Cloud Management

Bright Computing Achieves Cloudera Certification for Bright Cluster Manager

Grazed from PRNewsWire. Author: PR Announcement.

Bright Computing, a leading provider of management solutions for clusters and clouds, today announced that Bright Cluster Manager® is now certified on Cloudera Enterprise 5. Bright and Cloudera will continue to work together to enable enterprise customers to deploy and manage big data projects with ease.

Bright Cluster Manager enables customers to build and configure a complete cluster on bare metal. Eliminating the complexity involved with installing, configuring, and managing a cluster enables customers to lower their operating expenses, and reduce system down time. "Cloudera Enterprise 5 is a leading choice for organizations that need an enterprise-grade solution to handle their data analysis," said Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, founder and CEO of Bright Computing...

Cloud Management Dashboard ECmanaged continues innovation

Grazed from ECmanaged. Author: PR Announcemet.

Today, ECmanaged, the award winning multi-Cloud and IT management tool released an upgraded version of its SaaS application and website. New features include a multilingual user interface, a fully programmable autoscaling feature, and the ability to set different user levels for security purposes as well as additional automated management features.

“User-friendliness is our aim. Providing ECmanaged in French, Spanish and other languages is a logical step that will provide ECmanaged a competitive advantage compared to unilingual American solutions” says Juan Carlos Moreno, CTO of ECmanaged. “In addition we have rolled out some key Cloud management features that distinguish us even more from our competitors.”...

ProKarma Partners With Scalr to Offer Cloud Management for Enterprise Private and Hybrid Clouds

Grazed from MarketWire. Author: PR Announcement.

ProKarma, a global IT solutions company, today announced a partnership with Scalr, providers of the leading open-source enterprise cloud management platform, to deliver private and hybrid cloud management to its cloud computing customers. Scalr's open source Cloud Management Platform(CMP), offered as either a hosted or on premises solution, provides a single pane of glass management portal that enables both an enterprise's IT operations staff and developers to provision and manage application environments across the most popular clouds, including Amazon EC2, Google CE, OpenStack and CloudStack.

"We are pleased that ProKarma has added Scalr's Cloud Management Platform (CMP) to their enterprise cloud computing solutions," said Sebastian Stadil, chief executive officer, Scalr. "Together we can provide ProKarma customers with private and public/private hybrid cloud solutions that deliver the flexible infrastructure and platform capabilities they require."...

Feds & The Cloud: Management Approach Must Evolve

Grazed from InformationWeek. Author: Sean Rhody and Kevin L. Jackson.

Cloud computing has introduced a new model of acquiring hardware and software. In reality, you aren't acquiring anything physical, and much of the value of moving to the cloud is driven by the transition from using physical resources (hardware, software, and labor hours) to the consumption of online services (infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, and software-as-a-service) that deliver similar functions.

While the technical aspect of this change seems to capture all the headlines, the financial and governance aspects are just as important -- but end up on the back burner. Unfortunately, the necessary changes in management policy, acquisition processes, and organizational behavior rarely get the planning they deserve or get executed properly in advance. This disconnect can quickly derail any cloud transition...

Why Virgin Management is all in on cloud computing

Grazed from TechPageOne. Author: Dennis Smith.

In a Computer Weekly article, Archana Venkatraman discusses why Virgin Management opted for an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform. We’ve seen similar successes with other companies. There are several common threads among cloud computing adoptions that ensure successful outcomes, including cost, scalability, and capability.

As with many IT projects, simply deploying on existing infrastructure is seldom an option. Upgrades are usually needed, which can include increased server bandwidth and storage capacity, and new/additional software licenses. When a change is underway – as was the case with Virgin Management during office relocation – it becomes an opportunity for IT teams to identify new ways to optimize their resources. Cloud computing represents a significant opportunity to offload new or existing workloads...

How the cloud has transformed IT management

Grazed from ITProPortal. Author: Editorial Staff.

The cloud is transforming IT management, whether organisations are building their own private cloud infrastructures or moving their data and apps onto external public cloud networks. This HP white paper examines what is happening as a result of this transformation and some of the issues we need to overcome in order to extend the cloud's central role further.

IT losing corporate control

Traditional IT departments are losing corporate control of their data through cloud services. At first, this was a gradual shift, but is now a seemingly widening sea change in the way a whole organisation connects to the IT department. The rise of mobile and remote working, the BYOD movement and the uptake of cloud services - including 'self-service' on-demand functions like HR - have fed into this relationship change, and the bottom line is that the IT department will have to adapt otherwise it will end up as a non-entity in some quarters of the business world...

Private cloud management in 2014 - A year of true hybrid cloud

Grazed from ComputerWorldUK. Author: Editorial Staff.

Every year Forrester publishes our overall cloud computing predictions which occasionally includes one or two private cloud predictions. With current private cloud self-reported adoption at 33% and 55% prioritising building an internal private cloud in 2014, we thought it was time to create a report that focuses just on this deployment type.

This year we published a separate report that features our private cloud predictions across pricate cloud management and infrastructure. The report covers the full descriptions and what I&O professionals should do about it. I covered the management predictions, while my colleague Rich Fichera, covered the infrastructure trends. This year we predict:...

BYOD and its Impact on Mobile Management Policies, Part I

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Ashar Baig.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a user-led as well as user-centric phenomenon that is being embraced by CIOs in droves. They understand the new workplace reality is that the knowledge worker is now mobile; therefore, CIOs are mandating IT to make information available on external mobile devices. According to research firm Gartner, in 2013 mobile phones overtook PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide.

As employees ever-more mobile, they increasingly are relying on their mobile devices to meet a wide spectrum of interests and needs. And their ability to utilize smartphones and tablets to do their jobs anywhere is resulting not just in increased employee productivity but also greater organizational agility...

VMUnify is among the first Cloud management platform to support the Hyper-V R2 platform

The R2 release of System Center 2012 and Windows Server 2012 surely ups the competition between Microsoft and the VMware platforms. Taken head to head, it looks like Microsoft has caught up with VMware on many features.

With version 2.9, VMUnify is among the first Cloud management platform that supports the R2 platform.

The features supported are:

ControlCircle launches MaxCloud to keep control of corporate IT infrastructure ‘virtual sprawl’

Grazed from ControlCircle. Author: PR Announcement.

MaxCloud provides a complete view of corporate Amazon Web Services and IT infrastructure for monitoring and optimisation Corporate users of Amazon Web Services (AWS) can now have complete visibility of their cloud computing operations with the launch of MaxCloud, a new monitoring service from ControlCircle.

Research from the Cloud Industry Forum highlights that 79 per cent of CIOs want a single monitoring solution to oversee all IT operations but only 30 per cent of CIOs perceive that they have this capability today. In response, MaxCloud provides IT management with a holistic and unified view of their estate, bringing transparency to the infrastructure. This ensures that organisations can maintain control of quality, governance and expenditure, enabling them to correlate IT spend and value...