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Slide Deck from Noam Shendar, VP of Business Development, Zadara Storage, Cloud Expo Presentation: The Cloud Needs to Look More Like the Data Center One key element that is often missing in the avid discussions on what's keeping more enterprises out of the cloud is a common recognition that storage in the cloud is simply not what it should be. It may surprise you, but to a large degree the solution to some of the cloud's biggest concerns - such as security, compliance, control and complexity - has to do with storage. So what's wrong with storage in the cloud? Unlike compute or networking in the cloud, storage in the cloud is very different from the storage enterprises use in their own data centers. If we look at cloud compute, the VMs are exactly the same as those you would provision in your own data center; networking is very similar: Internet Protocol (IP) and Vir... (more)

Reshaping IT Organizations To Fulfill a DevOps Strategy

DevOps is an exciting and far-reaching shift in IT delivery. The promises are tempting: radically higher productivity, lower cost and more reliable systems. So I guess it’s finally time for your IT organization to get on the development-operations (DevOps) bandwagon, right? Everybody’s doing it, so don’t delay. The big question isn’t whether, but how and where do you start? First, go out and hire some DevOps people. Wait, wait – DevOps isn’t a job. Okay, so you should create a DevOps group or department, right? A great team of people you can train up on DevOps led by a director of DevOps. Hold on! DevOps isn’t a department or function either. Well, if it isn’t a role, a function or a department, what is DevOps? Read the rest of this article here… ... (more)

Cloud-As-It-Is Versus Cloud-As-We'd-Like-It-To-Be | Part 1

It is hard to believe that there was a time when "the cloud" didn't exist. Then, maybe 50 years ago, a lot of cloud-like things started to happen, such as remote computing, networked computing, resource sharing, virtual networks, and then, eventually, the Internet. But it still wasn't the cloud. Large-scale virtualization of computing and increasingly powerful ways of managing and sharing that computing power resulted in the term "the cloud." Everything was up in the air for a while as various vendors tried to align their own ideas of what the cloud might be with other ideas, and to align their ideas with what was actually happening out there. Now in 2013, the evolution of the cloud has really only just started. We don't know in precise detail how it will evolve. The community is debating and working to address concerns of security and regulation, while trying to ... (more)

Cloud Guarantees - Is Your Future Safe with a Third Party?

Cloud computing is at the forefront for many organizations across the world. Experts believe it is the future of IT. Considering all the benefits offered by the cloud, making the transition may appear inevitable to enterprises. But just like any major technology, it also comes with certain caveats - security and privacy of business data and legal compliance among others. While these concerns are now well known, the most obvious disaster that can befall a business depending on cloud computing is still largely overlooked - what happens when the cloud provider shuts shop? Consumers have already woken up to this scenario when Google shut down its popular RSS aggregator Reader. A cloud service provider may close its doors for any number of reasons: bankruptcy, business failure, breach of contract, being acquired by a bigger company or even regulatory problems. If the pr... (more)