An Antidote To Overprovisioning

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There are many situations in this world – both the virtual world of computing, and the real world, where preparedness means having more than you need. Stocking up on food, medicines, or printer paper and toner makes it easy to get things done in a timely fashion rather than having to run back out to

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4 Tools To Help Enable A Successful Cloud Computing Experience

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4 Tools To Help Enable A Successful Cloud Computing Experience Since the introduction of the cloud, “business as usual” has transformed. This technology has allowed companies to better their IT performances, and ultimately, their services for consumers. Just a few years ago, the cloud was a nearly incomprehensible concept to the world. Now, nearly every

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Delivering Data Security In The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud

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Delivering Data Security in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud In the past few years, we’ve seen a drastic change in the types of security threats organizations are encountering – and where they’re confronting them. For years, hackers were motivated by a desire for fame, recognition or support for a specific cause, but now it’s

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Demand For Cloud Skills Increases

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Demand for Cloud Skills Increases Thinking about adding more cloud skills to your repertoire? Stop thinking. The time to do it is now. For IT professionals, cloud computing skills are becoming an essential resume item. Companies are actively – and increasingly – looking for employees with the knowledge and hands-on experience to build and maintain

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Government Intrusion Into The Cloud

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Government Intrusion Into The Cloud The latest revelations about our government’s surveillance of “telephony metadata” is a scandal for some but a yawner for most Americans. 56% said they didn’t mind as long as the information was being used to catch terrorists. The thing is that while Contractor Snowden named names: PRISM, Microsoft, Verizon, Google,

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How CloudCheckr Is Leading The Cloud Analytics Charge

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How CloudCheckr Is Leading the Cloud Analytics Charge  Over the past few years, there has been an explosive growth in cloud computing, mainly due to the cost efficiencies of its pay-as-you-go model as compared to legacy IT. However, many companies that have migrated to the cloud have done so for more than cost savings; for

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Enabling Optimization Of Cloud Usage – CloudCheckr

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Enabling Optimization of Cloud Usage – CloudCheckr With the growing popularity of cloud computing, and enterprises opting for migrating significant chunks of their IT infrastructures and services on public clouds like AWS, the need for performance optimization is being realized as one of the major issues. According to a report published by Ernst & Young,

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Whitepaper: Microsoft SharePoint On The AWS Cloud – Learn How!

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Whitepaper: Microsoft SharePoint On The AWS Cloud – Learn How! Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a complete set of services and tools for deploying Windows® workloads, including Microsoft® SharePoint® Server, on its highly reliable and secure cloud infrastructure platform. This white paper discusses general concepts regarding how to use these services and provides detailed technical

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How Cloud Computing Is Contributing To Space Exploration

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How Cloud Computing Is Contributing To Space Exploration “Space: the final frontier.” – The first line of the opening voiceover in Star Trek. After positively impacting businesses on terra firma, cloud computing is now spreading its influence to space. Even as the world celebrates the successful landing of the Mars Rover Curiosity on the Red Planet,

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The Top 20 Most Secure Cloud Hosting Companies: Part 1

The Top 20 Most Secure Cloud Hosting Companies: Part 1 (List is in no particular order of preference) 1 – SalesForce SalesForce is a very strong market leader, having developed 105,000 cloud computing applications that run in real time. The aim of the company is to develop applications that allow running the social media communication in real

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On Rob Kaufmann’s Thesis: NAS vs Cloud Part 1

On Rob Kaufmann’s Thesis: NAS vs. Cloud Part 1 A few weeks back KPI Analytics employee Rob Kaufmann suggested that network attached storage (NAS) solutions for data serving could in numerous cases provide a greater advantage than Cloud services. Specifically, he cited that it would be preferable for those serving massive files or very sensitive

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AWS Outage – Ground-Hog Day Meets Murphy’s Law; You Guys Should Get A Room!

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AWS Outage – Ground-Hog Day Meets Murphy’s Law; You Guys Should Get A Room! So, here we go again – I’ve said it once, so I’ll say it again. It gives me no pleasure to write another blog post about AWS suffering another outage in their West Virginia Zone. This because of a couple of

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The Effects Of The Amazon Web Services Outages

The Effects Of The Amazon Web Services Outages There has been no major cloud computing outage in 2012. However, non-believers had a field day when Amazon Web Services customers experienced some service disruptions on June 14. Although AWS went offline for a few hours only, the downtime experience did have an impact on customers’ businesses.

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Is Your Company Ready For A Cloud Service Outage?

Is Your Company Ready For A Cloud Service Outage? If you are using one of the major CSPs (cloud service providers) you may already be used to major service outages. Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Google Apps and Microsoft Azure have all had their fair share of outages in the past 18 months, and some of them

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