The 6 Requirements of Enterprise-grade OpenStack, Part 1

Introduction OpenStack is an amazing foundation for building an enterprise-grade private cloud. The great OpenStack promise is to be the cloud operating system kernel of a new generation. Unfortunately, OpenStack is not a complete cloud operating system, and while it might become one over time, it’s probably best to look at OpenStack as a kernel, not an OS. [1] In … Continue reading

The Top Three Things To Bookmark for the Juno Summit

I can’t believe that it’s less than a month before the the upcoming Juno Summit.  As you start putting together your plans for the Summit, I wanted to highlight some items to look forward to from the Cloudscaling team. #1: Four Cloudscaling sessions have been selected for the Summit. We appreciate the explicit endorsement from the community – the topics reflect … Continue reading

40 Identity APIs: Animetrics, Instantor and Qwerly

Our API directory now includes 40 identity APIs. The newest is the Instantor API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google OpenID API. We list 10 Google OpenID mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of identity APIs. In terms of the technical details, REST and JSON lead the way. … Continue reading

61 Display APIs: Bing, Mapy and Wikimapia

Our API directory now includes 61 display APIs. The newest is the HighStock API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Maps API. We list 2521 Google Maps mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of display APIs. In terms of the technical details, JavaScript and XML lead the way. … Continue reading

Today in APIs: Backupify’s Cloud-to-Cloud API, Google to Add Native Messaging API, and 5 New APIs

SaaS developers get access to Backupify’s cloud-to-cloud API. Google’s solution to the end of the Netscape NPAPI plug-in, a new native messaging API, is due in January. Plus: 7 steps to the perfect API, and 5 new APIs. Backupify Opens API for SaaS Developers Backupify backs ups Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data, from Salesforce to Google to MoMA, and 6,000 other clients. … Continue reading

Expert System Releases Freemium Version of the Cogito Intelligence API

Earlier this year, ProgrammableWeb reported that Expert System, a leading semantic software company, had released the Cogito Intelligence API which allows semantic processing and analysis functionality to be integrated with government, intelligence, law enforcement and other types of security software systems and applications. Expert System has just announced the launch of a “freemium” version of the Cogito Intelligence API which … Continue reading

Automating Cloud Security

Verizon’s 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report trumpets the fact that security issues are still a major concern for all IT organizations. For many enterprises, the move to cloud computing raises new or additional security concerns, but when applications and infrastructure are architected with attention to security, cloud platforms can be just as secure as those on-premises. Cloud applications are subject … Continue reading

How RightScale Supports Virtual Networking Across Clouds

Anyone who has ever tried to connect one computer to another knows that networking is complex. That network complexity can be exacerbated by the cloud – but RightScale cloud management can help you harness cloud providers’ networking capabilities and abstract away the complexities. This is especially true today, as we formally announce Network Manager, which provides abstraction of network constructs across … Continue reading

Honeywell Launches New Cloud API Program With Select Partners

Honeywell, a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing company, has announced the launch of the Honeywell Cloud API Program initially available to select partners. The Honeywell Cloud API Program features the new Comfort Control API which allows development partners programmatic access to Honeywell Wi-Fi enabled thermostats. Honeywell also currently offers an AlarmNet Direct API that allows programmatic access to Honeywell … Continue reading

Today in APIs: Sony Launches Camera API, E-Control Systems Fusion Live API, and 10 New APIs

Sony opens camera API for remote access. E-Control Systems gives Fusion Live an API. Plus: Facebook launches Keyword Insights & Public Feed APIs, open APIs are key to connecting with customers, and 10 new APIs. Sony Offers Camera Remote API for its New Smartphone Camera Lenses On the heels of releasing its innovative lens that fit onto smart phones and … Continue reading