U.S. SMBs Prefer Deploying Multiple Cloud Services U.S. small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) prefer to deploy multiple cloud services, according to recent AMI-Partners research. “A significant segment of U.S. SMBs prefer to deploy multiple cloud services in order to achieve flexibility, ease of IT management, and lower CAPEX,” says Donald Best of AMI. “This is also driving an evolution in the channel ecosystem, as communications service providers and hosts increasingly offer bundles including productivity suites and other cloud-based applications.” AMI-Partners specializes in IT, Internet, telecommunications and business services strategy, venture capital, and actionable market intelligence. It specially focuses on
Here is a great resource for cloud developers. libcloud is a standard client library for many popular cloud providers, written in python and java Testimonials “libcloud represents a fundamental change in the way clouds are managed, breaking the barriers of proprietary, closed clouds. We at Linode believe this is of the utmost importance and fully support this effort.” – Christopher S. Aker, Linode, Founder “Libcloud will make life easier for our customers. We appreciate and support this standardization tool.” – Matt Tanase, Slicehost, Founder “I’m excited to see the development of projects, like libcloud, that help make the lives of
Use Microsoft and Dell Compellent Virtualization to Improve Delivery of Infrastructure as a Service 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
NetSuite Strengthens Ties with Google’s Cloud NetSuite, a provider of financials / ERP software suites, has strengthened its ties with Google’s cloud and integrated with Google Apps. This move includes contextual integration between the main components of NetSuite and both Gmail and Google Calendar, which ultimately offers improved productivity in the cloud. NetSuite has also announced full synchronization of Google Calendar and the calendar in NetSuite OpenAir, a global cloud professional services automation (PSA) and services resource planning (SRP) solution. The NetSuite OpenAir calendar app allows OpenAir events such as bookings and task assignments to be exported in real-time from
Case Study: HP IT Migrates to All-HP Network It’s no surprise when a high-tech company uses its own products. However, the story of how HP recently migrated its own network to HP Networking equipment has unique aspects that make it relevant to all enterprises in any industry or market segment. New relationship, new technologies drive push for network transformationHP’s network touches every aspect of its operations, from online shopping and electronic communications to business intelligence and enterprise resource planning. The company keeps its infrastructure up to date through an evergreen strategy of regular upgrades and continuous improvement. Read this case
The Real Pioneers of the Cloud Long ago, in the early 1990s, the business landscape was rife with what were then known as “dumb terminals.” These didn’t last forever: in just a few years, the consumer-driven market–assisted by a publicly available Internet and a commoditized PC ecosystem–managed to completely change the business IT landscape. Now, it seems, were are about to witness such a consumer-driven change again. Only this time, it won’t be the machines themselves that will be changing, but rather the software that runs on them. The change that is upon business IT is, of course, the cloud.
Global Disaster Recovery (DR) Index – Cloud Backup and Security Report Being fit for business is imperative for all countries participating in a highly competitive global economy. For organizations around the world this means being able to continue to operate in the event of IT failure or major disaster, whether man-made or natural. Regardless of their location, IT managers share a common challenge – keeping their business-critical digital assets safe and sound. Few businesses today can survive a major data loss without a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery (DR) strategy in place. At the same time, the amount of data