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Reston, VA-based Serena focuses on working with enterprise IT to build and release applications. A DevOps pioneer and proponent, the company aims to solve applications release complexity. We had a few questions for Mark Levy (pictured below), Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Serena, and this is what he told us: DevOps Journal: What original problems were you working to solve with customers when you started the company? Mark Levy: Serena was founded in 1980 by Doug Troxel in Silicon Valley. Doug still takes a very active part in the company and serves on our board of directors. From the very beginning, the solutions we developed had a common theme, "change". How do IT organizations manage and accelerate change across development and operations? Our sole focus has been enabling IT to build and release better software. Today we provide solutions that supports the De... (more)

IBM, SAP Mix HANA and Cloud By @IoT2040 | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

IBM and SAP announced a major strategic agreement that integrates Big Blue's datacenter capabilities with Big Hasso's ongoing HANA cloud-based database initiative. IBM is investing $1.2 billion to build 15 new datacesnters as part of its SoftLayer acquisition and expansion, and will also use its existing IBM Cloud servers to support the new agreement with SAP. The announcement was made jointly in Armonk, NY and Walldorf, Germany. IBM is described by SAP as a "premier strategic provider" of cloud infrastructure services in the agreement, and the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud will now ... (more)

IoT: I Don't Care How Big It Is!

I'm reading a McKinsey report from May 2013 that talks about 12 disruptive technologies, including cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT). I'll focus on the IoT here. The report estimates the IoT Internet to be worth between $2.7 and $6.2 trillion by the year 2025.(The world's combined GDP is about $72 trillion today.) When it comes to the IoT, the report says there could be 50 billion new devices connected to the Internet by 2025, or maybe a trillion. Give or take. With all due respect, these numbers are nonsense, perhaps, and irrelvant, doubtlessly. It does no one a... (more)

Interview: @Bitium Brings Unified Security to Cloud | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Bitium, based in Santa Monica, CA, works in the cloud to provide secure management of an enterprise's applications, users, and passwords in one place. We asked company Co-founder and CEO Scott Kriz (pictured below) a few questions about the company's vision and strategy. Cloud Computing Journal: What was the inspiration behind starting the company? Scott Kriz: Both Erik Gustavson, Bitium Co-founder and CTO, and I have started and worked for multiple tech companies throughout our professional careers. Most recently we ran product and engineering at a company called Fastpoint Gam... (more)

Interview: @Appcore Leverages Apache CloudStack | @CloudExpo

Appcore Leverages Apache CloudStack for Private Cloud Appcore aims to simplify private cloud through Apache CloudStack solutions. Nate Gordon (pictured below) serves as the Des Moines, IA-based company's Director of Technology, in its effort to enhance Apache CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatform for its customers. We had a few questions for him, and this is what he told us: Cloud Computing Journal: What have your customers found to be the advantages of using Apache CloudStack? Nate Gordon: Appcore understands that there are a lot of orchestration platforms in the market to chose ... (more)