Hybrid Cloud

What the hell is a hybrid cloud?

Grazed from ARN.  Author: Mike Gee.

Firstly, there was just the Cloud; now we have to deal with the hybrid Cloud. So what on earth is it?...

Your own cloud - silver lining included

Grazed from Boston Globe.  Author: Hiawatha Bray.

There’s a lot to like about cloud computing, but why use the other fellow’s cloud? Many of us save our most precious photos, videos, documents, and music on servers owned by Google or Amazon or Microsoft. But now it’s cheap and easy to create clouds of our own, with simple, but powerful servers that will fit on a bookshelf in the basement and transmit our files to any Internet-connected device on earth...

EMEA SMB Cloud Computing Spend Estimated to be US$2.5 Billion in 2011 With 35 Million SMB Users on Cloud

Grazed from PRNews Wire.  Author: PR Announcement.

Techaisle´s Cloud Computing research indicates that EMEA SMBs will be spending US$2.5 Billion on Cloud Computing in 2011 growing at a CAGR of 12 percent till 2015.

An estimated 35 million SMB users in EMEA are expected to use some form of Cloud by the end of 2011. UK, France, Germany will have a little more than 1 in 5 SMB Users on Cloud...

As hardware biz shrinks, VARs build out cloud management services

Grazed from TechTarget.  Author: Barbara Darrow and Carl Brooks.

As the business of hardware reselling goes the way of the dodo bird, smart solution providers are devising cloud-inflected services to take up the slack.

For example, GreenPages Technology Solutions will soon offer its own "data bus" that would help customers move data from on-premises data centers to hybrid and public cloud as well as remote desktop and server management as a service parlaying technology from BMC Software and CA...

IT will shift to a hybrid cloud and become an IT services broker

Grazed from SearchCIO.  Author: Christina Torode.

SuperValu Inc. operates more than 2,500 retail locations nationwide. A vast amount of personal customer information flows through its systems, and high on its list of IT priorities is securing identity and access management. For now, a private cloud, or internal cloud, appears to be the safest bet for managing personal data. Identity management in the public cloud isn't out of the question, Phillip Black, senior manager of identity services at the Minneapolis-based retail grocery chain, told SearchCIO.com. It also would be cheaper than building a private cloud; but given regulatory concerns, he is leaning toward a hybrid cloud as the optimal approach...

Apple iCloud Beta Website Now Live

Grazed from eWeek.  Author: Nicholas Kolakowski.

Building a Dynamic, Interoperable Cloud

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Arthur Cole.

It's been said that virtualization is a means to an end, with the implication that "the end" is in fact the cloud.

But that's not entirely true, considering the cloud is merely another tool in the quest for an even greater end: a fully dynamic, endlessly scalable data environment.

For most enterprises, that means a lively mix of public, private and hybrid resources, all operating as a single, integrated environment that enables users to access only the resources they need for the job at hand.

Sounds simple on paper.

Hybrid approach is the future for Microsoft cloud

Grazed from Cloud Pro.  Author: Tim Anderson.

Microsoft is “all in” for the cloud according to CEO Steve Ballmer, a message which was underlined recently at the company’s worldwide partner conference in Los Angeles. “Our mission, simply put, is to cloud-optimise every business,” said Server and Tools president Satya Nadella.

Why consumer cloud needs a PR makeover

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

If I were Google, Box.net or any other number of cloud-service providers, I’d consider investing in television advertising. References to cloud computing, or “the cloud,” are becoming more abundant on the small screen, but they’re not always informative, nor are they particularly flattering. And that’s in addition to the public relations hit the cloud is taking on just about every other front.

If I didn’t know any better, I might think the cloud is a fairly useless and highly insecure place to store my data. Worse, I might think it’s a joke.

Growth of Public Cloud Unified Communications Sluggish: Survey

Grazed from eWeek.  Author: Nathan Eddy.