With the increased automation of business processes, enterprises are
integrating closely with their customers and partners to transform into
connected businesses. At the same time, social and mobile interactions are
growing at an unprecedented rate, resulting in data storage growth and
accompanying demands for analytics. In this new environment, businesses are
faced with a significant growth in compute, storage and network
infrastructure. Rather than just add more resources to their existing data
centers, organizations are either optimizing their in-house resources or
looking for external IT resources to fulfill their needs.
While optimizing IT resources, finding common workloads can provide a lot of
benefits as standardization allows large gains due to better IT management.
In a typical large organization, supporting Enterprise Resource Planning
(ERP) software con... (more)
Citrix moving CloudStack to Apache is old news now but there are some
interesting aspects about this move that have not quite been noted from an
enterprise point of view.
This post summarizes my opinion of some potential winners from this news.
There are three major points from the announcement: OpenStack is not (yet)
technically mature Citrix with CloudStack and Eucalyptus seems Amazon
friendly Big names already jumped on the OpenStack bandwagon with RedHat/IBM
sounding they will soon climb aboard too After this announcement, there are
three biggest beneficiaries: Amazon, VMware... (more)
Cloud Expo on Ulitzer
How is Apple’s success influencing the future of computing? Force.com and
Google Apps now have marketplaces similar to the Apple App store whose target
is businesses not consumers.
You will get very few of these free or something that costs just a couple of
bucks. These apps usually these have monthly maintenance fees associated with
these and a lot of them have a “freemium” model, free for limited
functions with a cost for value-added functionality. This is probably going
to change the way business applications are delivered.
Going from an in-premise model ... (more)
Recently a number of companies have been talking about cloud certifications.
The topics cover security, resilience and HIPAA among other certifications.
The federal leadership in cloud computing talks about centralized
Cloud computing certifications should belong in broad categories, for
Standards: Do products or solutions adhere to industry or technology
standards e.g security, etc Communications: Platform portability and
inter-cloud communications should fall here. Encapsulation of multiple
standards become important here. Individual certifications:... (more)
Just 20 days more for a Cloud Workshop in Boston, but I am already looking
forward to the days after this workshop!
Cloud Computing has been maturing rapidly and the next obvious step is for
customers to leverage this technology. As a result, Dave Nielsen and myself
have put together a series of workshops to help customers bring in their
application for evaluation for cloud applicability. If you are interested in
using cloud technology at your organization or for your customers, the
workshop in Boston on June 2 will help you understand various characteristics
of an application t... (more)