The Top 20 Most Secure Cloud Hosting Companies: Part 1 (List is in no particular order of preference) 1 – SalesForce SalesForce is a very strong market leader, having developed 105,000 cloud computing applications that run in real time. The aim of the company is to develop applications that allow running the social media communication in real time. Why? The Ruby platform developed by SalesForce is deemed impenetrable by most of the corporate giants. Apart from that, the company has successfully integrated enterprise CRM solutions over the cloud platform. 2 – Verizon Terremark Verizon is of the most famous cloud computing platforms and is
Amazon Reaches Mars The moment the United Kingdom hosts the Olympics, the United States lands on Mars. Competitive? Of course NASA used the most cutting-edge technology, the most advanced of it’s kind: it used cloud computing. Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, must be the happiest man in the world right now. Bezos is a known space nut who invests his massive fortune in space exploration. In fact it can now be said that Amazon’s reach extends to Mars. Not just “Earth’s biggest selection” then. NASA using Amazon Web Service is quite a testimonial. If it’s good enough for NASA, it’s probably
Lessons In Cloud Fail Damage Control Detractors of cloud computing received unexpected buttresses to their arguments this past weekend, as a pair of noteworthy power failures sent the Internet reeling. Friday night (June 29), a storm electrified by lightning temporarily wrecked a sizable section of Amazon Web Services’ cloud computing service. AWS’ enormous clientele, of which Netflix, Pinterest, and Instagram shine most brightly, were rendered unavailable for hours on end. Customers utilizing websites and resources powered by AWS were neither provided with sufficient information to comprehend the sudden outage nor reassured that their then inaccessible data would remain protected. Across
Press Release: HP Expands Converged Cloud Portfolio LAS VEGAS, June 5, 2012 — HP today expanded its Converged Cloud portfolio with new offerings that extend the power of the cloud across infrastructure, applications and information, enabling enterprises to accelerate innovation and enhance agility. Today’s announcements include solutions for: Delivering converged cloud services for the airline industry. Building hybrid cloud environments. Managing the next generation of cloud applications. Increasing office productivity with cloud print solution. Closing the IT cloud expertise skills gap. Introduced in April, HP Converged Cloud is the industry’s first strategy and portfolio based on a single architecture that combines private, managed and
Should Cloud Computing Service Providers Screen Potential Customers? The World Wide Web is full of articles advising consumers on what they should look for when choosing a cloud provider, how they should negotiate contracts with providers, what danger signs they should be aware of and a plethora of other advice. However, an extremely illuminating article that I read recently on IT World (See: What should cloud providers know about their customers?) made me think from the other side of the fence – “Should cloud computing service providers screen potential customers?” Many would consider this line of thinking ludicrous. After all,
Cloud Search: Amazon’s New Role for the A9 Search Engine Search is perhaps the most popular application on the Internet, and in this Google reigns supreme. So influential is Google in this field that the word “googling” has entered the popular lexicon as a synonym for online search, in the same way that brand names like Xerox and Kleenex are synonymous with photocopying and sanitary wipes. Yes, Yahoo and Bing do get a substantial share of the traffic, but I’ve never heard people say, “Bing it” or “Yahoo it.” On the other hand, “Google it” is something I hear often.
Understanding the different roles in a cloud computing setup If you are migrating from enterprise to a cloud based solution, it is necessary to understand the different roles in cloud computing. In this post, I will cover the 6 major roles in the cloud setup. Cloud Service Provider This is the entity that provides the cloud service. The cloud service provider owns and controls the cloud computing platform. The services include SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and IpaaS (Integration Platform as a Service). Based on the services provided, the CSPs