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The benefits of private clouds are fairly well documented, but at the end of the day, the best way to gauge the value of this computing model within an enterprise is to jump in and start small. However, starting small doesn't mean sacrificing functionality like elasticity, self service...
Cloud technology and virtualization of virtually everything means rethinking the economic models around physical infrastructure, the emergence of a new class of providers as well as a greater degree of standardization around virtualized OS & Middleware configurations. There are increas...
“Mårten is unmatched in his ability to blend open-source business techniques and technologies to build an industry leading company. We are thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to work with him and look forward to seeing his knowledge and boundless energy move Eucalyptus forward...
From internal collaboration to supplier and customer interactions, enterprises are discovering new ways of increasing productivity, process accountability, and connecting those challenging "white spaces" that exist between processes, ERP, andd legacy systems. Consider how you can embar...
The recent tech conference in Doha also had discussions about enterprise mashups, retail and mobile commerce, social networking, and enterprise eLearning portals. The Cloud Computing presentation was delivered by Karl Roe, MEEZA's director of strategic alliances. (Among MEEZA's allianc...
Workloads manifest the demand of the business from applications and services. These workloads have common patterns and known qualities, as do the applications and infrastructure deployment models that support them. During his keynote, Tony Bishop will describe Adaptivity’s systematic a...
Richard Sarwal is SVP of Development for Oracle Enterprise Manager. He brings more than 18 years of industry experience with a proven track record of database and systems management skills covering the critical areas of scalability, availability and performance, to his role as Senior V...
Organizations embracing Cloud Computing are quickly realizing how Data Grid technology can solve many of the challenges associated from running applications on distributed shared infrastructure across the globe. From hosting data as a service, sharing application state across applicati...
NaviCloud is a next-generation platform that combines the economic efficiencies of cloud computing with true enterprise-class reliability and security. With built-in high-availability, a state of the art operations center, and a highly-resilient service delivery infrastructure spanning...
But, as much as I like developing nations and the potential of cloud for them, the Big Kahuna is still found in the Big Apple, with Cloud Expo, opening April 19 at the Javits Center in New York. This is not an event with a single track, or a few tracks. There are, in fact, eight of the...
Not all clouds are created equal. A successful private cloud starts with a good design, its form following the key requirements set by business users and IT leadership: for example, sizing available compute infrastructure, defining expected peak and off peak workloads, and creating use...
You have a virtualized environment, now what do you do? Well, hey, that's a good question! It's probably a question that's being asked of IT managers and CIOs from uncomprehending top execs all over this world. It's also the title of a session at Cloud Expo, to be presented by Da...
"Cloud" has become synonymous with "computing" and "software" in two short years. Cloud Expo is the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will participate in Cloud Expo worldwide. The cloud is certainly a compelling alternati...
Cloud Computing is marching through the hype cycle at double speed. The mainstream media has ahold of it before it's been thoroughly geeked through. So far, I haven't seen a crime attributed to Cloud Computing (in the way crimes are attributed to the Internet and Craig's List), but the...
In a recent column for PC Mag, John Dvorak urged Microsoft not to do what it seems to be doing: Why isn't Microsoft trying to derail cloud computing? That's what I would be doing it its position. It should think about killing Hotmail on a whim and saying, "there's your cloud computing....
As a prime contract holder on NASA's SEWP IV GWAC, JRTI, Inc. works with a host of government agencies and end-users to design, deliver and support information technology solutions within the federal government market. JRTI has strategic alliances with leading IT providers like Dell, C...
IBM's initiative will enable others to embrace a strategic approach to managing cybersecurity, building on the security rich systems and software that have earned the trust of IBM clients around the world for decades. For instance, the U.S. Air Force recently selected IBM to design and...
The top modernization objective cited by respondents was to move to Web-enabled systems (54 percent), with Windows cited as their systems’ most likely platform (38 percent) after modernization. Long-term cost savings was noted as the most important benefit of modernization, with ease-o...
Most big consulting firms lead with well-polished presentations and, perhaps, some pretty smart people. However, when it comes time to do the real work, you're staring across the table at very inexperienced individuals whose knowledge of cloud computing is limited by the number of arti...
Many caution against thinking that governance and security come in "one-size-fits-all" form. Instead, you should emphasize that these considerations be systemic to a specific company's cloud architecture, incorporating these concerns into every stage of planning, design and implementat...
Datuk Badlisham Ghazali is the CEO of Malaysia’s Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC). (“Datuk” is an honorific term in Malaysian society that can be used as a rough approximation of “Sir” in the UK.) The MSC covers an area of about 175,000 acres, stretching approximately 30 ...
Datuk Badlisham Ghazali is the CEO of Malaysia’s Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC). (“Datuk” is an honorific term in Malaysian society that can be used as a rough approximation of “Sir” in the UK.) MdeC is responsible for the country’s MSC, or Multimedia Super Corridor, as it...
Techcrunch reports that Google has some implicit suggestions about newspapers, based on the drop-down suggestions it gives when you begin a search with "Newspapers are." It's a nice example of the hive mind at work. But check out the first suggestion Google gives you if you type "Cloud...
“The first thing I want to be clear about is that we don’t view ourselves as a solution for companies to reduce costs,” he told me in a recent interview at CCT’s headquarters in the Clark Special Economic Zone, a couple hours north of Manila in the state of Pampanga. “The most importan...
Recently I installed the Beta 2 version of "Geneva", or ADFS 2.0. All of my machines are now Windows 7 machines, including just about all of my VHDs and virtual machines. The only time I use Win2k8 R2 is when the product I'm installing specifically requires me to do that. So when I ins...
I had a “discussion” on twitter a few weeks ago where I predicted that Microsoft’s Windows Azure would be “the one to beat” in the enterprise. It’s nice that companies are using Amazon and other clouds, but for the 80-90% of Windows/.NET application...
Yesterday, Microsoft released another update to the Windows Azure SDK. This update includes a truckload of new goodies that I will be covering in additional blog posts. For this blog post, however, I want to walk you through getting an ASP.NET MVC 2 application working on Windows Azure...
If you've been trying to get the ASP.NET providers working on the November 2009 CTP of Windows Azure then you may have run into a snag, or a couple snags if you're using Visual Studio 2010. First of all, if you're using Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, then you're going to need to either ...
The Planet today announced its membership in the Microsoft WebsiteSpark program. Through this partnership, The Planet provides small Web development and design firms with free Microsoft licenses for the latest versions of Windows Server and SQL Server, key tools for building and design...
Bamboo Solutions has released the latest version of Project Management Central (“PM Central”). The newly enhanced SharePoint Project Management application includes robust resource management capabilities and bi-directional synch with Microsoft Office Project. PM Central enables projec...
Voltaire today announced that Voltaire’s new 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch, 40 Gb/s QDR InfiniBand director switch, and Unified Fabric Manager software (UFM) are available from HP as part of the HP Unified Cluster Portfolio. Known for its InfiniBand switching leadership, Voltaire recently...
Adaptive Computing said today it has signed an agreement for HP to resell Moab Adaptive Computing Suite for HP ProLiant and BladeSystem server families to integrate in highly scalable and flexible infrastructure solutions for high performance computing (HPC), datacenter and cloud compu...
Netlist is demonstrating the world's first 16GB 2 virtual rank (vRank) double-data-rate three, registered dual in-line memory module (DDR3 RDIMM), HyperCloud. Netlist will also showcase the interoperability of HyperCloud memory with standard JEDEC server memory solutions on popular ent...
Cisco today announced a revised recommended voluntary cash offer to acquire TANDBERG. Under the revised terms, Cisco will offer to purchase all the outstanding shares of TANDBERG for 170 Norwegian Kroner per share for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $3.4 billion. Cisco wil...
Progress Software Corporation has announced that British Airways (BA) will use its portfolio of SOA solutions as a key part of its travel program to upgrade its IT systems. This will extend to the end of 2014 and will revolutionize travel by integrating over 600 different electronic sy...
(Remarque : texte plus long qu’à l’habitude) Après la conférence de SIIA, dont j’ai parlé récemment, j’étais aussi invité comme conférencier à la conférence organisée par Sys-Con sur le Cloud Computing. C’était la quatrième conférence que Sys-Con organisait sur ce......
Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Peter Coffee, of eWeek fame. Peter, as industry veterans may be aware, was eWeek’s Technology Editor, and is now Director of Platform Research for Salesforce.com, a leader in cloud computing. Our conversation began with my blatant att...
Everyone knows that the longevity and ultimate success of a platform lies in the developers willing to create on that platform. Creating a healthy developer ecosystem in which both the developer and the platform vendor can grow and prosper is very important. No one knows this better th...
Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS), a leader in socially responsible investing (SRI) for Catholic institutions, announced that a majority of shareholders voted in support of its "say on executive pay" proxy resolution at the Cisco Systems' annual meeting of shareholders. F...
OLR is an award-winning global Retail Solutions specialist with over 10 years experience delivering results from the Oracle® Retail (Retek) suite. Founded in 1998, OLR has grown internationally, with offices in Australia, North America and the United Kin...