Cloud Economics and Moore’s Law Moore’s Law back in 1965 predicted silicon power would double every two years. But what its creator, Gordon E. Moore, couldn’t have predicted was the dramatic economies of scale the cloud would eventually bring to all of our lives. For one, it’s helped lead to a drop in price for essentials like computing power and storage by making them more accessible. But also, it’s enabled conveniences no one ever would have imagined four or so decades ago. Today we’re able to use a mobile device with massive power and local storage to locate and download
Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 5 This is the fifth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. Today, there are two startups in focus – Xeround and SurDoc. Xeround (http://xeround.com/) Xeround, a California-based startup that describes itself as “The Cloud Database”, announced the successful completion of its Series C round of funding in which it raised $9 million. Previous investors that included Menlo Park-based Benchmark Capital, Israel’s Giza Venture Capital, Ignition Partners and Trilogy Partnership, put in money in this round as well. According to a press release, Xeround “offers a database-as-a-service for MySQL-based applications that’s elastic,
Continued from Part 2 The Cost of Cloud Clearly, there is great return potential associated with Cloud-based model. However, transition to Cloud-based model from an on-premise model is not without cost. Direct Ongoing Cloud Costs While the cost savings associated with a cloud-based model over an on-premises model are clearly substantial, there are two areas where an IT organization will face new costs associated with Cloud: those associated with the Cloud platform (~5%) and those associated with Cloud databases (~4%). However, these are operational expenditures – pay-as-you-go costs, that depend entirely on the business’ demand. On-time Migration Costs In addition
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud: Uh-Oh! By David Fletcher
Juniper Networks Selected to Secure Dell’s Cloud Data Center SUNNYVALE, CA–(Oct 14, 2011) – Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced that Juniper Networks® SRX Series Services Gateways have been selected by Dell to help secure one of its data centers. The announcement was made at the inaugural Dell World 2011 customer event in Austin, Texas. Dell will leverage Juniper Networks’ SRX technology to provide the highest possible level of security for customers using its highly efficient internal data center, which provides its customers with access to public and private cloud technologies and its world-class IT outsourcing capabilities.
EnterpriseDB Intros Database-as-a-Service for Public and Private Clouds EnterpriseDB has introduced a full-featured, enterprise-class PostgreSQL database-as-a-service (DaaS) for public and private clouds with support for Amazon EC2 and Eucalyptus. The new launch-Postgres Plus Cloud Server- can also be used outside the cloud as an easy-to-use scale-out database architecture for bare metal deployment in standard data centers. EnterpriseDB provides PostgreSQL and Oracle compatibility products and services. With its new release, it is bringing capabilities expected in a premier cloud database solution. The company is now delivering point-and-click simple setup and management with web-based interface and transparent/elastic node addition capabilities to its
Chi-East Selects Equinix as its Primary Cloud Data Hosting Provider SINGAPORE — August 24, 2011 — Chi-East, the independent, pan-Asian trading venue, and Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data centre services, today announced that Chi-East has chosen Equinix’s Singapore 2 (SG2) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) as its primary data centre. Chi-East, which commenced operations in the fourth quarter of 2010, is the world’s first exchange-backed, non-displayed trading platform for securities listed in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. With the selection of Equinix, Chi-East’s participants will benefit from the data centre provider’s existing carrier and financial network connectivity
Cloud Data Report: Create an Enterprise Data Strategy CREATING AN ENTERPRISE data strategy is not for the faint of heart. It first requires a commitment from the top and an acknowledgment that data is a corporate asset that must be managed and protected like any other asset. Given the difficulty of getting executive buy-in, it’s not surprising that only one in 10 organizations have an enterprise data strategy. To harness data as a corporate asset requires a mix of “soft” skills, required to build sustainable strategies and manage change, and “hard” stuff, which applies a portfolio of data management tools