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"We have several customers now running private clouds. They're not as large as they should be but it's getting there. The adoption challenge has been pretty simple. Look at the world today of virtualization vs cloud - most of the spend in the world has either been in public cloud and then there's virtualization," stated Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. @ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center! Secrets of Sponsors and Exhibitors ▸ Here Secrets of Cloud Expo Speakers ▸ Here All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace ... (more)

ParaScale CEO Sees Storage Moving Increasingly to the Cloud

Cloud computing is grabbing headlines as more and more enterprises are turning to this emerging technology as a way to enable flexible computing power over the Internet. In 2008, many companies were wary of the risks and vulnerabilities of participating in the cloud computing model, and although the buzz was high, adoption was feathered. "This all changes in 2009," said Sajai Krishnan, CEO of cloud storage start-up ParaScale.  "The economic downturn and the addition of private cloud solutions to complement public offerings are creating an environment that enables incremental adoption of cloud storage on a very broad scale." In discussions with end users, ParaScale has found that the overwhelming majority indicate they are considering both public and private cloud storage. Storage Clouds are Attractive for Many Companies Krishnan identifies several considerations drivi... (more)

Scale-up Virtualization with Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate

Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2 supported configuring virtual machines with a maximum of four virtual processors and up to 64 GB of memory. However, many IT organizations increasingly want to use virtualization when they deploy mission-critical, tier-1 business applications into their private cloud datacenter fabric. Large, demanding workloads such as online transaction processing (OLTP) databases and online transaction analysis (OLTA) solutions typically run on systems with 16 or more processors and can demand large amounts of memory. For this class of workloads, more virtual processors and larger amounts of virtual machine memory can be a core requirement. In response to these increased demands, Microsoft has greatly expanded support for Hyper-V host processors and memory in Windows Server 2012 RC . New features include support for up to 32 virtual processors an... (more)

Understanding Hyper-V Replica

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Role introduces a new capability, Hyper-V Replica, as a built-in replication mechanism at a virtual machine (VM) level. Hyper-V Replica can asynchronously replicate a selected VM running at a primary site to a designated replica site across LAN/WAN. Here both a primary site and a replica site are Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V hosts where a primary site runs production or the so-called primary VMs, while a replica site is standing by with replicated VMs off and to be brought online, should the primary site experiences a planned or unplanned VM outage. Hyper-V Replica requires neither shared storage, nor a specific storage hardware. Once an initial copy is replicated to a replica site and replication is ongoing, Hyper-V Replica will replicate only the changes of a configured primary VM, i.e. the deltas, asynchronously. The following schematic... (more)

Amazon AWS and the Public Cloud Paradox

When VMware announced its hybrid cloud initiative it made perfect sense.  The hybrid cloud market could provide substantial growth opportunities for VMware, as discussed in VMware Crosses the Rubicon and Hybrid is a Whole New Cloud.  Yet one respected tech analyst has recently suggested that VMware's hybrid cloud may be too late. Amazon (AMZN) could be the clearest benefactor of the hybrid cloud operating model if it accelerates the enterprise adoption of off premise cloud services, especially if it occurs before VMware (or Microsoft) is ready with an equivalent offering. As discussed previously, the total addressable market for VMware server virtualization and private cloud is about $50B dollars, per a VMware presentation made late in 2012.  Amazon’s AWS revenues, representing an estimated 90% of the public cloud market, were under $3B.  This suggests a wide gulf... (more)

SugarCRM’s New Private Cloud Piggybacks on Amazon

SugarCRM is launching a turnkey Private Cloud, a dedicated SugarCRM-managed private instance of its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications using Amazon for its cloud. It claims "exceptional" service levels of between 99.5% and 99.95%. It'll be available in the US, Ireland, Singapore, Japan, Australia and Brazil. The widgetry employed includes Amazon's load balancing, MySQL database, S3 storage, VPN and master-to-master replication. Sugar expects international accounts will "follow the sun" for the sake of data governance. It says it's been competing against in-house widgetry stuck together with bubble gum and bobby pins as well as Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce.com. It thinks large companies are ready to take more risks with mission-critical apps in the cloud. In fact, it's taken multi-lingual on-demand accounts like Bray International away... (more)

Introduction to Private Cloud Computing – An Access Story

Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer Stoneware's "Private Cloud Computing" takes an access approach to cloud computing. webNetwork helps organizations transition from a client-centric to a centralized web computing environment. Without application development, organizations can easily plug their web, Windows, and hosted applications into the private cloud. Users connecting to the private cloud will be presented with a virtual web desktop that delivers all of their applications, services, documents, and data from anywhere, using any device. In this session Rick German, Co-founder, CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Stoneware, will explain why and provide a live product demonstration. The 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo is co-located with the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo and will be taking place November 2-4, 2009 at the Santa Cla... (more)

ParaScale Cloud Computing Predictions for 2010

ParaScale Session at Cloud Expo In 2009 users were presented with a lot of choice, especially with cloud computing and cloud storage. Two primary trends were evident including the arrival of private cloud storage options with increasing choices for businesses looking to deploy their own storage clouds inside the firewall; and a rapid proliferation of public cloud storage service options with many service providers coming to market with varied offerings. Tweet this: #ParaScale announces predictions for #cloud storage http://bit.ly/7Oys93 2010 promises to bring with it even more excitement and advances in cloud computing and storage. Sajai Krishnan, CEO of ParaScale, predicts that in 2010:   Cloud becomes an action verb – We’ve already seen “Cloud” taken to new heights as an overused adjective and noun. In 2010, marketers will out-do themselves by clouding the la... (more)

Cloud Computing, SOA and Windows Azure

For a complete list of the co-authors and contributors, see the end of the article. Microsoft's Software-plus-Services strategy represents a view of the world where the growing feature-set of devices and the increasing ubiquity of the Web are combined to deliver more compelling solutions. Software-plus-Services represents an evolutionary step that is based on existing best practices in IT and extends the application potential of core service-orientation design principles. Microsoft's efforts to embrace the Software-plus-Services vision are framed by three core goals: User experiences should span beyond a single device Solution architectures should be able to intelligently leverage and integrate on-premise IT assets with cloud assets Tightly coupled systems should give way to federations of cooperating systems and loosely coupled compositions The Windows Azure platfor... (more)

Twinstrata and Scality Partnership Delivers Private Cloud Storage Solutions

“One of the primary use cases of cloud storage is as a low-cost alternative tier of storage, allowing migration of less used data,” said Gartner Research Director Adam Couture. “But whether you’re talking public or private clouds, the challenge has always been integrating the cloud with traditional data center storage infrastructure.” TwinStrata, Inc., a data protection and iSCSI cloud storage solutions, has integrated Scality’s RING storage platform into its family of CloudArray virtual and physical appliances. With the addition of Scality integration, CloudArray customers can now easily choose and deploy either a private cloud environment or connect with internationally available public cloud providers powered by Scality RING and receive off-site data protection and disaster recovery capabilities on a “plug and play” basis. TwinStrata’s CloudArray’s ”like local” p... (more)

Cloud.com CEO Sheng Liang Discusses Open-Source Cloud Computing & Asia

Cloud.com CEO Sheng Liang was the lead developer on Sun Microsystems' original Java Virtual Machine (JVM) team. Today he is a co-founder and CEO of Cloud.com, based in Cupertino, CA. The company delivers an open-source platform for both Public and Private Clouds, and will be discussing all this at the upcoming Cloud Expo In New York June 6-9. Cloud.com also has a significant focus on Asia. Here are a few things we discussed in a recent interview... 1. You envision companies building Cloud structures through an open-source approach. Can you describe how this works with Cloud.com? We believe datacenter operators will build Cloud infrastructure using best-of-breed open source software. The Cloud.com CloudStack is open-source software that controls server, storage, and networking resources, and transforms datacenters into cloud. Cloud.com also supports emerging open-so... (more)