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
Outages with large public cloud providers aren't more common than they are with a business' own private infrastructure.
By Apurva Dave, vice president of products and marketing, Riverbed Stingray Business Unit | 11 February, 2013 20:05
The Tasmanian government revealed plans to gradually move to an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) model as part of its ICT strategy.
By Adam Bender | 10 December, 2012 10:36
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
The cloud promises unlimited capacity, pennies per hour to operate, 4+ nines of uptime and infrastructure managed by a dedicated staff. Even technical challenges around security and compliance can be achieved and are no longer suspect. So why wouldn't you send everything to the cloud?
By Jake Robinson, solutions architect, Bluelock | 26 November, 2012 20:56
Businesses are in the crosshairs as military and spy organizations around the world step up their cyber-snooping techniques, and the shift to cloud is only exacerbating the risks. How can you be sure your cloud partner is capable of protecting your data from cyberattacks?
By Jose Albino, director of operations and compliance, Hughes Cloud Services | 26 November, 2012 17:54
CIOs often complain that the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement is undermining their ability to keep their infrastructure and data secure. Every employee who comes to work with his or her smartphone or tablet and pulls up sales reports, help tickets and other corporate data creates a small hole in the armor companies have spent billions to build. Over time, the argument goes, the holes become a dangerous sieve.
By Rachel Delacour, co-founder and CEO of BIME | 19 November, 2012 19:01
VMware's Cloud Foundry and Microsoft Azure are two of the leading platform as a service (PaaS) offerings from two cloud heavyweights, but one consultant says both companies are largely ignoring the private cloud market, creating a glaring hole for customers.
By Brandon Butler | 16 November, 2012 15:50
EMC has tied its fortunes to the future of cloud computing and is working hard to change the hearts and minds of IT executives so they will embrace the same vision, according to the firm's chief marketing officer.
By Tim Greene | 17 December, 2011 04:31
As we rapidly approach yet another VMworld conference and the general release of VMware vSphere 5, it's clear that VMware hasn't been resting on its laurels. The newest version of vSphere builds on the strong foundations of vSphere 4.1, showcasing new management and automation features and levels of scalability.
By Paul Venezia | 23 August, 2011 20:10
Australian businesses looking to move to the Cloud may experience shorter implementation times following the launch of BizCloud, an on-premise private Cloud service from business technology provider, CSC.
By Hamish Barwick | 16 August, 2011 16:42
Virtualisation is still growing strong among IT departments, but at the Australian operations of Hyundai cars, the company is running a 100 per cent virtual infrastructure and the IT head is liking the lack of support calls.
By Rodney Gedda | 01 August, 2011 15:49
If IT shops want to prevent users from going to the Cloud, they have to bring the Cloud to the users.
By Jon Brodkin | 23 March, 2011 06:40
A day after Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker outlined his strategic vision for HP -- a plan chock-full of new cloud offerings -- he sat down with IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant and InfoWorld Editor in Chief Eric Knorr to share his thoughts on a wide variety of issues in this latest installment of the IDGE CEO Interview Series. In this conversation, Apotheker, who's been with HP just over four months, talked about why HP is better positioned than IBM to help customers deliver on the promise of cloud and how he plans to rapidly eclipse the likes of IBM, Oracle, and others in the analytics market. (Short answer: Apotheker will leave old-school BI to the other players. HP's focus will be on analytics and Big Data.)
By John Gallant and Eric Knorr | 17 March, 2011 01:16
Australian customer communications solution company Salmat (ASX: SLM) is in the planning stages of shrinking 35 data centre sites across the country down to just two.
By Hamish Barwick | 04 February, 2011 16:48