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Private Cloud – Real World Use Cases

It is by now a clich?� that most IT organizations are planning a sea change IT infrastructure strategy that includes Cloud Computing. Private Cloud is an elementary part of this tactic. Building a Private Cloud is not a foregone conclusion, even for enterprises who desire to manage infrastructure and applications in-house. With virtualization and Private Cloud, CIOs are much nearer to the goal of efficient and dynamic IT service delivery capability.
It introduces a new architecture that might make it challenging for developers to migrate their existing applications. It is certainly not a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The question is, how will private clouds be used, and what are the downstream effects of moving on it?
The most common query has been, what kind of real world applications can be successfully deployed in Private Cloud environments? Common use case of it is to provide dynamic desktop allocation, especially for teaching, …

Choosing a Cloud: Public, Private and Hybrid

The use of the cloud has been heralded as the future of computing and technology, but many claim that it is not the future as it is already here. More and more businesses and individuals are choosing to use the cloud for their hosting and computing needs. Utilising the cloud can bring benefits in terms of security, reliability and scalability and in terms of hosting can provide your website with extremely high levels of up-time. For those thinking about making the move into the cloud there are different types of cloud that they will need to consider. These are public clouds, private clouds and hybrid clouds. If you are thinking about moving your business into the cloud you will need to decide which type of cloud will be most suitable. These different types of cloud hosting will provide different services; these include IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), SaaS (Software as …

Not All Cloud Solutions Are Created Equal

Television, newspapers, and online media are full of advertising promoting the benefits of the cloud.
The cloud, they purport, is the next great thing for you, your family and your business. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on the latest and greatest software programs for your PC or laptop, the idea is to get you to use the cloud instead.
The cloud will enable you to utilize everything from the newest Microsoft Office programs, to cutting edge photo tools, to accessing and storing files online, all without the investment and installation of separate programs at your computer.
The technology enables you to subscribe to the services you need and access them anytime, anywhere over the Internet.
The benefits include ease of use, ease of sharing and since you typically pay only a subscriber fee, a savings in overall costs. Total cost of ownership is frequently greater, in a business atmosphere.…

Public Vs Private Cloud for Business

When it comes to business, few things are as misunderstood as ‘the cloud’. The major issue it seems, is a common lack of knowledge: many professionals see the cloud as a single product, and therefore hold judgement on the cloud industry as a whole, based on stories of major cloud failure they may have seen in the news.
It’s understandable to see how such stories may cast shadows of doubt over cloud services, with high-profile cases of network failure from the likes of Amazon, Microsoft and Google in past years doing little to reinforce public opinion. However, what is often overlooked is that the cloud in these instances is a very different product to the cloud designed for single business use.
Public Cloud
Public cloud services, including applications, storage, email and other on-demand resources are made available to the general public by a service provider, such as Amazon, Google, or …

Configuration Management Software – A Critical Piece in Closing the Private Cloud Open Loop

Cloud computing has risen to the top of IT’s discussion list, with the focus primarily on public clouds, out of the high-profile side of public-cloud vendors and their smooth accessibility. But when turning to implementation, many IT organizations are not ready to rely on public clouds out of concern for security, storage of sensitive data outside the corporate firewall and a general lack of control on the part of IT.
It presents an opportunity to tremendously increase the agility of IT, allowing the IT organization to rapidly and efficiently respond to changing business requirements, while still maintaining control.
However, IT execs are now coming to understand the challenges involved in making the transition to a new cloud infrastructure, where provisioning it is uncharted territory.
We explore the key technical challenges that lay ahead for even the most well planned cloud implementations, and where efforts should be focused in order to …