I recently visited the Edison, NJ headquarters of Bruns-Pak (BP) and had an interesting, fast-moving conversation with Mark Evanko, president and principal engineer, Paul Evanko, VP of sales and marketing, and several members of the team about how data center design has increased in importance over the years.Given the emergence of cloud computing, big data/predictive analytics and the rapidly changing world of systems, storage and software, Bruns-Pak urges enterprises to evaluate carefully their options and understand the true costs involved with commissioning their own data centers, renting part of a collocation facility to house portions of their IT infrastructure, or outsourcing and acquiring the services of a cloud services provider.Long history, amazing customer list BP has a 35-year history of helping clients design, build and commission their own data centers and helping executives understand the different approaches available to them and the actual costs. Without knowing … [Read more...] about Bruns-Pak: Datacenters vs. collocation vs. cloud computing
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For companies looking to take the complexity out of managing their IT infrastructure outsourcing has long been a popular option , allowing them to hand over the problem to a services company used to dealing with the intricacies of technology. But now cloud is offering a similar deal: the ability to simplify both at the level of the application and from a budget point of view. Working out which to use — and when — will be a tricky balancing act that CIOs will have to get used to managing. Read this Winners in the cloud revolution Some companies stand to benefit from the rise of the cloud and others stand to lose. ZDNet picks the IT winners. Read More Right now, as the hotter concept, cloud is generating much more excitement than traditional outsourcing — indeed, some companies are concerned that their existing outsourcing contracts are holding them back from the benefits of the cloud . Cloud is far less mature than outsourcing, which has been … [Read more...] about Cloud computing and outsourcing: Where does one end and the other begin?
Despite the poor connectivity in India, cloud computing offers several benefits in the region. Dispersed workforce, international clients and access to powerful IT resources are some advantages. Realizing these advantages, India has been seeing continuous interest in the space not only from Indian companies but interntaional players as well. Infosys has their cloud services, TCS has iON, Amazon's AWS is expected to come to India running on TCS's infrastructure. Leading telecom player in India—Bharti Airtel—is now entering the cloud computing market. In a partnership with HP, the company announced their plans to offer applications hosted on IaaS and SaaS models. HP and Microsoft made a similar strategic partnership on a global scale bringing Microsoft's enterprise software and HP's hardware together. To start with, Bharti will be offering:ERPStorage and computingAccounting packagesTargeting SMBs, Airtel calls this the Cloud Enablement Platform (CLEP) and is built … [Read more...] about Airtel enters cloud computing with HP
Cloud computing is quickly beginning to shape up as one of these major changes and the hundreds of thousands of business customers of cloud offerings from Amazon (Amazon Web Services), Salesforce (Force.com), and Google (many offerings, including Google App Engine), including a growing number of Fortune 500 companies, is showing both considerable interest and momentum in the space. Cloud Computing: A delicate balance of risk and benefit To be clear, there are currently unanswered questions and inherent challenges -- even some major risks -- in adopting cloud computing for more that so-called "edge" computing of minor applications and non-critical business systems. Notably, these include security of enterprise data that stored in the cloud, risk of lock-in to cloud platform vendors, loss of control over cloud resources run and managed by someone else, and reliability. On the other side of the coin are some benefits that can potentially change the game for many firms that are willing to … [Read more...] about Eight ways that cloud computing will change business
Ten years after the creation of Salesforce.com, the future of cloud computing is not in doubt; it is just being heavily debated. Two opposing views of how cloud computing will play out--especially enterprise cloud computing--are making the rounds among thought leaders and customer decision makers alike. Interestingly, there is enough to question about both approaches that a third option may, in fact, gain importance. What all sides agree on, however, is that some form of cloud computing is coming your way. As always, the devil is in the details. Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com's "pull no punches" supreme leader, represents one of the debate's extremes. At "Whose Cloud is it Anyway?"--a cloud-computing roundtable put on by TechCrunch recently--Benioff stated (the emphasis is mine): (Microsoft was) a company that...had a lock on the entire industry in terms of innovation, and was able to hold it through a monopoly. So, that is really broken down through a new, next generation paradigm, … [Read more...] about The three routes to cloud computing’s future