Feeds

From virtualisation to private cloud

Small steps to big results

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management

There is an assumption, which has been repeated over and over, that private cloud naturally follows on from virtualisation activities. As such it has almost become accepted as inevitable, particularly amongst the IT vendors, that the way to improve IT effectiveness, agility and efficiency is to implement a private cloud. To top it off, the discussion is often airbrushed to make it seem like it’s a no-brainer and that it is all smooth sailing.

We know from long experience that many organisations are struggling to keep up with the pace of change and maintain reliability while also trying to keep costs under control. But while the vision of private cloud as a solution is compelling when viewed from afar, just how relevant is it to mainstream IT in general and in particular to solving their shorter term challenges? In order to investigate this we polled a section of readers from The Register to find out their views around virtualisation, private cloud and the challenges they face and not surprisingly it's not quite as simple as vendors might like you to believe.

Some companies have managed to take to private cloud like a duck to water. But for many it can seem to be a daunting challenge to tackle all at once, if at all. Most companies instead improve things by implementing a number of smaller, more targeted optimisations that collectively come together to deliver a big improvement. By doing so, the IT organisation can up the quality of service delivery and enhance business value with a ‘cloud-like’ infrastructure.

If you’re interested in finding out more, click here

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
No biggie: EMC's XtremIO firmware upgrade 'will wipe data'
But it'll have no impact and will be seamless, we're told
Students playing with impressive racks? Yes, it's cluster comp time
The most comprehensive coverage the world has ever seen. Ever
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
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.