Consumerization is revolutionizing “file sync and share” services for the highly regulated asset management industry. The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement has gained significant popularity in the corporate world and is rapidly changing how enterprises share information. Consumerization of devices in asset management – the migration of features, feel and functionality of mainstream consumer products to specialist financial services firms – is changing this industry as well. CIOs and CTOs are realizing the need to bulletproof their consumer-grade services with industrial-strength file sync and share services in order to provide secure, easy access to data and documents, anywhere, from
Cloud Startup: Metacloud – Production Ready From Day One! On Tuesday, I was able to sit down with Mr. Steve Curry, co-founder and President of Metacloud, to talk in depth about what drives Metacloud forward in this ever changing industry of cloud computing. A little background on the company to start off with; Metacloud was originally funded back in August 2011 and is based in Pasadena, California. The startup is located quite close to Caltech which Mr. Curry says is a great site for bringing in new, engineering talent. Since their start, Metacloud has grown from two entrepreneurs to a team
Virtualization: VMware and Hitachi Data Systems Carve a Path towards Effective Cloud Usage It appears sometimes that the shift of both technology and mindset to the concept called the cloud is happening extremely quickly, and although innovation and competitiveness are key concerns for any CEO or executive, the speed by which a company’s entire IT structure must transform can sometimes be overwhelming. This is something that the experts at VMware and Hitachi have known for a long time, and is the reason why their 10-year relationship has done so well for their clients: they are very good at explaining the
Victim of Cloud-Washing? Use VPCs to Compete with the Big Firms As Amazon continues to innovate and deliver new services at an incredible pace it can be a challenge for others in the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) market to keep up. Predicted high growth on public cloud services is causing some existing data center providers to engage in cloud washing – labeling their services as “cloud” or “cloud-enabled”. This leaves genuine CSPs squeezed at both ends – struggling to keep up with Amazon, and struggling to differentiate from cloud washed managed services. Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) provide one way to stand out.
Cloud Startup: Aryaka Aryaka: Attestation to Pure WAN Connectivity with Optimal Bandwidth Use Among the recent companies that have proved a blessing to cloud computing, perhaps none has done more, in a world where network is the lifeline, than Aryaka. This cloud startup whose base is California began in 2008 but has since earned wide recognition for its Wide Area Network (WAN) coverage that allows users to access connectivity that rivals that of the Local Area Network (LAN). Perhaps these attributes, alongside the fact that the firm is one of the initial platforms to provide this kind of technology around
Racemi Automates Migrations To IBM Cloud Services Customers can begin migrations to IBM SoftLayer’s cloud from competing services immediately ATLANTA, September 16, 2013 – Racemi, the leading provider of automated server migration software that streamlines the process of migrating workloads to public, private, and hybrid clouds, today announced global support for IBM public cloud offerings, providing clients an automated migration path to their IBM cloud of choice, at no charge for a limited time. Racemi’s Cloud Path software as a service (SaaS) enables IBM customers to migrate server workloads to IBM’s SoftLayer cloud services at no charge (see terms and conditions). “Working
Storage Stalemate: Why Current Trends Are Breaking Old Storage Solutions While new technologies are being adapted at lightening pace across all kinds of industries, one thing has not changed: IT departments are expected to use antiquated storage solutions to meet their new storage needs. Just as we wouldn’t expect anyone to use a twenty-year old phone to communicate effectively, it is unreasonable to expect IT professionals to use tape and proprietary storage arrays to store massive amounts of data, especially in this era of powerful cloud computing. The simple fact is that it is impossible to manage today’s storage needs
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