How have most organizations been building hybrid clouds to date?
Despite all the marketing and promotion surrounding the benefits of
dynamically bursting into a hybrid cloud from inception, this rarely seems to
be the case. If anything the current trend towards building hybrid clouds
still stems from an organic growth and demand that has emanated from either
an existent public or private cloud deployment. Certainly private clouds are
the most common origins of hybrid clouds as organisations look towards adding
further agility to the many benefits they've attained.
A lot of organizations have also recently been pushed towards the many new
vendor hybrid cloud offerings that have hit the market. Here the initiative
is drawn to promises of a seamless management experience across they're
already deployed private cloud and newly considered public cloud as well as
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First and foremost you can't have a successful software-defined model if your
team still have a hardware-defined mentality. Change is inevitable and
whether it's embraced or not it will happen. For experienced CIOs this is not
the first time they've experienced this technological and consequently
cultural change in IT.
Question 1. Vendors are racing to lead the movement towards a
software‐defined data centre. Where are we up to in this journey, and how
far are we from seeing this trend widely adopted?
Considering most organizations have still not fully virtualized or moved
Virtualization needs to move beyond the business value of simply
consolidating workloads and saving on power and cooling. Virtualisation now
offers the ability for businesses to transform their operational models and
more importantly their application lifecycle release management practices.
At the recent VMworld held in Barcelona I was lucky enough to present at the
vBrownbag sessions to explain how DevOps is now a fundamental methodology for
attaining a successful software lifecycle development plan.
In this ten minute presentation, we address how the current challenges of
I was recently asked my opinion on what were the main considerations for
Cloud Computing with specific emphasis on Internal Clouds.
Eager to assist I quickly gave a rundown of issues which included SLAs,
distinguishing charge rates, security etc, etc.
Pleased with the response received our conversation then veered off into
another direction but then it struck me - I had just fallen victim to the
marketing jargon. Internal Cloud?
What on earth was he asking me and what on earth had I just answered with?
I thought back and reassessed my understanding of the Cloud to what I
Talk to the average Storage Engineer who manages the growth of your
datacenter’s modular system about Petaflops, Exabytes, Petabytes of
Archives or 1TB of sustained bandwidth and you’ll probably find them
scratching their heads in disbelief. This is the reality that does exist in
the world of super computing and what is sometimes referred to as Extreme
Storage. While some Storage Managers would feel they are suffering with their
exponential data growth and decreasing budgets, their problems can’t be
classified as ‘Extreme’ unless they’re dealing with ExaBytes (1018
bytes) of ... (more)