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Comparing Traditional Data Center and Cloud Data Center Operating Costs

Ultimately, cloud computing services are attractive because the cost is likely to be far lower than providing the same service from your traditional data center, so it helps to understand [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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Evaluating Costs of a Hybrid Cloud Environment

In order to make a smart economic choice about running workloads in your internal data center versus implementing a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment, you need to understand some of the subtleties [more…]

Balancing Costs and Benefits When Planning Your Hybrid Cloud Strategy

How you plan your hybrid cloud environment will be driven by economics. You therefore need to think in terms of balancing total costs and benefits, and whether those expenditures will be worthwhile in [more…]

Amazon.com Runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Reading about real-world uses (and users) of Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help you understand what kinds of interesting and innovative things can be done with AWS. And it should come as no surprise to [more…]

Pearson OpenClass Runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

One established player in the online education market is Pearson Learning Technologies. In response to new online education trends, it launched Pearson OpenClass, which is a free learning management system [more…]

10 Great Cloud Computing Resources

The world of cloud computing continues to evolve rapidly. If you want to keep up on the latest developments in the cloud computing world, here are ten great resources for you to track. [more…]

4 Innovative Ways to Use Amazon Web Services

The most successful users of Amazon Web Services (AWS) don't use it like traditional infrastructure offered on a pay-as-you-go basis. Instead, they study AWS and then think about how they can use its services [more…]

5 Key Characteristics of Amazon Web Services

When it comes to Amazon Web Services (AWS), it's vital to understand its key characteristics to ensure that your applications run well in the Amazon environment. After all, as the saying goes, you can't [more…]

4 Tips for Designing Applications for Amazon Web Services

Because Amazon Web Services (AWS) differs so much from traditional infrastructure offerings, attempting to apply traditional application design principles doesn't always result in the best outcomes. Here [more…]

5 Uncommon Ways to Use Amazon Web Services for Applications

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a far richer set of services than most people recognize. While most are familiar with and use well-known AWS products like EC2 and S3, too many people fail to explore [more…]

5 Things that Amazon Web Services Can and Can't Do

A sure recipe for disappointment is to expect more from Amazon Web Services (AWS) than it can deliver. While AWS is a rich collection of services that are available in effectively unlimited scale, it's [more…]

Amazon Web Services For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud service provider that offers easy access to a variety of useful computing resources, all offered in an on-demand, cost-effective manner. If you're an IT practitioner [more…]

Amazon Web Services API Security

Here's an obvious question when dealing with third-party proxies: If these tools act on your behalf, how does Amazon Web Services (AWS) know that the person on whose behalf they're acting is in fact [more…]

The Amazon Web Services Business Philosophy

Amazon Web Services was officially revealed to the world on March 13, 2006. On that day, AWS offered the Simple Storage Service, its first service. (As you may imagine, Simple Storage Services was soon [more…]

How Big Is Amazon Web Services?

Amazon is the pioneer of cloud computing and, because you'd have to have been living under a rock not to have heard about "the cloud," being the pioneer in this area is a big deal. The obvious question [more…]

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Hardware

Unlike most of its competitors, Amazon builds its hardware infrastructure from commodity components. Commodity, in this case, refers to using equipment from lesser-known manufacturers who charge less than [more…]

Amazon Web Service's Software Infrastructure Strategy

Because of Amazon's low-margin, highly scaled requirements, you'd probably expect it to have a unique approach to the cloud computing software infrastructure running on top of its hardware environment, [more…]

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Ecosystem

Without delving too deeply into the various pieces of the AWS puzzle, it should be clear that Amazon offers a number of services to its users. However, AWS hosts a far richer set of services than only [more…]

APIs and How They Work in Amazon Web Services

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment acts as an integrated collection of hardware and software services designed to enable the easy, quick, and inexpensive use of computing resources. Now, sitting [more…]

3 Benefits from Amazon Web Services

This is now a web services world, which, on the face of it, seems like an odd thing to say — after all, you may be able to go about much of your life today just as you did a decade ago without giving a [more…]

Amazon Web Services: SOAP or REST?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) originally launched with SOAP support for interactions with its API, but it has steadily deprecated (reduced its support for, in other words) its SOAP interface in favor of REST [more…]

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