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January 7, 2011  2:14 PM

Whether public, private or hybrid, it’s time to get a cloud strategy



Posted by: 4Laura
Cloud computing, private cloud, public cloud

Waiting in line at a recent data center conference, I struck up a conversation with an enterprise architect at a major appliance manufacturer who said he was there with a mission: to figure out how to articulate a cloud strategy to get funding for cloud services.

Formulating a cloud...

November 12, 2010  2:57 PM

IT metrics, measurements and monitoring: It’s all about the numbers



Posted by: 4Laura
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud performance metrics, IT metrics, monitoring tools

A little while ago, I asked the CIO of a multinational distributor of electronics equipment what he most needed to read about. His answer? Application monitoring.

It's an area ripe for development, as I discovered this week while looking into


November 5, 2010  1:29 PM

‘Trucknet’ to what’s next for cloud data delivery: WAN accelerators



Posted by: 4Laura
CIO, Cloud computing, WAN

The idea of a FedEx truck picking up your data for transport to a cloud provider might elicit either chuckles or groans, depending on your point of view. It's one solution to a bandwidth crunch, but what enterprises really need for enterprise-to-cloud deployments are wide area network (WAN)...


October 29, 2010  1:54 PM

Why some IT executives are gung ho about cloud computing technology



Posted by: 4Laura
CIO, Cloud computing

If the turnout at the recent Society for Information Management (SIM) meeting in Boston is any indication, IT executives are seriously interested in cloud computing technology. And although questions from the floor tended to be practical -- as...


October 15, 2010  2:12 PM

A bevy of APM announcements bolsters cloud computing solutions



Posted by: 4Laura
APM, application performance management, CIO, Cloud computing, mobile computing

OK, OK -- I winced at this week's forward-looking piece by SearchCIO.com News Director Christina Torode about mobile being the new black. Those of us who are still trying to figure out...


September 23, 2010  5:23 PM

CIOs’ list of demands for public cloud providers



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud services, cloud uptime, Disaster recovery, public cloud, risk management, Security

Transferring data outside your four walls, particularly over the Internet, is not an appealing prospect to many CIOs. But cloud uptime? Now that is an even larger trust issue...


September 2, 2010  5:45 PM

ITIL books don’t mix with cloud? ‘A massive cop-out,’ ITIL guru says



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Cloud computing, ITIL

 

The IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) books -- 30 years in the making and regarded by many as the industry's bible for managing IT services -- do not at first...


August 20, 2010  2:21 PM

The cloud hype cycle will take the industry for a ride



Posted by: 4Laura
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud computing adoption, cloud hype, cloud market trends, cloud services adoption

If you think cloud computing is coming on strong, well, you ain't seen nothing yet. Analysts at Gartner Inc. predict that worldwide revenue from cloud services will balloon from $58.6 billion in 2009 to $148.8 billion in 2014. Both the speed and scale of enterprise deployments are accelerating,...


August 5, 2010  9:41 PM

Enterprise adoption of the public cloud hinges on liability policies



Posted by: 4Laura
CIO, Cloud computing, liability policies, public cloud, risk management

Of all the potential showstoppers to enterprise adoption of the public cloud -- including such well-touted concerns as security, interoperability and portability -- liability policies have emerged as the one most likely to derail progress. It doesn't take an actuarial degree to predict that at some...


July 29, 2010  9:41 PM

How mega data center construction is tied to taxes



Posted by: 4Laura
CIO, Cloud computing, data center construction

Massive data center construction is happening in places where power is cheap and taxes are low, like Dublin, Ireland. That's where Microsoft built a 300,000-square-foot data center to support European cloud services on the Windows Azure platform. Mega data centers are becoming the trend -- Intel...


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