AWS Outage – Ground-Hog Day Meets Murphy’s Law; You Guys Should Get A Room!

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AWS Outage – Ground-Hog Day Meets Murphy’s Law; You Guys Should Get A Room! So, here we go again – I’ve said it once, so I’ll say it again. It gives me no pleasure to write another blog post about AWS suffering another outage in their West Virginia Zone. This because of a couple of

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All Things Apologetic: Cisco Connect Cloud Gets Overhauled

All Things Apologetic: Cisco Connect Cloud Gets Overhauled Last week witnessed the networking giant Cisco being exposed to an immense conflagration of criticism from its customers, primarily because of policies pertinent to its novel Cisco Connect Cloud solution. A fresh line-up of Linksys Wi-Fi routers meant for home usage was revealed – the EA2700, the

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Platform as a Service: A Basic Overview

Cloud Computing Platform as a Service Many businesses and related organizations are now turning their gaze at cloud computing and all the possibilities that it brings. One of the services that can be offered through the cloud is Platform as a Service (PaaS). This is essentially delivering a computer platform over the web. PaaS is

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Putting A Figure On Cloud Failures: $71 Million Since 2007

Putting A Figure On Cloud Failures: $71 Million Since 2007 As supporters of cloud computing, it’s expected of us to report on all the positive developments in this field, and as is obvious, there was, is and will be many of those. At the same time, as commentators with integrity, it is our duty to

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Lessons In Cloud Fail Damage Control

Lessons In Cloud Fail Damage Control Detractors of cloud computing received unexpected buttresses to their arguments this past weekend, as a pair of noteworthy power failures sent the Internet reeling. Friday night (June 29), a storm electrified by lightning temporarily wrecked a sizable section of Amazon Web Services’ cloud computing service. AWS’ enormous clientele, of

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Answers To Gartner’s Six Cloud Computing Risks

Answers To Gartner’s Six Cloud Computing Risks Cloud computing has been the subject of ever-increasing hype. Anything exposed to such publicity is always accompanied by criticism, whether it be constructive or destructive. Gartner, an information technology research and advisory firm, has completed a report which signifies some crucial risks in the cloud computing industry. Given

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Migrating Applications By Cutting Cloud Clutter

Migrating Applications By Cutting Cloud Clutter Talk to any CIO of a good company about cloud computing and related terminology, and you will notice that words such as automation, security, management come up as if they were regulars like Coke and Pepsi. There has been a lot of clutter around the very basic definition of

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Planning For Hybrid Cloud Management

Planning For Hybrid Cloud Management Even with all the hype that cloud computing is bringing to the field like Software/Platform/Infrastructure-as-a-service and the cost savings that they bring, the hybrid cloud approach is still gaining traction. This approach combines the effective use of both private and public cloud environments. But in truth, building a bridge between

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The Challenge For Cloud Computing

The Challenge For Cloud Computing Consumers are driving cloud adoption far faster than enterprise IT can accept. Analytically speaking, consumers are driving this incredible rate of change for enterprise employers. The challenge one faces is that cloud computing is leading an enormous change in the enterprise IT environment, which can broadly be called the “consumerization”

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Cloud Infographic: Critical Cloud-Based Business Data

Cloud Dataliberation

Cloud Infographic: Critical Cloud-Based Business Data How much control do you have over your critical cloud based business data? How easily do the top SaaS applications allow users to move their data in and out of the service? To give users a look into how data liberation friendly these services are, Backupify, the leading cloud

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The Stormy Outage: Criticism Pouring On The Amazon Cloud

The Stormy Outage: Criticism Pouring On The Amazon Cloud Last Friday night proved very gloomy for Amazon’s Cloud Service. It all started off with colossal thunderstorms jolting the Amazon US East datacenter and reportedly bringing it down (yet again). On the other hand, alternate cloud computing services within the same geographical location remained intact and

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Google Wins One Battle, Microsoft Wins Another, But The War Continues

Google Wins One Battle, Microsoft Wins Another, But The War Continues… On an article published more than a year ago on January 7, 2011, I had written “Microsoft and Google have never been the best of friends, and this mutual dislike has extended to their ventures in the cloud computing space as well. Both these

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The 4 Primary Cloud Deployment Models

The 4 Primary Cloud Deployment Models With most organizations focusing on leveraging the cloud in order to cut capital expenditure and control operating costs, there is aggressive growth in business for cloud adoption. However, the cloud can bring security risks and challenges for IT Management, which can be more expensive  for the organization to deal

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Cloud India: The Litmus Test

Cloud India: The Litmus Test Lap up your plate of lamb vindaloo, wrap up your daydream of spartan ashram living, scroll past the Bollywood-lite selections on Netflix (“Slumdog,” “Bend It Like Beckham”), and you will locate a culture whose viewpoint on innovation rivals America’s values of commerce and democracy. In India, every new technology must

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