Business Transformation and the IT Journey When we look at significant business model changes during the past thirty years, technology has often been at the core. From mainframes to mini-computers to microcomputers to client/server to the Internet – technology change has been a major driver for business change. Today, while there are certainly new technologies, it’s the way we access and consume those technologies that provides a significant impact on our business and revenue models. In other words, the business value of technology has become the driver for business change. We can see this most clearly when we look at
Enabling Optimization of Cloud Usage – CloudCheckr With the growing popularity of cloud computing, and enterprises opting for migrating significant chunks of their IT infrastructures and services on public clouds like AWS, the need for performance optimization is being realized as one of the major issues. According to a report published by Ernst & Young, cloud computing has brought fundamental shift in IT altering the technology industry power structure, improved business agility for all industries and increased everyone’s access to computing, storage and communications power. However, the report also terms a multitude of factors that cloud service providers (CSPs) and
Traditional Networks Vs The Cloud The Question We all know that cloud computing is the next frontier in business computing and service delivery, but what really differentiates it from the traditional networks and hosting? Cloud computing does not really use new technology, in fact it uses the same technology as in traditional networking. So how is it so ground-breakingly different than the old way? Let us explore that comparison. The main difference in cloud computing and traditional networking or hosting is the execution, and in one word that is “virtualization”. Virtualization allows for massive scalability, giving clients virtually unlimited resources.
Business Agility of Cloud Computing Cloud computing is a fresh approach to IT operations. In companies with non-agile IT organizations there is misunderstanding between IT managers and stakeholders. IT finds that money and skill sets are the problems while stakeholders feel that there is a lack of infrastructure and technology to meet the ever increasing needs of companies. The solution is simple; a private cloud that applies virtualization, automation and self service which will help improve business agility. Business agility is one of the main reasons why enterprises are pursuing private clouds. In a survey done by IDC’s U.S. Private
Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 10 Today, there are two startups in focus – Vaultive and Eccentex. Vaultive Cloud data encryption services provider Vaultive recently completed a $10-million funding round led by .406 Ventures, New Science Ventures and Harmony Partners. Headquartered in New York with its R&D center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Vaultive plans to launch its first product next month. Beta testing for the product, Vaultive for Hosted Exchange, is in progress. “Security remains the primary barrier to widespread cloud adoption. Migrating data to a cloud environment introduces significant security, regulatory compliance, data residency and privacy risks
Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Conclusion Read Part 1, Part 2… Virtualized Data Center – Keeping it Simple Early designs of cloud computing focused on blades with an independent Storage Area Network (SAN) architecture. This blueprint consolidated the CPU and memory into dense blade server configurations connected via several high-speed networks (typically a combination of Fibre Channel and 10GB) to large Storage Area Networks. This has been a typical blueprint delivered by traditional off the shelf pre-built virtualization infrastructure, especially in the enterprise in private cloud configurations. More recently, hardware vendors have been shipping modular
Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 2 Read Part 1… The Micro-Data Center and Converged Cloud It is possible to build a cloud from the myriad services available today in many different ways. But, fundamentally, the goal is to utilize the most price performant hardware and networking bound by software to dynamically compose usable, stable, and secure computing resources. If you have set about the procurement and evaluation process in the past year, you will understand how difficult that has become, with services that address variable portions of the stack, leaving a maddening mix-and-match challenge
Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 1 Everyone knows that the age of cloud computing is here. The bigger question, on which even the greatest minds of technology revolution can’t agree, is what the impact will be and how best to apply this approach to computing resources and business optimization. Many enterprises looking for the benefits of public cloud-style scaling are deterred by increasingly complex compliance and regulatory requirements. Morphlabs has origins in open source disruption and has been working with cloud computing technology for the past five years. And, during our own evolution, we