Cloud computing is becoming an important new tool for IT managers in controlling the cost and complexity of business-critical applications and data. The technology is compelling to enterprises because it allows them to consolidate resources, provision services more quickly and even rationalise costs more effectively with new business models. But there are limitations that often limit the effective gains of a scalable cloud computing model.
The Data Warehouse Appliance 2580 with 1 TB drives, in addition to the current 300 and 450 GB drives, is suitable for a wide range of users’ performance and data volume needs.
The Cloud Design Service has been developed to assist businesses and government agencies to accelerate the adoption of cloud-based infrastructures to improve technology and business flexibility.
Lower costs, greater flexibility and access to resources on demand: it’s no wonder cloud computing is attracting attention. Oracle’s Robert Gosling, Vice President of Technology Sales, Oracle ANZ, discusses the ways in which organisations can take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing while mitigating risks around security, compliance and quality of service.
According to Ovum (a global analyst and consulting company), cloud computing - the most important trend for 2010 - has barely even started. The next three years will see cloud computing mature rapidly as vendors and enterprises come to grip with the opportunities and challenges that it represents.According to Ovum the global analyst and consulting company, cloud computing, the most important trend for 2010 has barely even started. The next three years will see cloud computing mature rapidly as vendors and enterprises come to grip with the opportunities and challenges that it represents.
NetSuite has announced NetSuite OneWorld SRP, claimed to be the first end-to-end cloud business management solution, suitable for global services businesses from corporate, to subsidiaries, down to individual project level.
RightNow has announced the RightNow CX cloud solution, a customer experience suite designed to assist organisations to deliver seamless customer web, social and contact centre experiences.
Juniper Networks has announced software, silicon and systems designed to enable the ‘new network’ for enterprise and service provider customers.
Cloud computing is fast becoming one of the most widely adopted IT trends of recent years. Lured by the offer of flexible, low-cost and easily scalable IT, many businesses are relying more and more heavily on cloud-based applications, storage and security. However, as highlighted by Gartner and many others, big questions remain over the security of cloud computing. Clearswift’s Peter Croft* explains how the big security questions should be answered.
Uncertainty over adequate security and data privacy outweighs other barriers to cloud computing by a wide margin.
NEC Australia has extended its cloud computing and services strategy with the launch of a hosted managed service aimed at SMEs.
Virtualisation and cloud computing are allowing end users to get out from under the thumb of IT departments - something that could be worth worrying about.
Virtualisation has strong ties to cloud-computing, ones that could influence how you use the technology.
Zscaler provides risk mitigation and policy enforcement for businesses through its in-the-cloud utility service. Users do not need to purchase, deploy or manage multiple point products.
The first step in the adoption of cloud-computing should be an analysis and reconfiguration of your LAN and WAN.