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IBM & California Partner On Private Cloud
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Lorna Garey
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7/24/2014 | 1:11:04 PM
Bidding?
That's a big win for IBM. Do you know if Amazon, Rackspace or any other cloud provider also bid?
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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7/24/2014 | 1:54:58 PM
Re: Bidding?
IBM only told me that it was a "competitive win." But wouldn't name names.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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7/24/2014 | 1:16:42 PM
Is CalCloud intended primarily for public-facing apps?
The reference to single sign on for California citizens makes me think that this is intended for as a web hosting infrastructure to be shared between state and local government for services to the public. Is that the case?

If this is also for internal use, I'd imagine there would be single sign-on benefits within the government agencies as well, unless they've already achieved that by other means.
Shane M. O'Neill
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7/24/2014 | 2:37:49 PM
Re: Is CalCloud intended primarily for public-facing apps?
Yes, web hosting is part of the CalCloud infrastructure and it enables single sign-on.
Hospice_Houngbo
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7/29/2014 | 10:06:51 PM
Re: Is CalCloud intended primarily for public-facing apps?
"The CalCloud concept is the first of its kind to be implemented in the US at the state level, according to IBM"

That sounds interesting! Could that be expanded to other states as well? One important benefit is that "the data stays in the state's control." I think state legislators will like that idea.
MDMConsult14
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7/25/2014 | 5:04:00 AM
Re: Is CalCloud intended primarily for public-facing apps?
SSO lets the user have more control. Single-sign on solutions can also give mroe control for the user for communications. I like the aspect that SSO can be flexible enough to add and delete users and tap into group features for conversations.
Ashu001
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7/26/2014 | 6:42:59 AM
Re: Is CalCloud intended primarily for public-facing apps?
MDMConsult,

SSO definitely makes things much simpler for Consumers today.

Trying to go for Two and even Multi-factor Authentication makes things way too complex which ends up complicating things and making user experience unneccesarily unpleasant.

This needs to stop today else consumers will just swear off the whole process entirely.

Regards

Ashish.
MDMConsult14
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MDMConsult14,
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8/20/2014 | 12:19:01 PM
Re: Is CalCloud intended primarily for public-facing apps?
@Ashu001 Thanks. The right authentication measures should meet the requirements of full security which can also be extended to other tools. A good solution which can encrypt data and support user identity is also good.
Ashu001
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8/30/2014 | 5:58:08 PM
Re: Is CalCloud intended primarily for public-facing apps?
MDMConsult,

Not just Encryption around Data at Rest and Data in Motion but also looking at how Apps are structured and where they are stored is very important.

We need to also inculcate a better level of Security culture all through our Organizations to get folks more in tune with what's acceptable User Behavior and what is'nt.

The same goes for App developers too.

Regards

Ashish.
tekedge
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tekedge,
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7/24/2014 | 3:14:39 PM
Sandbox environment
Will this allow individual developers/ small business to get sanbox environments on the cloud?
Ashu001
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Ashu001,
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7/24/2014 | 4:07:34 PM
Re: Sandbox environment
tekedge,

Good Question!

I was wondering that very same issue.

Sandboxing is a very effective tool to not just protect but also ensure most Users (I mean developers here) get to experiment effectively without disturbing too many things in the rest of the Development Enviroment.

 
batye
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7/24/2014 | 8:54:37 PM
Re: Sandbox environment
same question here :) I would like to know more... as this technology develops and grow...
Ashu001
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7/26/2014 | 6:39:28 AM
Re: Sandbox environment
Bateye,

I am really surprised to hear this from you!

You are easily one of the smartest commenters/commentators on Informationweek today;I thought you would actually help me answer my Question.

I guess,not everybody can know everything about Technology right?

LOL!

Please keep contributing regularly to Informationweek;I always learn a lot from your work.

Regards

Ashish.
batye
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7/26/2014 | 8:42:37 AM
Re: Sandbox environment
technology changing overnight... no one knows everything :) others opinion knowledge is important...

we learn as we share knowledge :)
Charlie Babcock
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7/24/2014 | 8:53:36 PM
Single sign-on? When does it arrive?
As a California resident, it's great news that single sign-on is available through CalCloud but I wonder which state agencies are using it. Single sign-on is pie in the sky until, lets say, the Department of Motor Vehicles, State Parks, University of California, boat registration and fishing, game and wildlife permit processes or some other mix of state agencies all use it. What's going to be available--this yaer?
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7/25/2014 | 1:18:14 AM
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MDMConsult14
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7/25/2014 | 4:59:31 AM
Re: dr eziza spell
There are still issues with customer retention. The challenges could be resolved by improvements earlier in the process ike with adoption, testing customer metrics and looking at costs which are lower to maintain such issues. The right cloud solutions are reliable and save costs. These solutions should be suited for the optimized environment.
Gigi3
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7/25/2014 | 6:19:48 AM
State governments for Cloud Technology
Shane, now a day's government departments are also making use of cloud technology and state of California is the latest one adding the list. What type of cloud is setting by IBM; Hybrid or private or public cloud?
Shane M. O'Neill
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7/30/2014 | 9:08:29 AM
Re: State governments for Cloud Technology
It's a private cloud -- IaaS.
Gigi3
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8/4/2014 | 2:18:57 AM
Re: State governments for Cloud Technology
"It's a private cloud -- IaaS."

Shane, thanks for the clarification. You mean private in the sense exclusive for state and government agencies.
Laurianne
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7/25/2014 | 11:48:02 AM
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"Using an IBM portal, a state or local agency can customize the computing it gets from CalCloud. An agency starts with a base server bundle and can select different options to fit its needs." This is very much the approach the US IT leaders have been advocating at the national level for at least 3 years. Seems California has gotten it done faster than the Fed agencies.
Stratustician
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7/26/2014 | 11:41:48 AM
California Cloud Brokerage
With this model, CalCloud is basically its own cloud brokerage as they would be able to provision and secure services between government agencies, while sharing costs.  It's a great move towards standardizing and securing government resources, and is definitely a great model that other states could use for their own agencies.
Ashu001
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7/26/2014 | 12:06:11 PM
Re: California Cloud Brokerage
stratuscan,

The model is interesting for sure.

Just was wondering if this means I am locked into the IBM way of doing things?

IBM has this funny way of doing things here-They constantly buy new product companies in their desperation to stay relevant but then fail to integrate everything properly together confusing things for not just their employees but customers as well.

Will this product also meet the same fate?

Regards

Ashish.
Hospice_Houngbo
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7/29/2014 | 10:25:38 PM
Re: California Cloud Brokerage
@Ashish

"IBM (NYSE: IBM) is supplying and managing the infrastructure, the state and the California Department of Technology will manage the service offering." 

It is the resposibility of the state and the California Department of Technology to make sure that the model meets all expectations. 
Ashu001
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7/30/2014 | 11:47:21 AM
Re: California Cloud Brokerage
Houngbo,

Whenever you have the State involved in any such Transaction(and with so much Responsibility);one needs to be so wary because of the State's Past record of Messing up such Deals.

Till the whole things is completed entirely then we really can't be sure about what they are really getting today.

Regards

Ashish.
Gigi3
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8/4/2014 | 2:21:19 AM
Re: California Cloud Brokerage
"It is the resposibility of the state and the California Department of Technology to make sure that the model meets all expectations"

HH, I think it's in other way. Customer can suggest only their requirements; implementation team (IBM) has to take care about it. I mean whether it's meeting the customer expectations.


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