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  • 16 of the most useful cloud management tools

    Posted December 17, 2012 - 4:38 pm

    One of the biggest concerns users have with public cloud resources is not knowing how much they will cost, given the pay-as-you-go model.
  • Why is IT so bad at cloud computing?

    Posted February 17, 2012 - 1:00 am

    It's no secret IT is ambivalent about cloud computing's potential to steal jobs and user loyalty. That's no excuse for sloppy security negligence of apps in the cloud. That attitude doesn't come from hostility; it comes from overwork and the desperate wish that something new could happen without incremental additions to every headache IT ever had and never cured.
  • Citrix simplifies cloud service management

    Posted February 13, 2012 - 5:26 pm

    Citrix is shipping a new version of its cloud management software CloudStack that makes it simpler for service providers and large businesses to manage and provision cloud services.
  • Bad news about cloud computing: it doesn't exist; Good news: New tech makes it easier

    Posted January 31, 2012 - 5:54 pm

    Would you rather buy expensive technology that gets a lot of buzz or one that gets less buzz but is the technology that makes the sexier approach possible?
  • Cloud isn't making IT irrelevant; IT is doing that itself

    Posted June 21, 2011 - 12:31 pm

    Let users avoid internal IT; they'll still have to deal with IT at a SAAS or cloud provider, and halve less leverage to get what they want, one reader commented. Yep,and whose fault is that?
  • CloudSwitch makes cloud easier to manage, by lying to it

    Posted June 8, 2011 - 3:45 pm

    Software vendor CloudSwitch supports all hypervisors and most clouds with an abstraction layer designed to keep your VMs from knowing they're running somewhere other than your data center.
  • Hype confuses cloud customers who actually know more about it than they think

    Posted May 31, 2011 - 1:53 pm

    Surveys consistently show end-user companies are confused about how to secure, manage and buy cloud; if they left out the word "cloud," they'd already know most of the answers.
  • How to plan now for hybrid cloud management

    Posted May 3, 2011 - 12:19 pm

    How will the hybrid cloud fit into your future infrastructure architecture? Forrester Research's Galen Schreck explains why he envisions three possible scenarios and shares advice on how to prepare.
  • Self-serve cloud provisioning software market shifting

    Posted March 31, 2011 - 6:10 pm

    Recent virtualization and cloud management announcements from companies as diverse as Microsoft, VMware, Cisco, UC4, BMC, IBM and others highlight a couple of important shifts that customers who are currently crafting cloud management software strategies need to consider.
  • IBM reinvents mainframe again; this time for cloud

    Posted March 3, 2011 - 4:14 pm

    IBM's newest mainframe sparked a huge increase in mainframe sales, but its pitch to be the all-function hub for a cloud infrastructure is weak.
  • For enterprise IT, hybrid cloud management is a priority

    Posted February 2, 2011 - 12:00 pm

    IDC is forecasting that the total cloud systems management software market will total $2.5 billion by 2015. This market will encompass virtualization management, automated provisioning, self serve provisioning portals, dynamic consumption based metering and capacity analysis, service catalogs, end-to-end real time performance monitoring and related management software tools deployed into public and private cloud environments. These solutions will be purchased and deployed by service providers and end user customers. Adoption will ramp quickly as organizations reach a "tipping point" and move from cloud "sandboxes" to full blown production environments.
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