Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure On Demand

Subscribe to Infrastructure On Demand: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts newslettersWeekly Newsletters
Get Infrastructure On Demand: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn


Top Stories

SYS-CON Events announced today that Datera will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datera offers a radically new approach to data management, where innovative software makes data infrastructure invisible, elastic and able to perform at the highest level. It eliminates hardware lock-in and gives IT organizations the choice to source x86 server nodes, with business model options that best align to their goals. Datera delivers enterprise-class performance combined with the simplicity and agility of hyperscale clouds - all on-premises in a private cloud infrastructure. This is the dawn of the data era. For more information, please visit http://datera.io/. 21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara C... (more)

Gain More Value from NetSuite and Salesforce | @CloudExpo #API #SaaS #Cloud

Integration Is the Key to Gain More Value from NetSuite and Salesforce Enterprises often face challenges when integrating Salesforce and NetSuite. But, despite the fact that NetSuite offers an out-of-the-box solution to integrate with Salesforce, companies' data flow requirements are far too complex even for a simple integration. NetSuite is highly popular among enterprise customers for its accounting, financial and ERP toolkit. Even though it has fully functional CRM module, Salesforce is considered to be perfect blend in cloud-based CRM solution. Alternatively, some Salesforce users feel like it lacks the ERP, Accounting, Financial solution capabilities which NetSuite delivers. Salesforce and NetSuite both are industry's leading SaaS providers serving various types of customers including enterprise segment and SMBs. Salesforce has its sophistication in handling lea... (more)

[video] Composable Infrastructure with @HTBase | @CloudExpo #IaaS #Cloud

"We focus on composable infrastructure. Composable infrastructure has been named by companies like Gartner and Forrester as the evolution of the IT infrastructure where everything is now driven by software," explained Bruno Andrade, CEO and Founder of HTBase, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. Track 1. Enterprise Cloud | Cloud-Native Track 2. Big Data | Analytics Track 3. Internet of T... (more)

[video] @Tintri's Enterprise Cloud | @CloudExpo #IaaS #DevOps #AI #DX #DigitalTransformation

"Tintri focuses on the Ops side of the DevOps, which basically is pushing more and more of the accessibility of the infrastructure to the developers and trying to get behind the scenes," explained Dhiraj Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Tintri was started in 2008 with the express purpose of building a storage appliance that is ideal for virtualized environments. "Tintri was started in 2008 with the express purpose of building a storage appliance that is ideal for virtualized environments. We support a lot of different hypervisor platforms from VMware to OpenStack to Hyper-V," explained Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. With major techn... (more)

The Five Characteristics of Cloud Computing

In the previous article Cloud Equals SaaS, Grid, Utility Computing, Hosting...? I made the following statement: "SaaS is one of the three possible Cloud Computing delivery modes; however, to be considered Cloud Computing, any of those delivery modes must have certain specific characteristics" So, in this article we will look at those specific characteristics that define exactly what is Cloud Computing, so that next time you will be able to evaluate if a specific offer is truly Cloud Computing, or simply a pre-existing offering that has the Cloud label slapped on it. We can state that Cloud Computing allows business to increase IT capacity (or add capabilities) on the fly and in real time (Internet-enabled), without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel or licensing new software, and as a pay-per-use service. However, the above definition is not comple... (more)

If Load Balancers Are Dead Why Do We Keep Talking About Them?

Commoditized from solution to feature, from feature to function, load balancing is no longer a solution but rather a function of more advanced solutions that’s still an integral component for highly-available, fault-tolerant applications. Unashamed Parody of Monty Python and the Holy Grail Load balancers: I'm not dead. The Market: 'Ere, it says it’s not dead. Analysts: Yes it is. Load balancers: I'm not. The Market: It isn't. Analysts: Well, it will be soon, it’s very ill. Load balancers: I'm getting better. Analysts: No you're not, you'll be stone dead in a moment. Earlier this year, amidst all the other (perhaps exaggerated) technology deaths, Gartner declared that Load Balancers are Dead. It may come as surprise, then,  that application delivery network folks keep talking about them. As do users, customers, partners, and everyone else under the sun. In fact, with the... (more)

Optimize Prime: The Self-Optimizing Application Delivery Network

Infrastructure 2.0 Journal on Ulitzer Infrastructure 2.0 enabled application delivery platforms have more than a few things in common with the Transformers. Like Autobots, there’s more to it than meets the eye. If you’re familiar with the mythology of the Transformers – and perhaps even if you aren’t – you know that they key attribute of Transformers is their ability to take on “alternate modes” such as cars, trucks, and winged vehicles simply by scanning the object and then adapting their own form to match. One of the key premises of Infrastructure 2.0 is also the ability of network and application networking solutions to adapt to their environments. While they won’t be transforming their physical manifestations into some other device they can transform their configurations based on the environment in which they are deployed. Like the Transformers ability to take ... (more)

HP Launches Cloud Service Beta

Hewlett-Packard has launched a beta IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) offering called HP Cloud Services. The initial offerings, called HP Cloud Compute and HP Cloud Object Storage, will provide compute and storage resources from HP's own data centers. HP will use the OpenStack set of open-source cloud software tools to provide the foundation for these services. Users can register on the Hewlett-Packard website. ... (more)

Cloud Storage: Where’s the ROI?

Return on investment (ROI) of using the cloud has recently become a popular topic of discussion, though not in a way you might expect. An interesting article by JP Morgenthal entitled There is no ROI in cloud computing presents the opinion that cloud services simply have no ROI. A second article by Joe Onisick entitled Private Cloud: It’s Not About ROI effectively repeats a similar message in the context of private clouds. While both pieces appear controversial on the surface, they accurately portray that cloud infrastructure is not an investment – rather, cloud offers a way to displace or mitigate traditional large investments in favor of smaller recurring expenses over time. As JP Morgenthal suggests, calculating ROI in the cloud is similar to calculating ROI on a decision to eat out. Since eating out is an alternative to investing in a refrigerator full of food,... (more)

Cloud Services Deliver at Scale

The next BriefingsDirect IT leadership discussion focuses on how global telecommunications giant AT&T has created advanced cloud services for its business customers. We'll see how AT&T has developed the ability to provide virtual private clouds and other computing capabilities as integrated services at scale. To learn more about implementing cloud technology to deliver and commercialize an adaptive and reliable cloud services ecosystem, we sat down with Chris Costello, Assistant Vice President of AT&T Cloud Services. The interview was conducted by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. [Disclosure: VMware is a sponsor of BriefingsDirect podcasts.] Here are some excerpts: Gardner: Why are business cloud services such an important initiative for you? Costello: AT&T has been in the hosting business for over 15 years, and so it was only a natural ext... (more)

[slides] IaaS & PaaS | @CloudExpo @YungChou @BlueMetalInc #DevOps #AI

What, Why, and How of IaaS and PaaS The essence of cloud computing is that all consumable IT resources are delivered as services. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, demonstrated the concepts and implementations of two important cloud computing deliveries: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). He discussed from business and technical viewpoints what exactly they are, why we care, how they are different and in what ways, and the strategies for IT to transition into and take advantages of these emerging service models. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Yung Chou is a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft. Within the company, he has had opportunities serving customers in the areas of support account management, technical support, technical sales, and evangelism. Prior to Microsoft, he h... (more)