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Deployment Models, Hybrid Cloud

What is hybrid cloud really, and what’s the best strategy?

April 13, 2018

Via: Network World Cloud Computing

Ask a group of IT leaders to define what a hybrid cloud is, and their answers are likely to be as diverse as the companies they work for. Once a black-and-white definition describing organizations with a mix of apps that […]


Cloud Computing Issues

Open-source security: Can OpenStack really protect your cloud data?

April 13, 2018

Via: CompareTheCloud

A free, open-source platform, OpenStack was created with the ambitious target of giving infrastructure-as-a-service to consumers in a rapid, self-serve manner. It is now one of the most popular open-source cloud projects with the likes of eBay and Walmart relying […]


Cloud clients

Rainmaking From The Cloud – CIOs Struggle To Keep Pace With IT Demands

April 12, 2018

Via: Cloud Tweaks

In the digital era, where customers can select virtually anything with a click of a button, they are demanding more choice; not only in products, but in how and when they pay for them. They expect flawless service and require […]


Deployment Models, Private Cloud

Private cloud: The great transformer

April 11, 2018

Via: Thoughts on Cloud

Enterprises are driving a golden age of business transformation, with cloud the connective tissue and AI the nerve center of this fundamental economic shift. In this transformation, many firms are taking a “hybrid” approach, using multiple providers and developing cognitive […]


Cloud clients

Cisco Embraces Disaggregation of the Data Center Network

April 11, 2018

Via: Cloud Tweaks

In an about-face, Cisco is joining the trend of disaggregation in data center networks, saying it will now allow data center customers to run its Nexus operating system (NX-OS) on third-party switches and to use any network operating system on […]


Cloud Computing Issues

IBM tweaks its z14 mainframe to make it a better physical fit for the data center

April 10, 2018

Via: Network World Cloud Computing

IBM is widening its mainframe range with some narrower models – ZR1 and Rockhopper II – that are skinny enough to fit in a standard 19-inch rack, which will answer criticisms of potential customers that the hulking z14 introduced in […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

The Economics, Concepts and Fundamentals of Cloud Computing

April 10, 2018

Via: Cloud Tweaks

Enthusiasm for cloud computing has as much to do with economics as technology. Growth in the number of applications and the volume of data that must be managed have made datacenters a major item of corporate expense. Figuring out the […]


Cloud Computing Issues

Beware these 2 barriers to successful cloud migration

April 6, 2018

Via: InfoWorld Cloud Computing

Cloud migration is hard. Can it be easy? Yes, when all the applications are well-designed, the databases have consistent and nonredundant structures, and security requirements are straightforward and well understood. But that’s never the case. Migrating from on-premises systems to […]


Cloud clients

Report: Oracle Co-CEO Catz Raises Concerns Over Bidding Process With AWS In Pentagon Cloud Contract

April 5, 2018

Via: CRN

Oracle Co-CEO Safra Catz reportedly is concerned about how the bidding process works for large government cloud computing contracts. During a private dinner Tuesday with President Donald Trump, Catz said Amazon seemed destined to win the competition for a large […]


Cloud Computing Issues

IoT Cloud Big Data Analytics

April 5, 2018

Via: Cloud Expo

Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and […]