Saturday, August 4, 2012

Cloud Computing Really Cheaper?

Is Cloud Computing Really Cheaper?
Earlier this week I was at the New Jersey Institute of Technology as the host of CloudCamp, a “un-conference” created to inform and educate on various cloud computing topics. Since the ... Cloud services are effectively like a renting a car service, only for ICT.


Cloud Computing and the Olympics
SYS-CON Media (press release)
The London Olympics are not using the Cloud. Cloud computing seems a good match for the Olympics for provisioning a scalable and on-demand architecture quickly, and then taking it down after the event. That is precisely what the technology supports.

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Cloud Computing: Rackspace Kicks Off the OpenStack Cloud Roll-Out
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Despite its reported immaturity, Rackspace has gone production with the Essex version of OpenStack, making it the first large-scale public cloud deployment of the fabled open source platform. It's positioning Open Cloud as freeing users from vendor lock-in, ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Cloud and business transformation: this time, it's different
ZDNet (blog)
Clouds pekka1_strip_NASA Does cloud offer a new horizon, or the same old thing? Photo: NASA. That's one of the takeways from a panel I had the opportunity to join at this week's CompTIA Breakaway conference, addressing ways to cut through the fog of cloud computing, led by Bob Dirkes of TechImage. ... Most of these services will be passed through as cloud services, both from within the enterprise and from outside. "Extremely lightweight businesses": Let's face it, there's no point in investing $50000 or more in ...

ZDNet (blog)

Lock-in, Migration Costs Can Put a Damper on Cloud Projects, Says ISACA
Cloud services promise low cost-of-entry and rapid return on investment, but those advantages make it easy to overlook associated investments. To find out the true return on investment (ROI) of cloud computing enterprises have to dig deeper, according to a ...

Lock-in, migration costs can blunt cloud projects
IDG News Service - Cloud services promise low cost-of-entry and rapid return on investment, but those advantages make it easy to overlook associated investments. To find out the true return on investment of cloud computing enterprises have to dig deeper, according to a white paper from industry organization Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Calculating the total cost of an IT service against its potential return is always a challenge for IT staff, and that holds even truer for cloud computing, ...

Oracle's cloud hype set for major escalation
Network World
Oracle's emphasis on cloud computing isn't going to wane anytime soon. To the contrary, on Thursday the vendor held the first in nearly 100 Cloud Builder Summit events scheduled for locations across the globe between now and December. Attendees will ...

Make Cloud Syncing Work For You
Tom's Guide
Cloud storage is great for documents and pictures you want to use from different computers and tablets, but having to wait to download the files you want to work on gets annoying, so the cloud services now have software to sync your files back and forth.

How cloud computing is transforming the IT department
Eze Castle Integration Inc. provides strategic IT and cloud services, focusing on the financial space -- an industry perhaps uniquely positioned to reap the benefits of cloud computing if it can overcome its security fears. Steve Schoener, its vice president of ...

Cloud Computing: Savvis Buying Part of Ciber
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Savvis plans to provide ITO clients with continued IT outsourcing support besides offering its enhanced capabilities, including cloud services. Ciber will continue to provide clients with full lifecycle application development and outsourcing solutions, including ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Delivering Corporate Networks to the Cloud: Is Your Network Ready?
Data Center Knowledge
Gartner has identified cloud services as representing $68 billion worldwide in 2010, growth of 16.6 percent more than 2009, which presents a tremendous opportunity for carriers and challenges for network managers. Enterprise ...Delivering corporate networks which are able to handle the diverse demands ofcloud computing transforms the operator offering from commoditized MPLS networks (where differentiation is focused on price) to that of a key enabler which can unlock the value of the cloud. There is a chance ...

Data Center Knowledge

Government Seeks Guidance on Cloud-Brokerage Services
In the next phase of that strategy, which began with preliminary moves toward commercial cloud services and applications in the first year of the Obama administration, followed by a "cloud-first" mandate for all new government IT projects that was announced ...

Salesforce CEO Benioff Named to Cisco's Board of Directors
CIO Insight
The appointments underscore Cisco's cloud computing efforts. Company executives have been vocal about the idea of the network being the foundation for cloud computing, and how Cisco will leverage the cloud in key growth areas, such as video. Benioff's ...

Red River Valley in the 'cloud'
Prairie Business
With Microsoft focusing on cloud computing, the Fargo, N.D., office anticipates growth over the next five years to help with this transformation in several areas of technological expertise in the region. Microsoft's Fargo campus site leader Don Morton says there will be ... According to a new study by the analyst firm IDC, spending on public and private information technology (IT) cloud services will generate nearly 14 million jobs worldwide from 2011 to 2015. The research, commissioned by Microsoft, also found that IT ...

5 Hidden Costs in Moving to Cloud Services
Channel Partners
Getting into cloud computing doesn't have to cost that much, and the return on investment can come quickly. But that ROI can fall short of expectations if hidden costs are left out of the equation. That's one finding in a new white paper from global IT association ...

Cloud Computing: Windows To Try And Dominate The Field
CloudTweaks News
Microsoft has snuck in behind a lot of other companies and are now offering a massive cloud computing operating platform. This is a rather large undertaking for a company that has been getting hammered for not having a hybrid platform to begin with.

CloudTweaks News

Sponsor post: How much will you spend on the cloud this month?
As companies spend more on the cloud, it's critical that they find ways to track their cloud spending accurately, quickly and without getting a lot of people involved. Unfortunately, with multiple accounts across multiple cloud vendors, that's often easier said than ...

EMC Seeks Chinese Cloud Gold With Lenovo
Seeking Alpha
EMC (EMC) knows that, as time goes by, its leadership in cloud computing depends on maintaining the lowest possible cost structure. That cost structure comes with what is, potentially, the largest cloud market, China. So EMC today moved to deal with both ...

Focusing on Office 365 Migrations, Agile IT recognized as a Microsoft Southwest ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Focusing on Office 365 Migration services and other innovative cloud solutions, Agile IT has been a leader in extending business productivity systems with the benefits cloud computing. During the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, ...

Logicalis Achieves Cisco Cloud Builder Designation
To support the expanding role of the network in deploying cloud services, Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, announced today it has achieved the Cisco Cloud Builder designation within the Cisco Cloud Partner Program.

5 Hidden Dangers of Cloud Computing
Government Technology
Cloud computing gets a lot of hype, so some may not consider the hidden costs associated with a move to the cloud. There are five hidden dangers associated with cloud technology that IT managers should consider, according to a white paper released by ...

New Symantec CEO Says His Company "Underperforms" in Cloud Computing
Midsize Insider
On July 25, 2012, tech giant Symantec changed CEOs, replacing Enrique Salem with Steve Bennett, a move that has many Wall Street analysts voicing their approval. While the move comes amid a number of earnings issues, the new Symantec CEO believes ...

HP Releases Cloud Object Storage to Public
ADT Magazine
The storage service is based on the OpenStack Swift storage system, a move that will ease portability of data to other OpenStack cloud services. For the content delivery network service, HP has created an interface to Akamai's CDN. Padovani said HP intends ...

Dropbox Password Breach Highlights Cloud Security Weaknesses
The list of problems with Dropbox was hardly surprising since the same list applies to other providers of public cloud services. First, the security depends solely on a name and password to gain access to ... they, too, rely only on a user name and password to protect the data. If that information becomes known then the contents of a user's cloud storage area are open for the taking. ... 7: Data Mobility, Security Top Cloud Computing Concerns (2012-08-01) · Visit eWEEK Labs for independent reviews of IT products and ...

Solution Providers Ready To Work With VMware's New Cloud Infrastructure
Dupler said VMware has moved aggressively to take a leadership role in cloud services, with recent acquisitions of software-defined networking company Nicera and of DynamicOPs, which manages multiple hypervisors in the cloud. And with its cloud ...

Cloud storage provider rapped by ASA for "misleading" ads
Cloud Pro
Cloud storage provider Carbonite has hit out at the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for describing its offer of “unlimited online backup” as misleading to consumers. US-based Carbonite had claimed on its UK site that end users could backup as much ...

Customers can use public, private or hybrid hosting tools on the cloud to deploy ...
Computer Business Review
Rackspace offers new cloud services powered by OpenStack ... Rackspace, a cloud computingservices provider, has announced the unlimited availability of Cloud Databases and CloudServers powered by OpenStack, along with a new control panel.

Making the Cloud add-up: practical guidance on Cloud ROI
ROI calculation for Cloud Computing can be highly complex due to its abstract nature so it's vital to focus on finding the right information to make meaningful and accurate estimates. If you don't, the results may be useless or, worse, misleading. That's the stark ...

Okta Named a Leader in Enterprise Cloud Identity and Access Management
MarketWatch (press release)
Okta's service is built on a secure, reliable and extensible on-demand, multi-tenant cloud services platform. That platform is the foundation for a growing set of core Okta and partner services that empower businesses to eliminate cloud adoption barriers and ...

Questions to Clarify Cloud Computing | CEA Digital Dialogue
By Rob Pegoraro
Over the last year, Apple and Google have followed the earlier examples of Microsoft, Dropbox, SugarSync and many others by rolling out cloud storage services that promise to make your data available anywhere you have an Internet connection. These tools increasingly come integrated into Apple, ... For most typical document and data sharing, even the “mere” 2 gigabytes somecloud services offer will easily keep you in business. Instead, try asking these questions. How much ...
CEA Digital Dialogue

The Data Center Journal The Core Of Cloud Computing In IT Industry
By Rakesh Dogra
According to the company, businesses have realized the technological benefits of cloud servicesand have realized that it is more than being just about the cloud. Cloud computing and its impact on Malta were highlighted after the launch of ...
The Data Center Journal

Nadler, Conyers Propose Critical Reforms to Cloud Computing Privacy
By Dissent
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, and Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary ...
Privacy News -

Gartner Releases Their Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2012 | A ...
By Louis Columbus
Based on an analysis of the Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2012, the best results are being attained by enterprises that focus on a very specific strategy and look to cloud-based technologies to accelerate their performance. Leading ...
A Passion for Research

Cloud computing is here to stay « EBS
By admin
The approach of “one man's meat is another man's poison” to cloud computing is old-fashioned. Most organizations are looking to the cloud to take their business in new directions faster, rather than simply as a method of cost control and ...

Gazzang and DataStax Partner to Deliver Robust Data Security for ...
Analyst research shows that the change, cost, and complexity associated with cloud migrations continue to be key challenges for cloud computing adoption. In his session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Adiascar Cisneros is Director of ...
Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal

Analyzing Cloud Computing | Market Research Reports
By admin
Cloud computing is a shift following the switchover from mainframe to client–server in the early 1980s. Cloud computing is web-based processing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other ...
Healthcare Store Online

Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 8/2/2012+ - blog*spot
By Roger Jennings (--rj)
But with Windows Azure Cloud Services, we've been taught that we shouldn't write things to disk because the virtual machines that host our services aren't durable. So we start going to remote durable storage for everything. This slows down ...
OakLeaf Systems

Cloud Computing News - August 3rd - SSD Cloud Computing News ...
By Courtney C
We've talked about the doctors office going virtual, and how new compliance regulations are making it easier for the health care to turn to the cloud. But could it really be happening? Find out how much cloud computing is expected to grow by ...
Cloud Provider USA

Panel on IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative and Standardization ...
In this video, Stephen Diamond from EMC moderates a panel discussion on the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative and Standardization. Panelists include Tomonori Aoyama (Keio University), David R. Bernstein (Cloudscaling), Donald R.

Weekly #Cloud Roundup – Chaos Monkey, Open-Source Cloud ...
By Travis Balinas
Every Friday we like to highlight some of our favorite posts on IT Operations, Cloud Computing, DevOps, Virtualization and anything else that grabbed our attention over the week. Here are some great articles from the week of July 30th that are ...
Transforming IT Operations

Cloud Has Silver Linings for Operators Worldwide
By admin
... has reached startling new levels, with investment set to top last year's record US$13.5 billion*. This focus and the issues, market challenges and the potential of the cloud computing space, will all be highlighted and debated during the three day Broadband Cloud Summit as part of October's flagship [...] ... Almost half of the 185 operators selling cloud services today are in Europe. In the first half of 2012, European operators have already outstripped their operator peers in pace of ...
Mobile World

Will Open-Source Cloud Computing Become The Norm ...
By Eva Green
If organizations want a special feature or a new service for their organization's infrastructure, they can simply request that the cloud services provider add that special feature. The new feature or service added to the cloud immediately becomes ...
Enterprise Features

Cloud Computing: Birst Aims to End IT Data Feeds | SOA World ...
Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computingand Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of ... Cloud Storage: Myths and Realities. POWER PANELS: ...
Latest News from SOA World Magazine

Top 9 Challenges in Cloud Computing | Innovation
... value of cloud computing and are increasingly transitioning to the cloud. ... the efficiency and effectiveness of cloud services are a result of these challenges.

What is Cloud Computing | Internap
What is Cloud Computing and what can it offer your business? ... Cloud computing, whether supporting a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a- Service ...

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