Monday, January 12, 2009

Cloud Computing

Bookmark this post because I am going to be adding links to new stories about Cloud Computing for the rest of the quarter.

SaaS and Cloud Computing: New Benchmarks for IT: In addition, nearly 100% of the survey participants were satisfied with the benefits they’ve gained from their SaaS solutions, and over 90% planned to renew their subscription services, expand their use of SaaS and would recommend SaaS to their peers.

How Difficult Is Securing Cloud Platforms?

A Place in the Cloud: Can Small Vendors Compete?

Cloud Computing: Understanding Infrastructure as a Service

Cloud Computing Is a Big Whiteboard

Cloud Computing Round Table:

"Cloud computing is one example of how virtualization is bringing a new level of service provider opportunity," said Bryan Doerr, chief technology officer of Savvis. "Cloud offers an on-demand, scalable and repeatable resource that can be used to solve two of the major challenges facing IT departments today: keeping costs down to stay competitive and investing in new ideas that will offer compelling new products and services." _____ The event, hosted by Canaccord Adams, will be held at 10:00 a.m. ET on January 15 and will feature Doerr. The call in number for the event is (888) 868-9083, and the confirmation code is 80013181. A replay of the event will be available through January 22 by dialing (800) 642-1687 and using the same confirmation code.

Cloud Computing Reality Check: Microsoft Servers Crushed By Windows 7 Downloads.

"We know this is a bit of an apples-to-oranges comparison: Microsoft's FTP servers are not its Azure servers, and Amazon's EC2 servers are not its e-commerce ones. But both companies knew for certain a usage spike was coming, and then both failed to meet the challenge. ... We're not negative on cloud computing -- on the contrary, for a lot of companies the idea makes great sense, and we're bullish on the idea. But we note the promise of some cloud evangelists that storage, bandwidth, or computing needs can "expand forever" seems misguided. There's no such thing as infinite scalability."

Anyone note that had a serious crash?

Cloud computing is officially an information technology industry mega-trend.

Will Cloud Computing, Virtualization Become Hacker Heaven?

The Argument FOR private clouds.

The dangers of cloud computing: On-demand apps and services bring several security risks that IT should address upfront

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