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Analyst report shows where the value lies for buying a cloud computing solution

Analyst report shows where the value lies for buying a cloud computing solution | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A report from infrastructure as a service performance monitoring analysts Cloud Spectator has found that Amazon EC2 offers “significant” cost advantages over a long term investment.
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In all, 10 IaaS providers were vetted – AWS, CenturyLink, DigitalOcean, Google, HP, Joyent, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, SoftLayer and Verizon – with Cloud Spectator analysing a wide variety of metrics.

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HP Buys Cloud Computing Startup Eucalyptus - Cloud Computing on CIO Today

HP Buys Cloud Computing Startup Eucalyptus - Cloud Computing on CIO Today | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Hwlett-Packard announced an acquisition Thursday, a rare occurrence under CEO Meg Whitman, who took over the Palo Alto tech giant not long after the disastrous $11 billion deal for Autonomy.

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Eucalyptus is an open-source software company that helps clients connect to public cloud offerings such as Amazon Web Services.

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Five Trends Show Why Cloud Computing Is Far From Mature

Five Trends Show Why Cloud Computing Is Far From Mature | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
NEWS ANALYSIS: Here are five trends that are apparent at 2014's midpoint that show that customers face a lot of difficult questions and choices when selecting cloud computing services.
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We are now halfway through 2014 and Google, IBM, HP and the OpenStack gang have had their turns to talk about their latest cloud offerings. So this is a good time to see what is changing in cloud computing.

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Rahul Kharwadkar's curator insight, July 10, 2014 2:15 AM

Interesting article. 

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HP and cloud data storage

HP and cloud data storage | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With the spiralling amount of business data being created, creating the
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The new ConvergedSystem for Virtualisation offering deploys and supports up to 1,000 virtual machines "out of the box". And for data analysis, HP has launched ConvergedSystem 300 for Vertica. ....

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What are midmarket companies seeking when they look to cloud services?

What are midmarket companies seeking when they look to cloud services? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Midmarket companies often have neither the resource nor the staff to construct their own complete solutions and are increasingly seeking cloud computing solutions.
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Midmarket companies often have neither the resource nor the staff to construct their own complete solutions even though they have similar operational issues as the largest of companies.

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Cloud Computing, Legacy Vendors And The Only Reality That Matters

Cloud Computing, Legacy Vendors And The Only Reality That Matters | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The cloud community had a chuckle this morning at an interview in which Saar Gillai, SVP of converged cloud at Hewlett-Packard suggested that organizations should be careful of using Amazon Web Services (AWS) since it's a "legacy cloud." Now apart...
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.... Is AWS legacy? Absolutely not, it’s out-innovating all comers in most directions. Is HP’s cloud a dead duck with no chance for success? Absolutely not, it’s got a solid value proposition and story to tell, and this story doesn’t (or shouldn’t) include calling the competitors “legacy”....

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HP Secures Data Migration To The Cloud

HP Secures Data Migration To The Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With the explosion of data in the enterprise and the ability to use as-a-service storage models, important security-level practices are undermined and organisations lose sight of potential threats.
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"HP Cloud Security Risk and Controls Advisory Service provides a full-day HP workshop and online tools that measure the maturity of existing security controls, enabling clients to assess viability of workloads in a cloud environment."

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Achieving Scale and Performance in the Cloud | SYS-CON MEDIA

Achieving Scale and Performance in the Cloud | SYS-CON MEDIA | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
SYS-CON Media, NJ, The world's leading i-technology media company on breaking technology news.
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While other aspects of IT (such as the development of CPU, memory and software) have continued to improve exponentially every 18 months for two decades, database technology has remained relatively static. However, new cloud data management systems have released this handbrake and could create a sudden surge in mobility.

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10 questions to ask your Cloud Computing provider | Bdaily Business News

10 questions to ask your Cloud Computing provider | Bdaily Business News | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Not all Clouds are equal

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IBM aims to bring cloud computing and big data to mass markets

IBM aims to bring cloud computing and big data to mass markets | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Power Systems and SmartCloud updates unveiled
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What we'll see in 2013 in cloud computing

What we'll see in 2013 in cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Next year, "the cloud" will finally be ready for enterprise workloads and big companies will finally start moving them there. Data centers will stop being enclosed by walls and those are just two of GigaOM's 5 big cloud predictions.
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Cloud computing: 10 ways it will change by 2020 | ZDNet

Cloud computing: 10 ways it will change by 2020 | ZDNet | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Summary: What are the issues, challenges and technologies that will frustrate and inspire those working on the cloud in 2020?
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How to choose an IaaS provider

How to choose an IaaS provider | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Move over, Amazon: Google, HP, and Microsoft, and others want a seat at the table. How do you choose among all those IaaS providers?

 

Close your eyes and think of the cloud. Odds are Amazon quickly comes to mind -- for good reason. By some estimates, Amazon Web Services holds 70 percent of the IaaS (infrastructure as a service) market, providing compute, storage, and networking services, usually on a pay-per-use basis, to hundreds of thousands of customers. Amazon's cloud has become an extension of many organizations' infrastructure, often for application development and testing, but also for compute-intensive analytics and even ongoing production workloads. Credit Amazon for popularizing IaaS and making it affordable, accessible, and broadly relevant to the current generation of IT.

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Social BI for Intelligent Enterprise 2.0

Social BI for Intelligent Enterprise 2.0 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

“Everything that can be social, will be” – Jeff Dachis

 

Business Intelligence (BI) is one of the major areas that has the potential to bring Enterprise 2.0 to life and have it affect company bottom lines…

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“If only HP knew what HP knows, we’d be three times more productive” – Lew Platt, Former CEO of HP

 

Guest post: Thanks to @Berkin Ozmen for the article.

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HP Unveils Smaller, Less Costly Helion Cloud Platform

HP Unveils Smaller, Less Costly Helion Cloud Platform | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The company, which is investing $1 billion in its cloud initiative, is continuing to grow the services offered under the Helion umbrella.
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HP's Helion Managed VPC Lean offers a range of services, including compute clustering, virtualization and continuity. ...

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Accelerating the Cloud with GPUs

Accelerating the Cloud with GPUs | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
If you were to come up with a list of transformative technologies to hit HPC in the last decade, cloud services and general-purpose GPUs would rank pretty
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In terms of device speed, which was measured in both raw bandwidth and 3rd party benchmarks, virtualization had “minimal or no significant performance impact.”

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Shell embraces cloud computing to reduce hardware use

Shell embraces cloud computing to reduce hardware use | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Firm not put off by security issues
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Speaking at HP's Discover conference, Karel van Zeeland, founding member of Shell's IT4IT consortium, which leads the firm's work deploying IT for other divisions, explained that software-as-a-service (SaaS) tools are now being implemented wherever possible.

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Bonnie Coppla's curator insight, December 13, 2013 2:53 PM

The move by Shell to embrace the cloud is another major example of the impact the trend is having on enterprises of all sizes.  

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Video: Cloud storage the OpenStack way revealed

Video: Cloud storage the OpenStack way revealed | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A whiteboard demonstration shows how the cloud storage system handles and delivers data
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In this video, Project Technical Lead John Dickinson gives a rundown of how Swift is structured to serve large-scale data that requires high availability and high concurrency.

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With cloud computing, companies confront a glut of tech choices - The Economic Times

With cloud computing, companies confront a glut of tech choices - The Economic Times | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Moving companies to cloud-computing services is faster than old corporate software installations, which can take years & are expensive.
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In a nutshell, "Just as consumers are moving away from buying music and movies toward monthly subscriptions, corporate tech buyers are moving away from owning the technology outright and are instead asking others to do it for them in return for a monthly or annual fee."

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I.B.M. Buys SoftLayer, a Cloud Computing Firm

I.B.M. Buys SoftLayer, a Cloud Computing Firm | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
I.B.M. announced on Tuesday that it had agreed to buy SoftLayer Technologies, a cloud computing company, as more technology firms pursue the sector.
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After having noticed all the usual big names being linked to the Cloud Computing industry it is good to see I.B.M. also well positioned.

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HP CloudSystem - An open platform to build and manage cloud services

HP CloudSystem - An open platform to build and manage cloud services | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With an evolving environment, learn how the HP Cloud System and Converged Infrastructure can help you deliver a more power cloud computing environment.
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A white paper that discusses HP's vision for a cloud system that integrates  and unifies the control and delivery of cloud services, whether their provenance is your data centre or an external source such as HP's own Cloud Services or even AWS.

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Lars Johnson's curator insight, May 7, 2013 10:02 AM

In my opinion HP, IBM, Dell and Oracle's cloud solutions are not covered enough. I am not sure if that's because they're putting out fewer press releases, or because the large enterprise cloud market is still catching up with cloud-centric businesses. In any case, this is a good white paper.

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As cloud use grows, so will rate of DDoS attacks

As cloud use grows, so will rate of DDoS attacks | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud providers face increasing number of DDoS attacks, as private data centers already deal with today
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HP Launches Pavilion 14, The First Full-Size Chromebook

HP Launches Pavilion 14, The First Full-Size Chromebook | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Hewlett-Packard is the latest company to take on Google's Chrome OS operating system with its new laptop, the HP Pavilion 14.
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Review: HP Cloud challenges Amazon and Google

Review: HP Cloud challenges Amazon and Google | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
HP's OpenStack-based IaaS cloud blends openness and portability with nice proprietary extras and welcome hand-holding...
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HP's cloud guy: Why we're the enterprise cloud

HP's cloud guy: Why we're the enterprise cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In an exclusive interview, Biri Singh explains HP's cloud strategy and its focus on the needs of enterprise developers and operations...
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