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Forget Location, Location, Location: Cloud Is All About Workload, Workload, Workload What do we know so far about cloud computing? Well, first the hype-cycle slowed down and we started realizing that hybrid cloud (as a combination of public and private resources) was a relatively sensible idea, i.e., from both an expenditure (public) and security (private) perspective. Now we know which data and processing tasks to put where - and when, right? Not exactly, it's still not all quite crystal clear in cloud is it? The nomenclature, taxonomy and classification of the cloud are all part of the problem. At the risk of introducing a new term, it may be useful to talk about the workload cloud. Workload, workload, workload Forget location, location, location: cloud is all about workload, workload, workload say René Aerdts, chief technologist, workload and cloud, HP Enterpris... (more)

The Next Paradigm Shift By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The Next Paradigm Shift: An ‘Immersive' User Interface Major product cycle changes tend to come around roughly every five years or so. The technology industry is fond of labeling these movements as paradigm shifts, but we've all heard too many of those things referenced, so let's not go there. Looking back over the last decade and the emergence of touch, our appetite for richer controls is never long satisfied. As soon as one finger touch arrived we wanted two-finger touch. Pinch and zoom wasn't far behind and multi-user touch soon followed. But it wasn't enough. Forefront or v... (more)

The Three-Point Big Data Analytics Action Plan By @ABridgwater | @BigDataExpo #BigData

We can reasonably break down the core imperatives of data analytics into three essential areas. Firms that wish to gain the full potential out of engaging in data analytics today are obliged to at least recognize these rudimentary cornerstones as the central building blocks of data intelligence: Prepare Model Automate By way of clarification, there are probably a whole lot more than three steps to consider here - but calling out this threesome is a prudent step in what (for many IT shops) are still early days with technologies such as Hadoop and its wider world of Big Data. Data ... (more)

Why Cloud Workload Optimization Is Optimal By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Buy a cloud, any cloud you like and stick it on whatever application and data storage, management and/or analysis workload you like - that's all it takes, right? Actually, that's kind of not how it works. This thing called ‘optimization' is one of those often used industry buzzwords that unfortunately gets way overused to the point where its initial method and meaning becomes dangerously diluted. What is workload optimization anyway? Any cloud workload can essentially be broken down into four component elements, or characteristics if you prefer: Compute, computation and processin... (more)

Cloud Computing & Virtualization - IT's Top Two Topics

Another confirmation that virtualization, cloud computing and service-based application delivery is set to form an integral part of software application development infrastructures in the decade to come is evident from the shape of an IT event in Las Vegas, Nevada, that starts today. Reporting exclusively for SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal, Adrian Bridgwater looks forward to examining real-world integration and implementation of virtualization technologies in this preview of the event. Parallels will be staging its fourth industry summit this week at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and... (more)