Posts tagged ‘cloud’

Expert Interview with Doug Rich on the Rise of Virtualization

The rise of virtualization has been a boon for enterprises large and small, but that doesn’t mean the transition from more predictable storage methods has been easy.

“Virtualization is changing the IT infrastructure landscape and creating huge problems for customers using traditional storage,” says Doug Rich, EMEA Vice President of Tintri, a California-based IT company that’s been at the forefront of the race to virtualization. “Organizations come to Tintri looking to tackle performance problems and dramatically reduce their storage management time.”

Here, Doug discusses Tintri, the challenges facing IT, Big Data and the trends we should all be following. Read on: Continue Reading

IaaS Versus PaaS Versus SaaS: What are the Differences?

If you have contracted for cloud computing services, your service falls under one of these categories: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, or Infrastructure as a Service. Abbreviated, these are SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS respectively, and are the three parts of the “cloud computing stack” or the various models of cloud services available.

If you aren’t clear about these terms, you aren’t alone. Though nearly half of all businesses utilize some form of cloud computing, few can define the cloud, and even fewer can identify which of the service models listed here they employ. Here is your guide to understanding what’s available from the cloud to your business. Continue Reading

What is IaaS and How Does It Fit in Your Organization?

As you shop for technology solutions, you’ll come across terms like “SaaS,” “PaaS,” and “IaaS.” These are terms used to describe a new business model rolled out by software companies, cloud service providers, and others. The business model involves a pay-as-you-go and pay-only-for-what-you-need type of IT solutions delivery. Each term means “as a Service.” In the case of IaaS, that’s “Infrastructure as a Service.” Continue Reading

What Do People Use the Cloud for?

Perhaps more than any other modern technology, the cloud is most misunderstood. What is it? Where is it? What is it for? The cloud is just a term to describe a remote (usually virtualized) place to store and process data and run applications. You can, of course, find many various descriptions of the cloud, but if you boil them all down to the essence, that’s what it is. A cloud service provider offers these storage and processing capabilities via a service contract. Here are the most common business uses for the cloud. Continue Reading

How to Provide Enterprise-Level Security to Cloud-Based Apps

Cloud-based apps are a must-have these days. Every business from your news channel to your bank to your video streaming service offers robust, highly functional mobile apps for customers to take advantage of while on-the-go. But providing enterprise-level security is more difficult in the cloud. How can you endow your apps with the top-notch security you and your customers require? Continue Reading