2011 Cloud Computing Predictions In 2010, we have seen a transformation of skeptics from their belief that cloud computing is suited mainly for small to mid-sized business, to a general acceptance that “the cloud” is everywhere. However, we have also seen a lot of inconsistency in how to differentiate cloud-based computing from on-premise computing. As a result, there has been confusion created in the market as software vendors like Microsoft promote their cloud offerings, and CIOs of large companies claim that their private cloud has been in place for years. As I take a macro look at the industry today,
Distributor furthers its cloud strategy with new Ingram Micro Cloud partner enablement platform, Cloud Services Network and online Cloud Marketplace SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Expanding its leadership and visibility as a master aggregator of IT services, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) is pleased to announce the Ingram Micro Cloud. Referred to as the epicenter of the distributor’s successful and growing IT services strategy, the new partner enablement platform, which includes the new partner website www.ingrammicrocloud.com, as well as the Ingram Micro Cloud Services Network and online Cloud Marketplace, is being introduced to accelerate adoption of cloud
November will see the full launch of the Cloud Industry Forum code of practice for clarity on cloud computing. Chairman of the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) is Andy Burton, who is also CEO of cloud computing company Fasthosts. He told SC Magazine on the launch of the draft of the code of practice that ‘the market needs a credible and certifiable Code of Practice that provides transparency of cloud services such that consumers can have clarity and confidence in their choice of provider’. Consultation was closed in August and now three months on, I asked Burton what had happened over the
PALO ALTO, Calif. – HP today unveiled its vision for the “Instant-On Enterprise“ – organizations that embed technology into everything they do in order to better address the rapidly changing needs of customers and citizens. HP also announced new integrated solutions that help businesses and governments create their own Instant-On Enterprise. With the adoption of mobile and cloud computing, everything is becoming connected and immediate. As a result, customers and citizens expect responses in seconds and “instants,” instead of weeks and days. New research conducted on behalf of HP reveals the role of IT is shifting from chiefly being the
Microsoft Windows Azure Part IV Pricing: Microsoft is cognizant of the fact that its cloud services Windows Azure, SQL Azure etc., needs to be accessed by developers so that innovative applications can be built on the platform. Towards this, promotional attractive offers consisting of a lot of compute hours were provided in the past, including the CTP Community Technology Preview. There are continuous requests from this community that prolonged free access should be provided; recently Amazon Web Services came up with micro instances at 3 cents per hour for Windows instances and there had been no matching announcements from Microsoft.
IBM CloudBurst (Pre-Packaged Private Cloud) IT infrastructure, including computing and network gear, is usually architect in enterprises. This may also include virtualization technologies. This is mostly intended towards meeting business requirements. IT infrastructure Hardware vendors like: IBM, HP, Dell etc… Software vendors like: Microsoft, Oracle, Redhat and Networking vendors like: Cisco, Juniper and so forth have provided the needs that are often left to the enterprises to install, integrate and provision for usage. Contrary to this, recent pre-packaged integrated solutions from vendors deliver complete virtual infrastructure. The idea behind pre-packaged solution is to speed-up the implementation and simplify the management
Cloudcoke – successful strategic safari in the clouds By Predrag Mitrovic of CloudTweaks The cloud hype is long gone. History. (European) reality is that most businesses and governments are starting to realize that the phenomenon holds a lot of substance in this post-hype phase. The new awakening is driving the demand for strategic advisory and help to facilitate the strategy formulations. Many organizations experience tough times trying to understand the business models and drivers behind the SPI acronym. But there is one single most important wave breaker: The understanding of the necessary components that forms a good SLA and a