Given that cloud technologies are more or less part of the established IT landscape today, it doesn’t take a huge leap to consider disaster recovery in the cloud.On paper, disaster recovery in the cloud is a viable and sensible model.
I'm blogging about how I see the cloud phenomenon progressing, and looking to engage in discussion with others in the industry.
I'm a multi-year Intel veteran, and currently hold the role of Strategic Marketing Director within EMEA. My time with Intel began with a role supporting all the PC design accounts in the UK - back in the days when the i286 was the latest and greatest processor on the Intel roadmap. Since then, I've moved through various technical and product marketing roles, including being responsible for launching the Xeon processor product line in EMEA and managing the Itanium program office. At present, I'm responsible for Intel's high-end server business and Cloud Marketing strategy in EMEA. This puts me at the hub of major developments in both server technology, and the cloud ecosystem it's powering. I'm now very involved with the Intel Cloud Builders programme.
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) was formed in 2010. It had several objectives: identify customer requirements for cloud adoption; define usage models; influence industry innovation: and collaborate with industry standards organisations.
Community clouds are shared infrastructures used by several organisations that have the same concerns such as mission, security, policy and compliance requirements. They’re a relatively new concept and can be very useful for organisations that have a shared set of objectives, whether it’s companies in an industry or departments within a government organisation.
Rewind a few years and ‘mobility’ was the word that represented the exciting new direction for enterprise computing. The vision was that mobile devices would help enterprises spread their wings, cut their costs and thrust forward into a realm of new opportunity.
In my last blog post I touched on the need to create energy-efficient data centres to ensure cloud computing lives up to its true potential. This time around I’d like to focus on a specific method for improving efficiency through high temperature ambient (HTA) data centres.
Given that data centres consume relatively large amounts of power they sometimes attract hostility from some quarters, particularly environmentalists. Specifically, I’m thinking of the Greenpeace report, How Dirty is Your Data that seeks to highlight the need for greater transparency from global IT operators.
Every year there are a number of high-profile IT events which capture the imagination. I tend to think that along with CES and Cebit, the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is one of them.
I’m beginning to think that the cloud computing discussion is, for most people, more about ‘when and what’ conversations than ‘will it happen’. But let’s not underestimate that ‘when to do it’ and ‘what will it be’ are two of the most challenging questions in the widespread establishment of cloud computing.
Many people have become fixated with issues of security in the cloud. For some it seems to be the first and last thing they think of when exploring the concept.
Decision making in business is often a slow, sometimes laborious process. Working in IT, the decision being made is just the start.