Cloud Management

Enterprise data management work 'needs organisational backing'

Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: Neil Hill.

An entire organisation needs to throw its weight behind data management initiatives for them to be a success.

Writing on the Financial Director website, columnist Richard Crump explained that many businesses are struggling to come to terms with demands for improved performance and transparency levels, as well as having to deal with uncertain economic conditions.

He said that financial directors can employ business intelligence (BI) systems to help them out in regard to these issues, but pointed out that they also require the backing of their colleagues.

Cloud computing can be integrated with existing management processes

Grazed from IT Wire.  Author: Stephen Withers.

While cloud computing appeals to startups and small businesses due to its responsiveness and the way it avoids capital expenditure, larger organisations need to blend it with their existing IT practices, Herb VanHook, vice president of strategy at BMC, told iTWire.

Such organisations want to adopt the dynamic, self-service, agile model that cloud offers, while retaining their existing request management, change management and software release management systems. For example, a self-service request for a particular function should generate a change ticket which is automatically closed when the function is delivered.

RightScale Raises $25 Million in New Funds

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Editorial Staff.

RightScale, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based cloud management software maker, has raised $25 million in new funds from Tenaya Capital, joined by DAG Ventures and other current investors: Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and Presidio Ventures. This is RightScale’s third round of funding, bringing the total funds raised to $42.5 million.

HP offers telcos cloud-based device management tools

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: David Meyer.

The Cloud Services Enablement for Device Management as a Service (CSE for DMaaS) product lets wireless and broadband companies provide services such as managing companies' smartphones, notebooks and other mobile devices for them.

IT staff at those companies would be able to manage these devices, as well as PCs, through a secure, customisable web portal that would allow for the distribution of applications, the configuration of devices, the diagnosis of problems and the enforcement of security policies. Full back-up and restore features would also be possible using the system.

Novell Cloud Manager Offers On-Demand Workload Provisioning

Grazed from eWeek.  Author: Nathan Eddy.

Computer management services specialist Novell announced the availability of Cloud Manager, a solution designed to enable customers to create and securely manage a cloud computing environment as an extension of existing data center resources. Cloud Manager is designed for the heterogeneous reality of most IT environments, which the company said gives users the freedom and flexibility to create and manage private clouds which support all leading hypervisors, operating systems and hardware platforms.

Novell Delivers First Solution For Comprehensive Cloud Management

Grazed from Network Computing.  Author: Mauri.

Maintaining Strategic Control over Cloud Computing

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author:  Michael Vizard.

Theoretically at least, there’s no way an internal IT organization building out its own private cloud could be as cost competitive as a public cloud computing service. After all, the economies of scale vastly favor the public cloud service.


But  to maintain strategic control over their IT resources, many IT organizations will still need to build out some private cloud platform.