Meeting The Demand For High-Performance Cloud Solutions Organizations have been flocking to cloud infrastructure services in an effort to cut IT costs while capitalizing quickly on technology innovations. The driving force is almost always the desire for flexibility, scalability and efficiency. And the cloud generally delivers on this promise with its foundation of virtualization, automation and orchestration. But, just a few short years into the cloud revolution, new options have popped up in response to high-performance workloads that can put stress on traditional, virtual clouds. Performance degradation can occur, stemming from the introduction of a hypervisor layer and the multi-tenant
Event: VMworld ’13 To Kick Off Today! The 10th annual edition of the VMworld, the annual showcase cutting edge virtualization technology including cloud computing is scheduled to kick off today amid much fanfare in San Francisco. VMware Inc, the organizer behind the event, is hoping for the grandest of assembly in terms of technological advances as virtualization, or “software defined” networking as some put it since it became the hottest trend in the IT market in recent times, reports the Wall Street Journal. This year’s conference is estimated to attract over 22,000 visitors and some of the major market leaders
Top Tips To Help You Choose The Right Cloud Backup Service Provider Businesses both small and large rely on cloud backup for its vast range of benefits with security topping the list. The cloud is a system where all your valuable data can be stored without absolutely any fear of losing it. However, this does not mean you select any cloud backup service provider that you come across. You need to be selective and very careful when making that decision since a wrong one can jeopardize your company. In today’s technologically driven world, cloud backup is a common phenomenon and
Microsoft CEO Ballmer to retire in 12 months IT mogul Microsoft announced on Friday that its incumbent chief executive Steve Ballmer will retire within the next 12 months, ending a 13-year tenure at the world’s leading software manufacturer. In a statement on its site, Microsoft announced that “upon the completion of a process to choose his successor“, Ballmer would exit the company within the coming year. However, “In the meantime, Ballmer will continue as CEO and will lead Microsoft through the next steps of its transformation to a devices and services company that empowers people for the activities they value
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6 Common Challenges of Private Cloud Implementations “Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.” – General George Patton (1885-1945), legendary American general of WWII. The private cloud has become a popular option for enterprises who desire the numerous advantages of cloud computing but do not want to relinquish the control that public cloud adoption will force. However, private cloud implementations come with their own set of challenges. Private cloud, as an approach to IT operations, calls for organizations to transform their data centers, including the network. Using strategic points of control to aggregate and dynamically
Apple iCloud faces outage, down for some users Tech giant Apple’s iCloud has been down for some users over the past six hours, and users are still reporting Apple services being inaccessible around the world. According to several reports, the outage occurred around 6:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, with some users experiencing downtime with iCloud service. According to a short message on Apple’s status page, users are facing problems for services like iCloud Documents, iPhoto Journals Photo Stream, along with Backup and Restore. “Users may also be unable to send or download attachments in iMessage,” added the system status message. The message from
Cloud Infographic – 3 Must-Haves For Cloud Service Providers The steadily increasing rate of adoption is having a somewhat negative effect on the market as a lot of startups are looking at selling Cloud services and becoming the next giant. But this only serves to saturate the market and confuse people, not to mention that startups that fail will only lower the credibility of the market. The reason why smaller companies are hard pressed at delivering a superb cloud service is because a very large capital is required for the expert manpower and infrastructure which small companies do not have, and there