Friday , 28 April 2017


Cloud is the How not the What

– Lori MacVittie, Senior Technical Marketing Manager at F5 Networks (www.f5.com), says: The “what” is a dynamic data center infrastructure. Cloud is “how” to get there. Admist the chatter and sound bites on Twitter coming from Cloud Connect this week are some interesting side conversations revolving around architecture and how cloud may or may not change the premises upon which ... Read More »

How to Seamlessly Connect Your Enterprise to the Cloud

  – Jerry Huang, President of Gladinet (http://www.gladinet.com/), says: If you have a data center, you can do two things that are related to the cloud. First, you can connect your existing infrastructure in the data center to public cloud storage services. For example, backup your SQL Server to Amazon S3 or Rackspace Cloud Files. If you happen to be ... Read More »

Building and Managing Private Clouds

– Constantino Vázquez Blanco, Cloud Researcher for OpenNebula (http://www.opennebula.org/), says: Cloud computing is an over-bloated concept, where many different technologies and software are squeezed in. Our solution focuses on the Infrastructure as a Service layer, where virtualization is playing a crucial role in the evolution of traditional data centers. In short, our solution is the key to the door of ... Read More »

Predictive Analytics “for IT”

– Daniel Heimlich, Vice President, Netuitive (www.netuitive.com), says: Predictive analytics has been around for a while and is applicable in several forms, most notably in business intelligence or BI where you see it applied in areas such as web trends and consumer data analysis. What we’re talking about is predictive analytics “for IT.” Predictive analytics for IT is about understanding ... Read More »

The 5 Requirements for Public Cloud Services

– Keao Caindec, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at OpSource (www.opsource.net), says: Concerns over security and lack of control have prompted IT departments to turn away from public cloud options in favor of home-grown private cloud services. Organizations that make this decision risk losing the core benefits that cloud computing was intended to provide in the first place – a more cost-effective ... Read More »

A Cloud-optimized Data Center

– Doug Ingraham, Vice President of Product Management (Data Center Products) at Brocade (www.brocade.com), says: What is a cloud-optimized data center? In the data center, the cloud-optimized network connects virtual servers and their application workloads to other virtual servers and to virtual LUNs in storage resource pools, while maintaining secure, load-balanced client access connections to the Web, applications, and databases ... Read More »

CLOUD COMPUTING INSIGHTS: Achieving the Dream of Utility Computing

Imin Lee, CEO of AccelOps (www.accelops.net), says: Computing as a utility remains the dream of data center managers, where more resources are just available when you need them, like electricity when you turn on the lights. Dynamic hosting and cloud computing are the core technologies that are going to make that dream of utility computing a reality. In dynamic hosting and ... Read More »

Cloud Bursting: Maximizing Resources

Chuck Hobart, senior engagement manager with VMC consulting (www.vmc.com), says: The optimal ROI for Cloud bursting is a highly cyclical business model, which cannot afford to build the data structures required for peak load, and as a result, lose potential business. Cloud bursting allows highly cyclic businesses to apply “Kanban” methodology to trigger additional capacity to meet “just in time” ... Read More »

Bursting The Cloud: Scaling Service To Meet Demand

Alan Murphy, Senior Technical Marketing Manager at F5 Networks (www.f5.com), says: Cloudbursting. Cloudbursting means that applications and services are dynamically provisioned in the cloud based on need, consumed in the cloud by users, and then de-provisioned after the need goes away. Cloudbursting a compelling model and driver for cloud computing. It is a true use case for a real-world hybrid ... Read More »

An On-demand Self-service Cloud Platform

– Ophir Kra-Oz, Co-founder and VP of Products for CloudShare (www.cloudshare.com), says: Self-service cloud platform: useful for today’s small to midsized enterprise.An on-demand self-service cloud platform is ideal for running demonstrations, proofs-of-concept, technical evaluations, and training. CloudShare Pro and ProPlus, designed for individual users, teams and small- and midsize businesses, use CloudShare to create virtual data centers for application development ... Read More »

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