Companies That Are Revolutionizing Cloud Computing As cloud computing continues its rapid growth in the public consciousness, industry leaders know they must be consistently fast and innovative with ideas, products, and services. A company that is slow to react to the ever-emerging changes and challenges will find itself quickly playing a dangerous game of catch-up. Three of the biggest names in setting the industry pace, EMC, Amazon, and Cisco have all made headlines in recent months for their newest contributions to the cloud sector. Earlier this summer, EMC made a splash with their acquisition of Syncplicity, a cloud storage company.
Anything As A Service? Learn About The Newest Concepts In Cloud New acronyms are used in cloud computing to express key concepts and the great number of services each of these classify. While IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service), are the three types of cloud computing that are often used by people in the business, there are people within the IT industry who are still unaware or unsure of what acronyms such as MaaS, C-MaaS, CaaS, DaaS or XaaS are. Monitoring as a Service (MaaS) refers to enterprise monitoring. Monitoring
Does Microsoft Windows Azure Threaten vCloud? It appears like Microsoft is desperate to become the OS for cloud computing. At Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference on July 10th, the company has announced its Windows Azure’s white-label version which is targeted at the web hosts currently based on Windows Server. This can be viewed as a challenge for VMware, which is trying to push its vCloud agenda. In recent years, VMware is spanning cloud-based and on-premise deployments. In the past, Microsoft has received flak for not having a lawful hybrid cloud-strategy. But, Microsoft appears to be back on the right track with
Planning For Hybrid Cloud Management Even with all the hype that cloud computing is bringing to the field like Software/Platform/Infrastructure-as-a-service and the cost savings that they bring, the hybrid cloud approach is still gaining traction. This approach combines the effective use of both private and public cloud environments. But in truth, building a bridge between the two that would effectively show the strengths of both applications will be very challenging. Analysts are predicting that private cloud implementations will increase in the year 2012 and because of that, the hybrid cloud approach will also grow in popularity. Organizations that are planning
The 4 Primary Cloud Deployment Models With most organizations focusing on leveraging the cloud in order to cut capital expenditure and control operating costs, there is aggressive growth in business for cloud adoption. However, the cloud can bring security risks and challenges for IT Management, which can be more expensive for the organization to deal with, even considering the cost saving achieved by moving to the cloud. Therefore, it is very important for businesses to understand their requirements before opting for various deployment models available on the cloud. There are primarily four cloud deployment models, which are discussed below, along
Managing Mobile Devices Connecting to the Cloud As new innovations continue to fill the technology marketplace, a shift in how business and the IT consumer alike utilize technology is shaping the face of a more connected. We are becoming more streamlined in our day to day processes, thanks largely in part to the power of mobile computing. Computing technology available off the shelf is pound-for-pound, far more powerful and as such more sustainable, than ever before. Take into consideration the power of virtual computing and it would seem that the journey is just beginning. Like a Lightning Bolt Mobile devices
Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 13 This is the fourteenth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the latest in the series at: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 12 . For previous updates, please click on relevant links in the aforementioned article. Today, there are two startups in focus – Sonian and Cloud Cruiser. Sonian Sonian, on its website, declares its mission of “archiving the world’s electronic documents.” The site also has a running counter which tracks the number of objects under management, and the number currently is in excess of 6 billion. Now, it has an additional