Cloud Infographic: The CSC Cloud Usage Index Some very interesting statistics put together by the people over at CSC . Source: csc.com
SaaS Business Apps Drive SMB Cloud Computing Adoption Much of cloud computing’s infancy was fueled by software development firms, enterprise tech companies, and large financial institutions. IBM sparked the trend in 2003 with its on-demand computing initiative. By late 2005, Amazon recognized the potential market for IaaS and PaaS solutions and launched its EC2 service less than a year later. Fast forward five years, and almost every tech startup relies in some way on EC2, Windows Azure, Google Apps Engine, or similar IaaS and PaaS services. But it’s SaaS solutions—and their popularity with SMBs—that have driven cloud computing adoption and
Customers and the Cloud: What Has It Done for Them Lately? Too often, in my opinion, does the conversation on cloud computing circle around the gurus on the top and the fanboys that chase their coattails. Cloud is no different than any other technological revolution in that it provides a nurturing forum for otherwise outcast yet knowledgeable nerds to unite in esoteric discourse. But people, the nerds aren’t alone in purchasing cloud product. They don’t even comprise the majority of cloud consumption. That distinction falls to that lowly, knowledge-challenged, directionless and impressionable flock of sheep known as the general public.
Xerox Exclaims Its Cloud Pride On the cusp of big news from Google per its new Drive cloud offering, Xerox is following hot the big G’s heels with some vital cloud news of its very own today. “We’re ready to start talking about it,” Xerox Cloud Services’ vice president Rob Schilperoort said bemusedly to IT World recently. By “it,” Schilperoort was most likely referring to Xerox’s significant change-up and adaptation as a company, from solely document upkeep and outsourcing to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service, as well as moonlighting relatively recently as a Software-as-a-Service provider to boot. One of Xerox Cloud Services’ most
Cloud Auditing – Making sure that your cloud works per your expectations As cloud computing get increasingly complex and finds use in core enterprise applications, it it time to pay more attention to auditing. Auditing ensures that your cloud installations works per your expecations. The auditing could be done either internally by your IT or business teams, or could be done by a third party service. Regardless of who does the audit, it is important to understand the different considerations in cloud auditing. Regulatory compliance audit In many industries such as healthcare and finance, there are strong regulations that mandate
Are You Overwhelmed By The Number Of Cloud Services To Manage? The past 2 years have seen a rapid adoption of cloud services among enterprises. CIOs and CTOs were able to convince the CEOs about the business case for cloud migration. However, the biggest sticking point is in the integration of various cloud services. The need for convergence While many enterprises have moved their non-critical applications to the public cloud for the cost advantage and robustness, regulatory compliance and performance needs are forcing some of them to use the private cloud and virtual private cloud for core business operations. Moreover,
Cloud Management And The New Paradigm Of Computing Cloud computing has definitely revolutionised the IT industry and transformed the way in which IT Services are delivered. But finding the best way for an organization to perform common management tasks using remote services on the Internet is not that easy. Cloud management incorporates the task of providing, managing, and monitoring applications into cloud infrastructures that do not require end-user knowledge of the physical location or of the system that delivers the services. Monitoring cloud computing applications and activity into requires cloud management tools to ensure that resources are meeting SLA’s, working
Cloud Research Findings: Hackers Feast On A Hefty $1 Billion Fairly recently, analytics giant Price Water House Cooper (PwC) had made its research outcome public. The report throws light on the trembling discovery that hackers have cumulatively laid their dirty hands upon an amount as large as US $1 billion rightly belonging to enterprises stationed in Brazil. Worse than that, Business Software Alliance has ranked Brazil as the top-most cloud unready nation among the 24 momentous others that make up more than 80% of the globe’s communication and information technology. The release by PwC establishes that close to one-third of