Case Study: Cloud Computing Competence Development ING’s IT Strategy ING set out a cloud strategy that had the potential for substantial savings in cost while also providing for greater control of IT infrastructure, newer technology, improved stability, and a more agile organization. However, ING understood that the roles of IT professionals change as a result of adopting a different concept for managing IT services (the cloud), and that cloud has an impact on the people who work in the IT organization. In order to prepare ING’s IT organization for the future and to manage this transition successfully, ING realized that
Red Hat CloudForms Infrastructure-as-a-Service: Build Clouds Without Limits Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is about delivering self-service infrastructure— which is to say resources like compute, storage, and networking—to users in a managed, governed, and secure way. Many organizations are getting into cloud computing by building a private1 IaaS cloud that lets them maintain more direct control over their infrastructure than would be possible with a public cloud provider—although many are interested in also making use of shared, public resources over time. A complete IaaS product, such as Red Hat CloudForms, can deliver significant advantages to organizations. Such a product allows IT infrastructure teams—
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
When compared to the traditional shared or dedicated server environment, the emergence of cloud hosting has presented a viable alternative for growing businesses looking for cost effective IT solutions. Understanding the Cloud By its nature, cloud computing is largely unencumbered by the deficiencies that are often associated with traditional servers. The cloud revolves around a group of virtual machines whose functionality and accessibility is embodied through server clusters. This provides a foundational basis for exceptional flexibility in terms of systems scaling, ease of access, applications development and lowered costs. Cloud services are compatible with most managed servers and can be
Dimension Data Acquires OpSource To Accelerate Global Cloud Strategy Johannesburg, South Africa and Santa Clara, CA – June 30, 2011 – Dimension Data announced today that it has acquired OpSource, an enterprise cloud company, in a deal that will see Dimension Data, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Holdings, accelerate its cloud computing services offerings. At the same time, Dimension Data, a US $4.7 billion ICT services and solutions provider has created a centralised Cloud Solutions Business Unit which will report directly into Dimension Data’s CEO, Brett Dawson. OpSource will become part of the Dimension Data Cloud Solutions Business Unit.
NEC Helps Customers Build Enterprise Hybrid Clouds NEC is enabling organizations to directly implement communication-as-a service delivery models as part of their private or hybrid clouds. The company has announced the immediate availability of UNIVERGE Sphericall as a VMware software-based virtual appliance to this end. Because UNIVERGE Sphericall is adapted to a VMware software-based virtual appliance, it is an ideal choice for a wide range of communication services, says NEC, a specialist in the integration of IT and network technologies. The company notes that businesses using a virtualized voice and data infrastructure can provide a cost effective, flexible, and agile
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
Evolution Systems, a Sydney, Australia-based full service IT support business, is using Red Hat Solutions to build its cloud service offering. The Evolution Cloud service is built leveraging a combination of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2. This offering has enabled many customers to achieve new levels of scalability, performance and flexibility, says Red Hat, a global provider of open source solutions. Evolution Systems launched its cloud services offering earlier this year to set up an environment that could be quickly virtualized at a low cost. The company aimed to sell virtualized servers and storage