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Renting Infrastructure in Cloud Computing

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is the delivery of computer hardware (servers, networking technology, storage, and data center space) as a service. You also can expect it to include the delivery of [more…]

Understanding IaaS in Cloud Computing

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) refers to the renting of computer hardware (servers, networking technology, storage, and data center space) instead of buying and installing it in your own data center [more…]

Understanding PaaS in Cloud Computing

There are many ways to approach cloud computing, depending on what business problem you’re trying to solve. When organizations are looking for capacity on demand, they often look to [more…]

Working with the Google App Engine in Cloud Computing

When you visit the Google App Engine Web site, you will notice four phrases that really sum up Google’s strategy for Platform as a Service (PaaS): [more…]

Working with Microsoft Azure in Cloud Computing

Microsoft, the incumbent in the application development and deployment market, has taken its .Net platform into the cloud computing community. Azure is Microsoft’s Platform as a Service [more…]

Working with Salesforce.com’s Force.com Platform in Cloud Computing

Salesforce.com initiated a platform called Force.com as its foray into the cloud computing platform market. It helps commercial software developers create cloud-based applications based on Salesforce.com’s [more…]

Working with Intuit in Cloud Computing

Intuit’s target market for cloud computing services is the small- and medium-sized businesses that use its popular QuickBooks application to run their day-to-day financial operations. Intuit has used this [more…]

How Private Cloud and Public Cloud Computing Compare

In the community of cloud community services, confusion and debate continue over the definition of a private cloud. The phrase private cloud refers to a highly virtualized cloud data center located inside [more…]

How to Assess the Cost of a Private Cloud in Cloud Computing

What are your private cloud computing data center and IT operations actually costing you? It isn’t a simple question to answer. Most companies divide the area of expenses for IT into two buckets: [more…]

Comparing Cloud Computing Services-Led Technology Companies

The services components (internal or partners) of services-led technology vendors have developed best practices over thousands of engagements and all this experience is brought to the forefront of each [more…]

Comparing Systems Integrators Companies for Cloud Computing

Creating a cloud strategy is a complicated process. A cloud infrastructure needs a well-defined architecture or it can’t scale and won’t be manageable. Do you need lots of help with cloud strategy development [more…]

Understanding Enabling and Management Tools in Cloud Computing

How you use all sorts of software with cloud computing in your organization is changing dramatically — whether you’re considering a supply chain as a service or a word processor as a service. Although [more…]

How to Use Standards in Cloud Computing

Cloud computing standards are a core set of common and repeatable best practices that have been agreed upon by a business or industry group. Typically, different vendors, industry user groups, and end [more…]

How to Benefit From Identity Management in Cloud Computing

Identity management’s primary goal in cloud computing is managing personal identity information so that access to computer resources, applications, data, and services is controlled properly. Identity management [more…]

Working with LongJump in Cloud Computing

LongJump is a division of Relationals, Inc., a privately held provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Sales Force Automation [more…]

Working with Enabling Technologies as a Platform in Cloud Computing

No matter what type of Platform as a Service (PaaS) you’re investigating, some technologies are needed to supplement these cloud computing platforms. There are too many emerging technologies or vendors [more…]

What is SaaS in Cloud Computing?

Today, Software as a Service (SaaS) is the most mature area of cloud computing. SaaS gained initial traction with the customer relationship management [more…]

Understanding the Economics of SaaS in Cloud Computing

The economics of the Software as a Service (SaaS) market in cloud computing are different than the traditional perpetual license software model. In the perpetual license model, the customer pays for the [more…]

Understanding the Ecosystem of SaaS in Cloud Computing

When Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors become well-established brands in the market, they attract an ecosystem (a set of partners that works directly with a key vendor, both in technical and go-to-market [more…]

Examining the Types of SaaS Platforms in Cloud Computing

Because Software as a Service (SaaS) has been around longer than most other types of cloud computing, hundreds, if not thousands, of companies are trying to become leaders. It costs a lot of money initially [more…]

Understanding Packaged SaaS in Cloud Computing

What Software as a Service companies are out in the market today selling packaged software for cloud computing that you should look at? It isn’t as straightforward as it might sound. This is a dynamic [more…]

Understanding Collaboration as a Service in Cloud Computing

In the future, companies are likely to offer unified communications (an integration of telephony, instant messaging, and e-mail) as a service for cloud computing. Collaboration is one of the natural markets [more…]

How to Use a Hypervisor in Cloud Computing Virtualization

A hypervisor is an operating system, which means that it knows how to act as a traffic cop to make things happen in an orderly manner. The hypervisor sits at the lowest levels of the hardware environment [more…]

How to Manage Foundational Issues with Cloud Computing Virtualization

Managing a virtual environment involves some foundational issues that determine how well the components function as a system. These issues include how licenses are managed, how workloads are controlled [more…]

Security Issues with Cloud Computing Virtualization

Using virtual machines complicates IT security in a big way for both companies running private cloud computing and service providers. Virtualization changes the definition of what a server is, so security [more…]

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