Cloud Computing

Simply put, Cloud Computing is where applications, storage and computing power are provided over the Internet instead of locally on a single computer or network and are utilized as a service rather than a product—like electricity, you use what you need and pay by the meter. Broadly speaking, to be considered Cloud Computing an application’s data and core processing functions would be hosted/stored and managed online ("in the cloud") and accessible from any PC, laptop or mobile device with a network connection in real-time; and you would pay for computing resources as you utilize them. So, in short, Cloud services are provided via the Internet and on a consumption-based pay-as-you-use model. These services are typically established with short-term contracts and without up-front expenditure. However, Cloud Computing can be private and therefore internal in nature such as when a large enterprise builds its own Private Cloud.

More eruditely it is defined by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as "a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.” NIST's working definition of cloud computing has long been the de facto definition.

Cloud Computing has become a viable option because large amounts of storage and processing power have become ubiquitous and cheap—it's now cost-effective for companies ("Cloud providers") to build huge data centers where computing and software can be provided remotely on an enormous scale and rented out like a utility service. Thus, "in the cloud" actually means that within these huge data centers applications and associated data are installed on one or many powerful computers called servers that reside within specially adapted buildings. The facilities that house these data centers are like warehouses filled with banks of servers in cabinets called racks that have powerful air conditioning systems to keep the servers cool and highly resilient power and Internet connections. And the biggest beneficiary is the small and medium business sector which now has access to the same expensive technologies as enterprises, without owning them, but simply paying for them according to use.

Lastly, companies that implement the Cloud effectively gain a faster time to market for applications, the flexibility to deal with changes in business demand and a friendlier environment for testing new initiatives, as software and infrastructure can be scaled up or down depending on changing needs and requirements. Cloud computing can help businesses optimize the resources they have at hand, reducing the cost and complexity of their data center, while putting the right amount of computing power at the fingertips of every employee, no matter where they are or when they need it. Cloud-enabled companies can achieve strong efficiency gains because the Cloud's inherently open architecture gives them the ability to add new features and functions quickly and easily, and to reduce the maintenance costs for their IT architecture; consequently, this allows them to focus more on their primary business objectives and to compete in new and innovative ways. Moreover, the absence of initial capital expenditure allows companies to much more freely move to alternative Cloud solutions if the current one is found not to be the best fit.

The cloud offers a myriad of capabilities and benefits that meet business and computing challenges across a spectrum of companies and user groups. However, all clouds share the following:

Pooled Computing Resources – Every cloud pools physical and virtual resources -- notably storage, processing, memory, network bandwidth, and virtual machines -- enabling resources to be dynamically activated and de-activated on demand. Generally, users don’t control or even know the exact location of the resources. However, they can often choose a deep level of abstraction -- such as a high-availability domain or a service that meets regulatory requirements around data location.

Network-Centric – Regardless of its flavor, each implementation of cloud computing is network-centric. All services are delivered over a network and accessed through such basic tools as lightweight web protocols.

Agile Provisioning of Resources – Every cloud is able to activate or deactivate resources quickly and easily. In some cases, users enjoy self-service, enabling them to provision such capabilities as server capacity and storage over the Internet, via web applications or web services.

Rapid Allocation of Resources – Resources are rapidly and elastically allocated to meet computing demands – meaning they can be scaled up or down in minutes for maximum efficiency. All clouds use pre-set policies to manage the allocation, while the best ones adjust resources automatically.

Pay-Per-Use Pricing and Metering – Public cloud providers charge on a pay-per-use basis, also known as utility pricing. Such metering of services (notably storage, CPU usage, bandwidth, and so on) is also used by private and hybrid clouds, although those clouds typically do not charge users but leverage metering to gain insight into usage patterns, capacity planning, and other purposes.

Also referred to as the three major layers, here are the three primary types of Cloud Computing —

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

In the IaaS model, a provider delivers a computer infrastructure (typically a heavily virtualized environment) as a service. Clients pay a metered rate for servers, software, data-center space and network equipment. IaaS is at the other end of the cloud spectrum from SaaS . In this scenario, you want to maintain control of your software environment, but you don't want to maintain any equipment. You don't want to have to buy servers and put them in a climate-controlled room or any of that. Instead, you go to an IaaS provider and request a virtual machine.

Notable examples:  Amazon Web Services, HP CloudSystem, AirVM, CloudBasic, Microsoft Azure

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

The PaaS model provides services -- middleware, such as application servers and databases -- layered on top of an IaaS foundation. Typically, PaaS adds another level of abstraction that unburdens developers and operators of certain tasks. Developers write their application to a more or less open specification and then upload their code into the cloud where the application is hosted and automatically scaled without the developer having to worry about it overly.

Notable examples:  IBM Cloud, VMWare vCloud, Microsoft Azure

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

SaaS is probably the best known and easiest-to-grasp model of cloud computing as it involves the direct consumption of an application by end-users rather than by developers or operators. There is no inherent relationship between a hosted application and the nature of the infrastructure on which it runs. However, SaaS applications can and often do run on cloud infrastructure and middleware. As alluded to, SaaS is really geared toward the end users in your organization and doesn't take much to get started. The provider figures out how many resources to devote to your use of the application. The provider figures out the servers, the virtual machines, the network equipment, everything. You just point your browser at it.

Notable examples: PGi GlobalMeet, HyperOffice, Intermedia, Mailprotector, Microsoft Office 365, Carbonite, Mozy

Cloud computing comes in three main deployment models: public, private, and hybrid. However, there are also community and combined models.

Public Cloud: Here, a company owns and operates the cloud infrastructure or platform, and sells cloud services to the general public and organizations. Customers access the services via the Internet and are billed on pay-per-use basis. Well-known examples of public cloud services are Google Mail & Apps and Amazon Web Services.

Private Cloud: In this case, an organization owns its own cloud and uses resources which are dedicated to that organization. The operation of the cloud takes place behind the internal firewall or behind a third-party’s firewall. This type of cloud is managed by the organization or a third-party, and can exist on-premises or off-premises. A private cloud shares many of the characteristics of public cloud computing including resource pooling, self-service, elasticity and pay-by-use delivered in a standardized manner with the additional control and customization available from dedicated resources.

Hybrid Cloud: As its name suggest, a hybrid cloud blends the public and private cloud models, and provides a high degree of interoperability between a private cloud and a public cloud implementation. The hybrid model is favored by companies that want to own and operate a cloud infrastructure sized for routine loads but like the flexibility of renting extra capacity to handle load spikes.

Community Cloud: In this deployment, several organizations with similar requirements and issues share the infrastructure and its cost. Common issues are security, compliance, and industry-specific concerns.

Cloud Awareness Course eLearning by ITpreneurs

The Cloud Awareness eLearning Course is a 4 hour interactive experience for those who require a basic understanding of cloud computing and cloud computing concepts.

Description:

The Cloud Awareness course provides a 4 hour, interactive, online learning experience. This self-paced elearning course is ideal for those who require a basic understanding of the virtualization and cloud computing concepts in a time-efficient manner. The course has been designed for learners who need this basic awareness as a general interest — as part of a larger program initiative — as opposed to the full certification Virtualization and Cloud Essentials courses.

Audience:

The Cloud Awareness course will be of interest to:
• IT and business executives who want to receive an overview of the concepts and the significance of virtualization and cloud computing.
• IT and business staff who need a brief overview and awareness of the virtualization and cloud computing concepts.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Understand the common terms and definitions of virtualization and cloud computing and be able to give examples.
• Understand the technical capabilities and business benefits of virtualization and cloud computing and how to measure these benefits.
• Describe the landscape of different types of virtualization and understand the different types of clouds.
• Illustrate how key application features can be delivered on virtual infrastructures.
• Explain typical steps that lead to the successful adoption of virtualization technologies.
• Understand the similarities and differences between cloud computing and outsourcing.

Course Student Material: Online, self-paced instructional material available for 90 days.


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The High-Stakes Battle to Set Global Rules on Data

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 14:46:55 +0000

World leaders who gather in Osaka, Japan, for the G20 summit this week will begin a conversation on worldwide data governance—and though they are deeply divided on the question of who should control data, some nations could seek to devise

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Amazon EC2 Spot Instances are Now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 19:03:19 +0000

Amazon EC2 Spot Instances let you take advantage of unused EC2 capacity available in the AWS cloud. Spot Instances are available at up to a 90% discount compared to On-Demand prices. You can use Spot Instances for various stateless, fault-tolerant, or flexible applications such as big data, containerized workloads, CI/CD, web servers, high-performance computing (HPC), and other test & development workloads. Spot Instances are easy to launch, scale and manage through AWS services like Amazon ECS and Amazon EMR, or integrated third parties like Terraform and Jenkins.

Spot Instances can be launched via RunInstances API with a single additional parameter. You can also provision compute capacity across Spot Instances, RIs and On-Demand instances to optimize performance and cost using EC2 Fleet and Spot Fleet APIs. Spot Instances launched via these APIs are same as any EC2 instance; they provide the reliability, security, performance, control, and elasticity of Amazon EC2, at low market-driven prices. Spot Instances are now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. To learn more about Amazon EC2 Spot Instances, visit our documentation.

AWS GovCloud (US) is Amazon's isolated cloud infrastructure and services designed to address specific regulatory and compliance requirements of US Government agencies, as well as contractors, educational institutions, and other US customers that run sensitive workloads in the cloud. Visit AWS GovCloud (US) homepage to learn more about these regions.

Amazon EC2 Fleet is Now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 19:03:02 +0000

Amazon EC2 Fleet is a new feature that simplifies the provisioning of Amazon EC2 capacity across different Amazon EC2 instance types, Availability Zones and across On-Demand, Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances (RI) and Amazon EC2 Spot purchase options. With a single API call, now you can provision capacity across EC2 instance types and across purchase options to achieve desired scale, performance and cost.

You can create an EC2 fleet specification defining target capacity, which EC2 instance types work for you, and how much of your fleet should be filled using On-Demand, RI and Spot purchase options. You can also indicate whether EC2 Fleet should take into account the number of cores and amount of memory on each instance or consider all instances equal when scaling. EC2 Fleet then launches the lowest price combination of instances to meet the target capacity based on these preferences.

Amazon EC2 Fleet is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. Visit AWS GovCloud (US) homepage to learn more about these regions. To learn more about Amazon EC2 Spot Instances, visit our documentation.

Encryption of new EBS volumes by default in an account within a region is now available in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:50:28 +0000

We are excited to announce the availability of Encryption by Default for all new EBS volumes created in an account within a region in AWS China (Beijing) Region operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) Region operated by NWCD. 

Launching of Encrypted EBS backed EC2 instances from unencrypted Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) is now available in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:50:14 +0000

We are excited to announce the capability to launch Encrypted EBS backed EC2 instances from unencrypted AMIs in AWS China (Beijing) Region operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) Region operated by NWCD. 

Encrypted Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) sharing across accounts is now available in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:49:33 +0000

We are excited to announce the availability of Encrypted AMI sharing across accounts in AWS China (Beijing) Region operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) Region operated by NWCD. 

Amazon CloudWatch Adds Visibility for your .NET and SQL Server Application Health

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:47:54 +0000

Amazon CloudWatch now supports Application Insights for .NET and SQL Server, a new capability that enables observability for .NET and SQL Server application stacks. It sets up and analyses important monitors from across your application resources to discover problems with your applications. For the detected issues, it creates CloudWatch Automatic Dashboards to visualize problem details, helping application owners troubleshoot faster and reduce their mean time to resolution (MTTR). 

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server now enables you to use a single AWS Managed AD with file systems across VPCs or accounts

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:42:58 +0000

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, a service that provides fully managed native Microsoft Windows file systems, now enables you to use a single AWS Managed Active Directory (AD) with file systems across Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) or AWS accounts.

AWS Direct Connect launches first location in Italy

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:08:39 +0000

AWS Direct Connect is now live at CDLAN srl Via Caldera 21, Milano. This is the first AWS Direct Connect location in Italy. Customers in Milan can now locally establish a dedicated network connection from their premises to AWS. This location can be found in the Management Console. With global access for AWS Direct Connect, you can reach AWS resources in any global AWS region from any of the above locations using global public VIFs and Direct Connect Gateway. When connecting to any AWS region, your data will not hairpin via the home region if it is not in the shortest path to your desired AWS region. 

APN Navigate Security Track

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:07:45 +0000

Cloud security at AWS is the highest priority and APN Partners offer hundreds of industry-leading products that are equivalent, identical to, or integrate with existing controls in on-premises environments. The APN Security Navigate track provides a prescriptive journey for APN Partners who want to build expertise in cloud security solutions on AWS.

Through this APN Navigate track, APN Partners will be introduced to the AWS approach to security in the cloud, the demand for AWS security services and talent in the current market, common use cases, and best practices for developing a security capability that paves the way for your organization to differentiate and become an AWS Security Competency Partner.

Learn more about the importance of learning security best practices, and how to do that with the APN Navigate Security track here

Announcing Amazon VPC Traffic Mirroring for Amazon EC2 Instances

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 15:38:14 +0000

Customers can now replicate the network traffic from an EC2 instance within their Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) and forward that traffic to security and monitoring appliances for use cases such as content inspection, threat monitoring, and troubleshooting. These appliances can be deployed on an individual Amazon EC2 instance or a fleet of instances behind a Network Load Balancer (NLB) with a User Datagram Protocol (UDP) listener. Amazon VPC traffic mirroring also supports traffic filtering and packet truncation, allowing customers to extract only traffic they are interested in monitoring.

AWS Marketplace now integrates with your procurement systems

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:34:07 +0000

Today, AWS Marketplace announced Procurement System Integration, a new feature that enables enterprises to integrate AWS Marketplace with procurement systems. Builders can now use Coupa, a leader in Business Spend Management, to find, buy, deploy, and manage thousands of curated third-party software listings in AWS Marketplace. When a builder is ready to purchase the software they need, they click subscribe to complete a requisition request directly in Coupa. Once their request is approved, builders are automatically notified that their subscription is ready to deploy. With Procurement System Integration, builders can quickly get the software they need while ensuring the software they deploy meets their organization’s procurement policies. Procurement System Integration also helps procurement teams gain centralized governance and visibility for their approval workflows and purchase order tracking.

Voices in Cloud – Episode 8: A Conversation with Marc Weaver of Databasable - Gigaom

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Voices in Cloud – Episode 8: A Conversation with Marc Weaver of Databasable  Gigaom

On this episode, David Linthicum speaks with Marc Weaver of Databasable about certified data solutions architecture, AWS and database migration. On this…

AWS Control Tower is now generally available

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 00:05:09 +0000

AWS Control Tower is now generally available and supported for production use. AWS Control Tower is a service that is intended for organizations with multiple accounts and teams who are looking for the easiest way to set up their new multi-account AWS environment and govern at scale. With AWS Control Tower, cloud administrators get peace of mind knowing accounts in their organization are compliant with established policies while builders provision new AWS accounts quickly in a few clicks.

AWS Security Hub is now generally available

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 23:13:38 +0000

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) announced the general availability of AWS Security Hub, a new security service that provides customers a comprehensive view of both their compliance with the security standards and their high priority AWS security alerts, or findings. Customers simply turn on Amazon Security Hub in the AWS Management Console, and the service immediately begins conducting automated and continuous compliance checks, providing a comprehensive and timely view of a customer’s overall security and compliance status.

Amazon Connect Launches Contact Flow Versioning

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 22:35:52 +0000

Today, Amazon Connect introduces contact flow versioning, making it easy to preview, modify, and publish past versions of a flow with just a few clicks within the contact flow designer. Rolling back between a saved or published version is simple, allowing you to review how a flow evolved and inspect how it was previously configured, enabling experimentation. Previously, customers could only revert to the last saved or published version, limiting their ability to track changes.

Amazon DynamoDB now supports up to 25 unique items and 4 MB of data per transactional request

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 21:56:34 +0000

Amazon DynamoDB now supports up to 25 unique items and 4 MB of data per transactional request. Transactions enable developers to simplify their code, and support workflows and business logic that require adding, updating, or deleting multiple items as a single, all-or-nothing operation.

Introducing Service Quotas: View and manage your quotas for AWS services from one central location

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 21:17:30 +0000

With Service Quotas, you can view and manage your quotas easily and at scale as your AWS workloads grow. Quotas, also referred to as limits, are the maximum number of resources that you can create in an AWS account. AWS implements quotas to provide highly available and reliable service to all customers, and protect you from unintentional spend. Each quota starts with an AWS default value. Based on your needs, you can request to increase quota values for your specific account.

File Gateway adds options to enforce encryption and signing for SMB shares

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 20:13:21 +0000

AWS Storage Gateway now supports security level options for data transferred between the File Gateway and SMB clients. You can enforce encryption and signing on client requests, or use client-negotiated defaults, helping you meet organizational requirements for security and client compatibility. 

Top 100 webcast: Great growth but what about next year? - Washington Technology

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 19:29:24 GMT

Top 100 webcast: Great growth but what about next year?  Washington Technology

On Wednesday, Washington Technology will host its annual Top 100 webcast where we'll review the results of the 2019 Top 100 and discuss what the critical ...

AWS Fargate now available in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 19:09:38 +0000

AWS Fargate is now available in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. AWS Fargate is a compute engine for Amazon ECS that lets you run containers in production without deploying or managing servers. Fargate lets you focus on designing and building your applications instead of managing the infrastructure that runs them.

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server Now Enables You to Use File Systems Directly With Your Organization’s Self-Managed Active Directory

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 19:03:34 +0000

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, a service that provides fully managed native Microsoft Windows file systems, now provides a new option for integrating Windows file systems with your organization’s user and group identities: you can now directly join your Amazon FSx file systems to on-premises or in-cloud self-managed Microsoft Active Directories (ADs).

Network Load Balancer Now Supports UDP Protocol

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 18:04:58 +0000

Elastic Load Balancing now supports the UDP protocol on Network Load Balancers, in addition to the already supported TCP protocol. With this launch, you can deploy services that rely on the UDP protocol, such as Authentication and Authorization, Logging, DNS, and IoT, behind a Network Load Balancer, benefiting from its low latency, scale, and reliability.

Use IAM access advisor with AWS Organizations to set permission guardrails confidently

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 21:00:13 +0000

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) access advisor uses data analysis to help you set permission guardrails confidently by providing service last accessed information for your accounts, organizational units (OUs), and your organization managed by AWS Organizations. Permission guardrails help control which services your developers and applications can access. By analyzing last accessed information, you can determine the services not used by IAM users and roles. You can implement permissions guardrails using service control policies (SCPs) that restrict access to those services.

AWS IoT Greengrass 1.9.2 With Support for OpenWrt and AWS IoT Device Tester is Now Available

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 18:24:11 +0000

AWS IoT Greengrass Core 1.9.2 is now available. With this release, AWS IoT Greengrass adds support for the OpenWrt operating system.  

Consoles are resilient for now, but cloud gaming will create new dynamics and competition - Gamasutra

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:00:00 GMT

Consoles are resilient for now, but cloud gaming will create new dynamics and competition  Gamasutra

Senior Analyst Matthew Bailey shares insights from Ovum's latest Game Console Device Forecast - analyzing key trends shaping the future of the home.

Forward Enterprise Named “2019 Product of the Year” by Cloud Computing Magazine - GlobeNewswire

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Forward Enterprise Named “2019 Product of the Year” by Cloud Computing Magazine  GlobeNewswire

Forward Networks Recognized for Exceptional Innovation.

Digital Transformation in BFSI Market to Hit $121.70 Billion by 2025- Insights On Size, Share, Top Technology and Business Trends, Key Innovations, And Growth Strategies: Adroit Market Research - GlobeNewswire

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 10:22:00 GMT

Digital Transformation in BFSI Market to Hit $121.70 Billion by 2025- Insights On Size, Share, Top Technology and Business Trends, Key Innovations, And Growth Strategies: Adroit Market Research  GlobeNewswire

The factors that are pushing the growth for digital transformation in BFSI (banking, financial services, and insurance) market are increasing adoption of ...

AWS Storage Gateway now supports Amazon VPC endpoints with AWS PrivateLink

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 21:00:05 +0000

Customers can now use AWS Storage Gateway to provide hybrid cloud storage through their Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) using VPC endpoints. With this feature, the network connection between an on-premises Storage Gateway appliance and AWS can be restricted to private network routes, further securing storage workloads and administration activities. VPC endpoints for Storage Gateway are provided by AWS PrivateLink, a highly available, scalable technology that enables customers to privately connect their VPC to supported AWS services. 

Amazon QuickSight now supports fine-grained access control over Amazon S3 and Amazon Athena!

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 20:30:40 +0000

Amazon QuickSight announces the availability of fine-grained access control for AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) permissioned resources (specifically, Amazon S3, Amazon Athena and Amazon RDS/Redshift database discovery. Fine-grained access control allows administrators of an Amazon QuickSight account to control authors’ default access to connected AWS resources and use IAM policies to scope down access permissions so specific authors can only access specific items within the AWS resources. 

Amazon API Gateway Adds Configurable Transport Layer Security Version for Custom Domains

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 20:20:43 +0000

You can now enforce a minimum Transport Layer Security (TLS) version and cipher suites through a security policy for connecting to your Amazon API Gateway custom domain, allowing you to further improve security for your customers.  

From start-up to scale-up: Israeli high tech in the UK - The Times of Israel

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 08:24:00 GMT

From start-up to scale-up: Israeli high tech in the UK  The Times of Israel

The start-up landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade with both opportunity and challenge for companies. Practically speaking, it's never been ...

Harnessing the power of AI to transform healthcare - Microsoft

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:02:03 GMT

Harnessing the power of AI to transform healthcare  Microsoft

One of the many remarkable things about artificial intelligence is that while we tend to think of it as something that will have a big effect in the not-too-distant ...

Neil Schneider's Blog - Grasping the Client-to-Cloud Revolution - Gamasutra

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:37:00 GMT

Neil Schneider's Blog - Grasping the Client-to-Cloud Revolution  Gamasutra

Google Stadia, XBOX's Project xCloud, Bethesda's Orion technology, and more are just scratching the surface of what's to come. Neil Schneider, Execut.

How to get your data scientist career up and running: A guide - Cloud Tech

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How to get your data scientist career up and running: A guide  Cloud Tech

Note: The most common request from this blogs' readers is how to further their careers in analytics, cloud computing, data science, and machine learning.

The Problem with Quantum Computers - Scientific American

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The Problem with Quantum Computers  Scientific American

By now, most people have heard that quantum computing is a revolutionary technology that leverages the bizarre characteristics of quantum mechanics to solve ...

Cloud Computing Market will grow at CAGR of 10.2% to hit $696.25 billion by 2025 - Global Analysis by Trends, Size, Share, Deployment, Product, Organization size, Application and Regions: Adroit Market Research - GlobeNewswire

Thu, 30 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Computing Market will grow at CAGR of 10.2% to hit $696.25 billion by 2025 - Global Analysis by Trends, Size, Share, Deployment, Product, Organization size, Application and Regions: Adroit Market Research  GlobeNewswire

Dallas, Texas, May 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The global cloud computing market size is projected to witness the growth of USD 696.25 billion by 2025, ...

SharePoint Features – Checklist for 2019

Fri, 24 May 2019 14:39:45 +0000

This year’s rollout of SharePoint introduces several improvements, probably more than you’d be able to read about in one sitting. Exciting stuff! The new SharePoint features that are being brought … Continue readingSharePoint Features – Checklist for 2019

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SharePoint pros and cons 2019 – Is SharePoint worth it?

Fri, 24 May 2019 14:34:32 +0000

SharePoint is a software that is used by many businesses that are looking for a web-based collaborative platform. It launched in 2001 and has been around for an outstanding 18 … Continue readingSharePoint pros and cons 2019 – Is SharePoint worth it?

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HPE Buys Cray: Another Disaster in the Making - IT Business Edge

Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

HPE Buys Cray: Another Disaster in the Making  IT Business Edge

This HPE-Cray merger looks like a disaster because it does not address the real threat facing HPE: cloud computing.

Moving to the Cloud: What Small Businesses Should Know - BizTech Magazine

Tue, 21 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Moving to the Cloud: What Small Businesses Should Know  BizTech Magazine

Small businesses are moving to the cloud in dramatically increasing numbers. According to Gartner, the market for public cloud, which tends to be the best ...

+70 intranet content ideas to make your intranet less boring

Thu, 16 May 2019 21:12:36 +0000

Is your intranet suffering the Google Plus effect? A very expensive system that promised it would change forever your company as a whole but ended up being just a hyped dream, … Continue reading+70 intranet content ideas to make your intranet less boring

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HPE's CEO lays out his technology vision - Network World

Mon, 13 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

HPE's CEO lays out his technology vision  Network World

In an exclusive interview, HPE CEO Antonio Neri unpacks his portfolio of technology initiatives, from edge computing to tomorrow's memory-driven architecture.

5 Cloud Challenges Your Enterprise Can Overcome (And How to Do It) - Solutions Review

Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

5 Cloud Challenges Your Enterprise Can Overcome (And How to Do It)  Solutions Review

You've no doubt had to deal with a handful of challenges if your enterprise has adopted the cloud. Here's how you can overcome them.

Healthcare Cloud Computing Market Worth US$ 40 Bn by 2026 - GlobeNewswire

Thu, 09 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Healthcare Cloud Computing Market Worth US$ 40 Bn by 2026  GlobeNewswire

Acumen Research and Consulting, recently published report “Healthcare Cloud Computing Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share and Forecast, 2019 ...

How Small Businesses Are Succeeding in the Cloud - BizTech Magazine

Thu, 09 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How Small Businesses Are Succeeding in the Cloud  BizTech Magazine

How are small businesses managing when it comes to cloud migrations? According to the “RightScale 2019 State of the Cloud Report” from Flexera, 57 percent ...

SAP Unfurls Raft of Services for Public Clouds - IT Business Edge

Wed, 08 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

SAP Unfurls Raft of Services for Public Clouds  IT Business Edge

SAP launched a series of cloud services, including its core HANA in-memory database, that can be deployed on multiple public clouds.

Healthcare Cloud Computing Market to Hit US$ 40 Bn by 2026 - GlobeNewswire

Wed, 08 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Healthcare Cloud Computing Market to Hit US$ 40 Bn by 2026  GlobeNewswire

Acumen Research and Consulting, recently published report “Healthcare Cloud Computing Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size and Forecast, 2019 ...

AWS announces availability of Amazon Managed Blockchain service - Cloud Tech

Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

AWS announces availability of Amazon Managed Blockchain service  Cloud Tech

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the market availability of its Amazon Managed Blockchain (AMB) *service*, which is designed to help companies ...

Army cloud contract drawing huge crowd - Washington Technology

Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Army cloud contract drawing huge crowd  Washington Technology

Flood with requests to attend its industry day for a new cloud computing platform, the Army has split the day into two parts.

4 Emerging Technologies You Can Use in the Cloud - Solutions Review

Wed, 01 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

4 Emerging Technologies You Can Use in the Cloud  Solutions Review

The cloud, particularly public cloud environments, is one of the best places an emerging technology can take off as it is under development.

Oracle's Cloud Purchase Programs - IT World Canada

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Oracle's Cloud Purchase Programs  IT World Canada

Oracle is not faring well with sales of Oracle Cloud products. Oracle has developed incentives and purchasing programs to accelerate Oracle cloud adoption.

Nearly 50% of Companies Say Lack of Skills Hinders Cloud-Native Adoption - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Nearly 50% of Companies Say Lack of Skills Hinders Cloud-Native Adoption  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

When asked what challenges their business faced after adopting a cloud native infrastructure, nearly 50% of professionals cited a lack of necessary skills.

Microsoft, Amazon Leading The Way To The Pentagon's Multi-Cloud Environment - The National Interest Online

Sat, 27 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Microsoft, Amazon Leading The Way To The Pentagon's Multi-Cloud Environment  The National Interest Online

The Department of Defense (DoD) recently announced that two companies, Microsoft and Amazon, made the cut to compete for a contract to build the Joint ...

Picking an Employee HR portal software: a checklist

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 17:47:26 +0000

What can you achieve through an HR Employee Portal? You want to be sure that employees are equipped with all the information and tools they need to best perform their … Continue readingPicking an Employee HR portal software: a checklist

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Microsoft Market Cap Hits $1 Trillion After Earnings - Redmond Channel Partner

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Microsoft Market Cap Hits $1 Trillion After Earnings  Redmond Channel Partner

Microsoft, which has been approaching a $1 trillion market capitalization for about a year, crossed the big business milestone in after-hours trading on ...

How to Think About Federal Cloud Security in 2019 - FedTech Magazine

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How to Think About Federal Cloud Security in 2019  FedTech Magazine

Agencies should seek to reduce friction in the cloud accreditation process.

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Tap Edge Computing to Resolve Real-World Challenges - StateTech Magazine

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Tap Edge Computing to Resolve Real-World Challenges  StateTech Magazine

Carnegie Mellon University's Living Edge Lab, led by Mahadev Satyanarayanan, is developing an application that would provide up-to-the-minute travel ...

The Benefits of Edge Computing for Feds - FedTech Magazine

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The Benefits of Edge Computing for Feds  FedTech Magazine

Every federal agency knows the value and importance of shifting to cloud infrastructure. But what about edge computing? As agencies deploy more Internet of ...

Customer portal solutions: a detailed checklist for picking yours

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:34:39 +0000

Customer Portals are a great way to leverage digital technology to improve your customers’ experience. They serve a variety of purposes like facilitating real time communication, allowing customers access to … Continue readingCustomer portal solutions: a detailed checklist for picking yours

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What Is Elasticity, and How Does It Affect Cloud Computing? - Solutions Review

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

What Is Elasticity, and How Does It Affect Cloud Computing?  Solutions Review

Cloud elasticity is the system by which cloud vendors provide the exact amount of resources an enterprise needs to run something.

Cloud Automation: Automating Workloads in the Cloud - Solutions Review

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Automation: Automating Workloads in the Cloud  Solutions Review

Enterprises using cloud automation can run, manage, and configure their automated tasks hosted in their cloud infrastructure.

TierPoint Releases Hosted Private Cloud Services - Solutions Review

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

TierPoint Releases Hosted Private Cloud Services  Solutions Review

Today, data center and cloud services provider TierPoint announced the release of their hosted private cloud powered by Nutanix. The solution will run on 40 of ...

Hybrid Multicloud: The Future of Cloud Computing? - Solutions Review

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Hybrid Multicloud: The Future of Cloud Computing?  Solutions Review

Why are enterprises switching to a hybrid multicloud mindset, and should your company make the transition? We've got the answers.

Cloud Migration Takes the Pain Out of Permitting Processes - StateTech Magazine

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Migration Takes the Pain Out of Permitting Processes  StateTech Magazine

Instead of making separate trips to local and state government offices to apply for some building, electrical and other permits, Rhode Island homeowners, ...

Google Anthos, Google's Hybrid Cloud Platform, Is Now Available - Solutions Review

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Google Anthos, Google's Hybrid Cloud Platform, Is Now Available  Solutions Review

Today, Google announced that Anthos, their hybrid cloud platform, is now generally available. The announcement was made at their Google Next '19 event, ...

Video: NetApp's Chris Lamborn Talks About Evolution of Cloud Computing - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Mon, 08 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Video: NetApp's Chris Lamborn Talks About Evolution of Cloud Computing  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Solutions Review recently had the chance to sit with Chris Lamborn at NetApp to discuss the evolution of cloud computing.

Solutions Review Announces New Cloud MSP Vendor Map - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Mon, 08 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Solutions Review Announces New Cloud MSP Vendor Map  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Solutions Review is proud to release an all new resource for comparing cloud managed *service* providers (MSPs), the Cloud MSP Vendor Map.

4 Things You Need to Know About Cloud Computing - Solutions Review

Mon, 08 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

4 Things You Need to Know About Cloud Computing  Solutions Review

Enterprises that integrate the cloud into their infrastructure need at least some basic knowledge of how it works. Cloud computing is still a relatively new ...

5 Ways Cloud Computing Will Change This Year - BizTech Magazine

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

5 Ways Cloud Computing Will Change This Year  BizTech Magazine

As multicloud strategies, 5G and containerization take hold, cloud computing is set to see some major disruption.

Cloud Monitoring: How to Evaluate Your Cloud's Performance - Solutions Review

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Monitoring: How to Evaluate Your Cloud's Performance  Solutions Review

How do you know when your cloud environment is performing optimally? Many businesses use the cloud in some capacity today, with a sizable amount ...

Google Experimenting With New Cloud Storage, Artificial Intelligence Initiative for K-12 - Education Week

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Google Experimenting With New Cloud Storage, Artificial Intelligence Initiative for K-12  Education Week

Google is working with Washington's Evergreen Public Schools on a new effort that has big implications for the way K-12 districts store and analyze student data.

Cloud Storage Best Practices Your Enterprise Needs to Adopt - Solutions Review

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Storage Best Practices Your Enterprise Needs to Adopt  Solutions Review

Data storage is one of the most common enterprise uses for the cloud. Many companies take advantage of the storage space available to them over the cloud ...

Public Cloud Revenue Will Increase to $214 Billion in 2019, Gartner Says - Solutions Review

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Public Cloud Revenue Will Increase to $214 Billion in 2019, Gartner Says  Solutions Review

Worldwide public cloud revenue will increase by 17.5% in 2019, according to projections made by analyst house Gartner, Inc. Gartner predicts that the public ...

Is Your Agency's Network Cloud Ready? | SIGNAL Magazine - Signal Magazine

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Is Your Agency's Network Cloud Ready? | SIGNAL Magazine  Signal Magazine

In every recent discussion I have had with government and defense leaders around IT modernization, the conversation quickly leads to cloud and its role in ...

DHS Makes Plans for Large-Scale Cloud Migration - FedTech Magazine

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT

DHS Makes Plans for Large-Scale Cloud Migration  FedTech Magazine

The Department of Homeland Security is gearing up for a major migration to the cloud, and has sought industry input on how to best make what will be a ...

Army Plans New Cloud Push This Spring - FedTech Magazine

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Army Plans New Cloud Push This Spring  FedTech Magazine

The Army is getting more serious about the cloud. Earlier this month, Army CIO Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford said the *service* branch would establish a cloud program ...

Security Is the Top Reason Enterprises Don't Migrate to the Cloud - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Security Is the Top Reason Enterprises Don't Migrate to the Cloud  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Of all the cloud migration barriers for enterprises, 61% of all companies listed security concerns as a major reason not to move to the cloud.

5 Cloud Use Cases Your Enterprise Needs to Know About - Solutions Review

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT

5 Cloud Use Cases Your Enterprise Needs to Know About  Solutions Review

There are several cloud computing applications enterprises can take advantage of. Discover 5 cloud use cases you'll definitely want to learn about.

Should Your Enterprise Adopt a Cloud-First Strategy in 2019? - Solutions Review

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Should Your Enterprise Adopt a Cloud-First Strategy in 2019?  Solutions Review

Cloud adoption is more popular now than ever. Though the technology has only been around in business-level capacity for little over a decade, enterprises have ...

Advantages of Database Management Systems

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 19:18:55 +0000

Today, we will clearly define the advantages of database management systems. We will focus mainly on the advantages for end users across different company departments. These people know they need … Continue readingAdvantages of Database Management Systems

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5 Things to Look For in a Cloud Service Level Agreement - Solutions Review

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT

5 Things to Look For in a Cloud Service Level Agreement  Solutions Review

If you decide to integrate a cloud environment into your enterprise, you'll need to sign a *service* level agreement (SLA) presented by the cloud provider. An SLA ...

What is Fog Computing: Embracing IT Modernization in Government - FedTech Magazine

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT

What is Fog Computing: Embracing IT Modernization in Government  FedTech Magazine

As government agencies look to embrace IT modernization, many look to fog computing infrastructures. Learn what is fog computing and if it's right for you!

5 Benefits of Public Cloud Services You Might Not Know About - Solutions Review

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT

5 Benefits of Public Cloud Services You Might Not Know About  Solutions Review

To see how the public cloud creates advantages for your enterprise, we lay out five benefits of public cloud services you might not be aware of.

How State and Local Governments Can Use the Full Potential of the Cloud - StateTech Magazine

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT

How State and Local Governments Can Use the Full Potential of the Cloud  StateTech Magazine

State CIOs and IT leaders identify many elements of a successful cloud migration strategy, StateTech reports. But how state and local government agencies ...

8 Microsoft Access online alternatives worth looking at

Mon, 04 Mar 2019 18:28:12 +0000

Thousands of users have decided to turn their attention to Microsoft Access online alternatives. Why? When Microsoft Access was introduced, it was basically disrupting and pioneering the database app builder … Continue reading8 Microsoft Access online alternatives worth looking at

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What's Changed: Gartner's 2019 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide - Solutions Review

Mon, 04 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT

What's Changed: Gartner's 2019 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide  Solutions Review

Gartner released their 2019 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide. We uncovered the key takeaways.

Why Edge Computing Could Be the Future of Government IT - FedTech Magazine

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Why Edge Computing Could Be the Future of Government IT  FedTech Magazine

This will be the year government IT pros will have to answer “What is Edge Computing?” Learn about this new tech, and how it is changing the face of IT.

Cloud Certifications Key for State and Local Government Employees - StateTech Magazine

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Cloud Certifications Key for State and Local Government Employees  StateTech Magazine

How important are cloud certifications for state and local government employees? Cloud certifications are key to building employees' cloud architecture and ...

7 Cloud Storage Security Risks You Need to Know About - Solutions Review

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

7 Cloud Storage Security Risks You Need to Know About  Solutions Review

Cloud storage systems come with a load of potential security risks that should be considered. We've listed 7 storage risks that you need to be aware of.

The Federal Cloud-First Agenda Will Pay Off in New Ways for Agencies - FedTech Magazine

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

The Federal Cloud-First Agenda Will Pay Off in New Ways for Agencies  FedTech Magazine

No matter the agency, automation tops every technology to-do list. Letting machines take care of rote, repetitive tasks has already streamlined customer *service*, ...

How to build your own white-label employee portal – a step by step tutorial

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 20:14:35 +0000

In this article, I will lead you step by step through building an employee portal in HyperOffice. HyperOffice is one of the most well known intranet solutions in the market … Continue readingHow to build your own white-label employee portal – a step by step tutorial

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2019 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Cloud Management Platforms: Key Takeaways - Solutions Review

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

2019 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Cloud Management Platforms: Key Takeaways  Solutions Review

Gartner Inc. released their 2019 Critical Capabilities for Cloud Management Platforms. We read the report and picked out the key takeaways.

SaaS vs. PaaS vs. IaaS: What's the Difference? - Solutions Review

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

SaaS vs. PaaS vs. IaaS: What's the Difference?  Solutions Review

We've outlined the differences between SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, and what each deployment model means for both the *service* provider and the customer.

NIH, NASA and DOE Use the Cloud to Boost Research Collaboration - FedTech Magazine

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

NIH, NASA and DOE Use the Cloud to Boost Research Collaboration  FedTech Magazine

Agencies with research labs use a host of providers to make information available to scientists outside government.

Cloud Training Course and Benefits for AWS, Azure and Google - StateTech Magazine

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Cloud Training Course and Benefits for AWS, Azure and Google  StateTech Magazine

Cloud training for state and local government employees is becoming more popular. Here are the best practices and benefits of cloud training for AWS, Azure ...

IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS: Choosing the Right Cloud Strategy - FedTech Magazine

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS: Choosing the Right Cloud Strategy  FedTech Magazine

Selecting an agile cloud strategy can significantly improve your team's efficiency. Learn about IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS and find a strategy that is right for you!

Why Cyber Security and Cloud Computing Personnel Should Be BFFs – MeriTalk - MeriTalk

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Why Cyber Security and Cloud Computing Personnel Should Be BFFs – MeriTalk  MeriTalk

Keeping up with hackers is no small task, particularly since some attacks can be sustained in near-perpetuity. No doubt, securing cyberspace is a daunting ...

Exploring the links between AI, 5G and IoT – and how cloud computing underpins them all - Cloud Tech

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Exploring the links between AI, 5G and IoT – and how cloud computing underpins them all  Cloud Tech

If the agenda and sessions at MWC 2019 don't explicitly mention cloud computing, then there's a good reason: the emerging technologies that will be explored ...

Microsoft Expands Azure IoT Edge Support to Virtual Machines - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Microsoft Expands Azure IoT Edge Support to Virtual Machines  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Microsoft recently announced an expansion to Azure's IoT intelligence *service*, Azure IoT Edge, that introduces virtual machine support.

Mirantis to help AT&T build Network Cloud for 5G - Cloud Tech

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Mirantis to help AT&T build Network Cloud for 5G  Cloud Tech

US telecom giant AT&T will be building the next generation of its Network Cloud for 5G with the help of cloud computing firm Mirantis.

Golden State Warriors use Google Cloud to up their game - Cloud Tech

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Golden State Warriors use Google Cloud to up their game  Cloud Tech

American professional basketball team Golden State Warriors will use Google Cloud's data-crunching technology to improve the performance of the players.

Attention developers: Google wants to pay you $15,000 to improve cloud security - TechRepublic

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Attention developers: Google wants to pay you $15,000 to improve cloud security  TechRepublic

Google's Confidential Computing Challenge aims to make it easier to achieve end-to-end encryption of data in the cloud.

DOD Cloud Strategy Emphasizes JEDI - FedTech Magazine

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

DOD Cloud Strategy Emphasizes JEDI  FedTech Magazine

The Defense Department's cloud strategy nods to a multi-cloud environment, but JEDI is the main option.

7 Cloud Computing Blogs You Should Be Following in 2019 - Solutions Review

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

7 Cloud Computing Blogs You Should Be Following in 2019  Solutions Review

It can be tricky to know which cloud computing blogs to read. We've culled through the top cloud blogs to bring you 7 you should be following in 2019.

How to become a cloud engineer: A cheat sheet - TechRepublic

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

How to become a cloud engineer: A cheat sheet  TechRepublic

If you are interested in a career in cloud computing and don't know where to start, here's your guide for the best programming languages and skills to learn, ...

How the Internet of Things Will Affect Cloud Computing - Solutions Review

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

How the Internet of Things Will Affect Cloud Computing  Solutions Review

The internet of things (IoT) is one of the most talked-about technologies of the past few years. More and more devices are able to connect to the Internet now, ...

5 Essential Cloud Computing Skills Every IT Professional Needs - Solutions Review

Fri, 25 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

5 Essential Cloud Computing Skills Every IT Professional Needs  Solutions Review

There's a cloud skill crisis happening right now. We've compiled a list of 5 cloud skills that any IT professional should have.

Slack vs Sharepoint (2019): a (non) comparison

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 20:58:40 +0000

The terms “communication” and “collaboration” are brandished very loosely in the software market. Businesses are looking to solve specific problems, but with every manner of software from video conferencing platforms, … Continue readingSlack vs Sharepoint (2019): a (non) comparison

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Hospital Intranets: 5 must-have features

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 20:56:43 +0000

Hospitals, unlike other organizations and institutions, have to do a lot more heavy lifting given the important societal role Hospitals play and their diverse stake-holders: patients, government, law, personnel, and regulators, … Continue readingHospital Intranets: 5 must-have features

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What Impediments Remain for Federal Cloud Adoption? - FedTech Magazine

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

What Impediments Remain for Federal Cloud Adoption?  FedTech Magazine

There is little doubt that cloud adoption is increasing across the federal government. Cloud services contract obligations were expected to increase by about 32 ...

Amazon Web Services vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud; What's the Difference? - Solutions Review

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Amazon Web Services vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud; What's the Difference?  Solutions Review

Even though cloud computing has been around for over a decade, three major cloud platforms continue to dominate the market. Those platforms are Amazon ...

The Top 6 Cloud Security Vendors to Watch in 2019 - Solutions Review

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

The Top 6 Cloud Security Vendors to Watch in 2019  Solutions Review

Keeping your data secure is important, especially on the cloud. We've taken a look at 6 players in the cloud security field you should be watching.

Gartner's 2019 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Management Platforms: Key Takeaways - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Gartner's 2019 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Management Platforms: Key Takeaways  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Tech analyst house Gartner released their first Magic Quadrant for Cloud Management Platforms. We picked out the key takeaways.

Cloud adoption in the UK is outpacing the EU average - Cloud Tech

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Cloud adoption in the UK is outpacing the EU average  Cloud Tech

Research published by Eurostat reveals the UK is the sixth largest cloud users among other countries in the EU. According to statistics published by the ...

2018's top blogs highlight goals, obstacles to modern CIO strategies - TechTarget

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

2018's top blogs highlight goals, obstacles to modern CIO strategies  TechTarget

Topics discussed in the top SearchCIO blogs of 2018 are certainly wide-ranging: IT leaders perused posts about topics ranging from the evolving machine ...

Amazon will improve its cloud efficiency using ARM-based processor - Cloud Tech

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Amazon will improve its cloud efficiency using ARM-based processor  Cloud Tech

Amazon is deploying an ARM-based Graviton processor to improve its cloud-based computing services. As per the Seattle-based company, this will lead to cost ...

Packet and Wasabi join hands to offer better cloud services than AWS - Cloud Tech

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Packet and Wasabi join hands to offer better cloud services than AWS  Cloud Tech

Cloud and edge computing infrastructure provider Packet, and hot cloud storage firm Wasabi, have joined hands to integrate their respective platforms to offer ...

How Will Federal Cloud Use Evolve in 2019? - FedTech Magazine

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

How Will Federal Cloud Use Evolve in 2019?  FedTech Magazine

It was a banner year for federal cloud adoption. Cloud services contract obligations were expected to increase by about 32 percent in fiscal year 2018, reaching ...

How the Cloud Can Help Future-Proof Your Small Business - BizTech Magazine

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

How the Cloud Can Help Future-Proof Your Small Business  BizTech Magazine

Don't fear the future — the cloud is here to help you pivot quickly and easily to new tech.

As re:Invent conference wraps, AWS keeps getting stronger in the cloud - SiliconANGLE News

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT

As re:Invent conference wraps, AWS keeps getting stronger in the cloud  SiliconANGLE News

As its annual re:Invent conference draws to a close, Amazon Web Services Inc. left no doubt in anyone's mind that it's investing deeply in the technologies, tools ...

CTOvision Named To Top 10 Tech Blogs Every CTO Should Follow - CTOvision

Thu, 22 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT

CTOvision Named To Top 10 Tech Blogs Every CTO Should Follow  CTOvision

STXNEXT.com has named CTOvision to its list of Top 10 Tech Blogs Every CTO Should Follow. From their write-up: As a CTO, you need to stay up to date on the ...

10 Key Challenges in Cloud Computing and How to Overcome - Toolbox

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT

10 Key Challenges in Cloud Computing and How to Overcome  Toolbox

"83% Of Enterprise Workloads Will Be In The Cloud By 2020" - Forbes.com 'No rose is without a thorn' – so known is our old quote. In this fast-paced ...

What the IBM Acquisition of Red Hat Means for Cloud Computing - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Thu, 01 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT

What the IBM Acquisition of Red Hat Means for Cloud Computing  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Perhaps the biggest news in the cloud computing space this year, IBM purchased Red Hat for $34 billion this week. Both companies work to accelerate hybrid ...

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Container Security Solution - Solutions Review

Thu, 01 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Container Security Solution  Solutions Review

As helpful as containers are for development, they introduce new issues with security. The necessity of a container security solution is absolute.

30 Must-Read State and Local IT Blogs 2018 - StateTech Magazine

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

30 Must-Read State and Local IT Blogs 2018  StateTech Magazine

Follow these blogs to stay current on the latest news and trends for state government, smart cities, first responders, public libraries, courts and more.

30 Must-Read Small Business IT Blogs 2018 - BizTech Magazine

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

30 Must-Read Small Business IT Blogs 2018  BizTech Magazine

Get in the know with small business IT with these blogs from leaders, influencers and tech gurus.

Worldwide Cloud Spending Growth Slows in Third Quarter - Wall Street Journal

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Worldwide Cloud Spending Growth Slows in Third Quarter  Wall Street Journal

According to Synergy Research Group, total spending in the cloud infrastructure services market was up an estimated 45% from last year, a slower pace than in ...

Mirantis Brings Cloud Computing to the Edge Without OpenStack - eWeek

Thu, 25 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Mirantis Brings Cloud Computing to the Edge Without OpenStack  eWeek

The Mirantis Cloud Platform Edge is a new Kubernetes-based effort to enable containers and virtual machines to run at the edge of the network.

Where Next With Cloud Security? - Government Technology

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Where Next With Cloud Security?  Government Technology

As we head toward 2020, cloud computing security continues to rapidly evolve around the globe. With an exponential growth in enterprise data moving to the ...

Federal Cloud Spending Soars in 2018 - FedTech Magazine

Tue, 02 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Federal Cloud Spending Soars in 2018  FedTech Magazine

According to an analysis by Bloomberg Government, federal cloud spending hit in all-time high last fiscal year.

How AI is building better gas stations and transforming Shell's global energy business - The AI - Microsoft

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT

How AI is building better gas stations and transforming Shell's global energy business - The AI  Microsoft

At Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft announces strategic collaborations with Shell in the cloud, AI, and IoT to drive industry transformation and innovation.

The Misleading Power of Internet Metaphors - Scientific American

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT

The Misleading Power of Internet Metaphors  Scientific American

In our digital, networked world, metaphors that become memes (such as "cloud" computing, "smart" tech and the “Internet of Things") can be powerful tools for ...

Halo Cloud Secure: New Infrastructure Security Tool From CloudPassage - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Halo Cloud Secure: New Infrastructure Security Tool From CloudPassage  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Proper enterprise security often starts with visibility. CloudPassage offers automated cloud security visibility in a variety of areas. This includes infrastructure ...

The Best Books to Read for Successful Cloud Computing - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT

The Best Books to Read for Successful Cloud Computing  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

There are loads of free resources available online (such as Solutions Review's best practices articles, solutions directories, and buyer's guides), and those ...

Rush to the Cloud Creates Risk of Overspending - The Wall Street Journal

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Rush to the Cloud Creates Risk of Overspending  The Wall Street Journal

By purchasing more cloud computing capacity then they really need, companies across all industries may be overspending on cloud services by an average of ...

The “Cloud” is changing the way we consume, share and use digital information because it makes access to information and computing power easier, faster and more affordable. We can help you understand and benefit from this rapidly growing and evolving IT transformation. As a broker of Cloud services, we offer sound advice on Cloud solutions and Cloud migration services, management of Cloud systems and Cloud provider relationships, and of course, procurement. The many excellent vendors of Cloud Computing services that we can help you utilize are shown below. Click on any scrolling icon to learn more about the solutions they provide. And be sure to check with us for best pricing; we are able to provide you with better pricing than the full retail prices you will see on many of these vendors' web sites.

Cloud Computing Vendors
  • 2X
    2X

    [Saas] The 2X LoadBalancer allows you to easily load balance RDP/ICA sessions between Windows Remote Desktop Services/Windows Terminal Services or Citrix terminal servers and provide fault tolerance. In addition, for remote users, back-end terminal servers can be hidden, only allowing access to the gateway machine(s), significantly increasing terminal server security.

  • Amazon Web Services
    Amazon Web Services

    [IaaS/PaaS/SaaS] Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. AWS provides a massive global cloud infrastructure that allows you to quickly innovate, experiment and iterate. Instead of waiting weeks or months for hardware, AWS can instantly deploy new applications, instantly scale up as your workload grows, and instantly scale down based on demand.

  • aplicor
    aplicor

    [SaaS: CRM/ERP] Aplicor offers a hosted, integrated, wireless and CLOUD-based CRM software suite which includes Sales Force Automation, Marketing Automation, Project Office and Customer Support. They also offer a full cloud business suite by combining full CRM functionality with ERP for financial management – all in a seamless CLOUD business suite.

  • Awareness Technologies
    Awareness Technologies

    [SaaS: device monitoring] Awareness Technologies was founded in 2002, originally to provide software tools for national intelligence agencies, but shifted its focus five years ago to building the most practical and powerful security software for businesses and consumers including laptop theft protection software, web-filtering software and computer-usage monitoring software.

  • Bitdefender
    Bitdefender

    [SaaS: security] Security for Virtualized Environments by Bitdefender is the first comprehensive security solution for virtualized datacenters. The solution protects virtualized Windows, Linux, and Solaris systems. Its unique architecture enables it to be leveraged in any virtualization offering.

  • CGS
    CGS

    [SaaS: email archiving] Unlimited Mailbox from Computer Generated Solutions (CGS) is a powerful and flexible policy-based archive system that leverages your existing email storage environment and offers a better way to lower costs, reduce complexity, boost user productivity and meet regulatory requirements.

  • CloudProviderUSA
    CloudProviderUSA

    [IaaS] CloudProviderUSA's infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud solution provides organizations with the flexibility to establish and scale server resources instantly. Create, scale and delete cloud servers on-demand on with their secure, high performance and easy-to-use cloud platform. Server usage is charged per hour, and is billed monthly in arrears.

  • DocumentLogistix
    DocumentLogistix

    [SaaS: document management] Document Logistix helps companies to understand and implement document management strategies. Integrate all your existing document management systems with Document Manager. Their document management solutions range from bulk document scanning and imaging systems to workflow and secure archiving software.

  • HyperOffice
    HyperOffice

    [SaaS: collaboration] A comprehensive cloud collaboration toolset - business email, document management, intranet/extranet workspaces, shared calendars/contacts, project management, web forms, database apps, Outlook integration, and mobile sync.

  • Intermedia
    Intermedia

    [SaaS: hosted Exchange/collaboration/VoIP] Intermedia is the premier provider of cloud services to small and mid-sized businesses. Delivered from Intermedia secure datacenters, these services include hosted Microsoft Exchange email, VoIP telephony, instant messaging, file management, security, backup, support for the full range of smartphones and tablets, and more. The company's proprietary cloud infrastructure assures high reliability, and a certified support team is available around the clock.

  • ipConfigure
    ipConfigure

    [SaaS: surveillance] A leading developer of enterprise IP video surveillance solutions, ipConfigure offers a variety of products - all of which leverage a browser-based interface and are capable of seamlessly supporting unlimited cameras, locations and users in a centralized or distributed architecture. ipConfigure offers Enterprise Surveillance Manager, License Plate Recognition and Gigapixel Wide Area Surveillance solutions.

  • ITpreneurs
    ITpreneurs

    [SaaS: Cloud training] The ITpreneurs cloud computing curriculum supports knowledge transfer of the latest cloud terminology and trends. From Cloud Awareness that provides a high-level overview of Cloud Computing to the Cloud Essentials and Virtualization Essentials courses which are more in-depth, to the Cloud Challenge business simulation.

  • LEADMASTER
    LEADMASTER

    [SaaS: CRM] LeadMaster is an affordable web-based lead management system that provides sales and marketing solutions which enable companies to close the loop between marketing and sales and provide top-notch Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

  • mailprotector
    mailprotector

    [SaaS: email] Mailprotector offers Cloud-based email security, management and hosting including hosted Exchange. Their solutions are simple, effective and affordable.

  • MessageSolution
    MessageSolution

    [SaaS: email/file archiving] MessageSolution empowers today's organizations to effectively manage electronically stored information (ESI) and corporate intelligence where the ultimate goal is to comply with industry and government regulations, respond more quickly to electronic discovery, reduce storage costs, optimize email server functioning, or prepare for disaster recovery.

  • Microsoft Office 365
    Microsoft Office 365

    [SaaS] With Microsoft Office 365, you can get your work done securely and communicate real-time from almost anywhere. Combining Office with Office 365 unlocks the full potential of Office 365 as the best solution for productivity, collaboration, communication, and worry-free IT. Includes world-class, familiar tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote on your computer.

  • Mozy
    Mozy

    [SaaS: offsite backup] Mozy is the world's most trusted online backup service for consumers and businesses with more than 3 million customers and 80,000 business customers backing up 90 petabytes of information to multiple data centers around the globe. Mozy is backed by VMware and EMC Corporation.

  • NetLib
    NetLib

    [SaaS: SQL security] NetLib is a leading provider in database security for large, medium and small businesses, organizations and agencies. Protecting valuable databases and sensitive data is important to maintain business stability for our customers, as well as for the growing areas of compliance.

  • OC4
    OC4

    [SaaS: enterprise email] OC4 offes a fully managed enterprise eMail offering that is secure, fast, and reliable. Their offering includes integration with corporate directory, anti-spam / anti-virus, encryption (network and data), 24X7 Help Desk, and Service Level Agreements of 99.9%.

  • Reflexion
    Reflexion

    [SaaS: email/collaboration] Reflexion provides a range of hosted email services that are differentiated by their ease of implementation and use, their unique features and effectiveness and their affordability. Reflexion Total Control (RTC) is a hosted email security service that blocks spam, viruses and volume-based attacks before it reaches the corporate network. Reflexion Archiving, Discovery and Recovery (RADAR) provides businesses with a complete, searchable email archive.

  • Saddle Ranch Digtal
    Saddle Ranch Digtal

    [SaaS: digital signage content] Saddle Ranch Digital provides interactive and dynamic digital signage. Their process allows them to focus on your specific objectives and goals to build a fully optimized solution. With the combination of cutting edge software and hardware technologies, award winning customized content, complete content management and a team of experienced professionals, we can help you get the most return out of your digital signage investment.

  • SEEBURGER
    SEEBURGER

    [SaaS: large file transfer] SEE FX is a secure Web portal that empowers business people to transmit large and/or sensitive files. Business people create, manage and track secure files of any type and size, inside/outside the company firewall. IT has centralized control for compliance, audit, security purposes.

  • SiteLock
    SiteLock

    [SaaS: website security] SiteLock helps online business combat malware, hackers, and blacklisting with comprehensive website security. SiteLock makes website protection and business reputation management easy.

  • Sonian
    Sonian

    [SaaS: email/file archiving] Sonian, the pioneer in Cloud Powered Archiving and Search, offers it's archiving solutions at a fraction of the cost and complexity of other approaches. With over 11,000 customers across diverse industries and embedded into offerings from other cloud innovators; Sonian is the future of Archive and Search in the Cloud.

  • Storage Online
    Storage Online


  • ThinkGrid
    ThinkGrid

    [SaaS: e-mail/IaaS] ThinkGrid Hosted E-mail solution allows businesses to use Microsoft Exchange with no on-premise technology investment and provides enhanced redundancy, anti-spam, anti-virus and ease of management. Their cloud platform, the "ThinkGrid", is a scalable, redundant and geographically balanced infrastructure which underpins all of their service offerings, and is managed by their leading control panel technology.

  • Trend Micro
    Trend Micro

    [SaaS: security] As a global leader in cloud security, Trend Micro develops Internet content security and threat management solutions that make the world safe for businesses and consumers to exchange digital information. With more than 20 years of experience, they are recognized as the market leader in server security for delivering top-ranked client, server, and cloud-based security solutions that stop threats faster and protect data in physical, virtualized, and cloud environments.

  • Viewpath
    Viewpath

    [SaaS: project management] Viewpath's primary product is an online project management solution developed to provide anywhere-access to projects and dramatically simplify the day-to-day management of projects and events. Viewpath was designed to bridge the gap between complexities of Microsoft Project and makeshift solutions like spreadsheets to make it easier than ever for businesses of all sizes to manage projects, events and activities efficiently.

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