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At the enterprise level, more and more employees are using mobile devices to read email, access calendars, and access databases. Apps running on mobile devices can access back-end corporate software and data residing on the cloud. Security, Mobile application development and Mobile device management are important aspect for creating a mobile cloud environment. Identity management also needs to be extended to mobile devices.
12 months ago on Managing Mobile Devices Connecting To The Cloud
RightScale study (http://onforb.es/MGFn2s) found that more than half of the IT leaders who plan to include a private cloud option choose open source private cloud solutions. Among those, 41 percent plan to go with open source-based private cloud options such as CloudStack, OpenStack or Eucalyptus. With open source clouds, organizations are building more cost-effective cloud solutions that can compete
with vendor provided private and public clouds offerings.
12 months ago on Cloud Computing Turns Your Projects Into Open Source Experiments
The shift to give customers a usage software-pricing model for software consumed in the cloud can eliminate over-priced software package. Rationally, a company starts paying for consulting before even buying the software and also pay throughout the life cycle of the product. Once software is deployed, vendor again charges for support, upgrades and maintenance for years to come. According to a study, the total cost of services for selection, implementation, maintenance and support ranges from 40% to 100% of the cost of software. Implementation costs for cloud products can reduce the cost to 20 percent less for on-premises software. Cloud apps are multi-tenant, so same software and costs are
shared by customers. Cloud providers don’t also charge for maintenance and support.
12 months ago on The Cloud Effect: A Dent In Traditional Software Pricing
Businesses need to think how they want to deal with outage risks. At first companies kept mission critical processes in house. They can also adopt a multi-cloud operating model. Spreading their resources over several sites and sometimes several providers, ensure that if a power failure brings one data center, other still can work.
12 months ago on The Effects Of The Amazon Web Services Outages
Cloud will get improved Infrastructure with resilience, flexibility for SMEs. This flexibility paired with the resilience makes cloud computing a compelling answer to many disaster continuity problems. In addition, it gives options for SaaS, software, appliances, or managed service-levels, ease and flexibility of deployment and strong security and virtualisation solutions. Cloud computing also allows SMEs to only pay for the computing power they use with the ability to scale requirements up or down as needed.
12 months ago on Top Trends In Cloud Computing For SMEs
Cybercriminals are always one step ahead of the latest developments in Internet and cloud computing is no exception. The threat is based on the ability of these cyber criminals to infiltrate networks and cloud providers, with most venerable are registration and validation processes, and credit card fraud. Other likes, by sharing technologies you are sharing risk too. Virtualization is the example as it allows multiple companies (eg clients of a cloud provider) share resources and applications over a single piece of hardware. In addition, you can not always trust the cloud provider's employees.
12 months ago on Top Threats For Cloud Computing
One more aspect of ROI is the adoption of open source based cloud services. According to the Future of Open Source Survey, 40 percent of significant technology innovations from new projects in open source are cloud-based. The survey says there were 10,000 new mobile open source projects started in 2011, up from 4 000 in 2010 and half of the respondents say that at least 75% of the computer code used in their organizations is open source code. This significantly saves cost on licensing and the renew of licensing.
1 year ago on ROI (Return on Investment) From Cloud Computing
Ease vs. Control, Interoperability, SLA, end-to-end performance optimization, security, privacy, pricing and scalability will be the next de-facto for future cloud providers. We can expect that cloud technology will go beyond and play a multiplication of cloud capabilities role in both the virtual and the real world.
1 year ago on Cloud 2012: What to Expect in the Latter Six Months
I agree that cost will be main driving factor. Companies can significantly reduce operating costs for maintenance of their data centers. The content of highly skilled workers on a permanent basis in the company is costly and often not the optimal approach to the maintenance of existing infrastructure. For small data centers, cost is significant because despite the relatively small size of the data center, the complexity of the technologies remains high. Clients who use data-center outsourcing primarily interested in a guaranteed level of availability, that is, availability of equipment. This trend of technology forces companies to reduce costs and improve service quality to abandon the traditional model of its own infrastructure. It can be noted that outsourcing services are focused not only on technical support and maintenance of infrastructure, but also the ability to assist companies to restore the health system after the accident.
1 year ago on In-House Or Outsource – Your Data Center Infrastructure?
Certainly nice points! Very well documented Balaji. The majority of business-critical applications continue to rely on access to a fast storage. For these applications, any delay in access can greatly affect the results. For this reason, it is vital to the business to consider the cloud back up and storage for many data processing applications.
1 year ago on 7 Reasons Why You Need To Move From Archival Tapes To Cloud Backup Solutions
The movement may be a surprise to observers of Microsoft, which has traditionally seen itself as a platform built around the huge success of Windows. But certainly, it is good news both for Microsoft and Linux. Microsoft will receive dividends from such cooperation with Canonical. But with its Azure cloud, Microsoft is facing another competitor, Amazon Web Services, which offers Linux distributions like Ubuntu Canonical and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
1 year ago on The Odd Couple: Microsoft And Ubuntu Work It Out In The Cloud
Most recent studies also favor cloud computing adoption for SMBs. According to the results of IDC’s latest cloud survey (http://bit.ly/L4q2aW), SMBs are benefitting from cloud computing and mobile processing. The survey says technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility, combined with a sound plan and comprehensive security and data protection solutions enable SMBs to better prepare for and quickly recover from potential disasters. Another study carried out by Comscore and Microsoft found SMBs are finding that move to cloud technology is simplifying the adoption and improving the overall security of their infrastructure. And study conducted by Forrester Consulting found that cloud computing solution can play an important role in data storage or disaster recovery for SMBs.
1 year ago on 6 Reasons Why SMBs Should Embrace Cloud Computing
A recent survey from The Aberdeen Group (http://bit.ly/KeXU6k) says 72 percent of responding companies allowed BYOD. Another study from IDC says (http://bit.ly/JlsnCI) worldwide WLAN revenue grew 13.9 percent in the first three months of the year, with the enterprise segment alone jumping 27.2 percent due to the BYOD push.
1 year ago on Cloud Infographic: The Real Cost Of BYOD
Companies can extend the real advantages of virtual private cloud. Enterprise no longer needs to manage the inbound access to its infrastructure. A collaborator or partner needs to access a resource or resources, access is available immediately after provisioning. The list also include Personalized services to increase your security level, an analysis of your web traffic, services of very high availability for your critical services (customer portal, online store, ...). Virtual private clouds are a great opportunity for SMEs to internationalize and expand their businesses because they offer the advantages of cloud computing at a lower cost and simplicity of the private cloud. The maturity level of organizations deploying their own private cloud must be high. It is thus restricted to a fringe of firms with the skills, resources and specific needs.
1 year ago on 4 Things To Know About Virtual Private Clouds
A research from Forrester (http://bit.ly/GBxTdF) suggests Multitenant architectures must strike a balance between sharing and security. Second, Metadata map models prevent pathways to shared resources, allowing for increased flexibility and third, multitenancy improves security. It secures all assets at all times, since those within the main perimeter are all different clients.
1 year ago on Multi–Tenancy In The Cloud: Understanding Its Benefits
How do you think healthcare would benefit by implementing cloud from risks like information security, protected health information privacy, inadequate access control policies, and services availability? Identity management is another risk where healthcare need to keep sensitive information unencrypted.
1 year ago on How To Reduce Risks In Cloud Computing
@MaxBuchler What I mean say is that these items need to be discussed and put in paper as part of SLA. You don’t want to be in a situation where your provider is pointing a finger at the infrastructure issue or outage and saying it wasn’t their fault. Incorporate SLA terms that indicate how your company will perform based on these resources. What does it mean to your operations if the cloud is down? When will you be using the service? How long can your business operate without the cloud service? What are your non-production times? What is your company business continuity plans in case of a cloud service outage? Latency might be a problem with cloud providers, so you need to consider that aspect too.
1 year ago on Working On A Cloud Software Service Level Agreement
Cloud providers have controls and can help with encryption and authentication, but businesses have to select the right security controls. According to a new report by IDC (http://bit.ly/KTgheN), SMBs spending on data security technologies will exceed $5.6 billion in 2015. Endpoint, messaging, network, Web, identity and access management (IAM), and security and vulnerability management (SVM) are six areas that SMBs will invest more in terms of security. Data privacy, security and reliability are important to a company's success - another report from Intermedia (http://mwne.ws/JE1Fjl) suggests.
1 year ago on Data Security In The Cloud: Solutions For Consumers And SMBs
The future of marketing through cloud is going to be simple and and powerful integrated campaigns. Cloud marketing with each forums (website, news, social, search, email, and mobile) can help marketers to buy cloud marketing software to easily managed integrated campaign for better results in lead generation and brand perception.
1 year ago on Can The Cloud Help A Marketing Professional?
Companies can insist on SLAs that reflect the full scope of service. For example, if cloud provider serving up hardware infrastructure like routers, network, server, and application infrastructure then make these as part of the SLA selection process. It also makes sense to collect SLAs from other cloud providers so you can compare what others are offering.