If You Think Cloud, Think Small

If you think cloud, think small. For years, the cloud industry has been suffering from megalomania. Big Data. Enterprise 2.0. Network as a Service. Sure, Fortune 1000 companies are flush with cash and have big tech departments who understand how to extract value from the cloud, but the experience shows that the ‘small cloud’ model

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Cloud Networking – Scaling Up, Out And In

Cloud Networking – Scaling Up, Out and In “The Network is the Computer.”                   – John Gage, former Chief Researcher and Vice President at Sun Microsystems. The above statement was adopted as the company tagline by the networking giant that recently merged with Oracle. However, perhaps this phrase is truer than ever before today due to

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Dealing With Big Data In A Virtualized World

Dealing with Big Data in a Virtualized World (And 6 Assets to Help You) “Data really powers everything that we do.” - Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn. Data has been described as the new oil, so important it is to modern business. The generation, storage and processing of more and more data has given rise to

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Private And Public Cloud Migration Standards

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Private and Public Cloud Migration Standards Ever since cloud computing has seen mainstream adoption, the ability to migrate data between public or private clouds is becoming a key concern, especially due to the large size and the cost involved in the switch. The first question that comes to mind when discussing cloud migration is if

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Cloud Collaboration – The Necessity Of Teaming Up

Cloud Collaboration – The Necessity Of Teaming Up “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player ever. For the vast majority of Americans, Michael Jordan needs no introduction. For the very few who haven’t heard of him (is that even possible?), he is the epitome of

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Mobile Devices Reach For The Company Cloud

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Mobile Devices Reach For The Company Cloud When corporate professionals are asked how they conduct business/technology communication—connected by wire or connected by the cloud—most professionals indicate the company cloud and mobile devices are centric to their work efforts. This trend will grow geometrically in the coming years: A new report from Juniper Research indicates the

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What Prompted Sony’s Move from Amazon to Rackspace?

What Prompted Sony’s Move from Amazon to Rackspace? From HP’s announcement to invade its territory (See: HP Seeks to Give Amazon Competition with a New Public Cloud Service) to the loss of a big client, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is facing multiple challenges to its hegemony. While HP’s move may still be some weeks away,

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TOSCA Hybrid Cloud Standards Committee: Google, IBM, Cisco…

TOSCA and Friends setting up Hybrid Cloud Standards In a move that reminds me a lot about the movie quote “When there’s no way out, you find a deeper way in“, TOSCA, IBM, EMC and Cisco have indicated their support for Hybrid Cloud portability standards and specifications. Following on the heels of TOSCA or Topology

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Where The Cloud Will Grow in 2012: Look Back at 2011

Where The Cloud Will Grow in 2012: Look Back at 2011 2012 is still newborn. But the year holds much promise for cloud computing’s ascendancy in the public’s regard and in the business world’s harnessing of its assets. Looking back at 2011 sheds light on three areas where progress might be made this year: open

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 4

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 4 This is the fifth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the first four in the series here: 1. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 3 2. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 2 3. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money:

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