WSO2 VP of Platform Evangelism to Lead Workshop on Improving IT Performance with a DevOps PaaS at Gigaom Structure 2014


Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2014

In todays hyper-competitive environment, successful teams cloud-source business capabilities and nimbly connect ecosystem participants across cloud environments. WSO2 Vice President of Platform Evangelism Chris Haddad and Gigaom Research Analyst Rich Morrow will co-present a workshop at Gigaom Structure 2014 on how a DevOps platform as a service (PaaS) can support these demands.

WSO2 is a Primetime Sponsor of the Gigaom Structure conference, which will run June 18-19, 2014, at Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, CA.

Delivering at the Speed of Business Demand

The conference workshop will begin by discussing how infrastructure, processes, and team collaboration models must adapt to create cloud-based ecosystems that enable businesses to rapidly adapt toand capitalize onchange. The workshop then will cover DevOps principles and PaaS characteristics that help speed IT solution development and delivery. Additionally, the workshop will explore how a DevOps PaaS enables faster phase execution, widespread accessibility, rapid grassroots innovation, and increased resource availability to IT projects. Finally, the session will examine how innovative WSO2 customers have deployed a DevOps PaaS to enable new IT models, reduce delivery time, and accelerate business agility.

The session, WSO2 Sponsor Workshop: Gain Startup Speed with DevOps PaaS, will be held 3:454:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Conference Room 4 at Mission Bay Conference Center.

About the Presenters

Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of platform evangelism, leans towards the Dev in DevOps. Due to many personal “works on my machine” and “bit decay” experiences, he is passionate about automated builds, infrastructure as code, iterative testing, and continuous delivery. Interest areas include understanding DevOps’ value for developers, streamlining developer workflow, and accelerating agile, iterative delivery. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams as a research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors.

Gigaom Research Analyst Rich Morrow specializes in architecture, development and maintenance of large-scale mission-critical custom Web applications, and has an extensive background in building and leading extraordinary technology teams. Since early 2010, his consulting venture, quicloud.com, has assisted over 2 dozen companies with their Cloud, Big Data, and Web initiatives. Rich is also an expert in 3 tier Web system architecture / implementation (esp Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP or LAMP); database design and maintenance; software internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n); OOD, design patterns; Unix sysadmin / security; shell scripting; DBA level MySQL.

Integrated Open Source Approach to the Connected Business

The WSO2 booth at Gigaom Structure 2014 will have experts available to discuss the synergistic, integrated approach of WSO2s 100% open source platforms in addressing the demands of the connected business. They include the comprehensive WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform and WSO2 Enterprise Mobility Manager, as well as WSO2 cloud offerings that launched this week:

Index Engines Sets New eDiscovery Standard for Performance and Collaboration

Holmdel, NJ (PRWEB) September 11, 2013

Information management company Index Engines announced new hardware and multi-node configurations to increase performance and access to data for eDiscovery projects.

Among the increase in collaboration abilities, the new platform allows for management of multiple large-scale client projects through secure, web-based cloud hosting allowing for increased communication during culling, management and review of electronically stored information.

Weve seen a consistent trend of service providers tackling larger cases with stricter budgets and tighter time frames, said Jim McGann, vice president of Index Engines. For our customers, we needed to make it faster and easier to process overlapping large tape and LAN projects.

The multi-node environments are established through VMware. After ESI is collected and culled though Octanes high-performance engine, responsive ESI is stored on a network server and managed via a VMware node. VMware nodes can be deployed for each client, providing browser based, secure access to specific content.

While the multi-node environment works with Index Engines existing hardware, the company also released a new system. Partnering with Dell to leverage Dell Support and a state-of-the-art Intel chip, the new hardware enables eDiscovery collection speeds that can reach 1 terabyte of data per hour.

This 2U rack mounted software has three-and-a-half time the memory (256 GB) and two-and-a-half times the hard drive space (15 GB) of the previous model, enabling it to keep pace with data growth.

The Dell hardware also enables Index Engines software to index 1.5 petabytes of data while creating just a 1 percent footprint.

Were thrilled that Dells software is improving customer experience of our products, McGann said. Weve been thoroughly impressed with the efficiency and capabilities weve received from Dells hardware.

Along with the new releases, Index Engines also announced new pricing packages. Annual subscriptions start at $ 35,000. Unlimited packages and special incentives for current hardware owners are also available.







GoGrid Officially Comes Out of Beta with Performance and Feature Enhancements


San Francisco, CA (Vocus) August 19, 2009

Today GoGrid, the Cloud Computing service from ServePath, officially announced that its core cloud computing infrastructure hosting product is out of beta. GoGrid version 2.0 was released on August 6th, 2009, which included the important MyGSI feature that gives users the ability to create personal server images for rapid server cloning or parking.

With over a year and a half of innovation, development and engineering refinements, coupled with thousands of live customers running both Windows and Linux server infrastructure, GoGrid is clearly a leader within the cloud infrastructure hosting marketplace. Recently positioned in the “visionary” quadrant by a leading analyst firm, GoGrid enables IT professionals to have an alternative to costly dedicated, colocated or private datacenters by hosting that infrastructure in the GoGrid cloud.

Some notable points of GoGrid 2.0 and GoGrid in general:

PrimaCloud Breaks Cloud Computing Performance Barriers Using Xsigo Virtual I/O

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2009

PrimaCloud, a pioneering managed cloud and virtual IT services provider, announced today that it has deployed the Xsigo I/O Director as the foundation of its data center interconnect strategy. The Xsigo I/O Director enables PrimaCloud to break the barriers of I/O throughput seen in existing cloud computing offerings, allowing end customers to experience application performance levels that would previously have been achievable only in purpose-built private datacenters. Additionally, Xsigo’s virtual I/O infrastructure allows PrimaCloud to automatically provision cost-effective virtual private datacenters for its customers within minutes.

“Before we found Xsigo, we searched for a long time to find a solution that would allow us to provision high performance virtual private datacenters for our customers,” said David Durkee, CEO of PrimaCloud. “We looked at 10GigE and physical Infiniband interconnects and found they provided insufficient manageability and throughput to guarantee our customers the fast and reliable service we needed to compete with existing purpose-built data centers. With Xsigo’s high-speed 20Gb/sec connections to our servers, we can finally utilize the full I/O bandwidth capacity of our VMWare ESX clients.”

With three years of experience providing cloud computing under the ENKI name, PrimaCloud management was seeing an increasing number of enterprise clients running database and transaction-intensive applications — such as Oracle — which required multi-gigabit connections to the vLAN and NAS storage to avoid I/O contention. In these applications the bandwidth required per virtual machine exceeded 3Gb/sec, which meant that a single cloud server running ten virtual machines required over 30Gb/sec total I/O bandwidth. Only Xsigo virtual I/O, with dual redundant 20Gb/sec I/O connections per server, provided the required performance. The Xsigo I/O Director’s low-latency bandwidth also serves to take maximum advantage of PrimaCloud’s SSD-cached NAS systems to delivery outstanding application throughput.

PrimaCloud’s automatically managed, hypervisor-agnostic cloud architecture requires a high level of automation to create and manage virtual private datacenters (VPDCs). The Xsigo I/O Director is able to automatically provision and manage virtual I/O and VLANs associated with virtual instances running VMWare ESX, Citrix, HyperV, and 3Tera’s AppLogic, under the control of PrimaCloud’s implementation of Enigmatec’s EMS, a cross-platform, policy-based automation engine. Using EMS to configure the I/O Director eliminates manual labor in managing VPDCs, as well as permitting automatic scaling of VPDCs to respond to changes in load, resulting in significant end-customer cost savings.

“Our customers expect to take a data center Visio diagram and make it real within minutes,” added Durkee. “We could not have done this without the rapid scalability and management flexibility that Xsigo enables. Virtual I/O allowed us to realize the ‘virtual’ part of the on-demand virtual private data center as well as provision only the resources the customer requests.”

Xsigo virtual I/O is a critical element of the reference datacenter architecture PrimaCloud uses to deliver on the promise of cloud computing: cost-effective, on-demand computing delivered on a pay-as-you-go-basis while meeting enterprise requirements for performance and uptime. The simplicity of deploying Xsigo Virtual I/O has enabled PrimaCloud’s reference architecture to be deployed in any one of its 65 datacenters worldwide for public, or hosted private cloud computing, as well as at customer sites.

About PrimaCloud

PrimaCloud is a California Limited Liability Company founded in 2006 with the vision of bringing enterprise-class Information Technology capabilities on an on-demand basis to growing companies seeking to gain maximum value from their IT expenditures. Founded by the former CIO of NetSuite, PrimaCloud offers fully managed Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Computing based on a variety of best-in-class technologies with the aim of providing fast and reliable service by independently virtualizing computing, networking, and storage to achieve uptime, performance and controllability rivaling that of proprietary datacenter architectures while retaining the traditional benefits of Cloud deployment such as scalability, on-demand billing, and hardware abstraction. PrimaCloud’s outsourced operations services complement its infrastructure by enabling customers to deploy and manage applications in the Cloud without hiring or training staff. For more information, visit PrimaCloud.

About Xsigo Systems

Xsigo Systems, Inc. is the technology leader in data center I/O virtualization, helping organizations reduce costs and improve business agility. The Xsigo VP780 I/O Director consolidates server connectivity with a solution that provides unprecedented management simplicity and interoperability with open standards. The privately held company is based in San Jose, CA and funded by Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Greylock Partners, and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information, visit Xsigo.

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San Jose, Calif. (PRWEB) March 25, 2014

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New LSI Solution Brief Details How the Nytro MegaRAID

(PRWEB) February 20, 2014

A new solution brief from LSI details how a cloud computing company increased performance cost-effectively with the LSI Nytro MegaRAID card.

The brief reveals how Owtware (Shanghai) Technology Co., Ltd. was challenged with providing quick response times to its virtual desktop users. The company conducted a careful evaluation of the Nytro MegaRAID 8120-4i card, which helps accelerate I/O in direct-attached storage (DAS) environments.

Owtware discovered extensive advantages with Nytro MegaRAID card including:


Increased the number of virtual machines (VMs) supported from 25 to as many as 40
Improved storage for each VM from 35GB to 150GB
Considerable performance enhancements without having to increase hardware footprint

LSI Corporation designs semiconductors and software that accelerate storage and networking in datacenters, mobile networks and client computing. Our technology is the intelligence critical to enhanced application performance, and is applied in solutions created in collaboration with our partners. More information is available at http://www.lsi.com.

LSI, the LSI & Design logo, Storage, Networking, Accelerated, MegaRAID and Nytro are trademarks or registered trademarks of LSI Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.







More Cloud Computing Press Releases

Application Performance Management Service Extends Layered Techs Leadership in Managed Hosting


Plano, TX (PRWEB) June 25, 2013

Layered Tech, a leading global provider of compliant and secure cloud and hosting services, is now offering its managed hosting clients a new service for monitoring and optimizing the performance of business-critical web applications. With Application Performance Management added to Layered Techs already broad managed services portfolio, Layered Tech can now manage the entire application platform for clients as well as providing expert help in managing application performance and end-user experience. Layered Tech clients are freed to focus on application development and business innovation, without having to worry about infrastructure or platform management.

Layered Techs Application Performance Management (APM) service is geared toward owners of complex distributed web applications including SaaS solutions, ecommerce, brand marketing websites, electronic health records processing, and financial services including payment transaction processing and fraud detection. Traditionally owners of these types of multi-tier web applications have found it difficult to proactively assess and optimize application performance. Often, application users are the first to know of performance problems, and the cost to application owners is lost revenue as frustrated users abandon slow transactions mid-way or give up on a site thats temporarily unavailable.

The Layered Tech APM service, powered by innovative technology from AppDynamics, monitors performance of the key business transactions that comprise an application, such as user login, adding items to a cart, or making a payment. Through an easy-to-use APM console, Layered Techs 24×7 service desk, and the clients own service desk, have real-time visibility into the performance of every type of business transaction within the application, as well as the ability to quickly pinpoint the cause when a transaction is performing poorly.

Were enthusiastic about partnering with leaders in complex cloud environments such as Layered Tech to help their clients manage business-critical issues with application performance,” said Joe Sexton, President of AppDynamics. Enhancing their Cloud and Managed Hosting services with AppDynamics’ Application Performance Management demonstrates the Layered Tech commitment to help clients resolve the challenges of deploying and maintaining today’s distributed application environments.

With the APM service enabling Layered Tech managed hosting clients to quickly spot and troubleshoot application performance problems, clients can:

Xangati Unveils StormTracker The Industrys First Solution to Tackle Performance Storms Devastating Productivity in the Cloud

Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2012

Xangati, the recognized leader in performance management for virtualization and cloud environments, today unveiled StormTracker, the industrys first solution to immediately identify cross-silo storm patternsthrough live storm detection as they emerge in a cloud infrastructure. According to a recent ZK Research report, over 90 percent of virtualization admins believe existing management tools dont provide the integrated insight of how server+hypervisor, network and storage interact, which inhibits ITs ability to effectively manage cloud performance. (See related release here.) For the first time, Xangatis StormTracker gives organizations the ability to instantly identify storms, proactively track their impact and know how to remediate them by processing second-by-second insights spanning all interactions occurring throughout the cloud infrastructure.

StormTracker includes a new, robust, in-memory storm detection sub-engine integrated into Xangatis flagship Performance Management Engine which leverages a next generation computing architecture; and an interactive and contextual UI with multiple views into the entire cloud environment. In addition, Xangati has integrated performance management with capacity management to deliver essential insights to admins to ensure they right-size the expansion of their cloud hardware infrastructure.

All of the new StormTracker functionality will be integrated into the companys award-winning Xangati Management Dashboard (XMD) suite as well as its Xangati for vSphereFree single host tool. StormTracker will also be available as a free upgrade for existing Xangati customers. Xangati will showcase StormTracker at VMworld San Francisco August 26-30, Booth #2413.

Assuring cloud performance is top of mind for every IT executive seeking to transform their data center. Unfortunately for these executives their clouds are being devastated by transient performance storms flying in under the radar of their pre-existing monitoring solutions, said Alan Robin, CEO of Xangati. Only Xangati is rising to the challenge of managing the always in flux cloud infrastructure with StormTracker empowering administrators to instantly identify emerging storms. And even more importantly provides exclusive insight on how to avoid these storms in the future.

Traditional alert monitoring solutions were designed to focus on shifts in individual metrics in a pre-cloud data center environment, said Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst with ZK Research. My research shows that admins are uncomfortable with this model, given how the data center has evolvedinvestigating alerts is akin to chasing ones tail. By tracking storm fronts and their source, Xangati empowers IT to always understand how their cloud is behaving and to instantly identify emerging stormssaving valuable time and resources, while allowing them to anticipate and avoid future storms.

StormTracker Captures What Competing Solutions Miss Transient Storage, CPU, Memory and Network Storms

Inherently sluggish database-driven alert monitoring solutions fail to identify storms for two primary reasons. The first is that their after-the-fact architectures miss short-term shifts that are a mainstay of transient storms. The second is that chasing stand-alone metric alerts is only presenting an isolated symptom and doesnt get one to cause. That is why alert monitoring fosters post-mortem analysis which puts IT in an unproductive reactive posturewhere uncovering the source of storms is regularly taking anywhere from two hours up to days.

In contrast, Xangati StormTracker highlights storms instantaneously as they emerge, with key features including:

Latest 2012 Enterprise IT Survey Reveals Less Than 30 Percent of Organizations Believe Existing Tools Can Successfully Manage Cloud Performance Storms

Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2012

Xangati, the recognized leader in tracking performance storms for virtualization and cloud environments, and ZK Research, an IT consulting and research firm, today released findings from a joint survey covering the state of existing enterprise virtualization and cloud deployments, future plans, and the biggest challenges facing organizations in the implementation of these infrastructures. Conducted in July 2012 among more than 300 virtualization and IT admins and managers, the survey reveals alarming concerns about obstacles in assuring cloud performance, with a majority of respondents saying that increased virtualization density is dramatically impacting their ability to manage these evolving data centers.

In a related announcement, Xangati today also introduced new storm-tracking capabilities integrated in its Xangati Management Dashboard (XMD) suite to address these market changes. (See release here.)

As organizations migrate to cloud-based models, performance storms create new challenges for successful deployment, added Alan Robin, CEO of Xangati. The clouds constantly fluctuating environment makes it difficult to identify the instantaneous performance shifts occurring across the infrastructure. As revealed in our survey, organizations are now recognizing the need for advanced tools that can deliver second-by-second cross-silo insights, so that they can move quickly and decisively to capture and resolve the source of the problem.

Cross-Silo Storms Impede Cloud Performance Management

The Xangati/ZK Research survey highlights several key obstacles and concerns in managing cloud performance. Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed indicate that increasing density has made performance management of the cloud more difficult, yet adding to the problem 60 percent state that their existing solutions are unable to provide live insights in identifying and remediating performance problems and only deliver after-the-fact analysis. Further compounding the problem, an even larger 74 percent say that vSphere/vCenter does not deliver the automated performance remediation they expected.

These survey findings are loud and clear, said Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst, ZK Research. A next generation data center needs next generation management tools. IT requires live insight into performance problems to confidently deliver and expand cloud-based data centers.

Other specific findings include:

— A huge 77 percent say theyre concerned about the effect of the clouds self-provisioning model on existing virtualized application performance;

— More than 50 percent of respondents indicate that performance storms in their organizations can take over two hours to identify and last more than a day; and

— One in four of those surveyed state that they have been forced to roll back an application from virtual to physical due to undiagnosed performance storms.

Responding to whats needed and organizations plans for the future, the survey also showed that cloud infrastructures should not be managed as separate islands, with an overwhelming 94 percent of respondents saying that the cloud needs to be managed as a cross-silo endeavor among server, network and storage teams.

Contributing to overall concerns about managing performance storms were respondents perceptions about the unique characteristics of cloud storms as:

— The most difficult problems to track down and resolve (28 percent);

— Transient in nature (20 percent);

— Fly under the radar of existing monitoring solutions (19 percent); and

— Resulting from the moving parts in a virtual environment (12 percent).

Of those surveyed, nearly 75 percent indicate they would budget IT resources toward a solution to resolve cloud performance storms.

Survey Shows Hybrid Models are the Future of the Cloud

The survey also shows that as organizations move to the cloud, hybrid models are being increasingly adopted. Specifically, of the organizations surveyed, 40 percent are either evaluating Microsoft Hyper-V or already have it in production and/or test environments. The survey also revealed the following top three internal drivers for organizations hybrid plans:

— A growing positive perception about Hyper-V being good enough (27 percent);

— VMware licensing/pricing (34 percent); and

— A diversity model approach using different hypervisors for different applications (17 percent).

Methodology

The findings were based on more than 300 online surveys, jointly deployed by Xangati and ZK Research and completed by virtualization and IT admins and managers in July 2012. Respondents were from organizations of varying sizes, with more than 50 percent in companies with one thousand employees or more. Additionally, 75 percent of those surveyed were in organizations with more than 50 percent server virtualization representing a 10 percent increase in server virtualization from Xangatis 2010 server virtualization survey.

To access the complete survey results, go to http://xangati.com/resources/surveys/

About Xangati

Xangati is the recognized leader in tracking performance storms for virtualization and cloud environments. The award-winning Xangati Management Dashboard (XMD) suite of products includes the VI Dashboard for server virtualization, VDI Dashboard for desktop virtualization, and StormTracker. XMDs unparalleled in-memory computing architecture allows for a live and continuous awareness of the entire infrastructure end-to-end providing the ability to instantly identify and anticipate storms before they impact business user productivity.

Founded in 2006, Xangati, Inc. is a privately held company with corporate headquarters based in Cupertino, California. Xangati is a VMware Technology Alliance Partner and certified Citrix Ready Partner and has strategic technology partnerships with numerous other the leading data center infrastructure companies. For more information, visit http://www.xangati.com.

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Related Cloud Infrastructure Press Releases

TraceLink Business Cloud Finalist for MassTLC Innovative Technology Award, Drives New Levels of Life Science Supply Network Performance


Woburn, MA (PRWEB) August 23, 2012

TraceLink Inc., helping businesses securely supply every global market opportunity on-time and in-full, announced today that the TraceLink Business Cloud is a finalist for the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Councils Innovative Technology of the Year: Cloud Computing award. This nomination is the latest in a string of awards won by TraceLink for its innovative cloud-based application platform designed to improve global supply network performance, enhance external supply planning and ensure product traceability and serialization compliance for pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, CMO/CPOs, wholesale distributors, pharmacies and other participants across the supply chain.

The TraceLink Business Cloud was selected for its innovative application of cloud-computing technology, social networking principles pulled from Facebook and LinkedIn and integrate-once, interoperate-with-everyone transaction translation platform that, combined with extensive supply chain management capabilities, drive better visibility, collaboration and performance across supply, manufacturing and distribution operations.

TraceLink enables Life Sciences companies and other businesses to maximize revenue growth from global markets and cost savings from global outsourcing through better visibility, collaboration and oversight across all supply network relationships, said Shabbir Dahod, President and CEO of TraceLink. We are honored to be recognized for the customer value we have created by providing executives, planners, operational leaders and IT teams with the information and insights they need to meet growing demand, access new markets, streamline business operations and prepare for emerging track and trace regulatory compliance requirements.

The TraceLink Business Cloud is a cloud-based application platform that creates a global, collaborative business network connecting business transactions, partner networks and professional relationships across company and functional boundaries. Built on the Amazon AWS cloud computing platform, the TraceLink Business Cloud enables: