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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Microsoft Windows Azure Part I

Microsoft Windows Azure – Part I By now, almost everybody is convinced that cloud computing is here to stay; more applications are getting transformed from on-premises based data center to internet accessible data centers. The benefits of the same are far exceeding compared to the risk associated with it. While the cloud offering from Amazon…

Microsoft Seeks Privacy Law to Aid Cloud Computing

Microsoft Seeks Privacy Law to Aid Cloud Computing Article By BloomBerg Microsoft Corp. is urging an overhaul of U.S. laws for electronic privacy to help new services such as cloud computing, a technology that may double sales in five years. As more data are stored on remote servers and away from personal computers, a 1986…

Cloud Computing Comparisons Between AWS, RackSpace and GoGrid Part 2

Cloud Computing Comparisons Between AWS, RackSpace and GoGrid Part 2

Cloud Computing Comparisons By Malick As we saw in Part 1, Amazon Web Services being the pioneer in Cloud Services (Please see our earlier post about this topic: Link1, Link2, Link3) it has become common practice to compare other services with AWS. Amazon started offering its windows service back in early 2009. As the cloud…

Amazon AWS Lowers On-Demand and Reserved Prices

Amazon AWS Lowers On-Demand and Reserved Prices

Amazon AWS Lowers On-Demand and Reserved Prices Effective immediately, we have lowered the On-Demand and Reserved prices for High Memory Double Extra Large (m2.2xlarge) and Quadruple Extra Large (m2.4xlarge) instances for Linux/UNIX and Windows by up to 19%. If you have existing Reserved Instances, your hourly usage rate starting September 1st will be lowered to…

Nimbula raises $15M to expand cloud service

Reuters Press Release Nimbula, a provider of cloud-computing services, raised an additional $15 million in venture capital funding in a second round led by Accel Partners on Monday. It plans to use the money to promote market adoption of its on-demand computing service. Accel Partners snagged a spot on the company’s board of directors, which…

How to Use Amazon Simple Notification Service – Beginners Level Tutorial

How to Use Amazon Simple Notification Service – Beginners Level Tutorial

How to Use Amazon Simple Notification Service SNS (Simple Notification Service) is one of the major web services provided by Amazon. As the name suggests, it is a web service used to send notifications over cloud network without having any hardware and software specifications. Specially designed for developers, this service is highly scalable, flexible and…

Thunder in the cloud: $6 cloud-based denial-of-service attack

When you hear the rumble of thunder, then you know the storm is near. Two security researchers warned that cloud-based denial-of-service attacks are looming on the horizon. With $6 and a homemade “Thunder Clap” program, security experts David Bryan and Michael Anderson managed to take down their client’s server with the help of Amazon’s EC2…

How to Run Your Entire Business Using Free and Low Cost Web Apps

Credit to John Jantsch at Openforum.com Software as a service (SaaS) and all things related to cloud computing have grown enormously popular for small business use of the last few years, and why not. Many of the services needed to run today’s businesses can be acquired for little of no cost and allow even the…

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The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM From software deployment, to mobility, to wearable technology, cloud computing has transformed seemingly every aspect of modern business. Research indicates cloud applications and platforms will be at the forefront of IT spending by 2016, with half of all enterprises implementing cloud solutions by 2017. One of the quickest markets…

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

Understanding the “Insider Threat”  The revelations that last month’s Sony hack was likely caused by a disgruntled former employee have put a renewed spotlight on the insider threat. The insider threat first received attention after Edward Snowden began to release all sorts of confidential information regarding national security. While many called him a hero, what…

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? –  ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? – ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

How the iCloud Scandal Has Helped to Define the Difference Between ‘Cloud’ Security and ‘Internet’ Security Busting the myth that bad cloud security was to blame for Apple’s recent celebrity data disaster Overview: We discuss the ‘celebrity hacking’ iCloud saga and debate whether or not the breach was likely down to Cloud encryption issues or…

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HP OpenStack® Technology Breaking the Enterprise Barrier

HP OpenStack® Technology Breaking the Enterprise Barrier

Explore how cloud computing is a solution to the problems facing data centers today and highlights the cutting-edge technology (including OpenStack cloud computing) that HP is bringing to the current stage. If you are a CTO, data center administrator, systems architect, or an IT professional looking for an enterprise-grade, hybrid delivery cloud computing solution that’s open,…

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