Moving to cloud storage provides many benefits, but also bears some risk as well. As with any other major IT endeavor, proceed with caution. Read on to learn about a list of some items you should consider when implementing cloud storage.
by: Gopan Joshi, Netmagic Solutions 27-Feb-2012
To facilitate the dialog between applications and cloud providers, the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) is developing a "Carrier-Grade Index" that defines carrier-grade in a cloud computing context, in a structured tabular form.
by: Michael Murphy, Asia Cloud Computing Association 27-Feb-2012
Some will argue that there is no ‘cloud universe’; that there are only a handful of components to the platform and that you can probably count the key modules on two hands. The focus should be not only on the ability to build interoperable interfaces between the different platforms but on driving singular standards of cloud computing.
by: Nathan Bell, Telstra International 17-Feb-2012
Cloud computing presents an opportunity for healthcare providers to improve patient care, protect their privacy and mitigate the risks associated with implementing expensive technology.
by: Brian Sharpe, CEO, UberGlobal Enterprise 17-Feb-2012
The fundamental principle of cloud computing in the view of the Association is that the cloud is a shared service -- and that sharing is the important principle. The access method that a particular cloud offers can range from any number of things such as virtual machines to application services or API’s.
by: Par Botes, Asia Cloud Computing Association 13-Feb-2012
How can IT departments keep up with the volume of new data -- more and more of it critical and subject to compliance -- and continue to meet data protection and availability service levels? How can customers balance these conflicting business drivers?
by: Gopan Joshi, Netmagic Solutions 13-Feb-2012
Cloud services will bring about a major rethink in the logic of whole-of-government ICT strategy and the role of the government CIO. The cloud will increasingly empower agencies to access ICT cost savings and ICT-enabled innovation without the risks and imposts of mandated whole-of-government procurement and shared services arrangements.
by: Steve Hodgkinson, Ovum 10-Feb-2012
The last 12 months have marked a turning point for the cloud -- it has gathered force as an incubator for innovation and a safe haven for businesses large and small. But most of all it is teaching a new generation to reach beyond the boundaries of possibility.
by: Werner Vogels, Amazon Web Services 19-Jan-2012
No one is certain of all the legal risks associated with enterprises storing confidential or proprietary information outside the corporate firewall -- in the cloud. However, there is growing consensus about what companies should ask cloud vendors to maintain a secure IT environment and avoid potential legal risks associated with the cloud.
by: Colin J. Zick, partner, Foley Hoag LLP and contributor, SearchCloudComputing.com 12-Jan-2012
The data-driven nature of public cloud services makes data management increasingly important. Despite differences in size and nature, all cloud SPs must address the fundamental and critical elements of how to build and manage a cloud infrastructure that can support reliable and fast services with constant availability.
by: Andrew Sampson, Hitachi Data Systems 06-Jan-2012