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  • HumanTouch's James Benson: Agencies Wary of Risk in IT Procurement Timelines - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    HumanTouch’s James Benson: Agencies Wary of Risk in IT Procurement Timelines

    Platform-as-a-service gives federal agencies a tool to support their initiatives on cloud computing and data center consolidation but many have not embraced PaaS due to several reasons, James Benson of HumanTouch says. Benson, a HumanTouch senior vice president, wrote in a post for GCN published Thursday that he believes some system integrators are hindering federal adoption of PaaS despite its functions in application […] More

  • Salesforce.com Gets HHS Authorization for Gov't Cloud Service; Dave Rey Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 organizations need to be assured […] More

  • Vormetric Data Protection Tool Available on IBM Cloud; CJ Radford Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Vormetric Data Protection Tool Available on IBM Cloud; CJ Radford Comments

    Vormetric“™s encryption technology is now available on the IBM Cloud marketplace for clients who want to add another layer of protection to stored data. The data-at-rest security product provides encryption and key management, policies and controls that work to restrict access to information, Vormetric said Monday. Vormetric also built security intelligence features into the product, such […] More

  • IO's Brian Fanzo: 'Shadow IT' Presents Security Threats, Worries Managers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 how those technologies run outside […] More

  • MarketsandMarkets: Global PaaS Market to Reach $7B by 2018 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MarketsandMarkets: Global PaaS Market to Reach $7B by 2018

    A MarketsandMarkets report on the platform-as-a-service market has forecast the sector to be worth up to $6.94 billion in revenue by 2018 at a 32.54 percent compound annual growth rate. PaaS revenue has grown faster than the infrastructure and software segments due to its impact on the application development process, the market researcher says. The report, […] More

  • John Keese: Autonomic Resources Earns FedRAMP Qualification - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 against more than 100 NIST […] More

  • Report: Red Hat to Reveal New Platform Services Suite - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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. OpenShift Enterprise was built to […] More

  • Capgemini Launches New Cloud Platform for Insurance Customers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 the report. North American carriers […] More

  • Red Hat Aims to Expand Middleware Portfolio; Paul Cormier Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Red Hat Aims to Expand Middleware Portfolio; Paul Cormier Comments

    Red Hat wants to extend its platform-as-a-service offerings in order to help customers develop and deploy applications in cloud environments. Red Hat built the OpenShift Enterprise by consolidating Linux and the JBoss application platform into a cloud-based application platform, as well as the OpenShift Online public PaaS offering, Red Hat said Tuesday. The company aims for […] More

  • Autonomic Resources Expands Cloud Service Channels - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 Autonomic’s kernel-based virtual machine platforms, […] More

  • VMware, Ospero Team For New Cloud Foundry Platform; Jason Currill Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 the platform provides developers with […] More

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