Traditional Networks Vs The Cloud The Question We all know that cloud computing is the next frontier in business computing and service delivery, but what really differentiates it from the traditional networks and hosting? Cloud computing does not really use new technology, in fact it uses the same technology as in traditional networking. So how is it so ground-breakingly different than the old way? Let us explore that comparison. The main difference in cloud computing and traditional networking or hosting is the execution, and in one word that is “virtualization”. Virtualization allows for massive scalability, giving clients virtually unlimited resources.
The Distinction Between Software As A Service And Cloud Computing Software as a service and cloud computing are two terms which are quite becoming popular in the world of computing. These two concepts have a positive outcome in the industry by making use of the internet to beat the conventional computing strategies. Although both concepts have similarities, they offer different services. Software as a service applications have no huge upfront costs and even do not require upkeep and maintenance. They are often offered for lease to business owners and are accessed remotely through web browsers connected to the internet. Business
Cloud Computing Standards – is it time? In a previous article, Top 5 Cloud Computing Trends, I said that an alignment of standards in cloud computing is necessary, since cloud computing is at a relatively early stage of development and its evolution is moving at a high rate of speed. There are many organizations developing standards but the risk is fragmentation or diffusion, which instead of strengthening cloud computing, may make everybody more wary. A high level of trust is needed before any business will move into the cloud. And this level of trust is based on knowing exactly what
ARMONK, N.Y. – 17 May 2011: A new IBM (NYSE: IBM) study of more than 3,000 global CIOs shows that 60 percent of organizations are ready to embrace cloud computing over the next five years as a means of growing their businesses and achieving competitive advantage. The figure nearly doubles the number of CIOs who said they would utilize cloud in IBM’s 2009 CIO study, and is one of dozens of new insights and trends learned from CIOs worldwide in businesses of all sizes. As demand for ever-growing amounts of information continues to increase, companies are seeking simple and direct