Nothing grows in a vacuum. IT has evolved over the decades and has gone through several paradigm shifts. Virtualization of computer resources and the quest for the most effective operations have never gone out of fashion. Outsourcing parts, or all, of the IT Capabilities has a long track record. Those who have experience with out-/multisourcing have a new landscape to explore when considering going into the clouds. Before exploring the benefits and the challenges, it is a great idea to make up a check list: What are my drivers & motives for cloudsourcing? Be clear about your priorities and make
CIO Cloud Summit Announces Strategic Partnership With Cloud Tweaks October 26, 2010 – The CIO Cloud Summit team is pleased to announce that it has formed a strategic partnership with CloudTweaks, an online news media site that provides a variety of articles and resources on cloud computing topics and trends. CloudTweaks, with a team of content creators from around the globe, including CTOs, CEOs, cloud bloggers, engineers and technology enthusiasts, delivers in-depth articles, the latest news, interviews and other valuable content on cloud computing to a growing audience of technology professionals, including representatives government agencies, financial institutions, technology firms and
Rackspace® Hosting Recognizes Ingram Micro for Visionary Cloud Leadership and Partner Enablement within the Cloud SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ — Demonstrating its thought leadership, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) is pleased to announce it has been recognized by Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, with the Cloud Visionary Partner of the Year Award. Presented at the 2010 Rackspace Partner Leadership Summit Awards Dinner earlier this month, the prestigious accolade honors Ingram Micro and its Services Division for the distributor’s ongoing dedication, industry leadership and relationship with Rackspace and the
CloudTweaks has partnered with Greeninfotech for upcoming Event in 2011 The Greeninfotech Summit (www.greeninfotechsummit) taking place in Atlanta, GA February 16th-17th 2011 is bringing together CIO’s and Senior IT Executives from Fortune 1000 Companies, Large Public Sector Organizations as well as Leading Vendors and Analysts to network, discuss and learn about the latest developments in Green IT namely in technologies and strategies as they relate to:- Virtualization Cloud Computing, Data Center Management Strategies Energy Efficiency Strategies E-Waste Don’t be fooled: Green IT is as much about the greenbacks as it is about reducing the environmental impact of operating IT and
Microsoft Windows Azure Part IV Pricing: Microsoft is cognizant of the fact that its cloud services Windows Azure, SQL Azure etc., needs to be accessed by developers so that innovative applications can be built on the platform. Towards this, promotional attractive offers consisting of a lot of compute hours were provided in the past, including the CTP Community Technology Preview. There are continuous requests from this community that prolonged free access should be provided; recently Amazon Web Services came up with micro instances at 3 cents per hour for Windows instances and there had been no matching announcements from Microsoft.
Article Credit to Scott Stewart (CIO) The term ‘Cloud computing’ continues to receive a lot of attention from the media, and within the IT industry there is perpetual debate on definitions and from vendors a relentless succession of press releases on their latest Cloud offerings. Cloud conferences are on the increase and every industry event has a track on Cloud computing and within organisations we hear of Cloud strategies being announced and VPs being anointed to lead them. The hype on Cloud is still more prevalent than the adoption, however research continues to point to the increasing and rapid adoption
NASDAQ OMX Offers Data-on-Demand Service on NASDAQDOD.com CloudTweaks Press Release The NASDAQ OMX Group has launched NASDAQ Data-on-Demand, a new cloud computing solution that provides easy and flexible access to massive amounts of historical Level 1 tick data. NASDAQ Data-on-Demand eliminates the need to maintain ever-growing in-house databases and data management infrastructure. “Customers of NASDAQ Data-on-Demand are able to cut costs and boost efficiency by getting only the data they need when they need it,” said Randall Hopkins, NASDAQ OMX’s Senior Vice President of Global Data Products. “Thanks to NASDAQ Data-on-Demand, large and small customers alike can channel more resources