The Virtualization Practice

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing focuses upon how to construct, secure, manage, monitor and use public IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS clouds. Major areas of focus include barriers to cloud adoption, progress on the part of cloud vendors in removing those barriers, where the line of responsibility is drawn between the cloud vendor and the customer for each of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS clouds, ...
as well as the management tools that are essential to deploy in the cloud, ensure security in the cloud and ensure the performance of applications running in the cloud. Covered vendors include Amazon, VMware, AFORE, CloudSidekick, CloudPhysics, ElasticBox, Hotlink, New Relic, Prelert, Puppet Labs and Virtustream.

CloudComputing

Skynet or Eagle Eye, you decide. There is a little military exercise going on in the U.S. called Jade Helm that you might have heard about. What makes this interesting for me is the computer systems that are involved with this military exercise. All militaries enjoy using acronyms for just about everything and J.A.D.E. H.E.L.M would be another example of that, as well. Jade actually stands for Joint Assistant for Development and Execution and from what I can tell this is a cloud system that is controlled by an Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) system and sponsored by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

CloudComputing

In previous articles, we discussed IT transformation in general, IT transformation and security, and the top-down approach to IT transformation. In this article, we discuss migration as a means to IT transformation. Migration as a means to IT transformation hooks into an organization’s disaster recovery procedures, using these existing mechanisms to migrate workloads from on-premises…