Cloud computing continues to become a more prolific and revolutionary technology, leading many firms to migrate applications, data and other assets into these advanced environments. As change is one of the more consistent creators of risk in IT security, cloud migrations must be handled properly and in such a way that maintains protection of sensitive information and systems.
The rate of change in today’s IT landscape has led to an increase in the number of technologies, cloud initiatives, data creation, and security holes. These increases, in combination with limited resources, time, and expertise, have led many organizations in search of a trusted advisor to cut through all the noise. As a solutions integrator, we are constantly having discussions with organizations about what problems they are encountering. We polled our team to find out what these were, and four common problems emerged:
By Ian Forbes, Solution Architect in Virtualization & Cloud, Scalar Decisions.
Scalar recently participated in the 39th annual SIGGRAPH conference - the international conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques. It was our first year at the conference, and we were showcasing StudioCloud, our high-performance server farm, launched earlier this year. Check out this short video of our Western GM, Darren Sharpe, giving an overview of the solution, which allows companies to rent servers on a per-server, per-day cost model.
With VMworld kicking off today, it's appropriate that we have two big VMware announcements this week.
We've been out and about the last month at a number of shows in Ontario and BC - Cisco Networkers, CANHEIT, MISA, BCnet, IT4BC and VMware Forum. It's great to get out and flex our tech muscles with the IT community! Here's a couple of little videos from some of the shows - Ian Forbes at VMware forum showing how easy it is to provision storage with EMC and VMware, and Dhiva Navaratnam at Networkers chatting to Cisco's Warren Ross about Scalar, VDI and cloud. Enjoy!