Cloud Deployment Models – Read The Important Differences

Cloud Deployment Models – Read The Important Differences

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 with, even considering the cost saving achieved by moving to the cloud. Therefore, it is very important for businesses to understand their requirements…

How Can We Secure Mixed-Cloud Environments?

How Can We Secure Mixed-Cloud Environments? There is no doubt as to the benefits that cloud computing brings to businesses around the world. But there is also no question that security is one of the most immediate concerns when moving from local, in-house IT solutions to cloud-based solutions. Businesses tend to mix and match different cloud solutions from multiple vendors in order to satisfy business needs. This leads to a not-so-healthy mix of cloud solutions,…

The Gartner Prediction: One Third Of User Data In The Cloud By 2016

The Gartner Prediction: One Third Of User Data In The Cloud By 2016 In a recent research study, Gartner speculated that the prevalent shift towards the cloud, primarily fuelled by the present-day end-user craving to store, share and access data on a multitude of devices, will lead to a jaw-dropping storage of an estimated one third of the total digital content onto the cloud some time by the end of 2016. Gartner pointed out that…

SaaS And Cloud Computing

SaaS And Cloud Computing People often confuse software as a service (SaaS) with cloud computing. That is, they think that SaaS and cloud computing refer to the same thing and are, therefore, interchangeable. Before we can really differentiate the two, we must first define each. Cloud computing is a form of computing paradigm which uses virtualized and dynamically scalable computing resources which are provided as a service over the Internet. These services are available to…

Cloud Computing: Is It The Wave Of The Future Or Just A Passing Fad?

Cloud Computing: Is It The Wave Of The Future Or Just A Passing Fad? Look at me; I’m trendy Cloud computing in a nutshell is rather easy to understand. Anything that is delivered to an end user from one hosted service over the Internet is a form of cloud computing. There are three main types: IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. Without boring you with the over-techie end of it all, they are infrastructure-, platform- and software-based.…

Cloud Computing: Back When It Was Fun

Cloud Computing: Back When It Was Fun Technology changes fast around here. Sometimes it is hard even to keep up with the latest technology, never mind the latest trends. What does that mean for you, the person sitting down right this moment and reading this? It means that once done, you’re going to be left with a simple choice: to keep sitting there and let everything pass you by, or to get up and do…

What Terms Me On, Cloud Computing Lingo?

What Terms Me On, Cloud Computing Lingo? Cloud computing is all the rage, but knowing what you’re talking about and knowing what you’re talking about are too different things. Here is a quick list of common Cloud computing terms. Advertising-based pricing model Low cost or no cost services. The costs are covered through ads that are sent along to the costumer. Amazon EC2 Amazon cloud computer service Amazon S3 Amazon storage services CDN Content delivery…

Top Trends In Cloud Computing For SMEs

Top Trends In Cloud Computing For SMEs Following Gartner’s recent report on what it sees as the 5 key trends that will shape cloud computing strategies between now and 2015, provides his perspective on the impact cloud computing will have on an SME audience. Gartner’s trends tend to focus on the larger organisations, typically 5000 seats and above, yet in the UK, 99% of businesses are sub 250 employees and will have different requirements, benefits…

Managing Mobile Devices Connecting To The Cloud

Managing Mobile Devices Connecting To The Cloud

Managing Mobile Devices As new innovations continue to fill the technology marketplace, a shift in how business and the IT consumer alike utilize technology is shaping the face of a more connected. We are becoming more streamlined in our day to day processes, thanks largely in part to the power of mobile computing. Computing technology available off the shelf is pound-for-pound, far more powerful and as such more sustainable, than ever before. Take into consideration…