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Cloud Services Migration, Integration Troubles IT, Study Finds

Cloud Services Migration, Integration Troubles IT, Study Finds | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

A new survey revealed that cloud services migration and integration was a top challenge for most IT professionals. Additionally, CDW researchers found that the majority of these professionals said they would make more use of cloud services, but the complexity they perceive around enabling and integrating those workloads with legacy systems holds them back. Here's everything you need to know.

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The CDW survey included responses from more than 1,200 IT professionals across various industries.

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Sydney Clutterbuck's curator insight, March 26, 2015 3:35 AM

This article by Dan Kobialka provides insight into the troubles faced by the integration of cloud services with legacy systems. A new survey by the CDW revealed that most IT professionals could make use of cloud services if it wasn’t for the complexity of integrating those workloads with legacy systems. 

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Cloud service providers and end users: Let's lose the rigidity of the SLA, argues exec

Cloud service providers and end users: Let's lose the rigidity of the SLA, argues exec | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A senior executive at cloud services provider Claranet has claimed that most cloud services providers and end users are relying too much on the standard service level agreement.
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Marland notes that if the SLA is technically exceeding customers’ expectations yet the CSP is still getting complaints over service, .......

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A Layman's Guide To Cloud Computing

A Layman's Guide To Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Hopefully this discussion will shed some light for those not directly involved in the information industry. It will also help you to answer the question, "Should I be in the cloud, and if so how do I get there?"....
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Definition: Simply stated, cloud computing occurs when you are using a desktop computer, notbook, tablet or phone attached to an Internet carrier and you access some sort of computer application ........

 

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Johann Robbertze's curator insight, June 12, 2014 7:25 AM

You can't afford not to be on board.  Well-written article.

Jim Doyle's curator insight, June 23, 2014 6:48 AM
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Cloud computing business checklist: Make migrations easier

Cloud computing business checklist: Make migrations easier | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Understand the key steps in a business cloud computing migration with this handy checklist.
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Good list!

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Employment: European Cloud Computing Strategy to create 2.5 million new jobs

Employment: European Cloud Computing Strategy to create 2.5 million new jobs | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
All those involved in cloud computing, whether providers or customers, should follow developments in Europe in 2014 closely
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In addition to the various activities of the European Cloud Computing Strategy, several European data protection authorities (DPAs) have recently published official guidance concerning data protection issues in relation to the use of cloud computing.

 

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As Cloud Arrives On Main Street, We Need A New Set Of Metrics For Cloud SLAs

As Cloud Arrives On Main Street, We Need A New Set Of Metrics For Cloud SLAs | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A lot can happen in a year, and in the world of cloud computing, 2014 was a breakout one. Cloud adoption finally experienced a tornado of demand that swept up large enterprises en masse.
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The main objective of a Service Level Agreement (SLA) is to clearly define relationships and set expectations for adequate service levels between the buyer and the seller.

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EU Announces Guidelines to Standardize Cloud Computing Agreements

In an effort to meet one of the key objectives of the European Union's Cloud Computing Strategy - to develop model terms for cloud computing contracts, including service-level...
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Although the guidelines do not prescribe the content of Cloud SLAs, they do set forth an extensive list of terms - including definitions and descriptions

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Cloud computing: Reading the fine print in your service agreement

Cloud computing: Reading the fine print in your service agreement | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Understand the cloud computing fine print in your service-level agreement, and help avoid further audits down the line.
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Businesses utilizing SaaS services are discovering loopholes concerning risk management, data confidentiality, data integrity and recovery. The results should serve as a friendly reminder to any business interested in the cloud: read your Service Level Agreement (SLA) thoroughly.

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Why the public cloud is perfect for your business

Why the public cloud is perfect for your business | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
On the surface, the private cloud appears to carry a number of advantages over the public cloud in terms of data security, location, jurisdiction and...
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Very well put! "Most security problems in the public cloudare not down to technical failings, but are instead a result of poor organisational practice. Whilst this cloud does present security challenges, many of these are also common to private clouds. The added benefit of a service provider is they tend to have in-house cloud-focused security expertise, whereas enterprises in general do not."

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Christian Verstraete's curator insight, February 4, 2014 3:11 AM

Sorry but disagree. The main issue in public cloud, lack of transparency. And whether we like it or not, the cloud is global but the law is local. Public cloud providers don't want to recognize that and build the appropriate, enterprise grade T&C's, SLA's and support to attract enterprises. So the world will behybrid, a mix of public, managed and private. For each workload a decision will have to be taken. Oh, and don't forget the traditional environment.

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HPCwire: EGI Cloud: SLAs and Summer School

HPCwire: EGI Cloud: SLAs and Summer School | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The EGI Federated Cloud is a new kind of research e-infrastructure designed to serve the scientific community. In support of this mission, the EGI has contributed to a report on service level agreements and also provided hands-on training.
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"The rapid evolution of the cloud market is leading to the emergence of new services, new ways for service provisioning and new interaction and collaboration models both amongst cloud providers and service ecosystems exploiting cloud resources".

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