Overcoming Complexity and Dynamics to Move Data Centers to the Cloud

Overcoming Complexity and Dynamics to Move Data Centers to the Cloud IT will never be the same.  Analysts expect that IT budgets will not be growing in 2012. Since the last financial crisis an ongoing volatile economy has been pushing IT professionals to do more with less, increasing the amount of delivered business projects with

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CloudPassage's Public Cloud Security Plug-in

CloudPassage’s Public Cloud Security Plug-in Even the most staunchest of public cloud proponents will tell you that security remains a major concern, especially since you have no say in how the public cloud provider you’ve latched onto is managing its security. Sure, you can make suggestions, but the likelihood of these suggestions being considered much

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Cloud Economics and Moore’s Law

Cloud Economics and Moore’s Law Moore’s Law back in 1965 predicted silicon power would double every two years. But what its creator, Gordon E. Moore, couldn’t have predicted was the dramatic economies of scale the cloud would eventually bring to all of our lives. For one, it’s helped lead to a drop in price for

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The Hybrid Cloud: A Major Focus In 2012

The Hybrid Cloud: A Major Focus In 2012 A while ago I have written an article about the types of cloud computing an organization has the choice to adopt, About Private or Shared Cloud and Everything in Between. For medium sized and small companies and private individuals, the public cloud is the most obvious choice.

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HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 3

HP Cloud Event Montreal 2012

Continued from: Part 1 , Part 2 It had been a whirlwind day, folks. I’d like to thank Laura Mackey (@HPsoftware) for hosting us bloggers, and Rebecca Pallister (@HPenterpriseCA) for putting it all together. You two deserve a round of applause all your own. It takes a dedicated individual to greet someone so warmly that

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HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 2

HP and Intel

HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 2 HP Breakout Session How to accelerate the journey to private or hybrid cloud   With Chris Christianopoulos CloudStrike and CloudSystem Lead, HP Canada “You recognize the power of the cloud. Deploy new applications and services in hours instead of months. Match IT resources to demand with unprecedented efficiency.

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HP 'Master The Cloud' Event (Montreal) – Part 1

HP Event

HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 1 It’s a cold, bright day in Montreal, Quebec, where HP has chosen to present their day long Master the Cloud event this 26th of January, 2012. Le Palais de Congrés, or Convention Centre, is packed with Canadian HP customers, vendors, press, bloggers, and staff. Promptly at 9, Dave Frederickson, VP

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Firehost's European-Based Secure Cloud Hosting Services Go Live

Firehost’s European-Based Secure Cloud Hosting Services Go Live Ultra-secure, scalable, contract-free services now available at European data centers Cloud Expo Europe, London, UK – January 25, 2012 – Secure cloud hosting company, FireHost, has today announced the expansion into Europe, with news that its secure hosting services are now available at data centers in London

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Race for the 2012 White House: Could the Cloud Factor?

Race for the 2012 White House: Could the Cloud Factor? The pursuit of the 2013 Presidential seat is both of great interest and a major bore. Incumbent President Obama has remained mostly mum, biding his time by building up his future campaign’s financial coffers. His would-be combatants on the other side of the aisle have

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Infographic: What are the barriers to cloud computing?

Cloud Implementation

What are the barriers to cloud computing? The top issue overall was a perceived lack of security and service level agreements (SLAs), with 45% of respondents referring to it. Lock-in to a specific infrastructure vendor was revealed to be the second biggest barrier (cited by 40% of respondents) — and a bigger issue for small

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Cloud Video: Dispelling the Hype Around Private Storage Cloud Environments

Cloud Video: Dispelling the Hype Around Private Storage Cloud Environments Featured Analyst Firm: Gartner Speakers: Stanley Zaffos, Dan Galvan Type: Video (26 minutes) Discover how Cloud Storage can help you manage your business more efficiently. Companies are constantly battling two equally important yet seemingly contradictory objectives: data growth and constrained budgets. In addition, businesses are

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Cloud Computing – Myth and Reality

Cloud Computing – Myth and Reality It is no secret that I am a big supporter of the cloud. For those familiar with my blog, I have discussed the advantages the cloud brings to businesses in articles like: 5 Ways a Small Business can use the Cloud, how to manage the disadvantages, in posts like:

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Microsoft and HP Join Hands on the Cloud

Microsoft and HP Join Hands on the Cloud There may not be any love lost between Microsoft and Google in the cloud computing space (and elsewhere) (See: Google vs Microsoft: US Government Agrees to End Microsoft Bias  and Microsoft And Google Are At It Again); however, it would seem that Microsoft is not averse to

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