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…

Under My Thumb: Managing Your Private Cloud

Self-provisioning – compelling and scary Many of what are considered the attributes of cloud technology are both compelling and scary. Self-service provisioning, for example, is compelling because it enables IT and designated users to spin up capacity as needed. It is the cloud feature most directly linked to providing the Holy Grail of business agility….

Under My Thumb: Managing Your Private Cloud

[Editor’s Note: This is the fourth 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…

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…

How to Sculpt a Private Cloud

[Editor’s Note: This is the second 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…

How to Sculpt a Private Cloud

System management and monitoring – As systems become more automated and dynamic, system monitoring becomes more critical and potentially more challenging. A mature system management infrastructure is the key to smooth operation and to troubleshooting. Additionally, proper monitoring tools can provide objective measurements of performance in a dynamic environment. Service orchestration – Service orchestration is…

How to Sculpt a Private Cloud

PaaS management of key applications – SaaS’s cousin, platform as a service (PaaS) solution liberate the deployment of applications from the details of the underlying hardware, software and provisioning capabilities, and support the complete lifecycle of building and delivering Web applications and services in the cloud. PaaS systems also simplify the deployment, scaling and management…

Mixed Emotions: A Private Cloud of Your Own

Cloud and the data center Don’t overlook the demands that cloud computing can make on your data center. You’ll want to invite your data center operations team to sit down with your IT operations team to ensure that your cloud strategy works on the ground. Implementing a private cloud can have serious impacts on a…