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How Do You Break the Olympics Website? Throw a Cloud at It

How Do You Break the Olympics Website? Throw a Cloud at It | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

How do you make sure the official Olympics website can handle the millions of people who will suddenly bombard its servers when the Games kick off this coming weekend?

 

You get help from the proverbial cloud.

 

In effort to ensure that its site — www.london2012.com — can juggle traffic from an estimated 1 billion people over the three short weeks of the games, the London Olympics Organizing Committee turned to SOASTA, a Mountain View, California, outfit that uses cloud services such as Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure to simulate traffic to websites and other online applications inside the world’s businesses.

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How cloud adoption trends are driven by strategic imperatives

How cloud adoption trends are driven by strategic imperatives | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As this year comes to a close, let's take one last look at the most pervasive cloud computing trends - including increased usage across the different cloud service models, the key business drivers and the impact of agile innovation strategies.
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That said, IT leaders perspective on barriers to bringing these advantages to fruition differs from their Line of Business (LOB) counterparts.

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Do you need a cloud strategist for your migration? Most firms don’t think so

Do you need a cloud strategist for your migration? Most firms don’t think so | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Despite the vast majority of companies looking to expand their cloud infrastructure over time, only 14% of respondents in a NuoDB survey said they had a specific cloud strategist to oversee it.
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So what could be driving these trends? Executives argue the ‘cloud skills gap’, of businesses searching for cloud computing talent that isn’t there, .....

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Letv, Microsoft to jointly build a global video cloud platform

Letv, Microsoft to jointly build a global video cloud platform | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Letv.com, China's leading video website, is teaming up with Microsoft to build a global video cloud platform, reports Yicai, the website of Shanghai's China Business News.

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...... platform based on Microsoft's cloud platform Azure and integrates Letv's video cloud computing service with Microsoft's media service Windows Azure.

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5 signs Microsoft is serious about making Azure an enterprise hybrid cloud

5 signs Microsoft is serious about making Azure an enterprise hybrid cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Among the top cloud players, Microsoft has its roots deepest in the enterprise. (IBM, the other big player that comes to mind, has done relatively little hybrid work with its cloud.) Azure has radically evolved from the days when it was the cloud play Microsoft had no choice but to make.

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Here are five of Microsoft's most recent moves aimed at making Windows and Azure your hybrid cloud platform

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IBM says 2014 ‘breakthrough year’ for its cloud computing business

IBM says 2014 ‘breakthrough year’ for its cloud computing business | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

IBM aims to expand the number of data centers it offers clients around the world by 25 percent to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services, after what a company executive said has been a "breakthrough year" in 2014 for its cloud computing business, according to Reuters.

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So far this quarter IBM has set major deals with airline Lufthansa, Dutch bank ABN AMRO, advertising giant WPP, audio electronics maker Woox Innovations in Hong Kong and the Dow Water arm of Dow Chemical.

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2015 Forecast: The Sun is Out for Cloud Computing

2015 Forecast: The Sun is Out for Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The cloud space continues to evolve at an astounding pace. As recently as 12 months ago, we were still educating many clients about what they could achieve with cloud computing. We tirelessly explained the differences and benefits of options such as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). We also debated the suitability of various architectural alternatives, like private, public or hybrid cloud. While there continues to be some mystique Topic: Information Management.
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According to PC World, cloud has become mainstream with adoption to some degree by nearly 90 percent of businesses.

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2015: Where Wholesale Cloud and Multi-Cloud Collide

2015: Where Wholesale Cloud and Multi-Cloud Collide | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In 2015, two issues on the cutting edge of the cloud are going to converge: the wide scale adoption of wholesale cloud services, and the need for multi-cloud environments. Read More
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As demand for cloud services increases and education around cloud computing grows, enterprise IT is becoming more savvy about matching different workloads to the cloud environments in which they run most efficiently.

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Microsoft Azure Backup now available for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1

Microsoft Azure Backup now available for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Microsoft Azure Backup is now available for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. Azure Backup is a fast and reliable way to backup your data to the cloud. Curiously, Azure Backup offers an 99.99% service availability, maybe as a way to acknowledge that there may be some shortcomings as Microsoft begins to release Azure Backup in the beginning stages of implementation.

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 Link to Microsoft's Azure Backup is on site.

 

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VIDEO: Cloud Computing - An Access to IT Solution

VIDEO: Cloud Computing - An Access to IT Solution | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Malvika Jain is in conversation with industry experts to understand their views and opinions on the adoption of cloud for SMBs..
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Peering into the future of software development

Peering into the future of software development | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Now is the best time ever to be a software developer – in terms of employment, organizational impact, and the amazing breadth of tools and platforms available. The future seems even brighter:

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That future is already taking shape on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and other clouds, so we've launched a fresh InfoWorld Insider blog to chart this progress:

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Cloud Technology - Is It Really Worth the Investment?

Cloud Technology - Is It Really Worth the Investment? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

One of the most basic ways to explain cloud computing is that it allows computing from anywhere where there is an available internet connection.

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But is it worth the investment for your business? Let’s take a look at he below reasons why your company definitely needs to take a look at this powerful technology.

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Microsoft Courts Businesses With Enterprise-Grade Azure Cloud Updates

Microsoft Courts Businesses With Enterprise-Grade Azure Cloud Updates | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With new SSD-powered cloud storage options, Azure SQL Database upgrades and a slew of enhancements, Microsoft makes a play for big enterprise workloads.
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"Customers will be able to drive more than 50,000 IOPS off of each virtual machine with sub-millisecond latency for all read operations," said Kapoor.

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Hybrid clouds refresher: Top five tips of 2014

Hybrid clouds refresher: Top five tips of 2014 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The hype surrounding hybrid clouds will continue into 2015, as more enterprises adopt the cloud model. Here are the best tips from 2014 to ensure a bright hybrid cloud future.
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When it comes to choosing a cloud environment, enterprises have a lot to consider. ....

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Oracle Grabs Datalogix in Cloud Data Push

Oracle Grabs Datalogix in Cloud Data Push | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Pushing deeper into digital marketing, Oracle has inked a deal to acquire Datalogix. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the implications for Oracle’s data mining prospects appear significant.

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Datalogix is an industry leader at connecting offline consumer spending to digital marketing with the goal of helping marketers accurately measure advertising efforts and market more effectively.

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Your PaaS has Docker ... so what?

Your PaaS has Docker ... so what? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Docker is becoming standard issue in PaaS offerings, but merely 'Docker-washing' a service is no longer enough
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There's little question that Docker all by itself is a strong draw for any cloud platform offering. Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and IBM have all scrambled to add it to their respective clouds.

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Build Mobile App Services with Google Cloud Tools for Android Studio v1.0

Build Mobile App Services with Google Cloud Tools for Android Studio v1.0 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Cloud Tools for Android Studio allows you to simultaneously build the service- and client-side of your mobile app. Earlier this month, they announced the release of Android Studio 1.0 that showed just how much raw functionality there is available for Android app developers.

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To get started with Cloud Tools for Android Studio see link.

 

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My One Big Fat Cloud Computing Prediction for 2015

My One Big Fat Cloud Computing Prediction for 2015 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
It's that time of year, again, and the predictions for the year ahead (as well as retrospectives of the year just past) are rolling across the Internet. Rather than put another list of predictions out there, I'll focus on one trend that stands out above the rest. Last year's one big [...]
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We’ve reached a point where comfort levels about putting data in the cloud are rising. Data security is always something to which enterprises need to pay a lot of attention. But it is being addressed.

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Completely Remove/Uninstall Win32/Ratosto.A

Completely Remove/Uninstall Win32/Ratosto.A | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Have you seen Win32/Ratosto.A virus before? Do you know this Trojan horse? What can you do if your computer is infected by this threat? What computer troubles will be caused and how to get rid f it? Learn more information about it please read the following article which will give a brief description about this virus.

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Win32/Ratosto.A is a very harmful and dangerous infection to the computer. It can attack computer randomly in anytime and anywhere without user consent.

 

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Box Rolls Out Cloud Security Service

Box Rolls Out Cloud Security Service | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Online file-sharing service Box recently announced Box Trust, a service to help its customers successfully embrace a modern security Relevant Products/Services framework as they move information and collaboration to the cloud Relevant Products/Services.

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The companies in Box Trust will include Symantec, Palo Alto Networks, Splunk Relevant Products/Services, MobileIron, Airwatch by VMware Relevant Products/Services and others.

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Do Most Employees Ignore Cloud App Access Policies?

Do Most Employees Ignore Cloud App Access Policies? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
SailPoint recently found one out of every five employees is "going rogue" with corporate data by uploading this information to a cloud application such as Dropbox or Google Docs with the intent to share it outside the company.
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"The survey results are an eye-opener of how cloud applications have made it easy for employees to take information with them when they leave a company," This is the major concern especially with BYOD

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Microsoft fights US government on international cloud computing snooping

Microsoft fights US government on international cloud computing snooping | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Corporate lobbyists, news organisations and academics have joined forces with Microsoft in the software company’s legal battle with the U.S. government over access to customer data stored overseas.
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The diverse set of interests filed briefs with a federal appeals court in New York, urging it to reverse a judge’s order that Microsoft turn over emails from a data centre in Ireland. They argued that turning them over would jeopardise the future of international cloud computing.

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Cloud computing enters mainstream, but questions remain over impact

Cloud computing enters mainstream, but questions remain over impact | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
While the rise of the cloud continues, businesses are starting to ask questions about its impact on working practices, IT security and data availability
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Cloud computing has emerged from its awkward adolescent stage. As recently as three years ago cloud-based providers would expect to be placed on a tender with several on-premise competitors; today organisations are increasingly stipulating that any solutions must be delivered via the cloud.

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IBM Using Analytics to Optimize Cloud Computing Performance and Cost Savings

IBM Using Analytics to Optimize Cloud Computing Performance and Cost Savings | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Inventors at IBM have put together a patented technique that takes advantage of analytics to increase the performance of cloud computing service
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IBM’s newest invention is able to automatically take cloud computing resources from different cloud centers, which allows clients to optimize their service performance and lower costs by reducing the amount of manual intervention needed in order to properly allocate software, hardware, and services on the cloud.

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Business Model Canvas for SaaS Providers

Business Model Canvas for SaaS Providers | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As a follow up to the earlier article on the IaaS business model, here is a high level overview of the SaaS provider business model and some of the strategic options that are in there... As examples in this article I consider two hypothetical SaaS providers. The first one delivers bookkeeping software, the second one delivers a project collaboration platform.
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The business model canvas has nine basic building blocks and specific relations between those building blocks.

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Where Cloud Computing Jobs Will Be In 2015

Where Cloud Computing Jobs Will Be In 2015 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
There are 3.9 million jobs in the U.S. affiliated with cloud computing today with 384,478 in IT alone.  The median salary for IT professionals with cloud computing experience is $90,950 and the median salary for positions that pay over $100,000 a year is $116,950. Globally there are 18,239,258 cloud computing jobs, [...]
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When it comes to choosing a cloud environment, enterprises have a lot to consider.

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