When is cloud suitable for a basic website? Part 2

When is cloud suitable for a basic website? I recently argued that cloud is not a suitable solution for the online shops, blogs, forums and content driven sites that constitute the vast majority of the web. After all, these are websites that need nothing more than a CPU and a database, which can be provided

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Cloud Hypermarket on the Future of Cloud Computing and Microsoft’s “Cloud Power” Campaign

Cloud computing spending will account for 25% of annual IT expenditure growth by 2012 and nearly a third of the growth the following year. “The battle for Cloud dominance is heating up, with the release of Office 365, it will be very interesting to see where the next big play comes from. Andrew Gradwell Director

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RightNow Announces Cloud Computing Security Event for Government IT Managers

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Webinar features Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) web expert RightNow Technologies today announced a new cloud computing security event aimed at helping government IT managers determine the path to secure applications and services in the cloud. Produced by Government Executive Media Group, the virtual event will take

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Cloud vs. VPS vs. Shared Hosting – Part 1

A lot of startups and SMBs need access to very basic server resources to host their website. They don’t require cloud based REST APIs, automatic scaling or the ability to run their application as part of a high-performance compute cluster. These are your traditional content providers that sell products in on-line shops, host blogs with

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Ingram Micro Cloud – Ingram Micro Takes Cloud Computing Strategy Online

Distributor furthers its cloud strategy with new Ingram Micro Cloud partner enablement platform, Cloud Services Network and online Cloud Marketplace SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Expanding its leadership and visibility as a master aggregator of IT services, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) is pleased to announce the Ingram Micro Cloud. Referred to

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Africa and the Mobile Handset Series Part 1

Africa’s mobile market is the fastest growing in the world, growing at twice the global rate. 1 A consistent market growth can be witnessed with the rapid innovation of new products and solutions for the African mobile user by mobile carriers and content developers. In this part of the series: Africa and the mobile handset,

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New Cloud File Sharing Service – WatchDox, Selected as Finalist for UP 2010 Cloud Computing Award

New Cloud File Sharing Service – WatchDox, Selected as Finalist Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) November 5, 2010 – Confidela, the maker of WatchDox, a document control, tracking and protection solution, today announced that it has been named a finalist for the UP 2010 Cloud Computing Award’s “Most Innovative” category, an annual review of cloud computing

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Cloud Industry Forum moves to drive clarity in cloud with new code of practice

November will see the full launch of the Cloud Industry Forum code of practice for clarity on cloud computing. Chairman of the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) is Andy Burton, who is also CEO of cloud computing company Fasthosts. He told SC Magazine on the launch of the draft of the code of practice that ‘the market

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Cloudstock: The Woodstock for Cloud Developers – Hosted By Force.com

Cloudstock: The Woodstock for Cloud Developers Right now, top-flight developers are innovating at the leading edge of cloud computing using powerful platforms, APIs, and services that you may not even know exist. That’s because the next generation of cloud development is being invented fast and furiously by a slew of companies, big and small, delivering

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Microsoft, Accenture and WSP Environment & Energy Study Shows Significant Energy and Carbon Emissions Reduction Potential From Cloud Computing

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 4, 2010 — Businesses that choose to run business applications in the cloud can help reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by a net 30 percent or more versus running those same applications on their own infrastructure. These findings, from a study commissioned by Microsoft Corp. and conducted by Accenture and

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