Cloud application security
Managing cloud application performance and security is not business as usual for enterprise application developers. The elastic nature of cloud computing resources requires developers to take a fresh look at application performance metrics. Cloud application security requires developers move beyond the idea that a strong firewall perimeter will keep their data safe.
Another cloud computing myth busted: PaaS isn't just for the little guy
11 Jan 2014
Feature - It's true that many start-ups and a large number of players in the mobile space have built there systems using SaaS and PaaS providers, but if you think cloud computing is just for the 'little guy', you've bought into another one of the PaaS myths.
Getting out is harder than getting in: The importance of a cloud exit strategy
04 Jan 2014
Feature - Many organizations have overcome their fear of moving to the cloud and have adopted various cloud based technologies. But every entrance should have a corresponding exit. Sadly, not enough organizations have thought about a cloud exit strategy.
Correcting cloud-based FUD: Addressing PaaS myths and misconceptions
16 Dec 2013
Feature - As with any relatively new, recent technology, like Platform as a Service (PaaS), the same acronyms end up being applied to pretty different vendor offerings and it takes time until the market is able to categorize them properly. PaaS is no exception to...
Cloud adopters seek help for their DevOps, app monitoring and cost control problems
18 Nov 2013
Feature - As more companies move to the cloud, more and more companies are realizing that expert help, knowledge and tools are needed to solve various problems such as monitoring, DevOps, database fail-over and utilization cost control.
IT cost-cutting gives way to strategic optimization in 2014
13 Oct 2013
Feature - As we look ahead to 2013, the big trend will be away from IT cost cutting as organizations look to strategically optimize instead.
Cloud migration strategies: Choosing the right time for PaaS adoption
03 Oct 2013
Feature - Not every cloud based application should be moved to a PaaS or SaaS based solution. Here we look at when cloud adoption strategies that make sense, and more importantly, when they do not.
Driving higher densities: Optimizing virtual Java runtimes in the cloud
22 Sep 2013
Feature - Cloud computing introduces new layers of abstraction that create challenges for optimizing virtual Java runtimes. But IBM is finding new ways of driving higher densities on their servers.
Defensive design becomes a security requirement when SOA meets mobile
01 Sep 2013
Feature - The enterprise landscape has changed significantly since many enterprises have implemented their SOA based systems. One reality is that when SOA meets mobile, taking a defensive approach to security becomes a requirement.
Security, scalability, big data and performance monitoring in the cloud
14 Jul 2013
Feature - Experts on the exhibit floor at the Red Hat Summit 2013 provided great insights into the issues of cloud security, scalability, big data usage and performance.
Virtualization and JVM abstraction don't negate CPU and system knowledge
04 Jul 2013
Feature - In a world where hypervisor based virtualization, and Java code running on a JVM, has abstracted out the hardware in many ways, good developers know that systems that perform well work in step with the underlying CPU and system powering it.