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2015 Outlook – Hybrid, Hybrid, Hybrid

2015 Outlook – Hybrid, Hybrid, Hybrid

  • 10-02-2015
In 2015, enterprises, systems integrators and service providers will start to realize that the term “hybrid cloud” isn’t so black and white. Hybrid cloud, or better yet, Hybrid IT is a new approach to networking that should create a perfect harmony between on-premise, private, outsourced and public cloud environments.
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How To Find Hybrid Harmony In The Data Center

How to Find Hybrid Harmony in the Data Center

  • 28-10-2014
When it comes to public and private cloud solutions working in conjunction with each other, ‘hybrid harmony’ isn’t really that far away. The challenge is that enterprises expect service providers to meet their capacity demands, without sacrificing the real-time performance. The problem for service providers is one of expectations – enterprises are accustomed to private cloud services, which offer a reliable, low latency, high throughput connection.
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JF On Cloud Channel TV

New IT reality

  • 20-10-2014

New IT reality Consider the type of workloads that run in an organisation. If you look at those workloads the first thing you got to ask is what workload or application am I going to put where? Some workloads fit…

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A world of many clouds

  • 07-10-2014

A world of many clouds No enterprise will put all its workloads into one single cloud. So first this means we live in a world of many clouds. Second, the hybrid cloud doesn't exist, It's not a cloud in itself.…

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Connectivity Considerations For Cloud Migration

Connectivity considerations for cloud migration

  • 14-09-2014
Large enterprises and Service Providers are quickly realizing that they’ll need to connect directly to their Cloud Providers in order to achieve a hybrid IT reality for themselves or their customers— but few want to do so through open Internet connectivity.
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Offering Cloud Services, Getting To The Bottom Line

Getting to the bottom line

  • 30-07-2013
For systems integrators and distributors, there are significant benefits from the delivery of cloud computing to their customer base. Leveraging existing skills and systems, a consistent revenue stream and greater integration with customer business requirements are examples.
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Solving Cloud Management Gaps

Solving cloud management gaps

  • 15-07-2013
Cloud is just another platform for which tools need to be developed to solve management gaps. This is where the development of federated management is having an impact. Without federated tools, enterprise developers will have to write their own management integration or rely on partners, such as system integrators to do it for them.
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Connectivity And Service Level Agreements

Connectivity and Service Level Agreements

  • 08-07-2013
Cloud depends on reliable and fast connectivity. The reliability of the cloud service is part of the Service Level Agreement (SLA) between the customer and the cloud service provider. But there is a challenge when the SLA is breached. Is it the network? The connection? A lack of bandwidth? Apportioning fault takes time?
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Benefits Of Direct Connect To The Cloud

Benefits of direct connect to the cloud

  • 26-06-2013
Enterprises will prefer to bypass the Internet to connect to their future cloud environments. Using direct connect options like leased lines or services like Amazon Direct Connect provide a number of key benefits.
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Cloud Building Challenges - Part 2

Cloud building challenges – Part 2

  • 21-06-2013
Cloud infrastructure requires a fast, dedicated, scalable, efficient and resilient network. Each of these is equally important to support Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for customers.
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Cloud Building Challenges - Part 1

Cloud building challenges – Part 1

  • 19-06-2013
Building a cloud infrastructure requires CAPEX. Hardware, software, services, applications, licences, processes, network, connectivity - all require planning and investment. Time is a key factor: getting the planning right is important, but so is time to market. Take too long creating the perfect solution and it will be hard to get noticed and outdated.
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No Cloud Is An Island

How to get started in the cloud?

  • 11-06-2013
The quickest way to get started in the cloud is to have pre-prepared virtual machines instances (VMI) that can be deployed via a self-service menu. But there are several other key tasks to be undertaken to start in the cloud.
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