- 117GB of working memory? You must be joking!Posted 140 days ago
Read the Oracle fine print with care
An official Oracle document, available originally at http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/contracts/cloud-hosting-delivery-policies-1881437.pdf (the document seems to have been removed now), laid down the terms of service and contractual obligations for customers of its cloud services. Based on what the blog world is...
- Posted 185 days ago
The cloud saves lives and keeps businesses going
I have discussed the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in detail in these postings (just search this blog for Sandy). In a number of ways, Hurricane Sandy showed the value that cloud computing was giving to its users....
- Posted 190 days ago
Rapid evolution of new types of cloud based applications
Studies show that new types of applications are evolving due to the capabilities made possible due to cloud computing. These applications focus on big data, large scale social interactions, web data and mobile computing. A typical application...
- Posted 217 days ago
Open source is driving the cloud
Clouds that use open source software to provide Platform as a service and Infrastructure as a service are proving to be much more popular than those running on closed source, proprietary software. HP provides an example, it...
- Posted 226 days ago
Lowering costs by exploiting differences in data center capabilities
When we think about cloud computing, we think of the data center as one homogeneous collection of servers and CPUs that are humming away smoothly to keep the web sites of the world going. The truth is...
- Posted 229 days ago
Networks groan under load of Cloud Applications
When 150 senior executives were surveyed about how they found cloud computing to be, a common answer to emerge was that with SaaS applications and extensive cloud usage, network loading had increased to a point where they...
- Posted 233 days ago
Cloud based Video Conferencing comes of age
Videoconferencing has been around for quite a while. What is new in this domain is the shift to cloud based video conferencing. Previously, Video Conferencing used to require specialist manpower to setup. With cloud based connectivity, things...
- Posted 253 days ago
The entertainment Industry is a heavy cloud user
While it is quite clear that TV production houses use cloud computing extensively, it came as a surprise to me to discover that one of the heavy users of cloud computing is the Reality TV industry. Why...
- Posted 262 days ago
Private clouds – some planning and foresight helps
Private clouds have been around for a long time (relatively speaking) and if th truth be told, there are many CEOs who are far happier with a private cloud than a public one. There are many fallacies...
- Posted 268 days ago
What really is a private cloud?
In a number of instances, there are doubts in the minds of practitioners about what really is a private cloud. Is this a large data center that you have built up inside your premises or could it...
- Posted 280 days ago