Category Archives: Big Data

Cloud Resource Orchestration

Cloud Resource Orchestration  I. Introduction The cloud computing paradigm is steadily shifting the course of computing away from physical hardware with locally managed software platforms toward virtualized, cloud-based services. This new paradigm, brought about by cloud computing, provides users with instant access to virtually unlimited computing resources and, at the same time, allows providers to deploy…

What Terms Me On, Cloud Computing Lingo?

What Terms Me On, Cloud Computing Lingo? Cloud computing is all the rage, but knowing what you’re talking about and knowing what you’re talking about are too different things. Here is a quick list of common Cloud computing terms. Advertising-based pricing model Low cost or no cost services. The costs are covered through ads that…

The Effects Of The Amazon Web Services Outages

The Effects Of The Amazon Web Services Outages There has been no major cloud computing outage in 2012. However, non-believers had a field day when Amazon Web Services customers experienced some service disruptions on June 14. Although AWS went offline for a few hours only, the downtime experience did have an impact on customers’ businesses.…

Cloud Computing Simplified

Cloud Computing Simplified Understanding the idea behind cloud computing is simple. Long before the term cloud computing was even invented, we had all been using some form of it. If you’re an online gamer playing games like WoW or Eve, the basic idea of cloud computing is used there. Their servers hold information (not that…

Can The Gov’t Avoid Gaffes In The Cloud?

Can the Gov’t Avoid Gaffes in the Cloud? It’s no surprise that programs that shape our government on all levels of jurisdiction are rapidly and eagerly enlisting into the cloud computing fray. Finally, several of cloud’s noteworthy assets — scalable and streamlined storage and infrastructure, and services purchasable a la carte, for example — have…

Cloud Infographic: Microsoft SharePoint 101

Cloud Infographic: Microsoft SharePoint 101

Cloud Infographic: Microsoft SharePoint 101 If Microsoft Windows is the dominant operating system in the world and Microsoft Office the most popular productivity suite, Microsoft SharePoint is the preeminent file sharing platform Or is it? Read more Included below is an infographic which combines the results of a recent SharePoint user survey. Source: Rackspace

Private Cloud Considerations

Private Cloud Considerations The private cloud market is getting hot as plenty of advantages to enterprises in industries with higher-level security and compliance requirements are being offered. While the attractions are obvious, it must be noted that private cloud implementations can significantly differ from those of public clouds. If you are ready for the jump…

Social Cloud: The Explosion Of The Social Cloud

Social Cloud: Forrester Names Yammer As A Leader Activities Streams Base An Integrated Social Layer The enterprise social software market is exploding thanks to converging trends of consumerization, cloud, and mobile. In this must-read report, “The Forrester Wave: Activities Streams, Q2 2012“, Forrester Research Inc. evaluated five social software vendors with core strengths in the…

Cloudy Apps: New Challenges And Complexities

Cloudy Apps: New Challenges And Complexities New technologies often simplify some aspect of life, an aspect which was previously painful. But then, as soon as it is adopted, a technology presents new challenges and new complexities. With cloud computing, you can get a new machine in minutes—less than a minute, in fact, with some of…

Disaster Management Checklist For Cloud Computing Customers

Disaster Management Checklist 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 and email addresse(s) of…

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