Do You Have The Right IT Monitoring And Management Strategy? As more organizations embrace hybrid IT, the task of monitoring and managing these environments becomes more complex. Virtualization and cloud add layers of abstraction, making detection and resolution of a performance/availability issue extremely challenging for the IT operations department. Without the correct process and tools in place, restoration of service becomes a difficult, long drawn process and downtime becomes a constant detrimental issue. The team here at Zenoss commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study on the current state of IT’s ability to manage the performance and availability of critical
Hybrid Cloud: The Influential Factor Of Flexibility You might have seen many articles on private cloud or a public cloud, but a cloud strategy is not limited to this only. The answer may be in an intermediate range, the Hybrid Cloud. First of all, let’s see how these services are deployed. Private cloud – internalized or externalized: A private cloud is a cloud infrastructure operated directly and exclusively by an organization. The best known example is that of a cloud that runs on an internal IT company. Obviously, this infrastructure can be internalized. Under these conditions it is operated by
Going Virtual? Keep one eye on the hardware and the other on habits Central to the huge trade and education event called VMWorld is the notion that everything is going virtual in a big way. Terms such as virtualization and software defined networking are now becoming mainstream, or more more precisely, must now become mainstream, and the 22,000+ conference attendees are listening and talking intently. VMWorld CEO Pat Gelsinger, as well as VMWorld Hybrid Cloud SVP Bill Fathers, and others demonstrated during the Monday morning opener that not only is virtualization crucial to the commercial success of organizations moving forward, but many key
The Importance of Monitoring Your IT Ecosystem “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” - Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), British physicist and engineer. Lord Kelvin, father of the absolute temperature scale now named after him, got it right more than a hundred years ago. Measurement is critical to improvement, whether it be a product or process. Even the management doctrine of “What cannot be measured cannot be managed” has its origins in Kelvin’s pronouncement. Monitoring is a step up from mere measurement. In simple words, monitoring may be described as measurement of parameters and then comparing them against pre-established
Cloud Computing Benefits and Importance on Redesign your IT Infrastructure Cloud computing can simply be described as computing based on the internet. In the past, people depended on physical computer storage or servers to run their programs. However, with the introduction of cloud computing, people as well as business enterprises can now access their programs through the internet. This kind of computing is rapidly growing in popularity and especially with small business enterprises. To understand why so many businesses are making the transition to cloud computing, let’s have a look at some of its benefits. Cost savings of the cloud
The Next Evolution In Cloud Storage “An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.” - Victor Hugo (1802-1885), celebrated French author. More than two years ago, I wrote that cloud computing is “an idea whose time has come”). Today, I’m tempted to describe Dispersed Storage in similar terms. Allow me to explain. Cloud computing has opened up whole new possibilities in terms of flexibility, mobility and cost efficiencies. But however intangible the Cloud may be for the end-user, at its most granular level, it is dependent on physical infrastructure. And it’s here that
Problems Of Virtualized Environments In Cloud Computing Virtualization is probably the most beneficial and transcendent factor of the Cloud where enterprise level resource allocation and consumption can be performed within reduced time and cost. However, virtualization has some operational risks which may lead to detrimental consequences for the huge data centers and information infrastructures if not addressed properly. Virtual environments have always faced the vulnerabilities of system and application based threats because of the multi level centralized architecture with common and single point of failures. Virtual Machine (VM) hosting architecture is beyond doubt one of the most pragmatic hallmarks of
What The Cloud Can Do For Your Small Business If your company isn’t utilizing cloud computing technology, you risk falling behind in the marketplace. The cloud makes it easier to manage, share and store content and data, and the figures show that your competition has most likely already moved to the cloud or is about to make the switch. Gartner predicts global IT spending will exceed $3.7 trillion this year, and the chief analyst at IDC estimates that 90 percent of the growth driving the IT industry from 2013 to 2020 will be driven by mobile, social, cloud and big-data technologies.