Cloud Computing Models

WHITEPAPER: Cloud Computing Models for Data Warehousing

Grazed from Teradata. Author: Editorial Staff.

Cloud computing is creating a new era for IT by providing a set of services that appears to have infinite capacity, immediate deployment and high availability at trivial cost. It's the result of the evolution of computing and communications technology from a high-value asset to a simple commodity. In that evolution, the focus shifts from the concept of computing as a physical thing in a data center to computing as a service, like electricity, that is accessible from the nearest network connection.

Today most organizations are looking at cloud as a way to lower data center and IT provisioning costs. While cost reduction is a real benefit, there is more value in the increased speed, flexibility and ease of delivery in cloud environments. The only way to gain these advantages is by changing the approach and practices for delivering applications and data...

The Case For Cloud: Open Innovation and A New Model

Grazed from Circulate. Author: Seb Egerton.

A recent report from the International Data Corporation (IDC) paints a picture of a rapidly expanding cloud sector. While the evolution of cloud technology is most commonly associated with a combination of ‘cool’ new gadgets and concerns over security risks, there are growing indications that cloud technology will have a broader impact on the global economy and in particular, in supporting the development of new innovation.

According to the IDC’s latest study, there is a growing interest from industry in exploiting cloud technology as a part of wider digital transformations. The report predicts that public cloud computing will reach $70 billion before the end of 2015 with 45% of that total market spend accounted for across five main sectors: discrete manufacturing, banking, professional services, process manufacturing and retail...

Read more from the source @ http://circulatenews.org/2015/08/the-case-for-cloud-open-innovation-and-a-new-model/

Public, Private, Hybrid? Which Cloud is Right for your Agency?

 Grazed from Business2Community.  Author: Caron Beesley.

Should your agency move data or applications to the private or public cloud or a hybrid combination of the two? But those aren’t the only options. Other choices include a community cloud, a multi-tenant infrastructure that is shared among several organizations from a specific group with common computing concerns.  Then there’s the hybrid cloud which composes two or more of the above (private, public or community)
 
In our eBook, we suggest that choosing public over private (or any combination thereof) really comes down to risk management and is very dependent on your specific workload, your use case, and your security profile.  DISA’s CIO, David Bennett agrees. “You have to understand the risk and the data you’re dealing with,” said Bennett at a recent Nextgov event...

Ten mistakes to avoid in cloud or MSP business model transitions

Grazed from TechTarget.  Author: Crystal Bedell.

While the benefit of recurring revenue makes it worth the effort, transitioning from value-added reseller (VAR) to the cloud or managed service provider (MSP) business model is no easy task.

Solution providers encounter a number of challenges along the way, many of which can be an impediment to success. Here are 10 common mistakes solution providers make while transitioning business models and how to avoid or address them...

Analysing the rise of the distributed cloud model

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: Matthew Finnie.

The current model for public cloud computing is an optimisation of the traditional construct of internet-facing data centres: maximise the scale of the facility to serve as broad a market as possible, using the Internet as the means of distribution. This model is wedded to a separation of the compute from the 'dumb network', or to use the original terminology of some 40 years ago, we are still in a world where we separate processing (computing) from inter-process communication (network).

The convenience of this separated relationship has bought us the Internet economy: an autonomous network that can deliver anything anywhere. The rise of cloud computing 'as a service' exploits this Internet delivery model, removing the need to buy and build your own data centres...

What you missed in Cloud: Disrupting consumption models

Grazed from SiliconAngle. Author: Maria Deutscher.

The promise of cloud computing remains elusive for the traditional enterprise nearly a decade after the trend first reared its head. Organizations are caught in a trade-off between control and flexibility that makes it difficult to realize the full benefits of the model, but striking the right balance became a notch easier last week as the vendor community took a collective step forward toward seizing it.

AppDirect Inc. led the charge, revealing a $50 million funding round meant to fuel the development of its namesake platform, which provides a way for business workers to consume cloud services on their own terms while still upholding governance policies. It offers a selection of pre-screened applications that administrators can assemble into catalogs tailored to the requirements of their organizations and regulate usage accordingly...

Read more from the source @ http://siliconangle.com/blog/2015/02/16/what-you-missed-in-cloud-disrupting-consumption-models/

ODCA Usage Model: Cloud Infrastructure Rev. 1.0

Grazed from ODCA. Author: Editorial Staff.

While the segregation of infrastructure resources into these three components is useful to a degree, they are more appropriately considered as a cohesive set of aggregate resources that can be purchased, provisioned, and managed as a whole. This is especially important as the lines between software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and IaaS blur.

SaaS offerings continue to add options and flexibility (thereby delving into PaaS); recently, the industry introduced the concept of IaaS+, which blurs the line between IaaS and PaaS by adding modular services on top of infrastructure services...

Read more from the source @ https://www.opendatacenteralliance.org/advanced-search-and-tools/advanced-search/infrastructure-workgroup/cloud-infrastructure

How the SaaS business model affects software company valuations

Grazed from BizJournals. Author: Efrat Kasznik.

Software vendors across the world are embracing the software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud-based business model in growing numbers. According to Software Equity Group, SaaS software revenues will likely represent about 25 percent of the overall software market in the next five years. Research firm Gartner estimated that global spending on SaaS will reach $22.1 billion by 2015.

Some software vendors are converting their software delivery and revenue models to SaaS, while others acquire SaaS companies to gain access to this market. SaaS mergers and acquisitions transactions grew 25 percent last year, and the median SaaS exit multiple was more than double that paid for traditional, on-premise software targets, according to the Software Equity Group...

Read more from the source @ http://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/how-to/funding/2014/12/how-the-saas-business-model-affects-valuations.html

Get views on the types of cloud computing services and how they work!

Grazed from CloudComputingTip.  Author:

Cloud computing services are those where different kinds of data and documents are being delivered over the internet from one place to another on a daily basis in order to run businesses properly. It is being considered as computer software where you can store your data and you can even access them from anywhere without giving any sort of information about the location of the user or even the configuration of the cloud system from where the service is being delivered.

The cloud services which include all kinds of applications, data resources and information are being managed in a virtual environment. The applications and data are basically found on cloud of web servers and that is why it is known as a cloud service...

Preserving data privacy, security models and cryptographic algorithms in cloud computing

Grazed from IJCEA. Author: K.Vijay Kumar, Dr. N. Chandra Sekhar Reddy, B.Srinivas Reddy.

Cloud Computing provides data computing to store and retrieve the user data and it is the use of activity of using Computer hardware and software. The primary usage of cloud computing is data storage and capacity of storage for cloud users. Ensuring an IT Services that are provided to a user over a network and Providing a services infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), or software as a service (SaaS).

Nowadays the Cloud security implementation is the important factor by using various cryptographic algorithms, DES, AES, RSA and ECC. Cloud computing are facing problems like data privacy and other data protection issues. Cryptography is tool for data and computer security i.e. by encryption of data. This paper proposes about the different security techniques, cryptographic algorithm to address the data security and privacy issue in cloud storage in order to protect the data stored in the cloud system...

To read the article, visit http://www.ijcea.com/preserving-data-privacy-security-models-cryptographic-algorithms-cloud-computing/