Hybrid cloud continues to grow in popularity, fueled by its agility and scalability. Yet, many organizations realize that a hybrid cloud model (a combination of private, on-prem, and public cloud) also introduces complexity, which slows innovation. A hybrid model also makes it more difficult to view global utilization or track and control costs.A recent ESG Research Insights Paper, Multi-cloud Management Maturity, Tangible Reasons Management Excellence Is Required in a Hybrid Computing World, details how organizations are managing heavily hybridized environments. In the paper, ESG surveyed 600 IT decision makers in organizations of at least 1,000 employees to determine a multi-cloud management maturity score.Those surveyed use public cloud for nearly a quarter of their workloads – and the majority utilize multiple cloud service providers. They also implement on-premises workloads in the following percentages: 37% of on-premises workloads are run on traditional physical servers. … [Read more...] about 4 best practices to help organizations succeed in a hybrid cloud world
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IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence systems can now be used on Google Cloud Platform, AWS, Microsoft’s Azure, and other cloud providers through an integration with IBM Cloud Private for Data. The approach can also be used to bring Watson to private clouds or on-premise servers. Services like Watson Studio for building AI, Watson Assistant, and AI OpenScale were previously only available through IBM’s public cloud. The move was made, IBM Data and AI Group general manager Rob Thomas told VentureBeat in a phone interview, to help organizations save money and time and apply AI wherever they store their data. “What’s unique about what we’re doing and I’m not sure if people will follow suit because I don’t think it’s their strategy,” Thomas said. “We are saying we are going to use open-source Kubernetes, enable portability, and for most of the public cloud providers, portability is not in their interest, so I think … [Read more...] about IBM opens Watson AI to public and private clouds
Hybrid cloud and multi-cloud architectures enable the movement of workloads and data from on-premises to public cloud and even between multiple public clouds. A recent survey from 451 Research indicates that 69 per cent of organisations plan to have some form of hybrid or multi-cloud environment by 2019. These architectures are very attractive to enterprises of all sizes, providing business agility and freedom from vendor lock-in, however they also create implications for data sovereignty and requirements to adhere to compliance standards such as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in the European Union, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) in the United States, and others. With GDPR, lack of total compliance is no longer an option as any organisation that fails to meet regulations could be fined €20 million or 4 per cent of annual global turnover, whichever is higher.When considering hybrid cloud and multi-cloud storage architectures, most people … [Read more...] about Compliance implications of cloud and data mobility
The public cloud has had a major impact on how organisations of all sizes receive IT services. Some organisations use private clouds, either on-premises or outsourced to a service provider. But with public clouds enjoying widespread adoption, when would you use a private cloud, and are there any advantages in doing so? Can the private cloud keep up with the public cloud providers to offer the kinds of services, security and scale you need? Let’s take a look at cloud evolution and considerations for the future.The first generation of public cloudElasticity and self-service were huge benefits of the first-generation public clouds, which emerged in 2006. Developers could spin up a new application by themselves, quickly and with very little expense on the public cloud. If the application drew more demand, they could scale up the service automatically. The first set of workloads developed for the public cloud were consumer applications such as Netflix and Dropbox.It’s difficult … [Read more...] about Private v. public cloud: Can the private cloud keep up?
Cloud Access Software supports virtual machine entitlements, enabling flexible infrastructure strategies for enterprise organizations BURNABY, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 4, 2018– Teradici®, the creator of industry-leading PCoIP® technology and Cloud Access Software, today announced expanded support for multicloud environments. Users of Teradici Cloud Access Software can now manage virtual machines deployed from public clouds, private data centers or any combination of the two via a newly updated Cloud Access Manager. With the introduction of multicloud entitlements, companies can now create and manage these virtual environments on AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure or via their on-premise infrastructure, benefiting from the flexibility and agility that a multicloud strategy enables. “Teradici is committed to supporting our customers and their multicloud … [Read more...] about Teradici Expands Support for Multicloud Environments; Enables Companies to Use Any Public, Private or Hybrid Clouds to Build Secure Remote Virtual Workstations