You hear the term 'Cloud' tossed around a lot these days. And there is some debate as to what it means and where it came from. In the early days of networking, the image of a cloud was used to depict any network other than your home network.
Before the Internet was widely used for business we had VANs, or Value Added Networks for conducting EDI transactions. And before SMTP email we had X.400 addresses. Then the Internet became prevalent, and Cloud became synonymous with Internet.
But it was the introduction in 2006 of Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) that really brought the term 'Cloud Computing' into the forefront of our vernacular. And then as we so often do - when the noun becomes an adjective we have been 'Clouding the meaning' of everything ever since!
So to clarify the term we use the diragram above, and the following represents our Cloud Service offerings:
Everything eventually leads back to the data center. At Kinetics we opened our first data center in October 2000 and began offering dedicated private hosting to better serve our clients. In 2009 we started moving into virtualization, and today we have a blended approach depending on application performance and security requirements.
While still maintaining a virtualized management layer, many of our clients require the additional security of dedicated hardware and networking. IT Managers and Executives are finding that with the typical multi-tenant virtual hosting companies there are risks of security between virtual machines deployed on the same physical hardware.
Which has led to the question: How can you maintain IT Governance and Policy as extended to an environment in which the nefarious activities of a neighboring VM on the underlying shared hardware that your application resides on could potentially result in the entire server being seized?
At Kinetics, by creating customer specific isolation zones of hardware and networking we act as a true extension of your datacenter - merely an expansion of existing policy - while meeting your additional capacity needs.
Kinetics offers the Axiomize Platform as a Service:
Axiomize - "a systematic method for revealing reality and making it actionable."
Axioms are the starting points of reason from which conclusions are logically derived. As classically conceived, axioms are taken to be self-evident and accepted as truth without controversy - they are the premises that form the building blocks of logical structure and the constructs underlying the boundary of analytical thought.
From this thought base, we have developed a framework and a methodology for asking questions and verifying answers.
The application stack is built around the best of breed open source software, including the Greenplum columnar database, the Saiku implementation of Mondrian Cubes, Pentaho Data Integration (Kettle), Hbase - the Hadoop database, and The R Project for Statistical Computing.
Please visit us at www.axiomize.com
With our seasoned team of Retek / Oracle Retail Specialists, Kinetics has launched the development of hosted application software for Retail ERP Application Testing and Training. Phase one completion of development is scheduled for July 2013.
We are currently looking for new partners to assist us in building out the inventory of over 3000 test cases covering every aspect of a Retail ERP implementation. Please contact us for a demo.
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