Your Lifeblood In The Cloud Vendors Hands Information is the lifeblood of organizations, private as well as governmental. What are the wave breakers in terms of trusting cloud vendors with your lifeblood? I have categorized three main areas: 1. Perceptive Data: Independent of operational excellence, technology innovation or marketing wizardry, the main question is still on top: What information can under any circumstances live in a public cloud? 2. Prenuptial agreement agreed upon: Open formats that are thoroughly specified and offer true portability are defined in the first section of the agreement. Agreeing on data ownership and rights in the
AWS Free Usage Tier To help new AWS customers get started in the cloud, AWS is introducing a new free usage tier. Beginning November 1, new AWS customers will be able to run a free Amazon EC2 Micro Instance for a year, while also leveraging a new free usage tier for Amazon S3, Amazon Elastic Block Store, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, and AWS data transfer. AWS’s free usage tier can be used for anything you want to run in the cloud: launch new applications, test existing applications in the cloud, or simply gain hands-on experience with AWS. Read more on
OpSource to Be a Featured Speaker and Exhibitor at Industry’s Largest Enterprise Cloud Computing Event SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwire – October 29, 2010) – OpSource, Inc., the leader in enterprise cloud and managed hosting, today announced that it will be a featured speaker at the Cloud Computing Expo, which is being held November 1-4, 2010, in Santa Clara, Calif. The conference is the only enterprise IT event which covers the entire scope of the cloud computing spectrum. OpSource will also exhibit at the show in Booth # 320. OpSource CEO Treb Ryan will offer a standalone session and also serve as
Google Apps Part II Advantages of Google Apps:In September 2010, Google announced that over 30 million people are using Google Apps. The top ten advantages as listed by Google are: 1. Cloud computing is in Google’s DNA. 2. Faster access to innovation drives higher productivity. 3. Users adopt new functionality with less disruption. 4. Employees can be productive from anywhere. 5. Google’s cloud enables faster collaboration. 6. Google’s immense security investments help protect customers. 7. Less data is stored on vulnerable devices. 8. Customers get higher reliability and uptime. 9. Google Apps offers extensive flexibility and control. 10. Customers spend
Nothing grows in a vacuum. IT has evolved over the decades and has gone through several paradigm shifts. Virtualization of computer resources and the quest for the most effective operations have never gone out of fashion. Outsourcing parts, or all, of the IT Capabilities has a long track record. Those who have experience with out-/multisourcing have a new landscape to explore when considering going into the clouds. Before exploring the benefits and the challenges, it is a great idea to make up a check list: What are my drivers & motives for cloudsourcing? Be clear about your priorities and make
CIO Cloud Summit Announces Strategic Partnership With Cloud Tweaks October 26, 2010 – The CIO Cloud Summit team is pleased to announce that it has formed a strategic partnership with CloudTweaks, an online news media site that provides a variety of articles and resources on cloud computing topics and trends. CloudTweaks, with a team of content creators from around the globe, including CTOs, CEOs, cloud bloggers, engineers and technology enthusiasts, delivers in-depth articles, the latest news, interviews and other valuable content on cloud computing to a growing audience of technology professionals, including representatives government agencies, financial institutions, technology firms and
Microsoft Windows Azure Part IV Pricing: Microsoft is cognizant of the fact that its cloud services Windows Azure, SQL Azure etc., needs to be accessed by developers so that innovative applications can be built on the platform. Towards this, promotional attractive offers consisting of a lot of compute hours were provided in the past, including the CTP Community Technology Preview. There are continuous requests from this community that prolonged free access should be provided; recently Amazon Web Services came up with micro instances at 3 cents per hour for Windows instances and there had been no matching announcements from Microsoft.
NASDAQ OMX Offers Data-on-Demand Service on NASDAQDOD.com CloudTweaks Press Release The NASDAQ OMX Group has launched NASDAQ Data-on-Demand, a new cloud computing solution that provides easy and flexible access to massive amounts of historical Level 1 tick data. NASDAQ Data-on-Demand eliminates the need to maintain ever-growing in-house databases and data management infrastructure. “Customers of NASDAQ Data-on-Demand are able to cut costs and boost efficiency by getting only the data they need when they need it,” said Randall Hopkins, NASDAQ OMX’s Senior Vice President of Global Data Products. “Thanks to NASDAQ Data-on-Demand, large and small customers alike can channel more resources