How Do You Manage Your Cloud? Cloud computing has been around for some time. We’ve all heard of it, we all know what it does and we all understand the benefits it can bring… well most of us. It’s the same for virtualisation, which has become a technology phenomenon. Most, if not all organisations have virtualised at some level and over the years, the cloud has become a natural evolution of a business’ virtualisation strategy; an extension that builds upon the benefits gained from virtualising. The questions I often ask businesses are “has your virtualisation strategy worked?” And “are you
On Rob Kaufmann’s Thesis: NAS vs. Cloud Part 1 A few weeks back KPI Analytics employee Rob Kaufmann suggested that network attached storage (NAS) solutions for data serving could in numerous cases provide a greater advantage than Cloud services. Specifically, he cited that it would be preferable for those serving massive files or very sensitive data. This was debated at a press conference on July 17th. I’m here to suggest that although Kaufman is making some interesting points, his NAS route isn’t as promising as Cloud – even given the nascent form of the latter. On many counts that Kaufman
Nicira Virtualizes The Network For Offshore Cloud Specialist Calligo UK Channel Islands Cloud Provider Achieves a World First by Creating a Single Virtual Data Center Across Two Island Facilities Palo Alto, Calif., May 16, 2012 – Nicira, the network virtualization company, today announced that Calligo, a full-service cloud service provider based in the Channel Islands, has adopted Nicira’s Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) to support its customers in the offshore industries in the region. Calligo is using NVP to make two data centers – one in Jersey and one in Guernsey – operate as a single facility, with computing capabilities and
VMWorld 2010 Update By Malick If you are not connected with the cloud, your individual mind would be a dumb terminal. Welcome to the VMWorld 2010! VIRTUAL ROADS. ACTUAL CLOUDS: The statement ends as: Together we’ll travel from Virtual Roads to Actual Roads. Come engage. Leave enlightened. A true global event! 85 Countries represented in the audience. 17000 Attendees! And VMware announcing their Hybrid Cloud Computing Data Center! And claiming that already 4000 VMs (Virtual Machines) are created every hour! It is no secret that virtualization is the underlying driver of cloud computing. There is no cloud computing without virtualization!