Cloud computing gives enterprise users more flexibility than ever before while putting more pressure on the enterprise IT. End users want better applications, high performance and absolutely intolerable to downtime, development teams need rapid access to test and development platforms, whereas executives want justification of the all cloud related expenses and want to see the […]
Hybrid clouds combine your data center with the public cloud resources. Hybrid clouds are seen by an intermediate step from the data center to the public cloud migration by some analysts. Some analysts say that going all-public cloud is an utopia and the hybrid cloud is the real cloud application. Leaving the analysts and experts […]
When it comes to networking capabilities, knowledge truly is power. Those companies that rely heavily on their networks for the storing and sharing of business information know that without a strong working knowledge of their IT infrastructures, they risk encountering significant obstacles in recovering whenever those networks experience issues. Yet not every company has the […]
Although the concept of cloud computing first gained traction in 1996, the actual design developed in 1994, and the precursors to computing as a service rather than as a product were designed as early as the 1950s. Today, cloud vendors are enjoying growth rates exceeding 50% annually. Cloud computing has become a success. It is […]
When it was first introduced into public servers, the cloud was a mysterious entity that confused the general public, but it did not take long for people to see its advantages. Cloud storage and computing has made significant changes to the way people use their computing devices and the way companies do business. One question […]
The Russian Duma passed an amendment regarding the regulation of personal data. The law will likely require all domestic and foreign companies to store data on servers physically located in Russia to stay in compliance with new regulations, and the law is anticipated to take effect in September of 2016. Russian equivalent of the FCC […]
In business, IT has gone from being an expense column in the budget, to a real answer for improving efficiency and increasing the bottom line. Private clouds are becoming increasingly important as more businesses realize that they, too, can run their own cloud.
Businesses want to believe in Cloud computing. For those who decide to use the Cloud, the benefits are overwhelming. As modern businesses farm out such overhead activities as human resources and accounting, they must still deal with their IT requirements. Thanks to Cloud computing, businesses can also delegate computing activities, which allows them to concentrate […]
In May of 2012, I have published a blog post and discussed the types and the evolution of the data center. In this article, I will take the discussion further and try to see what will be the impact of the cloud on the data center. There are a lot of scenarios about the data […]
The spread of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, their connection with all types of computing devices from personal computers to mobile phones and their ability to save data directly to the cloud created a notion that it is a solution to every computing problem.
If we quickly review the first two articles, I have discussed that in the Service Level Agreement (SLA) the service and its availability is defined as well as the clauses where the unavailability of the service is not on the shoulders of the service provider (cloud vendor). I will now discuss what happens when the […]
The section that the cloud customers should very carefully analyze is the service level agreement’s (SLA) “exceptions” or “limitations” section. The title may vary from one contract to the other; one may title it as “exceptions” the other as “exceptions and limitations”, which are essentially the same. This section lays down what are the conditions […]