Archive for April, 2011

The influences driving virtualization

29 April 2011 – Virtualization has been around long enough now that practices have been established. What’s changing is how virtualization intersects with cloud computing.   There is an excellent white paper from ReadWriteWeb by Philip Morgan that looks at the influences that are shaping virtualization with particular emphasis on standardization, simplification and automation. Through that lens the white paper examines the factors that influence companies and how the cloud plays a defining role.

To access click here.… Read more

The “fine print” of cloud computing

25 April 2011 – One of the more difficult areas for IT leaders to come to terms with is the legal implications of cloud computing.  IT leaders are rapidly learning the ins and outs of negotiating with cloud providers. From determining and enforcing service-level agreements, to planning disaster-recovery scenarios, cloud opens a raft of new challenges. One of the more difficult areas for IT leaders to come to terms with is the legal implications of cloud computing. What if sensitive customer data are stolen from your cloud provider? Who foots the bill if aliens abscond with your provider’s servers? Who is liable when the lawsuits start flying?

Herein an overview with Marcus Lee, an attorney at Moore & Van Allen who specializes in IT law click here.… Read more

Cloud changing face of data centers

19 April 2011 – One of the hot topics at last week’s DataCentre Transformation Summit in Amsterdam was how cloud computing is a major force shaping data centers over the next five years.  Cloud computing — the notion of outsourcing hardware and software to Internet service providers — is your classic disruptive technology.   It will lead to  next-generation data centers and a fair amount has been written about these next generation data centre and their use of virtualization and cloud technology.

For a post about how this is all changing the face of data centres (from provider Global Services and quoting Gartner, Hewlett-Packer and Big Blue) click here.… Read more