Tag: public clouds
The software platform promises to turn commodity hardware and storage components into agile cloud-based datacenters.
When Lamborghini’s Web backend reached the end of its lifecyle, the company looked to cloud computing for its scalability and cost benefits.
Alex Lesser, Vice President of the Cloud/Data Infrastructure Group at PSSC Labs asks, “What is a cloud?” Obviously it is group of small water particles we see in the Earth’s atmosphere, but when combined with the word “computing” a cloud takes on a life of its own, especially for high-performance computing users.
We recently published an article that provided the opinions of a number of thought and industry leaders on the subject of public cloud viability for mission-critical or business-critical needs. While the responses were rather wide-ranging, there were a few common issues (including matters of cost, security and existing investment) that got Robin Meehan’s wheels turning.
Once applications are up and running on public clouds, it is difficult to move them over to another cloud. Some services are trying to help manage migration ability to allow greater portability and thus more options.
This week we gathered the opinions of five technical leaders from cloud service companies to gauge their views on customer reception of the idea of placing mission-critical applications on public resources. Just as important as the initial question about the viability of public clouds for core apps is a secondary query—for those that did decide to send mission-critical apps to the public cloud, what was the driving factor?
Randy Bias discusses using public clouds for HPC and the bias that leads such decisions in an interview that covers this and cloud computing evolution as a whole.
Enterprises are often hesitant to outsource mission-critical applications and sensitive data to the cloud. The solution may be a mixed approach that relies on the a skillful combination of private and public to allay concerns.
This week research firm BroadGroup suggested that by 2020 only 10 percent of all applications will remain within the private cloud for enterprise. To get to the heart of this statement, we discussed this and larger datacenter trends in enterprise with report author Marion Howard Healy.
Recently, an IDC interview series reported that respondents identified “pay per use” as the number one benefit of cloud computing, suggesting widespread belief that clouds always reduce costs — but is this always the case?