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?
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The new Managed Private Cloud solution offers new consumption options for more flexible access to powerful IT infrastructure and applications as customers modernize their data center for hybrid cloud, Cisco said in a press statement. FlexPod Datacenter for Epic EHR, a key healthcare application, is the first in a series of new pre-tested vertical solutions, with support for more healthcare applications, coming soon. FlexPod continues to be a platform for innovation and investment protection, introducing new validated solutions for the latest virtualization software, enterprise applications, and databases incorporating the latest technologies from Cisco and NetApp, the statement added. According to IDC, Cisco and NetApp have recorded market-leading growth with FlexPod, showing double-digit, year over year growth for five successive quarters. Managed Private Cloud The new Managed Private Cloud solution built on FlexPod enables customers to realize a … [Read more...] about Cisco and NetApp simplify delivery of cloud infrastructure and industry-specific applications with new FlexPod
Video: Supercomputing has an undisputed champion: LinuxEven in 2018, if you ask most people what they know about Ubuntu, they'll tell you it's a desktop Linux. Oh, but there's so, so much more to Canonical's Ubuntu than that, and in its latest long-term support (LTS) release, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, that really shows up.Read also: Ubuntu Touch lives on in Purism's Librem 5 smartphoneIn a conference call interview, Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical's CEO and Ubuntu's founder, said, "Most public cloud instances -- Azure, AWS, Oracle, and so on -- are Ubuntu. To better support Ubuntu, 18.04 features improvements in network and storage and improved boot time optimization so that Ubuntu instances can ramp up faster with demand. In addition, Canonical has been working with NVIDIA to improve its public cloud General Purpose GPU (GPGPU) support." Shuttleworth added: "Multi-cloud operations are the new normal. Boot-time and performance-optimised images of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on every major public cloud make … [Read more...] about Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: The Linux for AI, clouds, and containers
Cloud adoption amongst organisations in the UK reached 88 per cent in 2017, a huge increase from just over half of UK businesses in 2012, showing how far we’ve come in just the last five years. While today’s popularity and uses of cloud technology may have seemed farfetched half a decade ago, businesses are now not only adopting the cloud, but utilising several cloud services at a time, something that will increase exponentially over the next 12 months. With Gartner predicting that multi-cloud will be the common strategy for 70 per cent of enterprises by 2019, it’s fair to say 2018 will be the year that multi-cloud goes mainstream.Defining the ‘multi’ in ‘multi-cloud’The term ‘multi-cloud’, applies to any digital environment where applications are deployed across two or more cloud platforms. It is broader in its scope, and can include any combination of public clouds (such as Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web … [Read more...] about 2018 is the year businesses get serious about multi-cloud
It’s easy to get all “cloud first” when you’re talking about new, greenfield applications. But how do you get the core business applications running in your data center – so-called brownfield apps – easily and efficiently migrated to the cloud? That’s the problem startup CloudVelox set out to solve, with the larger mission of helping CIOs build “boundaryless” hybrid data centers. IDG Chief Content Officer John Gallant spoke with CloudVelox CEO Raj Dhingra about how the company has automated the migration of complex, traditional applications to Amazon Web Services (and Microsoft Azure in the near future). Dhingra explained how companies are using CloudVelox’s One Hybrid Cloud platform to not only migrate apps, but to build cloud-based disaster recovery capabilities and simplify a variety of test/dev chores. You have a long and very successful background in the tech industry. Talk about this opportunity and what CloudVelox set … [Read more...] about CloudVelox eases migration of core business apps to the cloud