How Cloud Services Have Changed the Mindset of Outsourcing The business of information technology outsourcing has been dominated by sizable companies such as IBM, CSC, ASC and others that provide a comprehensive line card of IT services. These mammoth outsourcers were viewed as a one-stop-shop delivering IT services ranging from level-1 help desk to level-3 network engineers and even C-level executives. This one-throat-to-choke mentality was popular with companies looking to outsource as it was thought to replace the finger pointing between multiple vendors with the hopes of a single, unified IT solution. In some cases operational excellence was achieved and
Racemi Automates Migrations To IBM Cloud Services Customers can begin migrations to IBM SoftLayer’s cloud from competing services immediately ATLANTA, September 16, 2013 – Racemi, the leading provider of automated server migration software that streamlines the process of migrating workloads to public, private, and hybrid clouds, today announced global support for IBM public cloud offerings, providing clients an automated migration path to their IBM cloud of choice, at no charge for a limited time. Racemi’s Cloud Path software as a service (SaaS) enables IBM customers to migrate server workloads to IBM’s SoftLayer cloud services at no charge (see terms and conditions). “Working
Dealing with Big Data in a Virtualized World (And 6 Assets to Help You) “Data really powers everything that we do.” - Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn. Data has been described as the new oil, so important it is to modern business. The generation, storage and processing of more and more data has given rise to a whole new field of study, the simply, yet effectively named Big Data. “Server consolidation is the most obvious, long-standing use case, but virtualization is like a Swiss army knife. You can use it in a number of different situations.” - Raghu Raghuram, GM at
Virtualization + Cloud Equals Perfect Storm For Disaster Recovery Services Not very long ago disaster recovery was a luxury afforded by only the very large companies due to the prohibitive cost and effort required. Frequently even these large companies were unable to justify the investment and went without a disaster recovery plan. Today, virtualization and cloud enables companies of all sizes to implement a scalable, highly efficient disaster recovery plan without a huge investment. COSTLY AND RESOURCE-INTENSIVE DISASTER RECOVERY OF YESTERDAY At one time, investment in disaster recovery came in one of two forms: build a replica or subset of the
Where Hardware Meets the Cloud: Arraying High-end Server Platforms The web has brought out hardware machinery spot-on to cloud-based applications. Some of these servers are so scalable in magnitude, mindboggling in performance and high-end in gigabytes capacity, that they even sound a little alien. Suddenly they are here and those who only thought of them as data processors without a name can now identify with them, courtesy of cloud computing platforms. Intel, through its Tyan partners, is an example of companies that have enabled this to happen through its cutting-edge processing units. These can be discussed under the following headings.
Top 5 Cloud Computing Trends Of The Future Cloud computing as a technology trend has caught up fast in recent years. It has revolutionized IT in a way never seen before. It has clearly changed how the traditional software works for businesses. This has many benefits, considering many of the former models are rather physical, coupled with expensive licenses. Cloud computing is a dynamic technology and the following are some of the trends that experts and analysts have identified. 1. Cloud computing is scaling investment value Cloud computing streamlines how software, business processes, and services are accessed. More than ever
Why Cloud Computing Is Unavoidable In The Automotive Industry It is no longer a mere premise that the prospects of integration of cloud computing are embraced by nearly all major industries, including the automobile industry. Cloud computing is bound to change this industry and the driving experience as we know it today. There are three main areas of the automobile industry that could experience the greatest impact of cloud computing. Partnerships and integration Consumer demographics are changing, with more attention being directed at technological integration of scalable systems that are affordable and easily adaptable. This has required mergers and partnerships
Moving In To The Cloud? Choose Wisely Most organizations which have entered into cloud computing are seeking a competitive advantage. Sooner or later, cloud computing will graduate from a strategic imperative to an operational norm. Regardless of the rationale behind the migration, it is important for any organization to be well aware of the intricacies and elements of cloud computing before committing resources and expectations. Stakes are always high, and the nature of the choices we make has a major impact on the future. The cloud computing transition has dawned upon most organizations, immediately following the internet transition. Regardless of the change, there is association