You’ve been thinking about cloud computing, but you’re not sure it’s a
good fit for your organization. While there’s lots of hype and discussion
around the cloud, the only way you can evaluate it for real is to run a pilot
with enterprise applications and visibility for all your stakeholders. A
well-managed pilot with clear goals and meaningful results can provide
much-needed clarity. This eBook guides you through the process of running a
successful cloud pilot, one that meets business requirements while addressing
the concerns of networking, security, and operations management.
Download this eBook where you'll find what you need to know about this
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Who should own the pilot and how it should be managed Which applic... (more)
Welcome to our enterprise cloud computing blog where we'll share our
perspectives on cloud computing trends and best practices for the enterprise.
We're a team with extensive experience in IT software and systems (learn more
about us), and we're passionate about the opportunity that cloud computing
offers for fundamentally improving enterprise IT.
However, we believe that before the cloud can reach its potential, some
innovation needs to take place within the enterprise data center to make
cloud computing simple, secure and tightly integrated with existing IT
infrastructure. Our ... (more)
By Pavan Pant
We recently talked about the latest release of CloudSwitch enterprise and
since that blog post went live we have garnered a lot of interest in our
public IP gateway to the cloud - the ability to provide secure access from
the public Internet to servers in the cloud. There are many cases in which
customers want to deploy Internet facing applications to the cloud to help
reduce bandwidth constraints within their data centers and improve
performance by moving compute resources closer to their customers. In order
to accomplish this, customers needed a firewall in the ... (more)
The recent announcement from Amazon of the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
represents the next big advance in the evolution chain for cloud computing.
Enterprises can now integrate their IT infrastructure with Amazon's vast
computing and storage resources, using a VPN connection from their data
center to their own virtual private cloud which then looks like part of their
Until the release of VPC, companies were left to build applications and
utilize the cloud as a separate and somewhat siloed portion of their
computing environment. In addition to the VPN connection... (more)
In the most difficult economic climate in decades, CIOs are reevaluating
their strategies and looking for new ways to reduce data center costs and
overhead while improving responsiveness to business requirements. Cloud
computing has emerged as a much more agile and efficient approach than what
companies have done in the past: adding more compute, storage and networking
capacity or trying to get more out of what they already own.
Cloud computing did not emerge from a vacuum, but has its origins in three
technology "megatrends" that most CIOs are already familiar with. These