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Docker Debuts New Orchestration Tools for App Containers

Docker Debuts New Orchestration Tools for App Containers | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Open-source application container project Docker has rolled out three new orchestration tools -- Machine, Swarm and Compose 1.1 -- to enable developers and sysadmins to create and manage a new generation of 100 percent portable distributed applications

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The new tools are designed to ensure complete freedom of choice in how and where multi-container, multi-host applications are being built and operated.

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Microsoft hopes to make hybrid clouds less scary with more extensive testing

Microsoft hopes to make hybrid clouds less scary with more extensive testing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Step by step, Microsoft is working to make its hybrid cloud offerings more attractive. With a new set of "how-to" documentation, it intends to inspire more application development and experimentation with different IT workloads.

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Even if the hybrid cloud concept is easy to understand, taking the leap to actually building one isn't always an easy decision.

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How cloud adoption trends are driven by strategic imperatives

How cloud adoption trends are driven by strategic imperatives | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As this year comes to a close, let's take one last look at the most pervasive cloud computing trends - including increased usage across the different cloud service models, the key business drivers and the impact of agile innovation strategies.
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That said, IT leaders perspective on barriers to bringing these advantages to fruition differs from their Line of Business (LOB) counterparts.

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Hybrid clouds refresher: Top five tips of 2014

Hybrid clouds refresher: Top five tips of 2014 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The hype surrounding hybrid clouds will continue into 2015, as more enterprises adopt the cloud model. Here are the best tips from 2014 to ensure a bright hybrid cloud future.
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When it comes to choosing a cloud environment, enterprises have a lot to consider. ....

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How Cloud Computing Imperfections Work With Real Businesses

How Cloud Computing Imperfections Work With Real Businesses | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

HP has this week announced its HP Haven OnDemand big data analytics facility served up on the firm’s own Helion cloud.

 

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“Cloud software application development will always be hybrid with some tools used online, but a proportion always held locally,” said David Chalmers, chief technologist, VP EMEA at Hewlett-Packard

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Enterprises Moving Big Data Workloads to Public Cloud

Enterprises Moving Big Data Workloads to Public Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
More than half of large enterprises are either already using public cloud resources for their big data analytic needs or plan to do so, according to a report by Gigaom Research.
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The report finds that only 13 percent of respondents say they would only use private data centers for all analytic processes.

 

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Cloud Computing Glossary: 21 Terms You Need to Know Before Splurging on the Cloud

Cloud Computing Glossary: 21 Terms You Need to Know Before Splurging on the Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Rapid evolution of both the technology and terminology around this trend can easily lead to a state of confusion. This mini cloud computing glossary will help you navigate your way through all the jargon as you size up different vendors and solutions.
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Excellent resource! Worth bookmarking.

 

Guest post: Thanks to @Darshik Jariwala for the article.

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Introducing the Hybrid Cloud – A New Way to Think About Cloud Computing

Introducing the Hybrid Cloud – A New Way to Think About Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The last few years have seen a definite explosion of interest in cloud computing solutions for businesses of all sizes, to the point of cloud storage wars bringing down the price and ever increasing …
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A hybrid cloud solution offers some distinct benefits for small to medium sized businesses looking to expand their computing power. These can be broken down into a few basic areas: .....
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The case for the hybrid cloud

The case for the hybrid cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Almost half of large enterprises could be using hybrid cloud within the next three years, says Gartner. What exactly is the appeal behind the platform?
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Businesses of all sizes are constantly looking to cut costs, and adopting the hybrid cloud could be a way of achieving this on the computing front.

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STME says hybrid IT calls for integration strategy in Middle East

STME says hybrid IT calls for integration strategy in Middle East | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Companies looking to adopt cloud computing, but are also keen to keep their existing IT infrastructure and on-premises applications will benefit from the flexibility that hybrid integration has to offer, says an executive from STME, Middle East’s leading solutions provider and systems integrator. However, in order to maximise the potential of hybrid IT, the right …
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Across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, cloud computing adoption is gradually taking off as per a recent industry survey. Between 2012 and 2017, the region is expected to have the highest cloud traffic growth rate in the world at 57% CAGR, ....

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Noting the Convergence of Public, Private Clouds | Hybrid Cloud Computing content from Talkin' Cloud

Noting the Convergence of Public, Private Clouds | Hybrid Cloud Computing content from Talkin' Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A hybrid cloud computing models become more popular, solution providers have an integral role in making the connection between public and private clouds.
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The general expectation for several years now has been that hybrid cloud computing would emerge as the dominant form of cloud computing. ....

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Linthicum: Cloud analytics apps need solid data architecture

Linthicum: Cloud analytics apps need solid data architecture | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
At the 2014 TDWI Executive Summit in Boston consultant David Linthicum discussed cloud analytics and the need to support it with tiered cloud data architecture
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With a well-planned strategy for cloud architecture, Linthicum said businesses can leverage the tiered approaches that cloud computing supports, potentially separating their BI and analytics data into public, private, community and hybrid clouds based on what fits best for particular applications.

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Cloud Computing: Investing Essentials

Cloud Computing: Investing Essentials | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about the cloud computing industry. - Evan Niu, CFA - Tech and Telecom
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The Motley Fool's article on what is the cloud and what to look out for when investing.

 

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IBM embraces Docker, OpenStack in Bluemix hybrid cloud plans

IBM embraces Docker, OpenStack in Bluemix hybrid cloud plans | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
IBM's hybrid cloud plans involve moving workloads between public and private clouds via Docker, with Bluemix as the bridge
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If hybrid clouds are the future, as both researchers and cloud creators are hinting, then IBM is smart to push its hybrid cloud plan into action.

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Hybrid Cloud Evolution and the Midsize Advantage

Hybrid Cloud Evolution and the Midsize Advantage | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Hybrid clouds are garnering praise from technology experts, with many claiming that this mix of public and private infrastructure is the best way forward in an IT market looking to improve their bottom line. This interest in mixed-model alternatives is driving hybrid cloud evolution, and midsize businesses may be in a unique position to capitalize on this movement.

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Rather than simply accommodating the cloud, new hybrid designs focus on making the cloud transparent with the ultimate goal of removing any special requirements for the use of cloud services.

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5 signs Microsoft is serious about making Azure an enterprise hybrid cloud

5 signs Microsoft is serious about making Azure an enterprise hybrid cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Among the top cloud players, Microsoft has its roots deepest in the enterprise. (IBM, the other big player that comes to mind, has done relatively little hybrid work with its cloud.) Azure has radically evolved from the days when it was the cloud play Microsoft had no choice but to make.

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Here are five of Microsoft's most recent moves aimed at making Windows and Azure your hybrid cloud platform

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Everybody Is Hot On Hybrid Cloud, Even If They Don't Quite Understand What It Is

Everybody Is Hot On Hybrid Cloud, Even If They Don't Quite Understand What It Is | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Executives of all stripes are bullish on hybrid cloud, a new study shows. Hybrid -- which combines public cloud services with those of on-site systems -- is seen as the best path forward between too much dependence on outside providers with unknown security risks, and on-site data centers with their associated costs and maintenance requirements.

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Image via ComputerWorld’s Charles King's article "Your new legacy system: The public cloud" (Link on site)

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Cloud Isn't Just for Techies Anymore

Cloud Isn't Just for Techies Anymore | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The cloud isn't just for techies anymore. Understanding what's next for cloud computing is crucial for businesses at all levels. Managers are responding to the real opportunities that the cloud offers to develop new business models, forge closer ties with customers and tap into the expertise of employees and partners.

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.... five of the biggest things we see happening in cloud:

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7 Trends That Can Define the Future of Cloud Computing

7 Trends That Can Define the Future of Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
One reason for everyone's huge confidence in cloud computing is that it is one of the most disruptive technologies to have emerged on the scene in the last decade. Let’s see if the seven trends given here can justify industry optimism about the cloud.
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Let’s see if the 7 trends given below can justify industry optimism with the Cloud

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Ann Windham's curator insight, November 14, 2014 10:50 AM

Here is a good overview if you are wondering what cloud computing is all about. #TSTS #eventprofs #meetingprofs

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How to Avoid a Cloud Strategy that Fails

How to Avoid a Cloud Strategy that Fails | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

As cloud computing becomes widely adopted, organizations still maintain vastly different schools of thought on what the term “cloud” really means. That’s partly due to the term “cloud computing” being used for a broad collection of services, delivered at many different layers (infrastructure, application platform, software, ...

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Bottom line: Cloud computing can save money, but only for the right services.

 

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VIDEO: Experts guide businesses to cloud computing

VIDEO: Experts guide businesses to cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud World Forum: Cloud computing is at a crossroads so industry leaders offer their perspective on how companies should best adopt the technology.
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Very useful tips that a must be dealt with before committing to the cloud.

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Hybrid cloud: is it right for your business?

Hybrid cloud: is it right for your business? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Hybrid cloud computing is getting increasing attention from IT professionals as it helps organizations find a balance between their IT infrastructure and public cloud service.

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Deciding whether to choose public, private or hybrid cloud can depend on a number of factors such as business data protection requirements, what applications you use etc. ..............

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Cloud computing: Customisation is the name of the game

Cloud computing: Customisation is the name of the game | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Moving forward, I see the trend of customised cloud computing continuing to grow, and vendors that don't offer customised options to their clients...
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The trend I see growing the fastest in the cloud computing space is that of customisation, as enterprises build out cloud infrastructures and solutions that work best for them.

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5 tips to avoid cloud computing chaos

5 tips to avoid cloud computing chaos | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Before you deploy the first instance, here are some suggestions on developing a plan to manage a cloud computing-based infrastructure.
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When creating your cloud-based infrastructure, include plans to bring your current IT staff up to speed with specific training, and consider adding new employees who already have experience using the facilities you are bringing online.

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Op-Ed: Cloud computing deployment models and applications

Op-Ed: Cloud computing deployment models and applications | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Increasingly businesses of all sizes from different industries are adapting to the digital revolution the Internet has brought along with it.
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The type of deployment like “Public Cloud” as the name indicates it can be available either for free or as a pay-per-use basis.

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