2010. április 5., hétfő

Open cloud: Game changing technology for govts

Governments use technology extensively to support their missions. Cloud computing is next generation IT which governments can use to change how they operate IT, how they store data and applications, and make these readily available any time, anywhere using any device. Cloud computing is gamechanging technology.



Governments use technology extensively to support their missions. Cloud computing is next generation IT which governments can use to change how they operate IT, how they store data and applications, and make these readily available any time, anywhere using any device. Cloud computing is gamechanging technology.
Red Hat urges governments to implement cloud computing founded on both open standards and open source as de facto. Open Source technology by its nature, provides a robust and interoperable foundation for many of today‘s cloud computing deployments. Moreover, it obviates the problem of vendor lock-in that has prevailed for decades.

Red Hat has the enabling open source technology that governments can already leverage today to implement robust, high performance clouds that are reliable, available and scalable.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation is the foundational technology for delivering flexible cloud computing environments. Built on a powerful set of open source technologies and adhering to openstandards, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation enables all applications, even the most mission-critical, to be virtualised at the level of performance, scalability and reliability required for the public sector.

Only Red Hat provides the strongest combination of KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine), the industry’s highest-performing, most scalable and secure hypervisor technology embedded in the operating system, and the inherent strengths of open source.

A single virtual server running Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation can process more than one million messages per second with sub-200 microsecond latency. Such high I/O throughput and low latency features are especially valuable for database workloads.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation can consolidate more than 600 virtual machines with enterprise workloads on a single physical server – more than any competitive solution. It also delivers unmatched performance and scalability for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows guests.

In benchmark tests, virtualised servers with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation running enterprise applications such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft Exchange, delivered between 95 and 138 per cent of the bare metal performance of a single server.

A paradigm shift

In a recent report, Goldman Sachs describes cloud computing as a paradigm shift for IT and predicts that over the next three years a majority of enterprise workloads will migrate from non-cloud, onpremise infrastructure to a hybrid public-private cloud ecosystem. To grasp the future potential of cloud computing, we only need to reflect on the effects of the Internet on the lives of populations worldwide in recent times.
For governments to accomplish their multiple missions, from providing education and housing for their people to development and defence, can they really afford to be behind the curve and not avail themselves of technology that is transforming? Open cloud computing forces governments to rethink how they spend billions of taxpayer dollars each year.

Source: FutureGov
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