Thursday, November 25, 2010
The appliance as such will be a set of hardware unlike the servers on which the earlier version of Windows operating system used to be installed, from major vendor partners of Microsoft shipped as containers to customer locations or data centers and will be a versatile platform with options of customization.
This private cloud version of Windows Azure will allow large enterprises to take full advantage of cloud computing. This will help them in standardizing their service platform where Microsoft along with their partners will run the cloud for them. This can be in enterprise datacenters, partner datacenters or Microsoft's own data centers. More over this will also help enterprises to utilize their existing investments on server software or tools. Microsoft by offering the Azure appliance is giving back the control of the platform to the enterprise while providing the benefits of scale and operational efficiencies.
Security & compliance, Data privacy and Control are some of the major obstacles and concerns for enterprises for embracing the cloud. Azure appliance i believe is a solution for enterprises to take advantage of what a platform like Azure can provide within the four walls of their data center and can address the above concerns. More over this will provide lower operational cost for enterprises and an option to scale on demand to public version of cloud to handle any burst scenarios.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Organizations are pondering around the buzz word of cloud computing and technology behind the same with the de facto offer of cost savings build into the model. While new technology has been a tool to optimize and streamline the overall IT operations, its being heavily looked upon to cut costs and hence very less cutting back on the new technology uptake.
Most CIO's considers their internal IT systems to be too expensive but still considers themselves early adopters of technology. Its clear that the adoption is primarily driven with the motive to cut costs. There is a strong belief among the CIO's that cloud computing as a new technology can help them bring in a positive impact on the bottom line by bringing in a controlled outflow on recurring costs and lower upfront costs. Given the fact that cost savings are a possibility the adoption of these technology with full force is yet to happen. There was a strong reluctance due to the turbulent economic times and now with the change in the scenario adoption and switch will begin.