10 Best Practices For Moving Legacy Apps To The Cloud

Perhaps the number-one problem IT faces in its pursuit of cloud computing is the challenge of integrating legacy systems with cloud applications. Most software or application vendors have Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) written that that provide access to the data or processes in their systems, leaving individual IT teams to create the programs and infrastructure

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5 Promising Cloud Based API Services For Cloud Developers

Tropo Makes it simple to build phone, SMS and Instant messaging applications. You use the web technologies you already know and Tropo’s powerful cloud API to bring real-time communications to your apps. Cloudkick REST API lets you query information about your servers and monitors quickly and easily, giving you the ability to integrate Cloudkick into

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Red Hat Evolves Cloud Offering with Amazon Web Services

Red Hat Evolves Cloud Offering with Amazon Web Services Businesses can now quickly and easily purchase supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux via AWS’ on demand, pay as you go Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), thanks to an expansion of partnership between Red Hat and Amazon Web Services. This expansion of relationship will also allow

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HomePipe – Cloud File Sharing Service Utilizes Both Cloud And Work/Home Computer

HomePipe – Cloud File Sharing Service HomePipe’s free online service revolutionizes your ability to quickly, easily, and securely access and share digital files (e.g. high resolution photos, music libraries, videos, presentations and documents) of any size stored on a home or work computer – from any web browser or mobile device – without spending more

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Test Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud For Free

Test Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud For Free Users can now try Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and storage resources for seven days absolutely free of cost thanks to Gluster, a provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions for public and private clouds. Gluster claims that it offers the only high-availability storage for AWS EC2 –

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A History of Cloud Computing

“History is written by the victors.” – Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister during WWII. History, especially if it deals with victories and defeats, is inherently flawed. No one knew this better than Winston Churchill, who was assured of his place in the historical tomes by his victory in WWII. As he put it, “History

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How To Secure Your Cloud Hosting? Part 3

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: How To Secure Your Cloud Hosting? Part III Authentication (Contd.,) For signing in to the cloud account AWS goes with mail id and password as the usual credentials. Rackspace goes with user id and password. AWS introduced Multi Factor Authentication long time back. Multi Factor Authentication involves an authentication device.

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3 Quick Ways To Reduce Your Amazon EC2 Cloud Charges

Reducing Your Amazon EC2 Cloud Charges The Biggest difference between standard web hosting and cloud-based hosting can be seen when you get the monthly bill. A standard web host, like GoDaddy, will charge you a flat monthly fee and give you access to a single, fixed server. Whereas a cloud-based host, like Amazon EC2 will

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Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They?

Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They? “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” – Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), British physicist and engineer. Lord Kelvin, father of the absolute temperature scale now named after him, got it right more than a hundred years ago. Measurement is critical to improvement, whether it be a product

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Amazon CloudWatch Added To AWS Management Console

Amazon Web Services News Amazon CloudWatch is now added and made available within the AWS Management Console. The AWS Management Console Provides a simple point-and-click web interface for managing your AWS resources. Amazon CloudWatch Basic Monitoring automatically collects operational and performance metrics for your Amazon EC2 instances at five-minute frequency, free of charge. Starting today,

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Groupon Successfully Scales Sales in the Cloud

Using Salesforce CRM with Chatter and Model Metrics’ deployment services, Groupon grows to more than 500 markets around the world, providing thousands of incredible daily discounts each month CHICAGO – January 19, 2011 – Model Metrics, the leader in cloud computing services for the enterprise, today announced Groupon is using its cloud implementation services along

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Emails from Cloud Server – Part I

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Introduction: Recently we had a practical experience of migrating one public website to cloud hosting. The site was with a leading hosting service provider and migrated to a leading cloud service provider. One of the issues that we faced and sorted out is sending email from cloud. Of course for

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Amazon CloudWatch Offers Free Monitoring Metrics For EC2 Instances

(Update From Amazon Website) We’re excited to let you know that as of today, all Amazon EC2 instances come with free Basic Monitoring metrics from our Monitoring service, Amazon CloudWatch. You don’t need to do anything to make this happen. It’s there for you to use. Simply sign in to the AWS Management Console and

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More Cloud Predictions in 2011 Based On The Results From An Annual Survey

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Nov 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — News Facts:  Quest Software, Inc.  (QSFT 25.97, -0.25, -0.95%) today unveiled 11 technology predictions for 2011 based on results of its annual survey conducted at The Experts Conference (TEC) U.S., hosted earlier this year by Quest. Survey results were analyzed by Quest experts to extract key

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