Issues in Migrating Legacy Systems to the Cloud Increasing Cloud adoption by small and big enterprises is primarily fuelled by the growing demand for resource and service consolidation coupled with efficient resource usage while delivering cost savings. With these benefits comes with the challenges of integrating diverse set of service portfolio. Cloud integration has its own plethora of issues which might be alien for small to medium sized enterprises which are new to the Cloud and do not have the expertise to deal with Cloud migration and integration issues. Let us, very briefly look at some of the issues companies
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Benefits Of NGN Based Clouds Cloud’s integration with NGN (Next Generation Network) is perhaps one of the most actively pursued areas within Cloud R&D given the promise of efficiency. NGN will inject interoperability in already established network infrastructures where every communication will be done in one format using a common protocol. Packet based communication is proposed in NGN standard along with circuit switched PSTN networks. Currently, interoperability is a pain within Cloud computing where different VMs (Virtual Machines) can’t interact in cross platform environments. This also presents a challenge for hybrid Cloud deployments. NGN integration with Cloud will also significantly
Some Ideas on Optimizing Performance of a Cloud Deployment Cloud is fast becoming one of the primary factors ushering a paradigm shift in technology and the way business is done. With Cloud penetration increasing and big enterprises making the move to the Cloud, there’s a growing discussion around optimizing performance of the infrastructure that powers a Cloud. New ways are being pioneered on optimizing performance of a Cloud infrastructure. With the befitting benefits like flexibility, program development interfaces (APIs), self-service provisioning and automated de-provisioning, the Cloud does bring some undesired realities like latency, query lags, security vulnerabilities and aggregated failures.
Frost & Sullivan: U.S. Department of Defense’s Shift to Cloud Computing Saves Costs, but Unlocks Network Security Threats MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 18, 2012 - The high costs of operating, securing and maintaining a large variety of often redundant legacy stove-piped networks has steered the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) toward mature commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology. Cloud computing will enable the DoD to share servers, storage devices and applications to save resources and time. The military can maximize the potential of network-centric warfare and enhance collaboration by using commercially successful service oriented architectures to provide software and applications within a
Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Conclusion Read Part 1, Part 2… Virtualized Data Center – Keeping it Simple Early designs of cloud computing focused on blades with an independent Storage Area Network (SAN) architecture. This blueprint consolidated the CPU and memory into dense blade server configurations connected via several high-speed networks (typically a combination of Fibre Channel and 10GB) to large Storage Area Networks. This has been a typical blueprint delivered by traditional off the shelf pre-built virtualization infrastructure, especially in the enterprise in private cloud configurations. More recently, hardware vendors have been shipping modular
IBM Executive Joins Electric Cloud SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 8, 2011 — Electric Cloud®, the private development cloud company, has appointed Prathap Dendi, former business development executive for IBM, as its new vice president of business development. Dendi will be responsible for securing strategic partnerships that enhance Electric Cloud’s position as a leader in private development cloud and facilitate the company’s long-term growth. “We’re pleased to be adding Prathap to our executive team,” said Electric Cloud CEO Mike Maciag. “His contributions with partners and customers at IBM over the years have been integral to the company’s success in cloud computing and
2011 Cloud Computing Predictions In 2010, we have seen a transformation of skeptics from their belief that cloud computing is suited mainly for small to mid-sized business, to a general acceptance that “the cloud” is everywhere. However, we have also seen a lot of inconsistency in how to differentiate cloud-based computing from on-premise computing. As a result, there has been confusion created in the market as software vendors like Microsoft promote their cloud offerings, and CIOs of large companies claim that their private cloud has been in place for years. As I take a macro look at the industry today,