Business Cloud News

SAP shows healthy HANA, cloud growth in Q3 results

SAP said its cloud revenues and HANA in-memory database business showed healthy growth, but its traditional software and consulting business slipped for the second quarter in a row

Software giant SAP announced a strong third quarter Monday as it continues to grow its cloud subscriptions and HANA in-memory platform. But the company also noted that sales of traditional software and its consulting business slipped in Q3.

Cost prevention overtakes compliance as goal for cloud-based software

Peter Bjorkman, CTO, Snow Software

Over half of a company’s IT applications are predicted to be located in the ‘cloud’ within the next two years, according to industry analysts. This requires yet another shift in asset management methodologies as the traditional ‘WINTEL’ environments of the past continue to be superseded by heterogeneous platforms combining Linux, Mac, Windows, virtualisation and software as a service (SaaS) applications. As the switch to cloud based applications continues to gain pace, this will upset the traditional view of software asset management (SAM) as being primarily concerned with delivering licensing compliance and widen the emphasis on cost optimisation.

Two thirds of large enterprises ready to move mission critical apps to cloud

Virtustream says that 2014 will be a critical year for large enterprises migrating mission critical apps to the cloud

The challenges associated with moving mission-critical applications over to the cloud are numerous and often depend on the complexity of those apps, the IT estate, or some combination thereof. But research published today suggests that while over two thirds of enterprises are ready to make the move, security, risk and loss of control are still holding many back.

Keir Garrett to head SAP Cloud in New Zealand

Keir Garrett joins SAP New Zealand as head of cloud solutions

SAP Australia and New Zealand on Friday announced the appointment of Keir Garrett as Head of SAP Cloud Solutions for New Zealand.

Cloud played role in Jaguar Land Rover’s transformation, says IT director

Alex Rammal is business relationship director of IT at Jaguar Land Rover

Over the past five years Jaguar-Land Rover has transformed from a loss-making business into the triumph of the luxury automotive sector it once was, and the company’s journey to the cloud was in part an outgrowth and facilitator of that transformation says Alex Rammal, business relationship director of IT at Jaguar Land Rover.

Mirantis raises $10 million from Red Hat, Ericsson and SAP Ventures


Mirantis, an OpenStack cloud integrator on Thursday announced that the company has raised $10 million in its second round of series A financing from Red Hat, Ericsson and SAP Ventures.

Erase and rewind

In a week during which the UK distinguished itself as the “Whiplash Capital of Europe” thanks to its rep for filing dodgy insurance claims, The Informer is pleased to note that, in the technology world at least, injury-preventing U-turns have been the order of the day.

SAP: EC2 crash makes selling the cloud harder

Business applications provider SAP has warned that Amazon’s recent EC2 cloud service crash will make it more difficult for the industry to convince business to move to the cloud.