Overcoming the Cloud Security Barrier for Financial Services

May 10, 2013

The private industry least likely to adopt public cloud services for data storage are financial institutions. Holding the most sensitive and heavily-regulated of data types, personal financial information, banks and similar institutions are mostly moving towards private cloud services – and doing so at great cost. Read more…

By Michael Dorf

Five Steps to a Private Cloud

April 12, 2013

One of the sessions at this week's MoabCon event focused on best practices for private cloud. There are five steps that Adaptive recommends for companies seeking to transition into the next-generation of IT: Focus on ROI, Facilitating Self-Service, Use Chargeback, Continuously Optimize, and lastly, Go Vertical – Not Horizontal... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

The Week in HPC Research

March 21, 2013

The top research stories of the week include an evaluation of sparse matrix multiplication performance on Xeon Phi versus four other architectures; a survey of HPC energy efficiency; performance modeling of OpenMP, MPI and hybrid scientific applications using weak scaling; an exploration of anywhere, anytime cluster monitoring; and a framework for data-intensive cloud storage. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Government Computing: The Case for Private Cloud

October 5, 2012

Federal IT departments are faced with some tough challenges these days. Not only are budgets constrained, but mandates are starting to stack up like the tax code. One of the most talked about is the cloud-first mandate, but what kind of cloud will it be? Read more…

By Jean-Paul Bergeaux

OpenNebula Project Director Discusses High-Profile Deployments

July 24, 2012

They say they don't invest in marketing, but OpenNebula has not gone unnoticed. While the open source cloud management platform, based in Spain, has a low-key US profile, their European and Asian presence is strong. In addition to participating in the Helix Nebula project, OpenNebula is also the core component in China Mobile's Big Cloud infrastructure, which will soon be used to provide services to more than 600 million customers. HPC in the Cloud reached out to OpenNebula Project Director Ignacio M. Llorente to get the details on these and other developments. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Cloud Helps Address Capacity Woes

July 12, 2012

The Uptime Institute has released its second annual datacenter survey. The data confirmed a number of long held observations regarding cloud computing, but also uncovered a few surprising results. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

Lockheed Martin Helps Define Cloud Usage Models

June 12, 2012

In an interview at ODCA's Forecast 2012 in New York City, Curt Aubley, the VP & CTO of Cyber Security & NexGen Innovation at Lockheed Martin, as well as the Open Data Center Alliance president, explained that moving the market forward with open solutions enables Lockheed to have more options, avoid lock-in and get the benefits of new technologies so that they can move faster in a more affordable fashion. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

HP Cloud Helps Build Dream Movies

May 21, 2012

During their decade-long partnership, HP has helped digital moviemakers at DreamWorks create such blockbuster animated features as Toy Story, Shrek and Kung Fu Panda. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

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