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Top Trends In Cloud Computing For SMEs

Top Trends In Cloud Computing For SMEs Following Gartner’s recent report on what it sees as the 5 key trends that will shape cloud computing strategies between now and 2015, provides his perspective on the impact cloud computing will have on an SME audience. Gartner’s trends tend to focus on the larger organisations, typically 5000…

The Private Cloud Strikes Back

The Private Cloud Strikes Back Having read JP Rangaswami’s argument against private clouds (and the obvious promotion of his version of cloud) I have only to say that he’s looking for oranges in an apple tree.  His entire premise is based on the idea that enterprises are wholly concerned with cost and sharing risk when that can’t…

Unified Storage For The Cloud Means Higher-Level Interfaces

Unified Storage For The Cloud Means Higher-Level Interfaces

Unified Storage for the Cloud Means Higher-Level Interfaces In common use, the term “unified storage” means providing block-level and file-level access to the same storage system with a single management and control interface. Traditionally, block-level access is via fiber channel or iSCSI, and file-level access is via NFS or CIFS protocol. Recently, storage vendors are also adding _object_-level storage where…

Working On A Cloud Software Service Level Agreement

Working On A Cloud Software Service Level Agreement As more and more consumers outsource their infrastructure to cloud providers, Service Level Agreements between consumers and providers is a key topic. According to IBM a Service Level Agreement, defines how the consumer will use the services and how the provider will deliver them”. It is essential for…

How To Find IT Specialists For The Cloud

How to find IT specialists for the cloud – CISCO implementation for ConnectEDU As I said in an article some time ago, Cloud Computing Decreases Production Infrastructure Expenses by over 30% for Web Based Leader in Education Management, as a CTO, I had to find the best solution for implementing efficient and cost-effective production infrastructure.…

Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 5

Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 5 (Conclusion) Continued From Part 4 The ideal cloud equation Control + Visibility = Trust A cloud deployment that overcomes these myths is built on trust. Trust cannot be achieved without control and visibility across the cloud infrastructure, identities, and information. Control Availability: Ensure access to resources and recovery…

Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 4

Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 4

Secure Identity, Information, and Infrastructure Continued From Part 3 Public cloud computing requires a security model that reconciles scalability and multi-tenancy with the need for trust. As enterprises move their computing environments along with their identities, information and infrastructure to the cloud, they must be willing to give up some level of control. To do that,…

The Cloud Scares Me, Why Manufacturing Should Think And Work More Like Microsoft!!!

The Cloud Scares Me, Why Manufacturing Should Think and Work More Like Microsoft!!! Supply management and manufacturing is now about data, massive numbers of transactions created and shot through thousands of pathways around complex global information networks most wetware cannot, or would prefer not to imagine. Migraine city! Added to the ordinary business of running…

Cloud: Start Thinking IT Service Delivery…

Cloud: Start Thinking IT Service Delivery…

Cloud: Start Thinking IT Service Delivery… Few of our clients understand the difference between operating a cloud infrastructure and operating a traditional datacenter, but it’s not that they’re dumb; it’s just that the whole idea of cloud is new and different. There aren’t a lot of fully functioning cloud infrastructures out there so, obviously, there’s…

Cloud Computing: Types Of Cloud And Their Relevance – Part 2

Cloud Computing: Types Of Cloud And Their Relevance – Part 2

Types of Cloud and their relevance There are three relevant types of clouds: Private (internal or vendor-hosted), Public (external), and Hybrid (mixed). Each cloud infrastructure has unique characteristics that can meet business objectives. Enterprise Private Cloud A private cloud enables enterprises to implement cloud computing solution at either their own site or at service provider’s…

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