How to get started with cloud computing Opinion By Beth Schultz February 7, 2011 12:49 PM ET Cloud Services, AT&T Cloud-based Solutions, Enterprise Cloud Services Rising Above the Cloud Crowd [2:04] See how cloud solutions can simplify your business. [1:49]Learn why the network matters in your cloud evolution. Better manage seasonal spikes or unexpected surges of business activity with: Mårten Mickos Mårten also was a co-founder and CEO of MatchON Sports Ltd. Previously, he was CEO of Sonera subsidiary Intellitel Communications Inc, and has held sales and marketing positions at Solid Information Technology Ltd and other software companies. Marten Mickos is also an angel investor in Enterprise 2.0 start-up Tradeshift. Mickos has a Master's degree in Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology in Finland.
Partners - VMware - Pure Play OpenStack. Features and Benefits Mirantis supports integration with VMware technologies, essential for many mission-critical enterprise workloads, so cloud operators can leverage their existing VMware tools to manage both VMware and growing OpenStack clouds. Enterprises can explore new, cost-effective implementations of VMware’s best-of-breed virtualization under the OpenStack framework, create scale-out OpenStack clouds with VMware’s NSX (formerly Nicira) software-defined networking, or employ all these technologies in multi-hypervisor deployments. Expanded support for VMware environments in Mirantis OpenStack also includes: vSphere datastore: Fuel can deploy vSphere as Glance and Cinder back-end data store. Cinder is supported using the VMWare VMDK driver in environments that use vCenter HV Nova-network VLAN Manager support for vCenter: VLAN manager is now an option for Nova-network networking topologies in vCenter environments
10 cloud career skills Network World - Cloud computing demands a mix of technology skills, negotiating skills, business acumen and people skills. Here are 10 key skills that can help boost your career into the clouds. MORE ON CLOUD CAREERS: Steer your career to the cloud TECHNICAL DEPTHA core understanding of cloud-enabling technologies such as server and storage virtualization, moving to a flatter data center switching architecture, etc. PROJECT MANAGEMENTThe ability to manage the full life cycle of a specific IT project. ARCHITECTURE SKILLSBeing able to architect both in-house and hosted cloud environments.
Is OpenStack the new Linux? I'm standing in the lobby of the downtown San Francisco Hyatt Regency, where the 2012 OpenStack Conference has just commenced. As with most open source events, I feel like I'm surrounded by ComicCon refugees. It's a big change of scene for me. My last full-time job was in Windows Server product marketing, which prevented me from writing for InfoWorld or anyone else except my Redmond bosses for four years. Solutions Our easy to use and extendable REST API allows developers to quickly integrate Iron.io with various third party services for work offload, data ingestion, buffering, and more. Below are a few examples complete with source code. Predicting Egypt – Could Cloud Computing Have Helped? On January 25, 2011 the overthrow of the Egyptian government began - quietly at first, with non-violent demonstrations of long-held grievances. But, by February 11 Mubarak had resigned, the government of a long-stable country had been overturned and the future of the entire region was altered forever. With the overwhelming amount of web content and social media we are compelled to ask: "could we have seen this coming?" Yes, is the answer - provided we're willing to look at information in a new way. To a person analyzing "big data," this means that we must include the broadest range of data available. Increasingly, social media and other web-based content represent a rich source of timely information and would be very useful to a broader understanding of people, events, organizations, etc.
Create a database, as easily as a spreadsheet Organize better with linked sheets Link sheets like Clients and Projects, Candidates and Roles, or Tasks and Owners. Information updated in one place will be automatically updated on all linked views. Cloud computing: reshaping IT market Companies in India will increase the adoption of cloud competing technology over the next five years. The total cloud market in India, currently at $400 million, will reach $4.5 billion by 2015. Of which private cloud adoption will dominate and account for $3.5 billion in revenues, growing at over 60 per cent, according to a study. The study, ‘private cloud landscape in India' was done by EMC Corporation, a provider of IT service and solutions, and Zinnov Management Consulting, a management consulting firm. The study says that private cloud market will create one lakh jobs by 2015 against 10,000 now. Today, companies are under-skilled in addressing cloud computing implementations.