Tag: cloud

Cloud app dev goes private

Cloud app dev goes private

The new focus on private PaaS suffers from the normal cloud computing hype — but there could be something there

Embracing the public cloud and keeping your data secure

Embracing the public cloud and keeping your data secure

Conventional wisdom says the public cloud is insecure, and yet in-house security stratagems often go awry in spectacular fashion. Tajudeen Abubakr lays out the basic recommendations for cloud risk management.

Red Hat Grabs Gluster in Big Data Play

Red Hat Grabs Gluster in Big Data Play

Red Hat has agreed to buy Gluster for $136 million, adding new storage, data center and cloud services utilities to Red Hat’s toolbox. “I see this more as a general ‘big data’ play more than a cloud strategy. Gluster is aimed at organizing unstructured data — data that’s growing incredibly fast and data that companies need to manage, track and analyze,” said Gabriel Consulting Group’s Dan Olds.

Oracle Social Network Launched For Cloud

Oracle Social Network Launched For Cloud

Oracle jumped onto the increasingly crowded social-networking bandwagon when its co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison introduced the enterprise-oriented Oracle Social Network as a key part of its evolving cloud strategy.

Five Challenges to Monitoring Cloud Applications

Five Challenges to Monitoring Cloud Applications

Perhaps there’s a working assumption that monitoring cloud applications is only marginally different from monitoring internal enterprise applications. That assumption couldn’t be more wrong. Undoubtedly, there are similarities in the monitoring of enterprise applications that transpose seamlessly to the cloud. But monitoring cloud applications bring new challenges that need to be addressed by the IT organization.

Database administrators beware: The dark side of the cloud

Database administrators beware: The dark side of the cloud

Private cloud computing is set to significantly transform enterprise IT, and promises to deliver cost savings, greater agility and improved scalability. However, there is a dark side to private clouds – they significantly distort the visibility into the flow of services in the cloud. Whether they offer database as a cloud service, use a “cloud database”, or utilize hybrid models, database teams are about to lose critical information to match end users and business services with information stored in the database.

Data may actually be safer in the cloud: report

Data may actually be safer in the cloud: report

Security has been a showstopper for cloud for some time. Is it now becoming cloud’s best selling point?

Mobile App Developers Now Have Easy Access to Cloud Services

Mobile App Developers Now Have Easy Access to Cloud Services

Cross-platform mobile development company Appcelerator has announced a new marketplace that will let users buy and sell add-ons to its Titanium platform

Behind the Buzz: Five Tech Trends, Defined

Behind the Buzz: Five Tech Trends, Defined

As a small-business owner, manager or informed employee, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of the latest technology. But with all the buzzwords out there, it can be a hassle to figure out what’s what and which trends are here to stay. Here, we offer our explanations of the technologies that are reshaping the way we do business.

Google makes a green case for the cloud

Google makes a green case for the cloud

Findings confirm that cloud computing’s economy of scale means less energy consumption and fewer carbon emissions

The Structure 50: The Top 50 Cloud Innovators

The Structure 50: The Top 50 Cloud Innovators

In five short years, cloud computing has gone from being a quaint technology to a major catchphrase. It all started in 2006 when Amazon began offering its really Simple Storage Service and soon following up with its Elastic Compute service.

Ten tips for building and managing a cloud

Ten tips for building and managing a cloud

Ditlev Bredahl, CEO for cloud management software providers OnApp, gives us ten points every business should look out for when attempting to build a successful cloud computing strategy into their IT infrastructure.