Gimme Shelter: Working with Hybrid Clouds

40 years of paradigm changes As it has been for every IT paradigm changer in the last 40 years, the weight of conflicting standards sits heavily on the coattails of hybrid cloud technology. You obviously get to pick the architecture of your private cloud including the OS, hypervisor, APIs and management tools. Someone else, however,…

Gimme Shelter: Working with Hybrid Clouds

(This is the final article in a six-part series that looks at the primary considerations as well as the process of self-discovery that is required in the definition, development and implementation of private cloud computing. The articles were prepared by cloud experts at Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology solutions and…

Adapting Legacy Networks to the Cloud

What is the best way to design network architectures for the cloud? That is literally the million-dollar question as cloud computing quickly evolves into the new normal for IT. No network at all? As I’ve mentioned before, many of the new Flash storage proponents say the best network is no network at all. Simply load…

Rethinking Network Architectures in the Cloud

The more enterprises come to rely on cloud computing, the more they will see the dynamics of long-held systems and infrastructure development shift. The cloud provides virtually unlimited storage and processing capability, so it is expected that building and maintaining these resources will diminish, for the enterprise at least. Networking will be a challenge in…

HP’s OpenStack-Powered Cloud Enters Public Beta

HP reached a big milestone in its Converged Cloud initiative by kicking off a public beta for its HP Cloud Services suite. The IT giant is entering the public cloud services market with an infrastructure based on OpenStack, an open source cloud platform developed by NASA and Rackspace. In just under two short years, the…

Big Data Vendor Roundup

The latest hot trend is Big Data. But you knew that already having heard the hype, oh, just about everywhere. So you’re ready now to take a look at the vendor lineup and hopefully pick a winner. Let’s break the contenders down then, take a look at who they are and what they’ve got, and…

Mobile Fusion: Power Play or Meltdown?

Research in Motion (RIM) hopes to be the comeback kid in the mobile battles for king of the BYOD hill. At the very least they hope to secure their position firmly on the side of enterprise IT. That’s no small feat considering Blackberry has been covered in mud and sliding down the hill for quite…

Get Off My Cloud: Ensuring Private Cloud Security

Incidence response Your incidence response policy covers what to do when your SIEM tool says, “Hey! We’ve got suspicious activity going on here. Do something.” Exactly what to do is outlined in detail in the incidence response policy. As a general rule of thumb, the more lax a company is on security, the better and…

Get Off My Cloud: Ensuring Private Cloud Security

[Editor’s note: This is the third article in a six-part series that looks at the primary considerations as well as the process of self-discovery that is required in the definition, development and implementation of private cloud computing. The articles were prepared by cloud experts at Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology…

Is Siri Smarter than Google?

CIOs take heed Most CIOs, IT departments, or even the general public don’t realize the impact an ultra-intelligent agent will have; much less how it will transform companies the world over. Think about it. If you have an UIEA that can give you exactly the information you want, do you need to take the time…