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Weekly IT Highlights on Cloud, Private Cloud, CIO and More

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Weekly IT Highlights on Cloud, Private Cloud, CIO and More


 

As Friday comes around, we want to recap some of the best stuff we read this week on Cloud Computing, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, and role of CIO. Enjoy!

IT Operations In The Age Of Cloud: Brace Yourself For Change

By The IT Skeptic

In the data center, IT operations managers who have experimented with cloud — private, public, and otherwise — report it's already had a profound effect on the way they run their IT environments and do their jobs. What do IT operations professionals that have felt cloud's effects have to say to the uninitiated?

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Download the eBook 'Private Cloud Is Still an Open Loop'

By Sasha Gilenson, Evolven

Gain insights for successfully managing & addressing key technical challenges of private cloud with this free eBook.

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10 Expert Insights On The Future Of The CIO

By Sasha Gilenson, Evolven

As disruptive technologies like virtualization and cloud impact how the data center is run, and the amount of information processed grows exponentially, see views from experts at IDC, Gartner, Forrester, Financial Times, CIO.com and more on how they see the role of the CIO changing and developing.

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Beyond the Cloud Hype: Hybridization Delivers Workload-Centric Cost Efficiency and Agility

By Raj Dut, senior vice president of technology (Internap) – Virtualization Review

Even though the industry hype machine makes it seem as if enterprises should place everything in the cloud, often the best solution is a hybrid approach that melds the existing internal capabilities and assets of the IT organization with the scale and immediacy that the cloud offers.

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Securing your hybrid cloud

By TechWorld

The debate over public cloud versus private cloud continues to rage within the IT industry. As most organizations take an ad-hoc, evolutionary approach to new technologies, the environment over the next five years is likely to be a mixture of the two. So what are the steps needed to ensure sufficient security and what technologies are at the IT manager's disposal to carry out the job?

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RatedCloud Reviews Evolven: Change Management in the Cloud

By RatedCloud

Rated Cloud calls Evolven 'comprehensive and clean' for Change Management in the cloud.

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The Key to Private Cloud Is Removing IT Stratification

By JP Morgenthal, expert in IT strategy and cloud computing, Sys-Con

Short of correcting this organizational challenge, the stratified layers will attempt to correct issues using the tools at their disposal. Hence, infrastructure & operations (I & O) will scale linearly with memory, servers and storage to correct design flaws in the application. Software engineering will add specialized code to work around limitations in the infrastructure, such as timeouts and latency. Removal of the stratification in favor of collaborative teams means that issues can be rooted out and solved appropriately.

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Gartner Outlines Five Cloud Computing Trends That Will Affect Cloud Strategy Through 2015

By Gartner

Continual monitoring of cloud computing trends, with regular updates to the enterprise's cloud strategy, will be essential to avoid costly mistakes or miss market opportunities over the next few years, according to Gartner, Inc.

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Cloud & the Evolution of the Enterprise Architect

By James Urquhart

Saying "there is no enterprise architecture" is a bit extreme. There is no way to precisely specify the design, implementation and integration of complex cloud-based application systems. So the role of the enterprise architect is no longer building and maintaining a stable computing model for the enterprise. In the age of computing as a single, global, complex system, that role has to shift. 

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The CIO role and the consumer experience

By Christina Torode, News Director, SearchCIO

Podcast where VMware Inc. CIO Mark Egan discusses the challenges of the CIO role, from the effect of such megatrends as cloud computing, to the nitty-gritty of developing a bring-your-own-device strategy and adapting the consumer experience to the enterprise 

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Martin Perlin