02 Mar / 2015
A Platform for Cloud Video Editing and Content Management
Whether for the desktops, laptops, tablets, or mobile phones, it’s no argument that video has become the king medium for content consumption. To stay relevant and competitive, companies are becoming content creators — with marketing budgets being channeled into the video medium in increasing amounts. This has created a new challenge and business units are now realizing it’s necessary to deploy and own a video content management system or platform that helps them not only ingest and edit video but also share, distribute, manage and possibly monetize their content online across a variety of devices. Enter Kaltura, one of the world’s leading video platforms for a wide variety of applications and use cases in video content delivery and management.
The Rise Of The Industrial Internet Will Drive Cloud Adoption In 2015
When we talk about the Internet, we tend to have in mind the consumer Internet, the Internet that we all use every day and that is the foundation of modern communication, publishing, and eCommerce. When we talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), which is really just the Internet extended beyond traditional computing devices, we think about Nest, and Philips Hue, and the other sensor-laden, Internet-connected devices that are likely to find their way into our lives in the coming year.
10 Feb / 2015
2015 Will Be The Year Of The Federated Cloud
The original promise of the cloud was that it would offer powerful infrastructure suitable to any computing task to anyone with the means to pay — and that users would need to pay far less than under traditional infrastructure procurement and deployment models.
For the most part, cloud vendors have fulfilled that promise. Startups and established businesses now have easy access to more powerful infrastructure more easily than could have been dreamed of a decade ago, and that’s been a powerful economic benefit. Businesses that could never have existed in the early years of the dot com era are now flourishing in the cloud. Entrepreneurs are able to bring more ideas to fruition and they’re freer to experiment because failure doesn’t mean what it used to.
Small and Medium Businesses Gain from Multi-Cloud Marketplaces
As cloud adoption has grown, a pattern has developed. While businesses of all sizes have recognized the value of cloud computing and adopted its various service modalities, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) adoption has been significantly higher among enterprise-sized organizations, while smaller businesses have predominantly chosen software-as-a-service (SaaS). Of course, there is plenty of crossover, and while smaller companies that are largely web-based have enthusiastically adopted IaaS, a significant majority of smaller manufacturing, service, logistics, and retail companies have stuck to more traditional models of infrastructure deployment like colocation and in-house data centers.
What Is The Relationship Between Hybrid Clouds And Federated Clouds?
The cloud world is awash with buzzwords and marketing jargon as cloud vendors seek to differentiate themselves, as the cloud marketplace adapts to the changing needs of clients, and as legacy vendors try to jump on the cloud bandwagon. Some of it’s just verbiage for the sake of verbiage, but there are a few key terms that business users of cloud services need to understand if they’re to make the most of the cloud.
Federated Clouds Help Businesses Weather Catastrophic Infrastructure Loss
In 2013, over 100 billion dollars were lost by businesses in the US because of freak weather outbreaks. More was lost to fire, to vandalism, to theft, and the many other “black swan” occurrences that can cause catastrophic losses of infrastructure. The cliché is that around eighty percent of businesses that suffer a catastrophic data loss will fail within two years. There’s some doubt that this figure is entirely accurate, but it’s certainly fair to say that in a data centered world, loss of data or of computing infrastructure costs money, jobs, and opportunities.
Trusted IT Partners Are Key To Business Customers’ Full Cloud Experience
While many factors are leading larger enterprises to eagerly turn to cloud infrastructure and services, an overwhelming majority consider themselves handicapped by an inability to tie together their cloud-based functions into a single, self-service dashboard, or “cloud ecosystem hub,” according to a recent report from Forrester Research.
Simplify And Innovate The Way You Consume Cloud, released by Forrester this past October as commissioned by Infosys, extensively surveyed 300 high-level tech decision-makers from major corporations spanning various sectors across North America, Europe and Australia.
The majority indicated they’ve migrated both mission-critical and secondary IT functions to a hybrid cloud infrastructure over just the past few years, leveraging the three areas of cloud computing: infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS).
11 Dec / 2014
Building the Perfect Digital Media Content Cloud
Is it your responsibility to provide backend services for digital content? If you think so, you probably spend your days struggling to balance the capabilities of the network with the needs of users and customers.
When projects are in development, resource needs will fluctuate wildly as content is created, uploaded, and revised. Then, after the content is released, demand will peak again and hold steady for a while, with occasional spikes from media coverage or social networking recommendations.
But whether the traffic is accelerating or decelerating, you need to provide consistent service and availability. People working under deadlines don’t care about the strain on the server; they need to get their work done. And viewers, trained to expect instant gratification, aren’t going to fold their hands and wait for content to stream or download smoothly.
Branded Cloud Marketplaces: A New Way to Offer Cloud
ComputeNext’s branded cloud marketplace enables agencies, consultants, solution providers, and channel resellers to offer their clients an integrated white label cloud brokerage.
Our cloud marketplace is a powerful solution for businesses that would like offer clients and employees the ability to quickly find a suitable cloud platform, deploy their workloads and applications, and build a federated cloud from the offerings of multiple vendors.
It helps the cloud fulfill its early promise: no vendor lock-in, no limitations in vendor choice, and the ability to choose platforms for specific tasks and workloads with a unified interface and API.
21 Oct / 2014
Keeping Track of Cloud Costs with Brokerages
One of the major reasons that the cloud has found so much success is cost. That the cloud is cheaper than traditional infrastructure deployments because of its more efficient utilization of physical hardware is hard to contest, but lower costs over the lifetime of a deployment are less important than the way in which on-demand pricing allows companies to pay for what they use as they use it. The cloud is a more efficient way to pay for computing resources.