Feeds

Is private cloud the next step for the data centre?

I can see clearly now

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management

The Register has constructed a lovely survey about Private Cloud, which will form the basis of a freely available report that will be published in the coming weeks. The survey is, admittedly quite a chunky, one-pager and will take maybe 10mins of your time.

[We do quite a lot of studies with our readers and they’re all available to download for free right here.]

Anyway, here's some background to our Private Cloud thinking. Without getting bogged down in definitions, the basic idea of Private Cloud is to implement an architecture (in either your or an external DC) that allows physical resources such as servers and storage devices to be treated as one big flexible pool of resource. The thinking being that appropriate resources can be allocated to specific workloads when you need them and then de-allocated when you don’t.

Easy to say, but is it easy to do? That’s what we want to find out. As it turns out, if you put all of the jargon to one side, you can deconstruct the concept of private cloud into a number of precise capabilities that pretty much anyone can get their brain around – it’s just automating some of the traditionally onerous and constraining aspects of server provisioning and workload management.

The question though is where private cloud capabilities fit, or potentially fit, into your overall IT environment – allied, of course, to the practicalities involved in getting it all to work effectively to create some actual benefit.

So, whether you know about private cloud or not, or are in the process of getting up to speed, we’d like you to take part in our survey. And feel free to tell us if we are missing the point or being too assumptive with any of the questions. You can get started by clicking the button below.

Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management

More from The Register

next story
Wanna keep your data for 1,000 YEARS? No? Hard luck, HDS wants you to anyway
Combine Blu-ray and M-DISC and you get this monster
US boffins demo 'twisted radio' mux
OAM takes wireless signals to 32 Gbps
Apple flops out 2FA for iCloud in bid to stop future nude selfie leaks
Millions of 4chan users howl with laughter as Cupertino slams stable door
Students playing with impressive racks? Yes, it's cluster comp time
The most comprehensive coverage the world has ever seen. Ever
Google+ GOING, GOING ... ? Newbie Gmailers no longer forced into mandatory ID slurp
Mountain View distances itself from lame 'network thingy'
Run little spreadsheet, run! IBM's Watson is coming to gobble you up
Big Blue's big super's big appetite for big data in big clouds for big analytics
Seagate's triple-headed Cerberus could SAVE the DISK WORLD
... and possibly bring us even more HAMR time. Yay!
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.