Items Tagged: Cloud
Lack of automation doesn’t just hurt the development cycle; it will soon start to hurt your ability to take advantage of the cloud.
InMage suggests that users might spin up application test environments in the cloud, allowing them to reduce their own infrastructure for this purpose.
With the announced shutdown of EMC's Atmos Online, what lessons should we take away?
Sepaton has stepped forward to give [cloud-based storage and services] the ability to provide secure and optimized storage pools in multi-tenant environments.
About five years ago, policy-based orchestration and datacenter automation—two of my favorite topics—were enjoying a renaissance due to rapidly growing virtualized environments. Quickly, most of the interesting start-up technology was acquired either by the big datacenter management gorillas or by the hypervisor makers.
I’m excited to be part of the upcoming UP2010 conference, organized by Cloudcor, who ran last Spring’s CloudSlam virtual conference. This time around, it’s a hybrid physical/virtual event, with live people in actual conference rooms in the Bay Area (Day 1) and New York (Day 4), on top of three full days of virtual presentations.
Platform Computing was selected as the “2010 Cloud Innovation Leader Editor’s Choice Award” recipient at the 2010 Cloud Expo.
Riverbed and EMC Deliver Capacity-Optimized Cloud Storage for Backup, Recovery, Archiving, and DR
Many innovative enterprises are turning to cloud storage to meet their data protection demands. Cloud storage promises an elastic “pay-as-you-go” storage pool for backups and archives, which not only reduces expensive up-front backup disk and tape costs, but eliminates the need to maintain them off-site. This paper explores the factors that are driving the move to cloud storage and then introduces a solution from Riverbed and EMC that enables organizations to perform cloud backup and replication at LAN-like performance that is as reliable and secure as local disk or tape at a lower cost.
Hot on the heels of Riverbed’s cloud-focused announcements earlier this month, Silver Peak is keeping the pressure on with its new virtual WAN optimization appliance, the VRX-8, which accelerates multi-site replication and disaster recovery for “big data” among enterprise datacenters (or, in 2010 parlance, private clouds).
Every day, another CEO walks into a datacenter and says, “put my stuff on my iPad.” Instead of waiting for the datacenter to come up with a cost-effective combo of desktop virtualization technologies, many companies will find their users heading to the cloud with or without them.
In March, McKinsey published a discussion document, Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing, claiming current cloud services offerings aren’t cost competitive for larger enterprises. I can’t argue the numbers, but the cart might be getting in front of the horse.
Mimecast - Cloud-Based Archiving, Security and Business Continuity for Email
Business communications have changed dramatically over the last decade where an enormous emphasis is now placed on electronic exchanges, email in particular. From a business perspective, email is now a required process along with an acceptable, if not preferred, method of conducting business. Email is easy, convenient, nearly instantaneous, and in today’s world of compliance, email provides a written record of communication. This is a Product Profile on the Mimecast Unified Email Management solution.
The cloud will change the way we integrate and use storage services. Don't be distracted by big vendors building a big data center stack, it's not about that at all.
Have you experienced an unplanned outage lately? Based on our conversations with IT administrators, there’s at least a 25% chance you have. Those that have experienced an outage recently may no longer be in the IT trenches. But if you’ve survived a painful outage, there’s a good chance you found out the hard way that a good number of the servers under your management have a critical role to play. Even a minor outage that renders one of those critical servers, or even a file, unavailable for a few hours can be extremely costly, if not devastating.
- Premiered: 01/20/11
- Author: Jeff Boles
- Published: InfoStor
Is Cloud-Enabled DR Ready for Prime Time?
Industry article by Jeff Boles and Jeff Byrne published in InfoStor that explores whether cloud-based DR technologies are suitable for adoption by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The article concludes that these technologies are “ready for prime time”, as long as they meet four specific criteria for cloud-enabled DR solutions.
Pages 54-57: Interview with Jeff Byrne and Jeff Boles, Senior Analysts at Taneja Group. Although server and storage virtualization are key enabling technologies for delivering Data Center Infrastructure on-demand and on-tap, we believe the achievement of the Cloud vision of true flexibility and agility is still a distant dream in most environments today. We believe virtual machine environments place unique demands on network infrastructure. Although virtual machines can simplify the physical server infrastructure, they add complexity to the LAN and SAN fabrics within the data center. We believe most issues preventing data centers from achieving their Cloud vision today center on the network, and more specifically at the interfaces between the server and the network and storage – a.k.a the I/O. In this white paper focused on I/O, we highlight some innovative and emerging solutions to these problems and the companies leading efforts to pioneer and evangelize these solutions.
VMware hosted several thousand technology and channel partners in Orlando last week (February 7-11, 2011), and we found the ecosystem to be as strong and as vibrant as ever.
Taneja Group Emerging Market Forecast (EMF) on Cloud Storage Products (Abstract Only)
Taneja Group is pleased to announce the general availability of the 2011 Taneja Group Emerging Market Forecast for Cloud Storage. Designed to be an invaluable resource in your marketing strategy, product planning, and competitive efforts, this EMF presents Taneja Group’s latest research and analysis of the emerging and rapidly growing market for cloud storage products. The market forecasts and perspectives in this EMF report focus on both large and small product categories in what is a $4B market today, which will grow to almost $10B by 2014. The EMF is the result of extensive interviews that Taneja Group conducted with cloud storage product providers in late 2010, and the intersection of Taneja Group ex- pertise in user trends, product capabilities, and emerging market patterns.
Is the cloud still ramping in buzz, or decreasing in buzz? From day to day, it can be hard to tell, depending on what indicators you monitor (e.g., number of articles, stock prices, new service provider announcements, etc.). But one thing is without doubt: The cloud is here to stay.
In this new column, Taneja Group lead virtualization analyst will offer his personal insights and findings on all trends virtual and cloud.