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    After Google and Amazon slash their cloud prices, Microsoft follows suit

    James Bourne

    Microsoft has announced price cuts on its compute facility by up to 35% and its storage by up to 65%, days after Google and Amazon Web Services did likewise. Perhaps this is the least surprising news of the year – Amazon’s price cuts being the second least surprising. That said, everyone suspected Redmond’s cloud announcement wasn’t going to be just renaming Windows Azure to Microsoft Azure.

    About 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: IaaS, Infrastructure, Microsoft, Storage, Vendors
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    Why organisations should consider cloud-based backup and recovery

    Ovum StraightTalk

    The last decade has seen massive growth in data volumes and there has been a corresponding seismic shift in the way in which organizations deal with data. While storage technology has become relatively affordable and improved, it has struggled to keep pace with the data growth.

    About 2 weeks, 1 day ago - 0 comments - Categories: Infrastructure, Storage
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    Sony’s move to cloud gaming goes up a gear with PlayStation Now

    James Bourne

    Sony has announced PlayStation Now, a service which allows gamers to stream a variety of PlayStation titles across a range of devices without a console in sight. The announcement was made at CES, with games from Sony’s previous three consoles being utilised and the service available on the PS4, the PS Vita, as well as Sony’s Bravia TV sets.

    About 3 months, 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: Hosting, Infrastructure, JustForFun, Security
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    IBM launches “cloud of clouds” offering, aims to stop vendor lock-in

    James Bourne

    IBM has developed technology which will allow clients to move data between clouds and backed up whilst avoiding the dreaded vendor lock-in, it has been claimed. A press release on the IBM website explains how the Armonk firm’s patent pending invention enables a “cloud of clouds” theory – the idea that a series of clouds can offer greater protection against outages and data loss than any single cloud.

    About 4 months, 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: IaaS, Industry, Infrastructure, Vendors
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    3 reasons to love the bare metal cloud

    LogicWorks

    When infrastructure-as-a-service is referenced, we are generally discussing virtual server offerings. Bare metal challenges that assumption, having become a major part of how hybrid clouds blend public, dedicated, and private virtual infrastructure. Gathering Clouds’ contributor and cloud computing expert David Linthicum notes: “…virtualization and cloud computing are not mandatory partners.” Indeed, Linthicum’s point should not be ignored. Too often, virtualization is confused for cloud, leading to the wide spread “cloud washing” ideology that has occurred over the last few years.

    About 4 months, 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: Architecture, Hybrid, Infrastructure, Security, Virtualization
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    With Salesforce SuperPods public cloud can be private - but should it?

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Salesforce announced a private SuperPod hosting of the Salesforce offering for HP at Dreamforce. This announcement appears to open the door to a more nuanced hybrid delivery model where the distinction between public and private cloud services is becoming a matter of customer choice.

    About 4 months, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: CRM, Enterprise, Infrastructure, Opinion, Strategy
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    Can the enterprise afford to pass up PaaS?

    LogicWorks

    With Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) firmly built into how enterprise IT operates, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) seems a distant third for how big businesses are accessing cloud. But should that be the case? When we think of PaaS, you typically think of smaller companies starting up applications in the cloud. However, PaaS has a role to play in companies at scale.

    About 4 months, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Enterprise, IaaS, Infrastructure, PaaS, SaaS
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    The reality of data security in the cloud

    LogicWorks

    Data in the cloud is increasingly viewed as the reality of IT infrastructure management. With such ubiquitous data storage on cloud-based, cloud-based is at odds with the naysayers who continue to cite security concerns as a reason not to move data to the cloud. So we have a discrepancy – cloud data storage is widely used, yet there are concerns about the security (compliance and privacy also) of the data itself. What gives?

    About 4 months, 4 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Best Practice, Data, Infrastructure, Security
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    5 ways cloud computing is changing product management

    LogicWorks

    Cloud computing has become a major part of how IT organizations are approaching infrastructure requirements. To better support critical applications, networks, and websites, cloud infrastructure through CSPs, managed, and self-service models have become the go-to resource for a range of associated benefits.

    About 5 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Economy, Enterprise, Industry, Infrastructure
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    Why SoftLayer believes in a “really good” future with IBM #AppsWorld

    James Bourne

    Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider SoftLayer has been making all the right noises since its acquisition by IBM back in July. Earlier this month CloudTech reported on the health of the IBM-SoftLayer relationship, with many IBM divisions reputed to be actively collaborating with the SoftLayer team to migrate existing apps and develop new ones. And for Jonathan Wisler, EMEA general manager, speaking at Apps World Europe earlier today, things couldn’t be any smoother.

    About 5 months, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Best Practice, Enterprise, Infrastructure, Interview
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