Cloud Storage Management: Balancing Cloud and In-house Data Data has always been valuable, but over the past decade we have seen a dramatic increase in just how much data holds value. We know the optimal time of day to post on social networks, we can predict what a customer’s next purchase will be based on a few of their previous purchases, and we test which call-to-action is more likely to succeed in each demographic. With all this data comes the need for storage and management. Protection and accessibility are essential to proper data storage, and cloud storage has become an
Whitepaper: Microsoft SharePoint On The AWS Cloud – Learn How! Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a complete set of services and tools for deploying Windows® workloads, including Microsoft® SharePoint® Server, on its highly reliable and secure cloud infrastructure platform. This white paper discusses general concepts regarding how to use these services and provides detailed technical guidance on how to configure, deploy, and run a SharePoint Server farm on AWS. It illustrates reference architecture for common SharePoint Server deployment scenarios and discusses their network, security, and deployment configurations so you can run SharePoint Server workloads in the cloud with confidence. This white paper
Any Future For Open Source Cloud Computing? The dominant growth of open source in infrastructure software design and the vast adoption of cloud computing have resulted in a powerful synergy whose impacts and benefits are far-reaching. This synergy was born out of the need for flexibility, savings by free or low cost software licensing fees, and vendor lock-in (that deters vendors who seek to control the system framework), among other benefits. The question is how will open source cloud computing survive in a market environment where services and infrastructure platforms are continually being commoditized? Apart from the earlier stated benefits,
How Universities Implement Cloud Computing Cloud computing has been universally recognized as a critical component in the field of education. This is more so in the higher education sector where more advanced tools are necessary for data sharing, teaching, and protection, as well as for advanced instruction. Generally, most countries in the world experience a decline in higher education budgets. Because of this, and because of the fact that universities need to be able to continue to deliver quality services in spite of the limited budget, the role of IT has tremendously arisen to a whole new level (Mircea, 2011).
Heterogeneous Cloud Management Enhanced With Addition of Leading Cloud Computing Platform SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwire – Nov 7, 2011) – Today at Cloud Expo, Zenoss, a leading provider of management software for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructures, announced the availability of a free and open source CloudStack ZenPack. The new ZenPack extends Zenoss Core to manage the open source Citrix CloudStack™, providing CloudStack users with a unified view of their cloud infrastructure. Citrix CloudStack is a production-ready, free and open source cloud infrastructure platform that helps providers of all types deploy and manage simple, cost-effective cloud services that are scalable,
HP Enables Cloud –Based Delivery of SAP Applications HP Enterprise Services will provide cloud-based delivery of SAP applications under an agreement between HP and SAP AG. HP is an SAP-certified global provider of cloud services, application management services and hosting services, providing high-quality standards for cloud-based delivery of SAP applications. The alliance between HP and SAP AG will enable enterprises to deploy applications in a scalable and affordable manner. The companies claim that enterprise customers will also be able to significantly increase the availability and speed of business information. The SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) rapid-deployment solution is the