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?
Over on CIO.com, Sharon Gaudin wrote an excellent article outlining a plan to build a successful hybrid cloud. Her schematic addresses questions that should be considered, and highlights some major benefits for moving to a hybrid cloud. Read More
When asked why they moved to the cloud, we’ve grown accustomed to CIOs saying things like, “security, cost savings, investment, scalability, etc.” After all, these answers are fair, reasonable, and entirely predictable. Without those components (particularly security), businesses would not function, customer-satisfaction would be compromised, and innovation would be non-existent. Read More
According to an IDG Tech Dossier, despite the breadth of cloud-security concerns, not everyone thinks cloud-based solutions must involve inherent security risks. One comment in the document caught my attention: "40% of those who described themselves as “cloud-wary” cited security as their biggest impediment to adoption. Read More
When it comes to moving to a hybrid cloud environment, many companies are looking for guidance and whatever help they can get from technology solutions. In some cases the boost can come from vendor collaboration.
One example of such an effort is the EMC Federation of businesses, which includes EMC Information Infrastructure, VMware, Pivotal and RSA. The federation provides organizations with technology to create a software-defined enterprise and address the trends of cloud, mobile, big data and social media. Read More
The hybrid cloud has laid the groundwork for the half billion Internet of Things devices and mainstream retailers like Target are pushing those devices into American homes. Now high-end chip manufacturers are trying to create IoT standards, something that may help stave off future security issues. Read More
It’s possible to be too inspired by cloud hype and believe that the hybrid platform can do everything your business needs. It is better to respect the limitations of your business or your cloud provider (or both!) and set up expectations and goals that mitigate future failure or disappointment.
The separation between realistic goals and lofty aspirations should be reflected throughout your team, as VentureBeat notes: Read More
Security is an ongoing cloud concern, but rarely have we talked about who, exactly, should be taking the lead on making sure the cloud is secure. It is an odd question with a not-so-straightforward answer.
For instance, here’s SC Magazine citing a recent cloud security survey: Read More