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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CloudPassage's Public Cloud Security Plug-in

CloudPassage’s Public Cloud Security Plug-in Even the most staunchest of public cloud proponents will tell you that security remains a major concern, especially since you have no say in how the public cloud provider you’ve latched onto is managing its security. Sure, you can make suggestions, but the likelihood of these suggestions being considered much

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Microsoft and HP Join Hands on the Cloud

Microsoft and HP Join Hands on the Cloud There may not be any love lost between Microsoft and Google in the cloud computing space (and elsewhere) (See: Google vs Microsoft: US Government Agrees to End Microsoft Bias  and Microsoft And Google Are At It Again); however, it would seem that Microsoft is not averse to

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How Private Cloud is Changing Business

How Private Cloud is Changing Business The economic crisis of the last four years and the austerity measures that followed  have forced businesses large and small to assess their budgets and spending in areas including IT. The recovery from the latest financial crisis has coincided with the growth in popularity of cloud computing – essentially

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Xerox and Cisco to Form Cloud Computing Service Alliance

Xerox and Cisco to Form Cloud Computing Service Alliance Market leaders plan to join forces to bring new revenue opportunities to channel partners; simplify and connect infrastructure for the enterprise LAS VEGAS, May 9, 2011 – Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and Cisco announced today that they intend to form an alliance to simplify IT management

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Cloud Computing Hosting – Keeping Your Head in the Cloud

Cloud Computing Hosting – Keeping Your Head in the Cloud Why Cloud Hosting is becoming more important for developers and web designers. Cloud computing has officially moved on from being  just a buzz word. Start ups, ecommerce giants and freelance web designers have all embraced cloud technology in some form – from Google Apps to

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Cloud Computing Economics: 40-80% Savings in the Cloud?

Cloud Computing Economics: 40-80% Savings in the Cloud? Given the state of the global economy and the increasing adoption of Cloud computing it’s no surprise that lately there have been a number of articles on achieving Cloud computing savings ranging from 40% savings according to an EEOC case study to as much as much as 80% savings according

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Cloud Computing Feasibility- What Should ISVs Look For?

Cloud feasibility- what should ISVs look for? There is a myriad of consulting options available to ISVs when considering cloud adoption. On one hand, there are short consulting engagements adopted as a “foot in the door” strategy to win cloud migration projects. On the other, there are very detailed engagements which can lead to analysis

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Skytap Unveils Self-Service Hybrid Clouds to Accelerate Enterprise Adoption

New Features Improve Usability, Reduce IT Management Costs, and Enable Deployment of Hybrid Clouds in Under Ten Minutes SEATTLE, WA–(February 14, 2011) – Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, is furthering its leadership in cloud automation with a set of usability and security features focused on self-service set-up and management of

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: CloudSigma

CLOUDSIGMA AG was founded in 2009 in Zurich, Switzerland and introduced its core Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution in May 2010 with its cloud being based in the Interxion data centre in Glattbrugg near Zurich. The underlying philosophy of the company is to offer unrestricted choice of operating systems and unlimited size of servers

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: CohesiveFT

Cohesive Flexible Technologies, or CohesiveFT, can be depicted as more than a European cloud-based rising star. The London-headquartered start-up has offices in Chicago and Palo Alto and in the past three years has attracted the interest of journalists and analysts alike. Craig Heimark, Alexis Richardson, and Dwight Koop founded the company in 2006 with the

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Public and Private and Hybrid Oh My! CloudTweaks Update

CloudTweaks Update Many companies looking to move to the cloud are faced with many key decisions that are not always easy.  As there are a growing number of choices in terms of services to choose from. Such as: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Force etc…etc… The good news is that CloudTweaks is now offering a service that

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Hybrid Clouds

Hybrid Clouds Hybrid? True that it is getting noisier with cloud computing. And in clouds, hybrid cloud is making more noise! In giving the meanings to hybrid, dictionaries mention that it is an offspring of two animals and more similar synonyms. Going further, they use the word heterogeneous in origin and composition, two different types

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The Imminent Future of Cloud-based Computing

The term cloud computing is new to many people. The basic concept of cloud computing has been revealed in 1960 when John Mccarthy predicted that “computation may someday be organized as public utility”. And now after about 50 years of those words we are about to see that prediction come true. It is estimated that

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