Items Tagged: Private+Cloud
Arun Taneja's 4 "Cloud Storage" lessons under "Classroom" section:
1. Cloud Storage Landscape-OnDemand
2. Public Cloud Storage-OnDemand
3. Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Storage-OnDemand
4. Cloud Storage RO-OnDemand
NEW YORK CITY -- Cloud storage received a great deal of attention during Storage Decisions this week, with experts laying out the pros and cons of public and private storage clouds and attendees voicing concerns over price and security.
I've been paying close attention this year to the storage platforms my clients are relying on for their virtualization and private cloud deployments. The virtualization mega-trend has dramatically changed the way data and workloads are sized, controlled and protected. But traditional networked storage solutions are all too often rigid, complex and inefficient
Today's typical broadband virtual private network (VPN) connections to cloud applications will prove insufficient for tomorrow's cloud infrastructure services.
In the past few months Nirvanix has been delivering one multi-petabyte customer win after another. What started in October with a 5-year, global OEM deal with IBM worth countless Petabytes has continued with a 2+ petabyte private cloud win at Cerner Healthcare, followed by a 8.5 Petabyte private cloud win at USC, with a true hybrid cloud at Hawaiian MSP DRFortress and film studio Relativity Media added to the mix as well. Nirvanix is banging out multi-petabyte deals and making it look like cloud storage has been around for decades, which, of course, it has not.
Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at Taneja Group, discusses the most common cloud storage issues facing data storage managers with editors from SearchCloudStorage.com
Cloud Building – Requirements For Private Clouds
Instrumentation and the Private Cloud
Large numbers of organizations are undertaking private cloud initiatives, but this shouldn’t be surprising – the cloud is a small step in a continued pursuit of better data center IT. Typified by Amazon, the company who orchestrated basic computer services into easily deployable, fly-by-wire, pay-per-moment IT, we think the idea of cloud is well underway to reaching a definitional stage where it will be considered a “type of technology”. But even the lack of clarity in what cloud is, hasn’t restricted companies from broadly moving toward what they see as cloud infrastructures – typically in the form of private clouds. Why is this?
In reality every incarnation of cloud – public, private, object, hosted, multi-tenant, etc. – is less a new invention than an advancement of IT management born on the back of maturing capabilities that have given the practitioner a bevy of new tools with which to do IT better. The private cloud represents efforts to build highly automated and orchestrated infrastructures that will yield higher levels of utilization, data center efficiency, service level reliability, and responsiveness. Today’s energy around “cloud” is a realization of the very things IT has pursued for years now; simplified, and finally made possible with less than a Federal government scale organization.
In this series of overview pieces on Private Cloud Requirements, Taneja Group is providing a technology by technology, vendor neutral assessment of the mandatory building blocks for private cloud infrastructures, and an identification of key capabilities within these technology domains that we see as critical in enabling private cloud compute. First up, instrumentation – often referred to as monitoring or visibility. But in the private cloud, instrumentation must reach far further than what has traditionally been expected of a conglomeration of single dimension visibility and monitoring tool sets.
Why should you consider using cloud storage for at least some of your data and applications? Well, unless you've been living under a rock for the past six years, you probably have a good idea of the potential advantages that cloud-enabled storage can offer.
Taneja Group Market Profile – An Overview of the Cloud Market Vendor Landscape (Executive Summary)
Choosing a cloud vendor in today's market can be a challenge. This market profile from Taneja Group provides an objective review of current cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and management, platform-as-a-service (PaaS), end user computing (EUC), and public cloud IaaS offerings from eleven leading vendors and includes key takeaways for IT leaders to consider when selecting a vendor.
Attached is the executive summary only. To get access to the FULL Taneja Group Landscape Report, you can download it from VMware directly.