Hybrid cloud is a composition of two or more clouds (private or public) that remain distinct entities but are bound together, offering the benefits of multiple deployment models.
October 24th, 2017 As Global Cloud Product Manager at NTT Com Managed Services, running the alliance of NTT Com (overseas) with Microsoft in regards to Azure, I have been coordinating our NTT Com initiatives worldwide to get ourselves to the right status as a global company that we are and as a powerful and efficient Microsoft partner. In October 2017, we were recognized as included in the Top 23 of Azure Manage Services Providers (MSO) all of fame by Stackfy. As you can see, we are the only MSP covering all the areas.
My personal comments: NTT Com Announced Early Support for Microsoft Azure Stack on July 10th, 2017, a few hours after Microsoft announced Azure Stack GA on the first day of Microsoft Inspire event in Washington D.C. At NTT Com we had been working very hard in partnership with Microsoft and HPE to be ready to go in the first day, leading the first wave globally, leveraging NTT Com's global footprint, extensive international IP backbone, and massive expertise in Data Center and Managed Services businesses. This press releases made it official worldwide. PRESS RELEASE NTT Com Announces Early Support for Microsoft Azure Stack Delivering balance, agility and control across hybrid cloud environments Tokyo – 10th July 2017. NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TYO: 9432), is pleased to announce it is an early supporter of Microsoft Azure Stack across both Europe and the U.S. to provide customers with full migration and outsourcing skills in readiness for the Microsoft product launch, currently due in September 2017. Azure Stack is designed to bring many of the features of the Azure cloud computing platform into the enterprise data center, providing hybrid cloud customers with the flexibility and innovation capabilities designed to meet the business objectives of those adopting a data transformation strategy. "We are delighted to be an early supporter of Microsoft Azure Stack," said Hirofumi Miyama, Senior Vice President, Head of Managed Services at NTT Com. "Azure Stack is a game changing product and a strategic part of our cloud services portfolio moving forward. It is particularly relevant to those customers who have been previously held back from Hybrid Cloud adoption, due to data sovereignty rules or governance [...]
BYOD & Mobile Workers and pushing in the Security and Software distribution traditional headaches, making them bigger, faster and more critical. In the background, a Desktop transformation is rolling. Why a Desktop Transformation? Gartner says in 2020 45% of the organization will have no owned devices, that is, they will be 100% BYOD organization, and only 15% or the organization will have no BYOD in place. Take a minute to think about these figures. They are awesome! We are not talking only about employees that bring they own laptop to the office, we are also talkling about tablets, phones and any new device that will allow employees to access their data and applications to create value for corporations. Forrester ( “2013 Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends”. Feb 2014) shows how new devices are becoming usual devices to work: In the same report, Forrester points out that currenty more than 29% of workers are "anytime & any-device" workers: So there is an evidence: BYOD , Mobility, Anytime, Any-Device... all these topics put more and more pressure in IT departments to be able to deliver applications to all these devices and users without compromising security. Layer Cake Transformation "Anytime, anywhere information Work is the new normal" (Forrester,"2013 Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends". Feb 2014). This is IT CONSUMERIZATION. What is really happening is that the standard Layer Cake with HW, OS, Applications and Users, is exploding into many pieces, i.e.: new Operating Systems, tons of new devices. IT consumerization is driving the change, and nothing is going to stop it. We can track this change over the years, starting in the old PC, then VDI attempt, and finally, Workspaces. [...]
I have been using Google Apps for years to manage my own domain e-mail accounts, and it works pretty well! ... when you get used to their stream model for organising mails. And it is free, sorry, it WAS free. Since Dec. 12, you have to pay 4 €/month to get the service. :( This is NOT good news. Yesterday I needed a powerfull mail-engine for a new domain that I bought. So I went out and saw what is out there. I found Outlook.com, former Hotmail service. Uhmmm.. Microsoft offering free service?? Let's see... They offer basically the same features as Google Apps plus some interesting advantages: 7 GB storage capacity in Skydrive (more than Google Drive). You can go back to the classic way for classifying mails in folders, not just tags like in gmail. The one I like most: you can edit MS-Office files in the Cloud like if you were in your Desktop computer with MS-Office Apps. This is a wonderful feature. Neither Dropbox, nor Google Apps can do that. Here you can find a more deep comparison. I must confess that I have to test Outlook.com sychro with muy smartphone, but first attempts have been successful. Up to now, I must recommend Outlook.com for those who need a free and powerful mail engine for their own domain, with excellent features. update July 2013. Outlook does not support IMAP, so why don't you try Zoho.com? I have been using it for 3 month and it quite good. NO adds!!
If you are interested in creating the QR for your own business card, you can follow two lines: 1.- Create a QR code containing ALL the information about your business card (see http://goqr.me) 2.- Create a simpler QR Code referring to a web platform that is the one that really contain your info. (see http://scan.me) Pro's & Con's Direct QR: you do not depend on anyone to have your code operative, BUT it is much darker and less attractive Indirect QR: it is much more attractive, but it will only work if the Code platform works. Type 1: Type 2: I strongly recommend Type 2 for marketing purposes.