Importance Of Cloud Computing Interoperability Cloud Computing and Provider Lock-In Provider lock-in is well known obstacle of cloud computing business model. It is characterized by the inability or limited ability to connect to resources that are not part of the selected cloud offer. Migration of application and corresponding data to alternative cloud services may be expensive and time-consuming, and the user depends on a vendor’s technology. If we want to circumvent the mentioned obstacle, we must find a way to achieve cloud computing interoperability. Everyone has their own API Currently, each cloud provider prefers some specific technological solutions and their
Indiana’s 2013 TechPoint Startup Winner – Bloomerang – Is Expanding In Vision And Workforce! Bloomerang, the Indiana startup, began just last year and since has grown significantly; partnering with over five dozen others and winning startup awards such as TechPoint’s 2013 Tech Startup of the Year. Some known partners of Bloomerang’s include Achieve, Commonwealth USA, Cathexis and Fired-Up Fundraising, as well as Avectra and their newest partner Fundly. Interestingly enough, Bloomerang’s co-founder, Jay Love, is also a senior VP at Avectra; which is a company also geared solely towards non-profits. The startup specializes in cloud-based fundraising, as well as donor relations and is solely
Do You Have The Right IT Monitoring And Management Strategy? As more organizations embrace hybrid IT, the task of monitoring and managing these environments becomes more complex. Virtualization and cloud add layers of abstraction, making detection and resolution of a performance/availability issue extremely challenging for the IT operations department. Without the correct process and tools in place, restoration of service becomes a difficult, long drawn process and downtime becomes a constant detrimental issue. The team here at Zenoss commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study on the current state of IT’s ability to manage the performance and availability of critical
From Photo Cloud Storage to Video Streaming, Your Life is in the Cloud “Wherever you go, there you are,” is a phrase originally attributed to Confucius, but which also found purchase in the camp sci-fi movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. Though its original purpose (the proverb, not the movie) was to deliver a marvellous philosophical sound bite about “being,” it can be now also be seen as heralding the age of the personal cloud, in which all that is important to us – our memories, our photographs, our music, our documents and our interactions, are
What Do IT Managers Place as Top Priority when thinking Cloud? Service! IT managers have a great deal to think about when considering or overseeing their company’s transition to the cloud, since this is a technology that positions itself both as a data-storage security platform – which IT managers know a lot about – and a dynamic business tool – which they may know slightly less about. So IT managers often appreciate receiving help from their industry counterparts, which is great news for those managed hosting providers who wish to distinguish themselves from being simply a pipeline or storage tank
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