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Vol 3 Issue 2
Cloud Computing Story
Unlocking the Commercial Potential in your Cloud Software
by Aidan Gallagher
For established software vendors, the cloud presents perhaps the greatest challenge they have yet faced. How do they reinvent their business for the new age? Afterall, they have existing technology, in the market, with paying cust....
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Do SaaS Companies Really Need a Multi-Tenant Architecture to be Successful?
THINKstrategies, Inc
Jeff provides his views on whether or not a multi-tenant architecture is necessary for launching a successful SaaS application.

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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: Server virtualization nested and tiered hypervisors
By: Greg Schulz - Sr. Advisor, Author and Consultant at The Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO)
Tiered hypervisors can be as simple as different technologies such as VMware vSphere/ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, KVM or Xen in your environment on different PM.
Article: AppZero Launches Partner Promotion to Jumpstart Migration to Windows Server 2012 or Any Cloud
By: Greg O'Connor - CEO at AppZero
With less than one year to WS 2003 end of support, Microsoft-recommended solution for enterprise application Jumpstart Migration now available Andover, Mass., July 22, 2014 -- With less than one year to go until the end of support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003, AppZero has launched a promotional offer aimed at helping customers cost effectively migrate their applications to newer operating systems such as Windows 2012 and Azure, using the Microsoft-recommended AppZero for "up-level" OS migration -- or provision them to any cloud instantly. The AppZero Jumpstart Migration Offer, available through AppZero Silver, Gold and Premier Partners, will run from July 14, 2014 to Oct. 14, 2014. It provides five server licenses for $1,500 with the ability to migrate an unlimited number of appl....
Article: Comparing Cloud Compute Services
By: Jason Read - Founder at CloudHarmony Inc
This post examines how to use benchmarks to compare performance among cloud compute services. Actual comparisons of web and database server workloads are included as an example. Services covered in this report include Amazon EC2, DigitalOcean, Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace Cloud, and SoftLayer. The purpose of this post is to help decision makers decipher often competing claims of performance superiority from vendors and reviewers, and to provide meaningful insight about cloud performance.
Article: 3 Things you must know about Windows Server 2003 EOS
By: Greg O'Connor - CEO at AppZero
In the wake of the end of support of Windows XP and the almost immediate exploitation with the IE vulnerability, focus has turned to the next big End of Support (EOS) event which is for Windows Server 2003. To help companies prepare to navigate large migration projects of WS 2003 AppZero and Microsoft teamed up last week in a webinar entitled “How to Solve the Challenge of WS2003.”
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