Cloud Computing: Leading From The Front – Part 1

Cloud Computing: Leading From The Front – Part 1

Leading From The Front – Part 1 Cloud computing is not just a trend. It is changing the way IT organizations drive business value. In a short span of time, cloud computing has changed the way in which businesses and individuals consume computing resources. Cloud signifies a fundamental shift from a traditional model to a more dynamic model of consuming IT in which resources are more flexibly deployed than was the historical models. In short,…

Fundamental Elements Of Cloud Computing Security

Fundamental Elements Of Cloud Computing Security Cloud security or cloud computing security evolved from information security and includes a wide set of controls, technologies, and policies used to protect the associated infrastructure, applications, and data of cloud computing. It is not related to the cloud-based security software services or commonly referred to as security-as-a-service. Security issues related to cloud computing can either be security issues experienced by end users or security issues experienced by cloud…

KPI’s for Cloud Service Providers & Customers

KPI’s Everyone by now knows and agrees that “cloud” is here to stay but enterprises are unsure on how to make the best of the new paradigm and integrate it into their business processes to remain competitive and cost efficient. One of the challenges faced by potential cloud customers is “how to gauge the best fit cloud services provider to help meet their business objectives”. In this article we will address few key concepts to…

IPaaS: Integration Platform as a Service. Buzzword Or Has Real Substance?

IPaaS: Integration Platform as a Service. Buzzword or has real substance? As enterprises have started using various cloud services such as Salesforce.com, Google apps, etc a new problem has crept up in the form of “cloud silos”. This has complicated the integration of various components in the enterprise with each other. Thus, a new set of services are emerging that focuses on the integration aspect. IpaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) lets you connect to…

Cloud Computing To Fuel Job Creation In High Tech Industries

Cloud Computing to Fuel Job Creation in High Tech Industries, says London School of Economics Not long back I had written about a UK study where Chief Information Officers (CIOs) had described cloud computing as having had the biggest positive impact on businesses in 2011 (See: Cloud Computing “Most Positive for Businesses”: UK Study ). Now another study, this time from the venerable London School of Economics, speaks about what to expect in the future.…

Why Cloud Computing Is Better Than Grid Computing

Why Cloud Computing Is Better Than Grid Computing Several web developers, especially the new ones, have continuously misunderstand grid computing and cloud computing as one and the same. Both concepts, when compared to other solutions, are relatively new concepts in computing. Grid computing is a component of cloud computing to work perfectly, along with thin clients and utility computing. It serves as a link among different computers so that they form a large infrastructure thereby…

Cloud Apps of the Week: Comondo Cloud

Cloud Apps of the Week: Comondo Cloud From sexy Emmy winners to tip-top security, this week’s selection of apps keeps both entertainment and assurance at the fore. Let’s not get started on the heated discussion of whether (or not) Crocs count as viable footwear. For every detractor, it seems like two Croc-oholics come along right on cue. A brand new app is targeted squarely at such connoisseurs of Crocs, called Crocs Mix & Match. (Search…

Jolicloud Me – A Personal Cloud Organizing Service

Jolicloud Me – A Personal Cloud Organizing Service While cloud services have popped up everywhere, giving us options to store and manage our music, images, documents and other files on the cloud, there is no comprehensive organizing solution that connects them all in an easy and intuitive way. Thus, I have Gmail storing my emails, Dropbox for my backups, Facebook and Instagram for images and Google Docs for my documents. What we need is a…

Important Aspects Of Cloud Computing

Important Aspects Of Cloud Computing Cloud computing offers a solution to universities, research laboratories, the military, and the government agencies which utilize supercomputers to do complex jobs like securing the nation, searching for solutions to medical dilemmas, and analyzing the effects of climate change. It is capable of making billions and trillions of computations per second. Through cloud computing, users are able to perform tasks like analysis of sales data, storing medical information of patients,…

Using Cloud Services For Backups

Using Cloud Services For Backups

Cloud Services For Backups Introduction With the explosive growth in this as a service, that as a service, and clouding everything in sight, it comes as no surprise that cloud backup services are starting to crop up everywhere. And we’re not just talking about some of the excellent services targeted at consumers like Dropbox, box.net, and iCloud, we’re talking about enterprise grade services. If you are one of the growing number of administrators who is…