Friday, June 17, 2011

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, June 17, 2011

If speedy IT services are important, businesses should be shifting from traditional computing into virtualization in order to build a private cloud that, whether operated by their IT department or with help from a private cloud provider, will give them that edge. "IT is not just the host of equipment and managing it. Your job is delivery of service levels at cost and with agility," said Gartner analyst Thomas Bittman. He noted virtualization is the path to that in order to able to operate a private cloud where IT services can be quickly supplied to those in the organization who demand them, often on a chargeback basis.


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Cloud Computing Survey Finds Scalability and Cost Savings Driving Cloud Adoption, a provider of open source cloud computing software, along with its partners Zenoss and BitNami, today announced the results of a comprehensive cloud computing survey conducted to determine the key IT objectives and inhibitors for cloud adoption. “There is an unprecedented amount of interest around cloud computing but as with any nascent technology, industry users and solution providers are still coming to grips with the benefits and deployment options for cloud computing,” said Mark Hinkle, vice president of community, “The survey findings help identify the needs of organizations and their preferences for deploying virtual infrastructure so we can develop solutions that best suit the needs of cloud computing users.”

Cloud Economics Favor the Small Workload

Cloud computing can cut the cost of running small workloads though may actually be more expensive for larger compute jobs, compared to the costs of running such work in-house, according to researchers from Pennsylvania State University. In-house provisioning is cost-effective for medium to large workloads, whereas cloud-based options suit small workloads

Cloud computing unlocks possibilities but raises security concerns

Like anything that has to do with technology; the cloud brings all the possibilities of convenience and worries about security. Technologists regularly say the cloud is to your data what the bank is to your money. Keep the cash in a safe in your basement, and it’s probably secure. Put it in the bank and you surrender security to somebody else in return for interest and the convenience that comes with checking and credit cards and ATMs.

Lock your data up on a hard drive, and it’s hard for anyone to steal your secrets. Put them in an Internet vault on the cloud, and there’s a risk that some thief might hack your stuff.But for convenience, the cloud backs up your virtual goodies in case your home computer breaks down. As long as you’ve got the Internet, you’ve got access to all your digital stuff wherever you are.

Bridging Private and Public Clouds

A bridged private/public cloud promises efficient workload relocation and an evolutionary path to more cost-effective IT operations. However, the challenges to building a bridge between private and public clouds are real. Aside from the emerging nature of cloud computing technology, IT managers must work with developers and business managers to ensure that development platforms, management controls and compliance issues are aligned between the private and public platforms in order to reap these benefits.

We hope these short sum-ups on cloud computing are helping you to take a more knowledgeable approach towards moving to the cloud. Stay tuned for more sum-ups on in the forthcoming weeks.

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Santanu Das
Marketing Evangelist, WOLF Frameworks

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