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One of the most popular forms of cloud computing is software-as-a-service (SaaS), defined as a software distribution model in which a service provider hosts applications for customers and makes them available to these customers via the internet.SaaS...
Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is a type of cloud computing offering in which a service provider delivers a platform to clients, enabling them to develop, run, and manage business applications without the need to build and maintain the infrastructure such software development processes typically require.As with other cloud services such as infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS), PaaS is offered via a cloud service providerrsquo;s hosted infrastructure. Users typically access PaaS offerings via a web browser.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Cloud computing isnrsquo;t one monolithic type of offering, but an assortment of services aimed at meeting the various IT needs of an organization.One such service provided via the cloud is infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), which delivers virtualized computing resources to organizations typically via the internet.
IaaS is one of main types of cloud services, along with software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS).[ What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now. | Also: InfoWorldrsquo;s David Linthicum explains how to move into a cloud career from traditional IT. | Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared. ]In the IaaS model, third-party service providers host hardware equipment, operating systems and other software, servers, storage systems, and various other IT components for customers in a highly automated delivery model.
In some cases, they also handle tasks such as ongoing systems maintenance, data backup, and business continuity.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
High Wycombe, UK, 7 September 2017: International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics has today announced that it will be partnering with Qudini, an award-winning London-based SaaS customer experience management company offering queue management and appointment booking software to retailers, at Paris Retail Week 2017 (19-21 September, Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles) on Stand NO56.Qudini will be showcasing its cloud-based customer experience management platform with Starrsquo;s TSP700II LAN printer.

This platform enables retailers to reduce customer... Source: RealWire
During the recent VMworld conference in Las Vegas, VMware discussed how NSX was “becoming the connective tissue that ties everything together.”This stands out as another example of how the realization that our IT systems can no longer live in silos is starting to hit home.This is not just about compute resources however, this also impacts our data, in a modern business where data is a crucial asset, we can no longer accept an infrastructure that limits how we get the very best from it.What does this mean for data strategy and should we care? Increasingly our data infrastructures are ever more “hybrid,” on-prem in a datacenter, in public clouds as primary data, or backup and disaster recovery and in SaaS platforms like Office365mdash;and thatrsquo;s just today; what about in the future?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Cloud adoption is at the heart of IT transformation.

But therersquo;s a big difference between adopting the cloud and excelling at it.Cloud adoption not only helps companies unlock new operational and cost efficiencies as they migrate systems off-premises but also enables them to take advantage of the rapid pace of innovation happening in the SaaS world. While opening the enterprise to cloud capabilities is an important first step, to truly excel at cloud, IT teams must evolve their approach to systems integration and start building their own custom systems beyond the firewall. As McKinsey puts it in a recent report, we are in the middle of “a radical reframing of what IT is and how CIOs manage itmdash;not as an internal collection of information technologies (IT) but as a broad network of ecosystem technologies (ET).” To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
LONDON, 3 August 2017 – NewVoiceMedia, a leading global provider of cloud contact centre and inside sales technology that enables businesses to have more successful conversations, today announced that its ContactWorld platform is a finalist in the 2017 SaaS Awards Programme in the SaaS Product for Customer Services / CRM category. With awards for excellence and innovation in SaaS, the programme is now in its second year of recognising and celebrating innovation in software and... Source: RealWire
New model brings paradigm shift to banking sector as secure cloud delivery speeds deployment adding flexibility and scalabilityLondon, UK - July 18, 2017 - Montran Corporation, one of the world's leading providers of payment, market infrastructure and treasury management products and services, has partnered with Interoute and HWG.

Combining Interoutersquo;s global private cloud network with the expertise of managed service provider, HWG, will give clients the choice to deploy Montranrsquo;s applications in a SaaS model.... Source: RealWire
Understand business impact, identify interdependencies and restore service faster London, UK – 5th June 2017 Today Cobe, leading provider of service-centric intelligence for microservices, announces the general availability of its Cloud hosted SaaS platform that delivers a service-centric visualization of business applications running in a microservices environment.By providing contextual insights for DevOps through visualization of an applicationrsquo;s topology, interdependencies and associated performance metrics, the Cobe platform delivers improved diagnostics and the ability to restore service... Source: RealWire
ITAM innovator announces SaaS optimization and cloud lifecycle management in Spring 17 release of its solution, VizorMay 24th 2017, Atlanta (USA), Montreal (Canada), and Birmingham (UK) – Vector Networks today announced SaaS optimization and cloud lifecycle management capabilities in its Spring 17 release of ITAM solution, Vizor (www.vizor.cloud).The new release of Vizor complements existing software license management and asset lifecycle functionality with new features and processes for managing software subscriptions and the approval and provision... Source: RealWire
FlexNet Operations is first software monetization solution to include renewal managementMaidenhead, UK. – May 22, 2017 – Flexera, the company thatrsquo;s reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured, announced today a new recurring revenue engine to help companies accelerate subscription and recurring revenue growth.

FlexNet Operations is the first software monetization platform in the industry to include renewal management, supporting the growing subscription economy fundamental to Software as a Service (SaaS) and... Source: RealWire
Devops platform provider Puppet has introduced its Puppet Cloud Discovery service for learning what, exactly, users have running in the cloud and their impact.As Puppet's first foray into SaaS, the service offers visibility into cloud workloads, pro...