Controlled Explosion: Big Data and The Cloud You can’t stop the massive growth in data, but you can do a better job of managing it IT departments are beginning to shift their focus from adding more storage to improving the efficiency of the storage systems already in place. Today, the name of the game is improving productivity and efficiency. Storing and managing a large – and ever-increasing – amount of data presents a formidable business challenge. “Data volume is growing faster than IT budgets and faster than technology is evolving to solve the problem,” says Sanjeet Singh, a product marketing manager at Dell.
An International Cloud Progress Report For those (few) of you who do not know, the cloud’s reach has clearly extended far beyond America’s fair shores. Cloud computing continues to boom abroad in intriguing and dynamic ways. Here is an overview of the latest in cloud as it’s growing in three countries: China, Germany, and India. China Market Watch has just reported a potentially landmark event in the relationship between expansive cloud computing and the Internet systems of insular, protectionist China. Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) and China Telecom Corporation are uniting forces in order to offer Chinese citizens a unique array
Unmasking Cloud Computing People in the Information Technology industry know a lot about cloud computing. However, those not part of the industry, primarily the target market, do have a lot of questions regarding the technology. In fact, a lot of them are surely confused about what cloud really is. Cloud computing is not really a new concept. It is just a different approach to making available IT services which tap the ever increasing power of virtualization technologies and servers which can provide huge computing pools and segregate a single server into various virtual machines which be used on demand. A
Is Cloud Migration Becoming Easy? Among some of the challenges one could encounter when taking the road to the cloud that I have mentioned in one of my earlier articles, 5 Challenges in the Journey to the Cloud,there isone that is purely technical and practical, specifically the complexity of the integration and migration process. And yes, there is no denying, these are issues not to be taken lightly. However, as I said in the same article, the IT industry is definitely rising to the challenge and finding innovative solutions. Interestingly, some of the innovative solutions emerging may be able to
The Great Cloud Race: HP Battles Amazon (and IBM) For Tech Supremacy The cloud’s ongoing growth has in-the-know tech experts watching its progress with proud, loving eyes. Yet as with any burgeoning development, it’s taken time for cloud computing to be fully embraced by the establishment — to wit, major companies such as Google and Amazon. Many a new company has introduced itself to the tech world via some application or program that flaunts cloud’s best side. Recent developments have now revealed bigwig tech corporations now getting in on the cloud as a way to make a mark on futurity.
Beyond SFTP: Five Ways To Secure And Manage Your Data Transfer Via The Cloud Unmanaged Data Transfers Mean Risky Business Every day, growing amounts of electronic information are flowing – both inside your business and outside your business to trading partners. Your data – and how efficiently and effectively you handle its transfer – defines your business. It’s part of your competitive advantage. And a lot of it is data that would expose your company to risk if were misdirected, stolen, late or lost. Think about what travels across your network and the Internet every day: Sensitive information such as financial data, price lists, contracts, and customer data Regulated
Microsoft Azure Outage Blamed on Leap Year All of us will remember the fears associated with the Y2K problem, where computers’ inability to distinguish between the years 1900 and 2000 was supposed to create a slew of problems. Although problems were never as severe as some doomsday prophets predicted, often due to precautionary measures, there were some incidents that did affect normal life. Now, it seems that another date problem is to blame for Microsoft’s cloud outage late last month. 28 February saw Azure customers facing problems throughout the globe. According to Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet, “Azure problems began with an outage in the Windows