Thursday , 20 July 2017

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 »

Filter Cloud Noise Through a Level Head

– Nicole Smith, Market Response Journalist, Dell Enterprise (, says: I started my work week mulling over a couple of commenters on my post, Don’t Hit Snooze on the Cloud Conversation. Part of the commenters’ critique of the cloud conversation was that there’s plenty hype, but too little hard information to support it.Nasimson said: “Every time I read the over-hyped ... Read More »

High Performance, Scalable Cloud-based Systems Management Technology

– Nand Mulchandani, CEO and co-founder of ScaleXtreme (, says: Enterprise data centers are evolving: most are using virtualized servers; many have private cloud deployments, and some are running hybrid clouds, combining public and private cloud infrastructure resources. ScaleXtreme’s high performance, scalable cloud-based systems management technology provides a simple way for IT administrators to manage all servers; whether they be ... Read More »

Can You Trust Your Cloud Data Center Security?

– Philip Lieberman, president of Lieberman Software (, says: A recent Wall Street Journal article reported that the majority of cloud service providers do not consider security as one of their most important responsibilities. This sentiment is based on a survey from the Ponemon Institute. According to the survey of 127 cloud service providers – including 24 in six European ... Read More »

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