First cloud-based systems management and automation product for public and private cloud servers May 25, 2011 – Palo Alto, CA. ScaleXtreme, Inc., the first cloud-based systems management company, today announced the general availability of its early access product. Systems administrators and IT operations professionals who are interested in trying out a new way of managing their internal servers, new public cloud machines on Amazon EC2 or any other provider, can go to http://www.scalextreme.com, and create a free account to start using the product today. ScaleXtreme is a cloud-based systems management product, which for the first time allows systems administrators to
Virtualization and the emergence of private cloud computing provide today’s organizations with powerful new ways to provide business groups with the computing and infrastructure resources they need—more quickly and cost-effectively than ever before. For many business groups, virtual machines (VMs) can provide precisely the resources they require without those groups having to jump through the hoops associated with gaining access to the same resources delivered through a physical infrastructure. Both the IT team and the business organization benefit from the absence of physical infrastructure, the elimination of long approval and purchasing cycles, and the speed with which virtual resources can
SMBs Using Cloud Storage Also High On Network-Attached Storage More than seven in ten small and medium-size businesses that use cloud-based storage solutions also use networked-attached storage (NAS), according to a newly released survey by research firm In-Stat. This report comes close at the heels of an IBM report that said sixty percent of organizations will embrace cloud computing over the next five years. This finding was based on a survey of more than 3,000 global Chief Information Officers. For those unaware, network-attached storage is a specialized server that is connected to a network which provides file-based data storage services
Working Together to Deliver the Cloud If you had any notion of not taking the cloud seriously for your business, your assumptions will certainly be challenged this year. This week alone has seen two significant developments that have boosted the visibility (if not the viability) of the cloud. First, there was Microsoft’s purchase of Internet telephony company Skype for $8.5 billion. There is a lot of speculation on whether this was a good business move for Microsoft, but regardless of how it turns out, it’s clear that Microsoft is betting big on the cloud as platform instead of Windows exclusively.
Can Copyright Issues Derail Cloud Computing? “If the only way a library can offer an Internet exhibit about the New Deal is to hire a lawyer to clear the rights to every image and sound, then the copyright system is burdening creativity in a way that has never been seen before because there are no formalities.” – Lawrence Lessig, American academic and political activist. “Certainly the interest in asserting copyright is a justified one.” – Johannes Rau (1931-2006), German politician. Copyright is defined as “a set of exclusive rights granted to the author or creator of an original work, including
Gartner Suggests Ways to Migrate Applications to Cloud There are five ways by which organizations can move applications into the cloud, according to research firm Gartner. The first option is to rehost or redeploy applications to a different hardware environment and change the application’s infrastructure configuration. Second option is to refactor or run applications on a cloud provider’s infrastructure. Organizations can also use the third option -revise, i.e. modify or extend the existing code base to support legacy modernization requirements. Once this is done they can use rehost or refactor options to deploy to cloud. Option four is rebuilding the