Cloud Adoption

OAGi Announces Enhancements to the OAGIS Standard to Optimize Mobile and Cloud Computing

Grazed from PRWeb. Author: PR Announcement.

OAGi (http://www.oagi.org) today announced they are adding capabilities to their Open Applications Group Integration Specification (OAGIS) open standard to support REST processing for their JSON based API’s. These are the most common technologies used for common mobile and cloud platforms. This is being done to enable users to leverage their investment in the OAGIS XML-based open standard for Mobile Business and Cloud Solutions. OAGi just released a Position Paper on this topic that has more detail. You can download it on their web site at http://www.oagi.org.

When OAGi was formed 17 years ago, the vision was to provide a business process based data exchange language standard for B2B, Enterprise Integration, and Enterprise to Execution Systems. The membership decided over time that XML was the best way to express OAGIS for those tasks. Now the membership of OAGi sees their Mobile Business and Cloud Computing initiative as a natural evolution to support these new platforms that enterprises, their customers, and their suppliers are now working with...

Telecom Brokerage Inc. Launches 'Cloud Clarity'

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Master agent Telecom Brokerage Inc. (TBI) (Booth #304) has announced the launch of Cloud Clarity, an agent program designed to educate and guide TBI partners in the essentials of cloud computing, clarification of cloud service models, and proper development and implementation of cloud deployment methods.

TBI built the Cloud Clarity program to address its partners' need to better understand the often times confusing array of cloud services. Through a structured education curriculum and guidelines, TBI will enable its partners to sell cloud services confidently to their customers. TBI has Cloud Clarity sessions planned each month through April of 2013, focusing on various topics including compliancy, storage, disaster recovery, business continuity and more...

Logicalis Strengthens Award-Winning Cloud Consulting Practice

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Data storage, maintenance and access are critical components in every business today driving public and private cloud adoption. Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, today announced enhancements to its cloud consulting and hosted services practice that will continue to help IT pros define individualized cloud paths that are tailored specifically to the needs of their businesses.

“The adoption of cloud computing promises to help organizations lower IT operational complexity, reduce IT operational costs, increase speed of IT services deployment and help IT and, therefore, business agility. But this is a complex arena,” according to Robert Mahowald, research vice president for SaaS and Cloud Services at IDC. "Data from IDC's 2012 CloudTrack survey suggests that cloud providers need to work with their customers to design and plan thoroughly, and delineate all their underlying operational processes and systems via workshops, and then continue to provide them with guidance and consultancy as their business requirements change.”...

CSCC to Hold Webinar to Introduce "Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success" Whitepaper

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The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) will be holding a webinar to introduce a new whitepaper, “Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success,” on September 18, 2012 at 11am EDT. The whitepaper itself has been published and is available for free download. Anyone interested in learning more about the “Security for Cloud Computing” whitepaper should attend this free webinar and download a free copy of the document. Visit http://www.cloud-council.org/security-pr to register and download the whitepaper.

The “Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success” whitepaper provides a practical reference to help enterprise information technology (IT) and business decision makers as they analyze and consider the security implications of cloud computing on their business. The paper includes a list of steps, along with guidance and strategies, designed to help these decision makers evaluate and compare security offerings in key areas from different cloud providers. The paper discusses the threats, technology risks, and safeguards for cloud computing environments, and provides the insight needed to make informed IT decisions on their treatment...

Cloud Computing: Super Micro Shows Latest FatTwin Servers at IDF

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Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and green computing, will showcase its latest Earth friendly FatTwin server platforms developed by its strong USA design team at IDF 2012 in San Francisco, CA, September 11-13. The FatTwin is an evolutionary Twin architecture optimized for Data Center, Cloud Computing and Enterprise IT offering the industry's best capacity and efficiency with 8/4 hot-plug node configurations in an industry standard 4U rack mount chassis (29.5" depth).

These systems feature high-density computing power with support for dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors (up to 135W) and up to 512GB of memory per node with greater storage capacity up to 8x 3.5" hot-swap HDDs in 1U or 6x 2.5" hot-swap HDDs per 0.5U and are powered by redundant Platinum-level, high-efficiency (95%) digital switching power supplies. Also remarkable is the simplicity of its efficient design, featuring free-air cooling and the most effective use of shared, hot-swap resources to dramatically reduce TCO across infrastructure from space requirements to cooling costs and ease of maintenance...

Making Cloud Adoption a Success

Grazed from Fox Business. Author: Editorial Staff.

Cloud computing is one of the hottest trends in small business. Seventy-four percent of companies expect to use cloud services in the near future, and the small business cloud market is expected to reach $85 billion by 2015. Given the improved cost savings, usability and security that the cloud can provide, it’s no wonder that more small businesses are turning to cloud-based services.

Cloud adoption can be full of pitfalls, however, and small businesses still need to perform due diligence to avoid them. This is where many companies stumble; mistakes stemming from a lack of research or planning can make moving to the cloud a big headache...

Aggregating all the clouds

Grazed from ITWorld. Author: Brian Proffitt.

One of the biggest problems with cloud computing for small businesses is having little to no clue how much working with a cloud-based infrastructure is really going to cost. A new Linux-based service in its nascent stage will be working to solve that problem, helping IT managers with monitoring existing cloud computing costs, and projecting costs for new cloud providers to find out which one is best for your wallet.

You might be thinking, how hard could it be to track my cloud computing costs? You've signed up with Amazon EC2, spun up your instances in the closest region, and you have a fixed monthly cost, right?...

Public, Private Cloud Markets Set to Soar as Enterprise Adoption Grows

Grazed from eWeek. Author: Darryl K. Taft.

With enterprises continuing to adopt cloud computing, analysts see continued growth in both public and private cloud investment—with worldwide spending on public IT cloud services set to exceed $40 billion in 2012 and reach nearly $100 billion by 2016, according to IDC.

The research firm forecasts that from 2012 to 2016, public IT cloud services will see gains at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.4 percent—five times that of the IT industry overall, as companies accelerate their shift to the cloud services model for IT consumption...

Global Savvis Study Finds Culture Shift on IT Outsourcing, Cloud Computing

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Three in five IT and business decision makers agree that owning and operating in-house IT infrastructure drives costs higher and wastes resources, according to an annual study from Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and leader in global cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises.

This view marks a sharp increase from 2010, when just 38 percent of IT decision makers attributed IT ownership to waste in resources and higher costs, and comes as nearly 60 percent of respondents now believe organizations must place the priority on outsourced infrastructure over traditional in-house services...

Cloud Computing: The Brute Force Computing Revolution

Grazed from New York Times. Author: Quentin Hardy.

Autodesk just announced that it is selling design simulation software that works online, via servers in the company’s own data centers. This continues the design giant’s move into a lower-paying, hopefully higher-volume, world of mobile devices and cloud computing.

Just as important, it’s another sign that the cost of computing has fallen so far that it makes more sense to be wasteful with server power, and harvest the results, it than it is to plan everything carefully. It is a triumph of brute force and messes over carefully planned design...