This week Intel announced its vision for the cloud in 2015, which targets a number of issues including interoperability standards, efficiency, security and simplication of use across devices. While the breadth of the announcement is far-reaching and the goals lofty, the company is finally laying forth the first pieces of how it views itself as part of the “paradigm shift” of cloud computing — even if it’s clear that some of the ideals might take longer than 2015 to be realized.
Adaptive Computing, known for its Moab automation technology, announced today that it was one of four companies selected by Intel Capital for a round of Series A funding. The company is set to receive $14 million with Intel’s line combined with further resources from two other investment firms who saw promise in the company and its nine-year track record of growth and profitability.
A conversation with Parallels CEO Serguei Beloussov reveals a world defined by five types of computing clouds, hypervisor- and contained-based virtualization in one product, and just about every aspect of IT being automated. But this is no distant prognostication — Beloussov says it already has begun.
As the IT world continues its march toward a service-oriented future (read: cloud computing), the spotlight continues to shine on aspects like virtualization, computing and billing models — and rightfully so. Lost in the mix, though, or perhaps taken for granted, are automation technologies, which some believe are the foundation for any legitimate cloud computing infrastructure.
IT managers need to fundamentally rethink their data centres in order to ensure that they become much more dynamic and less rigid, according to analyst house Burton Group.