Standing Cloud posts
Following our recent announcement of the launch of our new Standing Cloud Marketplace for cloud providers, influential analyst and cloud pundit Ben Kepes took a closer look at our offering.
Here's some of what he had to say:
Like an automobile, a web application needs occasional maintenance and management over its life cycle. Although it doesn't need oil changes, it will probably need version upgrades. There may not be manufacturer recalls, but sometimes servers fail or hang. An application doesn't need to be washed and detailed, but it does need to be backed up. And both cars and applications need occasional performance tuning.
Following our recent announcement of the launch of our new Standing Cloud Marketplace, analysts Jason Verge and Daniel Beazer of Tier1 Research/451 Group, took a closer look at our offering.
Here's some of what they had to say:
Each year, Gartner Research, one of the industry's leading research and analyst firms, identifies "Cool Vendors" in key technology areas, and publishes a series of influential reports evaluating these innovative companies.
It's a big honor, and we're excited that Gartner has selected Standing Cloud as a Cool Vendor for 2012 in the category of Cloud Services Brokerage Enablers.
The latest round of updated applications and added versions to the Standing Cloud app marketplace:
Drupal 7.13 & 7.14
Joomla 2.5.4 & 1.5.26
Joomla Upgrade Scripts 1.5.26 & 2.5.4
Typo3 4.6.7 & 4.7.0
Typo3 gets APC
MovableType gets APC, Memcached & Varnish
Modx gets APC
Joomla gets APC, Memcached & Varnish
There's no question that cloud computing is changing the way Solution Providers, Systems Integrators and Managed Service Providers build and run their applications. With Standing Cloud, it can change the way they run their business too.
With recent announcements by Amazon Web Services and others, it’s clear the ‘app store’ concept made popular by Apple and the iPhone has spread to the infrastructure cloud, and is quickly becoming de riguer for cloud providers who are serious about competing in the market.
OpenStack in the front seat. CloudStack in the back seat. Which one should I choose?
Standing Cloud CEO Dave Jilk recently took to the airwaves to clear up some of the confusion around competing cloud orchestration layer standards in a wide-ranging conversation with respected industry pundit Alan Shimmel in his Network World blog and podcast Open Source Fact and Fiction.