Electronic Design heads to the Cloud

Cloud computing is in the middle of one of the biggest build up cycles since the dot com days, and there has even been a recent flurry of interest in cloud computing for Electronic Design Automation (EDA). Is this just propaganda, or is there really something of compelling value that cloud can offer for electronic designers?

First, we should distinguish between “EDA” and electronic design. Rather than viewing the situation from a...

By Sujit Janardanan, 13 February 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Enterprise, Industry, SaaS .

Life Sciences take to the Cloud

At a leading pharmaceutical manufacturing company recently, a researcher needed to perform mission-critical clinical analysis. He estimated that he needed 50 servers to complete the work, but the pharma major’s internal IT group told him that provisioning that much hardware would take at least three months.Faced with an untenable amount of lead time before his project went live, the researcher and his Project Tech lead instead chose to provision the identical server, network and storage infrastructure...

By Sujit Janardanan, 12 January 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, CIO, Industry.

Garbage in the Cloud

On two occasions I have been asked,—”Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?” … I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.

—Charles Babbage, 1864

The long-standing computer science principle of “garbage in, garbage out” (GIGO) is so fundamental to IT that it predates digital computing by almost a century. And yet here we are in the twenty-first century,...

By ZapThink, 19 December 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Big Data.

5 Things SMB’s Should Consider Before Deciding To Go Virtual

When dealing with many of our SMB clients (small or medium businesses) that are not virtualized, the conversation usually starts with, “I have 5-7 year old servers that are starting to have issues and are not under maintenance, and I need to update them.” I fully admit that I am biased, and the first thing I suggest is to virtualize and sleep better at night. Here are some things I talk to them about in my conversations.

There are five things to think about before deciding to go virtual or not:

  • How...
  • By GreenPages Technology Solutions, 01 December 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Virtualisation.

    Capitalizing on the Cloud – a case for Capital Markets

    The Clouds usually make for turbulent flights and hamper perspective overall, but in many applications they can provide clarity, ease of operations and a platform for enhanced customer focus and responsiveness. Despite the issues of privacy and data sensitivity the first reports of effectiveness of Cloud networks for Capital Markets are in – and they seem very positive.

    Recent events in the capital markets reflect the continued fragility of a long promised recovery. The crisis in the financial markets...

    By Sujit Janardanan, 25 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Economy, Enterprise, Industry.

    Hey Webster! Adopt My Definition of the Cloud

    I’ve come to the conclusion that one of the obstacles of Cloud adoption is the term Cloud itself.  What does it truly mean?  Is it a thing, a place, a methodology or a philosophy?  Is it singular, plural or a collection of many different things?  Capitalized or lower case? Can it be defined in such a traditional way?  

    If you think logically, the term “Cloud” is generally accepted to have come from the depiction of the internet we all have used for years in...

    By GreenPages Technology Solutions, 22 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Enterprise, Industry, Trends.

    Planning for Cloud Infrastructures: Build It and They Will…Not Pay For It?

    Some of the biggest complaints I’ve heard (mostly from the SMB crowd) around the idea of the “build it and they will come” methodology of planning for cloud infrastructures, is that no matter how great the actual business value might be:  

    A) It is simply too expensive upfront (i.e. the capital expense or CAPEX required)

    B) They are mistrustful about being able to recoup their CAPEX costs by charging for utilization

    C) With no clear asset owner (more on this later), they doubt...

    By GreenPages Technology Solutions, 17 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Best Practice, Enterprise.

    Developing Clouds in the Forecast

    These days it seems like everyone has their head in the cloud. At least from an interest level that is. When it comes to actually using the cloud, they’re not necessarily ready for a real cloud deployment. The conversation usually goes something like this:

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    “Do you support...

    By Arthur Hicken, 15 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Applications, Enterprise, Private, VMware.