Cloud Based Service Level Agreements – Two Different Worlds

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Cloud Based Service Level Agreements A common theme in the chatter about cloud computing is the need for SLAs around performance and availability. These SLAs simply don’t exist or are specified in a way that makes them look like they’ll never be violated. For example, Amazon’s availability SLA is around the network connectivity for an

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Top 55 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 1Q 2011

Top 55 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share It’s that time again. Today we take a look at 1Q 2011 to see which Cloud players are gaining mindshare. You can guarantee that the Cloud computing segment will be even more exciting to watch in  2011 than it was in 2010 as large enterprise information technology

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Gluster Joins OpenStack Community – RightScale, Amazon AWS, VMware

Gluster Joins OpenStack Community with the likes of RightScale, Amazon AWS, VMware Milpitas, Calif. – March 15, 2011 – Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions for public and private clouds, today announced that it has joined the OpenStack™ community. It is Gluster’s intention to develop enhancements to OpenStack Storage offerings that give

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Amazon Announces Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)

Amazon Announces Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) lets you provision a private, isolated section of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud where you can launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define. With Amazon VPC, you can define a virtual network topology that closely resembles a traditional

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IBM Expects To Generate $7 billion In Cloud Computing Revenues By 2015: CEO

IBM expects to generate $7 billion in cloud computing revenues by 2015: CEO That some of the big IT players are expecting big bucks from cloud computing is nothing new; what’s new is Big Blue IBM’s amazing optimism on the future of the market in general and its fortunes in particular. On 8 March 2011,

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A Day In The Clouds – Part I

Discussions of Cloud computing often revolve around strategy, business, economics, and technology, particularly in the higher levels of the Cloud stack, SaaS, PaaS, so you may wonder why I’m writing about Intel’s Day in the Cloud event when microprocessors are found deep within enterprise infrastructure components, and the Cloud computing industry focus seems to be

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A Taxonomy Of The Amazon Cloud

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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,

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How To Secure Your Cloud Hosting? Part 3

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: How To Secure Your Cloud Hosting? Part III Authentication (Contd.,) For signing in to the cloud account AWS goes with mail id and password as the usual credentials. Rackspace goes with user id and password. AWS introduced Multi Factor Authentication long time back. Multi Factor Authentication involves an authentication device.

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IaaS and PaaS to disappear by 2012

IaaS and PaaS to disappear by 2012 Cloud computing comes with its own unique acronyms, which can at times make it a confusing space to work in. The two key acronyms people know are: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): The provider gives you on-demand access to compute infrastructure, with console access (RDP or SSH) to

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3 Quick Ways To Reduce Your Amazon EC2 Cloud Charges

Reducing Your Amazon EC2 Cloud Charges The Biggest difference between standard web hosting and cloud-based hosting can be seen when you get the monthly bill. A standard web host, like GoDaddy, will charge you a flat monthly fee and give you access to a single, fixed server. Whereas a cloud-based host, like Amazon EC2 will

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