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
Over the next several weeks we will be focusing on “Green Computing Technology” and will be presenting articles from those who are currently working and developing in this area. One of these companies is Greenqloud that we have previously covered on our:” Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars List“ In the meantime, here is an excellent article written by Eirikur Hrafnsson, CEO & Co-Founder Greenqloud that was originally posted back in October 2010 discussing a Power Usage Effectiveness Scale or PUE. You can expect future contributions to CloudTweaks from Eirikur Hrafnsson as well as Environmental Manager, Ruth Shortall in