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Network Enabled Enterprise Cloud – there is a difference

Competitive approaches to cloud computing are somewhat narrow, focusing mostly on the compute and storage aspects of the cloud architecture stack. Often network is only referred to when discussing customer VLANs within the datacenter LAN or as public Internet connectivity to the cloud. However, enterprise cloud networking is a key component of the next phase of cloud ...

Data Storage - Service Provider Style

No this is not ‘gangnam style’; data storage is serious business.

IT technologies such as server and network virtualization have evolved so that we can consider them as cloud technologies today. However the big complexity and cornerstone of cloud, for a cloud service provider, is the storage. An ‘enterprise class’ of storage system simply doesn’t cut it, as these storage platforms are proprietary, expensive and do not easily scale.

Enterprise Cloud - Service First

If a cloud service provider is using the term ‘Enterprise Cloud’ they are referring to a higher level of performance and resiliency in their infrastructure offering; in my view this is table stakes. A customer putting a mission-critical workload on an Enterprise Cloud should expect a premium infrastructure because generally the prices paid by the customer would reflect that.

Innovation

I think most of us would agree that innovation is critical to the success of any company and it applies to virtually any form of business, but what does innovation mean?

RACKFORCE LAUNCHES VMWARE VCLOUD IN CANADA

RackForce launches vCloud in Canada giving Canadians access to the most powerful cloud computing platform available without data privacy concerns.

Vancouver, December 7, 2011 - RackForce, a leading Canadian provider of Hybrid Cloud and Hosting services announced today at the Vancouver VMware Forum that it has launched its latest cloud service based on VMware vCloud. This nationwide service will be provided from RackForce’s Kelowna, Calgary and Toronto cloud facilities.

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