Author: David

January 14, 2011 Off

Facing Up to Cloud’s Complexity

By David
Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Loraine Lawson.

One of the things everyone likes about the cloud is the simplicity of it. Whether you’re talking about services or computing power, the overall concept is that you can just sign up, enter a credit card number and get what you need. It’s implicit that you avoid all the wrangling with IT over things like architecture, integration, governance, technology and bureaucratic, blah, blah, blah.


Be honest, businesses: Down deep, didn’t you know it was too good to last?


January 13, 2011 Off

Ubuntu’s Narwhal rides OpenStack cloud

By David
Grazed from The Register.  Author: Gavin Clarke.

It’s official: the next Ubuntu will straddle clouds, with Natty Narwhal packing both OpenStack and current favorite Eucalyptus.

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has confirmed that Ubuntu 11.04, due in April, will contain APIs that let people fluff their own private clouds built on OpenStack or Eucalyptus.

January 12, 2011 Off

Verecloud Partners with Intalio to Deliver CRM Cloud Services

By David
Grazed from Destination CRM.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Verecloud  and Intalio today announced a partnership to include Intalio’s Cloud offering, starting with its customer relationship management (CRM) solution, on Verecloud’s Nimbus CSB platform.

This partnership addresses the service demands placed on communication service providers (CSPs) within their operational support system (OSS) environment. The integration of Intalio’s cloud-based CRM solution into Verecloud’s offerings is one of the many Intalio | Cloud solutions that Verecloud plans to offer to CSPs through its cloud services brokerage model.

January 12, 2011 Off

Software-as-a-service ‘helps to simplify IT procedures’

By David
Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: James Glass.

One of the reasons behind the growing popularity of software-as-a-service solutions is the technology’s ability to make IT procedures simpler to carry out.

This is according to an article published on the IT Web website by RDB Consulting, which noted software-as-a-service can make things easier for end users, as well as maintenance and administration providers.

January 12, 2011 Off

Efficiency drive will grow government outsourcing and cloud usage, says Ovum

By David
Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  Anh Nguyen.

Government IT will be more open to outsourcing and cloud computing technologies in 2011 as departments work to drive efficiencies, according to analyst house Ovum.

In response to the Comprehensive Spending Review budget cuts, and in an effort to streamline processes, Ovum said that government agencies will be more willing to consider consumption-based and shared delivery models over the next 12 months.

January 11, 2011 Off

Introduction to Linux Cgroups

By David
Grazed from ServerWatch.  Author: Joe Brockmeier.

A number of users made use of cgroups recently by following the four-line script from Lennart Poettering, rather than patching the kernel, to improve Linux desktop performance. Many users (myself included) tried the script but didn’t at the time pay attention to the fact that it was using the cgroups feature.