Cloud Computing For The Telecommuter Telecommuting is the new way of working. The days when people had to be physically present at work are far behind. Working from home is a more cost effective, efficient, and easy option. That is why many companies have adopted it fully or partially. Cloud computing helps telecommuting to be effective because there are so many applications hosted online you can use to work efficiently from home. Managing projects The life of a telecommuter can be hectic. You probably have different current project, briefs, timelines, and so much more. This means that if you don’t
Any Future For Open Source Cloud Computing? The dominant growth of open source in infrastructure software design and the vast adoption of cloud computing have resulted in a powerful synergy whose impacts and benefits are far-reaching. This synergy was born out of the need for flexibility, savings by free or low cost software licensing fees, and vendor lock-in (that deters vendors who seek to control the system framework), among other benefits. The question is how will open source cloud computing survive in a market environment where services and infrastructure platforms are continually being commoditized? Apart from the earlier stated benefits,
Five Cloud Trends That Are Changing The Way Business Is Done As the cloud computing concept gets wide acceptance among businesses both big and small, the trends shaping it are evolving at a pace destined to change the way business is done. As more business tasks get accomplished on the cloud, many CTOs are willing to let a good amount of their operations run in cloud platforms. Cloud hosting is dominating the implementation level across industries with several hosted solutions offering services such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Other provisions, like Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) are also seen taking considerable shape as a business
Microsoft Works To Challenge Google As more research comes out, it appears Microsoft is working as hard as ever to challenge Google in the cloud. Microsoft’s hybrid cloud solution, Office 365, has been pitted against Google’s cloud service, Google Apps, for the past year since Office 365’s inception. And ever since, Google has proved time and again that it is the authority in the cloud. Most recently, Gartner Inc., a research firm, was the one to confirm Google’s lead in the cloud competition. This May, the firm released new data showing that between one-third and one-half of businesses moving to
THE OPEN DATA CENTER ALLIANCE PUBLISHES NEW USAGE MODELS AND RELEASES NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK CARBON FOOTPRINT BEST PRACTICE PAPER New Usage Models Outline Requirements for Interoperability in the Cloud, Including PaaS and SaaS Interoperability BEAVERTON. ORE., August 17, 2012 – The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) today published two new interoperability-focused usage models focused at PaaS and SaaS accompanied by an foundational document on interoperability requirements for the cloud. These documents form a clear picture of customer demands for interoperable solutions regardless of type of service delivered through the cloud and join previously published usage models addressing interoperability of IaaS solutions. The
The Converged Cloud – Is This What Businesses Are Looking For? In a business environment different workloads are reserved to be in different places because they have diverse preferences and requirements. Keeping this menace in mind, HP alleges that its converged cloud solution lets enterprises envision and approach multiple clouds in a systematic and easy way. Converged clouds empower customers and give them the capability to go back and actually look at the value of the services they try to deliver, rather than to be down into the infrastructure and understand where they are putting what. Digging in deeper, when
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.