In its latest report on the cloud computing market in APEJ and a survey of end users, IDC says CIOs have been inundated with a barrage of information about the cloud in the last 12 months with “higher awareness of both the pros and cons of the public and private cloud delivery models.”
Back in 2005, Move.com 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 Move.com 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.
Disaster recovery solutions provider Continuity Centers and cloud backup innovator Asigra have teamed up again, this time with the addition of MobileVault data protection services to Continuity Centers’ Secure Private Cloud Backup offerings.
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.
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