The Multiplier Effects of Cloud Computing

The Multiplier Effects of Cloud Computing “Dairy has the greatest multiplier effect for economic benefit to a community. Studies show dairy is well suited to our agriculture community and our geographic location.” – John Hartford (1937-2001), American folk and country musician. In macroeconomics, the “multiplier effect” is defined as follows: “A measure of the change

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Zumasys Delivers VMware & NetApp Cloud Services

Zumasys Delivers VMware & NetApp Cloud Services Zumasys has achieved both VMware vCloud Power status and the NetApp Gold Service Provider designation. Specializing in migrating custom software applications to the Cloud Zumasys claims that it is the first provider to achieve this status. The company is also gone live with production workload at the SuperNAP

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Auto Scaling Strategies For Windows Azure, Amazon's EC2 And Other Cloud Platforms

Auto scaling strategies for Windows Azure, Amazon’s EC2 and other cloud platforms The strategies discussed in this article can be applied to any cloud platform that has an ability to dynamically provision compute resources, even though I rely on examples from AzureWatch auto scaling and monitoring service for Windows Azure The topic of auto scaling is an

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Can Copyright Issues Derail Cloud Computing?

Can Copyright Issues Derail Cloud Computing? “If the only way a library can offer an Internet exhibit about the New Deal is to hire a lawyer to clear the rights to every image and sound, then the copyright system is burdening creativity in a way that has never been seen before because there are no

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Gartner Suggests Ways to Migrate Applications to Cloud

Gartner Suggests Ways to Migrate Applications to Cloud There are five ways by which organizations can move applications into the cloud, according to research firm Gartner. The first option is to rehost or redeploy applications to a different hardware environment and change the application’s infrastructure configuration. Second option is to refactor or run applications on

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TELUS To Build $65 Million Green Energy Data Centre

TELUS to build $65 million Intelligent Internet Data Centre Investment will provide local and international businesses with the highest levels of IT management reliability, security and scalability Rimouski (Quebec) – TELUS today announced construction of a new $65 million Tier III* Intelligent Internet Data Centre in Rimouski. This new green facility, the first TELUS Internet

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GigaSpaces and Comarch Partner to Enhance Profits for Eastern European Financial Services Companies

NEW YORK, New York, May 18, 2011 – GigaSpaces Technologies, a leading provider of a new generation of application virtualization platforms delivering end-to-end scalability, announces that Comarch, a leading Polish system integrator, will be using GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) as the basis for its next-generation brokerage system. “With GigaSpaces, our technology easily meets the

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Cloud Development Resource By LibCloud

Here is a great resource for cloud developers. libcloud is a standard client library for many popular cloud providers, written in python and java Testimonials “libcloud represents a fundamental change in the way clouds are managed, breaking the barriers of proprietary, closed clouds. We at Linode believe this is of the utmost importance and fully

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Self-Service Provisioning and the Private Cloud

Use Microsoft and Dell Compellent Virtualization to Improve Delivery of Infrastructure as a Service Virtualization and the emergence of private cloud computing provide today’s organizations with powerful new ways to provide business groups with the computing and infrastructure resources they need—more quickly and cost-effectively than ever before. For many business groups, virtual machines (VMs) can

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Case Study: HP IT Migrates to All-HP Network

Case Study: HP IT Migrates to All-HP Network It’s no surprise when a high-tech company uses its own products. However, the story of how HP recently migrated its own network to HP Networking equipment has unique aspects that make it relevant to all enterprises in any industry or market segment. New relationship, new technologies drive

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Global Disaster Recovery (DR) Index – Cloud Backup and Security Report

Global Disaster Recovery (DR) Index – Cloud Backup and Security Report Being fit for business is imperative for all countries participating in a highly competitive global economy. For organizations around the world this means being able to continue to operate in the event of IT failure or major disaster, whether man-made or natural. Regardless of

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Should You Be Concerned? A List of Recent Cloud Computing Failures – I

Should You Be Concerned? A List of Recent Cloud Computing Failures – I “One swallow does not a summer make, nor one fine day.” – Aristotle (384BC – 322BC), Greek philosopher. Now, Aristotle’s sayings are as relevant today as they were 2400 years ago. In case you differ, consider what he had to say about

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Cloud-Based (CMS) Squarespace – A WordPress Alternative

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Cloud-Based Content Management System (CMS) Squarespace, WordPress Alternative Squarespace is another cloud-based content management system (CMS) tool that has been getting lots of interest recently.  A good reason for the attention its receiving is that more and more people are discovering how great Squarespace’s unique and powerful hosting solution is in creating a blog site

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Red Hat Evolves Cloud Offering with Amazon Web Services

Red Hat Evolves Cloud Offering with Amazon Web Services Businesses can now quickly and easily purchase supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux via AWS’ on demand, pay as you go Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), thanks to an expansion of partnership between Red Hat and Amazon Web Services. This expansion of relationship will also allow

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