Cloud Billing – Interview With MetraTech’s Scott Swartz

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Cloud Billing – Interview with MetraTech’s Scott Swartz Every SaaS, IaaS and PaaS vendor needs a robust billing module which works seamlessly across both single and hybrid Cloud deployments. Even though every Cloud service provider gives billing functionality, the issues arise when you have a hybrid Cloud deployment and you want to stitch together various

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Disaster Recovery In The Cloud, Or DRaaS: Revisited

Disaster Recovery In The Cloud, Or DRaaS: Revisited The idea of offering Disaster Recovery services has been around as long as SunGard or IBM BCRS (Business Continuity & Resiliency Services). Disclaimer: I worked for the company that became IBM Information Protection Services in 2008, a part of BCRS. It seems inevitable that Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage

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Leverage Social CRM, Billing To Better Engage And Understand Your Customers

Leverage Social CRM, Billing To Better Engage And Understand Your Customers If your organization is doing business in the cloud and SaaS space, you know it’s all about managing your funnel and your opportunities. The entire organization needs to focus on streamlining the quote-to-cash process. However, you also need to consider the business buzzword of

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Brocade Convenes Federal Agencies, Partners And Luminaries To Discuss The Most Critical IT Challenges

Cloud Computing, Data Center Consolidation and Alternative Acquisition Models Top Discussion Topics at the First Brocade Federal Forum WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – Aug 21, 2012) – Today marks the first day of the 2012 Brocade Federal Forum, which will provide an opportunity for Federal IT professionals, technology partners, systems integrators and industry luminaries to further explore and

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Google’s Partner Program To Push Cloud Services

Google’s Partner Program To Push Cloud Services I have written about cloud computing companies and their partnership programs before (See: Cloud Biggies and their Partnership Programs); now, Google, one of the earliest movers to the cloud but a late starter as far as cloud partnership programs are concerned, has decided to address that gap in its portfolio.

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The Social Cloud: Facebook IPO – Is This MySpace 2.0?

The Social Cloud: Facebook IPO –  Is This MySpace 2.0? History repeating: 2000 Bubble, Myspace, 2012 Facebook IPO, NBT (Next Big Thing…)  Investors are expected to sink $5 billion into the Facebook IPO. Wow. Well, from a pure spreadsheet perspective it makes some sense. If you take the 800 million Facebook users multiplied by a value

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Akamai Launches Global NetAlliance Partner Program

Company helps systems integrators, application and infrastructure service providers, and technology partners to address the challenges of doing business in the cloud CAMBRIDGE, MA – July 18, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, announced today its NetAlliance Partner Program designed for global IT solution providers to integrate

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Joyent and Cloud9 Partner to Provide Ready-to-Deploy Node.js IDE

Joyent and Cloud9 Partner to Provide Ready-to-Deploy Node.js IDE JavaScript and Node.js™ inventors join to provide web app developers with one-stop cloud development and deployment San Francisco, CA and Amsterdam, NL – July 13, 2011 – In an arrangement that brings together the work of JavaScript inventor Brendan Eich and Node.js inventor Ryan Dahl, Joyent

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Metanga Enhances Microsoft Cloud Computing Adoption

Metanga Enhances Microsoft Cloud Adoption MetraTech, a provider of agreements-based billing and compensation solutions, has launched its multi-tenant software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based billing solution, on Microsoft Windows Azure. Known as Metanga, this solution will help Microsoft’s customers to monetize their Windows Azure offerings. It facilitates the adoption of Windows Azure to new audiences and also make Microsoft’s

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