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Cloud Infographic: Cloud Adoption And Risk In 2013 Nice infographic provided by the team at Skyhigh Networks which offers a number of useful and interesting fun facts related to cloud usage. Infographic Source: Skyhigh Networks
Cloud Computing Bottleneck: The Bandwidth Problem Though Cloud Computing looks to be the future of application and data delivery for the foreseeable future, it is not without its downsides and bottlenecks, literally. The most evident bottleneck you will notice is bandwidth. It is the end-all-be-all of connectivity. Without it, or even just having small portions of it is enough to cause headaches in even the most undemanding user. Imagine that for a casual user, uploading a small Word document as an attachment to an email taking more than a minute or two is cause for a fit of rage. Now
Is Performance Still An Issue In The Cloud? The initial promise of cloud generated a lot of excitement particularly in the test and development worlds. It was easy to use and just as easy to dismiss. Although that gave way to disappointment as early adopters discovered most if not all of the familiar old problems around administration, networks and performance applied to the cloud as much as dedicated. With most first generation cloud platforms adopting iSCI-based storage platforms, performance particularly stood out as an issue, and it became accepted opinion that cloud could never outpace dedicated equipment. Is that still
Cloud Computing and Banking Security I have talked about security in cloud computing many times before, explaining why it is just as safe as conventional networking security, even citing its benefits over the conventional. However, there are many who still find cloud computing security lacking. Individuals which still worry about cloud security, are those that fall under the financial institution category like banks, brokers, lenders and the like. They do not trust third party cloud computing providers and vendors, at least not with their most sensitive information and data. They might use cloud computing for some things like websites and
Netflix: Plumbers of the Cloud Although much was made in the blogosphere of the Amazon cloud service outage on Christmas Eve — the one that brought Netflix’s video streaming grinding to a halt — cloud media proponents should actually take heart in the news. An interruption of cloud service being so widely referred to as an “outage” means, if nothing else, that the notion of video-on-demand (and with it, cloud computing in general) has achieved an important step toward banality; no one even thinks about a home’s plumbing until the water stops pouring from the tap, and everyone’s got a tap. And just as, in