Tag Archives : cloud


Management algorithms a cloud panacea?

In the article below, Kevin Fogarty tackles the thorny topic of data centre power management, a huge subject that encompasses cloud and virtualization technologies, the politics of efficiency vs. uptime in facilities management as well as power and carbon pricing. He has chosen to focus in this piece on recent research exploring the potential for [...]

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Richard Seroter, head of product management, CenturyLink Cloud

CTS a new private cloud ‘standards’ bearer

Long heralded as the cloud of choice for businesses with unique data security, privacy or regulatory requirements, private cloud deployment is like an itch that won’t go away. Despite media and industry focus on the efficiency and cost savings to be won in multi-tenant environments, organizational need to leverage existing system and infrastructure investments, new [...]


David Shacochis, VP, cloud automation platform, CenturyLInk Technology Solutions

Automation overdrive: from IaaS to Blueprint engine

“Automation is the lifeblood of cloud,” according to David Shacochis. “It’s like liquidity in the financial sphere – if we had to barter and negotiate every single transaction, the economy would stagnate.” Shacochis’ observation speaks to a perception of cloud technology that is commonly held if not well understood – and to his own firm [...]


Building support for cloud adoption

For users of IT, cloud entails new ways of thinking about the acquisition and consumption of technology. But if properly understood and managed, cloud’s value proposition – cost savings and business agility – is well worth the effort involved in rethinking the application of technology to business processes. With cloud, though, we’re still early in [...]

Doug Kennedy, VP, Dynamics enterprise sales and customer lifecycle management, Microsoft