Dealing with Big Data in a Virtualized World (And 6 Assets to Help You) “Data really powers everything that we do.” - Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn. Data has been described as the new oil, so important it is to modern business. The generation, storage and processing of more and more data has given rise to a whole new field of study, the simply, yet effectively named Big Data. “Server consolidation is the most obvious, long-standing use case, but virtualization is like a Swiss army knife. You can use it in a number of different situations.” - Raghu Raghuram, GM at
Leveraging Agile Development Through Cloud Computing Here are some ways that cloud technology leverages Agile development: Agile took off as a philosophy because the tech industry is simply impatient by nature. What used to take two to three years to develop now only takes less than a year. And with cloud computing and virtualization, Agile development is taken to a new level. This only shows that Agile and Cloud are meant for each other. Setup an unlimited number of staging and testing servers. Development teams used to deploy physical staging and testing servers so they became limited because of hardware
Cloud Networking Changes Everything The public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market is booming and expected to grow by 47 percent, from $6 billion in 2012 to $9 billion in 2013, according to Gartner’s Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2011-2016, 4Q Update. Additionally, the overall public cloud computing market, including software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), IaaS and other related services, will grow from $110 to $131 billion over the same period with a CAGR of 41.3 percent through 2016. While this projected growth is significant, cloud computing still represents less than three percent of the $3.7 trillion spent on IT per year.
Virtualization + Cloud Equals Perfect Storm For Disaster Recovery Services Not very long ago disaster recovery was a luxury afforded by only the very large companies due to the prohibitive cost and effort required. Frequently even these large companies were unable to justify the investment and went without a disaster recovery plan. Today, virtualization and cloud enables companies of all sizes to implement a scalable, highly efficient disaster recovery plan without a huge investment. COSTLY AND RESOURCE-INTENSIVE DISASTER RECOVERY OF YESTERDAY At one time, investment in disaster recovery came in one of two forms: build a replica or subset of the
Why Agentless Security Is The Future Of Private Cloud Protection As technology continues to evolve, new terminology is introduced into mainstream culture. If you’ve never heard of agentless security before, you are not alone. Agentless security is a new, dynamic security solution that harnesses the power of cloud technology to monitor computers and smart devices without the aid of a physical agent or deployable monitoring protocol. There are a growing number of applications for agentless security, starting with virtual server environments where installing an agent is not feasible, and continuing into the public cloud arena. More recently, installation of agentless security has
Cloud Security: Fears And Challenges Recent studies have shown that more than 60% of IT managers admit to security as the main stumbling block to their integration of cloud computing, with data protection and a perceived lack of regulation being their chief concerns. In another global study by IBM that involved more than 500 IT managers, it showed that 77% of businesses fear that cloud computing will necessitate privacy trade-offs, and 50% feared data breaches. Another 23% fear that cloud computing threatens corporate security. But really, the challenges facing cloud computing can be categorized into three; data protection, user authentication
100% Cloud Based Companies? Yes, It’s Possible! Everyone is talking about the cloud. Business applications are moving to the cloud. The shift from traditional software models to Internet based solutions has steadily gained momentum over the last 10 years. The next decade promises new ways of collaboration, via cloud computing and mobile devices. Life before cloud computing for traditional business applications was always quite complicated, not to mention expensive. The amount and variety of hardware and software required to run them was daunting. You needed a whole team of experts to install, configure, test, run, secure, and update them. Cloud