Moving your data storage to the cloud is a smart move as there is an
explosion of data day by day and systems are struggling to store all that
data effectively and securely. Cloud computing has proven not only to be
cost effective but also frees the businesses to concentrate on the daily
workings while the cloud takes care of details such as security, support,
maintenance and the ever-so-important backup. Therefore, the demand for
cloud computing is also growing and there are many companies sprouting up by
the minute. So the consumer ends up in a dilemma of how to choose the right
To select the right type of cloud for you, analyze what type of data you are
basically dealing with. For example, videos, photos and online documents
will require software based cloud services. Other type of cloud services
include Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) where the cust... (more)
Whether or not cloud computing makes good business sense isn’t really the
question. The question should be more like, “In what ways does cloud
computing make good business sense” in any given organization. While cloud
computing isn’t always the best solution for every problem, it does address
a number of significant issues facing IT today.
There are several areas you can make a business case for cloud computing, and
there are also some challenges that face an IT department who attempts to
implement cloud computing solutions.
Take, for example, the issue of deployment. ... (more)
The shape of IT has changed dramatically in the past two decades. Not only is
IT more central in importance to many companies, it’s grown significantly,
as well. Today’s average IT department has a wider array of skills and
specialties than ever before. Along with all of those changes, the way a CIO
or IT director functions has changed, as well.
In the 1990s, success for a CIO was defined by a fairly standard set of
criteria. Email had to function properly, the network had to work most of the
time, and applications had to function as designed.
Today, success fo... (more)
One of the biggest concerns IT managers have about moving business-critical
applications into the cloud and away from the data center is the issue of
security. What you may not realize, however, is that the same tools for
automation and provisioning that function in cloud implementations also offer
a significant opportunity to improve security.
Public vs. private clouds
The first concern, of course, is whether the cloud in question is private or
public. If you’re using a public cloud provider such as Amazon Web
Services, you know you’re looking at Level 1 PCI DSS compliance. If
IBM Smart Cloud Enterprise is offered as a service called IaaS to deliver the
best infrastructure for any business. The user then gets access to IBM’s
virtual server and all the resources that go with it. The services are
flexible and the security is unmatched. It also provides a cloud for
private and open cloud architecture, while giving software business solutions
at the same time.
The Advantages of IBM Cloud over Others
One would be mistaken if one thinks that all clouds have the same things to
offer. That is simply not true and the IBM cloud is far superior in every way
to ... (more)