Archive for ‘Data Center’

July 4, 2011

Cloud Client Computing

Client cloud computing offers lot of benefits to the organisation. Energy efficient (Green IT), up to date, more reliable, access anywhere, portable, mobility, cost effective, easy to deploy, easy to re-store, less management and maintenance. Client computing challenges are handled by cloud client computing.  To maintain client systems, every organisations spending good amount money. Engineers required all the sites. These challenges handled by cloud. In this category I can recommend a product Wyse.

Cloud Client Computing

Cloud Client Computing

Wyse Cloud Client Portfolio

  1. Wyse Cloud Clients
    • Wyse Thin Clients – Sophisticated. Secure. Friendly. Performance with flexible functionality.
    • Wyse Zero Clients – Simple. Secure. Stingy. Performance with dedicated functionality.
    • Cloud PCs – Familiar. Performance. Improved. The PC, only better – with centralized OS, applications, and content.
  2. Handhelds – Complete support for Apple iOS and Google Android smartphones and tablets viaWyse PocketCloud, the leading Mobile Cloud Software for enterprises and consumers.
  3. Wyse Ultra-thin Firmware – Wyse ThinOSLinuxWindows CE and Windows Embedded Standard– the most comprehensive, secure, scalable and reliable cloud client firmware suite in the industry.

Wyse Cloud Software Portfolio

  1. Wyse Cloud Client Software
    • Wyse Zero™ – Cloud-based technology engine powering a new world of cloud-connected dedicated Zero Clients.
    • Wyse Mobile Cloud Software – Wyse PocketCloud, the leading cloud-based mobile app suite connecting you to your personal, private or public cloud from any handheld.
    • Wyse Cloud PC Software – Cloud-based software to cloudify your PCs, TCs, or VMs by centralizing their OS, apps and content in a private cloud.
  2. Wyse Management Software – Secure. Scalable. Cloud-centric remote device management for the extended enterprise.
  3. Wyse Virtualization Software – Delivering the best user experience and optimized performance for any cloud client deployment.

June 12, 2011

Riverbed Whitewater™ and Steelhead™, – Cloud Data Protection for Backup, Archive, and Disaster Recovery

Riverbed Cloud Service products, Whitewater™ and Steelhead™, enable organizations to improve their data protection and disaster recovery strategies quickly and easily. The Riverbed Whitewater™ appliance enables organizations to increase their data protection and disaster recovery strategies by moving backup data directly into cloud storage. Organizations looking to leverage cloud storage will be able to deploy Whitewater without any changes to their existing backup processes or products. Moreover, backups moved into the cloud will be de duplicated in-line, reducing overall bandwidth and cloud storage requirements, and the data will be secured at rest, as well as in flight to the cloud, making cloud storage, cloud backup, and cloud archive an integral part of an organization’s data protection strategy.

Key Whitewater Benefits:

  • Reduce disaster recover costs with cloud data protection
  • Meet accelerated recovery SLAs
  • Simplify off-site data storage for DR
  • Secure offsite data
  • Deploy with no change to existing backup infrastructure

 

Cloud Steelhead™

Cloud Steelhead™ offers the same WAN optimization functionality you’ve come to know and trust, in a form factor that’s much better suited for public cloud environments. It completely interoperates with Steelhead® appliances, Virtual Steelhead™, and Steelhead Mobile™ clients.

Cloud Steelhead includes tools that allow for instant deployment and easy cloning of instances. It also has a uniquely advanced model for intercepting traffic in the cloud. In addition, a new portal allows for easy management and licensing, and instant upgrades of cloud Steelhead instances.

Key benefits of Cloud Steelhead:

  • Instant deployment
  • Simple, portal-based management
  • Elastic sizing and easy cloning
  • Advanced cloud interception
  • Cloud-like pricing model

March 10, 2011

Cloud Computing World Forum Middle East and Africa in Dubai

I had a chance to attend the conference (09-03-2011). It was rich contented and lot of thought process in different angles. Its benefits, commercials, challenges, security, legal and future. One thing sure the drive is towards cloud, it’s private, public and hybrid. Cloud computing is there the time internet started or the mainframe started. Now the service delivery models changed. Tomorrow this service can call it as different name with some added value or modifications. Discussion of PaaS, IaaS, SaaS was fruitful and given thought of the service model. Cloud model has CAPX and OPX benefits. But it’s depends the maturity of the organization or how the approach is. Couple of challenges related to this region discussed about the connectivity, legal aspects and security. More and more players coming this market with different service design. The concept still to go for more maturity and definitions. Virtualisation, consolidation, thin clients are the couple of components making this journey. Anywhere any time access. Optimization and de-duplication also part in it.

Cloud Computing World Forum Middle East and Africa in Dubai

December 23, 2010

Cloud Infrastructure

I was reading through the could infrastructure. It’s going to change the way we work with infrastructure. For me as an infrastructure professional it’s change the environment. Very easy to build the systems. Easy access, easy disconnection and lot more change the way we manage.

My end user desk tops are from cloud. My server’s and application’s are from cloud. I will be keeping a big pipe WAN link, dump terminals, telephones, and LAN connections of these. The entire infrastructure is from cloud. Applications are browser based. All the applications are accessed through an integrated area or form a portal. All the infrastructure is managed cloud provider. Locally no server, no data, no application. More and more mobile workers. Good to see more……

Cloud Infrastructure

November 11, 2010

DatacenterDynamics

I had a chance to attend DatacenterDynamics event on 2nd November 2010 Dubai. It was rich contented and helpful to understand the major challenges of data centre. Infrastructure Technologies and methodologies. One of the main areas I noticed in terms of the power and cooling. Scalable and manageable UPS solution. Manageable PDU. Power monitoring solutions. UPS battery monitoring. Power hot spot monitoring, and alerting. In areas of cooling, rack oriented cooling solutions, instead of cooling the entire room. Reduction of carbon foot print, green focused data centre operation. The areas I mentioned here giving lot of cost reduction in CAPX, OPX and high availability, reliability.

Another interesting part was the panel discussion. It was extremely excellent.

June 30, 2009

Data Center Remote Monitoring

Keep updated the status of data center equipments is a challenge for data center owners. Especially we are using multi vendor products. The critical data center physical infrastructures like CCU, UPS, Cooling, Fire, Raw Power, and Generator. There couple of high end sophisticated technologies available in the market. Considering the cost and effectiveness of the solution, we can build cost effective monitoring systems. The devices talk all the physical infrastructure products and collect the alert and generate voice call to 4 different numbers. The call ends until someone acknowledges the call. The auto dialer solutions available in the market, it’s very simple and easy to manage. The beauty of the product is, we get different alarm message counts. If we want to monitor devices, four alarm message device, like that. The requirements to set up the solution are a analog telephone line, auto dialer device, volt free contact connectivity from all the physical devices. Whenever any devices have failure, the auto dialer generates call to phone numbers and play the pre-recorded message.

It’s a cost effective, easy manage and robust solution for data center monitoring.