The Three Most Important Benefits of Infrastructure as a Service
Cloud computing offerings are almost overwhelming at this point. There are so
many different services and service providers competing for your business
that it can be hard to know what's really best for you. Understanding what
kinds of solutions work for your business means getting a handle on exactly
what solutions are out there and what benefits they can bring an
organization. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), for example, is a solution
that can offer significant benefits to an organization.
What Is IaaS?
In the most basic sense, IaaS means provisioning basic computing resources
such as storage, hardware, networks and servers over the Internet. The actual
physical infrastructure of your Information Technology systems moves outside
of your organization and into a service provider's environment.
Red Hat has been on the leading edge when it comes to open source
virtualization solutions. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization provides robust
virtualization from the network to storage and all the way to the desktop.
The latest update, version 3.1, offers even more features to add to its list
Here are some of the things you need to know about Red Hat Enterprise
The latest version is more scalable than previous versions, narrowing the gap
between the big competitors like VMWare and Microsoft’s Hyper-V. The
management interface for Red Hat Ent... (more)
As anyone who’s involved in storage management can tell you, it is business
needs and business decisions that must govern a storage management policy,
and make technology work for it, not the other way around. Accordingly, much
of what we do in the storage management world has to do with policy and
procedure, rather than the technology itself. One of the big questions in the
storage world has to do with backups, and to what degree backups play a role
in storage management.
The conventional backup paradigm suggest that a snapshot of data in a given
instant is what qualifies as a ... (more)
It’s completely natural that, moving forward, Oracle would focus on
building upon the success of Sun and StorageTek. After all, those two
companies bring a combined 40 years of experience, expertise and leadership
in enterprise storage solutions to the table. This perfect storm of
experience and value has created a dynamite environment with innovation,
increased efficiency, stellar performance and scalability for almost any
Oracle provides a broad portfolio that includes robust and cost-effective
solutions. From disk, tape and software to solutions and services, Ora... (more)
You can’t ignore cloud computing today, but it can be a challenge to sift
through the sheer amount of information out there. Choosing the right cloud
technologies for your organization can be a bit of a struggle. While
utilizing public cloud technologies can be appealing, there are some
applications for which it doesn’t make sense, or for which your
organization isn’t comfortable having in a public environment.
This has given rise to more and more data center-based private cloud
solutions. If you’re looking for private cloud technologies for your data
center, there are three spe... (more)