Friday, June 29, 2012

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, June 29, 2012

People are the No. 1 reason why private clouds fail. The traditional IT staff is a tactically driven, deeply technical group of hardware and software problem solvers who aren't familiar with strategic IT thinking and don't have time for it. They aren't accustomed to aligning IT processes with business drivers. They're more comfortable with explaining why something can't be done than finding a way to make it happen. And they will be the downfall of your private cloud deployment.

Read More to find out how people are the biggest threats to your private cloud deployment

Cloud computing: Five reasons why it matters

Computer users will start storing at least one-third of their content on cloud services by 2016, research firm Gartner has said. Only 7 per cent content was stored in the cloud in 2011, the company said in a report, adding that this number was likely to grow to 36 per cent by 2016.

Here are the first fact from the Gartner report:

“Gartner predicts that worldwide consumer digital storage needs will grow from 329 exabytes in 2011 to 4.1 zettabytes in 2016. This includes digital content stored in PCs, smartphones, tablets, hard-disk drives (HDDs), network attached storage (NAS) and cloud repositories. (1 exabyte is 10^18 bytes; 1 zettabyte is 10^21 bytes.)”

Cloud computing 'lifts small firms' firepower'

Centimetre by centimetre, the playing field on which big business competes with small businesses is being bulldozed flat by the steady advance of cloud computing, according to Wellington "Cyber Gold" award winner GreenButton. The company has ironed out another kink by providing computer processing power on tap to financial services firms that want to use risk-management software sold by United States firm Numerix, which has 400 clients in 25 countries.

How to leverage public cloud to your maximum advantage

For organizations of various sizes, the benefits of moving workloads to a public cloud are fairly obvious and widely understood. However, the complexity increases as organizations go down the path of evaluating public cloud options – multiple public cloud providers with data centres in specific geographies, multiple pricing models, varied supported technologies, and not to mention the multiple hosting providers masquerading as public cloud providers.

Cloud Computing: Is It The Wave Of The Future Or Just A Passing Fad?

For those of you that remember the dotcom craze, it seemed like everyone could get rich overnight. Then the bubble burst, and it all crashed in on itself. To some degree cloud computing is in a very similar situation, right now. Some of the biggest names on the Internet are now deploying some form of cloud computing. Amazon, HP, Intel, IBM, Google, Facebook and Twitter are a few that lead the pack, and there are numerous smaller services popping up too. Does that mean the whole thing is going to crash? Everything has its ups and downs. Cloud computing is still in its infancy with new technologies being made available almost every day that can be used with it. As with any business, however, there are going to be some that stick around and some that will not.

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

Don’t forget to add your comments and suggestions. I will have more around the cloud a week later.

Santanu Das
Marketing Evangelist, WOLF Frameworks

NOTE: The views expressed above are purely personal and for informational purposes only. WOLF FRAMEWORKS INDIA PVT. LTD. MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

No comments: