Cloud Adoption

Capacity management most underestimated cloud problem

Grazed from ComputerWeekly. Author: Archana Venkatraman.

Capacity management is the most underestimated problem of cloud computing, says Morgan Stanley executive director for IT strategy Evangelos Kotsovinos. Evangelos Kotsovinos is leading cloud computing strategy and execution at Morgan Stanley. “One of the main reasons for using cloud computing services is to get efficiency and cost savings. And maximum IT efficiency on the cloud comes from good capacity planning and management,” Kotsovinos said at the Cloud Expo Europe 2013 event. But it is still the most overlooked and underestimated aspect of the cloud, he said.

Many enterprises move to cloud computing without a detailed capacity management strategy because cloud platform is seen as infinitely elastic, where capacity can be purchased as and when needed. But buying resources on the cloud instantly can be expensive and enterprises can mitigate that cost by planning for capacity in advance and avoiding over- or under-provisioning, according to Kotsovinos...

Battle for the Cloud: The Future of Cloud Computing Panel Creates a Stir

Grazed from TechZone360. Author: Peter Bernstein.

One of the real values of coming to TMC’s ITEXPO Miami is capturing the insights of industry experts and visionaries in real-time. The truth is you never know when someone or several of them are going to capture the essence of what is going on in our industry, and do so in a way that really get the juices flowing and social media humming. Such was the case for the featured panel of Day One’s afternoon session, Battle for the Cloud: The Future of Cloud Computing. Let’s start with a rare gathering on one stage of the following:

  • Lisa Pierce, Managing VP, Unified Communications, Network Systems and Services Research Team
  • IBM, Mike McCarthy, Vice President of Cloud Computing Services
  • Citrix, Peter Ulander, VP Product Marketing
  • Microsoft,Skip Chilcott, Senior Product Marketing Manager
  • HP, Kiran Bellare, Director Product Marketing Cloud Services
  • Cisco, Roberto D. De La Mora, Sr. Director Unified Communications...

Comprehensive Cloud Computing Healthcare Industry Market Report

Grazed from PRWeb. Author: PR Announcement.

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Cloud Computing Market In Healthcare Industry (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, CIS, NCIS, PACS, EMR, RIS) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global cloud computing market in the healthcare industry was valued at USD 1.82 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 6.79 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 21.3% from 2012 to 2018.

This report provides the market estimate and forecast in terms of revenue for the global cloud computing market in healthcare industry. A detailed analysis of the market trends, current scenarios and future trends from 2012 to 2018 is available in the report. The market is analyzed by using concepts such as market dynamics including drivers, restraints and opportunities along with their impact analysis and market attractiveness analysis...

Cloud computing for small businesses: it's time to follow the herd

Grazed from The Guardian. Author: Chris Harding.

The latest market forecasts for cloud computing are predicting 30% annual growth in the industry, as more and more people adopt the latest technology to store information in a virtual space. But cloud computing isn't just for data, you can also use it to run applications and software remotely, without being tied to one computer.

For a small businesses, outsourcing IT to the cloud lowers the need for specialist skills and frees managers to concentrate on the core business. It may cost slightly more than in-house IT, but this is often outweighed, as it can sometimes enable a small company to take a "big company" approach to problems by increasing efficiency...

European public sector failing to embrace cloud computing

Grazed from Public Service Europe. Author: Carsten Bruhn.

New research reveals a worrying picture of a European public sector equipped with the latest technologies but unable to effectively use them, writes IT expert. The European public sector has a great opportunity right now. Against the backdrop of the eurozone crisis and pressure to reduce operational budgets, cloud computing could well be the solution to the monumental challenge of delivering more with less. In fact, the public sector has already embraced the cloud to some extent, with recent research showing 47 per cent of employees in the public sector are using the cloud to share critical documents - more than any other sector surveyed - and 71 per cent are using it to enable mobile access to documents.

Its adoption could be down to an increased expectation by citizens to access information online and a commitment from governments across Europe to adopt more e-government services. As well as playing a central role in the migration of paper to digital documents, through the cloud information can flow more freely with workers able to gain mobile access to critical information on the move. This means staff can continue working from anywhere, without being hindered by traditional information technology constraints...

7 Great Unsolved Mysteries of Cloud Computing

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Joe McKendrick.

There has been no shortage of assumptions made and confusion about cloud computing, along with boatloads of conventional wisdom. But the rise of cloud brings with it some so far unanswerable questions. Here are just seven of the great unsolved mysteries that are accompanying the great cloud computing migration of the 2010s:

1) Who really pays for cloud? This is a tangle in and of itself. In surveys I have seen and conducted, it’s all over the place. IT departments pay for a lot of it, and a lot of it is put on corporate credit cards. As a result, the costs get hidden or buried within corporate budgets. Another issue — when the holder of the corporate credit card tied to a cloud account leaves the company, guess what? The subscription is jeopardized...

The next revolution in cloud computing

Grazed from CNN Fortune. Author: Shelley DuBois.

Remember the Titan? No, not the comeback football team. The supercomputer that generated headlines last November for ranking as the world's fastest. Titan can crunch so many calculations, it has the equivalent processing power of 500,000 laptops.

All that computing might is for naught without software capable of managing it. Software is a major—if often unsung—factor in the future of high-power computing. It will matter increasingly to businesses of all kinds as more and more products and services move into the cloud. "The line between high performance computing and cloud is blurring," says Rob Clyde, CEO of Adaptive Computing, a company that builds software to increase efficiency in supercomputers and cloud-based servers. Today, Adaptive revealed it developed the software that boosted Titan's efficiency from 70% to about 95%. The software used to make Titan tick is similar, Clyde says, to software that optimizes the cloud...

Oracle Cloud Success Triggers Oracle-Derangement Syndrome

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Bob Evans.

A strong case can be made that Oracle has the widest, deepest, and most-modern set of cloud-computing solutions in the world. More than 10,000 paying customers are using the Oracle Cloud, and that extends out to 25,000,000 million individual users. Can any other IT vendor that claims to be a serious cloud-computing player—IBM, SAP, Salesforce.com, Amazon.com, etc.—match Oracle’s offering across not only cloud applications but also cloud infrastructure and cloud platforms?

Here’s a quick quiz:

  • Public cloud, private clouds, and hybrid clouds: how many companies other than Oracle offer that full range of cloud deployment models?
  • Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service: how many companies other than Oracle offer that full range of cloud services?...

Today's cloud contracts are driving away enterprise adoption

Grazed from InfoWorld. Author: David Linthicum.

Cloud computing has a growing problem: Many providers haven't built contract negotiations into their customer on-boarding processes. Instead, they offer "take it or leave it" contracts that protect the provider from everything, transferring all responsibility, liability, and risk to the businesses using the cloud services. Small and medium-sized businesses have accepted such contracts because they can't afford the lawyers to second-guess them. But large businesses have lawyers, and they aren't about to enter into such one-sided contracts.

That reality could inhibit cloud adoption, unless cloud providers get realistic about these contract issues. As Computerworld recently reported, large businesses have already started pushing back on cloud providers about these contracts. Today, cloud providers typically offer contracts that look more like they came from iTunes than a provider to IT. They're designed like all those consumer contracts that users simply click through until they find the Accept button. That won't fly in large businesses, which have stricter guidelines around managing liability, so enterprises will try to negotiate these contracts...

5 areas CIOs must examine before moving to the cloud

Grazed from InformationWeek. Author: Vijay Sethi.

Cloud computing is about delivering massively scalable IT-enabled capabilities, as service to external customers using Internet technologies. Instead of saying that Cloud computing is a hyped tech-trend, I will say it is a buzz word today and still many service providers actually interchangeably use SaaS and Cloud Computing in their discussions.

Not all SaaS solutions leverage cloud-based computing and cloud computing is not another term for SaaS. In fact it is a broad technological concept where some types of SaaS offerings could qualify for to be included under cloud computing. That is, if the IT application being delivered under SaaS concept is one which is highly scalable; it could qualify for being considered as a cloud computing application...