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We have tackled this fundamental question in The New CIO Agenda, a brochure aimed at helping you advance your cloud innovation strategies. Whether your business needs to transform the supply chain or go deeper into so... How can enterprise IT keep up with the lines of business?Back If you’re in a sophisticated IT shop, you are already familiar with the outsourcing of IT services. Your knowledge and familiarity with the market gives you a leg up when you’re shopping for a service prov... Ask the Right Questions to Shorten your Path to the CloudBack The reality is that hybrid clouds are in your future – like it or not. And, you will WANT to have IaaS resources from multiple providers. In some cases for geographic support, in other cases to have access to di... I’ve been attending Intel’s Developer Forum (IDF) in Beijing this week. At the beginning of the week, we also held our second PRC “Day in the Cloud” event. This particular post will be on the D... Thoughts from IDF Beijing 2012: Another excellent "Day in the Cloud"Back Do we really need Gartner to remind us that believing the hype can lead to bad decisions? If so, then we should thank Gartner for reminding us that cloud, OpenStack and many other topics come with a lot of hype and we... Hold my sign - don't want to lose itBack Through the Intel ® Cloud Builders program we have been documenting how to build a cloud to address specific usage models. To date, there are 92 of these reference architectures. Getting the cloud software install... Cloud Infrastructure Configuration Management Tools and OptionsBack Got integration headaches? Try this cloud-bridging solution. When one company acquires another, an IT organization is left with the unenviable job of quickly integrating two existing IT infrastructures. This i... Cloud Conversations: Cloud On-Boarding Demo with CitrixBack This post originally apeared as an Industry Perspective on Cloud Computing on Data Center Knowledge. I had a chance this week to speak with the CEOs of a number of small companies. One of the things tha... Back When it comes to protecting the security of your assets in a cloud environment, the core questions are: What do I need to know and what do I need to do? &nb... Cloud security: What you need to know and doBack 1. OSPC for OpenStack We demonstrated OpenStack with Intel ® TXT and Node Manager integration along with an Intel IT developed user interface and portal. We ultimately offer the user interface and portal t... The 5 things I learned at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF)Back By now you’ve heard from a LOT of us on building a cloud. You have probably heard us talk about performance, efficiency, and trust. But have you ever seen it done? If not, you should take a look at this new vide... Moving to the cloud? This how-to video shows the way.Back As engineers we are fascinated by technology and can ramble and gesticulate for hours on end. But, unless we are buying the drinks, our poor IT customer just gets lost. In reality, the IT customer is having to map the... Usage Models and TechnologyBack Maybe you’ve finally figured out why you need to incorporate clouds into your thinking. Let’s see: agility, flexibility, cost savings, new business models, etc. Any one of those is likely enough to warrant... Hybrid Cloud: Are you ready?Back Back in the old days, when the horses escaped from the barn it was a bad thing since they tended to just wander off. Often: no horses meant no food. But, what if the horses ‘wandered off’ to ... Let’s just leave the barn door open…Back If you’ve taken any psychology, you’re probably come across Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. This landmark model, often illustrated with a pyramid, explores human needs, from the most basic physiological... Maslow Revisited: A Power Hierarchy of NeedsBack In enterprise environments, people are getting serious about cloud computing. An IDC survey found that 44 percent of respondents were considering private clouds. So what’s holding people back? In a word: securit... To move securely to the cloud, maintain a virtual air gapBack Anymore, everybody is talking about cloud computing and its potential to drive gains in IT efficiency and flexibility. So why aren’t more organizations actually moving applications to cloud environments? In a wo... Cloud Conversations: Before Heading to the Cloud, Ask Yourself These Six QuestionsBack Heading to the Cloud Hotel? Consider your security issues. Here is an analogy for looking at security in the cloud: a multi-tenant hotel. I’m sure the analogy will break down at some point, but it seems ... Cloud Conversations: How and Where Do You Secure the CloudBack Hopefully you saw the Intel and ODCA announcements today. The formation of an end-user organization to drive requirements into the industry through usage models is a long overdue development. Also, I hope you&... Extended usage models and the ODCABack In my last employment life, we documented reference architectures for the part of the IT infrastructure that we impacted (server systems management). But even then, we could only provide an example knowing that there ... Why reference architectures now?Back