The Lighter Side Of The Cloud Here is another Cartoon By David Fletcher of CloudTweaks.com Enjoy more of David’s work here.
Oracle – the latest Big Boy to join the Cloud Computing game By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks Monday, December, 20th, 2010 – Cloud computing received a major shot in the arm with the entrant of the latest big name in the field – Oracle – on Wednesday, 15 December 2010. On that day, Oracle introduced Oracle Cloud Office and Open Office 3.3. While the latter is the latest version of the office suite that Oracle recently acquired in its portfolio after taking over Sun Microsystems, it is the former that has garnered maximum interest. Oracle describes the cloud computing product
How To Select The Right Cloud Service This autumn and winter have been rich with opportunities to discuss cloud strategies with many different audiences; from CIO’s to CFO’s and LCA’s. I have experienced a big demand for clarifications on the question(s): What can I put in the cloud and what´s in it for me? I put together a recent blog post on cloudadvisor.se which I’d like to share with you. I will start with the “What” part… IaaS-scenario When you are considering Infrastructure as a Service there are some clear areas that are suitable: Seasonal peaks in IT demand makes
Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection Security is still cited as a main reason by your large, stodgy corporations for staying clear of cloud computing. And while the cloud does have its security challenges, there is one key security benefit that cloud computing offers — Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) protection. After all, you can try to block, engineer and reroute traffic (difficult) or you can just throw more infrastructure at your attackers (easy) until they get tired of pumping traffic at your web servers. Amazon themselves exemplified this benefit by scaling up infrastructure to disrupt a recent DDOS attack
Datapipe Outlines Key Cloud Computing Trends for 2011 Datapipe, a global leader of managed services and infrastructure for IT and cloud computing, today outlined three key cloud computing trends for 2011. The company sees major trends for the coming year including the increased adoption to cloud computing by large enterprise organizations, increased market demand and delivery of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for guaranteed performance and reliability, and improved automation and governance that moves cloud computing beyond raw infrastructure to solve specific business domain challenges. “What was once considered an unknown technology surrounded by lots of hype is now revolutionizing IT,”
Panda Cloud Antivirus Version 1.3 There has been an exponential growth in new viruses and malicious software that are appearing everyday on different IT platforms. Curbing this problem hasn’t been easy; it’s more like a game of cat and mouse. Newer threats and malware is created everyday and as a counter-measure, newer updates and patches of different anti-virus software are available. Keeping a large database free of malware requires an antivirus that provides the required level of protection without compromising the computational speed of the cloud; Panda Cloud Antivirus is one software that has the capability to do that. “Panda
Storing Massive Files On The Cloud On December 9th, Amazon announced, in a blog post, an increase in the maximum size of file that could be stored on the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). Before the increase, the largest file that could be stored was 5GB – anything larger had to be split into chunks and put back together within an application, using an intermediate server or on the client device. Now, the limit has been increased to 5TB, an increase of approximately 1000 times. This new limit allows the storage of large databases, video files or scientific data, but