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Private Cloud

Private Cloud: Private cloud is infrastructure operated solely for a single organization, whether managed internally or by a third-party and hosted internally or externally. (Source: Wikipedia)

Server Virtualisation: On Premise, In-the-Cloud or Hybrid?


Section: Research
With over 70% of SMB’s embracing virtualization in some form, the need for a cohesive, well thought out strategy is crucial so as to avoid common and costly mistakes. This White Paper explores the: •  Four key elements of a server virtualization strategy •  Business goals and how they will impact strategy •  Public Vs On-Site Private Cloud Vs Outsourced Private Cloud Vs Hybrid •  What to watch out ...   read more

Cloud, Managed Hosting, Colo or In-house?


Section: Research
The decision to outsource or in-source data centre services is not one taken lightly. Just as organisations felt they had figured out what to outsource and what to keep in-house, cloud computing has fuelled renewed interest in outsourcing, resulting in enterprises reassessing their IT service sourcing strategies. This white paper provides some important considerations when deciding on data centre services and covers the following: < ...   read more

Cloud Computing Checkpoint


Section: Research
We’ve heard the promises, we’ve listened to the hype, but where exactly are we in terms of tangible activity and commitment when it comes to cloud computing? This report by Freeform Dynamics covers:   -  Introduction -  The context for hosted cloud -  Perceived relevance of hosted cloud -  Traditional versus cloud-based infrastructure/platform services -  Traditional ...   read more

Cloud Definitions, Deployment Considerations & Diversity


Section: Research
This White Paper provides clarity on the language of Cloud Computing, offers a practical description and ordering of the key Cloud terminology in use. It also puts forward the basic, but often unspoken, argument that organisations will need to address an increasingly fragmented notion of how IT is delivered going forward. The constraints of server rooms, DMZ’s, ownership and dedic ...   read more

Finding the Right Cloud Solutions for your Organisation


Section: Research
If you manage technology today, you know the story: everything is mobile, connected, interactive, immediate, and fluid. Expectations are high. On any given day, it's all about service delivery. You need to provide technology-enabled services to your people whenever and wherever they need them-and you need to do it cost-effectively, securely, and quickly. This is one of the driving forces behind the rise in cloud computing. Cloud computing can provide new levels of collaboration, agility, ...   read more

Opportunities for the Cloud in the Enterprise


Section: Research
Cloud computing represents the next evolutionary step toward elastic IT.  It promises to transform the way your IT infrastructure is constituted and managed, through consumable services for infrastructure, platform, and applications. The big picture is to convert your IT infrastructure from a "factory” into a "supply chain”. But there are a number of concerns with adopting this model, most notably around maturity levels, security and compliance, performance and reliability, ...   read more

Understanding Enterprise Cloud Management


Section: Research
New applications, driven largely by the economics of cloud computing raise three critical questions for those who own operations for these applications: Who is managing your cloud applications? How wisely are you managing your cloud applications? What freedom do you have in managing your cloud applications? In this paper, learn about: What to look for from Enterpri ...   read more

Adopting the Cloud: Addressing Management Concerns


Section: Articles
Members of management often have concerns when faced with the adoption of a cloud computing model for their business.  Many times this is the result of a lack of understanding of the cloud, and this can morph into active resistance if it is not addressed promptly and with facts that address those concerns.  Two central issues arise when most migrations to the cloud are being planned:  Financial considerations and security.  &nbs ...   read more

High Availability Cloud Computing


Section: Articles Video
Brian Gracely of The CloudCast Video Channel discusses the basics of High Availability for applications in both Public Cloud and Private Cloud environments. He discusses legacy applications, virtualized applications and new web-scale applications, along with the underlying infrastructure t  read more

Is Your Network Ready for Cloud Computing?


Section: Articles Video
The cloud is changing the way that organisations are doing business. Although there are lots of terms being used...SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, private cloud, hybrid cloud, VDI, etc, essentially all are heading down the same path into the cloud. By 2014, according to Cisco, 50% of all workloads will be processed in the cloud and Gartner's study suggests cloud service spending will be 5x overall IT spending by 2015.   read more

Multi-cloud strategies help to overcome risks of the cloud


Section: Articles
One of the benefits of cloud computing is that, assuming virtualization is implemented in the cloud farm, that layer of abstraction affords some measure of protection against loss or downtime in the event of a single hardware failure. And of course, utilizing a cloud platform adds innumerable other benefits, not the least of which is the ability to access data and applications from any location, and protection against downtime from an in-house data centre failure.   read more

Retailers and small shops can use the cloud and managed services to be PCI compliant


Section: Articles
Compliance of any sort tends to send CIOs shaking in their boots, and CFOs reaching for the corporate cheque book. PCI-DSS, the international payment card industry standard for security, was meant to create an environment in which customer data is kept private. And to the credit of the creators of PCI-DSS, the stated measures that must be taken are mostly common sense items that merchants and ot ...   read more

The Cloud Computing Model – A Lifeline for Business in Challenging Times


Section: Articles
The language of IT backup, security, disaster preparedness and business continuity can be confusing. Having a network backup procedure in place doesn't necessarily mean you also have a disaster plan, and having a disaster plan doesn't mean you also have a business continuity plan. In short, the disaster plan outlines what to do when disaster strikes, the business continuity plan outlines how to keep things moving in the aftermath. As any CIO who has been through a fire, ...   read more

5 Trends in Cloud Computing


Section: Articles
As cloud computing continues its swift transition from slightly nebulous industry catchphrase to real-world business-critical solution, we are getting a clearer picture of who cloud customers are and what is driving them into the cloud. Here are five major trends in today’s emerging cloud landscape. SMBs and micro-businesses as major adopters of cloud computing technology.  The basic value proposition of the cloud means that the SMB and micro-b ...   read more

Best of both worlds: Virtual privacy in the public cloud


Section: Articles
Enterprises looking for the benefits of cloud computing may be averse to the idea, out of concern over lack of control, compliance issues or security. Those with a transaction-based environment or which collect credit card information will be especially aware of the potential risks, no matter how remote they may be. The virtual private cloud option, a relatively new and almost unheard-of concept, often makes sense and is not as confusing as it sounds.     read more

Cloud and Storage - The way ahead


Section: Research
Today people are slowly becoming aware that the term Cloud does not describe a single offering but is rather used to conveniently refer to a broad range of solutions. In addition the term is now being used in both the context of solutions residing inside the data centre or outside the business entirely. This research explores the considerations an organisation should take as they look at external cloud and storage and also questions what is the reality behind Cloud and ...   read more

Cloud competition heats up as Microsoft challenges Amazon Web Services


Section: News
Microsoft upped the ante on cloud competitors this week as they announced updates for Windows Azure, including a new price plan and stronger integration with other Microsoft IT infrastructure development tools. These announcements were made at the Microsoft TechEd 2013 conference this week. The company plans to offer Azure with pricing by the minute with no minimum buy-in, read more

Cloud Computing in the Public Sector


Section: Research
Governments around the world have been looking at how best to reduce functional redundancy through the concept of "shared services” where different departments share a single source of function. This report looks at the promise and issues of cloud computing today in the Public Sector, along with the direction cloud needs to take in order to fulfil on its promise. The following topics are covered: -  The public sector in 2011 and beyond ...   read more

Cloud computing 'still in the early adoption phase'


Section: News
While software-as-a-service (SaaS) currently has more users than platform-as-a-service (PaaS) or infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), new figures suggest that businesses are still experimenting with the cloud and that the latter two are likely to become more prevalent in the coming years. Placeholder0CompTIA's second annual Trends in Cloud Computing report showed that 32 per cent of respondents were using PaaS or IaaS, compared with 69 per cent making use of SaaS. ...   read more

Cloud Computing to create 9.62 million Jobs in APac


Section: News
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

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