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What CloudStack really is and why it matters to you

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If you’re looking for a new open-source cloud and you search for CloudStack on Google’s first page, you’ll find CloudStack compared to OpenStack. It should not be compared to OpenStack! Yes, both started as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds, but they quickly took very different paths. Today, OpenStack is a complex ecosystem of IaaS […]

Solve IoT data management issues with a ROBO design approach

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Data coming in from Internet of Things (IoT) devices is exciting, massive―and potentially crippling. To manage the data effectively and reduce system stress we need to proactively build support mechanisms to make it sustainable. Modern Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) systems can help. ROBO is not new. Splitting workloads and tasks across local and centralized […]

Cloud Foundry: Do-it-yourself platform as a service

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You can certainly run a platform as a service (PaaS) cloud on one of the major public clouds. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has Elastic Beanstalk, Microsoft Azure has the self-explanatory Azure PaaS, Google Cloud has Google App Engine, etc., etc. But did you know you can also run your own private — or hybrid or […]

4 raisons d’adopter un modèle d’exploitation informatique hybride et devenir un courtier de services

De nos jours, un nombre croissant d’entreprises consomment des services de cloud public, contournant souvent les règles de gouvernance de leur DSI. Il incombe justement aux DSI d’adopter un modèle hybride pour centraliser la gestion des ressources, tout en restant pertinentes en matière de services agiles de cloud public. Le défi auquel sont confrontées les […]

Quattro ragioni per adottare un modello operativo ibrido IT e diventare un broker di servizi

Oggigiorno un numero crescente di unità aziendali nelle organizzazioni utilizza direttamente i servizi di cloud pubblici, ignorando in molti casi la governance IT centrale. Spetta alle organizzazioni IT adottare un modello operativo IT ibrido per centralizzare la gestione delle risorse e rimanere pertinenti nell’era di servizi cloud pubblici più agili. La sfida che devono affrontare […]

Insurers: Getting from here to there on your digital transformation

Most insurers are aligned around a common vision of the future, so strategy is about charting the course from here to there. Whether the focus is new business, claims, or filling the white space in between, the journey starts with an outside-in view of the personas being targeted (e.g., customer, agent, adjuster); the capabilities and […]

How you can use NFV to reinvent your enterprise network

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Software-based network devices offer agility, simplicity and security that physical devices can’t match Based on our experience with clients, around 10% of the average IT budget is spent on network technology. As organizations look for ways to optimize their IT environments, that portion of the budget is well worth reviewing—especially when you look at the […]

Cuatro razones para apostar por un modelo híbrido y ser intermediario de servicios

Hoy en día, un número creciente de unidades de negocio de las organizaciones está consumiendo servicios de nube pública de forma directa, en muchos casos pasando los criterios de gobierno central de TI. Depende de las organizaciones tecnológicas adoptar un modelo operativo híbrido para gestionar sus recursos, y seguir siendo un actor relevante en el […]

Azure Stack: The bridge between private and public clouds

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Azure Stack, Microsoft’s private cloud appliance, has been out for a year now. Microsoft isn’t saying how sales have been going, but the promise of Azure Stack has always been strong. This Azure cloud-in-a-box has three main use cases: Edge and disconnected solutions: Customers can address latency and connectivity requirements by processing data locally in […]

Five reasons why Storage-as-a-Service is the logical next step in your technology transformation

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Businesses are juggling an increasingly complex data and IT environment, in which they are faced with overwhelming amounts of data and vast numbers of applications. Many current on-premises storage environments, with infrastructure that typically has reached the end of its service life, are not sustainable. The result: inefficiencies, the inability to leverage innovative capabilities, poor […]