A photo Google released last week showing servers in one of its facilities. Click for larger version of the image. (Photo: Google)
One of the issues information technology managers raise about cloud computing Ã¢ÂÂ as well as the overlapping Ã¢ÂÂbring your own deviceÃ¢ÂÂ phenomenon Ã¢ÂÂ is that the stuff end-users bring into the workplace sooner or later become ITÃ¢ÂÂs headache. It may be the security issues that are introduced, it may be the support issues that crop up when users run to their IT departments for help when things stop working.
In a new survey of 350 CIOs and IT managers, sponsored by Host Analytics, some of these frustrations come to the fore. Well over than
Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is Eucalyptus Systems all about and what do you do?
Mickos: Eucalyptus is the world's most widely deployed private cloud software platform. Our software enables companies to turn their own hardware into so called private clouds. With Eucalyptus installed on your servers and your storage system, you have a cloud of your own with the benefits that you are used to from the public cloud such as Amazon Web Services.
Some examples: Puma runs all their consumer-facing websites on Eucalyptus. This allows them to move workloads around and provide compute
Todayâs cloud computing landscape has no clear leading vendor; but rather is a mosaic of services. While the commercial opportunities are enormous, open source clouds are beginning to dominate the private cloud side of the market.
These are the findings of a new survey of 651 companies, conducted by RightScale, Inc. Among the 64% of respondents who plan to include a private cloud option as part of their cloud portfolio, open source private cloud solutions are taking the lead. The largest share of cloud adopters, 41%, plan to use only open source-based private cloud
When people think of Cloud Computing, the service that most readily comes to mind is Infrastructure. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) refers to the infrastructure, storage and network services that are available from most cloud vendors.
IaaS is a completely separate offering and market from the other services provided by cloud vendors such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) or any of the many other XaaS offerings and is often confused with datacenter outsourcing or a hosting solution. And though vendors appear to offer very similar offerings, all cloud vendors are not created equally.
So, with so
Recent research from Gartner reveals that the cloud computing sector has many over-hyped terms. But that doesn't mean that the sector is all hype. The report points out that the cloud sector includes a range of different terms and technologies, many of which are at different stages in the technology life cycle. (These stages are the trigger, hype, disillusionment, enlightenment, and productivity, says the Network World report.)
Among the cloud technologies that are overhyped are big data and platform as a service (PaaS)
Two weeks after launching its public OpenStack cloud, Rackspace follows suit with its private cloud implementation. The availability of both options will make it easier for customers interested in running hybrid cloud for their workloads, the company said.
Cisco and CA are working with Citrix to support its CloudPlatform implementation of CloudStack. The news, out of Citrix Synergy in Barcelona, comes as a raft of OpenStack news hits the wire.In case you’ve forgotten in the face of so much OpenStack news this week, there’s more than one open-source cloud in town. And, Citrix-backed CloudStack gained some key vendor support with Cisco and CA signing onto the effort this week. The news comes out of Citrix Synergy in Barcelona, halfway around the world from the OpenStack Summit in San Diego.Citrix kicked up a ruckus six months ago when it — an OpenStack participant — offered up CloudStack to the Apache
This excerpt from Chapter 3 of Is Your Company Ready for Cloud? Choosing the Best Cloud Adoption Strategy for Your Business, by Pamela Isom and Kerrie Holley, examines how an enterprise should strategically plan its cloud adoption, taking into consideration specific business goals, cloud standards, best practices and current and future use.
Not so long ago, if you were like many CIOs or ops managers, you were consumed with issues related to providing power, space, and cooling for corporate datacenters. As the capabilities of server hardware continued to increase (Mooreâs Law stands the test of time), the workload generated by a typical application could no longer completely consume the resources of a single server. Vast amounts of valuable resources were sitting idle and burning capital with their power, space, and cooling requirements. Then datacenter virtualization stepped in and helped to solve many of these problems.
With the implementation of multiple virtual machines
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