Federal Roadmap to Your Cloud Achieve Greater Efficiency and Contain Costs Today, the Federal government operates and maintains approximately 2,100 datacenters, with a mandate to reduce that number by 800 by 2015. With virtualization, this goal is achievable, especially because fewer than 15 percent of Federal x86 servers are currently virtualized, according to recent estimates. If agencies undertook a simple 2:1 server consolidation effort, they could presumably reduce the number of physical x86 servers by half and achieve significant cost savings for this basic effort. Their savings potential, however, is much greater, considering that VMware customers achieve average consolidation ratios
WAN Optimization: The Key to Effective Private Clouds Organizations of all shapes and sizes are looking to private cloud implementations to increase IT efficiency and help end users collaborate more easily. They’re after benefits that include lower costs,easier management of IT resources, improved disaster recovery and employee productivity gains. But organizations are also finding out that such advantages can only be achieved when they ensure their wide-area networks can offer speedy access to centralized IT resources for faraway users. Addressing any network limitations can make the difference between success or failure of a cloud-based system, which, in turn, can impact
Tieto Accelerates Time-to-Market with Cloud IT service company Tieto is taking SAP and Database platforms to the cloud by the introduction of two new PaaS (Platform as a Service) offerings. By leveraging the dynamic SAP Landscape, enterprises can run applications without spending on expensive hardware or technical expertise. The Dynamic SAP Landscape, claims Tieto, has a tested environment, ready models for implementations and operations, operational processes as well as tools in place. “Cloud service model is bringing a new level of efficiency and flexibility in all core areas of IT,” said director Mika Tuohimetsä at Tieto’s Managed Services and Transformation.
Virtustream, Softengine Enable Deployment of SAP Business One in the Cloud Softengine and Virtustream have teamed to enable the deployment of SAP Business One in the cloud through a new offering for SAP Business One partners. Virtustream provides cloud services and next-generation dynamic infrastructure solutions and Softengine specializes in ERP and CRM business solutions. Both companies offer the uniquely designed Global Cloud Service Center that features best-of-breed cloud technology, infrastructure, ERP vertical solutions and services designed to benefit both SAP Business One partners and end users. A “one-stop-shop” hosted model allows partners to resolve issues pertaining to data security and
Riverbed To Showcase IT Performance Solutions At Defense Information Systems Agency Conference San Francisco—August 10, 2011—Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced its participation at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Customer & Industry Forum, taking place August 15-18 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The DISA conference brings together decision-makers and subject-matter experts from the military services, combatant commands, industry and academia to share information and ideas that are critical to helping the Department of Defense (DoD) achieve success. At the conference, Riverbed® (booth# 455) will showcase wide area network (WAN) optimization, satellite communications and
Symform Gives 100GB of Cloud Storage for Free Symform is giving 100GB of cloud storage for free to new and existing customers. This offer will enable users to access and experience, durable, and highly available decentralized cloud storage at no cost. Symform, the company specializing in offering safe, fast, and cost-effective solution for businesses, notes that this offer is suitable for businesses and organizations of all sizes, Managed Service Providers, and IT Professionals. As the industry’s first decentralized cloud storage solution, the Symform Storage Cloud has an edge over traditional storage, back up, and disaster recovery solutions. Typically, customers find
GMA Launches Cloud-based Business Continuity Portal Solution GMA Consulting’s newly released cloud-based Business Continuity Portal solution utilises Microsoft’s SharePoint 2010 collaboration application and is hosted on the Windows Azure cloud platform. The London-based IT consultancy specialising in the design, development and implementation of solutions using Microsoft technologies claims that it is the first solution to be launched using GMA’s SharePoint Azure Accelerator capability. Thanks to GMA Consulting, businesses now have an effective, flexible and affordable way to enable its staff to find the information they need if they face a crisis. Users can access the new cloud-based portal 24/7 over
NEC Helps Customers Build Enterprise Hybrid Clouds NEC is enabling organizations to directly implement communication-as-a service delivery models as part of their private or hybrid clouds. The company has announced the immediate availability of UNIVERGE Sphericall as a VMware software-based virtual appliance to this end. Because UNIVERGE Sphericall is adapted to a VMware software-based virtual appliance, it is an ideal choice for a wide range of communication services, says NEC, a specialist in the integration of IT and network technologies. The company notes that businesses using a virtualized voice and data infrastructure can provide a cost effective, flexible, and agile