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IBM Pulse 2013: Lessons Learned

March 27, 2013 10:15 AM
Three compelling themes emerged from IBM’s annual gathering: the continued diffusion of the data center, the need for open cloud standards and the rise of data-driven IT intelligence.

Should Amazon Define Cloud Standards?

April 07, 2012 11:00 AM
Since Citrix gave Cloudstack to the Apache Software Foundation, there has been a lot of blogging, tweeting, and arguing about whether cloud computing software vendors should simply let Amazon AWS drive cloud computing standards. It's time for the stakeholders--enterprises, vendors, open source projects, and anyone else interested to start scoping, developing, and implementing standards that everyone can use.

Amazon APIs Are Fine ... For Amazon

April 03, 2012 12:05 PM
If I didn't know better, I'd say that there are many in the cloud community who are happy to capitulate standards to Amazon. What's next? Letting Cisco define networking standards? Microsoft define OS, Web content and document standards? Apple define mobile platform standards? Or Oracle define SQL standards? Hitching the standards wagon to a vendor is a fundamental problem.

Evaluating Cloud-Based ID Management Solutions

March 16, 2012 09:00 AM
The process of managing identity for enterprise applications and services is hard to begin with, but a lack of identity standards across cloud-based applications means that organizations looking to manage employee access to those applications will find it doubly hard.

HP and Cisco Take Different Paths To SDN

February 03, 2012 11:00 AM
News that Cisco Systems may release proprietary networking products implementing software-defined networking (SDN) technology, but not necessarily based on the emerging OpenFlow protocol, has executives at rival HP complaining about another Cisco vendor lock-in play. During a news event at HP Thursday, at which the company announced OpenFlow capability available for 16 HP networking product lines, executives were asked to comment on a news report from the Cisco Live event going on this week in London.

Virtualization, Cloud Having Little Impact On Databases

January 29, 2012 11:00 AM
Cloud computing has taken center stage during the last two years as the hot enterprise technology, but in the database realm, the public cloud and off-site hosted database services still represent too many unknown factors to truly have mass adoption. According to the co-author of the InformationWeek "State of Database Technology" report, the public cloud is so far having very little impact on enterprise databases.

OpenStack.org Releases Open Source Cloud Stack Dubbed 'Diablo'

September 28, 2011 02:50 PM
OpenStack.org, a group developing an open source stack to deliver cloud computing, has released the fourth iteration of its project Diablo, which adds 70 new features to three main components of the project: OpenStack Compute for cloud computing cycles; OpenStack Storage for data storage; and OpenStack Image Service for establishing, tracking and maintaining virtual machine images.

Proprietary Networking Kills Opportunity

September 23, 2011 07:00 AM
When we ask IT about proprietary vs. standards-based purchases, the majority of responses indicate that standards are nearly always preferred. So why are the network fabrics proprietary? There is a disconnect between what we are hearing from IT and what vendors are offering, and it seems to me that vendors are collectively shooting themselves in the foot.

Private Cloud Success Factor: Standardization

August 23, 2011 08:24 AM
Private cloud architectures involve a tight coupling of software and hardware, layered with automation and orchestration. These environments can be prone to complexity, which leads to additional deployment time, administrative costs and risks. Removing as much complexity as possible will help ensure a smoother deployment and ongoing environment.

The Cloud Security Alliance Looks To Bring Transparency To Security Practices

August 10, 2011 10:30 AM
The Cloud Security Alliance is looking to gather up information on how cloud service providers are securing their services. The truth of the matter: It is not secrecy that builds effective security; it is adopting and adhering to best practices and standards that create a secure environment.

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