Cloud Central
Follow
Find tag "Hybrid"
31.7K views | +84 today
Cloud Central
Cloud Systems, Applications and Implications (use Tags in the Filter menu to navigate)
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

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.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Very useful tips that a must be dealt with before committing to the cloud.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

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.

Peter Azzopardi's insight:

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. ..............

more...
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

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...
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

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.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

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.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

When do you go private?

When do you go private? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Public clouds are often perceived as cheaper and easier. But there are times when a private cloud is the better option. These considerations will help you decide.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

While many assume that a private cloud must also be located in a provider’s data center rather than on the customer’s own premises, this is not part of the definition.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

10 questions to determine whether hybrid clouds are right for your organization

10 questions to determine whether hybrid clouds are right for your organization | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Hybrid clouds are helping enterprises find a balance between their IT infrastructure and public cloud services. But do they make sense for you?
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

10 questions to help you decide whether a hybrid cloud is the right strategy for your company.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

Cloud's Direction Is Very Strategic And Very Hybrid, Survey Shows

Cloud's Direction Is Very Strategic And Very Hybrid, Survey Shows | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

When it comes to cloud, we've come a long way in three short years. Back in the stone age of 2011, cloud was this promising but relatively novel way to access services on a subscription basis. Only a handful of organizations used cloud services in a big way at the time.

Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Almost half of respondents, 49%, report they are using cloud to support revenue generation or new product creation. Another 45% of businesses say they already, or plan to, run their company from the cloud.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

How to take control of your cloud

How to take control of your cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
No matter what their organisation's definition of the cloud, users need to select infrastructure providers able to make it usable to the everyday...
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Some companies view cloud as anything stored or accessed from anywhere that isn't "actually here on this very piece of hardware." To the average consumer, most view cloud as the Internet. To them Gmail, YouTube and Pinterest are all in the cloud

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

Hybrid Cloud Computing for the Modern Economy

Hybrid Cloud Computing for the Modern Economy | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Harmonizing private and public cloud deployments allows companies to reap the full benefits of adding a public cloud, whilst avoiding the negative impact of multiple environments and additional connectivity costs, writes Robert Jenkins of CloudSigma. Read More
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

In the new cloud economy, companies will find themselves developing better purchasing strategies, eliminating waste and uncovering major value they didn’t even know existed.

 

 

Image courtesy of www.vmturbo.com

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

Identifying Roadblocks in Embracing Hybrid Clouds

Identifying Roadblocks in Embracing Hybrid Clouds | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Before you embrace a hybrid cloud, it is essential to comprehend the business benefits of hybrid cloud computing, the security factors, and how one can mitigate the risks involved with the use of public clouds along with a private cloud.

Peter Azzopardi's insight:

.. hybrid clouds offer the cost and scale benefits of public clouds while also offering the security and control of private clouds.

more...
bauer's curator insight, April 8, 5:37 AM

Concerned about this article

Tanja Jameson's curator insight, May 22, 2:51 PM

scoopin sumpin'

Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

Want To Become A Digital Enterprise? Cloud Computing Is One Place To Start

Want To Become A Digital Enterprise? Cloud Computing Is One Place To Start | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Anyone attending the latest industry conferences, reading the trade press, or viewing analyst reports can be forgiven for thinking that the entire world has suddenly become digitized. But we're not quite there yet -- most organizations are still in the midst of an often painful evolution to shed manual processes and stovepiped systems to bring themselves closer to the digital realm. And the benefits aren’t so clear cut yet.

Peter Azzopardi's insight:

What’s the role of cloud computing in these digital-driven shifts?

 

Image courtesy of www.softwareag.com

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud Explained

Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud Explained | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

There are plenty of definitions for “cloud computing” and for the most part, they generally point to the same thing: taking applications and running them on infrastructure other than your own.

Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Cloud computing comes in three forms: public clouds, private clouds and hybrids clouds.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

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?
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

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 …
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

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, ....

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

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.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

The general expectation for several years now has been that hybrid cloud computing would emerge as the dominant form of cloud computing. ....

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

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
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

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
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

The Motley Fool's article on what is the cloud and what to look out for when investing.

 

Thanks to www.bizjournals.com for the image

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

Hybrid integration gains popularity in the enterprise

Hybrid integration gains popularity in the enterprise | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The need for data interoperability connectivity and better customer service is resulting in an uptick of hybrid integration in the enterprise
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

More than 1,600 cloud purchasing decision makers worldwide were surveyed for the Hybrid Cloud Customer Research report.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

Are Digital Business And Cloud Computing Joined At The Hip?

Are Digital Business And Cloud Computing Joined At The Hip? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Do organizations that have mastered cloud computing have an easier time advancing into the digital realm? Is digital enterprise even possible without cloud computing? It's very likely that cloud paves the way to the digital enterprise, but don't expect overnight transformation as a result of cloud.

Peter Azzopardi's insight:

The evolution of digital enterprises will track very closely to that of hybridized cloud IT and business environments, ....

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

Enterprise giants and cloud computing: What's cloudwashing vs. real DNA change?

Enterprise giants and cloud computing: What's cloudwashing vs. real DNA change? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Every large enterprise technology company now has a cloud computing narrative that can't be easily dismissed as cloudwashing. Does that make them good innovation partners?
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Calling the trend "cloudwashing" wasn't all that much fun simply because it was too damn easy four years ago.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

The benefits of private cloud computing

The benefits of private cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

If an organisation has decided to move company processes, applications and data into the cloud, it first has to decide which infrastructure to use and how the apps and data will be hosted and distributed. Businesses that want to use cloud computing have a choice of using a private or public cloud, or a mixture of the two in the form of a "hybrid" cloud.

Peter Azzopardi's insight:

As private clouds can be built around large dedicated infrastructures, with organisations installing their own servers and storage hardware, by their very nature they can involve significant investments to get off the ground. .........

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

Public or Private Cloud? The Decision Comes Down to Risk, DISA CIO Says

Public or Private Cloud? The Decision Comes Down to Risk, DISA CIO Says | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
‘You have to understand risk and the data you’re dealing with,’ David Bennett says.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Myriad factors play into these decisions – projected cost savings, information sensitivity and availability, to name a few – but according to U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency Chief Information Officer David Bennett, the single most important element continues to be risk.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

5 Common Misconceptions About Cloud Computing, Dispelled

5 Common Misconceptions About Cloud Computing, Dispelled | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud -- does it really make a difference anymore? Apparently, not as much as it once did. A recent survey of 213 executives finds there's less concern about the origins of cloud services, and more attention to how they can expand the business and deliver competitive advantage.

Peter Azzopardi's insight:

The survey also discussed five misconceptions about cloud computing that continue to hold back progress:

 

Image courtesy thestaffingstream.com

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Azzopardi
Scoop.it!

Five real reasons to look at hybrid cloud computing

Five real reasons to look at hybrid cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud continues to grow in popularity and use-cases. Here are five real reasons to move to a hybrid cloud platform!
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

So why move to the cloud? Or– why move to this type of specific cloud model?

more...
No comment yet.