Hewlett-Packard Enterprise said Tuesday that it's acquiring cloud consulting firm RedPixie. Financial terms were not disclosed. In addition to consulting, UK-based RedPixie offers application development and migration services for enterprises looking to move workloads to public cloud. It's customer base includes mostly financial services, insurance and healthcare companies, including KPMG, Hiscox, and Care UK.HPE said it plans to merge RedPixie with its Pointnext division, which provides IT deployment and consulting services.The deal is HPE's second in the consulting space following its acquisition of Cloud Technology Partners back in September. Both deals are aimed at helping HPE build out its own consulting services focused on private, managed and public clouds, as well as traditional IT.Read more on hybrid ITPREVIOUS AND RELATED COVERAGEHPE's hybrid IT approach pays dividends in Q1: Will growth continue? Hewlett Packard Enterprise delivered a strong first quarter and sees solid IT … [Read more...] about HPE buys cloud consulting firm RedPixie
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Hybrid cloud usage is growing faster than either the private or public cloud. In a large study conducted this year by Insight Avenue on behalf of vendor Suse, 66 percent of respondents expected hybrid cloud growth to continue, compared to 55 percent for private cloud and 36 percent for public cloud. And the hybrid cloud market is expected to grow from $33.3 billion in 2016 to $91.7 billion by 2021, at an annual rate of more than 22 percent, according to research firm MarketsandMarkets.Part and parcel of a hybrid cloud strategy is hybrid storage. Hybrid storage can be defined as a homogenous data store, which uses a policy engine to decide whether data should be stored on-premises or in the cloud. There are various mechanisms for moving the data into and out of the cloud, including iSCSI, the S3 API, NAS, and proprietary data transfer protocols.Hybrid storage can be the Achille’s heel of a hybrid cloud implementation, because while spinning up machine instances locally or on the … [Read more...] about Hybrid storage in 2018: still the Achilles heel of hybrid cloud strategies?
Rackspace has partnered with HP Enterprise to offer pay-as-you-go private cloud services based on OpenStack.The new service will be available on 28 November.“We believe very much in a multi-cloud future where particularly medium and large companies are going to be using some public cloud, some private cloud, some on-premises, some off-premises,” Rackspace ANZ senior director and general manager Angus Dorney told Computerworld.“What we’re announcing today with HPE is a new model in the private cloud space in terms of adopting a very much public-cloud-like pricing model that we think gives customers more choice and removes some potential barriers to customers choosing that private cloud pathway.”The service will be available in customers’ data centres, within colocation facilities and within Rackspace’s data centres.The pricing model for the service will be “much more simplified” compared to public cloud services … [Read more...] about Rackspace and HPE offer public cloud-style pricing for private cloud
By Sourabh / February 11, 2014 Category: Cloud Computing, Technology Cloud computing is not a new concept. We have been using Cloud Computing for ages, in one form or other. In simple words, you can presume Cloud to be a very large server on which different services and data are stored and you access all those for your work. The software and data that you access for your work doesn’t exist on your computer instead it’s on the server. This concept of using services not stored on your system is called Cloud Computing. What is Cloud Computing? Free Download PDF E-Book Cloud Computing is not an object in itself, rather it comprises services and database that are accessed via web or any private network. Key Cloud Computing providers: IBM, HP, Google, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce.com, NetSuite, VMware etc. Examples of Cloud Computing services includes Google Docs, Office 365, DropBox, SkyDrive etc. Types of Cloud Computing Cloud Computing is composed of … [Read more...] about What is Cloud Computing, Basic of Cloud Computing (PDF): Free Download
All the traditional enterprise system vendors (e.g., SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, IBM) have a cloud strategy and product offerings. But not all vendors have the same vision. Recently, Google and Microsoft announced enterprise-focused offerings to lure clients to their cloud-based suites. Google and Microsoft will be fierce competitors in this space, but coming from differing backgrounds, they have divergent offerings.Google for its part has always been a massive cloud player. But its focus on the consumer -- even as it tried to lure businesses over the past couple of years to its web-based Office competing product, G-Suite, and its collaboration suite, Hangouts -- has been limited in success. This is primarily due to the fact that its enterprise-focused features and functions were modest at best, and the appeal for its solution was most notable in SMB. And Google lacked a true client app, relying instead on Chromebooks as a delivery mechanism.But in the past 12-18 months, Google has … [Read more...] about While Microsoft stacks the cloud, Google readies its next play