Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 23, 2016
Amadeus is a leading provider of innovative technology solutions for the global travel industry. To meet changing customer demand, the €4 billion company needed a new computing platform that was highly available, flexible, and tolerant to infrastructure fluctuations. Amadeus chose OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat as the foundation for its new application infrastructure. When the project is complete, Amadeus expects the cloud solution to decrease system latency for better customer service, increase platform availability, streamline operations through automation, and reduce time to market for new services.
On-Demand Managed Hosting ranges from simple Managed Servers with one or two processors to the design of complex computing environments, which typically include multiple servers, storage, networking, security, backup, load balancing, and more.
Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.
At the time this definition was published, “cloud” was already part of industry parlance, and was beginning to take root in the general lexicon. Additionally, global business spending for infrastructure and services related to the cloud had topped $78 billion. This year, enterprise spending on the cloud will reach an estimated $174 billion, and is expected to climb to $235 billion by 2017.2 Inevitably, as both business IT and consumer mindsets evolve toward the cloud in coming years, we will continue to witness dramatic growth in IT products in some areas, and significant reductions in other areas—resulting in a reshaping of the industry as a whole.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Jan 19, 2016
In recent years, the term “cloud” has appeared seemingly everywhere. But it’s become difficult to understand what precisely someone means when they say “cloud.” The National Institute of Standards and Technology defines cloud computing as a “model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g. networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.”
Enterprises are rapidly adopting cloud computing solutions in order to meet dynamically changing business
requirements. These solutions are typically comprised of both private and public cloud deployments, resulting in
the creation of hybrid clouds that are designed to rapidly scale up and down in response to user demands, and they
provide the advantages of elastic computing economics. In order to benefit from this environment, businesses need
to connect with these hybrid clouds more easily from their heterogeneous bases, and balance the need for
compliance and control against the need to rapidly innovate and the ability to scale as required. This presents a
complex integration challenge for IT organizations. As a result, they increasingly find themselves brokering cloud
services as opposed to creating an all-private cloud environment.