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Prof. Dr. Norbert Pohlmann PhD, Ilijana Vavan and Ulf Heggenberger support sales and business development of the Hamburg-based start-up secucloud. Hamburg, 11 July 2014 - Security is one of the basic human needs. Therefore, we carefully protect almost everything in our everyday life - houses, cars and capital. Simultaneously, our virtual reality is becoming more real than ever - just like its dangers. There is an urgent need for a security solution, which enables small companies and private users to protect their Internet data streams without much effort. This is the daily business of secucloud - from now on supported by the business and security experts Prof. Dr. Norbert Pohlmann, Ilijana Vavan and Ulf Heggenberger. They will strengthen the team surrounding Dennis Monner, former head of Hamburg's firewall provider gateProtect. Dennis Monner, Founder and CEO of secu... (more)

Building Private and Hybrid Clouds with Ubuntu 9.04

Ubuntu Workshop at Cloud Expo April 23, 2009  - Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) has been released today bringing highly interesting new features, specially in the Cloud Computing and Virtualization area. The new Ubuntu server distribution includes two complementary cloud tools, OpenNebula and Eucalyptus, so providing the technology required to build the three types of Cloud architectures, namely private, hybrid and public clouds. Eucalyptus can be used to transform an existing infrastructure into an IaaS public cloud, being compatible with Amazon’s EC2 interface. Eucalyptus is fully functional with respect to providing cloud-like interfaces and higher-level cloud functionality for security, contextualization and image management. OpenNebula, on the other hand, is a virtual infrastructure engine that enables the dynamic and scalable deployment and re-placement of grou... (more)

Is This the Death of the Client Operating System?

Today I read Andy McCue's post on,"Why the Linux desktop dream is over" and "Stephen O'Grady's "Do Operating Systems Matter: Part 1 " and Jonathan Schwartz's post on  Network Clients  and it becomes clear to me the eventual direction of desktop computing.   How do all three thoughts fit together? The Linux desktop replacing the Windows desktop in its current incarnation is both silly and impractical. As our applications move to the network the need to replicate the Windows  desktop computing environment on Linux  is unnecessary. What needs to happen is that the new connected desktop needs to become both a network client and a host for virtual machines. Effort once spent on developing productivity applications that are targeted by platform is now being spent on hosted applications like those at 37 Signals which works on all platforms right out of the box. Right now v... (more)

Open Source Selenium Web Application Testing System

Selenium is a free Web Application Testing System. It gained lots of popularity since it is available. It’s integration to FireFox – which allows instant record/replay as well as the scripting option - makes it a great tool for functional web testing. BrowserMob on the other side leverages Selenium by providing an automated load-testing environment for Selenium scripts all configurable online via a Web Dashboard. Tagging Web Requests In my recent blog post – Get more out of functional web testing: How to correlate test reports with server side log information? – I discussed the problem that testing results are usually not linked to the log and diagnostics information captured by the application under test. The blog entry offered a way to link the two sides using HTTP Tagging via an HTTP Proxy. Tagging individual Web Requests allows linking each individual request ... (more)

Cloud Computing Can Revitalize Your Career as Software Developer

Everyone knows that the longevity and ultimate success of a platform lies in the developers willing to create on that platform. Creating a healthy developer ecosystem in which both the developer and the platform vendor can grow and prosper is very important. No one knows this better than Microsoft. It has long been their mantra that “developers, developers, developers” are the key to success. With most of the new large scale websites and platforms being launched on open source platforms and now the cloud, this is becoming even more important. 4th International Cloud Computing Expo attracted more than 50 sponsors and exhibitors and expo floor was visited by more than 2,250 delegates in Santa Clara, CA If you just do some casual research, it is easy to see that the largest and most heavily trafficked sites on the web are written in languages such as PHP, Ruby on Rails ... (more)

Red Hat’s KVM Virtualization Steals Spotlight

Red Hat Session at Cloud Expo IBM has launched a new service that lets outside enterprises indulge in software development and testing on its Cloud Platform. IBM currently hosts services on the web like Lotus Live along with a Private cloud option that it launched in 2009. Since then it has steadily expanded its cloud portfolio to include hosted test environments, storage and other associated services. Now along with Product testing and development, IBM is targeting the whole Infrastructure space offered as a service on the cloud (IAAS). Big Blue has clearly ventured into commercial Public cloud terrain complete with a Partner ecosystem like Amazon EC2’s.  Its channel partners will be able to build their services over IBM’s cloud allowing it to offer a suite of web based Software applications. The new offering comes with support for Linux via Red Hat Enterprise Linu... (more)

L’Europe face aux défis des infrastructures Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Europe La décennie 2010 - 2020 sera celle du Cloud Computing ; c’est un message que je répète sur ce blog depuis longtemps et il est maintenant bien accepté par tous les fournisseurs, y compris les «historiques», par la grande majorité des responsables informatiques. Les deux composantes techniques majeures de cette révolution Cloud Computing sont les infrastructures et les usages, en mode SaaS, Software as a Service. Pour ces deux composantes, les conditions de la réussite sont très différentes. Je suis extrêmement pessimiste sur la capacité de l’Europe à réussir dans les infrastructures Cloud, et ... raisonnablement optimiste dans les usages. Je vais me concentrer, dans ce texte, sur les infrastructures, les fondations du Tsunami Cloud Computing. Infrastructures Cloud : les conditions de la réussite Amazon et Google ont montré la voie ; d’autres acteurs, c... (more)

Open Clouds at Red Hat

Red Hat has been making steady progress toward what is shaping up as a fairly interesting cloud strategy.  Building on their Deltacloud API abstraction layer and their CloudForms IaaS software, a hybrid cloud model is starting to emerge. Add to this their OpenShift PaaS system, and you can see that Red Hat is assembling a lot of key components. Let’s add the fact that Red Hat has gotten very involved with OpenStack, providing an interesting dynamic with CloudForms. Red Hat is the enterprise king in Linux (RHEL), strong in application servers (JBoss), and has a lot of very large customers.  Their VM environment, RHEV (aka KVM) won’t displace VMware in the enterprise space any time soon, but it is pretty interesting in the service provider space. Red Hat’s community open source model will be very appealing to the market.  In fact, any of the OpenStack distro providers... (more)

Appeon 6.5.1 - Official MR

** Hot News **   Appeon Corporation has just released an official maintenance release to their Appeon Web product. This is version 6.5.1 build 1045 that encompasses maintenance release #104. This MR is for all versions of Appeon (Developer, Server and Web Component). Appeon 6.5.1045 Download Links - Maintenance Release for Windows  ... 32bit Version: 64bit Version: MR #104 addresses the following issues ... FileWrite cannot work in StreamMode. Under DW QueryMode, the DW SQL uses the alias name of table, but the converted SQL uses the real name of table. Embedded SQL Update Clob column has issues in PB 12 or later. When the Evaluate expression contains space, the DW Describe function returns incorrect value. The SpellChecker DLL cannot be called in 64-bit IE. For the dynamically created Crosstab DataWindow, if the first data retrieval returns 0 (no data), then the second... (more)

Configuring Linux Virtualization with Oracle VirtualBox

Virtualization is the process creating a virtual version of a resource such as an operating system, network resource or storage device. Virtualization of an OS involves hosting an OS on another OS using a virtualizer such as Oracle VirtualBox. Various Linux distributions such as openSUSE, Ubuntu, and Fedora are available. In this article we'll discuss hosting openSUSE, Ubuntu, and Fedora on Oracle VirtualBox running on Windows OS. Setting the Environment Download the ISO images for the guest OS to be installed, openSUSE 12.1 Live KDE ISO, Ubuntu ISO, Fedora ISO. Download the Oracle VirtualBox exe file VirtualBox-4.1.8-Win.exe or another version from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads. Double-click on the exe file to start the setup wizard. Click on Next in the Oracle VirtualBox 4.1.8 Setup wizard. In Custom Setup select the features to install (the default fea... (more)

Red Hat OpenStack Graduates to Early Adopter Status

Red Hat Monday announced an Early Adopter Program for its enterprise Red Hat OpenStack widgetry and the availability of what it calls RDO, a freely available community-supported distribution of OpenStack that runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora and their derivatives. It also announced a Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network, a global ecosystem of technology and services partners to help accelerate the adoption of Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure solutions. It includes Cisco, Intel and Mirantis. Anyway, Red Hat says the code under its OpenStack distribution has advanced from the preview release first made available last August and is now good enough for an Early Adopter program. It warned, however, that it's not yet ready for broad enterprise adoption. There are still problems with installation, configuration and management and it's aiming at code... (more)