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
Cloud Infographic: Moving To The Cloud Here are the pros of moving your business to the cloud: Set up cost is almost zero. When setting up your business for cloud computing, all the expenses that you would have incurred if the system was setup in-house are non-existent. There will be no hardware purchases for servers and no over spending on the man-hours that it would take to setup everything. Service providers may even wave installation fees. Great scalability which eases expansion. Because of its nature, cloud services scale dramatically from very small needs of home businesses to huge corporate demands.
Eco Activism: Greenpeace Slashes iCloud with the Poorest of Grades Apple finds itself stranded yet again in another vortex of criticism – this time as a consequence of its decision to halt surrendering its merchandise for examination under the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (abbreviated EPEAT) certification drive. The disparagement rises in the wake of the company falling short of its pledge to support and implement cleaner computing processes, particularly in the cloud domain. Apple as a corporation has been growing by leaps and bounds, leading product innovation like no other. However, during the same time frame, the technological giant
Collaboration as a Service (CaaS) – What The Cloud Can Achieve “Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi (1913-1970), legendary American football coach. Even less than a century ago, it was individual excellence that mattered over teamwork in almost every field of human endeavor. For example, in science, people like Rutherford, Bohr and Einstein epitomized the importance of the individual. However, today, you would be hard-pressed to name one individual scientist involved in the CERN Large Hadron Collider project that discovered the
Beginning of an Overcast Era: The Department of Defence Meets the Cloud The United States Department of Defence has recently endorsed the (long awaited) shift to the cloud. The cloud computing strategy, as the feds calls it, expounds the departments’ intention to relocate the existent network applications from the whirlpool of conventionally burdensome, overly expensive in-house application set to a light-weight, secure out-bound cost-effective eco-system. The responsibility for choreographing the cloud transition has been entrusted to Defence Information Systems Agency. Teri Takai, Chief Information Officer at Department of Defence, publicized the said information. In addition, a note has been published
The Data World: AWS Reaches 1 Trillion According to recently released statistics, Amazon Web Services’ S3 Services (Simple Storage Service) is now home to more than a trillion (12 zeros) objects, courtesy of its cloud computing clients. The newly released figures once again prove the tremendous growth of cloud computing. Simple Storage Service is Amazon Web Services’ online storage service. It was launched in the US in March 2006, and was followed by a European launch in November 2007. As its name implies, S3 is a cloud storage service provider offering above average uptime, low latency, and scalability, while retaining simplicity and
Answers To Gartner’s Six Cloud Computing Risks Cloud computing has been the subject of ever-increasing hype. Anything exposed to such publicity is always accompanied by criticism, whether it be constructive or destructive. Gartner, an information technology research and advisory firm, has completed a report which signifies some crucial risks in the cloud computing industry. Given below, with appropriate answers to each, are six risks highlighted by the Gartner report. 1: Privileged User Access: A risk which deals with who manages the data of an organization in the cloud. Interestingly, the way most datacenters operate is that there are not very