Tag Archives: PaaS

Salesforce.com Gets HHS Authorization for Gov’t Cloud Service; Dave Rey Comments

Salesforce.com has received authorization from the Department of Health and Human Services to operate the Salesforce Government Cloud service that looks to provide government customers with platform-as-a-service and software-as-a-service offerings. The company said Friday the cloud offering enables clients to customize or expand applications through the Salesforce1 Platform or develop new applications within a single, web-based environment. “Government …

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IO’s Brian Fanzo: ‘Shadow IT’ Presents Security Threats, Worries Managers

Chief executives and business line managers that use shadow information technology services are taking large risks against having convenience and efficiency, IO technology evangelist Brian Fanzo writes in an article for the company’s Data Centers blog. Fanzo describes shadow IT tools as cloud-based software and platforms offered as a service. He described …

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John Keese: Autonomic Resources Earns FedRAMP Qualification

Autonomic Resources has earned FedRAMP reauthorization for its ARC-P cloud offering, the first company to pass the federal agency’s ongoing assessment process. The ARC-P Community and ARC-P Private infrastructure-as-a-service platforms received initial accreditation in December 2012, the company said Monday. The re-inspection performed by a third-party assessment organization was checked …

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Report: Red Hat to Reveal New Platform Services Suite

Red Hat will introduce a new platform-as-a-service offering for customers to deliver information technology services and build new business applications, Trade Arabia reported Thursday. The second version of OpenShift Enterprise is intended to feature tools for data center integration, administration consoles, expanded programming language support and collaboration, according to the report. …

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Capgemini Launches New Cloud Platform for Insurance Customers

Capgemini has introduced a new cloud-based platform service for property and casualty insurance organizations, Compliance Week reported Friday. The Insurance Connect offering works to unify technology and core processors for insurance customers to implement, integrate, maintain and host claims, policy administration and billing processes on a single platform, according to …

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Autonomic Resources Expands Cloud Service Channels

Autonomic Resources has extended its cloud channel networks with the goal of helping service partners and resellers meet the government’s cloud computing requirements. The ARC-P cloud ecosystem aims to help service integrators build and test cloud-based government applications, while the Powered By ARC-P reseller program seeks to help partners resell …

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VMware, Ospero Team For New Cloud Foundry Platform; Jason Currill Comments

VMware, Ospero Ltd. and CloudCredo are partnering to launch a virtual datacenter designed to help European Union-based customers comply with data sovereignty laws. The Cloud Foundry-based platform-as-a-service system runs on Ospero.vGrid via VMware’s vCloud Director to manage datacenter services setup for storage, networking and security, Ospero said Monday. Ospero says …

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Analysts Expect Oracle to Release PaaS Platform This Week

Rumors are swirling about Oracle‘s potential plans to release a platform-as-a-service offering at this week’s annual Oracle OpenWorld conference, ComputerWorld UK wrote. It would be a risky, but logical move, according to analysts surveyed by the site. Enterprises are demanding hosted services and the company could generate more revenue by …

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Deloitte Boosts Cloud Practice

With cloud being all the rage, Deloitte has announced it is expanding its cloud-computing services to offer companies improved and broader set of capabilities, including business model development, solution delivery and talent management. Paul Clemmons, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, recently took the reins of the organization’s cloud-computing services …

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Red Hat Buys Cloud Software Vendor Makara

Open source solutions provider Red Hat, Inc. announced it has acquired Makara, a developer of deployment and management solutions for applications in the cloud. Makara’s technologies will speed up the development of Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service solution as part of its Cloud Foundations portfolio. “Cloud Foundations is about enabling customers and …

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