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Automation Unlocks The Door To The Private Cloud As companies increase their use of virtualization and succeed in expanding its reach to ever more mission-critical applications, their environments inherently become more complex. So, even as data centers get closer to the promise of the private cloud, the rate and ease with which they can advance potentially diminishes. How can they overcome the final hurdles or private cloud adoption, where the promise of greater efficiencies and faster service awaits? Automation quickly becomes the catalyst that enables organizations to make this transformation. Virtual data centers require new and innovative approaches to solving
The Cloud’s Tipping Point I always enjoy hearing from those of you who have come to the conclusion that Cloud computing will not work, and decided you will not be developing plans to shift your business to the Cloud. Sometimes the analysis is sound. More often than not, it omits key variables. Perhaps you relied too much on vendor input for key variables in your analysis, or on your own in-house staff that may not necessarily have the skills, experience, or vested interest in such analysis. After all, how often do they undertake such an analysis in the first place?
The Importance of Knowing the Difference Between Virtualization and Cloud Computing Microsoft raised some eyebrows when Corporate VP Brad Anderson boldly proclaimed that, “Virtualizations is not cloud computing.” While this statement garnered a lot of buzz due to its timing – Anderson said this during the VMWorld annual event – that doesn’t make this statement any less true. It is critical to remember that the principle concepts behind both cloud computing and virtualization have been in practice for decades. It is only enormous leaps in PC hardware architecture and the reliability of the Internet that have brought these terms into
The Cloud Lock-In (Part 2): The Great Lock-In of PaaS As we climb up the cloud layers scale, the complexity increases hence the vendor lock-in. PaaS as well as SaaS layers present stronger vendor lock-in than the IaaS layer. Did you read the 1st part on IaaS Lock-In ? The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is Great ! The PaaS vendor releases the “cloud applications’ developers” from the need to maintain the script or the database environments. The PaaS vendor takes responsibility of aspects such as the application deployment, the big data, scalability and availability by enabling features such as multi-tenancy and cluster
Cloud Computing and your Car – Part 1 Cars define America. If a non-American were asked to define the nation, skyscrapers, cars and Hollywood would definitely be part of the definition. For long, automobiles have been at the forefront of American innovation, giving rise to the Big Three of American Auto – General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. However, ensconced in their secure market, they failed to realize the challenges posed by foreign automakers until it was too late. Consequently, Toyota unseated GM as the world’s leading automaker. The recession that followed next dragged down sales for all automakers, even Toyota,
3CLogic Unveils New “Cloud Switch” Incentive Program 3CLogic is motivating customers to switch from the Five9 platform they are currently using over to 3CLogic’s Call Center Service deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The cloud based contact centers specialist has launched a three-point incentives program called “Cloud Switch” to this end and says that it will promote this program throughout the month of September. The incentives announced under the “Cloud Switch” program include software “trade-in” pricing, half-price CRM integration and free, discounted training. For the software “trade-in” pricing, 3CLogic is offering qualified users of the Five9 system the one-time ability