Cloud Computing

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' No Way to Approach Cloud Computing

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author:  Ann All.

I'm not a fan of "don't ask, don't tell" policies, in the military or anywhere else. Which is why I was so disturbed to see one particular response from some 50 CIOs and IT leaders participating in a Diamond Management & Technology Consultants survey on cloud computing.

 

'Patently Absurd' Lawsuits Proliferate Among Web Firms

Grazed from Internet Evolution.  Author: Sean Gallagher.

Between Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL)’s patent suit against Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Paul Allen’s lawsuit against everyone, it feels as if we’ve just bounced back to 2003.

Paying the Cloud Computing Tab

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author:  Michael Vizard.

As we move toward this whole notion of paying for IT as a service, one of the things that most IT organizations are overlooking is exactly how the billing process will be handled.


Many IT service providers have cobbled together their own billing applications and there is no real visibility into how billing is managed.

VMware Rolls Out Do-It-Yourself Cloud Building

Grazed from eWeek.  Author:  Chris Preimesberger.

BlueLock and VMware Partner on New Cloud Services

Grazed from ChannelPro SMB.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Cloud hosting and managed IT services provider BlueLock announced its partnership with VMware last week at VMworld. The announcement coincides with the beta availability of a new cloud service, called VMware vCloud Datacenter Service.

According to BlueLock, it is one of three companies offer the vCloud Datacenter Service beta.

Evolution of the Trusted IT Adviser

Grazed from ChannelPro SMB.  Author: Scott Barlow.

Successful IT Solution Providers earn the distinction of becoming the trusted IT adviser for their clients. All solution providers strive for this status, virtually all claim it, many have truly earned it. However, if solution provider skills—and business practices—fail to evolve with our ever-changing industry, “trusted IT adviser” can become a trite label that loses meaning.

5 Resources for Migrating to the Cloud Securely

Grazed from ReadWriteWeb.  Author:  Klint Finley.

A recent poll found that most enterprises that have already become infrastructure-as-a-service customers worry much less about cloud security than companies that are only thinking about making the leap. But for the rest of you, security remains the number one concern when considering the cloud. If you're under pressure to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing, but need to ensure a high level of security, here are a few companies with products and services that can help you make the move without losing sleep...

Private Clouds: Not as Easy as it Looks

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Arthur Cole.

A strange dichotomy is forming around the emerging market for private clouds.


Despite, or perhaps because of, the relatively slow uptake of the technology so far, vendors continue to introduce ever-more-simplified cloud startup packages. At the same time, though, there seems to be a growing community of integrators, consultants and other experts who insist that the cloud is a lot more complicated than it's made out to be, and getting started is the least of the difficulties.

Voltaire Announces High Density 10 GbE Switch for Efficient Scaling of Cloud Networks

Grazed from Wall Street & Technology.  Author: Melanie Rodier.

Voltaire Ltd., a provider of scale-out data center fabrics, introduced the Voltaire Vantage 6048, a low-latency, high-performance Layer 2/3 top-of-rack switch optimized for cloud computing.

The switch features 48 ports of 10GbE line rate connectivity in a space-saving 1U device, Voltaire said in a release.

Log Management Comes to the Cloud

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Michael Vizard.

Managing logs is essentially the digital equivalent of taking of the trash. Nobody wants to do it, but if it doesn’t get done all kinds of stinky things can happen.