Cloud computing gaining momentum in South Africa

Cloud computing gaining momentum in South Africa
With security concerns and bandwidth limitations now being overcome, Paul McKibbin, Divisional CEO at Jasco Carrier Networks, looks at how South Africa is warming up to cloud computing. Cloud computing is gaining ground in South Africa for a number of
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Tintri's Spiffy and Pricey Storage Array
By David Strom / August 24, 2011 8:00 PM / 0 Comments This post is part of our ReadWriteCloud channel, which is dedicated to covering virtualization and cloud computing. The channel is sponsored by Intel and VMware. Read the white paper about how Intel
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Cloud computing is the way forward for SMBs: Trend Micro
The message to big and small business is simple: Get on the Cloud, it's the way of the future. Rob Livingstone Advisory principal, Rob Livingstone, began his journey into the world of cloud computing about six years ago when he was working at Ricoh and
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Question by TimmyJ: Anybody think cloud computing will destroy a lot of the IT industry?
As more and more companies move towards cloud computing and web based apps, does anybody else think it will eliminate many IT jobs, hardware and software companies? If everything is running in large data centers, won’t this be where most jobs will be based?

Anybody have comforting thoughts for those of us working in the network/systems administration field of things.

Best answer:

Answer by Frederic
All cloud computing does is move the compute-intensive stuff into a different realm. For the most part, the Global 2000 (who account for upwards of 80% of all money spent on IT) is already running in data centers. What’s happening now is “datacenter transformation,” which means smaller servers (blades), networked storage (SAN) and virtualized hardware (VM). There will still be plenty of jobs for those who are able to evolve and adapt.

Darwinism at its finest. 🙂

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