Preventing A Cloud Outage

Preventing A Cloud Outage What are the most common cloud outages and how to prevent them? A service disruption is a technical perfect storm. Initial mistakes made by engineers can cause the appearance of several other bugs and glitches. The fact with the cloud is that “a host can and will fail” says Evan Cooke,

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Disaster Management Checklist For Cloud Computing Customers

Disaster Management Checklist For Cloud Computing Customers Last week I covered some aspects of disaster management on the cloud. I will continue where I left off and cover more details on the disaster planning part. Here is a checklist of things you must have for disaster planning and recovery. What are the emergency contact number

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Seamless Cloud Storage Solution Now Available

Seamless Cloud Storage Solution Now Available iSpaces Offers Portal to Multiple Cloud Storage Providers iSpaces launches its new cloud storage solution today, FileSpace, offering the first and only service allowing users to seamlessly access their favorite online storage providers all together in one place. Users can simply drag and drop files between Dropbox, Box, iSpaces

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“Private Cloud Is Like A Summer Home, While The Public Cloud Is A Hotel.” – Part 1

“Private cloud is like a summer home, while the public cloud is a hotel.” – Part 1 This is something I said during a recent Twitter chat on 12 April focusing on the interactions between the public and private clouds, and how converged clouds may be the solution to several associated problems (the conversations are

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Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 3

Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 3 Continued From Part 2 Backup and Recovery The backup and recovery policies and procedures of a cloud service may be superior to those of the organization and, if copies are maintained in diverse geographic locations, may be more robust. In many circumstances, data maintained within a cloud

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Is Your Company Ready For A Cloud Service Outage?

Is Your Company Ready For A Cloud Service Outage? If you are using one of the major CSPs (cloud service providers) you may already be used to major service outages. Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Google Apps and Microsoft Azure have all had their fair share of outages in the past 18 months, and some of them

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The Top Five Threats To Cloud Computing

The Top Five Threats To Cloud Computing With hundreds of enterprises migrating to cloud services every day, it looks like the march to cloud everything is inevitable and unstoppable. However, cloud computing is not without its risks, and in this post, I will cover the top five issues that pose a threat to increased cloud

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Is The Federal Government Moving Fast Enough On Cloud Computing?

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud

Is The Federal Government Moving Fast Enough On Cloud Computing? At a time when the Federal Government is being congratulated for saving billions by moving to the cloud (See: Research Report: Feds Rejoice the Cloud Way, with $5 bn In Annual Savings), the title of this article may seem somewhat incongruous. Before I delve into

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Spreading Prosperity Through Cloud Computing

Spreading Prosperity Through Cloud Computing In the wake of the recession, bankers have got a lot of flak by betting on dodgy investments while still managing to make million-dollar bonuses. However, there’s no denying that banking, especially of the retail variety, is a necessary ingredient of society. In poorer areas of the world where retail

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Cloud Infographic: Evaluating Cloud Accounting Software

Cloud Accounting Software

Evaluating Cloud Accounting Software The cloud computing concept is really very simple. The software programs are on the World Wide Web which accounting firms do not need to manage, install, or buy. There is no need to hire IT professionals because these firms only need a robust internet connection and a browser. Network switches, operating

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Research: New Requirements For Security And Compliance Auditing In The Cloud

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Whitepaper Research: New Requirements for Security and Compliance Auditing in the Cloud   “New Requirements for Security and Compliance Auditing in the Cloud“ Learn how to prepare for cloud computing and how to manage IT security and compliance within the cloud. With the proliferation of cloud computing, how does an organization manage IT security, compliance,

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Demand For Standards—Interoperability To Fuel Converged Cloud Growth

Converged Cloud

Demand For Standards—Interoperability To Fuel Converged Cloud Growth According to cloud computing experts at IEEE, the biggest barrier to cloud services adoption is not cloud security or privacy fears, but concerns about service interoperability. According to Dr. Alexander Pasik, CIO at IEEE and a former Gartner analyst: Security is certainly a very important consideration, but it’s

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Cloud Events In The USA Not To Miss In 2012

Cloud Events In The USA Not To Miss In 2012 Involved in a business in the cloud industry? Surrounded by cloud professionals? Reading daily the most recent news about cloud computing and cloud management? It does sound like you are very much immersed in the industry. So, if you want to connect with strategic decision

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