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.
5 Best Ways to Find Cloud Solutions for Your Business Cloud computing is steadily becoming the “go to” solution for a lot of businesses, and rightly so. Cloud computing allows even small and medium businesses to compete in the bigger game by allowing them to avail of IT solutions that were previously out of reach because of the cost of installing and managing one in-house. Services offered on the cloud allow for a sophisticated level of customization which means that there is something for almost any kind of business to use, from simple cloud storage and file server solutions to
What the HECK is the Uppernet from Verizon?! Been watching television lately? If so, the odds are more or less strong that you’ve come across yet another of Verizon’s slickly produced commercials, touting the grandeur of a superhero action movie, boldly hailing the company’s latest venture, the “Uppernet,” in all capital letters. Impressive, Grandiose, Important: the three words that immediately entered my head once the storm of a commercial subsided. But another descriptor — one that could potentially harm Verizon’s aims — surfaced as well: Confusing. “Our cloud is not soft and fluffy,” says an authoritative baritone to open the