Busting the nine myths of cloud computing – Computerworld
Myth No. 2: All you need is your credit card If you’re a lone developer with time to burn, configuring a virtual bare-metal server from the command prompt may be no problem. But if you have a business to run, installing and configuring the OS, multiple applications, and database connections could get in the way of generating revenue. And if you’re big enough to have any standards for security, data formats, or data quality, someone has to do that work, too.
Intel has worked diligently to keep a focus on the environment. Not only do they work to innovate in all areas of computer technology, but they also encourage the next generation of thinkers to get techy, and push the IT industry to green up as well. Part of that eco-focus is shown off in the innovations at Research Day.
Another view on Red Hat’s Virtualization Portfolio – Virtually Speaking – ZDNet Blogs
It appears that Red Hat has a good technological base for moving forward. It also faces a steep, up hill climb, if it hopes to capture industry mindshare from VMware, Microsoft and Citrix. Many organizations have already standardized on products from one or more of those suppliers.
Compliance and Cloud Computing at Enterprise 2.0 – Compliance Building
Whether you’re in the midst of an audit or an investigation, thorough logs are the key to proving compliance. So how do you prove your organization is (or was) compliant when you aren’t able to maintain logs? Audit trails must be auditable.
With ISF, the company is targeting medium- and large-sized businesses, and, according to founder and CEO Songnian Zhou, it already has a “substantial number” of large companies signed up for beta testing and expected to go into production. When asked why Platform doesn’t appear to be struggling for customers like so many other cloud vendors, Zhou summed it up thusly: “This is really not a startup game, pure and simple. A startup is supposed to get some good VC money and develop a point product to solve a real, focused problem. This is data center integration in enterprises. [It is] very complex [with] many, many moving parts.”
Release Candidates 3.3.2 and 3.4.1 – Xen.org