Migrating Your Database to the Cloud? Look Beyond MySQL
Companies are migrating infrastructure to the cloud in order to achieve
advantages and agility that they need to remain competitive. However, they
may have difficulty achieving one extremely important benefit of cloud
computing as they attempt to run their MySQL databases in the cloud -
scalability in true utility fashion. Similar to the power utilities we are
all familiar with, this entails the ability to get what you need, when you
need it and pay for only what you use, even during peak demand.
Why switch to the cloud if databases like MySQL limit scalability and
performance? It's very simple: the advantages of shedding the headaches of
managing one's own machines and reducing operating and capital expenditures
are still too great to ignore. However, organizations are in many cases
shortchanging themselves by... (more)
When it comes to IT infrastructure, there are some big differences in the
needs of the SMB vs the enterprise. What might be minor hiccups in the
enterprise can be major challenges in the SMB. What are these differences and
how should they affect the way solutions are provided?
This is my third and final article in this series. I've covered SAN and
server virtualization and now I'd like to share my thoughts on the challenges
of SMB IT shops vs enterprise IT.
To start, I should probably give some context on the size of an SMB IT shop.
Since we are talking about infrastructure, I am... (more)
"We provide DevOps solutions. We also partner with some key players in the
DevOps space and we use the technology that we partner with to engineer
custom solutions for different organizations," stated Himanshu Chhetri, CTO
of Addteq, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held
June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
@ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, November 1-3,
2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center!
Secrets of Sponsors and Exhibitors ▸ Here
Secrets of Cloud Expo Speakers ▸ Here
All major researchers estim... (more)
In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010)
being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time
to give my earlier list a complete overhaul.
Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the
I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this
year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and
continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe ... (more)
Internap Corporation has expanded its OpenStack-based bare-metal
Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering, AgileSERVER 2.0, to its data centers in
Amsterdam, Dallas and Santa Clara, Calif. Launched in 2015 out of Internap's
New York Metro data center in Secaucus, N.J., AgileSERVER 2.0 is now
available in four locations globally, enabling enterprises and devops teams
running mission-critical applications and big data workloads to build
scale-out infrastructure environments that are higher performing and more
cost-effective than commodity public cloud platforms.
"OpenStack has become ... (more)
In the previous article Cloud Equals SaaS, Grid, Utility Computing,
Hosting...? I made the following statement:
"SaaS is one of the three possible Cloud Computing delivery modes; however,
to be considered Cloud Computing, any of those delivery modes must have
certain specific characteristics"
So, in this article we will look at those specific characteristics that
define exactly what is Cloud Computing, so that next time you will be able to
evaluate if a specific offer is truly Cloud Computing, or simply a
pre-existing offering that has the Cloud label slapped on it.
We can state t... (more)