IBM Extends Backup with New Cloud Services IBM has changed the way clients protect, store and retrieve their most critical data through its new cloud services. Disasters can cause significant damage to businesses and the company claims that the new IBM SmartCloud Resilience services allow clients to retrieve their most critical data in minutes versus days in the event of a disaster. Organizations need to prepare for unforeseen circumstances, according to IBM that advises businesses to assess threat risks and create a resilience strategy to facilitate uninterrupted business operations. A traditional data center environment does not completely address all these
SAN JOSE, CA and TOKYO — (Marketwire) – 06/17/2011 – With intense competition and more than 130,000 attendees at Interop Tokyo 2011, Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) won top distinction for its industry leading Brocade MLXe core router and Brocade VDX Data Center Switch. The Brocade MLXe Series router was selected from more than 300 highly competitive networking solutions for the Special Prize: Infrastructure Building Products and Grand Prix: ShowNet Product Section. Additionally, the Brocade VDX Ethernet fabric switch also won the Grand Prix: People’s Choice for the show. The Interop Best of Show awards were created to help network architects and
UPDATE: June 2nd, Intuit Goes Down… Based on a recent visitor tip to CloudTweaks. FYI — Intuit is in the midst of another payroll server outage right now (June 2, 2011) and it has been going on since noon yesterday, June 1st. Hundreds of small business owners are outraged over the lack of service by Intuit and the fact that their planned Friday payroll will not be available as a result of Intuit’s lack of sufficient disaster planning. ——————————————————————————————————————— In the second and concluding part of this article, I look into some of the recent cloud computing failures that have
Private or Shared Cloud and Everything in Between When deciding to implement cloud computing in order to manage your IT processes, you should start by deciding on the type of cloud you want to store your data on. Since there is no universal receipt for success when implementing cloud computing, you must carefully consider all the options. You can start by understanding the differences between private and public cloud and everything in between. You can work with a cloud provider to setup and help manage your cloud or manage your own cloud on your equipment. Public Cloud: ● Provides an
Auto scaling strategies for Windows Azure, Amazon’s EC2 and other cloud platforms The strategies discussed in this article can be applied to any cloud platform that has an ability to dynamically provision compute resources, even though I rely on examples from AzureWatch auto scaling and monitoring service for Windows Azure The topic of auto scaling is an extremely important one when it comes to architecting cloud-based systems. The major premise of cloud computing is its utility based approach to on-demand provisioning and de-provisioning of resources while paying only for what has been consumed. It only makes sense to give the matter of
Launch of the Oracle Health Sciences Cloud Just a few years back, everything from health records to appointment scheduling was accessed and updated by development and maintenance of some on-site technology in almost all the healthcare organizations. And now, of late, SaaS has emerged as a pattern changer and gained immense popularity in the health sciences sector leading to widespread use of cloud computing services. It has certainly spread its roots firmly in the health sector by reflecting a good number of unprecedented advantages. Oracle/Oracle Health Services Oracle has been the front-runner in health sciences with almost all big U.S.
TELUS to build $65 million Intelligent Internet Data Centre Investment will provide local and international businesses with the highest levels of IT management reliability, security and scalability Rimouski (Quebec) – TELUS today announced construction of a new $65 million Tier III* Intelligent Internet Data Centre in Rimouski. This new green facility, the first TELUS Internet Data Centre built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Standards, will significantly enhance TELUS’ IT management services to businesses in Quebec, Canada and internationally. The project affirms TELUS’ position as Canada’s leading provider of managed hosting solutions, according to a recent report
Viravis – Cloud Start-Up Review Overview: Viravis is an upcoming cloud based platform for developing database rich applications by anyone regardless of their programming skills and globally accessible via internet. Based in Turkey, a Microsoft Bizspark Startup founded in mid 2010, Viravis with its simple, centralized, web-based development platform makes it remarkably easy for end users to develop data driven software applications. Viravis enables the development of feature rich applications by providing development tools that are accessible using the web or desktop based GUI development clients. Viravis is a Hybrid Cloud offering which provides the development platform services of PaaS