Cloud Infographic: Moving To The Cloud Here are the pros of moving your business to the cloud: Set up cost is almost zero. When setting up your business for cloud computing, all the expenses that you would have incurred if the system was setup in-house are non-existent. There will be no hardware purchases for servers and no over spending on the man-hours that it would take to setup everything. Service providers may even wave installation fees. Great scalability which eases expansion. Because of its nature, cloud services scale dramatically from very small needs of home businesses to huge corporate demands.
The Problem With Cloud Services And Downtime One of the problems that you may run into when you are working in the cloud is that some cloud services cannot be counted on for nonstop service. There are certain cheaper services that may be down and not able to be accessed at certain points during the day. You will definitely want to avoid these services, because that defeats the purpose of the cloud. If you are going to be doing a lot of your projects in the cloud, then you need to make sure that the cloud service you are using
Optimize Your Infrastructure; From Hand-Built To Mass-Production If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ll know that I write a lot about cloud and cloud technologies, specifically around optimizing IT infrastructures and transitioning them from traditional management methodologies and ideals toward dynamic, cloud-based methodologies. Recently, in conversations with customers as well as my colleagues and peers within the industry, it is becoming increasingly clear that the public, at least the subset I deal with, are simply fed up with the massive amount of hype surrounding cloud. Everyone is using that as a selling point and have attached so many different meanings that it has
How To Avoid Problems For Your Business With Cloud Storage Most people know that cloud storage comes with some risks, but it can also be a savior for your business if you use it in the correct manner. Many people just think about storing all of their data in a cloud service, and just hope for the best as they continue to use that cloud on a daily basis. You should make sure that all of your data is backed up on a regular basis when you use the cloud, because there are a number of things that could go
Q&A with Rob Fox: On-Premise Data, aka “Cloud Cache” We caught up with Rob Fox, Senior Director of Software Development for Liaison Technologies, about the growing need for businesses and consumers to store and access data in the cloud as quickly as if it were locally stored. Why are businesses and consumers moving away from on-premise data storage to cloud storage? Consumers are the early adopters of cloud data storage. For years, they’ve been storing and sharing vast numbers of photos in the cloud with services like Shutterfly and Snapfish, and even Facebook. Newer services like Apple’s iCloud store and
Does Microsoft Windows Azure Threaten vCloud? It appears like Microsoft is desperate to become the OS for cloud computing. At Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference on July 10th, the company has announced its Windows Azure’s white-label version which is targeted at the web hosts currently based on Windows Server. This can be viewed as a challenge for VMware, which is trying to push its vCloud agenda. In recent years, VMware is spanning cloud-based and on-premise deployments. In the past, Microsoft has received flak for not having a lawful hybrid cloud-strategy. But, Microsoft appears to be back on the right track with
AWS Outage – Ground-Hog Day Meets Murphy’s Law; You Guys Should Get A Room! So, here we go again – I’ve said it once, so I’ll say it again. It gives me no pleasure to write another blog post about AWS suffering another outage in their West Virginia Zone. This because of a couple of reasons: First, the publicity – industry analysts and commentators are divided into two camps, some taking the view that AWS is slightly unfit for the purpose (Barb Darrow from Gigaom: “Cloud outage raises more questions about Amazon Cloud” ) and others taking the more pragmatic view