The demand for cloud computing is an undeniable, unavoidable trend in business IT. Business managers are hearing all about the benefits of the extensible, flexible and scalable features that the cloud offers. This puts pressure on the IT team to pull together some sort of cloud solution for the organization. However, without a clear set of benchmarks, a defined scope and a thorough assessment of needs and resources, building a cloud quickly turns into a stormy nightmare. Chuck Hollis of EMC recounts the story of what he saw at a large financial institution in a recent post on his blog.
SunGard Offers Cisco Powered IaaS Cloud SunGard Enterprise Cloud Services have met the highest level of achievement for partners delivering Cisco technologies as a managed solution. The company has been certified as a Cisco Master Managed Services Channel Partner (MSCP) and also received the official designation of a Cisco Cloud Provider to offer Cisco Powered IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) Cloud. Cisco now recognizes SunGard, a software and technology services company, as a provider that can deliver exceptional cloud services in a multitenant environment to end customers. Cisco Master Managed Services Channel Partner program supports partners who sell and deliver managed and cloud
How Companies Are Adopting and Adapting to Cloud Computing There have been several studies attesting to the growth of cloud computing, and some of them have been covered in earlier articles (See: Where Is Cloud Computing Going? Up, Up And Away! and How BIG Is the Cloud Computing Market?). Now, KPMG has come out with study that shows not only how fast cloud computing is growing, but also what is compelling this change.According to the study conducted among 806 executives, many from the C-suite, 81% responded that their organizations had already moved at least some business activities to the cloud and
Oracle Supports Cerner Cloud Services Global health care company Cerner is using Oracle Enterprise Manager to launch new private and public cloud services to increase IT efficiency and optimize business value. Cerner was experiencing a growing client base and aimed to leverage its operational knowledge within a cloud infrastructure to support its 9,000 facilities across the world. In addition to eliminating error, the company wanted to eliminate waste for health care providers and to generate additional revenue. Cerner gradually built its existing managed service offerings with new cloud based services supported by Oracle Enterprise Manager, and thus reduced capital investments
China’s Alibaba Establishes Fund to Develop Ecosystem in Support of Cloud OS The iPhone is the defining consumer product of the 2000s. In addition to its sleek design and captivating functionality, one of the major reasons it reached such heights of popularity was the creation of an ecosystem of third-part applications that greatly enhanced what value an iPhone could deliver. These iPhone Apps, as they came to be called, developed into a USP for the product itself. This phenomenon of an ecosystem encouraging adoption of a product or technology is not new. Consider the VHS-Betamax War of the 1970s fought
Trends in Online Collaboration: When Security, Compliance and Productivity Collide Featured Analyst Firm: Gartner Speakers: Jeffrey Man Paul Hands Type: Audio (53 minutes) External collaboration is a major source of information risk. New tools make document collaboration much easier, but may have serious security issues. Learn more about industry trends and demands for security and compliance in online collaboration. When companies share sensitive documents with partners outside the corporate network, security, compliance and collaboration are often seen as a tradeoff. You can lock information down behind the firewall with strict policies and centralized control, but without collaboration. Or you can
A Brief History of Cloud Computing I have been talking about cloud computing for quite a while now, about what it is, about trends, about what can it do and why it should be adopted and I would like now to talk about how it has evolved. Once upon a time, well, mid twentieth century, the Internet started to take shape. And on paper, in diagrams and presentation it was usually shaped like a cloud, probably because it was out there somewhere, an unknown fuzzy entity which brought some services to our computers. At around the same time, in 1961,