Logicalis Upgrades Its Cloud Management Service Logicalis has continued its growth and investment in cloud and managed services offerings by unveiling a new and expanded Logicalis Operations Center in West Chester Township, OH, near Cincinnati. The IT solution provider says that this new operations center offers clients campus-like collaboration environment and the technology housed in this building is the core of the company’s managed services offerings and the Logicalis Enterprise Cloud in the U.S. The services offered through this new facility can be extended internationally with Logicalis’ operations centers located in Slough, U.K.; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and
Test Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud For Free Users can now try Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and storage resources for seven days absolutely free of cost thanks to Gluster, a provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions for public and private clouds. Gluster claims that it offers the only high-availability storage for AWS EC2 – across availability zones and AWS regions. A $100 AWS credit from the company allows users to test the Gluster Virtual Storage Appliance for Amazon Web Services (AWS) free for up to seven days. Those interested to sign up for the free trial can do so
HP Application Transformation Solutions Deliver Flexibility and Speed Technology is “innovation engine” of the enterprise PALO ALTO, Calif., April 12, 2011 – HP today announced new application transformation offerings designed to help enterprises drive innovation by delivering application flexibility and speed. In today’s world of instant gratification, everyone expects secure, seamless access to information no matter where or when they want it. This requires an Instant-On Enterprise that can rapidly innovate and respond. “Innovation is what separates market makers from market followers,” said Thomas E. Hogan, executive vice president, Enterprise Sales and Marketing, HP. “At HP, we believe technology is
The $7 Billion Dollar Cloud Mystery I feel like I’m playing a game of Clue all by myself (it wouldn’t be the first time). No one seems to have questioned IBM’s $7 Billion dollar 2015 target on Cloud computing. It was just swallowed up in the news as if it were written on stone tablets and delivered by Moses himself. Well, I have a confession to make. The figure is a mystery – at least to me. Ever since IBM announced its $7 Billion dollar 2015 Cloud forecast I’ve been thinking about it. The figure strikes me as being very conservative
Cloud Computing Economics: 40-80% Savings in the Cloud? Given the state of the global economy and the increasing adoption of Cloud computing it’s no surprise that lately there have been a number of articles on achieving Cloud computing savings ranging from 40% savings according to an EEOC case study to as much as much as 80% savings according to Microsoft. However, not everyone seems to believe that they can save money by migrating to the Cloud. A common conversation that I often encounter with business owners is that they have done a “direct” comparison, and don’t see how they can save money migrating
Which is the Safer Cloud – Public or Private? “Keep looking below surface appearances. Don’t shrink from doing so just because you might not like what you find.” – Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State and retired General. Which is the safer cloud – public or private? If this question is posed to the general public with at least some knowledge of cloud computing, chances are an overwhelming majority will vote for the second option. However, in the overwhelming majority of real-world examples, they will be wrong. In case you are surprised by this statement, allow me to explain.
Cisco, EMC, VMware Evolve Australian Data Centre to Private Cloud Cisco, EMC and VMware have teamed on helping KPMG Australia, part of a global network of firms providing audit, tax and advisory services, to evolve its data centre to a private cloud with a Vblock infrastructure platform. The companies claim that this platform successfully blends cloud computing with integrated, consistent enterprise security and compliance. This blending enables KPMG to easily meet or exceed all security and regulatory requirements. The Australian firm is already using IT to boost its business and with this Vblock deployment it expects to grow even further.
NTT America Demos Cloud Computing Platform at Web 2.0 Expo NTT America will demonstrate its cloud computing platform at the Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco. Attendees will get a chance to listen to NTT America‘s technical staff who will discuss the company’s hosting, cloud computing, security and colocation offerings. These offerings help businesses to tap the opportunities offered by the rapid growth of new technologies and Web content services. During this event, CEO of Cloud Approach and cloud security specialist, Eric Greenberg, will give a talk entitled Crack the Code of Cloud Security and Unleash its Power on Tuesday, March