The Cloud’s Tipping Point
I always enjoy hearing from those of you who have come to the conclusion that Cloud computing will not work, and decided you will not be developing plans to shift your business to the Cloud.
Sometimes the analysis is sound. More often than not, it omits key variables.
Perhaps you relied too much on vendor input for key variables in your analysis, or on your own in-house staff that may not necessarily have the skills, experience, or vested interest in such analysis. After all, how often do they undertake such...
Is Cloud Computing 25% of Your Annual IT Expenditure Growth? [Infographic]
Microsoft’s Big Easy: An Easy Way to Earn Some Extra Money
Just as apple picking, raking leaves, and football are reminders of fall, Microsoft’s end-of-year Big Easy Promotion is a reminder about how to obtain some extra subsidy dollars to put aside for future purchases. Yes that’s correct, the Big Easy is back for another go round, and I know you’re excited.
You may be asking, what are you talking about? Did you say Microsoft and promotion? That’s like saying oil and vinegar, Athens and Sparta, Sox and...
Securing Your Journey to the Cloud [Infographic]
Power Over Ethernet, PoE Plus and the Weather Channel
In light of the recent weather conditions, I thought I would write up a short take for Journey to the Cloud on Power over Ethernet (PoE). Over the last decade there have been several variations of PoE – starting with the proprietary (heard this story before) and moving to a standards-based solution. This doesn’t mean that the confusion has gone away.
The original standards-based PoE was classified under the 802.3af specification. These...
It’s Not a Disaster Recovery Plan If You Don’t Test It
There’s a fine story by Jacob Gsoedl over at SearchDisasterRecovery.com called, “Disaster recovery in the cloud explained” that makes for good reading.
Gsoedl provides a good overview of matters. I would like amplify one topic that I think deserves more emphasis than Gsoedl provides – testing.
As one of our customers recently put it to me, “You don’t actually have a DR plan if you...
The Cloud Computing Stratosphere [Infographic]
China Telecom: cloud strategy set for 2012
China Telecom is the latest enterprise to announce its cloud strategy for 2012 with plans to launch esurfing cloud devices and storage products next year.
The telecom operator first established a cloud project team back in 2009 and has since completed testing in several major cities including Shanghai, Guangdong, Guangxi and Jiangxi and has a data centre as the core for the scale development of cloud computing. At the beginning of 2011, China Telecom launched a project to promote the access of optical fiber network...