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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending April 17th

April 17, 2013 by Diana Nolting

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week.

Making cloud computing cost models work for you

Budgeting for cloud computing requires a different approach than traditional IT usage. How does one leverage a pay-go structure compared to a three-year depreciation structure and make sure they come out ahead? In this SearchCloudComputing Christine Cignoli has interviewed several experts to come up with a list of tips and tricks for those...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud - Week Ending March 27th

March 27, 2013 by Diana Nolting

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week.

10 Quotes on Cloud Computing That Really Say it All

This short Forbes piece by Joe McKendrick is a fun break from the norm. In this article McKendrick has compiled his top 10 favorite quotes related to cloud computing from the past 15-20 years. The article includes quotes from Larry Ellison, Steve Jobs and Vivek Kundra. McKendrick aimed to compile quotes that best describe the mindset at...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud - Week Ending March 20th

March 20, 2013 by Diana Nolting

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week.

Why VMware’s Hybrid Cloud Announcement Could be a Big Deal

There were a lot of news stories that came out in the past week that covered VMware’s announcement of their new stand-alone public cloud offering. This particular CIO story covered their take on why the announcement could be a “big deal” in the IaaS space and what it could mean for the landscape. Brandon Butler’s Network World...

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March 13, 2013 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

March 13, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Appearing each Wednesday, this Cloud News Report will compile our top three favorite cloud news stories from the past week. 

Is Cloud Built to Fail or Built to Scale?

This blog by F5’s Lori MacVittie addresses a critical nuance of cloud architecture, “Is your cloud able to fail, as well as scale?” MacVittie establishes that many cloud architectures are designed to abandon the failed instances and redirect that traffic, in some cases auto-scaling to create new avenues. The abandonment of these...

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March 6, 2013 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

March 6, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Appearing each Wednesday, this Cloud News Report will compile our top three favorite cloud news stories from the past week.

The Real Market Size of Public Cloud Services

Gartner’s recent report estimating the size of the world cloud market was released over the weekend and has been a hot topic. Gartner estimates the worldwide market at $131 billion in 2013. That’s a big number, but it can mean a lot of things. In this Wired article, Paddy Srinivasan breaks down the meaning of the number and...

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RPO, RTO, PTO and RaaS: Disaster recovery explained

March 1, 2013 by Diana Nolting
disaster recovery explained

Recovery-as-a-Service is a hot topic in cloud, and in business, right now. And, for good reason. The technology that powers disaster recovery has never been more efficient, affordable and capable than it is today.

With all the talk of business continuity, disaster recovery and recovery-as-a-service in the planning and forecasts, it can be easy for the terms to blend together. If you're responsible for planning your company's disaster recovery, or involved at all in the buying process, the...

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5 Best Practices for Database Scaling

February 21, 2013 by Diana Nolting

database scaling“Database scaling ranks at the top of the list of most common problems software architects are challenged with,” Bluelock Solutions Architect Jake Robinson explains.

“Relational databases were never designed to scale any distributed model like cloud,” he continues. “Because apps are now expected to be available to anyone in the world, we now need to rethink how we do database design.”

1. Identify the Problem

identify the problem“The first step to scaling your relational database is to identify where the bottleneck is...

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February 20, 2013 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

February 20, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Appearing each Wednesday, this Cloud News Report will compile our top three favorite cloud news stories from the past week.

OMG! 10 high-tech breakups and hookups coming this year

Valentine’s Day came a day late to include this gem in last week’s Cloud News Report, but it was worth saving to share this week. In this InfoWorld slideshow, Robert Cringely covers the top 10 high-tech “breakups and hookups” rumored or requested for 2013. This short, funny read highlights rumors of a “breakup”...

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Future-Proofing Your Network: Networking Decisions Today Will Make A Difference Down the Road

February 18, 2013 by Diana Nolting

 

When it comes to your cloud infrastructure, networking is more important than many people realize.  Good networking increases efficiencies and cuts down troubleshooting time. Bad networking, or poorly planned networking, however, will cost you time, money and productivity.

When you’re beginning to architect your cloud network there are a several questions you have to ask yourself according to Bluelock Client Services Engineer Charlie Tavernier.  By answering these questions not just for your...

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Backups vs. Recovery-as-a-Service: The difference between driving away and heading back to the shop

February 15, 2013 by Diana Nolting

 

A few years ago my jeep was nearly totaled when it was parked on the side of the street.  I was attending a football game downtown when someone decided to drive about 40 mph down a residential street, reach for something (therefore losing sight of said street) and subsequently plow into my parked car when they had a multi-tasking #fail.

My ride was towed to a shop that promised to fix it and return it to me in working order, good as new. I was  thrilled to be handed the keys a few weeks later...

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