VMware has been the leader in the cloud space for years, but when it comes to results, the proof is always in the pudding. The provider recently launched the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service Customer Stories to show how different enterprises are truly utilizing its services.
This trailer features six businesses. Click on the links to see the full videos: Read More
The geographically dispersed enterprise is so often the rule rather than the exception these days. That’s one reason why, before long, the hybrid cloud also will be the norm rather than an outlier.
Why? Agility. Read More
Most hybrid cloud adoption discussions focus on the big areas like financial, healthcare, and mobile apps. But what of the more unusual places that could take advantage of the platform?
For instance, Mashable has a fascinating piece on the Vatican using the cloud to digitize priceless documents. The task is daunting, to say the least: Read More
A new Market Pulse survey by IDG Research Services indicates that more than 50 percent of organizations are currently using hybrid cloud or in the process of moving workloads to hybrid cloud, and another 15 percent are in the planning stages.
The IDG white paper says there are three primary drivers behind this growing movement of workloads and applications to hybrid cloud:
-Speed of delivery of IT resources (62 percent)
-Disaster recovery (56 percent)
-Improved resource utilization (53 percent) Read More
We recently discussed the Right Scale State of the Cloud report (PDF) and organizations falling into five different cloud stages: No Cloud Interest; Cloud Watchers; Cloud Beginners; Cloud Explorers; and Cloud Focused. What’s equally interesting is how the view of security changes as organizations move up the cloud scale.
From the report: Read More
Healthcare has been relatively slow adopting the hybrid cloud model because of heavy regulations and security concerns. The move to the cloud is still happening, though it’s not coming from big enterprise or government intervention. It’s coming from startups. Read More
The hybrid cloud promises clear advantages: lower costs, scalability and flexibility, to name a few. So what’s the best way to reap those benefits? How should you go about implementing a hybrid cloud?
As with any IT project, you should have a plan – a blueprint. A great blueprint for an open hybrid cloud is OpenStack. OpenStack is a standard, massively scalable open source cloud operating system. It’s the result of collaboration between developers worldwide on a series of interrelated projects. Read More
With the rapid growth of computing devices throughout the enterprise, including many employee-owned systems, IT needs to keep things from spiraling out of control. To that end, organizations are looking for effective and secure ways to deliver applications to these resources, and to manage applications and any updates and fixes that might be needed. Read More