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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Microsoft Windows Azure Part III

Microsoft Windows Azure Part III Read Part 2 Microsoft SQL Azure: Microsoft SQL Azure, another cloud service from Microsoft, brings robust RDBMS – Relational Database Management System, on pay per use basis. SQL Azure is a cloud database utility service from Microsoft data centers. SQL Azure can be used by both Cloud based Applications and…

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…

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Hybrid Clouds

Hybrid Clouds Hybrid? True that it is getting noisier with cloud computing. And in clouds, hybrid cloud is making more noise! In giving the meanings to hybrid, dictionaries mention that it is an offspring of two animals and more similar synonyms. Going further, they use the word heterogeneous in origin and composition, two different types…

Engine Yard Announces Formal Support for ‘fog’ to Ensure Application Portability in the Cloud

Open Source Package Consolidates APIs for Multiple Cloud Infrastructures and Prevents Potential Infrastructure Lock-in SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – October 13, 2010) –  Engine Yard, the leading Platform-as-a-Service for Ruby on Rails, today announced the company is expanding its support of open source software to ensure an API neutral interface exists for Ruby applications, so they…

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Business Intelligence in the Cloud

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Business Intelligence in the Cloud Part I Cloud based Business Intelligence (BI) and SaaS offerings are getting more and more popular. Benefits of Cloud BI: The quick fire benefits of Cloud Computing are getting extended into various sectors. The enterprise software stalwarts like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, SAP etc… are making…

Early Adopters Now Running 60 to 70 Percent of Business Applications in the Cloud

Armada Group and Cloud.com Convene Executive Advisory Council to Bring Together Leading Cloud Innovators SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  Cloud computing innovators from Armada, Cloud.com, RightScale, Apigee and enStratus hosted the first Executive Advisory Council on Cloud Computing during VMworld 2010 in San Francisco, concluding that early adopters are now deploying 60…

Bluewolf Named Top Cloud VAR by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – September 27, 2010) –  Bluewolf (www.bluewolf.com), a leading agile business consulting firm, today announced it has been recognized as one of the “30 Cloud VARs That Get It” by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine. Everything Channel’s editorial team has been reporting daily on cloud news and ferreting out the solution providers on…

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: CDN and Amazon CloudFront

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: CDN and Amazon CloudFront: High performance websites need efficient content delivery networks. A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a collection of servers distributed across various geo-graphical locations. The distribution of the web servers in the network makes it accessible from nearest point with lesser hops. The…

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Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Many people have heard of cloud computing. There is however a tremendous number of people who still cannot differentiate between Public, Private & Hybrid cloud offerings.  Here is an excellent infographic provided by the group at iWeb which goes into greater detail on this subject. Infographic source: iWeb

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data Big Data is BIG business and will continue to be one of the more predominant areas of focus in the coming years from small startups to large scale corporations. We’ve already covered on CloudTweaks how Big Data can be utilized in a number of interesting ways from preventing world hunger to…

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs SMEs (Small/Medium Sized Enterprises) make up the bulk of businesses today. Most cloud based applications created today are geared toward the SME market. Accounting, Storage, Backup services are just a few of them. According to the European Commission, cloud based technology could help 80% of organisations reduce costs by…

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth The Internet of Things is the latest term to describe the interconnectivity of all our devices and home appliances. The goal of the internet of things is to create universal applications that are connected to all of the lights, TVs, door locks, air conditioning, and…

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery  Business downtime can be detrimental without a proper disaster recovery plan in place. Only 6% of businesses that experience downtime without a plan will survive long term. Less than half of all businesses that experience a disaster are likely to reopen their doors. There are many causes of data loss and…

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Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Mobile Collaboration In The Cloud Imagine that you, as a manager, are told by the powers that be that you have to find “efficiencies” within your department that will result in one million dollars of savings annually. You struggle with this. You send an email to everyone on your senior team. “Where can we save…

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too With security threats to information services growing in sophistication, frequency and variety, IT professionals on all sides of the marketplace are realizing an urgent need to reinvent themselves to better anticipate the bewildering variety of attacks that they and their customers face. The…

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The Cloud Above Our Home

The Cloud Above Our Home

Our Home – Moving All Things Into The Cloud The promise of a smart home had excited the imagination of the movie makers long ago. If you have seen any TV shows in the nineties or before, the interpretation presented itself to us as a computerized personal assistant or a robot housekeeper. It was smart,…

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Why Cloud Brokers Make Sense Different workloads perform differently on different cloud service providers. Enough so that it is prudent in planning to consider the optimal configuration and the optimal CSP for your solution. Consider this old word problem from years ago. One person can carry two buckets of water. It takes 5 minutes to…

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud  In theory, migrating to cloud computing should be easy. Choose a cloud provider, move the files to the data server and everything is good to go. While that may work for the personal cloud, migrating into a business cloud format is a lot more complicated. As Ann Bednarz pointed out…

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Consumer Group Questions Google’s Breadth, Influence

Consumer Group Questions Google’s Breadth, Influence

A consumer group says Google is collecting more information on users while spending more to influence politics, raising questions about whether the Internet giant can be held accountable. Read the source article at WSJ Blogs

Adoption of New Technologies Will Become the Key Enabler for Growth in the IT

Adoption of New Technologies Will Become the Key Enabler for Growth in the IT

New Technologies like robotics, artificial intelligence, 3-D printing, cloud computing , e-commerce and nanotechnology are all emerging trends expected to drive growth in the IT the industry in India,” says Ghaus. The Indian Government is expected to spend … Read the source article at Yahoo UK & Ireland Finance

CIO Enterprise Forum – Top Cloud Computing Blogs 2014 Edition

CIO Enterprise Forum – Top Cloud Computing Blogs 2014 Edition

In 2012, IDG’s Colin Browning wrote an Enterprise CIO Forum article listing the top cloud computing blogs for CIOs. But cloud computing, like all enterprise technology, has changed in two years. And we’ve updated our list to focus on the latest in cloud computing. Some may look familiar, and others new. Take a look at our 2014…