Application Centric Management of Infrastructure Resources

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Download Whitepaper Here Cloud based infrastructure deployment is becoming more and more appealing to customers, from Fortune 500 companies to SMEs due to its pay-as-you-go model. Enterprise storage vendors are able to reach out to these customers by integrating in cloud based deployments; this needs adaptability and interoperability of the products confirming to cloud standards such as OpenStack, CloudStack, or Azure. As compared to off the shelf commodity storage, enterprise storages by its reliability, high-availability, efficient and greener solutions can offer much reduced operational expenses (OPEX) to the cloud service providers. Further considering the reduced OPEX, voluminous deployment in cloud environment, lesser form factors (i.e. reduced real estate investment) and intrinsic design solutions, capital expenses (CAPEX) becomes much equitable and compelli... (more)

Cloud: Disrupting Application Architecture | @CloudExpo #SaaS #PaaS #Cloud

A revolutionary change in the industry was the foundation for cloud on the automation of virtualization technologies. Initially it was meant for infrastructure, but with the advent of new and innovative cloud services it has crossed the boundary of Infrastructure and invaded the application space. The concept of ‘as a Service' model has three pillars: IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service). Over a period of time cloud services have grown and diversified to the extent that clubbing the services into these three pillars is ... (more)

Cloud Pulse: Wherever You Go, There You Are

There are people who take life slowly, accept it on its terms, meditate, read about meditation, and internalize books like "Wherever You Go, There You Are," a bestseller by a guy with a hyphenated name. I'm more of a Malcolm Gladwell fan -- Outliers or his newest book "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants." Maybe I'm just naturally the type that will spend 10,000 hours practicing, sharpening, mastering, thinking about the advantages a startup has over leaders in the market, getting back in the game. I've been in enterprise software for 30 years a... (more)

Cloud Application Migration

The business value of a cloud model does not require any special emphasis to enterprises. The Infrastructure elasticity promises to offer the desired flexibility that allows businesses to penetrate new and emerging markets without the risk of a significant capital expenditure. The free cash flow made available will allow businesses to increase spending on R&D or other strategic initiatives. For small and medium businesses, Cloud Computing offers an ecosystem that allows them to co-exist, if not compete, with large businesses. For large businesses, it's a natural progression of ho... (more)

Why Would Anyone Choose IBM zEnterprise?

In the wake of IBM's zEnterprise announcement I've seen and heard many different reactions. On one end of the spectrum is "ho hum, another attempt to make the mainframe relevant." On the other end is "why would anyone choose zEnterprise as a hardware platform when the whole point of cloud applications is that users don't know what's under there." Those extremes miss the point, as extremes often do.  From my perspective, users are not the direct consumers of these large server platforms. Users consume application services -- users shouldn't care whether the hardware platform is c... (more)

Cloud Identity and Privacy

Advances in Identity Management technologies will provide foundations for an "Identity Metasystem", providing the tools for securing information in a manner that greatly accelerates adoption of Cloud computing. Secure Cloud Services Typically conversations about Cloud Computing quickly lead to the perceived big roadblock holding back its adoption, data privacy and security. Ask yourself how you would feel about having sensitive information, like your bank account or credit card details, stored "in the Cloud"? What does that even mean? Who owns and controls it? If the data resides ... (more)