Author Archives: CloudTweaks

Government of Canada Embraces Nisha’s Cloud Recovery Product

March 17th, 2011, Toronto, Canada: Geminare, a pioneer in the Cloud Recovery space, and Nisha Technologies, one of Canada’s fastest growing aboriginal suppliers of cloud-based technologies, today announced a partnership which allows Nisha to deliver Geminare’s award-winning Cloud Recovery to the Canadian Government under its Software Licensing Supply Arrangement (SLSA). Cloud Recovery, Nisha’s latest product…

Cloud Management: An Important Consideration In The Road Map For An ISV

Cloud Management Cloud management is more than just monitoring service in the cloud computing environment. It is the task of provisioning, metering, billing and monitoring service in a cloud computing environment and staying profitable. The following key areas play an important role in operating cloud services: Self-service Portal Service Level Agreement Policy Management Metering and…

Is Cloud Lock-In A Bigger Issue Than Security?

Cloud lock-in a bigger issue than security Before LabSlice I was employed as a Security Architect for a major bank. Banks, government departments and  health providers are naturally suspicious of technology solutions that they do not fully control. This is why cloud security is frequently listed as a concern for big industry, typically followed by operational uptime concerns.…

Best Practices for Cloud Engineering

Best Practices for Cloud Engineering Cloud computing is one of the most exciting technology shifts happening in the industry today.  ISVs across the globe have started turning to cloud computing to reduce costs, shorten time-to-market, scale up or down instantly to meet predictable or unpredictable spikes in demand and expand their market share with innovative…

Cloud Data Migration: What An ISV Needs To Know

Cloud Data Migration: What an ISV Needs to Know Cloud Data migration is not new to ISVs. Data conversion from legacy systems during new implementations is common and so is the data migration during major upgrades. ISVs adopt either manual methods or proprietary tools or resort to sophisticated ETL tools for this important step of…

Venture Capitalists Should Focus On The Cloud

Venture capitalists should focus on the Cloud Cloud-based computing, software as a service (SaaS) and mobile are the next wave of technology, according to Jos White, one of the founders of MessageLabs, a cloud-based anti-virus and anti-spam company. In an interview to The Wall Street Journal, Europe, Jos White- who now runs venture capital firm…

A Taxonomy Of The Amazon Cloud

A Taxonomy Of The Amazon Cloud

Using the Amazon cloud is a challenge, partly due to the overwhelming number of terms that must be understood to just get your servers up and running. Below is a taxonomy break-down that you can use as a reference for getting started with the Amazon cloud.: Cloud Computing: A self-service environment for the creation of highly-scalable applications,…

Intel Meeting – Day In The Cloud

Meeting the Cloud Challenge Anthony Park of CloudTweaks attended Intel’s – ‘Day In The Cloud’  yesterday with a number of other prominent Media sites and Bloggers. We will be discussing some of Intel’s new developments over the next couple of weeks.

Cloud Security: Keeping Those Keys Safe

Cloud security: Keeping those keys safe Jack Murgia, from Cloud Controllers, sent me an interesting query last week: “How does LabSlice ensure that the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Access Keys remain secure within the application?” This is a great question, as the AWS Access Keys are the keys to the house for any business using the…