Macao Polytechnic Institute implemented a private cloud environment to simplify infrastructure tasks such as capacity planning and DR, and to deliver a Web-based portal for self-service IT resources provisioning. It is now able to provision virtual IT resources in minutes, not months.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 09-May-2011
While almost half of the respondents in eight APAC markets are planning a cloud implementation within the next 18 months, 53% of SMB respondents said that cloud is a priority but were concerned that limited funding may hinder cloud computing implementation.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 04-May-2011
The Chinese University's IT services center centralizes and virtualizes its computer network and resources for faster computer resources provisioning. It also reduces the number of Ethernet and Fibre Channel switches by up to 50%, saving up to 80% of the cabling and rack space.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 21-Apr-2011
In 2010, discrete IT services constituted 90% of China's IT services market, and are set to grow with more IT project rollouts. In the coming years, systems integration, infrastructure deployment and support services will continue to take the largest portion of the discrete IT services market.
by: Enterprise Innovation Editors 20-Apr-2011
To further drive private cloud adoption, Microsoft announces System Center 2012 to help users manage virtualized workloads, as well as Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, a cloud-based ERP solution built with collaboration tools and BI capabilities.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 12-Apr-2011
Cloud computing is being used to describe a growing list of computing products and services. Here is a list of 16 key attributes to help clarify the term.
by: By Andrew Milroy, Frost & Sullivan 07-Apr-2011
For enterprises in China, especially with the state-owned ones, the need to enhance operational efficiency and to tighten asset control are the biggest drivers of cloud adoption. Up till now, however, there is no clear leader in the public cloud space, or from the SaaS front.
by: Carol Ko 16-Mar-2011
A beta program from IBM's Tivoli division may upend the private cloud fight. With Tivoli for VMware, IT shops get an intriguing option for enterprise cloud management.
by: Carl Brooks, Senior Technology Writer, SearchCloudComputing.com 04-Mar-2011
With so much IT investments funneling into China, little was heard about actual cloud computing deployments. Dr Zhang Ya-qin, Microsoft's corporate VP, speaks about the current state of cloud development in China.
by: Carol Ko 23-Feb-2011
What is cloud computing? This overview defines cloud for once and for all -- until the next round of vendor hype.
by: Nick Giglia and Lucian Lipinsky de Orlov, Contributors, SearchCloudComputing.com 22-Feb-2011