Cloud Infographic: Startup Toolkit

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Cloud infographic: Startup Toolkit There are numerous startups of all varieties of purpose and goals. We have seen great successes and great failures. We have seen a lot of money being made on fabulous exits, but also seen a lot of money lost as well. Things are changing for startups, and in turn, they are

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Virtualization + Cloud Equals Perfect Storm For Disaster Recovery Services

Virtualization + Cloud Equals Perfect Storm For Disaster Recovery Services Not very long ago disaster recovery was a luxury afforded by only the very large companies due to the prohibitive cost and effort required. Frequently even these large companies were unable to justify the investment and went without a disaster recovery plan. Today, virtualization and cloud

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What’s Coming Next In The Cloud…

What’s Coming Next in the Cloud… When people think of cloud computing, two benefits usually spring to mind: an end to burdensome onsite system maintenance and the beginning of real-time, Web-based data access. But there’s a third set of advantages offered by today’s cloud innovators. Through a new “living” approach to product development, system enhancements

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Last Weeks Acquisition By Software AG

Last Weeks Acquisition By Software AG Small and medium-sized businesses have something new to be excited about. Software AG who last week purchased LongJump, a PaaS (Platform as a Service) vendor who in the past has worked with giants like Cisco, AT&T, and Gannett to provide white-labeled PaaS. The terms of the deal were undisclosed,

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Stuff

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Stuff By David Fletcher Our comic collection has simply taken the light side of cloud computing to a whole new level.  So after a long day’s work in the cloud, you can stop by our comic library for that much deserved moment of fun before you call it a

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Five Ways The Cloud Can Resurrect Your SMB

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Five Ways the Cloud Can Resurrect Your SMB The cloud computing market could hit $55 billion by the end of 2014, says Forbes.com’s Joe McKendrick, who cited his findings from a report by IDC. You can see the growth of “the cloud” in software, infrastructure, and platforms — all as services used in the world

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“Always Be Testing:” Weekly Disaster Recovery System Testing Critical

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“Always Be Testing:” Weekly Disaster Recovery System Testing Critical for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses Statistics show that most small to mid-sized businesses will experience at least one instance of system downtime a year, at an average cost of $74,000 an hour, according to Aberdeen Group. Unfortunately, only a handful of small to mid-sized businesses have

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Cloud Chivalry – Provider Pride

Cloud Chivalry – Provider Pride As cloud deployments gain popularity, increasing attention is paid to provider security strength. The cloud security alliance, for example, releases a yearly list of top threats, covering everything from malicious use, data loss, and service hijacking. Heightened public awareness of the cloud has led to oddly intuitive feelings of insecurity

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Steps To Secure Data In The Cloud

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Steps to Secure Data In the Cloud Cloud computing and storage security is often one of the main stumbling blocks cited by those who’d like to reap the benefits of moving to the cloud, but believe they cannot. Data security is extremely important, but for many enterprises and markets, there can be no compromise in

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The Cloud: A Place For Your Stuff

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The Cloud: A Place For Your Stuff Comedian George Carlin was not far off the mark when he dismissed the modern home as “a place for your stuff”. A place to keep your stuff, your personal files and data, is an important part of day to day personal computing. For those of us who do

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Microsoft Steps Up To The Ring With Windows Azure

Microsoft Steps Up to the Ring with Windows Azure in Direct Competition with Amazon Web Service The land of Infrastructure -as-a-service (IaaS) shook a little bit more this week as another titan rose in competition for the enterprise’s bustling pot of gold. Microsoft has finally delivered their promised revamp on the Windows Azure services which also serves

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What Would Be On A Superhero’s Cloud?

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What Would Be On A Superhero’s Cloud? Summertime is approaching, which may be more prevalent to me than others since I live in Atlanta and it has already reached 80 degrees in mid April. So as I wiped the sweat from my face using my shirt because I don’t have any dignity or a towel nearby,

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Cloud Infographic: The Future Of Open Source

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Cloud Infographic: The Future Of Open Source There has been much discussion in Open Source Cloud and a growing need to best learn how to utilize the opportunities and technologies available. Included is an Infographic courtesy of BlackDuck Software which sheds a little more light into this growing field. Infographic Source: BlackDuck Software