Items Tagged: Cloud+Computing
We're rethinking infrastructure management - it's natural to rethink the application development, deployment, and lifecycle management process as well.
Within the cloudy cloud, the real solutioning in my opinion is happening at the fringes. But at the core, there are some interesting products that are changing the way IT is being done. One example that crossed my radar today is Zoho.
Lack of automation doesn’t just hurt the development cycle; it will soon start to hurt your ability to take advantage of the cloud.
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.
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.
Until last month, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard gave no specific guidance for either virtualization or cloud computing. The new standard has finally changed that.
From VM "sprawl" to VM "stall" - the top challenge for enterprise virtualization managers in 2011.
UP 2011 is developed to promote collaborative analysis of the latest trends and challenges in cloud computing and ICT, looking at core process and strategies in the rapidly shifting world. We create thought provoking conference panels, workshops, and tutorials which are selected to cover a range of the hottest topics in ICT.
Event tracks cover following areas:
- 1. Cloud for Business.
- 2. Technology & Innovation.
- 3. Cloud For Public Sector.
- 4. Industry Implementation Insights.
- 5. Governance & Enforcement.
- 6. Research & Findings.
With today’s workforce pushing out an increased amount of information, data, and projects, the need for quick recovery from a disaster is imperative.
Amazon’s AWS Storage Gateway -- the company's entry into the cloud storage gateway market -- has creators of other cloud appliances and potential customers wondering how the move will affect the market, while questioning Amazon’s commitment to adding enterprise features.
Ten years ago, a storage executive at an early disk-based backup vendor said to me, “I’ve sold $100 million in tape systems that no one wanted to buy.” Fast-forward to today, and enterprises are still begrudgingly buying tape and tape drives. However, new entrants in the cloud archiving market may finally signal the beginning of the end for tape in the enterprise.
Optimizing Performance Across Systems and Storage: Best Practices with TeamQuest
In this paper, we’ll briefly review the challenges to assuring good performance in today’s competitive IT environment, and discuss what it takes to overcome these challenges to deploy appropriate end-to-end infrastructure and operationally deliver high-performance service levels. We’ll then introduce TeamQuest, a long-time leading vendor in IT Service Optimization who has recently expanded their world-class performance and capacity management capabilities with deep storage domain coverage. This new solution is unique in both its non-linear predictive modeling leveraged to produce application-specific performance KPIs and its comprehensive span of visibility and management that extends from applications all the way down into SAN storage systems. Ultimately, we’ll see how TeamQuest empowers IT to take full advantage of agility and efficiency solutions like infrastructure virtualization, even for the most performance-sensitive and storage-intensive applications.
With the advent of big data and cloud-scale delivery, companies are racing to deploy cutting-edge services. “Extreme” applications like massive voice and image processing or complex financial analysis modeling that can push storage systems to their limits. Examples of some high visibility solutions include large-scale image pattern recognition applications and financial risk management based on high-speed decision-making. These ground-breaking solutions, made up of very different activities but with similar data storage challenges, create incredible new lines of business representing significant revenue potential.