An Antidote To Overprovisioning

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There are many situations in this world – both the virtual world of computing, and the real world, where preparedness means having more than you need. Stocking up on food, medicines, or printer paper and toner makes it easy to get things done in a timely fashion rather than having to run back out to

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How Do You Control And Keep Your Cloud Cost To A Minimum?

How Do You Control And Keep Your Cloud Cost To A Minimum? We all agree that cloud computing can be cheaper than purchasing your own hardware and software and maintaining your own servers.  But, when it comes to cloud computing, one of the questions we need to be concerned with is what the real costs

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Cloud Computing: Cloud Pricing Models – Part 4

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Cloud Computing: Cloud Pricing Models – Part 4 Continued From Part 3 Elastic pricing or Pay-as-you-Use model Under elastic pricing for cloud pricing, customers are charged based on their usage and consumption of a service. An elastic pricing structure makes users keenly aware of the cost of doing business and consuming a resource, since the

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Cloud Management: An Important Consideration In The Road Map For An ISV

Cloud Management Cloud management is more than just monitoring service in the cloud computing environment. It is the task of provisioning, metering, billing and monitoring service in a cloud computing environment and staying profitable. The following key areas play an important role in operating cloud services: Self-service Portal Service Level Agreement Policy Management Metering and

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OnLive® Cloud Game System Available Dec 2nd for $99

Launch Marks the Dawn of the Cloud Gaming Era for the Living Room Palo Alto, Calif. — November 18, 2010 — OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video games, today announced that the OnLive® Game System is available for pre-order, with delivery starting December 2, 2010. Available in limited quantities, the OnLive Game System

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Survey Shows Cloud Is a Strategic Direction for Most Companies

Top Cloud Criteria Include Data Protection, Easy Self-Management and Fast Scalability, While Uncertainty Over Cloud Benefits Ranked the Number One Barrier to Cloud Acceptance SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – October 7, 2010) – A recent survey on cloud computing and “as a service” solutions, conducted by Hubspan Inc, revealed that “cloud” is a strategic direction for most

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Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services – Part 1: The Evolution of Amazon AWS

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Practically Speaking about Cloud Computing – Series by Cloudtweaks Practically speaking: Gartner declared that Cloud Computing is at its peak of the Hype Cycle with inflated expectations in 2010. We are witnessing the same in reality now. The talk is no longer about its definitions or security concerns. As cloud computing is entering into the

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Pitting Cloud against Cloud

Tools that benchmark performance promise to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of competing cloud providers. New software developed to measure the performance of different cloud computing platforms could make it easier for prospective users to figure out which of these increasingly popular services is right for them. Right now, developers have little means of comparing

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Zuora Joins Microsoft Windows Azure Technology Adoption Program as Charter Cloud Based-Billing Provider

Launches the Zuora Toolkit for Windows Azure Enabling Developers and ISVs to Meter, Price, and Bill for Windows Azure Platform Cloud Solutions REDWOOD SHORES, CA–(Marketwire – June 16, 2010) – Company News Zuora, the company that defined and continues to lead the subscription billing industry, today announced that it will join the Microsoft Windows Azure

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