The Cloud Fragmentation – How To Work Together Cloud computing is rapidly gaining popularity and all major players in the industry are noticing. It is obvious that this paradigm will be the driving force for business in the coming decade mainly due to the proliferation of the internet and the mobile market space. This growth is quite substantial and looks to be still in a great state of change where new applications and technology will still be developed and introduced, and in no small part thanks to social media. Social media is really the driving force for all these technology
Monitorscout.com – A Website And Server Monitoring Service Monitor Scout is a website and server monitoring company based in Sweden with over 20 external monitoring locations across the globe. Their reliable monitoring solutions cover a wide range of devices and application including websites, servers, networks and web applications can keep downtime to a minimum. Through Monitor Scout’s various solutions, you will be able to identify latency and downtime issues at the earliest onset, allowing you to solve them even before your users get a wind of them. To ensure the maximum uptime, their notification system alerts you through Email and/or
17 million cyber-attacks blocked between April and June by secure cloud hosting provider London, UK – July 24, 2012 – Secure cloud hosting company, FireHost, has today revealed the latest statistical analysis of attacks successfully blocked by its servers located at data centers in the US and Europe. During the period of April to June 2012, the web applications, databases and websites of FireHost’s customers – spread across 33 countries worldwide – were protected from a total of 17 million cyber attacks, of which more than two million were categorized as the most serious kind of attack, and among FireHost’s ‘Superfecta’.
Preventing A Cloud Outage What are the most common cloud outages and how to prevent them? A service disruption is a technical perfect storm. Initial mistakes made by engineers can cause the appearance of several other bugs and glitches. The fact with the cloud is that “a host can and will fail” says Evan Cooke, Twilio’s co-founder and chief technology officer. Cooke learned that the most important premise when it comes to the cloud is assuming that the network will have glitches. This happened when Twilio, a company that helps developers integrates communications into their Web applications and which uses
Research Findings: US Far Behind the World in Cloud Endorsement Tata Consultancy Services have spilled the beans on one of their most astounding discoveries. The analytics firm has come up with insight into how rapid global cloud endorsement by large and medium sized ventures. Statistics show that Europe and the United States have a large ground to cover in order to catch up with the rest of the world in endorsing cloud computing. The finding is quite strange in itself, augmented by the fact that the brains behind the conceptualization and implementation of cloud computing technology – Google, IBM, Microsoft,
Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 8 This is the ninth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the series here: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Today, there are two startups in focus – AppDynamics and ShopKeep.com. AppDynamics (http://www.appdynamics.com/) Top VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led a $20 million Series C round for cloud-based performance management company AppDynamics. Previous investors Greylock Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners also participated, bringing to a total the funds raised by the San Francisco-based startup to $36.5 million. The company specializes in application performance management and
Calculating the ROI on Cloud – Part 2 Continued From Part 1 Productivity Enhancement Productivity enhancements are more subjective in nature than direct cost savings; they are dependent on the type of business and the current organizational set up. Application Development The notion of Platform as a Service (PaaS) is to extract the common set of services as a platform and enable the cloud developer to become more productive and agile. The set of services provided by the platform can be categorized as Middleware – Identity, authentication, worlflow, mashup Computation – logic execution, messaging, transactions Data Layer – Relational data,