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Google’s new autoscaling aims to offer instants gratification

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Google is to give users more detailed and tightly controlled management of their virtual machines through a new autoscaling feature.

Five key enterprise PaaS trends to look out for this year

PaaS will see a big shakeup this year according to Rene Hermes, general manager EMEA, Apprenda

The last year has shown that a growing number of enterprises are now choosing Platform as a Service (PaaS) ahead of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) as the cornerstone of their private/hybrid cloud strategy. While the enterprise cloud market has obviously experienced a substantial amount of change over the last year, the one thing that’s certain is that this will keep on accelerating over the coming months.

Twitter, IBM ink big data deal

Twitter and IBM are joining forces to jointly deliver solutions leveraging IBM's technology and consulting expertise with Twitter's vast data troves

Twitter and IBM have inked a deal that will see the companies jointly develop big data analytics services and applications that deliver insights using Twitter data.

Ericsson, NTT and Verizon among eight new Cloud Foundry members

Cloud Foundry added eight members to the fledging group including IT heavyweights Accenture and Capgemini, BNY Mellon, Ericsson, GE, Intel, NTT and Verizon. The news further cements its position as a leading open source PaaS project

The Cloud Foundry Foundation announced the addition of eight new members this week. Ericsson, NTT and Verizon are among those looking to contribute to and benefit from the open source platform as a service initiative, which is telling of how seriously telcos are looking at digging deeper into the cloud stack.

Salesforce switches focus from SaaS to mobile PaaS

Salesforce says its new, consolidated PaaS will help enterprises access Salesforce data in more flexible ways

Salesforce took the wraps off its Salesforce1 offering Monday, marking the company’s bid to be more flexible for a variety of mobile platforms and ISVs. The company said its platform as a service will enable independent software vendors, mobile developers and admins to tap into a wide range of APIs and link up their apps with data stored in a growing number of services offered by Salesforce.

Pivotal releases enterprise distribution of Cloud Foundry

Pivotal says multi-cloud support and data services integration will help the company win broad enterprise buy-in

Following announcements made toward the end of spring, Pivotal, a subsidiary of storage giant EMC announced today that it will be rolling out enterprise-focused distributions of its cloud Foundry platform as a service this week. The company says its multi-cloud and data service-centric approach will be the key to winning broad enterprise support.

Tearing down the walls of vendor lock-in

Gary Calcott, technical marketing manager, Progress Software

Imagine the feeling, you’re sitting in a tiny grey prison cell, by no fault of your own. You have been wrongfully convicted and locked inside four walls. Your only way out is paying a lot of money. While you are locked away, you can see the outside world, observe how it evolves, hear rumours of new gadgets and exciting innovations. You have hundreds of ideas and long to participate but your sparks of creativity fizzle out at the walls of your cell. Sounds terrible, doesn’t it? Well, that is exactly how cloud developers feel about lock-in.

Baylor College of Medicine shifts human genome sequencing project to public cloud

Baylor College of Medicine is partnering with DNAnexus and AWS to move its genomic analysis platform to the cloud.

Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC), working in partnership with scientific cloud platform integrator DNAnexus and Amazon Web Services have deployed its large-scale genomic analysis platform on AWS. The organisations say it is the largest public cloud-based analysis of genomic data to date.

Singapore Government and Pivotal partner on big data innovation centre

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and Pivotal say legacy modernization is essential to capitalise on big data

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) announced a partnership today that will see the government agency work with platform as a service provider Pivotal to launch the Pivotal Innovation Centre, which will help businesses develop and adopt big data analytics solutions.

IBM and Deutsche Telekom partner on mobile app cloud service

IBM believes tighter integration of its mobile app dev platform with Deutsche Telekom's network will appeal to SMBs

In a bid to tap into the growing market for mobile cloud services IBM and Deutsche Telekom have announced a partnership today that will see IBM’s Mobile First platform offered to small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) via Deutsche Telekom’s cloud-based developer ecosystem, Developer Garden.