Saturday, December 8, 2012

10 ways cloud computing will change in 2013

10 ways cloud computing will change in 2013
Cloud isn't always cheaper, it's just likely to be cheaper if organisations follow the right use model. To get the best ROI out of cloud services and platforms organisations need to model the cost profile of applications, monitor the resources they use ...

Microsoft joins cloud storage price war with 28 percent Azure cut
Microsoft has cut the price of its Windows Azure Storage service by up to 28 percent, just days after key rivals Amazon and Google dropped their cloud storage pricing. The big providers are clearly engaged in a price war. On 26 November, Google Cloud ...

Social Networks Continue Push For Control
Despite the underwhelming adoption of social network alternatives such as Diaspora and, social networking could become more like WordPress, a service that users could run for themselves through a cloud computing service provider. You shouldn't ...

Cloud computing costs: do they stack up?
Sydney Morning Herald
Its calculations show the total cost of ownership (TCO) of cloud computing is 15 per cent lower than the traditional onsite server environment over a five-year life cycle. TCO includes all direct and indirect costs of owning a particular asset. But do ...
Sydney Morning Herald

Cloud Services Providers Confident Despite Questions Around Cost Savings ...
Sacramento Bee
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud-based services revenue in two years is expected to comprise nearly twice its current share of provider revenue, even as providers believe that showing evidence of cost savings is the biggest ...

Amazon And Google At War Over Cloud Storage Prices
Google made the first move cutting prices of its standard Google Cloud Storage by 20% and then followed it up with another 10% cut after Amazon followed up by reducing the prices of its S3 cloud storage services by about 25%. As a large number of ...

The risks of cloud computing
For further proof, International Working Group recently conducted a study on Cloud ComputingResiliency and it showed that since 2007, about 568 hours were logged as downtime between 13 major cloud carriers. The pricetag for these outages? About $72 ...

Drop Box & Amazon Cloud >> or BACKUP with Unlimited Cloud Storage
Victoria Advocate
Which one would you choose between Drop Box & Amazon Cloud or other alternatives and this is really important because before saving your files i think you should choose the best with Unlimited Space. And you know Cloud Storage already Trends in 2012 ...

Egenera Expands EMEA Footprint, Gains New Tech with Fort Technologies Buy
Talkin' Cloud
Ease of use and automation will increasingly become a critical factor for our success," said John Fitzgerald, managing director of Interactive Network Communications GmbH, a cloud servicesprovider, in a prepared statement. Fitzgerald noted the ...

Browser hacks enable free cloud computing
New Scientist (blog)
Cloud computing is big business. Companies and individual users rent bandwidth from large cloud services to perform all manner of tasks, from hosting small websites to churning through large, computing-intensive tasks like modelling new drug compounds.

New Scientist (blog)

Cloud Computing and Cisco UCS
By Ranjit Nayak
In my blog last week I introduced a series of conversations in which Mike Spanbauer, Industry analyst at Current Analysis, Cisco Executives, Jim McHugh and Brian Schwarz discussed several topics. One of the topics they discussed was the ...

Microsoft joins cloud storage price war with 28 pc Azure cut | ZDNet
Prices for cloud storage have plummeted on the three major platforms just within the last couple of weeks, but who provides the cheapest service?

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