The first 200 servers are the easy part: private cloud advice and why IT
won’t lose jobs to the cloud
By Jay Fry, CA Technologies
The recent CIO.com webcast that featured James Staten of Forrester Research
and Bert Armijo of CA Technologies and offered some glimpses into the state
of private clouds in large enterprises at the moment. I heard both pragmatism
and some good, old-fashioned optimism -- even when the topic turned to the
impact of cloud computing on IT jobs.
Read the full article for some highlights worth passing on, including a few
juicy quotes (which are always fun).
At Gartner Symposium last week, Gartner analyst Darryl Plummer talked about
the need for cloud brokers, which would serve as an intermediary to
facilitate transactions with cloud vendors, helping to reduce risk and
providing SLAs. This ZDNet article says that Gartn... (more)
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Cloud News HP is planning to launch a mega cloud service to rival Amazon Web
Services offerings. The new offerings will combine PaaS, IaaS and SaaS and
will provide a full array of platforms, infrastructure and applications along
with professional services, according to this Channelnomics article. This
blog in the New York Times offers more detail on the service offerings, which
are scheduled to launch within 2 months. Microsoft’s post morte... (more)
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VMware introduced Accelerate Advisory Services, a set of IT benchmarking
services focused on helping CIOs get more out of the investments they are
making in virtualization and cloud computing. VMware recently acquired assets
from Info Tech Health Check, an analytics vendor with IT performance metrics
that span 20 industries and 4 geographical regions. Read more in this CRN
article. This Wired article reviews Google’s recently launche... (more)
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