Cisco, EMC, IBM and TOSCA recently communicated their support to back up setting the standard and specifications for hybrid cloud portability. This is to stand true to cloud’s promise of ease of access and portability in service migration from one cloud provider to another. There are, however, obstacles to face with this [...]

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KLAS recently conducted a survey of small clinics and hospitals and surprisingly found that 55% are already using cloud-based apps. It was from their storage, clinical applications, e-mail, communication systems and file or picture archiving. About 25% of the respondents said that they are already using remotely accessed health records.

58% of [...]

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By Robert Greene, VP of Technology, Versant Corporation

Big Data and cloud computing are on a clear collision course, bringing with them a wealth of opportunities if approached in the right way. As mobility becomes the embodiment of the digital lifestyle, data is flowing out of every crack and crevice, making cloud’s [...]

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Cloud computing has obviously given business startups the boost it needs in 2011. Several companies such as RightScale, Hiroku and New Relic emerged and flourished with the cloud platform. In 2012, there will be other business startups that will leverage their business, but if there’s one thing they need to focus on [...]

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Microsoft is preparing for its big plan for 2012 and that is allow some access for customer’s virtual machines (VM) to run on its Windows Azure. This means Linux customers can now use Microsoft’s Azure PaaS platform to run their VMs. This is expected to run on its test phase by spring [...]

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What the Cloud Entails

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The cloud is all clear and promising, but do people really understand what it is all about? It is now part of almost all sectors of society from small businesses to giant online shops, from social networking to government finances. The next move from giant nations like the US is to migrate [...]

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HP computers now also offer its PC buyers with cloud data storage and collaboration services. This was the result of the recent partnership of HP with Box.com, a cloud company that offers data center storage and collaboration services that are cloud-based.

HP’s move is an admission that computer and business IT computing [...]

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Cloud computing has now become a commonplace in the IT industry, but for some people they may not be aware that they are actually using it. Enterprises who want to get leverage for their business have plunged into the cloud platform and many users have used it for some time now, but [...]

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Cisco had seen the unwavering huge effect of acceleration services in the improvement of cloud performance such as Saas and other cloud-based applications. Their Virtual Network Index (VNI) report had consistently showed the dramatic increase in cloud network usage. This was also confirmed in the study made by quantum and cosmos mechanics [...]

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A recent study conducted by ThinkStrategies, a consulting services and MuleSoft, a cloud integration service provider showed the top five factors that will impact SaaS and cloud vendors on the rising cloud computing market.  One of the top challenges facing SaaS and cloud companies is integration. This was shown in the responses [...]

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Dell has recently launched its new service feature for their Dell PowerEdge, the new AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors. The new enhancement features will perform with better energy performance and efficiency that can be used for the private cloud, enterprise applications, Web and virtualization requirements.

The new AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors [...]

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SAP users are continuously facing challenges and difficulties in their move towards cloud computing. This is the result of the complexity brought about by the cloud licensing structure for hybrid environments.

Chairman of the UK & Ireland SAP User Group, Alan Bowling mentioned this in his message at an IT conference he [...]

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One of the most difficult problems faced by today’s designers is figuring out how to leverage pay-as-you-go-clouds to build optimal data management platforms.

Modern hardware trends and economics combined with cloud/virtualization technology are radically reshaping today’s data management landscape, ushering in a new era where many machine, many core, memory-based computing topologies [...]

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One of the most common downsides of cloud technology is being on the lead is overconfidence. When business enterprise is at record high of 10 times the previous revenue scales, 35% growth and 80% market share the common issues include being unable to self-critique one’s performance.

Netfix has a lot to say [...]

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By Jesse Rothstein, Co-founder and CEO, ExtraHop Networks

When it comes to the cloud, everyone wants in—that is, everyone except the owners of business-critical applications. Before they make the physical-to-virtual or on-premises-to-cloud transition, application owners need assurances that they can maintain visibility into how their business-critical applications are performing.

There’s [...]

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Earning period begins next week as the Christmas season nears these coming months. This is projected for the giant US cloud computing companies as fast growing Web and social networking players increase their purchasing behavior of media hardware to prepare for the expected swell of customer buying in the coming months.

This [...]

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