans are from Mars, Europeans are from Venus," and in today's increasingly connected world, understanding "inter-planetary" alignments and deviations is mission-critical for cloud. In her session at 15th Cloud Expo, Evelyn de Souza, Data Privacy and Compliance Strategy Leader at Cisco Systems, will discuss cultural expectations of privacy based on new research across these elements: Applicable Laws: What constitutes data sovereignty, personal data and data breaches Lawful interception: How consumers feel about the means that governments use to obtain data from cloud services User Consent: The ability of third parties to gather data from cloud services for the purposes of business, health and even marketing purposes. Speaker Bio: Evelyn de Souza is a cloud compliance and data privacy strategy leader at Cisco responsible for championing ... (more)

Power Assure Gets $2.5m A Round

Power Assure Inc, a Santa Clara start-up developing power management solutions for data centers that actively manage server capacity to match application load in real-time, has gotten a $2.5 million A round from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and individual investors. It’s supposed to reduce energy use and carbon emissions by an average of 50% in commercial, corporate and government data centers by calculating the optimum number of servers required at any time to maintain Service Level Agreements while shutting down excess capacity. The company says it’s completed initial installations for revenue, and the platform is undergoing further trials at a number of customer sites. Brad Wurtz, the former general manager of Cisco’s carrier packet voice business is CEO; and founder Clemens Pfeiffer, once HP’s chief software architect is CTO. It’s got former 3Com CEO-turned-VC Bill K... (more)

The API Is the New CLI

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer Infrastructure 2.0, from a purely developmental standpoint, is about APIs. It’s about offering up the functionality and capabilities of a wide variety of infrastructure – network, storage, and application network – to be externally controlled, integrated, and leveraged for whatever purpose a developer might dream up. It enables providers and enterprises alike to turn infrastructure functionality into services. Need compression? Caching? Routing? Load balancing? Via service-enabled management APIs these can become services, provisioned and released through the invocation of a service. When expanded to include the sharing of actionable data – performance statistics, status, availability of application services (context!) – this integration becomes the mechanism through which a dynamic infrastructure is created. One that reacts to events an... (more)

Creating a Private PaaS on Any Cloud

"We decided in January 2012 to create Appsembler," said Appsembler CEO Nate Aune as it was announced that his company has integrated ActiveState's Stackato application platform technology into its namesake hosted-service offering for Web applications in the cloud. "With Stackato, we're ready to launch in March," Aune continued. "That's three months from concept to productization. Out of the box with Stackato, we were able to immediately offer one-click deployment environments for Django, Pylons, Pyramid, Bottle, Flask, and other Python frameworks." Stackato - now generally available - is an application platform for creating a private platform-as-a-service (PaaS) using any language on any stack on any cloud.  Appsembler describes itself as "the fastest way to sell hosted web apps." The offering helps developers sell web applications as a hosted on-demand service wit... (more)

The Six Battlefields Disrupting the Cloud Value Chain

By Wouter Belmans, Senior Manager, and Uwe Lambrette, Director, Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group As cloud computing matures and hype becomes reality, uptake among small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises is increasing. And although the cloud is still in its infancy, the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) believes it is an appropriate time to ask: “How is the cloud value chain taking shape, and where are the battlefields I need to be concerned about?” Cisco IBSG has found that major disruptions are taking place on six battlefields across the value chain: 1. SaaS Will Further Disrupt the Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Landscape Barriers to new entrants continue to decrease due to IaaS, PaaS, and cloud brokers. ISV incumbents are slowed down by cannibalization. The SaaS paradigm is already disruptive in approximately 25 perce... (more)

What You Read Says a Lot About You

It is interesting, talking with people about what they read, and seeing how what they read is reflected in their daily lives. Even the occasional reader of this blog would not be surprised to find that I spend some amount of time with my nose buried in epic fantasy books and military history books. It shows in much of how I carry myself, what I do for hobbies, and even the examples I choose in this blog. But a far greater percentage of my time has been spent reading about computer science. Since I was a young teen, those were avocations, I wanted computers to be my vocation. So it should surprise no one that I devoured what can arguably be called the classics of our field – Norton’s hardware programming books, compiler theory books (used one book in each of my post-secondary degrees, own dozens, literally. Compilers and OS Design fascinate me), some of the Cisco st... (more)

Cisco Session at Cloud Expo: Data Privacy Perspectives: US vs Europe

Cloud Expo® Silicon Valley Early Bird Savings here! It's time to face reality: "Americans are from Mars, Europeans are from Venus," and in today's increasingly connected world, understanding "inter-planetary" alignments and deviations is mission-critical for cloud. In her session at 15th Cloud Expo, Evelyn de Souza, Data Privacy and Compliance Strategy Leader at Cisco Systems, will discuss cultural expectations of privacy based on new research across these elements: Applicable Laws: What constitutes data sovereignty, personal data and data breaches Lawful interception: How consumers feel about the means that governments use to obtain data from cloud services User Consent: The ability of third parties to gather data from cloud services for the purposes of business, health and even marketing purposes. Explore Cloud Expo® Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bi... (more)

Butterfly Effect in Virtualized Environments

In 1969 Edward Lorenz, the famed meteorologist and Chaos Theory proponent, introduced the concept now known as the "Butterfly Effect" when he posed the famous question: "Does the flap of a butterfly's wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?" The Butterfly Effect theory describes the phenomenon of how small variations in a dynamic system can subsequently cause larger and more complex variations over the long term. Today's modern virtualized data center represents a new kind of dynamic system. Just as the Brazilian butterfly may set off a tornado a world away, any change to the virtualized objects that are the components of the virtual infrastructure can have severe and unintended consequences to virtualized systems, networks, and data centers. As virtualization technologies are deployed in live production environments, the potential for small changes at the virt... (more)