Hybrid Cloud

Inside the Hybrid Cloud Storage Wars

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Michael Vizard.

When it comes to cloud computing, storage is usually the first thing that most IT organizations think about. While the idea that an external service provider could be used to store massive amounts of data can be appealing, the management of that process across hybrid cloud computing scenarios can be more complex than most IT organizations tend to realize.

IBM aims cloud-computing services at universities, colleges

Grazed from Network World.  Author: Ellen Messmer.

World's largest hybrid cloud powers popular games

Grazed from IT Wire.  Author: Stephen Withers.

Game provider Zynga has more than 250 million users, and signs up five new players every second. Company officials claim 10% of the world's Internet population plays a Zynga game once a month.

With six of the top 10 Facebook games, Zynga has a serious business. But have you ever wondered where the games actually run?

Intel AppUp promises hybrid cloud for SMEs

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  Nancy Gohring.

With its new AppUp offering, Intel hopes to facilitate a new kind of cloud service for small businesses that have security concerns but want to take advantage of the cost benefits of moving to the cloud.

The service will let small businesses use applications hosted on hardware that is located on premise but pay only for what they use and leave the management to someone else.

Intel Gives MSPs A Hybrid Cloud Leg Up With AppUp

Grazed from CRN.  Author: Andrew R. Hickey.

Intel (NSDQ:INTC) Tuesday took the wrapping off of new SMB cloud services available through MSPs that the company said gives SMBs the security of on-premise data coupled the agility of on-demand hybrid cloud applications and services.

Bring on the Hybrids: CIOs Make Staffing Shifts

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Ann All.

Like writers at most technology trade publications, I and my colleagues here at IT Business Edge tend to focus on in-demand technical skills when we write about IT careers. While the right kinds of technical skills can certainly land folks a job (mobile development, anyone?), employers are increasingly looking for a somewhat fuzzier blend of IT and business skills.

Hybrid Desktop Virtualization: A New Approach for the Cloud

Grazed from Virtual Strategy Magazine.  Author: Issy Ben-Shaul.

How to prepare for future hybrid cloud management

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author: Galen Schreck.

There's no question that cloud computing will be the trend to alter organisations' infrastructure the most over the next few years, especially as firms transition from basic server virtualisation to the private cloud.

HP to Enter the Cloud

Grazed from Destination CRM.  Author: Brittany Farb.

HP announced yesterday that it will build its own cloud product, seeking to become the industry leader of enabling businesses of all sizes and consumers to access and store data.

HP CEO Léo Apotheker, in one of his first speeches since taking the reins of the company in November, asserted that a hybrid environment combining traditional storage media with private and public clouds will ultimately be the model that sticks around for the long-term. Apotheker said HP's webOS operating system would also be connected to HP’s cloud.

Degrees of Hybrid Cloud Computing

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Michael Vizard.

Although there is a lot of debate about the merits of hybrid cloud computing, there does seem to be a building consensus that says a hybrid cloud will be necessary to one degree or another either as the dominant form of cloud computing or as some transitory state of enterprise IT on the way to cloud computing nirvana.


If you accept that premise, then the next logical concern becomes how quickly can your organization set up a hybrid cloud environment? As any IT executive will tell you, replicating all the application and network settings in the enterprise on a third-party cloud computing service is not especially easy.