Friday , 28 April 2017

Cloud is an Exercise in Infrastructure Integration

– Lori MacVittie, senior technical marketing manager at F5 Networks (, says: When you get down to the architectures involving cloud – whether on or off-premise or hybrid – it’s really all about integrating infrastructure. It remains to be seen if network and operations are better off never using the word “integration” given the nearly violent negative reasons one sees ... Read More »

Setting Prices for Private Clouds

– Bryan Semple, CMO at VKernel (, says: IntroductionAs more and more private clouds are deployed, organizations will face the requirement to implement chargeback or at least show back. Key to implementing chargeback is setting the chargeback rate. Much as pricing significantly impacts a public cloud provider, for the private cloud provider, the chargeback rate has significant implications. This white ... Read More »

Secure Tunneling For A Mix Of Cloud Platforms

– Matthieu Hugg, CEO of RunMyProcess (, says: As cloud computing goes mainstream, company executives are finding themselves with hybrid IT infrastructures. There’s a need to connect cloud platforms with internal on-premise systems – without compromising security. RunMyProcess develops and operates a cloud-based platform that lets organizations design, run and manage business processes without hardware, software or coding. Its web-based ... Read More »

The Case (For and Against) Application-Driven Scalability in Cloud Computing Environments

– Lori MacVittie, senior technical marketing manager at F5 Networks (, says: Today, the argument regarding responsibility for auto-scaling in cloud computing as well as highly virtualized environments remains mostly constrained to e-mail conversations and gatherings at espresso machines. It’s an argument that needs more industry and “technology consumer” awareness, because it’s ultimately one of the underpinnings of a dynamic ... Read More »

Bridging On-Premise and Cloud Storage

– Jerry Huang, president of Gladinet (, says: Here are several observations we have made from the growing Gladinet user base: Cloud Storage needs Local Access PointCloud storage is in the Internet. However, people need easy and practical access from local IT infrastructure. In general, people call this the gateway or the on-ramp to cloud storage. The cloud gateway can ... Read More »

How one of the ‘Top 20 Cloud Infrastructure Vendors of 2011’ Found a Better IT Management Solution

– Steve Harriman, senior vice president of marketing at ScienceLogic (, says: As enterprises with large-scale applications or content adopt cloud computing and managed services, the costs to properly monitor, analyze and report on availability and performance become more challenging and more expensive. That challenge and its associated cost was just one of many reasons Stephanie Tayengco, Vice President of ... Read More »

Your Call is Important to Us at CloudCo…

– Lori MacVittie, senior technical marketing manager at F5 Networks (, says: …Please Press 1 for Product, 2 for OS, 3 for Hypervisor, or 4 for Management Troubles. When there’s a problem with a virtual network appliance installed in “the cloud”, who do you call first? An interesting thing happened on the way to troubleshoot a problem with a cloud-deployed ... Read More »

The Cloud Configuration Management Conundrum

– Lori MacVittie, senior technical marketing manager at F5 Networks (, says: Making the case for a stateless infrastructure model. Cloud computing appears to have hit a plateau with respect to infrastructure services. We simply aren’t seeing even a slow and steady offering by providers of the infrastructure services needed to deploy mature enterprise-class applications. An easy answer as to ... Read More »

Best Practices For Managing A Cloud IT Environment

– Chris Loeffler, data center applications manager, distributed power solutions at Eaton Corporation (, says: The server hardware that most cloud infrastructures use to host virtual machines is bigger and more robust than a typical single-function server. It’s also far more heavily utilized: While the average non-virtualized server operates at perhaps 5 to 15 percent of processing capacity, the average ... Read More »

Forget Hyper-Scale. Think Hyper-Local Scale.

– Lori MacVittie, senior technical marketing manager at F5 Networks (, says: It’s kind of like thinking globally but acting locally… While I rail against the use of the too vague and cringe-inducing descriptor “workload” with respect to scalability and cloud computing , it is perhaps at least bringing to the fore an important distinction that needs to be made: ... Read More »

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