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SAP and Birst Collaborate to Deliver Instant Cloud Analytics

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Oct 192014
 

SAP and Birst Collaborate to Deliver Instant Cloud Analytics on the SAP HANA® Cloud Platform

Birst leverages the SAP HANA® Cloud Platform to deliver instant access to cloud and on-premise data and an open platform that turns analytics into action

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SAP (NYSE: SAP) today announced a partnership with Birst, a global leader in cloud business intelligence (BI) and analytics, intended to provide customers with instant analytics in the cloud on the revolutionary SAP HANA® Cloud Platform. With this new partnership, it is anticipated organizations will be able to leverage one cloud platform that can deliver instant analytics and the ability to more quickly turn insight into action on data, which is the key to enabling data-driven organizations. This collaboration intends to bring together SAP’s next-generation cloud platform and Birst’s comprehensive two-tier data architecture to provide instant access to an organization’s data and help eliminate BI wait time. The SAP HANA Cloud Platform is based on SAP’s breakthrough in-memory technology and is an open platform for customers and developers to build, extend and run applications in the cloud.

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SAP and Birst Collaborate to Deliver Instant Cloud Analytics

Birst’s patented analytics engine aims to build a user-ready data store in SAP HANA that can deliver visual discovery, dashboards and enterprise reports across a single business model, accelerated by SAP HANA. This solution is envisioned to be designed to provide instant analytics across on-premise and cloud data sources from large-scale data source vendors.

“Driving better business execution and enabling each and every organization to become data-driven is only achievable when leaders come together to innovate and achieve something that solves real business problems, and that is exactly what Birst and SAP plan to do,” said Brad Peters, chairman and chief product officer, Birst. “The real opportunity in BI lies in our ability to push data to the front lines, empowering every person to make every decision better. Together, SAP and Birst will give customers instant access to data and allow people to turn insight into action – that’s something today’s businesses have been waiting for and we are thrilled to be delivering it.”

“SAP HANA Cloud platform is an innovation platform open for customers and partners to develop and deliver cloud applications, extensions and solutions,” said Steve Lucas, president, Platform Solutions Group. “Our partnership with Birst brings together two leaders in analytics to modernize the cloud analytics market and intends to give customers a single view of business data in real time, in context and in the cloud.”

For more information, visit the SAP News Center. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews.
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About Birst
Birst is a global leader in cloud BI and analytics. The company helps organizations make thousands of decisions better, every day, for every person. Birst’s patented two-tier data architecture and comprehensive BI platform sits on top of all of your data, to unify, refine and embed data consistently into every individual decision—up and down the org chart. Thousands of the most demanding businesses trust Birst Cloud BI to make metric-driven business execution a reality. Learn more at www.birst.com and join the conversation @birstbi.

About SAP
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 258,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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New Big Data Taxonomy Report by Cloud Security Alliance

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Sep 202014
 

Cloud Security Alliance Releases New Big Data Taxonomy Report

Working Group Issues Comprehensive Report to Aid Understanding and Decision Making in Big Data Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — CSA Congress 2014The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Big Data Working Group today released the Big Data Taxonomy Report, a new guidance report that aims to help decision makers understand and navigate the myriad choices within the big data designation, including data domains, compute and storage infrastructures, data analytics, visualization, security and privacy.

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New Big Data Taxonomy Report by Cloud Security Alliance

Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created –  90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. The issues of storing, computing, security, privacy and analytics are all magnified by the velocity, volume, and variety of big data, such as large-scale cloud infrastructures, diversity of data sources and formats, streaming nature of data acquisition and high volume inter-cloud migration.

Big data infrastructure and methodology continue to evolve at a fast pace, but the underlying technologies were, in many cases, invented many years ago. In an effort to help IT decision makers make better, more informed choices associated with these technologies, theCSA Big Data Working Group has created a 40-page guidance report that outlines the six dimensions that arise from the key aspects needed to establish a big data infrastructure. The big data taxonomy includes data domains, compute infrastructure, storage infrastructure, analytics, visualization, security and privacy.

“All ‘data’ is not equivalent, yet we often find users treating all data components similarly, as they are uncertain as to how to address issues such as latency, or structured verses unstructured data,” said Sreeranga Rajan, chair of the Big Data Working Group.  “We hope this report brings clarity to the big data taxonomy, and provides much needed education to help users make better decisions in their own environments.”

In the report, each domain is categorized according to how data arises to help decision makers understand the infrastructure choices and requirements for particular types of data. The report also addresses each particular domain in which data arises, to help organizations determine the types of architecture that will be required to store it, process it, and perform analytics on it.

Rajan goes on to add, “The greatly increased digitization of human activity and machine-to-machine communications, combined with large-scale, inexpensive hardware, is making practical many previously academic ideas of parallel and distributed computing, along with new considerations necessary to make them even more useful in real world applications.”

The Big Data Taxonomy Report is a result of the CSA Big Data working group, chaired by Sreeranga Rajan of Fujitsu, and co-chaired by Neel Sundaresan of eBay
and Wilco van Ginkel of Verizon.

To access the report visit https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/download/big-data-taxonomy/. Individuals interested in becoming part of the working group can visit https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/research/big-data/#_get_involved

Cloud Security Alliance Congresses continue to be the industry’s premier gathering for IT security professionals and executives who must further educate themselves on the rapidly evolving subject of cloud security. In addition to offering best practices and practical solutions for remaining secure in the cloud, CSA Congresses give attendees exposure to industry-specific case studies that will help them learn and leverage best practices used by their peers in moving to a secure cloud.

About the Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

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Big Data and Cloud Certification for IT Professionals

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Apr 012014
 

Simplilearn Launches Big Data and Cloud Certification for IT Professionals

Simplilearn announces the launch of its Big Data and Cloud certified training via Live Virtual Classroom for IT professionals to give them the opportunity to interact with world-class Big Data and Hadoop instructors and upgrade their skills. Simplilearn is also among the select few to have received accreditation for its E-Learning course on Comptia Cloud Essentials.

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Simplilearn (http://www.simplilearn.com), a leading provider of online training and professional certification courses, announces the launch of Big Data and Cloud certified training for IT professionals. Simplilearn will offer Big Data and Hadoop Live Virtual Classes (LVC) to give professionals the opportunity to interact with world-class Big Data and Hadoop instructors and upgrade their skills. Simplilearn is also amongst the few players to have received accreditation for its E-Learning course on Comptia Cloud Essentials.

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Big Data and Cloud Certification for IT Professionals

According to global research firm Gartner, by 2015, nearly 4.4 million new jobs in Big Data will be created globally but the supply of resources will meet less than half the demand. According to Krishna Kumar, Founder and CEO, Simplilearn, “Big Data and Cloud Computing are two of the most trending subjects in today’s technology world, creating huge career opportunities for IT professionals. Simplilearn is trying to bridge the demand and supply gap by offering high quality Big Data and Hadoop training for professionals. Our courses have specialized content created to enable professionals become the ‘go-to expert’ in their fields”.

Professionals can choose from two options: classroom training of 4 days for a price of USD 1999 and an Online training course starting from USD 130. The key features of the course will include Hadoop Deployment and Maintenance tips as well as real-life scenario based projects. As part of an introductory offer, customers enrolling for Big Data course will also get complimentary access to high quality Comptia Cloud Essential Audio-visual online course worth USD 150. Java developers, Architects, Analysts, Big Data professionals or anyone who is looking to build a career in Big Data can benefit from these trainings.

About Simplilearn
Simplilearn is an online learning destination for young working professionals who are looking at career enhancement through certification courses across industry verticals. With study centers across the globe, Simplilearn.com offers over 80 certification courses across 11 categories. At present, Simplilearn trains about 5000 professionals a month. Simplilearn is a Global Registered Education Provider (REP) of PMI, USA, Accredited Training Organization (ATO) by APMG International, UK, Accredited Examination Center (AEC) by EXIN and PEOPLECERT. All the courses offered at Simplilearn.com are accredited for online delivery and approved worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.simplilearn.com.

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Big Data & Cloud Computing Market Worth $16.52 Billion by 2018

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Mar 112014
 

Cloud Analytics Market (Big Data & Cloud Computing Technologies) Worth $16.52 Billion by 2018 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets

Cloud analytics market majorly focuses on solutions, delivery models and organization size. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/cloud-based-business-analytics-market-959.html)

(PRWEB) February 24, 2014

The research report recently conducted a study on the Cloud Based Business Analytics Market: “Cloud Analytics Market [Cloud BI; Cloud Business Intelligence] – Text; Web; Speech; Machine; Video; Predictive Analytics: Global Advancements, Delivery Models, Market Trends, Enterprise Roadmap, Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013 – 2018)”, which analyzed and studied the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Japan, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

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Big Data & Cloud Computing Market Worth $16.52 Billion by 2018

Browse 118 market data tables and 10 figures spread through 247 pages and in-depth TOC on “Cloud Analytics Market [Cloud BI; Cloud Business Intelligence] – Text; Web; Speech; Machine; Video; Predictive Analytics: Global Advancements, Delivery Models, Market Trends, Enterprise Roadmap, Market Forecasts & Analysis (2013 – 2018)”.
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The global Cloud Analytics Market is driven by the emergence of Big Data and cloud computing technologies. Over the last few years, businesses have begun cloud computing extensively. in 2010. Big players and new startups have shifted towards cloud BI, business analytics and cloud based business intelligence. Traditional BI and analytics solutions are striving to meet the requirements of today’s business needs. Enterprises are struggling with high operating costs, lack of IT expertise and increasing employee mobility. This trend has forced BI vendors to use new ways of delivering business analytics. Analytics on cloud is an emerging term that is a complete combination of services and enables enterprises to move their BI, data warehousing and OLAP workload over the cloud platform.

The adoption of cloud BI or business analytics enables enterprises to collect, access, monitor and share key performance indicators (KPIs) virtually, through any mobile device. Cloud BI utilizes the software-as-a-service (SaaS) licensing model and is also based on a pay-as-you use model, which doesn’t need software and hardware installations. Cloud BI services are accessed by using login credentials in a browser. These services are easily scalable, allowing enterprises to include anyone with an authentic email ID in their BI solution.

MarketsandMarkets has recently conducted a study on the Cloud Analytics Market, analyzing the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Japan, Asia-Pacific (Ex-Japan) and Latin America. The study reports that the global Cloud Analytics market is expected to grow from $5.25 billion in 2013 to $16.52 billion by 2018, at an estimated CAGR of 25.8% during this forecast period.

The report also draws the competitive landscape of the cloud analytics market, providing an analysis of the technological and marketing strategies that the key players are adopting in order to gain an edge over their competitors. Some of the major players in this market are IBM, HP, Oracle, Birst, Kognitio, Adaptive Planning, BIME, Cloud9 Analytics, GoodData, Google, Host Analytics and Microsoft.

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Scientific Platform-as-a-Service (sPaaS) Enables Cloud Based Scientific Collaboration

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Mar 112014
 

Scientific Platform-as-a-Service (sPaaS) Enables Cloud Based Scientific Collaboration

BRANFORD, Conn., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Core Informatics, a leading provider of scientific informatics is seeing strong demand for the Platform for Science, the market’s only Scientific Platform-as-a-Service (sPaaS).  Released in November 2013, the Platform for Science is the premiere cloud-based solution providing a marketplace of applications for customers engaged in all phases of scientific product innovation and development.

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Scientific Platform-as-a-Service (sPaaS) Enables                                                          Cloud Based Scientific Collaboration

Platform for Science provides an ecosystem for scientific collaboration and data management in support of a single laboratory or a virtualized global network of researchers.  The foundation of the marketplace is an integrated suite of Core applications (LIMS, ELN, SDMS) already used by thousands of researchers.  Designed for rapid creation of scientific applications, Platform for Science is a generation beyond traditional applications hosted in the cloud.  The increasing library of apps already includes, Chem ELN, Bio ELN, Compound Registration, Biological Registration, and a collection of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) workflows that provide out-of-the-box support for Illumina and Ion Torrent platforms.

Hosted by infinitely scalable Amazon Web Services, the 100% web based Platform for Science provides powerful RESTful APIs designed to enable clients, partners and application developers to integrate data from existing software applications and instrumentation. Scientific Platform-as-a-Service capabilities enable a truly global collaborative data network to be realized, integrating both internal and external content.

“We selected Core Informatics and the Platform for Science because their applications matched nicely with our laboratory workflow and sample tracking requirements, and we wanted a cloud-based solution that enabled collaboration with our colleagues in other countries and would scale with our business at an affordable price point,” said Carrie Carmichael, Laboratory Manager at Cryogenetics, a Norwegian bio-banking company with offices in Woburn, MA.  “Our Platform for Science account was provisioned within days and was easy to learn and highly customizable.”

“We have seen the value that cloud-based platforms can deliver in other enterprise software verticals, Salesforce.com being a clear example,” said Josh Geballe, CEO of Core Informatics. “Our marketplace of applications is focused on meeting the needs of specific laboratory workflows and data management requirements.  Whether built by Core Informatics or one of our Partners in Innovation, Platform for Science provides customers with value and operational efficiencies which were previously only available through large, complex, often painful software implementation projects.  We are thrilled to give our clients a better option.”

About Platform for Science

Platform for Science (PFS) leverages Core Informatics’ unmatched scientific data management software (Core LIMS, Core ELN & Core SDMS) enabling the premiere Scientific Platform as a Service (sPaaS).  Platform for Science alleviates the cost, complexity and delays associated with developing, installing or maintaining custom or purchased on-premise systems by providing access to: 1) an elastic cloud computing infrastructure running in Amazon Web Services and featuring the Core Foundation architecture, and 2) a marketplace of pre-built informatics applications provided through our partner network.  Platform for Science enables scientific innovation by providing a flexible, cost effective and secure way to collect, store, analyze and share data for any laboratory workflow. For further information visit http://www.corelims.com/platform-for-science/

About Core Informatics

Core Informatics provides innovative data management software to accelerate scientific discovery. Leveraging our deep scientific domain expertise and the latest advancements in cloud computing, we accelerate progress in research, development, manufacturing, and quality laboratories, enabling our clients to find new cures for diseases, new sources of renewable energy, and innovative industrial and consumer products.  Founded in 2006, Core Informatics supports customers worldwide from its offices in Branford, CT, Cambridge, MA and London, England. For further information visitwww.CoreInformatics.com.

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IBM Commits $1.2 Billion to Expand Global Cloud Footprint

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Feb 212014
 

IBM Commits $1.2 Billion to Expand Global Cloud Footprint

Builds a Massive Network of Local Cloud Hubs for Businesses Worldwide with 40 Data Centers Across Five Continents

ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to commit over $1.2 billion to significantly expand its global cloud footprint. This investment includes a network of data centers designed to bring clients greater flexibility, transparency and control over how they manage their data, run their businesses and deploy their IT operations in the cloud.

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IBM Commits $1.2 Billion to Expand Global Cloud Footprint

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This year IBM plans to deliver cloud services from 40 data centers worldwide in 15 countries and five continents globally, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. IBM will open 15 new centers worldwide adding to the existing global footprint of 13 global data centers from SoftLayer and 12 from IBM. Among the newest data centers to launch areChina, WashingtonD.C., Hong Kong, London, Japan, India, Canada, Mexico City and Dallas. With this announcement, IBM plans to have data centers in all major geographies and financial centers with plans to expand in the Middle East and Africa in 2015.

By some estimates, the global cloud market is set to grow to $200 billion by 2020[1]; driven largely by businesses and government agencies deploying cloud services to market, sell, develop products, manage their supply chain and transform their business practices.

“IBM is continuing to invest in high growth areas,” said Erich Clementi, senior vice president of IBM Global Technology Services. “Last year, IBM made a big investment adding the $2 billion acquisition of SoftLayer to its existing high value cloud portfolio. Today’s announcement is another major step in driving a global expansion of IBM’s cloud footprint and helping clients drive transformation.”

The new cloud investments IBM is making will provide business clients the ability to place and control their data globally. IBM SoftLayer gives clients the ability to choose a cloud environment and location that best suits their business needs and provides visibility and transparency to where data reside, control of data security and placement.

IBM SoftLayer is able to deliver high performance services globally across the SoftLayer network. The combination of distributed local data centers and a global network allows clients to place data where it is required, when it is required as well as the ability to consolidate or aggregate data as needed. This provides optimized application performance and responsiveness. SoftLayer’s unique network architecture allows clients to optimize global performance using a private network and not be subject to the uncontrolled nature of the public networks and the internet.

“Cloudant’s global expansion rate is fueled by the always-on commitment we make to our customers,” said Cloudant CEODerek Schoettle. “Our mission is to be the standard data layer for Web and mobile applications. That mission requires us to push application data to the network edge, in as many locations as possible. Expanding beyond IBM SoftLayer’s current footprint presents significant value to our business. The investment IBM is making to expand their global footprint will not only help fuel our growth, but the growth of thousands of Cloudant users worldwide as well.”

In today’s world of rapid response with mobile and social data proliferation, this type of automation and speed of access to data with high availability and control makes IBM SoftLayer cloud infrastructure an ideal capability for business clients worldwide.

“Cloud represents a growing area for venture capitalist investment,” said Ann Winblad, co-founder and Managing Director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. “By investing in the cloud ecosystem, IBM not only makes it easier for enterprises to adopt cloud and drive innovation, but also helps new companies of all sizes get off the ground more quickly.”

IBM SoftLayer Underpins IBM’s Growing Cloud Portfolio
The acquisition of SoftLayer represents another major investment for IBM clients. Since its acquisition in 2013, IBM SoftLayer has served nearly 2,400 new cloud clients.

In fact, IBM plans to establish SoftLayer as the foundation of its wide ranging cloud portfolio. The SoftLayer infrastructure will provide a scalable, secure base for the global delivery of cloud services spanning IBM’s extensive middleware and SaaS solutions.  SoftLayer’s flexibility and global network will also facilitate faster development, deployment and delivery of mobile, analytic, social solutions as clients adopt cloud as a delivery platform for IT operations and manage their business.  

Last week IBM made a significant investment and established the IBM Watson Group, a new business unit dedicated to the development and commercialization of cloud-delivered cognitive and Big Data innovations. As part of this initiative IBM will also deploy Watson on SoftLayer.

About IBM Cloud Computing
IBM is the global leader in cloud with an unmatched portfolio of open cloud solutions that help clients to think, build or tap into it. No other company has the ability to bring together unique industry knowledge and unmatched cloud capabilities, that have already helped more than 30,000 clients around the world. Today, IBM has more than 100 cloud SaaS solutions, thousands of experts with deep industry knowledge helping clients transform and a network of 40 data centers worldwide.

Since 2007, IBM has invested more than $7 billion in 15 acquisitions to accelerate its cloud initiatives and build a high value cloud portfolio. IBM holds 1,560 cloud patents focused on driving innovation. In fact, IBM for the 21st consecutive year topped the annual list of US patent leaders. IBM processes more the 5.5M client transactions daily through IBM’s public cloud. IBM expects to achieve $7 billion in annual cloud revenue by 2015 For more information about cloud offerings from IBM, visithttp://www.ibm.com/cloud. Follow us on Twitter at @IBMcloud and on our blog at http://www.thoughtsoncloud.com. Join the conversation #ibmcloud.

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Cloud in European Vertical Markets

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Jan 242014
 

Cloud in European Vertical Markets

Cloud in European Vertical Markets – Expected Evolution of Cloud Adoption in the Retail, Manufacturing and Energy/Utilities Sectors

DUBLIN, January 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rt2xcx/cloud_in_european) has announced the addition of the “Cloud in European Vertical Markets – Expected Evolution of Cloud Adoption in the Retail, Manufacturing and Energy/Utilities Sectors” report to their offering.

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Globally, enterprises are moving their IT infrastructure to the cloud, aiming to benefit from advantages of scalability and cost. However, the rate of adoption of cloud is varied with some sectors quick to implement the cloud and others choosing a more gradual approach. In this study, Frost & Sullivan discusses the pace of cloud adoption in 3 sectors – retail, manufacturing, and energy – which exhibit different trends of cloud implementation. The study also highlights the challenges encountered by the energy, retail, and manufacturing verticals and how implementation of cloud can help improve overall efficiency.

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Cloud in European Vertical Markets

State of Cloud Adoption Among Vertical Sectors

  • The adoption of cloud is expected to benefit organisations due to the cost-effectiveness, simplicity, flexibility, and scalability offered by the model. However, apprehensions concerned with transitioningto new technologies and internal barriers to migration have caused verticals to react differently to implementation of the cloud.
  • Verticals are at different stages of adoption with traditionally conservative industries exhibiting slowtransition than others and with reasonably optimistic outlook towards implementation of new technologies.
  • The report aims to analyse the state of adoption and areas for cloud implementation in the energy, retail, and manufacturing. As these are the 3 industries identified asmost likely to drive smart transformation, there was the need to illustrate the current cloud technologies landscape. This research is based on primary (interviews with stakeholders in the markets) and secondary inputs.
  • The retail sector is the most advanced industry that has adopted cloud technologies. This could be due to the common theme observed in most sectors in the willingness to migrate enterprise applications to the cloud while continuing to operate mission-critical systems on legacy systems.
  • Manufacturing remains slow in cloud technologies adoption despite expectations that the sector would have progressed significantly into smart manufacturing processes via information and communications technologies. The energy sector is the slowest in cloud technologies adoption.
  • An industry with inherent seasonal shifts, the retail sector is customer-facing with an increasing need to use emerging technology trends such as mobile and social media. It, therefore, stands to benefit from the scalability offered by the cloud.
  • This research service will identify the key areas of cloud transition in the retail sector and highlight current cases of retailers and vendors using this technology in the market.
  • The global nature of manufacturing business necessitates the use of cloud technology that can integrate operations across the world, reducing delays due to co-ordination between stakeholders in the manufacturing process.
  • The report discusses the options available for manufacturers to migrate to cloud-based solutions as it traditionally relies on applications that are part of the enterprise resource planning suite.
  • The energy sector is a traditionally conservative and risk-averse industry and is, therefore, relatively slow in the adoption of cloud. However, the rise in big data and the need to be cost-efficient is expected to increase investment in cloud.
  • The report investigates the forces behind transition of energy applications to the cloud and examines the different cases for cloud implementation, as well as the opinions of utilities.
  • The following sections in this research will discuss the challenges encountered by energy, retail, and manufacturing verticals and how implementation of cloud can help improve overall efficiency.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

Retail Sector

Manufacturing Sector

Energy/Utilities Sector

Conclusion

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Worldwide Enterprise Storage for Public and Private Cloud 2013-2017 Forecast

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Dec 272013
 

Worldwide Enterprise Storage for Public and Private Cloud 2013-2017 Forecast

LONDON, Dec. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:

Worldwide Enterprise Storage for Public and Private Cloud 2013-2017 Forecast This IDC study presents the worldwide 2013-2017 forecast for storage spending in support of public and private cloud deployments. The forecast provided in this study is influenced in large part by much of the research published in the “storage solutions for public and private clouds” report series, including the 2012-2016 forecasts, which discusses many of the forces that drive spending on storage hardware, software, and professional services by public cloud providers and in private cloud deployments.

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Worldwide Enterprise Storage for Public and Private Cloud                    2013-2017 Forecast

“For most businesses, the cloud has become a mandatory and integral part of the information services delivery infrastructure. Public and private cloud deployments will imminently overtake traditional datacenter deployments. As one the most noteworthy developments in the evolution of IT, cloud has transformed IT delivery and supplier ecosystem permanently. The storage hardware, software, and services industries have the potential to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of this trend. By pivoting around the appropriate part of the storage value chain, they can deliver the right solutions for all types of public and private cloud deployments,” says Ashish Nadkarni, research director, Storage.

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study

Methodology

Situation Overview

Future Outlook

Forecast and Assumptions

Revenue and Aggregate Capacity

Public Cloud Service Provider Forecast, 2013-2017

Private Cloud Deployments Forecast, 2012-2017

Assumptions

Market Context

Comparison of 2012 and 2013 Spend by Public Cloud Service Providers

Comparison of 2012 and 2013 Spend by Private Cloud Service Providers

Essential Guidance

Public Clouds

Private Clouds

Common Attributes

Learn More

Related Research

Definitions

Enterprise Storage Systems

Entry-Level Business Storage

Methodology

Historical Market Values and Exchange Rates

Enterprise Storage Market Metrics

Customer Revenue

Terabytes

Market Values and Exchange Rates

Synopsis

Table: Worldwide Public and Private Cloud Deployments Spending, 2009-2017 ($B)

Table: Worldwide Public and Private Cloud Deployments Capacity Shipped, 2009-2017 (Exabytes)

Table: Worldwide Enterprise Storage Systems, Software, and Professional Services Spending by Public Cloud Service Providers, 2009-2017 ($B)

Table: Worldwide Disk Storage Systems Capacity Shipped and Direct HDD Capacity Acquired by Public Cloud Service Providers, 2009-2017 (Exabytes)

Table: Worldwide Enterprise Storage Systems, Software, and Professional Services Spending for Private Clouds, 2009-2017 ($B)

Table: Worldwide Disk Storage Systems Capacity Shipped for Private Clouds by Segment, 2009-2017 (Exabytes)

Table: Top 3 Assumptions for the Worldwide Enterprise Storage for Public and Private Cloud Market, 2013-2017

Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the Worldwide Enterprise Storage for Public and Private Cloud Market, 2013-2017

Table: Worldwide Storage Spending by Public Cloud Service Providers, 2009-2017: Comparison of December 2012 andDecember 2013 Forecasts ($B)

Table: Worldwide Storage Spending by Private Cloud Service Providers, 2009-2017: Comparison of December 2012 andDecember 2013 Forecasts ($B)

Figure: Worldwide Public Cloud Service Provider Spending by Enterprise Storage Systems, Software, and Professional Services, 2013

Figure: Worldwide Private Cloud Deployment Spending by Enterprise Storage Systems, Software, and Professional Services, 2013

Figure: Worldwide Disk Storage Systems Capacity Shipped and Direct HDD Capacity Acquired by Public Cloud Service Providers, 2009-2017

Figure: Worldwide Disk Storage Systems Capacity Shipped for Private Clouds by Segment, 2009-2017

Figure: Worldwide Storage Spending by Public Cloud Service Providers, 2009-2017: Comparison of December 2012 andDecember 2013 Forecasts

Figure: Worldwide Storage Spending by Private Cloud Service Providers, 2009-2017: Comparison of December 2012 andDecember 2013 Forecasts

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Cisco Cloud Connections: Your Amazing Cloud Journey Starts Here

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Dec 122013
 

Cisco Cloud Connections: Your Amazing Cloud Journey Starts Here

Cisco cloud innovations enable cloud and managed services providers to build best in class cloud platforms, empowering them to provide comprehensive cloud services to end customers

Hong Kong, December 12, 2013 – At Cloud Connections, held today at the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, cloud technologies leader Cisco gathered prominent Cisco cloud and managed services providers to share their cloud strategies and comprehensive Cisco® Powered Cloud and Managed Services, giving customers and partners the confidence and insights they need to prepare for a cloud journey. Themed “Your Amazing Cloud Journey Starts Here”, the event not only offered the best opportunity to help customers keep abreast of the latest Cisco cloud innovations, but also represented an ideal platform for Cisco cloud and managed services providers to connect with end customers and partners, and assist them in choosing optimal Cisco Powered Cloud and Managed Services in embarking on their own cloud journey.

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Cisco Cloud Connections: Your Amazing Cloud Journey Starts Here

Cloud computing is an irreversible trend in which enterprises are moving from careful contemplation to industry-wide adoption. The latest Cisco Global Cloud Index (2012-2017) predicts that global cloud IP traffic will increase nearly 4.5-fold over the next five years to reach 5.3 zettabytes by the end of 2017. Additionally, the “Impact of Cloud on IT Consumption Models” study conducted by Cisco Consulting Services and Intel, which surveyed 4,226 IT leaders in 18 industries across nine key economies, revealed that more than four out of five respondents believe that cloud will positively impact their organizations. Cloud also represents a significant share of IT spending worldwide, with an average of about 23 percent today expected to reach 27 percent by 2016. Cloud is becoming a crucial element of IT in addressing today’s business demands, as organizations are increasingly looking to cloud and managed services to accelerate growth and lower costs.

Cisco Cloud Connections began with welcoming remarks by Barbara Chiu, managing director, Cisco Hong Kong and Macau, who emphasized Cisco’s ongoing commitment in innovating cloud technologies and driving partner go-to-market strategy, as well as Cisco’s role in supporting businesses on their cloud journey.

“As a leader with extensive experience and unmatched expertise in cloud technologies, Cisco is fully equipped to travel with our partners and customers on their cloud journeys. From a highly secure and reliable cloud platform to hosted services and partner programs, Cisco is here to provide everything you need for a profitable cloud journey, enabling our partners and their customers to benefit fully from the immense advantages of cloud and achieve their core business objectives,” said Chiu.

Highlights of the event included a keynote presentation by Bob Gault, vice president of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Partner Organization, featuring a review of “Cloud and IT: Creating New Consumption Models”. When organizations consider investing in cloud, the main challenge is creating a strategy and flexible architecture that allows for new business innovation, reduces network complexity and better aligns IT costs with delivery capabilities. Gault provided an overview of private versus public clouds, the total addressable cloud market, Cisco’s cloud approach and cloud partner go-to-market strategy, and how Cisco can help businesses prepare for the evolution to a cloud consumption model.

At the event, customers and partners could also experience the power of a variety of comprehensive Cisco Powered Cloud and Managed Services offered by the cloud and managed services providers employing Cisco technology. The showcase area also featured a Cisco booth, showcasing Cisco’s innovative cloud solutions such asCisco Meraki Cloud Managed Solution, a managed edge and branch networking solution that simplifies enterprise-class networks and can centrally manage the wireless network including switching, security and devices from the cloud.

 Cisco Cloud Strategy

As the leading cloud enabler, Cisco’s cloud strategy is to help customers build, deploy and consume cloud services with its comprehensive cloud portfolio, including theCisco Cloud Intelligent Network and the Unified Data Center platform, and to drive demand for its partners’ Cisco Powered Cloud and Managed Services. The Cisco cloud partner go-to-market strategy is based on three key roles a partner can play, namely, cloud builder, cloud provider and cloud services reseller: –

  • Cloud Builders: Build and sell Cisco-centric cloud to customers and cloud providers
  • Cloud Providers: Manage and sell Cisco Powered Cloud Services to customers
  • Cloud Services Resellers: Resell providers’ Cisco Powered Cloud Services to customers

Cisco Powered Cloud and Managed Services

Cisco Powered Cloud and Managed Services provide a technology platform for delivering secure and reliable cloud services that customers will associate with faster time-to-value, assured performance and continuous innovation. Cisco Powered Services comprise a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class, flexible and scalable solutions for cloud providers, including: –

  • Cloud Service for Hosted Collaboration

With the Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS), cloud providers can offer cloud-based unified communications and collaboration applications to customers. Applications are delivered within a highly secure, cloud-ready, virtualized platform under a centralized management system. The solution helps providers differentiate themselves and promote value in the collaboration market.

  • Cloud Service for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

This solution enables customers to use IT resources more flexibly with on-demand computing, networking and storage resources within the cloud.

  • TelePresence-as-a-Service (TPaaS)

This solution helps customers access and enjoy a reliable, cost-effective Cisco TelePresence® video experience. Partners can provide Cisco Powered TelePresence-as-a-Service, benefitting their customers with in-person videoconferencing experiences that are available to all their users, as well as improved business agility, flexible and scalable control, and optimized resources.

Telstra Global Launches IaaS in Hong Kong

At the Cloud Connections event, Telstra Global, Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Master Partner worldwide, announced that its globally connected Cloud Infrastructure solution supported by Cisco’s leading cloud portfolio including the Cisco Nexus® Switches, Cisco Unified Computing System™ (UCS), Cisco Carrier Routing System (CRS) and Cisco Aggregation Services Routers 9000 (ASR 9000), is now officially available for order within its Hong Kong data centre. The Telstra Cloud Infrastructure offering, hosted in Telstra’s data centers and delivered over Telstra’s leading global IP backbone network, helps customers to reduce costs, enable innovation and streamline the way they manage their ICT.

“Cloud Connections represents Cisco’s continued commitment to driving the cloud computing market. The event marks a milestone for Cisco, as we gather prominent Cisco cloud and managed services providers to connect with customers, partners and cloud services resellers to make the amazing cloud journey happen. We will continue our efforts in investing abundant resources to innovate and to drive Cisco’s go-to-market strategy for our trusted partners. We look forward to seeing more customers enjoying the full benefits of cloud and growing their businesses,” concluded Chiu.

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Australian Infrastructure as a Service market (IaaS) to reach $380 million by 2017

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Dec 102013
 

Australian Infrastructure as a Service market (IaaS) to reach $380 million by 2017

Key benefits driving IaaS adoption: reduced CapEx, better scalability of IT resources, independence, lower risk and mobility

SYDNEY, Dec. 5, 2013  Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is growing rapidly as organisations gain more confidence in the reliability and security of the cloud delivery model and realise the benefits of outsourcing their IT infrastructure such as storage, servers and networking components to specialist vendors who provide access to these resources over the cloud on an as-needed basis.

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Australian Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market to reach                                $380 million by 2017

IaaS can be used to host a variety of systems including corporate applications, websites and virtual data centres. The benefits IaaS offers include significantly reduced capital expenditure (CapEx), quicker and easier scalability of IT resources, location independence and lower risks of system failure associated with on-premise resources.

Frost & Sullivan’s latest report, Australian Infrastructure as a Service Market (IaaS) 2013, outlines the main drivers stimulating IaaS adoption as reduction of IT capital expenditure (CapEX), the greater agility and scalability IaaS offers in changing infrastructure requirements, higher levels of awareness of the benefits of IaaS, an increasing need for mobility amongst corporate employees requiring access to corporate resources from any internet-enabled location and public cloud infrastructure improvements such as the National Broadband Network (NBN).

As the benefits and reliability of the cloud delivery model for infrastructure are better understood, concerns about sovereignty and security of data held in the cloud, the reliability and security of access to infrastructure delivered over the cloud and general management conservatism over migrating business functions to the cloud are eroding.

Frost & Sullivan estimates that IaaS vendors in Australia earned revenues of just under $65 million in 2012. Phil Harpur, Senior Research Manager, Australia & New Zealand ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan says, “Although the IaaS market is considerably smaller and much more nascent in comparison to the SaaS market, Frost & Sullivan forecasts that IaaS expenditure will grow at an compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 43% to reach $380 million by 2017, as an increasing number of clients switch to the IaaS provisioning model, and many more vendors enter the local market.”

Mayank Kapoor, Industry Analyst, Datacenter and Cloud Computing, APAC ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan says that IaaS vendors in Australia are categorised into four main groups.

Pure play IaaS cloud providers, which include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google and Rackspace  typically offer public IaaS service as core service, although an increasing number are offering private, virtual private and hybrid offerings as well.  Carrier cloud players on the other hand are essentially telcos offering cloud based solutions. They leverage their strong network capabilities. Examples include Macquarie Telecom, Optus, and Telstra.

The third group, traditional managed service providers, provides cloud-based services, and usually private cloud offerings, although an increasing number are also offering hybrid and public cloud deployments. Services range from cloud brokering and best of breed solutions to actual hosting and deployment. This is a rapidly growing segment. Examples include Brennan IT, Fujitsu, Harbour MSP, HP and IBM.  The final group of resellers and channels partners re-sell or white-label some of the first three categories providers’ offerings.

As growth of cloud computing threatens traditional revenue streams from on-premise system integration and maintenance services, many of the large integrators and channel partners are now developing cloud services. “Managed service providers and system integrators are adapting to the emergence of IaaS and have the advantage of being able to offer end-to-end IT services and support, and customising private cloud solutions in the Australia market. Examples of managed service providers and system integrators that are building or expanding their cloud services portfolio include Brennan IT, Dimension Data, HP, Fujitsu and IBM,” Kapoor added.

Frost & Sullivan’s Australian Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Report 2013 report forms a part of the Frost & Sullivan Australian Cloud Computing Research program. All research services included in this subscription provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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