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SearchCloudApplications spans cloud delivery models and challenges for deploying business software in the cloud, with articles, tips, tutorials and other resources covering Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), integration and cloud development.

 

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  • Workday

    Workday is a web-based ERP software vendor that specializes in human capital management and financial management applications.

  • NoOps

    NoOps (no operations) is the concept that an IT environment can become so automated and abstracted from the underlying infrastructure that there is no need for a dedicated team to manage software in-house. 

  • data silo

    A data silo exists when an organization's departments and systems cannot, or do not, communicate freely with one another and encourage the sharing of business-relevant data.

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Cloud development

Cloud architecture and development have become hot topics, as companies seek to better leverage the cloud. In this section, get unbiased news, features, tutorials and expert advice covering emerging cloud computing architecture techniques and development best practices. Whether you're going with a private cloud architecture, or leveraging the public cloud, find out key considerations for developing applications effectively. Get expert advice about design, application development tools and other important considerations.

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  • application containerization (app containerization)

    Application containerization is an OS-level virtualization method for deploying and running distributed applications without spinning up an entire virtual machine (VM) for each app.

  • NoOps

    NoOps (no operations) is the concept that an IT environment can become so automated and abstracted from the underlying infrastructure that there is no need for a dedicated team to manage software in-house. 

  • open API

    An open API, sometimes referred to as a public API, is an application program interface that provides a developer with programmatic access to a proprietary software application.

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Cloud application strategy

More and more organizations are turning to cloud computing applications - business applications built on inexpensive cloud platforms. Whether building or buying cloud applications, learn more here about technology and solutions. Find out more about SaaS, PaaS and other examples, through news, tips and expert advice. Read more about managing hybrid cloud environments, based on both private and public cloud computing technology -- and get best practices for managing the new challenges of these applications.

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  • Salesforce.com

    Salesforce.com is a cloud computing and social enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider based in San Francisco. It was founded in March 1999, in part by former Oracle executive Marc Benioff.

  • multi-cloud computing

    Multi-cloud computing is the use of more than one cloud environment to satisfy business requirements. These clouds may be all of the same type or a mix of types.

  • application containerization (app containerization)

    Application containerization is an OS-level virtualization method for deploying and running distributed applications without spinning up an entire virtual machine (VM) for each app.

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Cloud integration

Cloud integration is a serious challenge for any organization moving toward cloud computing. Integration is a critical challenge in any enviroment, but especially with the distributed systems in the cloud. In this section, read more about cloud-based integration techniques through independent news coverage, tutorials, case studies and expert advice. Find out more about cloud integration services, and learn about common challenges. Get best practices for using cloud-based integration platforms and read more about different methods.

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  • Workday

    Workday is a web-based ERP software vendor that specializes in human capital management and financial management applications.

  • API management

    The goal of API management is to allow an organization that publishes an API to monitor the interface’s lifecycle and make sure the needs of developers and applications using the API are being met.

  • cloud orchestrator

    Orchestration, in an IT context, is the automation of tasks involved with managing and coordinating complex software and services. The endeavor is more complex in a cloud environment because it involves interconnecting processes running across heterogeneous systems in multiple locations.

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PaaS

PaaS, or platform as a service, is a new development paradigm in cloud computing. With Platform as a Service cloud computing, the application infrastructure and platform is provided by a services vendor. Using a PaaS promises to remove the extra work required to setup application environments, such as provisioning servers, setting up testing environments and other time consuming tasks. In this section, development professionals will find unbiased news, tips and expert advice on using PaaS cloud computing platforms -- along with case studies and tutorials to better understand how to leverage these capabilities in your organization.

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  • Salesforce.com

    Salesforce.com is a cloud computing and social enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider based in San Francisco. It was founded in March 1999, in part by former Oracle executive Marc Benioff.

  • private PaaS (private platform as a service)

    Private PaaS (private platform as a service) provides greater security, compliance and governance controls for developers.

  • iPaaS (Integration platform as a service)

    IPaaS (Integration platform as a service) is a set of cloud-based software tools that govern the interactions between cloud and on-premises applications, processes, services and data.

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SaaS

Software as a Service is a popular application delivery method these days. More and more organizations are turning to SaaS. Cloud computing promises to help organizations cut costs, but even SaaS has its challenges. In this section, get the latest advice from experts on managing cloud computing SaaS environments. Read the latest news and advice, learn more about SaaS strategy development, negotiating contracts and SLAs and more.

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  • go-live (go live)

    In software development, go-live is the time at which code moves from the test environment to the production environment. As a verb, go-live means to make such an event happen.

  • Workday

    Workday is a web-based ERP software vendor that specializes in human capital management and financial management applications.

  • cloud collaboration

    Cloud collaboration is a system of communication that enables employees to work together on a project that is hosted in the cloud, can be accessed at any time and can be edited by multiple users at once.

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