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Smoothly Gliding from Public to On-Premise Cloud Services By Raju Chellaton, SVP and Global Head – Cross Business Units, Happiest Minds Technologies A brilliant business often starts with an entrepreneur dreaming up a fantastic business idea. Most entrepreneurs at the beginning of their journeys are often strapped for cash, and according to a recent study, 95% of seed-stage founders thought it would either remain the same or get harder to raise money. Even access to Angel funds at the very start (idea stage) is generally uncommon. Startups want to sprout their ideas fast, and the last thing they want is to spend their time and energy is to find the ground, dig the soil, remove the weeds before sowing the seed, and water it till the idea breathes life. What I mean here is that it is absolutely unnecessary for the entrepreneurs (who want to surprise the customer in are... (more)

Safe Harbour Ruling: What Does It Mean for Your Business? | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Safe Harbour Ruling: What Does It Mean for Your Business? By Frank Krieger, Director of Compliance, iland The start of a new year is always a good time for many businesses to get their IT strategies in place. However, there has been one issue in the past couple of months that may potentially cause a lot of complications in IT departments across the US and EU; the implications for cloud compliance of the recent nullification of the EU Safe Harbour Ruling. Safe Harbour, used by over 4,000 firms to move EU data to the US for the past 15 years, was declared invalid by the European Cou... (more)

SDN Microservices | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Microservices

SDN Microservices By Neil McEvoy At the heart of the Cloud Native model is a microservices application architecture, and applying this to a telco SDN scenario offers enormous opportunity for product innovation and competitive advantage. For example in the ETSI NFV Ecosystem white paper they describe one of the product markets that SDN might address to be the Home sector. Vendors like Alcatel market SDN-based solutions for the home market, offering Home Gateways – A virtual residential gateway (vRGW) where service providers can streamline service delivery, turn up new and innovativ... (more)

Enterprise PaaS – Agile Architecture for Continuous Innovation | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Enterprise PaaS - Agile Architecture for Continuous Innovation By Neil McEvoy Enterprise vs Cloud PaaS The use of containers can be seen within a general context of implementing an ‘Enterprise PaaS’. Container technologies are now a component part of many PaaS suites. Enterprise PaaS refers to the internal application of the Platform as a Service model, with the goal of boosting software productivity through standardized developer tools and common components. PaaS can be utilized via public or private Cloud deployment models. Public Cloud services include Microsoft Azure and Goog... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Maturity Model – How to Guide | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Enterprise Cloud Maturity Model - How to Guide By Neil McEvoy Introducing the ECMM – Enterprise Cloud Maturity Model Although we live in a new On Demand Economy defined by the likes of Uber, Airbnb, Facebook and Twitter among others, firms who clearly demonstrate that the strategic use of modern new technologies like Cloud and Mobile to generate huge increases in shareholder value, many still struggle with adoption and are failing to react to the competitive threat the trend represents. As this IDC report shows only 25% of organizations have repeatable strategies for Cloud adopti... (more)