Taking the Middle Road: The Need for Hybrid Clouds

Taking the Middle Road: The Need for Hybrid Clouds Hybrid cloud involves the use of public cloud and private cloud architectures working together. The key here is “working together”, instead of having two silos of inoperable clouds. In theory, it combines the best of both the worlds, though in practice it is hard not to

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Fundamental Elements Of Cloud Computing Security

Fundamental Elements Of Cloud Computing Security Cloud security or cloud computing security evolved from information security and includes a wide set of controls, technologies, and policies used to protect the associated infrastructure, applications, and data of cloud computing. It is not related to the cloud-based security software services or commonly referred to as security-as-a-service. Security

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Why Cloud Computing Is Better Than Grid Computing

Why Cloud Computing Is Better Than Grid Computing Several web developers, especially the new ones, have continuously misunderstand grid computing and cloud computing as one and the same. Both concepts, when compared to other solutions, are relatively new concepts in computing. Grid computing is a component of cloud computing to work perfectly, along with thin

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5 Major Types Of Cloud Infrastructure Options

5 Major Types of Cloud Infrastructure Options Cloud computing is not an all-or-nothing option. In the past decade, the industry has matured to a point where there are almost a dozen different options to move your data and processes to the cloud. In this post, we will cover the five major options and will talk

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The Journey to the New IT: Four Key Observations

The Journey to the New IT: Four Key Observations I do not think anyone who is currently working in IT right now would disagree with me that a transformation is in progress.  There would probably be a heated discussion on what that transformation is, or where it is headed, as this transformation can mean different

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The Hybrid Cloud: A Major Focus In 2012

The Hybrid Cloud: A Major Focus In 2012 A while ago I have written an article about the types of cloud computing an organization has the choice to adopt, About Private or Shared Cloud and Everything in Between. For medium sized and small companies and private individuals, the public cloud is the most obvious choice.

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IBM Extends Backup with New Cloud Services

IBM Extends Backup with New Cloud Services IBM has changed the way clients protect, store and retrieve their most critical data through its new cloud services. Disasters can cause significant damage to businesses and the company claims that the new IBM SmartCloud Resilience services allow clients to retrieve their most critical data in minutes versus

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More CIOs to Embrace Cloud Computing Over the Next Five Years

Cloud Computing Future Still Bright Sixty percent of organizations will embrace cloud computing over the next five years, according to a new IBM study of more than 3,000 global CIOs. These CIOs, says IBM, will embrace cloud computing in order to grow their businesses and achieve competitive advantage. A similar study was undertaken by IBM

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Which is the Safer Cloud – Public or Private?

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Which is the Safer Cloud – Public or Private? “Keep looking below surface appearances. Don’t shrink from doing so just because you might not like what you find.” – Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State and retired General. Which is the safer cloud – public or private? If this question is posed to the

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Cloud Computing Sector to Witness More M&A in 2011, PwC Report

Cloud Computing Sector to Witness More M&A in 2011, PwC Report The rush for cloud-based technology solutions and development of virtualization and security technologies will fuel growing interest in cloud computing during 2011 and a new wave of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is expected, a recent report by PwC revealed. Cost savings opportunities and growing

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