Server Virtualization: Its Challenges and Benefits Guest Post By Anup Pal, Vice President, Global Solutions and Support, Symphony Services The adoption of server virtualization is becoming a very common trend in the industry to improve efficiency and availability of IT resources. The trend of having one server/one application is going away, making way for the adoption of virtualization technique that runs multiple operating systems/applications on a single hardware. With this technology in place, costs can be reduced 50 – 70% with respect to hardware and IT administration. Benefits of virtualization include: Multiple operating systems/applications on a single system Improved utilization
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud By David Fletcher of CloudTweaks
Teradata Muscles Into Cloud Computing With $525 Million Acquisition By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks The Christmas week saw a major corporate move in the cloud computing space with business data warehousing company Teradata Corp. agreeing to acquire privately held Aprimo, a marketing cloud-computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider in a $525 million deal announced on 22 December. This marks Texas-based Teradata’s largest acquisition as an independent company, and begins its foray into the cloud computing niche with bang. Indianapolis-based Aprimo provides analytical software to its enterprise customers that enable them to plan their marketing and advertising efforts. “The expansion of
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud… Cartoon By David Fletcher of CloudTweaks.com. More of Davids work can be found here.
How Business could have saved millions in the snow Guest Contribution by Cloud Hypermarket As the infographic shows, the UK economy has been losing up to 1.2 billion a day during the current bad weather as up to 1/5th of the workforce has been unable to get to work. Over half of all these workers have no access to their work systems or the ability to work from home using systems such as Microsoft BPOS or Microsoft Office 365. The price of provisioning such systems has been prohibitive in the past but with a Cloud IT System the provision would
Who Doesn’t Like Cloud Computing? By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks Strange as it may sound, there do exist people who oppose the meteoric rise of cloud computing. And we are not talking about established application developers like Microsoft who fear losing billions of revenue as more and more people shift towards demand-based software in the cloud. In fact, whatever Microsoft’s misgivings may be, it read the writing on the wall some time back and embraced the adage “If you can’t fight them, join them.” As a results Docs.com was born in collaboration with Facebook earlier this year. No, we are