iCloud: Features and Competitors

iCloud: Features and Competitors With the release of iCloud, Apple has revolutionized the process of storage and interaction via the cloud computing technique. The best part about iCloud is that it is free. It does not charge subscribers any sort of fee during the usage of most of the iCloud services. The specific services provided

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Cloud Computing Helps Decode German E. Coli Strain

Cloud Computing Helps Decode German E. Coli Strain When a nasty strain of E. coli flooded hospitals in Germany this summer, it struck its victims with life-threatening complications far more often than most strains — and the search for an explanation began. Over a feverish weekend after the rogue bacterium’s genome was sequenced, scientists from all over

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Who’s Afraid of the Cloud?

Who’s Afraid of the Cloud? In a previous article, A Brave New Cloud Computing World: How do You Transition From Traditional IT to Cloud Computing? I have started to discuss how the cloud has a massive impact on the IT infrastructure industry and services. Of course, the shift towards computing as a service means great

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Virtualization: Thin on Thin Provisioning – Good Idea or Recipe for Disaster?

Virtualization: Thin on Thin Provisioning – Good Idea or Recipe for Disaster? I was part of a panel at a recent GreenPages event and a question was asked by the audience regarding best practices for thin provisioning in a virtual environment.  More specifically, the question was, what is the best practice regarding thin on thin

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When the Cloud Goes Dark…

The demand for cloud computing is an undeniable, unavoidable trend in business IT. Business managers are hearing all about the benefits of the extensible, flexible and scalable features that the cloud offers. This puts pressure on the IT team to pull together some sort of cloud solution for the organization. However, without a clear set

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How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs

How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs Because I am a long term supporter of cloud computing, and I try to spread the idea that moving to the cloud will help any company lower costs and better leverage resources, I am often asked, how much the cloud actually costs. People fear that the initial

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The Dao of Tau: Which Countries Have the Most IT Torque?

The Dao of Tau: Which Countries Have the Most IT Torque? — It’s been a year since I published my first Tau Index results here at Cloud Computing Journal. It has since been featured in Computerworld Philippines, as well as publications in Hong Kong, Canada, and Europe. I am now integrating more than 20 new

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The Cloud Lock-In (Part 2): The Great Lock-In of PaaS

The Cloud Lock-In (Part 2): The Great Lock-In of PaaS As we climb up the cloud layers scale, the complexity increases hence the vendor lock-in. PaaS as well as SaaS layers present stronger vendor lock-in than the IaaS layer. Did you read the 1st part on IaaS Lock-In ? The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is

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Small Businesses Gain Competitive Advantage With Cloud Computing

How Small Businesses can gain a competitive advantage with Cloud Computing In our increasingly globalized world, small businesses need an effective communications network to span the geographically spread regions of the business. But the business applications required to achieve this are an expensive proposition in our current economic climate. This is making it more and

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Private Cloud Interview with Mr. Joe Weinman

Private Cloud Interview with Mr. Joe Weinman As the founder of Cloudonomics.com, Joe Weinman is one of the most known cloud computing evangelists in the world. Weinman researches the economics of the cloud. Among other cloud aspects he examines, he also relates to the cloud financial operational costs together with its business benefits. Following I Am

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