Private clouds News
June 03, 2016
Managed OpenStack services may appeal to enterprises wary of private cloud platform's complexity, but want to use its APIs and security, rather than public cloud.
May 19, 2016
Nirvanix founder and new Panzura CEO Harr says his company is in the sweet spot for expanding the use of cloud storage and seeks to double business over the next year.
May 03, 2016
The Virtustream Storage Cloud brings EMC into the public cloud market, and its Native Hybrid Cloud enables private clouds for OpenStack, Photon and Hadoop.
April 20, 2016
This week, bloggers explore cPacket packet brokers and network analysis, HPE's real hyper-converged strategy and the state of OpenStack private cloud.
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Enterprises can reap cloud benefits while relieving concerns about security and reliability with a WAN-cloud eXchange, or WAN-CX. Continue Reading
Private and public cloud services are growing fast. Take this brief quiz and find out just how fast that growth really is, and if you align with the majority. Continue Reading
Like any good orchestra, all of the elements of your data center must work in harmony. Get your infrastructure back in tune by creating the ideal software-defined data center. Continue Reading
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As more businesses turn to a virtual environment, the shortcomings of particular vendors' products are becoming apparent. Open source cloud tools can be effective at overcoming those deficiencies, but only if the right tool is used in the right situation.
This three-part guide highlights some of the top open source tools for cloud automation and orchestration, including Puppet and Chef. It also weighs the benefits and drawbacks of using open source tools for managing public cloud infrastructure, discusses the level of expertise needed to do so and what tools should be used for specific situations. Expert guidance is especially important with open source cloud management, since these tools don't come with the same levels of support and resources available from a vendor.
Cloud computing has changed open source tools, which now emphasize cloud automation and orchestration. Puppet and Chef are discussed as cloud automation tools with different approaches, while cloud orchestration tools highlighted in this guide include Cloudify and Alien4Cloud.Continue Reading
Cloud financials have come a long way in the last few years. In the past, the idea of moving core financials to the cloud was thwarted by security concerns and mistrust that a cloud financials provider would have control over sensitive company data. Today, many leaders realize that security may be better in the cloud, as long as a reputable vendor is chosen.
As cloud security concerns dissipate into the ether and cloud-based finance systems mature, CFOs and other business leaders are getting clear on cloud-based financial software's potential. Indeed, cloud financials can enable cost savings, adaptability and scalability -- all must-haves in today's dynamic and ever-changing business landscape and for the finance department, whose role has transformed from transactional to analytical. So with a distinct potential return on an investment, making the decision to move the cloud might be clear, but figuring out your deployment choice may not be so obvious. Should you go with public cloud? Private? Hybrid? Do you know all the differences? And what about your migration strategy once you decide on a product and vendor?
These are all critical questions and ones this handbook addresses. The first article takes a look at the cloud-financial software landscape. In that arena, software as a service, with its clear cost savings, leads among the options. The second article guides you on which deployment choice is best for your company. And the third article helps you map out a plan and provides a cloud migration strategy checklist.Continue Reading
Despite a recent push to embrace container technology, OpenStack still has a number of hurdles to clear before boosting enterprise adoption. Continue Reading
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Sharing is great, but can do a number on private cloud storage performance. Consider new SSD and networking options to get the speed you need. Continue Reading
Hybrid cloud adoption continues to grow in the enterprise -- but it doesn't come easy. First, IT teams face a number of tough decisions and management challenges. Continue Reading
As applications drive the need for massive storage capacity, data center convergence will be aided by software-defined storage and networking to enable private cloud architecture. Continue Reading
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The blending of in-house and public clouds is challenging, but special attention to networking and data management ensures a smooth implementation to the hybrid cloud model. Continue Reading
Networking in hybrid clouds has been a complex task, and that includes optimizing application delivery and performance. Find out how some IT pros are overcoming those challenges. Continue Reading
As the digital age continues to strain information governance budgets, many companies have turned to the cloud to reduce data storage costs: Market analyst firm IDC predicts spending on public cloud services will exceed $127 billion in 2018, accounting for more than half of worldwide software, server and storage spending growth. To exert more information governance flexibility and authority, many companies have deployed private clouds controlled through on-site data centers. New and constantly evolving data risks, however, force companies to stay on their toes to make sure information remains secure when storing corporate data in the cloud. In this handbook, learn data protection techniques for the public and private cloud, including advice to mitigate cloud data risks, implement information security best practices and determine which cloud data protection approach is best for your organization. Continue Reading