Cloud Networking Changes Everything

Cloud Networking Changes Everything The public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market is booming and expected to grow by 47 percent, from $6 billion in 2012 to $9 billion in 2013, according to Gartner’s Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2011-2016, 4Q Update. Additionally, the overall public cloud computing market, including software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), IaaS and

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Why Public Cloud Storage Services Are Not Ready For The Enterprise

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Why Public Cloud Storage Services are not ready for the Enterprise Cloud storage has now become an inevitable choice as a disaster recovery solution for the enterprise. Providers at the same time market their services as ‘replace the tape’ strategy by comparing cost, time and reliability numbers. However, like any other service, cloud has few down sides, some

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Working With Customers And The Cloud

Working With Customers And The Cloud You may have the best product or service in the world, but without a customer you have nothing. Today’s assets focus on the customer and how you can leverage the cloud (and other technologies) to optimize customer engagement. “The goal as a company is to have customer service that

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Mimecast Email Servers Go Down – 100% Uptime SLA?

No cloud service provider should ever claim 100% uptime and it seems that Mimecast had a very tough day yesterday. Its mail servers went down in the UK, bringing down its cloud mail management services and angering many of its UK customers who couldn’t access the mail service. The company blames the outage on a series of

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SaaS On A EULA? Get Some New Pants!

SaaS on a EULA? Get Some New Pants! A good contract is like a good pair of pants. When the pants fit right and look good, you wear them all the time and hardly notice them. But if they’re too tight, you won’t buy them and if they’re too loose they fall down and leave

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Mimecast Outage “Cloud Kettle Calling The Pot Black”

Mimecast Outage “Cloud Kettle Calling The Pot Black” UK based cloud continuity and security vendor Mimecast today suffered what is looking like from many customers tweets an outrage of over 5 hours effecting customers email flow. Customers appear to have 1st noticed the issue at 11am UK time when news appeared that customers inbound and outbound email

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Russia May End Imminent Cloud’s ‘Ides of March’

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Russia May End Imminent Cloud’s ‘Ides of March’ as it Improves on International Scoreboard Russia has a cloud and big data conference this October, in the central-European nation of Austria, just marches away from Latvia. The latter is the destination at which most Moscow cloud companies have set base for their cloud servers, to eschew

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(Smart) Phone Your Way To Success

(Smart) Phone Your Way To Success Today, I am going to talk about that one thing we use most in our lives – our smartphones. Recently, I came across an article that mentioned that of all the cell phones purchased in the US, 40% are smartphones. That got me thinking about these incredible devices’ increasing

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Saudi Arabia Builds A Healthier Tomorrow With The IBM Cloud

Saudi Arabia Builds A Healthier Tomorrow With The IBM Cloud “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”                                                                 - Gautama Buddha (563-483 BC), spiritual leader and founder of Buddhism. Cloud computing can bestow many gifts on businesses – cost efficiencies, performance optimization, mobility – but when it bestows the gift

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The Cloud Is Killing The PC, And Giving It New Life

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The Cloud Is Killing The PC, And Giving It New Life For several months we have been hearing about the imminent demise of the Personal Computer. After all, new computer sales dipped 14% last year, so surely the industry must be doomed, Doomed, DOOMED! The personal computer industry has certainly slumped, but these are dynamic

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Cloud Startup In Focus – Anaplan

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Cloud Startup In Focus – Anaplan Cloud Analytics is a hot space right now and there’s no second guessing about it. Driven by the demand for quick analytics for anyone and everyone, from C level executives down to a plant operator, startups are sprouting up and taking on the challenge to solve the equation of

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Cloud Infographic: The Cloud Is Here To Stay

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Cloud Infographic: The Cloud Is Here To Stay Three factors were individually tested to measure server performance – processor, memory and storage – and each were evaluated working jointly during workloads for an overall server performance grade. A bare-metal dedicated server was used as a benchmark control. Read More Edit: An infographic provided by Firehost with statistical sources from Cisco,

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First High Performance Cloud Benchmarks Unveiled

First High Performance Cloud Benchmarks Unveiled Study highlights need for transparency in the cloud Dallas – May 14, 2013 – Until now, there have been very little verifiable, objective cloud performance benchmarks. FireHost, the secure cloud hosting company, has again bridged an important gap for enterprises that require a cloud they can trust before they’ll

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