Is Microsoft Winning The Public Cloud Wars?

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Is Microsoft Winning The Public Cloud Wars? I came across an interesting survey the other day that details public cloud usage from the folks at the Everest Group. Their report provides a really great snapshot on the state of cloud adoption – both public and private. After reading the report and reflecting on the data, it

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I Am Competing As Well: Amazon

I am competing as well: Amazon Well, how many of us could have imagined that one of the pioneers of cloud computing – Amazon, would have started feeling the heat of competition so early in the domain. However the fact is that Amazon has recently re-worked its marketing and pricing strategies and has started pushing aggressively on consumer

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Kidney Research Reconfirms Cloud’s Importance

Kidney Research Reconfirms Cloud’s Importance The National Kidney Registry has embraced cloud computing as a critical component of its mission to streamline and improve its organ matching processes. The NKR’s primary matching system, known as SMELAC, was recently relocated to Microsoft Windows Azure, in a move to significantly quicken the pace of processing new organ

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Infosys and Microsoft Facilitate Global Adoption of Cloud

Infosys and Microsoft Facilitate Global Adoption of Cloud Infosys and Microsoft will jointly address the needs of global enterprises as they adopt the cloud, across industries such as financial services, manufacturing, retail and healthcare.  Both companies will provide cloud-based offerings to clients and collaborate on solution area development, technical proof of concepts, and sales and

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Windows 8: Microsoft Finally Unveils OS Designed With Cloud in Mind

Windows 8: Microsoft Finally Unveils OS Designed With Cloud in Mind “Metro-style” user interface aside, upcoming Windows 8 operating system is set to feature some useful cloud capabilities while developers and top executives at Microsoft still decline to unveil its full cloud capacity. Most analysts focus on Windows 8´s ability to run all applications in

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GMA Launches Cloud-based Business Continuity Portal Solution

GMA Launches Cloud-based Business Continuity Portal Solution GMA Consulting’s newly released cloud-based Business Continuity Portal solution utilises Microsoft’s SharePoint 2010 collaboration application and is hosted on the Windows Azure cloud platform. The London-based IT consultancy specialising in the design, development and implementation of solutions using Microsoft technologies claims that it is the first solution to

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Cloud Storage Connector and Some Popular Options

There are many ways to connect to cloud storage. The most popular one is to provide web interface inside a web browser. For example, Google Docs, SkyDrive all have their own web interface. The problem of this is that it can’t be interoperable with existing applications until the applications are re-written. Google has a Google

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Metanga Enhances Microsoft Cloud Computing Adoption

Metanga Enhances Microsoft Cloud Adoption MetraTech, a provider of agreements-based billing and compensation solutions, has launched its multi-tenant software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based billing solution, on Microsoft Windows Azure. Known as Metanga, this solution will help Microsoft’s customers to monetize their Windows Azure offerings. It facilitates the adoption of Windows Azure to new audiences and also make Microsoft’s

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Auto Scaling Strategies For Windows Azure, Amazon's EC2 And Other Cloud Platforms

Auto scaling strategies for Windows Azure, Amazon’s EC2 and other cloud platforms The strategies discussed in this article can be applied to any cloud platform that has an ability to dynamically provision compute resources, even though I rely on examples from AzureWatch auto scaling and monitoring service for Windows Azure The topic of auto scaling is an

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Microsoft Study Says 40% of SMBs to Go On Cloud within 3 Years

Microsoft Study Says 40% of SMBs to Go On Cloud within 3 Years Microsoft, a major player in cloud computing with its Azure platform, released its global “SMB Cloud Adoption Study 2011” last week. The study was conducted to investigate the impact of cloud computing on small and medium businesses (SMBs), and the results are

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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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Google Wins Court Ruling Against Microsoft In Cloud Computing Contract

Google Wins Court Ruling Against Microsoft In Cloud Computing Contract Microsoft and Google have never been the best of friends, and this mutual dislike has extended to their ventures in the cloud computing space as well. Both these technology behemoths fully realize the immense potential of cloud computing and have been intensely competitive in trying to

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The 2010 cloud computing winner

The 2010 cloud computing winner Who was the 2010 cloud computing winner? It’s a subjective topic. And you’re really comparing apples to oranges. There are SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings, all serving different customer needs. Some vendors are established, while others are only just getting started. And of-course, people tend to declare a technology they

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