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?
IPscape appoints two senior executives: Emma Dart and Steve Roknic.
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.
Acronis warns small-sized businesses about the concerns associated with the rapid adoption of virtualisation.
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.
Telecom is endeavouring to maintain operations in earthquake-hit Christchurch; however, many challenges remain.
Software developers will have the opportunity to turn NSW Government information into apps for community use.
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.
Virtualisation technology is a growing trend that is supporting a shift in business priorities which requires data centres to deploy new applications quickly and efficiently, provide fast and reliable ‘round-the-clock’ access to information, meet or exceed stringent service levels with zero downtime, and all be done while driving down costs by maximising investments. Graham Schultz builds the business case for virtualisation of the data centre and the importance of the data centre network.
With a long career in IT spanning years at vendors such as Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and Tandem as well as working at the helm of IT operations for large corporations such as Corning, Ziad Sukkar*, CIO of SIRVA in Asia-Pacific, is most excited about virtualisation technology.
Ovum tracks cloud computing and has made predictions of take up for 2011 in its latest report.
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 Database.com 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.
With the trend towards hosting IT applications in the ‘cloud’, Interactive has introduced two system options. Its ‘virtual’ and ‘dedicated’ cloud servers with enterprise-level technical specifications and redundancy use the latest equipment in a high-availability N+1 data centre environment. The company provides a 100% communications availability guarantee by using multiple communications providers, each with fully redundant diverse paths and exchanges. The services are provided with a comprehensive penalty agreement.
The Cisco Desktop Virtualisation Solution with Citrix XenDesktop combines Cisco unified computing and Citrix desktop virtualisation technologies including FlexCast and HDX for hosting, securing and optimising the delivery of virtual desktops and applications.
A Microsoft study finds cloud computing saves energy for users.