Thursday , 20 July 2017


Uptime Software’s Top Cloud and Virtualization Predictions for 2012

– Alex Bewley, CTO at uptime software (www.uptimesoftware.com), says: uptime software’s Top Three 2012 Cloud Predictions: Cost monitoring becomes a key aspect of public cloud management. Part of optimizing computer resources accurately means understanding what the computer and storage costs are for cloud usage. Cloud users (specifically Infrastructure as a Service – IaaS – users) are tired of “flying blind” when ... Read More »

How The Cloud is Changing Disaster Recovery

– Jackie Yuen, senior product manager, ITO Business, New Business Division, NTT Com Asia (www.ntt.com.hk), says: In the wake of the recent natural disasters that have occurred in Asia and around the world, CIOs are scrambling to ensure that their companies are prepared when disaster strikes. Most companies agree that a sudden unexpected outage can wreak major damage in terms of ... Read More »

Cloud Infrastructure Integration Model: Bridging

– Lori MacVittie, senior technical marketing manager at F5 Networks (www.f5.com), says: IT professionals, in general, appear to consider themselves well along the path toward IT as a Service with a significant plurality of them engaged in implementing many of the building blocks necessary to support the effort. IaaS, PaaS, and hybrid cloud computing models are essential for IT to ... Read More »

The Future of Cloud: Infrastructure as a Platform

– Lori MacVittie, Senior Technical Marketing Manager at F5 Networks (http://www.f5.com/), says: Cloud needs to become a platform, and that means its comprising infrastructure must also embrace the platform paradigm. There’s been a spate of articles, blogs, and mentions of OpenFlow in the past few months. IBM was the latest entry into the OpenFlow game, releasing an enabling RackSwitch G8264, ... Read More »

Where the Cloud Really Lives

– Paddy Moogan, SEO Consultant with Distilled (www.distilled.net), says: Imagine the cloud, what do you think of? One of the hottest buzzwords of recent years provokes a wide range of images – servers, computers, the sky and clouds, but how many of us actually know what it is? In reality, the cloud is anything but cloud-like. Interxion, a European data ... Read More »

Tom Buiocchi’s Storage Predictions for 2012: Infiltration of ‘Small Data’ and a New Kind of Cloud

– Tom Buiocchi is CEO of Drobo (www.drobo.com), says: The pace of change in the storage industry is going to accelerate in 2012. Cloud strategies are evolving rapidly, solid-state media will have its day, and Big Data technologies will find their way to “Small Data” customers. Any vendor with an old school product line is going to learn some new ... Read More »

Infrastructure Architecture: Whitelisting with JSON and API Keys

– Lori MacVittie, Senior Technical Marketing Manager at F5 Networks (http://www.f5.com/), says: AJAX and JSON have changed the way in which we architect applications, especially with respect to their ascendancy to rule the realm of integration, i.e. the API. Policies are generally focused on the URI, which has effectively become the exposed interface to any given application function. It’s REST-ful, ... Read More »

Border Games: Do You Know Your Data Privacy Laws?

– Jim Latimer, chief strategy officer at CentriLogic (http://www.centrilogic.com/), says: In today’s highly-regulated business world, the geographic location of data is as important as the technology that keeps it accessible and secure. Not only is the way data stored important to maintaining corporate policies, but so too is keeping data in a physical location that doesn’t breach industry regulations. There’s ... Read More »

5 Life Preservers for SMB IT Disasters

– Eric Webster,chief revenue officer of Doyenz (http://www.doyenz.com/), says: Disasters come in all shapes, sizes and material. In major natural disasters, there can be loss of property and belongings, a sense of disconnect from the world and for some, a long recovery time. In the IT world, when a disaster strikes it can cause the same effects, interrupting a business’ ... Read More »

Healthcare Technology + Cloud Computing = Real Cost Savings

– George J. Pantos, Esq., executive director of the Healthcare Performance Management Institute (www.hpminstitute.org), says: New cloud computing technologies will revolutionize the way that employers deliver health benefits and how patients receive them, according to a just-released study from the Healthcare Performance Management Institute. Many organizations preparing to comply with the federal health reform law are facing unexpected costs and ... Read More »

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