How Cloud Service Brokerages can Help Manage your Cloud Setup? If you are a typical cloud computing client, you might already be using a few cloud service providers for your different applications. Your mail might be hosted with provider 1, CRM with provider 2, corporate website with provider 3 and business apps with provider 4. As the number of services expand, it now becomes a hassle to manage the different providers, different SLAs, their billing schedules, etc. This is where cloud service brokers (CSB) come to help. CSBs are businesses that offer intermediation services and add value on top of
“Waiting For Cloud Standards Is Like Waiting For Godot” The title of this post comes from one of the more interesting comments made during the 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). To put it into perspective, Godot refers to the eponymous character in Samuel Becket’s play who never did arrive. This lack of standards and consequent interoperability problems, coupled with the distrust CIOs have for public clouds, make HP’s
Microsoft ventures big into the Indian cloud market On April 12, Microsoft announced its biggest collaboration in the cloud segment by working with India’s AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) to setup up its Live@Edu cloud solution at over 10,000 colleges in India. This could potentially bring 7.5 million new users to its cloud and can portend a big expansion in this market in the future. Though Microsoft claims it as a corporate social responsibility initiative as the solution is given for free, it is a smart business move that could open up a huge market for cloud computing.
The Cloud Sees Small Businesses Soar The first quarter of 2012 has resulted in a significant growth in the recognition of the advantages cloud computing is providing to small businesses. For those outside of the know, we provide a brief overview of just why cloud is good to SMBs. How does cloud computing empower my small business? How long do you have to visit this site? We could literally fill an entire day with the bounty of assets the cloud can provide to shrewd and ambitious small businesses. For one thing, you’ll spend a great deal less on your expenses
CloudCode: A Code of Conduct For Cloud Computing Providers In New Zealand Because cloud computing is a relatively new industry, it is but expected that it is unregulated. With the influx of cloud services providers and organizations which earn a lot from this industry, there is a thus a need to offer security measures. Thus in New Zealand, these cloud computing groups got together and tried to create guidelines for those entities offering cloud computing in the country. A fundamental code of conduct for cloud computing providers was put together by the New Zealand Computer Society and named it CloudCode.
Cloud Computing: Determining The Cost Of The Cloud – Part 3 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) This service model enables user organizations to forgo deployment of new datacenter equipment to handle growing operational needs. Rather, the business obtains needed IT infrastructure – servers, security, storage, networks, etc. – from a cloud services provider, often via a self-service catalog. While a user company can run applications, databases, operating systems and other software on top of its selected infrastructure, it has no direct control over or access to those machines. The cloud service provider manages the infrastructure, including any scaling up or