AtZDNet, Sam Shead writes that the software giant’s services allow UK academic and research networks to use a private link to increase overall efficiency and security.
Paul Watson, professor of computing science at Newcastle University, which has more than £20m of research projects supported by the cloud, said universities dealt in huge volumes of data and were attracted to the cloud for analysis because they did not have to buy their own computer hardware.
In this slidecast, Nicos Vekiarides from TwinStrata presents: TwinStrata CloudArray 4.5 with DRaaS. The new offering is an on-demand disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) for VMware users.
Whether your goals are to increase storage capacity, improve off-site data protection, implement disaster recovery or all three of the above, TwinStrata CloudArray is the most comprehensive storage solution available today,” said Nicos Vekiarides, CEO of TwinStrata. “TwinStrata has made great strides in delivering enterprise-class functionality at a fraction of the cost typically required of storage solutions. What’s exciting is CloudArray 4.5 enables organizations to enjoy a full business continuity plan without the need for backup software or a dedicated disaster site– a once unthinkable proposition.”
Over at Information Week, Michael Endler writes that Dell has been moving out of the strictly PC market and into the enterprise arena by adopting cloud technologies.
The announcements include a version of Dell’s Active System 800 converged infrastructure line optimized for Citrix XenDesktop. The product is a pre-integrated system that fits server, storage and networking into a modest footprint. It includes Active System Manager, which facilitates single pane management of both physical and virtual assets.
In this slidecast, Rainer Enders from NCP Engineering presents: Debunking the Myths of SSL VPN Security.
The NCP Secure Enterprise Solution provides a set of software products that enable complete policy freedom, unlimited scaling, multiple VPN-system setup and control, and total end-to-end security. Practically speaking, one administrator is able to handle 10,000+ secure remote users through all phases.”
Puppet Labs, a leading provider of IT automation software, has agreed to a strategic partnership with VMware to push the enterprise data center to the cloud seamlessly.
Together with VMware, we’re transforming customers’ IT capabilities and enabling them to get the speed and scale benefits promised by cloud computing,” said Luke Kanies, founder and CEO, Puppet Labs. “When combined with our solutions for on-premise infrastructure and applications, Puppet Labs gives customers the IT automation tools they need to succeed in hybrid cloud environments.”
In this video from the 2013 HPC User Forum, Burak Yenier presents: The HPC Experiement – Paving the way to HPC as a Service.
For the 2nd Round of the HPC experiment, we will apply the cloud computing service model to workloads on remote Cluster Computing resources in the areas of HPC, Computer Aided Engineering, and the Life Sciences.
The Network Products Guide has given Venyu two prizes in the “Hot Companies and Best Product Awards” for its innovative cloud IT services.
We’re committed to providing our customers with the added peace-of-mind that their critical business data is retrievable and available, whenever necessary. Backed by the power of the cloud, our customers continue to drive new levels of efficiency and reliability across their business with Venyu,” said Scott Thompson, chief executive officer at Venyu. “We’re honored to be recognized by our peers and the thought leaders at Network Products Guide for our innovation in SaaS and cloud computing.”
Over at The Nation, Nophakhun Limsamarnphun writes that EMC understands the enormity of endless data and what can and will be done with it.
To take advantage of this emerging trend, Joe Tucci, chairman and CEO of EMC whose revenues topped US$21.7 billion last year, told the EMC World 2013 conference in Las Vegas early this month that it’s necessary for EMC to deliver efficiency, control, choice and agility to its customers. The world is entering a new era of so-called third-generation IT platform that can support billions of mobile device users, cloud computers, and social media, according to Tucci.
Over at InfoWorld, David Linthicum writes that in order for enterprises to make the transition to a private cloud they must use the proper technologies to truly take advantage of the move.
What’s missing is the deep planning needed to understand the requirements of the applications and data that will reside on a cloud, public or private. Moreover, we aren’t keeping an open mind when looking at the right platform for the job — again, whether public or private.
The need for business application-layer security remains universal, and largely unanswered by IaaS and Cloud vendors,” said CohesiveFT CEO Patrick Kerpan. ”By combining VNS3 Overlay SDN with IaaS provider infrastructure security features, our customers are able to create and control a multidimensional security solution.”