Database Consolidation – PaaS Cloud Provides Better IT Services Than IaaS Model

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Database Services on a Private Cloud For database environments, the PaaS cloud model provides better IT services than the IaaS model. The PaaS model provides enough resources in the cloud that databases can quickly get up and running and still have  enough latitude for users to create the applications they need. Additionally, central IT management,

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Carbonite – New Small Business Cloud Online Backup Solution

BOSTON – June 15, 2010 – Carbonite Inc., a leading provider of online backup solutions which provide customers with “anytime, anywhere access” to their stored files, today announced the availability of Carbonite Business for small and medium sized businesses, or SMBs. Carbonite Business specifically addresses the backup requirements, budgets, security and accessibility needs of SMBs,

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Update: What Do Government Officials Think Of Cloud Computing?

This is the latest in a series of articles that covers the Federal Government’s move towards increasing use of cloud computing. You may want to look at these earlier articles for an understanding of the official stance on this emerging technology and actions taken: 1. Governments and Cloud Computing – Where Do They Stand? 2.

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Burr Pilger Mayer Deploys Cloud Computing ERP Suites

NetSuite and California-based accounting and consulting firm Burr Pilger Mayer have partnered to launch new cloud computing practice. Both companies have signed a systems integrator (SI) deal to this end. NetSuite is a provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites. Following this deal, BPM will be able to build a cloud integration practice focused

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Cloud Computing Survey Finds Scalability and Cost Savings Driving Cloud Adoption

Cloud Computing Survey Finds Scalability and Cost Savings Driving Cloud Adoption Cupertino, Calif. – June 14, 2011 — Cloud.com, a provider of open source cloud computing software, along with its partners Zenoss and BitNami, today announced the results of a comprehensive cloud computing survey conducted to determine the key IT objectives and inhibitors for cloud

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Health Care’s Reservations about Cloud Computing

“Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.” – Julius Caesar (100BC – 44 BC), legendary Roman general and statesman. Some background on the above quote before I elaborate on the health care industry’s reservations about cloud computing: Julius Caesar, as everyone knows, was one of the most powerful leaders in history. Even before he became emperor

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Symantec Corp – The 2011 Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – June 13, 2011 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the findings of its 2011 Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey which examined how organizations plan to move business-critical initiatives to virtual and hybrid cloud computing environments. The survey highlighted topics including server, client, and storage virtualization, storage-as-a-service, and hybrid/private

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Dell: CEOs May be Expecting too Much from Cloud

Dell: CEOs May be Expecting too Much from Cloud IT professionals see huge potential in the Cloud, but say that CEOs may be expecting too much, according to a Dell sponsored survey of information technology (IT) professionals by independent market research firm, Marketing Solutions Corporation. The survey findings clearly reveal gaps between IT professionals and

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Progressive Cloud Backups Improve Recovery Efficiency

Progressive Cloud Backups Improve Recovery Efficiency One of the biggest benefits of switching from a manual (usually tape-based FIFO or GFS backup rotations) methodology to a cloud-based backup service is the fact that it allows companies to begin performing progressive backups without having to purchase any new hardware. Progressive backups are extremely efficient and fully

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What Does the US Military Want from Cloud Computing?

What Does the US Military Want from Cloud Computing? Polytetraflouroethylene or PTFE was an exotic substance accidentally invented by DuPont chemist Dr. Roy Plunkett in 1938. In spite of its less-than-ordinary origins, PTFE was found to have some extraordinary properties – high heat resistance, high corrosion resistance and the lowest coefficient of friction of any

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Cloud Ate It

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10 Best Practices For Moving Legacy Apps To The Cloud

Perhaps the number-one problem IT faces in its pursuit of cloud computing is the challenge of integrating legacy systems with cloud applications. Most software or application vendors have Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) written that that provide access to the data or processes in their systems, leaving individual IT teams to create the programs and infrastructure

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