Australia Follows US, UK Lead in Embracing the Cloud Nationally The Land Down Under has finally prioritized the use of cloud computing for public bureaucracy, albeit a notch lower than the dedicated approach by two economic powers, on either side of the Atlantic. The Aussie approach of the cloud niche is one of gradual adoption, where necessary, whereas that of Britain and the United States is a ‘do or die’ unilateral approach. It was only last month that the United Kingdom conjoined all IT departments, in public offices, through a single, mandatory cloud infrastructure. Now, Australia has used its National
Cloud Networking Changes Everything The public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market is booming and expected to grow by 47 percent, from $6 billion in 2012 to $9 billion in 2013, according to Gartner’s Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2011-2016, 4Q Update. Additionally, the overall public cloud computing market, including software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), IaaS and other related services, will grow from $110 to $131 billion over the same period with a CAGR of 41.3 percent through 2016. While this projected growth is significant, cloud computing still represents less than three percent of the $3.7 trillion spent on IT per year.
Google Dumps Custom Linux in Favor of Debian for App Engine Google has made the switch from its own custom version of Linux, which they called “Google Compute Engine Linux” to more standard and generic, Debian Linux for App Engine. The switch syncs with the announcement of Debian 7.0 codenamed “wheezy” which brings significant new improvements and bug fixes as pushed by the community. The switch was announced last week on the Google App Engine blog. Google’s support for a standard version of Linux would ease down on compatibility issues and also increase its user base. In addition to other benefits
Old Hosting Providers Moving to Become Cloud Providers with the Help of Openstack Before cloud computing went mainstream, the internet was dominated by large web hosting providers. Anyone that wanted to make a website needed to sign up with a hosting provider for either a free basic account with limited capabilities or a subscribed one with customizable features. This was back when the internet was young, which is to say just a few years ago, but already a very long time in terms of technological development. In this regard, we can liken technology years to dog years, which count faster than actual
Is Cloud Computing Experiencing the Same Security Threats as Enterprise Computing? People have always feared that cloud computing is inherently lacking in security because of the distribution methods used, allowing it to be more public than necessary. But research and reports indicate that it is not less secure than enterprise computing as they actually both suffer from the same types of attack. And it does not matter if you are a small organization or a large one you will still be the target of cyber-attacks as most of them are opportunistic in nature. While organizations and businesses are the target
Outsourcing Agile Cloud Development: A New Frontier The rise in cloud popularity has brought a corresponding increase in the number of companies outsourcing their cloud software development. Yet things can get a bit complicated when a business sets out to find a compatible partner. While companies know they need to find a supplier that can deliver the right solution within their timeframe and price point, they aren’t always sure of the best practices to use in maximizing the partnership benefits – or even the right criteria to use to examine prospects. Outsourcing partners can be found easily, but when it comes
Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 2 Cloudscaling As Cloud Computing becomes more prominent and influential, a few voices rise to the top to define what it means to operate in a Cloud environment. One of the most respected and influential of these voices is Cloudscaling co-founder and CTO, Randy Bias. Bias is a recognized expert in IT Infrastructure and one of the leading innovators in the implementation of GoGrid’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model. GoGrid had launched the beta version public cloud in 2008 and is currently a leading host of Windows/Linux virtual machines. Bias built one of
2013 – The Year Of The Hybrid Cloud The gurus of the Cloud Management industry are betting that 2013 will prove to be the year of Hybrid Cloud Computing. Cloud Management as a concept and a service has truly blossomed. Moreover, it is expected to keep on growing at the same rate. Cloud Computing, as an industry, is expected to achieve a revenue of $43.2 billion in 2016. The best example of the success of Cloud Management is Amazon Web Services whose revenue is expected to rise to $3.8billion this year. The Dawn Of An Era A hybrid cloud seeks to