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Brocade 16 Gbps Fibre Channel fabric portfolio

19 May, 2011 by

The Brocade portfolio of 16 Gbps fibre channel fabric solutions can be used to assist enterprise users to migrate smoothly to private cloud architectures. It includes DCX 8510 Backbone, the Brocade 6510 Switch, the Brocade 1860 Fabric Adapter, Brocade Network Advisor 11.1 management software and the Brocade Fabric OS 7.0 operating system. The products are based on the next-generation Fibre Channel industry standard FC-PI-5.

IBM Virtual Server Services (VSS) enterprise-class virtual IT infrastructure

17 May, 2011 by

IBM Virtual Server Services (VSS) utilise the flexibility and efficiency of the cloud, hosted in Australian-based Tier 3 data centres with 24-hour support to help meet regulatory and risk-management requirements, including those of banks and government agencies.

How to choose a cloud computing provider

16 May, 2011 by Andrew Collins

Keen on the cloud but worried about the security of cloud computing - specifically, putting your data in the cloud? Andrew Collins talks to McAfee about what you should know before you pick a cloud service provider, to avoid losing control of your data.

Cloud Foundry open platform as a service (PaaS)

16 May, 2011 by

Cloud Foundry, claimed to be the industry’s first open platform as a service (PaaS), is designed specifically for cloud computing environments and is delivered as a service from enterprise data centres and public cloud service providers.

My dog is a cloud

12 May, 2011

Often in ICT, the realities of a technology become obscured by a fog of hype. Joseph Sweeney, analyst at IBRS, believes that cloud computing has suffered this fate. In this humorous and insightful piece, Sweeney renders his verdict on some of the more common assumptions about the technology.

Getting cloud computing right

02 May, 2011 by Andrew Collins

Cloud computing is a concept surrounded by misinformation. But used correctly, it can be of great benefit to your organisation. Analyst Joe Sweeney dispels the misconceptions and explains how to best approach the cloud.

Private clouds, flat earth and unicorns

07 April, 2011 by Peter Coffee*

The cloud is the subject of many thoughtful and insightful articles. Salesforce knows a little about the cloud having been one of the first to offer cloud services so Salesforce’s Peter Coffee is qualified to set us straight on ‘private cloud’.

Oracle Sun Fire x86 clustered systems

14 March, 2011 by

Sun Fire x86 clustered systems can be used to enhance enterprise systems for virtualised and private cloud deployments.

Hewlett-Packard 3PAR utility storage

10 March, 2011 by

HP has announced the integration of 3PAR utility storage to simplify scalable cloud computing and has introduced storage solutions for virtualisation and data deduplication.

Is your ‘cloud’ delivering the expected performance?

07 March, 2011

Cloud services are all the rage now and becoming increasingly so, but how do you actually measure performance? Daryl Cornelius, Director Enterprise EMEA, Spirent Communications, asks: How do you know until you test it? What are the complexities of measuring virtual systems?

New study points to future interest in hybrid clouds

25 February, 2011

A new study suggests that as the majority of Australian organisations already use or are actively planning to use cloud computing, there will be a development to hybrid clouds in the future.

NetSuite expands to Melbourne

25 February, 2011

NetSuite has announced the opening of a new office in Melbourne to provide sales, support and services to meet the growing demand for NetSuite's cloud solutions.

EMC announces RSA Cloud Trust Authority

17 February, 2011

EMC has announced the RSA Cloud Trust Authority, a set of cloud-based services aimed at creating stronger relationships between organisations and cloud service providers.

Cloud computing keeps IT on its toes

10 January, 2011

Ovum tracks cloud computing and has made predictions of take up for 2011 in its latest report. enterprise database for cloud

20 December, 2010 by

The industry shift to mobile apps, to a social data model and to an event-driven, push model all require a new kind of cloud database to support the next generation of enterprise apps. The enterprise database, built for the cloud, will free developers to spend their time building applications instead of managing and maintaining database management systems and hardware.

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