Cloud Adoption

Cloud Computing Requires a Change of Mind

Grazed from Internet Evolution.  Author: Sean Gallagher.

Security, availability drive APAC private cloud interest

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Kevin Kwang.

Chris Morris, director of IDC Asia-Pacific's practice group, said that 2011 will be a "big year for private clouds" as more CIOs look to the safer option of creating a virtualized, cloud computing datacenter environment within the company.

He went on to note in his presentation at a conference Monday that security concerns over transacting in a public cloud environment, as well as worries about possible downtime and poor performance of public cloud services, have made CIOs wary.

Bulked-Up MegaPath Charts Course For Channel Growth

Grazed from CRN.  Author: Chad Berndtson.

App helps iPhone users transfer large HD video files

Grazed from FierceOnlineVideo.  Author: Jim O'Neill.

It sometimes can take an eternity to send large HD video files from an iPhone, but a new iPhone app, aptly called TransferBigFiles, allows users to send the files in the background using WiFi or 3G for up to 10 minutes--no need to connect to a computer. The free app also will pick up where the transfer left off if you drop your signal.

The company says it's the first app of its kind on the market for iPhone.

Public vs. private cloud computing: Which fits your enterprise needs?

Grazed from TechTarget.  Author: Laura Smith.

Enterprises are using public cloud services and starting to experiment with private cloud computing to capitalize on time-to-market and efficiency gains. This development has prompted IT executives to focus on investments and strategy around two service delivery approaches.

By now, most enterprises have begun to use some form of Software as a Service, such as email or customer relationship management, according to Drue Reeves, a vice president and research director at Burton Group in Midvale, Utah.

"They're already doing that, and are rapidly interested in Infrastructure as a Service, which is the fastest-growing segment of the market," Reeves said.

'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.

 

How VMware Plans to Control the Cloud

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Gary Orenstein.

One area where VMware did not disappoint this week is breadth of vision. In just a handful of years, the company has gone from the defacto hypervisor provider to an all-encompassing software infrastructure vendor for virtualization and cloud computing. Even for someone watching the industry, the volume of announcements can be overwhelming.

VMware breaks down the product set into three layers: infrastructure, application platforms and end-user computing. With an eye on understanding specific products, here’s what I saw this week:

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.

Qwest brings cloud-based application recovery to SMBs

Grazed from FierceTelecom.  Author:  Sean Buckley.

With the launch of its Real-Time Application Recovery service, Qwest (NYSE: Q) wants to give SMBs the same access to its cloud computing capabilities that are currently offered to its large business customers.

MYOB cloud/desktop model will provide opportunities for developers

Grazed from IT Wire.  Author: Stephen Withers.

One of the biggest problems with the hybrid desktop/cloud model being adopted by MYOB is dealing with any conflicts that arise when at least one user is working in offline mode. For some aspects of the software, the issue is no big deal, but for others it is a crucial consideration.

For example, it is easy to reconcile a situation where two people have created a contact record for the same new customer. But how can you tell if a disconnected user has just paid a particular invoice? And how can you ensure that invoices are issued with strictly sequential numbers?