The Benefits of Cloud Computing [INFOGRAPHIC]
As companies ebb and flow with today’s IT trends, the topic of Cloud Computing continues to be a hot topic – and with good reason too. Adoption of Cloud is on the rise according to our VMworld survey showing more than 75% of attendees planning to use Cloud.
What You Gonna Do when the Cloud Gets Slow on You?
I hate to be breaker of bad news, but the reality is that cloud computing is more than an abstract concept. Just because you moved to the cloud doesn’t mean that all those messy servers, networking devices, storage, environmental controls, etc have all been decommissioned.
Perception Differences between Adopters and Non-Adopters of Cloud
What makes some enterprises adopt cloud computing while others, despite being well informed, decline the opportunity? IaaS providers tout lower cloud computing cost, boast easy scalability, and assure security; but these marketing messages have enticed only 10% of U.S. firms to adopt cloud deployments thus far and another 10% plan to do so within the next 2 years. Are some identifiable cloud computing problems preventing the other 80% of firms from embracing the cloud?
How long should you keep cloud data for?
One of the most frustrating issues for IT staff is how long data has to be kept around - after all it costs money to store it.
The Risk of Cloud Lock ins
In some of my recent posts, I had mentioned that the risk of Lockins on a Cloud can have a significant impact for businesses running their services on the Cloud. I had mentioned about Cloud services like CloudSigma which offers data portability without lockins
VMworld and The Toughest Cloud Management Question
Last week at VMworld we asked a secret shopper to visit all the major cloud management vendors (BMC, CA, HP, IBM, and CA Nimsoft) and ask the Toughest Cloud Management Question. VMworld is a great place to do this. Because the attendees are very smart and experienced and the people working the vendor demonstration stations know their products very well.
Zenny’s Weekly Cloud Links #25 – VMworld, Telstra, Cloud Security, Hybrid Cloud
Every Friday we like to highlight some of our favorite posts on Cloud Computing, service orientated infrastructure, DevOps, and anything else that grabbed our attention over the week. Here are some great articles from the week of August 29th that are worth taking a look at. Enjoy!
Government SaaS Grids – Reinventing Application Solution Delivery
The Canadian Federal Government recently announced plans to create a single IT department ‘Shared Services’ that will save $100-200m a year through consolidation-driven efficiencies. As highlighted in this fact sheet there is lots of ‘low hanging fruit’ for cost savings due to a spread of many different email systems, networks and data-centres.
American Idol, Blockbuster, and Microsoft 365: Innovate or Die
I attended the Microsoft Partner Conference last month in Los Angeles, CA, and there were two major topics during the week. The first was the recent release of Office 365 which is the epicenter of Microsoft’s cloud computing vision. The second was which Hollywood stars we would see, obviously.
Which IaaS Cloud Service today enables Seamless (Virtual) Colocation of Servers?
Today, the Cloud computing model and the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Clouds provide an very interesting and important value proposition for companies seeking to co-locate their servers virtually or to upgrade the existing colocated servers at a lower cost with better services.