Private Clouds

Dell, Red Hat to co-engineer enterprise-grade, OpenStack private cloud solutions

Grazed from CIO. Author: Editorial Staff.

Dell and Red Hat Inc., provider of open source solutions, today announced the companies will jointly engineer enterprise-grade, private cloud solutions based on OpenStack to help customers move to and deploy highly-scalable cloud computing models. As part of the expanded relationship, Dell becomes the first company to OEM v. The co-engineered solution will be built on Dell infrastructure and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

The solution will be delivered by a Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform practice within Dell Cloud Services. With today's announcement, Dell and Red Hat are strengthening their longstanding collaboration and commitment to help businesses confidently embrace open source-based cloud computing models, said a press release...

Blue Box Launches Managed Hosting Offering For OpenStack Private Clouds

Grazed from Cloud Computing Today. Author: Arnal Dayaratna, Ph.D.

Blue Box recently announced the release of its early adopter program for OpenStack Hosted Private Cloud. As a result, customers interested in developing applications on OpenStack can now turn to Blue Box for help with the likes of deployment and configuration, load balancing, scalability and customer support. Blue Box’s managed, OpenStack private cloud offering will be based on code released directly by the OpenStack Foundation. As such, the solution leverages OpenStack Nova for compute, Neutron-based software defined networking, a Horizon web interface for configuration and resource allocation and Keystone for authentication and policy management.

The early adopter program supports recent releases such as OpenStack Havana and Grizzly and plans to update OpenStack deployments to subsequent releases from the OpenStack Foundation as they become available. Key components of the Blue Box offering include management of OpenStack orchestration, “including monitoring and release management,” according to the company’s press release. Blue Box also delivers security functionality that accommodates HIPAA and PCI protocols...

IBM unveils solutions for private and hybrid clouds

Grazed from CIOL. Author: Editorial Staff.

At InterConnect 2013 IBM unveiled new systems and solutions that address these needs by helping clients and managed service providers (MSPs) build private and hybrid clouds to get the most out of Big Data, social, and mobile workloads. These include PureSystems, Power Systems, Smarter Storage Systems, System x, and Technical Computing offerings that provide the flexibility clients need to quickly deploy clouds.

Clients are looking to leverage public clouds while still maintaining control of them. This is causing organizations to embrace private and hybrid clouds where they can more easily manage in-house resources as they adopt external cloud services...

The Best Private Cloud Providers

Grazed from BusinessNewsDaily. Author: Sarah Angeles.

For many businesses considering cloud computing, a public cloud where servers are shared by multiple companies fits the bill. For those that need tighter security and more control, however, a private cloud is just what the chief information officer ordered.

Whether an organization needs to limit access to their cloud, is looking to meet compliance standards or requires an extra layer of protection to prevent cyberattacks, private clouds can give that peace of mind. With the myriad of cloud providers available and the rapid pace at which the industry is changing, it can be a challenge finding the best private cloud provider for your organization...

How to consolidate and integrate the public and private cloud

Grazed from CloudComputing News. Author: Lee Fisher.

Most households have many services to keeping things ticking. No two households are the same; they have different priorities, values and structures, and different services suit different households. Water, gas and electricity all come from separate service providers, so if the electricity goes down in a house, it is not left in the cold. Like a household, organisations are unique and something that works for one organisation, may not work for its competitors.

Choices, choices, choices

Like household utility services, cloud services are designed to bring agility, simplicity, efficiency and self-service capabilities to a business. Organisations have freedom of choice in terms of selecting infrastructure and services; but in order to make the right choice it is vital organisations have an understanding of what the business requires and the capabilities of existing infrastructure...

Dell updates private cloud to become PCI compliant

Grazed from NetworkWorld. Author: Brandon Butler.

Looking to solidify its refocused efforts on private cloud platforms, Dell today rolled out new features to improve security and manageability of its offerings. Dell now offers a payment card industry (PCI)-compliant cloud computing service. It also rolled out a new choice that allows customers to rent Dell-owned and operated hardware in their data centers. Dell is also expanding its cloud-based applications, adding a disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) option.

The moves come months after Dell announced plans to refocus its cloud computing strategy more on its private cloud business, instead of the public cloud market. The company had been developing an OpenStack-powered public cloud, but it halted those development efforts to focus on private and managed clouds this summer...

Build It Right The First Time - 3 Steps for Agile Private IaaS

Grazed from VMWare. Author: Jung Hwang.

Imagine you are a general contractor building a house for a family. Without meeting them, you decide it should have three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. When the family moves in, you have to begin renovating immediately—they have four teenage daughters and a baby on the way.

We all know that adding another bedroom, another bathroom, and doubling the garage is more costly and time consuming than it would have been to build the house to fit the family in the first place. So why do IT organizations so often make the same mistake when building out the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environment?...

"Private SaaS" Emerges as the Next Wave of Innovation Beyond Private Cloud Within the Enterprise

Grazed from MarketWire. Author: PR Announcement.

Corent Technology, the first IBM Technology Provider Partner certified as "Ready for IBM SmartCloud," today announced the publication of a new whitepaper that examines how an innovative Private SaaS platform enables enterprises to take even greater advantage of the efficiencies of the cloud.

"Private SaaS: The Next Big Wave of Innovation for the Enterprise" outlines the significant economic gains and utility of Private SaaS within an enterprise and its "extended enterprise" that includes vendors, customers and supporting partners...

Disney Builds Private Cloud for Videogame Empire

Grazed from Wired. Author: Klint Finley.

Cloud computing isn’t just a new way of hosting and running applications. It’s also a new way to think about how applications are designed in the first place, how they store and retrieve data. Joe Arnold was the chief technology officer at Engine Yard, a San Francisco company that offers a cloud service where developers can house their applications, and over the last half decade, he witnessed firsthand the shift towards a new way of building software that runs across tens, hundreds, or even thousands of servers. “We were watching people build more mobile and web applications,” he says. “And how they used storage was a lot different from how it started when we first started doing infrastructure.”

That was because Engine Yard plugged into a cloud storage service from Amazon known as Simple Storage System, or S3. By stripping away many characteristics of traditional storage systems — such as the hierarchical “file folder” style of organization — S3 and systems like it can provide more speed and scalability while remaining extremely reliable. It’s an approach called “object storage,” and thanks to Amazon, it has become a popular way for websites and web applications to serve static content, such as images, videos, and other media...

Cloud Computing 101: Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud

Grazed from Servora.  Author: Editorial Staff.

In order to save on the cost of IT maintenance and installation, many companies have chosen to use cloud computing. Cloud computing has allowed companies to experience the benefits of Software-as-a-Service, strengthening their businesses and make them more efficient all around without the capital expense. But how do you know if you should engage in a private or public cloud?

In order to understand the question being asked, let us first define cloud computing. Cloud computing is essentially SaaS by internet with faster setup and scalability. Once the cloud is set up, these programs, applications and processes are accessed via the internet. The cloud is maintained by the cloud vendor and is paid per use by the company...