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
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 and SAP announced a major strategic agreement that integrates Big Blue's
datacenter capabilities with Big Hasso's ongoing HANA cloud-based database
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)
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
With all due respect, these numbers are nonsense, perhaps, and irrelvant,
doubtlessly. It does no one a... (more)
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
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)
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)