On-Demand Software Testing Moves To The Cloud

On-Demand Software Testing Moves To The Cloud Although the cloud has become a standard delivery model for many hosted software applications, cloud-based software testing is just hitting its stride. Cloud-based software testing makes test environments and tools accessible to companies that lack the resources, physical space or ongoing need to develop and provision large-scale, internally

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Access Management In A Cloudy, Mobile World

Access Management In A Cloudy, Mobile World Lately, I’ve noticed that user access management is a recurring topic of discussion with customers and partners. Two major trends transforming industries today – mobile and cloud – are acting as catalysts for a renewed focus on this critical area of security. As mobile devices proliferate at a

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The Open Data Center Alliance Publishes New Usage Models

THE OPEN DATA CENTER ALLIANCE PUBLISHES NEW USAGE MODELS AND RELEASES NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK CARBON FOOTPRINT BEST PRACTICE PAPER New Usage Models Outline Requirements for Interoperability in the Cloud, Including PaaS and SaaS Interoperability  BEAVERTON. ORE., August 17, 2012 – The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) today published two new interoperability-focused usage models focused at PaaS and

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The European Commission Wades Into The Cloud Contracts Debate

The European Commission Wades Into The Cloud Contracts Debate Cloud computing contracts have always been a matter of serious debate in this fledgling industry. With a lack of established standards and best practices (See: Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They? ), not unknown for such a nascent and dynamic field, this is only to be expected.

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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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Keeping Your Data And Applications Secure On The Cloud

Keeping Your Data And Applications Secure On The Cloud When you have all your data and applications permanently stored within your enterprise, you can get away with big security holes and poor data management practices without a serious external threat. However, once your applications and data move to the cloud, your margin for error becomes

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Cloud Computing For Governments

Cloud Computing For Governments The significant increase of cloud adoption in the private sector is not so recognizable for the public sector. When it comes to exploring the opportunities that the cloud offers, the public sector is well behind the private sector. But a recent study by Forbes Insights, in conjunction with KPMG International, highlights that

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Securing a Private Cloud…

How to secure a private cloud Currently the whole debate of private cloud vs public cloud is still going on, although it has died down somewhat. Personally, I am on the fence for this one as I believe (like so many others) that a private cloud is the same as a public cloud, just that

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Open Data Center Alliance Membership Forecasts a Tripling of Cloud Computing Deployments

Organization Momentum Accelerates with Publication of Cloud Application Development and Resiliency Paper, Strategic Standards Collaborations, HP and Computer Associates Join Organization NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2011 – Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) members will triple cloud deployment in the next 2 years according to a report published by the organization today. This adoption is 5X

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Upcoming Cloud Computing Events 2011-12

Cloud Channel Summit http://cloudchannelsummit.com/ - November 7th, 2011 The Cloud Channel Summit will feature a number of keynote presentations exploring the implications of the Cloud on the channel.  The Cloud Channel Summit will provide a valuable meeting place for channel and partner development executives to share industry best practices and establish new relationships. Cloud Computing Expo

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Cloud Computing: Considerations and Next Steps

Cloud Computing: Considerations and Next Steps Read this whitepaper to understand Intel’s Cloud vision for evolving cloud infrastructures to be more secure, simplified,and built and open standards. Cloud Computing is an important transition and a paradigm shift in IT services delivery – one that promises large gains in efficiency and flexibility at a time when

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Should You Be Concerned? A List of Recent Cloud Computing Failures – Intuit Goes Down

UPDATE: June 2nd, Intuit Goes Down… Based on a recent visitor tip to CloudTweaks. FYI — Intuit is in the midst of another payroll server outage right now (June 2, 2011) and it has been going on since noon yesterday, June 1st.  Hundreds of small business owners are outraged over the lack of service by

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Google Apps Deployment – Best Practices

Best Practices of a Google Apps Deployment View this webcast to geek out with Jim Copeland, Dan Kennedy and Marcello Pedersen, Google Apps deployment specialists, on why a “big bang” approach is earning customers accolades within their organizations. You geeked out with us on the technical details of a Google Apps migration. Our three Google

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Cloud First IT: Managing a Growing Network of SaaS Applications

Cloud & SaaS White Paper Series Cloud First IT: Managing a Growing Network of SaaS Applications Controlling who is granted secure access to which applications and data becomes a real challenge when users can get access from any browser, at any time, from any place. SaaS applications enable companies to rapidly deploy powerful capabilities to

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