October 19, 2012

When Everything Is the Cloud, Will Nothing Be the Cloud?

Organizations worldwide are eyeing their existing data centers and wondering what it would take to turn them (or some part of them) into Private Clouds. Install virtualization? Check. Are we a Private Cloud yet? Nope (sorry to burst your bubble on this one). OK, then, what else? A Cloud orchestration

SAP Announces HANA-Based Cloud Development Platform

At the Tech Ed event in Las Vegas, SAP revealed its plans to create a cloud development platform that will rely on its HANA in-memory database. So far, only one element of the full platform– NetWeaver Cloud–is currently available to developers. NetWeaver Cloud is a free Java-based service for building

Apple Buys HTML5 Development Firm Particle

Apple has reportedly purchased Particle, a San Francisco-based Web app development firm, for an undisclosed sum. Several of the company’s employees stayed on to work for Apple as “creative technologists” and “user interface engineers,” lending the appearance that this was an “aqui-hire.” Particle specialized in HTML5 app development. Its clients