What do enterprise IT architects need to know about the Cloud? What is the
difference between SAML and OAuth? Can you really host an AD domain
controller in the cloud? How do you enable single sing-on (SSO) between
Active Directory and Salesforce.com? Microsoft’s Office 365 or Google Apps?
What is the state of art for security and compliance in the cloud?
These are just some of the questions which are probably going to be discussed
at The Experts Conference 2011 in Las Vegas, April 17-20 2011.
If these questions are relevant to you – register today and get the early
If you are an industry expert willing to present at the event on one of the
topics I listed above or a related cloud topic - you still have a few days to
submit a session proposal here. You can also contact me for more information
or assistance in submitting your session proposal.
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)
Analysts should love hype – it lets them jump into a hot area and be the
thought leaders who everyone has to consult to make any sense out of what is
going on in the area.
“Cloud” is probably the most hyped word in the industry these days and
everyone has a definition of what it is. And despite this being a running
joke in the industry, everyone obviously needs definition conversion to
happen so we can start speaking the same language here.
U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stepped in and did
– from my perspective – something truly amazing: they provided ... (more)
Dmitry Sotnikov's Blog
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)
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,... (more)