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Public cloud computing vendors: A look at strengths, weaknesses, big picture

A Cowen & Co. survey of cloud computing customers found that providers are differentiating themselves on cost, support, APIs and other factors. …

The myth behind cloud autoscaling for ecommerce sites

<b>It is 2016 and almost a decade since Amazon launched its all-conquering AWS public cloud service.</b><p>Infrastructure hosting as we once knew it, has been …

How The Cloud And New Technologies Are Transforming Manufacturing

Conventional wisdom holds that as technology advances, the world gets smaller. For manufacturers, this has never been truer than it is now, thanks to …

12 top cloud security threats for 2018: The dirty dozen

Cloud computing continues to transform the way organizations use, store, and share data, applications, and workloads. It has also introduced a host …

Information Security

Is DevOps the Holy Grail for information security?

DevOps refers to the “integration of development, IT operations, security, and quality assurance under a single automated umbrella”. In short, it is …

DevOps

The cloud wars explained: Why nobody can catch up with Amazon

Even as the startup craze starts to cool in Silicon Valley, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google all reported bang-up earnings last quarter, not least because of their big bets on the cloud.<p>What exactly are these companies selling? Who's buying it? And why is one company that wasn't even in enterprise …

Amazon Web Services

Google lures your workplace away from Office by covering app costs

Google really, really wants your company to jump from Microsoft Office to Docs. So much so, in fact, that it's willing to pay a lot to make sure that happens. It just launched a promo that will cover your firm's Docs costs so long as it's stuck in an enterprise agreement with someone else -- your …

The 6 laws every cloud architect should know, according to Werner Vogels

At the 2015 AWS re:Invent conference, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels gave his set of laws that all cloud architects should know, and how they're inspiring …

Cloud Cost Comparison in Light of Recent Google Cloud Price Reduction

<b>0</b> Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 LinkedIn 0 Email -- Filament.io <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>Google is the pioneer in 2015 price reductions of public cloud services. It …

AWS continues to dominate cloud infrastructure services market

<i>(c)iStock.com/NikiLitov</i><p>The cloud infrastructure services market continues to grow at a rapid rate with Amazon Web Services (AWS) at the summit, and …

BMC Unifies IT Management for Infrastructure and Applications

In one of its first major initiatives since going private, <b>BMC Software</b> this week launched an upgrade to its IT management software that for the first …

Don't Let Your SaaS Solutions Become Tomorrow's Data Silos in the Cloud

Can your SaaS platforms support data and workflow integration or are they data silos in the cloud?<p>I'm a big proponent of SaaS solutions especially …

SaaS

Bigger Is Not Necessary Better

One of the most common questions our customers ask us is that how we can compete with the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS) on price as they have …

Cloud Computing

8 Ways to Secure Your Cloud Infrastructure

Clouding Around - A mini-blog series on the Cloud with Arif MohamedPart 1: 8 Ways to Secure Your Cloud Infrastructure Cloud security remains a top …

Information Security

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Predicting The Future Of Cloud Service Providers

47% of marketing departments will have 60% or more of their applications on a cloud platform in two years.<p>When asked which Value-Added Reseller (VAR) is most likely to win their enterprises’ business for a significant hosting project, the majority said IBM (18%) followed by Microsoft (11%), Amazon …

The Cloud Could Be Your Best Security Bet

Conventional IT wisdom says that you’re safer and more secure when you control your own on-premises datacenter. Yet if you think about every major data breach over the last two years, whether Anthem, Sony, JPMorgan or Target, all involved on-premises datacenters, not the cloud.<p>In fact, if a cloud …

How Smart CIOs Take The Heavy Lifting Out Of Data Management

Every day, your users need information. They expect the data they’re looking for to be at their fingertips, and the rest to be safely stored away… <i>somewhere.</i><p>Most won’t give it a moment’s thought—<i>unless something goes wrong</i>.<p>Your users have no idea of the complex chain of decisions you make to get …

Never, Ever Buy Technology (Or Anything Else, for That Matter)

Do you own a house?<p>If you look at the hard data around home ownership, you will cry. General upkeep, repairs, taxes, utilities, snow removal, lawn care and even your own time <i>all</i> figure into the total cost of (home) ownership, the dreaded TCO number that should define how you decide whether to buy …

HP fine-tunes its multi-cloud pitch

It must be really interesting to work at Hewlett-Packard these days. Not only is the company breaking itself in half, it’s making …

Facebook's most important tech project has launched its first startup

And the startup, named Coolan, is following very closely in OCP's game-changing footsteps.<p>Coolan was founded by Amir Michael, the former leader of Facebook's hardware design team who worked with Jay Park to build Facebook's Prineville data center, one of the greenest data centers ever designed. …

Startups

Facebook infrastructure guru Amir Michael launches data center analytics startup Coolan

First at Google, and then at Facebook, Amir Michael found out how hard it is to build and maintain the ultimate data center, where all infrastructure runs efficiently. Now Michael is launching Coolan — a startup with software that can help companies big and small track hardware performance, debug …

Startups

How-To: Upgrade the SSD in your MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro, boosting size & speed

Over the past two weeks, I’ve written about the (surprisingly easy) process of adding solid state drives (SSDs) to radically speed up older iMacs, and the varied challenge levels of adding SSDs to older Mac Pros, Mac minis, and non-Retina MacBooks. Today’s guide looks at the <b>easiest SSD</b> …

iCloud Drive: The ultimate guide

Apple provides a cloud-based storage service, called iCloud, that makes it possible for us to sync our documents and files across all of our iPhone, …

Who Will Lead Cloud Computing? Business And IT Have Different Ideas

<i>IT executives: We’re going to lead you into the cloud.</i><p><i>Business executives: Thanks, but we’ve got this covered</i>.<p>A new survey of 930 executives suggests that business leaders are moving as quickly as they can to cloud-based solutions, regardless of whether their IT departments are along for the ride. …

Cloud hosting services and the future of lock-in

For a software product, identifying a product–market fit, getting to market, and then scaling to meet business demands needs to happen …

How Internet Giants Upended the Networking-Hardware Business

Google, Facebook, and Amazon don't sell networking switches. And they never will. But they've forever changed the way others sell them.<p>Networking …

How To Set The Right Price Every Time

Exactly how to price products is a big challenge for marketers, but new research provides valuable direction in this complex decision-making process. …

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