Cisco, EMC, VMware Evolve Australian Data Centre to Private Cloud Cisco, EMC and VMware have teamed on helping KPMG Australia, part of a global network of firms providing audit, tax and advisory services, to evolve its data centre to a private cloud with a Vblock infrastructure platform. The companies claim that this platform successfully blends cloud computing with integrated, consistent enterprise security and compliance. This blending enables KPMG to easily meet or exceed all security and regulatory requirements. The Australian firm is already using IT to boost its business and with this Vblock deployment it expects to grow even further.
Head in the Clouds, Feet Firmly on the Ground “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” – George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish playwright, Nobel laureate. Often, at management seminars, speakers talk about “dreaming with your eyes open.” Leaving aside the fact that a literal interpretation can actually be harmful – imagine dreaming with your eyes open when driving – what they try to convey is to think of the possibilities while being grounded in reality. In other words, be careful. However, there’s something as being too careful. Smaller
Bringing Information Technology to the Forefront through Cloud Computing “Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.” – Milan Kundera, Czech novelist, playwright and poet. This is an age of marketing. From pins to planes, everything’s branded. Therefore, unless you can market your product or service, no one will buy – even if it’s the best one round. The same holds true for individual career growth. There may be several competent people around, but the employee who rises in the company hierarchy and gets the fat bonus is the one who catches the eye of the senior manager. Now
Which Cloud Computing Quality Works For You? As any successful entrepreneur worth his millions will tell you, “The customer is always right.” However, in a technology paradigm as new as cloud computing, the customer does not always know enough to be right. In such a situation, the customer has to go ahead to what is more important to him, and then proceed down the list. Presented here are some of the possible things that you as a customer, may find especially important. While it is definitely possible to get multiple benefits from the cloud computing product or service you choose,
Cloud Computing Contracts “The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract.” – Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), American science fiction writer. A contract is defined as “a legally enforceable agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified.” Contracts are the cornerstones of business. Unfortunately, for cloud computing, contracts are still a grey area that has the potential for causing serious problems. In some of my previous articles, I had mentioned how lack of clarity of contracts is holding back widespread adoption of cloud computing. A lot of the
Riverbed to Showcase Market-Leading IT Performance Solutions at Cloud Connect 2011 Riverbed to Present on Tools and Techniques for Performance Optimization for Applications and Storage; Implementing Appropriate SLA in the Cloud for your Enterprise San Francisco, CA—March 1, 2011— Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced its participation at the Cloud Connect Conference taking place March 7-12, 2011 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Cloud Connect Conference helps business technology executives, IT professionals and developers better understand the transformation and promises of cloud computing. During the conference, at TechWeb’s Cloud Performance Summit,
How BIG Is The Cloud Computing Market? “A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.” – Henry Ford (1863-1947), American industrialist and pioneer of assembly line production. Henry Ford, industrialist extraordinaire, knew the value of his Model T in the American market. That is why, contrary to the popular belief at that time that customers should always be provided choices, he refused to offer his now-iconic product in multiple colors, going as far as to say, “They can have it any color so long as it’s black.” Although the