Dupa ce la inceputul anului prezentam Catalogul Cloud Computing Romania 2014, ca prim rod al unui proiect ambitios, gandit si elaborat de AGORA Group si cloud☁mania, iata ca, dupa numai sase luni anuntam a doua editie a Catalogului, dedicata solutiilor Infrastructure as a Service. Lansarea oficiala a Catalogului s-a facut cu ocazia conferintei “Convergence, Cloud Computing, XaaS (Everything as a Service)” organizata de Agora Group, joi 26 iunie 2014, la hotelul Marchal Garden din Bucuresti.

Catalog IaaS

Si cum spuneam si in mesajul de prezentare din Catalog: „destul cu vorbele, cu teoria și cu tendințele. Haideți să mai și construim…“, deoarece… ”Cloudul s-a dovedit o realitate, nu mai e o utopie, o gaură neagră pentru date sau o marotă pentru sceptici. Cloudul este în viețile noastre, în casele noastre, pe birourile noastre, în mașinile noastre, în parcurile noastre și, mai ales, în buzunarele noastre…”

Iar noi ne-am facut datoria. Am mai trecut o data la fapte… Pe linia pe care ne-am propus-o prin realizarea primului Catalog de Cloud, ne-am gândit că în mod natural trebuie să abordăm mai în detaliu principalele modele și tipuri de servicii cloud. Și pentru că totul se clădește începând cu fundația, am dedicat ceastă a doua ediție a Catalogului Cloud Computing România descrierii de soluții bazate pe infrastructura cloud.


Multumim companiilor (prezentare in ordine alfabetica): 3M, BIT Software, Citrix/ Logicom, ClassIT, Dell, Fujitsu, NXDATA, Orange Romania, Romtelecom, SIVECO Romania, SoftOne Romania si Zitec, participanti la Catalog care ofera comunitatii de utilizatori informatii de interes legate de complexitatea solutiilor cloud existente pe piata din Romania – unele dintre ele chiar prezentate in premiera pe piata noastra, prin intermediul Catalogului.

Multumim de asemenea partnerilor si prietenilor de la NIST, IDC Romania, Pierre Audoin Consultant, Gartner, CIO Council, si EuroCloud Romania, ale caror recomandari, analize, tendinte si cercetari de piata aduc o valoare adaugata extraordinara la continutul Catalogului.

Ca o concluzie la acest demers, prin Catalogul Cloud Computing – editia IaaS, se confirma faptul ca exista o piata de solutii cloud in Romania. Si chiar daca, din anumite puncte de vedere, acceasta piata nu este inca matura, pentru ca la maturitate se ajunge numai cu sprijinul nemijlocit al economiei, putem spera ca suntem contemporani cu coagularea unui ecosistem cloud in plin proces de afirmare.

Cititi versiunea electronica a Catalogului Cloud Computing Romania, ed. A II-a, Solutii IaaS.


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Introduction to “☁ Dictionary”

This new Section or Blog Category is dedicated to a new project generated by the permanent needs for clear definition and clarification of ambiguities. ☁ Dictionary will host most popular names, concepts, abbreviations, and cloud history players. Will be a dictionary section, but don’t expect traditional descriptions ordered in alphabetical hierarchy. It is more interesting to post new definitions, coming from most popular terms established by simple statistic and content conjectural criteria. For a more accurate and objective content ☁ Dictionary will try to present multiple definitions, keeping historical context and paternity. Due to templates constraints I have limitations to better offer an alphabetical search criteria, but  I’m sure this problem will be solved in the future. Please enjoy ☁ Dictionary and take your time to contribute with comments and improvement suggestions for your most familiar terms.



radu cloudCloud Computing is first of all a concept, a new way peoples could IT to solve their current business & life problems in other ways and with other resources than the traditional computing models. Cloud Computing could be in the same time a new computing model, a new technology world, and a new digital behavior for anyone. Here is a selection of most representative definitions for Cloud Computing


NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technologies)

“ Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. This cloud model is composed of five essential characteristics, three service models, and four deployment models.”



“Cloud Computing is an emerging IT development, deployment and delivery model, enabling real-time delivery of products, services and solutions over the Internet.”



According Gartner high experience in the cloud research, the term “cloud computing” is being loosely applied and defined differently, and it’s creating a lot of confusion in the market. In September 2008, Gartner defines cloud computing “as a style of computing in which massively scalable IT-related capabilities are provided “as a service” using Internet technologies to multiple external customers”. Few months later, Gartner defines cloud computing “as a style of computing in which scalable and elastic IT-enabled capabilities are delivered as a service to external customers using Internet technologies”. Where is the difference? Gartner has removed “massively scalable” and replaced it with “scalable and elastic” as an indicator that the important characteristic of scale is the ability to scale up and down, not just to massive size.


“Cloud computing is the dynamic provisioning of IT capabilities (hardware, software, or services) from third parties over a network.  Cloud computing is computing model, not a technology. In this model of computing, all the servers, networks, applications and other elements related to data centers are made available to IT and end users via the Internet, in a way that allows IT to buy only the type and amount of computing services that they need. The cloud model differs from traditional outsourcers in that customers don’t hand over their own IT resources to be managed.”


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If you need a global view and a comprehensive analyze of main benefits offered by desktop virtualization technologies, a good source could be Citrix XenDesktop with FlexCast technology solutions infographic “Top Used Cases for Desktop Virtualization”.

Citrix imageAs client virtualization software market started to become more and more mature, many vendors have started to expand their capabilities into physical desktop management, mobile enterprise application management, and SaaS application management.

Citrix is recognized as one of the most active player on virtualization software market, with historical MetaFrame product family early in 1995, integrated as XenApp & XenDesktop after Xen portfolio assimilation. The new Citrix FlexCast Management Architecture integrated with XenDesktop is offering a effective VDI solution to address a broad range of user needs and to deliver the right apps and desktops to the right user at the right time, reducing associated costs and extending the benefits of desktop virtualization to most users.

In the very comprehensive and intuitive Infographic you can see how a broad range of client platform, starting from remote workers, partners & clients, designers & engineers, call centers, or simple BYOD users could benefit of enhanced mobility, security and desktop management capabilities.

For more details you can see the full original infographic published by IDG, or go directly to Citrix Web pages.

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A new valuable e-book was published by Autodesk in company’s efforts to educate and sustain users in cloud adoption. “Ready for a change” is coming after other very instructive e-books like “Take to the Cloud”, and “ Move them to the Cloud


Capture Cover eBookIn this new eBook, Autodesk is starting from the presumption cloud is already part of few tasks of customers workflow. The problem is how many peoples is working in the Cloud with the entire teams and for all projects. But migrating project workflow from desktop to the cloud could be a difficult and time consuming process, if the project management didn’t established very clear which are the main transition steps.

The eBook is offering the main tips to help customer in this migration process, starting from selection of right cloud service for business model, communication process about the assumed changes, comparing Cloud process with traditional ones, how to better use time reduction and cloud elasticity advantages, and how to better plan and administrate the budgets for new cloud services.

Download “Ready for a change” eBook and read “Five Tips to Get Your Team Up and Running in the Cloud” post article, and you will see how to connect, create and move your workflow from the desktop to the cloud and how to take advantage of a smart change management strategy turning to Autodesk 360…


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What? Where? When? Who? How?

2014 Will Be the Year of the Cloud

A lot of dedicated events or most general subject are already announced world wide.

Find here a selection of some of most important Events & Expo from this Summer.

The Cloud Event List is open for any new important announcement.

Just contact cloud☁mania.


London Olympia HallWhat: Cloud World Forum

Where: Olympia National Hall, London, UK

When: June 17-18, 2014

Who organize: Cloud World Series





londonWhat: Gartner Catalyst Conference

When: June 17-18, 2014

Where: London, UK

Who organize: Gartner Events




AlaskaWhat: IEEE Cloud 2014

Where: Hilton Anchorage, Alaska, USA

When: June 24-29, 2014

Who:  IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee




bucharest parlament house


What: Convergence, Cloud Computing, XaaS (Everything as a Service)

Where: Hotel Marshal Garden, Panoramic Hall

When: June 26, 2014

Who:  AGORA Group





What: OpenStack Bootcampbucharest ateneu

When: July 01-03, 2014

Where: Bucharest, Romania

Who organize: MIRANTIS










logo_it_trendsNe aflam aproape de jumatatea anului, un moment prielnic pentru o analiza a celor mai recente miscari strategice si evolutii care s-au remarcat in arena de lupta a marilor jucatori din industria de cloud. Ce a fost mai important in aceste primele 6 luni din 2014? Iata un articol din publicatia IT Trends in care se trec in revista cele mai spectaculoase anunturi legate de cloud din aceast prim semestru.


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Atmosfera relativ pasivă din ultima perioadă, în care se părea că toți marii jucători își trag puțin sufletul după calvalcada tehnologiilor cloud din ultimii 3-4 ani, a fost animată de o serie de anunțuri successive care contrazic aparențele și amplifică un nivel de competitivitate destul de ridicat. Astfel, încă pe la sfârșitul lunii Ianuarie, a făcut oarece vâlvă declarația lui Larry Ellison prin care vizionarul Oracle afirma că tradiționalii competitori IBM și SAP nu mai sunt considerați ca principali rivali și că noua orientare către cloud modifică radical raporturile de forțe, translatând competiția către noua generație de companii cloud, precum Amazon sau Salesforce.

După câteva săptămâni, Cisco anunța că e gata să investească peste un milliard de dolari în platform OpenStack intercloud. La câteva ore după aceea Google anunța reduceri de 32% la prețul serviciilor Compute Engine, 30% la  App Engine, 68% la Cloud Storage și 85% la BigQuery. În mai puțin de 24 de ore a venit și reacția Amazon, care a anunțat la rândul său reduceri între 36 și 65% la serviciile Simple Storage Service și între 30 – 40% pentru EC2. Când toată lumea se întreba deja care va fi poziția Microsoft față de toate aceste mișcări de trupe, răspunsul a venit cu ocazia investirii ca CEO a lui Satya Nadella, care încă de la conferința de presă anunța disponibilitatea Microsoft Office pentru iPad și o nouă strategie care să asigure accesul la cloud pentru oricine și orice dispozitiv. Ulterior, într-o scrisoare internă către angajații Microsoft, Nadella făcea o serie de declarații care au fost asimilate imediat cu noua viziune a companiei, precum: “Our industry does not respect tradition – it only respects innovation” sau “Our job is to ensure Microsoft will thrive in a mobile and cloud-first world.


O incercare de anticipare a principalelor consecințele imediate si pe termen mediu ale acestei concurente tot mai acerbe, pueti citi in detaliu in articolul “Mișcări de trupe și încordări de mușchi în arena marilor jucători din Cloud”, publicat de revista IT Trends in luna mai.


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