Considering the potential build-out of datacenters, cloud technology has a significant role, either to offset the potential space required within an organization’s own data center, or to ensure that internal cloud deployments consider resilience and the need to fail-over for critical application availability.
There are three shifts in thinking that CTOs move through when considering a move to the cloud. The first is the way they think about the technical components in the cloud, the second is the way they consume IT services, and the third is the way their business focus can change.
Having just returned from the Gartner IT Symposium, there were several excellent themes that are crossing my mind. In response to multiple sessions on risk and security, I’d offer the following as food for thought: every business decision is about risk management. GRC and IT Security We can define programs for Governance, Risk and Compliance […]
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SunGardAS' new CEO Andy Stern sat down with Jason Stamper of the UK's Computer Business Review to talk about SunGard's cloud plans.
The “right” cloud computing strategy involves a mix of dedicated and shared resources inside and outside the company. Before you talk with vendors, you need to develop a clear set of business requirements and assess your company’s readiness for cloud. Then you can focus on the vendor(s) who has the range of services you need.
IaaS includes all the system services that make up the foundation layer of a cloud—the server, computing, operating system, storage, data back-up and networking services. IaaS supports the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) layer, which includes the development tools you use to build, modify and deploy cloud optimized applications, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) layer, which includes the business [...]
How often do we take action on our PC which requires us to answer the “Are you sure” question? The simple reason for that verification: it’s a well-known fact that user errors can cause system, application or data problems. This message should serve as a constant reminder to think about resilience and continuity from the […]