The question today isn’t if your company is heading to the cloud, but how your company can maximize the benefits of it. VMware’s new video shows five major ways vCloud Air can strengthen your business:
Modernize Enterprise Applications
Create Next Gen Applications
Extend Existing Applications
Are there one or two particular ways your company takes advantage of the cloud?
The cloud is becoming an apt analogy, not only for the virtual processes it represents, but the nebulous way it is defined. For instance, ITProportal recently described the hybrid cloud model: Read More
Spending on cloud services within the U.S. federal government now represents about 5% of all IT spending by federal government agencies, according to a new report from IDC Government Insights.
The firm expects that the growth will continue into 2015. The study, a followup to IDC Government Insights' initial cloud spending forecast in July 2013, evaluates how the federal government is spending part of its IT budget on cloud-based solutions. Read More
Cloud security issues have hit the mainstream recently with the Apple iCloud photo leaks and The Home Depot credit card hacks. Now both consumers and enterprises are trying to get up to speed: How secure does my cloud need to be for me to sleep well at night? Read More
Wikibon resident CTO David Floyer this month posted an examination of the progress to date in the virtualization vision, and explained that most organizations – especially mid-sized and larger – should look to a hybrid cloud solution with multiple public and private locations to host core mission-critical apps, supporting apps, and test and dev activities. Read More
A dirty little secret of the hybrid community: The definition of the hybrid cloud varies depending on whom you talk to. In a sense, when we discuss the hybrid cloud, we’re having two different conversations.
We talked about the conflict earlier this week in the post on Context-Aware IT:
A big discussion here on Hybrid Cloud Forum is what, exactly, is the hybrid cloud: A dynamic separation between public and private or a partition between local servers and cloud support? Read More
The hybrid cloud market has definitely been on the rise this year. We’re spending an estimated $7 billion on cloud integration alone! The mainstream adoption, however, is bound to create some growing pains. Read More
As Damon wrote here on The Journey to Hybrid Cloud, getting your business into the cloud is one thing, but keeping it there is a whole different discussion. As more enterprises join the hybrid platform, proper backup, downtime access, and other availability issues are becoming bigger priorities. Read More
Earlier this month we talked about 10 great questions to ask before hopping onto the hybrid cloud platform. Tech Republic’s list was pretty thorough and pushed us into some interesting discussions. Read More