In an interesting article for eWeek Chris Preimesberger discusses Novells report that cloud computing adoption is taking place at a much faster pace than previously anticipated.
Most businesses are focusing on private clouds, but over a third see a mixed private/public cloud approach as the way forward and over 80% believe public cloud adoption will take place alongside private clouds, which will predominantly use company owned data centers rather than replace them. This information came from a survey Novell initiated of 200 IT Leaders at large enterprise organizations.
For many companies already involved in virtualizing migrating services to the cloud is a natural next step.
Novell’s Cloud Manager is designed for the heterogeneous reality of most IT environments, which the company said gives users the freedom and flexibility to create and manage private clouds which support all leading hypervisors, operating systems and hardware platforms. This is becoming more important as today’s enterprises increasingly deploy a mix of hypervisors in their data centers.
The product currently supports a range of industry hypervisors and operating systems, such as VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and open source Xen; operating systems including SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Microsoft Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
The aim is for Novell Cloud Manager to enable customers to create and securely manage a cloud computing environment as an extension of existing data center resources.