Deploying an application to the cloud, where you may not always have full control and visibility into every aspect of the surrounding environment, can be a nerve wracking proposition. Savvis works with companies like Compuware, a member of its Cloud Ecosystem Program, to put the right tools in the hands of DevOps so they, in turn, can run mission-critical workloads safely, securely and at scale in the cloud.

 

Michael Masterson leads Compuware's efforts in Application Performance Management (APM) for big data, cloud and mobile. He joins me for a quick Q&A on what some of the top challenges customers face when migrating to and building applications on the cloud.

This month at Cloud Connect, we held our first Savvis Cloud Ramp event. The crowd was lively, and the Santa Clara weather was perfect.

 

We met with dozens of new developer friends and got a peek of Symphony Cloud Storage, which PJ Farmer was demoing. Our friends at Intel were also in attendance and demoing for the crowd.

SaaSIcon_Larger.jpgLow cost has never been the main driver for cloud computing, but it continues to gain market momentum for its role in enabling business agility and flexibility.

 

The cloud-driven business delivery model is transforming the way businesses and their end customers interact, enabling "fail quick" methodologies of service design, service concepts and solution prototyping.

cybersecurity.jpgMany cloud computing pundits state that cloud computing introduces a new method of Infrastructure-as-a-Service; however, that is just not the case.

 

Cloud computing introduces automation, orchestration, service provisioning/delivery and service management either initiated or through application programmable interfaces (APIs). The ability to secure these new capabilities is necessary.

Stop by the Terra Courtyard at the Hyatt after the first day of pre-session at Cloud Connect for drinks and snacks for a bit of networking and geeking out.

 

Meet up with Savvis developers, architects and engineers and test drive our new cloud products. Live demos and sandbox environments will be available to poke around in.  

 

Register today to be entered to win a new Lenovo Think Pad Twist.