HP CloudSystem Matrix: Managing at a Higher Level This Illuminata Spotlight discusses HP CloudSystem Matrix and its use as an out-of-the-box platform for private clouds suited to enterprise IT. Many now look to the idea of “cloud computing” as their future ideal state. Clouds emerged first as a mechanism for Web and network computing, but have rapidly captured the imagination of enterprises and service providers as well. But what suits Web and network computing isn’t necessarily what enterprises and service providers need. This Illuminata Spotlight discusses HP CloudSystem Matrix, a ready-to-run IT infrastructure, and its use as an out-of-the-box platform
Case Study: Cloud Computing Competence Development ING’s IT Strategy ING set out a cloud strategy that had the potential for substantial savings in cost while also providing for greater control of IT infrastructure, newer technology, improved stability, and a more agile organization. However, ING understood that the roles of IT professionals change as a result of adopting a different concept for managing IT services (the cloud), and that cloud has an impact on the people who work in the IT organization. In order to prepare ING’s IT organization for the future and to manage this transition successfully, ING realized that
Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government? The Federal government’s relationship with cloud computing have always been a topic of interest on this website. Over the last months, I have covered this area in considerable detail. However, but for the slight hint of skepticism, the articles have been largely positive about cloud computing and the Federal government’s efforts to embrace this new technology. However, today, I adopt a slightly critical tone and discuss some issues that have been raised, issues that say cloud computing’s benefits have been largely exaggerated. Most of the Federal government’s enthusiasm about
Can Increased State Taxation Hinder Cloud Computing? – Part 1 “The best things in life are free, but sooner or later the government will find a way to tax them.” – Anonymous. Tax officials are usually the most hated representatives of the government, often without reason. However, some recent developments may well provide a valid reason to cloud component proponents to direct their ire towards state tax departments. Here’s a brief background before the specific facts. Will Vivek Kundra’s Departure Affect Government’s Flight to the Clouds?). The US military, normally the first in line to make use of new advances
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
Scaling Your Data Center Footprint for Higher Density Need an alternative, more efficient solution for growing your compute capacity without the resource burdens that come with moving locations or the costs associated with reserving excess space? Download this webcast featuring Tier1 Research and learn the various approaches to solve your data center footprint and power capacity challenges. In this webcast, we uncover how you can deploy your IT Infrastructure to take advantage of “scalable power density” by providing efficient power and cooling without expanding your physical space. Key topics will include: Trends and drivers for greater power usage Power demand
How to Overcome the Disadvantages of Cloud Computing Despite recent events exposing the downsides of cloud computing, industry experts predict an increase in businesses’ interest to move their data in the cloud. How come this trend is on a rising path? With cloud computing, every business has the possibility to get custom IT Services in a simple and fast way and with reduced costs, whether it is well-established or an ambitious start-up. However, some businesses still holdback when it comes to cloud computing deployment. The reasons vary from lack of proper information and experts’ insights, to fear of inherent risks
Dimension Data Acquires OpSource To Accelerate Global Cloud Strategy Johannesburg, South Africa and Santa Clara, CA – June 30, 2011 – Dimension Data announced today that it has acquired OpSource, an enterprise cloud company, in a deal that will see Dimension Data, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Holdings, accelerate its cloud computing services offerings. At the same time, Dimension Data, a US $4.7 billion ICT services and solutions provider has created a centralised Cloud Solutions Business Unit which will report directly into Dimension Data’s CEO, Brett Dawson. OpSource will become part of the Dimension Data Cloud Solutions Business Unit.