Alcatel-Lucent connects communications networks and the cloud New CloudBand ‘carrier cloud’ solution brings the reliability, security and high performance of communications networks to the cloud services market Paris – November 17, 2011 – Today Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is introducing a new solution, called CloudBand, which brings together the computing power and flexibility of the cloud with the high performance, reliability and security of communications networks. CloudBand is the foundation for a new class of ‘carrier cloud’ services that will enable communications service providers to bring the benefits of the cloud to their own networks and business operations, and put them in an ideal
Who’s Afraid of the Cloud? In a previous article, A Brave New Cloud Computing World: How do You Transition From Traditional IT to Cloud Computing? I have started to discuss how the cloud has a massive impact on the IT infrastructure industry and services. Of course, the shift towards computing as a service means great changes for the industry and the professionals working within it, and especially for the enterprise IT infrastructure sector. Recently, I have been reading a very interesting piece of research from the Info-Tech Research Group called “Is the Cloud the End of Infrastructure?” and the title
The Cloud’s Tipping Point I always enjoy hearing from those of you who have come to the conclusion that Cloud computing will not work, and decided you will not be developing plans to shift your business to the Cloud. Sometimes the analysis is sound. More often than not, it omits key variables. Perhaps you relied too much on vendor input for key variables in your analysis, or on your own in-house staff that may not necessarily have the skills, experience, or vested interest in such analysis. After all, how often do they undertake such an analysis in the first place?
Driving Business Productivity through DevOps + Cloud Computing Software development and operations/systems administrators have been operating in a mutually opposing, yet beneficial, relationship. If software development teams are Ying, then system admins would be considered the Yang. X’s to O’s. In traditional IT departments, the development team aims to deliver new, innovative features to end-users quickly. IT Ops team place more emphasis on run time, service, software and reliability, thereby requiring a slow and deliberate process. In a perfect world, the goals of developers and IT Ops should be aligned to power both agility and reliability. Unfortunately, it’s not always
Avnet Technology Solutions has introduced its HP-designated Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) at its Global Solutions Center in Chandler, Ariz. Avnet’s HP CCoE is built on a complete, integrated and open platform – HP’s CloudSystem. This platform allows both businesses and service providers to build and manage services across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. This facility can be leveraged by Avnet’s HP value-added reseller (VAR) partners in the U.S. and Canada to show prospects the benefits of incorporating cloud computing solutions from HP into their data centers and IT environments. Avnet has also announced several cloud solutions templates so
Research from Ipanema Technologies and Orange Business Services finds preferences for hybrid cloud, hybrid networking and Do-It-Yourself high amongst IT leaders June 22nd, LONDON: New research from Ipanema Technologies and Orange Business Services today reveals that 66% of enterprises plan to move to a hybrid cloud environment within the next four years. The study of 150 enterprise CIOs and IT Directors finds that a large majority plan to combine public cloud and private data centres to deliver business applications – rather than opting for a cloud only (17%) or private data centre only approach (17%). Results also highlight trends in
Database Services on a Private Cloud For database environments, the PaaS cloud model provides better IT services than the IaaS model. The PaaS model provides enough resources in the cloud that databases can quickly get up and running and still have enough latitude for users to create the applications they need. Additionally, central IT management, security, and efficiency are greatly enhanced through consistency and economies of scale. Conversely, with the IaaS model, each tenant must build most of the stack on their own, lengthening time to deployment and resulting in inconsistent stacks that are harder to manage. A private cloud
EMC Moves Closer to Cloud with Microsoft Applications EMC, a global provider of information infrastructure solutions is moving towards achieving a cloud model for maximum efficiency and business agility. The company aims to achieve its goal by leveraging its knowledge of Microsoft technologies and virtualization and new EMC product integration with Microsoft System Center. EMC has introduced new solutions, tools and technologies that are integrated with the Microsoft applications and technology. Businesses can leverage these offerings to boost the management of virtualized Microsoft applications and Windows environments, including virtualized Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server. EMC