Cloud Computing

IBM Announces The Defense Calculator And A Cloud Computing Service

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Editorial Staff.

This week’s milestones in the history of technology include the world’s first analog computer, experimenting with the Web via TV in pre-Web days, the birth of the ITU, and IBM’s first commercially available scientific computer and first computing service bureau.

May 16, 1979:

The Associated Press distributes a story titled "Teletext: Soon You'll Be Punching Buttons and Talking Back To Your TV." Wrote David Briscoe: Using your TV as a data bank with almost unlimited capacity may be only a few years away… Bonneville International’s KSL-TV in Salt Lake City and KMOX-TV in St. Louis, owned by CBS, have been testing a signal capable of giving viewers access to 120 pages of information...

Cisco Advancing Cloud Strategy with OpenStack

Grazed from eWeek. Author: Sean Michael Kerner.

The cloud is a central pillar of Cisco's overall business efforts and one of the leading voices for Cloud at Cisco is Lew Tucker, Vice President and CTO of Cloud Computing. Tucker also serves as the Vice-Chairman of the OpenStack Foundation, helping to guide the open-source cloud platform forward.

In a video interview with eWEEK at the OpenStack Summit here, Tucker provides insight into where the cloud fits into Cisco's overall business and why OpenStack matters. Tucker said that Cisco's model around cloud is about how to increasingly move services into the cloud. Tucker specifically is focussed on the cloud platform piece of the business which involves OpenStack as well as container usage...

Dell Says He's Winning Back Customers From `Pricey' Public Cloud

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Editorial Staff.

Michael Dell said his company is seeing some customers return to buying equipment after discovering that working with the giant cloud-computing providers is more complicated and costlier than they thought. Hardware from Dell Technologies Inc. is getting a second look from companies finding that outsourcing their computing needs to the public cloud—big providers such as Amazon.com Inc., and Microsoft Corp.—can be twice as expensive or more as running it themselves, Dell said Monday.

While he didn't provide specifics, Dell added "it's not small numbers; it's large numbers." "We're not saying public cloud is not going to happen or it's not going to grow—it is. It's just not perfect for all workloads. And everything is not going to go to the public cloud," said Dell, who had earlier referred to the phenomenon as sort of a "boomerang" effect...

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SUSE Unveils SUSE OpenStack Cloud Monitoring to Simplify and Manage OpenStack Cloud Deployments

Grazed from OpenStack. Author: Editorial Staff.

SUSE® today unveiled SUSE OpenStack Cloud Monitoring, an open source software solution that makes it simple to monitor and manage the health and performance of enterprise OpenStack cloud environments and workloads. Based on the OpenStack Monasca project, SUSE OpenStack Cloud Monitoring makes it easy for operators and users to monitor and analyze the health and performance of complex private clouds, delivers reliability, performance and high service levels for OpenStack clouds, and reduces costs by simplifying, automating and preconfiguring cloud monitoring and management.

“OpenStack deployments produce a lot of complex and useful monitoring and log data,” said Michael Miller, SUSE president of Strategy, Alliances and Marketing. “As customers move to large-scale production they need operational tools to maintain their private cloud. The Monasca open source project makes this data manageable and valuable for enterprise users...

Microservices Architecture-Force Multiplier for Cloud Applications

Grazed from CIOReview. Author: Editorial Staff.

Instantly after Martin Fowler and James Lewis in March 2014 released an article on microservices, a wave of murmurs sluggishly highlighted the similarities between microservices and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). While advocates of microservices or microservices architecture (commonly abbreviated as MSA) outright reject its connection with SOA, others believe it is just a revamped version of SOA architecture, which had stirred the application development landscape for first few years of this century.

Although there are striking similarities between the MSA and SOA, both of these architectures vary distinctively. Typically, SOA focuses on imperative programming while MSA concentrates on a responsive actor programming style. SOA models tend to use outsized conventional database, whereas MSA, most often, optimizes NoSQL or micro-SQL databases...

Top Three Cloud Computing Stocks to Watch

Grazed from ProfitConfidential. Author: Stephen Karmazyn.

Investing in the tech industry has never been more interesting than today. Consider all the various technologies set to make huge breakthroughs in the coming years, promising to revolutionize everything from the way we do business to the way we live our day-to-day lives. These type of shifts in the past only come along once in a generation, but with our accelerated development and adaptation of new tech, we’re seeing these paradigm-altering events with more regularity.

And that’s what makes cloud computing stocks so intriguing. Alongside Big Data, the Internet of Things, augmented and virtual reality, the cloud computing industry could be one of the best investment opportunities for those looking to get a head start on future trends. After all, we’re already witnessing a mass migration of businesses into data-centric analytics and the online capabilities of cloud computing...

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Making sense of all the cloud-as-a-service models

Grazed from InformationManagement. Author: Christian Riley.

In case you haven’t heard, the cloud is like pizza. You can have pizza four different ways - at home, via take and bake, delivery, or dining out at a restaurant. Similarly, there are three different services models when it comes to cloud computing - IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS – and three different cloud types – public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud.

With each different kind of pizza experience, the diner handles a certain fraction of the process, and a third party handles a certain fraction of the process. Going along with this comparison, the same can be said for the various combinations of service models and cloud types listed above. (Below is an image that makes a bit more sense of this)...

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Working in the Cloud Makes Life Easy – But Coding Makes It Easier Yet

Of late, all we hear about are the many benefits of working in the cloud. We hear that it is cost effective, time efficient, transparent and so many other terms that describe what the cloud is and how we can benefit from cloud computing. All of it true.

However, what we don't often hear about is the fact that with the advent of PaaS (Platform as a Service) and the integration of other applications into your core platform, there are bound to be some inconsistencies and minor glitches that need to be ironed out before they become major. Working in the cloud has indeed made life easier for the busy professional and businesses all around the globe, but if you know a bit of code, it makes it even easier yet.

From PaaS to iPaaS

Businesses today are really beginning to understand the many benefits of a cloud based ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) platform through which they route most of their business applications. From accessibility to functionality, transparency and beyond, there is nothing like having one central platform that can be accessed, as needed, by everyone in the front and back end of a business.

How Cloud Computing Is Shaping the Business World

Grazed from TGDaily. Author: Lexie Lu.

Cloud computing is defined as using remote servers to store your data outside of a local physical hard drive. You’re basically storing all of your information in a digital “cloud” that can be accessed by you from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a computer and a decent internet connection. How has cloud computing already changed the way we store data — and how is it continuing to shape the business world?

1. Increased Flexibility

Traditional data storage techniques are rigid and require constant hardware updates to keep up with a growing or changing business. If you utilize in-house servers, a bandwidth or storage upgrade requires a large-scale overhaul which could potentially take your entire system offline while it’s being completed...

Cloud Computing Is Pushing the Education Landscape Forward

We've seen how much cloud computing affects various industries over the years. While businesses seem to be the ones taking the most advantage of the cloud technology, they are certainly not the only parties benefiting from capable cloud servers and the services built around them. In fact, we're starting to see other industries such as healthcare and manufacturing utilizing the cloud to gain several advantages.

In recent years, education is a field that has been increasingly benefiting from using the cloud as part of its workflows. Universities across the country are taking more of their operations to the cloud. There are different ways cloud computing is pushing the education landscape forward.

Better Research Programs

The switch to collective resources and cloud computing in education started with various research programs conducted by universities. There are plenty of research programs in fields like medicine and applied physics that require a large amount of computing power to crunch numbers and do simulations. It would be too expensive for individual universities to invest in such a large supercomputer, which is why cloud computing becomes an essential part of these programs.