The Dangers of the American Cloud Industry With all the hype that Cloud Computing is getting, more and more companies and individuals are jumping on the Cloud band wagon and enjoying the benefits. But despite its global reach, the greater majority of Cloud Computing infrastructure and service providers are still American companies. This means that they are subject to U.S. laws and regulations including the latest amendments done to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Many of the world’s business entities as well as individual internet users use some sort of Cloud technology, Cloud storage being the more common service
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Effects of Hardware Problems in Cloud based Systems Hardware has a key and exigent role in the modern Cloud architectures. No matter how optimized and state of the software we produce if the compatible and transcendent hardware is not deployed, the software will be of no use because of compatibility issues. Cloud computing asks for a colossal and efficient data centre oriented hardware structure which must be fast, responsive and compatible with SLA based applications. Failing to sub serve the software requirements will result in serious QoS issues resulting in depletion of profitability for the Cloud service providers. Enterprise level
Benefits and Significance of Quality Aware Clouds QoS of Cloud service providers has always been evolving and improving over time and is one of the primary discussion points in almost every gathering of Cloud service providers and practitioners. With the shift to Cloud computing around the world, researchers are keen to dig out the active and potential issues of quality of service that can affect the overall performance of a Cloud. Quality of service standards like Service Level Agreements (SLA) are of immense importance in the multifarious communication protocols of Cloud computing as they facilitate the end users, brokers and
Cloud Billing – Interview with MetraTech’s Scott Swartz Every SaaS, IaaS and PaaS vendor needs a robust billing module which works seamlessly across both single and hybrid Cloud deployments. Even though every Cloud service provider gives billing functionality, the issues arise when you have a hybrid Cloud deployment and you want to stitch together various billing services to provide a unified view of the costs. This is what MetraTech specializes in and offers products and services which enable SaaS vendors, for example, to focus on delivering value through their service while MetraTech’s MetraNet takes care of all their billing requirements.
How To Pick A Cloud Solution That Fits Your Business Cloud services are expected to grow more than 17% by 2016. When your company is ready to move more of their processes to the cloud, it is important to pick a solution that properly fits your business. The right cloud services will help you focus on your core business. After all, isn’t that where your attention should be? Which Cloud Services Do You Need? In the beginning, you should create a high-level list of all of your business processes. You can start with items like email, payroll, sharing files with
UK Government Cloud First Strategy Boosts SMB Cloud Vendors All government departments should first consider any public cloud solution before looking for anything else, states the latest set of IT recommendations issued by UK’s Cabinet office. This is momentous and not only for UK but for governments around the world and how cloud is being perceived. The actual statement is – while procuring IT solutions within any public sector organizations, IT “should consider and fully evaluate potential Cloud solutions first – before they consider any other option”. There are several factors which have contributed to a mature level of trust
Cloud Business Integration: What Service Providers are Doing to Penetrate the Enterprise Market A lot of cloud services began their lives in the consumer market and offered services for the individual rather than the Enterprise business. They offer free subscriptions and use for certain small amounts of resources as a preview of their capabilities. But the problem is that most individual users do not really need a lot of resources from the cloud unless they are running their own business online and so may need more. But the truth is no matter how big the consumer market is, and hence the number