Friday, April 27, 2012

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, Apr 27, 2012

Greenpeace activists are nothing if not determined. If the cause calls for it, they'll break out the rappelling gear and get down to action—as they did last Thursday at Amazon's headquarters in South Lake Union, hoisting an 800-square-foot cloud-shaped banner to protest the dirty energy that Greenpeace says Amazon and Microsoft use to power their cloud-computing services. The banner read: "Amazon, Microsoft: How Clean Is Your Cloud?" Cloud computing means using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data. Every time you upload a picture, song, video, or anything else, that digital information has to be stored somewhere, and cloud-computing data centers—typically giant buildings with massive computer servers that require loads of electricity to operate—are where it all goes.

Source: Seattle Weekly

Read more to find why Greenpeace activists say Cloud Computing equals Acid Rain

Cloud Computing- Redefining Technology

There is no denying the fact that the cloud computing technology has revolutionized the technology when it comes to provision of service, because Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices as a metered service over a network.

CIOs' Cloud Strategy Must Include Public Cloud

A year ago, when discussing an organization's cloud strategy, I heard a consistent theme that "our focus is on creating a private cloud." Sometimes stated, sometimes unstated or sometimes said under an executive's breath was the objective of curtailing developer use of public cloud computing. The target of that objective most commonly was Amazon Web Services.

Why taking business to the cloud makes so much sense

2012 will be the year when we see most businesses shifting to the cloud model. While cloud computing has been around for a long time, it’s only until recently that organisations have started realising the benefit of cloud-based computing. Small and emerging businesses have a lot to gain from this approach as it lowers a lot of expenditure and manpower needed to run and maintain data back-ups, thereby allowing businesses to concentrate on growing and expanding into new markets. Here are some of the key reasons why you should consider moving your business data to the cloud.

4 Keys To Hybrid Cloud Planning

Amidst all the hype surrounding cloud computing, the hybrid cloud approach-- the blending of both private and public cloud environments--is gaining traction. But the reality of building a bridge that effectively leverages the strengths of both architectures is ending up to be a greater challenge than many anticipated.

With an eye towards the more complex hybrid cloud as the end goal, experts say companies need to consider the following factors as part of their deployment roadmap.

  1. Understand your IT architecture and application needs
  2. Be realistic about the integration challenges that lie ahead
  3. Factor management tools into the equation
  4. Ramp up organizational skill sets

We hope these short sum-ups on Cloud Computing are helping you to take a knowledgeable approach towards moving to the cloud. Stay tuned for more sum-ups on in the forthcoming week.

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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