Why Startups Should Embrace Cloud Computing?

Why Startups Should Embrace Cloud Computing? I run a tech startup and I know some the pains of running a tech startup. Startups have limited budgets and even limited tech support, but have to work around the limitations to build a cutting edge product. This is where cloud computing can help, and all startups must

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Will Google’s G-Drive Turbo Charge the Consumer Cloud?

Will Google’s G-Drive Turbo Charge the Consumer Cloud? The rumors on Google’s cloud storage solution – G Drive is back, after a couple of years of hiatus. Leaks based on the screenshots reveled here and here point to a service with a 5 GB free storage to be launched in the middle of April. Google

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KPI’s for Cloud Service Providers & Customers

KPI’s for Cloud Service Providers & Customers Everyone by now knows and agrees that “cloud” is here to stay but enterprises are unsure on how to make the best of the new paradigm and integrate it into their business processes to remain competitive and cost efficient. One of the challenges faced by potential cloud customers

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Cloud Sherpas And GlobalOne Merge In A Meeting Of Equals

Cloud Sherpas and GlobalOne Merge in a Meeting of Equals Consolidation in industry takes two routes – mergers and acquisitions. Not surprisingly, they are often tagged together as M&A. While the cloud computing industry has seen a lot of acquisitions in recent times (See: Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions – I and What Will The

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Why Is There A Need For Cloud Computing Backup?

Why Is There A Need For Cloud Computing Backup? Cloud computing provides access on-demand to resources online which requires less management effort and can be easily provisioned. Such resources may include application programming interface, servers, storages, applications, blogs, presentations, emails, documents, chats, software, and networks. Users can be given secure access to such resources by

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Managing Risk when taking the Public Cloud Route OR Managing Risk in Public Cloud Strategy

Managing Risk when taking the Public Cloud Route OR Managing Risk The secret to a pleasant and successful experience in migrating to a Public Cloud Strategy for your enterprise is “minimizing risk while maximizing your return on investment (ROI) and reducing total cost of ownership (TCO)“. Sound familiar? Sounds like managing your retirement fund nest egg.

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Is Cloud Migration Becoming Easy?

 Is Cloud Migration Becoming Easy? Among some of the challenges one could encounter when taking the road to the cloud that I have mentioned in one of my earlier articles, 5 Challenges in the Journey to the Cloud,there isone that is purely technical and practical, specifically the complexity of the integration and migration process. And

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Press Release: New Cisco System Helps Customers Build Clouds, Deploy Business Applications Faster

New Cisco Unified Computing System Innovations Help Customers Build Clouds, Deploy Business Applications Faster Additions to Cisco Unified Computing System portfolio quadruple memory capacity, double switching capacity and simplify management for large-scale UCS deployments SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 8, 2012 – IT organizations today are striving to establish data centers that support virtualization and cloud computing to become more competitive and

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Cloud Biggies and their Partnership Programs

Cloud Biggies and their Partnership Programs One of the best ways to encourage sales is through specialized partnership programs, and IT companies have long employed this strategy to promote their traditional offerings. Now they have started similar initiatives for their cloud computing services as well. While some companies have tried to get buy-in from end-consumers,

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Security Questions To Ask Your Cloud Service Provider

Security Questions To Ask Your Cloud Service Provider Moving software, websites, hardware needs and important services to the cloud is not without its risks. While cloud service subscribers can save a lot of IT budget funds in areas like software licensing, hardware costs, power charges and staff salaries, close attention must be paid to risk

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HP Helps Save Enterprises From Supplier Sprawl

HP Helps Save Enterprises From Supplier Sprawl New services help reduce complexity and costs of managing internal and external suppliers HP today introduced new services that enable enterprises to integrate, manage and govern complex multivendor environments, resulting in reduced risk and costs. According to Forrester Research, “business groups are adopting cloud 2.5 times faster than

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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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Infographic: Biggest Security Concern with Cloud Computing?

Cloud Security

Infographic: Biggest Security Concern with Cloud Computing? Preventing data loss was stated as the main security concern overall, with 71% of respondents identifying it as one of their top three security concerns. However, preventing outages, rated second with 64%, was cited most often as the top issue, bearing out the fundamental role that ICT plays

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4 Tips for a Successful Cloud Migration

4 Tips for a Successful Cloud Migration Perhaps to recap some of the things that I have written about during the year, I would now like to propose a set of best practices for a cloud computing implementation, the ones that I believe are crucial. Here are the 4 most important aspects to determining the

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