Free “Point-and-Click” Cloud Migrations with Racemi Cloud Path Beta opens for on-boarding to public cloud providers ATLANTA, October 18, 2011 – Migrating existing servers to the cloud is now point-and-click easy –- and free for the next 30 days for the first 100 customers — with a new online beta migration service from Racemi. Racemi Cloud Path is a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering that requires no infrastructure at the customer location so there is no hardware to buy and nothing to maintain. Cloud Path makes it possible to quickly onboard existing applications to cloud computing providers, like Amazon
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.
Microsoft: Security Intelligence Report Volume 11 REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 11, 2011 — At RSA Conference Europe 2011 today, Microsoft Corp. released the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 11 (SIRv11), which found that less than 1 percent of exploits in the first half of 2011 were against zero-day vulnerabilities — software vulnerabilities that are successfully exploited before the vendor has published a security update or “patch.” In contrast, 99 percent of all attacks during the same period distributed malware through familiar techniques, such as social engineering and unpatched vulnerabilities. In the report, Microsoft highlights the fact that some of the more
Cloud Computing – As You Like It In one of my previous articles, How To Choose Your Cloud Provider, I was mentioning how important flexibility is when choosing a cloud provider. I believe this is important because I know this is a question being asked by many: will the cloud software be tailored how I want or will it be tailored on how the other hundreds/thousands of customers want it? And the short answer is that it can and it should be customized to fit your needs. Of course, the major public cloud providers will have various pricing plans offering
What Does Verizon Expect from the CloudSwitch Acquisition? Verizon is betting big on cloud computing. After this year’s $1.4 billion acquisition of data center operator Terremark, Verizon has once again loosened its purse strings to buy cloud computing startup CloudSwitch. The latter develops software that eases the transition of company applications from in-house servers to the cloud. So, what does Verizon expect from this acquisition? For one, Verizon expects to use CloudSwitch’s capabilities to offer its customers seamless migration to the cloud. CloudSwitch integrates with cloud providers’ public application program interfaces (APIs) to make moving an application or workload to the cloud
Tips to Help Businesses Make the Most of the Cloud Businesses looking to embrace the cloud sometimes try to find a solution that will allow them to make the transition from in-house services to the cloud as effortlessly as possible. Most of the successful examples that we witnessed in our practice, though, embrace the cloud as a driver of change, forcing the changes in the underlying IT processes and finding new sources of effectiveness and opportunity on the path of doing so. Acknowledging the necessity for change in order to get the most of the cloud is the first step
TMNG Global Introduces New Cloud Value Model Hidden cloud migration costs are still a concern for smart corporate executives TMNG Global introduced a new proprietary financial model called the Cloud Value Model(SM) that allows corporations and executives to measure actual costs and benefits originating from migration to the Cloud. The product is able to provide thorough analysis on potential cost savings before, during, and after migration to the Cloud, allowing corporate executives to work out more precise strategic plans and adopt cloud-based solutions based on carefully estimated return on investment, according to Rich Nespola, TMNG Global’s Chairman and CEO. “For
Cloud will allow the smallest companies to compete against the largest My previous article about the 3 greatest reasons to move to the cloud made me realize that one of the main advantages Cloud providers offer for smaller companies is to be able to compete against their large competitors. Cloud computing is leveling the playing field between large enterprises and SMBs. Now a SMB can afford the same infrastructure as a large enterprise. This might sound a bit far-fetched but I believe that it really makes sense and there is evidence of this. Here are, in my opinion, the main