Automation Unlocks The Door To The Private Cloud As companies increase their use of virtualization and succeed in expanding its reach to ever more mission-critical applications, their environments inherently become more complex. So, even as data centers get closer to the promise of the private cloud, the rate and ease with which they can advance potentially diminishes. How can they overcome the final hurdles or private cloud adoption, where the promise of greater efficiencies and faster service awaits? Automation quickly becomes the catalyst that enables organizations to make this transformation. Virtual data centers require new and innovative approaches to solving
Toshiba Introduces Cloud-Based Backup Capabilities Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD) has introduced its Canvio 3.0 portable hard disk drive (HDD) line featuring cloud-based backup capabilities and storage capacities of 500 gigabytes (GB), 750GB or one terabyte (TB). Equipped with pre-loaded backup software, the new Canvio 3.0 line comes with simple plug-and-play operation and is compatible with personal computers and other devices equipped with USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 ports. Toshiba has designed this line to address the requirements of those who use the cloud for digital storage. Because the Canvio 3.0 drives are pre-loaded with Windows-based NTI BackupNow EZ software,
5 Challenges in the Journey to the Cloud On my blog, I have already said that Cloud Computing is a Safe Bet for the Future, defining and showing us the shape of things to come for the IT industry. I have discussed about advantages and disadvantages, about the hows, the whens and the whys, about dos and don’ts. And, in my opinion, sooner or later, most businesses will start their migration to the cloud and like any epic journey it is not without challenges. I believe these are the most common challenges in the journey to the cloud: Lack of
The Cloud’s Tipping Point I always enjoy hearing from those of you who have come to the conclusion that Cloud computing will not work, and decided you will not be developing plans to shift your business to the Cloud. Sometimes the analysis is sound. More often than not, it omits key variables. Perhaps you relied too much on vendor input for key variables in your analysis, or on your own in-house staff that may not necessarily have the skills, experience, or vested interest in such analysis. After all, how often do they undertake such an analysis in the first place?
China’s No.1 Search Engine Jumps On To The Cloud Computing Bandwagon Over the last decade, China has been the country to watch out for. After decades of isolationism through communism, China has embraced capitalism with frenzy, though nominally, communism still rules the one-party State. Overtaking Japan as the world’s second largest economy, China is fast closing on to the United States, with India following close behind. That is why any development in China has the potential to influence the world at large. While I had earlier written about the general trends in cloud computing in these two countries (See: The
Virtualization: The Virtual Way to Real-World Benefits “One cannot resist an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo (1802-1885), legendary French poet and author. “Virtual” has usually been a poor substitute for “real”, but virtualization in computing is set to turn this notion around. Applicable to hardware, software, memory, databases and networks, virtualization is truly an “idea whose time has come.” As one of the few companies to operate in all these spaces, Dell is uniquely positioned to help businesses benefit from this amazing technology paradigm. Cloud computing is one of the ways that virtualization can be implemented. Again,
Corent Attains IBM’s Cloud Specialty Designation Corent Technology has become the first cloud specialty technology provider partner to meet the rigorous certification criteria for the IBM Cloud Specialty designation. A specialist in SaaS enablement software, Corent Technology, provides a proven and disruptive alternative to the expensive virtualization strategies often used for SaaS deployment. Corent notes that Qualified Cloud Specialty Partners provide IBM Business Partners and enterprise clients with enabling technologies to help them use the cloud more effectively. “Corent Technology, one of our best IBM cloud partners, has a solution to quickly transform single-tenant software applications into multi-tenant SaaS solutions