"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.
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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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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
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
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)
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 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.
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2010 promises to bring with it even more excitement and advances in cloud
computing and storage. Sajai Krishnan, CEO of ParaScale, predicts that in
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)
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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
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)
“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 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