Cloud is becoming trending topic and technology which can be simply defined as… Operating systems, Database, Applications and Virtual datacenters Infrastructure delivered on demand over the internet on pay-for use basis which reduces traditional cost and ownership can be termed as Cloud Computing. Cloud Computing Services can be further elaborated in three types. ·Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) — Virtualized Servers (including storage and network) running at a service provider instead of in your company’s own datacenter. Example include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace, and VMware vCloud providers. ·Platform as a Service (PaaS) — Application developers can get their application and database available to the world even faster than ever before. Examples of PaaS include Microsoft Azure and VMware CloudFoundry. ·Software as a Service (SaaS) — We all are using this service in our daily life. … [Read more...] about Still confused with Cloud Computing???
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Servers, maintenance teams, specially-outfitted rooms — the cost of keeping up an onsite IT network has become cost-prohibitive for more and more companies. The alternative: push all of your hosting needs to a cloud platform that can handle it all for you. In fact, research experts at Forrester say more than 50 percent of all global enterprises now rely on a public cloud platform to drive their digital servicing. Cloud computing isn’t just a trend anymore, it’s now the norm. That creates loads of career opportunities for IT pros capable of dealing with a company’s digital requirements. You can learn how to be that expert with the Essential Cloud Computing Lifetime Bundle. Right now, it’s $18, over 90 percent off, from TNW Deals. This training pulls together four courses offering a comprehensive guide to all the knowledge and skills needed to get into the exploding cloud industry. CompTIA Cloud+ (a $125 value): Learn cloud models, virtualization, … [Read more...] about Learn how cloud computing works and how to get in on this booming job sector, for over 90% off
Like an invisible blanket, the internet floats over our heads, connecting us to everyone and everything, enabling us to immerse ourselves in a new form of reality. It’s the very roadmap of the future, where structural restrictions are made flexible, and “progress” is the word of the day. Technically, some people even call it a “cloud,” made up of signals it receives and transmits at the same time. The best thing about this cloud is that it cancels out the need for any cumbersome hardware, and makes all kind of operations functional from any device at any time.In the commercial sector, the advent of the cloud has proven to be a game-changer. The whole concept of an “office” has changed. It’s mostly virtual now, with great flexibility of time and space - all because of cloud implementation.What does this futuristic transition entail? It allows you to store, manoeuvre, and access, analyse, and backup both data and software. It also allows … [Read more...] about Top seven cloud computing challenges your business needs to consider
SLAs, or service-level agreements, are standard within the IT outsourcing landscape. As large enterprises have outsourced more IT functions – everything from application hosting, to application maintenance and support to IT help desk support – they have viewed SLAs as mini-insurance policies. The idea was to “guarantee” the chosen IT service provider would deliver the promised performance levels or face penalties (like credits). The “guarantee” would allow the enterprise to focus its attention and internal resources in other value-add areas. But IT service providers may think of SLAs as something they simply have to do and must include in every master services agreement to reassure their customers. In some cases, they may not give SLAs much thought at all, using vague or generic language that doesn’t match the customers’ desired performance, outcomes and/or needs. That’s why SLAs are often worth little more than the paper … [Read more...] about How to make your SLAs meaningful in SaaS cloud subscription agreements
Cloud computing is a readily available resource for enterprise, but many corporations and governments have been hesitant to make use of third-party services for fear of sensitive information being leaked or stolen. Microsoft has announced that it will be allowing government clients to run Azure cloud technology on private servers under new licensing agreements. Offering the ability to keep all data local makes Azure significantly more appealing to all levels of government. Amazon already beat Microsoft out of the gate to offer enhanced levels of control over cloud-based services and has secured contracts with the CIA. Microsoft's new option will become available midway through this year. Storing data locally not only offers theoretically improved security, it also is an issue of compliance. Many government organizations are explicitly forbidden from using traditional cloud services because data cannot be shared with third-parties without going through red tape. Despite being a … [Read more...] about Microsoft will allow Azure to be run on private government servers
The cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, Alibaba Cloud has announced that it will launch eight products from big data and AI to infrastructure, security and private cloud solutions to aid European businesses in their digital transformation efforts. When it comes to data technology and AI, the company is launching three key products: Image Search solutions which lets users search online and offline for information using images, a chatbot for business called Intelligent Services Robot and Dataphin, an intelligent data engine to help businesses deal with cross-industry big data development, management and application needs. Alibaba Cloud will also launch ECS Baremetal Instance which is a new high performance computing solution of ECS that is able to merge the best parts of virtual systems and servers. By connecting ECS Baremetal Instances with a super computer, organisations can utilise a Super Computing Cluster to reduce network latency to the level of micro-seconds. … [Read more...] about Alibaba Cloud launches cloud and AI solutions in Europe
Cloud computing has been developing rapidly since the term was coined in 2006. It’s played an integral role in the transformation of many businesses over the last decade, particularly valued for the reliability, scalability and versatility that cloud technology brings compared to traditional dedicated servers. And this race to the cloud will only gather pace as technology matures. Having the ability to understand, evaluate and implement cloud computing is crucial for today’s business leaders, regardless of whether they operate in IT or not. As business needs evolve, so too does cloud infrastructure. There has been a strong growth within the private and hybrid cloud computing market, and in the next twelve months we can only expect that the technology will gain further importance and adoption. Research company IDC’s findings back this prediction up, by pointing out that a year ago traditional data centres accounted for 62 per cent of IT infrastructure spending, while … [Read more...] about How cloud computing will evolve over the next 12 months
Apple has updated its publicly available iOS security documentation to disclose that personal data associated with the company’s iCloud service is stored in cloud servers operated by Google—specifically, the Google Cloud service. Apple didn’t specify exactly what iCloud data is stored on Google’s servers. But the new document does explain a little bit about how the data is encrypted. Here is the entire iCloud section entry that includes the Google Cloud reference from the document in question: iCloud stores a user’s contacts, calendars, photos, documents, and more and keeps the information up to date across all of their devices, automatically. iCloud can also be used by third-party apps to store and sync documents as well as key values for app data as defined by the developer. Users set up iCloud by signing in with an Apple ID and choosing which services they would like to use. iCloud features, including My Photo Stream, iCloud Drive, and iCloud Backup, … [Read more...] about Your Apple iCloud data is now stored on Google servers—surprised?
Server virtualisation has changed. It has rapidly evolved and is now a mature market. More than 80 percent of x86 server operating system (OS) instances have already been virtualised. If you’re an infrastructure and operations (I&O) leader, now’s the time to explore new approaches to virtualisation if you want to gain further advantage moving forward. The maturity of the market opens potential opportunities for your organisation to deploy alternative virtualisation solutions for different uses or when infrastructure refresh decisions prompt reconsideration of existing virtualisation. Hypervisor-based virtualisation of x86 server infrastructure is the most widely used form of compute virtualisation within enterprise environments today. This is largely due its ability to improve server consolidation, agility and availability. Looking ahead, Gartner is seeing growth in both OS virtualisation (Linux and Windows containers) and VM-integrated containers, especially … [Read more...] about The future of server virtualisation
French cloud computing startup Blade today announced its Shadow PC service is available in California, marking the company’s entry to the US market. With it, you can run Windows 10 on a Mac or play competitive shooters online using your smartphone and a game pad. The Shadow PC service gives users unlimited access to a high-end computer on the cloud. It’s a complete Windows 10 experience allowing subscribers to install any software they own, including Photoshop or Slack. Most importantly, however, it’s tuned to provide an optimal gaming experience. Other gaming services, such as Sony’s Playstation Now or Nvidia’s GeForce Now, provide a limited gaming experience, while most generic cloud computing solutions don’t even come close to providing a gaming-spec computer. Shadow PC gives users access to a comptuer equivalent to a $2000 desktop, this is from the press release: Perfect graphics: A dedicated high end NVIDIA graphics solution for a perfect image … [Read more...] about This cloud computing service runs Windows on Mac and Overwatch on smartphones