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If Anonymous has taught us anything it’s that the future of information security is in fending off attacks across the breadth and depth of the network stack – and the data center architecture – at the same time. Traditionally DDoS attacks are so-named because the clients are distribute...
From a conceptual standpoint, consumability through abstraction is arguably one of the most important benefits of cloud computing. The cloud offers up some collection of raw resources (i.e. servers, networks, storage, and applications) as a set of pre-configured, pre-integrated, and re...
Ask someone to associate IBM and cloud computing, and that person will probably come back with something about solutions to help build private clouds. I know because I ask… all the time. On the surface, this is a fair association. After all, it is true that IBM offers quite a few diffe...
It's no secret that cloud computing has been on the minds of a lot of IT executives. Conference agendas are filled with cloud talk and the Internet is abuzz with it. As more enterprise IT departments move to the cloud, it begs the question: How will it affect the traditional role of th...
Recent reports have shown that companies are shying away from the public cloud due to security concerns, but how accurate are the results and what, if any, are the alternatives? A committee of CIOs met in Singapore last week. The committee compromised of C-Level executives from the ...
Many hypes in IT are just the same old idea, launched again, but with better technology and under a new name. We could say for the datacenter: “The Data Centre is dead, long live the Virtual Data Centre”. The danger of this approach is that we treat it just like a new type of infrastru...
Gartner has established two Global IT Councils – one of them is on cloud computing. The council members are notable people from IT, mostly CIOs. The report explains the issues, provides the views of the council members and provides recommendations on what is the way forward. It identif...
Databases, Data Warehouses, Map Reduce, Hadoop, Realtime Data Warehouses,... What is the right technology for your "big data" analytics challenges? The best fit will depend on your specific requirements on three fronts: * Speed (How long can you afford to wait for the results of...
Expanding on the " introduction to cloud computing" article, here are some additional suggestions for choosing a cloud service model provider. In a typical Cloud Computing data centre, an application set will generally be hosted over Virtual Machines running on a large number of P...
Advances in Identity Management technologies will provide foundations for an "Identity Metasystem", providing the tools for securing information in a manner that greatly accelerates adoption of Cloud computing. Typically conversations about Cloud Computing quickly lead to the perceived...
[google_apps] I remember 3 years ago having a conversation with Vint Cerf and Lewis Shepherd about federal data in the Google Cloud. Lewis and I both shared what we believed to be key obstacles Google would have to surmount before gaining widespread acceptance of their cloud capabilit...
Designing applications for the cloud is not business as usual. Though it is not rocket science, it has several nuances which are somewhat counterintuitive. Let me be more specific about what I mean by designing application for cloud. First let me exclude the whole universe of Software-...
This week, we’re exploring the problems associated with leveraging traditional monitoring solutions in a Cloud delivery paradigm. There is a common assumption that leveraging a Cloud operating model will save money. We won’t debate the accuracy of this statement (tune into our next i...
The Cloud Computing paradigm involves the delivery of services utilizing a distributed set of assets each connected seamlessly through a high speed communication link over the Internet. This makes the entire solution universally accessible while providing enhanced agility and reduced c...
Just as there’s vanilla and chocolate and other ice cream flavors that different people gravitate towards, there are four favorite flavors today to cloud computing, according to an article I just read on IT World. A lot of this I’ve heard already, and certainly seen already among my Mo...
There’s a real explosion of cloud platforms and management tools, it seems you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting one these days. In the commercial proprietary solutions space you have – CA’s 3Terra Rackspace Champion's Open Source CloudAppLogic, Enomaly, Nimbula, RightScale. In op...
CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows backup and restore that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 cloud storage. An ability to back up network locations is a feature that has been coming up during conversation with our customers over and over. The most common use...
Since cloud computing has a bit of an identity crisis, and cloud storage is just starting to realize one itself, it should be no surprise to anyone that “cloud storage gateway” has more than one meaning. While they are all a single market, implementation and deployment details make th...
As always we are trying to stay on top of the new functionality offered by Amazon S3 to offer the most compelling Amazon S3 and CloudFront client on Windows platform. Notification of Lost Objects is a new feature that enables users to have notifications sent to an Amazon Simple Notifi...
A recent survey of WaveMaker's 15,000 developers found that over 20% had moved to WaveMaker as an alternative to Microsoft development tools like MS Access and MS .NET. "Microsoft shops" typically employ a variety of Microsoft products and have dozens to hundreds of applications that n...
Okay, so the title is a shameless attempt to grab your attention – glad it worked! But in truth this week’s blog is actually about what your applications depend on, and understanding what impact deployment in a Cloud environment may have. As we continue the discussion about the potent...
It seems like every day there’s a new company touting their infrastructure stack. In recent weeks we’ve seen new offerings fromNimbula and Cloud.com. I’m sure I’m missing some, but I show 20 solutions for building clouds below, and I am sure that more are on their way. The market ce...
It took a little longer than I was expecting it, but here it is. During its annual Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft introduced the Windows Azure Platform Appliance,designed for service providers, large enterprises and governments and provides a proven cloud platform that deliver...
Lately there have been several discussions around cloud API standards, and I am failing to understand why it is a big deal. Lets first identify two type of standards. For cloud lot of attention is given to syntax standards, e.g. using same method signatures. E.g. some IaaS enablers ...
Citrix and WaveMaker's partnership to deliver a complete cloud development platform is gaining attention. This week, John Abbott of the 451 Group wrote a piece on how the Citrix Cloud Center strategy is coming together, thanks to a little help from WaveMaker (registration required). ...
The U.S. Census is a really important process. Done every 10 years, it’s what keeps the government informed about changes in population so that legislative representation can be adjusted, among other goals. It’s what determines how many Congressional reps Vermont should have versus, l...
The Structure 2010 show was memorable for CloudSwitch, highlighted by the launch of the commercial version of our CloudSwitch Enterprise software that lets companies easily use multiple cloud providers to run their enterprise applications. With a few clicks, users run their application...
As always we are trying to stay on top of the new functionality offered by Amazon S3 to offer the most compelling Amazon S3 and CloudFront client on Windows platform. Bucket Policy is a new Amazon S3 feature that allows customers to author policies which either grant or deny access to...
Last week I got into a nice discussion on Twitter regarding the role of open source in an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) stack. With open source cloud stacks from Eucalyptus, Cloud.com, Abiquo and others competing against proprietary source solutions from Enomaly, VMware and other...
One of the ways in which traditional architectures and deployment models is actually superior (yes, I said superior) to cloud computing is in provisioning. Before you label me a cloud heretic, let me explain. In traditional deployment models capacity is generally allocated based on a...
According to a recent study from IDC the Turkish enterprise application software, or EAS, market has slowed significantly as a result of the global economic crisis. The EAS market grew 2.6 percent year-on-year in 2008 to reach $89.19 million, as compared to 21.8 percent growth in the p...
This is a short one: I read about a new survey that suggests a huge difference of opinion among IT managers about the cloud and IT staff.  One of the findings is very interesting — that IT staff are far less enthusiastic about the cloud than their bosses. In the poll, 40% of uppe...
Reduced Redundancy Storage (RRS) enables users to store data in S3 at a 33% discount to our standard pricing return for a reduced level of durability. Amazon S3 stores objects according to their storage class, which is assigned when an object is written. Since we added RSS support to C...
This report talks about India Cloud / SaaS Opportunity. 1. First, this is a fantastic effort from Zinnov for bringing an India perspective for ‘Cloud'. Full Credits to Pari Natarajan, Chandramouli, Anand Tatambhotla and the team behind this effort. 2. Second, we weren't even aware t...
In our last post we discussed the positive shift in the Cloud Computing discourse towards actionable steps rather than philosophical diatribes on definitions. And to support that discussion we offered a list of things not to do. In this installment we are going to focus on the first m...
I was on a LinkedIn thread titled ‘How cloud computing is different from SaaS‘ where Rick Chapman who runs SoftLetter and SaaS University went on beating on this question ‘What is a private cloud’? It is definitely worth it given the tremendous amount of confusion in the term ‘Cloud’ i...
There are quite a few visual development tools that have failed in the past. When I say past, I meant the pre-cloud era. The commercially successful ones are Visual Basic, PowerBuilder (just googled and found out that PowerBuilder still exists (and has its own Journal) and Oracle Forms...
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Coincidently, immediately after my post on ‘What the hell is Private Cloud?’, I happen to talk to one of my best friend, ex-CEO of a startup, now CDO (Chief Delivery Officer), in an IT Services firm @ KY, US – … Continue reading →
Fifteen to twenty years ago, enterprise application development, as we know today, wasn’t all that clear. All I can deduce, in a retrospective analysis – digging the internet, is that people knew the different puzzle pieces that were needed, in building an enterprise application. For e...