Data Center Cloud Computing Category


Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems

Virtualization is a huge buzzword in the enterprise. CIOs around the globe are questioning whether they should stick with existing infrastructure or switch to a new virtual server setup that, according to vendors, will deliver all of the benefits of legacy solutions but with fewer headaches. However, Read More >

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

No matter where a CIO turns, he or she is inundated with discussions about cloud computing, its value to employees, and whether it will be the major change agent in the enterprise that so many people say it will. The cloud is not just a theoretical concern for most CIOs; it’s arguably the biggest concern he or she faces on a daily basis. And determining the proper reliance upon the cloud... Read More >

Energy Plus Migrates to the Cloud

Energy Plus chose a hybrid cloud model enables it to move apps to the cloud at its own pace, and scale its infrastructure with the cloud as required. Read More >

Hybrid Cloud Computing Faces Multiple Challenges

Many IT groups will need to upgrade their infrastructure before they can realize the true advantages of dynamic hybrid cloud computing environments. Read More >

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

In theory, the cloud promises to help organizations cut operational expenses while paving the way for more agile business operations. However, the road to mass cloud adoption is paved with a number of transitional bumps, according to a recent survey from KPMG International. Yes, the cost savings and efficiencies exist, findings reveal. But... Read More >

Like Your Employees, You're Headed to the Cloud

The cloud is the future. That’s what everyone says. In fact, it’s what the vast majority of vendors, like IBM and Microsoft, say when they’re asked about their enterprise marketing efforts. The web is being viewed by companies as an equalizer that will allow firms of all sizes to work from any location and increase their productivity. To say that it’s a monumental shift... Read More >

The State of Cloud Storage Adoption

If a CIO has heard it once, he or she has heard it a thousand times: The cloud is the future. From storage, to computing, to data recovery, the cloud is viewed by many to be the panacea that the corporate world has always been waiting for. Without cloud comouting, some say, companies could find themselves far behind competitors that realize and embrace the advantages of the Web. In Read More >

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

The cloud is moving indoors. Well, at least in a figurative sense, as a significant share of IT decision-makers say internally based cloud projects will move to the forefront of tech plans for 2013, according to recent research from TheInfoPro, an IT industry research services division of 451 Research. That said,... Read More >

Alternate Outsourcing Models Gain Popularity

As the cost advantages of offshore outsourcing wane, companies are looking at insourcing, selective multisourcing, captive offshore centers and more. Read More >

Agile Clouds

Cloud computing has become an indispensable IT resource for many companies, enabling them to provide improved agility, efficiency and scalability. Read More >

More Cloud Means More Worries For Enterprise Users

The enterprise's reliance on the cloud is expected to increase in the coming years. And most CIOs, seeing that trend, are trying to determine--if they haven't already--whether it's a good idea to follow it and move some services to the Web.

CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing

While business executives clearly forced the cloud computing issue, a new global survey of 327 business executives and CIOs conducted by Dimension Research on behalf of Host Analytics, a provider of financial applications in the cloud, finds that CIOs have developed a greater appreciation for the value of cloud... Read More >

Ten Ways to Ensure Disaster Protection in the Cloud

In a sense, the cloud is all about trust: You're outsourcing critical IT functions such as storage, data management, tech support and application oversight to a third party. The cloud is saving organizations a lot of money on operational and capital expenses, and it's freeing up in-house teams to focus on tech initiatives that support the company's core strengths and strategic mission. But what... Read More >

Unlocking Big Data in Social Technologies

Most of the news from Oracle's OpenWorld revolved around cloud services and a new social platform, but big data was the real story. Read More >

How a Great CIO Is Like a Great Quarterback

Leading an IT team and working with other business leaders to achieve success is a lot like running a successful offense. Read More >

Cloud Service Contracts: What CIOs Need to Know

Cloud outages can be damaging to your brand and to your bottom line. How can you best protect your organization if disaster strikes or other issues arise concerning your cloud-service provider? Know what's in your contract. Read More >

Lenovo Moves Into Cloud Services With Stoneware Buy

Stoneware makes a cloud network hosting environment for enterprises, with most of its customers in the education and government sectors. Read More >

Cloud Services Contracts: What CIOs Need to Know

Cloud outages can be damaging to your brand and to your bottom line. How can you best protect your organization if disaster strikes or other issues arise concerning your cloud-service provider? Know what's in your contract. Read More >

Cloud SLAs: Does Your Deal Leave You Exposed?

Many cloud vendors will not offer an SLA. Most will provide one if asked. Some will agree to negotiate the SLA, if only along the edges. Read More >

Dell CIO: Delivering on the BYOD Promise

Adriana Karaboutis, Dell's Global CIO, is aiming to create a highly mobile, efficient information environment for the company's 103,300 employees. A look at how she's accomplishing these goals offers a lesson for CIOs in a variety of industry sectors. Read More >

Enterprises Spurring Growth of Public, Private Clouds

Analysts report that both the public and private cloud markets continue to grow, with the public cloud market reaching $100 billion by 2016. Read More >

Enterprise Apps Slideshow: Mobile Application Development: A Top CIO Priority

Providers of application development (AD) solutions are in a global race to aid CIOs and other IT leaders who are looking to create enterprise-friendly apps accessible on a host of devices, including smartphones and tablets. A recent Gartner study, "Market Trends: Application Development Software Worldwide, 2012-2016," indicates that companies will be spending more than ever on AD software that... Read More >

Cloud Security Alliance Launches Privacy Initiative

Hong Kong's ASTRI partners with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), as the CSA forms a Privacy Level Agreement group in the EU. Read More >

Cloud Computing Confusion Reigns

Cloud computing baffles many Americans, even regular users, according to a recent survey. However, even those who don't know exactly what the cloud is recognize its economic benefits and think the cloud is a catalyst for small-business growth, the survey showed. Read More >

VMware Launches vCloud Suite, Cloud Ops Forum

VMworld 2012 host unveils new bundle for virtual data centers and a new community for cloud provider partners. Read More >

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