Category Archives: Contributors

The Rise of the Cloud Enabled Autonomous Robots

The Rise of the Cloud Enabled Autonomous Robots On the IEEE Spectrum Robotics blog, I came across this blog post, “Cloud Robotics: Connected to the Cloud, Robots Get Smarter” written by Erico Guizzo. It’s an interesting read on the possibilities of leveraging the Cloud in the field of robotics. Robotics has long been plagued by…

The Beauty of the Cloud

Here is an older but still very insightful article contributed by Ray DePena What is cloud computing? What is the difference between a cloud and the internet?  Some Twenty-One Experts Define Cloud Computing differently, and there are even more definitions out there.  Among many that I’ve heard are some of the following: Cloud = Internet Cloud =…

Cloud Computing and Virtualization WAN Governance Solution

Cloud Computing and Virtualization Cloud computing and virtualization are gaining momentum and are becoming a reality. But as companies virtualize their networks and move them into the cloud, what does the IT manager need to know in terms of optimizing and managing such networks? Or is this something that they can now outsource to the…

Cloud Based Service Level Agreements – Two Different Worlds

Cloud Based Service Level Agreements – Two Different Worlds

Cloud Based Service Level Agreements A common theme in the chatter about cloud computing is the need for SLAs around performance and availability. These SLAs simply don’t exist or are specified in a way that makes them look like they’ll never be violated. For example, Amazon’s availability SLA is around the network connectivity for an…

Eucalyptus Systems Sponsors New York Cloud Event

Eucalyptus Systems Sponsors Cloud Expo 2011 New York All roads lead to New York this summer for the 8th International Cloud Expo. Eucalyptus Systems, the developer of an independent cloud computing platform is the “Bronze Sponsor” of this event scheduled to be held on June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York. This…

Top 55 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 1Q 2011

Top 55 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share It’s that time again. Today we take a look at 1Q 2011 to see which Cloud players are gaining mindshare. You can guarantee that the Cloud computing segment will be even more exciting to watch in  2011 than it was in 2010 as large enterprise information technology…

Hoarding in the Cloud – Saving Data Responsibly

Hoarding in the Cloud You can tell a lot about yourself and your co-workers by looking at their home directory, specifically how they organize their data (or not). Some people have never used folders or created a directory. There’s only one place to store things – at the top of their personal storage space. Others…

Cloud Management: An Important Consideration In The Road Map For An ISV

Cloud Management Cloud management is more than just monitoring service in the cloud computing environment. It is the task of provisioning, metering, billing and monitoring service in a cloud computing environment and staying profitable. The following key areas play an important role in operating cloud services: Self-service Portal Service Level Agreement Policy Management Metering and…

Managing Cisco QoS with Cloud-Based Applications

Managing Cisco QoS with Cloud-Based Applications ActionPacked! Networks is sponsoring a free one hour online training session on March 16 to help network engineers understand how to apply QoS to their cloud-based applications. This session titled “Managing Cisco QoS with Cloud-Based Applications” will feature real-world examples of popular cloud applications and will be presented by…

Is Cloud Lock-In A Bigger Issue Than Security?

Cloud lock-in a bigger issue than security Before LabSlice I was employed as a Security Architect for a major bank. Banks, government departments and  health providers are naturally suspicious of technology solutions that they do not fully control. This is why cloud security is frequently listed as a concern for big industry, typically followed by operational uptime concerns.…

Best Practices for Cloud Engineering

Best Practices for Cloud Engineering Cloud computing is one of the most exciting technology shifts happening in the industry today.  ISVs across the globe have started turning to cloud computing to reduce costs, shorten time-to-market, scale up or down instantly to meet predictable or unpredictable spikes in demand and expand their market share with innovative…

A Day In The Cloud – Part II

A Day in the Cloud – Part II Last week at Intel’s Day in the Cloud event in Portland, Oregon, I had an opportunity to get an overview of Intel’s Cloud Strategy, and discuss the Cloud industry with members of Intel’s team and several of Intel’s ecosystem partners such as Cisco, EMC, and VMWare. That…

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