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Cloud Computing as a Disruptive Technology
Cloud Computing as a Disruptive Technology
by Alex Krikos
This story describes how cloud computing has all the markings of a disruptive technology.
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Introduction to Cloud Computing
Introduction to Cloud Computing
by Timothy Chou
When someone asks you what cloud computing is, it may seem difficult at first to explain it. But by the time you finish reading this, you should be able to explain it to your Facebook friends.
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Assessing the Risks of Migrating Your Offering to the Cloud
Assessing the Risks of Migrating Your Offering to the Cloud
by Ian Gotts
The numbers make the point. Migrating from the traditional on-premise model to cloud computing is a painful journey and costs you money. A story brings it to life: Looking at the resignation letter on my desk, I don’t understand how we got it so wrong. He was our top salesman and was the most vocal about offering a cloud solution alongside our existing product. And now he’s joining our biggest competitor, which hasn’t even considered the cloud. Why?
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The Hidden Costs of Internal Clouds
The Hidden Costs of Internal Clouds
by Ellen Rubin
Concerns about security and loss of control in public clouds have led to an alternative model—the internal cloud—that replicates the cloud environment inside the corporate firewall. With servers, applications and data within the enterprise walls, internal clouds can provide many of the benefits of cloud computing without the potential risks when the computing environment is provided by a third party. Unfortunately, the economics of internal clouds makes them inherently less efficient than the public cloud, especially as new technology makes the public cloud safer and more reliable.
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The Cloud is Not Outsourcing
The Cloud is Not Outsourcing
by Randy Bias
Do ‘private’ or ‘internal’ clouds deserve to be called “clouds”? Prominent cloud thought leaders including Sam Johnston and George Reese think not. Some say, to truly be considered “cloud”, a solution must be outsourced, use virtualization, and billed by the hours used, like a power utility. If those who hold this view are right, then it’s impossible for an internal private cloud to be “cloud”. I disagree. In fact, the most disruptive, game-changing events in the rise of cloud computing may emerge with internal clouds behind the corporate firewall.
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Taking the First Steps Towards Cloud Computing
Taking the First Steps Towards Cloud Computing
by J Bruce Daley & Alan Rudolph
Cloud computing today appears distant and different from every perspective, but its benefits should be clear to even the most casual observer. By making better use of hardware, software, and people, cloud computing saves money. Although it is based on some interesting technologies, the real innovations in cloud computing are in pricing.
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The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing
The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing
by Tim Grance & Peter Mell
This is the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Information Technology Laboratory's definition of cloud computing
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Your Cloud Availability: 98%, 99.99% or 99.9999%?
Ofir Nachmani - Chief Evangelist at i am OnDemand

We discussed my belief that the nines (99.99…%) are still marketing than the real deal today - What do you think? The market and tools used to measure your uptime immature or do not really exist. The concept of availability in the cloud is determined by the level of responsibility and liability that the vendors have for their customers. These notions include the ability to monitor, proactively fix and maintain continuous communication with users, giving them clear and genuine visibility into what exactly is going on and when the system is expected to return to normal. It is also necessary, here, to define the concept of downtime. At a very basic level, it is when the system is not available. However, the more precise answer depends on the criticality of specific features and components of an application or service.


Windows Server 2003 End of Support: an opportunity to move to the cloud
Greg O'Connor - CEO at AppZero

On July 14, 2015 Windows Server (WS) 2003 will reach the end of extended support. This means no more patches or security fixes without a custom support agreement in place. The security and uptime implications of your applications are about to be refactored in a dramatic way. Many compliance requirements, especially in regulated industries, state that applications have to run on a supported Operating System (OS). On the surface, date-driven deadlines mandating remediation can be viewed in two very different lights. The first: A glass half empty, a tax that must be paid to continue business as usual. The other: A glass half full, an opportunity to change out old systems and reinvent the business on an agile platform that provides a competitive advantage. The question: How do you deal with the inevitable? To learn about your options, register to attend a complimentary webcast with Microsoft and AppZero on Wednesday, December 11 at 11:00 am (EST). (The webcast will be recorded for those in other time zones.)


AppZero Collaborates with Microsoft to Support Windows Server Modernization
Greg O'Connor - CEO at AppZero

Andover, MA – November 18, 2013: AppZero, a fast, more flexible way to move server applications, announced today a collaboration with Microsoft in which Microsoft is recommending AppZero for moving a variety of applications from Windows Server 2003, which reaches the end of extended support in July, 2015, to Microsoft’s newer operating systems.


5 Recommended AWS re:Invent Breakout Sessions for Scalability and Optimization
Ofir Nachmani - Chief Evangelist at Newvem Insights Ltd.

Looking through the list of sessions (the schedule builder is very useful), I quickly discovered that trying to figure out which ones to attend was not as easy as I’d though. I found that first, selecting a re:Invent theme would narrow down my choices. While tagging my favorite sessions and building a schedule, I realized that I am attracted to the practical case studies that discuss scalability and optimization. If you, too, find these topics of interest, be sure to check out, ‘How Adobe Deploys’, ‘The Netflix Isthmus and Active-Active Case Study’, ‘Why Scale Matters’ (by James Hamilton one of the AWS creators), and ‘Choosing the Right Instance’, among others.


Pabst Brewing Company - Recipe for Cloud Success - A Case Study PDF
Greg O'Connor - CEO at AppZero

iDentitySential and AppZero™ team up for a 6-week migration of the PBC datacenter to the Rackspace cloud – enterprise applications identified, extracted, and moved in less than 1 hour.


Email encryption process in Hosted Exchange
Richa Pokhriyal - Digital Media Specialist at Egocentrix

The blog post describes the email encryption basics in Hosted Exchange.


Data Privacy and Compliance in the Cloud Preview PDF
Gerry Grealish - Vice President, Marketing & Products at PerspecSys

An in-depth report on how cloud data encryption and tokenization satisfy industry mandates and legal regulations associated with protecting sensitive data in cloud SaaS applications. Read More: http://www.perspecsys.com/resources/resource-center/knowledge-series/data-privacy-compliance-in-the-cloud/


Cloud Computing: Introduction & Overview PDF
Aditya Thatte - Software Engineer at IBM Research

An Introduction to Cloud Computing


Data Control and Data Residency – Consider Your Options Carefully When Planning the Move to the Cloud
Gerry Grealish - Vice President, Marketing & Products at PerspecSys

The benefits associated with adoption of the cloud are well documented and understood. Organizations cite tremendous cost savings, fast deployment times and streamlined application support & maintenance when compared to traditional on-premise software deployments. So what is holding many companies back from adopting the cloud? Read more: http://www.perspecsys.com/data-control-and-data-residency-consider-your-options-carefully-when-planning-the-move-to-the-cloud/


Beyond PCI - Exploring Tokenization for Cloud Data Protection
Gerry Grealish - Vice President, Marketing & Products at PerspecSys

Tokenization has a long history in the payment card industry as a standard approach for the protection of payment card information. Well-established industry standards for tokenization are published by the PCI Security Standards Council as part of the PCI DSS (data security standard). More recently, a category of solutions called cloud data protection gateways has emerged to address the data residency, security and privacy compliance needs of organizations seeking to adopt public cloud technology, and tokenization is commonly offered – in addition to encryption – as core functionality in these solutions. In this one-hour session, Coalfire, a leading PCI QSA, FedRAMP 3PAO, and HITRUST CSF Assessor will join PerspecSys to: Highlight recent findings from a Coalfire perspective report on the top risks associated with the cloud, Explain the use of tokenization to protect cloud application data, exploring its strengths and highlighting practical deployment considerations, Share key evaluation criteria when assessing possible solutions.


Demystifying The Cloud
Mitesh Soni - Technical Lead at iGATE

This 55 page guide explains the concepts of Cloud Computing in simple terms.


Loud in the Cloud
Mitesh Soni - Technical Lead at iGATE

Learn how SuccessFactors customers achieved measurable results--download this free booklet.


What SMBs should expect from Cloud Computing Services? PDF
Richa Pokhriyal - Digital Media Specialist at Egocentrix

Cloud Computing is a hype today. But businesses would be interested in unbiased and clear information.The Whitepaper helps small and medium Business who are looking to achieve business growth and efficiency via Cloud computing solutions. Traditional IT services are costly and not flexible. But Cloud computing supports the strategic agility today's businesses need. Learn how cloud solutions effect your business processes and help you to achieve more productivity, stability and on demand scalability. The Whitepaper provides answers to questions like how to create a reliable network with your team and clients, how cloud can transform you business operations and finally future of cloud computing.


Meeting the Challenge of Enterprise Cloud Development: 7 Best Practices for Hybrid Cloud
Mitesh Soni - Technical Lead at iGATE

"Meeting the Challenge of Enterprise Cloud Development: 7 Best Practices for Hybrid Cloud" A major transformation is underway. What historically operated behind firewalls is migrating to public and private Clouds. Across these interwoven Clouds, business solutions must interoperate, share data and deliver value to customers, suppliers and other business partners as the developing Boundary-free Enterprise™ emerges and evolves. Read this white paper to learn how to manage these multiple hybrid Clouds through ongoing, continuous delivery of new functionality and the integration of other Cloud solutions.


Mind Map of Cloud Computing
Mitesh Soni - Technical Lead at iGATE

Mind Map of Cloud Computing!!! Please suggest more so we can expand this Mind Map and make it Huge...


Summary of Guidelines on Security and Privacy in Public Cloud Computing (NIST-December 2011)
Mitesh Soni - Technical Lead at iGATE

Summary of Guidelines on Security and Privacy in Public Cloud Computing (NIST-December 2011) NIST has discussed following things: -Benefits and drawbacks of public cloud services from a security and privacy perspective. -Key security and privacy issues in public cloud computing and precautions -Guidance on addressing security and privacy issues.


InstaCompute – a pay-per-use IaaS solution from Tata Communications
Mitesh Soni - Technical Lead at iGATE

InstaCompute – a pay-per-use IaaS solution from Tata Communications Gain on-demand, self-service provisioning and scaling over the internet,within minutes.


Secure Environment for Federal Government Cloud Pilot
Ilyas Iyoob - Sr. Research Scientist, and Director of Advanced Analytics at Gravitant

How is the Federal government hoping to achieve the $12 Billion in projected annual savings? This projection was quoted by the MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange and published today by Forbes.com, and it doesn’t seem too optimistic given that the Federal government is already saving approximately $5.5 Billion per year. These savings have been achieved by individual agencies adopting cloud solutions, but such organic growth will only go so far. In order to expand this in a generic and scalable manner, the Federal government would need a secure environment to test the cloud and run pilot programs.


The cloud ecosystem for beginners: A data center view
Aditya Thatte - Software Engineer at IBM Research

An overview of the cloud computing ecosystem for beginners.


Public Cloud Case Studies
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

Successful Public Cloud Adoption examples in Real World in different domains for different contexts.


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Introducing AppZero Application Migration
Greg O'Connor - CEO at AppZero

AppZero is the fastest and most flexible way to move workloads across clouds and datacenter servers, without re-engineering, re-installation, or lock-in. AppZero is the only tool on the market that lets you move to the cloud and "up-level" to a new version of an OS, in one easy step.


Up-level Application Migration -- move from WS2003 to WS2012 in Minutes
Greg O'Connor - CEO at AppZero

Watch a video demonstration: Up-level Application Migration -- move from WS2003 to WS2012 in Minutes


Piston Enterprise OS™ Demo
Joshua McKenty - Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Piston Cloud Computing

The World's First Cloud Operating System Built on OpenStack™


IBM Cloud Executive Roundtable
Erich Clementi - General Manager, Enterprise Initiatives at IBM

How can moving to a cloud computing environment help your business? And what is the future potential for cloud computing? IBM cloud computing executives, Ric Telford, Maria Azua, and Erich Clementi, share their vision for cloud computing in this round table discussion.


Security and Cloud Computing: Can They Really Coexist?
Paula Klein - Editor and Community Manager at Smart Enterprise Exchange
Timothy Chou - Strategic Advisor at Cloudbook.net

Experts and IT executives discussed how businesses can truly achieve a level of security that will satisfy the skeptics in the organization and also protect sensitive corporate, customer, and business partner data in a distributed environment. View the panel discussion with Timothy Chou, Arnold Felberbaum, Chief IT Security and Compliance Officer at Reed Elsevier, Joseph A. Puglisi, former V.P. and CIO, EMCOR Group; Kurt Rao, Corporate VP, Information Technology Services, Time Warner; Oswin Deally, Senior Director, Enterprise Security Operations, Liberty Mutual; Gijo Mathew, VP, Security Product Marketing, CA Technologies, and Elizabeth Butwin Mann, CISO, Mycroft.


Syneuros 1st Public Introduction @ Cloud Camp San Diego
Michael Krumpe - President at Intelligent Technology Integration
Dave Nielsen - Co-Founder of CloudCamp & Founder & Principal Consultant at Platform D LLC

First public introduction of Syneuros, an Open Source project by Intelligent Technology Integration (ITI) that enables a desktop pc to allocate power to a Private Cloud. This presentation builds the business case and how Syneuros addresses it. This presentation was was Cloud Camp San Diego, after The Open Group Architecture Framework conference. Michael Krumpe is also TOGAF 9 certified, and Patent Pending holder for the Syneuros method.


Do SaaS Companies Really Need a Multi-Tenant Architecture to be Successful?
Jeff Kaplan - Founder & Managing Director at THINKstrategies, Inc
Company Profile: THINKstrategies, Inc

Jeff provides his views on whether or not a multi-tenant architecture is necessary for launching a successful SaaS application.


Cloud Computing Security Risks; Private and Public Clouds
Drew Bartkiewicz - CEO of CloudInsure at CyberRiskPartners, LLC

Cloud computing security issues are at the top of every cloud user's mind. Network professionals need to understand the scope of cloud computing security risks, and how threats should be handled. In this video, senior site editor Rivka Little sits down with Drew Bartkiewicz, CEO of CyberRiskPartners. Bartkiewicz discusses the most prevalent security risks when it comes to public and private clouds, such as how other cloud users are compromised when it comes to public clouds. Bartkiewicz also addresses how cloud providers are addressing these cloud security issues in a public model vs. private model, compiling threat profiles based on the size of the cloud infrastructure


Cloud Computing: Its Impact on Business
Peter Fingar - Business Strategy, BPM and Globalization Advisor at PeterFingar.com

An 8-minute screencast explaining the impact of cloud computing on business... It's not about IT on demand; It's about business innovation!


Minds for Sale
Jonathan Zittrain - Professor of Law & Co-Founder & Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Jonathan Zittrain reprises his popular Minds for Sale talk at Harvard Law School. He presents the potential dark side of cloud labor, discusses how cloud computing is not just for computing anymore, and takes questions from the Harvard Law School Alumni Community.


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AppZero Collaborates with Microsoft to Support Windows Server Modernization
Greg O'Connor - CEO at AppZero

Andover, MA – November 18, 2013: AppZero, a fast, more flexible way to move server applications, announced today a collaboration with Microsoft in which Microsoft is recommending AppZero for moving a variety of applications from Windows Server 2003, which reaches the end of extended support in July, 2015, to Microsoft’s newer operating systems.


Data Privacy and Compliance in the Cloud Preview PDF
Gerry Grealish - Vice President, Marketing & Products at PerspecSys

An in-depth report on how cloud data encryption and tokenization satisfy industry mandates and legal regulations associated with protecting sensitive data in cloud SaaS applications. Read More: http://www.perspecsys.com/resources/resource-center/knowledge-series/data-privacy-compliance-in-the-cloud/


Demystifying The Cloud
Mitesh Soni - Technical Lead at iGATE

This 55 page guide explains the concepts of Cloud Computing in simple terms.


Loud in the Cloud
Mitesh Soni - Technical Lead at iGATE

Learn how SuccessFactors customers achieved measurable results--download this free booklet.


Meeting the Challenge of Enterprise Cloud Development: 7 Best Practices for Hybrid Cloud
Mitesh Soni - Technical Lead at iGATE

"Meeting the Challenge of Enterprise Cloud Development: 7 Best Practices for Hybrid Cloud" A major transformation is underway. What historically operated behind firewalls is migrating to public and private Clouds. Across these interwoven Clouds, business solutions must interoperate, share data and deliver value to customers, suppliers and other business partners as the developing Boundary-free Enterprise™ emerges and evolves. Read this white paper to learn how to manage these multiple hybrid Clouds through ongoing, continuous delivery of new functionality and the integration of other Cloud solutions.


Measuring the Business Benefits of Today's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Solutions
Jeff Kaplan - Founder & Managing Director at THINKstrategies, Inc

In 2009, THINKstrategies launched the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award program to recognize SaaS companies who are offering solutions which deliver measurable business benefits for their customers. Since the BoSS Award program was launched, there have been over sixty (60) award winners ranging from well-known brand-name companies to little known niche players. This report is a compilation of the BoSS Award winners. It clearly illustrates the tangible benefits which today’s SaaS solutions are delivering to organizations of all sizes across nearly every industry. These stories also demonstrate why the SaaS market is growing rapidly and fundamentally changing the nature of the software industry. Go to http://www.saas-showplace.com/bestofshowplaceawards.html to learn more about the BoSS Awards program, apply for an Award, or read about the latest Award winners.


Dispelling the Data Security and Privacy Myths About Cloud-Based, Software-as-a-Service CRM Solutions
Jeff Kaplan - Founder & Managing Director at THINKstrategies, Inc

The convergence of a series of major macro-market trends has sparked the emergence of a new generation of powerful and cost-effective, web-based solutions which are quickly becoming viable alternatives to traditional, on-premise software and systems, such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Cloud Computing. Yet, despite the growing examples of organizations gaining tangible and measurable business benefits from SaaS solutions, many corporate decision-makers are apprehensive about adopting these cloud-based services because of concerns regarding data privacy. They are particularly concerned about using services delivered by U.S.-based providers because of the ominous language contained in the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act, commonly referred to as the U.S.A. Patriot Act. THINKstrategies believes these risks have been overly exaggerated and raise unfair questions about doing business with U.S.-based companies. Ironically, companies who avoid contracting with leading U.S. SaaS providers may be at greater risk of data privacy breaches by continuing to rely on traditional, on-premise software applications and locally hosted servers. This whitepaper examines the myths and realities of SaaS/Cloud Computing, the U.S.A. Patriot Act, and data privacy, with a focus on the CRM arena. It also recommends reasonable approaches to overcome common corporate concerns so businesses can fully capitalize on the potential benefits of SaaS/Cloud Computing.


Top Threats to Cloud Computing PDF
Company Profile: Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

The purpose of this document is to provide needed context to assist organizations in making educated risk management decisions regarding their cloud adoption strategies. In essence, this threat research document should be seen as a companion to "Security Guidance for Critical Areas in Cloud Computing". As the first deliverable in the CSA's Cloud Threat Initiative, this document will be updated regularly to reflect expert consensus on the probable threats which customers should be concerned about.


Shedding Light on Cloud Computing - a Primer PDF
Gregor Petri - Advisor for Lean IT & Cloud Computing at CA Technologies

This Primer provides a structured overview of what cloud computing is and what the potential benefits and risks are. In addition it explores how cloud computing will impact IT management and IT’s role in the organization as a service provider.


Draft NIST Working Definition of Cloud Computing v15 PDF
Company Profile: National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) is positioning its working definition of cloud computing that serves as a foundation for its upcoming publication on the topic. Computer scientists at NIST developed this draft definition in collaboration with industry and government. It was developed as the foundation for a NIST special publication that will cover cloud architectures, security, and deployment strategies for the federal government.


Trends in Electrical Efficiency in Computer Performance PDF
Jonathan G Koomey - Independent Researcher at Jonathan Koomey Independent Researcher

Intel and Microsoft funded a series of peer-reviewed research papers that assess the energy and environmental impacts of information technology in several unique cases. This research is on the long term trends in the electrical efficiency of computation, which implies that mobile devices will rapidly become much more power-efficient and ubiquitous. The energy efficiency of computation has doubled about every 1.6 years since 1945 with remarkable consistancy - a trend that has important implications for mobile computing technologies.


The Energy and Climate Change Impacts of Different Music Delivery Methods PDF
Jonathan G Koomey - Independent Researcher at Jonathan Koomey Independent Researcher

Intel and Microsoft funded a series of peer-reviewed research papers that assess the energy and environmental impacts of information technology in several unique cases. This research compares the energy and CO2 emissions associated with downloading music to those from buying a physical CD, concluding that downloading music yields 40-80% reductions compared to buying a CD. These findings demonstrate one concrete example of effectively using technology for improved environmental outcomes, i e, the benefits of dematerialization using IT.


Server Energy Efficiency Implications on Large Scale Datacenters PDF
Jonathan G Koomey - Independent Researcher at Jonathan Koomey Independent Researcher

Intel and Microsoft funded a series of peer-reviewed research papers that assess the energy and environmental impacts of information technology in several unique cases. Trends in servers are pushing cloud computing providers and in-house data center operators to restructure their organizations, eliminate misplaced incentives, increase capital utilization, and change the ways they specify and purchase equipment.


A Taxonomy and Survey of Cloud Computing Systems
Bhaskar Prasad Rimal - MS, Researcher at Kookmin University

by Bhaskar Prasad Rimal, Eunmi Choi, Ian Lumb, In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Network Computing and Advanced Information Management and Service (NCM 2009), IEEE Computer Society Press, pages 44-51 This paper describes the taxonomy and survey of cloud computing.


An Essential Guide to Possibilities and Risks of Cloud Computing PDF
Maria Spinola - Cloud Computing Researcher, Copywriter, Evangelist & Advisor at Independent

A Pragmatic, Effective and Hype-Free Approach for Strategic Enterprise Decision Making. Cloud Computing is quite possibly the hottest, most discussed and often misunderstood concept in information technology (IT) today. Cloud Computing proposes to transform the way IT is deployed and managed, promising reduced implementation, maintenance costs and complexity, while accelerating innovation, providing faster time-to-market, and the ability to scale high-performance applications and infrastructures on demand. The goal of this papr is to provide a realistic perspective of the possibilities, benefits and risks of Cloud Computing, what to look for, what to avoid, and also some tips and best practices on implementation, architecture and vendor management strategies. It is important to consider all those aspects before you decide either to move or not to move your systems, applications, and/or data to the "Cloud", in a "hype free" approach.


Book Report on the UC Berkeley Paper Above the Clouds
Pat Helland - Sr Architect at Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft's Pat Helland was so impressed with this report by the Berkeley RAD Lab that he created this presentation so its concepts could be understood by a broader audience within Microsoft.


Cloud Computing for Enterprises: WebSphere sMash and DB2 on EC2
Dustin Amrhein - Technical Evangelist, WebSphere Emerging Technologies at IBM

IBM leverages Amazon's EC2 to deliver software. This article discusses the public cloud and how the WebSphere sMash and DB2 Amazon Machine Images can be used to deliver rich Internet Applications.
Rich Internet Applications with WebSphere sMash and DB2 dustin_amrhein This article discusses the public cloud and how the WebSphere sMash and DB2 Amazon Machine Images can be used to deliver Rich Internet Applications.

Above the Clouds: A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing PDF
David Patterson - Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley RAD Lab
Armando Fox - Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science at UC Berkeley RAD Lab

Above the Clouds: A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing


An Early View of Cloud Computing PDF
Andrew Gough - Manager, EMEA Channel at Amazon Web Services

Capgemini's Cloud Computing Center of Excellence (CoE) helps Enterprise clients understand the opportunities and risks of Cloud Computing services. This paper describes what cloud computing is and discusses how Enterprises gain advantage from it. They also talk about real world examples, the future of Enterprise Cloud Computing, and recommendations on leveraging cloud computing for business.


Unlocking the Promise of Cloud Computing for the Enterprise PDF
Charlton Barreto - Technology Strategist & Principal Architect at Intel Corporation

"Unlocking the Promise of Cloud Computing for the Enterprise," addresses the impact cloud computing's rapid evolution is having on the enterprise, helping enterprise architects better understand the characteristics of what a cloud is, its development and how enterprises can benefit from cloud computing. The paper also draws a distinction between the definitions of public and private clouds, as well as infrastructure-oriented and platform-oriented services.


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Preparing for the real costs of cloud computing
By: Bob Violino
Computerworld - At a cloud computing conference in New York in June, a number of speakers pointed out that the cloud is moving past the hype stage and is beginning to deliver tangible benefits to organizations. These improvements include increased flexibility and agility. But moving to the cloud can also mean added costs, some of which might be unexpected, according to IT executives whose organizations have implemented cloud services or are considering them.
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Government cyber dangers – threats from the cloud and large suppliers
By: John Reid
Government responses to cyber attacks have been reactive and fragmentary. With no clear authority to mandate better security, the importance of cyber issues will only increase in the move to cloud computing
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Cloud Computing and Clean Energy
By: Bill Opalka
Could wind and solar power be used to power a distributed network of data centers connected by fiber-optic cable that would bypass the transmission grid? Researchers in New York are trying to find out, with a public-private partnership of business and academia that wants to power the “cloud computing” networks with servers that rely on wind or solar-generated electricity.
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The 4 biggest threats facing the cloud
By: JP Mangalindan
Cloud computing is clearly here to stay. But these factors could make the transition a bumpy one.
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Cloud computing: reshaping IT market
By: Staff
Companies in India will increase the adoption of cloud competing technology over the next five years. The total cloud market in India, currently at $400 million, will reach $4.5 billion by 2015. Of which private cloud adoption will dominate and account for $3.5 billion in revenues, growing at over 60 per cent, according to a study. The study, ‘private cloud landscape in India' was done by EMC Corporation, a provider of IT service and solutions, and Zinnov Management Consulting, a management consulting firm.
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Cloud development: 9 gotchas to know before you jump in
By: Bob Violino
Whether developing, testing, or deploying your apps in the cloud, you have to unlearn some beliefs and learn new ones to make it work
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Cloud computing and Internet use suck energy, emit CO2, says Greenpeace
By: Tiffany Hsu
Clicking on all those viral videos, chain emails, celebrity tweets and paparazzi photos online sucks up enough energy to rank the Internet –- if it were a country -– fifth in the world for electricity use. That’s more power than Russia uses, according to a new report about cloud-computing from Greenpeace.
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How Dirty is your Data
By: Gary Cook, Jodie Van Horn
Information Technology (IT) is disruptive. Largely for the better, IT has disrupted the way we travel, communicate, conduct business, produce, socialise and manage our homes and lives. This disruptive ability has the potential to reduce our dependence on dirty energy and make society cleaner, more efficient and powered renewably. But as we applaud the positive, visible impacts and measurable, game- changing potential of IT, we also need to pay attention to what’s behind the curtain.
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Risk Management in Cloud Computing
By: Sri Prakash
n a troubled economy, cloud computing seems like a great cost saving alternative and it is. Whether in good times or bad, any pragmatic cost saving measure is a 'good' measure.
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Cloud Computing's Tipping Point
By: Michael Biddick
Private clouds promise maximum control and strong security, while commercial cloud services are fast and flexible. Which works best? Government agencies are adopting both, as well as hybrids. The private cloud vs. public cloud debate is rapidly giving way to new models where agencies tap on-demand IT resources from a variety of cloud platforms--private, commercial, hybrid, software as a service--based on what best suits their needs.
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Cisco's New Data Center Offers Cloud Capabilities, Green IT
By: Jeffrey Burt
Cisco Systems is opening a new data center that is going to take on multiple roles for the networking giant, from acting as a showcase for its wide-ranging data center technologies to driving down costs through its multiple environmentally-friendly features.
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How can 'cloud computing' benefit small businesses?
By: Steve Ball
Many people are predicting that 2011 will be the year that cloud computing goes mainstream. A key technology trend of the past few years, analyst firm Gartner has now predicted that cloud computing will be one of the top ten strategic technologies in 2011. Here Steve Ball (details below) looks at why small and growing businesses should embrace the cloud, and how it can help revolutionise their IT:
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Businesses adopting cloud computing for increased flexibility?
By: Staff
Flexibility is the main driver for businesses looking to make the switch to cloud computing. That is according to research conducted by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), which found 53 per cent of respondents to a survey of 450 senior IT and business decision makers cited it as the main reason to introduce the changes.
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The Real Cloud Imperative Is Greater Simplicity
By: Charles Babcock
I saw the look of consternation on some faces: Doesn't cloud computing involve a lot more complexity? Haven't we already managed to create too much complexity on our own, without your assistance? And you're advising us to adopt more -- just so we can call it cloud computing?
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Computing in the 'Clouds' Offers Conveniences
By: Sandy Berger
In our fast-moving world of technology, common words sometimes take on new meanings. Apples and blackberries used to be fruits. Now they are also a type of computer and mobile phone. To back up used to mean to go backward. Now it means to make a copy of your data.
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Public cloud vs. private cloud: Why not both?
By: Beth Schultz
Network World - As cloud computing moves from hype to reality, certain broad trends and best practices are emerging when it comes to the public cloud vs. private cloud deployment debate. Anecdotally and from surveys, it's becoming clear that most enterprises are first looking to the private cloud as a way to play with cloud tools and concepts in the safety of their own secure sandbox.
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How cloud computing can reduce your carbon footprint
By: Robert Jaques
he cloud computing paradigm is sending shock waves throughout the IT world as companies and organisations of all sizes across all vertical sectors wake up to the potential benefits of the cloud.
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Help - my desktop in the cloud has evaporated!
By: David Cartwright
If everything is in the cloud, desktop and apps, then what does support do for a living and what are the new set of challenges this presents? On the face of it, cloud computing solves a lot of problems. Centralised computing, ease of management and update, a managed service approach that reduces the need for in-house expertise … the list of advantages goes on and on.
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Doing business in the clouds
By: Otilia Haraga
Cloud computing has a couple of aces up its sleeve, both for large companies and SMEs. First, it has the advantage of scalability, letting companies control their computing power and pay only for what they use. Secondly, it allows infrastructure outsourcing, which can relieve users of IT administration burdens. This makes cloud computing no longer just a prophecy but a reality to which both IT providers and consumers are adjusting. However, concerns remain regarding the confidentiality of data stored in the cloud.
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Cloud computing: How to get your business ready
By: Tim Weber
Cloud computing is not just a buzzword anymore. If 2010 was the year that cloud computing went mainstream, then 2011 will be the year that companies have to get their cloud strategy sorted.
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