The Small Print in Cloud Computing Contracts

Cloud Computing Contracts “The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract.” – Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), American science fiction writer. A contract is defined as “a legally enforceable agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified.” Contracts are the cornerstones of business.

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IT Giants Battle for Virtualization and Cloud Dominance

IT Giants Battle for Virtualization and Cloud Dominance The Desktop and its Operating System was yesteryear’s battleground. We know how that story turned out – Microsoft won that war. Then the browser wars began and that battle rages on. Similarly with the rise of smartphone technology and other mobile platforms, Nielsen has even declared Android as the

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Cloudmore

Headed by Michael Wicander, who co-founded Cloudmore in 2004, the Swedish company managed to establish itself as one of the leading providers of cloud services in Europe in less than a decade. Headquartered in Stockholm, the company has particularly strong positions in the Nordic markets as well as in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It

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Emails from Cloud Server – Part 2

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: SPAM, the root cause: We learn that some companies have left cloud servers because of this email sending problem. Quite natural, because this is one of the important requirement from web sites or web applications! When this is not done, the whole purpose of the site gets defeated. So the

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Emails from Cloud Server – Part I

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Introduction: Recently we had a practical experience of migrating one public website to cloud hosting. The site was with a leading hosting service provider and migrated to a leading cloud service provider. One of the issues that we faced and sorted out is sending email from cloud. Of course for

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Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2011 and Beyond

Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2011 and Beyond Predictions Show Clear Linkage of IT Investments and Business Results Becoming an Imperative for IT Organizations STAMFORD, Conn., November 30, 2010 —   Gartner, Inc. has revealed its top predictions for IT organizations and users for 2011 and beyond. Analysts said that

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Telecoms Cloud Services Summit, 9 – 12 May 2011, Europe, Venue TBC

CloudTweaks and “Telecoms Cloud Services Summit” has formed a strategic partnership for their upcoming event. Telecoms Cloud Services Summit will explore the concrete steps operators are taking to become full-fledged Cloud service providers. Hear detailed case studies of profitable and deployed Cloud services, examine the technical and organisational prerequisites as well as potential external barriers

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ServiceMesh Named Fastest Growing Cloud Computing Company

Wins UP 2010 Award From a Crowded Field of Over 230 Submissions LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – November 18, 2010) – ServiceMesh, a provider of enterprise software and services that enable Agile IT operating models for Global 2000 clients, today announced it won the UP-START 2010 award for Fastest Growing Cloud Computing Company. The award was

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Cloudstock: The Woodstock for Cloud Developers – Hosted By Force.com

Cloudstock: The Woodstock for Cloud Developers Right now, top-flight developers are innovating at the leading edge of cloud computing using powerful platforms, APIs, and services that you may not even know exist. That’s because the next generation of cloud development is being invented fast and furiously by a slew of companies, big and small, delivering

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Microsoft, Accenture and WSP Environment & Energy Study Shows Significant Energy and Carbon Emissions Reduction Potential From Cloud Computing

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 4, 2010 — Businesses that choose to run business applications in the cloud can help reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by a net 30 percent or more versus running those same applications on their own infrastructure. These findings, from a study commissioned by Microsoft Corp. and conducted by Accenture 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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Eucalyptus 2.0 Major New Version of its Open Source Private Cloud Platform

Delivers High Scalability and Flexibility for Private Cloud Computing Santa Barbara, Calif. (PRWEB) August 25, 2010 Eucalyptus Systems, Inc., creators of the leading open source private cloud platform, today announced a major update of the open source Eucalyptus software. Eucalyptus 2.0 features increased scalability to support massive private and hybrid clouds as well as enhanced

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10 Cloud Computing Startups that you may or may not have heard of…

10 Cloud Computing Startups that you may or may not have heard of… Tap In Systems They offer Management of Your Cloud Services. This gives you control over your virtual infrastructure, automating the deployment of cloud services around your IT policies. Keep your applications running smoothly by monitoring all your cloud services with a single

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Cloud adopters and some of the questions

A big question mark for cloud adopters Due to service levels or the lack thereof, organizations are hesitant to move to the cloud. Vendors clear the air on SLAs for the cloud We are currently at a stage where the IT world has seen its share of conferences, presentations, and in some cases actual adoption

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