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Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Conclusion

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Conclusion

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Conclusion Read Part 1,    Part 2… Virtualized Data Center – Keeping it Simple Early designs of cloud computing focused on blades with an independent Storage Area Network (SAN) architecture. This blueprint consolidated the CPU and memory into dense blade server configurations connected via several high-speed…

HP CloudSystem Matrix: Benefits of Private Cloud and Infrastructure as a Service Today

HP CloudSystem Matrix: Benefits of Private Cloud and Infrastructure as a Service Today

HP CloudSystem Matrix: Benefits of Private Cloud and Infrastructure as a Service Today Get the freedom and flexibility to provision infrastructure and applications in minutes rather than months.  If you are like most companies, you have been adding servers, storage, and networking devices to keep pace with your business demands. You could be spending upwards…

The Cloud Awaits: Storage For The Growing Virtualized Infrastructure

The Cloud Awaits: Storage For The Growing Virtualized Infrastructure Growth is a good situation for organizations to experience, but growth is not easy and presents challenges. Today, virtual environments in many industries are growing, and organizations are increasingly deploying VMware virtualization to help consolidate IT, improve business flexibility, increase application availability, and reduce costs. After virtualizing test and development environments, and other applications, many organizations…

Gartner Introduces: New Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IaaS

Gartner Introduces: New Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IaaS I’m happy to announce that the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service has been published. (Client-only link. Sorry; I’ll link a public reprint when one is available.) This is a brand-new Magic Quadrant; our previous Magic Quadrant has essentially been split into two MQs, this new Public…

Calculating the ROI on Cloud

Calculating the ROI on Cloud

Calculating the ROI on Cloud IDC calls cloud computing “one of the most potentially transformative developments in the information technology world in the last 20 years.” Many companies have already chosen virtualization – generating a straightforward and easily measurable ROI through the deployment of basic applications such as email and collaboration. Assessing the ROI of…

Fighting Cancer with Cloud Computing

Fighting Cancer with Cloud ComputingUsually, articles on cloud computing relate to how it can help in business, and I am no different. Over the last year, almost all of my articles have looked at cloud computing through a businessman’s (gender-neutral here, no offense to the women stalwarts of commerce and industry) lens.Whether it’s cutting costs…

IDC Report: Worldwide Purpose-Built Backup Appliance 2011-2015 Forecast

IDC Report: Worldwide Purpose-Built Backup Appliance 2011-2015 Forecast

Worldwide Purpose-Built Backup Appliance 2011-2015 Forecast This study provides the market size and initial five-year forecast for the worldwide PBBA market as part of IDC’s Cloud Storage Solutions coverage. In this IDC study, market share positions for revenue and raw capacity are reported for eight named PBBA vendors for the full year 2010. In addition,…

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The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM From software deployment, to mobility, to wearable technology, cloud computing has transformed seemingly every aspect of modern business. Research indicates cloud applications and platforms will be at the forefront of IT spending by 2016, with half of all enterprises implementing cloud solutions by 2017. One of the quickest markets…

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

Understanding the “Insider Threat”  The revelations that last month’s Sony hack was likely caused by a disgruntled former employee have put a renewed spotlight on the insider threat. The insider threat first received attention after Edward Snowden began to release all sorts of confidential information regarding national security. While many called him a hero, what…

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? –  ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? – ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

How the iCloud Scandal Has Helped to Define the Difference Between ‘Cloud’ Security and ‘Internet’ Security Busting the myth that bad cloud security was to blame for Apple’s recent celebrity data disaster Overview: We discuss the ‘celebrity hacking’ iCloud saga and debate whether or not the breach was likely down to Cloud encryption issues or…

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