The Cloud: A Place For Your Stuff Comedian George Carlin was not far off the mark when he dismissed the modern home as “a place for your stuff”. A place to keep your stuff, your personal files and data, is an important part of day to day personal computing. For those of us who do not work with IT professionals on a daily basis, our first introduction to Cloud Computing is often taking advantage of free or cheap on-line storage of our data, our “stuff”. Cloud storage presents a number of advantages as well as a few pitfalls for the
Microsoft Steps Up to the Ring with Windows Azure in Direct Competition with Amazon Web Service The land of Infrastructure -as-a-service (IaaS) shook a little bit more this week as another titan rose in competition for the enterprise’s bustling pot of gold. Microsoft has finally delivered their promised revamp on the Windows Azure services which also serves as a direct reply to the already in-motion Amazon Web Service (AWS). AWS, with its long head start dominates the IaaS market with an estimated $1.8 billion in revenues for cloud services alone in 2012. It is projected to skyrocket to $20 billion by 2020
What Would Be On A Superhero’s Cloud? Summertime is approaching, which may be more prevalent to me than others since I live in Atlanta and it has already reached 80 degrees in mid April. So as I wiped the sweat from my face using my shirt because I don’t have any dignity or a towel nearby, I am left thinking about when I am going to find the time between nothing and nothing to get up and fix the air conditioning and summer superhero movies. Fortunately for me, I have a case of beer and I am a proud American, so
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Best Friend By David Fletcher Our comic collection has simply taken the light side of cloud computing to a whole new level. So after a long day’s work in the cloud, you can stop by our comic library for that much deserved moment of fun before you call it a day. Review the full library For the reuse of our CloudTweaks comic images for print, web or related, please contact us regarding.
Virtualization Spells “Money” for SMB IT Consultants in 2013 Listen up, SMB IT guys. Consider this: The typical small and medium business server uses about 10% of its computing power. But small businesses continue to segment their servers—one server per core function—as companies like Microsoft, Dell, and HP have recommended for years. And while that’s definitely a best practice from a technical perspective, it’s a horrible waste of resources from a financial one. Enter Virtualization Ask any 10 small business owners about whether they have dedicated or virtualized IT infrastructure, and at least nine of them are likely to blink stupidly at you. That’s why
Revolutionize Real-time Website Monitoring with Webmon “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” – Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), British physicist and engineer. Lord Kelvin, father of the absolute temperature scale now named after him, got it right more than a hundred years ago. Measurement is critical to improvement, whether it be a product or process. Even the management doctrine of “What cannot be measured cannot be managed” has its origins in Kelvin’s pronouncement. In a world of business that operates 24x7x365 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – in other words, always), real-time
Cloud Infographic: The Future Of Open Source There has been much discussion in Open Source Cloud and a growing need to best learn how to utilize the opportunities and technologies available. Included is an Infographic courtesy of BlackDuck Software which sheds a little more light into this growing field. Infographic Source: BlackDuck Software
CIA Demolish Cloud Security Concerns: All Systems Go It’s been one of the last mountains to climb for cloud computing. With the technology’s steady implementation over the last few years, as it has exponentially grown in size and popularity, it seems that one by one each drawback or wide commercial concern has been unceremoniously knocked down. As a result, more and more companies have headed cloudwards. Despite this though, many cloud skeptics still pace the floor and stroke their chins raising worries and issues chiefly regarding security; after all, storing your entire company in something that is not defined by a physical