Five CIO cloud computing trends

CIOs and CTOs are becoming ‘comfortable’ with the idea of the cloud, according to a California-based cloud solutions provider, Enteracloud.

“The cloud has become an expectation rather than a novelty in IT today,” says Tim Doscher, CTO of Enteracloud. “So it’s not surprising that discussions among top IT pros are taking a new turn, focusing on the type of cloud solution that can be of most benefit to a company, the best ways to deploy a cloud strategy...

By Matt Henkes, 14 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, IaaS, PaaS, Private, SaaS .

Often Missed Considerations when Moving Apps into a Virtual Environment

Moving apps into a virtual environment is a good way to reduce their dependency on the underlying hardware, increasing functionality and portability. In addition, cloud computing can improve your company’s bottom line, enhancing customer service while enabling reduction of costs. These are some of the obvious benefits of virtualization, as is the scalability that allows your workload to grow with grace. However, moving into a virtual environment has other benefits that...

By NEI, 10 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Applications, Migration.

Architecting Beyond Cloud Computing’s Horseless Carriage

Today is a wonderful time for anyone interested in Cloud Computing to be working with the US government. On the one hand, the government considers Cloud to be strategically important, and they already have a track record as an early adopter of Cloud Computing on a grand scale. On the other hand, the government is also in the unique position of being able to drive standards for the approach—and in fact, they are even responsible for establishing the most widely adopted definition of Cloud Computing.

The federal agency...

By ZapThink, 08 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Government, PublicSector.

How does assumptive reality effect IT descision-making?

Driving home the other night I heard a story about a Mexican soccer team who replaced the names on their jerseys with their twitter handles.  According to this article, the club gave a statement that said:  “in football as in life, 140 characters are enough to decide what side you are on”.   

Scary statement, and even scarier if you think about how we make real life...

By GreenPages Technology Solutions, 08 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Best Practice, Enterprise.

Cloud Computing could cut IT C02 emissions by half

Large companies that move their data storage into the cloud could slash their carbon emissions by up to 50%, according to a new European study.

The London based Carbon Disclosure Project focussed on large firms un the UK and France and found that these companies could achieve significant cost savings by 2020 if they moved their IT systems onto shared networks.

The report said that a company which adopts cloud computing can reduce its energy...

By Matt Henkes, 07 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Economy, Enterprise.

Three Infographics to boost your cloud computing IQ

We have mentioned it enough times: By 2020 just about all IT resources consumed by people and enterprises will take place in a remote cloud, probably through a smartphone device.

This has a number of implications for how data is stored, optimized and accessed. It also has long term implications for reducing carbon emissions.

Here are three infographics which visually help you get up to speed and suggest insights into how you...

By VI, 06 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Industry, Infographic.

GreenPages’ Own Journey to the Cloud – Why We Did It

In my last post I told you that “The Vision Is Complete” – we’ve completed our move to “The Cloud.”   Today, I’m going to roll back to the beginning and discuss the vision itself (i.e. the “WHY”).

The Vision

The ultimate goal of any I.T. infrastructure is to provide consistent, reliable access to end users.  However, this goal...

By GreenPages Technology Solutions, 04 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Best Practice, Enterprise.