The Tolly Group Report: How Dimension Data beat out some big players to help keep your data up to date (Update Revision: Initial Post, August 30th) The next time you check out busy commercial websites – those, for example, that talk about products, sell them, ship them and generate buzz and conversation about them, spare a thought for all of the billions of bits of data running around behind the scenes to make these sites’ videos, promos and “buy now” catalogues work smoothly, reliably and securely. Much of the infrastructure behind sites like these comes to you courtesy of a
Invisible Computing: How Cloud Is Forcing Software And Hardware Apart By 2018, Gartner predicts that 70 per cent of professionals will conduct their work on personal mobile devices, enabled by the revolutionary concept of cloud computing. Cloud computing essentially separates software from the logical functionality of local hardware. In other words, instead of needing computing power to be housed locally, major computing functions will instead be accessible from afar, usually via the Internet. The obvious benefit here is that risk of ownership of software is eliminated, as well as the need to hire in-house resources to service them. What will
The Dark Side of Cloud Computing Branding The promises of a better IT world being spouted by Cloud Computing are often followed by a shadow that is trying to brand all of its claims as lies and marketing propaganda made by service vendors in order to make more profit. When something is claimed to be the end-all-be-all of computing, a lot of people will undoubtedly be pushing on the opposite side of that claim. (Image Source: Shutterstock) The claim is that Cloud Computing is a myth, a fabrication by marketing experts in order to sell services or software again to
Death, Taxes, And The Cloud There are a few inevitabilities left in the universe. They are not always pleasant, but they are a fact of life, and although we may be able to point to exceptions, the exceptions serve to solidify the truth of the inevitability. The most important seem to be death and taxes, and because this is a Technology related information site, we will add Moore’s Law; basically that computing power will double every two years. When computers were completely physical, the government could tax them as they would a a piece of stereo equipment or appliance. You
What Size Is The Box We Carry Big Data In? In the world of Off Road Driving we can tell how a driver achieves his goal by looking at the size of his vehicle. A rig based on the military HMMV (Hummer) or a Ford F-350 pick-up will be huge, and will carry its driver over the course, no matter the obstacles, using sheer power. If an old flat-fender jeep is the base vehicle it will be much smaller and lighter, what it lacks in raw horse power and speed it makes up in finesse and nimbleness. Many still consider
A Short Summary: What Is Desktop as a Service? Desktop as a Service or DaaS is a concept put in practice through the cloud computing paradigm and is largely similar to Software as a Service (SaaS). It has the same concept as SaaS, there is a product, and it is not just the software, but the entire desktop environment to be made available on demand to any user regardless of geographical location or organizational separation. Desktop as a service or desktop virtualization uses a client-server model and all computing power being used for processing is that of the server. The client device is merely
Cloud Infographic: The Future Of Big Data Big data is not new. It has existed for ages and can be attributed even to the initial years of computing. However, one might do well to consider why is there an increased buzz around this now. The answer is quite simple: Significant advances that have been brought about by x86 hardware have actually helped in bringing computing power to the masses. However, with new technologies, cloud computing has extended this power. Now, users have extended perimeters, while still being able to control costs effectively. Infographic Source: OnlineBusinessDegree
Can We Afford The Resources We Spend on the Cloud? We often think about the Cloud in terms of security, services provided, storage space and price so it is fairly easy to forget about the resources that are needed to keep the Cloud floating in the blue, virtual sky. And yet even our home computers are sucking enough power that if you did not use them for a month and you and would set in place green measures like auto sleep, you would see a significant improvement in your electrical bill. So how much electricity does the Cloud eat up?