Google I/O Vs. Microsoft Vs. Amazon There’s a lot of buzz about Google I/O, Google’s cloud service platform. The only problem is that it hasn’t been launched yet, and the buzz is all about whether or not Google will announce its launch or, at the very least, introduce the concept during the Annual Developer Conference. There’s been a lot of talk, supposedly from people who work for Google; however, Google itself has not yet released a statement. Back in May, several reports came out about Google’s efforts to develop a cloud computing service that would compete with the biggest cloud
How Are Canadians Affected By The USA Patriot Act And Cloud Computing? Whether Canadians like it or not, they are affected by the US Patriot Act. While some of the previous issues have been settled already, some new issues are already popping up – issues with cloud computing. The US Patriot Act, otherwise known as the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act, was passed after the World Trade Center attack in September 2011. The law provided a way for US law enforcement agencies to seize business records and block electronic communications.
AWS Outage – Ground-Hog Day Meets Murphy’s Law; You Guys Should Get A Room! So, here we go again – I’ve said it once, so I’ll say it again. It gives me no pleasure to write another blog post about AWS suffering another outage in their West Virginia Zone. This because of a couple of reasons: First, the publicity – industry analysts and commentators are divided into two camps, some taking the view that AWS is slightly unfit for the purpose (Barb Darrow from Gigaom: “Cloud outage raises more questions about Amazon Cloud” ) and others taking the more pragmatic view
Cloud Computing Platform as a Service Many businesses and related organizations are now turning their gaze at cloud computing and all the possibilities that it brings. One of the services that can be offered through the cloud is Platform as a Service (PaaS). This is essentially delivering a computer platform over the web. PaaS is considered as the most confusing service among the many that is available. It can sometimes be hard to identify and is often mistaken for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The defining aspect of PaaS is that it allows developers to create and deploy web applications
Accountability In The Cloud Shouldn’t Be Overcast The cloud has radically shifted the definition of software since the early days of computing, when it was once generally thought of as a program that came to us on a disc. The disc would transfer the program to our computer through an arcane process of whirling motors and moving magnets or lasers. Then as time went by, the physical medium was replaced by downloadable software. But, at the end of the day, you’d still have a running application that lived on your computer, and you owned it forever. For a company, this