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Vol 3 Issue 2
Cloud Computing Story
Virtual Patching Secures Electronic Medical Records in a Private Cloud
by Whitney Mountain
In today’s social media age, personal information has gone public. While people can limit what they share online, many have taken to sharing details as major as having a baby and as minor as stubbing a toe. But even for the most....
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Why Not Leverage Virtualization with My Single Tenant Application?
Treb Ryan provides his views on why not to take a virtualized approach to taking an on-premise application to SaaS.

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What is Cloud Computing
2013 in review: 'Cloud' is now normal. And so the real work begins!
By: Larry Freeman
Cloud has proven to be a sticky marketing term, even (especially?) among non-technical consumers. In 2013, the average consumer began to understand just what the cloud was all about: an immense repository of data and services that are broadly accessible.
Code To The Cloud: Microsoft Announces Coding Contest For ISVs And Tech Start-Ups
By: BizTech2
Microsoft India, today, launched a contest for independent software vendors (ISVs) and technology start- ups that is expected to result in the creation of over 100 applications (apps) and solutions for businesses and governments in six months. The contest is supported by a panel of organisations including National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the Government of India, NASSCOM, TiE, Nokia, Nokia App Campus, Intel and BarrierBreak.
How is cloud computing enhancing our ability to work anywhere?
By: Adam Davidi
What are the barriers to workplace mobility?: I think the concept of moving to a 'mobile' way of working can frighten organisations that are currently very fixed and immobile. Most often, mobility in the first instance means the ability of employees to be mobile within their office, and to use a far wider variety of spaces in the office. This then sets up the technological and cultural ability to allow employees to work from anywhere – be that at home, on a train, in a coffee shop and so on.
The Future of Cloud Hosting: Five Predictions
By: Ben Uretsky
The rapid growth of cloud computing follows a logical trajectory that began with the dot-com boom in the '90s. With more small businesses needing server capacity to manage the outbreak of websites, it created a market for shared hosting to meet consumer need at a much lower cost. But shared hosting has limited configuration capabilities, and user access to the operating system is constrained -- hence the rise of cloud computing.
Article: Non Volatile Memory (NVM), NVMe, Flash Memory Summit and SSD updates
By: Greg Schulz - Sr. Advisor, Author and Consultant at The Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO)
The question is not if NVM is in your future, it is! Instead the questions are what type of NVM including NAND flash among other mediums will be deployed where, using what type of packaging or solutions (drives, cards, systems, appliances, cloud) for what role (as storage, primary memory, persistent cache) along with how much among others.
Article: Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server
By: Greg Schulz - Sr. Advisor, Author and Consultant at The Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO)
Do you have a computer server, workstation or mini-tower PC that needs to have more 2.5" form factor hard disk drive (HDD), solid state device (SSD) or hybrid flash drives added yet no expansion space? Do you also want or need the HDD or SSD drive expansion slots to be hot swappable, 6 Gbps SATA3 along with up to 12 Gbps SAS devices? Do you have an available 5.25" media bay slot (e.g. where you can add an optional CD or DVD drive) or can you remove your existing CD or DVD drive using USB for software loading? Do you need to carry out the above without swapping out your existing server or workstation on a reasonable budget, say around $100 USD plus tax, handling, shipping (your prices may vary)? If you need implement the above, then here is a possible solution, or in my case, an....
Article: Some August 2015 Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure Cloud Updates
By: Greg Schulz - Sr. Advisor, Author and Consultant at The Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO)
Cloud Services Providers continue to extend their feature, function and capabilities and the following are two examples. Being a customer of both Amazon Web Services (AWS) as well as Microsoft Azure (among others), I receive monthly news updates about service improvements along with new features. Here are a couple of examples involving recent updates from AWS and Azure.
Article: Breaking the VMware ESXi 5.5 ACPI boot loop on Lenovo TD350
By: Greg Schulz - Sr. Advisor, Author and Consultant at The Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO)
The symptoms are that you see ESXi start its boot process, loading drivers and modules (e.g. black screen), then you see the Yellow boot screen with Timer and Scheduler initialized, and at the “Initializing ACPI” point, ka boom, either a boot loop starts (e.g. the above processes repeats after system boots).
Mark Levitt
Mark Levitt

Analyst/Director Business Cloud Strategies
Strategy Analytics
Toby Redshaw
Toby Redshaw

Former CIO
American Express
Gerry Grealish
Gerry Grealish

Vice President, Marketing & Products
David Beaumont
David Beaumont

Staff Software Engineer