The IT department of today, as far as cloud goes, has the opportunity not only to deliver and better manage what they’re doing in terms of providing services for the organization, but also have a responsibility to do this right and understand the security implications.
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The survey results: Nearly 85 percent intend to keep their cloud initiatives within their own firewall.
Server and Desktop Virtualization Have Produced Cloud and Mobile Computing Benefits for Israeli Insurance Giant Clal
Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings, based in Tel Aviv, both satisfied current requirements and built a better long-term enterprise architecture, illustrating the multiplier effect of value and capabilities from IT transformation efforts.
The build and test basis of development have traditionally proven complex, expensive, and inefficient. Periodic bursts of demand on runtime and build resources are the norm. By using a cloud approach, the demand burst can be accommodated better through dynamic resources, pooling, and provisioning.
This acquisition was a means to an end, pairing two companies that could not be less alike. VMware is a household name, sells software through traditional commercial licenses, and markets to IT operations.
Virtualization is seen as a key enabling technology. But on its own it does not address the most important operational and management challenges in a shared infrastructure.
I think we're facing an inflection point for desktop virtualization, fueled by the pending Windows 7 release, pent-up refresh demand on PCs generally, and the need for better security and compliance on desktops.
Citrix Systems last week delivered a one-two punch in the battle for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) differentiation with the introduction of XenDesktop 3 and Citrix HDX high-definition technology, promising to lower costs associated with servers and storage in the data center.XenDesktop 3, a key component of the Santa Clara, Calif.
My last advice would be to not be scared by the initial investment, which is something that is going to be repaid in an incredibly short time.
San Francisco Conference observations: Enterprise transformation, enterprise architecture, SOA and a splash of cloud computing
The Open Group's Dr. Chris Harding gives his impressions of the Open Group Conference held in San Francisco the week of January 30.