Posts Tagged ‘public cloud’

New Cloud Hosting Study

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

A recent survey of cloud computing trends found more companies view cloud computing as something that will help their business grow.  The Yankee Group Cloud Computing FastView survey probes more than 400 U.S. IT decision-makers in companies with 250 or more employees.  It includes 53 questions focused on these companies’ plans for cloud computing deployments. The Cloud Computing FastView survey includes one-time delivery of PowerPoint slides with analyst insight as well as detailed Excel and SPSS data files.

The 2010 FastView Survey, which consisted of interviews with all 400 U.S. IT leaders, discovered nearly 60 percent of respondents said they consider the cloud to enable businesses, while fewer than 40 percent say the technology has yet to, and may never, mature.

The 60 percent mark reached in this year’s survey is a substantial increase from 2009, when only 37 percent of respondents saw cloud computing as an enabler.  “Cloud computing is on the cusp of broad enterprise adoption,” said Sheryl Kingstone, research director at Yankee group and co-author of the report.

The report found “very large” enterprises are the fastest adopters of cloud computing, with many of them relying on a cloud integrator to help them transition to the the new technology.  It shows that 57% of the companies surveyed believe that Enabling technology that drives business transformation and innovation.

The move to cloud computing has been a necessity for many companies, as most businesses are looking to reduce their expenses and become more efficient as a way of battling out of the recession. Through cloud services such as SaaS, companies of all sizes have traded in traditional desktop software for a pay-as-you-go system, which offers them increased mobility and scalability.ADNFCR-2553-ID-19914859-ADNFCR I also found it interesting that 67% said that they preferred the private cloud over any other type of cloud available at the time.

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Presenters at The Cloud Leadership Forum

Monday, June 14th, 2010

The Cloud Leadership Forum will be June 13-15 in Santa Clara, California.  The main purpose of the cloud leadership forum will be to examine ways to advance the successful adoption of public, private and hybrid cloud models.

Presenters at the Cloud Leadership Forum include:

* Simon Aspinall, senior director, SP Data Center and Mobility Solutions, Cisco Systems
* Alan Boehme, senior vice president, IT Strategy & Enterprise Architecture, ING
* Brian Boruff, global vice president, Emerging Technologies & Strategic Growth Markets, CSC
* Angela Brandt, manager, Security Engineering, Verizon Business Global Services
* CAPTAIN Nicholas V. Buck, served as director, Ground Mission Framework and Services Program, National Reconnaissance Office, US Navy
* Jessica Carroll, managing director, Information Technologies, United States Golf Association
* Dr. Willy Chiu, vice president, IBM Cloud Labs & HiPODS, IBM Software Group
* Erich Clementi, vice president, Strategy and General Manager, Enterprise Initiatives, IBM
* Joe Crawford, executive director, IT Solutions, Verizon Business
* John Gallant, senior vice president and chief content officer, IDG Enterprise, Publishers of CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld and Network World
* Frank Gens, senior vice president & chief analyst, IDC
* Siki Giunta, vice president, Cloud Computing and Software Services, CSC
* James Harris, managing director, Cloud Computing, Accenture
* Ken Harris, CIO & senior vice president, Shaklee Corp.
* Tim O’Brien, senior director, Platform Strategy Group, Microsoft Corp.
* Domnick Parretta, managing partner, Valorem Consulting Group, LLC
* Mike Pearl, advisory partner, US Cloud Computing Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
* Thor Geir Ramleth, senior vice president & CIO, Bechtel Group, Inc.
* James Rinaldi, CIO, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
* John Rizzi, vice president, Product Management and Strategy,
* Ricardo Santos, product and offering lad, Infrastructure, Accenture
* Kumud Srinivasan, vice president, IT & General Manager, IT Engineering, Intel Corporation
* Willie M. Tejada, vice president, Application and Site Acceleration, Akamai Technologies
* Jason Waxman, general manager, High Density Computing Data Center Group, Intel Corporation
* David Yen, executive vice president and general manager, Fabric and Switching Technologies, Juniper Networks

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Asigra in the Cloud

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Asigra is extending out to the cloud and improving visualization support with Cloud Backup v10.0 for their disk-to-disk backup. The idea is that there are now four tiers of backup data: local sets for the fastest recovery, off-site in a data centre for protection managed by Service Level Agreements, off-site in an archive for protection according to a retention policy, and even further off-site in the cloud for longer-term data vaulting. This can all be done as part of a public cloud, private cloud or a hybrid cloud.

Asigra Cloud Backup v10 is available now from $50/month through cloud backup service providers. Customer can opt to deploy the software directly onsite.

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