Will Google Glass Usher in the Next Generation of Cloud Computing? Ushering in the next generation of anything usually requires there to have been a generation beforehand. Take TVs, for example. 4K, or Ultra HD soon to be lambasting our households for sickeningly affordable prices, is the next generation of high definition television. HD came along just a handful of years ago, and is now about to be made utterly obsolete by something the same, but marginally better. Still if you think that’s a short period of time, the first generation of the cloud hasn’t truly sank in yet, and
The Next Evolution In Cloud Storage “An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.” - Victor Hugo (1802-1885), celebrated French author. More than two years ago, I wrote that cloud computing is “an idea whose time has come”). Today, I’m tempted to describe Dispersed Storage in similar terms. Allow me to explain. Cloud computing has opened up whole new possibilities in terms of flexibility, mobility and cost efficiencies. But however intangible the Cloud may be for the end-user, at its most granular level, it is dependent on physical infrastructure. And it’s here that
Is Cloud Computing The Perfect Medium For Big Brother? Information has always been the most powerful weapon anyone could wield. It allowed Alexander the Great to conquer nations and allowed the U.S. to drive home crippling blows to the enemy during the Second World War on two fronts –in Europe against Germany and in the Pacific against Japan. I am talking about the two preemptive strikes that sank the two most powerful and biggest battleships during that period, Germany’s Bismarck and later Japan’s Yamato. Move forward some five to six decades and the threat has changed; now we not only
Cloud Infographic: Unlocking Mobile Cloud The plethora of mobile devices with smartphones and tablets leading the wave of a new era of computing, CIOs and IT managers wake up to a nightmare i.e. mobile management. Mobile management spans both, the platform or the mobile devices and content which in the case of enterprises would be sensitive business data which an employee accesses and perhaps stores on the mobile device. Attached is an excellent infographic provided by SAP which provides some insightful details surrounding mobile cloud computing. Infographic Source: SAP
Efficient Memory Management Techniques In Cloud Computing Efficient Memory management is one of the hot topics these days in Cloud because of the augmenting need of integrated data handling and exigency of optimized memory management algorithms. The trending Application Service Provider (ASP) and Database-as-a-Service (DaaS) paradigms are in need of smart memory management protocols to be integrated in Cloud in order to get rid of the latency and load balancing issues. On demand resource allocation is the key in optimizing the data efficiency of the Cloud. There is a huge drainage of resources across the Cloud platform if the resources
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Ethics On The Cloud Ethics and morality have always been dictated by culture and the times. It takes on different forms and their forms from different places and time periods often contradict each other, and what is considered ethical or moral in one era may not be in another. The World Wide Web, and now more recently the move to Cloud Computing and the social revolution is changing the norms of our world’s cultures and ethics and morality along with it. Just a decade ago it was very unethical to read someone else’s letter, it still is, but the medium
Benefits Of NGN Based Clouds Cloud’s integration with NGN (Next Generation Network) is perhaps one of the most actively pursued areas within Cloud R&D given the promise of efficiency. NGN will inject interoperability in already established network infrastructures where every communication will be done in one format using a common protocol. Packet based communication is proposed in NGN standard along with circuit switched PSTN networks. Currently, interoperability is a pain within Cloud computing where different VMs (Virtual Machines) can’t interact in cross platform environments. This also presents a challenge for hybrid Cloud deployments. NGN integration with Cloud will also significantly