Category Archives: Cloud in Industry

MathWorks is Looking for a Quality Engineer – MATLAB Cloud Services in our Job of the Week

MathWorks in Boston, Massachusetts is looking for a Quality Engineer – MATLAB Cloud Services in our Job of the Week.

“As a Quality Engineer you will be responsible for hands-on testing of cloud infrastructure and services supporting MATLAB on the Web and our Massive Open Online Courses. In this role, you will engage early in the software development process, influencing requirements specifications, attending usability sessions, and discussing software design and testability with developers. You will collaborate with the team to deliver high quality software and products in functionality, performance, security and reliability.

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Why the Main Frame Will Probably Never Truly Be Replaced by Cloud Computing

Over at Wired, Tom Bice writes that while the cloud has certainly made its impact on the computing world, the traditional main frame is still an excellent option for reliability, security and even scalability.

“The mainframe is not nearly as trendy as today’s hot topics like Big Data or the cloud, but it continues to serve as the central nervous system of major industries like finance and healthcare, which is something the public cloud has yet to achieve. Over the years, the mainframe has adapted with each new wave of technology to maintain its place at the center of many computing environments. At the same time today’s mainstream virtualization and security approaches have been part of the mainframe platform for decades.

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SAP to Use 100% Renewable Energy for its Cloud Services

Over at Enterprise Irregulars, Tom Raftery writes that enterprise software giant SAP is seeking to decrease its environmental footprint by going 100% renewable in powering its data centers.

“This is good for SAP, obviously, as they will be reducing their environmental footprint, and also good for customers of SAP’s cloud solutions who will also get the benefit of SAP’s green investments. How are SAP achieving this goal of 100 per cent renewable energy for its data centers and facilities? A combination of generating its own electricity using solar panels in Germany and Palo Alto (<1%), purchasing renewable energy and high quality renewable energy certificates, and a €3m investment in the Livlihoods Fund.

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Happy Birthday Amazon Web Services–The Service Turns 8 Years Old

Over at InfoWorld, David Linthicum writes that cloud computing giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) has now been offering Storage as a Service (SaaS) for eight years. Not only did AWS re-define how the cloud was used, it is now in a position of domination in the arena.

“The unique aspect of AWS is that Amazon.com pushed ahead with its own way of doing cloud, rather than try to replicate the work of others. Storage as a service was around then, but AWS’s use of well-defined APIs made the difference. Moreover, AWS presented the value case to developers, helping embed the notion of storage services into actual software. Finally, the Amazon name mattered greatly, thanks to the company’s reputation for having excellent internal technology that supported an amazing scale of operations.

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IBM CEO Rometty on What’s in Store for the Future

Over at ZDNet, Larry Dignan reports on IBM CEO Ginni Rometty’s annual letter to shareholders. Rometty’s words definitely pointed in the direction of less hardware and more software and services in the cloud to bring Big Blue where shareholders expect it to be.

“Rometty’s comments won’t be surprising to people familiar with IBM, but the subtext to shareholders revolved around the company’s transition and how it’ll take some time for businesses like cognitive computing to outpace slowing growth in hardware. For shareholders, IBM is paying them to have some patience via dividends, but the company’s last earnings conference call surfaced some analyst angst over the lack of growth even as Big Blue hits earnings projections.

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SAP Announces Subscription Services Based on Hana

Over at InfoWorld, Chris Kanaracus reports that business software giant, SAP, has announced a new pay-as-you-go model for in-memory cloud platform called Hana.

“Customers were already able to bring their existing on-premises Hana in-memory database licenses to SAP’s infrastructure service. Now it’s possible to buy Hana software via subscription there as well, SAP said Wednesday. A third cloud subscription option adds a series of development tools and services to the infrastructure and Hana software components.

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L-3 Acquires Data Tactics Corporation

L-3 Communications has acquired Data Tactics, provider of cloud Big Data analytics and cloud computing solution services. L-3 is a leading supplier of command, control, communications, Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems and needed solutions for massive data analytics.

“Data Tactics adds key capabilities in Big Data analytics to L-3’s portfolio, a very attractive and specialized domain that immediately enhances L-3’s existing National Security Solutions business and supports its growth as a solutions integrator for the national security and international markets. It also creates adjacent opportunities for L-3’s ISR business,” said Michael T. Strianese, L-3’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “This acquisition supports our strategy of providing differentiated technologies and solutions that enable market share gains and distinguish L-3 from our competitors.”

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Pivotol Labs Joins Open Source Party with Cloud Foundry

Over at InfoWorld, David Linthicum reports that Pivotol Lab’s Cloud Foundry is now joining the likes of OpenStack and Red Hat’s OpenShift in offering PaaS as an open source technology.

“The extremely well-funded Cloud Foundry was already an open source PaaS, licensed under Apache 2.0. However, Pivotal will now allow a consortium of other vendors to participate in Cloud Foundry’s governance and direction. Founding members of the initiative include EMC, VMware (an EMC subsidiary), Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Rackspace, and SAP.

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Red Hat Refreshes Private Cloud Stacks for the Enterprise

Over at ITWorld, Joab Jackson writes that Red Hat has revamped a number of offerings for the enterprise to better run private clouds.

“The journey to the open private cloud has got multiple stages. We’ve got offerings to help you along every single step of the way and today we’ve refreshed all these offerings so you can take these capabilities into your environment and get to an open private cloud sooner rather than later,” said Radesh Balakrishnan, Red Hat’s general manager for virtualization business, in a Wednesday webcast detailing how the new products could be used in enterprises.

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IBM Brings Watson to the Cloud for Supercomputing and Data Analysis

Over at MailOnline, the staff reports that IBM is bringing the supercomputer and Jeopardy winner, Watson, to the cloud to be used by various users. The company is investing $1Billion in housing the computer in New York offices and is giving financial, banking and health industries access to it.

IBM has transformed Watson from a quiz-show winner, into a commercial cognitive computing breakthrough that is helping businesses engage customers, healthcare organizations personalize patient care, and entrepreneurs build businesses,’ said Michael Rhodin, who will head the new Watson Group. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said that Watson is built for a world where big data is transforming every industry and every profession. ‘Watson does more than find the needle in the haystack,’ Rometty said in remarks released ahead of the company’s Thursday presentation. ‘It understands the haystack. It understands context.’

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Citrix Takes on FrameHawk in Move to Bolster Virtual Desktop Services

Over at GreatResponder, Maria Dehn reports that Citrix has acquired FrameHawk to strengthen its desktop virtualization product portfolios.

“The Citrix is working aggressively to improve the virtual desktop services over the wireless networks due to the fact that many companies are adopting mobile and tablets in their businesses, but the communication over wireless and mobile networks is not smooth and efficient. Normally, on mobile networks accessing the virtual desktops will be less efficient due to intermittent glitches resulting from congestion and other issues. To overcome these issues related to communication problems, the Citrix plans to implement LFP technology developed by the FrameHawk Company would be used with the Citrix HDX to improve the efficiency of DaaS product portfolios of the company.

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Philips is Looking for a Software Development Engineer 3 in our Job of the Week II

Philips in Bothell, WA is looking for a Software Development Engineer 3 in our Job of the Week II.

“You must thrive in a new product development environment, with a consistent and aggressive commitment to the successful application of knowledge, skills, principles and practices that produce quality work and satisfied customers. The successful candidate will have demonstrated proficiency in: • C# – 5+ years working experience (not looking for VB experience)• Developed software using object oriented design (5+years) • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008/2010/2012• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal• Ability to interface with technical team leaders and deliver a consistent message to the development team.

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Corelynx Announces Implementation of OpenStack for its Open Cloud Architecture

Corelynx has revealed that its cloud architecture has now embraced the open source cloud operating system, OpenStack. This will benefit the company greatly in the innovation that comes from the open source community and will increase the interoperability of the software.

‘’OpenStack easily manages and automates pools of compute resources. With no proprietary hardware or software requirements, it is architected to provide flexibility in cloud. Also, it can work with widely available virtualization technologies, along with the high-performance computing configurations’,” said Manash Chaudhuri Director and CEO of Corelynx Inc.

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HP is Looking for a Cloud- Security Engineer in our Job of the Week

Hewlett-Packard in Seattle, WA is looking for a Cloud- Security Engineer in our Job of the Week.

“HP’s Cloud (HPC) strategy and portfolio are helping customers succeed in a hybrid world; providing the essential foundation of solutions to drive agility, speed innovation and lower costs. The portfolio has two core pillars: market leading products and solutions so customers can build and operate cloud services themselves and external cloud services that customers can consume.  We’re leveraging the two portfolio pillars, as well as the breadth and depth of our professional services offerings, to help our customers on their journey to the HP Cloud and hybrid delivery. 

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Kronos is Looking for a Cloud Systems Consultant III in our Job of the Week

Kronos in Lake Mary, FL is looking for a Cloud Systems Consultant III in our Job of the Week.

“The successful applicant will demonstrate how they can apply their skills acquired as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures. They will be expected to resolve a wide range of issues through imaginative as well as practical evaluation of identifiable factors. They will demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. They will possess strong consultative abilities and communication skills which they will leverage to tie their technical recommendations to business benefits and process change. After initial training they normally require little instruction on their day-to-day work.

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Boeing Reveals Service-Oriented Architecture at WSO2 Conference

Over at TechTarget, George Lawton and Jan Stafford report that Boeing recently revealed–at the WSO2 conference in San Francisco–a new platform-as-a-service (PaaS) line called the The Boeing Edge.  Boeing says that this platform will expand their core strategies, improve customer service and provide added means for revenue.

“The PaaS platform needed an SOA infrastructure to support the wide disparities between the IT systems of different airlines. Crabbe said some airlines have older systems that work well, and the cost of moving to new platforms could be disruptive. At the same time, airlines want to leverage new technologies, but are capital constrained. Boeing is positioning the PaaS to move data and assemble applications to create better processes and workflows that can cut costs.

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Job of the Week II: Senior Enterprise Solutions Engineer at TIAA-CREF

TIAA-CREF in Charlotte, NC is looking for a Senior Enterprise Solutions Engineer in our Job of the Week II.

“The Senior IT Engineer position requires an experienced information technology professional with an advanced level of knowledge and experience in the area of virtualization and cloud computing, enterprise infrastructure for large scale hosting solutions, and proven experience leading the delivering business value with technology. Candidate must have experience engineering application architecture for horizontally scaled environments that are highly virtualized.

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Mellanox VPI Technology Powers Data Centers and Storage Solutions

Mellanox has announced an end-to-end Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) to power private cloud for the enterprise. The architecture is based on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and uses Mellanox RDMA-enabled InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnects.

 “We’re pleased to see a customer such as Pensions First take advantage of the trailblazing functionality of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V, as well as SQL Server 2012, and gaining speed, efficiency, and flexibility with Mellanox RDMA-based InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnects,” said Chris Phillips, Partner Director PM at Microsoft.

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Job of the Week: Cloud Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Information Systems in Annapolis, MD is looking for a Cloud Software Engineer in our Job of the Week.

“Requirement: At least fourteen years’ experience in software development/engineering, including requirements analysis, software development, installation, integration, evaluation, enhancement, maintenance, testing, and problem diagnosis/resolution.  The individual must be able to communicate directions and provide guidance to junior programmer/analysts, as required.

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