Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They?

Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They? “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” – Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), British physicist and engineer. Lord Kelvin, father of the absolute temperature scale now named after him, got it right more than a hundred years ago. Measurement is critical to improvement, whether it be a product

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Smoke

By David Fletcher  *Please Note: All David Fletcher comic images on this site are owned by CloudTweaks.com. If you would like to reuse them on your social media network, please feel free to do so as long as there is a clearly defined link to the original comic source. If you would like to use them in a

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Cloudmore

Headed by Michael Wicander, who co-founded Cloudmore in 2004, the Swedish company managed to establish itself as one of the leading providers of cloud services in Europe in less than a decade. Headquartered in Stockholm, the company has particularly strong positions in the Nordic markets as well as in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It

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CloudTweaks Interview with Sandeep Johri, VP of Strategy at HP

Interview with Sandeep Johri, VP of Strategy and Industry Solutions at HP HP announced this week a suite of new products and services that enable businesses and governments to leverage the power of the cloud. In an exclusive interview this week with Sandeep Johri, VP of Strategy and Industry Solutions at Hewlett-Packard, Cloudtweaks discussed the

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GridGain Marks Record Usage in December

GridGain Marks Record Usage in December 160,000 Starts of New GridGain 3.0 Cloud Application Platform Signal Rapid Growth, Positive Economic Recovery San Francisco (January 28th, 2011)—In perhaps another positive sign that the economy may be on the road to recovery, GridGain Systems, a leading open-source cloud application platform, announced today the company set a new

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Governments and Cloud Computing – Where Do They Stand?

Governments and Cloud Computing – Where Do They Stand? “The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.” – Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th US President. Reagan’s views, though decades old, are still shared by the majority of the populace the world over. Governments across the world are considered the

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Hosting a WordPress Site In The Cloud

White Paper Of The Week Hosting a WordPress Site In The Cloud For millions of bloggers worldwide, WordPress is the way they express their viewpoints, publish news and expand their blogosphere presence. To see how prolific and popular the free, open-source blogging platform is, one need only look at some of its prestigious blogs including

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: IT Infrastructure – Part 2

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: IT Infrastructure – Part 2 Introduction: As we discussed in the first part of the article, IT Infrastructure is the main backbone of the business and businesses have already begun the work to reinvent their IT infrastructure. They have started moving towards more efficient deployment systems. Server virtualization is mainstream

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EquaTerra Survey Reveals Steady Growth of Cloud Computing Outsourcing in 2011

EquaTerra Survey Reveals Steady Growth of Cloud Computing Outsourcing in 2011 Cloud computing will dominate IT outsourcing market while demand for outsourcing and third-party services is expected to grow moderately in 2011, the fourth quarter 2010 Pulse survey by EquaTerra revealed. The survey reflects business and IT service market activity during fourth quarter of last

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Flexiant

Flexiant is a company headquartered in Livingston, Scotland and offers its Cloud Computing platform FlexiScale within the United Kingdom since 2007. Actually, that was the first service of this kind in the UK launched in 2007 by XCalibre Communications Ltd., which was later acquired by Flexiant. The company offers its flagship product in two versions:

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