The Public Cloud

The Public Cloud While I was writing my article on the history of cloud computing the other week, I have realized how far we have come, starting from brilliant ideas in Internet and computing as services, to today’s world where both are common place. The dream of on-demand computing where services are available much like

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Cisco Uncovers New Green Texas Data Center in Cloud Computing Push

Cisco Uncovers New Green Texas Data Center in Cloud Computing Push Networking giant Cisco may have lost out on its enterprise mail effort (See: What Cisco’s Defeat Means For Cloud Computing) , but it is leaving no stone unturned in the promotion of its private cloud computing effort, which it calls Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure

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Optimizing Applications for the Cloud

When ISVs plan to build applications using cloud computing services, they have two key decisions to make: What services to build, and  what sort of application to build? One approach is to build a traditional enterprise application, carryout minimal modification and run it on a particular provider’s cloud system infrastructure such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon’s

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A Closer Look At The Scalability Of Windows Azure

The Scalability Of Windows Azure Cloud-computing providers in general and Windows Azure in particular offer nearly infinite scalability, virtually unlimited capacity, blazing performance and extremely quick provision times. However, to properly take advantage of these great benefits, teams need to plan ahead and understand all potential pitfalls and challenges. One of the more significant differences

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Platform as a Service: Read the fine print

Platform as a Service: Read the fine print I’m surprised at the number of startups that are now going directly to the cloud, bypassing traditional web hosting solutions and avoiding the need to own a server in-house. That’s great news, and at a minimum it shows that the big players — Google, Amazon and Microsoft —

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More Cloud Predictions in 2011 Based On The Results From An Annual Survey

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Nov 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — News Facts:  Quest Software, Inc.  (QSFT 25.97, -0.25, -0.95%) today unveiled 11 technology predictions for 2011 based on results of its annual survey conducted at The Experts Conference (TEC) U.S., hosted earlier this year by Quest. Survey results were analyzed by Quest experts to extract key

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Microsoft Windows Azure Part IV

Microsoft Windows Azure Part IV Pricing: Microsoft is cognizant of the fact that its cloud services Windows Azure, SQL Azure etc., needs to be accessed by developers so that innovative applications can be built on the platform. Towards this, promotional attractive offers consisting of a lot of compute hours were provided in the past, including

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Misys and Microsoft in Cloud Computing Alliance

LONDON, October 25, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Misys, the global application software and services company, announces a new strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. The new initiative builds on last year’s mission-critical applications development alliance and will deliver Misys’ banking and capital markets applications via the Windows Azure cloud platform. Mike Lawrie, Chief Executive of Misys, believes

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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

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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

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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

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Cloud Computing Comparisons Between AWS, RackSpace and GoGrid

Cloud Computing Comparisons Between AWS, RackSpace and GoGrid Windows Server Domination: It is no secret that most of the early cloud servers were in Unix flavors. However, in the recent past, there is a spate of new Windows cloud servers bursting out from leading cloud vendors. It is true that windows cloud servers, though they

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