Is Nicira a Game-changer? Maybe. Harbinger? Definitely While Nicira’s Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) has been out since February 9th, little more has been said about it’s game-changing properties, especially where it involves Cloud Computing. Networking has always been the hardware bottleneck that no one has actually overcome in Cloud Computing, but according to Nicira this is no longer an issue. However, rather than be the giant-killing game-changer, I can’t help but feel that it is more of a harbinger of things to come than the next up-and-coming giant. At little more than 10 or so days from its last announcement,
Education: Why Cloud Computing? There are a lot of good reasons why schools, both in the lower and higher education sectors, should adopt cloud computing and embed such into their systems. In this article, we are going to talk about the different benefits, as well as some of the disadvantages and limitations of using cloud computing. However, it is but unwise and illogical to go on with the aforementioned subjects without understanding the meaning of the word ‘cloud computing.’ Briefly defined, cloud computing has a lot to do with the internet. In fact, the internet has been referred to as ‘cloud’
Ready For My Closeup, Mr. DeMille: the Cloud and Stardom The marriage of technology and celebrity has produced several happy unions throughout the history of popular culture. The most recent affair features a delightfully polygamous relationship between directors John “Titanic” Cameron and Martin “Mean Streets” Scorsese with the resurgence of 3-D film. After Cameron’s all-time hit of “Avatar,” the latter prestigious auteur answered with “Hugo,” a three-dimensional love letter of a film to cinema itself. Both pop-out-of-the-screen projects have attracted Oscar buzz. Buzzing around Tinseltown as of late is a new appreciation of cloud computing, and its potential contribution to
Here is an interesting infographic found over at: Inquistr which helps illustrate just how much data and storage space is required to run Google and its various services.
Amazon Announces: Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and send notifications from the cloud. It provides developers with a highly scalable, flexible, and cost-effective capability to publish messages from an application and immediately deliver them to subscribers or other applications. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. Notifications can now be sent as text messages to cell phones, smart phones or any other device that supports SMS. Amazon CloudWatch users who monitor their applications running on AWS services can receive
The Dao of Tau: Which Countries Have the Most IT Torque? — It’s been a year since I published my first Tau Index results here at Cloud Computing Journal. It has since been featured in Computerworld Philippines, as well as publications in Hong Kong, Canada, and Europe. I am now integrating more than 20 new parameters to the Index, to get an initial view of how aggressively countries are moving toward cloud computing. Its my view that cloud computing will be the great productivity engine of the next few decades. I’ll be presenting these results at Cloud Expo November 7-10
Cloud Security Still Top Priority For Finance Execs In the wake of the recent Sony PlayStation hack, Amazon EC2 outage and Epsilon data theft, information security is once again back in the news – for all the wrong reasons. The web has become a playground for hackers and malcontents eager to phish, defraud and steal wherever and whenever they can. Policing this landscape is a logistical nightmare, and battle lines are being drawn and redrawn many thousands of times a day – which perhaps hints at why many of us are still uncomfortable with the idea of storing sensitive data in
Is A Gigabit Per Second Too Much? Cloud Computing may some day turn computing resources into a utility. Certainly that’s the direction in which things are headed. The first step on this path is well underway, with Internet service becoming a presumed utility by citizens and governments worldwide. Politicians the world over are outdoing each other promising that their country will be the world leader when it comes to Internet access and speed. Admirable goals, to be sure. But arguments about the need for speed are accelerating too quickly along the Information Superhighway. It’s time to step back and ask,