The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is Great !

The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is Great ! It always good to start with Wikipedia’s definition as it helps to initiate a structured discussion, here is Wiki’s definition for Lock-In: “In economics, vendor lock-in, also known as proprietary lock-in or customer lock-in, makes a customer dependent on a vendor for products and services, unable

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Featured Whitepaper: Three Steps To Effective Cloud Panning & Design

Three Steps To Effective Cloud Panning & Design Jim was debating the architecture of a cloud computing solution for his company. It was clear to him they would need a provisioning engine, a self-service portal, and some mechanism for decommissioning services. However, even before he put pen to graph paper, a few questions were nagging

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3 Handy Cloud Computing Price Comparison Engines

3 Handy Cloud Computing Price Comparison Engines We’ve researched a number of sites for the best cloud specific price comparison search engines.  And we’ve come up with 3 of them which should help you in determining the best service for the best price. If you run a small, medium or large business you should be

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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Beta Now Available

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Beta Now Available Latest Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization release includes new advanced virtualization management features and industry-leading performance and scalability Mumbai – August 18, 2011 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the release of the Beta of Red Hat Enterprise

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VMware Drives Cloud Computing for U.S. Federal Agencies

VMware Drives Cloud Computing for U.S. Federal Agencies VMware has experienced growing momentum for desktop virtualization in U.S. Federal agencies with VMware View, which enables IT to centralize software management, reduce hardware support and speed application deployment. The global specialist in virtualization and cloud infrastructure notes that its desktop virtualization solution enables people working in

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How is the Software Outsourcing Industry Embracing the Cloud

How is the Software Outsourcing Industry Embracing the Cloud One of the cloud computing trends I identified referred to custom cloud computing services and I believe that outsourcing providers will gradually turn into experts in migrating to the cloud and offering this type of services. Whether you wish to migrate some of your applications or

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Harnessing Data Center Heat to Warm Houses

Harnessing Data Center Heat to Warm Houses Cloud computing and energy consumption have a tumultuous relationship. While proponents of cloud computing believe that it not only saves energy (See: How Green Is Cloud Computing?) but also reduces expenses (See: Saving Money on Energy by Going on the Cloud ), opponents say that the technology merely

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Nefsis Supports Live PDF Sharing with Video Conferencing Cloud

Nefsis Supports Live PDF Sharing with Video Conferencing Cloud Cloud-based HD video conferencing sessions from Nefsis now support live sharing of portable document format (PDF) files.  The online services innovator has allowed videoconference participants to share, annotate, and save multipage PDF documents on-the-fly at the click of a mouse. Nefsis claims this entire process is

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Dell Advances IaaS with Cloud Offering

Dell Advances IaaS with Cloud Offering Dell has introduced industry’s first OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud solution. The all new Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution is touted to further advance the adoption of open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution integrates the OpenStack cloud operating system, cloud-optimized Dell PowerEdge C servers, the Dell-developed “Crowbar” OpenStack installer, and

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Practical Applications of Cloud Hosting

When compared to the traditional shared or dedicated server environment, the emergence of cloud hosting has presented a viable alternative for growing businesses looking for cost effective IT solutions. Understanding the Cloud By its nature, cloud computing is largely unencumbered by the deficiencies that are often associated with traditional servers. The cloud revolves around a

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