Cloud Adoption

Aggregating all the clouds

Grazed from ITWorld. Author: Brian Proffitt.

One of the biggest problems with cloud computing for small businesses is having little to no clue how much working with a cloud-based infrastructure is really going to cost. A new Linux-based service in its nascent stage will be working to solve that problem, helping IT managers with monitoring existing cloud computing costs, and projecting costs for new cloud providers to find out which one is best for your wallet.

You might be thinking, how hard could it be to track my cloud computing costs? You've signed up with Amazon EC2, spun up your instances in the closest region, and you have a fixed monthly cost, right?...

Public, Private Cloud Markets Set to Soar as Enterprise Adoption Grows

Grazed from eWeek. Author: Darryl K. Taft.

With enterprises continuing to adopt cloud computing, analysts see continued growth in both public and private cloud investment—with worldwide spending on public IT cloud services set to exceed $40 billion in 2012 and reach nearly $100 billion by 2016, according to IDC.

The research firm forecasts that from 2012 to 2016, public IT cloud services will see gains at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.4 percent—five times that of the IT industry overall, as companies accelerate their shift to the cloud services model for IT consumption...

Global Savvis Study Finds Culture Shift on IT Outsourcing, Cloud Computing

Grazed from PRNewsWire. Author: PR Announcement.

Three in five IT and business decision makers agree that owning and operating in-house IT infrastructure drives costs higher and wastes resources, according to an annual study from Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and leader in global cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises.

This view marks a sharp increase from 2010, when just 38 percent of IT decision makers attributed IT ownership to waste in resources and higher costs, and comes as nearly 60 percent of respondents now believe organizations must place the priority on outsourced infrastructure over traditional in-house services...

Cloud Computing: The Brute Force Computing Revolution

Grazed from New York Times. Author: Quentin Hardy.

Autodesk just announced that it is selling design simulation software that works online, via servers in the company’s own data centers. This continues the design giant’s move into a lower-paying, hopefully higher-volume, world of mobile devices and cloud computing.

Just as important, it’s another sign that the cost of computing has fallen so far that it makes more sense to be wasteful with server power, and harvest the results, it than it is to plan everything carefully. It is a triumph of brute force and messes over carefully planned design...

18 Solid Justifications for Cloud Computing - and 10 Situations Where It Doesn't Work

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Joe McKendrick.

In his new book, Cloudonomics, Joe Weinman explores many of the areas being impacted by the cloud computing phenomenon, offering compelling value propositions. He spells out, extremely thoroughly, the business cases and cost justifications that go behind cloud computing efforts.

He also provides 28 business areas where cloud does and doesn’t make business and financial sense. (And, amazingly, manages to categorize all points in terms starting with the letter “C.)” A senior VP at Telx and formerly with A&T, Weinman is highly regarded as a thought leader on the emerging art and science of cloud economics...

Cloud Computing: AMD introduces its new SeaMicro server for a big data world

Grazed from GigaOM. Author: Katie Fehrenbacher.

In the first announcement since SeaMicro was acquired by AMD, AMD has detailed its new server tech, which is optimized for big data and cloud computing. The new platform improves performance by moving storage closer to the computing center.

In the first announcement following AMD’s acquisition of low power server startup SeaMicro earlier this year, AMD on Monday announced a new server platform based on the SeaMicro tech that’s optimized for big data and cloud computing. The newly-announced “SM15000? server tech supports 5 petabytes of storage and brings storage closer to compute, making the system faster and more resilient...

Cloud Computing: Hacker claims responsibility for GoDaddy outage

Grazed from PR NewsWire. Author: PR Announcement.

GoDaddy, the massive Web hosting company, went down for several hours on Monday, taking an untold number of websites with it.

A person affiliated with the hacking collective Anonymous -- named @AnonymousOwn3r on Twitter -- claimed responsibility for the outage.

"I'm taking godaddy down bacause (sic) well i'd like to test how the cyber security is safe and for more reasons that i can not talk now," that person wrote in response to questions from a technology reporter at tech blog Mashable...

Changing the World: Big Data and the Cloud

Grazed from The Atlantic. Author: Raul F. Chong.

We are in an age when jobs like "data scientist" are not far from reality. The convergence of two key technological areas -- cloud computing and big data -- are having far reaching implications that indeed are changing the world.

It's leading to the discovery of new drugs to cure diseases; predicting weather patterns more accurately (even predicting earthquakes?), finding better ways to use and save water, and so on. These are many of the ideas and projects that IBM has advanced with its Smarter Planet initiative, which has cloud computing and big data technologies at its core...

A scientific approach to Cloud Computing strategy development

Grazed from ZDnet. Author: Gery Menegaz.

For all the enormous, color-coded, multi-tabbed spreadsheets, and the number crunching, and the analysis, it has been suggested that much of today's strategic planning is contaminated by bias, judgement and opinion. And it most definitely is not scientific.

The authors, in the article Bringing Science to the Art of Strategy, suggest that there is a correlation between the size of the spreadsheet – with larger being better – and the comfort level that executives have in their process...

Cloud Computing: WSO2 CEO to Present Keynote on the Coming Application Revolution at 16th IEEE Conference

Grazed from PRWeb. Author: PR Announcement.

Together, big data, cloud computing, and APIs are reshaping how companies are developing, delivering and managing applications. WSO2 Founder and CEO Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana will examine their impact in his keynote presentation at the Sixteenth IEEE International EDOC Conference in Beijing. The EDOC 2012 enterprise computing event will be held September 10-14, 2012 at the Unisplendour International Centre in Beijing, China.

Dr. Weerawarana will present his keynote, “The Coming Application Revolution,” on Thursday, September 13, 2012. In his talk, he will explore how the application landscape is rapidly shifting in the wake of big data, cloud computing, and the expanded role of APIs, and he will examine the need for a new range of technologies for rapidly building managed applications. Additionally, he will discuss how a solution lies in a confluence of technologies from scalable platforms as a service to API management to consistent, integrated identity management...