Why Did Amazon Cut Cloud Computing Rates? Part I

Amazon AWS Rates

Why Did Amazon Cut Cloud Computing Rates? Part I Last month, Amazon had announced a considerable reduction in S3 cloud storage rates. Effective 1 February 2012, the following rates apply in the US Standard region: Information on rates for other regions – US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia

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Cloud Computing: 14 Million Reasons to Get With the Program…NOW

Cloud Computing: 14 Million Reasons to Get With the Program…NOW According to breathtaking new research from Microsoft, the result of a commission to analyst firm IDC, approximately fourteen million new jobs will be created by the year 2015, all of those jobs stemming from a swelling boom in cloud computing. Profits generated from such a

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Controlled Explosion: Big Data and The Cloud

Controlled Explosion: Big Data and The Cloud You can’t stop the massive growth in data, but you can do a better job of managing it IT departments are beginning to shift their focus from adding more storage to improving the efficiency of the storage systems already in place. Today, the name of the game is improving productivity and

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An International Cloud Progress Report

An International Cloud Progress Report For those (few) of you who do not know, the cloud’s reach has clearly extended far beyond America’s fair shores. Cloud computing continues to boom abroad in intriguing and dynamic ways. Here is an overview of the latest in cloud as it’s growing in three countries: China, Germany, and India.

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Unmasking Cloud Computing

Unmasking Cloud Computing People in the Information Technology industry know a lot about cloud computing. However, those not part of the industry, primarily the target market, do have a lot of questions regarding the technology. In fact, a lot of them are surely confused about what cloud really is. Cloud computing is not really a

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Is Cloud Migration Becoming Easy?

 Is Cloud Migration Becoming Easy? Among some of the challenges one could encounter when taking the road to the cloud that I have mentioned in one of my earlier articles, 5 Challenges in the Journey to the Cloud,there isone that is purely technical and practical, specifically the complexity of the integration and migration process. And

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Deloitte and Salesforce.com Join Hands in Global Cloud Computing Alliance

Deloitte and Salesforce.com Join Hands in Global Cloud Computing Alliance Companies joining hands on the cloud is nothing new, a recent one being the alliance between Microsoft and HP (See: Microsoft and HP Join Hands on the Cloud). Before this, I had covered some team-ups among smaller players in this space (See: Recent Cloud Computing

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The Great Cloud Race: HP Battles Amazon (and IBM) For Tech Supremacy

The Great Cloud Race: HP Battles Amazon (and IBM) For Tech Supremacy The cloud’s ongoing growth has in-the-know tech experts watching its progress with proud, loving eyes. Yet as with any burgeoning development, it’s taken time for cloud computing to be fully embraced by the establishment — to wit, major companies such as Google and

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Beyond SFTP: Five Ways To Secure And Manage Your Data Transfer Via The Cloud

Beyond SFTP: Five Ways To Secure And Manage Your Data Transfer Via The Cloud Unmanaged Data Transfers Mean Risky Business Every day, growing amounts of electronic information are flowing – both inside your business and outside your business to trading partners. Your data – and how efficiently and effectively you handle its transfer – defines your business. It’s part of

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Important Features of Cloud Computing

Important Features of Cloud Computing Since the inception of Information Technology, it has played an important part in ensuring that companies and businesses run smoothly. Information Technology has provided various types of services which are secure, reliable, and available every time. In order to obtain the highest quality cloud computing, business owners have turned to

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Microsoft Azure Outage Blamed on Leap Year

Microsoft Azure Outage Blamed on Leap Year All of us will remember the fears associated with the Y2K problem, where computers’ inability to distinguish between the years 1900 and 2000 was supposed to create a slew of problems. Although problems were never as severe as some doomsday prophets predicted, often due to precautionary measures, there were some incidents

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The Journey to the New IT: Four Key Observations

The Journey to the New IT: Four Key Observations I do not think anyone who is currently working in IT right now would disagree with me that a transformation is in progress.  There would probably be a heated discussion on what that transformation is, or where it is headed, as this transformation can mean different

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The Distinction Between Software As A Service And Cloud Computing

The Distinction Between Software As A Service And Cloud Computing Software as a service and cloud computing are two terms which are quite becoming popular in the world of computing. These two concepts have a positive outcome in the industry by making use of the internet to beat the conventional computing strategies. Although both concepts

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