An important milestone just got passed by Google – one of the big
enterprise identity management vendors out there – Quest Software (full
disclosure: I am working for the company) – has added Google Apps as a
directory to which they can provision identities and access.
One might argue that this is a small thing considering that Quest is by far
not the first vendor to enter Google’s ecosystem. Google Solutions
Marketplace lists a few hundred solutions and services around Google Apps and
However, Quest is the first among the big systems management (Quest, HP, CA,
BMC, Symantec) and identity management (Quest, Oracle, Sun, Novell) vendors
to get in there and this is a very important milestone for Google’s
acceptance in the enterprise.
Technically, what Quest did was adding a Google Apps “connector” into
their identity management and provisioning pla... (more)
Thanks to Nicholas Carr everyone loves to talk about Cloud Computing as
electricity and how we are transitioning from own power-stations to central
grid. After a lot of discussions about "the cloud", it occurred to me
recently that there is a far better model to make cloud idea easy to
understand - and it is supermarket.
Electricity is kind of a wrong model. Not because so many folks are now
trying to get the pendulum swing back and get to solar panels and other
micro-generators, but also because software and IT services are much less
uniform than electrical current. There's no ... (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)
There are two cloud-related sessions in the “community” section of
Microsoft TechEd Europe 2009 and you need to vote for them here if you are
attending the conference (and obviously if you want them in the agenda).
Basically, both are on cloud computing: one for developers and the other for
Going to the Cloud: Are we crazy?
Are cloud services about efficiency or negligence? About being able to
outsource commodity services and concentrate on core competence or loosing
control and risking getting out of compliance? Which IT services can be
safely moved to the clou... (more)
It's time to update you with the most recent statistics on the Java & PHP
software stacks' popularity within the Jelastiс PaaS. As usual, you'll see
the overall numbers, distribution by regions and the monthly trends. This
month, the results are more interesting with stats from another one of our
European hosting partners, Neohost, located in Ukraine.
MySQL continues to dominate as usual and it looks like other database servers
have almost no chance of overtaking it. Moreover, the MySQL market share has
expanded 2% compared to the previous month.
Looking by regions, it... (more)