If you think about it, almost every business today is, in some fashion, a technology business. From SMBs to global enterprises, businesses depend on technology to manage operations, find new customers, communicate with customers, make important business decisions, and stay competitive. Technology goes beyond just driving operational efficiency and reducing costs. More and more, data and the technology that transforms it into knowledge drive business innovation and competitive advantage.
For all you cloud administrators out there, we salute you. We understand that managing private cloud environments can be complex. You have to provide secure and fully-isolated compute and networking resources for a whole host of different stakeholder organizations in order to support their myriad of critical enterprise applications. That means you have to monitor the hardware, troubleshoot incidents, execute disaster recovery plans, provision and migrate VMs, and even provide reporting on usage and chargebacks. Wow. I get tired just thinking about it.
As the new operational model of choice, cloud is changing how organizations work. It enables you to create new technologies, new applications, and new delivery models. It can help you work smarter and bring products to market faster. And eventually, your organization will rely on the cloud to run its entire operation.
Last month, we hosted a conversation around leveraging Oracle MiniCluster’s simplicity, out-of-the-box performance and reliability to help enterprises adopt the same type of DevOps model that agile startups have adopted.
Your business demands the cloud for speed and agility. But is your database platform ready? Oracle can put you on the right path to a private cloud with Oracle Database Appliance.
These days, it seems like every tech magazine, vendor, and IT organization are relentlessly focused on cloud computing. It’s easy to get impatient with what may seem like a lot of hype, but there really is a good reason for all the excitement.
A challenge for any cloud installation is the constant tradeoff of availability versus security. In general, the more fluid your cloud system (i.e., making virtualized resources available on demand more quickly and easily), the more your system becomes open to certain cyberattacks. This tradeoff is perhaps most acute during active virtual machine (VM) migration, when a VM is moved from one physical host to another transparently, without disruption of the VM’s operations. Live virtual machine migration is a crucial operation in the day-to-day management of modern cloud environment.