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  • Study: Oracle users have big private cloud plans

    Posted November 29, 2010 - 2:42 pm

    Oracle users want private clouds but most are still in early development, a user group study has found.
  • The challenges of moving to a private cloud

    Posted November 15, 2010 - 12:59 pm

    In Part 1 of this article, we defined private clouds, talked about the differences between deploying server virtualization and implementing a private cloud, described the risks associated with deploying private clouds and listed the phases and steps involved in transitioning to a private cloud.
  • VMware's Private Cloud Computing Vision

    Posted November 1, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    VMware predicts your IT infrastructure will evolve from virtualized servers to private clouds, where enterprise apps will be served to any device from the most efficient location.
  • Financial services firm turning to a private cloud

    Posted October 14, 2010 - 11:58 am

    A Birmingham, Mich.-based financial services firm that manages some $13 billion in assets, is turning to a private cloud after determining that public cloud technologies aren't yet ready to meet its needs.
  • Private Cloud Computing Technologies: Five Things You Need to Know

    Posted September 30, 2010 - 11:04 am

    Many CIOs are contemplating establishing private-cloud technologies for their company. Here are five things to consider before you make the move.
  • Building a private cloud: Get ready for a bumpy ride

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 11:18 am

    When cloud computing became a topic of discussion a few years ago, public clouds received the bulk of the attention, mostly due to the high-profile nature of public-cloud announcements from some of the industry's biggest names, including Google and Amazon. But now that the talk has turned into implementation, some IT shops have begun steering away from public clouds because of the security risks; data is outside the corporate firewall and is basically out of their control.
  • BMC BladeLogic automation software a private cloud cornerstone

    Posted August 11, 2010 - 1:27 pm

    Like a growing number of enterprise IT executives, Craig Baughn, vice president of hosting operations at Concur Technologies, a corporate travel and expense management company in Redmond, Wash., is carefully studying how to transition from a virtual environment to a private cloud.
  • Google Docs creates expectations CIOs can't meet, Red Hat CEO says

    Posted June 23, 2010 - 9:52 pm

    Red Hat CEO says CIOs are "under siege" by user expectations.
  • Amazon EC2 creator launches private cloud start-up

    Posted June 23, 2010 - 12:32 pm

    With backing from VMware, the man behind Amazon EC2 builds private cloud software.
  • Intel Builds a Private Cloud

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Intel's research and development group was the first internal segment to increase efficiency with an infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service approach, improving its server utilization rate from 59 percent in the first half of 2006 to 80 percent today. By reducing infrastructure spending and avoiding building new data center facilities, the company expects to save nearly $200 million. Following this success, Intel decided in early 2009 to build an enterprise private cloud for its office and enterprise groups.
  • Pre-Packaged Private Cloud: 4 Questions to Ask

    Posted June 15, 2010 - 2:28 pm

    Vendors are now pushing unified solutions for private clouds, but are these choices right for your enterprise? Forrester Research's James Staten shares four key questions to consider as you compare options.
  • WSO2 debuts cloud platform for apps

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 9:39 pm

    The WSO2 Stratus open source platform-as-a-service offering deploys onto cloud infrastructure like Amazon's EC2
  • Microsoft's private cloud release all about composite applications

    Posted May 21, 2010 - 1:45 pm

    Microsoft's AppFabric and BizTalk Server enable composite applications, hearken back to service-oriented architecture.
  • Part of SAP's private cloud strategy emerges

    Posted May 19, 2010 - 9:36 am

    SAP will unveil a plank in its strategy for private cloud computing at the Sapphire conference on Wednesday in Orlando, when it showcases its ERP (enterprise resource planning) software running on the Vblock systems backed by Cisco, EMC and VMWare.
  • EMC announces VPLEX private-cloud appliance

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 1:48 pm

    EMC launched the VPLEX, a new private-cloud appliance that allows synchronous replication of data and applications between data centers up to 100km apart.
  • How to build a private cloud

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 11:13 am

    If you're nervous about running your business applications on a public cloud, many experts recommend that you take a spin around a private cloud first.
  • Lawson moves to back private clouds

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 1:17 pm

    Lawson Software announced a number of services and products Monday for running its software in a private cloud environment, following up on its recent move to support its ERP software on Amazon's public Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
  • EMC, Intel, VMware team to secure private clouds

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 9:36 am

    EMC, Intel and VMware are teaming up to improve security and regulatory compliance in cloud computing with a proof of concept to be demonstrated at this week's RSA Conference in San Francisco.
  • Cloud vs. in-house: Where to run that data center app?

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 2:18 pm

    One of the biggest decisions IT managers have to make is how and where to run data center applications. Fortunately, there are multiple choices that lower costs and increase business agility, including server virtualization, internal clouds, public clouds and external private clouds.
  • Private Cloud Deployments: Top 8 Planning Requirements

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    A private cloud arrangement can help your IT staff reinvent how they think about management. Consider these eight key requirements for a successful private cloud deployment, says CA's Stephen Elliot.
  • HPC vendor pitches tools to build 'private cloud'

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 11:21 am

    Much of the talk about cloud computing in data centers has been about enterprise workloads, but high-performance computing (HPC) customers are getting some options as well.
  • Unisys official says cloud computing can save money by eliminating U.S. jobs

    Posted November 2, 2009 - 10:50 pm

    Official cites how the company was able to save money through implementing and remotely managing a private cloud.
  • Inside One Firm's Private Cloud Journey

    Posted October 28, 2009 - 4:48 pm

    Travel booking and expense firm Concur Technologies uses virtualization and an infrastructure-as-a-service model to slash costs and deployment times for internal business groups. Bonus benefit: Improved compliance tracking.
  • HDS Eyes Cloud with New Offering

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 8:42 pm

    With an eye on the cloud, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has introduced a new portfolio of storage offerings that targets large enterprises wanting to set up private clouds and systems integrators who want to offer cloud-based storage.
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