Despite the kicking and screaming from IT departments, organizations have
largely resigned themselves to the fact that BYOD is here to stay. Whether
the flavor is iPhone, Android or Windows, employees are bringing their
favorite devices to work en masse with little regard for larger security and
Sanctioned or not, now it's up to IT to secure these perimeter devices
without locking out its greatest asset: employees. Virtual Mobile
Infrastructure (VMI) provides a compelling way to do so.
According to 451 Research, "VMI is emerging as a tool for enterprise mobility
as companies want to give access to corporate data without any footprint on
Similar to VDI, VMI provides remote access to a virtual mobile device hosted
in a public or private cloud. Users can access sensitive apps and data in an
enterprise-secured environment, enjoying all... (more)
Enterprises large and small are drawn by the advantages of cloud computing --
pay-for-use, self-service, elastic scalability and the elimination of
hardware management – resulting in very low barriers to entry and exit and
high agility. However, enterprises are also concerned about security, quality
of service, integration, compliance, lock-in, and the long-term costs of
Private clouds for the exclusive use of one enterprise can however mitigate
these concerns by giving the enterprise greater control. In a keynote address
to be given at SYS-CON's 4th International ... (more)
Recently, I read an interview with fellow IBMer, Bruce Otte, in which he laid
out IBM's Roadmap to ‘Smart Clouds' by highlighting five key areas. I'm not
going to enumerate those here, if you are interested you can check out the
interview, but there is one thing that especially caught my eye: the notion
of cloud appliances.
Even before my day job revolved around one of our cloud appliance offerings,
the idea of cloud appliances, and actually just appliances in general,
intrigued me. Coming from a background that was decidedly hardware agnostic,
which is not very uncommon when yo... (more)
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Are you aware of the new reality that cloud computing is bringing to bear?
Cloud is not as global as you might think. Even heaven needs a place on earth
and for the cloud to touch base it needs to find the right data center.
In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Jelle Frank van der
Zwet, Manager Cloud Segment at Interxion, will introduce some of their
customers, case studies and share insights on key trends in cloud usage and
adoption in the US and Europe.
What you'll take away from this session:
How to remain competitive and ... (more)
"The open development business model positively impacts the cloud ecosystem
by fostering much-needed cloud standards and removing the fear of "lock-in"
for cloud customers," stated Joan Rothman, CMO at CoreMatrix Systems LLC, in
this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. "The open
model also creates a cross-cloud environment where innovative development can
occur at a speed and cost that only a few companies can do on their own
Cloud Computing Journal: The move to cloud isn't about saving money, it's
about saving time - agree or disagree?
Joan R... (more)
The overall conference theme of Cloud Expo Europe [3rd International Cloud
Expo] which will take place, May 18-19, 2009, in Prague, Czech Republic is
"Deploying Cloud Computing in the Enterprise." Here we present a round-up of
Themes & Topics that will be covered in the rich array of breakout sessions,
General Sessions, and Power Panel dicussions at the 2-day event.
Our organizing principle for the Prague event is that through our intensive
schedule of keynotes, general and breakout sessions, attending delegates will
be assured of leaving with abundant resources, ideas and example... (more)