Cloud Infographic: Moving Your Business To The Cloud Cloud computing is becoming more and more popular in business due to the practical solutions it offers to many business problems. Many of these problems include inhibition, security concerns, and space restrictions. Cloud computing aims to provide a solution to such business dilemmas. Continue Reading… Source: Balboa Capital
Preventing A Cloud Outage What are the most common cloud outages and how to prevent them? A service disruption is a technical perfect storm. Initial mistakes made by engineers can cause the appearance of several other bugs and glitches. The fact with the cloud is that “a host can and will fail” says Evan Cooke, Twilio’s co-founder and chief technology officer. Cooke learned that the most important premise when it comes to the cloud is assuming that the network will have glitches. This happened when Twilio, a company that helps developers integrates communications into their Web applications and which uses
Disaster Management Checklist For Cloud Computing Customers Last week I covered some aspects of disaster management on the cloud. I will continue where I left off and cover more details on the disaster planning part. Here is a checklist of things you must have for disaster planning and recovery. What are the emergency contact number and email addresse(s) of the cloud service provider (CSP)? Is there a backup account with another CSP? How soon can the backups be activated to restore services? Are the data and applications in the backup regularly updated? What is the minimum working subset that should
Seamless Cloud Storage Solution Now Available iSpaces Offers Portal to Multiple Cloud Storage Providers iSpaces launches its new cloud storage solution today, FileSpace, offering the first and only service allowing users to seamlessly access their favorite online storage providers all together in one place. Users can simply drag and drop files between Dropbox, Box, iSpaces storage and their local hard drive from one easy to use interface. “With so many cloud storage providers available, people tend to have multiple accounts with documents in various places,” said Sunne Justice, president and co-founder of iSpaces. “FileSpace makes it infinitely easier to manage
“Private cloud is like a summer home, while the public cloud is a hotel.” – Part 1 This is something I said during a recent Twitter chat on 12 April focusing on the interactions between the public and private clouds, and how converged clouds may be the solution to several associated problems (the conversations are viewable on Twitter under the #convcloud hashtag and the resultant article is: “Waiting for cloud standards is like Waiting for Godot” ). In this article, I will explain why I said what I said. Let’s compare a summer home and a hotel on different parameters.
Forget the Time 100: Here’s the Coolest in Cloud Cloud computing always seems to progress at a rapid pace. Over just the past few years, the cloud as an industry model has matured from a promising yet passable curiosity enjoying fifteen minutes of fame into an indelible and mushrooming contributor to the contemporary technology community. But capitalizing on cloud demands serious legwork in terms of deciding with whom to invest your time and money. Such almost breakneck growth in cloud has made it a bit tricky to sort those who are truly shaping what cloud will become from their convenient
Is Your Company Ready For A Cloud Service Outage? If you are using one of the major CSPs (cloud service providers) you may already be used to major service outages. Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Google Apps and Microsoft Azure have all had their fair share of outages in the past 18 months, and some of them have been huge failures (Amazon’s April 2011 outage lasted 47 hours for some customers), which have brought down sites such as Reddit. However, companies such as Netflix have been able to survive the outages well. In this post, I will cover details on how you