With the prospect of sending custom hardware designs directly to factories, many web hosts might be wonderingif they can take advantage of an open-source approachto hardware. But when does it make sense for web hosts to seriously consider Open Compute?
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has conducted extensive research investigating the integration and management challenges created by the convergence of on-premise and public Cloud hosted applications. Research conducted in mid-2012 uncovered some compelling statistics about the role of Cloud integration in today's companies:
Nearly 50% of the companies surveyed have already deployed tiered transactions spanning public Cloud and on-premise computing environments (one form of "hybrid Cloud")
Approximately 35% have integrated (or are in the process of integrating) multiple Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.
As one IT professional put it, "Everything is connected to everything." Because of this fact, any discussionof public Cloud as a standalone technology is outmoded. Few modern on-premise applications exist as"silos," and the same is true of Cloud-delivered applications.
Today's IT organizations are faced with the daunting task of optimizing all aspects of their departments, including people, processes and technology. Optimizing and streamlining server utilization through virtualization represents one particularly exciting example. We found that one of the most popular usage models for virtualization is to drive down server procurements in development, test and production environments. When this model is followed, future server purchases are avoided; instead, new workloads are established on existing systems.
The white paper points out that it is important to remember that cloud computing is not just about data center technology. It's about streamlining business processes to make organisations and people more strategic and more responsive to change.
This paper explores issues that arise when planning for growth of Information Technology infrastructure and explains how colocation of data centers can provide scalability, enabling users to modify capacity quickly to meet fluctuating demand.
This whitepaper outlines issues that arise when planning for growth of IT infrastructure and explains how the colocation of data centers can provide scalability, enabling users to modify capacity quickly to meet fluctuating demand.
Learn the risks associated with using the POP and free email systems and how a hosted Microsoft Exchange solution can provide guaranteed availability and make email users in even the smallest businesses much more productive.
Customer demands for a dynamic email system are on the rise. As a VAR, system integrator or consultant you can leverage the flexibility and powerful features of hosted Microsoft Exchange 2010 to create new revenue streams and add new clients.
Comprehensive product capability discussed throughout this 15-page technical paper, including 11 Best Practices for the IBM Cloud. Written for IT Managers, IT Architects, and developers, learn how you can better manage SaaS cloud applications and bring new applications on line in the future.