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Mark Hegarty: How cloud computing will save your business time and money

Mark Hegarty: How cloud computing will save your business time and money | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is starting to take a hold in Irish workplaces as business owners begin to embrace the concept of moving their information to the online sphere.
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By using a cloud based facility a business can cut out the following expenses ..............

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Midsize Insider: Cloud Computing May Cut IT Hardware Spending

Midsize Insider: Cloud Computing May Cut IT Hardware Spending | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

IT managers and executives may be used to hearing experts laud cloud computing as the future of all technology, but while the cloud's transformative power is undeniable, its effects will not necessarily be positive for every aspect of the industry. Some new research shows that as the cloud grows, the effect on the IT hardware market could be significantly negative, and IT managers at midsize businesses need to understand how this change will affect their budgets.

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Maybe not immediately but once cloud is fully implemented and there is trust in the services, it would be strange to maintain the same level of IT hardware. So I expect savings in this area.

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12 hard truths about cloud computing

12 hard truths about cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Performance, security, cost -- here’s what to really expect from the cloud
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The message here is, that although you will save on costs (over the long term) once deciding on the cloud, it is no excuse to start off by penny pinching on the cost of hardware.

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Cloud Computing: Forecasting First Steps of Adoption - Data Storage - News & Reviews

Cloud Computing: Forecasting First Steps of Adoption - Data Storage - News & Reviews | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
While the fast path to cloud computing varies, it looks like many enterprises, as well as consumers, were already on the way before they really knew what cloud computing meant.
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Cloud computing heading for brownouts, warns Cisco engineer

Cloud computing heading for brownouts, warns Cisco engineer | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Power systems will struggle to accommodate 120 megawatt data centres, warns Cisco
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That is the warning of a senior Cisco engineer, who points out that major new data centres currently planned by Amazon, Google and others will have the equivalent power consumption of cities of 500,000 people.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Web Hosting in a Nutshell

INFOGRAPHIC: Web Hosting in a Nutshell | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Web Hosting Simplified
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Very informative Infographic on Web Hosting

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Sentrum Colo's comment, February 21, 1:55 PM
This infographic does a great job in explaining how huge the cloud is and the pros and cons of it.
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Hacking hardware isn't just cool -- it's also good business

Hacking hardware isn't just cool -- it's also good business | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
When companies such as Google and Facebook design their own servers, switches and data centers, it's more a business decision than it is a test of their hardware-hacking skills.
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How to build a infrastructure as a service platform | Hardware

So Mr Customer wants to buy some infrastructure as a service to run 5 servers on. Let’s say (for the sake of the maths) he wants to run 5 dual core, 4Gb of Ram, 100Gb disk servers with two separate LAN’s each accessible from the outside world via 2 public IP addresses.
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