Things All Cloudy: Oracle Takes The Inevitable Plunge

By Humayun | June 11, 2012

Things All Cloudy: Oracle Takes The Inevitable Plunge The past week has witnessed Oracle making good on a pledge to adapt the (otherwise inevitable) shift towards cloud computing. The announcementcomes in an altogether different fashion, studded with overwhelming hardware and

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Private Cloud Considerations

By Balaji Viswanathan | June 11, 2012

Private Cloud Considerations The private cloud market is getting hot as plenty of advantages to enterprises in industries with higher-level security and compliance requirements are being offered. While the attractions are obvious, it must be noted that private cloud implementations

Virtual Private Clouds and How They Compare

Virtual Private Clouds and How They Compare vs Public

By Balaji Viswanathan | June 7, 2012

Virtual Private Clouds A virtual private clouds (referred to as simply private cloud from here on) is a happy marriage between traditional enterprise IT and cloud computing. Unlike public cloud implementations, the hosted services in a private cloud are behind

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Can The Cloud Help A Marketing Professional?

By Jeff Norman | June 1, 2012

Cloud Marketing Professional “Absolutely!” is the answer to this article’s titular question. Cloud computing’s natural talent in rendering everyday essential business maneuvers automatic, more flexible, and more timely makes it a downright essential for successful modern-day marketing campaigns. Here are

Cloud Security: Public Or Private, It’s Getting Better

By Jeff Norman | May 30, 2012

Cloud Security: Public or Private, It’s Getting Better It’s the tale as old as time: manifold businesses and organizations hesitate to relocate their most important cloud programs from their private data centers into the more spacious public cloud sphere, out

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10 Things To Look For In Your Cloud Service Provider

By Balaji Viswanathan | May 30, 2012

Cloud Service Provider The cloud computing market is exploding with a large number of new entrants. If you are shopping around for a cloud service provider (CSP), here are ten things you should keep in mind. 1. Technical Expertise A cloud

Cloudy Apps: New Challenges And Complexities

By Alex Heneveld | May 29, 2012

Cloudy Apps New technologies often simplify some aspect of life, an aspect which was previously painful. But then, as soon as it is adopted, a technology presents new challenges and new complexities. With cloud computing, you can get a new

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Cloud Compliance Audit: Learn More On The Unified Certification Standard From The MSP Alliance

By Balaji Viswanathan | May 29, 2012

Cloud Compliance Audit I have written previously about various types of audits that are necessary to validate your cloud service.  In this post, I will cover the cloud service audit that helps you pick the right cloud service provider (CSP).

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Disaster Management Checklist

By Balaji Viswanathan | May 24, 2012

Disaster Management Checklist Last week I covered some aspects of disaster management on the cloud. I will continue where I left off and cover more details on the disaster planning part. Here is a checklist of things you must have

Cloud To Join The Search For The God Particle

By Sourya Biswas | May 21, 2012

The God Particle Ever since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, went active in 2008, speculation has been rife that the elusive Higgs boson, a hypothetical elementary particle that should explain why fundamental particles

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Best Practices For A Cloud Service Outage?

By Balaji Viswanathan | May 17, 2012

Cloud Service Outage If you are using one of the major CSPs (cloud service providers) you may already be used to major service outages. Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Google Apps and Microsoft Azure have all had their fair share of outages

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The Top Five Threats To Cloud Computing

By Balaji Viswanathan | May 16, 2012

The Top Five Threats To Cloud Computing With hundreds of enterprises migrating to cloud services every day, it looks like the march to cloud everything is inevitable and unstoppable. However, cloud computing is not without its risks, and in this

Be A Cloud Executive Officer

By Jeff Norman | May 15, 2012

Be a Cloud Executive Officer Chief executive officers of the 2010s ignore the cloud at their peril. As we at CloudTweaks know better than most, cloud computing has become an indelible centerpiece of the national conversation on all things technology.

Keeping Your Data And Applications Secure On The Cloud

By Balaji Viswanathan | May 15, 2012

Keeping Your Data And Applications Secure On The Cloud When you have all your data and applications permanently stored within your enterprise, you can get away with big security holes and poor data management practices without a serious external threat.

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Can You Retrieve Your Data After Terminating Your Contract?

By Balaji Viswanathan | May 10, 2012

Can You Retrieve Your Data After Terminating Your Contract? Consider the following scenarios. Scenario 1: You have a great cloud service provider and have moved all your business data there. One fine morning, you get a notice stating that your

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Basic Checklist For Computing Customers

By Balaji Viswanathan | May 7, 2012

Basic Checklist Transition to the cloud could be one of the most important decisions you make in your IT infrastructure management. Thus, it is important that you do it the right way. I have collected a list of the basic

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Cloud Auditing – Making Sure That Your Cloud Works Per Your Expectations

By Balaji Viswanathan | April 24, 2012

Cloud Auditing As cloud computing get increasingly complex and finds use in core enterprise applications, it it time to pay more attention to auditing. Auditing ensures that your cloud installations works per your expecations. The auditing could be done either

Are You Overwhelmed By The Number Of Cloud Services To Manage?

By Balaji Viswanathan | April 23, 2012

Are You Overwhelmed By The Number Of Cloud Services To Manage? The past 2 years have seen a rapid adoption of cloud services among enterprises. CIOs and CTOs were able to convince the CEOs about the business case for cloud

Healthcare In The Cloud: Good And Bad And Around The World

By Jeff Norman | April 20, 2012

Healthcare in the Cloud What field isn’t the cloud revolutionizing right now? From music to entrepreneurship, virtually every relevant sector is capitalizing on some aspect of the cloud in order to improve efficiency and — one hopes as a byproduct

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Understanding the Cloud Computing Setup For Your Business

By Balaji Viswanathan | April 19, 2012

Cloud Computing Setup For Business If you are migrating from enterprise to a cloud based solution, it is necessary to understand the different roles in the cloud computing setup for your business. In this post, I will cover the 6

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