When the talk comes up of private clouds, do you know what really constitutes a private cloud and how to make a good decision about them? There are many companies that think they can throw a few data servers into a center and call it a private cloud. Not so fast, say Chris Greendale and Bruce Coughlin of Cloud Technology Partners. Here is a chance to sit in on a discussion they have with Information Week on what to avoid when making the move to a private cloud.
Everyone talks about security in the cloud, but if the unthinkable were to happen to your cloud servers, are you ready? Virtual private-cloud disaster recovery is becoming big business these days, and for a good reason. If you are considering moving into the cloud, this is one aspect of it that needs to be part of the plan. Velocity just announced that it is expanding its managed application services to include a higher-level disaster recovery and business continuity solution. For a look at this latest offering and if it might be a good fit as part of your cloud plans, check out the latest release on their new security package.
There have been rumors for months now, but Adobe finally made it official this week when it announced that it will not be continuing to develop the flash player plug-in for mobile devices. Flash has been used for movies, video games and other media on a variety of devices but the emergence of HTML5, along with Apple’s decision to bar it from iPhones and iPads may have been the death knell for the plug-in. Developers will continue to be able to get support, but no new development work will be done.
With the year drawing to a close, we are already seeing some predictions for where the cloud is going in 2012. ZDNet’s Larry Dignan shares some information on recent trends that point towards enterprise size businesses being the next big migration to the cloud. Is cloud computing recession proof and is Oracle’s purchase of RightNow a sign of things to come?
Created as a non-profit consortium of businesses to foster the adaptation of open virtualization technology, OVA recently announced it’s expansion with the addition of service performance management solutions company eG Innovations to its fold. OVA’s stated goal of providing education, best practices and technical advice to businesses for evaluating virtualization options fits well with eG’s role as a provider of intelligent solutions for physical, virtualized and cloud environments.
Vidyo this week announced a move away from routers and into the cloud with the rollout of an all-software version of its popular video conferencing appliance. This move away from a hardware-centric to a software-centric application is just one more illustration of business moving to the cloud. The company is hoping to continue its trend of offering less expensive solutions to video conferencing by including collaboration as part of the video conferencing tool.