As the API economy continues to evolve, one of the foundations is that there is enough network bandwidth between two different applications such that latency and state are never in issue. In practice, given the state of most wide area networks, there is not always as robust a connection in place as most developers would prefer.
Today I am extremely pleased to welcome Tarkan Maner, CEO of Nexenta and previously CEO of Wyse technologies, to Cloudscaling’s board of directors. The full press release can be found here. I met Tarkan during our search for a new CEO and found him to be a passionate entrepreneur with a strong desire to help Cloudscaling succeed. Tarkan and I … Continue reading
In part 1 and part 2 of this series I introduced the core ideas around defining the requirements and then discussed the first four. Today we’ll discuss the final two requirements and tie it all together. Onwards and upwards! Requirement #5 – Scalable, Elastic, and Performant Enterprise-grade has to mean something. In the past, enterprise-grade related to a certain quality … Continue reading
In part 1 of this series earlier this week, I introduced The 6 Requirements of Enterprise-grade OpenStack. Today, I’m going to dig into the next two major requirements: Open Architectures and Hybrid Cloud Interoperability. Let’s get started. Requirement #3 – Open Architectures & Reducing Vendor Lock-in We already covered building a robust control plane and cloud management system. One of … Continue reading
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.  In … Continue reading
Blood and oxygen monitoring is available on the newly-released Pulse O2 from Withings. AgeCheq helps API providers comply with child privacy laws. Plus: MEVU’s Bitcoin Wallet makes paying a real gesture, Enterprise Document Viewer’s New API, and 4 new APIs. Withings Launches the Pulse O2 with Blood, Oxygen Monitoring Available with API Withings has updated its successful Pulse activity tacker … Continue reading
AtTask, cloud-based work management provider, and WebDAM, digital asset management provider, announced their strategic partnership today. Both companies will integrate the other’s functionality to existing platforms to expand marketing-focused technologies. The AtTask Marketing Cloud will now offer WebDAM’s digital asset management and brand management functionality. Additionally, WebDAM’s digital asset management users will have AtTask’s full project management functionality. AtTask General … Continue reading
Mapbox adds a new navigation service for apps. Cloudwords releases APIs and new machine translation capability. Plus: Convergence Innovation competition winners, CA Technologies simplifies enterprise cloud and mobile delivery, and 3 new APIs. Mapbox Launches Smart Directions to Compete with Google Maps Mapbox has just released Smart Directions, a tool for developers to add detail to maps like terrain, places … Continue reading