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Olisipo Learning in Portugal has a culture that is based on the constant search for new challenges. Recognized by their clients as the “Best HR Supplier”, they have placed more than 450 specialists into some of the country's most attractive and innovative IT projects. As a leading Portuguese IT sourcing partner, they also take the responsibility of managing and developing consultant skills very seriously. Olisipo's diversified and differentiating training experience accelerates professional success and enhances talent. As the only Portuguese IT company listed as a Top 500 Growth Company in Europe, they also contribute directly to the creation of jobs in the European Union. These are just a few of the reason why Olisipo has prioritize NCTA CloudMASTER® Certification in 2017 for their candidates, consultants and clients. The current European Cloud Computing Policy is ... (more)

Are You Getting Excited About the Cloud Computing Expo in Santa Clara?

Whether you are searching for a Cloud Computing solution for your enterprise or you want to learn about the latest and greatest Cloud Computing technology, The Cloud Computing Expo in Santa Clara, California running from  November 2 until November 4 is for you. http://cloudcomputingexpo.com/general/keynotes1109.htm Keynote speakers include Richard Marcello, President, Systems & Technology, Unisys, Shelton Shugar SVP Cloud Computing, Yahoo!, and Richard Sarwal VP of Development for Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle. It is rare that you would find a collection of all of the Cloud Computing industry giants in one place, and you definitely would not be able to gather as much information on Cloud Computing from any other single event. Check out the list of exhibitors: http://cloudcomputingexpo.com/general/exhibitors1109.htm. Here are a couple of the sessions that I am l... (more)

Moving to the Cloud: Key Considerations for Cloud Storage

This post is part of a series examining the issues involved when moving applications between internal data centers and public clouds. The true challenges in storage and data management in the cloud result from the diverse and often unfamiliar processes and infrastructures offered by the cloud providers, including: new provisioning methods, storage properties, data population and transfer, and systems for data management (snapshots, clones, replication, backup). The cloud providers define the relationship between servers and storage and often impose constraints on everything from allocation size limits to the ways in which storage is managed. These are just some of the things you’ll want to consider as you start to think about integrating cloud computing into your existing IT environments. I’d like to focus in detail on the complexity and variability of cloud provisi... (more)

Cloud Computing: OpenStack Update

OpenStack, the new open source kid on the cloud block, has spawned an adjacent front-end project, an OpenStack iPad app based on the Rackspace Cloud Pro iPad app currently in the App Store. The OpenStack iPad app uses OpenStack's compute and storage APIs to manage compute and storage resources, and offers a few features outside the scope of the APIs like viewing RSS system status feeds, pinging compute nodes from several locations around the world, e-mailing files from OpenStack Object Storage and integration with Chef, the open source systems integration framework, and the Opscode Platform, a new feature made possible by the developers at Opscode. Meanwhile, OpenStack is claiming 34 community members and that "hundreds of people have made over a thousand contributions." ... (more)

Rackspace Unveils Cloud Connect and Critical Sites

“The recent additions to our portfolio, including Cloud Connect and Critical Sites, make logical business sense for those looking for best-in-class hosted solutions as alternatives to expensive and inefficient on-premise IT infrastructure,” said Rackspace CTO John Engates (pictured) as his company Rackspace Hosting announced that it was boosting its Enterprise-grade services with the addition of two new offerings: Cloud Connect and Critical Sites. "Businesses of all sizes and budgets," Engates added, "now have access to Enterprise-class infrastructure, backed by our industry-leading Fanatical Support. San Antonio, Texas based Rackspace Hosting describes itself as the world's leading specialist in hosting and cloud computing and is best known in the industry for coining (and registering) the concept of Fanatical Support. Critical Sites, for example, is an extension ... (more)

Introducing CloudBerry Backup for Rackspace and OpenStack Object Storage

CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows program that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 and a few other leading cloud storage. With the release 2.7 we are introducing backup to RackSpace CloudFiles , HP Cloud and OpenStack Object Storage What is OpenStack? OpenStack Object Storage (code-named Swift) is open source software for creating redundant, scalable object storage using clusters of standardized servers to store petabytes of accessible data. One of the most successful implementation of OpenStack storage is RackSpace CloudFiles and HP Cloud How CloudBerry Backup supports OpenStack and Rackspace Cloud Files The integration work as seamless as it could. You just choose the account of your favorite Cloud Storage provider on the backup plan wizard. If you don’t have an account registers yet you should register it as shown on the screen below. If you... (more)

Rackspace DevOps GM: "Very Organic For Our Customers"

As we approach the upcoming @CloudExpo Silicon Valley, November 4-6, we find ourselves in an era of maturing cloud computing services, with lines beginning to blur among formerly discrete segments. Among the things we're witnessing is a fuller integration of DevOps into the mix. Rackspace is one company in this discussion, having just launched its DevOps Advisory Service. Rackspace Extends DevOps Service [story] So we had a few questions for Prashanth Chandrasekar (pictured below), GM of Rackspace's DevOps Business Segment. Cloud Computing Journal: What are the two or three key reasons your cloud customers are taking a DevOps approach these days? Prashanth Chandarasekar: They are consuming DevOps Automation for several reasons. The first is to shorten the time to market for their products and features and reduce bug fixes, that is, realize internal goals of deployin... (more)

Cloud Computing News: Week 20 to 26 July 2009

This list is a summary of Cloud Computing news that I posted during the past week on Twitter: - Unisys & #CloudComputing: Exclusive Q&A with Rich Marcello http://bit.ly/JmBad (via @cloudnomics) #Security & #Privacy are big concerns... - Sun Microsystems view on #CloudComputing: http://bit.ly/1cm61n - List of advantages of #CloudComputing http://bit.ly/X8mKB (via @CloudMarkets) ME: and list of advantages vs risks: http://bit.ly/oBwga - How is Your Cloud Computing Provider Doing? http://bit.ly/nXWYM (via @cloudysaas) - The tech jobs that the cloud will eliminate... and which become more valuable? http://bit.ly/UNp9U - Platform-as-a-Service (PAAS) market to grow to $15.2 B in global sales by 2016 according to Forrester (via @MCFTechnology @AmericanUnit) - Jericho Forum Collaboration Oriented Architecture Position Paper http://bit.ly/1h5Er (via @Capgemini) - Cloud security de... (more)

Cloud Computing Expo 2010 East Will Take Place April 19-21 at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 10/30/09 -- SYS-CON Events announced today that the 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo  will take place April 19-20-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 200 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. The three-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 80 sponsors and exhibitors on the 70,000 sq. ft. show floor and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different cou... (more)

Cloud Computing Certifications

Cloudonomics Journal on Ulitzer Though am not that fond of certificates in general and believe in practical hands-on to the extremes, it looks that within two years I should be aware of the training kits and certificates exist for cloud computing and virtualization technology :) ... 3Tera (Cloud Computing Platform and services company) announced today their cloud computing certifications and education offerings ... Mark Ortenzi, president of 3Tera partner CariNet, mentioned that "If you don't do it, in two years you won't have a business," According to these announcements there will be two tracks for these certificates: The Certified Cloud Operator program which is targeted at service providers, enterprises, operations professionals and system integrators who deploy and operate cloud services. It covers installing, configuring and maintaining the computing fabric used ... (more)

Hybrid Clouds: Private vs. Public, Revisited

We’ve written extensively about the benefits of hybrid clouds, since it’s a core part of our founding vision at CloudSwitch.  For most of this past year, the cloud market has been focused on defining the differences between public and private clouds and weighing the costs and benefits. Slowly the conversation has shifted to what we believe is the central axiom of cloud: it’s not all or nothing on-premise or in an external cloud; it’s the ability to federate across multiple pools of resources, matching application workloads to their most appropriate infrastructure environments. To reiterate some key thoughts we’ve written about in the past, the idea of hybrid clouds encompasses several use cases: Using multiple clouds for different applications to match business needs. For example, Amazon or Rackspace could be used for applications that need large horizontal scale, a... (more)