Private Clouds

ProKarma Partners With Scalr to Offer Cloud Management for Enterprise Private and Hybrid Clouds

Grazed from MarketWire. Author: PR Announcement.

ProKarma, a global IT solutions company, today announced a partnership with Scalr, providers of the leading open-source enterprise cloud management platform, to deliver private and hybrid cloud management to its cloud computing customers. Scalr's open source Cloud Management Platform(CMP), offered as either a hosted or on premises solution, provides a single pane of glass management portal that enables both an enterprise's IT operations staff and developers to provision and manage application environments across the most popular clouds, including Amazon EC2, Google CE, OpenStack and CloudStack.

"We are pleased that ProKarma has added Scalr's Cloud Management Platform (CMP) to their enterprise cloud computing solutions," said Sebastian Stadil, chief executive officer, Scalr. "Together we can provide ProKarma customers with private and public/private hybrid cloud solutions that deliver the flexible infrastructure and platform capabilities they require."...

Three Considerations for Public and Private Cloud Computing

Grazed from Author: Dustin Smith.

While cloud computing solutions continue to grow in popularity, many companies are still asking, “Is a public or private cloud the right option for me?” According to Cloud Tech News, the cloud market is expected to grow to $121 billion by 2015, which suggests a 26 percent annual growth rate.

A good chunk of this growth is expected to be in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service sector (IaaS), where businesses host their own SaaS environment and other critical infrastructure or application environments. This private cloud computing option has many advantages over public cloud computing, especially for larger companies who can afford the expense. With public cloud computing, you’ll need to worry about...

CliQr Launches Open Cloud Enterprise App Store Featuring Rich Multi-Tier Distributed Computing Apps on Private & Public Clouds

Grazed from CliQr. Author: PR Announcement.

CliQr Technologies, the leader in cloud migration and full application lifecycle management, today announced the launch of the CliQr App Store. Providing enterprises with a complete platform to enable self-service provisioning of applications on any cloud, the CliQr App Store features more than 100 of the most popular open source applications at the launch including Alfresco, Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, Blender, SugarCRM, FreeCAD, Dolibarr, Test Link, OSClass, Subversion, Omero, Chyrp, Piwik, concrete5, and many more.

It allows enterprise end users to deploy, benchmark, and manage the largest collection of applications in the industry, with each application being deployable in multi-tiered configurations in just a few clicks. The CliQr App Store empowers enterprise users with portability across one or multiple public clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and HP Public Cloud and private cloud environments such as those based on VMware, OpenStack, and CloudStack all with complete manageability, cloud-agnostic auto-scaling, and IT governance...

Public Clouds Not Taking Care of Business? Time to Go Private

Grazed from MidsizeInsider. Author: Melissa Busch.

Many companies that have utilized public clouds have likely moved on from the experimental, "getting acquainted" stage of their relationship and may be aiming to fully commit to each other with mass migration, according to an article from InfoWorld.

It's Not Me, It's You

As the relationship between companies and their clouds evolves, organizations grow choosier about the services being delivered, and certain issues start to create static between them. When high prices, substandard services or poor security become major detriments to the relationship, it may be time to start looking for a new public cloud vendor...

Private Cloud Succumbing to Public Cloud - A Chat with Cloud Tech Partners

Grazed from Barrons. Author: Tierman Ray.

This afternoon I had an interesting chat with two executives of startup Cloud Technology Partners, a consulting and software development firm founded by veterans of Cambridge Technology Partners, which was a big deal in Web and Internet development during the DotCom boom.

CTP, as the new outfit usually refers to itself, is consulting with large enterprises, including General Electric (GE), about how to develop software to run in cloud computing environments, including new projects and also conversion of older workloads. That includes both privately-built and run cloud data centers, and also public cloud data centers...

WFT Cloud Announces VCE Vblock Based Fully Managed On-Premise Private Cloud Solution Including SAP System Migration

Grazed from PRWeb. Author: PR Announcement.

Wharfedale Technologies Inc. (WFT Cloud), a leading SAP Infrastructure and SAP Cloud consulting firm, has made significant gains within the cloud computing domain by focusing on cost savings and faster ROI for customers when they deploy or migrate SAP Applications to a Private Cloud.

Understanding the true cost-saving and benefits for customers moving SAP landscapes to a Private Cloud, WFT releases the Vblock™ based on-premise Private Cloud Solution for SAP customers to meet the rapid and evolving market demands. Features of the Vblock-based Private Cloud on customer premises:...

Why data-as-a-service has taken off so fast

Grazed from InfoWorld. Author: David Linthicum.

The primary drivers for moving data into private, public, or hybrid clouds are the efficiency and capabilities that clouds can bring. Enterprises have never seen such efficiencies and capabilities in traditional database technologies, including those from Oracle and IBM. What databases in the public cloud offer is hugely compelling: Elastic scalability, universal network accessibility, integration with mobile platforms, pay-per-use efficiencies, avoidance of capital costs, and the ability to work with widely scattered structured and unstructured data (that is, big data).

As a result, there's been a massive migration to cloud-based databases, aka data-as-a-service -- one that seems to have escaped notice perhaps because it seems such an obvious step to take. The cloud is just too cheap, too fast, and too compelling. We'll see this massive migration continue this year as well...

Security Think Tank: Choose public or private cloud with a clear head

Grazed from ComputerWeekly. Author: Vladimir Jirasek.

Companies are increasingly using clouds to reach for business agility, lowering costs and putting pressure on internal IT teams to improve. The question of whether a company should use public or private cloud service cannot be answered without some definitions first. Fortunately, the Cloud Security Alliance has done a tremendous amount of good work by publishing a comprehensive guidance on cloud computing.

In the guidance, a public cloud is defined as such where multiple customers, who are not related to each other, share the service. Consequently, a private cloud is the opposite of public, but with a twist. There are two types of private clouds defined: on-premise and off-premise. As the names suggest, the former is in the customers datacentre, most likely operated by the IT team, while the latter are services provided to customers with infrastructure, platform or software, while ensuring that the service is not shared with other customers...

Are your Files Secure and Private on the Cloud?

Grazed from Author: PR Announcement.

"Files on the Cloud?", the art of storing and sharing files on the internet and accessible anywhere using any device such as laptops, mobile devices, tablets etc… is a trending phenomenon with incredible benefits. But with the latest reports of corporate espionage in the news, storing your files on the cloud is also an incredible risk.

If you are not familiar with the internet cloud or cloud file sharing, it is basically a means for people to store their files on the internet, and have them synchronized on all of your devices. For example, if you have several mobile products, you could use the cloud to store your pictures and have them accessible on all of your devices automatically. There's no need to copy, paste, move etc… That means of transferring files is thing of the past. With the cloud, it just does it for you without even looking...

Marines May Ditch DISA for Private Cloud to Host Combat Support System

Grazed from NextGov. Author: Editorial Staff.

The Marine Corp is considering using a commercial cloud service provider instead of the Defense Information Systems Agency to host its version of the Global Combat Support System. Separately, the Marines on Wednesday launched a procurement to cut personnel systems costs by selecting just one system integrator to manage 15 systems.

DISA currently hosts the Global Combat Support System Marine Corps (GCSS-MC) at its Enterprise Computing Center in Mechanicsburg, Pa. The Marine Corps Systems Command said in a request for information to industry on Feb. 4 that it is considering using a private cloud service “to increase IT efficiencies, minimize risk, achieve performance objectives and reduce total cost of ownership.”...