Use Microsoft and Dell Compellent Virtualization to Improve Delivery of Infrastructure as a Service Virtualization and the emergence of private cloud computing provide today’s organizations with powerful new ways to provide business groups with the computing and infrastructure resources they need—more quickly and cost-effectively than ever before. For many business groups, virtual machines (VMs) can provide precisely the resources they require without those groups having to jump through the hoops associated with gaining access to the same resources delivered through a physical infrastructure. Both the IT team and the business organization benefit from the absence of physical infrastructure, the elimination
The Real Pioneers of the Cloud Long ago, in the early 1990s, the business landscape was rife with what were then known as “dumb terminals.” These didn’t last forever: in just a few years, the consumer-driven market–assisted by a publicly available Internet and a commoditized PC ecosystem–managed to completely change the business IT landscape. Now, it seems, were are about to witness such a consumer-driven change again. Only this time, it won’t be the machines themselves that will be changing, but rather the software that runs on them. The change that is upon business IT is, of course, the cloud.
Xerox and Cisco to Form Cloud Computing Service Alliance Market leaders plan to join forces to bring new revenue opportunities to channel partners; simplify and connect infrastructure for the enterprise LAS VEGAS, May 9, 2011 – Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and Cisco announced today that they intend to form an alliance to simplify IT management by delivering cloud-based services and technology solutions that combine network intelligence and print. The alliance plans to bring Xerox’s market-leading managed print and cloud IT outsourcing (ITO) services to customers over Cisco’s intelligent network infrastructure. Both companies will arm channel partners with solutions that help
Red Hat CloudForms – New Product for Private and Hybrid Clouds Raleigh, North Carolina-based open source behemoth Red Hat launched a new product line for creating and managing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) private and hybrid clouds named CloudForms, the company announced. The product incorporates both comprehensive application lifecycle management and the ability to create integrated clouds from a broad range of computing resources with unique portability across physical, virtual and cloud computing resources, Red Hat said. According to the company, CloudForms is developed to provide solution to problems like the cost and complexity of virtual server sprawl, compliance nightmares and security concerns
Are Cloud Computing Service Providers Shirking Responsibility On Security? Former American President Harry S. Truman famously had a sign on his desk at the Oval Office with the phrase, “The Buck Stops Here!” It signified that it was the President who had to make the hard decisions and bear responsibility for them; he could not pass it on to someone else, being at the head of command. Unfortunately, it seems that cloud computing service providers believe in a completely different ideology. For them, it’s passing the buck that has become an established norm, especially regarding security. While the recent outage
Cloud Computing Market Will Top $241 Billion In 2020 Independent research firm Forrester Research expects the global cloud computing market to reach $241 billion in 2020 compared to $40.7 in 2010, according to a new Forrester report called “Sizing the Cloud”. The report aims to provide insights into the future market size of cloud computing segment while trying to predict market growth dynamics in a new IT environment driven by rapidly growing number of cloud computing services and applications. Forrester’s report provides market forecast on 12 different market segments for the next decade, forecasting shifts in the usage patterns of
RED HAT CLOUD QUICKSTART Assess and accelerate your cloud viability with Red Hat Cloud Foundations Edition One. Red Hat® Cloud Quickstart equips your organization with the expertise, high-level support, and knowledge transfer to rapidly build, manage, and optimize a cloud solution tailored to your unique technology environment. The Cloud Quickstart consulting engagement, aided by a Red Hat consultant, leverages Red Hat’s Cloud Foundations Reference Architecture Edition One to assess the viability of a cloud environment for your enterprise and, if chosen, can demonstrate a tangible implementation of a private cloud for testing purposes. This is a valuable step in cloud