Thursday , 25 May 2017

Cloud Computing Tips

– Nicole McGarry Senior Manager of Cloud Automation Product Marketing with Quest Software (, says: Really Get to Know Your Users Whether you’re administering a public, private, or hybrid cloud, a key focus of your deployment must be the end user. It’s critical to take the time to really understand how they are going to use the services you provide, ... Read More »

Picking the Right Cloud Provider: A Few Questions Go A Long Way

– Josh Roebuck, sales and marketing associate at Joyent (, says: How can pick a cloud provider that will give you what you need?Some questions to ask include: Is the cloud open (that is, can you easily move off it? Are there long-term contracts that lock you in? And finally, what is included in the payment and what is excluded ... Read More »

Cloud Computing: Here To Stay

– Barry Lynn, Chairman and CEO of 3Tera (, says: How do you choose the best cloud provider? Look for services with no lock in. Some Cloud services can hold you hostage. Get your applications on their Cloud and it can be very difficult to get them off if you are not happy with the service. Make sure that the ... Read More »

Why IT and Data Center Managers Don’t Like Vendor Lock-in

– John Sloan, lead research analyst for Info-Tech Research Group (, says: Why don’t IT and data center managers like vendor lock-in? I don’t know if it is as much hating vendor lock-in as it is preferring an open playing field and choice. Open competition increases choices and drives down price. In evaluating all cloud opportunities we use what we ... Read More »

Avoiding Cloud Vendor Lock-in: Standards Help

– Ray Bahar, vice president of PROMISE Technology (, says: No one likes to be locked in to something – it’s human nature. People today are all about choice. In the technology business the customer has a tendency to buy as many applications or products from one provider as they can – so management, training and integration are easier. Cost ... Read More »

How to Avoid Cloud Vendor Lock-in

– Andres Rodriguez, chief executive officer of Nasuni (, says: Can you avoid vendor lock-in with cloud applications and services? Yes. The cloud storage gateways are designed to give customer not only choice but practical way to migrate data between providers. For instance, Nasuni supports several of the major cloud providers and we have chosen to absorb transfer fees to ... Read More »

Cloud Computing: The Benefits of Federation

– David Slik, Technical Director of Object Storage with NetApp (, says: Today’s clouds eliminate silos, but provide relatively undifferentiated services. By federating clouds together, different clouds can provide specialized functionality, such as clouds specialized for retention compliance, content distribution, data preservation and high-performance access and transformation. When comparing uses of clouds, there are different balances of compute, storage and I/O ... Read More »

Enterprise Cloud Security: How To Have Success in the Clouds

– K. Scott Morrison, CTO & Chief Architect with LAYER 7 TECHNOLOGIES (, says: To be successful in the cloud, you need to rethink many traditional aspects of application architecture. This is demonstrated in area of architecture other than security. Amazon services illustrate this effect well. To get massively scalable databases, you can’t use conventional RDBMS; instead you need to ... Read More »

Cloud Security: Global DataGuard’s Enterprise UTM® for Cloud Computing

– Dean Trumbull, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Global DataGuard (, says: Beyond the basic firewall support provided with each cloud account, regulatory compliance still requires companies to also monitor for hackers and malware, collect system log information, and perform regular vulnerability tests and remediate where necessary. Additionally, some regulatory compliance standards also require network access, policy oversight ... Read More »

Cloud Storage 2.0: Performance, Capacity, and no Bottlenecks

– Carl Meadows, senior product manager of Cloud Services at The Planet (, says: Enterprises looking for high-performance storage should look elsewhere: The cloud isn’t it. In order to achieve high-performance, the storage platform must be well connected to the compute resources accessing it. With the Internet acting as a bottleneck between the compute resource and the storage, high performance ... Read More »

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