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More APAC SMBs To Adopt Cloud Computing In 2011

More SMBs to Adopt Cloud in 2011 Popularity of Cloud Computing is increasing in Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) (APAC) region and a newly released research conducted by AMI-Partners shows that Cloud Computing market for SMBs in this region will hit US$11.4B in 2011. Apparently, SMBs have recognized the tremendous opportunities offered by Cloud and are therefore…

Managing Cisco QoS with Cloud-Based Applications

Managing Cisco QoS with Cloud-Based Applications ActionPacked! Networks is sponsoring a free one hour online training session on March 16 to help network engineers understand how to apply QoS to their cloud-based applications. This session titled “Managing Cisco QoS with Cloud-Based Applications” will feature real-world examples of popular cloud applications and will be presented by…

Earthquakes and Cloud Computing

Earthquakes and Cloud Computing “We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American poet and lecturer. Switch on the television, and there’s only one news item grabbing headlines around the globe – the earthquake in Japan. Unless you have been meditating in the Himalayas, you must know that Japan has…

Harvest Solutions Promotes Cloud Computing with Facebook

Harvest Solutions Promotes Cloud Computing with Facebook Cloud computing software specialist Harvest Solutions is expanding its online presence through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. The company is also promoting its products through a new blog, which went live last week. Apparently, Harvest Solutions is doing what most fast track companies are doing these days-leveraging social media to…

Is Cloud Lock-In A Bigger Issue Than Security?

Cloud lock-in a bigger issue than security Before LabSlice I was employed as a Security Architect for a major bank. Banks, government departments and  health providers are naturally suspicious of technology solutions that they do not fully control. This is why cloud security is frequently listed as a concern for big industry, typically followed by operational uptime concerns.…

Best Practices for Cloud Engineering

Best Practices for Cloud Engineering Cloud computing is one of the most exciting technology shifts happening in the industry today.  ISVs across the globe have started turning to cloud computing to reduce costs, shorten time-to-market, scale up or down instantly to meet predictable or unpredictable spikes in demand and expand their market share with innovative…

OpSource Offers Affordable Cloud To Businesses Of All Sizes

OpSource Offers Affordable Cloud OpSource is making secure cloud computing accessible and affordable to businesses of all sizes.  The enterprise cloud and managed hosting provider is bundling hardware-based security and networking with its Cloud Servers to this end.  The company notes that even though cloud computing has the potential to cut costs by 70% many…

Cloud Data Migration: What An ISV Needs To Know

Cloud Data Migration: What an ISV Needs to Know Cloud Data migration is not new to ISVs. Data conversion from legacy systems during new implementations is common and so is the data migration during major upgrades. ISVs adopt either manual methods or proprietary tools or resort to sophisticated ETL tools for this important step of…

Gmail Outage – Is Cloud Computing To Blame?

Gmail Outage – Is Cloud Computing To Blame? “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State and Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff. Unless you are living under a rock, you must have come across the…

A Taxonomy Of The Amazon Cloud

A Taxonomy Of The Amazon Cloud

Using the Amazon cloud is a challenge, partly due to the overwhelming number of terms that must be understood to just get your servers up and running. Below is a taxonomy break-down that you can use as a reference for getting started with the Amazon cloud.: Cloud Computing: A self-service environment for the creation of highly-scalable applications,…