Private vs public cloud: Blood, sweat and tears

In the debate surrounding which type of cloud is superior, there are those promoting the old-school dedicated private cloud, and others taking the side of the public cloud, while in between are the neturals, who see a hybrid approach as being best. So what is the answer? In this paper from Telecity and 451 Research, read how it all comes down to blood, sweat and tears.

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By James Bourne, 02 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Hybrid, Private, Public.

Hung up on hybrid: The rise of cloud 2.0 and what it means for the data centre

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By Steve Davis, marketing director, NGD

We’ve seen it many times before; first generation technology products creating huge untapped marketplaces but eventually being bettered either by their originators or competitors. Think VCRs and then CDRs, both were usurped by DVRs and streaming, or the first mobile phones becoming the smartphones of today – the list goes on.

Cloud computing is no exception. The original ‘product’ concept remains very much in vogue...

By Steve Davis, 02 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data Centres, Data Management, Hybrid, Infrastructure.

How hybrid cloud is the “great enabler” of digital transformation

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Almost nine out of 10 (88%) respondents in a survey conducted by tech giant EMC believe hybrid cloud capabilities are ‘important’ or ‘critical’ to organisations who wish to enable digital business transformation.

The study, which polled more than 900 respondents, with one third in EMEA, found an overwhelming need for digital business initiatives. 92% said their company’s strategy called for such, while 90% said digital business was a “top priority”...

By James Bourne, 21 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Hybrid, Infrastructure, Research.

Transforming enterprise productivity with hybrid IT

In case you didn’t get the message, hybrid IT has arrived. We are living in a new business environment where mobile devices connect to cloud computing and legacy IT infrastructure.

Yet hybrid IT is not without its challenges. IT leaders must monitor this business paradigm shift in the years ahead and embrace the change in order to harness its full potential. This resource from Pulse Secure examines the risks, the challenges, and the opportunities to transform enterprise productivity.

By James Bourne, 19 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Hybrid.

How growing hybrid cloud usage will double in two years

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Cloud enables IT agility, empowers DevOps teams and helps to transform legacy business models. The fifth annual Future of Cloud Computing survey investigates key trends in corporate cloud usage. This year's insightful survey findings offer perspective from cloud service practitioners across all industry sectors."Cloud has been gaining momentum year­-over-­year since the Future of Cloud Computing survey was launched five years ago. Looking at the adoption rates and trends at such a detailed level, it's undeniable that the most successful...

By David H Deans, 04 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Hybrid, Research.

2016 cloud computing forecast: Private, hybrid, and automation

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As we look forward to 2016, there is a lot to reflect on and forecast in cloud. Below you will find my top predictions for the year ahead.

RIP private cloud

The biggest missed story of 2015 has been the profound failure of the private cloud.

Just a few years ago, the private cloud was IT’s solution to remaining relevant to their business partners. I remember attending OpenStack Boston 2011 at the height of the private cloud movement, where everyone seemed convinced of the...

By Joe Kinsella, 04 January 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Hybrid, Private, Public, Trends.

The hybrid cloud: What is all the fuss about?

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To understand hybrid cloud, it is important to understand the basics of cloud computing services, its models – software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) – and deployment methods – private, public, and of course hybrid. But why choose between public or private cloud when you can have the best of both worlds?

Hybrid clouds take advantage of the benefits of both environments to create a super breed of cloud built to...

By Vidya Bhavana, 21 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hybrid.

Analysing the enterprise ‘multi-cloud’ market: IBM and Virtustream lead the way

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By Neil McAvoy, CEO, CloudBestPractices.net

Although the hybrid cloud concept has become the popularised idea of how the enterprise market will inch its way into adoption of cloud services, twinning their own internal private cloud with public resources, this will be a short term label soon replaced by ‘multi-cloud‘.

I agree with the general direction of travel; however, I feel we’ll soon see the hybrid cloud definition as somewhat inadequate, as we’re really...

By cloudbestpractices.net, 16 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Hybrid, IaaS, Infrastructure.

Choosing your cloud: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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The biggest challenge any business faces is trying to predict the future; knowing what your data will look like in three or five years’ time so you can put in an infrastructure that is flexible enough to grow and accommodate change is a huge challenge.

The amount of data that all businesses are generating themselves and storing on their clients is growing all the time. The infamous statistic from 2013 that 90% of the world’s data has been generated over the last two years...

By David Barker, 11 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Data Centres, Hybrid, Infrastructure.

The challenge of finding the hybrid cloud sweet spot

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The benefits hybrid cloud can bring to businesses are not in doubt. What is less understood, however, is how much is too much?

No organisation is likely to jump in with both feet, placing almost all their IT services on public cloud servers due to concerns about control. Yet at the same time, finding the sweet spot - where the business is gaining the maximum benefit from a perfect balance of on-premise IT, private cloud and public cloud services can be extremely difficult.

Has the...

By Andy Soanes, 05 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Hybrid, Infrastructure.