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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," stated Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, in this SYS-CON.tv inter...
For the past few years, enterprises have grappled with the personal cloud dilemma: “Should we use private or public cloud?” To some degree this has moved beyond a binary, either-or decision and now many enterprises are using both, but the question still remains on a per-workload basis:...
"Blue Box has been around for 10-11 years, and last year we launched Blue Box Cloud. We like the term 'Private Cloud as a Service' because we think that embodies what we are launching as a product - it's a managed hosted private cloud," explained Giles Frith, Vice President of Customer...
Years ago companies saw a major improvement in efficiency in the heyday of virtualization. As the world looked to the cloud to solve business challenges these savings were forgotten. Today we live in a post cloud world with pre-virtualization efficiencies. In his session at 16th Clou...
In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Kelly Murphy, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Gridstore, will discuss the design and deployment of a Private Cloud-in-a-Box, with HyperConverged All-Flash Infrastructure including the following key points: Requirements and considerations when...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Blue Box has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Blue Box delivers Private Cloud as a Service (PCaaS) to a worldwide customer base. Built ...
The industry is heated with debates on whether adopting private or public cloud is the smartest, best, cheapest, you name it choice. But this debate is missing the mark. Businesses shouldn’t be discussing public vs. private, but rather how can they make the two work together to their g...
The private cloud is misunderstood. At this stage, vendors can be forgiven for not having a firm idea of what the private cloud is and how it can uniquely improve their processes. Too many service providers have branded legacy technologies as "cloud-based," warping buyers' expectations...
Business differentiation depends upon the efficient development, deployment and management of new applications. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Ruslan Synytsky, CTO of Jelastic, will describe and demonstrate how an enterprise can utilize a private cloud to deliver a scalable, high...
Lately we have seen a lot of articles discussing how easy Disaster Recovery in the cloud is but very few of those put the emphasis on talking about the basics of Disaster Recovery and educating customers on why they should be thinking about it. There are six myths that needs to be addr...
In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Nathan Anderson, an IT Leader - Innovation at GE Capital, will provide a look inside of a project at a large global financial services organization that embarked on an ambitious journey towards continuous delivery, private cloud, agile and DevOps. He ...
While technology changes on a regular basis, IT teams have had a standard approach to administration. In recent years, however, there has been a drastic shift in data center administration. One of the biggest shifts is the adoption of private and public clouds. In part two of this seri...
Companies are moving forward with cloud deployments at a rapid rate, according to Hosting and Cloud Go Mainstream: 2014, a Microsoft Corp.-commissioned study conducted by 451 Research LLC. The new study showed that more than 45 percent of organizations surveyed are beyond the pilot pha...
Virtualized and private cloud infrastructures are all about sharing resources – compute, storage and network. Optimizing these environments comes down to the ability to properly balance capacity supply and application demand. In practical terms, this means allocating the right amount o...
As businesses aspire to move more and more application workloads outside of the boundaries of their private cloud data centers, public cloud service providers are increasingly implementing a private cloud staple: resiliency. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, John Roese, SVP and Chie...
IBM on Monday announced that SoftLayer is integrating IBM Power Systems into their cloud infrastructure that is expected to deliver a level and breadth of services beyond what has traditionally been available over the cloud. IBM also announced new services and tools that will help orga...
We all know the story of Goldilocks and the three bears, but have you heard the one about Goldie Locks and the three clouds? This tale is playing out throughout the IT marketplace. Goldie Locks – an IT executive for a state government – has once again found herself in a dilemma. “If o...
The benefits of public and private clouds based on virtualization are varied and well known. In 2013, more than 40 percent of enterprises have or are adopting virtualized private clouds in the data center, and another 40 percent are evaluating virtualization solutions. Nevertheless, le...
As regulatory oversight across the financial landscape continues to drive greater transparency and stricter penalties, outsourcing to the private cloud has become an integral resource for hedge fund and private equity managers. Cloud infrastructure services are now synonymous with incr...
It's not today, or tomorrow, but sometime in the not too distant future the bulk of the on-premise private cloud market is going to shrivel into a little raisin and die. A very small number of very large companies will operate private clouds that will be, by an large, poor substitutes ...
This article takes a look at the administrative overhead for implementing VDI in either a VMware or Microsoft environment. Number of admin touch points, upgrade considerations, complexity, and more. A little bit of history first. Virtual Desktop computing has been slowly etching its...
Virtustream announced on Thursday that it has been named a 2013 Vendor to Watch by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). In order to be recognized as a Vendor to Watch, companies must demonstrate customer value by delivering solutions for problems that have previously gone unaddresse...
SolidFire, the Colorado-based all-SSD purveyor, has gotten a $31 million C round led by strategic investor Samsung, which is supplying the 960GB flash drives in its latest storage system. The round brings SolidFire’s total outside investment to $68 million. The widgetry, called the...
Metacloud plays hardball. It has no patience with pilots or proofs-of-concept. It’ll only do production Infrastructure-as-a-Service installations, which is kind of uppity for a start-up that only hit the radar last October – even if it did come out of the closet with an unidentified ...
Nimble Storage, one of the darlings of the new storage breed – darling if for no other reason than it’s managed to collect $98 million from the VC crowd since it started in 2008 – that’s pretty darling – has been waving around the plans for a new Microsoft private cloud that’s pre-conf...
Companies around the world are moving into on-premise private cloud environments. Many connect their private cloud to their public cloud service providers. In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Brian Patrick Donaghy, CEO of Appcore, will talk about examples of what wor...
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, Irela...
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 ...
Amazon has dropped more crumbs in the forest to entice the enterprise to ultimately abandon its own infrastructure for its doubtlessly cheaper public cloud. It’s making its Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), which used to be separate service, a free default. It said in a blog that the an...
iSCSI? No problem! Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V Server 2012 include native support for a software iSCSI initiator as well as MPIO ( Multipath IO ) for resiliency and load balancing of storage IO over multiple network paths. In this article, we’ll walk through the process of connec...
I think the new cloud killer apps for enterprises will leverage cloud-integrated data centers (or true hybrid cloud adoption), and will strategically transform IT operating models. Those killer apps will include cloud-enabled agility, protection and scalability. The public cloud has b...
The growth of cloud services for business has been a hot topic for years now, but 2012 was the year when the cloud went from market hype to mainstream deployment. Most organizations have now adopted a private cloud of some kind, but caution is preventing them from taking full advantage...
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 bot...
Collaboration in the cloud is a genius idea. Massively scalable and low-cost infrastructure is just what businesses need to bring seamless communication back to a mobile, global workforce. But the way that cloud has taken hold in most enterprises, via software-as-a-service (SaaS), may ...
Rackspace, co-developer of the OpenStack cloud platform, has created a more direct path for large, full-service IT providers to deploy the popular open source-based software in large-scale private cloud projects, according to an article on eWEEK. Rackspace released three new blueprin...
With IaaS combined with the many features Windows Azure offers, the opportunities for enterprise IT as well as small and medium businesses are real and exciting to employ cloud as a delivery platform for LOB services including media and phone apps.
While enterprise IT is transitioning form on-premise deployment to an emerging architecture of hybrid cloud, IT professionals are facing unprecedented challenges to change from managing servers deployed on premise to managing services in hybrid cloud, at the same time extraordinary opp...
AMD’s SeaMicro SM15000 x86-based micro server has been certified for the Rackspace Private Cloud, which simplifies the management of large pools of compute, storage and networking resources using OpenStack. The so-called “Nova in a Box” and “Swift in a Rack” reference architectures a...
Private clouds are a great way to provide real-time service delivery of IT resources with a single-tenant, customized, secure environment. However, the challenge of scaling and managing physical resources still exists. The solution may be to leverage an Infrastructure-as-a-Service prov...
Hybrid cloud is early, yet promises to accelerate the enterprise adoption of cloud computing. The question is: who will lead and what impact will they have on how enterprises buy technology solutions? There are a handful of publicly-traded companies vying for leadership in cloud compu...