Cisco Uncovers New Green Texas Data Center in Cloud Computing Push Networking giant Cisco may have lost out on its enterprise mail effort (See: What Cisco’s Defeat Means For Cloud Computing) , but it is leaving no stone unturned in the promotion of its private cloud computing effort, which it calls Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services. In a step in that direction, last week Cisco unveiled a new data center in Allen, Texas that will operate in conjunction with another data center in nearby Richardson in to enable the two facilities to create a virtualized and dynamic IT services cloud
Global Business and the Cloud Computing Collide This new SandHill Group white paper explores the powerful advantages of SaaS technologies in addressing the challenges of a global market, virtual teams and an ever-changing business climate. In today’s increasingly global business climate, companies are expanding operations to many parts of the world in order to secure and optimize talent where it lives. This trend is leading to an explosion of geographically distributed virtual teams. Companies have turned to technology to improve collaborative efforts. While traditional, pre-Internet technologies were cumbersome, expensive and complex, today’s cloud computing technologies, on-demand applications, ubiquitous broadband access,
Cisco, EMC, VMware Evolve Australian Data Centre to Private Cloud Cisco, EMC and VMware have teamed on helping KPMG Australia, part of a global network of firms providing audit, tax and advisory services, to evolve its data centre to a private cloud with a Vblock infrastructure platform. The companies claim that this platform successfully blends cloud computing with integrated, consistent enterprise security and compliance. This blending enables KPMG to easily meet or exceed all security and regulatory requirements. The Australian firm is already using IT to boost its business and with this Vblock deployment it expects to grow even further.
Head in the Clouds, Feet Firmly on the Ground “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” – George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish playwright, Nobel laureate. Often, at management seminars, speakers talk about “dreaming with your eyes open.” Leaving aside the fact that a literal interpretation can actually be harmful – imagine dreaming with your eyes open when driving – what they try to convey is to think of the possibilities while being grounded in reality. In other words, be careful. However, there’s something as being too careful. Smaller
DecisionOne to Speak on “The Cloud in Healthcare” DecisionOne is set to speak on the “The Cloud in Healthcare” panel at the iHT2 Health IT Summit in Atlanta. DecisionOne provides IT Infrastructure Services that delivers superior business results, through globally leveraged engineered services. The company is sponsoring this event scheduled to take place during April 5-6, 2011. Attendees of the event will get a chance to hear the discussion by the panel who will present the various benefits and potential risks of cloud computing in healthcare. One will also get a chance to hear success stories, best practices, and gain
How to Avoid a Cloud Computing Gold Rush “The Internet is like a gold-rush; the only people making money are those who sell the pans.” – Will Hobbs, American writer. As you can see, equating computing with prospecting is not a new analogy. For those of you whose histories are a bit rusty, the Gold Rush was a manmade phenomenon in the 19th century when 300,000 people rushed to California to search for gold. While some did strike it rich, most returned empty-handed. The Gold Rush had both a positive and negative impact on American history. On the negative, the
Where Does Europe Stand On Cloud Computing? When we talk of cloud computing, we usually refer to the American market. Although I have tried to vary the spread by writing about cloud computing in the Indian (See: Is India The Next Cloud Computing Superpower?) and Chinese contexts (See: The Chinese Dragon And Cloud Computing ), the balance has been heavily tilted towards the United States. Today, I take a look at another cloud computing market that may have matched, or even surpassed in terms of maturity, the US. Today, I look at Europe. As you know, Europe is not a