Electronic Design heads to the Cloud

Cloud computing is in the middle of one of the biggest build up cycles since the dot com days, and there has even been a recent flurry of interest in cloud computing for Electronic Design Automation (EDA). Is this just propaganda, or is there really something of compelling value that cloud can offer for electronic designers?

First, we should distinguish between “EDA” and electronic design. Rather than viewing the situation from a...

By Sujit Janardanan, 13 February 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Enterprise, Industry, SaaS .

Costs Hiding Behind the Cloud

When Cloud computing first moved on to the IT horizon, many of the headlines focused on how this future hosting option would save businesses money. Experts and vendors alike touted the potential savings that cloud solutions could offer to companies.

However, as with most things in IT, the picture became less clear the closer you got to it. In fact, as many businesses have since discovered there can potentially be a number of hidden costs to cloud computing that may lead to an overall increase in...

By Dave Paulding, 07 February 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Economy, Enterprise, Trends, Vendors.

What's driving Cloud Computing in the Automotive Industry?

Global manufacturing is going through a period of transition, especially in the automotive sector. Every aspect of the automotive manufacturer’s businesses whether it is products & services or where and how they’re sold or what regulations apply across different geographies, even the fundamental business models of the industry – is going through a sea change, due to changes in the patterns of demand from the market.

As the industry adds new capabilities and enters new unexplored market...

By Sujit Janardanan, 30 January 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Industry.

Upgrading Backup is Too Little, Too Late

One of the big old players in backup software recently announced that they will “blur the lines between backup and archive,” by automatically aging backups to an archive. If your perspective is that of the old-school backup mindset, this probably sounds like progress.

Unfortunately, this is just a baby step towards something that already exists: a unified platform that provides continuity, disaster recovery (DR) and...

By nScaled, 16 January 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Disaster Recovery, Enterprise, Virtualisation.

How a Cloud Infrastructure Can Save or Make You Money

Before you left click that mouse to go to that other “work related” page, wait a few seconds while I explain what I’m talking about.  While there is a ton of hyped up, blown out and super hyperventilated information out there about how the cloud makes your life better, reduces your workload and ultimately makes your coffee and butters your toast, not much is said about how the cloud can help your company save or make money. Real money…not that kinda-sorta-maybe-coulda money, but...

By GreenPages Technology Solutions, 11 January 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Best Practice, Enterprise, IaaS, Private.

Is DevOps About Ops or Dev?

During our recent chat, Puppet Labs CEO Luke Kanies disabused me of the notion that DevOps fits my original peanut butter cup analogy. “It’s obvious the misconception happens because of the name,” Kanies said.

According to Kanies, DevOps primarily is about aligning operations teams with business goals.

The business wants to be secure, but it doesn’t want security at the cost of being able to adopt new technology. It doesn’t want compliance at the cost of...

By Zenoss, 03 January 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Developers, DevOps, Enterprise, Industry.

Five Predictions for Managed Cloud Services in 2012

The proof-positive business impact from managed cloud services deployment, including the numerous associated productivity benefits and anticipated cost-savings, have pushed cloud computing well into the mainstream during 2011. As we move into 2012, International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that this evolution will continue as...

By David H Deans, 19 December 2011, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise, Forecasts, Research.

Capitalizing on the Cloud – a case for Capital Markets

The Clouds usually make for turbulent flights and hamper perspective overall, but in many applications they can provide clarity, ease of operations and a platform for enhanced customer focus and responsiveness. Despite the issues of privacy and data sensitivity the first reports of effectiveness of Cloud networks for Capital Markets are in – and they seem very positive.

Recent events in the capital markets reflect the continued fragility of a long promised recovery. The crisis in the financial markets...

By Sujit Janardanan, 25 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Economy, Enterprise, Industry.

Is Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) still a “Killer” Cloud App?

Once hailed as a killer app and now simply recognized as a vital tool in the world of cloud computing, Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) is becoming one of the most important tools in a SMB or larger enterprise contemplating the cloud.

According to ComputerWorld, By 2014, almost one in three midsize businesses will be using a recovery-as-a-service (RaaS) with the ability to backup and restore virtual machines (VMs).

By VI, 24 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Disaster Recovery, Enterprise, Forecasts, Trends.

The rise of IT-industrialization

A few days ago I attended the analyst summit of one of Europe’s large service providers and the theme of industrialization rang through very clearly in many of the presentation and interview sessions. Those of you who followed my earlier writings know that applying the lessons of modern manufacturing to today’s IT, is a topic near to my heart. 
Back in 2004, long before joining Gartner, I wrote an article on IT-dustrialization in CFO magazine , followed...

By Gregor Petri, 23 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Best Practice, CIO, Enterprise, Industry.

Hey Webster! Adopt My Definition of the Cloud

I’ve come to the conclusion that one of the obstacles of Cloud adoption is the term Cloud itself.  What does it truly mean?  Is it a thing, a place, a methodology or a philosophy?  Is it singular, plural or a collection of many different things?  Capitalized or lower case? Can it be defined in such a traditional way?  

If you think logically, the term “Cloud” is generally accepted to have come from the depiction of the internet we all have used for years in...

By GreenPages Technology Solutions, 22 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Enterprise, Industry, Trends.

Planning for Cloud Infrastructures: Build It and They Will…Not Pay For It?

Some of the biggest complaints I’ve heard (mostly from the SMB crowd) around the idea of the “build it and they will come” methodology of planning for cloud infrastructures, is that no matter how great the actual business value might be:  

A) It is simply too expensive upfront (i.e. the capital expense or CAPEX required)

B) They are mistrustful about being able to recoup their CAPEX costs by charging for utilization

C) With no clear asset owner (more on this later), they doubt...

By GreenPages Technology Solutions, 17 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Best Practice, Enterprise.

Developing Clouds in the Forecast

These days it seems like everyone has their head in the cloud. At least from an interest level that is. When it comes to actually using the cloud, they’re not necessarily ready for a real cloud deployment. The conversation usually goes something like this:

Clouds © by karindalziel

“Do you support...

By Arthur Hicken, 15 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Applications, Enterprise, Private, VMware.

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.

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.