What Scientists Want From Their Next Cloud Supercomputing Instance Recently, a report was made by the Magellan project regarding the possibilities and viable use of Cloud Computing for scientific purposes. Like most scientific reports, this contained a lot of Yes, No and Maybe but the bottom-line at the end of the report was that the DOE (US Department of Energy) thinks that its current DOE supercomputing centers are better equipped for scientific supercomputing. However, they also made it clear, in a particularly tactful manner, that they would gladly switch over to existing commercial Cloud Computing offerings provided that these offerings give them
HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 3 Continued from: Part 1 , Part 2 It had been a whirlwind day, folks. I’d like to thank Laura Mackey (@HPsoftware) for hosting us bloggers, and Rebecca Pallister (@HPenterpriseCA) for putting it all together. You two deserve a round of applause all your own. It takes a dedicated individual to greet someone so warmly that early in the morning. Good luck in Toronto and the rest of Canada with Master the Cloud 2012. Thanks also to HP and Intel, who as partners really know how to put on a good show.
HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 2 HP Breakout Session How to accelerate the journey to private or hybrid cloud With Chris Christianopoulos CloudStrike and CloudSystem Lead, HP Canada “You recognize the power of the cloud. Deploy new applications and services in hours instead of months. Match IT resources to demand with unprecedented efficiency. This session will explore best practices for transitioning quickly and securely, while demonstrating clear business value.” (session overview) “We’re at A, so how do we get to B? If we look at the IT world today, we’ve evolved to more complex systems… From physical IT services, to virtualized, to
Who’s using cloud today? Cloud computing is considered a priority by executive teams in 69% of the organisations we surveyed. Among large companies, the percentage is slightly higher (71%) than for medium (67%) and small companies (68%). However, it’s actually small companies that are leading the way in terms of cloud usage. Overall, 76% of respondents said their companies were using cloud services or planned to do so within the next 24 months — with 78% of small companies already using or planning to use cloud, compared with 73% of both large and medium-size companies. Click To Zoom Source: http://www.interxion.com Related:
How a Cloud Infrastructure Can Save or Make You Money Before you left click that mouse to go to that other “work related” page, wait a few seconds while I explain what I’m talking about. While there is a ton of hyped up, blown out and super hyperventilated information out there about how the cloud makes your life better, reduces your workload and ultimately makes your coffee and butters your toast, not much is said about how the cloud can help your company save or make money. Real money…not that kinda-sorta-maybe-coulda money, but real put-it-in-the-bank money. Before I start my
How to Build a Private Cloud Despite it being so easy to just hook into the public cloud by going to Google, Amazon, Microsoft and other public cloud vendors, a private cloud offers a bit more control to your virtualization and automation efforts. Many people have already tried it and posted up how they did it and all of them have mentioned the headaches and migraines that are in store for you. The main reason this is so, is because there is no one set way to build a private cloud, although there are some attempts currently underway to do
Big Data and Promising Startups for 2012 A lot of people are saying Big Data is going to be even bigger in 2012. While it has always been an important factor in the Cloud revolution the main reasons this is so are that it is forecasted that enterprise Hadoop solutions are going to rise very quickly for 2012 while in-memory analytic platforms will grow exponentially. Both will make it easier for providers to deploy Big Data across multiple servers which is also why there are a number of promising startups looking to delve into Big Data for 2012. These include