Cloud Computing Simplified

Enrico DePaolis

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Cloud computing is becoming a mission critical factor as more corporations move their infrastructures to the cloud. A key to a successful cloud migration is not in the deployment but in the management after you are there. Here are some graphs showing performance over time for some of the most common cloud computing providers. Graphs provided by cloudclimate.com. GoGrid Performance Graph Amazon EC2 US Performance Graph Amazon EC2 EU Performance Graph cloudImpact will be updating these performance graphs periodically and trending the results over time. ... (more)

Cloud Based Email Delivering Savings

Cloud based email services are not new but the adoption of these services within large organizations, borh private and government, is on the rise.  Just this week the NZ postal system announced that it has agreed to move all of its Microsoft applications to Google.  The savings are definitely there but privacy concerns may be something that will raise concerns for NZ citizens.  All of the data will be stored on US based clouds. Several  large pharmaceutical clients have also made the switch to Google and even Microsoft online offerings.  In total over 110,000 email clients have m... (more)

Cloud Computing – The Stormy Side/The Upside

Provided below are two quotes, one from Larry Ellison of Oracle and one from Andy Isherwood of HP (both from 2008 so maybe their perspectives have changed).  Not everyone, even those that would be serving this new Cloud Computing environment, are convinced that Cloud Computing is a new and improved way to do business.  In fact, these two are claiming that they are already doing it.  Luckily for us, not everyone is of the same mindset as these two but clients do have concerns and in some instances, rightly so. “The interesting thing about Cloud Computing is that we’ve redefined C... (more)

CloudCamp in the Cloud

CloudCamp Announces “CloudCamp in the Cloud” – First-Ever Virtual Unconference October 5, 2009 – CloudCamp, organizer of the community-based cloud computing unconference series, today announced that it’s taking its popular event series virtual with the forthcoming “CloudCamp in the Cloud .” CloudCamp in the Cloud, to be held Thursday, October 22, 2009 from 12 noon to 3 pm Eastern Standard Time, builds upon the original live CloudCamp format providing a free and open place for the introduction and advancement of cloud computing. Using an online meeting format, attendees will exch... (more)

Sun Microsystems' View on Cloud Computing

“In many ways, cloud computing is simply a metaphor for the Internet, the increasing movement of computer and data resources onto the Web. But there’s a difference: cloud computing represents a new tipping point for the value of network computing. It delivers higher efficiency, massive scalability, and faster, easier software development.  It’s about new programming models, new IT infrastructure, and the enabling of new business models.” Excerpt from  – Sun Microsystems' White Paper on “Taking Cloud Computing to a Higher Level” ... (more)