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Come mingle with other people who need to understand the ins and outs of cloud computing. Share your experiences, pick the brains of experts. Make the cloud work for you.
The new Novell Cloud Manager has just hit the streets and we thought you might want to know how it compares to its competitors.
In a recent survey of more than 200 IT professionals at large enterprises, 89 percent of respondents see private clouds as the next logical stop for organizations already using virtualization and 93 percent feel private cloud platforms should offer a management framework that can span a heterogeneous infrastructure. If you're like those guys, you need to check out Novell Cloud Manager.
Private cloud computing may share some common ground with old-style mainframe computer time sharing, but ultimately it's very different.
Some people are complaining about the term 'Cloud Computing,' but would it really matter if we called it something different?
Congratulations to Robert Schneider, whose entry was selected as the Grand Prize winner in our contest.
Submitted by: DilbertContest on Tue. 08.24.2010
Filed Under: GroupWise Cool Solutions, Identity & Security Management Cool Solutions, SUSE Linux Enterprise Cool Solutions, Collaboration Cool Solutions, ZENworks Cool Solutions, Cool Solutions, Vibe Cool Solutions, Virtualization & Workload Management, SUSE Appliance, Cloud Security Service, Conferencing Cool Solutions, Data Synchronizer Cool Solutions, File Management Suite, Open Enterprise Server Cool Solutions, PlateSpin Cool Solutions, Cloud Computing Cool Solutions, Access Governance Suite
There is a growing belief that cloud computing will lead to IT job losses, but there is no reason it has to. In fact, like many historical IT changes, it might require new skills, but not necessarily fewer bodies.
There's apparently an ongoing debate on public versus private cloud computing, and which one’s better. This argument is ultimately a non-starter, however, because both can easily co-exist (or not) depending on your company's needs.
The Novell web team appreciates your input and feedback about the way we let people choose their language and country on Novell.com. We have modified our approach to country/language selection and want you to let us know how it works for you as a Novell.com user.
Submitted by: ssalgy on Tue. 08.10.2010
Filed Under: GroupWise Cool Solutions, Identity & Security Management Cool Solutions, SUSE Linux Enterprise Cool Solutions, Collaboration Cool Solutions, ZENworks Cool Solutions, Cool Solutions, Vibe Cool Solutions, Conferencing Cool Solutions, File Management Suite, Open Enterprise Server Cool Solutions, Cloud Computing Cool Solutions, Access Governance Suite
The fashion industry has a great concept where trends are always repeated. They call this the fashion cycle. Every morning on my commute in to work I observe this in person. Apparently 80’s fashions are back in style now, albeit streamlined a bit from their original incarnations. I see endless streams of women wearing off the shoulder blouses that could have come from a Cyndi Lauper’s closet and an army of men trying to be Gordon Gecko. Thank goodness I don’t wear a suit to work!
When I was younger I played lead guitar in a heavy metal band. I also co-hosted a radio show on a community radio station. I remember how incredibly empowering it was at that time to be able to have an audience for my thoughts and ideas. Music and radio were mediums that allowed me to go from being a consumer of ideas being fed to me, and become the author of my own thoughts.
Why is Intelligent Workload Management important to IaaS providers? IaaS providers should pay attention to what's happening in the IWM market.
Will history repeat itself with a "busting" explosion of rolling thunder from dotcom days?
CIO Magazine reports from a recent Economic Impact Study (April 2010) that 39% of the 410 respondents say that the economic recession has accelerated their organization's use of alternative IT models (e.g., cloud, on-demand services, SaaS). As an ex-analyst from the sourcing era of ASP's, ISP's, MSP's, etc. in the dotcom rush to get to the web via hosting providers, this is a reminiscent trend and one that repeats with each new technology trrend.
Technology as a Commodity Utility Keeping the Lights on OR
Technology as Innovation Driving Business Growth
Two articles from last week have caught my attention as well as the continued pressure in corporate objectives to use technology to drive business growth and be an enabler, differentiator in the market and not just a utility running the business like electricity as a commodity. It catches my attention both from a marketing perspective and the role of technology to drive business growth. Read On......
Submitted by: mhudnall on Tue. 06.29.2010
Filed Under: Cool Solutions, Solution Provider, Technology Partners, Cool Blogs: Official Novell Bloggers, Data Center, Cloud Computing Cool Solutions
Topic: Business Service Management, Cloud, IT Management, Monitoring, Performance
Product: Business Service Management
The Intuit outage on Tuesday night, June 15th that lasted 36+ hours, affecting hundreds of thousands of customers and one third of the $1.607 B in revenue as reported for the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering of it's Turbo Tax Online, Online Banking , Small business Accounting, Online Payroll and Intuit Website spurs this much awaited blog entry - Do SLA's matter? YES!
I was inspired to write this post by two things:
1. A user on the Novell Cool Solutions forums named FlyingGuy, who has made his dislike of cloud computing very clear in his comments to two of my other posts.
2. I found some really cool infographics that I wanted to share.
When Intuit went down last week, it did more than inconvenience its customers, it opened the flood gates for cloud critics who used it as an excuse to trash the model.