How the data centre evolves to the cloud [infographic]

As anyone with a vested interest in cloud computing will know, the perception of the data centre has evolved considerably, from isolated resource centres to more connected pools, helping maximise IT efficiency.

Not surprisingly, with the potential available, the numbers are growing. 60% of server workloads are set to be virtualised by 2014, compared to only 12% in 2008, with total investment in data centre infrastructure growing 5% on average year on year.

There are, of course, pros and cons to...

By James Bourne, 17 May 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Big Data, Infographic, Virtualisation.

Ravello shifts virtualization from servers to clouds

Laurent Lachal, Senior Analyst, Software – IT Solutions, Ovum

The infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market is growing up. Vendors are endeavoring not only to help enterprises define, configure, and deploy increasingly complex applications, but also to abstract these applications from the underlying IaaS infrastructure. It is shifting from a bottom-up infrastructure-centric view to a top-down application-centric view.

This is happening in a variety of ways, including Ravello Systems’ Cloud Application...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 19 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Virtualisation.

Cisco courts Parallels and “desktop virtualisation” in the cloud

Parallels is a global firm reputed in offering cloud service enablement, hosting and desktop visualisation. The company was founded in 1999 and currently boasts of over 900 employees spanning across the globe- North America, Asia and Europe.

To capitalise on Parallels' success story, Cisco, the global networking giant, of recent has made an equity investment of $11 million to the desktop virtualisation firm. The investment was done through Almaz Capital Partners.

According to Hilton Romanski,...

By VI, 28 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Vendors, Virtualisation, VMware.

Big data: What’s hot, what’s not according to the Twitter stream

By Tony Baer, Principal Analyst, Ovum IT Enterprise Solutions

Because (or in spite) of the hype, sentiment about Big Data vendors was generally bullish in 2012. The attention spilled over from IT to the business media. These were among the findings reported by DataSift, which conducted a retrospective analysis of vendor mentions on Twitter during 2012 for Ovum. To some extent, the results were surprising: while Hadoop garners much of the spotlight as a Big Data platform, the vendor 10gen, which develops MongoDB, came in...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 23 January 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Big Data, Research, Storage, Virtualisation.

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.