I knew one software company that failed their SaaS transition because they
chose to cut a few corners with the operations. Since they were software
engineers, they did not really want to spend time on such mundane tasks as
security, auditing, backups and so on. One day they let a disgruntled
employee go, the guy went to an internet cafe, logged into the hosting
account with the shared admin credentials, and deleted all customer data.
There were no backups or data replicas to bring the data back, no personal
admin accounts or procedures to prevent such an incident from happening, and
even no monitoring to learn about the issue before customers did. This was
the end of this SaaS application – it just never recovered.
Cloud business is more than just putting some code online (and collecting
money ;)) Whether you are offering Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) web
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Overall, very exciting times, and a great event put together by the folks at
SYS-CON! There was a lot of excitement and optimism throughout the event. As
someone put it: cloud computing is about 700 days old. That means that there
are a lot of arguments about definitions, and where things are going, and so
on. And that also gives a lot of vibe and a lot of fresh community spirit.
Below are my notes from all the sessions I attended at the last week’s
Cloud Computing Expo 2008 on:
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
A few general comments on the conference.
First and foremost,... (more)
Here’s when and where you can find me in Berlin this week:
Microsoft Online Services booth (Unified Communications area) in the TLC area
I’ll be there tomorrow (Tuesday) during the evening reception – 6:15-8:00
pm. Obviously, I will be happy to answer any questions on Exchange Online,
SharePoint Online, LiveMeeting, OCS Online and sign
And then, both Tuesday and Wednesday:
BOF10: Developing on Azure: Stories from the Trenches
Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 12:20-13:00 (lunch break)
Interactive theater 5, Yellow – Hall 3.2
Have you given Windows Azure a try? Whether... (more)
Apache TomEE supported in Jelastic PaaS is a Java EE server, which provides
you with the best technology stack that can be deployed to a simple Java EE
container. It's lightweight and at the same time is a full-blown application
server, which remains simple and avoids architecture overhead. Today you'll
see how easy it is to deploy Java web apps into TomEE. In the following
tutorial you'll learn the basics of web application development with the help
of the Apache Struts framework, which is an absolutely free open-source
solution for creating Java web apps.
Azure Session at Cloud Expo
Pundits talking about how Windows 7 is all about Microsoft competing against
Apple, recovering with Vista consumer adoption disaster, or getting people
off of XP, are missing one other – extremely important – part of the
Windows 7 story. Windows 7 and its server counterpart – Windows Server 2008
R2 – are actually the first real step in Microsoft’s Windows Cloud Story.
Before Windows 7 Microsoft could offer some services (such as Exchange
Online) from the cloud – but could not provide full enterprise directory,
security and so on – now they can.