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Why “Cloud” Development Will Change The World

Why “Cloud” Development Will Change The World

Why “Cloud” Development Will Change The World Back 18-24 months ago,  the three primary application stores for mobile devices passed the One Million total available application milestone. Today, we have moved well beyond that total and there is no stopping the growth. What however is happening is that applications are built and thrown out for…

The Cloud Computing Market In 2013

The Cloud Computing Market In 2013 When it comes to cloud computing, expectations are high for 2013. Businesses of all sizes are putting their hopes into cloud computing technologies and services to help them deliver business value while reducing operating costs. According to a recent Foresights survey nearly 50% of all enterprises in North America…

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 2

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 2

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 2 Read Part 1… The Micro-Data Center and Converged Cloud It is possible to build a cloud from the myriad services available today in many different ways. But, fundamentally, the goal is to utilize the most price performant hardware and networking bound by software…

Which Type of Businesses Benefit Most from Cloud Computing?

Which Type of Businesses Benefit Most from Cloud Computing? “A rising tide lifts all boats.” This quote, mistakenly attributed to President John F. Kennedy who used it often, is associated with the idea that improvements in the general economy will benefit all participants in that economy. Extending this to technology, it is but natural that…

How To Secure Your Cloud Hosting? Part 2

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing Before getting into the nitty gritty of what we did in our projects for hardening the cloud servers hosted by us, we would like to emphasize the following, so that these can be firmly embedded in the mind set of readers. First, the way cloud computing is attracting attention is…

Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud’s Elasticity is Enhanced by Chicago-based Paraleap Technologies

As Windows Azure matures, independent software vendors are starting to provide extra value to Azure customers. Paraleap Technologies created a unique Elasticity-as-a-Service offering designed to help applications running in Azure capitalize on the pay-for-use model of Microsoft’s cloud technology. Arlington Heights, IL January 26, 2011 — Paraleap Technologies, a Chicago-based software company specializing in cloud-computing…

Managed by Zenoss, Autonomic Resources’ Cloud Offering Wins Major Government Cloud Computing Contract

Managed by Zenoss, Autonomic Resources’ Cloud Offering Wins Major Government Cloud Computing Contract

AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwire – November 1, 2010) – Zenoss Inc., a leading provider of dynamic service assurance products for public, private and hybrid clouds, today announced that systems integrator and Zenoss partner Autonomic Resources has been awarded a contract to sell its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud platform, or “ARC-P”, through the federal government’s cloud computing storefront, Apps.gov,…

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Cloud Infographic – Cyber Security And The New Frontier

Cloud Infographic – Cyber Security And The New Frontier

Cyber Security: The New Frontier The security environment of the 21st century is constantly evolving, and it’s difficult to predict where the next threats and dangers will come from. But one thing is clear: the ever-expanding frontier of digital space will continue to present firms and governments with security challenges. From politically-motivated Denial-of-Service attacks to…

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Many people have heard of cloud computing. There is however a tremendous number of people who still cannot differentiate between Public, Private & Hybrid cloud offerings.  Here is an excellent infographic provided by the group at iWeb which goes into greater detail on this subject. Infographic source: iWeb

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data Big Data is BIG business and will continue to be one of the more predominant areas of focus in the coming years from small startups to large scale corporations. We’ve already covered on CloudTweaks how Big Data can be utilized in a number of interesting ways from preventing world hunger to…

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal IBM and SAP have shaken the cloud computing world this afternoon with the announcement of one of the largest cloud deals in the industry’s history – bringing together two of the largest technology companies in a bid to offer a more holistic service to their clients. SAP…

Cloud Infographic: Most Used Cloud Apps

Cloud Infographic: Most Used Cloud Apps

Cloud app and analytics company, Netskope released its quarterly Cloud Report. The new report reveals that enterprise employees are using an average of 397 different cloud apps (most of which are unsanctioned), when IT estimated they have 40-50 — that’s a tenfold underestimation. Below is an infographic provided courtesy of the group at Netskope which goes into further detail.…

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Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Mobile Collaboration In The Cloud Imagine that you, as a manager, are told by the powers that be that you have to find “efficiencies” within your department that will result in one million dollars of savings annually. You struggle with this. You send an email to everyone on your senior team. “Where can we save…

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too With security threats to information services growing in sophistication, frequency and variety, IT professionals on all sides of the marketplace are realizing an urgent need to reinvent themselves to better anticipate the bewildering variety of attacks that they and their customers face. The…

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The Cloud Above Our Home

The Cloud Above Our Home

Our Home – Moving All Things Into The Cloud The promise of a smart home had excited the imagination of the movie makers long ago. If you have seen any TV shows in the nineties or before, the interpretation presented itself to us as a computerized personal assistant or a robot housekeeper. It was smart,…

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Why Cloud Brokers Make Sense Different workloads perform differently on different cloud service providers. Enough so that it is prudent in planning to consider the optimal configuration and the optimal CSP for your solution. Consider this old word problem from years ago. One person can carry two buckets of water. It takes 5 minutes to…

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud  In theory, migrating to cloud computing should be easy. Choose a cloud provider, move the files to the data server and everything is good to go. While that may work for the personal cloud, migrating into a business cloud format is a lot more complicated. As Ann Bednarz pointed out…

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New IBM service shines a light on mobile device and app performance

New IBM service shines a light on mobile device and app performance

With mobile devices rapidly becoming the tools of choice for enterprise work, IBM wants to help IT departments make sure they can serve all users. Developing and delivering software to laptops and desktops is only part of the battle these days. IBM has signaled that mobile is a big part of its enterprise future through…

Sony Pictures computer system hacked

Sony Pictures computer system hacked

Sony Pictures Entertainment has been targeted by computer hackers in an attack which reports say has forced the company to shut down its corporate network. Read the source article at BBC – Homepage