Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: IT Infrastructure – Part 2 Introduction: As we discussed in the first part of the article, IT Infrastructure is the main backbone of the business and businesses have already begun the work to reinvent their IT infrastructure. They have started moving towards more efficient deployment systems. Server virtualization is mainstream now. Though we are seeing public/private/hybrid cloud offerings in IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, the ultimate goal is making ‘IT as a Service’. Public cloud offering definitely helps to lower up-front capex; but the opex part of management remains intact even in cloud computing. The adoption
The FINANCIAL — Novell and Tencent on July 22 announced the establishment of a research laboratory in Shenzhen, China to jointly develop an Internet Data Center (IDC) cloud computing platform. Tencent, China’s largest Internet service portal with more than 480 million active users, is adopting SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server and PlateSpin Orchestrate as its auto-deployment system. As part of the agreement, Tencent will also utilize intelligent workload management solutions from Novell, including PlateSpin Workload Management, to create a flexible and easy-to-expand IDC cloud platform that will allow users to build, purchase and run business applications in a faster and more convenient way.