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SAN MATEO, Calif. — November 18, 2009 —November 18, 2009 — NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites, today announced that NetSuite has received IDC’s SMB Excellence Award in the Software as a Service and Cloud Computing category for providing innovative solutions to the small and medium-sized business markets (SMB). NetSuite was the only Software as a Service (SaaS) business software suite vendor to receive the award. The global industry research leader made its selections based on suitability to the needs of SMB companies, milestone accomplishments, and the competitive disruption caused by the company’s innovative on-demand technology for on-premise, legacy vendors such as Microsoft and SAP.  For more information about NetSuite’s industry recognition, visit www.netsuite.com/awards. IDC recognizes NetSuite alo... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

Which Cloud Services Providers Are Gaining Mind Share?

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer There is little doubt that cloud computing is big news, but who is gaining your mind share?  Amazon, NetSuite, and Salesforce.com, have been in the news recently with a number of announcements.  So many that I've been attempting to track them by creating specific journals for each. Our experiences are likely to be different, and barring actual surveys and research, is subjective and based largely on our own impressions and perceptions of which companies are in the news or making news in this segment. There are several lists that are excellent points of reference - The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing, 85 Cloud Computing Vendors Shaping the Emerging Cloud, and The VAR Guy's SaaS 20 Index. Large technology companies like AT&T, EMC / VMware, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Unisys, and others that come to mind have not been included below in the top 20... (more)

Top 20 Cloud Services Providers That Are Gaining Mind Share

There is little doubt that cloud computing is big news, but who is gaining your mind share?  Amazon, NetSuite, and Salesforce.com, have been in the news recently with a number of announcements. So many that I’ve been attempting to track them by creating specific journals for each. Our experiences are likely to be different, and barring actual surveys and research, is subjective and based largely on our own impressions and perceptions of which companies are in the news or making news in this segment. There are several lists that are excellent points of reference – The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing, 85 Cloud Computing Vendors Shaping the Emerging Cloud, and The VAR Guy’s SaaS 20 Index. Large technology companies like AT&T, EMC / VMware, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Unisys, and others that come to mind have not been included below in the top 20 that are gaining mind share... (more)

NetSuite Hosts Online Event 'SAP for the Rest of Us' To Demonstrate Cost Savings and Superior Capabilities Of Cloud Computing Business Suites

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites, today announced the details of a special online event demonstrating the business case for cloud computing in modern enterprise, particularly mid-sized enterprises and divisions of large corporations. The event, SAP for the Rest of Us: Why ERP Needn't Cost an Arm and a Leg, will be presented by Bruce Richardson, Chief Research Officer at AMR Research and Zach Nelson, NetSuite CEO, and will be joined by Franklin Christopher, President and CEO of major millwork manufacturer Commco. The trio will explain how NetSuite's next-generation solution has revolutionized enterprise software, enabling eye-popping cost savings and business benefits beyond those of conventional on-premise ERP systems. This eye-opening one-hour ... (more)

NetSuite Hosts Seminar 'The Business Cloud', Demonstrating How Cloud Computing Changes Business Operations

SAN MATEO, California and LONDON, September 9 /PRNewswire/ -- NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites, today announced the first event in the NetSuite Business Cloud Seminar Series. The event, entitled "The Business Cloud," will be presented by Robin Bloor, technology analyst and founder of Bloor Research, with a keynote speech from NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson. The event, which includes a panel discussion with leading financial directors, will explain why cloud computing is a top business priority and how it is transforming the business operations of companies around the world. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20021024/SFTH024LOGO) This revealing seminar will be held at One Whitehall Place in central London on 23 September, from 3:00pm to 6:30pm. To register, please visit www.netsuite.com/ukcloud. Mr. ... (more)

Veracode Nearly Triples Revenue Growth in 2009

BURLINGTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/09/10 -- Veracode Inc., provider of the world's leading cloud-based application risk management services platform, today announced its revenues grew almost 300% from 2008 to 2009 and that it secured new capital for additional expansion in a round led by New York-based StarVest Partners. The unprecedented growth comes at the same time as other company achievements such as surpassing the 100 customer milestone, being the first cloud-based security company to reach the 50 billion lines of code scanned milestone, expanding its executive team and board of directors to include Dr. James Cash, Emeritus James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University Business School , and being recognized as a finalist in SC Magazine's "Best Security Software Development Solution" category. StarVest, an early investor in NetS... (more)

Les grands acteurs de l’informatique disent ... oui au Cloud Computing : quelques exemples concrets, en France.

2010 - 2020 : la décennie Cloud Computing s’ouvre en fanfare ! Il n’y a plus un seul grand fournisseur qui ne proclame pas que le Cloud Computing est un élément clef de sa stratégie ; ce n’est pas moi qui vais m’en plaindre ! J’avais été sévère, il y a quelques semaines, avec les annonces Cloud de Microsoft et SAP. Ce sont les deux fournisseurs mondiaux qui ont le plus à perdre si les entreprises migrent massivement vers des solutions Cloud Computing ... ce qui va se produire dans la décennie qui démarre. Je vous propose de passer en revue quelques entreprises clefs du secteur informatique avec qui je collabore. Toutes ces entreprises vont, sérieusement, stratégiquement et rapidement vers des solutions Cloud Computing et SaaS. Ce sont tous des entreprises «historiques», nées bien avant le Cloud, oui, mais elles sont en train de prendre les «bonnes» décisions qui leur p... (more)

The Sweet Science of Cloud Computing

One sure sign that a new technology market is approaching critical mass is when people start fighting over it.  I'm not talking about abstract arguments and dialectical debates about meanings and means.  I'm talkin' fisticuffs, mano a mano, the sweet science!  And with cloud computing, it's on now, Baby. OK, maybe it was more like one-sided trash talking at the weigh-in before a title bout, but this week we heard plenty of it, in two weight classes, no less. In the middle-weight division, we saw the young and scrappy contender NetSuite mixing it up with aging titlist SAP and at the same time Microsoft got in fellow heavyweight Google's face, big time.  Here's how it went down. The Undercard It should come as no surprise to anybody that NetSuite would have it in for SAP, in general.  NetSuite's majority shareholder is Oracle's CEO Larry Ellison and its senior execut... (more)

Microsoft & NetApp New BFFs

Azure Session at Cloud Expo Microsoft and NetApp, its new BFF, have forged a new three-year pact that will see them collaborate on virtualization, private cloud computing and storage and data management in the name of reducing client costs, increasing their performance and reaching new levels of efficiency. ... (more)

Understanding Cloud Taxonomies and Security

XML Security at Cloud Expo OWASP AppSec DC 2009 had a compelling session that defined cloud taxonomies and the security implications associated with the cloud computing. The three taxonomies that have become part of our vernacular are: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Set of virtualized components that can be assembled to build a application.  Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Opsource, and GoGrid are examples of IaaS where you can rent "virtual" hardware and software as a "pay-as-you-go" services.  If you need 5 Linux servers running MySQL Database for 3 months, you'd subscribe to an IaaS provider and using their REST or Web service-based API (or command line if you're too cool) to provision, de-provision and monitor your instance. Platform as a Service (PaaS): A runtime environment for application developer to deploy their applications in their desired programming environm... (more)