Is Desktop Virtualization the Way to go? Desktop virtualization is now becoming synonymous to business continuity in the cloud computing context, or at least they are so interrelated that you cannot consider one without even mentioning the other. As important as business continuity is for business-driven organizations, desktop virtualization is also key for any business continuity solution to be complete. More and more organizations are looking at the benefits of this solution not just for business continuity but for other reasons like cost savings, easy and hassle-free maintenance, and even work shifting. Desktop virtualization is basically the separation of the desktop environment from the
Work Shifting, Business Continuity, And The Cloud Cloud computing’s inherent property of accessibility is one of the key motivators for its adoption by the general public and smaller businesses alike. Businesses and organizations often have offices for all of their employees. But employees are sometimes not able to come to the office to work due to a family emergency, sickness, transport strike, or an extreme weather event. Thanks to cloud computing accessibility and services like Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and application hosting, employees can do their work remotely when they are unable to go to the office. All they
A Short Summary: What Is Desktop as a Service? Desktop as a Service or DaaS is a concept put in practice through the cloud computing paradigm and is largely similar to Software as a Service (SaaS). It has the same concept as SaaS, there is a product, and it is not just the software, but the entire desktop environment to be made available on demand to any user regardless of geographical location or organizational separation. Desktop as a service or desktop virtualization uses a client-server model and all computing power being used for processing is that of the server. The client device is merely
What Is The Key Criterion For Selecting A Cloud Service Provider? Cloud computing has matured enough for a lot of people that jumping on it is no longer scary. The technology has also advanced enough that even data conversion and migration are no longer considered as daunting, just a little annoying. Because of this new influx of prospective clients, many cloud service providers are popping out every day. But the problem is that not all of them are the first-hand owners of a cloud infrastructure. Most of them are actually just “re-branders” or “white-label brands”. This means that they are only partnered with a bigger provider which
Business Continuity: Let Us Plan For A Cloud Failure Every cloud proponent has been saying that the cloud is the only safe place left for our businesses and various other IT systems, while “nay-sayers” blabber about the total opposite, they talk about privacy and security concerns, and even data integrity. But no matter which side you are on, nothing is full-proof and all will eventually fail in one way or another. Even with business continuity plans and implementations, geographically scattered backup systems, there will always be that one big problem in the future that will ensure that all of them go down simultaneously. But the
Drivers Of Cloud Computing Adaption Cloud computing is now in heavy use in the industry and even the consumer market is starting to consider the benefits of cloud computing. Even though it is using the same technology that we have since more than 10 years ago, the cloud computing paradigm made all of the difference by simply changing the implementation of networking technology. But what exactly drives the development of cloud technology, what motivates its constant update, and what prevents people from adopting it? Well, the biggest driver of cloud computing has always been economics. Because of changing market trends, heavy competition, and
Barriers In Cloud Computing Adoption Though cloud computing is largely considered as the future of enterprise and consumer computing, it is not without its drawbacks and flaws that would prevent those with really special needs to adopt cloud computing into their business or organization. The cloud delivery mechanism, the internet, is leading to new and somewhat questionable revenue streams which are fraught with uncertainty, complexity, and have different privacy and tax compliance depending on the location and this is boggling the minds of users and providers alike. So let us look at some major problems that inhibit the adoption of cloud computing in some IT organizations.
Is Cloud Computing The Biggest Green Technology? Global warming and climate change are on top of world’s list of concerns and one of the reasons is our dependence on dirty energy from fossil fuels. We all consider the transportation sector as the main pollution source of our atmosphere, but is the IT industry really exempted from the blame? Governments around the globe usually have stringent standards on factory or industrial facility energy consumption and emission while the energy consumption in IT laboratories and data centers is overlooked, with the exception of some universities and research organizations. So there are no