Category: Cloud

How to stay grounded when cloud is all you see

Striking the right balance between cloud and on-premise Any modern business knows cloud is the future. We are told over and over again of the need to embrace cloud to move at speed, provide scalable infrastructure, and meet the on-demand needs of customers. A recent report from IDCrevealed that cloud spend has overtaken traditional infrastructure spending for the first time. Research from Apptio recently found that 92% of IT professionals prefer using…

What is cloud computing?

Simply put, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services – servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, intelligence and more – over the Internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster innovation, flexible resources and economies of scale. You typically only pay for cloud services you use, helping lower your operating costs, run your infrastructure more efficiently and scale as your business needs change. Top benefits of cloud computing Cloud computing is…

Dome9 automated firewall management service

Dome9 automated firewall management service Sep 12, 2011 12:47 pm | Network World by Tim Greene Startup Dome9 Security is introducing automated management of firewall settings on servers in physical and virtual environments with the aim of keeping servers locked down with less manual configuration. The company says the problem is that cloud-based servers are so diversely deployed and flexible that managing their security is complex and time-consuming. As a…

Microsoft competitive fronts cloud-based Server

Microsoft opens new competitive fronts with cloud-based Windows Server Nov 12, 2010-  Network World by Jon Brodkin Microsoft doesn’t want to admit it, but a Gartner analyst says the vendor’s decision to offer Windows Server instances in the Azure cloud is opening a new competitive front against partner hosting companies. Before 2010 is over, Microsoft will update Windows Azure with the ability to run Windows Server 2008 R2 instances in…

Ubuntu 10.10 desktop reaches through the cloud

The next versions of Ubuntu Linux for desktops and Netbooks launched on Sunday with new cloud features, an updated interface, and better links with other operating systems, Canonical has announced. The software, known as Maverick Meerkat, will both be versions 10.10 of the Linux distribution. They will be available for free download from October 10, sidestepping the usual Thursday release window to tie the launch in with the 10/10/10 date stamp. Ubuntu…

Businesses – take advantage of cloud computing

How small businesses can take advantage of cloud computing Innovations in storage and software services are emerging on the IT landscape. Cloud computing provides small businesses with services such as third-party storage, offsite hubs and servers, and subscription software, challenging current business models while offering convenience and savings at the same time. See the following article from The Street for more on this. The term “cloud computing” has a peaceful…

What Is Cloud? How can Cloud help Me?

What Is Cloud? How can Cloud help Me? Cloud is the future? Most businesses would not be happy to be described as “operating under a cloud”. However, one particular cloud on the horizon is being described as a new way of computing which could change the world of |technology, and offer massive savings and efficiencies to businesses and public services alike. Cloud computing is the structure that runs sites like…

Hottest IT jobs & skills in app development

Hottest I.T. jobs and skills in Cloud & mobile app development Want to lock in some job security in IT over the next five years? Then make sure you’re poised to move into cloud computing or mobile application development. That’s where the IT jobs are expected to be, according to 2,000 IT professionals recently surveyed by IBM (IBM). IBM’s annual global Tech Trends survey identified cloud computing and mobile application…

Cloud computing – software as a service

Although not a new concept, the popularity of cloud computing is continuing to soar, says Robert Rutherford, Managing Director of, QuoStar Solutions. Many companies, however, are still unsure about what impact “moving to the cloud” will have on their business continuity plans. Cloud Computing – and indeed the whole concept of “Software as a Service” – is continuing to grow in popularity. Already, these new Web-based models of software distribution…