Friday, August 19, 2011

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, Aug 19, 2011

At a cloud computing conference in New York in June, a number of speakers pointed out that the cloud is moving past the hype stage and is beginning to deliver tangible benefits to organizations. These improvements include increased flexibility and agility. But moving to the cloud can also mean added costs, some of which might be unexpected, according to IT executives whose organizations have implemented cloud services or are considering them. Some of the common factors that can lead to expenses while incorporating a cloud environment are:
  • Moving and storing data 
  • Integrating apps from multiple vendors 
  • Testing software 
  • Performance issues 
  • Rent and utilities 
  • Pilots and setup costs 

Read more to get a detailed understanding of these underlying costs in the cloud.

Latency in the Cloud

Despite all the hype around the move to the Cloud over the past few years, latency remains the one issue that many organizations are still failing to get to grips with. This is somewhat surprising, as file access and application performance – or in short, how quickly information is delivered to the end user or how long it takes to download or open a file – is often high on an end user’s priority list. High latency has a range of causes. A common one is the physical distance between the office and the data centre. Others include congestion on the network as well as packet loss and windowing. While many organizations have explored the use of various application performance tools that are currently available on the market, it is often the physical issue of distance that needs addressing.

Five Challenges to Monitoring Cloud Applications

Here are just five challenges that make monitoring cloud applications fundamentally different from monitoring the traditional on-premise enterprise application.
  • Virtualized Resourcing 
  • Profiling End User Response Times 
  • Web Scale Load Testing 
  • Multi-tenancy 
  • Trend to Rich Clients/RIA Clients 
Small Businesses Gain Competitive Advantage with Cloud Computing

Multi tenant business applications with a pay per use pricing model gives small businesses an opportunity to compete against large enterprises with huge IT finances and their legacy applications. This helps smaller companies to enjoy enterprise level services, security and products at the fraction of the price.

Top 10 Presentations on Cloud Computing

From basics explanations to understanding the impact to Enterprise IT, there are a lot great presentations to educate you on the subject of Cloud Computing. However, with over 15,000 decks on the subject, it is hard to find the gems that are worth leveraging. Click here to find out the top 10 presentations for your consideration.

We hope these short sum-ups on cloud computing will help you to take a more knowledgeable approach towards moving to the cloud. Stay tuned for more sum-ups on in the forthcoming weeks.

Don’t forget to add your comments and suggestions. I will have more around the cloud a week later.


Santanu Das
Marketing Evangelist, WOLF Frameworks

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