Cloud computing

  • Assessing Your Hybrid Cloud Needs: Goals, Workload, Decision Matrix

    Hybrid Cloud Needs AssessingBefore you can begin architecting your hybrid cloud, it is first necessary to assess your current situation and your future needs. The better you do at this, the better the eventual outcome is likely to be.

    Do your best to assess the economics of all your IT operations - both on-premises and in the cloud. This will allow you to take the best advantage of public clouds and CSPs to satisfy your needs - even as those needs continue to evolve. My blog will help you answer the following questions:

  • Business and Technology Benefits of Having DBaaS Enabled

    advantages of DBaaS implementing for BusinessDBaaS, or a database cloud, is becoming a very popular concept with organizations of all sizes across the spectrum of industry. Placing database infrastructure concerns with the DBaaS provider frees an organization’s IT and technology departments to focus at an organization level rather than at an application or department level. With the focus at an organizational level, the IT and technology teams are more closely aligned with the organizational and business needs. The fundamental requirements of an organization have never really changed—they have always aimed for lowered operational expenses (OPEX) and total cost of ownership (TCO). What has changed is the emergence of new platform architecture and software technologies that, working together, deliver on those needs. The opportunity to reduce OPEX and TCO is precisely what is driving the improved acceptance and adoption rate of DBaaS.

  • Cloud Computing: Definition and Classical View

    Cloud Computing main Terms and DefinitionCloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. [emphasis added]

    This definition articulates the service goals that a cloud computing environment is expected to deliver:

  • Cloud Migration vs. Cloud Native: Benefits and Drawbacks

    Cloud Migration vs. Cloud NativeIt’s clear that the cloud is the future of business for many organizations, but it’s not always clear how to get there. Many companies have existing investment in infrastructure and applications in their own data centers and colocation facilities (“edge computing”), and they want to know what strategies exist for using the cloud and what the trade-offs are.

    There are many options on how to use the cloud, including:

  • Compute Choices with VMs and the Google Compute Engine

    VMs and the Google Compute EngineIn the cloud world, the most hands-on of these approaches is not really an option - you are not going to actually own the machines, and physically maintain them. That is the whole point of switching to the cloud - that the cloud provider manages scaling for you and allows you to pay as you go. But a cloud equivalent of this approach still exists - you could provision a large number of virtual machines (again, these machines are virtual, not physical), and run your app on all of these. You'd be able to log in to these machines, and you'd have to manage scaling up or down (by provisioning more or less VMs). The cloud provider is still providing you with very valuable services - you can autoscale your groups of VMs, you can have your VMs stay live during system maintenance, and so on. These services are collectively called Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).

  • DBaaS - A Special Case of Cloud Computing

    DBaaS - Database as a serviceDBaaS is a very specific implementation of the broader and generic cloud computing. Now that we have defined cloud computing at a generic high level, let’s examine the characteristics that distinguish DBaaS.

    To understand the principles of “database as a service”, it’s helpful to look at the terms database and service individually and then look at how they interact.

  • DBaaS deployment Issues in Cloud Computing

    DBaaS deployment Issues with OracleNow that we understand the architecture and components that are used in the different consolidation models, let’s examine some standard deployment issues that need to be addressed. These include security, operational, resource and fault isolation issues as well as scalability and high availability. It is very important to understand that delivery services and the SLAs around those services will drive the actual architecture, design, and implementation. Therefore, architecture, design, and implementation also play directly into the chargeback and metering aspect of the services.

  • Designing Your Hybrid Cloud: On-Premises and Private Cloud

    Your Hybrid Cloud DesigningOnce you’ve completed the assessment of your current operations and future needs, you will be well prepared to start making decisions about the elements that will make up your hybrid cloud. The assessment has probably already sparked some ideas about environments you need to add - and existing environments that you need to transform or discard. As you architect your hybrid cloud, you’ll need to make decisions regarding each of the following:

  • Getting Started with Oracle Public Cloud - book


    Book cover Getting Started with Oracle Public CloudAuthor:Hemant Kumar Mehta
    Publisher: Packt Publishing

    Year: 2013
    Pages: 96
    Language: english
    Format: Ebook (PDF)
    ISBN: 978-1-78217-811-8

  • Introduction to Google Cloud Platform: step by step

    Google Cloud Platform IntroductionNow let's get into the nitty-gritty of the Google Cloud Platform. Any cloud platform really is all about resources. It allows you to use resources for a fee. What's cool about Cloud Platforms is the great diversity and versatility in terms of what resources are available to us. This might include hardware such as virtual machine instances, or persistent disks, services such as BigQuery or BigTable or even more complex software such as Cloud ML Engine and the various APIs for machine learning. But in addition to just the hardware and software, there is a lot of little detailed networking, load balancing, logging, monitoring, and so on. The GCP, like other major cloud platforms, provides a great variety of services; take load balancing for instance, GCP load balancing options span to four different layers (that is, data link, network, transport, and application layers) of the OSI networking stack.

  • Is It Time to implement Hybrid Cloud in your company?

    Hybrid Cloud implementing benefitsEnterprises are turning to hybrid cloud to modernize IT for the digital era. But, given the significant complexity that still exists today in cross-cloud management and integration, many enterprises are struggling to create an effective hybrid cloud strategy.

     

    What This Report Covers

    This report recommends a three-step approach that will help you build a more functional and more mature hybrid cloud environment:

    • Choose a single framework - a “cloud operating system” - to manage workloads on-premises and in the cloud
    • Modernize datacenters and other on-premises infrastructure to utilize that framework
    • Choose public clouds and cloud service providers compatible with the same framework
    • Networking, Cloud Computing and virtualization

      Our social network IT professionals blogs on the topic of Network Technologies and Cloud Computing. Setting up local and global networks. Trends, prospects, approaches. Routing, Internet, cloud services, etc. Programming and administration.

    • Oracle 12c: a New Cloud Consolidation Era in IT

      Oracle database 12c Cloud Consolidation capabilitiesLet’s start by taking a brief look at the history of database use, before introducing the architecture of the future. As you can see in Figure 1-1, we will not refer to dates, but version numbers, going back to the time when the Oracle Database became predominant. 

      When Oracle Database 8i and 9i were on the market, midrange computers became prevalent in data centers. We were moving from the mainframe era to a client/server era, and Oracle architecture was very well suited for that. Written in the C programming language, it was available on multiple platforms and with all user management contained within its data dictionary. It was ready for the client/server architecture, using the OS only to listen on a TCP/IP port and to store files. Furthermore, the architecture was scalable on minicomputers, thanks to the parallel server feature, which would later become RAC (Real Application Clusters).

       

    • Understanding the Hybrid Cloud: Benefits, Limitations & Success Strategy

      Understanding the Hybrid CloudWhile many have suggested that hybrid cloud is only a waypoint on the road to full public cloud adoption, hybrid cloud is fast becoming the dominant enterprise IT operating model (see hybrid cloud adoption grew 3X from 2016 to 2017). This article explores hybrid cloud benefits and explains why it is the preferred model. It also provides a prescription for creating a mature hybrid cloud.

    • What is DaaS? Data as a Service...

      DaaS -  Data as a ServiceData as a Service (DaaS) is a concept that has become popular in recent times due to the increase in adoption of cloud. When it comes to data. It might some a little confusing that how can data be added to as a service model?

      DaaS offers great flexibility to users of the service in terms of not worrying about the scale, performance and maintenance of the underlying infrastructure that the service is being run on. The infrastructure automatically takes care of it for us, but given that we are dealing with a cloud model, we have all the benefits of the cloud such as pay as you go, capacity planning, and so on. This will reduce the burden of data management.