Euronet Deploys Cisco Cloud at Budapest Data Center Euronet Worldwide, a provider of highly secure electronic financial transaction solutions, has deployed the Cisco Unified Computing System at its central data center in Budapest. Located in Hungary, the central data center in Hungary provides the IT infrastructure for transaction processing for Euronet subsidiaries in 26 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The financial transaction solutions provider is leveraging Cisco’s cloud architecture to provide hybrid cloud services to serve both its internal information technology (IT) department and its customers. Euronet is now serving banks and other financial institutions, in a flexible pay-per-usage
The $7 Billion Dollar Cloud Mystery I feel like I’m playing a game of Clue all by myself (it wouldn’t be the first time). No one seems to have questioned IBM’s $7 Billion dollar 2015 target on Cloud computing. It was just swallowed up in the news as if it were written on stone tablets and delivered by Moses himself. Well, I have a confession to make. The figure is a mystery – at least to me. Ever since IBM announced its $7 Billion dollar 2015 Cloud forecast I’ve been thinking about it. The figure strikes me as being very conservative
Which is the Safer Cloud – Public or Private? “Keep looking below surface appearances. Don’t shrink from doing so just because you might not like what you find.” – Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State and retired General. Which is the safer cloud – public or private? If this question is posed to the general public with at least some knowledge of cloud computing, chances are an overwhelming majority will vote for the second option. However, in the overwhelming majority of real-world examples, they will be wrong. In case you are surprised by this statement, allow me to explain.
IBM Unveils Next Generation Smart Cloud Platform for Business San Francisco, CA, – 07 Apr 2011: today announced next generation cloud services and technology advances for clients moving key enterprise business processes into production cloud environments to innovate, reduce costs and increase agility. To accelerate the shift from experimentation, development and assessment to full scale enterprise deployment of cloud, IBM is building out its existing cloud portfolio with IBM SmartCloud, its next-generation, enterprise cloud technologies and services offerings for private, public and hybrid clouds based on IBM hardware, software, services and best practices. As part of this announcement, IBM is
UNLEASHING CLOUD PERFORMANCE Introduction: The reality of cloud services Thirty-five percent. By 2014, analysts believe that thirty-five percent, or over one-third, of global enterprise IT budgets will be spent on cloud services. While today the percentage of organizations investing in these types of offerings is small, the implication is clear: “the cloud” is not another industry buzz word, but a broad category which will drive the next phase of IT projects. For IT and business managers already inundated with information about the promise of a cloud centric infrastructure the question is not whether or not to use the cloud, but
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective CTOs “While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.” – Stephen R. Covey, management guru and author of the bestseller The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. I will readily admit it; the title’s a derivative of Covey’s self-help book that has sold more than 15 million copies in 38 languages since it was first published in 1989. Although the seven “habits” I am about to mention will never help as wide an audience as Covey’s general advice, they can definitely help the
15 Recommended Cloud Computing Management Tools Abiquo Designed from the ground-up to provide next generation Cloud management, Abiquo is the most complete and advanced solution available on the market today. Abiquo provides class-leading features like virtual to virtual conversion through a platform that is easy to implement and operate, liberating your IT organization from the drudgery of managing thousands of virtual machines, without relinquishing control of the physical infrastructure. Bitnami BitNami Cloud is based on the Amazon Cloud, you have access to a wide variety of server types that can be configured with custom storage. You can start with a
Microsoft Improves Performance Through Private Cloud Computing Microsoft is now focusing on private cloud computing mainly to improve the performance of many applications. Through private cloud computing the performance levels of the application services such as Windows Azure, Office 365, Xbox Live and Bing services can be optimized. This benefit of private cloud can be applied to every IT environment. The benefits in designing the private cloud are being discussed at Microsoft Management Summit that is going on now in Las Vegas. This sold-out IT conference is being attended by about 4,000 members. The new prototype of private cloud computing