Mainframes in the Age of Cloud Computing

Mainframes in the Age of Cloud Computing Mainframes may be 1960s technology, but they still manage a huge portion of the world’s data. This is mainly because of two reasons – i) continuous improvement of the technology and ii) the huge costs involved in changing them en masse. However, in today’s world of cloud computing

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Reminder: OSCON (Open Source Convention) Event

CloudTweaks is pleased to be a Media Partner of the OSCON Event on July 25-29, 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. For 13 years, OSCON, the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, has put open source to work building the future. OSCON’s program encompasses 20 tracks to explore all things open source. New tracks have

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Featured Paper: Why Enterprises Choose Private Cloud?

Why Enterprises Choose Private Cloud The potential advantages of cloud computing are well documented. If designed and provisioned properly, cloud deployments can lower capital and operating costs, increase flexibility, and improve service levels. Private cloud deployments are particularly important because they increasingly represent an enterprises’ first step toward the ultimate goal of dynamically matching IT

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Akamai Launches Global NetAlliance Partner Program

Company helps systems integrators, application and infrastructure service providers, and technology partners to address the challenges of doing business in the cloud CAMBRIDGE, MA – July 18, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, announced today its NetAlliance Partner Program designed for global IT solution providers to integrate

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Cloud Computing – The Business Case for Project Portfolio Management

The Business Case for Project Portfolio Management The expression “better, faster, cheaper” is commonly associated with supply chain initiatives, where companies have developed an edge by getting products to market faster and more efficiently than their competitors. However, in the new world of cloud computing, more companies are looking at their IT department as a

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The Cloud: Yes Sir, I Do Like It

The Cloud: Yes Sir, I Do Like It At the end of April, Josh Fruhlinger, Editorial Director at AOL Tech, published an article called, “The Cloud: No Sir, I Don’t Like It“. If you haven’t read it, you should, especially if you’re not a fan of this new trend towards Cloud computing. Even though I

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What Do Small and Mid-sized Cloud Computing Companies Need To Begin Operations?

What Do Small and Mid-sized Cloud Computing Companies Need To Begin Operations? “Cloud Computing” is one of the most popular tech buzzwords out there now, and completes with “Nanotechnology” as the leading technology of the future. In spite of some highly-publicized failures (See: Should You Be Concerned? A List of Recent Cloud Computing Failures –

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To the Cloud? – Developing a Cloud Migration Strategy

To the Cloud? – Developing a Cloud Migration Strategy Following the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference last year, it became pretty clear that cloud computing had risen to dominance. This was going to be the next big thing, and following Microsoft’s lead, the concept of “cloud” rose to the top of everyone’s mind. So it was

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Will Vivek Kundra’s Departure Affect Government’s Flight to the Clouds?

Will Vivek Kundra’s Departure Affect Government’s Flight to the Clouds? The online world is abuzz with news of the planned departure of the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) the US has ever had, and some have expressed fears that this may slow down the government’s aggressive adoption of cloud computing that Vivek Kundra had been

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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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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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IBM SmartCloud for Education, Now Available

IBM SmartCloud for Education, Now Available The IBM SmartCloud for Education services are now available to deliver advanced software, computer lab resources and services to students and researchers at schools, colleges and universities. This newly released set of cloud services and offerings from IBM can be deployed without the need for advanced IT expertise at

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Should You Be Concerned? A List of Recent Cloud Computing Failures – Intuit Goes Down

UPDATE: June 2nd, Intuit Goes Down… Based on a recent visitor tip to CloudTweaks. FYI — Intuit is in the midst of another payroll server outage right now (June 2, 2011) and it has been going on since noon yesterday, June 1st.  Hundreds of small business owners are outraged over the lack of service by

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