Two Mega Cloud Conferences: What Google I/O and GigaOM Pro each had to Offer The cloud has finally settled after the weekend’s dual momentous occasions. Google I/O, the yearly gathering of tech heads on the West Coast of the US is finally over, with lauding and misgivings, alike. On the fringes was also a cloud computing platform that seeks similar, albeit more academic, answers than those of the former conference: GigaOM Pro’s conference. Here is an analysis of what the two disparate approaches to the fundamental world of the Internet, applications and the cloud, in general, had to offer the
The Service Level Agreement Purchasing goods and services online has become very easy, just a click here and there, input some credentials, and your bank account is now lighter. This is exactly the same with purchasing Cloud Computing services. It has become a bit worrisome if people actually know what they are getting into or are getting their money’s worth. Sure, you have certain expectations on the service based on what the service provider has advertised. But are you absolutely sure that you are getting what you want or need and are you interpreting those service descriptions accurately? That is
Google Cloud Platform – Cloud Services To Go One Up Against AWS Google unveiled its Google Cloud Platform and Google Compute Engine at I/O Conference in San Francisco to take on Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s AWS in the cloud platform. Google said that it has been working on global-scale services for more than fourteen years and launching cloud services is just another step in that direction. Google said that the prime motive behind improvising their cloud services was to open up infrastructure for SMEs and enthusiastic developers. Google’s new Compute Engine provides a sophisticated, highly powerful environment for running virtual
Advances of Cloud Computing in Business Development The presence of cloud computing as a tool in business is getting a reaction almost as though it’s something new. There’s a lot of attention being paid to advances mostly as a result of affordable, scalable SaaS solutions. These solutions allow for a mobility and ease of access for which older systems didn’t allow. Given that they’re a symptom of the newer cloud computing push, they’re of course serving to earn accolades for the cloud that it did not have previously. Of course, cloud computing in business is not brand new. It largely
Working With Customers And The Cloud You may have the best product or service in the world, but without a customer you have nothing. Today’s assets focus on the customer and how you can leverage the cloud (and other technologies) to optimize customer engagement. “The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best but legendary.“ – Sam Walton (1918-1992), legendary founder of Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart has excellent customer service, but that’s not the only thing that makes it the most valuable company in the world. Its lean supply chain and cost efficiencies help it
Mimecast Email Servers Go Down – 100% Uptime SLA? No cloud service provider should ever claim 100% uptime and it seems that Mimecast had a very tough day yesterday. Its mail servers went down in the UK, bringing down its cloud mail management services and angering many of its UK customers who couldn’t access the mail service. The company blames the outage on a series of servers coming down in one of its UK data centers. It later updated that a server by server check is underway and a good number of the servers have gone back up. This indicates the extent
SaaS on a EULA? Get Some New Pants! A good contract is like a good pair of pants. When the pants fit right and look good, you wear them all the time and hardly notice them. But if they’re too tight, you won’t buy them and if they’re too loose they fall down and leave you exposed. And if they’re just wrong – like trying to pair hockey pants with a suit coat – nobody knows what to do with you. As more and more software companies deliver SaaS instead of software CDs, why do I still see so many
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Just Google It! By David Fletcher Our comic collection has simply taken the light side of cloud computing to a whole new level. So after a long day’s work in the cloud, you can stop by our comic library for that much deserved moment of fun before you call it a day. Review the full library For the reuse of our CloudTweaks comic images for print, web or related, please contact us regarding.