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Cloud Scalability

Cloud Scalability: The major benefit of cloud computing lies in the flexibility to scale up or down the IT infrastructure depending on the enterprise needs. This means that the enterprise do not have to provision for future needs as the IT infrastructure they need may be set up in minimal time. This also means that the time to start a business process is not contingent on IT infrastructure establishment time.  (Source: WikiAnswers)

The Case for Virtual Data Centres


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In an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) scenario,  the  cloud-based  service being provided will include virtual server space, network connections, bandwidth, IP addresses and load balancers. Physically the pool of hardware resource is pulled  from  a  multitude  of  servers  and  networks  usually distributed across numerous data centres, all of which the cloud provider is responsible for maintaining. Th ...   read more

What's Holding Businesses Back From the Cloud?


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The typical internal IT infrastructure is mired in complexity; costly and cumbersome to manage; and the opposite of dynamic and agile. Any on-premise server that is not fully utilised represents a costly waste of resources. Extrapolate that across the entire company, and the inefficiencies are likely to assume staggering proportions. It is in this context that an organisation’s interest in cloud-based systems and services will typically originate. An overwhelm ...   read more

69% of Enterprises Intend to Increase Cloud Spending, according to 451 Research


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A recent survey carried out by 451 Research has found that of those enterprises that have a separate budget for cloud computing, 69% say that it will increase this year and next. The survey was carried out as a part of TheInfoPro Wave 5 Cloud Computing Study  read more

App developers 'increasingly reliant on cloud scalability'


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Application developers are increasingly relying on the cost and scalability benefits of cloud computing - particularly as the infrastructure solution becomes a mainstream technology. As a result, according to Datapipe, cloud computing is a vital part of enterprise IT strategic planning and software developers are slowly adopting this mindset.Ed Laczynski, Datapipe's vice president f ...   read more

By 2014, 90 percent of organisations will support corporate applications on BYOD, Garther predicts


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According to Gartner, the use of mobile devices for consuming work-related video continues to rise, putting more pressure on enterprises to support and manage BYOD schemes. It’s thought that by around 2015, a minimum of 60% of information employees will use a mobile device for work purposes. "Developing and supporting new content management applications and uses is a daunting task for enterprises, which justifiably fear dissatisfaction and low adoption," read more

Cisco adds Flash to Servers


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Cisco has come out on top for performance in cloud computing as shown by the VMware® VMmark™ 2.1 benchmark result, which was published on July 10th 2012. The benchmarking works by testing "real-world workloads to determine a virtualization score.” Beyond this, other factors are taken into consideration such as VMware vMotion, Storage vMotion and virtual machine provisioning time to come up with a final score, which represents the total overall score. "Because Cisco ...   read more

Cisco to acquire Meraki Inc.


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Cisco yesterday announced their intention to expand existing cloud to solutions by acquiring Meraki Inc., a San Francisco-based leading cloud provider. Meraki has offices in New York, London and Mexico and "offers midmarket customers easy-to-deploy on-premise networking solutions that can be centrally managed from the cloud”. According to a Cisco statement, the acquisition "complements and expands Cisco’s strategy to offer more software-centric solutions to simplify network ma ...   read more

Cloud Computing Event for Business Leaders


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The Cloud Circle Forum (CCF) are to hold an event next Thursday July 5th, for business leaders, designed to help them get to grips with the latest happenings in cloud computing. The event will focus on "the implications of cloud computing for value creation, innovation and competitive advantage”. The event will take place at the America Square Conference Centre in London and runs from 08:20am to 17:45pm. According to the event information, recent research has from analysts IDC h ...   read more

Cloud Computing to create 9.62 million Jobs in APac


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A study funded by Microsoft has found that cloud computing will create 9.62 million jobs in Asia Pacific alone by 2015. The research also estimates that the technology will create 14 million new jobs internationally by the same year, which is good news for the global economy. The study was carried out by global analysts IDC, who say that revenues from cloud innovation could reach $1.1 trillion by 2015. The res ...   read more

Cloud Moves ‘Beyond the Hype’


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Cloud computing has now moved "beyond the hype” and is beginning to become one of the most important factors to the modern enterprise, according to a number of reliable sources such as Gartner. The research house itself predicts that most of new spending in IT will be on cloud technologies by 2016 and that around half of all large enterprises will have cloud deployed by 2017. Gartner also forecast that global spending will reach $47.4bn in 2013 when it comes to public cloud spending ...   read more

Cloud will Account for 8% of Tech Spend


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A new report has found that cloud technology will experience a surge in popularity between now and 2020, growing from the current spend of around $20bn to almost $150bn. This, according to the report, means that cloud will account for 8% of all technology spend. "Cloud computing is at the intersection of two very powerful trends that have been playing out for some time: greater use of ...   read more

Data centre automation is becoming the norm


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Data centre automation is quickly becoming the cornerstone of modern IT infrastructure and more than a third of the businesses that Information Week recently surveyed claimed they are already using automation technology. The news provider also found that of the 345 companies it quizzed about virtualization and read more

EC release Cloud Strategy for Europe


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The European Commission (EC) has released "Unleashing the potential of cloud computing in Europe” as part of its ongoing Digital Agenda. The strategy is designed to help drive business in Europe with the help of cloud computing. It’s hoped that the strategy will "deliver a net gain of 2.5 million new European jobs, and an annual boost of EUR 160 billion,” by 2020 as it w ...   read more

Europe falling behind in cloud innovation


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According to a recent survey carried out by Informa Telecoms and Media, alongside the Cloud World Forum, Europe "is losing the cloud computing innovation race to North America and Asia”. The news comes just ahead of the upcoming Cloud World Forum event, which is due to take place in London on 26-27 June 2013 at the Olympi ...   read more

Gartner Predict Cloud will Drive Wearable Devices


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Research analysts at Gartner have predicted that the evolution from personal computer to cloud will drive "invisible, sensor-enabled devices driven by applications and services”. The changes to consumer’s digital lives have already seen a huge transition from PC to personal cloud and it’s this, Gartner say, that is creating a different and new kind of interaction between consumers and connected services. This means that eventually, consumers will shift from PC complete ...   read more

Interoute’s Matthew Finnie Talks Apps at Cloud Expo Europe


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Interoute’s Matthew Finnie is due to give a talk this afternoon at this year’s Cloud Expo Europe, being held at the National Hall Olympia, London today and tomorrow. He is to give a talk at 13.50 pm entitled "The rise of the Enterprise App Store – will the Enterprise App Store change the way we purchase technology forever?” Finnie will ...   read more

Italian OU Launches E-Learning in Interoute Cloud


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The first Italian Open University has launched a project designed to offer cloud-based e-learning. Marconi University says that the use of the cloud will move away from a colocation facility and this has come about as a means to improve the reliability of its digital learning resources. It’s also intended to help save on the cost of running an e-learning platform and improve the infrastructure of the platform, which was previously managed by a third party with servers and storag ...   read more

Lack of Cloud Skills may Impact Technology


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Research analysts at IDC have found that the lack of IT skills when it comes to the cloud computing sector will be outpaced by demand for the technology in the next few years. This is nothing new, in 2012 around 1.7m jobs could not be filled around the globe due to lack of training, study, certification and experience in cloud. However, according to IDC, demand will continue to grow year-on-year by 26% by 2015. This will create about 7m cloud-related jobs globally, IDC ...   read more

Microsoft Announce Cloud Readiness Tool


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Microsoft has announced a new tool designed to help IT professionals test their enterprise’s readiness for deployment to the cloud. The Cloud Security Readiness Tool is a free resource targeting SMEs to help them to assess security as it emerged that a recent Microsoft survey found that companies who have already adopted cloud have found it to be better secure than on-site solutions. Howe ...   read more

Microsoft Extend Support for Windows Server 2008


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Microsoft has announced that it will extend support for Windows Server 2008, which was due to end in the middle of next year, until 2015. The support will "transition” from mainstream to extended support in line with the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy for business and developer products. This gives some tech departments a little more breathing space when it comes to upgrading to Windows Server 2012 and/or migration to the cloud, something which is gathering pace in terms of ...   read more

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