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  • Forrester: 70% of "private clouds" aren't really clouds at all

    Posted February 26, 2013 - 3:12 pm

    If an enterprise data center has a highly virtualized environment, a web portal for business users to request and access virtual machines and a method for tracking how many of those resources are being used... that's not quite a private cloud.
  • Red Hat doubles down on platform as a service (PaaS)

    Posted February 14, 2013 - 2:04 pm

    In the cloud world of the future, some companies will want public cloud resources while others will want private clouds on their own premises, says Ashesh Badani, general manager of Red Hat's cloud business unit. That's why Red Hat has a cloud strategy that incorporates both public and private platform as a service (PaaS) clouds, and it has big plans for those products this year.
  • Download the Private Cloud Deep Dive

    Posted February 8, 2013 - 1:08 pm

    Both business and IT need the agility enabled by the private cloud. Now you can apply technologies and processes pioneered by public cloud services to your own data center
  • The secret to building primary storage for the private cloud

    Posted February 8, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    Although you may use much of the same storage gear you have in your data center, the private cloud demands a different mindset.
  • Piston CEO: loads of companies are switching from public to private clouds

    Posted February 4, 2013 - 4:44 pm

    Piston's CEO said that companies are leaving public cloud services because they aren't that cost effective and the customer service stinks.
  • How a private cloud saves money and the environment

    Posted January 22, 2013 - 4:44 pm

    When Ricoh Europe realized its IT environment was both spiraling out of control and environmentally unfriendly, it turned to a IT services provider for help. Working with Infosys, Ricoh developed a private cloud that helped it consolidate nine data centers into two, cutting infrastructure costs and reducing carbon dioxide emissions significantly.
  • 2013: Year of the hybrid cloud

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 11:40 am

    The time for dabbling in cloud computing is over, say industry analysts. 2013 is the year that companies need to implement a hybrid cloud strategy that puts select workloads in the public cloud and keeps others in-house.
  • Eucalyptus: We're the Amazon of private cloud companies

    Posted November 29, 2012 - 3:15 pm

    Late last year Daniel Bozeman, a software engineer at wireless analytics firm Mosaik Solutions, wanted to build a private cloud. The company is a heavy user of Amazon Web Services public cloud resources, and Bozeman had a vision of creating a system that would allow him to seamlessly run workloads either in the company's own data center, or in Amazon's public cloud.
  • Red Hat rolls out private PaaS

    Posted November 27, 2012 - 5:19 pm

    Red Hat is officially jumping into the cloud platform as a service (PaaS) market today.
  • VMware and Microsoft are missing the boat on private PaaS, consultant says

    Posted November 19, 2012 - 9:07 am

    VMware's Cloud Foundry and Microsoft Azure are two of the leading platform as a service (PaaS) offerings from two cloud heavyweights, but one consultant says both companies are largely ignoring the private cloud market, creating a glaring hole for customers.
  • 5 things a private cloud is NOT

    Posted September 13, 2012 - 1:35 pm

    The National Institute for Standards in Technology has a definition of what cloud computing is that's fairly agreed upon within the industry. But research firm Gartner says there's still a lot of cloud-washing, or market confusion on exactly what the technology is. So, the firm released a list of five things the cloud is not.
  • De Vere hotels consolidate online brands through private cloud

    Posted May 24, 2012 - 1:38 pm

    The De Vere hotel group has created a private cloud architecture to help consolidate its online brands.
  • Pogoplug service turns your computers into private cloud

    Posted May 9, 2012 - 9:09 pm

    Pogoplug launched a service today that allows small and medium-sized businesses, as well as home users, to turn their PCs and servers into pools of storage accessible from the Web.
  • Power your mobile strategy with a cloud

    Posted March 20, 2012 - 7:27 am

    Using a private cloud to handle back-end infrastructure tasks for your mobile workforce is the way to go. To get there, be prepared to make an investment of time and resources.
  • Zynga makes dramatic shift from public cloud

    Posted February 15, 2012 - 3:18 pm

    The social games company sees Amazon Web Services as a 'four-door sedan' and its own network as a sports car
  • AT&T aims to ease private-to-hybrid cloud transition

    Posted February 13, 2012 - 7:31 pm

    AT&T has launched a new version of its Synaptic Compute as a Service offering designed to help enterprises access capacity beyond their private clouds.
  • Forget public cloud or private cloud, it's all about hyper-hybrid

    Posted February 12, 2012 - 8:24 am

    Cloud computing has gone from being a promising technology to a reality that brings a unique set of challenges along with benefits. To fully leverage the disruptive potential of cloud without getting trapped in a web of integration complexity, CIOs and their IT organizations need to focus on what it means to rethink their business as a collection of services.
  • Former NASA OpenStack researchers enter private cloud market with Piston Enterprise OS

    Posted January 20, 2012 - 6:28 pm

    Piston Cloud Computing co-founder Josh McKenty has laid out the same objective on several occasions, from speaking to attendees at the inaugural OpenStack design summit to addressing friends and colleagues at his company's launch party: "Let's finish where we started."
  • Follow the money -- Revlon's private cloud

    Posted December 12, 2011 - 6:24 pm

    Think of a brand such as Revlon and words such as ‘glamour’ and ‘excitement’ are far more likely to come to mind than terms such as virtual machines and private Cloud infrastructure.
  • Why Mixpanel moved off the public cloud

    Posted October 31, 2011 - 11:42 am

    Mixpanel is a company based in San Francisco that provides sophisticated analytics for online companies. They are a cloud service, in that they host the software. But their cloud history has been anything but soft and fluffy.
  • How to build a turnkey private and hybrid cloud

    Posted September 14, 2011 - 12:33 pm

    The hype around cloud computing is hard to ignore and as each vendor is trying to put the word "cloud" in front of all its products, enterprises are finding it extremely difficult to sift through the noise and really find which products work best specifically for their data center.
  • Private PaaS: Private cloud, enterprise architecture converge

    Posted September 13, 2011 - 6:25 pm

    CIOs carry the tremendous responsibility of organizing their enterprise IT strategy to be cost effective, efficient and high quality. One of the most critically important components of enterprise IT has been applications. Worldwide, enterprise IT departments deploy and deliver third party applications to their end users and lines of business, and in many cases, build new custom applications from scratch that satisfy the business needs of end users that are otherwise unsatisfied by third party packages. Applications are the lingua franca of IT. In fact, a number of practices have evolved around the importance of the application, how they are built and how they are delivered. One of the most important is the practice of enterprise architecture. As the sea-change that is cloud computing washes over the industry, certain aspects of cloud that make their way into the enterprise as private cloud will move enterprise architecture from fairy-tale to reality. The most important of the cloud
  • Beyond virtualization in the private cloud

    Posted August 23, 2011 - 1:49 pm

    More than automation combined with virtualization, the private cloud can tap into enormous efficiencies in network and storage layers
  • Leveraging virtual I/O technologies to achieve converged infrastructures: The road to the private cloud

    Posted August 16, 2011 - 6:41 am

    A private cloud architecture leverages the power of end-to-end virtualization so workloads can be fluidly distributed among a pool of servers, but this ideal cannot be achieved with traditional network infrastructure.
  • Yahoo builds ultimate private cloud

    Posted July 26, 2011 - 12:50 pm

    Imagine the kind of infrastructure needed for a website fielding 1.5 million requests per second. That was one of the challenges faced by Yahoo's Todd Papaioannou, vice president of cloud architecture.
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