Understanding The Different Roles In A Cloud Computing Setup

If you are migrating from enterprise to a cloud based solution, it is necessary to understand the different roles in cloud computing. In this post, I will cover the 6 major roles in the cloud setup. Cloud Service Provider This is the entity that provides the cloud service. The cloud service provider owns and controls

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Cloud Computing: Determining The Cost Of The Cloud – Part 3

Cloud Computing: Determining The Cost Of The Cloud – Part 3 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) This service model enables user organizations to forgo deployment of new datacenter equipment to handle growing operational needs. Rather, the business obtains needed IT infrastructure – servers, security, storage, networks, etc. – from a cloud services provider, often via

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Dreamhost Joins Elite Roster of Nicira’s OpenStack Customers

Cloud Provider Joins Elite Roster of Nicira’s OpenStack Customers Palo Alto, Calif., April 9, 2012 – Nicira, the network virtualization company, today announced that Southern California-based cloud provider DreamHost will deploy its Network Virtualization Platform (NVP).  DreamHost joins global leaders NTT, Rackspace and others using Nicira’s software to reduce costs and accelerate service delivery in

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Cloud Computing: Leading From The Front – Part 1

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Cloud Computing: Leading From The Front – Part 1 Cloud computing is not just a trend. It is changing the way IT organizations drive business value. In a short span of time, cloud computing has changed the way in which businesses and individuals consume computing resources. Cloud signifies a fundamental shift from a traditional model

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Fundamental Elements Of Cloud Computing Security

Fundamental Elements Of Cloud Computing Security Cloud security or cloud computing security evolved from information security and includes a wide set of controls, technologies, and policies used to protect the associated infrastructure, applications, and data of cloud computing. It is not related to the cloud-based security software services or commonly referred to as security-as-a-service. Security

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Controlling Complexity In Converged Infrastructure

Controlling Complexity In Converged Infrastructure Converged infrastructure is very similar to an Airbus 380 – it has a tremendous amount of capacity, but there is no way a human can control it without the help of a very sophisticated control system. And just as this type of control system is relatively new to aircraft, the

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The Benefits Of Data Center Virtualization For Businesses

The Benefits Of Data Center Virtualization For Businesses As we all know, data virtualization is a layered approach to manage huge data volumes from disparate sources (databases, systems and storage), through a single virtual view from within a front-end system, such as applications, or dashboards.  Therefore, whether it is sales force automation (SFA), a customer

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Intel’s New Xeon Chip Set To Storm The Clouds

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As regards clouds in general, “storm” is not a word you would want to hear. However, by storming the clouds, I refer to the new Xeon chip’s ability to make cloud computing faster and more resilient. If you are a sports fan and familiar with the Olympics motto of “Citius (faster), Altius (higher), Fortius (stronger),”

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Cloud Recruitment Perspectives

Cloud Recruitment Perspectives According to a study by the London School of Economics and Political Science the development of cloud computing will foster economic growth, increase productivity and shift the type of jobs and skills required by businesses. The study also reported that from the analyzed countries (UK, England and Germany), the US is leading the way in terms of cloud job creation.

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Why You Should Entrust Your Software Applications And Data To The Clouds

Why You Should Entrust Your Software Applications And Data To The Clouds There are limitless possibilities in cloud computing. The system runs every software applications an ordinary computer can execute, from general word processing applications to custom-made software application. More often than not, an entity trusts its software and data to run in the clouds

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The Journey to the New IT: Four Key Observations

The Journey to the New IT: Four Key Observations I do not think anyone who is currently working in IT right now would disagree with me that a transformation is in progress.  There would probably be a heated discussion on what that transformation is, or where it is headed, as this transformation can mean different

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Press Release: New Cisco System Helps Customers Build Clouds, Deploy Business Applications Faster

New Cisco Unified Computing System Innovations Help Customers Build Clouds, Deploy Business Applications Faster Additions to Cisco Unified Computing System portfolio quadruple memory capacity, double switching capacity and simplify management for large-scale UCS deployments SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 8, 2012 – IT organizations today are striving to establish data centers that support virtualization and cloud computing to become more competitive and

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Free Research Report: Introduction to Big Data Analytics

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Free Research Report:Introduction to Big Data Analytics Big data analytics is where advanced analytic techniques operate on big data sets. Hence, big data analytics is really about two things—big data and analytics—plus how the two have teamed up to create one of the most profound trends in business intelligence (BI) today. Let’s start by defining advanced analytics, then

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Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Conclusion

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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

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