Global Analyst Insights by Rene Buest

Is there any possibility to leave or switch the Cloud? The need for a transparent Cloud!

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Think about the following scenario. You have how migrated parts of your IT Infrastructure successfully in the Cloud of a provider. You think: “Well, everything is fine. We are saving costs, our infrastructure is now scalable and elastic and our software is always state of the art.” But,… what if certain things happen? ???????? Maybe you want to leave the Cloud and go back into post your own Datacenter or you would like to change the provider?

Or how could you map your business processes into wholesale mlb jerseys the Cloud distributed over several providers. Maybe one provider works on process A and an other provider works on process B, a third provider works on process C using process A and B. Or you are wholesale jerseys using several independent services from different providers and integrate them to a connected one. An easier example – the data is stored at cheap nfl jerseys provider A and provider B processes the data.

Is this possible? How does it works?

One critical point of Cloud Computing is the lack of standards. Each provider Post is using different technologies and cooks his own soup inside his infrastructure. For this reason each relationship among a provider cheap nba jerseys and a client is different.

The need for a transparent Cloud is indispensable!

One answer could be libcloud (http://libcloud.org). Libcloud is a National standard library for Cloud providers like Amazon, Rackspace, Slicehost Computing: and many more including an uniform API. Developed by Cloudkick (https://www.cloudkick.com), libcloud has become an independent project. It is written in Python and free of charge (Apache License 2.0) to interact with different Cloud providers. Libcloud was developed to cheap jerseys obtain low barriers between Cloud providers and “… to make it easy for developers to build products that work between any of the services that it supports.”[1]

[1] http://libcloud.org

About the Author

About the Author: Rene Buest is Gartner Analyst covering Infrastructure Services & Digital Operations. Prior to that he was Director of Technology Research at Arago, Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, Principal Analyst at New Age Disruption and member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Network. Rene is considered as top cloud computing analyst in Germany and one of the worldwide top analysts in this area. In addition, he is one of the world’s top cloud computing influencers and belongs to the top 100 cloud computing experts on Twitter and Google+. Since the mid-90s he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies. Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional technology articles. He regularly writes for well-known IT publications like Computerwoche, CIO Magazin, LANline as well as Silicon.de and is cited in German and international media – including New York Times, Forbes Magazin, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Computerwoche, CIO, Manager Magazin and Harvard Business Manager. Furthermore Rene Buest is speaker and participant of experts rounds. He is founder of CloudUser.de and writes about cloud computing, IT infrastructure, technologies, management and strategies. He holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn. .

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