Managing Risk when taking the Public Cloud Route OR Managing Risk The secret to a pleasant and successful experience in migrating to a Public Cloud Strategy for your enterprise is “minimizing risk while maximizing your return on investment (ROI) and reducing total cost of ownership (TCO)“. Sound familiar? Sounds like managing your retirement fund nest egg. In this article we will address few of the risk management guidelines and standard business practices to mitigate risk when going with a public Cloud Strategy or migrating your IT or business assets to the Cloud. So, to remain competitive and be efficient, “how big
Recent Cloud Computing Team Ups – III This is a continuing series on cloud computing companies joining hands. As is evident from the previous articles, cloud companies are increasingly looking to join forces to better leverage their individual competencies. Today’s article features two such team-ups: Atos, EMC and VMware Three big companies – Atos (http://www.atos.net), EMC (www.emc.com) and VMware (www.vmware.com) – have come together under one canopy to create a European cloud infrastructure company called Canopy. According to Atos Chairman and CEO Thierry Breton, Canopy will be a “one stop shop” for cloud computing.” Breton also outlined the reason behind this joint venture
Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions – I This is the second in a continuing series on cloud computing acquisitions. You can read the first one in the series here: Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions. This article covers two recent acquisitions. IBM – Platform Computing IBM seems to be on an acquisition spree as far as cloud computing is concerned. After DemandTec in December (See: Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions) and Green Hat in January (See: How Does the Green Hat Acquisition Help IBM’s Cloud Strategy? ), Ontario-based Platform Computing (http://www.platform.com/) became the latest company to enter the IBM fold, also
HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 1 Today, HP brought its cloud solutions roadshow to Toronto, bringing some heavy hitters up from the US to explain cloud computing to an interested but very reserved crowd of 700 IT managers, CIOs, and software gurus. The event, held at the Direct Energy Centre, can be described as a tasteful hybrid of trade show and conference, with an army of HP staffers outfitted in black with orange lanyards, primed and prepared to explain the intricacies of cloud management with nicely-produced videos, sample slices of hardware, and coolest of all, a full-sized mock-up of their HP Performance Optimized
HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 3 Continued from: Part 1 , Part 2 It had been a whirlwind day, folks. I’d like to thank Laura Mackey (@HPsoftware) for hosting us bloggers, and Rebecca Pallister (@HPenterpriseCA) for putting it all together. You two deserve a round of applause all your own. It takes a dedicated individual to greet someone so warmly that early in the morning. Good luck in Toronto and the rest of Canada with Master the Cloud 2012. Thanks also to HP and Intel, who as partners really know how to put on a good show.
HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 2 HP Breakout Session How to accelerate the journey to private or hybrid cloud With Chris Christianopoulos CloudStrike and CloudSystem Lead, HP Canada “You recognize the power of the cloud. Deploy new applications and services in hours instead of months. Match IT resources to demand with unprecedented efficiency. This session will explore best practices for transitioning quickly and securely, while demonstrating clear business value.” (session overview) “We’re at A, so how do we get to B? If we look at the IT world today, we’ve evolved to more complex systems… From physical IT services, to virtualized, to
Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 3 This is the fourth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the first three in the series here: 1. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 2 2. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 1 3. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money Today, there are two startups in focus – VMTurbo and ServiceMesh. VMTurbo (http://www.vmturbo.com/) Massachusetts-based VMTurbo announced recently that it has closed a $10 million B-round of funding, financed by returning investors Bain Capital Ventures and Highland Capital Partners, bringing total capital raised to $17.5 million. It
Cloud Computing: An Ode To The lost Server Huggers It is no longer a question. The Cloud is officially the future, it is here to stay and will probably take over everything in the next two to three years. As some industry watchers are saying the only major hurdle still blocking the way of the Cloud’s inexorable march are the server huggers still clinging on to their legacy technologies and private data centres. However, I totally understand what they are going through as virtual gods of the data centre, these server professionals have actually paved the way for the success of