The Vitality Of Seeding Openness Within The Cloud In the context of cloud investment and associated justifications, present day ventures are particular about three core concerns that are by no means novel and have haunted the IT industry since day one – agility, flexibility and customization. The parameters sound exceedingly familiar, especially to those who have had a taste of Linux, an operating system that takes pride in capitalizing on the said concerns and morphing them into benefits. Although contemporary cloud giants are burning midnight oil to deliver on the best of consumer-end innovations, monetary restrictions are clearly holding them
Traditional Networks Vs The Cloud The Question We all know that cloud computing is the next frontier in business computing and service delivery, but what really differentiates it from the traditional networks and hosting? Cloud computing does not really use new technology, in fact it uses the same technology as in traditional networking. So how is it so ground-breakingly different than the old way? Let us explore that comparison. The main difference in cloud computing and traditional networking or hosting is the execution, and in one word that is “virtualization”. Virtualization allows for massive scalability, giving clients virtually unlimited resources.
An Enterprise’s Move To The Cloud – An Architectural Perspective The cloud is not just some virtual server in the sky where one can just pick up an application and throw it in, consequently getting all the benefits associated with the app. The dare in this situation is that an enterprise has to re-architect its existing applications to fit the cloud in a way that maximum value can be mined from it. Placing a cloud into a broader context of an enterprise’s IT environment is the biggest issue, which is almost always overlooked. Business objectives, which point to missions and
How Can Cloud Computing Help Small And Medium Enterprises Cloud computing is becoming more and more popular, especially for businesses and organizations. A lot of enterprises are shifting to the clouds because it offers a lot of benefits. With cloud computing, SMEs no longer have to maintain software and servers on their premises. There is no need to employ highly technical personnel to maintain the IT infrastructure. What businesses do now is that they rent a space on a server located anywhere in the world so that they can access their software applications. A lot of large businesses have moved
IT Outsourcing Services Meeting The Cloud One of the most substantial trends in IT support services is that small and medium-sized companies prefer to shift their data to the cloud and let a third party handle the facility management, in Consolidated Data Centers. Cloud computing blurs the lines among what had been conventional outsourcing and internal operations, and it will test IT’s management and control policies. After all, it’s all about expertise. IT outsourcing service professionals can deal with many tasks (such as data storage) more efficiently than in-house employees are able to. By taking advantage of cloud support services, both
Cloud Infographic: Google Drive Vs The Competition There are hundreds of cloud services available today, a fact which does not make it any easier for users to select a cloud storage provider that fits their needs. Google is no longer the only kid on the cloud computing block. In fact, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and even private parties are entering into the cloud storage industry, and rather aggressively. The race is on for these cloud storage services to bring in the most customers and attract the most attention, but who is the best of the best? Answering this question is not as
Methodology Of Cloud Computing Risk Assessment A Break in the Cloud’s Silver Lining Though cloud computing is considered as the new paradigm of computing, it should not be considered as a new technology but merely a new implementation or application of existing technology, specifically networking and telecommunications technology. So this brings with it some inherent security risks, with some security experts stating that “the economies of scale and flexibility (that cloud computing brings) are both a friend and a foe from a security point of view.” When your application and data is streamed half way around the world from your
ScreenerONE: The Latest Cloud For Film Film, like every other business, has to constantly adapt or die. Filmmakers are constantly on the lookout for the latest technology to make things cheaper and easier. Last week I wrote about Ultraviolet and this week it’s Arvato’s platform for cloud computing: ScreenerONE Arvato, one of the world’s biggest media and communications companies, showed ScreenerONE at The National Association of Broadcasters, which is the largest trade show of it’s kind in the world, in April of this year. ScreenerONE is a cloud-based content platform. Like most cloud-based platforms it allows collaboration between different people