Josue Fontanez

Josue Fontanez is Sr. Product Marketing Manager in the Cloud Solutions group at Citrix, which includes the hybrid cloud products made up of Citrix CloudPlatform, CloudPortal, and CloudBridge products. Fontanez joined Citrix in early 2012. Fontanez has over 10 years of experience in the enterprise space, including having spent 10 years at Microsoft in product marketing and product management roles, with the last few years focusing on Microsoft's private cloud technologies.
  1. Accelerate business applications to the Cloud (Guest post from Appcara)

    This guest post comes from our friends at Appcara. In recent years, cloud strategy has been front and center for most enterprises that want to improve IT efficiencies.  CloudStack, now part of the Apache Foundation, has been the leading choice for cloud enablement due to its advanced functionalities, scalability and reliability – among many other advantages.  Prior to 2011, most cloud use cases were related to ...

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  2. Beyond Username & Password: Building an Intelligent Cloud Registration (Guest post from Telesign)

    This guest post comes from our friends at TeleSign. Websites need to go beyond traditional verifications for new account registration. Without any checks or balances, fraudsters will exploit sites by creating bogus accounts. They'll also take over existing accounts by simply guessing their passwords, using over-the-counter hacking tools or leveraging social engineering. Fraudulent signups increase the cost of running a cloud by boosting infrastructure usage, inflicting excessive chargebacks and ...

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  3. Cloud software needs self-service and automation too (Guest post from UShareSoft)

    This guest post comes from our friends at UShareSoft. So you've bought into cloud and the benefits it brings for IT and business agility. You know from Citrix that one advantage of Apache CloudStack is accelerated IT service delivery, thanks to the combination of self-service provisioning and a catalog of custom-built machine images. You're running—or perhaps evaluating—CloudStack—and reveling in the luxury of being able to spin ...

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  4. The Big Switch to SDN and CloudStack (Guest post from BigSwitch)

    This guest post comes from our friends at Big Switch Networks. As a member of the Big Switch team for the last year, I’m incredibly excited that we are today announcing the general availability of Open Software-Defined Networking architecture, including Big Network Controller, Big Virtual Switch, Big Tap.  Over the past year, we’ve watched SDN mature from a new, “maybe-some-day” technology to a true imperative for ...

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  5. Software is eating the world, and DevOps gets us to that meal faster (Guest post from Electric Cloud)

    This guest post comes from our friends at Electric Cloud. Software is eating the world, and DevOps gets us to that meal faster When Marc Andreessen famously made that reference back in 2011, he was not just talking about hi-tech and internet businesses, but rather much broader verticals that include agriculture, manufacturing, education and healthcare. A billion app downloads later, we are clearly in the ‘get-to-market-quickly or ...

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  6. How to manage your cloud infrastructure with Scalr (Guest post from Scalr)

    This guest post comes from our friends at Scalr. Scalr is on premise, multi-cloud management software. It gives you a single pane of glass to view all your infrastructure–EC2, CloudStack, you name it–in one place, and provides convenient templates (known as Roles), for devops and software architect agility. What makes Scalr awesome? Every cloud is different, and as such, optimal failover strategies and scaling algorithms differ from one ...

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  7. What if … Clouds were Like Office Supplies? (Guest post from Cloudsoft)

    Managing Applications across Multiple Clouds This guest post post comes from our friends at Cloudsoft. Do you work in a large company? Have you ever noticed that that no one ever worries about the availability of pens and pencils? Once a new employee has been shown the location of the office supply closet they can generally assume that the right items will always be available, in sufficient ...

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  8. Building a Cloud: It All Starts with Storage (Guest post from Cloudian)

    This guest post comes from our friends at Cloudian.  Whether you are a service provider or an enterprise considering providing cloud services, using cloud services, building an internal private cloud, or even enabling a hybrid cloud, it can seem that there are an overwhelming number of things to consider: Network, Compute, Storage, Virtualization, Cloud Orchestration, APIs, Deployment Costs, Hardware costs. And the list goes on. At Cloudian, ...

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  9. Get to the cloud at warp speed with our new educational resources

    Once upon a time, the cloud was just a buzzword, something that every vendor out in the marketplace would use to see if it would drive some sort of momentum. But those days are long gone. According to the 2012 Future of Cloud Computing Survey by Northbridge, 50% of those surveyed say the cloud is ready to run their mission critical applications today. So it’s ...

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