The future of cloud, and the future of your company Recently the unofficial comedy team of Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Timberlake performed a short skit that illustrated how silly hashtags sound when inserted into normal conversation. The idea of punctuating a sentence with keywords intended as flags-to-be-found is of course, ludicrous in spoken parlance, but as Shakespeare and Chaucer both wrote, many a truth is spoken in jest. The humor of the Kimmel/Timberlake skit underlies a very real truth that language, just like culture and life itself, is morphing to accommodate a new way of being, and written language is
Breaking the Mold: Why IT Veterans Can’t Resist the Cloud Like it or not, Cloud Computing has transformed the way we communicate; from online storage to social networking, server virtualization truly pushes the boundaries of what is possible in a digitized world. Yet it was only a few years ago that the cloud was merely being used as a buzzword to describe specific web services hosted on shared web space. So what has changed? Cost, for one thing and availability for another; IT decision makers who once criticized the cloud may soon have to embrace it. The Economics of Cloud
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.
(Smart) Phone Your Way To Success Today, I am going to talk about that one thing we use most in our lives – our smartphones. Recently, I came across an article that mentioned that of all the cell phones purchased in the US, 40% are smartphones. That got me thinking about these incredible devices’ increasing importance in our lives. Wikipedia defines a smartphone as “a mobile phone built on a mobile computing platform, with more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a feature phone.” However, with smartphones becoming smarter by the day, not to mention cheaper, soon enough the only
Where Hardware Meets the Cloud: Arraying High-end Server Platforms The web has brought out hardware machinery spot-on to cloud-based applications. Some of these servers are so scalable in magnitude, mindboggling in performance and high-end in gigabytes capacity, that they even sound a little alien. Suddenly they are here and those who only thought of them as data processors without a name can now identify with them, courtesy of cloud computing platforms. Intel, through its Tyan partners, is an example of companies that have enabled this to happen through its cutting-edge processing units. These can be discussed under the following headings.
Towards Intelligent Cloud Diagnostics: Well Researched Software Marvel A devoted group of researchers at North Carolina State University have painstakingly developed a novel software tool aimed at addressing performance disarrays in cloud computing systems. The tool functions to automatically classify and respond to potential network disruptions before they actually occur. Cloud computing provides the freedom of creating numerous virtual machines provided to the end-users across a single computing platform – all that functions autonomously. Performance issues with such an approach are bound to occur. In case of a software glitch or a closely related hiccup, problems arising across a single
Moving In To The Cloud? Choose Wisely Most organizations which have entered into cloud computing are seeking a competitive advantage. Sooner or later, cloud computing will graduate from a strategic imperative to an operational norm. Regardless of the rationale behind the migration, it is important for any organization to be well aware of the intricacies and elements of cloud computing before committing resources and expectations. Stakes are always high, and the nature of the choices we make has a major impact on the future. The cloud computing transition has dawned upon most organizations, immediately following the internet transition. Regardless of the change, there is association
The Top 20 Most Secure Cloud Hosting Companies: Part 2 Continuation from Part 1 6 – Firehost Firehost is a rapidly growing cloud computing platform with dedicated servers, virtually unlimited data storage, unlimited bandwidth and close to real time processing for online applications. They have gained popularity over the past couple of years and by gaining several large corporate clients, have been able to transform themselves into a billion dollar company. Why? Firehost has implemented several security protocols with advanced algorithms and secure firewalls which makes their security impenetrable. They also provide root access to their corporate clients in order