Federal Cloud Computing Deployment Models

Cloud computing is defined to have several deployment models, each of which has specific trade-offs for agencies which are migrating services and operations to cloud based environments. Because of the different characteristics and trade-offs of the various cloud computing deployment models, it is important the agency IT professionals have a clear understanding of their agency’s

Key Factors To Consider When Moving to Cloud

The technology market world-wide is migrating to Cloud Computing where many organizations host and run most of their applications on cloud infrastructure. Cloud computing is a means to utilize the cloud infrastructure or any cloud hosted software by subscription or pay-per-use service. If you are migrating your applications to a public or private cloud, as

Cloud Adoption Lifecycle As a Game Changer

Many organisations are planning to adopt the cloud platform for umpteen reasons- to achieve scalability, cost-effectiveness, dynamic and well-synchronised organisational structure and much more. However the fact cannot be ignored that technologies evolve swiftly and one needs to be cautious before moving ahead of the curve. Gartner’s report- ‘Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies’ places Cloud

Cloud Computing Enables Digital Insurance

Cloud computing is the perfect enabler for Insurers to implement the digital version of their company faster and cheaper. Due to the current changes in the market, Insurers need to speed up their digital ambitions and deliver excellent mobile and online self-service functionality to their customers, distribution and service partners Market challenges It is “The

Architecture Patterns For The Cloud

INTRODUCTION Amazon, on August 24, 2006 made a test version of its Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) public. EC2 allowed hiring infrastructure and accessing it over the internet. The term “Cloud Computing” was coined a year later, to describe the phenomenon that was not limited to hiring the infrastructure over the internet but encompassed a wide

Considerations for Securing Cloud Data for Small Business

Small to large enterprises are taking a significant step in revolutionizing the way they manage company data and information using the cloud computing technology. The emergence of cloud computing has changed the landscape of information technology in most business enterprises and revamped the resources of information management thereby reducing the costs and operation complexities within

Cloud Computing – Is It Safe?

There are essentially two kinds of computing environments: On-premises computing is the traditional form of computing in which you or your company own and manage your own systems. All the applications you use, as well as your data files, are in your own computers on your own premises either on individual PCs or on an

The Strange Return Of A Wandering Cloud

High-velocity clouds (HVCs) are enormous, floating blobs of hydrogen gas that wander throughout the entire halo of our barred-spiral Milky Way Galaxy. Our Milky Way, like other galaxies inhabiting the Cosmos, was born at a very ancient time–less than a billion years after the Big Bang that occurred about 13.8 billion years ago. HVCs are

Cloud Computing – A Win For Everyone

Cloud Computing is a form of computing in which all applications, information and resources are managed in a virtual environment. ┬áThe term cloud computing, specifically the use of the word “cloud”, it meant to represent the nature and structure of cloud computing. Cloud computing involves virtual hosted environments allowing users to connect to the services

Getting to Know the Cloud

Cloud Hosting ~ Cloud Computing ~ Clustered Hosting How Does It Work? Typical hosting takes a lot of time to set up and costs a lot of money. You pay for the servers when you are using them. This is what you would expect right? Well you also pay for them when you are NOT

An Overview of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing – we hear the term almost daily. But really, just what is cloud computing all about? That seems to be a common question. In June of this year, TELUS and IDC Canada released a study on cloud computing which surveyed 200 Canadian business and IT executives and directors at large Canadian companies (500+

Cloud Computing: The Ins and Outs

Cloud computing has gained significant popularity over the past few years because of its self service capacity, flexibility, affordability, scalability and its pay as you go service model. You may have also heard cloud computing referred to as the cloud, cloud hosting, cloud server hosting and etc. These terms have been thrown around so much

Top Five Benefits of Cloud Computing for Small Business

Many hosted services are offered over the web for a variety of business needs. The general term used to refer to all of these is cloud computing. Cloud computing allows online companies to use resources over the internet rather than build and maintain their own in-house infrastructures. Cloud computing is a trendy term that can

Cloud Computing: Trendy or Transformational

In the world of information technology, it seems that every few years a new concept comes along that emerges as being the next great leap in technology. One of the current concepts that fits that description in the IT world is called cloud computing. However, before a company decides that it will embrace cloud computing,

Understanding The Cloud

For the last couple of years the IT industry has been getting excited and energised about Cloud. Large IT companies and consultancies have spent, and are spending, billions of dollars, pounds and yen investing in Cloud technologies. So, what’s uh, the deal? While Cloud is generating lot more heat than light it is, nonetheless, giving