The mobile and cloud imperative

The shift from client-server to cloud-mobile is driving many of the modernization efforts behind today’s digital transformations initiatives. Together, cloud and mobile support the agility, performance and scalability required by modern enterprise mobile applications. Companies that do not invest in mobile risk falling behind their competitors, potentially hindering the growth of their business over the … continue reading

HyperGrid introduces pay as you use model, CA’s new agile capabilities, and VMware platform updates — SD Times news digest: June 6, 2017

HyperGrid announced the next phase of HyperGrid to include HyperCloud, its on-premises pay as you use pricing model. It also announced the addition of new hybrid cloud decision intelligence features, which were added from the company’s recent acquisition of XOcur. “Delivering unified cloud services, quickly, simply and in a pay as you use model on premises … continue reading

Cloudera Atlus

Cloudera introduces Altus, MapR’s new Quick Start Solution, and Realm Functions — SD Times news digest: May 24, 2017

Cloudera is launching a new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering to simplify Big Data workloads in the cloud. Altus is designed for large-scale data processing applications on the public cloud. It features managed services for elastic data pipelines, workload orientation, the Altus Data Engineering service, backward compatibility and platform portability, and built-in workload management. In addition, the initial … continue reading

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6 ways platform-as-a-service is giving developers superpowers

We asked developers, CTOs, entrepreneurs and consultants across the country to describe concrete ways in which PaaS has changed their development style. RELATED CONTENT: Three cloud PaaS trends to watch in a serverless world 1. Reducing headcount Rob Reagan, CTO of Text Request At Text Request, we’re able to also reduce headcount using Azure’s PaaS offerings. Without … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Vidyo

Video communications can be a bit finicky because of error-prone networks like Wi-Fi or 4G. This can make customers pretty frustrated, especially if they are trying to using video calls for long distance friendships or business meetings. Vidyo, a video-enabling technology company, spent the last year gearing up for its open developer platform and beta … continue reading

Cloud Foundry Foundation shuffles leadership

The Cloud Foundry Foundation is under new management today, as the non-profit’s board of directors promoted Abby Kearns, former head of strategy, to the executive director position. Kearns replaces Sam Ramji, who is leaving the Foundation to take a senior executive position at Google under Diane Greene. Ramji is no stranger to the cloud and … continue reading

Guest View: Why developers are struggling with SaaS

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is fast becoming the established way of selling software. Companies as big as Google and Microsoft are focusing on the SaaS model due to the many ways in which it opens up new revenue streams. Many of the biggest software IPOs to have in the last few years have been SaaS-related. However, there … continue reading

Four51, Forrester survey finds developers adopting PaaS more than other platforms

To understand how developers feel about technologies that support their e-commerce needs, Four51 commissioned a study by Forrester Consulting, revealing that modern developers are more involved in e-commerce solutions at their organizations. Developers believed they will be developing in Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS) more so than Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), with the amount of their on-premise solutions decreasing. Four51, … continue reading

20 ways to build up your Azure deployment

Despite playing catch-up to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure has quickly become a contender with its powerful Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings. With constant innovations around usability, open source and cross-platform compatibility, infrastructure management and evolving software development paradigms for new devices and applications, it can be hard to get your bearings within the vast platform. … continue reading

Cloud Foundry unites worldwide

Sam Ramji has been doing a lot of research into how enterprises can collaboratively work together on a piece of software. As the CEO of the non-profit Cloud Foundry Foundation, the results of that research have yielded the Cloud Foundry Certified program, which is being launched today. Cloud Foundry Certification is focused on keeping the … continue reading

JRebel for Android is out, Red Hat launches OpenShift Dedicated, and a startup wants to monetize open source─SD Times news digest: Dec. 15, 2015

JRebel for Android, a productivity tool that enables developers to see their code and resource changes instantly, is now ready to be used. The version 1.0 release includes support for debugger integration, Android Studio 1.0 and later (including 2.0 preview builds), both Android emulators and devices, and incremental install. More information is available here. Red … continue reading

PaaS gets a new lease on life

Derek Collison’s first cloud platform might have sterling credentials, but he now calls it a tarnished effort. “I see the writing on the wall. A couple years ago, I started saying PaaS is dead. I’m arguing that Cloud Foundry has not been able to keep up. At KubeCon [Google’s conference for the Kubernetes container orchestration … continue reading

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