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Ways to Virtualize the Client Desktop in Cloud Computing

In a virtualized desktop in cloud computing, the applications, data, files, and anything graphic are separated from the actual desktop and stored on a server in a data center [more…]

Watching Your Assets When Managing Desktops in Cloud Computing

Desktop and device asset management help you select, buy, use, and maintain desktop hardware and software. From a management perspective, you should understand that cloud computing desktop virtualization [more…]

Ensuring Security When Managing Desktops in Cloud Computing

Ensuring the security of every user access device in a company can be tough. Here are some security approaches to safeguard your access devices while using cloud computing services: [more…]

Monitoring Services When Managing Desktops in Cloud Computing

In the cloud computing environment, the support service is driven by the data center’s trouble-ticketing system, which tracks a problem to its resolution and quickly identifies situations in which the [more…]

Aspects of Identity Management in Cloud Computing

Identity management is a broad topic that applies to most areas of the data center. However, it’s particularly important in protecting the cloud computing environment. Because the cloud is about sharing [more…]

Detection and Forensics in Cloud Computing

Cloud computing service providers each have their own way of managing security. There are three specific groups of IT security products — activity logs, host-based intrusion protection systems and network-based [more…]

How to Create a Cloud Computing Security Strategy

Even if your IT organization already has a well-designed security strategy, different issues will surface with cloud computing. Therefore, your strategy has to take this different computing model into [more…]

Understanding IT Governance in Cloud Computing

Governance is about making good decisions regarding performance predictability and requiring accountability. This is the case whether you’re governing your own data center or thinking about the cloud. [more…]

What Goes Into Cloud Computing Governance Decisions?

Cloud governance is a shared responsibility between the user of cloud computing services and the cloud provider. Understanding the boundaries of responsibilities and defining an appropriate governance [more…]

Risks of Cloud Computing Governance

IT governance is tightly woven with business goals and policies to ensure that services are optimized for customer expectations. Because IT and business goals are tightly woven in a governance strategy [more…]

How to Make Your Cloud Computing Governance Strategy Work

Effective cloud management can be accomplished partly through people and processes, and partly through technology. It’s really a three-part solution. Your organization needs a governance body to deal with [more…]

Characteristics of Virtualization in Cloud Computing

Any discussion of cloud computing typically begins with virtualization. Virtualization is using computer resources to imitate other computer resources or whole computers. It separates resources and services [more…]

How to Adjust an Economic Model in Cloud Computing

A number of other considerations may alter the economics of cloud computing migration. All of them are strategic in nature. Amend the economic model to accommodate them. [more…]

Problems to Consider When Implementing Cloud Computing

Because you don’t know what might happen when moving into the cloud computing community, you're wise to anticipate issues and plan your approach to problems accordingly. [more…]

Combining Cloud Computing and Service-Oriented Architecture

A cloud has some key characteristics: elasticity, self-service provisioning, standards based interfaces, and pay as you go. This type of functionality has to be engineered into the software. To accomplish [more…]

Understanding Services in Cloud Computing

When you have some of the background on what it means to take a service-oriented approach to architecting technology systems, you can begin to see the relationship between SOA and cloud computing. Services [more…]

How to Work with a Service Provider in Cloud Computing

Many types of cloud computing service providers are required to provide management services. The cloud provider has to make sure that it has a well-designed management infrastructure so that all of its [more…]

How to Manage Customers in Cloud Computing

If you’re a business manager using a cloud computing services provider, you need visibility into both the computing infrastructure and the applications you’re using in the cloud. You need to understand [more…]

How to Manage Hybrid Environments in Cloud Computing

Your company will probably have a hybrid environment: a traditional data center, a private cloud, and some cloud computing services. That hybrid is part of what makes cloud management so complex. They [more…]

How to Build Up Support Desks in Cloud Computing

For many businesses, the service desk is the first port of call when there is an incident or a problem. Imagine the lost productivity and revenue (and the all-around chaos) that would occur in the cloud [more…]

How to Track Service Level Agreements in Cloud Computing

A service level agreement (SLA) is a contractural obligation between you and your cloud computing services provider. Negotiating SLAs is often a dance between IT and the provider. [more…]

How to Create an Economic Model of a Data Center in Cloud Computing

It’s hard for most organizations to accurately predict the actual costs of running any given application in a cloud computing data center. A particular server may be used to support several different applications [more…]

Securing a Cisco Network

Security is always a concern, and your Cisco network needs to be properly secured. In the following sections, you see how to secure your Cisco network by configuring NAT, by configuring an ACL, and by [more…]

OSI Model for Cisco Networking

While you may not use the OSI model every day, you should be familiar with it, specifically when working with Cisco switches and routers (which operate at Layer 2 and Layer 3, respectively). Here are some [more…]

How to Configure a Cisco Network

Like all networks, a Cisco network needs to be properly configured. To do so, you need to know the configuration modes to use when configuring your network. You also should know how to configure an interface [more…]

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