Introducing CloudSpokes

CloudSpokes brings the crowd to the cloud. It is the industry's first community for crowdsourcing enterprise cloud development that brings together enterprise cloud challenges and cloud developers to earn recognition and (real) cash. CloudSpokes offers a competitive and collaborative environment for challenges, networking, discussions and jobs involving today’s hottest…

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Scale Java Applications with AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Amazon just announced AWS Elastic Beanstalk, an even easier way for you to quickly deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud. AWS Elastic Beanstalk will make it even easier for you to create, deploy, and operate web applications at any scale. The first release of Elastic Beanstalk is built…

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CloudWorks - Industry’s First Cloud Broker Technology

Today Appirio is introducing CloudWorks, the industry’s first cloud broker technology to help enterprises unleash information from SaaS silos - a problem faced by a growing number of enterprises who are moving more of their applications to the cloud.  Unlike technology that just focuses on data integration…

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Appirio Announces Workday Patnership

Since we started Appirio in 2006 we've centered our efforts around salesforce.com, Google Apps and Amazon Web Services, and are now thrilled to add Workday to our select list of partners. We just announced over at the Appirio CIO Blog that we've officially partnered with Workday and have formed…

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Get Ready for VMForce - Here's How!

VMForce is coming (sometime in the near future) so what can you do to get started now? If I was a betting man (with inside info), here is what I'd do to get ready. Start Building on Google App EngineMy guess is that VMForce will look a little like Google…

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Force.com Toolkit for Google Wave Demo at Google I/O

I attended this demo at Google I/O and am glad that the video is finally available. I've wanted to post it for awhile but Google put the video up about a week ago and then promptly took it down. Not sure why...? I think Quinton Wall and Kris Muller…

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WaveMaker's IDE for the Cloud

Yesterday at Appirio we had a private demo of the WaveMaker platform from the guys at WaveMaker. I'll try to recap most of the things that I heard as it pertains to Salesforce.com and vmforce but for more details you'll want to check out their website. The WaveMaker platform…

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THIS is why I love the cloud...

I blew out the harddrive on my MacBook Pro yesterday during a meeting. Kaput. Dead. Nada. After working with Apple Support for a couple of hours I took it to the Apple store and they sent away for a new harddrive. I'll be up and running this afternoon thanks to…

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Appirio $1 Million Dollar Cloudsourcing Guarantee

In case you missed this yesterday, Appirio announced, "Appirio will run your IT in the cloud, and save you at least a million dollars"! Yes, that is the proverbial, "put your money where your mouth is". So what is "cloudsourcing"? Cloudsourcing means sourcing complete solutions to run your business on…

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Amazon Announces Simple Notification Service

Amazon recently unveiled yet another infrastructure building block to their suite of services. Simple Notification Service (SNS) allows you to build applications with publish/subscribe messaging functionality. SNS is distributed and redundant and retries message delivery if necessary. Owners create and manage Topics (URIs identifying specific topics, content or event…

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