Is cloud computing ready for prime time?

By John Dixon, Senior Solutions Architect

A few weeks ago, I took part in another engaging tweetchat on cloud computing. The topic: is cloud computing ready for enterprise adoption? You can find the transcript here.

As usual with tweetchats hosted by CloudCommons, five questions are presented a few days in advance of the event. This time around, the questions were:

  • Is public cloud mature enough for enterprise adoption?
  • Should public cloud be a part of every...
  • By GreenPages Technology Solutions, 10 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Public, Security, Virtualisation.

    Where does Forrester see cloud computing in 2013?

    With 2013 just around the corner, it’s not surprising to see many companies rolling out their 2013 tech predictions – and it’s even less of a surprise that cloud computing features heavily.

    Analyst house Forrester has revealed its top 10 cloud computing predictions for next year, with all the contributors to the Forrester cloud playbook giving their view before narrowing down their insight to the best 10 enterprise cloud forecast.

    These predictions include a waning of AWS’ cloud...

    By James Bourne, 10 December 2012, 2 comments. Categories: Developers, Forecasts, Research, Virtualisation.

    VMware begins a new phase in its evolution

    By Roy Illsley, Principal Analyst, IT Software

    VMware has been the force behind many of the server infrastructure virtualisation transformations that have taken place in the data centre over the last decade.

    The infrastructure virtualization market is now reaching maturity, with about 50% of x86 data centres now virtualised, and VMware needed to extend its solutions to expand beyond server virtualization.

    At VMWorld 2012 Europe, more than 8,000 delegates witnessed the shift in emphasis as VMware’s new...

    By Ovum StraightTalk, 14 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Virtualisation, VMware.

    How can cloud hosting affect banking?

    Accenture, the IT consultancy reported this year that “cloud computing will increasingly provide banks with new lower cost operating models thanks to virtualisation, greater automation, and the ability to push more activities offshore.”

    What does this mean?

    In years...

    By VI, 18 October 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Virtualisation.

    What are the top five cloud features every exec should know?

     

    By Sharon Florentine

    You don’t have to be an IT expert to grasp that the cloud translates to cost savings and operational efficiencies. But knowing the key cloud attributes can make selling a migration to the cloud an easy business decision to make. 

    Cohesive Flexible Technologies (CohesiveFT), an enterprise application-to-cloud migration services company, has 

    By Rackspace, 04 October 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Scalability, Vendors, Virtualisation.

    How to lead the way for new data center technology

    By Patrick Burke

    The networking layer of the data center may be the next segment of IT to undergo some disruption, putting it on par with servers and storage, which have seen major changes with the help of cloud computing, virtualisation and other trends designed to improve efficiency and performance.

    Software-defined networking, or SDN, has been around for several years now and is utilized by such big-name players as Rackspace.

    But the technology is poised to gain more of a foothold in...

    By Rackspace, 22 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Industry, Virtualisation.

    Oracle Exalogic 2.0 adds cloud management feature

    By Tony Baer, Prinicpal Analyst, Ovum Enterprise Solutions

    Summary

    Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud 2.0 (“Exalogic”) adds features that will make the system better suited for its role as a cloud deployment target. It adds server virtualisation capabilities that accelerate provisioning and deliver the expected elasticity.

    A new lightweight virtualisation engine optimised for Oracle workloads improves application performance. This comes atop incremental enhancements to existing features such as Oracle...

    By Ovum StraightTalk, 10 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Infrastructure, Migration, Virtualisation.

    For VMware and Nicira, software trumps hardware

    By David Krozier, Principal Analyst, Network Infrastructure Practice

    On July 23 VMware, the server virtualisation powerhouse, agreed to acquire software-defined networking pioneer Nicira for $1.26bn; both parties expect the transaction to close in 2012.

    VMware, a subsidiary of EMC, expects the acquisition to advance its progress towards programmatic control of virtualised compute, storage, and network resources – what it calls software-defined data centres.

    Although Nicira’s current annual...

    By Ovum StraightTalk, 31 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Forecasts, M&A, Virtualisation, VMware.

    Don’t expect big changes from VMware’s new CEO

    By Tim Stammers, Senior Analyst, Infrastructure, Ovum.

    Paul Maritz, CEO of EMC subsidiary VMware, is to be replaced by Pat Gelsinger, who is currently president and COO of all of EMC’s business other than VMware. The swap will happen in September, when Maritz will move in the opposite direction to become EMC chief strategist.

    The move does not signal immediate or major changes at VMware. While the company faces increasing competition, its dominant position in the server virtualization market is not under...

    By Ovum StraightTalk, 23 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Virtualisation, VMware.