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    HP: Trying to stand out from the crowd in the DRaaS space

    James Bourne

    Back in September, Nirvanix announced to its customers that they had two weeks to move its data before the company went down the plughole. As the enterprise cloud storage provider waved the white flag, Gartner research director Kyle Hilgendorf noted in a blog post that the analyst house’s paper on cloud exit strategies was one of the least popular in the collection.

    About 2 days, 13 hours ago - 0 comments - Categories: DisasterRec, Enterprise, IaaS, Virtualization
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    Why virtualisation isn't enough in cloud computing

    Graham Jarvis

    On its own, virtualisation does not lend itself to creating sufficient visibility about the multiple applications and services running at any one time. For this reason a primitive automation system could cause a number of errors to occur, such as the spinning up of another virtual machine to offset the load on enterprise applications that are presumed to be overloaded. Well that’s the argument that was presented by Karthikeyan Subramaniam in his Infoworld article last year, and his viewpoint is supported by experts at converged cloud vendor VCE.

    About 2 months ago - 0 comments - Categories: Feature, Storage, Virtualization
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    The future of virtualisation: Automation, orchestration and even more on demand

    Len Padilla

    It's official: virtualisation has made it. On the Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Services, it has scaled the “peak of inflated expectations”, traversed the “trough of disillusionment” and is inches from the much coveted “plateau of productivity”. For now, it remains on the “slope of enlightenment” -- but it’s a technology right on the cusp of an evolution that will expand its influence further than ever.

    About 4 months, 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: CIO, Enterprise, Forecasts, Virtualization
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    3 reasons to love the bare metal cloud


    When infrastructure-as-a-service is referenced, we are generally discussing virtual server offerings. Bare metal challenges that assumption, having become a major part of how hybrid clouds blend public, dedicated, and private virtual infrastructure. Gathering Clouds’ contributor and cloud computing expert David Linthicum notes: “…virtualization and cloud computing are not mandatory partners.” Indeed, Linthicum’s point should not be ignored. Too often, virtualization is confused for cloud, leading to the wide spread “cloud washing” ideology that has occurred over the last few years.

    About 4 months, 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: Architecture, Hybrid, Infrastructure, Security, Virtualization
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    IBM’s data discovery initiatives culminate in Project Neo

    Ovum StraightTalk

    At its recent Software Analyst Insights summit in Stamford, Connecticut, IBM gave analysts an in-depth look at the products and underlying strategy of its extensive business analytics (BA) portfolio. A product that caught Ovum’s eye is IBM’s recently announced visual data discovery tool, codenamed “Project Neo.” The solution is the result of IBM Labs coalescing some of the company’s latest in-memory database, analytics, data visualization, and design initiatives.

    About 4 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Analytics, Data, Virtualization
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    AWS’s elastic database cloud thickens

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a series of updates to its expanding database services portfolio at its AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, reinforcing its ability to run multiple database workloads with elastic scale in the AWS cloud. While AWS offers a comprehensive menu of best-of-breed cloud services, Ovum would like to see a more integrated platform approach. AWS has disrupted the price barriers for large-scale data processing in the cloud. But cost will become less of a differentiator as customers look for richer and more orchestrated database services to fully support their enterprise data-processing needs.

    About 4 months, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, Enterprise, Public, Virtualization
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    AWS launches Amazon WorkSpaces, aims to shake up VDI market

    James Bourne

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has today launched Amazon WorkSpaces, a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution with data all stored in the cloud, at its AWS re:Invent show in Las Vegas. In the morning keynote Andy Jassy, AWS senior vice president, announced the launch alongside giving a few soundbites about how far ahead of the pack Amazon is – as well as an obligatory pot shot at cloud competitor IBM.

    About 5 months ago - 0 comments - Categories: Amazon, Developers, Public, Vendors, Virtualization
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    Why you need standardisation of SLAs in a multi-cloud environment

    Many technical experts believe that cloud computing is capable of reshaping the entire ICT industry in a revolutionary manner. With the introduction and development of cloud computing, the two business entities that emerged include – Cloud Service Providers and Cloud consumers. Although the consumers of cloud services do not possess much control over the primary computing resources, but it is quite essential for the cloud consumers to obtain necessary guarantees in terms of service delivery standards.

    About 8 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Private, Public, SLA, Strategy, Vendors, Virtualization
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    SDN and going “beyond the cloud” top digital trends for 2013, says Accenture

    James Bourne

    Software defined networking (SDN), as well as moving “beyond the cloud”, are two of the seven technology trends which will change the game for enterprise, according to the latest industry report. For companies looking to take the next step and move ahead of the competition, establishing a sophisticated digital strategy is paramount. This much we already know of course, but IT consultancy firm Accenture has gone a step further and noted the trends underpinning it – with SDN featuring heavily.

    About 8 months, 3 weeks ago - 1 comment - Categories: Analytics, Enterprise, Hybrid, Research, Virtualization
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    Examining the core components of a private cloud

    2X Software

    Private cloud environments tend to be made up of a number of different components. One of the keys to building an effective private cloud environment is to understand what these components are and what they do. This blog post is intended to serve as a beginner’s guide to some of the most commonly used private cloud components.

    About 9 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Architecture, Private, Virtualization
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