The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Perhaps the biggest selling point for VMware's newly announced hybrid cloud strategy -- and the reason it could be a game changer in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market -- is because of the common platform VMware customers will now have between their private Cloud internal systems and this new VMware-operated public Cloud.
By Brandon Butler | 14 March, 2013 20:04
Industry scuttlebutt is that VMware is preparing a public cloud offering that it would run itself, a rumor that VMware officials have refused to comment on -- sort of.
By Brandon Butler | 11 March, 2013 21:14
Can you hold Payment Card Information (PCI) data in a cloud-based service? Yes, but doing so isn't straightforward, so the PCI Security Standards Council has published a guideline that clarifies what approaches compliance-minded businesses can take.
By Ellen Messmer | 07 February, 2013 17:01
IT leaders know cloud is here to stay, but many are still trying to calculate the potential return on investment. Based on our experience, companies that outsource their infrastructure as a service (IaaS) can expect to achieve 18% cost savings over three years compared to in-house IT.
By James Parker, senior vice president of sales, Savvis | 07 December, 2012 16:09
If you avoid some gotchas and keep a close eye on resource usage, you can have a handy server in the Amazon cloud for free
By Serdar Yegulalp | 10 April, 2013 10:16
As new public cloud plays leap in and the private cloud slowly evolves, we're on the brink of a shift to cloud computing for critical business workloads
By Eric Knorr | 24 December, 2012 11:17
Nemertes research has found that IT organizations making use of a broad selection of systems sourcing options have the highest level of success in delivering services. If both IT and cloud service providers can meet the challenges of delivering a secure environment, more IT organisations will feel confident in expanding their sourcing spectrum. Click for more!