Unmasking Cloud Computing People in the Information Technology industry know a lot about cloud computing. However, those not part of the industry, primarily the target market, do have a lot of questions regarding the technology. In fact, a lot of them are surely confused about what cloud really is. Cloud computing is not really a new concept. It is just a different approach to making available IT services which tap the ever increasing power of virtualization technologies and servers which can provide huge computing pools and segregate a single server into various virtual machines which be used on demand. A
HP CloudSystem Matrix: Benefits of Private Cloud and Infrastructure as a Service Today Get the freedom and flexibility to provision infrastructure and applications in minutes rather than months. If you are like most companies, you have been adding servers, storage, and networking devices to keep pace with your business demands. You could be spending upwards of 70 percent of your IT budget on operations and maintenance, which means you are spending 30 percent or less on innovation that is critical to growing your business. You don’t have to be captive to unmanageable IT sprawl. Solutions are available today to help
HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 3 Continued from: Part 1 , Part 2 It had been a whirlwind day, folks. I’d like to thank Laura Mackey (@HPsoftware) for hosting us bloggers, and Rebecca Pallister (@HPenterpriseCA) for putting it all together. You two deserve a round of applause all your own. It takes a dedicated individual to greet someone so warmly that early in the morning. Good luck in Toronto and the rest of Canada with Master the Cloud 2012. Thanks also to HP and Intel, who as partners really know how to put on a good show.
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
There’s no question that the cloud is the future of IT. But making that transition isn’t always easy – especially if your company has been purchasing PCs, servers, and software for the past few decades. I have already discussed some of the ways that cloud computing is influencing the IT industry. Of particular importance among the many changes in the IT industry, and the need for professionals to adapt, is that cloud providers are starting to massively affect the ways traditional hardware and software companies sell and get paid for their products. In my company’s experience, the shift from owning our
Cloud Hosting – Infrastructure as a Service As the fiercely competitive modern business environment continues to evolve, companies of every size are becoming increasingly aware of the many benefits presented by cloud computing. Just as mainframes eventually evolved into the current sever environment, the image of a roomful of computers in a large building will soon begin to fade. The speed, flexibility and reduced cost of cloud hosting have begun to trigger the next evolution in the IT industry. Defining IaaS IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) is one of the three primary applications of cloud hosting. Along with Software as
Your Data in Australia is subject to the US Patriot Act One of the great advantages of cloud computing is the ability to compute across borders, thereby insulating a business from any localized issue that can potentially disrupt work (Earthquakes and Cloud Computing ). However, this necessarily means that business data is scattered across the globe, leading to possible legal and political complications (Computing Without Borders – What Works, What Doesn’t ). Some time back I had written about a potential threat to consumer rights under the US PATRIOT Act, a threat that is somewhat protected against by the Fourth
Zynga, the Latest Cloud Computing Success The business world is abuzz with the upcoming Zynga IPO which is expected to raise $1 billion from investors and value the gaming company as high as $20 billion. Just for the record, Zynga is a California-based game developer that made FarmVille and CityVille, two of its most popular products, part of the popular lexicon. From modest beginnings in 2007, Zynga now has more than 2,000 employees across the world, annual revenues of $850 million, and a whopping 250 million daily online users. In fact, its meteoric growth has far surpassed expectations, even of