Sunedison is Looking for an Enterprise Architect–Cloud in our Job of the Week II

Sunedison in St. Peters, MO is looking for an Enterprise Architect–Cloud in our Job of the Week II.

“Lead the execution and the evolution of the enterprise information systems architecture, including an appropriate balance of enterprise information, technical and solution architectures. Identify and analyze enterprise business drivers to develop architecture requirements. Analyze technology industry and market trends and determine the potential impact on the enterprise. Assist in the enterprise architecture governance structure based on business and IT strategies. Develop and execute a communication and education plan for enterprise architecture standards.

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Codero Announces Fourth Data Center Now Open in Dallas-Fort Worth

Codero Hosting has announced the opening of its flagship data center in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX. The hybrid hosting services will allow customers unprecedented performance and provisioning and will provide full redundancy and enormous scalability.

“The new data center is all about serving customers requiring world-class performance, reliability and scalability running on the most advanced networking technology infrastructure. Whether it’s bare metal dedicated servers, public cloud, private cloud, or our patented On-Demand Hybrid Cloud technology, our expanded data center footprint supports it all,” said Robert Autenrieth, COO of Codero Hosting. “DFW is the hub of connectivity for U.S. bandwidth and offers the industry’s latest technology – everything from power and cooling to density, as well as a variety of choices in bandwidth providers, flexibility in labor pool and unbeatable power costs. All these factors combined to make it a natural choice for our fourth data center in the U.S.”

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Guest Post: Artmotion CEO Mateo Meier on PRISM Scandal, Security and the Swiss Data Center

Mateo Meier

Artmotion is one of those companies whose name doesn’t portray what it does. Mateo Meier lends his time to find out more about a company whose level of secrecy and its close connections to some of the world’s biggest banks and tobacco companies are a credit to the culture of neutrality of the Helvetians.

Swiss banks are known to be governed by stringent laws, which also are a derivative of the nation’s privacy legislation, and now – thanks to the PRISM scandal – the country is fast becoming the ideal location for those turning their back on the cloud, says Mateo Meier, director at Artmotion, Switzerland’s biggest offshore hosting company.

As a result of the recent leaks of the National Security Agency’s surveillance programme (PRISM), which sparked growing concern over data privacy, businesses are now turning to Switzerland for their data hosting needs.

Swiss hosting companies are seeing growth because privacy in Switzerland is enshrined in law. As the country is outside of the EU, it is not bound by pan-European agreements to share data with other member states, or other non EU countries. Artmotion, for example, has witnessed 45 per cent growth in revenue amid this new demand for heightened privacy.

Until now, the PRISM scandal has focused on the privacy of the individual, but surveillance undertaken by the NSA and Britain’s own GCHQ has spurred corporate concern about the risks associated with using American based cloud providers. Neelie Kroes, the European Commission Vice President went on to state that “the NSA scandal has had a chilling effect in Europe; businesses are worried about their resources being controlled by someone else.” It is especially troubling for businesses with data privacy issues, such as banks or healthcare organisations with ‘secret’ research and development needs.

However, the scandal has unearthed significant risks to data for businesses, as well as for their customers. With US cloud service providers, the government can request business information under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act without the company in question ever knowing.

The desire for privacy has therefore seen a surge in corporations turning to ‘Silicon’ Switzerland to take advantage of the country’s renowned privacy culture. Mateo Meier said: “Unlike the US or the rest of Europe, Switzerland offers many data security benefits. For instance, as the country is not a member of the EU, the only way to gain access to our data hosted within our Datacentre is if the company receives an official court order proving guilt or liability. This procedure applies to all countries requesting any information from a Swiss datacentre.”

About Artmotion

Founded in 2000, Artmotion specialises in secure IT solutions located in Switzerland, with a focus on data centre and server offerings. The company’s services attract an international clientele looking to benefit from Switzerland’s central location, respect for confidentiality and tax advantages. Strong demand for these solutions has helped Artmotion record an annual growth rate of over 45 per cent.

 

HP is looking for a Systems Engineer – Cloud Computing in our Job of the Week

Hewlett-Packard in Raleigh, NC is looking for a Systems Engineer – Cloud Computing in our Job of the Week.

“The Systems Engineer II will work at the client site and is required to support CBP with the development and testing of software applications. The developer shall assist with Requirements determination and documentation as well as the system design and documentation of the design.

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Equinix Launches Cloud Exchange to Unlock Full Potential of Cloud Computing

Equinix has announced the launch of Equinix Cloud Exchange which enables organizations direct access to multiple cloud services with exceptionally fast throughput.

“As an increasing number of enterprises move to the cloud, they require a new level of interconnectivity to access multiple clouds, across multiple sites, from a broad range of networks,” said Tony Bishop, chief strategy officer at The 451 Group.  “With its global datacenter footprint and extensive ecosystem of network and cloud service providers, the Equinix Cloud Exchange addresses many of the most pressing challenges holding corporate users back from relying on the cloud for mission-critical business including latency, security and performance issues.

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Microsoft Acquires Lord of the Rings Cloud Provider–GreenButton

Over at The Next Web, Jon Russell reports that Microsoft has taken on Azure partner, GreenButton, in attempt to boost its high performance computing as well as Big Data presence. The company, based in New Zealand, was used by The Lord of the Rings producers to handle massively scalable compute processing in the cloud.

GreenButton provides ‘on-demand’ cloud solutions, based around a high-intensity cloud burst technology — for example, customers can use its products to run high performance computer, or big data analytics in the cloud. The premise is that GreenButton saves them the pain of investing in and maintaining high-intensity hardware and network resources that are traditionally required to carry out these tasks.

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Intuit is Looking for a Staff Software Engineer (Cloud – AWS) in our Job of the Week II

Intuit in Mountain View, CA is looking for a Staff Software Engineer (Cloud – AWS) in our Job of the Week II.

“CTO Dev provides the  plug-and-play services, components, tools and service infrastructure to help maximize developer productivity company-wide. Our mission is to promote innovation, share synergies, leverage data assets, drive network effects and help every BU at Intuit delight their customers.

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ShopKeep Garners $25 Million in Venture Funding to Help Small Business POS Needs

ShopKeep, the small business Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) POS specialist, has raised $25 million in its third round of funding. As the competition heats up in the space, the company looks to use the largess to improve its software and go after new markets.

“With the rapid growth of Shopkeep and competitors like Boston-based Leaf, which raised $20 million earlier this year, it’s clear that cloud computing is really making an impact on the business technology industry. By building software which runs remotely, rather than on a servers located in a store, these startups can dramatically reduce costs, opening up new markets and erasing much of the maintenance and service fees that drive a large portion of legacy firms’ revenue.

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Informatica is Looking for a Product Marketing Manager–Cloud in our Job of the Week

Informatica in Redwood City, CA is looking for a Product Marketing Manager–Cloud in our Job of the Week.

“Do you want to work in the Cloud? Are you passionate about creating innovative products and evangelizing tech solutions that help enterprises jump onto the cloud integration rocket ship created by Mobile, Cloud, Social and Big Data? Companies are modernizing their IT stacks with new investments in cloud solutions such as Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Workday, and Amazon Web Services – and we want to make sure they choose Informatica Cloud to keep their company ahead of the pack. Working as part of a cross-functional team, you’ll be responsible for developing product strategy, overall go-to-market planning, and powerful, differentiating positioning and messaging for our cloud offerings.

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Salesforce.com Borrows Amazon’s Mayday Idea and Creates SOS

Over at ITworld, Chris Kanaracus reports that Salesforce.com has implemented an SOS approach inspired by AWS’s Mayday feature.

“Mayday allows HDX users who find themselves stumped to simply touch a button and be connected to a support representative via video chat. The upcoming Salesforce1 Service Cloud SOS provides an SDK (software development kit) that companies can use to embed a similar button into any native iOS or Android mobile application, said Larry Robinson, vice president of product management.

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Press Release: Eucalyptus Executives Invited to Speak at Leading Open Source and Cloud Computing Conferences

Eucalyptus Systems has announced that the company will be discussing its open source, AWS-enabled private and hybrid cloud solutions in several upcoming shows.

“Eucalyptus Systems provides progressive IT organizations in enterprises and technology businesses with the leading open source software for building AWS-compatible private clouds. Eucalyptus supports industry-standard AWS APIs, including EC2, S3, EBS, ELB, Auto Scaling, CloudWatch, and IAM. By providing an open source platform for cloud computing, Eucalyptus is dedicated to the success of its active and rapidly growing ecosystem of customers, partners, developers and researchers.

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Linode Takes on the Big Boys of Cloud Computing

Over at The VAR Guy, Christopher Tozzi reports that Linode has invested $45 million to upgrade SSD storage, add tons of memory and beef up CPU power for its cloud hosting services to compete with the likes of  Amazon Web Services and Rackspace.

“Will the updates be enough for Linode to steal business away from deeply entrenched cloud hosts such as Rackspace and AWS? In general, most customers who need basic cloud hosting are still probably going to make decisions based primarily on price, and the bigger hosts will always have an advantage there because of their scale. But organizations interested in higher-end cloud options now have a compelling offering in Linode, which is poised to retain a greater share of the high-performance cloud computing market.

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Press Release: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: The Cloud Platform of Choice

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be released by Canonical today bringing reliability, performance and interoperability to cloud providers.

“Ubuntu is the primary platform for cloud – public, private or hybrid. In this release, our third LTS with deep roots in cloud, we raise the bar for efficiency and orchestration at scale. That’s why businesses are adopting Ubuntu as they move to the cloud computing era,” says Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical.

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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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Press Release: Docker and Red Hat Expand Collaboration Around Container Technologies

Docker has announced today an even closer partnership with Red Hat that includes expanded interoperability from the two companies.

“Red Hat has a long history of developing, investing in and fostering innovative technologies, including Linux Containers, an open source methodology that has seen numerous, fundamental contributions from Red Hat over the years,” said Brian Stevens, executive vice president and CTO, Red Hat. “The Docker technology, which helps eliminate the barriers facing enterprise adoption of containers – ease of use, application packaging and infrastructure integration – was very exciting to us. We believe that integrating Red Hat and Docker technologies offers both powerful developer capabilities and a lightweight application packaging approach for enterprise workloads across industries. By working together, we can bring an extended set of capabilities to not only Red Hat customers, but to the open source and Linux community at large.”

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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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Thermo Fisher Scientific is Looking for a Intern for Genetic Analysis Cloud Applications in our Job of the Week II

Thermo Fisher Scientific in South San Francisco, CA is looking for an Intern for Genetic Analysis Cloud Applications in our Job of the Week II.

“Are you a generalist looking for a complex, distributed system to challenge you? Then join a team at Thermo Fisher Scientific that’s on the forefront of two fast-growing technology trends – cloud computing and software architecture. You will be part of the team developing the foundational platform for Genetic Analysis cloud applications.

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Seagate Announces 6TB Hard Disk Drive Targeted at the Cloud

Over at GreatResponder, Maria Dehn writes that hard disk giant, Seagate, has launched a 6TB disk aimed at reducing the bottlenecks that often happen in cloud computing.

“The announcement was made in the wake of the exponentially growing demand of the hard disk drive space and performance in the cloud computing services both private and public clouds. Seagate has designed and developed the most efficient disk drives whose performance is about 25% higher than the highest performing disk drives in the marketplace. It was further explained about the importance of this disk in the domain of cloud computing services that the company has developed this disk that offers industry grade security, self encrypting drive or SED feature, and instant secure erase ISE features.

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HP is Looking for a Cloud Automation and Infrastructure Engineer

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

System engineer focused on automation and deployment of OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure software. Must be a generalist comfortable with all aspects of software development including planning, design, implementation, deployment and testing. Must be a self-starter who is passionate about the technology being built. Should enjoy working in a strongly collaborate team environment. Ability to work with remote co-workers and on external Open Source projects is essential.

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Oracle Solaris 11 and the Modern Data Center

Certainty most organizations now understand the value of cloud computing and what it can bring to day-to-day operations. Oracle’s Solaris 11 utilizes Unix to bring robust, reliable and secure solutions to the enterprise cloud.

“With server virtualization, virtual hosts, virtual storage, and virtual networks can be created, allocated, and deallocated as needed, increasing hardware utilization and offering greater operating flexibility. Virtualization is the key. To users, it appears as if they have their own private server somewhere on the internet or within a company’s private cloud. They really do not need to know where the server is physically located, what it looks like, or how to maintain it. It’s just there as long as they need it. In reality, the host OS has spawned itself into shared environments that appear to multiple simultaneous users as their own fully functional and private virtual computer.

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