Cloud Computing


What Enterprises Should -- And Shouldn't -- Move to the Cloud

The cloud isn't right for every application. We explain the benefits of moving to the cloud, how to get "cloud ready," and what applications should remain within your data center.

Cloud Computing: Panacea or Power Monger?

Data centers growth has IT looking for alternatives. Is moving our processing and storage chores to the cloud a solution, or does it just shift the problem somewhere else?

Q&A: What CIOs Must Understand about Public and Private Clouds and PaaS

What should a CIO consider when moving to Paas? What criteria should the CIO use, and what misconceptions about the cloud must be overcome?

Q&A: Why Big Data Security in the Cloud is No Small Matter

Big data and cloud computing are two top-of-mind technologies. What benefits can IT enjoy by bringing them together?

3 Cloud-Related Tasks CIOs Should Complete Before the Next Board Meeting

The push to cloud computing is coming from the boardroom. We explore how CIOs can be prepared for their next grilling before the board of directors.

Q&A: How to Handle IT’s Cloud Backup Issues

Cloud storage is taking off, but when it comes to online backups, IT still has concerns.

Q&A: Moving to a Legal Storage Cloud

Can a law firm make a smooth transition to a storage cloud while meeting security and resource requirements?



Best IT Practices for SaaS Deployments

IT has started to embrace the cloud, and users are ceding control and administration of those apps to them. These six best practices will maximize the safety, control, and effectiveness of SaaS deployments.

5 Storage Management Trends to Watch

Five hot technologies are having a big influence on how you manage storage. The executive director of Dell's storage strategy explains why each one is worth your attention.

4 Side Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

Sure, the cloud can speed application delivery and help you minimize capital investments, but there are several indirect benefits you may not be aware of.

Q&A: Cloud Security 101

When considering moving to the cloud, most IT shops have concerns about security. We tackle several of the most common questions.

5 Strategies for Successfully Migrating Communications Services to the Cloud

The ideal cloud provider should be an enabler, not an inhibitor. These five strategies will help you choose wisely.

4 Ways Virtualization is Changing the Ground Rules for Performance Management Software

Four reasons why virtualization, not cloud computing, is changing the ground rules used to design traditional performance management systems and why your enterprise needs to consider new virtualization-aware approaches to performance management.

Q&A: Managing Multiple Cloud Environments

First it was just "the cloud." Then came public clouds versus private clouds, and, of course, hybrid clouds. How is IT coping, and how do clouds fit in with other trends, such as the distributed data center?

New Studies, Products Demonstrate Cloud's Strong Growth

Cloud computing isn't just "with us" -- it's here to stay, and IT spending on cloud services is expected to explode.

Building a Data Center without Walls: The Need for Intelligent Networking

A new intelligent cloud network between data center and cloud is needed for efficient workload mobility.

Cloud Computing in the Real World: 3 Ways to Avoid Cloud Project Failure

How to overcome the three most common impediments to cloud project success.

Q&A: Private Cloud Helps Virtualized Data Center Cut Costs in Half

How a cloud solution solved performance and complexity issues and returned an impressive ROI.

Internal Clouds: All Muscle and No Brain?

When it comes to IT infrastructure, having a lot of muscle is good, but making intelligent use of all that muscle is even better. When it comes to internal clouds, a brain is key.

Big Data Meets Virtualization

Big Data has surpassed cloud computing as the Next Big Thing in IT. We explore how big data is connected to virtualization and private clouds.