Friday , 18 August 2017


Tips for Building A Private Cloud

Dev Chanchani, President of INetU (www.inetu.net), says: Make sure to pick the right Cloud for your project.Public clouds are excellent for testing environments and short term projects. There are no long term commitments, you pay for what you use, and they can usually be turned on and off quite easily. If your project involves sensitive data, however, a public cloud ... Read More »

The Future of Storage in the Cloud

Patrick Baillie, CEO of CloudSigma (www.cloudsigma.com), says: Delivering robust yet high performing storage in the cloud has been one of the greatest hardware and software challenges in the explosion of cloud computing. Poor storage performance from many leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds is one of the most cited complaints by users. In this post I will outline the dominant approach to ... Read More »

Building a Private Cloud: Tips for Data Center and IT Managers

Steve Lesem, President and CEO of Mezeo Software (www.mezeo.com), says: Identify a use case before starting. A common mistake that we see is the extraordinary focus on the technology as opposed to a focus on your cloud storage use case and the business case that surrounds the use case. The project should start with an analysis of the use case ... Read More »

How You Can Succeed in Today’s Cloud

– Peter Coffee, Director of Platform Research with Salesforce.com (www.salesforce.com), says: Innovate rather than migrate. If someone asks, “what should we migrate to the cloud?”, challenge the premise. Rather than migrating something that’s working well enough to be useful today, look at the list of business unit needs that may have been going unmet for months, quarters or years. Measured ... Read More »

How to be Successful in the Cloud

– Keao Caindec, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer with OpSource (www.opsource.net) says:Don’t compromise on cloud security. Cloud security is critical.  Evaluate your cloud provider based on five levels of security: data center, data encryption, network and network access.  Make sure the data center has 24×7 monitoring, on-site security personnel and closed circuit cameras, biometric two-factor authentication for access, and audit logs. ... Read More »

Cloud Computing: Tips for Success

– Vidur Apparao, CTO with LiveOps (www.liveops.com), says: Understand how your cloud provider calculates availability Many cloud technology providers provide Service Level Agreements (SLAs) around availability. However, make sure you understand how your provider actually calculates availability – five nines may not always mean what you think it does. The key is to clearly understand how your provider defines “downtime.” ... Read More »

Tips for Cloud Computing Success

– Richard Davies, CEO at ElasticHosts, ServerBeach’s international cloud partner (www.elastichosts.com), says:Know your application estate. Some businesses jump in without articulating a long-term cloud strategy and how it relates to overall business objectives. It is important to take a step back and establish realistic goals and priorities, a clear budget and deadline, as well as a shared understanding of what resources ... Read More »

Cloud Computing Trends

– Michael Sheehan, Technology Evangelist for GoGrid (www.gogrid.com), says: Cloud Computing can be defined in many ways. We made a definition in the form of a visualization which can be seen at http://pyramid.gogrid.com which breaks the primary layers of the cloud down into three levels: Cloud Applications, Cloud Platforms and Cloud Infrastructure. As you move down the Cloud Pyramid, you ... Read More »

Getting the Most Out of your Cloud Computing Investments

– Bert Armijo, VP of Strategy with the Cloud Solutions Unit at CA technologies (www.ca.com), says: Start smallCloud computing does not require big initial commitment; you can start as small as building a prototype, something you are comfortable putting up. Use a cloud to develop it, deploy, run tests, try to scale and make it twice as big. Test again, ... Read More »

Choosing The Best Cloud Provider For Your Enterprise

– Rob Lovell, CEO of ThinkGrid Limited (www.thinkgrid.co.uk), says: How do enterprises go about choosing the best cloud provider for their enterprise? I think this starts with the services that the enterprise is looking to fulfil and why they would look to outsource. Cloud computing is really just a word for hosted services. There are a lot of providers giving ... Read More »

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