The Carbon Footprints Of Cloud Computing

The Carbon Footprints of Cloud Computing IT is a tool to reach environmental sustainability objectives which allow business entities to report, manage, analyze, and measure environmental data in order to manage risks and lessen their general impact. The kind of IT services and infrastructure chosen is part of the business entity’s carbon footprint which can

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Understanding The Different Roles In A Cloud Computing Setup

If you are migrating from enterprise to a cloud based solution, it is necessary to understand the different roles in cloud computing. In this post, I will cover the 6 major roles in the cloud setup. Cloud Service Provider This is the entity that provides the cloud service. The cloud service provider owns and controls

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Cloud: Start Thinking IT Service Delivery…

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Cloud: Start Thinking IT Service Delivery… Few of our clients understand the difference between operating a cloud infrastructure and operating a traditional datacenter, but it’s not that they’re dumb; it’s just that the whole idea of cloud is new and different. There aren’t a lot of fully functioning cloud infrastructures out there so, obviously, there’s

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7 Salient Trends and Directions in Cloud Computing

7 Salient Trends and Directions in Cloud Computing Cloud computing is a rapidly evolving field and as more enterprises join the platform, new trends are emerging. In this post, I will cover the major trends in cloud computing for the immediate future (2012-14). Cloud storage goes mainstream in consumer segment. While cloud based storage services

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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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ScaleXtreme: Server Automation From The Cloud

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ScaleXtreme: Server automation from the Cloud As one of the major Cloud Computing startups to watch for the past few years now, ScaleXtreme offers server automation for both private and public clouds and datacenters. Utilizing their API users can build, deploy, monitor and manage server automation, particular those involving system generation and ongoing server system management.

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Security In The Cloud: Logs, Audits, Encryption…

Security In The Cloud: Logs, Audits, Encryption… Considering a move to the cloud for one or several of your key services? If so, you are not alone. Cloud computing is growing exponentially as more and more vendors are starting to offer services, and as more businesses are beginning to see the potential for cost savings

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Swedish Collective Aims to Clean up the Cloud

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Swedish Collective Aims to Clean up the Cloud Ten Regions set to Conquer Silicon Valley Stockholm, Sweden – February 21, 2012 – A cold climate, clean energy and one of the most stable electricity grids in the world have made Sweden very hot property in the IT giants’ quest for datacenter locations in Europe. In

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Making The Leap From Public To Hybrid Cloud Computing

Making The Leap From Public To Hybrid Cloud Computing While the Private vs Public Cloud debate continues to plod along, a major Public Cloud user struck an equally massive blow for Hybrid Cloud when Zynga decided to make the move from AWS to their own zCloud private servers. In a move which flipped 80% of

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Piston Cloud Debuts First OpenStack OS

Piston Cloud Debuts First OpenStack OS In a move set to make waves for VMWare, Piston Cloud Computing Inc.came out with their Piston Enterprise OS, the first OpenStack-based OS in the industry. Announced on Wednesday (18 January 2012), the new OS which is to be called pentOS is set to offer datacenter-owning enterprises a smoother

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Amazon Expands Cloud Footprint with Brazil Operations

Amazon Expands Cloud Footprint with Brazil Operations BRIC – a grouping acronym coined by Goldman Sachs executive Jim O’Neill to refers to the countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China, which are all deemed to be at a similar stage of newly advanced economic development. It is estimated that BRIC economies will overtake G7 economies

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European Firm Refuses To Go On the Microsoft Cloud Due to PATRIOT Act Concerns

European Firm Refuses To Go On the Microsoft Cloud Due to PATRIOT Act Concerns Sometime back I had written about how Australian cloud computing company Ninefold was trying to drum up fear that data residing on Amazon’s servers in Australia were under the jurisdiction on the US PATRIOT Act, and thereby, subject to search and

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Vyatta Secures $12 Million in Funding Led by HighBAR Partners

Vyatta Secures $12 Million in Funding Led by HighBAR Partners Software Networking Innovator to Fuel Virtual Networking and Cloud Growth BELMONT, Calif. – November 15, 2011 – Vyatta, the leader in software-based networking for physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures, announced today it has completed a funding round of $12 million led by HighBAR Partners. Also

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Federal Roadmap to Your Cloud

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Federal Roadmap to Your Cloud Achieve Greater Efficiency and Contain Costs Today, the Federal government operates and maintains approximately 2,100 datacenters, with a mandate to reduce that number by 800 by 2015. With virtualization, this goal is achievable, especially because fewer than 15 percent of Federal x86 servers are currently virtualized, according to recent estimates.

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