Moving Toward the Open Cloud – Openness Must Prevail

Moving Toward the Open Cloud Two weeks ago, Internap launched its Internap XIP Cloud ™ Storage service.  I lead the Engineering organization responsible for development of this new platform offering. A significant amount of intellectual thought went into the question of how best to develop a cloud storage solution.  We had team meetings debating the

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3 Quick Ways To Reduce Your Amazon EC2 Cloud Charges

Reducing Your Amazon EC2 Cloud Charges The Biggest difference between standard web hosting and cloud-based hosting can be seen when you get the monthly bill. A standard web host, like GoDaddy, will charge you a flat monthly fee and give you access to a single, fixed server. Whereas a cloud-based host, like Amazon EC2 will

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Would A Cloud By Any Other Name Sell As Well?

Would a cloud by any other name sell as well? By Simon Ellis My last blog entry ‘Does Gartner understand cloud computing’ generated a lot of interest, especially in the twitter-o-sphere. This was no surprise, as opinions about this space tend to be very mixed. More so, I suspect that there is frustration with vendors,

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Optimizing Applications for the Cloud

When ISVs plan to build applications using cloud computing services, they have two key decisions to make: What services to build, and  what sort of application to build? One approach is to build a traditional enterprise application, carryout minimal modification and run it on a particular provider’s cloud system infrastructure such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon’s

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2011 Trends in Cloud Migration

2011 Trends in Cloud Migration By Sunil Gupta, SVP & Head of Service Lines, Symphony Services and CloudTweaks contributor Cloud Migration was one of the key trends of 2010 and it is very likely to accelerate during 2011 and beyond. Many cloud vendors and service providers have come up with interesting solutions to facilitate this task

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Does Gartner understand cloud computing?

Does Gartner understand cloud computing? By Simon Ellis of Labslice – CloudTweaks Contributor I like the Gartner Magic Quadrant. It provides for a quick overview of a specific domain, lists the key players and assigns them a high-level effectiveness rank. It’s a great tool, and also a very dangerous one. For those who understand a

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Sourcefire Aquisition – Now competitor in the cloud based anti-virus market

Sourcefire Acquires Cloud-based Anti-virus Maker Immunet for USD 21 Million By Kiril Kirilov Cybersecurity solutions provider Sourcefire has acquired Immunet, a cloud-based anti-virus start-up, in a deal worth USD 21 million, the two companies said in a press release. Massachusetts-based Sourcefire is to pay initial USD 17 million in cash while the rest of the sum

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The 2010 cloud computing winner

The 2010 cloud computing winner Who was the 2010 cloud computing winner? It’s a subjective topic. And you’re really comparing apples to oranges. There are SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings, all serving different customer needs. Some vendors are established, while others are only just getting started. And of-course, people tend to declare a technology they

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Server Virtualization: Its Challenges and Benefits

Server Virtualization: Its Challenges and Benefits Guest Post By Anup Pal, Vice President, Global Solutions and Support, Symphony Services The adoption of server virtualization is becoming a very common trend in the industry to improve efficiency and availability of IT resources. The trend of having one server/one application is going away, making way for the

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Telecommuting

  By David Fletcher  *Please Note: All David Fletcher comic images on this site are owned by CloudTweaks.com. If you would like to reuse them on your social media network, please feel free to do so as long as there is a clearly defined link to the original comic source. If you would like to use them in

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How Business Could Have Saved Millions In The Snow

Microsoft Office 365 - Cloud computing infographic

How Business could have saved millions in the snow Guest Contribution by Cloud Hypermarket As the infographic shows, the UK economy has been losing up to 1.2 billion a day during the current bad weather as up to 1/5th of the workforce has been unable to get to work. Over half of all these workers

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New Cloud Startup Investment in Nasuni

New Investment Opportunities with Nasuni CloudTweaks Nasuni has just announced a new investment of $15million from Venture Capitalists to fund development of its cloud-based filer software, following a $8million investment in March 2009. This software comes in the form of a downloadable virtual machine which presents the storage cloud as a networked drive to local

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