Embrace Cloud, But Not at The Cost of Your Ecosystem There is this great quote from the famous Hollywood flick, Spider-man, “With great power comes great responsibility.” The current biggest industry on this earth, the IT sector, has recently come to terms with this much-used scripted quote as New York Times published a story on ‘Power, pollution and the internet’. This report exposed an issue which was mostly unseen or unnoticed by the industry champs. Here comes the question of cloud computing vs. environment efficiency. What is the common notion about the energy efficiency of cloud computing? Ask the folks
The Private Cloud Strikes Back Having read JP Rangaswami’s argument against private clouds (and the obvious promotion of his version of cloud) I have only to say that he’s looking for oranges in an apple tree. His entire premise is based on the idea that enterprises are wholly concerned with cost and sharing risk when that can’t be farther from the truth. Yes, cost is indeed a factor as is sharing risk but a bigger and more important factor facing the enterprise today is agility and flexibility…something that monolithic leviathan-like enterprise IT systems of today definitely are not. He then jumps from
Go Away – You’re Not Serious about the Cloud Quit reading this. Move on. Your business has no chance of cloud prosperity. You’ve chosen to ignore several key tenets of successful integration into the cloud computing sphere, and you now find your business in an IT rut. Should you still continue to be reading this, pat yourself on the back. You’re at least willing to entertain the idea that your cloud acumen could improve. I’ll keep it simple. If you can’t shape up in at least one of these three vital areas to cloud success, you ought to ship out.
The Hybrid Cloud: A Major Focus In 2012 A while ago I have written an article about the types of cloud computing an organization has the choice to adopt, About Private or Shared Cloud and Everything in Between. For medium sized and small companies and private individuals, the public cloud is the most obvious choice. Also, as I said before, the public cloud model is the closest to the original dream of computing services as an utility. However, for the business world, sometimes the public cloud model is not enough, and many large companies who have the internal resources, are
4 Tips for a Successful Cloud Migration Perhaps to recap some of the things that I have written about during the year, I would now like to propose a set of best practices for a cloud computing implementation, the ones that I believe are crucial. Here are the 4 most important aspects to determining the success of such an IT project: – Security: I will start with this, since it still seems to be the most debated about topic when it comes to cloud computing implementation. Keep in mind that the managed enterprise provider you choose has specialists dedicated to
2011 Competition: “Conquering the Cloud Challenge” Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has announced a best practices competition called “Conquering the Cloud Challenge” to find the most innovative cloud-related practices by corporations and institutions. The grand prize, $10,000, will be awarded to the entry selected by a panel of expert judges: Jan Drake, Disney Corporation; Ben Kepes, industry analyst; Frank Gens, IDC; Jeff Perdue, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley; and Ravi Subramaniam, Intel. The competition is open to corporations managing data center resources, as well as government organizations, universities, and other nonprofits in all geographies. Alliance members and non-members are welcome