Cisco Aggressively Works with Red Hat to Make Cloud Computing Services Cheaper

The partnership between two giants to make cloud computing services cheaper would unleash the power of Internet of Things (IoT).

CiscoGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced this weekend by Red hat that both Cisco Systems and Red Hat are aggressively working to enhance the security, performance, cost efficiency and reliability of the cloud computing services. This partnership was agreed upon recently to strengthen the concept of Internet of Things IoT in the domain of cloud computing services based on the OpenStack platform. It was further elaborated in the official announcement this week that the vendors are facing serious challenges in the handling of big data; and they are pursuing different strategies based on cloud computing services to make it easier to handle. The development of Internet of Things would be very helpful for these people to manage their big data in the cloud computing ecosystem.

This aggressive approach of both giants would enable the clients to avail the cloud computing services based OpenStack on very cheap rates. This collaborative approach is being undertaken to substantiate the dream of Cisco Systems related to the ‘Application Centric Infrastructure’ based on cloud environment.

redhat“Red Hat has a very large ecosystem and Cisco does as well, so, when you put those two ecosystems together, that provides a lot of opportunities from a vendor standpoint,” said the general manager of Cloud Product Strategy at Red Hat Company, Mr. Bryan Che in his official statement. He further added, “The partnership will allow Cisco to integrate its UCS gear with Red Hat’s OpenStack and open source distributions. OpenStack will be combined with Cisco’s UCS servers, Nexus switches and management software. The Cisco-Red Hat integrated systems will be available in different editions, including a starter edition for private clouds, an advanced edition for large private clouds and an advanced ACI edition for deploying scale-out clouds”.

It is very important to note that the dream project of Cisco systems based on Application Specific Infrastructure is a comprehensive approach to manage the big data and other applications in the cloud computing environment at very cheap rates. At present the complexity of the network to manage the big data and other company information is very high, and it requires huge money to manage. Although, Cisco is already helping its customer through two different approaches – Software Defined Networking SDN, and Network Function Virtualization NFV –, which costs them a bit higher than the anticipated cost.

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IBM Introduces Intel’s Chip Level Security to SoftLayer Cloud Computing Severs

SoftLayer is the first company in the ‘Cloud Computing Service’ domain to incorporate Intel’s chip based security in its services.

softlayerGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the SoftLayer Company on Monday, September 08, 2014 that it has implemented the most secure and robust security modules based on the Intel’s chips in its cloud computing services. The chip level security of Intel Corporation is based on the most cutting edge technology of the company called as Trusted Execution Technology (TXT). The TXT is the most powerful monitoring and security tool, which will be used in the cloud computing services for the SoftLayer enterprise customers. It was informed in the statement of the company that many companies that require very high level security will be able to get the level of security they are looking for such as, semi government, government and other organizations.

In his official statement, the chief technology officer at SoftLayer Cloud Computing Company, Mr. Marc Jones said, “TXT can offer a “chain-of-trust” from the SoftLayer servers back to an organization’s internal auditing and compliance monitoring processes. TXT also provides a validation that the device hasn’t been tampered with, and that there isn’t any man-in-the-middle spoofing. We can offer a chain-of-trust from the customer’s on-premise environment to the SoftLayer environment.” While talking about the features and capabilities of the TXT technology, Jones added that, “TXT also offers the ability to identify the exact location of a server through geolocational tracking, so the customer can be assured that its cloud server is located where SoftLayer claims it to be. Many government agencies require that their external cloud operations take place within their own jurisdiction. With TXT, I can know where my servers are in the cloud.”

It was further elaborated in the company statement that, the TXT is proven technology in terms of monitoring and security that will be very beneficial for many kinds of organizations such governmental, financial, and healthcare organizations. The chip is incorporated in Xeon processor; it verifies each and every cloud computing service components such as, hypervisor, operating system, and firmware to make sure that they are authentic and secure to be allowed in the cloud computing platform of SoftLayer. This technology is available in different Soft Layer’s bare metal servers such as, Xeon E-5 4600, Xeon E-5 1200-V3, and Xeon E-5 2600-V2. The more processors would be added with other releases.

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F5 Networks Bestowed with Cloud Computing Automation Award in VMworld Conference 2014

It was a great recognition for F5 Networks for its commendable contribution in the domain of cloud computing service automation.

f5-networkGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the F5 Networks – the provider of cloud computing automation services for cloud based applications – yesterday on Thursday September 04, 2014 that it received a praiseworthy recognition of “Cloud Automation Award” in the VMworld conference 2014 organized by VMware Company and its cloud computing services partners. This award was bestowed for the great contribution offered by the company in the domain of cloud computing management and automation services.

In the statement, it was further elaborated that this award was decided on the basis of the contribution of the company towards ‘Cloud Management Marketplace’. The final winner was decided on the basis of services or solutions downloads, and the breadth of use of these services in managing the cloud computing services across the globe.

The F5 Network’s plug-in that was the main contributor to winning of this award offers a wide range of actions and workflows that are conformable to BGP-IP applications in the VMware cloud computing ecosystems.

While talking about the VMware cloud ecosystem, the Senior Director, Product Management Division at VMware, Mr. Wayne Greene said, “VMware’s Cloud Management Marketplace is designed to make it even easier for organizations to find and learn about third-party products and technologies, supported by solutions from our extensive vendor and partner community. We have seen our partner ecosystem more than double in the last year with more than 200 solutions available from 60-plus partners. Customers enjoy the ability to extend the management and orchestration capabilities of their deployments, with access to integrated vendor and partner solutions in a one-stop shop. We’re pleased to recognize the F5 Networks Management Plug-in for vCenter Orchestrator with the marketplace’s Cloud Automation award for 2014.”

The statement further informed that the F5 Plug-in offer highly featured tasks for the customers in the domain of cloud computing services automation such as, auto-scaling, patching, automatic system maintenance, and service provisioning and others. This plug-in is also available for downloading from the company’s corporate website at no charges.

Mr. Calvin Rowland, the vice president of business development division at F5 networks, in his official statement said, “Our priority is to make flexible, programmable Software Defined Application Services™ available to organizations regardless of the physical and virtual components they choose for their infrastructures.”

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