Understanding Cloud Computing for Your Business


Over the last decade, cloud computing has gone from being a buzzword to an essential component of web technology. In fact, the market for cloud computing solutions grew a staggering 21% in 2015 and promises to continue growing at a similar pace over the next five years. Carol M.

Cloud Security Spending Will Grow To $3.5 Billion By 2021

Forrester IT

Cloud is big business today. Forrester estimates that global cloud services revenues totaled $114 billion in 2016, up from $68 billion just two years ago -- that's annual growth of 30%. And we see the public cloud services market reaching $236 billion by 2020. What does this mean for cloud security? · This rapid shift to the cloud raises new issues and challenges for security and risk professionals. Cloud Security. cloud.

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Crisis Response Using Cloud Computing

Cloud Musings

Cloud computing is more than servers and storage. If you’re not familiar with FedRAMP, it is a US government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.

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The Cloud Is Disrupting Hadoop

Forrester IT

And the major force exerting pressure on Hadoop is the cloud. In a recent report, The Cloudy Future Of Hadoop , Mike Gualtieri and I examine the impact the cloud is having on Hadoop. Hadoop wasn't designed for the cloud, so vendors are scurrying to make it relevant. cloud.

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Cognitive on Cloud

Cloud Musings

This shift to cognitive computing will occur within the next 12 to 14 months for many organizations and cognitive era success requires data centric management culture, a common requisite for secure cloud computing.

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Understanding the Security Risks of New Cloud Software


Cloud computing provides businesses with quality solutions for their IT needs, as well as substantial cost savings over purchasing and maintaining their own hardware and software. Cloud services are generally pay-as-you-go solutions that offer flexibility and are scalable to business growth.

Is Cloud Interoperability a Myth?

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock As the industry matures, cloud computing will increasingly rely on interoperability in order to grow and deliver more value to industry.

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Smart Manufacturing Is Cloud Computing

Cloud Musings

As cloud computing simultaneously transforms multiple industries many have wondered about how this trend will affect manufacturing. This view, however, fails to address the revolutionary nexus of cloud computing and the manufacturing industry.

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Legacy Cloud?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

VMware has been very successful in helping to define what "private cloud" means inside a data center. It too has been wildly successful, and has helped to define what "public cloud" means outside of data centers. Public cloud IaaS services have their strong and weak points.

Watson Crowdsources Cloud Computing

Cloud Musings

Given my almost unhealthy interest in cloud computing, we ran a one week experiment to "crowdsource the internet" in order to see if it held any interesting cloud computing insights. The Dell/EMC cloud provider Virtustream doesn’t even seem to be present in social media conversations.

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Deloitte Acquires Cloud Consulting Firm Day1 Solutions

Data Center Knowledge

Professional services heavyweight expands its cloud expertise. Cloud Computing Deals SharedRead More.

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The Cloud Dialogues

Chuck's Blog - EMC

These days, I joke that I've become a "cloud therapist" for many of the enterprise IT leaders I meet. We agreed on a series of four interviews, each approaching the enterprise IT cloud challenge from different perspectives.

Building Your Hybrid Cloud – Getting Started with Azure Stack TP1

IT Pros Rock!

Microsoft Azure Stack enables your organization to deliver Azure-consistent services from your own datacenter to help you realize the full value of a hybrid cloud strategy. Cloud Solutions Hub. Building Clouds blog. Part 23) Building Your Hybrid Cloud – Azure Key Vault.

The Cloud Economy

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Here, I present my arguments as to why I believe we are on the threshold of a new economic era: the cloud economy.   This is not about how we feel about clouds, it's about the cloud's potential to change the nature of the world we live in, perhaps faster than we thought.

The Dark Side Of Cloud Computing

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to understand that cloud computing is changing Image Credit: Cory M. However, the folks who have gone before you have a message for you: cloud computing is undergoing some changes and you need to be aware of them before you commit too fully to this new computing paradigm.

Addressing HIPAA Compliance in the Healthcare Cloud


The growth of cloud technology has certainly been felt in the healthcare space, as large amounts of medical records are now being moved to the cloud. Healthcare has been slower than most other industries to migrate storage to the cloud, largely because of HIPAA regulations, which aim to protect private health information through a series of standards. Another cloud-based computing concern is the security of patient records. Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security

Transformative Training for Hybrid Cloud

Cloud Musings

Although Shawn already possesses numerous vendor certifications from companies like VMware, Cisco and CompTIA, this “non-vendor specific” preparation, will enable him and his team to deliver the high-level training needed to implement quick hybrid cloud adoption at the demanding pace of IT.

An Update On The Megatrend of Cloud Computing


In this post we dive deeper into the first of these trends, Cloud Computing. We succinctly describe Cloud Computing as the scalable delivery of computational resources. Models of cloud compute include public clouds, private clouds and blends in between. Bob Gourley.

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Networking the Cloud for IoT - Pt. 2 Stressing the Cloud

Cloud Musings

Dwight Bu e s & Kevin Jackson This is Part 2 of a three part series that addresses the need for a systems engineering approach to IoT and cloud network design. Part 1 is Networking the Cloud for IoT - Pt. Figure 1: Defect Detection Next Part 3: Networking the Cloud for IoT - Pt.


System Integration Morphs To Cloud Service Integration

Cloud Musings

Cloud Service Brokerage is changing from an industry footnote toward becoming a major system integration play. CSBs also help by consulting and recommending the best fit cloud services according to business requirements and goals.

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Shazam: Cloud GPUs Finally Make Sense

Data Center Knowledge

Music-recognition app moves one-third of its GPU capacity to Google’s cloud Read More. Cloud Design Google Hardware

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What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services for On-Premises and Cloud Deployments

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In this video you will learn about the latest remote access technologies available in Windows Server 2016 as well as how performance, scale and cloud optimizations may help you in your environment with specific explanations of new technologies. 18:45 ] How about cloud integration with RDS?

Digital Realty Study: Direct Connects to Cloud Bring 50X Less Latency

Data Center Knowledge

For a company thinking about leveraging the public cloud as part of its data center solution, latency can be a big concern. For some, unfortunately, latency isn’t considered until after they’ve already committed to using the public cloud and quickly becomes a costly issue.

Your Choice: Cloud Technician or Digital Transformer

Cloud Musings

The CompTIA Cloud+ certification validates the skills and expertise of IT practitioners in implementing and maintaining cloud technologies. This is exactly what it takes to become a good cloud technician.

Quantum Computing Delivered From The Cloud

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock IBM Cloud is now providing developers with the infrastructure and portal to a 5 qubit quantum computer. This equips them with the ability to build interfaces between classic computers and IBM’s quantum platform.

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Forrester Predictions: Ten Key Developments In Cloud Computing Shape The Industry In 2017

Forrester IT

I'm pleased to announce that Forrester's cloud computing predictions for 2017 published this morning! Check out Predictions 2017: Customer-Obsessed Enterprises Launch Cloud's Second Decade. Our cloud team has gathered ten key developments in cloud computing that will shape this industry in 2017 -- and what you should do about them today. Starting in 2017, large enterprises will move to cloud in a big way, and that will super-charge the market. cloud.

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When Cloud Ate Hyperconverged

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Second, if the primary customer motivation is cost reduction, the next logical step would be to ship those virtualized clusters off to some sort of public cloud. This move to the public cloud is not simple hand-waving on my part. Cloud, anyone?

Oracle's Massive Cloud Deal With AT&T

Chuck's Blog - EMC

For those of you following industry cloud adoption -- and trying to figure out how the horse race between the four big players is shaking out -- today's news is certainly worth considering. AT&T is agreeing to move a significant number of their Oracle databases to the Oracle Cloud.

Seven Biggest Cloud Outages of 2015

Data Center Knowledge

The cloud outages that topped headlines last year Read More. Cloud Computing Downtime Shared

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Enterprise Networking in a Cloud World

Cloud Musings

Enterprises must rethink network management in the cloud computing world. With the entire infrastructure stack now fully programmable, the need to integrate the network with cloud compute services is essential.

Private Clouds eBook


Cloud computing has achieved mainstream acceptance as an IT service delivery platform. Within the cloud paradigm, private cloud is gaining momentum for reasons ranging from performance optimization and cost containment to privacy and security. In Bright Computing's most recent eBook , they take a brief look at private clouds and discuss: What a private cloud is. Challenges associated with a private cloud. Benefits of having a private cloud.

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Four Cloud Computing Myths That Need To Die


After all these years, cloud computing is still a victim of myths that are largely untrue, and are often obviously untrue. Cloud computing, and public cloud platforms specifically, have been around for a long time. The cloud is used every day by companies ranging from one-person freelance outfits to the largest enterprise organizations with tens of thousands of employees. The cloud is established, proven, and here to stay. The Cloud Is Too Expensive.

Cognitio’s Cloud Transition Framework Captures Lessons Learned From Real-World Cloud Implementations


The move toward cloud computing as a technology design style continues to accelerate. Considering these and other benefits the question is most often not “Should we use cloud services?” but rather, “How can we best utilize cloud services?”. Bob Gourley.