Tag Archives: platform-as-a-service

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 …

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David Blankenhorn: DLT to Connect Cloud Users With Amazon, Red Hat

DLT Solutions has released a private cloud computing offering to integrate Red Hat‘s OpenShift Enterprise and Amazon Web Services into an environment for users to develop, test and deploy applications. CODEvolved is designed to expedite the software development and deployment process, the company said Wednesday. David Blankenhorn, chief cloud technologist at DLT, said the company …

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Julio Tapia: Red Hat Debuts 3rd-Party Cloud Apps Marketplace

Red Hat has launched a digital shop for developers to find and try cloud computing applications supported by the company’s OpenShift platform-as-a-service offering. The OpenShift Marketplace offers information on email delivery services, database, messaging queues and application performance monitoring products, Red Hat said Monday. The portal features platforms from various OpenShift …

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Oracle Launches Cloud Data Storage, Backup Services; Chris Pinkham Comments

Oracle has introduced two cloud service offerings intended to help enterprise clients store, back up and secure database systems. The Database Backup Service and Storage Cloud Service platforms are designed to move business information or applications between on-premise and cloud environments, Oracle said Monday. Chris Pinkham, Oracle senior vice president …

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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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Capgemini Unveils Insurance Operations Integration Platform; John Mullen Comments

Capgemini has rolled out a new platform-as-a-service offering that works to help small- and mid-sized insurers manage claims, policy administration and billing functions. Insurance Connect is designed as a preconfigured set of hosted technology and services to support a private cloud computing environment, Capgemini said Tuesday. John Mullen, vice president of …

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Software AG Buys Cloud Platform Vendor LongJump; Wolfram Jost Comments

Software AG has acquired cloud applications platform vendor LongJump for an undisclosed sum in a bid to boost its end-user, self-service application development and platform-as-a-service portfolios. The Germany-based technology firm will continue to develop LongJump’s products for cloud-based development and case management software applications, Software AG said Thursday. Wolfram Jost, Software …

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Executive Spotlight: Christopher Fountain, SecureInfo President, CEO

SecureInfo President and CEO Christopher Fountain leads a team in the high stakes area of cybersecurity. Fountain recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz about his work at SecureInfo and the company’s recent acquisition by Kratos Defense and Security Solutions. Fountain also addressed his congressional testimony regarding the Federal Information Security Management Act, company …

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