How To Tap Cloud Computing To Obtain A Competitive Advantage

How To Tap Cloud Computing To Obtain A Competitive Advantage Because of the popularity of the digital global economy, any investment in technology by small and medium-sized enterprises can provide them with a competitive advantage. Cloud computing has allowed small enterprises access to data systems which were once available only to huge corporations. Automatic data

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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.

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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

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Top Threats For Cloud Computing

Top Threats For Cloud Computing Cloud computing reached the point where computing functions as a utility. Here are the top cloud computing threats to help organizations better understand them and make the best choices for their businesses. Threat no 1: Security threats With cloud computing managing critical enterprise data, are enterprises and individuals possible victims

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Cloud Research: 7 Deadly Sins Of Cloud Security

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Video: 7 Deadly Sins of Cloud Security In this short video, experts from HP discuss the latest cloud security threats and explain measures to help overcome them. Hear about the seven deadly sins of cloud security and learn how to avoid becoming a victim of poor security in your cloud environment. Cloud Computing: It’s all

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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

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Unified Storage For The Cloud Means Higher-Level Interfaces

Unified Storage for the Cloud Means Higher-Level Interfaces In common use, the term “unified storage” means providing block-level and file-level access to the same storage system with a single management and control interface. Traditionally, block-level access is via fiber channel or iSCSI, and file-level access is via NFS or CIFS protocol. Recently, storage vendors are also adding _object_-level storage where

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10 Things To Look For In Your Cloud Service Provider

10 Things To Look For In Your Cloud Service Provider The cloud computing market is exploding with a large number of new entrants. If you are shopping around for a cloud service provider (CSP), here are ten things you should keep in mind. 1. Technical Expertise A cloud computing service is not a commodity: it is

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Rumors In Cloud: What A Tangled Web We’ve Woven

Rumors in Cloud: What a Tangled Web We’ve Woven As our community has witnessed cloud’s rise to headliner, we have also failed to dispel certain rumors that could hinder its acceptance. Incorrect information merely hampers the progress cloud computing could make as the IT phenomenon it is. A couple ideas in particular stand out to

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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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“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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The 5 Best Ways For Startups And Small Business To Leverage The Cloud

The 5 Best Ways For Startups And Small Business To Leverage The Cloud The number of cloud apps targeted at small businesses and startups has exploded in the past few years. While hundreds of new cloud apps come out every month, many of the categories are still not mature enough for enterprise usage. Some applications

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Christmas For The Cloud Comes In June

Cloud Christmas In June

Christmas For the Cloud Comes in June Break out your naughty-or-nice list! Bake those cookies, and pour a complementary glass of milk. Structure 2012, one of the most important gatherings of the year, nigh on holiday, for true cloud cognoscenti. And once you arrive at the event in San Francisco, being held this year from

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