The weeks Cloud Computing News articles 26/03/2012 – 01/04/2012

cduke 28 March 2012 0
The weeks Cloud Computing News articles 26/03/2012 – 01/04/2012


Cloud computing news

30/03/2012

Microsoft sheds more light on cloud backup service for Windows Server 8
Microsoft is testing a beta of an Azure-based online backup service for Windows Server 8. Here are a few more tidbits about it.http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-sheds-more-light-on-cloud-backup-service-for-windows-server-8/12306 
Fundamental Elements Of Cloud Computing Security
Cloud security or cloud computing security evolved from information security and includes a wide set of controls, technologies, and policies used to protect the associated infrastructure, applications, and data of cloud computing. It is not related to the cloud-based security software services or commonly referred to as security-as-a-service.http://ow.ly/a0gdw

29/03/2012

As Tablets Soar, SMBs Like Their Biz Apps on the Cloud
When it comes to business-critical apps, SMB owners don’t mind having their heads in the clouds, according to a new survey from RingCentral.http://www.datamation.com/cloud-computing/as-tablets-soar-smbs-like-their-biz-apps-on-the-cloud.html

 

KPI’s for Cloud Service Providers & Customers
KPI’s for Cloud Service Providers & CustEveryone by now knows and agrees that “cloud” is here to stay but enterprises are unsure on how to make the best of the new paradigm and integrate it into their business processes to remain competitive and cost efficient. http://www.cloudtweaks.com/2012/03/kpis-for-cloud-service-providers-customers/

 

28/03/2012

Microsoft Bing and Skype units tighten their ties
Microsoft’s Bing and Skype units are working on a number of cross-platform products and promotions.http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-bing-and-skype-units-tighten-their-ties/12288
Cisco Brings Jabber to iPad and Windows to Extend TelePresence Offering
 
Cisco is upping its game in the collaboration and unified communications market, bringing its Jabber video and TelePresence offerings to new platforms and broadening users mobility and connectivity options to encourage wider enterprise adoption.http://www.cmswire.com/cms/mobile/cisco-brings-jabber-to-ipad-and-windows-to-extend-telepresence-offering-014985.php

27/03/2012

Wix Brings No-Coding-Skills-Needed Design to HTML5 Sites
 
Site design for those lacking in actual design skills is a problem that many seem to want to solve. Wix is a dab hand at creating Flash sites from a drag and drop system, now it offers the same for those needing a result in modern, sexy, smartphone-friendly HTML 5.http://www.cmswire.com/cms/web-development/wix-brings-nocodingskillsneeded-design-to-html5-sites-014975.php
Why Cloud Computing Is Better Than Grid Computing
 
Several web developers, especially the new ones, have continuously misunderstand grid computing and cloud computing as one and the same. Both concepts, when compared to other solutions, are relatively new concepts in computing. Grid computing is a component of cloud computing to work perfectly, along with thin clients and utility computing. It serves as a link among different computers so that they form a large infrastructure thereby permitting sharing of resources. Utility computing, on the other hand, allows a user to pay for what he actually used. Cloud computing allows for on-demand resource provisioning and takes out over-provisioning when paired with utility computing so that the demands of a multitude of users are met.
http://www.cloudtweaks.com/2012/03/why-cloud-computing-is-better-than-grid-computing/

 

26/03/2012

AWS deal improves Eucalyptus chances at enterprises
Eucalyptus has become far more attractive to enterprises wishing to build private clouds, now that the number-one cloud provider — Amazon Web Services — has thrown its weight behind the software company.http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/261206/aws-deal-improves-eucalyptus-chances-enterprises
Giant Movers in the Cloud
 
Last week three of the biggest companies in technology were busy positioning themselves for the future. Collectively, their actions tell you a lot about the kind of turmoil headed for the rest of the business world.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/24/giant-movess-in-the-cloud/#

 

Cloud computing weekly news summary

This week, Microsoft sheds more light on cloud backup service for Windows Server 8. Microsoft is testing a beta of an Azure-based online backup service for Windows Server 8. Here are a few more tidbits about it. With Windows 8 client in the spotlight, it’s sometimes easy to forget that Windows Server 8 is just as big a release and also packs hundreds of new features (“more than 300,” to be precise). The Online Backup Service is a Windows-Azure-based service that will enable Windows Server 8 users to back up and recover files and folders (but not system state). There’s a downloadable Online Backup Agent that is meant to transfer this data securely to the cloud, and which uses the Windows Server Backup Interface. The backup can be configured via Computer Management or PowerShell cmdlets. Microsoft’s Bing and Skype units are working on a number of cross-platform products and promotions. Microsoft plans to add Skype credits to its Bing Rewards redemption center, according to a March 27 post on the Bing Community blog. In exchange for 100 Bing Rewards credits, users can get Skype Credits for up to 60 minutes of paid calling functionality on Skype. This includes the ability to call landlines or mobile phones; SMS to mobile phones directly; and/or set up a Skype To Go number and call abroad from any phone.

Everyone by now knows and agrees that “cloud” is here to stay but enterprises are unsure on how to make the best of the new paradigm and integrate it into their business processes to remain competitive and cost efficient. Cloud security or cloud computing security evolved from information security and includes a wide set of controls, technologies, and policies used to protect the associated infrastructure, applications, and data of cloud computing. It is not related to the cloud-based security software services or commonly referred to as security-as-a-service. In general, cloud computing security fall into three general categories: Contractual or Legal Issues, Compliance, and Privacy and Security. For the contractual and legal issues, end users and cloud vendors have to negotiate about liability, end-of-service, and intellectual property. They must agree about the degree of liability of each party when data has been compromised or lost. They must also agree on how the applications and data can be returned to the client when the contract isn’t renewed. Cloud providers must also take into consideration how the records are kept because there certain statutes which require electronic records to be kept in a certain way. Public institutions which are utilizing the cloud and storage must consider the laws regarding record keeping.

Good news for cloud services providers that cater to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). A majority of SMB owners have no qualms about parking their business-critical applications on the cloud. In fact, 57 percent of SMB owners reported using cloud services for more than half of their applications, according to a survey conducted by San Mateo, Calif.-based, cloud business phone services provider RingCentral.

Several web developers, especially the new ones, have continuously misunderstand grid computing and cloud computing as one and the same. Both concepts, when compared to other solutions, are relatively new concepts in computing. Grid computing is a component of cloud computing to work perfectly, along with thin clients and utility computing. It serves as a link among different computers so that they form a large infrastructure thereby permitting sharing of resources.  Utility computing, on the other hand, allows a user to pay for what he actually used. Cloud computing allows for on-demand resource provisioning and takes out over-provisioning when paired with utility computing so that the demands of a multitude of users are met.

 

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