Cloud Computing

The Early Days of Federated Cloud Computing

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author:  Michael Vizard.

Slowly but surely, providers of cloud computing platforms are starting to choose up sides.

Today Computer Sciences Corp. is announcing that it has partnered with Skytap to deliver application testing services via the cloud. Skytap is trying to pioneer what it calls an OEM approach to cloud computing under which IT service providers will resell its cloud computing services.

Red Hat: Get upskilled for cloud computing

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Tyler Thia.

The Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA) certification is a hands-on course spread over four days, where participants will be taught to install and configure the Red Hat Virtualization Manager, and use it to, among other tasks, create data centers, manage hypervisor hosts, create storage and import installation media for creating new virtual machines.

In an interview with ZDNet Asia Monday, director of certification for RHCVA Randolph Russell stressed the importance of hands-on knowledge in the training, which he said is a key differentiator from other courses in the market.


Virtual Private Clouds on Public Infrastructure

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author:  Michael Vizard.

There’s no doubt that interest in private cloud computing is growing rapidly. But just because a cloud is private doesn’t mean it will be running on-premise. In fact, chances are that most private cloud computing implementations will run on public cloud infrastructure.


Software-as-a-service solutions 'useful for call centres'

Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: James Glass.

Software-as-a-service solutions can be useful in helping the work of call centres.

According to TMC Net writer Tracey Schelmetic, the use of the technology can allow businesses working in this industry to improve their flexibility while lowering costs.

"Call centres using software-as-a-service-delivered solutions can 'virtualise' the applications, structuring their call centre entity in the best configuration possible for high quality and controlled costs," she stated.

Nokia at the crossroads: Microsoft's Elop takes the reins

Grazed from FierceCable.  Author: Paul Rasmussen.

Gone, and probably to be forgotten, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo is to be replaced as Nokia CEO by a Microsoft divisional head.

The first reaction to the news--not to the long-anticipated going of Kallasvuo--was that the appointment of Microsoft's head of its business division, Stephen Elop, was a make-or-break decision for the company's future in the smartphone market.

To Virtualize or Not to Virtualize?

Grazed from ChannelPro SMB.  Author:  Laura Gibbons Paul.

Back in 2005, was running about two servers for every employee. To be precise, to keep its bandwidth-hogging online real estate services business afloat, the 1,000-employee company operated more than 2,000 servers spread across two data centers—not a ratio most IT managers would envy.

So undertook a major server rationalization effort that hinged on virtualization, or dividing its servers to run many instances per box, thereby reducing its overall server footprint and associated costs.

Cloud Computing Requires a Change of Mind

Grazed from Internet Evolution.  Author: Sean Gallagher.

VMworld Met Expectations, But Is That Enough?

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

Why a DIY Big Data Stack Is a Better Option

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Shion Deysarkar.

Today, many conversations within the big data community are centered around the rise of the standard, big data stack, which includes utilities like HDFS, HBase, and other increasingly-popular applications. While settling on a standard big data stack is deeply important to the big data industry as a whole, I’m nonetheless questioning the operational and competitive consequences for companies who choose to buy into this standard without first considering the value of building their own proprietary solution.

Where We Are Today: Limited Choice

New ISACA audit programs include cloud computing focus

Grazed from TechTarget.  Author: Dhwani Pandya.